I catalog my music purchases on Collectorz and Discogs, but they don’t give me a sense of change over time. So I’m noting them here weekly as well.
- Mikami Chisako, I AM Ready!
- 808 State, Utd. State 90
- Anthrax, Sound of White Noise
- Death from Above 1979, You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine
- Giovanni Palestrina, Missa pro defunctis / Motets (Chanticleer)
- Helmet, Strap It On
- Jean Grae, This Week
- Jesu, Jesu
- M.I.A., /\/\ /\ Y /\
- mclusky, The Difference Between Me and You Is I’m Not on Fire
- Peter Gabriel, Secret World Live
- The Jesus and Mary Chain, 21 Singles
- Kate Bush, Before the Dawn
- Simon and Garfunkel, Sounds of Silence
- Sinéad O’Connor, Am I Not Your Girl?
- Soundtrack, Star Wars
- Soundtrack, The Rocky Horror Picture Show
- Talking Heads, Little Creatures
- Talking Heads, Stop Making Sense
- Kate Bush, Remastered Part II
- Kate Bush, Remastered in Vinyl III
Tags: 808 state, anthrax, death from above 1979, helmet, jean grae, jesu, kate bush, m.i.a., mclusky, mikami chisako, peter gabriel, purchase log, simon and garfunkel, soundtrack, talking heads, the jesus and mary chain
Quite a number of interesting vinyl reissues and deluxe editions coming down the pike …
Cher, Dancing Queen, Sept. 28
I think some gay cultural norm dictates I should show interest in this convergence of iconography, and I do, albeit more from an anthropological standpoint.
Johnny Hates Jazz, Turn Back the Clock (Deluxe Edition), Oct. 5
“Shattered Dreams” is an awesome single, and Turn Back the Clock was a decent album — something I’m glad I encountered but couldn’t consider a must-have. And yet I’m looking forward to this deluxe edition release.
Camouflage, Voices and Images (Deluxe Edition), Oct. 19
I actually like this album more than Turn Back the Clock, and the limited pressing of 1,500 copies for the CD (500 for vinyl) is nudging me to pre-order.
Sasagawa Miwa, Houjou -BEST ’03~’18-, Oct. 31
Has it really been 15 years since Sasagawa Miwa’s debut? This best album contains 10 previously released tracks, 3 new songs and a new version of “Himawari”.
Art of Noise, In No Sense? Nonsense! (Deluxe Edition), Nov. 2
This album doesn’t lend itself to singles as easily as In Visible Silence, but it’s a worthwhile, challenging listen, a period where the band pushed the limits of technology and music.
Dead Can Dance, Dionysus, Nov. 2
Dead Can Dance has always struck me as a band I should have been digging in high school, but at the time, their albums were available only as imports.
Hajime Chitose, Hajime Uta ~Chitose Hajime Amami Shimauta Shu~, Nov. 14
Hajime Chitose returns to her roots as a shima uta singer on this 7-track mini album.
Mikami Chisako, I AM Ready!, Nov. 28
Mikami Chisako starts anew with music reminiscent of fra-foa’s second album, if the YouTube clips on her official site are any indication. I have to admit I’ve missed her, and Chuu no Fuchi is still one of my favorite albums. It’s criminal that it’s out of print.
Living Colour, Time’s Up, Sept. 28
I’d be all over this reissue from Megaforce Records if I hadn’t already found an original pressing a number of years ago. This album doesn’t seem to have had the same impact as its predecessor, but it some ways, it expands and perhaps improves upon Vivid.
YEN TOWN BAND, Montage, Nov. 3
I’ve never encountered a vinyl reissue from YEN TOWN BAND that didn’t immediately sell out.
Utada Hikaru, Hatsukoi, Nov. 7
Any chance for a vinyl reissue of ULTRA BLUE?
Bill Frisell, Nashville, Nov. 9
Bill Frisell had always incorporated Americana, country and folk into his music, but Nashville is the strongest statement of those influences, resulting in one of his most accessible albums. Robin Holcomb shows up on two covers.
Tags: bill frisell, camouflage, cher, dead can dance, johnny hates jazz, living colour, looking ahead, mikami chisako, sasagawa miwa, the art of noise, utada hikaru, yen town band