Easy Picks: Vinyl Reissues
Following the group’s 1985 formation, Guns N’ Roses injected unbridled attitude into the burgeoning Los Angeles rock scene. They went on to captivate the entire world with the July 21, 1987 release of Appetite For Destruction, which remains the best-selling U.S. debut album ever, moving over 30 million copies globally. Appetite features such indelible tracks such as the No. 1 single “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” “Welcome To The Jungle,” “Nightrain,” and “Paradise City.”
- First Ever Album Remaster from Original Analog Tapes
- Original Album Expanded to 2-LPs for Maximum Audiophile Playback
- Vinyl Cut from 192kHz 24-bit Remastered High-Resolution Audio
- Limited Edition Foil Art Slipcase
- Side 4 Extra Bonus: Hologroove Hologram of GNR Logo
- Download Card Sticker for 44.1kHz 16-bit Digital Album
New Vinyl: $34.98 Buy
This iconic 2-LP collection, first issued in 1979, features 16 of Summer’s sweetest hits; all tracks, as they appeared on the original 2-LP release, are “DJ-mixed” – they segue together – for maximum entertainment. On The Radio, a global smash, was first released, peaking at No. 1 in the U.S., where it was also certified double platinum & put Donna Summer in the history books. This edition is presented for the first time on highly collectible pink (LP1) & lavender (LP2) vinyl.
Released in 2005, Chaos and Creation in the Backyard, was instantly hailed as continuing a hot streak that included Flaming Pie, Run Devil Run and Driving Rain. Produced by Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, Beck) and featuring the singles “Fine Line” and the Grammy-winning “Jenny Wren,” the album debuted at #6 on the Billboard chart. It remained on the charts for nearly half a year, while Paul mounted the massive ‘US’ Tour. In 2007, “Jenny Wren” won the Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, while the album was nominated in three other categories including Album of the Year. The 2018 edition of Chaos will make the album available on vinyl for the first time since its initial run as a 180 gram black vinyl LP or a CD digipak.
Upon its release in 2013, NEW, was lauded by Rolling Stone as "energized and full of joyous rock & roll invention.” Executive produced by Giles Martin and also featuring production by Mark Ronson, Ethan Johns and Paul Epworth, it entered the U.S. chart at #3. The album scored positive reviews from Entertainment Weekly to Pitchfork and all points in between, while the title track, “Queenie Eye” and “Save Us” would become staples of the McCartney live show over the course of the Out There and One On One world tours. The 2018 edition of NEW features the first vinyl pressing of the album since its 2013 release, available as a 180 gram black vinyl LP or CD digipak.
Recorded in 1971 but not released until 1977, Thrillington remains one of the most enigmatic entries in the storied McCartney discography. Credited to the pseudonym Percy “Thrills” Thrillington, a fictitious socialite whose activities were chronicled in UK newspaper ads, Thrillington was actually a fully reimagined instrumental lounge/jazz version of Paul and Linda McCartney’s RAM. With the 2018 edition, Percy is given a new lease on life with this collector’s item available on vinyl for the first time since the 1977 first pressings that fetch hefty sums on the collectors’ market, as a 180 gram black vinyl LP or CD digipak.
Originally released in 1978, Wings Greatest, was the first ever compilation of Paul McCartney’s post-Beatles hits, featuring four classics that had previously been unavailable on any McCartney album: "Another Day," "Junior's Farm," "Hi, Hi, Hi" and "Mull of Kintyre.” The penultimate Wings album release, Wings Greatest was naturally a worldwide hit, and the soundtrack to the 70s for a generation. As part of its 2018 edition reissue, it will be available as a 180 gram vinyl LP or CD digipak.
New Vinyl: $17.99 Buy
The Wait is over…Actually, it’s back! Nearly three decades after going out of print, Metallica will release a remastered version of The $5.98 EP - Garage Days Re-Revisited on April 13, 2018 as part of thir ongoing remasters series via their own Blackened Recordings label.
Originally released over 30 years ago on August 21, 1987, the collection features the band covering songs by early Metallica influencers such as Diamond Head, Holocaust, Killing Joke, Budgie, and The Misfits. The five songs from the EP were later included as a part of the 1998 multi-platinum release Garage, Inc., but the band felt it was time to bring it back in the original formats!
Garage Days Re-Revisited was remastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood, CA
Wide Awake in America is a four-track EP by the Irish rock band U2, released in 1985. It combines two live performances of songs from the group's 1984 album The Unforgettable Fire with two B-sides from the era, which had previously been available only in the United Kingdom. Featuring 'Bad (Live)', 'A Sort of Homecoming (Live)', 'The Three Sunrises', and 'Love Comes Tumbling'. Pressed on 180G vinyl.
Widely considered to be both The Smiths’ finest work and one of the greatest albums ever made, ‘The Queen Is Dead’ has cast a significant influence over subsequent generations since it was first released in the summer of 1986. Now Warner Bros. Records can confirm details of a newly mastered and expanded version of the album that will be released on 20th October.
Widely considered to be one of the best albums of the 90s, 1992's Automatic For the People followed R.E.M.'s breakthrough album, Out of Time, and did not disappoint. Beloved by critics, the band's eighth studio album topped charts worldwide, and was certified 4x platinum in the US. Features the iconic hit singles 'Nightswimming,' 'Man on the Moon' and 90s anthem, 'Everybody Hurts.'
Commemorating the album's 25th Anniversary, this 180 gram vinyl edition features the full original album, remastered from the original analog tapes. Includes digital download card.
Other 25th Anniversary formats available include a Deluxe Edition Boxset (3CD+Blu-ray) and a 2CD Edition.