Posts Tagged: reissue

This Week in Posivibes: The Features

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This week, Flying Nun is reissuing work by the Features, particularly 1980’s X-Features. Besides the fact that the record is some great post-punk, Raven Sings the Blues did a fine job of highlighting their importance in terms of time and place:

The band acted as an angular and jagged counterpoint to the majority of Kiwipop’s more jangled stable of players and in some ways ushered in a focus on post-punk in the [New Zealand] scene.

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This Week in Posivibes: Jerry Goldsmith’s Chinatown

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Light in the Attic Records is reissuing Jerry Goldsmith’s 1974 soundtrack to the movie Chinatown in a limited release of 2500 copies. The reissue comes on gold vinyl, with album art by Sterling Hundley and layout by Jay Shaw. The soundtrack was an incredible feat—Goldsmith wrote the score in a mere ten days, creating a surprising, hard-to-place, and unforgettable piece that:

It wasn’t quite straight jazz, it wasn’t quite classical.

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This Week in Posivibes: Heartworn Highways Reissue

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The incredible outlaw country documentary featuring the likes of Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Steve Young, David Allan Coe, Larry Jon Wilson, and Steve Earle is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a reissue box set from Light in the Attic Records.

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This Week in Posivibes: Cluster Reissue

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The formative krautrock band created by Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius (which at times included Brian Eno) has received the full reissue treatment: a box set including all eight of Cluster’s studio albums recorded from 1971–1981, plus a previously unreleased album featuring two of the band’s live performances.

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This Week in Posivibes: John Cale

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The experimental legend reissued his album Music for a New Society on Domino this past Friday, thirty-four years after it first came out. Alongside the reissue, Cale is releasing a complete remake of the albumtitled M:FANS, the remake has Cale re-imagining the stories he told on the original record. 

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Get Cosmic for Sun Ra’s Birthday

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It would have been Sun Ra’s 101st birthday last Friday, and to celebrate, Harte Recordings has released a 40th anniversary edition of the artist’s otherworldly cosmic trip, Space is the Place. We’ve done our share of commenting on the proliferation of Sun Ra remasters out there and how they’re organized for consumption in an Internet world, but this one—with its restored footage showcasing the film’s truly incredible sets—seems like it’s more than worth a peek.

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“Has the Vinyl Revival Gone Too Far?”

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A.V. Club contributor Jason Heller places his bets on the (suspected to be short) future of the vinyl revival in this article about the reissue of Kenny Rogers’ The Gambler.

Observing a risky trend in artificial rarities, Heller argues new traditions like Record Store Day are leaning more towards manipulative marketing than celebration of nostalgia.

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