History KeepCirculatingTheTapes / Music

26th May '18 3:39:34 PM Twentington
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* Jon Randall had two unreleased albums in a row: ''Great Day to Be Alive'' in 1996, and ''Cold Coffee Morning'' a year later. The latter had two chart singles, and the former later had its title track CoveredUp by Travis Tritt, whose version went to #2 in 2001. There is at least one copy of ''Cold Coffee Morning'' circulating for $100, and both of its singles ("She Don't Believe in Fairy Tales" and the title track) can easily be found on [=YouTube=].

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* Jon Randall had two unreleased albums in a row: ''Great Day to Be Alive'' in 1996, and ''Cold Coffee Morning'' a year later. The latter had two chart singles, and the former later had its title track CoveredUp by Travis Tritt, Music/TravisTritt, whose version went to #2 in 2001. There is at least one copy of ''Cold Coffee Morning'' circulating for $100, and both of its singles ("She Don't Believe in Fairy Tales" and the title track) can easily be found on [=YouTube=].
25th May '18 7:41:08 PM thelivingtoad
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* Music/NeilYoung's first "Ditch Trilogy" album, ''Time Fades Away'', was released on vinyl and is the only Neil Young album that hasn't been reprinted anywhere, due to poor mixing and Young's dislike for the album. His second "Ditch" album ''On the Beach'' was also out of print for a while, but that was re-released three decades later. He finally reissued ''Time Fades Away'' in the mid-2010s: First exclusively through his Pono music service, and then a [[http://pitchfork.com/news/67560-neil-young-reissuing-time-fades-away-tonights-the-night-on-the-beach-zuma/ full fledged vinyl reissue.]]
* The Dixie Dregs were an acclaimed Southern Rock/Jazz Fusion outfit from Florida founded by legendary guitarist Steve Morse. They released six studio albums between 1977 and 1982, and then disbanded. While their first three albums have been re-released on CD by Capricorn Records, their other three, done with Arista Records, hadn't seen print for a long time since the 1980s until 2015, when BGO in the UK reissued a 2 CD set of the Arista albums in one set.



** The ''Thrillington'' album, which is Paul under that pseudonym doing an orchestral version of the ''Music/{{RAM}}'' album, wasn't legally available in CD form until the 2012 Deluxe Edition Box Set of ''RAM'' album.
25th May '18 7:36:16 PM thelivingtoad
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* Most of Music/BobSeger's albums prior to 1975 are out of print and may never be released again as long as Seger is still alive, because Seger has made [[OldShame his displeasure to those albums]] well-known. A select handful of those albums, including his debut LP ''Ramblin' Gamblin Man'', ''Smokin' O.P[='=]s'' and ''Mongrel'' have seen limited distribution on CD (and consequently, making those as rare as the original vinyl issues) in the early 90's, but are not as widely available as his post-mid-late 70's career. This means that the original studio version of "Turn the Page" (included in the out-of-print ''Back in '72'') and his anti-Vietnam anthem "2 + 2 = ?" have become valuable rarities. Update: Smokin' O.P.'s has been reissued and remastered on CD in 2005, Ramblin' Gamblin' Man has been reissued on vinyl and can be streamed on Spotify and can be downloaded on iTunes.

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* Most of Music/BobSeger's albums prior to 1975 are out of print and may never be released again as long as Seger is still alive, because Seger has made [[OldShame his displeasure to those albums]] well-known. A select handful of those albums, including his debut LP ''Ramblin' Gamblin Man'', ''Smokin' O.P[='=]s'' and ''Mongrel'' have seen limited distribution on CD (and consequently, making those as rare as the original vinyl issues) in the early 90's, but are not as widely available as his post-mid-late 70's career. This means that the original studio version of "Turn the Page" (included in the out-of-print ''Back in '72'') and his anti-Vietnam anthem "2 + 2 = ?" have become valuable rarities. Update: Smokin' O.P.'s has been reissued Seger was one of the last major music stars to release his back catalog to streaming, and remastered on CD in 2005, Ramblin' even then ''Ramblin' Gamblin' Man has been reissued on vinyl and can be streamed on Man'' was his only pre-1975 album to make its way to Spotify and can be downloaded on iTunes.Apple.
25th May '18 7:31:49 PM thelivingtoad
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* Music/Jellyfish's song ''Ignorance is Bliss'' has been relatively easy to find since it's inclusion on their 2006 best-of album ''The Best'', but the version on that album is not the mix that was originally released on the ''White Knuckle Scoring'' compilation released by Nintendo in 1991.

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* Music/Jellyfish's Music/{{Jellyfish}}'s song ''Ignorance "Ignorance is Bliss'' Bliss" has been relatively easy to find since it's its inclusion on their 2006 best-of album ''The Best'', Best'' hits compilation, but the version on that album is not the mix that was originally released on the ''White Knuckle Scoring'' compilation released by Nintendo in 1991.
25th May '18 7:31:18 PM thelivingtoad
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* Music/{{Morrissey}}'s 2014 album ''World Peace is None of Your Business'' was pulled from sale after three weeks following a disagreement between the famously opinionated singer and his record label at the time. The album was removed from all digital sales and streaming sites at the same time. While copies of the album aren't impossible to find, it hasn't been re-printed from its original worldwide run. Morrissey promised fans that he'd find a new home for it before the end of 2014, but that didn't happen. As of 2017, a re-release has yet to materialize.

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* Music/{{Morrissey}}'s 2014 album ''World Peace is None of Your Business'' was pulled from sale after three weeks following a disagreement between the famously opinionated singer and his record label at the time. The album was removed from all digital sales and streaming sites at the same time. While copies of the album aren't impossible to find, it hasn't been re-printed from its original worldwide run. Morrissey promised fans that he'd find a new home for it before the end of 2014, but that didn't happen. As of 2017, By the time Morrissey released his next album, 2017's ''Low in High School'', a re-release has of ''World Peace'' had yet to materialize.
10th May '18 5:51:21 PM AreYouTyler
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* Two of Music/{{Buckcherry}}'s albums, ''15'' and ''Black Butterfly'', were removed from most downloading and streaming services because of a distribution dispute between Creator/AtlanticRecords and Eleven Seven.
6th May '18 12:41:42 PM Twentington
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* The radio version of "Tell Her" by Music/{{Lonestar}}, which was completely re-recorded from the original. Even their GreatestHitsAlbum has the album version, despite having the radio edit of "No News" and a radio-exclusive remix of "I'm Already There" with snippets of phone calls to and from soldiers.

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* The radio version Music/{{Lonestar}} has a couple examples:
** Before their debut album came out, they self-released a live extended play. While two
of the songs ("Heartbroke Every Day" and "When Cowboys Didn't Dance") were later re-recorded for their debut album in 1995, the other four songs are entirely unaccounted for anywhere.
** Their 2001 hit
"Tell Her" by Music/{{Lonestar}}, which was [[RearrangeTheSong completely re-recorded from for the original.radio edit]], but this version was never commercially available anywhere. Even their GreatestHitsAlbum has the album version, despite having the radio edit of "No News" and a radio-exclusive remix of "I'm Already There" with snippets of phone calls to and from soldiers.



* Before their debut album came out, Music/{{Lonestar}} self-released a live extended play. While two of the songs ("Heartbroke Every Day" and "When Cowboys Didn't Dance") were later re-recorded for their debut album in 1995, the other four songs are entirely unaccounted for anywhere.
4th May '18 11:40:43 AM Shedlessguy
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** ''Xaman'', and three other early Skullflower albums, were finally re-released in 2013 as part of the "Kino" series.
17th Apr '18 7:08:02 PM nombretomado
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* In one of the most {{egregious}} examples of this in music history, all of the albums that Music/{{Megadeth}} have recorded from ''Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?'' through ''Risk'' have been officially out of print since 2004. In their place are [[GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion remix/re-record hybrids]] where certain tracks are replaced with completely new performances by musicians who have never set foot in the studios they were recorded in, as well as a 2004 Dave Mustaine singing over tracks he originally recorded at varying periods of his life. If you want to hear to hear those albums as they were recorded at the time of their creation with the musicians that they are credited to and released to the public, your only choice is to find them used. The fact that they share the same album art and are consistently tagged as the real thing makes it even worse.

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* In one of the most {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} examples of this in music history, all of the albums that Music/{{Megadeth}} have recorded from ''Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?'' through ''Risk'' have been officially out of print since 2004. In their place are [[GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion remix/re-record hybrids]] where certain tracks are replaced with completely new performances by musicians who have never set foot in the studios they were recorded in, as well as a 2004 Dave Mustaine singing over tracks he originally recorded at varying periods of his life. If you want to hear to hear those albums as they were recorded at the time of their creation with the musicians that they are credited to and released to the public, your only choice is to find them used. The fact that they share the same album art and are consistently tagged as the real thing makes it even worse.



* ''Xaman'', the second LP by UK cult noise-rock group Skullflower, is a particularly {{egregious}} example of this. Not only is the album almost certainly never going to be released due to clashes over mixing between principles Stefan Jaworzyn and Matthew Bower, but the CD version suffers from a defect known as "disc rot", rendering possibly all such copies unplayable by this date. This leaves only the original vinyl album in official circulation, but even this is fairly rare, expensive, and missing several songs. To add insult to injury, it is generally agreed among fans that ''Xaman'' is Skullflower's best album, not to mention one of their most accessible releases. Hence, the release ''only'' survives in full via file-sharing.

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* ''Xaman'', the second LP by UK cult noise-rock group Skullflower, is a particularly {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} example of this. Not only is the album almost certainly never going to be released due to clashes over mixing between principles Stefan Jaworzyn and Matthew Bower, but the CD version suffers from a defect known as "disc rot", rendering possibly all such copies unplayable by this date. This leaves only the original vinyl album in official circulation, but even this is fairly rare, expensive, and missing several songs. To add insult to injury, it is generally agreed among fans that ''Xaman'' is Skullflower's best album, not to mention one of their most accessible releases. Hence, the release ''only'' survives in full via file-sharing.
8th Apr '18 2:50:42 PM bowserbros
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** And that's not even going into the myriad of unreleased songs that have circulated online via leaks; [[https://lostmediawiki.com/Michael_Jackson_(partially_found_unpublished_songs_from_American_musician;_1974-2009) this article]] from the Wiki/LostMediaWiki has a pretty thorough list of the unreleased tracks that we know exist, specifically marking the ones that have and haven't been either leaked or officially released posthumously.
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