Published Sep 26, 2013All Saints is being treated to a reissue series, and no, we're not talking about the defunct British girl group. We mean All Saints Records, a label founded in 1991 by Dominic Norman-Taylor with a catalogue that centres on Brian Eno and some of his associates.
A press release notes that much of the label's output is hard to find, but this will change thanks to a large-scale reissue project. This will include "career-spanning retrospectives (featuring additional licensed material), vinyl re-presses (along with CDs and downloads) of rare albums, remixes and carefully curated box sets."
First up in the series is experimental new age musician Laraaji (who Brian Eno famously recruited to record Ambient 3: Day of Radiance). All Saints will release a handful of albums from Laraaji on October 29, including: Celestial Music 1978-2011, consisting of two CDs of early works (including rarities, album highlights and collaborations) and a 24-page booklet; the rare 1987 album Essence/Universe; and Two Sides of Laraaji, which brings together the albums Flow Goes the Universe (1992) and The Way Out Is the Way In (1995).
Below, watch a 13-minute mini-documentary about Laraaji called Eternity or Bust, which was made specially to coincide with these reissues. Also below, stream the unreleased 1981 track "I Am Ocean," which appears on Celestial Music 1978-2011.
Later in 2013, All Saints will release music from Roger Eno and Harold Budd. These will be followed by more re-releases by Jon Hassell, John Cale and Brian Eno in 2014.