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Capitol rereleases Imagine and Pet Sounds, and much much more on vinyl this month

OK all you vinyl record freaks, I hope you are paying attention.  I know that I am, much to my wife’s chagrin.  It looks like Capitol records are doing things up right for all collectors, obsessive types, and audiophiles.  Capitol has kicked off a new series of record releases from their “from the vault series.”

I know, the world may not need another round of released vinyl, but these sets look like nothing short of totally kick-ass and impressive.  Their first round of titles, looks to be a great thing for titles to come.  I just may go broke with the Radiohead alone, but throw John Lennon into the mix, and you get at least one person very very excited.  I’m impressed.

Long live vinyl…

Here’s what we’ve read.

[Official Press Release]

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ — Capitol/EMI’s high quality “From The Capitol Vaults” U.S. vinyl campaign continues on September 30 with the limited edition release of two iconic rock albums. Jimi Hendrix’s incendiary 1970 concert album, Band Of Gypsys, will be issued on fiery red 180-gram vinyl, and John Lennon’s chart-topping 1971 studio album, Imagine, will be released on 180-gram vinyl.


Capitol/EMI launched its “From The Capitol Vaults” campaign on September 2 with 13 classic titles, all previously out-of-print on vinyl. Included in the series’ debut were A Perfect Circle’s Mer de Noms, The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds, Coldplay’s Parachutes, A Rush Of Blood To The Head, and X&Y, Radiohead’s Pablo Honey, The Bends, OK Computer, Kid A (two 10″ 140-gram LPs), Amnesiac (two 10″ 140-gram LPs), and Hail To The Thief, R.E.M.’s Document, and Steve Miller Band’s Greatest Hits 1974-78.

All “From The Capitol Vaults” titles feature carefully replicated artwork and packaging true to their original single or gatefold jacket LP releases. More “From The Capitol Vaults” titles will soon be announced.

Source: Capitol Records From the Vault


One Response

  1. I wonder if these are remastered vinyl tracks or just the original vinyl tracks, or maybe even the orginal unmastered vinyl tracks? I wonder if the remastered tracks are really from vinyl or just being recorded from cd? What if I can’t tell the difference between mastered or unmastered vinyl or cd tracks? I already have about a dozen recordings of Let it Be and wonder if the 13th will somehow make me wonder how I could ever have enjoyed the original album or 45 versions.

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