By: IG @the_home_for_wayward_records
Black Sabbath - Mob Rules (2LP Deluxe Edition)
I’m a huge fan of the three Dio Sabbath records, so I’m incredibly excited for the two Deluxe Editions coming out this week. First up is the Mob Rules Deluxe Edition which boasts an expansive selection of rare and unreleased recordings. Along with additional tracks from Live At Hammersmith Odeon, the collection also includes a newly mixed version of “The Mob Rules.” The cherry on top is an entire concert recorded in 1982 in Portland, OR. Highlights include stellar performances of “Neon Knights” “Heaven And Hell” and “Voodoo.”
Black Sabbath - Heaven & Hell (2LP Deluxe Edition)
The second Dio Sabbath Deluxe Edition, Heaven & Hell adds several bonus tracks that have never been released in North America, including versions of “Children Of The Sea” and “Die Young” recorded live in 1980 in Hartford, CT. The set concludes with live rarities like “E5150” and “Neon Knights” that originally appeared in 2007 on the Rhino Handmade’s limited edition collection, Black Sabbath: Live At Hammersmith Odeon.
Enuff Z’Nuff - Enuff Z’Nuff
Originally released in 1989, the debut album from Illinois’ Enuff Z’Nuff was a hippie-esque blast of dayglo pop & metal that felt quite a bit different from almost everything else coming out around then. The first single “New Thing” and its follow up “Fly High Michelle” got MTV airplay and kept the band in the spotlight for a while. I’ve always enjoyed this one and have been wanting a copy for quite a while.
Fountains of Wayne - Fountains of Wayne
Fountains of Wayne is one of those rare bands that digs back into what pop music is all about - good, fun tunes. Their self-titled debut studio album was released in 1996. Recorded when the band was just a duo, Chris Collingwood and the late Adam Schlesinger, who we sadly lost to Covid last year, provided almost all the instrumentation during the recording. Limited 180gm transparent red colored vinyl LP pressing.
Kings of Leon - When You See Yourself
After a 4 year absence, Kings of Leon returns with a new LP for 2021. The band’s 8th studio album, this new collection was recorded at Nashville’s famed Blackbird Studios, and produced by Grammy Award-winning Markus Dravs (Arcade Fire, Coldplay, Florence + the Machine). When You See Yourself propels KINGS OF LEON into 2021 with a modern evolution of their sound.
Tigers Jaw - I Won’t Care How You Remember Me
On March 5th, Philly based indie rock band Tigers Jaw will be releasing their new album and Hopeless debut I Won't Care How You Remember Me. Described by the member's moms as Saves The Day meets Fleetwood Mac, Tigers Jaw has been carving out their own legacy in the indie, alternative, and emo-punk genres since 2006. The band's last two albums, 2014's Charmer and 2017's Spin, were their most successful to date, receiving critical acclaim from the likes of Pitchfork and Stereogum, as well as charting at #3 on the US vinyl charts and #11 on the current rock and alternative album charts. Charmer was my favorite LP of 2014, so this one is high up on my want list.