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Weekend Wround-Up: The Smiths, The Beatles, Pearl Jam and More!

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Happy Friday!  We’ve got some tidbits to tide you over till we return on Monday, with much, much more!

  • If you’re eagerly awaiting that complete Smiths box set but are worried about the falling American dollar, worry no more!  Thanks to fine folks at MusicTAP for the heads-up that Rhino will be releasing The Smiths – Complete in the U.S. on October 18!  The American edition will be available in the same configurations as in the U.K.: a gigantic Limited Edition Super Deluxe Box set, a vinyl LP box, and a CD-only set.  In all forms it includes all eight of The Smiths’ long-players:  studio albums The Smiths (1984), Meat is Murder (1985), The Queen is Dead (1986) and Strangeways, Here We Come (1987); non-LP singles compilations Hatful of Hollow (1984), The World Won’t Listen (1987) and the U.S.-only Louder Than Bombs (1987) and the live album “Rank” (1988).  Read our full post here and mark your calendar for October 18, just a few weeks after the U.K. release date!
  • The only surprise about Apple and EMI’s Beatles 1 remaster is that it took so long to happen!  But for those interested, September 13 will bring a reissue of 2000’s massively successful Beatles 1 compilation utilizing the 2009 remasters from Abbey Road Studios.

Items on Pearl Jam and Jefferson Starship are waiting for you after the jump!

  • On September 20, Columbia will bring out the soundtrack recording to Cameron Crowe’s Pearl Jam Twenty documentary.  Though a pre-order link is active, the finalized track listing hasn’t been released yet.  Crowe promises, however, that the 2-CD set will “have quite a few rarities and some demos from a few different eras in the band’s history.”  Stay tuned for more updates, naturally.
  • This week’s vinyl reissue of Red Octopus wasn’t the only release by Friday Music aimed at fans of Jefferson Starship!  The label has announced a 2-CD deluxe remaster of Freedom at Point Zero (1979) and Winds of Change (1982) which will include the bonus track “Jane” in its rare mono single edit.  This will be housed in an 8-panel digipak, and it’s due on October 18.

Written by Joe Marchese

August 12, 2011 at 14:32

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