- See pictures of some of the first Real Gone Music releases in the slideshow.
A new eclectic reissue label will hit the market in November with a selection of a dozen diverse releases that will include three CDs of Grateful Dead concerts, plus CDs by Connie Stevens and Joanie Somers and vinyl from ? and the Mysterians.
The label, Real Gone Music, is headed by Gordon Anderson, formerly of Collectors’ Choice Music, and Gabby Castella, formerly of Hep Cat Records & Distribution.
Real Gone Music, to be distributed by Razor & Tie, has a dozen albums on its initial schedule in its first months with artists ranging from the Dead, Connie Stevens, Rick Nelson to ? and the Mysterians. An announcement for the label describes it as “a reissue label dedicated to serving both the collector community and the casual music fan with a robust release schedule combining big-name artists with esoteric cult favorites.”
The biggest among the initial releases is the Grateful Dead’s Dick’s Picks, Vols. 34, 35 & 36, all out Nov. 15. “Dick” was Dick Latvala, the Dead’s official tape archivist until 1999. The “Dick’s Picks” series is a selection of handpicked shows, including many have never been previously available at retail. The three new ones: Vol. 34, from Nov. 5, 1977 in Rochester, N.Y. on 3 CDs, Vol. 35 Aug. 7, 1971 in San Diego and Aug. 24, 1971 in Chicago on four CDs, and Vol. 36 from Sept. 21, 1972 at The Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pa. on four CDs.
The first four releases on Nov. 8 will be CDs by Shelby Flint (“The Complete Valiant Singles”), Connie Stevens (“The Complete Warner Bros. Singles” on 2 CDs), Joanie Somers (“The Complete Warner Bros. Singles” on 2 CDs) and “The Girls from Petticoat Junction” (single disc).
Along with the Dead discs on Nov. 15 will be two 180 gram vinyl reissues by ? and the Mysterians (“? and the Mysterians: 96 Tears” and “Action”), plus a CD “Cameo Parkway: Holiday Hits.” The “Holiday Hits” CD will feature 18 holiday-themed tracks, 13 never on CD before, with tracks by Bobby Rydell & Chubby Checker, the Lonesome Travelers and Bob Seger and the Last Heard.
Nov. 22 will feature two Christmas CDs by David Rose (famous for “The Stripper”) and Ed Ames.
- Real Gone Music website: http://www.realgonemusic.com/
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