Wednesday, June 21, 2006

George Harrison, Beach Boys Reissues

Not much going on this afternoon, but there are a couple of reissues (or a couple of re-I-can't-believe-I-have-to-buy-this-again-issues) that you might be interested in. First, George Harrison's ode to Madonna, Living in the Material World, will be out on CD and CD/DVD (now even more expensive!) with two additional tracks, the 1971 B-side "Deep Blue" and "Miss O'Dell," the B-side for "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)." The other extras are marred by an Eric Clapton appearance.

Speaking of marred appearances, Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys are releasing "Good Vibrations" on CD single (now even more expensive!) to "celebrate" the 40th anniversary of the song. It will include "snippets from various sessions, an alternate take, an instrumental and a live rehearsal version recorded in August 1967 in Honolulu." And since Pet Sounds will also be 40, you can celebrate that anniversary by getting the CD/DVD package with mono, stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound mixes (now even more expensive!). You'll get a mono version of "Hang on to Your Ego" (mono Surround Sound--must be Advanced) and behind the scenes stuff. So get out your credit cards because you'll have to wait another ten years for the next round number. I wonder what format will be the rage then...

1 comment:

FreeThinker said...

Geez, I'm gonna go broke! Must ... have ... these ... CDs ...