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Release Round-Up: Wilde and Grey Edition

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We’ve got a few reissue notes (in case you missed them) to start off your week.

  • First up, Cherry Pop is prepping another batch of Kim Wilde reissues. The label re-released Wilde’s RAK-era LPs – Kim Wilde (1981), Select (1982) and Catch as Catch Can (1983) to a strong reaction from her fanbase, and are now prepping two-disc editions of Teases & Dares (1984) and Another Step (1986), Wilde’s first two records for the MCA label. The latter is notable for being co-produced by Rod Temperton and Bruce Swedien, two names that longtime Michael Jackson fans will recognize as songwriter and engineer, for the King of Pop, respectively. These new reissues will be released sometime this summer.
  • EMI continues to let it all hang out with¬†some massive U.K. reissue projects. The latest is a triple-disc re-release of Attack of the Grey Lantern, the 1997 debut album from acclaimed indie-rockers Mansun. This new package will contain the original, chart-topping¬†semi-concept album as well as two discs of non-LP material, a newly-produced remix and extensive liner notes by former Mansun frontman Paul Draper. It streets on June 15 in the U.K.
  • Finally, in case you missed the word on these, Amazon is showing listings for deluxe reissues of a-ha’s Hunting High and Low (1985) and Scoundrel Days (1986) from Rhino on June 15 (internationally). They’re coming up as imports thus far, but I have little doubt they’ll come out in the U.S., especially with the band about to hit the States on their farewell tour. No word yet on extras – I have e-mailed Rhino to no avail thus far (so if you’re reading this and from the label, send a message to – but once there’s more info, it’ll be here. After all, we’ll have to compare to the Reissue Theory posts done on both of these LPs!

Have a look at the details for both Kim Wilde and Mansun after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Mike Duquette

April 26, 2010 at 13:50