Anniversary / Re-Master Mania!

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!

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5 Responses to Anniversary / Re-Master Mania!

  1. postpunkmonk says:

    Cale’s Island Records trilogy has gotten an omnibus, dlx RM with nice liner notes and 5x bonus cuts from US Island! http://www.discogs.com/John-Cale-The-Island-Years/release/1141495 Every home should have one!! Can you imagine “Fear” in 5.1?

  2. Ron Kane says:

    Jim-san, How’d you miss this one? It’s been out for years…not deluxe, either – they do not even re-pro the orig album artwork in all cases. Sound is good, but not great. The one I’d want to hear in 5.1 is “Helen of Troy”!

  3. postpunkmonk says:

    Oh, I didn’t miss it. I’ve had this for years!

  4. Ron Kane says:

    I would not call this pkg dlx. Yes, it was re-mastered, but…not great packaging.

  5. Dana says:

    RK!

    I believe that all three FLASH albums have been remastered/re-released w/ bonus tracks!

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