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October’s Vinyl Reissues

Fopp's Picks

with vinyl reissues from The Beatles, David Bowie and more, October is shaping up to be a great month for record collectors. Here’s our picks for October.

The Beatles – Revolver – Special Edition Super Deluxe 4LP + 7” Vinyl EP

release date: 29th October 2022

 

This Special Edition of The Beatles’ ‘Revolver’ features a new mix by Giles Martin and Sam Okell, the original mono mix, a 4-track EP, 31 session takes and home demos, a 100-page book with a foreword by Paul McCartney, an essay by Questlove, detailed track notes, photos and ephemera including handwritten lyrics, tape boxes and extracts from Klaus Voormann’s graphic novel on the making of the cover art.

David Bowie – Heroes 45th Anniversary Limited Edition Grey Vinyl

release date: 14th October 2022

 

To celebrate its 45th anniversary, Parlophone is proud to announce a special limited edition ‘bricks & mortar’ outlet-only grey vinyl pressing of the album. ‘Heroes’ was a commercial success, peaking at #3 in the U.K. and #35 in the U.S., with NME and Melody Maker both naming it album of the year. The title track is now widely recognised as a classic and as one of Bowie’s most beloved songs, having been used in the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony and critically acclaimed films such as Moulin Rouge and Jojo Rabbit. It has also become one of Bowie’s most covered songs with interpretations by artists such as Prince, Coldplay, Motörhead, Depeche Mode, Lady Gaga, King Crimson and The Wallflowers. After releasing the ground-breaking Low in January 1977, Bowie toured and recorded playing keyboards in Iggy Pop’s band. He returned that summer to the Hansa Tonstudio in Berlin to begin work on a new album. Unlike the rest of the so-called ‘Berlin Trilogy’, “Heroes” was the only Bowie album recorded there in its entirety. Produced by Bowie and Tony Visconti, the central band from the Low album returned, this time joined by King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp.

Kevin Rowland & Dexys Midnight Runners – Too-Rye-Ay, As It Should Have Sounded

release date: 14th October 2022

 

To tie in with the 40th anniversary of the multi-platinum selling album, we present ‘Too-Rye-Ay, as it should have sounded’. Kevin Rowland was never happy with the final mix of the album, despite its huge commercial success. So with Helen O’Hara, and Pete Schwier they decided to mix it again. In recent interviews Kevin has stated: ‘The songs and performances are great, but I always felt the mixes could be better. It’s my most successful album, but it doesn’t sound as good as the others… This is the director’s cut and it’s how it should have sounded’. The album’s cover has also been re-modelled, using the preferred image from the ‘Come On Eileen’ single sleeve.

 

 

 

 


Red 35 Year Anniversary Edition – The Communards

release date: 7th October 2022

 

The Communards’ sophomore album ‘Red’ consolidated the genius of the musical partnership between Bronski Beat singer Jimmy Somerville and pianist Richard Coles. The Communards straddled pop and the political, fusing synths and hi-NRG production with lush string and horn arrangements to the political unrest and moral panic of late 80s Britain. This version is the classic repressing of the original album on black vinyl with new liner notes from Owen Jones.

 


Olivia Newton-John’s Greatest Hits 45th Anniversary Deluxe Edition – Olivia Newton-John

release date: 7th October 2022

 

Olivia Newton-John issued her first volume of hit singles just ahead of her career altering appearance in the blockbuster film ‘Grease’. Released in 1977, ‘Olivia Newton-John’s Greatest Hits’ features her biggest international hits from her 1971 debut through her 1976 album ‘Come On Over’. It contains all of Olivia’s US Top 40 hits from that era including the #1 singles ‘I Honestly Love You’ and ‘Have You Never Been Mellow’. The album was certified double platinum in the US, platinum in both the UK and Canada, and has sold over 5 million copies worldwide.

 

 


Kenny Burrell – Kenny Burrell

release date: 7th October 2022

 

The first thing that strikes you about Kenny Burrell’s second Blue Note album, ‘Kenny Burrell’, is the cover, which features an illustration by Andy Warhol. The second is the striking music, which is drawn from four different sessions recorded in 1956 with the guitarist featured in a variety of settings. This mono Tone Poet Vinyl Edition was produced by Joe Harley, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original analogue master tapes, pressed on 180g vinyl at RTI, and packaged in a deluxe gatefold tip-on jacket.

 

 

 


The Tragically Hip – Fully Completely 30th Anniversary 4LP

release date: 7th October 2022

 

To commemorate the 30th Anniversary of The Tragically Hip’s iconic ‘Fully Completely’ album originally released on October 6, 1992, a deluxe vinyl edition is released. Including the original ‘Fully Completely’ album on vinyl, ‘Live at the Horseshoe Sept 13, 1992’, bonus studio session tracks, ‘Radio Show’ and ‘So Hard Done By’, a Dolby Atmos and Surround Sound Blu-ray of ‘Fully Completely’, as well as the ‘Heksenketel’ 1993 tour documentary, remastered from original tapes.

 

 

 

 

 


Paul Weller – Modern Classics: The Greatest Hits

release date: 14th October 2022

 

‘Modern Classics: The Greatest Hits’ is a compilation album of music by English singer-songwriter Paul Weller, originally released in 1998. It featured most of his solo singles up to that point as well as a new track ‘Brand New Start’. This version includes a bonus live LP recorded at Victoria Park, Hackney, London, 8th Aug 1998.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Jake Bugg (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) – Jake Bugg

release date: 14th October 2022

 

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of his double-platinum selling, self-titled debut studio album by English singer-songwriter Jake Bugg; UMC will release special deluxe editions of the 2013 mercury prize nominated record. Released on October 15th, 2012, the album debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart, selling in excess of 800k+ copies. Fully remastered at Abbey Road studios with a second LP of 2 rare and 14 previously unreleased tracks from Jake’s early recording sessions from his personal archive. The CD edition will feature the remastered album, 16 unreleased bonus tracks including a Rick Ruben version of Broken, and the full performance of his concert at the Royal Albert Hall from 2014 with special guests Michael Kiwanuka & Johnny Marr, being made available physically and digitally for the first time. All formats will feature sleeve notes from Dean Jackson (BBC Radio Nottingham), who ‘discovered’ Jake and unseen images from Jake’s photoshoot with Kevin Westenberg.

 

 


Feelin’ the Spirit – Grant Green

release date: 7th October 2022

 

Grant Green was ‘Feelin’ the Spiri’t on this deeply soulful 1962 date that found the great guitarist interpreting a set of spirituals with a state-of-the-art modern jazz line-up featuring Herbie Hancock on piano, Butch Warren on bass, Billy Higgins on drums plus Garvin Masseaux on tambourine. This stereo Tone Poet Vinyl Edition was produced by Joe Harley, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original analogue master tapes, pressed on 180g vinyl at RTI, and packaged in a deluxe gatefold tip-on jacket.

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