New Reissues Out This Week from David Bowie, Queen, Bob Marley & Captain Beefheart

Posted by Amoebite, September 24, 2015 05:40pm | Post a Comment

Reissues Out September 25

Four seminal artists are getting the reissue treatment this week. The works of David Bowie, Queen, Captain Beefheart, and Bob Marley are back and better than ever, with remastered albums, 180 gram vinyl, and some very fancy box sets. Completists and collectors, take note of these soon-to-be essentials, available at Amoeba.

David Bowie, Five Years 1969 – 1973 Box Set and individual album reissues

David Bowie Five Years 1969-1973

With Five Years 1969 – 1973, Parlophone rolls out the first in a series of career-spanning Bowie retrospective box sets. The first installment is a ten-album, twelve-disc (or thirteen-LP) collection featuring remastered versions of David Bowie (aka Space Oddity), The Man Who Sold The World, Hunky Dory, and Pin Ups, reissues of Aladdin Sane and The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars, and the first-ever pressing of the 2003 mix of Ziggy Stardust which had previously been available only on DVD. The box set also includes two live albums, plus Re:Call 1, a new comp featuring singles, non-album cuts and b-sides.

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10 Black Friday Releases to Look For

Posted by Billy Gil, November 12, 2012 03:21pm | Post a Comment

As with Record Store Day, the list of exclusive releases this year for Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving, typically the biggest shopping day of the year) is staggering. A list of the available titles is here. I’ve pulled out 10 releases that are particularly interesting — to me, and perhaps to you. Show up at Amoeba Nov. 23 for your chance to own any one of these.


Lee HazlewoodYou Turned My Head Around: Lee Hazlewood Industries 1967-1970 (11 x 7 box set)

Lee Hazlewood You Turned My Head AroundNamed after an awesome duet ’60s psych-folkie Lee Hazelwood did with singer/actress Ann-Margret, this set collects forgotten records issued on Hazelwood’s label, Lee Hazelwood Industries. The singer-songwriter was also a notable producer, perhaps most famously writing and producing Nancy Sinatra’s “These Boots Were Made For Walkin.’” The set includes 11 45s from such artists as Suzi Jane Hokom, Honey Ltd., Kitchen Cinq and Hazlewood himself. From psych to country-pop, the set offers a view of Lee as an aesthetic director of sorts, setting forth a cultish sound that would come to be oft mimicked and appreciated far greater in later years than during its initial run.



Captain BeefheartAbba Zabba; Plastic Factory; Upon The My-Oh-My

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The Art Of The LP Cover- Wacky Packages!

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, August 12, 2012 02:04pm | Post a Comment

Captain Beefheart Symposium with Gary Lucas in SF

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, December 21, 2010 11:14am | Post a Comment

Tickets on sale Friday, December 24!

His Name is Don Van Vliet and He Dedicates His Music to Animals and Children. Rest in Peace, Captain Beefheart

Posted by Billyjam, December 17, 2010 03:23pm | Post a Comment
             TV profile + interview Captain Beefheart

About an hour ago word started circulating that one of the greatest and most pioneering artists of modern music has left us. Captain Beefheart (born Don Van Vliet) died today (December 17), a victim of of multiple sclerosis. He was 69. The word "pioneer" is often loosely thrown about in referencing certain artists but Captain Beefheart truly was a pioneer of so many new sounds. In his music I can hear (to name but a few) punk,post-punk, all been made years before they had tags or before anyone else was making them. There's so many artists who owe a lot to Captain Beefheart who, more than any other artist, broke down the traditional approach to making music. Rest in peace, Captain Beefheart!

Captain Beefheart & Magic Band - "Sure 'nuff 'n Yes I Do"
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