REISSUE NEWS: The Band’s ‘Music From The Pink’ gets a 50th anniversary reissue
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REISSUE NEWS: The Band’s ‘Music From The Pink’ gets a 50th anniversary reissue

The Band’s Music From The Big Pink is generally considered a cornerstone of what has become known as Americana music. With it’s loose, ramshackle approach to country and folk music it served as inspiration for generations of musicians that followed and continues to amaze first-time listeners to this day. To mark the album’s 50th anniversary, … Continue reading

REISSUE NEWS: Rhino announce remastered Buffalo Springfield box set
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REISSUE NEWS: Rhino announce remastered Buffalo Springfield box set

Rhino have finally gone and done what plenty of people have been calling for, for a long time now – remastered reissues of the Buffalo Springfield catalogue. On June 29th they’ll release What’s That Sound? The Complete Albums Collection comprised of 5-CD and 5-LP box sets of the band’s three albums as originally issued between 1966 and … Continue reading

NEWS: Dylan announces massive Bootleg Series release of the ‘gospel years’
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NEWS: Dylan announces massive Bootleg Series release of the ‘gospel years’

This has always been one of the more fascinating periods of Dylan’s career, when he started exploring gospel music and religious-leaning song subject matter.  Due from Columbia and Legacy on November 3rd, Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981 focuses on Dylan’s so-called “gospel years”. The Deluxe Edition features nine discs – 8 … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Gillian Welch – Boots No. 1 The Official Revival Bootleg
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ALBUM REVIEW: Gillian Welch – Boots No. 1 The Official Revival Bootleg

It’s been five years since Gillian Welch released a new solo LP, though I guess we’ve been half-satiated with the recent Dave Rawlings Machine album. One hopes that this release is a stopgap collection to both celebrate the 20th anniversary of her debut Revival and reinvigorate her catalogue ahead of a new solo album. This … Continue reading

REISSUE NEWS: Blaze Foley – Duct Tape Messiah
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REISSUE NEWS: Blaze Foley – Duct Tape Messiah

This Record Store Day eliterecords releases Duct Tape Messiah by exceptional Texan Folk artist Blaze Foley for the first time ever on vinyl. The soundtrack to the 2011 documentary film about the turbulent life of Townes Van Zandts companion and close friend literally spans Blaze’s whole musical life. It includes rare archival tracks never released … Continue reading

REISSUE: Raven reissues set of four John Prine albums
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REISSUE: Raven reissues set of four John Prine albums

Australian reissue label Raven Records knows the good stuff with back catalog reissues of artists such as The Byrds, Guy Clark, Chet Atkins, David Allan Coe and Jerry Jeff Walker. Now they’ve collected four of John Prine’s finest albums, recorded for Atlantic Records in the early 1970’s. Raven press release: In combining four brilliant albums … Continue reading

REISSUE: Songs: Ohia ~ Didn’t It Rain (deluxe reissue)
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REISSUE: Songs: Ohia ~ Didn’t It Rain (deluxe reissue)

Secretly Canadian have announced they are reissuing Jason Molina’s brilliant Songs: Ohia album Didn’t It Rain on 2CD and 2LP on November 11th. The release includes a second set of home recorded demos for the album. About the album Secretly Canadian have written: Didn’t It Rain is Jason Molina‘s first perfect record. Recorded live in a single room, … Continue reading

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NEW RELEASE: Lucinda Williams’ Self-Titled LP Remastered and Expanded

Lucinda Williams’ out of print 3rd album from 1988 gets the remastered and expanded treatment plus (thankfully) a vinyl reissue release. Out on January 14th it also includes a 1989 live set from The Netherlands plus other live tracks culled from radio sessions. Lucinda Williams: 25th Anniversary Edition (Thirty Tigers, 2014) LP: Amazon U.S. Disc 1: Original … Continue reading

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NEWS: Uncle Tupelo’s ‘No Depression’ to be reissued

On January 28th, 2014, Legacy Recordings will reissue Uncle Tupelo’s debut LP, 1990′s No Depression as a special two-disc remastered and expanded edition featuring rare and previously unreleased material. Included is the recently unearthed 10-song demo tape Not Forever, Just Now, recorded by the original trio of Jeff Tweedy, Jay Farrar, and Mike Heidorn in 1989. The reissue will also include … Continue reading

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NEWS: Secretly Canadian announce Magnolia Electric Co reissue

On its 10th anniversary Secretly Canadian are reissuing a deluxe edition of Songs: Ohia’s  (Jason Molina (R.I.P.)) excellent album Magnolia Electric Co. Molina would go on to use the album title as his band name. Available from November 12th  Pre-order Here Track listing (bonus 10″ and t-shirt with the deluxe bundle) LP 1 1. Farewell Transmission 2. I’ve … Continue reading

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NEW RELEASE: The Flying Burrito Bros | Close Up The Honky Tonks (remastered reissue)

Following Gram Parsons’ death in 1973  A&M Records issued a double-LP, 23-song compilation, Close Up the Honky Tonks.  It contained one LP of tracks from The Flying Burrito Bros first two records, adding the non-LP single The Train Song. The second LP introduced 11 previously unreleased tracks including covers of The Bee Gees’ To Love Somebody, Chuck Berry’s Roll Over, … Continue reading