Does all this cold, wet weather makes you want to listen to classic proto-metal on vinyl? Well, you’re in luck. Black Sabbath’s classic first three albums are coming to us on deluxe edition 180-gram two-LP sets. (Seriously, turn the volume all the way up for the full effect of this video.)
This week's Vinyl Tuesday releases are from ten bands who have reissued albums on limited edition pink vinyl to help raise money for Gilda’s Club NYC, an organization named after comedian Gilda Radner that is dedicated to supporting cancer patients and their families. Ten Bands One Cause began during Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) in 2014, raising $30,000 for Gilda's Club NYC with its limited pink vinyl releases. This year's bands supporting the cause include Run the Jewels, Al Green, Chet Faker, and more. See the complete list below and purchase them from us - while they last.
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
Like those recent Led Zeppelin reissues, Sticky Fingers will come in a variety of LP and CD editions, Rolling Stone reports. The deluxe edition will include a version of “Brown Sugar” with Eric Clapton, unreleased versions of “Bitch,” “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” and “Dead Flowers,” and an acoustic take of “Wild Horses,” plus five live tracks from a performance at London’s Roundhouse in 1971, including “Honky Tonk Women” and “Midnight Rambler.”
The super deluxe edition will include all that and Get Yer Leeds Lungs Out!, a 13-track disc of the band’s March 1971 performance in Leeds, plus a 120-page book with new liner notes, previously unpublished photos, a print and postcard set and a cover that updates the original iconic album image with a real working zipper.
The band’s tour starts with a May 24 show at San Diego’s Petco Park. Watch a trailer for the tour below:
As Record Store Day looms on April 18, reports of what to expect should start trickling in, along with the official announce of RSD titles next Tuesday March 10 at Rough Trade in New York.
Metallica has announced they’ll reissue their debut demo tape from 1982, No Life ‘Til Leather, as a limited edition cassette April 18. Expanded CD and LP editions will come in the summer, the band told Rolling Stone.
No Life ‘Til Leather saw Metallica in their early incarnation of singer/guitarist James Hetfield, lead guitarist Dave Mustaine (who would go on to play in Megadeth), bassist Ron McGovney and drummer Lars Ulrich. Just one song from the tape, “The Mechanix,” didn’t make it to their debut LP, Kill 'Em All, and the tape maintained its cache as an underground tape traded amongst metal fans. The expanded versions will contain more demos from the era, but there’s no word yet on which tracks those will be.
Metallica also has more reissues planned, as the band owns its own remasters and runs its own label now, Blackened Recordings.
Hear the original version of “The Mechanix” below: