Press It Again, Sam! 2: 10 More Artists That Need To Be Reissued

Around a month ago I decided to be sneaky as hell and get the Discogs Community to provide us with albums in serious need of a reissue. Guess what… it’s happening again! Muuuuuaaaaaaaahahahahahahaha!

After publishing the previous blog post, a lot of you flogged the comments sections of our social media accounts and the Discogs Blog to let us know which other albums you’d like to see reissued. Which, in case you’re wondering, makes my life so much easier (thanks for that, you guys are great.) So, with a new batch of records waiting to be researched, I put on my detective costume and ventured into the Discogs Database and Marketplace to see which of those records were in serious need of a reissue.

With all the material I had, you’ll excuse me if the one you suggested is not included in this blog post, but I promise I’ve been paying close attention to all of your suggestions and, who knows, maybe we go for a third-round soon. But I know why you’re here, so I’ll shut up now and let you take a stroll around those albums you (and we) would like to see reissued.

The Crow (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album cover

Various – The Crow (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

The Crow is one of those movies which will live forever in the realm of legends. A loooooooot of s**t went down during the filming and exhibition of the movie. Unfortunately, all the dark shenanigans surrounding the movie always end up distracting from one of the best soundtracks of the nineties. It’s complicated to think nowadays of a mainstream movie with a similar array of incredible artists in the soundtrack. If you don’t believe us, here’s some good ol’ name-dropping for you: The Cure, Stone Temple Pilots, Nine Inch Nails, Rage Against The Machine, Violent Femmes, Helmet, Pantera, and The Jesus And Mary Chain were among those artists. Actually, The Cure has been playing the original song they created for the movie, “Burn,” in their last tour and it’s quite a tune. If CD is your thing, you won’t have any trouble getting a cheap copy you can add to your Collection. Into vinyl? Well, that’s a more complicated quest, surprisingly if we take into account there’s been already a repress in 2019. Paying attention to the high demand, this record is begging for a wider re-release.

“I hear you but I can’t wait!”

Copies in our Marketplace aren’t sold for cheaper than almost $120.

Portrait Of An American Family album cover

Marilyn MansonPortrait Of An American Family

I wasn’t aware of this one (thank you again, Discogs Community.) As it happens with many of the albums I’m going to mention in this piece, there has been at least one reissue on vinyl for this debut album. There are three different reissues on vinyl from 2009, but that’s clearly not enough in a time when vinyl is set to outsell CDs for the first time in over 25 years. Fans of Marilyn Manson, unite and demand a new reissue!

“Yeah that’s cool, but what if nobody from the label reads this blog post?”

There are copies available for sale on Discogs, but be ready to spend big bucks.

Older album cover

George Michael ‎– Older

Some of you got very passionate about Older needing the reissue treatment. And you were damn right. The only vinyl version ever released has a whooping Want/Have ratio of 4.41 and it seems like the right thing to do for the fans since soon it will be the third anniversary of when the iconic artist left us.

“But what if it never happens?”

Better cross your fingers really hard, since the cheapest copy in our Marketplace goes for $399. Ouch!

The Rising album cover

Bruce SpringsteenThe Rising

2002 wasn’t exactly what you would call the hottest year for vinyl. Actually, it was one of the worst years for vinyl in history. No further explanation needed as to why The Rising by Bruce Springsteen had a limited release in this format. The explanation as to why it hasn’t been reissued yet remains a mystery though. Next year, this album by The Boss will turn 18, maybe a good opportunity for the label to give the fans what they’re asking for?

“But I’m his number 1 fan, I can’t wait any longer!”

Luckily for you, you can buy a copy if you really want to. But beware of the high prices, the cheapest copy goes for more than $275.

Lil Beethoven album cover

Sparks – Lil’ Beethoven

It’s impossible to speak about long and idiosyncratic artistic careers without mentioning Sparks. The Mael brothers have been releasing consistently great music since the early seventies. The magic part of it is that they haven’t changed a bit (and we love them for that.) While their classic catalog, including absolutely unmissable masterpieces such as Propaganda, Kimono My House, or No. 1 In Heaven usually command more attention, their whole career is full of incredible records. As a Discogs community member pointed out to us, some of their 2000’s albums deserve the reissue treatment. More specifically, their 2002 album Lil’ Beethoven could definitely do with a reissue.

“Sparks are the best! How do I get a vinyl copy of Lil’ Beethoven?”

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but currently there aren’t any copies available.

Love 2 album cover

AIR‎– Love 2

Curiously enough and for totally unrelated reasons, I crossed paths with AIR not long ago. When we published the previous blog post about albums that need a reissue, a Discogs user was quick to point out that Love 2 was worthy of a vinyl reissue. When I read that, it felt a bit weird because the last proper studio album from the French electronic duo was released in 2009. While the vinyl fever wasn’t as high as it has been in recent years, the format was already undergoing a revival. For the limited run of records, Virgin teamed up with The Vinyl Factory to release this back in 2010. However, the Have/Want ratio is now above 3.5 and the prices have skyrocketed.

“That can’t be… Alright, how much are we talking about?”

There are copies available, but none goes for less than $166.

Orbital Band album cover

The First Two Orbital Albums

Both just known as Orbital (in the nineties you didn’t have to care about SEO), these albums are unmissable classics in every Collection of electronic music lovers. For the right reasons, both records were forward-thinking and offered a glimpse of how the future of music might look. Surprisingly enough, both albums could do with a wider reissue given the duo is still active and their influence is heavily felt on new breakthrough artists such as Bicep.

“Should I lose hope?”

Not really, copies for Orbital (I) and Orbital (II) are available in our Marketplace.

Vision Creation Newsun album cover

Boredoms ‎– Vision Creation Newsun

Wait, what? Are you telling me that one of the best records of the nineties has never been pressed on vinyl? Twenty years ago this year, Boredoms single-handedly changed the rules of the game with this album. Vision Creation Newsun graciously merges almost every style within the realm of alternative music at the moment. It’s really a surprise to learn thanks to our community that both this album and Super Æ never got a proper vinyl release, we hope this can change soon.

“This can’t be true…”

It is, sorry.

I Could Live In Hope album cover

Low ‎– I Could Live In Hope

Writing this blog post has been tough so far. It’s not that I’m a fan of each and every artist mentioned here, but Low is one of my favorite bands ever. I’ve seen them live countless times since my early twenties and I absolutely always make sure to read all the interviews with them. Their music is attached to my life in ways I don’t even know how to describe. Oh yeah, am I forgetting to say that their 2018 album Double Negative kicked ass? Their debut record, I Could Live In Hope, is to many fans their favorite one. It’s considered one of the most important albums of the slowcore movement and it has aged gorgeously.

“Is there any hope?”

Yes, you can. The album was pressed for the first time in vinyl back in 2011 and there are some NM copies available in our Marketplace. But beware, the cheapest NM copy costs $199.99.

Cowby Bebop album cover

The Seatbelts ‎– Cowboy Bebop

One of the most stunning soundtracks in the history of animation is in serious need of a proper reissue. Cowboy Bebop needs little introduction. Released in 1998, the TV series amassed an instant cult status thanks to its retro-futuristic aesthetics and focusing on adult themes. But make no mistake, part of what made Cowboy Bebop so instantly iconic was the soundtrack. As it happened with a lot of music released in the late nineties, this soundtrack wasn’t even pressed on vinyl back in the day. The only time this album has been pressed on vinyl officially was 2018, but it was as part of a Blu-ray bundle that included the complete series. Clearly not ideal for all the vinyl collectors out there waiting for a chance to add this soundtrack to their Collections.

“Oh man! I miss Cowboy Bebop, how much will it be?”

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but no vinyl copies are available for sale at the moment.

John Frusciante album cover

A Career-spanning Box Set Of All The John Frusciante Oeuvre

Am I the only one who feels that John Frusciante’s solo career has been criminally overlooked? Let me be clear about this, Red Hot Chili Peppers aren’t my jam, but his solo career is something completely different. His deeply personal studio albums cover three decades of experimentation and contain some of the most beautifully crafted guitar sounds you will be able to find anywhere. Somehow, a lot of his albums are complicated (when not impossible) to find on vinyl. Can anyone put end to this injustice?

“I’m with you, soooooooo underrated!”

Some of his albums are available in vinyl for decent prices, serve yourself here.

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  • Dec 10,2019 at 12:13

    Would LOVE to see The Airship by Port Blue to get a (whatever format) release. Simply amazing stuff, only discovered it last year and this year my Spotify stats were completely dominated by it. The CDr hasn’t been sold in Discogs since 2015.

  • Nov 22,2019 at 18:40

    Not a re-issue, but i can only chime in with Nighster’s wish for the first release on Vinyl of Frank Zappa’s YELLOW SHARK.

    As to Vinyl re-issues, how about GiantRecords tending to Steely Dan’s Y2k opus TWO AGAINST NATURE and K7-Records to MR MACHINE by Brandt,Brauer,Frick

  • Nov 22,2019 at 17:45

    This is about vinyl only, right?
    Anyway, forgive me for spreading heresy pls :P but if your articles ever manage to make labels reissue **CDs** please tell them to **reissue** first and then decide on remastering. Too many albums have been smashed and hindered this way. One couldn’t care less listening to it on an iPod with supermarket earbuds, yet it makes a lotta difference on a more sophisticated system. Just an imho but labels have a pretty fat chance of many $1.99 Goodwill early press hunters succumbing to their $19.99 represses instead ;) if they do everything right.

  • Nov 22,2019 at 16:49

    I am waiting for Michael Jackson ‎– Blood On The Dance Floor: HIStory In The Mix
    2 × Vinyl, LP, Album
    New SEALED for €350.00 on discogs

  • Nov 22,2019 at 16:25

    Here’s a more recent one (2016) that creams “Have me reissued please!”:

    Paradis “Recto Verso”
    2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, 180g
    Universal Music France

    Side note: The current vinyl boom is already starting to lose steam. One of the main reasons for that is, that many, even brand-new releases (just like the Paradis LP) only get a super limited run on vinyl.

    Recently, I have seen quite a few, especially younger vinyl collectors unfortunately, who have left this market out of frustration again because they cannot buy many of their vinyl-wants at all, let alone at regular retail prices…

    This was also the case here, with the highly regarded Paradis release. Universal France pressed a mere 500 vinyl copies of this wonderful double album in spite of an ever growing, global demand for it.

    The vinyl version of “Recto Verso” was consequently sold out within days at the time of its release. Keep in mind that this album was not only distributed in France but throughout Europe as well in addition to Japan and the USA! Most online retail record stores got a lousy 2 or 3 copies (max.) for their customers, with most of the stores, however, not even receiving one single copy… And remember, this was a major label (Universal Records) release… Go figure…

    IMHO the vinyl release policy most record labels have in place nowadays, with these “super limited, less than 1000 copies only album issues” is nothing less than ridiculous.

    It is contra-productive and is for sure of no service to the vinyl community overall. There are way too many new issues on vinyl, which are only available for literally “a second” sometimes. Some of them can be bought a hugely inflated prices shortly thereafter but that is not a healthy, normal market.

    Therefore, the record labels really need to reconsider their vinyl marketing strategies by hopefully making vinyl releases in greater numbers for wider purchase available again.

    Otherwise, I can already see the demise of the vinyl market all over AGAIN…And that would be a real shame… How about if they start with re-releasing the Paradis vinyl double-album to counter that 😉.

  • Nov 21,2019 at 21:00

    One more – where the heck is a new reissiue of Dizzies Gillespie’s – Sonny Side Up?!!! Latest issiue including a remaster I think went on too long being only a CD exclusives, why?!

  • Nov 21,2019 at 18:55

    What about Tom Petty – ‘Wildflowers’?

  • Nov 21,2019 at 10:51

    Michael Jackson ‎– Blood On The Dance Floor: HIStory In The Mix

  • Nov 21,2019 at 08:16

    So when can this be expected to be available?

  • Nov 20,2019 at 19:54

    Above The Law – “Uncle Sam’s Curse” (preferably double vinyl, but a repress nonetheless).

  • Nov 20,2019 at 18:31

    SO MANY need reissues. Older being one of them. I would also add Tori Amos’ From the Choirgirl Hotel as well as Fiona Apple’s The Idler Wheel and Extraordinary Machine.

  • Nov 20,2019 at 14:43

    PJ Harvey ” Is this desire”

  • Nov 20,2019 at 09:11

    May I suggest Chokebore – A Taste For Bitters for a reissue ?

  • Nov 19,2019 at 20:34

    Looking for George Michael’s ‘Older’ LP prompted me to create a profile here. I’d be over the moon if it was re-released!

  • Nov 19,2019 at 15:12

    no doubt everyone has a favourite that needs to be re-issued…and good luck with that.
    However what we do not need any more re-issues are The Beatles.

  • Nov 19,2019 at 13:57

    I would like to have re-Released:
    Ben Harper – Live from Mars
    The Black Crowes – Croweology
    Brian Setzer Orchestra – The dirty boogie
    The Meteors – In Heaven
    Various – Dance Craze Best of Two Tone Live
    Del Amitri – Twisted
    Flogging Molly – Live at the Greek
    Gallows – Grey Britain
    MC Solaar – Qui seme le vent recolte le tempo
    Jimmy Cliff – Rebirth
    Jay-Z/Linkin Park – Collision Course

    They´re not as expensive as the ones here in the blog but nonetheless…

  • Nov 19,2019 at 12:58

    Does anybody care for this list?
    Is there any real list which has impact to those who are responsible/able to release reissues?
    I don’t think that the Discogs Wantlists has impact.
    I maintain a personal list of albums which were NEVER released on Vinyl…currently more than 100 items (not a single one was released until now).
    There should be a global wantlist (Discogs or whateva) for the industry to check customers demand.
    btw, I’m yearning for GM’s Older reissue…

  • Nov 16,2019 at 09:19

    Interesting article to say the least…The Seatbelts’ Cowboy bebop album has a very bright sound. If a re-release will be issued in the near future?
    The featured anime visual… I am not sure if it is the soundtrack, that makes the anime more enjoyable or the heavily rendered animation with a coherent story.

    They could release Ask DNA EP, if that is worth studying.

  • Nov 15,2019 at 21:36

    Frank Zappa ‘Yellow Shark’ … his last European tour with the ‘Ensemble Modern’ fantastic album but only came out on CD …. I’m sure many thousands woul sell on vinyl.
    Also ‘The Smokin Joe Kubek Band Featuring Bnois King’ -‘Chain Smokin Texas Style’ also only came out on CD its worth buying for the second track alone one of my all time favourite blues songs.
    Finally Australian band ‘The Badloves’their first fantastic album, ‘Get On Board’also only released as a CD.

  • Nov 15,2019 at 21:10

    Neil Young: Arc/Weld. I don’t think Arc has ever been released on vinyl. It would be nice to have the entire package.

  • Nov 15,2019 at 17:57

    A reissue of Funny Looking Angels (Smith & Burrows) would be cool, especially in this period of the year…

  • Nov 15,2019 at 15:19

    Tom Petty’s Wildflowers is due for a wide vinyl re release.

  • Nov 15,2019 at 15:14

    I’d love to see the remainder of Fiona Apple’s albums get a good remaster and reissue.

    Aimee Mann’s early albums would also be great, as would The Sundays, who got a bad, cheaply done reissue a few years back and deserve a proper one with good mastering.

  • Nov 15,2019 at 15:13

    “How about the entire Sheryl Crow back catalogue on vinyl for the first time.”

    I think her master recordings were lost in the Universal fire.

  • Nov 15,2019 at 13:43

    Her best album was FINALLY repressed on Black Friday last year:

    I want that alternate promo copy on clear vinyl, with the different mixes/edits!

  • Nov 15,2019 at 13:42

    Her best album was FINALLY repressed on Black Friday:

    I want that promo copy on clear vinyl, with the different mixes/edits!

  • Nov 15,2019 at 07:43

    I’ll be extremely happy to have in my hands a vinyl of one of my own file-based albums… (hard to finance it today by my own).

  • Nov 15,2019 at 06:27

    Todd Rundgren “Liars”

  • Nov 15,2019 at 05:13

    Chet baker – Live in Tokyo

  • Nov 15,2019 at 05:12

    I’d love to see the first Porno for Pyros record and The Black Crowes “Lions” reissued.

  • Nov 15,2019 at 04:01

    Bicycle Thief- You Come and Go Like a Pop Song

    Chocolate Genius- Black Music

    Edie Brickell – Picture Perfect Morning

    Radiohead – In Rainbows Disk 2

    PW Long with Reelfoot – Push Me Again

  • Nov 15,2019 at 03:41

    I am waiting for Duran Duran – Wedding album to be reissued.

  • Nov 15,2019 at 00:02

    I would love to see Oingo Boingo’s Farewell concert pressed on vinyl. Also their last album “Boingo” from 1994.

  • Nov 14,2019 at 23:34

    ‘Greater Wrong of the Right’ by Skinny Puppy is currently running about $200 on Discogs. A reissue might take some pressure off. Ditto ‘Rid of Me’ by PJ Harvey, a groundbreaking record that has not been re-released on vinyl.

  • Nov 14,2019 at 20:43

    Milan Records have teased a Cowboy Bebop reissue and just recently said it’s definitely in the works. They apparently have a history with taking their sweet time with releases, though….

  • Nov 13,2019 at 18:05

    How about the entire Sheryl Crow back catalogue on vinyl for the first time.

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