Reissues, From The Vault, Etc. - 11/30/17

Wilco - A.M. [Reissue/1995] CD/2xLP (A&M) 

Wilco - Being There [Reissue/1995] 5xCD/4xLP (A&M) 

Digitally remastered reissues of Wilco's first two albums. A.M. has been expanded with eight unreleased bonus tracks that feature an early version of "Outtasite (Outta Mind)" and "When You Find Trouble," which is the last studio recording made by Uncle Tupelo. The Deluxe reissue of Being There includes 15 bonus tracks released for the first time, including alternate versions of tracks "I Got You" and "Say You Miss Me." It also features Wilco's 20-song performance at the Troubadour from November 12, 1996, combining songs from A.M. and a few Uncle Tupelo tracks. Also included are four songs the band played on radio station KCRW on November 13, 1996. Come to our Wilco listening party when we open Friday, Dec 1, at 11AM. We'll be playing the reissues and giving away some sweet Wilco enamel pins and Wilco t-shirts!

The Rolling Stones - On Air CD2xCD/2xLP (UMe) 

On Air is a collection of rarely heard radio recordings from the Stones formative years. The songs including eight tracks the band have never recorded or released commercially, were originally broadcast on UK shows such as Saturday Club, and Top Gear between 1963 and 1965. The tapes have gone through the "audio source separation" process. [CD is available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Regular includes 17 tracks while the Deluxe includes 32 tracks. Vinyl edition features 32.] Rush - A Farewell To Kings [Reissue/1977] 3xCD/3xCD+Blu-ray Audio+4xLP/4xLP (Mercury) This 40th Anniversary edition features the 2015 remaster of the classic album, expanded with the complete Hammersmith Odeon February 1978 show, and additional bonus tracks includes four cover songs from Dream Theater, Big Wreck, The Trews & Alain Johannes along with a studio outtake of the spacey sound effects from "Cygnus X-1" called "Cygnus X-2 Eh." [Super Deluxe box set adds a Blu-ray audio disc and the four-LP pressing.]

The Penguin Café Orchestra - Union Café [Reissue/1993] CD/2xLP+MP3 (Erased Tapes) 

The Penguin Café Orchestra was arguably the ultimate word of mouth group. But those who manage to stumble upon their richly melodic and utterly uplifting music invariably respond by asking, where has this music been all my life? Quickly followed by, which album should I buy first? How about 1993's Union Café, a sprawling, diverse collection that could be the Penguin Cafe Orchestra's White Album. [Limited colored vinyl pressing.]

Pretenders - Alone 2xCD (BMG Rights Management) 

Deluxe edition of the 2016 album from Chrissie Hynde & Co., produced by Dan Auerbach (Black Keys) featuring a cameo from guitar legend Duane Eddy. Reissued with a bonus 15-track live CD.

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella At Zardi's CD (Verve) 

Archive live release from the jazz legend. Ella At Zardi's is a previously unreleased live album recorded at the famed nightclub on February 2, 1956 - two days before the sessions for Verve's first official LP release, Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Songbook.

Davy Graham - Folk, Blues & Beyond CD/LP (Bread & Wine)

One of the most influential figures in the 1960s British folk scene, Davy Graham inspired many practitioners of the fingerstyle acoustic guitar of the era, notably Bert Jansch, John Martyn and Jimmy Page. Graham is probably best known for his acoustic instrumental 'Anji' and for popularizing DADGAD tuning, later widely adopted by many acoustic guitarists. Not one to be categorised, Graham could be seen covering the genres of folk, blues and jazz. Originally released in January 1965, this edition of Folk, Blues & Beyond is its official, American debut. It remains perfectly named, a stunning introduction to the breadth of Graham's craft and seeking at the peak of his impact.

Davy Graham - Large as Life and Twice as Natural CD/LP (Bread & Wine)

Large As Life And Twice As Natural is unique in Graham's work for Decca. The album's three extended instrumentals, two immersive ragas, and a wickedly knotty homage to the be-bop piano titan Lennie Tristano were the most Graham wrote for any of his Sixties LPs. And Graham never played with a better, bigger studio band. Jon Hiseman, recently out of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, was leading his own progressive-rock unit Colosseum; Danny Thompson was the earthy, incisive bassist in Britain's folk supergroup, Pentangle, with guitarists and Graham acolytes Bert Jansch and John Renbourn. Compilations, Best Of's & Sundry Collections...

The Wedding Present - Marc Riley Sessions Volume 2 CD/LP+CD (Hatch) 

Long time favorites of the late, great John Peel, David Gedge and his band appeared regularly on that legendary presenter's BBC Radio 1 show and have continued their association with 'Auntie' by performing many unforgettable sessions on the popular Marc Riley Show on BBC Radio 6 Music.

Various Artists - Dancehall: The Rise Of Jamaican Dancehall Culture2xCD/3xLP+MP3 (Soul Jazz) 

A lightning-flash collection of all-time classic and definitive dancehall classics as well as a stellar selection of more obscure tracks. Featuring Yellowman, Tenor Saw, Sister Nancy, Ini Kamoze, Chaka Demus & Pliers, Michigan & Smiley, Super Cat, Cutty Ranks, Eek-A- Mouse, Gregory Isaacs and more, this album features non-stop floor-filling party tune rockers throughout.

STRFKR - Vault Vol. 1-3 3xCD (Polyvinyl) 

STRFKR - Vault Vol. 3 LP+MP3 (Polyvinyl) 

A collection of rare, previously unreleased songs that up until now have never been heard by anyone except STRFKR. The band only exists today because of these recordings. Some of these songs were written for STRFKR albums, some were written before or in-between, but they all played a role and influenced what was released under that name. [Limited colored vinyl pressing of the single-disc Volume 3 also available.]

The Minus 5 - Dear December CD/LP+MP3 (Yep Roc) 

In early 2017, Scott McCaughey was asked to write some holiday songs for another artist's holiday album. He became so inspired by the task that he wrote more than an albums worth of material and decided to record that album with his group, The Minus 5, a rotating line-up of musician friends that McCaughey recruits to join him from time-to-time. The resulting album, Dear December, brings holiday cheer and a fresh batch of great songs featuring collaborations with Ben Gibbard (death Cab for Cutie), Peter Buck, Mike Mills, The Posies, Colin Meloy (The Decemberists), Chuck Prophet, M. Ward, Tammy Ealom (Dressy Bessy), Kurt Bloch, Kelly Hogan and Norah OConnor. [Vinyl edition released last week as part of RSD Black Friday.]

REO Speedwagon - Not So Silent Christmas With REO Speedwagon CD/LP (Rhino) 

This expanded reissue of the AOR band's 2009 Christmas album contains three previously released bonus tracks and their new(ish) rendition of "We Three Kings." 

Various Artists - A Capitol Christmas Volume Two CD/2xLP (Capitol) 

Recently released on CD - now available on vinyl. Part of the on-going celebration of Capitol 75 - includes key tracks by Glen Campbell, Dinah Shore & The Beach Boys singing Christmas classics.

Eagles Of Death Metal - Nos Amis (Our Friends) DVD/Blu-ray (Shout Factory) 

The November 13, 2015 terrorist attack in Paris claimed 130 lives around the city - 89 of them at the Eagles of Death Metal's Bataclan Theatre concert. Nos Amis (Our Friends) spotlights the band as they recount their experiences before and after the tragic events.