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Oasis Prep “Morning Glory” for Deluxe Reissue

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Oasis Morning Glory deluxeFollowing an expansion of their debut album that kicked off a major catalogue expansion project, Britpop legends Oasis will continue their “Chasing the Sun” reissue series with an expansion of 1995’s (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? in September.

Morning Glory continued Oasis’ run of U.K. critical and chart success as well as expanding their influence through the rest of the world. Singles “Some Might Say” and “Don’t Look Back in Anger” were native No. 1s, while “Roll with It” and “Wonderwall” went to No. 2; “Wonderwall” was a Top 10 hit in America while “Champagne Supernova” hit the Top 20. Altogether the album sold somewhere in the neighborhood of 22 million copies worldwide, 4 million of those in the States (their biggest seller here).

As with the reissue of Definitely Maybe, Morning Glory will be available in several formats:

  • The original album will be available on CD and LP, newly remastered by Ian Cooper at Metropolis Studios in London
  • A three-disc edition features the album with a bonus disc of B-sides (many of which are found on 1998’s The Masterplan) and another disc of 14 unreleased live tracks and demos
  • A super deluxe box pairs the three CDs and LP with additional vinyl (replicas of the original “Some Might Say” 12″ single, a replica 12″ promo featuring a cover of Slade/Quiet Riot’s “Cum On Feel the Noize” and a remix of “Champagne Supernova,” and demos of “Hello” and “She’s Electric” on 7″ and cassette, respectively) and a 56-page hardback book featuring liner notes by Neil McCormick

All of these versions are out in the U.K. on September 29. Check the full three-disc track list after the jump, along with pre-order links! Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Mike Duquette

July 3, 2014 at 12:03

Posted in Box Sets, News, Oasis, Reissues

Release Round-Up: Week of May 19

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Oasis Definitely MaybeOasis, Definitely Maybe: Chasing The Sun Edition (Big Brother/Ngrooves)

Oasis’ debut album is remastered and expanded; the first in a planned series of multi-format reissues from the legendary Britpop band.

1CD remaster: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
2LP remaster: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
3CD deluxe edition: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
3CD/2LP/1 x 7″ box set: Amazon U.S.Amazon U.K.

Billy Joel - BD BoxBilly Joel, A Matter of Trust: The Bridge to Russia (Columbia/Legacy)

The Piano Man’s 1987 sojourn to the USSR is chronicled anew, with expansions of both the original KOHUEPT album and video program and a newly-filmed retrospective documentary on Billy’s trip.

2CD/1DVD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
2CD/1BD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
2CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
DVD: Amazon U.S.
BD: Amazon U.S.

Deep Purple Made in Japan boxDeep Purple, Made in Japan: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Editions(Universal U.K.)

No less than six formats of the band’s breakthrough live album are now available overseas. All together now: “Smooooooke on the waaaaaater”!

1CD remaster: Amazon U.K.
2CD deluxe edition: Amazon U.K.
4CD/1DVD box set: Amazon U.K. / Amazon U.S.
2LP remaster: Amazon U.K.
9LP box set: Amazon U.K.
Blu-Ray Audio: Amazon U.K.


REM Unplugged CDR.E.M., Unplugged 1991/2001: The Complete Sessions (Warner Bros.) / Complete I.R.S. Rarities 1982-1987 (I.R.S./UMe)

Originally released as a vinyl box on Record Store Day, both of R.E.M.’s trips to MTV Unplugged are now available as a more affordable two-disc set. Also, a digital compilation nets just about every B-side and bonus track the band put out for their first label.

Unplugged: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
I.R.S.: Amazon U.S.

Roy Orbison - Mystery Girl DeluxeRoy Orbison, Mystery Girl Deluxe (Roy’s Boys/Legacy)

Released weeks after Orbison’s sudden passing, Mystery Girl rightfully restored Roy’s legend and even got him onto pop radio with “You Got It.” It’s expanded with unheard studio demos, an unreleased song completed by Roy’s sons with John Carter Cash, and also available with a DVD packed with a new documentary and rare and unseen promo videos.

Deluxe CD/DVD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Expanded CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Deluxe 2LP: Amazon U.S.Amazon U.K.

Hank Williams - Garden SpotHank Williams, The Garden Spot Programs 1950 (Omnivore)

Long-lost radio rarities from one of the kings of country are uncovered for the first time!

CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.

Doors - Weird ScenesThe Doors, Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mine (Elektra/Rhino)

A double-disc 1972 Doors compilation gets its premiere release on CD. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

The Essential R KellyR. Kelly, The Essential R. Kelly (RCA/Legacy)

Love him or hate him – yes, we’ve been listening – the 35 tracks on this two-disc set do a good job of pointing out Kellz as one of the best male R&B performers of his generation. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

Aaron Neville Toussaint SessionsAaron Neville, For the Good Times: The Allen Toussaint Sessions (Fuel 2000)

Fuel collects 22 vintage sides from two New Orleans legends: vocalist Aaron Neville and songwriter-producer Allen Toussaint! (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

Miles Blue NoteMiles Davis, Take Off: The Complete Blue Note Albums (Blue Note)

Blue Note’s 75th anniversary program continues with this release collecting Davis’ small but important output, from the period of 1952-1954, for the venerable label. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

Someething Else for EverybodyDevo, Something Else for Everybody (Booji Boy)

Fresh factory rejects from the band’s most recent studio album! (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

Rock ‘N’ Roll Stars Revisited: Oasis Announce Catalogue Expansion

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Oasis Definitely Maybe

Britpop band Oasis may never be reuniting again thanks to the hilariously toxic relationship between brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher, but the band’s 20th anniversary will be celebrated with several deluxe reissues, the first of which was announced today.

This year, all three of the band’s albums released in the 1990s will be remastered and expanded, starting with 1994 debut album Definitely Maybe, to be reissued in May. (The set’s being referred to as the “Chasing the Sun Edition,” to quote a lyric from the band’s “Slide Away.”) Their next two albums, (What’s the Story) Morning Glory(1995) and Be Here Now (1997), will be expanded at an unconfirmed later date.

With perhaps the keenest ear for pop hooks in England since Morrissey and Marr and a confident, optimistic lyrical bent that stood in direct contrast to the dominant grunge trends in rock and roll, Oasis essentially helped revitalize interest in the country as a supplier of rock music. Though commercial reaction in the States was modest at best, Top 10 singles like “Live Forever,” “Cigarettes & Alcohol” and the non-LP release “Whatever” became touchstones of a generation.

The band were rarely out of the U.K. music press since, whether for their music or their offstage antics The notorious feuds between lead singer Liam and guitarist/songwriter Noel could be withering but also bizarrely entertaining, such as a 1996 taping for MTV Unplugged that saw Liam opt out due to throat trouble – only to sit in the audience with beer and cigarettes, heckling his brother’s voice from a balcony in between takes. A backstage altercation before a festival date in 2009 led Noel to finally quit; Liam reformed the remaining lineup as Beady Eye while Noel put together a solo band under the moniker Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.

What can fans expect from the newly expanded Definitely Maybe? Find out after the jump!

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Written by Mike Duquette

February 26, 2014 at 11:30

Posted in Box Sets, News, Oasis, Reissues, Vinyl

Legacy Announces Oasis’ “Time Flies”

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As previously reported, Oasis are releasing Time Flies…1994-2009, a lengthy compilation of their singles, on June 15. Legacy Recordings, which is handling the distribution of the set, issued a release detailing all the iterations of the set that can be purchased.

The set exists in three forms. The standard double-disc set will include 26 of the band’s U.K. singles plus U.S. hit “Champagne Supernova” (the U.K. edition will include all the proper singles, including “Sunday Morning Call” in place of “Supernova”). A four-disc edition will exist as an import, with the U.K. version of the set, a DVD of 38 promo videos and a bonus disc of the band’s final concert in 2009. Finally, the set will be released as a five-LP set with the U.K. track list intact.

Pre-order the sets here (standard), here (deluxe) or here (deluxe vinyl) and reacquaint yourself with the track lists after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Mike Duquette

May 19, 2010 at 00:36

Posted in Compilations, News, Oasis

News Roundup: Back from Hiatus Edition, Part 1

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Well! After a fun weekend of sun and Easter candy, it’s back to tracking the catalogue world at The Second Disc. A hearty thank-you to Joe for his contributions over the weekend, and a welcome back to our loyal readers.

A few release nuggets came through the pipeline over the weekend, so let’s clean house by getting some of them out of the way. More to come before the end of the day, so stick around!

  • NME reported that a new Oasis compilation would see a U.K. release on June 14. Time Flies 1994-2009 will compile nearly all the band’s singles in their native land along with two bonus discs – a live CD of the band’s last concert and a DVD featuring all the music videos with audio commentary.
  • So successful were the announcements of two deluxe Rick Astley titles that Edsel has planned another for May 3. This new set features both Free and Body & Soul, Astley’s third and fourth LPs, with bonus tracks and new liner notes.
  • Eagle-eyed ICE poster Alan noted in the latest issue of Guitar World a bit about the long-planned Legacy Edition of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble’s Couldn’t Stand the Weather (1984). It’s said to include eight outtakes (four previously unreleased) and a bonus live disc recorded at a CBS Records convention in Hawaii in 1984. It’s slated for April 27, per the magazine – a close release date (considering the lack of official announcement) but a welcome one!

The track lists and cover art for Time Flies and the Free/Body & Soul sets are after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Mike Duquette

April 6, 2010 at 16:22