Found 13 posts tagged as "Re-Issues"
The Sex Pistols in concert, courtesy Getty Images.
Talk about news that is a double-edge sword: at once cool and yet guaranteed to make you feel ancient. Pioneering punk rockers the Sex Pistols (or at least, what’s left of them) are set to re-issue their 1977 single ‘Pretty Vacant’ as a limited edition seven-inch picture disc in honour of the song’s 35th anniversary.
David Bowie in concert circa 1999, courtesy Getty Images.
Of all the classic, mind-meltingly good songs David Bowie has released, which is the very best? A survey published by Digital Spy last January suggested most punters leaned in favour of “Life on Mars” with “Changes” and “The Man Who Sold the World” ranking a distant seventh and ninth.
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You could wake up this morning, read the music headlines and be forgiven for thinking Y2K had never happened (though doesn't that seem like the quaintest of notions now?) and that Michael Jackson is bound for a comeback any second.
Various stories across the interwebs are noting activity from a bunch of names deeply familiar to 90s-era Britpop fans, namely popsters James, two members of Blur (plus singer Damon Albarn's latter-day combo Gorillaz) plus Gaz Coombes, singer/songwriter with guerilla pop trio Supergrass, and even eerily long-lasting 80s stalwarts Duran Duran.
Quick quiz: apart from being musicians, what do David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Eddie Vedder, Iggy Pop and the Stooges, White Stripes, Lou Reed, Feist, Wilco, the Grateful Dead, Paul Simon, Leonard Cohen, Sigur Rós, Wilco, Pete Townshend, Devo, Ryan Adams, Gorillaz and others have in common?
Here’s an item that, depending on your POV, will either make you feel very old or make you feel very blessed to live in an era with such jaw-droppingly excellent music.
The groundbreaking David Bowie album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars – which brought us classics (and now rock-radio staples) like "Suffragette City," “Starman,” "Moonage Daydream” and of course, “Ziggy Stardust – is about to turn 40 years old.
And the best-ever David Bowie song is...
David Bowie likely retired, biographer says
The Rolling Stones archive just keeps giving and giving. The latest treasure is a new video for the previously shelved song 'No Spare Parts,’ one of the tracks included in the expanded new Some Girls reissue album. Check it out below.
This will make you feel ancient: former Genesis singer/songwriter Peter Gabriel’s landmark fifth solo disc, So, is turning 25 next year. Ugh, I know. But here’s the upside: Gabriel is planning a fancy-pants reissue to fete the recording’s anniversary and he is seeking input from fans.
It was deemed the definitive make-out album by no less an authority than the Mike Damone character in cult classic Fast Times at Ridgemount High. And now, Led Zeppelin’s seminal untitled fourth album – commonly referred to as Led Zeppelin IV – has re-entered the Billboard 200 chart for the first time in 25 years.
You wouldn’t think – judging by just about any classic rock radio station in North America - that there was anything left to unearth about The Doors. They seem positively ubiquitous.
And yet, a previously unheard track from the quintessential hippie-era rockers has been unearthed and will be included on the forthcoming reissue of their classic 1971 album L.A. Woman.
Novelty, nostalgia or re-awakened appreciation for long-form works of art? Only time will tell but for now it appears the long-player vinyl album is making something of a comeback. Again.
Yesterday, Universal Music re-released all eight studio albums from Swedish pop phenoms ABBA on vinyl. Those landed just as Britain’s Official Charts Company (and isn’t that a swell name?) indicated that sales of vinyl albums in 2011 have already outsold the total for the whole of 2010, with over 240,000 LPs shifted, compared to 234,000 in 2010.