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Release Round-Up: In Case You Missed Them

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Here are a couple of catalogue release tidbits, one that I’m certain is fairly new and a few stragglers I’ve neglected to mention thus far:

  • Rhino has started taking pre-orders for The Prague Sessions, a new Peter, Paul and Mary compilation. The set features previously unreleased live versions of the folk group’s best-known songs, backed by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. Should be an interesting new way to hear these songs.
  • On March 23, Eagle Records is releasing Live at Knebworth, a two-disc live set originally released (as Knebworth: The Album on Polydor) in 1990. Recorded during a widely-celebrated concert to raise money for Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy and the Brit School Of Performing Arts, this title features live performances by Paul McCartney, Robert Plant, Status Quo, Elton John, Genesis, Tears for Fears and more.
  • Spandau Ballet fans, fire up your credit cards: two of the band’s records are getting expanded reissues, but as of now they only look to be U.K. imports. Journeys to Glory (1981) and Diamond (1982) will each come with a bonus disc packed with B-sides, remixes and previously unreleased live tracks. (Anyone else find it as funny as I do that the sets are arranged not unlike the Duran Duran remasters of late?) Have a look at the track list for both over here.
  • A previously reported release, the Legacy Edition of Elvis Presley’s On Stage, has been given a formal track list. The set combines the original On Stage live LP from1970 with four bonus tracks and adds an expanded version of Elvis in Person at the International Hotel, a live record released in 1969 as part of the set From Memphis to Vegas/From Vegas to Memphis. (The other half of that set, the studio album Back in Memphis, was reissued last year on the Legacy Edition of From Elvis in Memphis.)

Written by Mike Duquette

February 25, 2010 at 10:34

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