Reissue in the high-fidelity Blu-spec CD format (fully compatible with standard CD players.) For reasons that no one seems to recall in detail – but for which we can be grateful – when it was time to release a second Fleetwood Mac LP in America, producer Mike Vernon and the band didn't just send the existing Mr. Wonderful album across the Atlantic – a little fine-tuning and retooling was in order. The band had just expanded by one member, to a quintet – with the addition of guitarist Danny Kirwan – by the end of 1968, whereas Mr. Wonderful represented them as a four-piece outfit. Additionally, the group had just toured the U.S. for the first time, as a quintet, playing to very enthusiastic audiences, and so there was some point to sending U.S. licensee Epic Records something extra, representing who they were at the start of 1969.
Digitally remastered 20th Anniversary edition of the classic debut album from the Manchester quartet, originally released in 1989. Meshing simple, exceedingly catchy hooks with rhythmic beats, The Stones Roses led the UK's so-called Madchester scene straight into the U.S. with their eponymous debut. The Stone Roses achieved one of the most successful fusions of classic Pop songwriting and Acid House culture, and managed to snare fans from both genres. By the end of 1989, their debut landed on many Top Ten lists for that year. Though the band never realized the same triumphs on their second and final album, repercussions of their debut album's classic pop songwriting and bright riffs could be heard well into the next decade.
Aussie legends and Vive Le Rock faves ROSE TATTOO have announced the release of a historic live album. The 14-track Live In Brunswick album was recor ded at the Melbourne suburb’s legendary Bombay Bicycle Club on the fabled Never Too Loud tour in late ’82.Following the release of the band’s first two albums in the UK, the Tatts had stolen the show at the 1981 Reading Festival. Returning home, they replaced guitarist Mick Cocks with Robin Riley, releasing third album Scarred For Life the following year. Tracks from this album feature heavily in the Brunswick set. Live In Brunswick is released on 3 February on CD through Golden Robot Records.