DON’T TRY TO MAKE A BIG SENSATION
For many years, THE WHO fans have been slagging the band’s original producer Shel Talmy for keeping the master tapes of “The Who Sings My Generation”, 1965’s debut album, while all the other records were expanded and remastered. Eventually, Talmy and the Universal buried a hutchet, and Spring 2003 will see the release of double-CD deluxe edition which is to include tracks from early singles and EPs as well, all in all 24 songs. The songs will be mixed to true stereo for the first time ever, from the three-tracks masters. And there may be more, as Talmy holds the rights to alternate takes and other rarities.
THE LAST BLOCK IN THE HEAD
There’s a last Ian Dury & THE BLOCKHEADS album out in March, called “‘Ten More Turnips From The Tip”. The late great Dury’s voice is featured on eight songs recorded from October 1996 to April 1999, while vocals for other two tracks were supplied by Chaz Jankel and Robbie Williams.
The songs are: Dance Little Rude Boy, I Believe, It ‘Aint Cool, Cowboys, The Ballad Of The Sulphate Strangler, I Could Lie, One Love, Happy Hippy, Books And Water / Poem by Jock Scot, You’re The Why.
The cover design is by Sophy Dury and her brother Jake Tilson.
THE MAGICA RING BROKEN
Release of DIO’s "Magica" saw the reunion of Ronnie The Elf and his guitarist from mid-’80s, Craig Goldie. On the verge of launching the new recording, the partnership is terminated due to reason unexplained, and the slot is taken by Doug Aldrich, who honed his craft with HOUSE OF LORDS, HURRICANE and LION.
FILMING IN THE PAST
JETHRO TULL are busy working on “History Of Jethro Tull” DVD to be released in April. On January 29th filmed will be the original four, Ian Anderson, Mick Abrahams, Clive Bunker and Glenn Cornick. They are going to record a couple of numbers the band’s debut, “This Was”, and that will be their first joint session since December 1968, when Abrahams left to be temporarily replaced by Tony Iommi and then, for ever, by Martin Barre.