Love, Lemonheads, Air and Mission of Burma Reissues On the Way

Love, Lemonheads, Air and Mission of Burma Reissues On the Way
Reissues are great — extra tracks, extra discs, fancied-up artwork, essays you are too lazy to read —but they can sure make a guy feel old sometimes. They bring up all those naïve-kid-in-a-record-store memories of when you bought the albums the first time ’round and replace them with "I am a 30-year-old dude who no longer ‘gets’ new music, so I may as well spend money on something I already own.” And if you are still young, well, reissues give you good reason to call your elders on their bluffs: Crooked Rain? More like Crooked Lame.

In a massive day of reissue announcements, here is the lowdown on four bands that are releasing some "classic” pieces of work (track listing and release dates to follow). First up is Love’s 1967 cooler-than-thou psych-folk-pop epic, Forever Changes, which Rhino is now bumping up to a hefty two discs on with a 40th anniversary "Collector’s Edition.” Second, the Lemonheads are releasing an expanded version of their 1992 alt-rock heartbreaker and used-bin classic, It’s a Shame About Ray, in the spring with ten extra tracks and a DVD. Next, French electro-lounge-pop act Air will be re-releasing a 10th anniversary edition of their debut Moon Safari with remixes, rarities, radio session, a DVD documentary and a big, fancy book. And finally, to just make everyone else seem small and a bit weak, Boston post-punkers Mission of Burma are giving much of their back catalog some reissue love, including 1981’s Signals, Calls & Marches, 1983’s Vs. and 1985’s The Horrible Truth About Burma, with a 32-book and DVD of live material with each album.

Here are the track listings:

Love Forever Changes (April 22, Rhino)

Disc one:
01 Alone Again Or
02 A House Is Not a Motel
03 Andmoreagain
04 The Daily Planet
05 Old Man
06 The Red Telephone
07 Maybe the People Would Be the Times or Between Clark and Hilldale
08 Live and Let Live
09 The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This
10 Bummer in the Summer
11 You Set the Scene

Disc two:
01 Alone Again Or (alternative mix)
02 A House Is Not a Motel (alternative mix)
03 Andmoreagain (alternative mix)
04 The Daily Planet (alternative mix)
05 Old Man (alternative mix)
06 The Red Telephone (alternative mix)
07 Maybe the People Would Be the Times or Between Clark and Hilldale (alternative mix)
08 Live and Let Live (alternative mix)
09 The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This (alternative mix)
10 Bummer in the Summer (alternative mix)
11 You Set the Scene (alternative mix)
12 Wonder People (I Do Wonder) (original mix) (outtake)
13 Hummingbirds (demo)
14 A House Is Not a Motel (backing track)
15 Andmoreagain (alternate electric backing track)
16 The Red Telephone (tracking sessions highlights)
17 Wooly Bully (outtake)
18 Alone Again Or (mono single remix)
19 Your Mind and We Belong Together (tracking session highlights)
20 Your Mind and We Belong Together
21 Laughing Stock

Lemonheads It’s a Shame About Ray (March 31, Rhino)

CD:
01 Rockin’ Stroll
02 Confetti
03 It’s A Shame About Ray
04 Rudderless
05 My Drug Buddy
06 The Turnpike Down
07 Bit Part
08 Alison's Starting To Happen
09 Hannah & Gabi
10 Kitchen
11 Ceiling Fan In My Spoon
12 Frank Mills
13 Mrs. Robinson
14 Shaky Ground
15 It’s A Shame About Ray' (demo)
16 Rockin’ Stroll (demo)
17 My Drug Buddy (demo)
18 Hannah & Gabi (demo)
19 Kitchen (demo)
20 Bit Part (demo)
21 Rudderless (demo)
22 Ceiling Fan In My Spoon (demo)
23 Confetti (demo)

DVD:
It's A Shame About Ray (music video)
Ride With Me (live)
Mrs. Robinson (music video)
Being Around (music video)
Alison’s Starting To Happen (live)
Hannah & Gabi (music video)
Half The Time (music video)
Rockin’ Stroll (music video)
Confetti (music video)
It’s About Time (live)
My Drug Buddy (music video)

Air Moon Safari (March 31, Virgin)

Disc one:
01 La Femme d’Argent
02 Sexy Boy
03 All I Need
04 Kelly Watch The Stars
05 Talisman
06 Remember
07 You Make It Easy
08 Ce Matin Là
09 New Star In The Sky
10 Le Voyage De Pénélope

Disc two: rarities, remixes and sessions
01 Remember (David Whitaker Version)
02 Kelly Watch' The Stars (Live on the BBC 1998)
03 J’ai Dormi Sous L’Eau (Live on the BBC 1998)
04 Sexy Boy (Live on the BBC 1998)
05 Kelly Watch The Stars (Moog Cookbook Remix)
06 Mabrouk (Live on KCRW 1998)
07 You Make It Easy (Live on KCRW 1998)
08 Bossa 96 (Demo)
09 Kelly Watch The Stars (Demo)
10 Sexy Boy (Beck Sex Kino Mix)

Mission of Burma Various reissues (March 18, Matador)

Signals, Calls & Marches w/ live DVD + 32-page booklet

CD:
01 Academy Fight Song ("Academy Fight Song" 7")
02 Max Ernst ("Academy Fight Song" 7")
03 Devotion (previously unreleased)
04 Execution (previously unreleased)
05 That's When I Reach for My Revolver
06 Outlaw
07 Fame and Fortune
08 This Is Not a Photograph
09 Red
10 All World Cowboy Romance

DVD:
Live at The Space (October 6, 1979) and The Underground (April 20, 1980):
01 This Is Not a Photograph (The Underground, 1980)
02 Secrets (The Space, 1979)
03 Devotion (The Underground, 1980)
04 Manic Incarnation (The Underground, 1980)
05 Eyes of Men (The Underground, 1980)
06 Tremelo (The Underground, 1980)
07 Head Over Head (The Underground, 1980)
08 Peking Spring (The Space, 1979)
09 OK/No Way (The Underground, 1980)

Vs. w/ live DVD + 32-page booklet

CD:
01 Secrets
02 Train
03 Trem Two
04 New Nails
05 Dead Pool
06 Learn How
07 Mica
08 Weatherbox
09 The Ballad of Johnny Burma
10 Einstein's Day
11 Fun World
12 That's How I Escaped My Certain Fate
13 Laugh the World Away (studio outtake)
14 Forget (studio outtake)
15 Progress (studio outtake)
16 OK/No Way ("Trem Two" B-side)

DVD:
Live at The Bradford Ballroom, March 12, 1983 (afternoon set)
01 The Ballad of Johnny Burma
02 Red
03 Dirt
04 Forget
05 Secrets
06 Academy Fight Song
07 Trem Two
08 Sing-A-Long
09 That's How I Escaped My Certain Fate
10 Weatherbox
11 That's When I Reach for My Revolver
12 Learn How
13 OK/No Way
14 Fun World
15 All World Cowboy Romance

The Horrible Truth About Burma w/ live DVD + 32-page booklet

CD:
01 Tremelo
02 Peking Spring
03 Dumbells
04 New Disco
05 Dirt
06 Go Fun Burn Man
07 1970
08 Blackboard
09 He Is, She Is
10 Heart of Darkness
11 That's When I Reach for My Revolver (bonus track)
12 Weatherbox (previously unreleased)
13 Trem Two (bonus track)
14 Learn How (bonus track)

DVD:
Live at The Bradford Ballroom, March 12, 1983 (evening set):
01 This Is Not a Photograph
02 Mica
03 He Is, She Is
04 Outlaw
05 Peking Spring
06 Trem Two
07 Go Fun Burn Man
08 Fun World
09 Blackboard
10 See My Friends
11 Max Ernst
12 That's How I Escaped My Certain Fate
13 Einstein's Day
14 Dumbells
15 That's When I Reach for My Revolver
16 Secrets
17 Academy Fight Song