All You Need is Now

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Def Leppard remasters

Japanese mini-LP remaster without any bonus tracks.
On Through the Night (pictured)
Ride Into the Sun (original version)
Getcha Rocks Off (EP version)
Overture (EP version and demo)
Heat Street (originally on a bootleg)
Rock Brigade (Nick Tauber version)
See the Lights (previously unreleased)
Warchild (same)
Glad I'm Alive (demo and Tauber versions)
Wasted (single version)
Hello America (B-side single version)
Good Morning Freedom (studio and live versions)
When the Walls Came Tumbling Down (demo)
Travellin' Band (live)

High 'n' Dry
Bringin' on the Heartbreak (1984 synth remix)
Me and My Wine (original and remix despite little difference in sound)

Last years US deluxe edition should receive an international release as I just have the original EU CD myself.

Promises (video mix)
Under My Wheels
I Am Your Child
("Burnout" and "World Collide" from the Australasian edition or EU B-sides are already on the Slang remaster as they were taken from that albums sessions)

X (the most recent original album of the lot that needs an upgrade)
Kiss the Day
Long, Long Way to Go (acoustic version)
10x Bigger than Love
Gimme a Job
Perfect Girl ("Gravity" demo)
Love Don't Lie (demo)
Let Me Be the One (demo)

How Does It Feel?
Action (live)
Dear Friends
Space Oddity
Rebel Rebel (also a Bowie cover although from the X period this fits the pattern here better)
When I'm Dead and Gone
Elected (live) (Alice Cooper cover recorded during Adrenalize tour)
No Matter What (live)
Little Wing (Hendrix cover with Hothouse Flowers)
Winter Song
American Girl
Search and Destroy

It remains to be seen whether or not these will come out in the forseeable future as the band are in a bit of a row with Universal over the rights and have considered re-recording their hits note by note (which other people have done in the studio with their songs in the past) and a couple are now available on mp3.  The rights to Slang were reverted back to the band and they reissued it recently in the US through their label there Mailboat (founder Jimmy Buffett also left Universal when his new label became sister to the old one when Universal bought PolyGram, Leppards former home).

Sunday, July 26, 2015

mp3 Upgrade

Not too shy shy to say this is one of the albums I did, but it's hush hush (eye to eye)!
On a certain mp3 site (I've mentioned it before so look for it) I have been upgrading tracks that have been uploaded before either by me or someone else that are 192 kbps or less when 320 kbps is more the norm so I've been spending the past couple months replacing or adding tracks even from artists I don't listen to myself.  Only last year did I change my settings on my Windows Media Player.  I let an album upload while I'm out or in another room (I let the cat watch) as a watched pot never boils.  I found a stand for my laptop at the charity shop to help it circulate air so it'll stay on.  Streaming audio uses more bandwidth and script (no interest in Spotify) than something I can download and store offline though I will always try to get the real CD and LP when I can.  It's been well over a decade since I've been able to get mp3 and gradually more technology became available to me.  Just now I'm seeing what I re-copied but not yet re-upped as things fall through the cracks and I forget as I do have a life too in case you think I don't.  There is a legal loophole that mp3s can be backup of media that you already have so if you do download please get the physical version too if you can afford it.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Julian Lennon remasters

Overlooked in the US because of grunge.
Julian Lennons catalogue is long overdue to be reissued worldwide with these bonus tracks:

Bebop (previously unavailable on album)
Big Mama (also just a B-side)
Too Late for Goodbyes (12")
Stand by Me (live)

The Secret Value of Daydreaming
Stick Around (12")
Because (from Dave Clarks Time)
Time Will Teach Us All (w/Stevie Wonder)
If You Only Knew (Time track)
Midnight Smoke (from The Hunting of the Snark)

Mr Jordan
Now You're in Heaven (12")
Ruby Tuesday (Stones cover)

Help Yourself (pictured)
Saltwater (reggae mix)
Coles Song (from Mr Hollands Opus)

Photograph Smile
I Need You (America cover)
Don't Let Me Down (not a cover of you-know-who!)
Lucy (w/James Scott Cook) (for namesake of certain song who later died from Lupus)

In loving memory of Cynthia Lennon.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Vinyl wishlist

Only have the international edition on LP right now.
Records have been coming back in recent years although not quite as en masse as decades past but still making headway.  Later titles and editions are rarer and/or more expensive though I found a few of those.  Some titles I don't have on LP but I do on CD or even tape and others I don't have at all just yet so here's what I hope to find in the months to come:

Ring Ring
Greatest Hits Vol 2
The Visitors
The Singles: The First Ten Years
Chess singles

High Voltage (Australasia) (pictured)
TNT (most tracks are on international edition of previous album)
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (Australasia)
Let There Be Rock (both Australasia and international)
Highway to Hell
'74 Jailbreak
Fly on the Wall
Who Made Who
Blow Up Your Video
The Razors Edge
Stiff Upper Lip
Black Ice
Rock or Bust

Hunting High and Low
Stay on These Roads
East of the Sun, West of the Moon
Cast in Steel
Morten Harket - Brother

Jon Anderson
Olias of Sunhillow (US LP to photocopy inserts for budget Canadian reissue without them)
3 Ships
In the City of Angels


Tony Banks
The Wicked Lady
Bankstatement (1989)

The Beatles
Not for Sale (bootleg)
Rubber Soul (US/UK mono)
Yesterday and Today
Revolver (US/UK stereo)
Sgt Peppers mono
Magical Mystery Tour
White album mono
Yellow Submarine (original LP/songtrack)
Hey Jude/The Beatles Again
The Beatles Ballads
Rock 'n' Roll Music (original release)
Love Songs
Rarities (US)
Reel Music
Past Masters Vol 1-2
Love (Cirqué du Soleil)
Live at the BBC Vol 1-2
Anthology 1-3
1 (2000)

Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath (1970)
Technical Ecstacy
Mob Rules
Live Evil
Seventh Star
The Eternal Idol
Headless Cross
13 (2013)

Boy George
Tense Nervous Headache
High Hat
The Martyr Mantras (Jesus Loves You)

Kate Bush
The Kick Inside
Never for Ever
Hounds of Love
The Whole Story
The Sensual World
50 Words for Snow
Directors Cut?

Sixteen Stone
Razorblade Suitcase
Man on the Run

Phil Collins
Face Value
I Missed Again
Thru These Walls
One More Night
Don't Lose My Number
..But Seriously
Serious Hits... Live!
Both Sides
Going Back

Culture Club
Karma Chameleon
The War Song
From Luxury to Heartache
This Time

Def Leppard
On Through the Night
High 'n' Dry
First Strike

Depeche Mode
A Broken Frame
Construction Time Again
People Are People
Some Great Reward
Catching Up with Depeche Mode (1985)
The Singles 81>85
Music for the Masses
101 (1989)
Martin L. Gore - Counterfeit EP
Songs of Faith and Devotion studio and live
Playing the Angel
Delta Machine

Jim Diamond
Bandit (1976)
Bacco - Cha Cha Me
PhD - Is It Safe?
I Should Have Known Better
I Sleep Alone at Night(s)
Desire for Freedom
Jim Diamond (1993)
Broadway 12"

Duran Duran
All You Need is Now
Big Thing!
Paper Gods+

Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Welcome Back My Friends...
Works Vol 1
Emerson, Lake & Powell (1986)

All Tourists albums
1984 (For the Love of Big Brother)
Be Yourself Tonight
We Too Are One singles
Annie Lennox - Nostalgia

Agnetha Fältskog
Eyes of a Woman
I Stand Alone
A (2013)

Internal Exile
A Feast of Consequences

Fleetwood Mac
English Rose
Black Magic Woman
The Original Fleetwood Mac (1971)
Mystery to Me
Behind the Mask

Peter Gabriel
Out Out 12"
Shaking the Tree
New Blood

From Genesis to Revelation (mono)
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
The Story of Genesis
We Can't Dance
The Way We Walk Vol 1-2
Calling All Stations

Gentle Giant
Three Friends
Acquiring the Taste (US LP to photocopy sleeve)

Hope You Like It
Don't Be Fooled by the Name
Save the World
No Good Woman
Strange Man

David Gilmour
David Gilmour (1978)
On an Island
Rattle That Lock

Gowan (1982)
Great Dirty World
Lost Brotherhood

Amy Grant

Steve Hackett
Voyage of the Acolyte
GTR (1986)

Steve Harley/Cockney Rebel
The Human Menagerie
The Psychomodo
The Best Years of Our Lives
A Closer Look
Timeless Flight
Love's a Prima Donna
Face to Face
Hobo with a Grin (solo)
The Candidate (solo)
Greatest Hits

George Harrison
Wonderwall Music
All Things Must Pass
George Harrison (1979)
Gone Troppo

Justin Hayward
Night Flight
Moving Mountains
Classic Blue

Roger Hodgson
In the Eye of the Storm
You Make Me Love You
Supertramp - Paris and Autobiography

INXS (1980)
Max Q (1989)
X (1990)
Welcome to Wherever You Are
Full Moon Dirty Hearts

Tales from the Lush Attic
The Wake
Are You Sitting Comfortably?
The Road of Bones

Elton John
Rock of the Westies
The Fox
Too Low for Zero
Breaking Hearts
Ice on Fire
Live in Australia
Sleeping with the Past
The One
Peachtree Road
The Captain and the Kid
The Union (w/Leon Russell)

Jon & Vangelis
The Friends of Mr Cairo (1981 or 1982 edition)
Private Collection
The Best of Jon & Vangelis
Page of Life

King Crimson
In the Court of the Crimson King
In the Wake of Poseidon
Larks' Tongues in Aspic
Starless and Bible Black

Denny Laine
Holly Days
Japanese Tears
Anyone Can Fly
Hometown Girls
Lonely Road
Wings on My Feet
Master Suite

John Lennon
Sometime in New York City
Shaved Fish
The John Lennon Collection
Milk & Honey (w/Yoko Ono)
Live in New York City
Menlove Ave.
Imagine: John Lennon (soundtrack)

Julian Lennon
The Secret Value of Daydreaming
Mr Jordan
Help Yourself

Script for a Jesters Tear
Punch and Judy
Brief Encounter
The Thieving Magpie (La Gazza Madra)
Holidays in Eden
Afraid of Sunlight

Paul McCartney/Wings*
Tripping the Live Fantastic!
Wings Greatest*
Tug of War 7"/12"
Chaos and Creation in the Backyard
Run Devil Run
Press to Play
All the Best
Off the Ground
Flaming Pie
Driving Rain

Christine McVie
Christine Perfect (1970)
Christine McVie (1984)

Freddie Mercury
Mr Bad Guy
Barcelona (w/Montserrat Caballé)

George Michael
Listen Without Prejudice Vol 1

The Moody Blues
Justin Hayward and John Lodge - Blue Jays
John Lodge - Natural Avenue
Caught Live + 5
Mike Pinder - The Promise
The Other Side of Life
Keys of the Kingdom

Patrick Moraz
Out in the Sun
Patrick Moraz (1978)

Alanis Morissette
Jagged Little Pill (original/acoustic)
Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie
Under Rug Swept
So-Called Chaos
Flavours of Entanglement
Havoc and Bright Lights
Live in Montreux, Switzerland 2012

Stevie Nicks
Bella Donna
The Wild Heart (autographed US LP)
Rock a Little
The Other Side of the Mirror
In Your Dreams
24 Karat Gold

Definitely Maybe
(What's the Story) Morning Glory?
Be Here Now
Beady Eye - BE
Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds - First album and Chasing Yesterday

Ozzy Osbourne
Bark at the Moon
The Ultimate Sin
No Rest for the Wicked

The Pallas EP
Arrive Alive
The Sentinel
The Wedge

Anthony Phillips
Wise After the Event
1984 (1981)
Invisible Men

Pink Floyd
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (stereo and mono)
More soundtrack
Atom Heart Mother
Obscured by Clouds
The Final Cut
A Momentary Lapse of Reason
Delicate Sound of Thunder
The Division Bell
The Endless River

Queen II (1974)
Sheer Heart Attack
The Game
Flash Gordon
Brian May & Friends - Star Fleet Project
Live Magic
The Miracle
Live at Wembley '86
Made in Heaven
Live at the Rainbow '74
Queen Forever

Boys Will Be Boys
A Croak and a Grunt in the Night
Rock Rabbitt (1978)

Trevor Rabin
Trevor Rabin (1978)/Beginnings
Face to Face
Can't Look Away

Rush (1974)
Fly by Night
2112 (1976)
A Farewell to Kings
Exit... Stage Left
Grace Under Pressure
Power Windows
Hold Your Fire
Roll the Bones
Moving Pictures Live
Clockwork Angels
ABC 1974
Spirits of the Airwaves

Sad Café
Fanx Ta-Ra
Misplaced Ideals
Sad Café (1980)
The Politics of Existing
Whatever It Takes

Split Enz
Second Thoughts (Aus/NZ)/Mental Notes (international)
True Colours
Corroborree (Australia)/Waiata (NZ/International)
Time and Tide
Conflicting Emotions
See You 'Round
History Never Repeats

Nad Sylvan
Courting the Widow

Talk Talk
The Party's Over
It's My Life
The Colour of Spring
Spirit of Eden
Natural History

Roger Taylor
Fun in Space
Strange Frontier
The Cross - Shove It!
Fun on Earth

Tears for Fears
The Hurting
The Seeds of Love
Ready Boys and Girls 10"

Danger Money
Night After Night
Eddie Jobson/Zinc - The Green Album

Rick Wakeman
White Rock
Criminal Record
Cost of Living
Silent Nights
Live at Hammersmith
The Time Machine
Return to the Centre of the Earth
Journey to the Centre of the Earth (studio version)

Roger Waters
The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking
Radio KAOS
The Wall Live in Berlin
Amused to Death

John Wetton
Kings Road
Wetton/Manzanera (1987)
Jack-Knife - I Wish You Would

The Final
Music from the Edge of Heaven

Geoff Downes - The Light Programme
Steve Howe - Beginnings and The Steve Howe Album (1979)
Classic Yes
Big Generator
Open Your Eyes
The Ladder
Fly from Here
Heaven and Earth
Like It Is 1 & 2

Subject to change.