News Catch-up 14 August 2020

Author: Alex White  Date Posted:14 August 2020 


Hello once again, everybody! As promised, some very exciting upcoming releases to discuss, so you know what? Let’s get right into it! (Insert smiley face here!)

Continuing their extravagant remixed and remastered re-releases from recent years, The Rolling Stones are bringing out a new version of one of their most seminal albums (not to mention one that’s been highly requested for the special edition treatment): Goat’s Head Soup. Originally released in 1973 as their 11th. studio album (13th in the US market), Goat’s Head Soup reached the number one chart position in the UK, US and Australia – as well as numerous European markets. Of course, one of the highlights of the album is the melodic ballad ‘Angie’, which naturally went on to become one of the Stones’ biggest singles. This year (and in less than a month) Goat’s Head Soup will be re-released in a brand-new stereo mix made at Abbey Road Studios and cut on half-speed vinyl, and as usual, there are several versions to pick from.

There will be the 1 LP standard edition with the new 2020 mix; the 2 LP Deluxe Edition that includes the new mix of the original album and a second disc containing unreleased tracks, 1973 alternate mixes, demos and instrumental versions; the 4 LP Super Deluxe Edition that includes the two discs from the 2 LP set, plus two extra discs that contain the Stones’ 1973 live show The Brussels Affair; and finally, there is the Super Deluxe CD & Blu-Ray edition. This version contains all the previous content over 3 CDs, plus a Blu-Ray disc with a Dolby Atmos and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mix of the album, as well as original music videos for Dancing With Mr DSilver Train and Angie. This set also includes a 120-page hardcover book, 50 Years On – An Appreciation of Goat’s Head Soup, and 3 reproductions of the 1973 tour posters.

All versions will be releasing in mid-September and are available to pre-order now. Also, if you’re feeling adventurous, you can order one of our exclusive bundles that contains both the CD/Blu-Ray and the 4 LP Super Deluxe Edition.

Announced for a late September release: Guns N’ Roses Greatest Hits on gold vinyl with a red and white splatter. 2 LPs of classic tracks such as Welcome To The Jungle, Sweet Child O’ Mine and Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door. Also included is Guns N’ Roses’ explosive rendition of The Rolling Stones’ (y’know, the Goat’s Head Soup guys!) Sympathy For The Devil – originally recorded for the soundtrack to the 1994 motion picture Interview With The Vampire. Guns N’ Roses Greatest Hits on gold, red and white splatter is available to pre-order now.

Moving closer to home now, September also sees the one-year anniversary release of Australian singer/songwriter Thelma Plum’s debut album, Better In Blak. Originally released in July 2019 (y’know: in the before time when masks were optional), Better In Blak went on to critical acclaim with over seventy million global streams, as well as earning the Gamilaraay artist a certified ARIA Planitum award for the single Clumsy Love, and an ARIA Gold award for the single Better In Blak. Coolest of all: this special anniversary edition of the album is pressed on colour vinyl in the style of the First Nation/Indigenous Flag. Such a beautiful representation of an equally beautiful album! Pre-order Better In Blak now

So many new releases/re-releases have dropped into our store lately, including the Bob Marley & The Wailers Legend on limited picture disc; King Crimson 40th anniversary 200 gm editions of Larks’ TonguesIn The Wake Of PoseidonIslands; and Split Enz’ True Colours 40th anniversary in four different colours: blue, orange, green and yellow (or why not plump for a bundle of all four?!) Click on the individual links above or head over to the New Releases section on our website to see all the latest stock.

So many more releases are on the way - not to mention RSD Drop #1 is right around the corner. Oh, and have we talked about Prince's Sign O' The Times reissues yet? Better check in next week to hear all about it. Until then, stay safe!

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