Friday, 15 August 2008

Rhino ENCORE Series - A LIST. 2008 CD Reissues Of Classic Albums From The Vast WEA Catalogue

Rhino Records of the USA (one of the world's leading re-issue labels) has had a long-standing relationship with the WEA catalogue. Its legendary archives span over 60 years of recorded music - the Atlantic label, Warner Brothers, Elektra, Asylum and all points distributed by WEA in between.

All titles listed below were issued Monday 11 August 2008 in the UK (there are others in the USA) and there's more promised in the forthcoming months. Each release is based on the American version of the album - and I've provided year of release and original label for your reference.

Each has an "Encore" sticker on the outer jewel case to identify them. They're priced cheaply, £5 in London stores and although not stated as such on the packaging, being Rhino, they're remasters. But being so cheap, the trade off is the inlay - which is a gatefold slip of paper in almost all cases with barely a track list and nothing else.

Still - as you can see, while some of them are simply re-releases, there's plenty of great titles seeing the light of day for the first time...

1. Solid Bond by GRAHAM BOND [1970 on Warner Brothers, a 2LP set on 1CD)
2. Byrds by BYRDS (1973 on Asylum)
3. Bobby Charles by BOBBY CHARLES (1972 debut on Bearsville)
4. 3614 Jackson Highway by CHER (1969 on Atco)
5. Pretties For You by ALICE COOPER (1969 debut on Straight)
6. Easy Action by ALICE COOPER (1970 on Straight)
7. Air Conditioning by CURVED AIR (1970 debut on Warner Brothers)
8. Second Album by CURVED AIR (1971 on Warner Brothers)
9. Hand It Over by DINOSAUR JR. (1997 on Blanco Y Negro)
10. A Minute To Pray, A Second To Die by THE FLESH EATERS (1981 on Initial)
11. Aretha Arrives by ARETHA FRANKLIN (1967 on Atlantic)
12 Let Me In Your Life by ARETHA FRANKLIN (1974 on Atlantic)
13. The J. Geils Band by THE J. GEILS BAND (1971 debut on Atlantic)
14. All To Bring You Morning by JOHNNY HARRIS (1973 on Warner Brothers)
15. The Living End by HUSKER DU (Live, 1994 on Warner Brothers)
16. Jobriath by JOBRIATH (1973 debut on Elektra)
17. Jo Jo Gunne by JO JO GUNNE (1972 debut on Asylum)
18. Glorious Fool by JOHN MARTYN (1981 on WEA)
19. Well Kept Secret by JOHN MARTYN (1982 on WEA)
20. Kate & Anna McGarrigle by KATE & ANNA McGARRIGLE (1975 on Warner Brothers)
21. Graham Nash and David Crosby by GRAHAM NASH & DAVID CROSBY (1972 on Atlantic)
22. Innocent Eyes by GRAHAM NASH (1986 on Atlantic)
23. GP by GRAM PARSONS (1973 on Reprise)
24. Grievous Angel by GRAM PARSONS (1974 on Reprise)
25. Third Eye by REDD KROSS (1990 on Atlantic)
26. Love Man by OTIS REDDING (1969 on Atlantic)
27. Doug Sahm And Band by DOUG SAHM and BAND (1973 on Atlantic)
28. Tarzana Kid by JOHN SEBASTIAN [of The Lovin' Spoonful] (1974 on Reprise)
29. John David Souther by JOHN DAVID SOUTHER (1972 on Asylum)
30. Sparks by SPARKS
(This is their 1971 "Halfnelson" debut album - re-issued as "Sparks" in 1972 on Bearsville under their new name, Sparks)
31. A Woofer In Tweeter's Clothing by SPARKS (1973 2nd LP on Bearsville)
32. God Bless Tiny Tim by TINY TIM (1968 on Reprise)
33. Zero Time by TONTO'S EXPANDING HEAD BAND (1971 on Atlantic)
34. Orange Crate Art by BRIAN WILSON and VAN DYKE PARKS (1995 on Warner Bros)
35. I've Got My Own Album To Do by RONNIE WOOD [Faces & The Rolling Stones]
(1974 on Warner Brothers)
36. Now Look by RONNIE WOOD (1975 on Warner Brothers)
37. Mr. Bad Example by WARREN ZEVON (1991 on Giant)

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