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Put Him Back In, Coach

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It’s been known for awhile that John Fogerty’s 1985 album Centerfield was slated for a reissue by the folks at Geffen and UMe. Now, the bonus tracks are known.

According to both the press release and this story from Billboard, Fogerty – who, in a perfect stroke of timing and publicity, is being honored in July by the Baseball Hall of Fame for the album’s iconic title track – will include two B-sides released during the Eye of the Zombie era, “My Toot Toot” and “I Confess,” in addition to the original nine-track album. (Sorry guys, it doesn’t look like “Zanz Kant Danz,” Fogerty’s famous slight against Saul Zaentz – formerly of Fantasy Records and a legal foil for Fogerty during his CCR days – is making the cut.)

View the full track list for the reissue – available June 29 – after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Mike Duquette

May 25, 2010 at 15:10

The Setlist Situation

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When Legacy announced a new compilation series called Setlist, featuring some of their roster’s greatest hits in a live setting, some fans understandably started scratching their heads. The label’s Playlist series, from which this new series obviously drew inspiration, made sense on a few levels. They were compilations priced for the budget-conscious, and sometimes had a few bones thrown to hardcore collectors in the form of single-only mixes or edits.

For Setlist, however, the premise seems confusing. A compilation of live tracks? How many have been previously released? Will venue and date information be properly given on the package, or is this going to be a series similar to the low-budget Extended Versions titles? This seems like something fans need to ease into.

As part of that easing-in process, The Second Disc has compiled a thorough (if not entirely comprehensive – I’m sure some vintage live cuts have slipped through the cracks somewhere) list of the artists announced for Setlist titles – and the live material those bands have already released. Keep these existing title in mind when the first wave of the Setlist series comes out on July 13.

Check out the list after the jump, from Alabama to REO Speedwagon. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Mike Duquette

May 25, 2010 at 14:11

SRV Track List Unveiled

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Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble’s second LP, Couldn’t Stand the Weather, was recently confirmed to be reissued as a Legacy Edition title from Sony. Now, it has a track list.

The two-disc set will feature the original LP and 11 outtakes on Disc 1. (Three of them are unreleased, the others are from a previous reissue and/or the posthumously assembled LP The Sky is Crying.) Disc 2 captures the complete late set from the band’s performance at Montreal’s Spectrum in August 1984.

Pre-order this set through Amazon and hit the jump to check out the track lists. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Mike Duquette

May 25, 2010 at 09:38

What They Did is No Longer Secret

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Depending on who you ask, West Coast hardcore pioneers The Germs wanted to do one thing when they reunited at L.A.’s Starwood Club: they wanted to put punk rock into perspective for a new generation unfamiliar with their style.

By all accounts, that happened; fans have called that show – done just four days before lead singer Darby Crash overdosed on heroin – The Germs’ greatest ever. Now, fans will have the opportunity to judge for themselves, thanks to Rhino Handmade’s newest release, Live at The Starwood 12/3/1980.

For the first time, Rhino presents the entire concert in full, packaged with “a genuine DIY feel including black and white liner notes folded and stapled to resemble a punk fanzine, a reproduction of the handwritten set list, and an 8 1/2″ x 11″ replica of the original poster for the show.”

Pre-order the set (for the ha-ha price of $19.80) at Rhino Handmade and view the track list after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Mike Duquette

May 25, 2010 at 09:13

Posted in News, Reissues, The Germs

Soundtrack News Round-Up: Spock, Mancini and Spartacus

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  • Well, here’s a nice surprise. Following their masterfully-done expansion of James Horner’s score to Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan last year, Film Score Monthly presents a double-disc reissue of Horner’s Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. The unlimited set includes the complete score on one disc and the original LP presentation on the other.
  • Intrada’s announced some new titles as well. Les Baxter’s score to The Beast Within and Henry Mancini’s jazzy soundtrack to 99 and 44/100% Dead!, both new entries in the Special Collection Series, are available for order at 1,000 and 1,200 copies apiece.
  • Finally, Varese Sarabande has set next Monday, May 31, as the date for “a single, special CD Club release.” Word on the street is that it may finally be the long-awaited expansion of Alex North’s Spartacus.

Hit the jump for track lists for all these great titles. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Mike Duquette

May 25, 2010 at 08:44

Posted in News, Reissues, Soundtracks