Major Label Gives Vinyl Purists Another Reason to Be Smug
In a move that signals either grave desperation or incredible savvy (vinyl sales in America have risen by more than 80 percent in the last year, after all), Capitol/EMI—one of four remaining major labels—is firing up the vinyl presses for a series of ltd. ed., 180-gram audiophile-pleasing wax of popular titles from its voluminous catalog. These remastered LPs will include replications of their original artwork and packaging. The following albums will be re-released Aug. 19 under the rubric “From the Capitol Vaults”:
- A Perfect Circle / Mer de Noms (2 LPs, gatefold jacket, satin stock, diecut white sleeves) - Coldplay / Parachutes (1 LP, printed sleeve) - Coldplay / A Rush Of Blood To The Head (1 LP, printed sleeve) - Radiohead / OK Computer (2 LPs, gatefold jacket, color labels, printed sleeves) - Radiohead / Kid A (2 10” 140-gram LPs, gatefold jacket, printed sleeves, color labels) - Radiohead / Amnesiac (2 10” 140-gram LPs, gatefold jacket, printed sleeves, color labels) - Radiohead / Hail To The Thief (2 LPs, gatefold jacket, printed sleeves) - Steve Miller Band / Greatest Hits 1974-78 (1 LP, printed sleeve, color label)
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