The Beach Boys are getting a slew of vinyl reissues and one Blu-ray Pure Audio release this spring. The first wave of vinyl reissues come February 17th from Analogue Productions and will be available on remastered mono with some in stereo on separate 33 1/3 RPM. Each will be presented in “old school” Stoughton tip-on jackets.
The following 12 titles will be pressed on 200-gram vinyl: Surfin’ USA, Surfer Girl, Little Deuce Coupe, Shut Down Vol. 2, All Summer Long, Holland, Sunflower, Today, Summer Days (And Summer Nights), Beach Boys Party, Pet Sounds and Smiley Smile. Most of the remastering comes from the original master tapes or best sources available with lacquer plating by Gary Salstrom and 200-gram vinyl pressing by Quality Record Pressings.
“These are the best sounding and best-looking versions of the Beach Boys records that have ever been produced,” states Chad Kassem, Owner and CEO of Acoustic Sounds. “We want everything about these to be better than the original.”
“These are the best sounding and best-looking versions of the Beach Boys records that have ever been produced.”
The second wave comes from Capitol Records and will be available on March 31st on 33 1/3 RPM. They include: 15 Big Ones, The Beach Boys, M.I.U., L.A. (Light Album) and Keepin’ The Summer Alive, with Carl And The Passions – So Tough coming April 14th and a Blu-ray Pure Audio version of Pet Sounds, featuring three audio streams of the iconic album: stereo, mono and 5.1 surround, on April 28th.
Sony/Legacy Recordings will release The Essential Judas Priest, The Essential Rob Halford and The Essential Coheed And Cambria on 2 CD each March 31st.
Fantasy Records will release The Complete Tony Bennett / Bill Evans Recordings on 4 LP on April 7th.
On April 14th, Spring House Records will release Loretta Lynn Hymns And Gospel Favorites on CD.
As previously reported, Reba McEntire will release her first new album in five years on April 14th. Titled Love Somebody, the album marks her first for the Nash Icons Records imprint.
Big Machine Records will a vinyl version of Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me on 33 1/3 RPM on April 21st.
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