Over the past week there are a few brand new releases that were announced over various different days – Here’s the lowdown ..
The DAP label have released the Beatles Red and Blue albums – AKA 1962 – 1966 and 1967 to 1970 as ‘expanded collectors editions’. No real details as to what makes them so, but there’s the tracklisting. Medley fans will no doubt be excited to see the infamous movie collection on there too!
‘Now And Then’ is a Beatles comp featuring two disks of AI enables remixes and demixes from the Beatles solo years – Hinged around the release of the anticipated ‘last’ Beatles track later this year. It also includes the Anthology tracks made by the Threetles and John’s home demos of the same tracks.
‘Mary Hopkins Live Archives’ is a compilation of the best known live outings that have been pressed on to silvers before but are new stereo remasters, exclusive to the label.
The Red Hot Chilli Peppers have a rare release as a CD and DVD set, ‘First Japan Tour 1990’ is a live recording from the club Citta, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, JAPAN on the 26th January, 1990. The DVD also features an interview with the band after the show.
Finally, a classic gets a re-release, Prince’s Black Album gets a release on The Archives Unlimited, this is also a CD + DVD release with a new remaster and the following audio presentations on the DVD: 1) Superfunky 2023 Stereo Remaster (PCM) / (2) High-Resolution Audio 96/24 Direct from The Original Record / (3) Backing Tracks Instrumental Remix / (4) Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround