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Out This Week / on 19 May 2017

Jethro Tull / Songs From The Wood (deluxe edition)

Another great Jethro Tull reissue as Parlophone issue a five-disc deluxe edition of 1977’s Songs From The Wood. This is stupendous value and the DVD includes a Steven Wilson 5.1 surround mix, quad mixes and flat transfers! Read more


Art of Noise / In Visible Silence deluxe edition

The Art Of Noise / In Visible Silence (2CD Deluxe)

Anne Dudley, Gary Langan and JJ Jeczalik will soon perform a live ‘reboot’ of The Art Of Noise‘s 1986 album. If you can’t make it to that show then enjoy this new two-CD deluxe edition with rare and unreleased material. Read more


Rammstein / Paris

Jonas Åkerlund’s Rammstein concert film Paris is being released across a number of formats, including an impressively designed 7-disc deluxe box set Read more


Various Artists / Singles 

The grunge-filled sountrack to Cameron Crowe’s 1992 film Singles is being reissued as an expanded 2CD set and a 2LP+CD vinyl package. Read more


Erasure / World Be Gone (new album)

Erasure are now done with their 30th anniversary celebrations and this week issue World Be Gone, their 17th studio album. Read more


Foreigner / 40 (2CD)

40 is a new Foreigner ‘best of’ covers the band’s 40-year history over two CDs. Everything has been remastered and this features two new tracks: Give My Life For Love and a new version of I Don’t Want To Live Without You.


Haircut One Hundred / Paint and Paint (2CD deluxe)

Cherry Red reissue Haircut One Hundred‘s 1984 album. This double-disc set includes non-album track, alternate versions and nine ‘development mixes’ from the band’s own archive. Read more

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Wayne Klein

Did Foreigner really have 40 hits? I seem to remember less…granted they had some respectable hits and plenty of them but not 40.

Neil

They had nowhere near 40 hits in either the UK or the US.

Simon H

Little Steven and Disciples of Soul release a new album ‘Soulfire’ on Friday 19th too.

RJS

Don’t forget Jane Weaver’s new album is out on 19th May:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Modern-Kosmology-Jane-Weaver/dp/B06WRX9TMB

2014’s The Silver Globe was astonishingly good.

J T

Foreigner is one of my all-time favorite bands. But what the hell, Mick? “Everything has been remastered” indeed. Like six times.

Who by this point that wants one doesn’t have one of their literally 20 greatest-hits collections? (Shame on me, I’ve got four, plus their recent Complete Atlantic Studio Albums “box.”)

Meanwhile, while they issued expanded remasters with bonus tracks for their first four albums, they stopped before they got to their mid-’80s AOR masterpiece, 1984’s Agent Provocateur. There were at least three extended mixes from that LP, including “I Want To Know What Love Is,” “Reaction To Action,” and “That Was Yesterday,” which also got an “orchestral version.” The “Reaction” and “Yesterday” mixes have never been available on CD or digital format.

Their 1987 album, Inside Information, featured an extended version of “Say You Will” I had to pay top dollar for on import CD, and some sort of remix I’ve never yet been able to track down for “Heart Turns To Stone”—maybe that’s the “radio edit” on this set?

So why do they stop short on the expanded album remasters right when they get to the albums that had extended versions, even as they manage to keep churning out a best-of every year and a half?

I get it, you’re still cutting singles, you’ve got a new singer (I like Kelly Hansen, solid frontman, though he’s no Lou Gramm), and 40 hits over 40 years (“Girl on the Moon” live? “Say You Will” in a no-doubt latter-day acoustic version?). I’m really looking forward to hearing “The Flame Still Burns” and the other new track. But give us a Super Deluxe Edition of this hits set with a third disc of extended versions and I’ll be all over this thing.

Oh, who am I kidding, I’ll probably get it anyway.

But I won’t be all over it. You’re on warning, Mick. This is the last time! No extended “Reaction” and “Yesterday,” no sixth best-of day after tomorrow! (You’ve got to be firm with them or they’ll just keep dropping their best-ofs all over the rugs.) Bad rock star, bad rock star!

CJ Feeney

“The flame still burns” – wasn’t that the “lost hit” of the fictional band Strange Fruit in the movie “Still Crazy” I can imagine Foreigner trotting out a decent version of that.

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/still_crazy/

CJ Feeney

It seems more than likely it’s the same song, as Mick Jones was a songwriter for the movie:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0149151/soundtrack?ref_=ttfc_ql_trv_7

amongst an impressive roster

Neil

That Was Yesterday (Extended Version) is on this compilation https://www.discogs.com/Various-Lost-Mixes-Rare-Rock-Mixes/release/812644

Neil

Are Foreigner going for some kind of record to see how many greatest hits they can release ?

Ron de Joode

Hopefully no vinylrips of the remixes on the H100 reissue ….