ELVIS PRESLEY, KENNY LOGGINS: Special vinyl releases on the way
Limited edition vinyl reissues from many of music's most revered names have been announced by Sony Legcacy for the next Record Store Day, April 21st.
- Bruce Springsteen's Greatest Hits serves up his 1995 compilation on individually numbered red vinyl pressings.
- The Allman Brothers Band's Live at the Atlanta Pop Festival July 3 & 5, 1970 makes its vinyl debut as a four-LP set. Recorded nearly a year before At Fillmore East established them as a special band, this offers a glimpse of the band's early excellence.
- Van Morrison and Joey DeFrancesco: "Close Enough for Jazz" backed with "The Things I Used to Do." This seven-inch single pairs the Belfast legend with the Philadelphia-raised jazz organist for a new version of Morrison's "Close Enough for Jazz" and a stunning rendition of Guitar Slim's "The Things I Used to Do."
- Elvis Presley's The King in the Ring is a two-LP set with both of the intimate “sit-down” sets from the 1968 Comeback Special. Available for the first time on red vinyl, it's a companion to the documentary The Searcher that debuts April 14th on HBO.
- Bob Dylan and The Grateful Dead: Dylan & The Dead was recorded during their 1987 tour. The Dead back Dylan on "All Along the Watchtower," "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" and "Gotta Serve Somebody." The set is pressed on red and blue tie-dye vinyl.
- Kenny Loggins' Return to Pooh Corner arrives in purple swirl vinyl. Kenny's 1994 children’s album offers his gentle take on “Rainbow Connection,” “Somewhere Out There” and “Pure Imagination,” plus a re-recording of the Loggins & Messina classic “House at Pooh Corner.”
- Jimi Hendrix: "Mannish Boy" backed with "Trash Man" on a seven-inch single. From April 1969, this uptempo reworking of Muddy Waters's "Mannish Boy" was Hendrix's first recording session with bassist Billy Cox and drummer Buddy Miles -- the trio that became known as Band of Gypsys.
- Eurythmics' 1984 (For the Love of Big Brother) is one of the British electro-rockers' most experimental works. The mostly instrumental soundtrack to the British film adaptation of George Orwell’s iconic novel was far more successful in Britain than the U.S. The single “Sexcrime (1984)” met resistance from American radio for its perceived content, but became the duo’s sixth consecutive Top 10 hit in Britain.
- Pink Floyd's The Piper at the Gates of Dawn returns to vinyl for the first time in 50 years. This mono release was the band's only album with Syd Barrett. The highlight track was "Interstellar Overdrive."
- Marvin Gaye's Sexual Healing: The Remixes is a 12-inch single on red smoke vinyl. Marking his return from a six-year recording sabbatical, Marvin served up a rhythmic romantic classic for the final pop hit of his lifetime. This EP packs seven versions (several making their vinyl debuts), including the original 12-inch single version, a rare alternate vocal version and remixes by Ben Liebrand, Kygo, SNBRN and more.
- And for fans who prefer their "retro" on tape, AC/DC reissue their first album with Brian Johnston, Back in Black, on cassette.