Update added 04/24/2022
Coming in May, the first ever CD reissues of both classic Slow Children albums. Working directly with the band on these overdue releases, not only do these New Wave gems include all tracks from different variations of the albums, singles, B sides and extended mixes, but the band have opened their personal archive to include several previously unreleased recordings, including demos, outtakes, and a very early live track featuring Michael Steele, future Bangles, on bass. Check out their two music videos below.
Update added 04/02/2022
Two more new release announcements:
First up in May will be a CD reissue of the 1981 album 'Repeat Repeat' by former Tangerine Dream member Peter Baumann. The CD will include the original 10-track album remastered from original master tapes from the Virgin UK tape archive. After releasing two well-received Progressive/Electronic/Instrumental solo albums in the late 70's, Baumann's 1981 third solo release is a straight forward electronic New Wave album with Baumann's vocal styling similar to Gary Numan and icy electronics that recall early John Foxx. The album was produced by Robert Palmer, along with Baumann. The CD will be represented in the original UK configuration. The original U.S. LP release came out on a different label, shuffled the running order and included different mixes of a couple of songs.
Track Listing: 1. REPEAT REPEAT, 2. HOME SWEET HOME, 3. DECCADANCE, 4. REALTIMES, 5. M.A.N. SERIES TWO, 6. BRAIN DAMAGE, 7. KINKY DINKY, 8. DAYTIME LOGIC, 9. PLAYLAND PLEASURE, 10. WHAT IS YOUR USE?
The second announcement is a colored vinyl reissue of the original 1987 compilation LP by Split Enz titled 'History Never Repeats - The Best of Split Enz'. The 11-track LP has been remastered from each original album master for the best sound quality. This will initially be a pressing of 1000 split into two variations - 500 on Violet with Blue splatter & 500 on Red Haze vinyl (which is red vinyl mixed with cloudy/clear). This is expected in September 2022, pre-orders don't open until the item is in hand, which may be August or September. Stay tuned.
Track listing: Side 1 - I Got You, Hard Act To Follow, Six Months In A Leaky Boat, What's The Matter With You, One Step Ahead, I See Red. Side 2 - Message To My Girl, History Never Repeats, I Hope I Never, Dirty Creature, Poor Boy.
Update added 04/02/2022
Due to ongoing demand, there will be a third pressing of the Oingo Boingo 'Only A Lad' LP. This next pressing will hopefully be available in September 2022, and will consist of 500 copies on Random Color vinyl and 500 copies on Glow In The Dark viny. Note that the Glow vinyl may have a little more background noise than standard vinyl, but it should look pretty darn cool! Pre-orders don't open until the item is in hand, which may be August or September. Stay tuned.
Update added 02/28/2022
Two new release announcements:
First is the conclusion of my planned Divinyls reissue series with their 1988 release Temperamental being given the remastered and expanded CD treatment. Three singles were released from Temperamental: Back To The Wall, Hey Little Boy, and Punxsie. The album was long in the making and was intended to break the band in America with a more straight forward rock sound, but still distinctly Divinyls. In addition to the ten original tracks, three bonus tracks have been added, which includes an original 1985 previously unreleased Extended Remix of their earlier hit single Pleasure & Pain. The CD is expected to be released in April.
August (tentatively) will see my best-selling CD reissue being given a vinyl release. The gold selling Missing Persons album Spring Session M will see its first vinyl reissue in over 30 years with a multi-colored 40th Anniversary edition. Remastered specifically for this new LP reissue, the initial pressing will be 1000 copies split into two different color variations.
Update added 02/12/2022
The long-awaited second pressing of the 40th Anniversary colored vinyl edition of the 1981 OINGO BOINGO LP Only A Lad will open for pre-orders on Monday, February 14 with a release date of Friday, March 4. This new pressing also consists of two different color variations, both limited to 500 copies each: Red & Blue + Green & White. As with all of my vinyl releases, buyers are initially limited to only one copy of each color variation. If after the release date there is still stock available, buyers are welcome to purchase another copy of each.
Update added 01/26/2022
Due to popular demand, a second pressing of the Oingo Boingo LP's 'Nothing To Fear' & 'Good For Your Soul' have been ordered, each with new color variations (see below). These are expected around May or June 2022. The repressing of Only A Lad, which was expected in December, has been delayed a couple of times but is now scheduled for completion in mid-February.
The Divinyls compilation LP 'Essential' has also had a new order placed, this time will be a smaller pressing of 500 - 250 copies on semi-translucent orange vinyl and 250 copies on cobalt blue vinyl. These are also expected around May or June.
Update added 12/11/2021
Two more Visage reissues coming in 2022. The first is the long-awaited 'Cassette Remix Edition' of their 1984 album Beat Boy. The version on this new CD edition contains the rare 'Special Cassette Remix' which was only available in a handful of countries upon release in 1984. Remastered from the absolute original master tape from the Universal UK tape archive, the original 9 tracks will be augmented with a handful or bonus tracks, including the full 'Extended Dance Mix' of the single Beat Boy, which was only previously available on a rare promotional 12" single. Also included is a newly discovered single edit of the track Yesterday's Shadow, which had apparently been planned for a 7" single release but never materialized. The release is tentatively planned for February:
And coming summer 2022, a colored vinyl reissue of the Visage 'The Singles Collection'. Originally released in 1983, this newly remastered edition now includes two bonus tracks with the 1984 singles Love Glove & Beat Boy closing out each side of the LP. Below includes a mockup of the planned color variations - Opaque blue with grey splatter & Translucent blue with black smoke/marble:
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:
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:
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
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.
1 Pleasure & Pain
3 Back To The Wall
4 Only Lonely
6 Don't You Go Walking
1 Boys In Town
2 Hey Little Boy
3 Science Fiction
4 Sleeping Beauty
5 Casual Encounter
6 I'll Make You Happy
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).
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.
Only A Lad
1. Little Girls
2. Perfect System
3. On The Outside
5. You Really Got Me
6. Only A Lad
7. What You See
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
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
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
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)
Dead Man's Party
1. Just Another Day
2. Dead Man's Party
3. Heard Somebody Cry
4. No One Lives Forever
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
12. Dead Man's Party
13. Weird Science
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.
The Man Who Dies Everyday
The Wild, The Beautiful And The Damned
Just For A Moment
Quiet Men (Full Version)
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.
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.
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.