Wilco is following up their previous AM & Being There Deluxe Editions with an even larger set for the their LP, Summerteeth. This album was their first truly “different” album and saw them leaving their Alt-Country roots and move more into an adventurous mode where any sound or style was possible. 24 previously unreleased demos, songs and alternate versions of songs from the LP along with a special 10 song live set from Tower Records in Chicago on March 11, 1999.
While this release is named “Metrobolist”, its actually a Tony Visconti remixed version of The Man Who Sold The World, Bowie’s first LP with Mick Ronson. Metrobolist was the original working title for TMWSTW and this release also feature alternate art from the original US Mercury records cover. All tracks have been remixed except for “After All”, of which the masters have apparently vanished.
Facelift, the debut album from Alice In Chains has long been on the “Why in the hell isn’t this out on vinyl” list and FINALLY we get a reissue. Spread across 2 LPs, this will be the first issue of this on vinyl since its original 1990 release. This one is long overdue and should be in every rock fans record collection.
Easily one of the best bands of the last decade, Live Drugs, the new 10 songs live album from War On Drugs, isn’t culled from one live show, but rather a series of sets curated from 40 of bandleader Adam Granduciel’s hard drives. This is available on a number of different colored vinyl options.
Iron Maiden isn’t shy about releasing live albums, so seeing a 17 song, 3 LP set come out of their Legacy of the Beast tour isn’t a shock. The final leg of the tour was scuttled due to Covid, so this may be as close to some people get to seeing them live until we hopefully find a way through this pandemic. Blaze Bayley era tracks, The Clansman & Sign of the Cross make an appearance and For the Greater Good of God makes its Maiden live album debut.
Originally released in 1988, Delicate Sound of Thunder documented the 1987 tour for Pink Floyd Mark 2.0’s tour for “A Momentary Lapse of Reason.” This remastered deluxe edition adds 8 tracks to the original 15 and includes a 40 page book, poster and postcards to round out the set.