Weekly News Catch-up 15 May 2020
Author: Alex White Date Posted:15 May 2020
Welcome to another instalment of our News Catch-up. Things have, of course been erratic with constant delays of albums and cancellations of music events, but we are now finally starting to see a glimmer of some regularity. For the first time in a long time, we are receiving news about new releases, and boy howdy, they sound good!
First off is the news about Bob Dylan’s upcoming double album, ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways’. Dylan has been releasing singles over the last few months: “False Prophet”, “I Contain Multitudes”, and the 17-minute long “Murder Most Foul”. All of which will be contained on the new album. This will also be Dylan’s first album of original material since 2012’s ‘Tempest’. With album artwork that looks like a 1950’s dance party, and a title that likely references a Jimmie Rodgers track, ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways’ looks to be every bit as intriguing as the rest of Dylan’s fifty-plus-year career. It will be out in mid-June (just over a month from now as of writing) so put your pre-orders in now. I know I will be!
Get ready for another big release: Lady Gaga ‘Chromatica’. Originally supposed to release back in April, the album was pushed back due to the Covid pandemic. It is now due for the end of May. ‘Chromatica’ features contributions from Ariana Grande, Elton John and Blackpink. It will be available on either picture disc or milky clear vinyl; both are available to pre-order through our store now.
Whilst we have to wait awhile for those sweet, sweet RSD Bowie releases, we can all feel secure knowing that there is a new Bowie release just around the corner nonetheless: ‘Space Oddity’ limited edition picture disc. Rather than the ongoing series of seven inch picture discs, this release is the whole LP, with artwork and foldout poster designed to replicate the original 1972 reissue of the album. Although ‘Space Oddity’ had been around since 1969, the album was re-released in ’72 in the wake of Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust fame explosion. Rather than the Tony Visconti 50thmix of the album, this picture disc release will contain the 40thanniversary remaster, which more closely resembles the ’72 release. Arriving in late June, the ‘Space Oddity’ picture disc is available to pre-order now.