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Initial post: Jun 9, 2012 2:18:48 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 9, 2012 2:19:38 PM PDT
Steve Vrana says:
I have all three albums on vinyl that Splinter released in the Seventies for George Harrison's Dark Horse label. THE PLACE I LOVE (1974) was a gem that featured Billy Preston, Klaus Voorman, Gary Wright, as well as George Harrison on every track. Harrison also produced the album. But the Beatles connection aside, this is a damn fine album. As far as I know, none of these albums have ever been released on CD.

Also, the power-pop band The Elvis Brothers' debut MOVIN' UP from 1983 will thrill any fan of Rockpile or the Stray Cats. Their two Eighties albums were available for about five minutes in the Nineties as a two-fer, but both are long out of print.

Posted on Jun 9, 2012 2:55:50 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 9, 2012 3:23:45 PM PDT
Bob Bykowski says:
The late Gene Clark of the Byrds has a solo album entitled 'Two Sides to Every Story' which was supposed to have been officially reissued on CD last year, but has still yet to see the light of day. No explanation has been given.

Also: it is WAY, WAY OVERDUE for Neil Young's grungy, sloppy-but-fantastic 'Time Fades Away' to be officially released on CD. Properly remastered, of course.

Posted on Jun 9, 2012 3:12:51 PM PDT
Grandpa Tom says:
Several of Van Morrison's titles have mysteriously disappeared. I list some below.
Poetic Champions Compose
Hymns To The Silence
Days Like This
Too Long In Exile

Some were due for rework and re-release I believe. Below are a few titles:
Astral Weeks
Into The Music
Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart

Posted on Jun 9, 2012 4:44:21 PM PDT
R. Miller says:
Grandpa Tom - What about St. Dominick's Preview?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 9, 2012 5:08:55 PM PDT
Grandpa Tom says:

Looks like it's been remastered in 1997, and subsequently dropped from the current catalog. Here's the link to AMAZON's listing Saint Dominic's Preview

The 1990 cd release is available for about $9 here. When I cruise the music shops in the Twin Cities, most have the OOP Van Morrison titles, used, for $15-20.

Good luck to all of us searching for obscure titles. One of my quests is for Greg Kihn Band's Rock-Kihn-Roll.


Posted on Jun 9, 2012 5:36:19 PM PDT
i own over 6000 cd's, and i have just about everything i wanted on cd...the only group from the 80's that i really loved was a band called "slow children", they made 2 lp's...i really want them on cd!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 9, 2012 5:36:23 PM PDT
Dee Zee says:
The Van Morrison catalog is a weird mess right now.

In 2008 a massive remastering of his entire was scheduled and underway. About half of the titles came out with bonus tracks. They sound GREAT. Buy them if you see them. Copyright 2008 on Polydor and some are Polydor UM.

Then suddenly Van the man pulled the plug on the work and many titles have yet to see the light of day in remastered form. No one seems to know what exactly happened only Van has had a long cantankerous relationship with record companies through the years. Anyway here's a list of what was reissued and then the titles as scheduled but were cancelled.


Tupelo Honey (1971)
It's Too Late to Stop Now (Live) (1974)
Wavelength (1978)
Into the Music (1979)
A Sense of Wonder (1985)
Avalon Sunset (1989)
Back on Top (1999)

Veedon Fleece (1974)
Common One (1980)
Inarticulate Speech of the Heart (1983)
Live at the Grand Opera House Belfast (1984)
No Guru, No Method, No Teacher (1986)
Enlightenment (1990)
A Night in San Francisco (Live) (1994)
The Healing Game (1997)

Saint Dominic's Preview (1972)
A Period of Transition (1977)
Beautiful Vision (1982)
Poetic Champions Compose (1987)
Hymns to the Silence (1991)
How Long Has This Been Going On (1996)
Tell Me Something: The Songs of Mose Allison (1996)

Hard Nose the Highway (1973)
Irish Heartbeat (1988)
Too Long in Exile (1993)
Days Like This (1995)
The Story of Them (1997)
The Skiffle Sessions - Live in Belfast 1998 (2000)
Down the Road (2002)
What's Wrong with This Picture? (2003)

Also there is a compilation "Greatest Hits Still On Top" 3 CD version that contains all remastered tracks including some from the albums not reissued. Get that if you're a Van fan.

Posted on Jun 9, 2012 8:43:21 PM PDT
Steve Vrana says:
Here's another addition to my previous list:

1973's THE GREAT LOST KINKS ALBUM There are still a handful of tracks on that album that have yet to see an official release on CD. I have a mint condition vinyl copy, but I'd love to see it available on CD.

Posted on Jun 9, 2012 8:53:16 PM PDT
K. Gardner says:
Most of David Allan Coe's back catalouge. Can't find anything from his outside of compilations

Posted on Jun 9, 2012 8:58:38 PM PDT
Bad Religion - Into the Unknown.

The band hates their second album so much it may never see the light of day again, but I have a digital copy that someone made from a vinyl. I really like it, very different with the keyboards. Great 80s sound though.

Also the Italian Metal band Vanadium. All of their albums were so stinking good. I dont know how they didnt get more popular, or at least have their music transfered to CDs or MP3s

Posted on Jun 9, 2012 9:01:36 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 9, 2012 10:02:47 PM PDT
alysha25 says:
Two that I want are Steppenwolf "For Ladies Only", and Jefferson Starship "Earth".

Another one - Styx "Man of Miracles". Yes these songs and albums can be found in whole or part in other albums and compilations and forms, but I would still like a reissue of the original albums, With the original artwork and liner notes, on CD.

Posted on Jun 10, 2012 1:22:08 AM PDT
Bernard J. says:
The Dave Clark Five albums, both US and UK issues.

Posted on Jun 10, 2012 2:34:30 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 10, 2012 2:37:50 AM PDT
Captain Beefheart's Lick My Decals Off Baby. You shouldn't have to pay $44.50 and up to get a used or bootleg copy of it. That, and Michael Mantler's The Hapless Child And Other Inscrutable Stories (which you cannot get, period, right now- at least not through Amazon or any Amazon Marketplace sellers).

Posted on Jun 10, 2012 3:32:08 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 10, 2012 6:37:43 AM PDT
Zaplightning says:
A band Icecross from Iceland, no doubt, released a self titled album in 1973. I'm pretty sure only 1,000 copies were made. proto-metal with a progressive edge. Very catchy sound. There are several bands I like with out of print material. However, last month just killing time at the local record store I found a CD in mint condition by this band Hellion. A 80's power metal group with Ann Boleyn on vocals. Numbered edition and signed by Ann. I paid $2.50, made out like a bandit. When Kim Fowley was searching for girls to fill out his band the Runaways, he wanted Ann Boleyn to be lead singer. She didn't like his "creepy side" and turned the gig down.

Posted on Jun 10, 2012 4:41:27 AM PDT
Geezerguy says:
An Iowa band called Hawks made a couple of pretty good albums that are out of print. A Wisconsin band called Soup had a fine album on Big Tree Records which is unfortunately out of print.

Posted on Jun 10, 2012 8:41:19 AM PDT
B-Jak says:
My wish list:
Stump - A Fierce Pancake
Osamu Kitajima - Benzaitan
Annette Peacock - X Dreams

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2012 9:19:06 AM PDT
onsenkuma says:
You might want to look for 'My Mama Never Taught Me How to Cook... The Aura Years 1978-1982', a 2004 release on Castle. This contains 'X-Dreams' and 'The Perfect Release' in their entirety. Mate that CD with Bill Bruford's 'Feels Good to Me' and you've got a great overview of Peacock's stuff from that era. BTW, what did you think of 'An Acrobat's Heart' (ECM)?

Posted on Jun 10, 2012 9:57:55 AM PDT
Robby Moore says:
Bad Company - Holy Water cd is currently out of print. Searched for yrs, found one at a used cd store for $8.00!! Amazon never had it either.

Posted on Jun 10, 2012 10:04:29 AM PDT
B. rogers says:
The Fixx-Phantoms

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2012 10:20:31 AM PDT
there's a Hapless Child CD on ebay 15.99 i have the lp, Great Stuff
w/ Great guitar by Terje Rypdal!

Posted on Jun 10, 2012 10:21:59 AM PDT
lowriderman says:
The Buckingham Nicks LP has never had an official CD release

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2012 10:44:15 AM PDT
Thanks for the tip, but it looks like it sold already! An LP of it is still available at that price, but not a CD. Guess I'll need to keep looking...

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2012 11:17:57 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 10, 2012 11:22:07 AM PDT
i bought my van morrison collection early on, own them all by him

Posted on Jun 10, 2012 2:39:10 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 10, 2012 2:40:08 PM PDT
Steve Vrana says:
Bernard: Dave Clark owns the publishing rights to all of the group's songs, but don't hold your breath waiting for the individual albums (US or UK version) to ever be released. In the CD era the only two official CD releases were 1993's two-disc THE HISTORY OF THE DAVE CLARK FIVE and 2008's single-disc THE HITS. Both have gone out of print.

Clark turns 70 this year, and his fans aren't getting any younger either. In 1994, I thought I hit the jackpot. I subscribed to "Goldmine" magazine, and one of its advertisers offered the entire DC5 catalog on CD--3 albums per disc! The bad news? These were bootlegs from Bits & Pieces Records in the Czech Republic and not official releases. The good news? They were digitally transferred from original first generation stereo and mono recordings when analog master tapes were not available. They sounded terrific and each collection came with a 16-page booklet.

The Dave Clark Five were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008; I thought that would have spurred a reissue project. Looks like that's not gonna happen.

Posted on Jun 10, 2012 3:18:57 PM PDT
Dr. Mikey says:
Didn't Dave Clark remaster the catalog for digital download? I don't download, so am not sure if I heard correctly.
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