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 […]

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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, […]

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Twin Peaks Remastered

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As a prelude to the upcoming third season, the utterly perfect soundtrack to the original Twin Peaks has been remastered and is now out on vinyl from Death Waltz Recordings. The reissue features liner notes by Angelo Badalamenti, the composer who helped create David Lynch’s iconic eerie smiling moodscape. Read an ode to the wonderful crazy thing that is the Lynch-Badalamenti […]

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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. The reissue includes the documentary on DVD, soundtrack on vinyl, 45 minutes of bonus performances […]

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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. Of the dynamic between Roedelius and Moebius, Pitchfork says, “theirs showed […]

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This Week in Posivibes: The Feelies Reissues

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If you don’t know The Feelies, you’ve been given the opportunity to remedy that: Bar/None records has re-released 1988’s Only Life and 1991’s Time for a Witness. Both hit stores March 11th and can be purchased via Bar/None’s website. The Feelies are one of those incredible bands that left a mark on just about everyone you think of as influential in […]

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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 album—titled M:FANS, the remake has Cale re-imagining the stories he told on the original record. Stereogum’s Gabriela Claymore writes, Cale has always been a […]

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All Bikini Kill News is Good News

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The band formative for all things riot grrrl has announced it’s releasing the 1991 demo Revolution Girl Style Now! on vinyl, CD, tape, and electronically. Previously only available on cassette and in seriously small, self-released quantities, the reissue is slated for September 22nd on the band’s own Bikini Kill Records. This edition includes three unreleased […]

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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, […]

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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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