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INDISPENSABLE REISSUES

November 2023

Kristine England

November 30, 2023

New Order

Substance 1987 (Reissue)

Substance was a compilation of New Order’s 12-inch singles and B-sides and was New Order’s most commercially successful album. Originally released by Factory Records in 1987 the double LP/CD set  included some of the group’s most popular songs like “Blue Monday” and “Confusion.”  The reissue contains 12” versions of  “True Faith Remix” and “Blue Monday 88.” The remastered collection includes double vinyl albums, double CDs with b-sides, double cassettes, and an expanded 4CD collection (including a live set recorded in CA).


FEATURED TRACK: "Blue Monday"

Patsy Cline

Greatest Hits (Vinyl Reissue)

First released four years after her death, this collection includes the singer’s most well-known songs recorded between 1957 and 1963. Her untimely death cut short what was a storied rise to fame, who, in less than a decade, became one of the most important vocalists in the history of recorded music. Greatest Hits has been certified platinum 10 times over and remains one of the best-selling recordings of any female artist. This latest reissue has updated artwork and is available on marble white vinyl.


FEATURED TRACK: 'Walkin' After Midnight"

Public Enemy

It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (Vinyl Reissue)

There is no denying that Public Enemy’s second album changed popular music. The densely-layered sound and Chuck D’s social commentary were a huge hit with fans and critics alike, and the record was on the Billboard charts for nearly a year. It remains one of the highest-ranked and most influential hip-hop albums of all time, with NME calling it “the greatest hip-hop album ever.” For the 50th anniversary of hip-hop this year, the 2 LP set was reissued on translucent red vinyl.


FEATURED TRACK: "Don't Believe the Hype"

Kate Bush

The Dreaming (Reissue)

Bush has been reissuing all of her studio albums on her label, The state51 Conspiracy, on vinyl and CD. The Dreaming was her fifth album and the first she produced on her own. More experimental than previous works, it was first met with a mixed reception. Considered “uncommercial,” the album nonetheless rose to number three on the UK charts and was the singer’s first showing on the US Billboard Top 200, credited to her popularity on college radio.  Using remasters from 2018 (when she partnered with James Guthrie), the latest reissue was pressed on colored vinyl and ‘Ecopak’ CD packaging with booklets and resealable poly-sleeves.


FEATURED TRACK: "The Dreaming"

Yes

The Yes Album (Super Deluxe Edition)

The group’s third album (and first with guitarist Steve Howe who replaced Peter Banks) was conceived in a farmhouse in Devon, UK and recorded in London in 1970. The addition of Howe signaled a new direction for the band by incorporating more musical styles like jazz, folk, and country. The 1971 release of The Yes Album was a huge breakthrough for the band. Three of the songs endure as Classic Rock staples to this day.  This latest reissue has been remastered and includes two previously unreleased concerts from 1971.


FEATURED TRACK: "Starship Trooper"

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