DS Favourite Reissues of 2013

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As the trend of deluxe, remastered, expanded, repackaged and newly compiled album reissues continues we were treated to some superb releases in 2013. From classic to more underground acts there was a veritable treasure trove for music nerds. Here are some of our favourites.


The Band – Live at the Academy of Music 1971


Songs: Ohia – The Magnolia Electric Co.


Sly & the Family Stone – Higher!


Nirvana – In Utero


R.E.M. – Green


The Clash – Sandinista


The Clean – Vehicle


Bob Dylan – Another Self Portrait


Elvis Presley – Elvis at Stax


The Cult – Electric Peace


Mad Season – Above (Deluxe Edition)


Country Soul Sisters Volume 2: Women in Country Music 1956-79


Roky Erickson – Gremlins Have Pictures


Studio One Ska Fever

NEWS: Giant Sand release new album plus reissues…

Howe Gelb is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Giant Sand on October 25th with a brand spanking new album Blurry Blue Mountain and a thirty album strong reissue series on Fire Records.

About the new record Gelb says…

These recordings were done in the space between the waking world and the sleeping one. there exists a point there with a broad landscape that has seldom been loitered in. as with every previous album, none of this was planned. every record has its own atmosphere. for me they are always a new place to live in and spend some time before moving on. On this album, it happened that every session we were able to record came between work loads that rendered us at that point of sleeping and waking. like the poppy fields in wizard of oz, we went in and out of consciousness at various times during recording. This is not a bad thing. nor does it make the record sound like we’re asleep. it has the momentum of that place between sleep and being awake. and in that narrow slip of existence lies a landscape of reason that most of us hurry past in daily lives. this record is planted firmly there.

All of the albums by Giant Sand, Howe Gelb, The Band of Blacky Ranchette, Arizona Amp and Alternator will be re-mixed, re-mastered and released with added new material. See the rough schedule below for CD with vinyl to follow…

27th SEPTEMBER 2010

  • GIANT SAND – Valley Of Rain (25th Anniversary Edition)


  • GIANT SAND – Blurry Blue Mountain & Valley Of Rain (25th Anniversary Edition)
  • GIANT SAND – Blurry Blue Mountain
  • GIANT SAND – Ballad Of A Thin Man (25th Anniversary Edition)
  • GIANT SAND – Storm (25th Anniversary Edition)


  • GIANT SAND – Love Songs (25th Anniversary Edition)
  • GIANT SAND – Long Stem Rant (25th Anniversary Edition)
  • GIANT SAND – Swerve (25th Anniversary Edition)


  • GIANT SAND – Ramp (25th Anniversary Edition)
  • GIANT SAND – Center Of The Universe (25th Anniversary Edition)
  • GIANT SAND – Purge & Slouch (25th Anniversary Edition)


  • GIANT SAND – Backyard BBQ Broadcast (25th Anniversary Edition)
  • GIANT SAND – Goods & Services (25th Anniversary Edition)
  • GIANT SAND – Glum (25th Anniversary Edition)


  • GIANT SAND – Chore Of Enchantment (25th Anniversary Edition)
  • GIANT SAND – Cover Magazine (25th Anniversary Edition)
  • GIANT SAND – Black Out (25th Anniversary Edition)

MARCH 2011

  • HOWE GELB – Confluence
  • HOWE GELB – ….Some Piano
  • HOWE GELB – Hisser
  • HOWE GELB – Dreaded Brown Recluse
  • HOWE GELB – Sno Angel Wingin It

APRIL 2011

  • The Band Of Blacky Ranchette – The Band Of Blacky Ranchette
  • The Band Of Blacky Ranchette – Sage Advice
  • The Band Of Blacky Ranchette – Heartland
  • The Band Of Blacky Ranchette – Still Looking Good To Me

MAY 2011

  • GIANT SAND – Its All Over The Map (25th Anniversary Edition)

JULY 2011

  • HOWE GELB – Sno Angel Like You

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NEWS: NEIL YOUNG – Dreamin’ Man.. out soon

News DS

dreamin-man-cover-frontDreamin` Man Live `92 revisits Harvest Moon 17 years after its release by pulling together a series of intimate solo acoustic performances Young did at the time. The album was produced by Young and John Hanlon and recorded and mixed by Tim Mulligan.

The track-listing for Dreamin` Man Live `92 is as follows:

  • Dreamin` Man
  • Such A Woman
  • One Of These Days
  • Harvest Moon
  • You And Me
  • Hank To Hendrix
  • Unknown Legend
  • Old King
  • Natural Beauty
  • War Of Man

In other Neil news…

As part of its ongoing Archives reissue campaign with legendary singer-songwriter Neil Young, Reprise Records will release re-mastered versions of the first four of Young’s classic solo albums, 1969’s Neil Young and Everybody Knows This is Nowhere, 1970’s After the Gold Rush, and 1972’s Harvest.

These very special reissues, which will be available on November 23rd, have each been re-mastered from the original analog master tapes by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering Studios in Hollywood, CA.

The albums are being reissued on both vinyl and compact disc. The individual albums are being issued on 140 gram vinyl to retail.

There is also a box set of the four albums pressed on audiophile 180 gram vinyl. Vinyl will be pressed at Pallas MFG/Germany—the world’s premiere record-pressing plant.

The box sets will be individually numbered in gold foil stamp and strictly limited to 3,000 units worldwide. They will only be available through http://www.becausesoundmatters.com and http://www.neilyoung.com.

Tom Biery, General Manager of Warner Bros. Records and vinyl enthusiast commented: “In all my years of working vinyl releases, I was shocked at just how incredible these Neil Young re-masters sound. There is no doubt in my mind that when listening to these recordings on the new, upgraded vinyl format, it will be as close as anyone will audibly come to actually being in the studio listening to the original master tapes. It now sounds as if you are in the room with Neil during the session.”

The four albums will also be released on 24 karat gold CDs, packaged in Gary Burden designed cardboard wallet packs. The four gold CD albums are housed in a numbered slip case, limited to 2,500 worldwide, and available only through http://www.becausesoundmatters.com and http://www.neilyoung.com.

All four titles have already been released to retail on standard CDs, housed in jewel boxes.

[as reported by Business Wire 2009]