1-26-12 Anniversary / Re-Master Mania!
Singer Lucinda Williams born 1953, conductor Gustav Dudamel born 1981; Dudamel conducts in Los Angeles, outrageously.
Seems like a lot of “Anniversary” editions, re-masters – “Deluxe Edition” titles walking down the pike these days. Lots of the titles from my youth have been given the re-master treatment – bonus tracks, finally a decent mastering etc. – but not quite everything! The titles below (from my youth) are relegated to “normal issue” CD’s and original LP’s, as far as I know. Why aren’t there “Deluxe Edition” / SA-CD / Anniversary Editions / DVD-A 5.1 discs of these titles from my youth? I would buy re-masters / Deluxe editions / audiophile versions of any of the following:
Audience – House On The Hill / Lunch (Charisma UK / Elektra US)
Peter Banks – The Two Sides of Peter Banks (Sovereign UK / Capitol US)
Lucio Battisti – Il Nostro Caro Angelo (Numero Uno IT)
Beggar’s Opera – Waters of Change (Vertigo UK)
John Cale – Fear / Slow Dazzle / Helen of Troy (Island UK / US)
Captain Beyond – s/t (Capricorn US)
Alice Cooper – Love It To Death (Warner / Straight US)
Curved Air – Phantasmagoria (Warner UK / US)
Ivor Cutler – Dandruff / Velvet Donkey (Virgin UK)
Donovan – Cosmic Wheels (Epic UK / US)
Urszula Dudziak – Urszula (Arista US) not even on CD yet!
Egg – The Civil Surface (Caroline UK)
Esperanto – Danse Macabre (A&M UK / US)
Flash – s/t (Sovereign UK / Capitol US)
Gracious! – s/t (Vertigo UK / Capitol US)
The Groundhogs – Solid (WWA UK)
Gryphon – Midnight Mushrumps / Red Queen To Gryphon Three (Transatlantic UK)
Hawkwind – Warrior On The Edge Of Time (U.A. UK / Atco US)
Indian Summer – s/t (Neon UK / US)
Kayak – Royal Bed Bouncer (EMI or Vertigo NL / Janus US)
Basil Kirchin – Worlds Within Worlds Parts 3 + 4 (island UK) not even on CD yet!
Kraftwerk – Ralf & Florian (Philips DE / Vertgo US – UK) not even on CD yet!
Lothar Meid – Mensch, Dieser Klaus! (Philips DE) not even on CD yet!
O.S.T. – The Andromeda Strain (Kapp US) not even on CD yet!
Jim Pembroke – Corporal Cauliflower’s Mental Function (Love Finland)
Popol Vuh – Affenstunde (Liberty DE)
Portsmouth Sinfonia – Plays The Popular Classics (Transatlantic UK) not even on CD yet!
Alan Price – O! Lucky Man! (Warner UK / US)
Achim Reichel – AR4 / AR5 (Autovision) / Erholung (Zebra or Brain DE) not even on CD yet!
Seventh Wave – Things To Come (Gull UK / Janus US)
Solution – Cordon Bleu (Rocket UK)
Spooky Tooth – The Last Puff (Island UK / A&M US)
Spring – s/t (Neon UK)
String Driven Thing – s/t (Charisma UK / US)
The Tubes – s/t (A&M US)
Thijs Van Leer – O My Love (Philips NL) not even on CD yet!
Vangelis – Earth (Vertigo FR / US)
Rick Wakeman – The Six Wives of Henry VIII (A&M UK / US)
War – The World Is A Ghetto (U.A. US)
Wigwam – Nuclear Nightclub (Love Finland)
Robert Wood – Vibrarock (Polydor FR) not even on CD yet!
Zygoat – s/t (Polydor UK) not even on CD yet!
I have normal CD’s (and original LP’s) of all these titles, but not any deluxe / re-mastered editions. Why, in 2012, are there any records of my youth not on CD?
The ones that aren’t on CD yet – master ‘em correctly and sell them to me! The ones that have already been CD’s – re-master ‘em properly and enhance the packging! Anything on this list that’s been a Deluxe Edition? Then make an SA-CD or DVD-A 5.1 version! I am ready to buy re-masters / deluxe editions of any of the above titles, record companies!