In The News: Sharon Van Etten, Butthole Surfers, Johnny Cash, John Frusciante, Lee Hazlewood, Thom Yorke, Elton John And More

Sharon Van Etten‘s (it was) because i was in love, a reissue of 2009 debut album because i was in love, is out November 17 on Vinyl Me Please. It’s been remixed, remastered and sports new artwork and liner notes as well as two bonus tracks … We’re gonna keep going with reissues and collections here: Also on November 17, the legendary Butthole Surfers kick off a series of remastered releases due over the course of the next year with a 10-inch remastered version of 1987’s seminal Locust Abortion Technician via Five/RED; newly recorded music is also due from Gibby and Co. in 2018 … American/UMe has retooled 2003 Johnny Cash CD boxed set Unearthed into a nine-LP collection due November 3 that’s divided into five thematic sections: Who’s Gonna Cry (acoustic solo recordings), Trouble In Mind (electric performances, with guests including Tom Petty, Carl Perkins, Red Hot Chili Peppers and wife June Carter Cash), Redemption Songs (acoustic recordings and duets with Joe Strummer, Fiona Apple, Nick Cave and Glen Campbell), My Mother’s Hymn Book (gospel standards) and Best Of Cash On American (highlights from Cash’s first four LPs with Rick Rubin) … 1994’s Niandra LaDes And Usually Just A T-Shirt was the first solo album by Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante, issued after the left the band; Superior Viaduct is reissuing it November 3 … Also on November 3, Light In The Attic will reissue three classic Lee Hazlewood titles: The Cowboy & The Lady (with Ann-Margret) and Forty (both 1969) and 1971’s Requiem For An Almost Lady, all remastered and including outtakes, demos and unreleased tracks … November 3 keeps the party going with Craft/Concord’s remastered, two-CD, 60th-anniversary-edition reissue of Here’s Little Richard, the debut album from the Queen Of Rock ‘N’ Roll, Little Richard, featuring demos, alternate takes and previously unreleased tracks … Wasps’ Nests, the 1995 album by the 6ths—a.k.a. Magnetic Field Stephin Merritt and a ’90s who’s-who of indie-rock guest vocalists including Georgia Hubley (Yo La Tengo), Mary Timony (Helium), Mac McCaughan (Superchunk), Dean Wareham (Luna), Lou Barlow (Sebadoh), Mark Robinson (Unrest) and Chris Knox (Tall Dwarfs)—will be reissued on vinyl for the first time by Captured Tracks on November 11 … Thom Yorke’s 2014 solo album, Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, will be reissued by XL on December 8 … Elton John‘s Diamonds is a greatest-hit collection available as a single CD (17 tracks), double CD (34 tracks), triple-CD box (51 tracks, hardback book and postcard set) and double LP (21 tracks), out November 10 via UMe … Waiting For My Rocket To Come, Jason Mraz‘s major-label debut, gets the 15th-anniversary deluxe-vinyl treatment on November 17 courtesy of Atlantic … Live nation: Live At The Olympia Paris is a Blu-ray/DVD capturing Sting‘s April 2017 performance in the French capital, out November 10 via Eagle Vision and featuring both solo and Police material … Tim Buckley’s two-CD Venice Mating Call and two-LP Greetings From West Hollywood, both out October 13 via Manifesto, are companion pieces of sorts to 1990’s Dream Letter (recorded live in 1968) and 1994’s Live At The Troubadour 1969; though there is track overlap between the sets, there are multiple versions of most of these songs—Venice Mating Call has 11 unique tracks and Greetings From West Hollywood has seven … New West is issuing three archival recordings from its ongoing Live From Austin TX series of Austin City Limits performances: Widespread Panic (October 27) and Guided By Voices and Eric Johnson (November 10); all three mark their vinyl debuts, while the GBV and Johnson will appear as CD/DVD combos for the first time … Topographic Drama: Live Across America features tracks recorded on 12 dates of Yes‘ 2016 tour on which the band played 1980’s Drama in its entirety in addition to sides one and four from 1973’s Tales From Topographic Oceans and myriad greatest hits; it’s out via Rhino on November 24.