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Update added 10/8/2021

Pre-orders for the Ultravox LP 'Three Into One' begin Tuesday, October 12 with a release date of Friday, November 5. This comes in two different color variations limited to 500 copies each, limit of one of each variation per buyer: Green+Black & Blue+White

You can see an unboxing video here: 

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Update added 10/7/2021
Pre-orders for the Oingo Boingo LP 'Nothing To Fear' begin Tuesday, October 12 with a release date of Friday, November 5. This comes in two different color splatter variations limited to 500 copies each, limit of one of each variation per buyer: Green+Black & Yellow+Red

You can see an unboxing video here: 

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Update added 9/3/2021
Pre-orders for the Oingo Boingo LP 'Good For Your Soul' begin Tuesday, September 7 with a release date of Friday, October 1. This comes on two different color splatter variations limited to 500 copies each, limit of one of each variation per buyer: Clear+Magenta & Orange+Yellow

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Update added 7/30/2021
OINGO BOINGO CD pre-orders will begin Friday, August 6 with the release date set for August 27. Initially, the pre-order will only be for the set of 4 CD's ($59.96 + Shipping) and then will open up later to individual album sales. Here's an unboxing video of all four CD's:











A handful of recent denials to report:
Men Without Hats - Pop Goes The World (Expanded CD). I tried this one before and it was denied, but then the album showed up on iTunes after being noticeably absent and I thought perhaps it was now open to licensing, but I was wrong.
Men Without Hats - Rhythm of Youth (Colored vinyl)
Go Go's - Talk Show (Colored vinyl)
The Waitresses - Wasn't Tomorrow Wonderful? (Colored vinyl)

I can rarely say why any titles get denied. Some I kind of expect, like the Go Go's, while others surprise me, like The Waitresses. But it's always a disappointment, especially if no one else is doing anything with these albums.

Update added 7/25/2021
DIVINYLS Essential LP is available for pre-order. Release date is August 6 and pre-orders will begin shipping by then:

Divinyls 1991 compilation 'Essential' makes its vinyl debut, collecting 12 songs from their three 80's albums released on the Chrysalis label. This 30th Anniversary LP edition is presented on limited edition colored vinyl in two different variations: Blue with Orange splatter and Orange with Blue splatter. Please note that there are three individual options in the store, one for each color variation and one if interested in buying both. If interested in both variations make sure to select the bundle option instead of adding each individual LP to your cart, as the weight for the individual listings will be heavier than the bundle and will impact your shipping cost.

Side 1
1 Pleasure & Pain
2 Temperamental
3 Back To The Wall
4 Only Lonely
5 Punxsie
6 Don't You Go Walking

Side 2
1 Boys In Town
2 Hey Little Boy
3 Science Fiction
4 Sleeping Beauty
5 Casual Encounter
6 I'll Make You Happy


 

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Update added 7/13/2021
Many thanks to most of those who made the Oingo Boingo 'Only A Lad' 40th Anniversary LP a one week sell out. It was a crazy frenzy to get all packages out in good time. Due to the demand, a repress has already been ordered with different color and design variations (see below). The repress is not expected until at least December but it may not go on sale until after the new year anticipating that this year's holiday mail backlog may be a repeat of last year.​

While I limited the amount of copies a buyer could purchase to reduce the amount of flippers price gouging on eBay or other sales platforms, it took no time at all for the flipping to begin. As a result, I will be further limiting the purchase amount on the upcoming Boingo LP's to only one of each color variation per buyer. Also, I have been able to identify some of the flippers and any further LP orders by these buyers will be cancelled and refunded (less Paypal fees since those are non-refundable).

 

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Update added 6/19/2021

There's been several new entries added in the FAQ based on a number of recent comments and questions from forums and social media.

Update added 6/18/2021

Coming September 2021, four expanded and remastered Oingo Boingo CD reissues. Covering the material from 1980 - 1985, these expanded reissues include many rare 12" and single mixes, along with a number of soundtrack and compilation songs, many on CD for the first time.

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Only A Lad
1. Little Girls
2. Perfect System
3. On The Outside
4. Capitalism
5. You Really Got Me
6. Only A Lad
7. What You See
8. Controller
9. Imposter
10. Nasty Habits

CD Bonus Tracks:
11. Only A Lad
12. Violent Love
13. Ain't This The Life (10" Version)
14. I'm So Bad
15. Ain't This The Life (12" Version)

Nothing To Fear
1. Grey Matter
2. Insects
3. Private Life
4. Wild Sex (In The Working Class)
5. Running On A Treadmill
6. Whole Day Off
7. Nothing To Fear (But Fear Itself)
8. Why'd We Come
9. Islands
10. Reptiles And Samurai

CD Bonus Tracks:
11. Better Luck Next Time
12. Private Life (Single Version)

Good For Your Soul
1. Who Do You Want To Be
2. Good For Your Soul
3. No Spill Blood
4. Cry Of The Vatos
5. Fill The Void
6. Sweat
7. Nothing Bad Ever Happens
8. Wake Up (It's 1984)
9. Dead Or Alive
10. Pictures Of You
11. Little Guns

CD Bonus Tracks:
12. Bachelor Party
13. Something Isn't Right
14. Wake Up (It's 1984)

     (Single Version)

Dead Man's Party
1. Just Another Day
2. Dead Man's Party
3. Heard Somebody Cry
4. No One Lives Forever
5. Stay
6. Fool's Paradise
7. Help Me
8. Same Man I Was Before
9. Weird Science

CD Bonus Tracks:
10. Take Your Medicine
11. Just Another Day

      (Single Version)
12. Dead Man's Party

      (Short Version)
13. Weird Science

      (Single Version)
14. Stay (Stay Late Mix)
15. Dead Man's Party

      (Party 'Til You're Dead Mix)
16. Weird Science

      (Extended Dance Version)

Update added 5/19/2021

Planned for an early October release, the original 1980 compilation LP from Ultravox titled 'Three Into One'. This collection from the John Foxx fronted late 70's incarnation of the band was originally released when Ultravox hit big in 1980 with new vocalist Midge Ure after barely missing the UK top singles spot with Vienna. The original Ultravox may not have had the chart success they deserved, but their influence is highly recognized today by fans and artists of electronic music.

Freshly remastered from original master tapes, 'Three Into One' explores Ultravox as they transition from aggressive punk influences in singles like Young Savage & ROckWrok, to the artistic leanings of The Wild, The Beautiful and the Damned & My Sex, to the pioneering electronics on the singles Slow Motion & Quiet Men. the LP will come in two different color variations each limited to 500 copies each.

Side 1:

Young Savage

ROckWrok

Dangerous Rhythm

The Man Who Dies Everyday

The Wild, The Beautiful And The Damned

Side 2:

Slow Motion

Just For A Moment

Quiet Men (Full Version)

My Sex

Hiroshima Mon Amour

Update added 4/24/2021

While I post about projects that have been cleared for reissue, I also share projects that have been denied. In many cases, I'm not necessarily given a reason but sometimes find out information that likely indicates the denial. I've just received four:

 

Berlin - Count Three And Pray (Expanded Edition)

This has been one of the most requested titles, and really disappoints because I didn't expect there to be a problem since I reissued their two previous albums. It was originally suspected that the song Take My Breath Away, which was originally part of a Sony owned soundtrack album, might have been the problem but when I put forth the idea of doing a new band compilation album to absorb a number of other songs from the album, I was told that would also be denied, though no idea why.

 

The Fixx - Reach The Beach, Phantoms, Walkabout (Expanded Editions)

I had hoped to give some overdue attention to The Fixx catalog, even expanding the albums further than the last reissues. After the denials were received it was pointed out by a few people that the band were having the rights reverted to them next year, which would explain the denials. A couple of years ago, I had contacted the band about licensing their debut album Shuttered Room, as they've always owned the rights to this one and had been licensing it to MCA and other labels in the past. They were not interested in licensing it at the time.

 

Hopefully, I will have new clearances soon that I can post about here.

Update added 4/18/2021

With an expected release of June 2021, Rubellan Remasters kicks off our first ever vinyl reissues with the highly anticipated 40th Anniversary Edition of the 1981 debut LP by Oingo Boingo titled Only A Lad. The initial release is a limited edition of 1000 split into two different color variations: 500 in blue and orange splatter vinyl and 500 in yellow and green splatter vinyl.

This will be followed in September  2021 with the reissues of the 1982 album Nothing To Fear: 500 in green and black splatter vinyl and 500 in red and yellow splatter vinyl, and the 1983 album Good For Your Soul: 500 in orange and yellow splatter vinyl and 500 in clear and magenta splatter vinyl. All three albums have been remastered from original master tapes. Please be sure to read The Vinyl Policy from the menu at the top to understand Rubellan Remasters' approach to the sale of all upcoming and future vinyl reissues.

And yes, we are attempting to do CD reissues for all of these with a number of exciting extra tracks, but still awaiting a final answer.

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With an expected release of July 2021, Rubellan Remasters adds to our successful Divinyls reissue program with the first ever Divinyls compilation on vinyl, the 1991 12 track selection titled Essential. The collection includes highlights from the legendary Australian bands first three albums from the 80's on the Chrysalis label, including their biggest 80's hits Pleasure & Pain and Boys In Town, along with other singles like Science Fiction and Sleeping Beauty. Essential will be a limited edition of 1000: 500 on blue vinyl with orange splatter and 500 on orange vinyl with blue splatter. The album has been remastered from all of the original album master tapes for the best sound quality.

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Despite all of the upcoming vinyl releases, we have quite a few CD reissue requests still going through the clearance process, many of which are at the final step. So hopefully there will be news for you diehard CD fans fairly soon.