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Legacy Promises Cash Rewards

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Details have been released for that forthcoming set of “bootlegs” from Johnny Cash through Columbia/Legacy.

From Memphis to Hollywood: Bootleg Vol. 2 is a hefty double-disc set chronicling the earliest years of Cash’s career. One disc includes a radio broadcast from 1955, a dozen or so unreleased demos and rare tracks from Cash’s Sun Records sessions. Another disc includes rare single sides, some of which are getting their first domestic release on CD.

The track list and press release are after the jump.
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Written by Mike Duquette

January 8, 2011 at 15:10

Short Takes: Weekend Round-Up

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A few small notes that trickled out of the pipeline on Friday:

  • Pearl Jam have confirmed that there are more reissues forthcoming from their extensive discography, to commemorate their 20th anniversary. The Seattle rockers, who reissued landmark debut Ten (1991) as a Legacy Edition in 2009 and will release a live anthology, Live on Ten Legs, later this month, are planning similar deluxe sets for Vs. (1993) and Vitalogy (1994) later this year. A documentary directed by Cameron Crowe is also planned.
  • We’re not sure if this is going to be a missed opportunity quite yet, but MusicTAP reports a March 1 release date for an as-yet-unspecified compilation of Neil Diamond material from Columbia/Legacy – specifically, concerning Diamond’s years on the Bang label (which produced first hits “Solitary Man” and “Cherry Cherry”). Fans have been waiting for an exhaustive clearing of the Bang vaults – see Joe’s superb Reissue Theory post speculating upon such a set – but it remains to be seen as to what exactly this set’s going to be. (Don’t forget that Diamond owns those Bang masters, so it falls on him to utilize them as much as it does Legacy.) This new set is coming out March 1.
  • There’s going to be a release of material from Yes’ Union tour in 1991. This era of the band, which featured a massive collection of Yes men (Jon Anderson on vocals, Trevor Rabin and Steve Howe on guitar, keyboardists Tony Kaye and Rick Wakeman, bassist Chris Squire and drummers Alan White and Bill Bruford – essentially every classic member of the band), resulted in a tour that was the favorite of many fans. The bulk of this set is a professionally-shot, briefly-released live show from the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California on August 8, 1991, presented both on DVD and two CDs. Another bonus DVD will feature some official bootleg material from the tour. Read all about it from our friends at Addicted to Vinyl and order it here.

Written by Mike Duquette

January 8, 2011 at 14:43