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Press It Again, Sam! 15 Albums That Need To Be Reissued

There is one thing he can’t buy… a dinosaur!

– Homer Simpson

It might be true that the “Simpsons did it first” meme applies to almost every single thing that has happened in the 21st century. In Season 3 of The Simpsons, infamous TV presenter Kent Brockman couldn’t buy a dinosaur with all the money he won in the lottery. Let’s think about how that could apply to the Discogs community. What can you not buy even if you win the lottery? Exactly, records which have never been pressed on vinyl or which are very scarce (well I mean, you can buy the latter but this introduction would sound less dramatic).

Conversations about albums in serious need of a reissue happen all the time in the Discogs forums. In order to do my research, I could use two different methods:

  • The scientific method: Involves a lot of hard work and endless hours of research, most likely leading to disappointment and hitting my head against the keyboard on one or several occasions.
  • The slacker method: Sneakily sharing a meme with our community and wait for all of you to do the work.

Sorry not sorry, I actually never meant for all of this to happen but after reading all of your comments, I knew I had to do something with it. So no, this is not some sort of evil masterplan, this is just me trying to amplify your voice and, who knows, maybe we can get some label out there to reissue these albums in the future.

15 albums that the Discogs Community wants to see reissued:

AFX ‎– Analogue Bubblebath 5

AFXAnalogue Bubblebath 5

As you might know, the mighty Richard D. James goes by plenty of nicknames. With a wildly expansive discography and his eternal status as a cult artist (at the same time as a successful one, which is not a common thing), some of his records have been out of print for decades. Thanks to the magic of blatant lies, 310 Discogs users claim to own this record, while 1,447 would like to own it.

Current availability

There aren’t any copies available for sale at the moment, but feel free to add it to your Wantlist.

Alice In Chains ‎– Facelift album cover

Alice In ChainsFacelift

The first album by Seattle grunge band Alice In Chains has never been properly reissued on vinyl besides several bootlegged copies during the last 29 years, turning it into an obsession for fans worldwide. This is quite special since this album sold more than 2 million copies, but it was released at a time when CDs were already more popular than vinyl records.

Current availability

Just so you know, a NM copy of Facelift won’t be yours for less than $100.

Beck ‎– Midnite Vultures album cover

BeckMidnite Vultures

The year 2000 wasn’t exactly what you would call the hottest year in the history of vinyl. By then, our beloved format was not very popular for new releases. That was the case of Midnite Vultures, the album by Beck containing the megahit “Sexx Laws”. Highly sought after among the fans of the eclectic artist, only a limited run of vinyl records was ever pressed by the label Bong Load Records.

Current availability

Feel free to get it starting at more than $180 if you’re feeling extra.

Fiona AppleWhen The Pawn…

It’s hard to believe that this masterpiece by Fiona Apple (I mean masterpiece like every other Fiona Apple album ever released) has never been released on vinyl. We’ve heard the rumors that some reissue label out there was working on it long time ago, but we haven’t had any further news. And we need to own them all!

Current availability

Forget about it.

Guided By Voices Same Place The Fly Got Smashed album cover

Guided By Voices ‎– Same Place The Fly Got Smashed

It’s easy to get lost in the vast catalog of Guided By Voices, we’re not going to lie. The alternative rock outfit fronted by the endlessly inventive Robert Pollard has released a whopping total of 168 releases since 1987. Fans of the band from Dayton, Ohio aren’t exactly what you would call casual and a lot of them (sorry, us) will kill to be able to have a complete collection of all their output. With a proportion of 74 “haves” and 460 “wants”, this release seems to be the definitive holy grail.

Current availability

There is only one copy for sale for $1,450 (ouch!).

Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions ‎– Through The Devil Softly album cover

Hope Sandoval & The Warm InventionsThrough The Devil Softly

Hope Sandoval made the very long hiatus of Mazzy Star easy for fans. Over the late nineties and the 2000s, she collaborated with a lot of other artists like Air, Massive Attack, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Chemical Brothers…and she also started her own personal project: Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions. They have released three albums so far. The one in the middle, Through The Devil Softly, has never been pressed on vinyl.

Current availability

Sorry. It just doesn’t exist in vinyl, but you can still buy a CD if you want to own it.

Massive Attack ‎– 100th Window album cover

Massive Attack100th Window

You really never know what Robert del Naja is up to. One day he might be releasing game-changing music with Massive Attack and the next one being a world-renowned street artist in disguise (I mean, maybe? ¯_(ツ)_/¯). Either way, there is one album that was mentioned by some of you which could do with a reissue, and that’s their 2003 forward-thinking 100th Window.

Current availability

If you really need this record right now, you can count yourself lucky, prices for a NM copy range from $93 to $356 roughly.

P J Harvey ‎– Rid Of Me album cover

PJ HarveyRid Of Me

Alright, yes, this was our own idea BUT we can see many of you reacted to it, my favorite comment being the one Christopher Convex in our Facebook post: “Never in the history of music did an album from the ’90s deserve a remaster so badly!” Amen, brother. Please, can someone make this happen soon?

Current availability

The record doesn’t reach stratospheric prices, but you won’t land a copy in your Collection for less than $160.

Sparklehorse ‎– Good Morning Spider album cover

SparklehorseGood Morning Spider

Believe it or not, it’s already been 9 years since Mark Linkous took his life. We have to thank him for some of the most beautiful songs an indie rock artist has ever produced. Good Morning Spider, released in 1998, showed an artist and a project at its best. Emotional, raw, complex, candid, and yet poetic and magical.

Current availability

There aren’t many copies available for sale, but you can check it out yourself here.

The Cure - Wish album cover

The CureWish

There isn’t a fan of The Cure on Earth who won’t mention how much Wish deserves a reissue. It’s true, the album was released on vinyl back in 1992 (even though most likely with fewer copies than its CD version) and it hasn’t been reissued since. Every The Cure fan should have the opportunity to listen to classics like “High”, “From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea” or “Friday I’m In Love” in his/her turntable. Can’t anybody do something about it? We demand an answer.

Current availability

The good news is that there are a lot of copies available in our Marketplace.

The Mars Volta ‎– De-Loused In The Comatorium album cover

The Mars Volta ‎– De-Loused In The Comatorium

This is exactly what I was looking for right now. The Mars Volta insane debut De-Loused In The Comatorium was released in 2003, one of the worst years for vinyl sales. According to the information on Discogs, 15,000 copies of the album were released in total back in the day (first with a batch of 5,000 copies, and then with another one of 10,000 copies). That was it, the album was received with a great deal of critical and commercial success. In 2014, the Dutch reissue label Music on Vinyl answered the prayers of fans worldwide with a new edition in vinyl of De-Loused In The Comatorium. The bad news? Those reissued albums have reached very high prices in our Marketplace as well. Oh, the irony!

Current availability

Be our guest.

The Smashing Pumpkins ‎– Machina / The Machines Of God album cover

The Smashing PumpkinsMachina / The Machines Of God

Even though some of you suggested Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, after a quick check I realized that there are several versions with pretty decent prices (let’s take into account we’re speaking about four LPs). But that got me thinking… what about the last album The Smashing Pumpkins released during their first run together? Machina / The Machines Of God arrived at a time when CD was set to dominate the music industry forever (little did we know…), and therefore the release on vinyl was limited. Hopefully, some label boss reads this and reissues the album ;-)

Current availability

You can land a copy on Discogs, but it won’t be cheap.

Throbbing Gristle with Albrecht/d. ‎– Music From The Death Factory cassette album cover

Throbbing Gristle with Albrecht/d. ‎– Music From The Death Factory

Released in 1976, Music From The Death Factory is the most highly sought album by wreckers of civilisation (sic) Throbbing Gristle. This really needs a reissue! 51 Discogs users claim to own it and it’s never been sold in our Marketplace. Moreover, it was originally released in cassette, so a vinyl edition would be incredible (if you’re into stuff which will probably make you feel extremely uneasy).

Current availability

That’s not a possibility right now.

Tom Petty ‎– Wildflowers album cover

Tom PettyWildflowers

You’re still missing Tom Petty and so are we (it’s hard to believe two years have passed since he left us). In a discography full of great albums, Wildflowers stands out as one of the most beloved releases among his fans. Just by checking the prices on Discogs, it’s clear that we could all do with a cheaper reissue of this album.

Current availability

Up to you, but you won’t be able to find anything under almost $275.

Tool ‎– Ænima album cover

ToolÆnima

I don’t know anyone with equidistant feelings about Tool. Either you love them or you hate them, and normally it goes with sheer intensity in both ways. These days, they are everywhere thanks to the release of their long-awaited comeback album: Fear Inoculum. But back in 1996, their second album Ænima was a huge success, and, for many, it remains their best album.

Current availability

Well…just so you know, Ænima won’t be yours on vinyl for less than $500.

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Javi Gómez Martínez
Javi is a Spanish immigrant currently living in Amsterdam and our social media and blog guy. When he's not working 9 to 5 (what a way to make a living), he spends his days obsessing about music, spending his Discogs salary on attending gigs and festivals, and going to the movies more than any doctor would recommend.
47 Comments
  • Nov 6,2019 at 18:54

    I would love and waiting for a miracle of these few:

    Ahmad Jamal Quintet – Listen

    Penfold – Amateurs & Proffesionals

    Julia – Julia

  • Oct 30,2019 at 19:36

    Guillemots “Through The Windowpane” is the one I’m waiting for.
    https://www.discogs.com/Guillemots-Through-The-Windowpane/release/865147

    It’s not super price-y, but £80 is a bit much for me.

  • Oct 26,2019 at 12:21

    so funny that people believe that 3D and Banksy are the same bloke!!

  • Oct 25,2019 at 12:42

    orbital-in sides on vinyl?
    The Broadway Quintet ‎– Amalume (Lekani Mowa)
    Milford Graves & Don Pullen ‎– Nommo

  • Oct 25,2019 at 04:56

    Just Push Play & Honkin On Bobo both by Aerosmith. Only very limited copies exist from their 2001/2004 release

  • Oct 24,2019 at 23:22

    All Parliment records

  • Oct 24,2019 at 22:34

    I guess Tom was working on a Wildflowers box set when he passed. They keep promising it is still coming.

  • Oct 24,2019 at 21:35

    I’ll echo a previous vote: “Two Against Nature”- Steely Dan
    PLEASE!!!

  • Oct 24,2019 at 20:48

    “Mind Body & Soul” by Joss Stone needs a vinyl reissue. It’s not worth buying the original pressing at all since it has 72 minutes of music pressed to a single LP. A 2xLP reissue is much needed. Universal reissued “The Soul Sessions” a couple of years ago so we shall see if they will tackle this one at some point.

  • Oct 24,2019 at 19:10

    Hello everybody… For sure many records should be reissued … I guess it’s about people interests and money… Some people can do it to make a fat profit…others can do for the common interest of the vinyl comunity…
    I wish to see someday the ” Omega red star-from hungary” reissued… I also wish to issue for the first time in LP – Betula pendula (by Koen)…it’s amazing music.

  • Oct 24,2019 at 18:16

    Dead Presidents Soundtrack Vol. 1 & 2
    Crooklyn Soundtrack Vol. 1 & 2

  • Oct 24,2019 at 17:02

    Dream Theater – Live Scenes from New York…their best live album needs to be released!
    Symphony X – V:The New Mythology Suite…their best album

  • Oct 24,2019 at 13:50

    Read this article and totally agree with you that The Cure Wish should and needs to be re-released. Robert Smith himself stated not long ago that Wish will be re-released the only problem is is that I dont know when perhaps someone else can verify this.

    I would love to see the following items re-released (*Three of them was never officially released on vinyl.)

    The Cure – In Orange*
    The Cure – Show
    The Cure – Wish
    The Cure – Bloodflowers
    The Cure – Wild Mood Swings
    Front 242 – Live Target*
    The Sisters Of Mercy – Wake (In Concert At The Royal Albert Hall)*
    The Mission – Live: “No Snow, No Show” For the Eskimo

  • Oct 24,2019 at 11:41

    I read this article with increasing bewilderment until I realised what was going on. You need to append “on vinyl” the article title. Call me a philistine (albeit one with a substantial vinyl collection) but not everyone is looking for vinyl reissues.

  • Oct 23,2019 at 23:34

    Also the Presidents of the USA’s debut album, hasn’t been re-pressed since the 90s. Also a personal favourite, Iggy Pop’s Beat Em Up album needs to come out on vinyl for the FIRST time!

  • Oct 23,2019 at 23:13

    The following have never been issued on vinyl:

    The Prodigy-The Dirtchamber Sessions Vol. 1
    Spacehog-Resident Alien
    The Rentals-Return of the Rentals
    Orgy-Candyass
    Shack-HMS Fable
    Echo and the Bunnymen-What are You going to do with your life
    The Lily’s-The 3 Way
    Jason Falkner-Presents Author Unknown
    Jason Falkner-Bedtime with the Beatles (both volumes)
    Marvelous 3-Hey Album!
    Marvelous 3-Readysexgo
    Collective Soul-a majority of their Atlantic catalog
    Animaniacs TV show soundtrack

  • Oct 23,2019 at 22:43

    Pernice Brothers – Overcome By Happiness
    Paul Weller – Heliocentric & As Is Now
    Cheap Trick – CT97 & Rockford
    Antonio Carlos Jobim – Inedito
    Duran Duran – Red Carpet Massacre
    Marcos Valle – Contrasts
    Starclub – Starclub

  • Oct 23,2019 at 22:28

    “Sleep In The Water” by Snakadaktal:
    https://www.discogs.com/fr/Snakadaktal-Sleep-In-The-Water/release/6537375

    as well as “Night Walks” and “Archipelago” by Hidden Orchestra, even if those two are findable for a reasonable price, it would be great to see a reissue one day.

  • Oct 23,2019 at 20:45

    Still waiting for the first 4 Danzig albums to be reissued!

  • Oct 23,2019 at 20:07

    “Pet your friends” by Dishwalla. Next year 25th anniversary Vinyl edition?

  • Oct 23,2019 at 19:10

    “Two Against Nature”-Steely Dan

  • Oct 23,2019 at 17:26

    James Blunt – Back To Bedlam
    The comments section on the Discogs entry of the original vinyl release is loaded with people craving a reissue.

  • Oct 23,2019 at 16:02

    Ah and…

    George Michael -Older

  • Oct 23,2019 at 15:46

    Toni Braxton – Secrets
    PARTYNEXTDOOR – PARTYNEXTDOOR

  • Oct 22,2019 at 22:36

    Dissection – Storm Of A Light’s Bane needs to be officially reissued..

  • Oct 22,2019 at 22:30

    Reissues, sure yeah! Aaand issue at all?

    Shack: HMS Fable
    Black Box Recorder: The Facts Of Life
    Antony And The Johnsons: S/T
    Boredoms: Vision Creation Newsun
    Suzanne Vega: Nine Objects Of Desire

    etc.

  • Oct 22,2019 at 18:38

    Lisa Germano’s “Geek the girl” – an underrated and probably forgotten masterpiece should be released on vinyl. What about McCartney’s “Flaming Pie”?

  • Oct 22,2019 at 17:51

    The reason everyone was suggesting Mellon Collie is because the original pressing had a completely re-arranged tracklist and 2 exclusive tracks and the 4-LP reissue has neither of those things.

  • Oct 22,2019 at 14:24

    I would love to final listen to Songs From The Last Century, George Michael that has never been realeased on vinyl, with the only exception of the 12″ “Two Songs From The Last Century” that luckily I was able to buy and finally listening to Roxanne with a proper warm sound that this song deserves.
    I hope that someone could do something to make this dream come true, this album really deserves his vinyl press!

  • Oct 22,2019 at 13:50

    As much as I’d like to see a Facelift reissue, I’m holding my breath for AIC’s self-titled release. One of my favorite albums of all time :(

  • Oct 22,2019 at 11:38

    I have enough issues, I don’t need any reissues…

  • Oct 22,2019 at 04:58

    And just because I’m an Optimist: Turin Brakes’ The Optimist LP

  • Oct 22,2019 at 04:54

    I like the number 3 so here are my top 3 cravings as of today: Lou Reed’s New York, The Cure’s Galore and Dave Matthews Band’s Before These Crowded Streets

  • Oct 22,2019 at 02:12

    On my list: Marshall Crenshaw’s 447, What’s in the Bag, Miracle of Science, JC Mellancamp’s Mr Happy Go Lucky and a few 90’s releases by Martin, Medeski and Wood. Also, of course, Mark Knopfler’s Sailing to Philadelphia. Please!

  • Oct 19,2019 at 22:18

    Heather Nova – Glow Stars is one more that needs to be reissued!
    https://www.discogs.com/de/Heather-Nova-Glow-Stars/release/3365287

  • Oct 19,2019 at 10:17

    I’d add Cake’s “Fashion Nugget” to the list.

  • Oct 19,2019 at 03:37

    https://www.discogs.com/Prince-Come/release/1358536

    this gets my vote and crazy hasn’t been done yet with all the recent prince estate reissues .. double white vinyl with full artwork please!

  • Oct 19,2019 at 02:18

    Yes, one record that I know a lot of people want reissued is “The Kids Will Have Their Say” by hardcore punk band SSD. But that may actually be happening in a not to distant future. The original is darned expensive these days and even the (decent) bootleg version of it is kind of hard to come across. So let’s hope it happens soon!

  • Oct 18,2019 at 23:31

    Tom Waits ‎– Bone Machine needs a 2LP reissue.

  • Oct 18,2019 at 11:49

    I’ve got the Tool, Mars Volta and Alice in Chains albums. I’d love to see Tom Waits Bone Machine and Black Rider reissued.

  • Oct 18,2019 at 00:38

    Really hoping for reissues of Michael Jackson’s HIStory Past, Present and Future as well as Blood on the Dance Floor/HIStory in the Mix

  • Oct 17,2019 at 20:19

    I’m still waiting for a reissue of Low’s first album “I Could Live in Hope” and Ric Ocasek’s “Troublizing” never came out on vinyl… And also all discography of John Frusciante.

  • Oct 17,2019 at 14:18

    last year, I started a list of albums I would like to hear on vinyl :
    https://www.discogs.com/fr/lists/records-id-like-to-see-released-on-vinyl/411102

  • Oct 17,2019 at 12:23

    “Sovran” from Draconian could also use a Re-isseu. At least,…. i need the album….lol

  • Oct 15,2019 at 10:33

    Bone thugs n harmony east 1999 eternal and Krayzie bone thug mentality and Charlie Baltimore cold as ice

  • Oct 15,2019 at 09:03

    You could just get [r12628274], which includes a Wildflowers repress.

  • Oct 15,2019 at 02:58

    Great post! Add Big Head Todd and the Monster’s album, Sister Sweetly, to the list.

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