In The News (Reissues And Collections Edition): John Coltrane, U2, Phish, Grateful Dead, Nick Mason, Casiotone For The Painfully Alone, J Balvin And More

55 years ago John Coltrane and his classic quartet—bassist Jimmy Garrison, drummer Elvin Jones and pianist McCoy Tyner—recorded a full-on studio album, and when finished, Trane brought the reference tape home and never did anything with it. After the family of Contrane’s first wife, Naima, brought its existence to the attention of Impulse!, the label is releasing it June 29 as Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album, available as a standard seven-track CD or LP as well as a deluxe 14-track double CD or LP. Kids, as far as jazz history goes, this is a huge deal … On July 27, UMC/Island/Interscope will reissue three U2 albums on double vinyl: 1991’s landmark Achtung Baby, 1993’s Zooropa and 1998’s The Best Of 1980-1990Phish‘s The Baker’s Dozen: Live At Madison Square Garden documents the 13 shows and 26 unique sets the band performed a year ago at the NYC venue over 17 nights; it’s available in three formats: a three-CD or six-LP set (with 13 tracks hand-picked by the band) as well as the 36-CD The Complete Baker’s Dozen Box Set, which compiles all of the performances … The three-CD C89 (Cherry Red, July 27) follows C86, C87 and C88 in documenting in the incredibly vibrant ’80s indie scene across the pond, featuring tons of great bands you’ve never heard of as well as faves such as the Stone Roses, the La’s, the Telescopes, Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine, Pooh Sticks and more … On June 29, Verve/UMe gives a slightly early 100th birthday gift to the legendary Leonard Bernstein via the two-CD Jazz Loves Bernstein featuring jazz greats—including Billie Holiday, Bill Evans, Sarah Vaughan, Mel Tormé, Oscar Peterson and Diana Krall—interpreting some of his classics … Rhino’s got the cure for your post-Labor Day blues September 7 with the Grateful Dead‘s Pacific Northwest ’73-’74: The Complete Recordings, a limited-edition 19-CD boxed set featuring six previously unreleased shows from Portland, Seattle and Vancouver; also available the same day is Pacific Northwest ’73-’74: Believe It If You Need It, a three-CD best-of from those shows … Eric B & Rakim‘s long out-of-print catalog will be out of print no longer July 13 thanks to UMe, which is releasing The Complete Collection 1987-1992, a 10-disc (eight LPs and two CDs) boxed set featuring the duo’s four albums—1987’s Paid In Full, 1988’s Follow The Leader, 1990’s Let The Rhythm Hit ‘Em and 1992’s Don’t Sweat The Technique—plus two CDs of rare, vintage remixes … The next time you’re at a hipster party and someone mentions Japanese cult musician Haruomi Hosono (Yellow Magic Orchestra, Happy End), you don’t have to pretend to know who he is; Light In The Attic is reissuing five of his Japanese-only solo albums: 1978’s Paraiso, 1982’s Philharmony and 1989’s Omni Sight Seeing (August 10) and 1973’s Hosono House and 1978’s Cochin Moon (September 28) … Some trivia to impress your not-very-bright friends: Pink Floyd co-founder Nick Mason is the only constant member of the legendary band; Unattended Luggage (Warner Music, August 31) collects his three solo albums—1981’s Fictitious Sports, 1985’s Profiles and 1987’s White Of The Eye—as three-CD and three-LP sets … A remastered/expanded edition of Casiotone For The Painfully Alone‘s Etiquette (from 2006) is out July 13 via Orindal … Country Singer’s Prayer, Buck Owens’ final, unreleased Capitol album from 1975, will finally see the light of day August 17 on Omnivore … Afro-Cuban All StarsA Toda Cuba Le Gusta will be reissued on heavyweight vinyl on September 7 by World Circuit … On July 27, Alpha Dog 2T/UMe will reissue Styx‘s The Mission as a two-disc package including the original LP as well as a Blu-ray with the album mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound that has accompanying visuals for each track, a documentary and music videos; prior to that, on June 29, Eagle Rock will issue CD and Blue-ray versions of Tommy Shaw‘s Sing For The Day!, a performance by the singer/guitarist with the Contemporary Youth Orchestra featuring both Styx and solo material … You might know Latin superstar J Balvin from his collaborations with the likes of Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Pharrell and Major Lazer, but you can get to know him ever better with Bruuttal, a 26-track concert-film DVD out July 20 on Eagle Vision … On July 20, Craft Recordings will release five hip-hop albums on vinyl that were originally issued by the Delicious Vinyl between 1989 and 1995: Tone-Lōc‘s Lōc-ed After Dark, Young MC‘s Stone Cold Rhymin’, Masta Ace Incorporated‘s SlaughtaHouse and Sittin’ On Chrome and the Pharcyde‘s Labcabincalifornia.