Favourite reissues/compilations etc of 2017


#1

Don’t know if anyone has done this yet this year.

The Alice Coltrane record (The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda) is absolutely astonishing and highly recommended

I also really enjoyed the vinyl reissue of The Necessaries (late 70s New York band with Arthur Russell as a member) album Event Horizon.

I’m sure there are loads of other great ones I have forgotten.


#2

There’s a few good reissues mentioned on the other thread about albums people have discovered that weren’t released this year.

Good shout re: Alice Coltrane. I checked that out from the Quietus end of year list.

There are quite a few more from that list I will check out too, but I keep going back to the Bark Psychosis reissue at the moment. It’s incredible.


#3

came in to say Alice Coltrane but see that’s been covered

quite often I get into stuff when it gets reissued without actually getting the reissued album. Recent examples are the excellent new age/ambient sounds of Pauline Anna Strom and the afro disco of Letta Mbula (probs would’ve bought this but it sold out quick)


#4

Don’t seem to have discovered many compilations this year. Only one really was ‘Noise Reduction System: Formative European Electronica 1974-1984’ thanks to the Piccadilly Records aoty lists. That’s ace.

Re-issues - so many but one that stands out at the moment is Shenzhou by Biosphere.


#5

Reissue of the year for me is the vinyl version of the Dream Syndicate’s Complete Live at Raji’s.


#6

My favorite is Snail Mail: Habbit, the 2016 release reissued in 2017 by Sister Ploygon Records. I think it was released in 2016 on Bandcamp. I love this EP to death.


#7

That’s a great album. Didn’t know it had been reissued.


#8

Its a Run Out Groove thing:

http://runoutgroovevinyl.com/complete-live-at-raji-s-2lp.html


#9

Nice (but pricey). It’s insane how much better that band sound on that album than they do on their studio records.


#10

They were incredible at the Lexington in October.


#11

Favourite compilation is probably this

But only listened a couple of times round a mate’s place.


#12

I don’t list reissues, but these were my favorite compilations/anthologies:

Aeolus - A Retrospective (Aloha Got Soul)
Akis - Space, Time And Beyond: Selected Works 1986-2016 (Into The Light Records)
Alessandro Alessandroni - Afro Discoteca (Four Flies Records)
Cybe - Tropisch Verlangen (Stroom)
Denis Mpunga & Paul K. - Criola (Music From Memory)
DJ soFa - Elsewhere MCMXIII (ICI)
Dr. C. Stein - Selected Works 1983-1988 (JJ Funhouse)
Jan Schulte - Tropical Drums Of Deutschland (Music For Dreams)
Jan Van den Broeke - 11000 Dreams (Stroom)
Patrick Cowley - Afternooners (Dark Entries)
Pauline Anna Strom - Trans-Millenia Music (RVNG INTL.)
Steele Bonus - Oz Waves (Efficient Space)
v/a - Even A Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk & Rock 1969-1973 (Light In The Attic)
v/a - Five Years Of Loving Notes (Antinote)
v/a - Miracle Steps: Music From The Fourth World 1983-2017 (Optimo Music)
v/a - Mono No Aware (PAN)
v/a - Outro Tempo: Electronic And Contemporary Music From Brazil 1978-1992 (Music From Memory)
v/a - Space, Energy & Light: Experimental Electronic And Acoustic Soundscapes 1961-1988 (Soul Jazz Records)
Vazz - Submerged Vessels And Other Stories (Stroom)
Young Marco - Welcome To Paradise: Italian Dream House 1989-1993 (Safe Trip)


#13

Did that Reissue of The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads come out this year? I can’t remember if it was early 2017 or late 2016. Thought that it was excellent, brilliant album to get to discover again.


#14

Agreed on the quality of the album but I could not stand the remastering/new production job.

Admittedly i only listened to about half of it before whipping out the old copy but still, sounded far too clean and shiny. Was so disappointed