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Previously released in a truncated form on a CD in 2010, now George Thorogood and the Destroyers’ legendary Boston 1982 show now arrives in its complete form (with 12 previously unreleased tracks) and on vinyl for the first time. This limited pressing is presented on red marbled vinyl alongside a poster and liner notes. It’s all part of Craft recording’s celebration of Rounder Records’ 50th anniversary. “1982 was an absolute high-water mark for us,” Thorogood said in a statement. “Everything was going our way and it shows in this recording…This is George Thorogood and The Destroyers at our best!”

This 2020 reissue of Live in Boston, 1982 adds 12 never-before-available live tracks to the previously released material. This live set captures the remarkable high point in the band’s career, having just come off of a tour opening for the Rolling Stones. The power and focus of the band at this point in their career can be heard in every track. This live release is also a fitting exclamation point to the Destroyers’ breakthrough days with Rounder Records. This release is available for the first time on vinyl and comes as a 4-LP set.

Live in Boston, 1982: The Complete Concert

Warner Records will issue a four-disc deluxe edition of The Smiths‘ 1986 album “The Queen Is Dead” this week.
The album is generally considered to be the band’s best work (although “Strangeways, Here We Come” gives it a good run for its money) and the album features the classic “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” (only a single in France at the time, fact fans). This reissue represents the first time that The Smiths’ back catalogue has been revisited in such a way. The album features several of the band’s finest moments including the title track and ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’, as well as the iconic singles ‘The Boy With The Thorn In His Side’ and ‘Bigmouth Strikes Again’.

There are three physical formats for this release – which as you will note has updated artwork – a 3CD+DVD deluxe includes the remastered album, a bonus CD of demos, alternates and b-sides, a further CD: Live In Boston (recorded at the Great Woods Center For The Performing Arts on August 5th, 1986) and a DVD featuring the 2017 master of the album in 96kHz / 24-bit PCM stereo. The DVD also includes The Queen Is Dead – A Film By Derek Jarman.

A five-LP box set includes all the audio listed above, and a two-CD edition pairs the remaster with the bonus disc of demos etc.

LIMITED EDITION BOXSET WITH ADDITIONAL LIVE RECORDINGS! Widely considered to be both The Smiths‘ finest work and one of the greatest albums ever made, The Queen Is Dead has cast a significant influence over subsequent generations since it was first released in the summer of 1986. This five LP boxset contains a newly mastered and expanded version of the album, including the “Live In Boston” recording. “You cannot continue to record and simply hope that your audience will approve, or that average critics will approve, or that radio will approve,” says Morrissey. “You progress only when you wonder if an abnormally scientific genius would approve – and this is the leap The Smiths took with The Queen Is Dead.” Johnny Marr adds, “The Queen Is Dead was epic to make and epic to live.”

All formats of this The Queen Is Dead reissue will be released on 20th October 2017.

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Patti Smith Group live from Jazz Workshop Boston, After their initial four shows at My Father’s Place in Roslyn, Long Island (Jan. 1 – 4 1976) the Patti Smith Group (Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye, Richard Sohl, Ivan Kral and Jay Dee Daugherty) then played the Jazz Workshop in Boston, which was broadcast live on WBCN-FM, and included this then-newly released version of “Gloria.” another excellent live album available now from Amazon. Patti Smith’s show at Paul Mann’s Jazz Workshop in Boston, on 9 January 1976. From one night of a 2-3 night stand with 2 shows/night, this may be the early or the late show. The venue is also unconfirmed – there are two venues in Boston next door to each other: “Paul’s Mall” and “The Jazz workshop”. The general consensus is that The Jazz Workshop is more likely. The sound levels are very quiet, but Patti’s voice comes through loud and clear in what sounds like a small club – the recording was apparently made by the radio station WBCN, but if that is the case, the sound quality is certainly not what one might like to hope to expect. The first song played, “We’re gonna have a real good Time together”, is missing here, along with five others, “Child of Paradise”, “Birdland”, “Time is on my Side”, “Gloria”, and the encore, “My Generation”.

 

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