‘Dear Evan Hansen’ soundtrack to get deluxe reissue

If you’ve been listening to the Dear Evan Hansen original cast recording nonstop since the award-winning show made its debut on Broadway, then we’ve got some great news for you. On Thursday (Nov. 1), Atlantic Records announced plans to re-release the Grammy-award winning album with a couple of extra treats. The deluxe re-issue of the Dear Evan Hansen (Original Broadway Cast Recording) will include the original 14 tracks as well as six bonus songs.

The additional tunes will include unreleased songs, demos, and acoustic versions of certain tracks all performed by the original and current cast members of the Broadway production. The re-issue will also feature a special version of the show’s signature song, “Waving Through a Window,” performed by Katy Perry.

“On April 29, 2017, I went and saw Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway, and was emotionally transformed forever,” the pop star said in a press release.

“In my own life, I’ve struggled with depression, and like so many, always feeling alone in the battle of wanting to belong. That night, I was particularly struck by the song ‘Waving Through A Window.’ It embodied the mental isolation I sometimes fought. So when my friends Benj Pasek and Justin Paul came to me and asked if I would like to record this song, not only to help launch the national tour, but to continue the conversation on mental health and all its complexities, I jumped right in. I hope this song helps you know that you are not alone, and that I’m waiving back at you.”

The digital version of the deluxe album is due out this Friday, Nov. 2, through Atlantic Records. At the time of this publication, no physical version of the album is available, but Atlantic Records does say that a physical album will come at a later date.

To celebrate the release of the revamped soundtrack, an exclusive digital listening party will be held on Nov. 2 at midnight EST. The party, which will take place over on YouTube, will feature special messages from the cast and creative team as well as commentary on all the new recordings from the show’s masterminds Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, and Alex Lacamoire. As if that wasn’t enough, Perry’s version of “Waving Through a Window” will make its debut during the listening party. Listen to a snippet of the pop star’s version of the track here.

So grab your stripped blue polo shirt, cast, and a dark hoodie and don’t forget to tune in here.

Dear Evan Hansen is currently running at Broadway’s Music Box Theatre while its national tour is underway. Tickets for the show can be found here.

The complete track listing for the Dear Evan Hansen (Original Broadway Cast Recording) – Deluxe Album can be found below.

TRACK LISTING:

01. “Anybody Have a Map?” – Rachel Bay Jones & Jennifer Laura Thompson
02.“Waving Through a Window” – Ben Platt & Original Broadway Cast of Dear Evan Hansen
03. “For Forever” – Ben Platt
04. “Sincerely, Me” – Mike Faist, Ben Platt & Will Roland
05. “Requiem” – Laura Dreyfuss, Michael Park & Jennifer Laura Thompson
06. “If I Could Tell Her” – Ben Platt & Laura Dreyfuss
07. “Disappear” – Mike Faist, Ben Platt, Kristolyn Lloyd, Will Roland, Jennifer Laura Thompson & Original Broadway Cast of Dear Evan Hansen
08. “You Will Be Found” – Ben Platt, Kristolyn Lloyd, Will Roland, Laura Dreyfuss & Original Broadway Cast of Dear Evan Hansen
09. “To Break in a Glove” – Michael Park & Ben Platt
10. “Only Us” – Laura Dreyfuss & Ben Platt
11.“Good for You” – Rachel Bay Jones, Kristolyn Lloyd, Will Roland & Ben Platt
12. “Words Fail” – Ben Platt
13. “So Big/So Small” – Rachel Bay Jones
14. “Finale” – Ben Platt & Original Broadway Cast of Dear Evan Hansen
15. “Obvious (Bonus Track)” – Taylor Trensch
16. “Hiding in Your Hands (Bonus Track)” – Mallory Bechtel
17. “Part of Me (Bonus Track)” – Dear Evan Hansen August 2018 Broadway Cast
18. “In the Bedroom Down the Hall (Demo)” – Rachel Bay Jones & Jennifer Laura Thompson
19. “Disappear (Acoustic)” – Taylor Trensch & Alex Boniello
20. “Waving Through a Window (Bonus Track)” – Katy Perry

Panic! at the Disco, P!nk, Kelly Clarkson to lead ‘The Greatest Showman’ covers album

The soundtrack to The Greatest Showman is one of the bestselling albums of the last year, so what better way to celebrate its momentous success than to release an album full of covers all done by some of music’s biggest stars. On Tuesday (Oct. 9), Atlantic Records announced plans to release a “reimagined” version of the RIAA 2x platinum-certified soundtrack. Panic! at the Disco, P!nk, Kelly Clarkson, and Sara Bareilles are just some of the artists who have been tapped to cover the film’s songs.

Panic! at the Disco will give their own spin to the film’s opening track, “The Greatest Show,” while Kelly Clarkson will take on Jenny Lind’s tear-jerking track, “Never Enough.” P!nk will cover “A Million Dreams” while her daughter, Willow Sage Hart, will make her debut on “A Million Dream (Reprise).” The revamped soundtrack will also include a special version of the album’s breakout track, “This is Me,” performed by actress Keala Settle, Kesha, and Missy Elliott.

In addition to the ten tracks, the album will also feature four bonus songs. The bonus tracks will include acapella group Pentatonix’s take on “The Greatest Show,” Kesha’s “This is Me,” and an acoustic version of “Rewrite the Stars” by the film’s star Zendaya.

The Greatest Showman – Reimagined will arrive on Nov. 16 through Atlantic Records. The reimagined version of the album was produced by the soundtrack’s songwriters Grammy, Tony, and Academy Award-winning duo Benj Pasek & Justin Paul.

The Greatest Showman‘s soundtrack is the first album of 2018 to sell one million copies in the United States and the seventh in Billboard history to spend 31 non-consecutive weeks on the Billboard 200’s top ten. The record spent two weeks at number one, the most weeks at the top of the chart for a live-action theatrical film musical soundtrack since 2007’s Dreamgirls: Music from the Motion Picture.

The complete track listing for The Greatest Showman-Reimagined can be seen below.

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN – REIMAGINED TRACK LISTING:

01. “The Greatest Show” – Panic! at the Disco
02. “A Million Dreams” – P!nk
03. “A Million Dreams (Reprise)” – Willow Sage Hart
04. “Come Alive” – Years & Years and Jess Glynne
05. “The Other Side” – MAX and Ty Dolla $ign
06. “Never Enough” – Kelly Clarkson
07. “This is Me (The Reimagined Remix)” – Keala Settle, Kesha, and Missy Elliott
08. “Rewrite the Stars” – James Arthur and Anne-Marie
09. “Tightrope” – Sara Bareilles
10. “From Now On” – Zac Brown Band

Bonus tracks:

11. “The Greatest Show” – Pentatonix
12. “Come Alive” – Craig David
13. “This is Me” – Kesha
14. “Rewrite the Stars (Acoustic)” – Zendaya

Forever the Sickest Kids to re-release debut on vinyl

It was the year of super tight skinny jeans, neon-colored clothes, emo fringe, and catchy electro-pop tunes. It was the late 2000s and Forever the Sickest Kids were one of the many bands who managed to make a name for themselves in the scene during that time. Flash forward several years later and the band has been quiet at best, making it hard to believe that it’s been a decade since their debut album, Underdog Alma Mater, graced our (black) iPod classic.

Last last month, the band decided to celebrate the anniversary of their breakout album the only way they knew how to; reissuing the record in vinyl form. As per a message on the band’s official website, Underdog Alma Mater is their only album not to get the vinyl treatment so they decided to rectify that for the occasion.

“In honor of the 10 year anniversary of our first full-length album, Underdog Alma Mater, we are officially announcing the limited edition vinyl! Oddly enough, Underdog Alma Mater is the only Forever the Sickest Kids full-length album so far that never got a vinyl edition, so we are in the process of getting these pressed and ready to ship as fast as possible!”

Fans who would like first dibs on the gold vinyl version of the album are encouraged to sign up on Forever the Sickest Kids’ website here.

Not much as been heard from the band since their last time on the Vans Warped Tour in 2013. In 2015, they advised fans on social media that they were alive and well and taking time to focus on their personal lives. In 2017, vocalist Jonathan Cook said in an interview with Highlight Magazine that “the band isn’t defunct, but dormant” leaving the door open for a reunion or even new music.

Underdog Alma Mater was released on April 29, 2008 through Universal Motown. The record features several of the group’s biggest hits including “Whoa Oh! (Me vs. Everyone),” “She’s a Lady,” and “Hey Brittany.”

Garbage announce 20th anniversary reissue of ‘Version 2.0’

Garbage may be in the process of beginning work on their new studio album, but now fans may have something to hold them over until then. On Wednesday (March 28), the group unveiled plans to reissue their breakout sophomore album, Version 2.0. The reissue will come in two different forms; standard and deluxe.

The standard version of the record will include remastered versions of the album’s track on either CD or on two, orange vinyls. The deluxe version of the reissue will also include remastered version of the album’s tracks as well as ten B-side bonus tracks, a poster, and stickers.Like with the standard version, the deluxe edition will be available on CD or vinyl. Both versions will also be available as digital downloads as well.

The Version 2.0 reissue is set to be released on June 22. Pre-orders can be found here.

The reissue of Version 2.0 will be in celebration of the album’s 20th anniversary. The record was released on May 11, 1998 and sprouted several of Garbage’s biggest hits including “Push It,” “I Think I’m Paranoid,” and “When I Grow Up.” It went on to win favorable ratings and managed to peak at the number 13 position on the Billboard 200 chart.

Accompanying the reissue announcement, Garbage unleashed one of the B-side tracks, “Lick the Pavement.” Listen to the song above.

Earlier this year, Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson revealed in a radio interview that the group would be hitting the recording studio in April to begin recording the follow-up to 2016’s Strange Little Birds.

“We’re going to live together… we haven’t done this since the first record. We’re all going to live under one roof,” Manson explained to Louisville’s 91.9 WFPK DJ Kyle Meredith.

She adds: “We’re going to record during the day, then go out to dinner, and then we’ll come back and have band movie sessions like we did back in the day.”

For now, check out the complete track listing for the upcoming reissue below.

VERSION 2.0 DELUXE REISSUE TRACK LISTING:

Disc 1 – Version 2.0 remaster
01. “Temptation Waits”
02. “I Think I’m Paranoid”
03. “When I Grow Up”
04. “Medication”
05. “Special”
06. “Hammering in My Head”
07. “Push It”
08. “The Trick is to Keep Breathing”
09. “Dumb”
10. “Sleep Together”
11. “Wicked Ways”
12. “You Look So Fine”

Disc 2 – Bonus tracks
01. “Can’t Seem to Make You Mine”
02. “13x Forever”
03. “Deadwood”
04. “Get Busy with the Fizzy”
05. “Soldier Through This”
06. “Thirteen”
07. “Lick the Pavement”
08. “Medication (Acoustic)”
09. “Tornado”
10. “Afterglow”

M83 to Reissue ‘Saturdays = Youth,’ Announce New Music

M83 will be reissuing a slew of their previous album later this month. The French electronic act revealed their plans to released a remixed version of their 2008 album, Saturdays = Youth. The album will be titled Saturdays = Youth Remixes and B Sides and will feature a couple of songs remixed by different artists.

But Saturdays = Youth is the only record of theirs to be remixed and re-released; they also revealed that its 2007 predecessor, Digital Shades, will also be reissued on Nov. 20. In addition to the announcement about the remixes, M83 also unveiled in a press release that they are currently working on a new album that will be getting a 2016 release date. Check out the track list for the Saturdays = Youth reissue below.

Saturdays = Youth Remixes and B Sides track list:

1. “Couleurs” (Jori Hulkkonnen Remix)
2. “Graveyard Girl” (Yuksek Remix)
3. “Graveyard Girl” (Parkerlab’s Dusted Remix)
4.”We Own The Sky” (Maps Remix)
5. “Kim and Jessie” (DatA Remix)
6. “Kim and Jessie” (Montag Remix)
7. “Je Vous Hais Petites Filles”

The reissuing of past albums has become a trend with M83. Last year, the group reissued 2001’s M83, 2004’s Dead Cities, Red Seas, and Lost Ghosts, and 2005’s Before the Dawn Heals Us. Their last new album was 2011’s Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming. Since then, frontman Anthony Gonzalez has kept busy contributing songs to soundtracks including 2013’s Oblivion, 2014’s The Fault in Our Stars, and 2015’s The Divergent Series: Insurgent.

Epitaph Records to Re-Release Rancid’s ‘…And Out Come the Wolves’

Rancid’s iconic album, ...And Out Come the Wolves just celebrated its 20th anniversary back in August, but that’s not stopping the band’s record label from reissuing the 1995 record. Epitaph Records has announced that the record will be getting the reissue treatment in November. The reissue will include two never-before-heard tracks that were record at the same time as the album in addition to the previously released 19 tracks.

Pre-orders for the remastered album is currently available on iTunes.

Rancid has been paying tribute to the record throughout 2015. During several of their festival appearances, they have been playing the record in full. Back in January, the played the complete album at Canada’s Amnesia Rockfest and just this past September, they did the same at Chicago’s Riot Fest. According to the band, they will perform ...And Out Come the Wolves, in full once more during their set at Groezrock 2016 in Meerhout, Belgium.

The ...And Out Come the Wolves reissue will officially be released on Nov. 27.

This Wild Life to Re-Release Debut Album

For those who are fans of This Wild Life, the acoustic duo are giving you something to get excited about; they will be re-releasing their debut album.

The California act revealed earlier today that they will be reissuing Clouded this Summer. The deluxe version of the record will be titled Clouded (Atmosphere Edition) and will feature three new songs which were recorded by Erik Ron and A Day to Remember frontman Jeremy McKinnon.

The impending record will also feature live versions of three previously released song; “Sleepwalking,” “Concrete,” and “Roots and Branches (Meant To Be Alone).”

Check out the complete track list for Clouded (Atmosphere Edition) below.

CLOUDED (ATMOSPHERE EDITION) TRACK LIST:

1. “Concrete”
2. “Over It”
3. “No More Bad Days”
4. “History”
5. “Roots and Branches (Meant To Be Alone)”
6. “Bound to Break”
7. “Better With You”
8. “Looking Back”
9. “Don’t Say”
10. “405”
11. “Stay Up Late”
12. “It’s Alright”
13. “Alone With Me”
14. “Sleepwalking (Live Session)”
15. “Concrete (Live Session)”
16. “Roots and Branches (Meant To Be Alone) (Live Session)”

Pre-orders for Clouded (Atmosphere Edition) are currently available on the band’s website where you can pre-order the album alone or in a bundle which features the album and a t-shirt (black or red, it’s up to you).

Like last Summer, the Long Beach duo will once again spend their Summer on the Vans Warped Tour which is slated to kick off in a couple of weeks.

Fearless Records to Re-Release ‘Punk Goes Pop Volume 6’

Fearless Records released the newest edition of their Punk Goes… series back in October, and now the record label has revealed plans to re-release the record this Summer.

The Punk Goes Pop Volume 6 reissue will include all of the tracks that were on the original release such as August Burns Red’s cover of “Wrecking Ball,” Knuckle Puck’s cover of “Chocolate,” State Champs’ cover of “Stay The Night,” and many more.

The difference with this new version of the record is the inclusion of three additional tracks that were not found on the 2014 release. The three additional tracks are: PVRIS’ cover of Sia’s “Chandelier,” Ice Nine Kill’s version of Maroon 5’s “Animals,” and lastly, I Prevail’s take on Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space.”

Check out the video for I Prevail’s cover of “Blank Space” below.

The Punk Goes Pop Volume 6 re-release will be available, digitally, on June 23.

Listen to Bayside Call Out Certain People on “Dancing Like an Idiot”

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Bayside aren’t exactly shy when it comes to calling people out. We got to witness that first hand/ front row during Warped Tour last year when a large chunk of their audience decided it would be a lot more fun to crowdsurf and distract everyone, including the band members, rather than watch the show. (The eye rolls and frustrated looks were amazing.)

In honor of the band’s 15th birthday, they will be re-issuing 2014’s Cult with a new song titled “Dancing Like an Idiot” which they have now released for fans to stream and it’s not exactly a sweet as candy song; it’s scathing.

According to Bayside frontman Anthony Raneri, the song is a dig at all those artists that try to scam their fans just because they can. He makes reference to those who write “large curses on t-shirts and sell[ing] it to a kid cause they know the kid is stupid enough to buy it.”

“You’re telling them it’s cool to buy a t-shirt to piss their parents off. There’s nothing cool about that—that’s mall rebellion,” Raneri explained to Billboard.

“That’s not real rebellion. I grew up liking The Smiths, liking Nirvana…I fucking hated Guns N’ Roses. It was bullshit, misogynistic, it was fake rebellion—nothing is more corporate and commercialized. “

Check out the lyric video for the song below.

The Cult re-issue will be available on March 3 through Hopeless Records just in time for the band’s 15th Birthday Tour with Senses Fail, Man Overboard, and Seaway which starts on March 5 in Orlando.

Say Anything’s ‘…Is A Real Boy’ to Get Vinyl Treatment

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Fans of Say Anything fans just got a great late Christmas/early New Year’s gift. The band will be releasing a special tenth anniversary version of …Is A Real Boy. But this tenth anniversary re-release isn’t just a CD with some extra songs; it’s a full-blown vinyl box set.

This re-release will feature the original album, the expanded album, and a limited edition 7″ which features two songs. The album and the extended album will be pressed into four, 10″ LPs.

Check out all the information about the vinyl box set below including the track list, content that will be included in the packaging, and the different packages available for pre-orders through Doghouse Records.

“Doghouse Records is excited to announce a special 10 Year Anniversary Edition of Say Anything’s classic album …is a Real Boy. The set includes the 13 original songs from …is a Real Boy, Was A Real Boy expanded edition and the song “Walk Through Hell,” all remastered for vinyl and pressed on four, 10-inch records.

The first 2500 units also include a bonus 7-inch which includes two unreleased songs including “But a Fleeting Illness,” which was a demo from before the album and an acoustic version of “Belt,” recorded in 2004 by Max. All 5 pieces of vinyl are packed in a special box along with an exclusive booklet that includes photos and stories from the period.

There are 5 different packages to choose from and 4 different colors. To see the color and bundle options available, visit http://doghouserecords.limitedrun.com!

Track listing: 

1. Belt
2. Woe
3. The Writhing South
4. Alive with the Glory of Love
5. Yellow Cat (Slash) Red Cat
6. The Futile
7. Spidersong
8. An Orgy of Critics
9. Every Man Has a Molly
10. Slowly, Through the Vector
11. Chia-Like, I Shall Grow
12. I Want to Know Your Plans
13. Admit It!!!
14. Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too
15.Little Girls
16. Most Beautiful Plague
17. It’s a Metaphor, Fool
18. Total Revenge
19. Metal Now
20. I Will Never Write an Obligatory Song About Being on the Road and Missing Someone
21. Walking Through Hell

Limited edition 7-inch: 

A. But a Fleeting Illness
B. Belt (acoustic)”