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Beck and Goo Goo Dolls Get the Deluxe Treatment PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John M. James   
Wednesday, 21 February 2007 02:12

Goo Goo Dolls Two hit CDs from last year are getting the expanded "deluxe edition" reissue treatment this Tuesday. Warner Bros. Records hopes customers come 'round a second time for the Goo Goo Dolls' Let Love In, now featuring a bonus live DVD and acoustic versions of "Better Days" and "We'll Be Here (When You're Gone)." An avalanche of goodies makes Beck's The Information three-disc reissue worth spending time with, featuring tracks only found as international B sides; a CD of remixes by Bumblebeez, Jamie Lidell, and David Andrew Sitek of TV on the Radio; and a DVD of all Beck's homemade videos for the album, as well as Michel Gondry's video for "Cell Phone's Dead."

Speaking of reissues and DVDs, next week brings a new look at D.A. Pennebaker's groundbreaking film Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back from 1967. Docurama's two-DVD set contains a new digital transfer of the original film with audio commentary, as well as a new hour-long 65 Tour Revisited documentary, a reproduction of the original 168-page Don't Look Back companion book from 1968, and an alternative version of what is considered by many to be rock's first conceptual music "video": the cue-card-turning "Subterranean Homesick Blues" (which is also encapsulated in a special frame-by-frame "flip book" in the box set).

New-wavers and 1980s-college-radio geeks get a tasty time-machine treat next week, as the Wounded Bird Records imprint releases fist-time CD issues of long out-of-print albums by the Red Rockers and Translator. Featuring a cover of the Barry McGuire hit "Eve of Destruction," the Red Rockers' Schizophrenic Circus from 1984 adds a few bonus tracks, as do the label's reissues of four Translator albums: Heartbeats & Triggers from 1982, No Time Like Now from 1983, Translator from 1985, and Evening of the Harvest from 1986.

Some folks love anything with a certain instrument, such as a Mellotron, Theremin, or Hammond B-3 organ. If the sound of human ecstasy helps you find the beat, then two new compilations just released from Germany's Normal Records bring new meaning to "aural pornography." The pant-and-grind series is titled Heavy Breathing, and the newest volumes (three and four, respectively subtitled Sampled Lust, Electronic Orgasms, Digital Porn and Disco Extravaganza, House Tunes, Ecstatic Techno) continue the search beyond Prince, Donna Summer, and Serge Gainsbourg for songs that incorporate human pleasure as an audio element. The new discs include Basement Jaxx, Chris & Cosey, James White & the Blacks, Twink, Montana Sextet, and Bam Bam.


Television Alert:


The Tonight Show with Jay Leno hosts Gomez tonight, John Mellencamp on Friday, and Gym Class Heroes on Monday; The Late Show with David Letterman welcomes Barenaked Ladies on Thursday; Late Night with Conan O'Brien boasts Solomon Burke on Monday overnight and Bayside on Tuesday overnight; The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson presents Hinder this evening overnight and The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus on Monday overnight; Jimmy Kimmel Live sets off the Cold War Kids this evening overnight; PBS' Soundstage features Rickie Lee Jones this week; Austin City Limits' musical guests this weekend are Coldplay and Michael Stipe; and Saturday Night Live's musical guest this weekend is Arcade Fire.


New Releases Coming Tuesday, February 27:

... and like the winds, young grasshopper, are subject to change.


All Smiles - Ten Readings of a Warning (Dangerbird) new from guitarist Jim Fairchild of Grandaddy

Aqueduct - Or Give Me Death (Barsuk) homegrown bedroom pop from Oklahoma native David Terry

The Ataris - Welcome the Night (Isola/Sanctuary)

Anton Barbeau - In the Village of the Apple Sun (Four-Way Records) the 10th solo CD from this Sacramento hometown psychedelic starchild and shaman, with bassist Gabe Nelson of Cake

Chris Berardo & the DesBerardos - Ignoring All the Warning Signs (Lamon Records) featuring a terrific cover of Wilco's "Passenger Side"

Blinded Black - Under the Sunrise (SideCho) metallic rock from St. Louis, soon to be featured in the upcoming horror flick Automation Transfusion

David Bromberg - Try Me One More Time (Appleseed) featuring a cover of Bob Dylan's "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry"

Todd Carey - Watching Waiting (Inspiration Factory)

Carolina Star - Slidin' Home (Rebel Records) with guest Emmylou Harris on a new duet of "In My Hour of Darkness," co-written with Gram Parsons

The Dammed - Damned, Damned, Damned (Castle) three-CD expanded reissue in celebration of the album's 30th anniversary

Dash Rip Rock - Heehaw Hell (Alternative Tentacles) with special guests Mojo Nixon and Jello Biafra, this is whipped-up Southern swamp rock scoring a musical production of Dante's Inferno in this wild concept album of a donkey 's journey through hell

Everlife - Everlife (Buena Vista) trio of sisters hot off a tour with The Cheetah Girls

Paula Frazer & Tarnation - Now's the Time (Birdman) a melancholy classic on the very first listen, this is alt-country bliss for fireflies, sunsets, and sleeping in

Gus Gus - Forever (Gung Ho) import-only two-CD set featuring bonus remixes

Elana James - Elana James (Snarf Records) solo debut from the hot violinist who's recently toured with Bob Dylan, spinning wicked covers of Duke Ellington's "I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)" and Dylan's own "One More Night"

Billy Joel - "All My Life" (Columbia) CD single

Kaiser Chiefs - Yours Truly, Angry Mob (Universal) import-only

The Knife - "Marble House" (Brille) import-only CD single with a bonus remix by TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek

Jesse Malin - Glitter in the Gutter (Adeline/Warner Bros) with guests Ryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen, and Josh Homme

Money Mark - Brand New by Tomorrow (Brushfire) laid-back, soulful, and pensive, this piano-heavy groover features legendary bassist Carol Kaye on "Pick Up the Pieces"

The National Lights - The Dead Will Walk, Dear (Bloodshake) beautiful debut of acoustic, old-timey instruments and harmonies that bridge Simon & Garfunkel and The Indigo Girls

Nine Inch Nails - Beside You in Time (Interscope) multi-feature DVD available in standard, Blu-Ray, and high-def formats

Radio Moscow - Radio Moscow (Alive) psychedelic blues keeping things weird in Ames, Iowa

Boz Scaggs - Silk Degrees (Columbia Legacy) expanded reissue from 1976 with bonus live tracks

Voxtrot - "Trouble" (Playlouder) import-only seven-inch single from this Austin, Texas, band catching big buzz

Dean Wareham & Britta Phillips - Back Numbers (Zoe/Rounder)

Winterpills - The Light Divides (Signature Sounds) cinematic, heartbreaking harmonies from Philip Price and Flora Reed in their first proper studio setting

various artists - Om Hip Hop: Volume One (Om) featuring two tracks from the Strange Fruit Project with Erykah Badu

various artists - Women of the World: Acoustic (Putumayo) featuring French actress Sandrine Kiberlain, Canada's The Wailing Jennys, and hitmaker Emiliana Torinni

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