Out This Week / 18 Dec 2015
Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) / Clear vinyl pressings
ELO‘s Out of the Blue, Eldorado and New World Record issued on limited edition clear vinyl pressings.
The Black Crowes / Vinyl reissues
The Black Crowes‘ first four albums – namely Shake Your Money Maker, Southern Harmony and Musical Companion, Amorica and Three Snakes and One Charm – all are reissued on 180g vinyl, having been out-of-print for some time.
Echo & The Bunnymen / Ocean Rain 2LP book edition
The Bunnymen‘s 1984 album presented across two 180g LPs with eight bonus tracks. This hardcover book edition is limited to just 50o copies.
Pantera / The Complete Studio Albums (1990-2000)
CD and coloured vinyl box sets of Pantera‘s five studio albums released between 1990 and 2000. The LP box comes with a bonus yellow vinyl featuring non-album rarities.
Gong / The Radio Gnome Invisible Trilogy (4CD set)
A month after the released of the 4CD version, Charly Records issue a 3LP vinyl box of Gong‘s celebrated ‘Radio Gnome Trilogy’ (albums Flying Teapot (1973), Angel’s Egg (1973) and You (1974)). This lacks the bonus disc on the CD set, but the 180g vinyl has been analogue-cut to lacquers and this comes with rare promotional booklets and lots of facsimile artwork.
- • UK Order: The Radio Gnome Invisible Trilogy
- • USA Order: The Radio Gnome Invisible Trilogy
- • GERMANY Order: The Radio Gnome Invisible Trilogy
Grateful Dead / Fare Thee Well (reissue)
Three CDs and two blu-rays make up this five-disc set of the final July 2015 Grateful Dead show of the “core four” original members of the band – Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir.
Beach Boys / Beach Boys’ Party! (2LP vinyl)
Four weeks after the two-CD set comes the 2LP vinyl edition of the reissued Beach Boys Party! The vinyl contains just the original 12 tracks but in their remixed and remastered ‘Uncovered and Unplugged’ style.
Frank Zappa / 200 Motels (The Suites)
Es-Pekka Salonen conducted an orchestral celebration of Frank Zappa‘s 200 Motels back in 2013. This is the last record Gail Zappa creatively worked on and after some delays, is finally issued as a two-CD set.