Michael Sumsion explores the vinyl reissue of a cult gem from the jazz vaults, Roy Brooks’ exquisite 1970’s masterpiece, The Free Slave. The drummer Roy Brooks was a pillar of the Detroit jazz scene of the 1960s and 1970s, predominantly known for his sterling support for household names such as Yusef Lateef, Pharoah Sanders, Horace Silver, Charles Mingus, Dexter Gordon, Lee … [Read more...] about Roy Brooks: The Free Slave – Vinyl Reissue
It’s a question that gets asked a lot and, to be honest, there is no definitive answer. Both an original pressing and vinyl reissues have their disadvantages and advantages, and personal circumstances also play a huge part. Below we aim to dispel the myths, give some advice, and take you through a bit of history so you can decide what will be right for you when deciding to buy … [Read more...] about Original Pressing Vinyl or Reissue: Which Should You Buy?
Mick Jagger (of a little known band called The Rolling Stones...) is gearing up to release his four solo albums as reissues on 180-gram vinyl. The releases include She’s The Boss (1985), Primitive Cool (1987), Wandering Spirit (1993) and Goddess in the Doorway (2001). The records will be released through Universal Music Enterprises, having been cut at the world-renowned … [Read more...] about Mick Jagger solo albums to be reissued on vinyl
Madonna’s first four studio albums are to be released on completely clear vinyl, it has been announced. This is the start of a ‘re-issuing project’ by Rhino Records, whilst it still remains unclear which future records by the artist are likely to be rereleased. The records slated to be reissued are Madonna, Like A Virgin, True Blue and Who’s That Girl. All four will be … [Read more...] about Madonna to reissue first four albums on clear vinyl
The Prince estate has announced a reissue of the seminal 1982 released album 1999 featuring new bonus material including a humongous 35 previously unreleased tracks. Now, some of you may see this as a quick cash grab for the estate, but it’s been well documented that there’s a ridiculous amount of unreleased bonus material out there in the ‘Prince Vaults’ so, for many, this … [Read more...] about Prince estate to reissue ‘1999’ on vinyl with 35 previously unreleased tracks
Cult-classic movie Heathers is set for a reissue on vinyl for the first time since it was released back in 1989. It’s part of the 30th anniversary of the high school dark comedy which will come on ‘very green neon vinyl’ and feature music from the movie by composer David Newman. Newman is also famed for his film scores on movies such as Ice Age and Anastasia. The movie … [Read more...] about Heathers movie soundtrack to be reissued on vinyl for the first time