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The Second Disc is about two things: catalogue music and you. To that end, here’s a little page that you, the reader, can use to offer your input on anything. See something we should be reporting on? Got any ideas for new features, or suggestions for our existing ones (Reissue Theory, devoted to albums that deserve the expanded treatment; Back Tracks, an overview of an artist’s back catalogue and its remasters and Friday Feature, a catalogue-oriented look at a notable film soundtrack)? See a link that we should keep everyone aware of? This is the place to do it. Remember: it’s all about you.

Written by Mike Duquette

June 30, 2010 at 00:40

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  1. In march of 2009 pearl jam started a reissue program of catalog titles.Any word on this continuing ?

    charles pugh

    July 5, 2010 at 11:21

  2. Mike,

    I run an audioblog called Record Racks. Any interest in doing a post swap? My email address should be in the post and feel free to check
    out the site,

    Eric Luecking

    July 13, 2010 at 10:49

  3. MusicTap reports today that the Peter Gabriel catalog will be reissued on September 28 2010, and amazon lists four titles on that date: So, Us, Up, and Shaking the Tree.

    WHAT ARE THESE? I’m guessing just the 2002 remasters, now on Real World Productions Ltd. instead of Geffen. But I’d love to be surprised and discover that they have bonus tracks and other cool stuff…


    August 13, 2010 at 10:57

    • I know! I’m freaking out about these. I’d love them to be deluxe-ified too; it’s high time PG got such treatment on CD.

      Mike Duquette

      August 13, 2010 at 11:23

      • I just came across this site, it’s great!
        It’s too bad that the definitive edition of PG Plays Live is the single disc, 67 minute “Highlights” version which takes four songs off the original LP.


        January 31, 2012 at 14:25

  4. How about Finnigan & Wood Crazed Hipsters?
    The Serfs Early Bird Cafe?
    The Raiders (Paul Revere) Country Wine?

    Richard Palmer

    August 31, 2010 at 14:33

  5. Not a suggestion so much as a question: the Warner Bros. R.E.M. CD/DVD reissues from 2003… depending on who you ask, the CD portion of these sets were NOT remastered, althogh there were 5.1 mixes on the DVD. Is this true? I want a remastered “Green” on CD but now I’m wondering if such a thing even exists.


    September 9, 2010 at 12:53

    • True at least in the case of “Automatic for the People,” which is the exact same pressing (even has identical matrix numbers in the inner ring) as the original.


      September 16, 2010 at 08:24

  6. My suggestion is to do an expose on how the incredibly expensive Station to Station box set (David Bowie) brickwalled the Nassau concert, despite having the live multitracks that gave them the freedom to mix it as musically (or as brickwalled) as they wanted to. Also the main album itself, Station to Station, is brickwalled on the new mixes, even on the DVD audio. In short they’re asking for more than $100 for music that they sucked all the life out of.


    September 18, 2010 at 15:45

  7. Hi there!

    You should check out this 7″ vinyl series that the label Q Division is releasing! It’s called the Q-Dee Rock and Soul series. It’s a series of singles that are based on classic soul. It’s not all classic soul, but it’s all “old-school” in the sense that it features a well-rehearsed live band in a classic studio that recorded quickly, using vintage mics.



    Bennett Wilson

    September 21, 2010 at 16:35

  8. Great website!

    Have you thought about a Facebook page or an email distribution list so your readers know when there is a new post?

    Keep it up!


    September 28, 2010 at 09:39

  9. I would like to see the following albums re-issued: 1995’s “Mr. Moonlight” by Foreigner, which featured the singles “Until the End of Time” and “Under the Gun”, Ace of Base’s 1999 album, “Cruel Summer” which featured the hit title track, and Expose’s 2nd and 3rd albums, 1989’s “What You Don’t Know” and 1992’s “Expose'”. The former had the hit title track plus “When I Looked At Him” and “Tell Me Why”, while the latter had “I’ll Never Get Over You Getting Over Me”. These are all great, and underrated listens.

    Amy Green

    October 14, 2010 at 22:16

    • Sadly – “Mr Moonlight” being re-issued is very doubtful. The original album had marketing trouble in the first place – 1) 4 different labels handled the release (the first NON-Atlantic release for the band), there were 4 different covers (due to the departure/firing of the drummer just before the album’s release) and a hundred other reasons. I can tell you there was a terrific promo-interview disc that included a great QnA with Mick and Lou, and the alternate versions (a remix of “Under The Gun, a electric piano/acoustic guitar version of “Until The End Of Time” they called “acoustic). The original album and that promo disc make up the bulk of the whole period of releases from the band. This was the first time I got to see the band, one of my favorites of all-time, and I searched for years just to find a promo flat from the album sleeve! I feel your pain tho – I’m still holding out for a reissue of AGENT PROVACATOUR with it’s remixes and b-sides. Glad I’m not holding my breath!

      Todd R.

      August 30, 2011 at 11:27

  10. Great site – thanks for all that amazing information.
    FYI the UK label Wrasse are releasing what seems an amazing box set : The complete Fela recordings (late 60s to 1992). 46 albums on 26 discs!
    No information about the packaging though…


    November 9, 2010 at 10:39

  11. FYI I just received that woundedbird cd today, it exists, it is real. 2 cd set, the second cd being what was previously a vinyl-only album of “outtakes and prototypes”. I keep a ear partially turned towards RH news and I never heard of this being released on cd. Ineffective advertising on the part of someone. I have not A/B’d it yet to compare to my lossless vinyl rip (or rather, to the lossless vinyl rip that every fan has had for a few years now). But I am optimistic.


    December 6, 2010 at 19:26

    use the original analog master tapes for vinyl reissues. These
    three companies spell out very clearly the history behind each re
    release. My question is, labels like Friday Music are releasing
    tons of classic rock reissues but I’m not sure these are from
    legitimate analog master tapes. I’ve heard companies like this will
    use digital masters off of cd’s, and who even knows if its 1st
    generation or not. I find this egregious to say the least. I’d love
    a list of legit companies and the one’s to stay away from. thanks
    for reading!


    December 30, 2010 at 19:03

  13. Hey, what happened to the Sting reissue theory post from yesterday (1/11/11)? It has disappeared.


    January 12, 2011 at 11:18

    • I added some more to it because I was so jazzed by the conversations around it. It should be up around 1 or so.

      Mike Duquette

      January 12, 2011 at 11:20

  14. It seems several key 80’s artists from A&M are still getting overlooked for remastered catalogs. I’d love to see remasters for Styx, Bryan Adams, and Janet Jackson. These are not small-time sellers. All three artists have several multi-platinum albums. What gives with A&M?


    January 19, 2011 at 10:05

  15. Hi there
    great site, high time we had someone to bring a bit of clarity to the sometimes great but often risible reissue campagins.
    I’d call for some great repacks of the debut album by Hipsway, Big Country’s The Crossing and Steeltown, Bryan Adams Reckless.
    Prince really needs those ADD originals sorted, especially Lovesexy and Purple Rain. That said, some kind soul did a grand job on his 80’s input a couple of years back.
    Anyway, i could keep going but I won’t.

    gary clarke

    January 24, 2011 at 13:48

  16. A label this site should add to their labels of note is A very cool reissue label from the UK that reissues classic hard rock albums as well as some lost classics. They recently reissued the first Montrose album (featuring Sammy Hagar on vocals) which featured an amazing remastering job from engineer Jon Astley (The Who, Led Zeppelin, Judas Priest) and also featured rare photos, and very informative liner notes.

    Rock Candy has also reissued albums from Badlands, Raging Slab, 1994, Doc Holliday, The Godz, Barry Gouddreau (Boston), Steve Walsh (Kansas), Detective, and many other bands. They are a little pricey as UK imports but I think they are totally worth it!


    January 24, 2011 at 18:47

  17. Always enjoy this playing around with possibilities about reissues and suggested tracklistings.
    Any chance for a reissue theory about Berlin in the future?


    January 26, 2011 at 08:42

  18. Would like to see the Idolmaker soundtrack reissued on cd

    Richard Palmer

    January 26, 2011 at 13:30

  19. I’d like to see Madhouse 8 + 16 remastered and reissued (together on 1 CD). Also, the Vangelis catalogue has not been remastered and he deserves a 3 or 4 disc box set that covers both his classic 70s tunes and later soundtrack works.


    January 30, 2011 at 20:17

  20. Since we are entering a new era of “Rolling Stones archival releases” – where is the long overdue “Video Rewind” DVD? Or an expanded version of 25 x 5, that would include complete performances of the songs that are truncated during the documentary? And the UM Remasters would have probably sold a lot better if they had included a bonus DVD that could have included the promo videos (many never officially released) for all the albums from Goat’s Head Soup onwards.


    February 10, 2011 at 18:47

  21. I love the site! I wish that the full entries were shown on the front page instead of having to open the “Read the rest of this entry »” links in a new window. It’s a minor thing, but I’d like it better if either the full text was shown, or if the page expanded upon clicking the link to reveal everything without taking you away from the main page. It would also be nicer if at least one full week’s worth of entries were shown before going to the “« Older Entries” link.

    Mark Judkins

    March 2, 2011 at 14:07

  22. Hi there,

    love, love, love the site.

    I see you’ve reported on some of the ZTT reissues, and while looking for them I came across this bit of unreported news: Paul Rutherford (former FGTH member) is having his 1989 album re-released with a… second disc of remixes.

    I saw it hereon amazon:

    Perhaps you’ll want to write about it? The re-release is very soon, on 14th March 2011.

    Why they’re doing it now, after 22 years is a bit of mystery. Perhaps you can find out more…


    Regards from Paris,



    March 7, 2011 at 14:46

  23. Pushing Daisies Season 2 score from Varese Sarabande announced.


    March 12, 2011 at 18:30

  24. I would like to see the Faces get the Deluxe Edition done to their Catalog and some Live stuff on CD/DVD as well. And whatever happened to Rhino’s proposed Expanded Edition of J.Geils Band Full House. That there isn’t more Live stuff from one of the Greatest Live Bands ever is Criminal.

    Craig Pinson

    March 15, 2011 at 19:50

  25. The Waterboys are releasing the piano demos for the “This Is The Sea” album:


    March 15, 2011 at 23:28

  26. Is it uncool to write about a re-release we all seem to have missed?

    On 31st January of this year, EMI re-released Barclay James Harvest’s “Once Again” album for its 40th anniversary, with extra tracks and a bonus DVD containing audiophile versions and surround sound mixes, apparently taken from the original quad release back in the days.

    You can find it here:


    March 17, 2011 at 04:40

  27. Just saw that Raven Records in Australia is releasing three early Garland Jeffreys albums on a 2 CD set – Ghost Writer / One-Eyed Jack / American Boy & Girl.

    Amazon UK shows a release date of May 2.


    March 22, 2011 at 05:33

  28. from Nick,

    love the site, has there been any more updates regarding the expanded edtions of Billy Joel’s albums, can’t find anything on the web, looking forward to this, especially if they expand songs in the attic, thanks

    nick caruso

    March 24, 2011 at 00:25

  29. REISSUE Theory: The Call “Reconciled” phenomenal long forgotten masterpiece from beginning to end. Not to mention the cameos of Peter Gabriel and Jim Kerr. This nugget is long overdue for remastering and I am sure a bit of bonus material. If I am not mistaken The Call opened for Peter Gabriel on the “Security” tour.

    Denis Moecraft

    March 27, 2011 at 00:58

  30. Would love to see a reissue of Shaun Cassidy’s 1980 new wave album “Wasp”. This forgotten gem was produced by Todd Rundgren and contains some really cool covers that sound really representative of the era. There’s a Bowie cover, a Who cover and a Mott the Hoople cover. I’ve played this album for many people who really dug it as a solid early 80’s new wave album without knowing it was created by a former teen idol. A really good album-it deserves a faithfully remastered reissue of this gem.

    Gabe Echazabal

    March 27, 2011 at 01:16

  31. Great site. It would be great if you could find out what is going on with the Gold Legion reissue label. They specialize in 70s and early 80s dance music. They have taken money but not shipped the majority of their releases. They keep pushing back release dates and they do not respond to emails.

    Frank Miceli

    March 30, 2011 at 12:27

  32. How about some Reissues for the J.Geils Band and Faces. These were two Bands whose back catalog availability is underwhelming. These are two bands who shoild have their catalog Remastered.

    Craig Pinson

    April 1, 2011 at 16:47

  33. Great job, you guys! Been reading for some time now, and you continually guide me to or alert me to some fine listening! Many things I’ve owned on vinyl at one time, and now enjoy in my digital library. Appreciate the heads up! Thanks.

    How about a reader’s “Top 5 Super Secret Vinyl Reissue Dream List” of some albums that should be (finally!) reissued on CD? It’s always a learning experience when we share together. I’ll start off with a tickler….how about a CD issue of Adam Mitchell’s fine 1979 Warner Bros. platter, “Redhead in Trouble.” ?! Great songwriting and superb production and performance. It could include some of Adam’s post-Paupers demos and songs heading into his Southern California era stuff.

    Ok, there you go….and I’ve got 4 more rightaway, but let’s hear from others!


    Sean Anglum

    April 4, 2011 at 12:31

  34. Here’s something I just stumbled across that may be of interest. Amazon has a May 17 release date for an import 6 CD Hollies box set “Clarke Hicks and Nash Years: The Complete Hollies”. This supposedly collects everything the Hollies recorded for EMI while Graham Nash was part of the group. No track listing on Amazon as of yet but one of the Hollies blogs has a track listing which reflects 160+ songs including foreign language versions and a previously unreleased concert. Love your site…keep up the good work!

    Bob Olivier

    April 7, 2011 at 11:26

  35. Per your 1000th post article I think it might be interesting to see some articles/interviews with some of the people behind the many reissue labels like Ace, Sundazed, etc. with information about topics such as how they decide what to reissue and the various problems they encounter along the way.


    April 12, 2011 at 01:19

  36. Thanks so much, Pete! We’d love to speak with those folks you mention, and others – so stay tuned!

    In the meantime, if you haven’t checked out our past interviews with Harry Weinger (Universal/Hip-o), Bruce Kimmel (Kritzerland), Steve Stanley (Now Sounds) and MV Gerhard (La-La Land), please do! All four gentlemen offered a great deal of insight into exactly those areas you mention.

    Joe Marchese

    April 12, 2011 at 01:40

  37. Demon has new best-of compilations out:

    Sweet Harmony: The Best Of The Beloved
    Walk Out To Winter: The Best Of Aztec Camera

    plus re-releases of Steve Miller, The Mission…


    April 12, 2011 at 02:46

  38. I heard Lisa Hartman’s catalog is being released this month on Wounded Bird records. Any info?


    April 15, 2011 at 22:25

  39. I wanted to pass on that Rock Candy records is going to reissue two Kansas albums, 1982’s Vinyl Confessions and 1983’s Drastic Measures on May 25th. I posted before that they are a terrific reissue label reissuing many classic and lost classic hard rock albums on CD. They have also recently reissued the first two Starcastle albums as well as Greg Lake’s two solo albums which also featured the late Gary Moore.


    April 20, 2011 at 21:40

  40. I would love to see remasters for Crowded House. Have you guys heard anything on their catalog being remastered?


    April 26, 2011 at 08:13

  41. I’ve been wishing that somebody would put together some Disconet Remix collections. There are some incredible versions of songs by Thelma Houston, Betty Wright, Yvonne Elliman and a host of others just waiting to be unleashed.


    April 26, 2011 at 11:10

  42. Hi, can you look into this listing for an INXS Remasters box set? I don’t see anything else on the web at this point.


    April 28, 2011 at 00:20

  43. Hello,
    I have been looking for CD reissues of the following Jazz titles:
    Charles Tolliver – And His All Stars/Paper Man
    Charles Tolliver – Ringer
    Charles Tolliver – Compassion
    Charles Tolliver – Live in Berlin at the Quasimodo Vol. 1&2
    Stanley Cowell – Brilliant Corners

    US record labels seem content to repackage titles most Jazz collector already own. There are plenty of great recordings that have yet to be released on CD. Have you heard any news concerning Black Lion, Landmark, or Strata East Records? Any info is greatly appreciated.

    John C.

    May 5, 2011 at 13:35

  44. All –

    It looks like DSOTM and WYWH from Pink Floyd are getting big boxes. Amazon lists pre-orders for both. I’m not a fan myself, but thought you’d like to know.


    Scott A.

    Scott Atkinson

    May 10, 2011 at 12:08

  45. Hip-O-Select released 12 volumes of “The Complete Motown SIngles” covering the years 1959-1971. The last two were labelled 11A and 11B. These sets were lavishly done with detailed liner notes. The series was always supposed to go to 1972. There was talk that 1972 was going to be divided into two sets as with 1971. Then, all went quiet. There have been some postings about licensing issues with the tracks from 1972, but no official word from Hip-O-Select for some time.

    It would be great if Second Disc could get an update on the status of the series from Hip-O-Select. Thanks.

    P.S. Love the blog!

    Scott Freiman

    May 12, 2011 at 15:19

    • Hey Scott,

      I can proudly tease that we’ve got…well, not an update, but a collection of new sentences about the statuses Vols. 12A and 12B coming next week. It’s part of a slightly larger interview about another Motown project, but hopefully it’ll keep the fires burning for everyone waiting for a firmer update on these boxes (myself included)!

      Mike Duquette

      May 12, 2011 at 15:26

      • Hi, would love an update – I also have volumes 1 through 11a/b and would love to complete my collection. This was a wonderful series, with beautiful packaging and documentation!!

        Brenda W-K

        July 22, 2011 at 00:19

  46. just posted that Thin Lizzy will release deluxe editions of Black Rose, Bad Reputation and Chinatown on June 26th. Amazon lists the bonus tracks, but doesn’t specify the sources of the them. Here is the link for the announcement.


    May 15, 2011 at 16:02

  47. Liked your entry about the CHIC – Soup For One ost – I have been piecing this together for years – almost complete except for the Fonzi Thornton Riding track!


    May 22, 2011 at 22:30

  48. reported that Judas Priest will be releasing two boxsets coinciding with their farewell tour. The first boxset will be all their singles from 1977-2008 and the second will be all their albums from Rocka Rolla up to Nostradamus.

    Here is the link:


    May 25, 2011 at 16:04

    • had this to report:

      Judas Priest are to release a singles CD box set later in the year.

      This will feature every single the band released in the UK from 1977-2008. Each single will come in the original artwork.

      This will only be available to buy through the band’s official website, and fans can pre-order copies from June.

      The new Judas Priest line-up, with guitarist Richie Faulkner, will be headlining the High Voltage Festival on July 23.


      May 25, 2011 at 16:06

  49. Check out these two tweets on May 25 from Prince’s Twitter feed (assuming this really is his official Twitter feed)!/Prince_Live

    “Remastered, repackaged, redesigned. Long overdue

    “..4 an upcoming not 2 distant celebration of a very special anniversary. Sign o’ the Times”


    May 28, 2011 at 21:37

  50. Upon the sad, sad news of the passing of Andrew Gold, a hefty box set of his considerable talents is now a “must do” for a forward-thinking label. Not only did Andrew create some great albums in the late 70s/early 80s on Asylum, but his self-run QuarkBrain stuff was/is amazing. From his “1951” CD to his collection of hilarious and right-on-the-money phone answering machine tapes (compiled to CD). Great! And let us not forget his work with Graham Gouldman in WAX (and later day 10CC) and his kids’ releases for Halloween and Christmas. In fact, Andrew even had a special contemporary Christmas collection in the can (hard drive?) called “HO, HO, HO” that I’m longing to finally hear. All of this and we’re not even touching his groundbreaking arrangement work and musicianship with Ms. Ronstadt which, along with her incredible voice, solidified her place in the annals of rock.
    Someone…please consider the late, great Andrew Gold for your next big box project…..he produced MORE than enough masterpieces to fill one, two or three times over!
    And, Andrew, R.I.P. “Thank You for Being a Friend”

    Sean Anglum

    June 7, 2011 at 15:35

  51. just listed the Judas Priest Singles Boxset “Single Cuts” for $100.00. Here is the link:


    June 7, 2011 at 19:12

  52. Check this out:

    Nevermind in deluxe 4 CD + 1DVD.


    June 22, 2011 at 09:33

  53. The second disc should give some in depth attention to the new Suede remasters. They are a wet dream of deluxe/bonus goodies.

    PS – the Pet Shop Boys did one of the first ( and still best ) reissues of a back catalog way back in 2001. I know this is old news but these are really the bench mark against which great deluxe remaster two disc sets should be measured. Well worth a look.


    June 23, 2011 at 19:35

    • Hey Mark,

      The Suede reissues are on my to-buy list. I’ve heard such great things from all over the place that I decided they were too much to ignore.

      Mike Duquette

      June 23, 2011 at 19:54

      • Ther are worth the money. They have adopted an interesting take in laying these out. You get the original album remastered and it’s demos on disc 1. The demos are a bit raw and have not been treated to much tweaking. They give you a good idea of how far songs go from inception to the final cut. Disc 2 is really what makes theses worth having. Back in the day I was just your average fan, not for me buying every single or EP for the B-sides. So I was shocked by the number of B-sides this band put out!. Head Music alone has 19!!! B-sides! Half of which could easily have been album cuts, really high quality stuff. The B-Sides do get the remaster touch and sound great. Disc 3 is a dvd and has live shows, the videos to all the singles and an interview with the band. I’ve only watched the DVD for the debut album so can only comment on it . Here again, you get to see the difference between the very raw live performances and the much more polished Videos. For me the best part of the DVD was the band interview. It’s a simple set up just the band members being asked questions about why they made this or that choice and what went into making the songs. Very informative without the pointless flattery you sometimes get with these things. I was actually sad to see the interview end, not something I can usually say. The packaging is also very good. And to top everything off I picked these up for 25 $ on amazon. Talk about value for money.


        June 23, 2011 at 23:45

  54. Greetings! Thanks for the great site (just found out about it via Spin in the U.K). A couple of suggestions for Deluxe Editions: the great album by Joan Armatrading simply called “JOAN ARMATRADING”.This used to sound sonically brilliant on vinyl, but the CD versions have been flat and dull sounding, at best. And A&M (Universal) should think about a deluxe version of John Hiatt’s classic “BRING THE FAMILY” with Ry Cooder, Nick Lowe and Jim Keltner. There must be outtakes,jams,etc. in someones’ vault. Re. Craig’s query about the Faces, they have been re-issued as mini-lp sleeves(without bonus tracks) in Japan.WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON AT WARNER BROS? They have sat on their hands (and their magnificent catalogue) and It’s driving me NUTS! What about a Deluxe Ed. of, in my opinion, one of the greatest progressive blues rock albums of all time, Fleetwood Mac’s “THEN PLAY ON”,and the rest of the non Buckingham-Nicks titles. The Japanese Mini-lp re-issues, also seemed to have stalled. I would love minis of “CROSBY, STILLS & NASH”,”DEJA VU” etc. & Bonnie Raitt titles as well. Rhino would have been the perfect company to do these Dlxe.Eds or re-issue, but they seem to have been neutered since being taken over by Warners.


    June 29, 2011 at 03:05

  55. I just saw that a deluxe version of The Long Ryders’ Native Sons CD was released back in May (it came up in my recommendations from Amazon). In addition to the original album and the 10-5-60 EP it now also includes tracks from the Radio Tokyo sessions and 5 by 5 sessions.


    July 4, 2011 at 23:14

  56. The Avalanches are re-releasing their, epic (and only) album:

    Details are scarce for the moment. Perhaps you can find out more?


    July 7, 2011 at 12:22

  57. Iconoclassic just reissued The Tubes’ Completion Backward Principle. It’s much better than the original Capitol CD that came out…

    Marsh Gooch

    July 11, 2011 at 19:03

  58. I just ordered the new UFO The Chrysalis Years 1973-1979 5-CD Boxset from and it is the motherload of this underrated band featuring Michael Schenker. It has all the classic albums Phenomenon, Force It, No Heavy Petting, Lights Out, Obsession and Strangers In The Night as well as rare single edits, BBC sessions and a rare live 1974 concert. I got it for 20 bucks and I think it is a steal! Here is the complete track listing:

    CD 1:

    1. Give Her The Gun (Single A-Side)
    2. Sweet Little Thing (Single B-Side)


    3. Oh My
    4. Crystal Light
    5. Doctor Doctor
    6. Space Child
    7. Rock Bottom
    8. Too Young To Know
    9. Time On My Hands
    10. Built For Comfort
    11. Lipstick Traces
    12. Queen Of The Deep


    13. Doctor Doctor (Single Edit)


    14. Rock Bottom
    15. Time On My Hands
    16. Give Her The Gun

    CD 2:


    1. Oh My
    2. Doctor Doctor
    3. Built For Comfort
    4. Give Her The Gun
    5. Cold Turkey
    6. Space Child
    7. Rock Bottom
    8. Prince Kujuku


    9. Let It Roll
    10. Shoot Shoot
    11. High Flyer
    12. Love Lost Love
    13. Out In The Street

    CD 3:


    1. Mother Mary
    2. Too Much Of Nothing
    3. Dance Your Life Away
    4. This Kid’s (Including ‘Between The Walls’)

    5. Natural Thing
    6. I’m A Loser
    7. Can You Roll Her
    8. Belladonna
    9. Reasons Love
    10. Highway Lady
    11. On With The Action
    12. A Fool In Love
    13. Martian Landscape


    14. Too Hot To Handle
    15. Just Another Suicide
    16. Try Me
    17. Lights Out

    CD 4:


    1. Gettin’ Ready
    2. Alone Again
    3. Electric Phase
    4. Love To Love


    5. Try Me (Single Remix)

    6. Too Hot To Handle
    7. Lights Out
    8. Try Me

    9. Only You Can Rock Me
    10. Pack It Up (And Go)
    11. Arbory Hill
    12. Ain’t No Baby
    13. Lookin’ Out For No. 1
    14. Hot ‘N’ Ready
    15. Cherry
    16. You Don’t Fool Me
    17. Lookin’ Out For No. 1 (Reprise)
    18. One More For The Rodeo
    19. Born To Lose


    20. Only You Can Rock Me (Single Version)

    CD 5:


    1. Natural Thing (Live)
    2. Out In The Street (Live)
    3. Only You Can Rock Me (Live)
    4. Doctor Doctor (Live)
    5. Mother Mary (Live)
    6. This Kid’s (Live)
    7. Love To Love (Live)
    8. Lights Out (Live)
    9. Rock Bottom (Live)
    10. Too Hot To Handle (Live)
    11. I’m A Loser (Live)
    12. Let It Roll (Live)
    13. Shoot Shoot (Live)


    14. Doctor Doctor (Live Single Edit)
    15. On With The Action (Live Single B-Side)

    Here is the link if you want to check it out….


    July 13, 2011 at 19:46

  59. How come there’s no mention of the huge Screamadelica reissues form March this year? It just won a Mojo Award!

    Claire Jones

    July 27, 2011 at 05:04

  60. The disappearing Smiths se. This posted on Rhino UK site yesterday but it nowhere to be found today (7/27/11) :

    Dean H

    July 27, 2011 at 09:36

  61. Hi. I’ve been enjoying your blog, and I wanted to see if you’d like to add another writer. I was doing a similar blog called Skratchdisc ( but haven’t kept it because frankly yours is better. Anyway, if you want to chat, my name is Marsh Gooch and my email is

    Marsh Gooch

    July 27, 2011 at 14:11

    • maybe you should turn skratchdisc into a place for all skratch tracks – i have a ton of skratches that are better than the overproduced official releases from so many artists – even of songs a band became best known for. it’d be neat to have a place we could all send those!


      August 5, 2011 at 14:02

  62. Just found this blog and love it.

    Robert Lett

    July 29, 2011 at 18:07

  63. How a bout a reissue theory for the Sundays’ catalog? I’d be more than happy to write it if you’re willing to have a guest column…


    July 29, 2011 at 19:46

  64. Hello, the Greater Hits feature is something that was much needed!
    I don’t recount how many times I’ve checked, double-checked and cross-checked which was the “best best of” an artist…
    Most of the time, though, the “historical” ones are what a casual fan needs the most (This Time for Culture Club, Twelve Deadly Cyns by Cyndi Lauper, Tears Roll Down for Tears for Fears…)
    … but it can be a re-issue (The Very Best of Supertramp)
    … or a later package (Greatest Hits by Billy Idol, The Platinum Collection for David Bowie)
    …sometimes it can even be a generic product (The Essential Sly and the Family Stone)
    …or like finding a mouse tooth in a sandbag (King of Pop UK edition for Michael Jackson)
    …it can even don’t exist (every Deep Purple compilation lacks a classic tune)
    If there is any way to contribute to this section, please let me know, I’d love to help and share my past researchs.


    July 30, 2011 at 06:13

  65. is listing a Judas Priest collection titled Single Cuts for release in August for around 10 bucks. It looks like it could be a single disc compilation of the big Single Cuts boxset due for release around the same time, but it doesn’t have a track listing. Here is the link to check out:


    July 30, 2011 at 09:52

  66. Not a suggestion, but (a different type of) sad news. Rioters in London torched a distribution warehouse that held stock for up to 150 independent labels.


    August 9, 2011 at 22:27

  67. Just received an eblast from Rhino Handmade concerning a Twisted Sister Live @ the Marquee release. What tweaked my curiosity was a small tickle (in Rick Griffin lettering) at the bottom of the email stating that “Fillmore East 1968” was coming soon. Anyone have info on this upcoming delicacy?

    Sean Anglum

    August 15, 2011 at 16:40

  68. Rock Candy Records is going to reissue the debut album from Vandenberg on September 23. The album featured Adrian Vandenberg who would later join Whitesnake where his biggest contribution was playing the guitar solo to Here I Go Again. But the Vandenberg album was recorded at Jimmy Page’s Sol Studio and featured the Top 40 hit Burning Heart.

    Woundedbird had reissued this album back in 2002 along with the other two Vandenberg albums like Heading For a Storm and Alibi which weren’t that great. The sound was like someone remastered the discs from an old cassette and to me that is how a lot of other Woundedbird reissues sound like. But I know based on other Rock Candy reissues I own that they will give this underrated hard rock album on the early 80s the justice it deserves. I cannot wait to get this!


    August 19, 2011 at 22:05

    • Rock Candy Records is definitely an outstanding reissue company. I bought Billy Squier’s TALE OF THE TAPE and their two Rick Springfield remasters. Both have absolutely superb sound and packaging. The problem is they get so few major artists to remaster. Their vast majority of work is stuck with people whom have to be described to know who they are. Case in point “Adrian Vandenberg who would later join Whitesnake”. There’s a TON of major artists out there who’s catalogs have not yet been remastered. Styx, Sammy Hagar, Bryan Adams, more from Rick Springfield and Billy Squier, etc. If only RCR could get their hands on those.


      August 24, 2011 at 11:06

      • Rock Candy did a fantastic job reissuing Sammy Hagar’s Street Machine adding 2 bonus cuts: I’ve Done Everything For You” which Rick Springfield would later record and his version of “Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay.” They also reissued the first Montrose album featuring Sammy Hagar and Jon Astley did a remastering job that put the original Warner release on CD (as well as the recent Audio Fidelity version) to shame!

        But I agree I would hope they would reissue some other Billy Squier albums as well as his two releases with the band Piper. But I agree some of the bands they reissue are very obscure and I have bought a lot of those discs which are great. Here is my list of must have Rock Candy reissues:

        1. Badlands, S/T and Voodoo Highway – Both albums are two of my favorites featuring ex Ozzy guitarist Jake E Lee, current KISS drummer Eric SInger and the late Ray Gillen on vocals. Both came out in 1989 and 1991 and are amazing.

        2. Detective, S/T – A great lost classic of 1977 which was released on Led Zeppelin’s Swan Song label and featured Michael Des Barres, Michael Monarch from Steppenwolf, and Tony Kaye from YES. I like this record a great deal and it is essential for Zeppelin fans who might want to see who else was on Swan Song other than Bad Company or Dave Edmunds.

        3. The Godz – Produced by Grand Funk drummer Don Brewer, this is the purest form of biker rock you will ever hear. I had only heard about the album, but never was able to find it until Rock Candy reissued it. And it is an album every hard rock fan should own!

        4. Raging Slab – I had this on vinyl years ago and I remember the sticker on the shrink wrap that said “Lynyrd Skynyrd meets Metallica.” The description was pretty accurate but it has some great songs as well as amazingly good guitar playing. I remember “Don’t Dog Me” getting airplay on MTV back in 1989.

        5. Hughes Thrall – The 1982 release that featured ex Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Trapeze and current Black Country Communion singer/bassist Glenn Hughes and Automatic Man guitarist Pat Thrall.

        6. Lita Ford – Her classic 1988 album which sounds amazing. It also has a bonus remix of her classic “Close My Eyes Forever” with Ozzy!

        7. Ram Jam – Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Ram – There was more to this one hit wonder band than Black Betty. This 1977 album runs the gamut of sounds from KISS to Aerosmith and UFO.

        8. Doc Holliday S/T and Rides Again – An unsung Southern Rock band from the late 70’s. They also opened up for Black Sabbath in the early 80’s during the Mob Rules era.

        But you have to check their site every now and then to see what they have in store. But for a label that specializes in reissuing some lost and obscure bands, they got it right and do it better than other labels out there.


        August 24, 2011 at 16:39

  69. Is there some way to make the home page always use the standard site on my iPad? I’ve never been a fan of the fancy swipes.


    August 26, 2011 at 22:17

  70. I would like see a remastered and/or expanded release of Al Jarreau’s Look to the Rainbow. Friday Music? Rhino? Are you listening?

    John C.

    August 30, 2011 at 12:42

  71. Have you ever considered having an “unboxing” section like you see on gadget websites where photos could be posted of certain boxsets/reissues being unwrapped and offering a closer look at packaging. I live in a rural spot so often the first time I get to examine a purchase is when the amazon delivery comes. I’d be interested in seeing unboxing pictures of the upcoming Pink Floyd immersion boxes.

    Thanks otherwise. This site is fantastic and I visit it daily!

    Jason C

    September 9, 2011 at 06:35

  72. Am anxious to know further details about the upcoming Nina Simone “Complete RCA Albums Collection”, especially tracklistings, and whether any of the releases are expanded!

    Patrick Hnidka

    September 10, 2011 at 12:45

    • Working on it as we speak, Patrick! Hopefully we’ll have a report with details this week on the Nina Simone box as well as the other latest releases from PopMarket. Fingers crossed.

      Joe Marchese

      September 11, 2011 at 00:13

  73. Britney Spears just announced that she has a remix compilation coming out next month. Some of us do collect her stuff (and try to keep track of all of these pesky remixes as well!)


    September 16, 2011 at 21:14

  74. Gold Legion has announced the upcoming release of 2 elusive Grace Jones titles, “Fame,” and “Muse.” “Muse has never been on cd anywhere in the world, and “Fame” was only briefly available as a budget title on the Spectrum label.

    Dean Harris

    September 19, 2011 at 10:38

  75. I think a timely Reissue Theory would be R.E.M.’s Dead Letter Office. Considering that none of the previous 25th Anniversary editions had any relevant B-sides, I challenge the Second Disc crew to compile an expanded DLO that includes all the extra tracks from the 1981-1987 era that could fit. (And yes, I’d include “Romance” and the other Document-era extras.) Have at it!


    September 21, 2011 at 14:36

    • Challenge accepted, my friend!

      Mike Duquette

      September 21, 2011 at 14:37

      • Oh good. I mean, I could probably figure it out, but I like your write-ups.


        September 21, 2011 at 17:17

  76. Do you have any special knowledge about the forthcoming Howlin’ Wolf Chess set from Hip-O Select? I’d hate to see it slip under the radar just because it was announced on the same day as the Supremes and Temptations singles sets, which are totally redundant for someone who has been collecting the Complete Motown Singles boxes.


    September 26, 2011 at 14:02

  77. After being inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, I think 2011 is the year for Alice Cooper. I picked up the Best Buy Edition of Welcome 2 My Nightmare with bonus cuts as well as the iTunes edition with even more bonus cuts a week and a half ago and I have not been able to stop listening to it! It is such a welcome treat to hear a new Bob Ezrin production that is familiar yet very modern. The album is getting great reviews and it debuted at #22 on Billboard which in this day and age is very impressive!

    Because of his new album’s success, I now hope there might be an interest in remastering the Cooper catalog. Unfortunately, the Life and Crimes boxset as well as the expanded Billion Dollar Babies and Welcome To My Nightmare which were all terrific are now out of print. Since the new album has been released on Universal, would the Second Disc happen to know if Hip-O (or maybe even Shout Factory since they released Good To See You Again Alice Cooper on DVD) might be getting the entire catalog to reissue in the near future? It would be cool to see albums like Love It To Death, Killer and School’s Out get remastered since the WB discs sound flat.


    September 26, 2011 at 16:11

  78. Thanks for the Howlin’ Wolf post. How about one for the Yardbirds Glimpses set which is, as of today, finally ready for pre-order.


    September 26, 2011 at 16:34

  79. I read on that Sony Japan will release a 30th anniversary 2 CD edition of Aerosmith’s 1976 classic Rocks with a bonus disc of rarities and live tracks. I couldn’t find any new details about it but maybe the Seconddisc could do some investigating? Here is the link for the article:

    Also Rock Candy Records just reissued the first two albums by the cult 70s hard rock band Lone Star (S/T and Firing On All Six) who were produced by Roy Thomas Baker of Queen and featured singer John Sloman who would later replace David Byron in Uriah Heep and guitarist Paul Chapman who is the cousin of Dave Edmunds and was Michael Schenker’s replacement in UFO. Both discs include bonus BBC tracks and they look great! I hooe to have my copies of both discs next week.


    October 13, 2011 at 20:47

  80. About a year and a half back I read mention of Alison Moyet’s back catalog getting the remaster/bonus disc treatment. Waiting and waiting… but nothing. Anyone heard anything on these?


    October 21, 2011 at 16:39

  81. I just opened an email from Amazon.UK and there appears to be a new RUSH title called RUSH ABC 1974 which is an official release of a Cleveland radio broadcast concert. Could the Seconddisc find out more information? The release date for it is this coming Monday and with all the new Rush releases and Reissues coming out, this looks like it might be the most interesting. I just hope the sound quality is amazing.

    Here is the Amazon uk link:


    October 22, 2011 at 12:13

  82. Any information on this series from the UK would be greatly appreciated (these are just a few of the titles):


    October 26, 2011 at 12:21

    • Hi Patrick! I’ve been looking into this series. As soon as I have more information, we’ll pass it on!

      Joe Marchese

      October 27, 2011 at 09:25

  83. has just reported that there will be a 35th anniversary edition of Aerosmith’s Rocks with a lot of cool stuff to be released at the end of November. Here is the link………….


    October 28, 2011 at 21:17

  84. Here’s a cool (and unusual) one you missed. Indie band Of Montreal have just released a box set of all ten of their full length albums–on cassette! You read that right. Details here:

    Who will be the first to do an 8-track box set 😉



    October 29, 2011 at 07:36

  85. Fans of the band Boston should get ready for the Rock Candy Records reissue of Orion The Hunter on November 14th. The album was originally released in 1984 and featured Boston alumni Barry Goudreau, the late Brad Delp and Fran Cosmo as well as Michael Derosier from Heart. It is a good album that featured the minor hit “So You Ran” and it has been in and out of print over the years. It is nice to see that Rock Candy will reissue it and will give it the proper treatment it deserves.


    October 30, 2011 at 10:14

  86. Please consider posting a review update on the Complete Singles of Joni Sommers etc. and if you can identify other sources than just Collectors Choice. I’d rather not buy direct from Collectors Choice, as they killed the original reissue plans


    November 2, 2011 at 15:45

  87. I would like to see all the domestic record labels do remastered Mini LP cardboard sleeve CD reissues of their catalogs. Do them exactly like they do in Japan, only not over priced like those are. Replicate the original LP packaging including all the swag such as stickers, booklets, mini posters etc. These could be limited editions, only available for a certain amount of time, but not limited quantity. They could feature CD only bonus tracks, exclusive to the compact disc and not available digitally. These would be a boost to our beloved record stores. I realize some labels have done similar packaging on some releases, but they are not of the quality of the Japan reissues. The majors do these overseas, why not here?


    November 8, 2011 at 22:14

  88. I’d like to send you an email privately. Would you reply directly with your email address?

    David Greene

    November 22, 2011 at 01:37

  89. I’ll forgive you (because you’re not in France), but for its 40th anniversary, Serge Gainsbourg’s classic album “Melody Nelson” has just been re-released here in a variety of different flavours – as shown on the official site:

    The basic reissue (2CD + DVD) has the album, outtakes and a 40-minute documentary, plus the original album in 5.1 surround sound.

    There’s also a limited edition vinyl picture disc of the original album.

    But the most interesting package would be the ‘super deluxe box set’, numbered and limited to 10,000 units with the 2 CDs and DVD, double vinyl (not the picture disc; contains the the same titles as the two CDs) and a 52-page book in English and French, plus (perhaps a bonus if you order direct) 5 photos.

    It looks like the box set may be released elsewhere, as a subtitled extract from the documentary can be found on Youtube here:

    Even more interestingly, the non-subtitled version of the clip (here: is available in 720p and 1080p, which suggests the possibility of a Blu-ray version in the future.

    Keep up the good work!



    November 22, 2011 at 02:57

  90. First of all, thank you for the good blog!
    If it is possible, it would be nice to see the complete lists of Universal’s DELUXE Editions and Columbia’s LEGACY Editions. I cannot find them anywhere.



    November 26, 2011 at 02:41

  91. From

    On December 7th, Rhino will release the following titles from ALICE COOPER’s catalogue on limited edition remastered paper sleeve editions: Pretties For You, Easy Action, Love It To Death, Killer, School’s Out, Billion Dollar Babies, Muscle Of Love, Welcome To My Nightmare, Goes To Hell, Lace And Whiskey, Alice Cooper Show, From The Inside.

    I can’t seem to find them listed on but perhaps could the Second Disc Investigate?


    November 28, 2011 at 16:55

  92. This isn’t a suggestion, I need some help, and I didn’t see any other way to contact anyone. In the Rush Sector 1 Box Set, the CD of Fly By Night has some audio glitches, and is apparently on pretty much every copy. I don’t want to return mine to the store just to get another bum copy, but I cannot find the record company’s contact information to talk to them directly. Any help would be appreciated.



    November 28, 2011 at 21:03

  93. Reissue theories on Real Life’s ‘Heartland’ (I know it has been rereleased via the band, but that is just the straight album), When In Rome’s self-titled debut and ‘Peace’ by Anything Box could be interesting.
    And what about digging a bit deeper and focus on Haircut 100’s 2nd album?


    December 2, 2011 at 17:09

  94. association remastered….Don’t buy this! There is no excuse for this to be mono. If they used the masters, then make it stereo. Maybe the singles have to be mono, but the instrumentals and original lp? They probably will gouge you with a remastered “remastered” cd, in the near future,which will be stereo.

    bob derrick

    December 8, 2011 at 18:36

  95. shows a release date for 2 more Thin Lizzy deluxe edition sets! Nightlife and Fighting are scheduled to be released on February 27th. Unfortunately Amazon doesn’t list any track listings but I am out to surf what site might have a list of the bonus tracks.


    December 23, 2011 at 16:54

  96. Hi Mike!
    Having received just a couple of days ago the “Supremes – 50th Anniversay 3 CD Singles Box Set” from Motown / Universal, I wasn’t very happy with the sound. Beiing an audio studio mastering engineer myself, I tried to find out why. In the end, it’s showed extreme compression applied to the old masters which made it sound artifical and unnatural. Which leads to my question:
    Is it possible to add to your (and other) reviews the DR (dynamic range) values for the CD reviewed? These can be measured very easily in Mac / WIndows PCs (via stand-alone tools), and will give you a great advantage against other music review web sites. If you (or anyone else) needs more info, see “Dynamic Range” and “The Loudness War” via (and other websites).
    Any DR values added to your reviews will be a great info towards good and bad mastering, and great sound (or not, as with Universals Supremes set as mentioned). And mastering engineers like Bob Ludwig knows the problem … Thanks for considering this for 2012 …


    December 26, 2011 at 06:17

    • Thanks for the heads up on this collection Steve. I was going to order this set but now I will pass on it.


      December 27, 2011 at 22:33

  97. Does anyone know what is up with the R&B reissue label REEL MUSIC? They were putting out some really great obscure R&B stuff but they haven’t had anything new in over a year and a half it seems. Their website has not been updates in as long either.


    December 27, 2011 at 22:31

    • I’ll try to see what I can find out, Zubb! Reel’s work has always been of the highest quality, and they produced some exceptional reissues from the Motown vaults!

      Joe Marchese

      December 27, 2011 at 23:20

  98. Fantastic blog – I check it several times a week.

    My suggestion: I’ve been wondering for years what the real story is with Van Morrison’s aborted reissue series. I know the situation now: the series was halted halfway through, and most of his classic titles are therefore out of print (Hard Nose The Highway is going for $40 used now…I picked the wrong time to try to complete my Van collection!).

    What I don’t know is why all this happened. This all went down right around the time the Van-related fansites were scrubbed from the Web.

    I don’t suppose you’d have the scoop on where things stand, and if his stuff is ever going to come back into print?

    Sgt. Tanuki

    December 31, 2011 at 01:36

  99. Hello Joe Marchese,

    Would you like to review the upcoming JSP Records set JUDY GARLAND: THE CARNEGIE HALL CONCERT that is coming out on February 6, 2012?

    Let me know.


    Lawrence Schulman

    January 9, 2012 at 10:30

    • Lawrence,

      I’m certainly interested.

      Please email me at

      theseconddisc (at) gmail (dot) com

      Thanks and all best,


      Joe Marchese

      January 9, 2012 at 15:11

  100. I suggest adding BGO and Raven to your Labels of Note list.


    January 12, 2012 at 15:10

    • Also Mosaic Records.


      January 20, 2012 at 08:15

  101. Anybody heard anymore news about the mythic Nilsson Box Set rumored to be out in February with 16 CDs choked full of released and unreleased beautifulness? Last I heard, Andrew Sandoval has steering this ship and that Nilsson’s “Flash Harry” LP tracks would NOT be included in the set. That’s a shame for Nilsson fanatics like myself that have never won the lottery and been able to afford one of the rarer than hen’s teeth copies of that LP. Blog site “For the Love of Harry” has been pretty mum about the whole thing, just recently leaking the “Flash Harry” news I related. Anybody know more?

    Sean Anglum

    January 20, 2012 at 11:54

    • It’s still definitely on the radar, Sean – and perhaps my most eagerly awaited release planned for 2012. So rest assured, as soon as news is official…we’ll be here to cover it, in depth. Thanks!

      Joe Marchese

      January 29, 2012 at 18:53

      • Well, Joe, February’s three quarters exhausted and still not a peep about the Nilsson orgasma. Pity, really….many other new projects are pulling at my pocketbook, but I’ll hold out a bit longer for Harry! Have you heard any morsels of news you might be able to throw to the patience throngs? And thanks for all you do….Second Disc is the highlight of my mornings.

        Sean Anglum

        February 24, 2012 at 12:40

  102. I just saw on that there will be deluxe reissues of Dio’s Holy Diver, The Last In Line and Sacred Heart on March 12th. Here is the link to check it out.


    January 28, 2012 at 18:43

  103. Does anyone have any word on the Reel Music label? They had not updated their website in over a year and now I just tried to look again and the website seems to have been taken down. It would be a real shame if the label has folded. They reissued some really great R&B titles.


    February 13, 2012 at 22:36

  104. Will there ever be any Greg Kihn re-issues on CD again?


    February 23, 2012 at 13:18

  105. It would be great to see a reissue theory article for a deluxe edition of Madonna’s “Ray of Light” album.


    March 1, 2012 at 16:14

  106. Sad news to report that another rock great named Ronnie passed away. Guitarist Ronnie Montrose died yesterday at the age of 64.

    He worked with Herbie Hancock, Van Morrisson and of course introduced Sammy Hagar to the world with the classic 1973 Montrose album. That album is the definition of “all killer and no filler.” If you haven’t heard it, go to Amazon and order it (preferably the Rock Candy records remaster) today!


    March 4, 2012 at 17:09

  107. I would like to suggest John Denver’s Greatest Hits Volume 2 (RCA 1977)for the reissue theory. This could really stand to be remastered and re-issued with some good liner notes and maybe a bonus track or two. It was only released on CD in 1990 and is mastered at a very low volume. RCA/Legacy re-issued Volume 1 in 2005 but never Volume 2, which actually contains more chart hits. Five of the songs on this album are unique recordings that, as far as I know, are unavailable anywhere else. (Farewell Andromeda, This Old Guitar, Grandma’s Feather Bed, Like a Sad Song and My Sweet Lady, although this version of My Sweet Lady was included on the Essential John Denver). Really enjoy the site, keep up the good work!


    March 8, 2012 at 22:45

  108. Where is the article concerning the Dave Brubeck Quartet Complete Columbia Box? I’m surprised this wasn’t covered on here.


    March 15, 2012 at 13:36

  109. Also, any news on upcoming Johnny Mathis releases?


    March 15, 2012 at 13:37

    • Big Mathis fan here, so I’m remaining hopeful that we’ll have something new to share in the not-too-distant future!

      Joe Marchese

      March 18, 2012 at 17:02

  110. I can’t believe I’m just discovering this blog now, it’s like heaven on crack. Awesome, awesome stuff.

    With Madonna’s 41st #1 club play single charting in next week’s Billboard, I’d love to see your take on a long-overdue remixes comp/box set spanning her entire oeuvre. I have ideas of my own I would love to send you!!

    Look forward to spending lots of time with your blog catching up and anticipating future posts.


    March 17, 2012 at 13:57

    • Thanks for your kind words, Alex! We look forward to seeing you ’round these parts!

      Joe Marchese

      March 18, 2012 at 17:00

  111. Love this blog, one of the very very few I read.
    Wouldn’t it be great if the backing tracks from Chic’s hits, and some of their productions for others were made available. I just love their interplay between bass, drums and guitar. Have any of these ever been made available to your knowledge?


    April 1, 2012 at 15:58

    • Forgot to mention that I believe there were also some Motown Instrumentals albums of backing tracks available at one time. I’d love to see more of that kind of stuff.


      April 2, 2012 at 10:26

  112. JANE OLIVOR, esp. her Columbia years, and especially her 1982 IN CONCERT LP. Everyone claims there’s nothing more to it than what’s there, but I just don’t believe it. First, it clocks in at about 35 minutes in total (a 35 minute concert?). Mike DeLugg was the engineer and associate producer and I doubt if he pushed the “Stop” button everytime the song list told him to. Plus the album starts out with this canned applause (nothing approaching what an Olivor entrance would bring out from a rapturous audience). Plus none of the cornerstones, save three songs (Stay the Night, Better Days, Carousel of Love), are present, and those are huge gaps not to be included.


    April 3, 2012 at 06:24

  113. OMG! Johnny Mathis’s website announced the release of all his Mercury albums! Joe Let the rejoicing begin!!!!!!!


    April 9, 2012 at 20:07

  114. Looks as if there’s a massive box set of the Kinks on the BBC coming out in June or July. Amazon has no track listing. Maybe you have a source?


    April 14, 2012 at 11:40

    • Working on it as we speak, Dennis! Watch this space…

      Joe Marchese

      April 14, 2012 at 14:38

  115. Love your blog! I’m wondering if you can check into the status of the long-rumored volumes 12A and 12B of Hip-O-Select’s Complete Motown Singles. The previous 11+ volumes have been wonderfully prepared, but there’s been no work on the last two sets. I understood there were some legal issues, but there hasn’t been a definitive comment on whether the two sets will be issued or not. Thanks.

    Scott Freiman

    April 24, 2012 at 21:52

  116. First I love the blog and check it out every day. It’s amazing the love and care u you put in it.

    I got the Wilco “This Whole Love” RSD box set and it’s great. Imagine my surprise when i saw the single was signed in marker by all 6 members. Was this something that was announced and did they say how many would have signed singles included? I know it was limited to 300 copies. Thanks!


    April 26, 2012 at 13:22

  117. I can come with endless wish lists of reissues. I would love to see the Sylvers’ Pride/MGM catalog be reissued. I would love to see Jermaine Jackson’s Motown catalog be reissued. As well as Atlantic Starr’s A&M catalog. Sony/Legacy should put together the Jacksons’ Epic albums box set. We have seen the two stellar releases Destiny and Triumph remastered, now I would like to see the rest of them remastered including the first two albums produced by Gamble-Huff. It would be refreshing to hear. I would also like to see the Emotions’ Columbia/ARC catalog remastered. The Isley Brothers T-Neck Albums box set would be nice as well as the O’Jays’ Philadelphia International Albums. I would definitely like to see a deluxe edition of Bobby Brown’s Don’t Be Cruel album. I think New Edition’s MCA catalog should get the reissue treatment.

    • I totally agree. Mini LP replicas would be a nice touch to these reissues as well.


      May 9, 2012 at 01:47

  118. What is the problem with Arista? There are numerous albums that have NEVER made it to cd and there seems to be no inclination to do so. Examples include
    1. Batdorf & Rodney-Life Is You
    2. Silver-Silver
    3. Funky Kings-Funky Kings
    4. Alex Call-Alex Call
    5. Jack Tempchin-Jack Tempchin

    Several of the aforementioned artists have been asked and their comment is that Arista doesn’t seem to interetested in doing anything. Any input out there?

    Mike Pasqua

    May 17, 2012 at 16:19

  119. I recommend Beat Goes On since I didn’t see them in your labels of note tons of reissues there


    June 2, 2012 at 09:55

  120. Barbra Streisand mentioned in an article two days ago that she has a CD of older but unreleased recordings set to be released in the fall.


    June 16, 2012 at 21:44

    • Thanks! We’re eagerly watching how that project develops, Robert! The album, like Carole King’s recent set of previously unreleased demos, will likely be the tip of the iceberg considering the great amount of material in Barbra’s vault…but we can’t wait, nonetheless, to see just what we’ll get. Fingers crossed for something really special!

      Joe Marchese

      June 17, 2012 at 02:00

      • Joe, I completely agree! TIP of the iceberg! Im betting this CD will be out before October because Barbra has concert dates in Brooklyn on the 11th and 13th of October! So, I can imagine the product will be out before the concerts so they can have it available to purchase at the concerts.

        Also, the 12 DVD set of unreleased video material due out is set to release next year at some point! I’ve heard this anyway.


        June 18, 2012 at 13:53

  121. Michael,

    As you remain the “Reference Source” for the current part of my Personal Music Archive, please check out Hippo Select.Com & their recent listing for Jerry Lee Lewis’ Killer Live Deluxe Set (“Limited” to only 2,000 copies). All I can say is “Wow”!

    Take care & all the best with The Never-ending “The Thrill of The Hunt!”

    Bobby G.

    Bobby G

    June 28, 2012 at 01:43

    • Thanks for reading, Bobby! No fear! We’ve got the Killer covered. As soon as all of the details are released, we’ll run something here, for certain.

      Joe Marchese

      June 28, 2012 at 10:22

  122. Joe,

    Mathis just made the official announcement on his facebook page about the Mercury releases! Finally! I cant wait until you report it on this site!


    June 29, 2012 at 17:42

    • Thanks, Robert! Needless to say, we’re thrilled here…and the news that they’re coming from Real Gone Music is just fantastic. I know the team at RGM will treat these albums with the love and respect they deserve. I’m predicting a home run! We’ll have coverage here soon!

      Joe Marchese

      June 29, 2012 at 23:51

  123. Hey guys, any news on when (hopefully) these Beach Boys remasters might be coming our way. Seem to be Mono and Stereo versions on the same disc. As always, loving this blog. Pete


    June 30, 2012 at 06:05

    • Some more info if your Japanese is better than mine. Looks like Sunflower and Surfs Up are Stereo only, which makes sense…..


      June 30, 2012 at 06:19

      • Thanks, Pete! Indeed, we’re watching this development very closely…as soon as we have accurate, confirmed information, we’ll be ready to go with a full rundown. Watch this space…this could be the reissue program that many of us Beach Boys diehards have been waiting for, and the Japanese information certainly looks promising!

        Joe Marchese

        June 30, 2012 at 15:44

  124. Hi Joe Marchese,

    Have you guys heard anything from Sony Legacy Recordings about a possible Elvis / Madison Square Garden set coming out later this year in the fall of 2012? Purportedly, professional footage of the entire evening concert with matching sound has been found. From what I was told, some employees in the Sony Custom Marketing department along with others from Legacy have already screened the DVD that will accompany the set.


    July 6, 2012 at 05:39

  125. I just discovered this blog. LOVE IT!! I love the Reissue Theory section. I am a huge 80s music fan. I would love to see Laura Branigan’s albums reissued. There are a slew of B-sides, remixes and songs recorded that didn’t make any of the albums. I know she never made it as big as Madonna or Cyndi Lauper, but she had a dynamite voice and can sing anything, whether it was a dance song or a tear-jerker ballad.


    July 7, 2012 at 14:30

  126. Just learned of a Britney Spears import compilation that came out a couple of weeks ago. Interesting tracklisting–mostly album cuts, a couple of international bonus tracks, and a single mix. Here it is:

    1. Oops!…I Did It Again (Max Martin & Rami) 3:31 (Single from “Oops!…I Did It Again”, 2000)
    2. …Baby One More Time (Max Martin & Rami) 3:30 (1998 Single from “…Baby One More Time”, 1999)
    3. I’m A Slave 4 U (Neptunes) 3:23 (Single from “Britney”, 2001)
    4. Born To Make You Happy – Radio Edit (Kristian Lundin) 3:35 (Album version from “…Baby One More Time”, 1999)
    5. Cinderella (Max Martin) 3:39 (“Britney”, 2001)
    6. Brave New Girl (Brian Kierulf/Josh Schwartz) 3:30 (“In The Zone”, 2003)
    7. The Hook Up (Trixter) 3:54 (“In The Zone”, 2003)
    8. Don’t Hang Up (Brian Kierulf/Josh Schwartz) 4:02 (International version of “In The Zone”, 2003)
    9. One Kiss From You (Steve Lunt/Larry Campbell) 3:23 (“Oops!…I Did It Again”, 2000)
    10. Anticipating (Brian Kierulf/Josh Schwartz) 3:16 (“Britney”, 2001)
    11. What It’s Like To Be Me (Justin Timberlake) 2:50 (“Britney”, 2001)
    12. My Baby (Guy Sigsworth) 3:20 (“Circus”, 2008)
    13. Out From Under (Guy Sigsworth) 3:54 (“Circus”, 2008)
    14. You Got It All (Eric Foster White) 4:09 (International version of “Oops!…I Did It Again”, 2000)
    15. Showdown (Bloodshy & Avant) 3:17 (“In The Zone”, 2003)
    16. That’s Where You Take Me (Brian Kierulf/Josh Schwartz) 3:32 (“Britney”, 2001)


    July 11, 2012 at 12:10

  127. Any word on this Merl Saunders/Jerry Garcia compilation?


    July 13, 2012 at 10:15

  128. Love the site! I’ve been a regular reader ever since I discovered it.

    Any chance you know anything about the track listing for a Peter Gabriel reissue that’s supposed to come in September? There’s supposed to be a deluxe boxed set reissue of the So album. They’re calling it the 25 1/2 anniversary reissue (even though it’s actually been 26 1/2 years, but hey, who’s counting? 🙂 )


    July 22, 2012 at 16:57

    • Hey Rob, thanks for the kind words! We’ve been anxiously awaiting the track list for the “So” reissue; I’ve heard some pretty outlandish if unconfirmed things as to how many discs it’ll be. Not that there’s too much “So” for me! Hopefully we’ll hear something in the next few weeks, to set up a release in tune with Gabriel’s upcoming “So” Back to Front tour this fall (which I will be happily attending!).

      Mike Duquette

      July 23, 2012 at 02:31

      • I’ll be catching the tour too – in Boston. I saw the original tour four times back in 86/87. Those were amazing shows.


        July 27, 2012 at 12:09

  129. Joe,

    The release date for the Streisand unreleased CD is September 25th. According to HitsDailyDouble’s Release Schedule: Barbra Streisand’s “Release Me” will, indeed, be released on Sept. 25, 2012!


    July 25, 2012 at 12:08

  130. I just saw on that Universal music will be releasing Dio: The Singles Boxset. Here is some info:

    On August 31st in Europe and September 3rd in Japan, Universal Music has announced DIO’s The Singles Collection, a box of the band’s classic singles on Vertigo/Universal in replicas of the original release, a DVD featuring all of the corresponding promo videos,. The 14 CDs include 48 songs from 14 previous singles. The DVD includes 12 music videos. Comes with a reprint of a UK tour poster and DIO family tree (subject to change). Also includes a 32-page complete discography of the Vertigo years.

    The 14 CDs include:
    ‘Holy Diver’
    ‘Rainbow In The Dark’
    ‘The Last In Line’
    ‘We Rock’
    ‘Mystery’ (Inc. Uk Tour Poster)
    ‘Rock N’ Roll Children’
    ‘Hungry For Heaven’
    Dio Live
    ‘King Of Rock N Roll’
    ‘I Could Have Been A Dreamer’
    ‘All The Fools Sailed Away’
    The Dio Ep (Inc. Dio Family Tree)
    ‘Jesus Mary And The Holy Ghost’

    And I also saw on the Dio website that there will be a sequel to The Very Beast Of Dio with 3 previously unreleased tracks. Can The Second Disc find out any new information?


    July 30, 2012 at 16:05

  131. Now-Again have been releasing a lot of unknown backlist sounds:


    August 2, 2012 at 23:52

  132. New Sandy Denny 4 CD set of demos is worth a review


    August 10, 2012 at 08:49

    • Thanks, Kevin! We should be getting around to Sandy soon!

      Joe Marchese

      August 12, 2012 at 23:23

  133. Joe Marchese.

    Here’s the offical press release for Streisand’s new CD of unreleased material.


    August 23, 2012 at 12:13

  134. On September 17th, Rock Candy records is going to reissue Jefferson Starship’s Freedom At Point Zero as well as Quiet Riot’s Metal Health and Condition Critical. I hope that they can reissue other Jefferson Starship titles like Modern Times and Winds Of Change in the near future.


    September 10, 2012 at 19:27

  135. Get on Down out of Boston is doing some pretty amazing hip-hop / soul / jazz / rock deluxe reissues, let me know if you need any information on the label or any specific release. Website: My contact info: Thanks!!!! Keep up the excellent work.

    Brian Coleman

    September 17, 2012 at 13:40

  136. Rumor has it (no official EPE announcement yet) that the next Elvis Presley album title to get the expanded, 2-disc FTD treatment will be the second-to-last album to be released during his lifetime–1976’s “From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee”, noteworthy for having been entirely recorded in Graceland’s Jungle Room.


    September 20, 2012 at 08:56

  137. It seems the first two classic Blue Nile albums are being reissued in 2cd formats with b sides, outtakes etc
    There seem to be a number of bside ommissions which is a shame though.


    October 1, 2012 at 05:12

  138. In your “Labels of Note” section on the right side I think you ought to add Light in the Attic ( They have released some outstanding CDs lately!


    October 5, 2012 at 17:36

  139. For KISS and Alice Cooper fans, reports………………….

    UME is releasing a collection of KISS singles on November 19th. The set will consist of 29 singles, 26 of them are picture sleeve singles with the solo singles in colored vinyl, red, green, red, blue and feature a mask of each member just as it was released in the UK. The box set comes in a black case with a fiery KISS logo emblazed on the front. The Casablanca Singles consists of: ‘Nothin’ To Lose’ / ‘Love Theme from KISS’, ‘Kissin’ Time’ / ‘Nothin’ To Lose’, ‘Strutter’ / ‘100,000 Years’, ‘Let Me Go, Rock ‘N Roll’ / ‘Hotter Than Hell’, ‘Rock And Roll All Nite’ / ‘Getaway’, ‘C’mon And Love Me’ / ‘Getaway’, ‘Rock And Roll Nite (live)’ / ‘Rock And Roll All Nite’, ‘Shout It Out Loud’ / ‘Sweet Pain’, ‘Flaming Youth’ / ‘God of Thunder’, ‘Detroit Rock City’ / ‘Beth’, ‘Beth’ / ‘Detroit Rock City’, ‘Hard Luck Woman’ / ‘Mr. Speed’, ‘Calling Dr. Love’ / ‘Take Me’, ‘Christeen Sixteen’ / ‘Shock Me’, ‘Love Gun’ / ‘Hooligan’, ‘Shout It Out Loud’ (live)’ / ‘Nothin’ To Lose’ (live), ‘Rocket Ride’ / ‘Tomorrow And Tonight’ (live), ‘Strutter ’78’ / ‘Shock Me’, ‘Hold Me, Touch Me’ / ‘Goodbye ‘(Paul), ‘New York Groove’ / ‘Snowblind’ (Ace), ‘Radioactive’ / ‘See You In Your Dreams’ (Gene), ‘Don’t You Let Me Down’ / ‘Hooked On Rock ‘N Roll’ (Peter), ‘You Matter To Me’ / ‘Hooked On Rock ‘N Roll’ (Peter), ‘I Was Made For Lovin’ You’ / ‘Hard Times’, ‘Sure Know Something’ / ‘Dirty Livin”, ‘Shandi’ / ‘She’s So European’, ‘Tomorrow’ / ‘Naked City’, ‘A World Without Heroes’ / ‘Dark Light’, ‘I Love It Loud’ / ‘Danger’.

    And they also report, and I am glad I waited for a less expensive version…………..

    On Halloween, Universal are to release a new four-CD stripped-down version of ALICE COOPER’s Old School Desk Edition. Alice Cooper’s Old School: 1964-1974 Special Edition is the incredible true story of the Alice Cooper group. A career-spanning four-CD and eAlbum set taking you inside one of rock’s great bands in a unique full-length school yearbook and an array of amazing audio rarities direct from the depths of the band’s own vaults and personal collections, with unearthed gems also generously provided by family, friends, road crew, and long-time fans. Housed in a very apt mini school desk design, this set features four discs crammed with demos, pre-production and rehearsal recordings of classic Alice Cooper tracks, radio spots, interview anecdotes, plus a full live show captured on the 1971 Killer tour – Live in St Louis – along with a 60-page yearbook charting the incredible rise of Alice Cooper complete with many rare photos.


    October 10, 2012 at 16:24

  140. Dylan Bootleg Series Vol. 10 and 11 (BOTT sessions) forthcoming. Some interesting details from Sony mentioned.


    October 17, 2012 at 16:58

  141. There’s a wonderful new box set out in Canada for Blue Rodeo. It’s called “1987-1993” and includes their first five albums plus a bonus disc called “Odds & Ends.” All albums are in LP replica sleeves (not the Japanese kind, but larger sleeves that fold open as some albums have 2 discs. Their debut, “Outskirts,” includes a second disc with a new remix of the album by the band. The “Casino” album comes with a second disc of rarities. Each album has liner notes, and there’s an additional booklet in the box, plus a little envelope of postcards that are reprints of promotional posters. It’s available on their website and also from The albums have also been issued separately in Canada, too.


    October 24, 2012 at 14:33

  142. I really wish Arista would open their vaults and issue music on cd that has never been out before (at least, domestically) Would love to see the following:

    Batdorf and Rodney: Life Is You
    Funky Kings-S/T (featuring Jack Tempchin and Jules Shear)
    Alex Call-S/T
    Jack Tempchin-S/T

    Mike Pasqua

    October 24, 2012 at 15:59

  143. From

    MusicTAP reports that Mercury Records plan to release a Super Deluxe CD/BD reissue of Rush’s 1976 masterpiece, “2112,” on December 18.

    Rush sound engineer Richard Chycki confirmed the news Wednesday via Twitter, writing, “Yep, words out. I’ve been working on the surround remix of #Rush #2112 for months. Queue rear waterfall. #holygrail”
    When asked by a fan if he ever thought in his wildest dreams “when you played these albums as a youngin that you’d be doing this?,” Chycki replied, “2112 … the album that got me in to Rush. An amazing full circle really. #Overwhelming.”

    And Universal is also releasing deluxe editions of Rainbow’s Long Live Rock N Roll and On Stage on November 5th. Both discs feature vocals from the late great Ronnie James Dio. has them listed and there looks to be a lot of interesting unreleased bonus tracks.


    October 25, 2012 at 18:42

  144. Classic rock Magazine is reporting that Jimmy Page is at work remastering the Zeppelin Catalog for next year. Here is the link to check it out………


    October 30, 2012 at 16:05

  145. 1. Prince (must include “Anna Stesia” from the album Lovesexy and at least 1 track from The Black Album)
    2. LL Cool J (MUST include the “Football Rap” from the film Wildcats)

    I could help compile for free..

    Steven cacciaroni

    October 30, 2012 at 23:28

  146. I wish that someone who specializes in Funk/R&B would re-issue these remastered:

    Kool and the Gang “As One”
    Kool and the Gang “In the Heart”
    Con Funk Shun “Electric Lady”
    Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde “Champagne of Rap” (Profile records, Run-DMC friends)
    Kurtis Blow “Ego Trip”
    Charlie Singleton “And Modern Man” (includes song “Make Your Move On Me Baby”

    Steven cacciaroni

    October 30, 2012 at 23:49

  147. I would love to see Jermaine Jackson’s Motown catalog be remastered. That would be awesome and I think Hip-O Select would do a great job. So far they have done a great job with Michael Jackson’s “Hello World: The Motown Solo Collection” and the two recent compilations “I Want You Back: The Unreleased Masters” and “Come and Get It: The Rare Pearls.” They should put together a comprehensive J5 box set of all their released material as well as more from the vaults. But as far as Jermaine, they should issue the shelved albums including the Philadelphia sessions and the original Stevie Wonder sessions.

    Gerald Dubois Parrish

    November 20, 2012 at 14:55

  148. Sean

    December 12, 2012 at 14:53

    • Funny you should mention it, Sean! A post is being drafted up as I type this. Stay tuned!

      Mike Duquette

      December 12, 2012 at 14:56

  149. How great it would be to see the entire Lovin’ Spoonful catalog released in a boxset with additional tracks and comments. Almost every 60’s band has 1 on more boxsets in the market. Why not the Lovin’ Spoonful? They were one of the top groups with a string of hits that still sound fresh today as they did then. Please do them right. Rhino please show us that you’re the world leading box label. Maybe they can finally use the “Live at the Night Owl Café” album that was to be released some 15 years ago.

    Henk Dinkela

    December 13, 2012 at 15:16

    • Hey Henk, great idea! Would love the Lovin’ box! I’m sure there are many live cuts from Shindig, Hullabaloo, Ed Sullivan, etc. that could be mined for a rarities disc in the box. And John, Steve and Joe are still around for good song notation. Come on somebody, gives us a box!!

      Sean Anglum

      December 19, 2012 at 12:33

  150. Mike, any idea what happened to the store and Last year I bought quite a few items from them during their Twelve Days of Christmas sale, and this year not only haven’t they had the sale, but they don;t even seem to have a store anymore, with the website referring people to Amazon or iTunes to buy music. It doesn’t look good for Rhino, unfortunately….

    Thanks for anything you can dig up. If Rhino Handmade goes away, I will be quite sad.


    December 18, 2012 at 10:36

  151. Well, according to Nilsson-ista Curtis Armstrong, by way of the “For the Love of Harry” website, the 17 (?!) CD Harry Nilsson box set has been scraped. So sad! I’m sure there were many among us that were REALLY looking forward to that box. According to Armstrong, the music label big shots have decreed that no one buys CDs anymore, so they feel the box would fall flat. Sounds like a boutique label needs to come to the rescue and save this project. I haven’t heard a peep from Andrew Sandoval, who was reportedly compiling and producing the collection. If anyone has a more definitive story to tell about the box, I’m/we’re all ears!

    Sean Anglum

    January 7, 2013 at 11:39

  152. Anything not done by MFSL on CD would be great. Steve Hoffman is incredible over rated.

    Regan Flint

    February 1, 2013 at 14:19

  153. News on a vinyl reissue of Blind Melon’s debut album, with bonus tracks:

    I really hope this is also issued on CD.


    February 7, 2013 at 14:07

  154. Hello Second Disc! I wanted to make the suggestion of including a link to Culture Factory USA in your labels of note section. They’ve been putting out some great Mini LP CD replicas, most recently three wonderful Kim Carnes titles. They’ve got some terrific new titles on their calendar too. It’s nice to have another option for these mini LP CDs other than the very pricey Japanese releases.


    February 15, 2013 at 12:36

  155. Some cool reissues of the first three Jamiroquai albums coming out in March! Yay!


    February 23, 2013 at 23:57

  156. Someone needs to reissue “The Ballad of Calico” by Kenny Rogers and the First Edition. That album is a lost classic that definitely deserves to be re-discovered. The score and lyrics were written by Michael Martin Murphey (pre-Wildfire) and Larry Cansler, and each member of the First Edition sang leads. I honestly can not boast enough about what a masterpiece “The Ballad of Calico” is… yet it has never been reissued in any format since its 1972 release. A high quality package, with the original booklet and new liner notes, would be incredible. Someone should jump on this one!

    Ron C

    April 8, 2013 at 15:23

  157. Quatermass…ts-re-release/

    The one and only album recorded by Quatermess is set for re-release in June, complete with new mixes.

    Founding member J Peter Robinson – later of Brand X – has masterminded a 5.1 surround sound and new stereo version of the landmark self-titled 1970 record that turned heads with its musicianship, concept and vision.

    The DVD/CD set also features three bonus tracks, two of which are previously unreleased, and includes an illustrated booklet with commentary by Robinson. It’s released via Esoteric Recordings on June 24.

    On the same day Esoteric also launch a collection of unreleased studio sessions by Robinson’s experimental outfit The Sphincter Ensemble. Harrodian Event #1 was recorded in 1972 and features Quatermass bassist John Gustafson, who later worked with Steve Hackett and Roxy Music. Also present are Martyn Ford (Barclay James Harvest), Paul Buckmaster (David Bowie), Trevor Morais and Tony Walmsley.


    May 14, 2013 at 08:48

  158. Joni Mitchell’s studio albums have been re-released in a 10 disc set called ‘Studio Albums 1968-1979’.
    I don’t think it features any new tracks but discs are in replica paper slip cases. I believe the sound has been remastered also.

    Jos B (@joey_nz)

    June 5, 2013 at 07:44

  159. I don’t think this has reached the international press yet, but there have been some interesting (official) releases from the archives of the North Sea Jazz Festival in The Netherlands. Packages of a cd plus dvd with concerts by Wayne Shorter, Dizzy Gillespie and Dexter Gordon. This week a 1985 concert by Miles Davis is released on such a cd/dvd combo.

    There’s also a limited edition ”12 of 500 with four tracks.


    June 27, 2013 at 14:42

  160. Syreeta’s great 1980 self-titled LP was released recently on Soulmusic Records. It’s really a great record, check it out if you don’t know it


    June 27, 2013 at 21:47

    • A piece on SoulMusic’s latest Syreeta and Nancy Wilson reissues is on the way!

      Joe Marchese

      June 27, 2013 at 22:37

  161. If anyone out there is in a Southern Rock mood, Rock Candy just reissued 4 Blackfoot titles: Strikes, Tomcattin, Marauder, and Highway Song Live. These are titles that were in deep need of remastering and it is fantastic that Rock Candy is getting to reissue them and you can order them at their site in a 4 pack bundle!


    June 28, 2013 at 15:47

  162. Any idea why Universal reissued Nirvana’s Nevermind and Unplugged Live in NY on Vinyl AGAIN this week? Thanks! / Thanks!


    July 1, 2013 at 22:34

    • Sorry – had my dates mixed up. Those come out July 23rd. Still can’t understand why.


      July 8, 2013 at 22:44

  163. Albums I want to see reissued (Or at least given a Reissue theory)

    U2: Rattle and Hum, Pop
    INXS Discography (Other than Kick)
    Bryan Adams Discography
    Crowded House Discography
    Fleetwood Mac: Tusk, Fleetwood Mac
    Foo Fighters: Foo Fighters
    Green Day: Dookie
    Icehouse: Primitive Man, Man of Colours
    Kids in The Kitchen: Shine (As you can see, I really like 80s Australian Rock)
    Max Q
    Men At Work Discography
    Michael Hutchence: Michael Hutchence
    Midnight Oil Discography
    Models Discography
    Nirvana: MTV Unplugged (CD/DVD?), From The Muddy Banks of the Wishkah (Second Disc of Recordings)
    Pearl Jam: No Code, Yield
    Peter Murphy: Deep
    Pixies: Rosa Surfer
    The Police Discography
    The rest of R.E.M.’s discography
    Robbie Robertson (Self-Titled)
    Simple Minds Discography
    Soundgarden Discography
    Temple of the Dog: Temple of the Dog
    Spy vs. Spy: AO TV MOD VERS.


    July 29, 2013 at 18:03

  164. I just saw on that on September 23, Thin Lizzy’s Renegade will get an expanded reissue and Thunder and Lightning will get a deluxe treatment. The track listings for both look pretty amazing.

    Hope the Second Disc has some more information!


    July 31, 2013 at 15:51

  165. Eddie reports that Rush is going to reissue a remixed version of Vapor Trails which will come out on October 1st. It will be available as either a standalone release or as part of a new Atlantic Years boxset which will include Presto, Roll The Bones, Counterparts, Test For Echo, Feedback and Snakes and Arrows.

    Here is the link for more information…………..rush-to-release-remixed-vapor-trails-and-atlantic-studio-albums-box-on-october-1st


    August 1, 2013 at 22:53

  166. Cherry Red will be reissuing Naked Eyes’ second and final album, Fuel For The Fire (1984) later this month.

    The disc will have bonus tracks including a B-side never previously released on CD.


    August 11, 2013 at 20:08

  167. Hi Folks…just creeping around and noticed that Jefferson AIrplane.Starship seem to have some “Collector’s Editions/reissues coming out in September. Volunteers, Bark and Long John Silver…perhaps some others. Anyone know about the content? Remix or remastering on these?


    August 18, 2013 at 10:57

    • Seems these are remastered mini-LP replicas from the Culture Factory label – see here for some lively discussion on Culture Factory’s recent reissues. No word yet on additional bonus content, but CF usually sticks to the original album sequence only.

      Joe Marchese

      August 18, 2013 at 23:38

  168. The Wedding Present have a comprehensive reissue programme coming from Edsel. Love the site, and hope you get a chance to cover the releases. Cheers


    September 10, 2013 at 06:21

  169. Steve Hoffman has just remastered America’s first album to be released as a hybrid SACD:


    September 15, 2013 at 03:24

  170. First details on what will be on The Waterboys’ Fisherman’s Box collection. Looking forward to it!


    September 16, 2013 at 14:08

  171. really appreciate the site.
    i know abc – lexicon of love was made into a deluxe 2cd set.

    we’re still about 2 years away from a 30th anniversary,
    anyways, i wrote up a possible tracklisting i would like to see:
    here’s what i would like it to be like:
    how to be a millionaire (deluxe) v1.0

    disc 1:
    original album
    format track time title
    cd 1 3:49 Fear Of The World
    cd 2 3:38 Be Near Me
    cd 3 3:27 Vanity Kills
    cd 4 3:32 Ocean Blue
    cd 5 5:34 15 Storey Halo
    cd 6 2:48 A To Z
    cd 7 3:35 How To Be A Millionaire
    cd 8 3:38 Tower Of London
    cd 9 4:18 So Hip It Hurts
    cd 10 3:17 Between You and Me

    singles and bsides
    format track time title
    v 11 3:31 How To Be A Millionaire (single remix)
    v 12 3:30 How To Be A Millionaire (acapella)
    cd 13 3:31 Vanity Kills (u.s.a. single remix)
    v 14 3:37 Vanity Kills (7″)
    cd 15 2:03 Judy’s Jewels
    cd 16 3:40 Ocean Blue (Single Mix or 7″)

    format track time title
    v 17 3:41 How To Be A Billionaire
    cd 18 3:38 How To Be A Trillionaire (Harajuku Mix)
    cd 19 3:36 What’s Your Destination (be near me-inst)
    cd 20 3:38 Tower Of London [instrumental]

    disc 2
    format track time title
    cd 1 7:33 How To Be A Zillionaire (wall st. mix)
    cd 2 6:05 How To Be A Zillionaire (bond street mix)
    v 3 5:22 How To Be A Zillionaire (nickel & dime mix)
    cd 4 5:27 Be Near Me (munich disco mix)
    v 5 4:45 Be Near Me (ecstasy mix)
    cd 6 4:58 Be Near Me (munich disco mix – early fade)
    v 7 6:13 Vanity Kills (the mendelsohn mix)
    cd 8 5:43 Vanity Kills (u.s.a. remix)
    cd 9 5:09 Vanity Kills (the abigails party mix)
    v 10 5:58 Tower Of London (extended version)
    cd 11 4:40 Fear Of The World (in cinemascope)
    cd 12 8:53 ABC Megamix
    cd 13 3:37 Ocean Blue (pacific mix)
    cd 14 5:12 Ocean Blue (atlantic mix)

    i’ll make my own, but it would be nice to see a real
    version show up someday.



    October 19, 2013 at 22:02

  172. I think Ennio Morricone deserves a big box set that
    covers his 60’s thru 90’s work, may be a selection of his best scores,
    well the choice won’t be easy, as Ennio composed and arranged scores for more than 500 film and television productions …

    Thierry of France

    October 21, 2013 at 08:50

  173. A new batch of CTI reissues will be released in Asia in December:
    Some repeats here from the 40th anniversary series


    November 3, 2013 at 12:32

    • Thanks, Mike! Looking into these and preparing some coverage soon!

      Joe Marchese

      November 4, 2013 at 00:28

  174. Hi there,
    how about an overview of Ry Cooder’s box? 🙂
    It’s neat but extremely basic, similar to Joni Mitchell’s box: discs housed in cardboard sleeves, no booklet, no info of any sort apart from the print on the LP-replica sleeves (if you can read them).
    No info about remastering (if any, my guess is no remastering; but it would be nice to have some info).
    The sound is great anyway, except the first album which still sounds muddled and directionless as it always has, but that’s Van Dyke Parks’ producing; great musician but not that great at producing if I may say so. He later gradually handed over production duties on R.C.’s projects, thankfully.


    November 19, 2013 at 08:46

  175. Universal Europe released these budget 2fers earlier this year: Looks this Jazzplus series was started to counter the grey labels releasing these recordings from around ’62/’63 that are now in the “public domain” . I’m curious if they are going to continue this series next year with more titles from ’64/’65’.


    November 23, 2013 at 12:47

  176. Domino Records in the USA are releasing a vinyl remaster of Aztec Camera’s High Land, Hard Rain in February. The vinyl comes with a DL card for all the extra tracks that will be included on a 2CD reissue of the same title. I tried to order it for the UK but there are rights restrictions on it 😦

    Gary Clarke (@lastparty)

    December 21, 2013 at 19:21

  177. Hi, to the staff at Second Disc! Terrific news on the digital downloads of the Paul Revere & The Raiders’ back catalog on Columbia Records. Some people on social media are wondering if these albums will also be available on CD or LP, and I myself wondered which company is behind the rereleases?

    Rob Ziella

    January 4, 2014 at 00:05

  178. Hey, just got your “Together?” soundtrack — ahhh, so tasty 🙂 Is there no way you can use your pull to get Anka’s “The Painter” put out on again (if?) on CD? It really is the companion in my mind to this LP. Do it for me 🙂


    March 16, 2014 at 01:46

    • Thanks, Woody! Great suggestion! I’d love to see “The Painter” return, too!

      Joe Marchese

      March 31, 2014 at 12:41

      • The cover may be problematic due to the Warhol Estate…


        May 28, 2014 at 12:23

  179. Just received my copy of the Keith Allison “In Action” CD from Real Gone Music. Thrilled to finally have this music on CD. Great job on the liner notes Joe! I got a signed booklet!


    March 30, 2014 at 03:29

    • Thanks, Zubb! Enjoy the action, action, action!

      Joe Marchese

      March 31, 2014 at 12:40

  180. Anyone know the track lengths of the Japanese remastered CD of Al Jarreau’s “Look to the Rainbow” coming out in July? I want to make sure they are the full length (like the mp3 tracks on Amazon) and not the edited version used on the 1990 U.S. CD.

    John C.

    April 28, 2014 at 11:57


    Saw this yesterday on SDE and one of the ZTT pages.


    May 22, 2014 at 15:02

  182. Hello, none of the Amazon links for the new “Playlist: The Very Best Of” titles work. They all come up “Error”.


    May 28, 2014 at 11:26

    • Thanks, Ernie! I believe the links should be working properly now.

      Joe Marchese

      May 28, 2014 at 13:42

  183. Hi folks.

    Just found out about this Three Dog Night reissue. Can you offer some insight?



    June 18, 2014 at 11:59

    • Look for our coverage early next week!

      Joe Marchese

      June 19, 2014 at 12:05

  184. Hey Joe
    new Clapton Deluxe honoring JJ Cale. Includes Clapton’s new album and the original JJ Cale songs he covered. Plus JJ’s original 1966 version of After Midnight – not released since ’66
    Deluxe Edition Box Set & Special Edition 4-LP Set of “The Breeze (An Appreciation of JJ Cale)”
    4- LP:
    Watch the video to check out all that’s inside each of these sets:


    July 1, 2014 at 23:40

    • Thanks for the heads-up!

      Joe Marchese

      July 2, 2014 at 10:27

  185. What about a reissue theory of Pet Shop Boys Further listening editions (starting with Nightlife)?


    July 6, 2014 at 08:37

  186. Please reissue BILL WATROUS ON C D …………..

    william knight

    July 14, 2014 at 00:27

  187. WE NEED a fully digital remaster of Giorgio Moroder’s digitally recorded 1979 album, E=MC2. Repertoire have released it but they are ripped from vinyl and sound terrible.

    curtis ryan

    July 15, 2014 at 11:07

  188. Christopher Rainbow : two 70’s albums on Polydor. I missed the 2007 Japanese remasters and any appearing for sale are mega-bucks. “Home Of The Brave” (1975) featured Tonto’s Expanding Headband production and 70’s Stevie Wonder musicians/vocalists, followed by “Looking Over My Shoulder” in 1978 are wonderful examples of melodic, clever pop in the tradition of Sunflower/Surf’s Up Beach Boys. A classy two’fer should have happened years ago…..


    July 22, 2014 at 06:32

  189. def jam are celebrating 30 years with some interesting reissues , public enemy – nation of millions 2cd , method man – tical 2cd , 3cd compilation , 6 vinyl compilation, any news would be grateful


    August 14, 2014 at 10:00

  190. Last stage for silver world – Kenny Young
    Private parts – Peter Straker


    August 15, 2014 at 16:27

  191. RE: 10cc

    Hey Mike:

    Please give us a review or comments on the reissues of 10cc’s “Ten out of Ten” (with Andrew Gold) and “Windows in the Jungle” that are coming out this month (if not already here).

    thanx from John R

    John R

    August 16, 2014 at 08:01

  192. Mancini fans:

    The “Real… Henry Mancini” (3 discs, 60 tracks) is a new budget comp from Sony UK

    this one covers roughly the same ground as the budget 4-disc “Icons” from a couple of years ago:


    August 20, 2014 at 15:48

    • Thank you! A feature on the Sony UK “Real” compilations is in the pipeline!

      Joe Marchese

      August 20, 2014 at 16:29

  193. Hi, it would be nice to have some info (remastering, bonus tracks) about the Complete Motown Album Collections for Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye which are scheduled by mid October. Thanks!


    August 28, 2014 at 03:18

  194. A new Ry Cooder box is being released from Rhino by the end of September, same mold and sort of a complement to the “album box 1970-1987”, it collects (a few of) his soundtracks (The Long Riders, Paris Texas, Alamo Bay, Blue City, Crossroads, Johnny Handsome, Trespass).
    Quite a lot has been left out, but preorder price at Amazon UK is currently £ 15.86 (for 7 CDs…)


    September 1, 2014 at 03:20

  195. The Thorn

    September 4, 2014 at 10:19

  196. Edsel is going to release a CD/Vinyl box of Ian Dury’s studio albums.

    It would be interesting to know if they are going to do it the right way (remastering from original analog tapes) or if they are going to mess it up big time like they messed with the 2013 Robert Palmer reissues, which were famously found out be sourced from mp3 or anyway mp3-ish files (cut off in the 16kHz range which is typical of mp3 compression).


    September 5, 2014 at 06:27

  197. Have you mentioned the new Motown digital-only re-issues of the remaining Smokey Robinson Solo albums that didn’t make it on Motown Select, including “Touch The Sky (expanded)”; “Essar”; “Smoke Signals”; plus Miracles albums including “One Dozen Roses”; “Pocketful Of Miracles”; “Miracles Greatest Hits From The Beginning” etc…

    DayVee Bee

    October 9, 2014 at 20:19

  198. Frank Sinatra Enterprises and Universal Music Group have begun a vinyl reissue campaign of Frank’s Capitol and Reprise catalogue:
    I’m surprised there hasn’t been any mention of this on The Second Disc yet.


    October 27, 2014 at 15:58

  199. Looks like Roger Ruskin Spear’s two LP’s are now reissued….
    though “Unusual” is not expanded in any musical way. Any Bonzo Dog fan should know about these delicious records.


    October 29, 2014 at 13:59

  200. Looks like Universal is planning a Grace Jones disco-era box set. Amazon shows pre-order for 3 cds or 4 lps. Can your sleuths dig up any specifics? IF there’s a 4th LP, there are likely bonus tracks to the original albums, given that none of them is very long to begin with.


    January 12, 2015 at 12:24

    • Consider us on the case, Dean!

      Joe Marchese

      January 12, 2015 at 15:02

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