Written by Pmachineposted in News 26 Aug 2022, 23:00101 Views
Exorcising Ghosts, the 1984 Japan compilation, is to be reissued as a double vinyl special edition.
This new release has been mastered at half-speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios, London. The LPs are housed in a gatefold sleeve with printed inner bags, a print of the band, an Abbey Road Half Speed Master Certificate, and an Obi strip.
A limited number of Exorcising Ghosts will be available with an exclusive 30cm x 23cm landscape print of Russell Mills’ sleeve artwork without text here.
Exorcising Ghostsis the definitive compilation of Japan. It features recordings from the albumsQuiet Life, Gentlemen Take PolaroidsandTin Drumas well as a selection of rarities includingA Foreign PlaceandLife Without Buildings,the 1981 remix ofTaking Islands in Africa, Voices Raised in Welcome, Hands Held in Prayerfrom 1983’s live albumOil On Canvas,and the extended 12″ mix of the 1981 singleThe Art Of Parties.
Exorcising Ghosts will be released on 7 October via UMC.
Written by Pmachineposted in News 26 Aug 2022, 22:0087 Views
Donna Summer’s classic self-titled album from 1982 is to receive a 40th anniversary reissue.
Produced by the great Quincy Jones, Donna Summer features a veritable ‘Who’s Who’ of the music industry, from the album’s lead single Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger), written by Rod Temperton and Quincy Jones, to the All-Star Chorus on the Jon & Vangelis written State Of Independence which includes Lionel Richie, Dionne Warwick, Dianna Ross, Michael Jackson, Brenda Russell, Christopher Cross, Dyan Cannon, James Ingram, Kenny Loggins, Patti Austin, Michael McDonald and Stevie Wonder.
The album also features the Bruce Springsteen-penned and performed Protection and (If It) Hurts Just A Little.
The album’s second single, State Of Independence, which was a much bigger hit in Europe than in the US, has gone on to be one of Donna Summer’s most enduring tracks. In 1995, Brian Eno described it as one of the high points of 20th century art, and it is the most streamed track from the album by a margin of over 10 million.
This CD format of this special 40th Anniversary Edition is packaged in an A5 Mediabook, which also contains 7” single versions of the singles, a non-album ‘b’-side, the 12” Dance Mix of Love Is In Control…. and a newly authored 8,000-word essay, with a foreword by Donna’s husband Bruce Sudano, by noted US writer Christian John Wikane, featuring new and his archive interviews conducted with David Foster, Phillip Ingram, Le Flex, Steve Lukather, Bill Meyers, Richard Page, Greg Phillinganes, Bruce Roberts, Brenda Russell, Dionne Warwick, and the late James Ingram.
To celebrate the album’s 40th Anniversary, the standout album track Mystery Of Love has been given a contemporary twist by producer Le Flex.