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A previously unreleased performance by Eric Clapton and B.B. King was announced for the 20th-anniversary reissue of their “Riding With the King” album.

The duo’s version of the blues standard “Rollin’ and Tumblin” is one of two tracks added to the original LP for its re-release on June 26th.

“Eric Clapton and B.B. King first performed together in NYC in 1967,” a statement said. “Over 30 years later, in 1999, the two long time friends joined forces to create a collection of all-new studio recordings of blues classics and contemporary songs. The resulting album, Riding With the King, would be released in June 2000 and go onto sell over 2 million copies in the U.S. and win the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album.” “Of rock ‘n’ roll guitarists, nobody plays better than he does, and he plays blues better than a lot of us,” the late King said of Clapton in a 2000 interview with Rolling Stone.

“It’s been said many times, ‘Why don’t you and Eric do something together?’ Finally, he found the time, and here we are. … I told him to pick all of the tunes and if I disagreed we’d talk about it — and we didn’t. He had such a memory for bringing up old tunes and such a great idea for getting new ones together. So I trust him completely.”

Along with “Rollin’ and Tumblin’” the album also features the unreleased track “Let Me Love You.” Official Audio for “Rollin and Tumblin” previously unreleased, from Eric Clapton and B.B. King’s ‘Riding With The King’ 20th anniversary edition available on June 26th,

The Flaming Lips 'The Soft Bulletin'

In October, members of Vinyl Me, Please Essentials will receive an exclusive 20th-Anniversary Edition of The Flaming Lips’ The Soft Bulletin. Made in close collaboration with Wayne Coyne, this new edition comes on color vinyl, and is pressed from new lacquers cut by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, and comes with a lenticular cover insert. The art print was also picked by Wayne Coyne himself. You can sign up to receive it here.

Alex Berenson, A&R for VMP: That run from “Suddenly Everything Has Changed” to “The Gash” and “Feeling Yourself Disintegrate” is just devastating. It’s so good, but it’s heartwrenching. This is the record I used to listen to when I went through big life changes: When I moved from New York to Denver to work at VMP, this is all I listened to. I listened to “Suddenly Everything Has Changed” over and over because that’s how my life felt. I get really emotional when I listen to this album.

No, no, not like a crazy person: I think that really speaks to how personally we feel the projects we’re working on. This wasn’t a, “Oh, this album has an anniversary coming up” type of deal; we did this because you, and all of us, really, have really personal stories with this album. I remember finding it the first time when my mom was really sick when I was like 19-20, and the songs are like a big blanket of reassurance, in a way.

You worked on this album for a long time to make it happen this month, how long ago did we start this one? A year ago? Yeah, at least a year ago, but I know that I had it in the back of my mind since I started working here. So I guess call it three years.

If somebody doesn’t have any Flaming Lips records, why should someone listen to this one?

To me, this is their magnum opus. I love all their albums for different reasons, but everything on this album works with each other to deliver this whole experience. They worked on this a bunch to make it sound as good as it does. It has so many layers, and every time you listen there’s a new part that’s your favorite, or you learn more about.

Yeah, because in some ways, this album was their last chance; they were this major label band that hadn’t had a hit except for “She Don’t Use Jelly,” and the album before this was Zaireeka, an album basically impossible to listen to in full unless you had 4 CDs. That this personal, wrenching album was their breakthrough is kind of miraculous.

We worked really closely with Wayne Coyne to make this happen, Yeah, Wayne and the folks at WEA have been great partners on this. Wayne picked the color of the vinyl, suggested the holograph lenticular cover, and gave us the art print. We have some special things planned with VMP subscribers and Wayne, so get ready for that.

This one was recorded straight to DAT, so there aren’t master tapes to remaster, but we did have new lacquers cut by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, and it sounds amazing, but this is the definitive edition.

_Brantley Gutierrez_

UK indie-rock quintet  Gomez will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their breakthrough album Bring It On with a special remastered edition. Available May 18th via UME, the super deluxe four-CD boxset will include rare demos, sessions recorded by the BBC, unreleased tracks and the band’s entire 1998 Glastonbury set. Some of the new material includes covers of Neil Young’s “Unknown Legend” and T-Bone Walker’s “Mean Old World.” The double LP edition of Bring It On will be pressed on both classic black and red/yellow vinyl.

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Gomez’s Mercury Music Prize winning debut album, Bring It On will be re-mastered and reissued on May 18th, 2018 as a super-deluxe 4CD set with an accompanying remastered double LP release. The 4CD 20th Anniversary edition of Bring It On contains the original, classic album remastered by Frank Arkwright @ Abbey Road studios and 35 previously unreleased tracks including 25 demos (recorded between January 1996 and August 1997) – 13 of which are appearing on an official Gomez release for the first time.

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Additionally, this spring and summer, the band has scheduled a world tour in support of the re-release, playing Bring It On in its entirety. No other record captures that period so perfectly,” says Elbow’s Guy Garvey. “The concerns of the songs, the stories, the experimental sounds. It was so brave for a band to record themselves at that time: it allowed a direct and undiluted account of the band as aspirational, big-hearted friends in love with making music and each other. It dared us to record ourselves. But they did it first. It’s the most deserving recipient of the Mercury Prize in its history: a breathlessly ambitious and lovingly crafted masterpiece.

You can pre-order the 20th anniversary edition of Bring It On and buy tickets for Gomez’s upcoming tour at their official website.

Released By UMe On May 18th, 2018

Bring It On went on to win 1998’s Mercury Music Prize, beating Pulp, Massive Attack, Cornershop and The Verve, with the judges describing the album as “an intriguing blend of swamp blues, bar-room rock and eerie power”.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the platinum selling 1996 record that scored the Welsh rock group their first commercial success, a special box set will be released. Taken from the “Everything Must Go” reissue, here’s a preview of the book, featuring Nicky Wire’s lyric sheets and photos from the era

Nicky Wire’s lyric sEverything Must Go lyricsheet for Everything Must Go: Regarded as the Manic’s farewell to their previous sound following the disappearance of lyricist and rhythm guitarist Richey Edwards, with Wire’s lyrics asking fans to forgive them for changing: ‘I just hope that you can forgive us, but everything must go’.

Australia

Australia, the fourth and final single release from the Everything Must Go. The song peaked at No 7 in the UK singles chart. Energised and upbeat, the song was adopted for TV advertisements by the Australian tourist board, but the song’s lyrics are steeped in Wire’s desire to escape Wales following Edwards’s disappearance.

Originally released in May 1996, Everything Must Go was Manic Street Preachers‘ breakthrough album, garnering four hit singles; “A Design For Life”, “Everything Must Go”, “Kevin Carter” and “Australia”. This limited edition, deluxe 12×12 box celebrates the 20th anniversary of this seminal record. Curated by the band, it contains the complete Nynex Arena show from 1997, fully restored and available here for the very first time. Also on DVD is an exclusive film about the album, Freed From Memories, directed by Kieran Evans (Kelly + Victor) plus music videos. The set is completed by with the remastered album on CD and heavyweight vinyl plus single B Sides and a 44 page book.

A Design For Life, the lead single from Everything Must Go, was a soaring, string-fuelled track that reached No 2 in the UK in April 1996 and was nominated for best British single and best British video and the Brit awards.

A Design For Life