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Thursday, December 11, 2014 /

No translation necessary!
As Swedens The Pirate Bay walks the plank, another Russian mp3 site is in proverbial purgatory itself. hasn't been running in the past few weeks.  Either the servers crashed or IFPI made them pull the plug whichever came first.  Like rival site musicmp3 one could upload mp3s (though musicmp3 are not taking submissions now either).  I found myzuka last year while looking up a Roger Hodgson bootleg and I recognised the cover I drew as someone else downloaded it from here or somewhere else.  I keep getting a 403 but it may as well be a 404 or 500.  IQ founding ex-member Martin Orford, the Mary Whitehouse of piracy, will be relieved that both these sites are taken off (he already slated the torrent site).  No ones knows what happened here.  An e-mail to the site has not been answered.  Could be the end of the road for places like this as the industry fights back.

UPDATE: Site is back online after a months time; now a .fm.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The Bee Gees remasters

Already available from Rhino.
Haven't posted in a while but I found something different to write about.  The Bee Gees have a number of albums that have yet to be reissued or even released at all officially.  Solo included.

Bee Gees
Cucumber Castle
2 Years On (most recent find)
To Whom It May Concern (next to last one I sent away which led to this post)
Life in a Tin Can
A Kick in the Head is Worth Eight in the Pants*
Mr Natural (last one needed for Boris on its own; now in the newly released 1974-1979 boxed set)
Here at Last (live)
Living Eyes
Staying Alive soundtrack
Size Isn't Everything

Barry Gibb
The Kid's No Good*
Now Voyager
Hawks soundtrack
Moonlight Madness/Original Hawks*
In the Now (may delay any other solo (re-) release for the time being)

Robin Gibb
Robins Reign (now part of new posthumous solo boxed set Saved by the Bell)
Sing Slowly Sisters (also in new compilation)
How Old Are You?
Secret Agent
Walls Have Eyes
My Favourite Christmas Carols

Maurice Gibb
The Loner*
Strings and Things*
A Breed Apart soundtrack*

Andy Gibb (although he never lived to formally join the band)
Flowing Rivers
Shadow Dancing
After Dark

*previously unreleased except on bootleg

The solo albums for each brother could appear as respective boxed sets.
Warner Music handle all distribution except In the Now by Sony save Russia where Warner happen to distribute them anyway.

Two Years On: The ancillary rights have just moved to Capitol Records/UMC bringing them back to Universal (which bought much of EMI in 2013).  Reissues are likely set to appear in 2017 in time for the 50th anniversary of the bands international breakthrough.  Sister label Polydor could possibly be attached as a result like my LP copy of Milk & Honey from John & Yoko.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Paul McCartney Archive Collection

Press to Play cover taken by studio system legend George Hurrell.  I have the UK CD and Canadian LP already.
Here are the possible bonus tracks for solo and Wings McCartney albums that have yet to be remastered (as of 17/8/16, he has moved back to Capitol, now part of Universal, who also distribute his in-between label Concord in an unrelated deal):

Wings Wild Life (1971)

Give Ireland Back to the Irish (single and instrumental versions)
Mary Had a Little Lamb
Little Woman Love
Tomorrow (instrumental)
Mamas Little Girl (although this was recorded in 1972, yet not officially released until 1990)
Breakfast Blues (previously unreleased)
Hey Diddle (fiddle mix)

Red Rose Speedway (1973)

Live and Let Die (single and The In-Laws versions)
I Lie Around
The Mess (live and studio versions)
Wide Prairie (duet version; Linda-only one on her posthumous album of the same name)
Night Out
Thank You, Darling
Soily (studio version)
My Love (live)
Seaside Woman (Suzy and the Red Stripes aka Linda McCartney et al)
B-side to Seaside (same; although both are also on Wide Prairie)
Lucille (live)
Hi, Hi, Hi
C Moon
Best Friend
I Would Only Smile (Denny Laine)
Gotta Sing Gotta Dance (from James Paul McCartney TV special)
Six O'Clock (written for Ringo album)

Venus and Mars (1975) (bought the new version when I thought I lost the old one, which I later gave away once I found it)

Wings at the Speed of Sound (1976) (I do have the new LP but maybe it could have used a few more bonus tracks)

UPDATE: Now available!

London Town (1978)

Café on the Left Bank (demo)
I've Had Enough (demo)
Morse Moose (demo)
Mull of Kintyre
Girls School
Pure Gold (written for Ringos Rotogravure)
Did We Meet Somewhere Before?
Sunshine Sometime

Back to the Egg (1979)

Goodnight Tonight (7" and 12" mixes)
Daytime Nighttime Suffering
Rockestra (live)
Weep for Love (Denny Laine)
Robbers Ball
Every Night (live)
Got to Get You Into My Life (live)
Wonderful Christmastime
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reggae

Tug of War (1982) - reissued 2 October 2015; now available.

The Girl is Mine (with Michael Jackson)
I'll Give You a Ring
Ebony and Ivory (solo version)
The Pound is Sinking (demo)
Something That Didn't Happen
Stop, You Don't Know Where She Came From

Pipes of Peace (1983) - same as above

Ode to a Koala Bear (two versions could now appear on another compilation)
Say Say Say (remix) (with Michael Jackson)
Simple as That (demo)
Average Person (demo)
It's Not On (demo)
Keep Under Cover (demo)

Give My Regards to Broad Street (1984)

No More Lonely Nights (12" and playout versions)
We All Stand Together (A and B)
Give My Regards to Broadway
LP edits such as Eleanors Dream

Press to Play (1986) (pictured)

Stranglehold (7" & 12")
Pretty Little Head (7" & 12")
Only Love Remains (7" & 12")
It's Not True (7" & 12")
Tough on a Tightrope (7" & 12")
Press (7" & 12")
Hanglide (instrumental)
Angry (remix)
Simple as That (released on a 1986 anti-heroin awareness compilation and 1993 CD of Pipes)
Spies Like Us (7" & 12")
Once Upon a Long Ago (7" & 12")

Cнова B CCCP (1988)

I Saw Her Standing There
I'm in Love Again
Take This Hammer
Cut Across Shorty
Poor Boy
Lend Me Your Comb
No Other Baby (later re-recorded for Run Devil Run, the other oldies covers album)
I Saw Her Standing There (live at the 1986 Princes Trust appeal with all-star lineup including Elton John, Bryan Adams, Dire Straits and Status Quo)
Long Tall Sally (same as above)

Flowers in the Dirt (1989) - now available
However, some of these are only officially available as downloads through the deluxe boxed set.  Others that were overlooked will just have to wait for another remaster instead.

Figure of Eight (7" version)
Ou est le soleil? (7" & 12" mixes)
Flying to My Home
Back on My Feet
Loveliest Thing
PS Love Me Do (medley)
This One (demo)
Beautiful Night (demo)
Ferry 'cross the Mersey (w/Gerry Marsden)
Party Party (from rare limited edition tour pack)
The First Stone (likely written in response to then-recent televangelist scandals)
Same Time Next Year (B-side to Put It There)
25 Fingers (w/Elvis Costello)
Pads, Paws and Claws (w/Elvis Costello)
So Like Candy (w/Elvis Costello)
Veronica (w/Elvis Costello)

Tripping the Live Fantastic!

All My Trials
Hey Jude (Silver Clef festival in Knebworth Park)
The Long and Winding Road (B-side if different from album)

Unplugged: The Official Bootleg (1991)

Rock Island Line (Leadbelly/Lonnie Donegan cover)
Things We Said Today
Midnight Special (Leadbelly)
Matchbox (Carl Perkins cover)
Mean Woman Blues
The Fool (not to be confused with The Fool on the Hill)

Off the Ground (1993)

Off the Ground (remix)
Cosmically Conscious
I Can't Imagine
Down to the River
C'mon People (single edit)
Big Boys Bickering
Long Leather Coat
Sweet Sweet Memories
Style Style
Kicked Around No More
Hope of Deliverance (remix)
Soggy Noodle

Demos of "The Lovers That Never Were" and "Mistress and Maid" already appear on the new Flowers remaster as they were part of a set of tracks written with Elvis Costello during those sessions.  Demos of other tracks may also exist.

Flaming Pie (1997)

Beautiful Night (demo)
I Love This House
Let Me Hear Your Name Tonight
Looking for You
Love Come Tumbling Down
Same Love

Run Devil Run (1999)

Entire Cavern Club performance

Driving Rain (2001)

Freedom (remix)
From a Lover to a Friend (remix)
Concert for New York City tracks

Chaos and Creation in the Backyard (2005)

She is So Beautiful
Summer of '59
I Want You to Fly
This Loving Game
Comfort of Love

Memory Almost Full (2007)

Why So Blue?
In Private

Subsequent solo studio albums from Off the Ground up to Chaos and Creation in the Back Yard have a straight reissue instead even though additional tracks do exist for those sessions as well.  No word from Maccas camp at this time though TOW and POP are slated to be the next ones according to an insert in the latest remastered CDs and LPs that have just been released according to our sources.  Also many tracks I expected to be bonus tracks were not considered so they could fill a boxed set.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

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Saturday, January 11, 2014

The Best of Kate Bush

Kate Bush signing copies of her second album Lionheart.
First new post of the year.  Kate Bush for a change.  This may be an unlikely release but here's what a compilation would look like if it spanned her whole career.  The Whole Story in 1986 is the only one so far.

Wuthering Heights
The Man with the Child in His Eyes (single mix)
Them Heavy People
Hammer Horror
Wow (single edit mix)
Symphony in Blue
Don't Put Your Foot on the Heartbrake
Another Day (w/Peter Gabriel)
Army Dreamers
December Will Be Magic Again
Warm and Soothing
Sat in Your Lap
Lord of the Reedy River
The Dreaming
There Goes a Tenner
Suspended in Gaffa
Night of the Swallow
Hounds of Love
The Big Sky
Running Up That Hill
Wuthering Heights (1986 version)
Experiment IV
Don't Give Up (w/Peter Gabriel)
Sister and Brother (w/Midge Ure)
Love and Anger
The Confrontation
The Sensual World
This Womans Work (1987 and single versions)
Be Kind to My Mistakes
Rocket Man
Candle in the Wind
Rubberband Girl
Eat the Music (album and 12" versions)
You Want Alchemy
Show a Little Devotion
The Red Shoes
The Man I Love
And So is Love
Moments of Pleasure
King of the Mountain
Sexual Healing
She Moves Through the Fair
Deeper Understanding (2011 version)
Wild Man