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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Fela's catalogue to get reissued

Knitting Factory Records will be releasing the first set of Fela reissues on Feb. 16. The first set will be 6 discs (conatining 9 albums) from 1969-74.

including:
The '69 L.A. Sessions

Live With Ginger Baker
London Scene/Shakara
Roforofo Fight/+2 Singles
Open & Close/Afrodisiac
Gentleman/Confusion

"We are elated to finally ensure that Fela's entire catalogue is readily available to the general public, and in apropos packaging," says Knitting Factory Records' Ian Wheeler. "I'm also excited as a fan because it's great to offer a new generation the opportunity to discover Fela's sonic and lyrical progression from its earliest days."

The next group of reissues will come out sometime in spring.


here's what else I know:
  • Tony Sly & Joey Cape are teaming up for a split 7" on Fat Wreck. It's due March 2. Both musicians did the artwork for the other's song.
  • Dave Hause (The Loved Ones) has a short tour coming up. He's also finishing the mixing of his new solo album with pete Steinkopf (The Bouncig Souls)
  • Seabear is releasing We Built a Fire on Morr Music in March.
  • ^SiCk0^ is releasing his 4th album on Intolerance Records on Feb 14.
  • Snareburst is back together recording tracks for a new album tetatively titled Beta.
  • Wally Boy Wonder is set to release Day of the Rising Tide for Intolerance on Mar 3.
  • Kleenex/LiLiPUT is releasing Live Recordings, TV-Clips & Roadmovies on CD/DVD on KRS Mar 23. features unreleased video footage and a super-8 film from 1982. The Liliput 4 LP set will be re-released on May 18.
  • Cypress Hill has a new promise out: Rise Up now due April 6 and will feature Tom Morello. The album will come out on Snoops new label Priority Records.
  • Portugal. The Man has new dates up
  • Drink Up Buttercup's Born and Thrown on a Hook due Mar 23 on Yep Roc
  • Janus performing & talking on Rockline
  • New video from Freeway who's The Stimulus Package is due Feb 16
  • Dropkick Murphys Live on Landsdowne is due Mar 16
  • Look Mexico is releasing a new 7" on Suburban Home on Feb 23
  • Have Gun Will Travel is getting some help from Suburban Home, having their new album, PostCards From the Friendly City being reissued on Feb 9. It was previously self-released by the band.
  • Galaxie 500's albums Today, This Is Our Music & On Fire will be reissued in deluxe format on Domino on Mar 22.
  • The Long Winters have a new song to watch
  • These New Puritans' new album Hidden comes out on Angular (UK) on Jan 18
  • Antietam has a website for the first time in their 25 year history
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