Tuesday, July 28, 2009
If It's Tuesday, 7/28/09, It Must Be One Dismal Street Date
The new music summer doldrums are upon us. This is the best of what I found for today's new releases.
BLUR- MIDLIFE: A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO BLUR
British pop darlings get anthologerized on this 25 track collection, which includes the out of print single, "Popscene."
Full Track list:
2 Girls & Boys
3 For Tomorrow
4 Coffee & TV
5 Out Of Time
6 Blue Jeans
7 Song 2
9 He Thought Of Cars
10 Death Of A Party
11 The Universal
13 This Is A Low
15 She's So High
16 Chemical World
17 Good Song
22 Trimm Trabb
24 Strange News From Another Star
25 Battery In Your Leg
IGGY POP & DAVID BOWIE- IGGY & ZIGGY: CLEVELAND '77
There really isn't anything new about this release. The performance has been floating around on one gray area CD or another for years. I happen to love the performance, which is basically an early incarnation of Bowie's underrated hard rock project Tin Machine, this time with Bowie himself on keys and backing vocals, backing Iggy on the "Lust For Life" tour. It's on the Cleopatra label, so don't expect any fancy remastering, just some wider availability.
Also from 1977, here is one of my fave clips ever, Iggy & Ziggy on the Dinah Shore show.
ELVIS PRESLEY- FROM ELVIS IN MEMPHIS DELUXE EDITION
"In January 1969, seeking to gain back some artistic control, Elvis produced some of his most significant work ever during a two week long series of recording sessions at American Studios in Memphis."
This is the Legacy Edition of one of Elvis' most significant albums, now featuring every song recorded during those sessions. 36 tracks in all, I think.
Prog-rock supergroup, U.K. sees their long out of print, 3 album output remastered and reissued, with founding member Eddie Jobson overseeing the project. The self-titled debut featuring John Wetton, Allan Holdsworth, Eddie Jobson and Bill Bruford, as well as the Holdsworth and Bruford-less follow-ups, "Danger Money" and "Night After Night," with Terry Bozzio taking over on drums, all get the much needed upgrade. It's been awhile since I've heard these, but I do remember loving all of them.
STOP THE PRESSES
As I searched for the purchase link, I now see that Amazon has these listed for August 11th.
WELL, that's your lot.