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Mojo and Uncut Best Reissues 2018

Postby Ghost of Harry Smith » 18 Nov 2018, 23:47

Found the lists online so thought I'd post 'em here. My favourites on this list are The Beatles (hands down best reissue 2018), Roxy, Bobbie Gentry, Kinks, Wire, Stereolab, Gene Clark and any compilations from Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs.

Hits or shits? Unfortunate omissions?

MOJO
20. The Rolling Stones – On Air
19. Suede – Suede
18. Pet Shop Boys – Introspective
17. Bob Seeger – Heavy Music: The Complete Cameo Records 1966–1967
16. Primal Scream – Give Out But Dn't Give Up: The Memphis Sessions
15. Wire - 154
14. The Kinks - The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society
13. Alice Coltrane - Spiritual Eternal: The Complete Warner Bros Studio Recordings
12. Various – When the Day Is Done: The Orchestrations of Robert Kirby
11. Roxy Music - Roxy Music
10. Gene Clark – Sings for You
09. The Beta Band - The Three EPs
08. Bob Dylan - More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series Vol.14
07. Teenage Fanclub - Bandwagonesque
06. Love - Forever Changes: 50th Anniversary Edition
05. Felt – Ignite the Seven Cannons
04. Neil Young - Roxy: Tonight’s the Night Live 1973
03. John Coltrane – Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album
02. The Beatles - The Beatles
01. Bobbie Gentry - The Girl from the Chickasaw Country: The Complete Capitol Masters

UNCUT
25. Dave Evans - The Words In Between
24. Cocteau Twins - Treasure Hiding: The Fontana Years
23. Super Furry Animals - Super Furry Animals at the BBC
22. Pet Shop Boys - Behaviour
21. Love - Forever Changes: 50th Anniversary Edition
20. David Bowie - Loving the Alien (1983–1988)
19. The Beta Band - The Three EPs
18. Various artists - Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs Present: Paris in the Spring
17. Brian Eno - Discreet Music
16. Bert Jansch - A Man I’d Rather Be, Part 1
15. Stereolab - Switched On
14. The Kinks - The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society
13. Bobbie Gentry - The Girl from the Chickasaw Country: The Complete Capitol Masters
12. Wire - Pink Flag / Chairs Missing / 154
11. Liz Phair - Girly-Sound to Guyville: The 25th Anniversary Box Set
10. Bob Dylan - More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series Vol.14
9. The Fall - I Am Kurious Oranj
8. Tom Petty - An American Treasure
7. Teenage Fanclub - Bandwagonesque
6. The Beatles - The Beatles
5. Roxy Music - Roxy Music
4. Felt - Reissues
3. Neil Young - Roxy: Tonight’s the Night Live 1973
2. Prince - Piano & a Microphone 1983
1. John Coltrane – Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album
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Re: Mojo and Uncut Best Reissues 2018

Postby yomptepi » 19 Nov 2018, 01:04

Yeah , yeah. The Bobbie Gentry set was absolutely essential.

Said no one ever.

And that Prince album was horrible

And of course the Felt album was far more important that the Roxy Music re-issue.

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Postby GoogaMooga » 19 Nov 2018, 01:06

Nice!

01. Bobbie Gentry - The Girl from the Chickasaw Country: The Complete Capitol Masters
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Postby Charlie O. » 19 Nov 2018, 02:59

yomptepi wrote:Yeah , yeah. The Bobbie Gentry set was absolutely essential.

Said no one ever.

It's fucking fantastic!
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Postby Darkness_Fish » 19 Nov 2018, 07:52

Can I be the first to complain at how retro and backwards looking these reissue charts are? Not one new album considered. Shameful.
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Postby GoogaMooga » 19 Nov 2018, 08:04

Darkness_Fish wrote:Can I be the first to complain at how retro and backwards looking these reissue charts are? Not one new album considered. Shameful.


What I noticed are the many expanded deluxe jobs. Have they run out of different albums to reissue from scratch?
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Postby Walk In My Shadow » 19 Nov 2018, 09:03

They forgot Strummer 001.
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Postby Ghost of Harry Smith » 19 Nov 2018, 21:02

Darkness_Fish wrote:Can I be the first to complain at how retro and backwards looking these reissue charts are? Not one new album considered. Shameful.

Well I’m assuming you’re joking, though round here who can be sure? Because they are quite conservative lists in their very obviousness (but then again some of the big predictable names did release superlative sets this year).
I’ll complement the Mojo and Uncut ones by sharing the reissue lists from Rough Trade, Shindig, Norman Records, Factmag etc. when they’re published, which are bound to broaden the spectrum of best-reissue candidates.

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Postby Ghost of Harry Smith » 19 Nov 2018, 21:05

yomptepi wrote:Yeah , yeah. The Bobbie Gentry set was absolutely essential.

Said no one ever.

And that Prince album was horrible

And of course the Felt album was far more important that the Roxy Music re-issue.

Jesus wept. And they wonder why music journalism is dead. Cunts.


Agree on Prince, disagree on Bobbie G and Felt. I mean fair enough if you dislike Felt but they did a smashing job with all those reissues, a lot of others could learn from them.

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Postby Geezee » 20 Nov 2018, 09:37

I think I'm probably all Forever Changed out, but that reissue had passed me by - anyone heard it and/or recommend it? Might stick it on my christmas list.
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Postby Fonz » 20 Nov 2018, 15:10

Walk In My Shadow wrote:They forgot Strummer 001.


What makes you think they ‘forgot it’?

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Postby Walk In My Shadow » 20 Nov 2018, 16:10

Fonz wrote:
Walk In My Shadow wrote:They forgot Strummer 001.


What makes you think they ‘forgot it’?

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Postby LeBaron » 20 Nov 2018, 16:13

Charlie O. wrote:
yomptepi wrote:Yeah , yeah. The Bobbie Gentry set was absolutely essential.

Said no one ever.

It's fucking fantastic!


I was gonna say! I’m pretty interested in it, particularly after that Bobbie Gentry podcast talking about her later records.
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Postby Walk In My Shadow » 20 Nov 2018, 16:47

LeBaron wrote:
Charlie O. wrote:
yomptepi wrote:Yeah , yeah. The Bobbie Gentry set was absolutely essential.

Said no one ever.

It's fucking fantastic!


I was gonna say! I’m pretty interested in it, particularly after that Bobbie Gentry podcast talking about her later records.



It may as well be THE best set ever.

And it doesn't have the sniffs, farts and false starts most of the Beatle sets have.

Now we're waiting on a similar a Joe South set.
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Postby LeBaron » 20 Nov 2018, 16:49

Walk In My Shadow wrote:And it doesn't have the sniffs, farts and false starts most of the Beatle sets have.


I would trade all of Giles Martin’s re-dos for more sniffs, farts, and false starts, thank you very much.
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Postby Charlie O. » 20 Nov 2018, 19:09

Geezee wrote:I think I'm probably all Forever Changed out, but that reissue had passed me by - anyone heard it and/or recommend it? Might stick it on my christmas list.

I bought it. Forever Changes appears to be in a competition with Pet Sounds for "Most Copies/Versions Bought By Charlie O. Through The Years". I wish one or both of them would concede, already.

Anyway, there's really very little of worth musically in this set that hasn't been out before. The "Mono Mix" is actually nice to hear, but it turns out that it isn't even a dedicated mono mix as such, but a fussed-with stereo fold-down. And there are a few backing tracks and single mixes for those of us who enjoy such things.

The book is very nice. And it comes with an LP, for those who still insist on enjoying such things.

In other words: if you have to ask, you probably can do without it.
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Postby toomanyhatz » 20 Nov 2018, 19:18

No Hendrix or Lennon on either list.

I suspect the Hendrix is another barrel-scraping - the few outtakes available on line hardly seem essential - but the Lennon one is definitely better than some of the others here.

If Bobbie Gentry at #1 bothers some - and personally I think it's only a couple places high - than they must be livid about Liz Phair at #11.
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Missed from the above lists:


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Postby toomanyhatz » 20 Nov 2018, 19:57

I'll also say I generally love the Dylan Bootleg series but I think this one's a botched job. First one that's a single disc and they don't even put all the New York Sessions on it? Don't know why they didn't do one disc of the alternate version and then one disc of outtake highlights. Isn't that what they did with the rest?
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Postby Walk In My Shadow » 20 Nov 2018, 20:12

toomanyhatz wrote:I'll also say I generally love the Dylan Bootleg series but I think this one's a botched job. First one that's a single disc and they don't even put all the New York Sessions on it? Don't know why they didn't do one disc of the alternate version and then one disc of outtake highlights. Isn't that what they did with the rest?



I've got the single disc but your idea would have been much better.

Of the vol.13 I got the big box, mainly because of the live shows.
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