Norma Jean To Release Deluxe Vinyl Edition Of “Polar Similar”

Norma Jean will be releasing a deluxe vinyl edition of “Polar Similar” tomorrow (December 7). It will come with a previously unreleased song titled “Children Of The Dead“ and it will be available on black/blue vinyl and black/white vinyl. Cory Brandan posted the below unboxing video:

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Bullet For My Valentine To Release Deluxe Edition Of “Gravity”

Bullet For My Valentine have announced that they will be releasing a deluxe edition of their latest album “Gravity” on October 26. The effort will feature various bonus tracks that were previously only available on select editions of the album, including the extra songs from the Japanese version. Pre-orders are available HERE.

Track Listing:

01. “Leap Of Faith”
02. “Over It”
03. “Letting You Go”
04. “Not Dead Yet”
05. The Very Last Time”
06. “Piece Of Me”
07. “Under Again”
08. “Gravity”
09. “Coma”
10. “Don’t Need You”
11. “Breathe Underwater”
12. “Breaking Out”
13. “Crawling”
14. “Radioactive” (Imagine Dragons cover)
15. “Letting You Go” (Zardonic Remix)
16. “Breathe Underwater” (Piano Version)
17. “The Very Last Time” (Piano Version)
18. “Under Again” (Piano Version)
19. “Don’t Need You” (live from the O2 Brixton Academy, December 10th, 2016)

Rush To Release Deluxe 40th Anniversary Edition of “Hemispheres”

Rush will be releasing a 40th anniversary deluxe edition of “Hemispheres” on November 16. It will be available in the following options: super deluxe edition, two-CD deluxe edition, three-LP deluxe edition, and deluxe digital edition. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Alex Lifeson commented:

“‘Hemispheres’ was one of our most challenging and demanding records to make. From its inception in a Wales farmhouse where it was written over a four-week span to the very difficult mixing sessions in two London recording studios, it stands as a key transitional album in Rush’s long recording history.”

Blabbermouth offered a rundown of each configuration:

The Super Deluxe Edition includes two CDs, one exclusive Blu-ray Audio disc, and three high-quality 180-gram black vinyl LPs. The set encompasses the Abbey Road Studios 2015 remastered edition of the album for the first time on CD, along with previously unreleased and newly restored bonus content consisting of the band’s masterful June 1979 Pinkpop festival performance in the Netherlands. Unfortunately, the Pinkpop recording engineer failed to capture the first several minutes of “2112”, so an amazing, unreleased performance of the song during the “Hemispheres” tour from Tucson, Arizona in November 1978 appears here in its place. The third bonus disc is the album newly mixed from the original multitracks in 5.1 surround sound on a Blu-ray Audio disc, along with four bonus videos: three shot in 1978 as promo videos, and one of “La Villa Strangiato”, originally shot at Pinkpop with newly restored stereo audio.

The Super Deluxe Edition of “Hemispheres – 40th Anniversary” will also include several exclusive items, including a 40-page hardcover book with unreleased photos and new artwork by original album designer Hugh Syme; an extensive, 11,000-plus-word essay by Rob Bowman; “The Words & The Pictures”, a replica of the band’s rare 1979 U.K. tour program; a 24×24-inch wall poster of the newly created Syme art; a Pinkpop festival replica ticket; a Pinkpop festival replica cloth VIP sticky pass; and a replica 1978 RUSH “Hemispheres” iron-on patch.

The second configuration of “Hemispheres – 40th Anniversary” will be released in a two-CD Deluxe Edition digipak that includes the newly remastered Hemispheres album; the Pinkpop festival performance and “2112” from Arizona; a 28-page booklet with unreleased photos and new artwork by Syme; and an edited, 5,700-word version of Bowman’s aforementioned essay.

The third “Hemispheres” configuration will be offered as an audiophile black vinyl 180-gram three-LP Deluxe Edition featuring the same audio content as the two-CD edition housed in a slipcase with double-gatefold packaging, along with a 24-page booklet with unreleased photos and Syme’s new artwork and the 5,700-word version of Bowman’s liner notes. Gatefold 1 features the original album with Syme’s 40th-anniversary artwork, while Gatefold 2 contains the Pinkpop festival and Arizona bonus content. A 5×5-inch digital download card sticker of Syme’s new 40th-anniversary art is also included.

The fourth configuration, the Deluxe Digital Edition, is the digital equivalent to the two-CD Deluxe Edition.

Hemispheres Super Deluxe Edition:

CD – DISC 1

Original Album – Produced by Rush and Terry Brown

Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres

Circumstances

The Trees

La Villa Strangiato

CD – DISC 2

Live at Pinkpop Festival – June 4, 1979

A Passage To Bangkok*

Xanadu*

The Trees*

Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres – The Sphere A Kind Of Dream*

Closer To The Heart*

La Villa Strangiato*

In The Mood*

Drum Solo*

Something For Nothing*

Live in Arizona – November 20, 1978

2112*

BLU-RAY AUDIO – DISC 3

96kHz 24-bit 5.1 Surround Mix

96kHz 24-bit Original Stereo Analog 2015 Remaster

Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres*

Circumstances*

The Trees*

La Villa Strangiato*

Bonus Promo Videos

48kHz 24-bit Stereo Only

Circumstances (1978 Promo Video)*

The Trees (1978 Promo Video)*

La Villa Strangiato (1978 Promo Video)*

La Villa Strangiato (Live at Pinkpop Festival: June 4, 1979)*

3-LP VINYL

LP 1 – SIDE A

Original Album – Produced by Rush and Terry Brown

1. Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres

LP 1 – SIDE B

Circumstances

The Trees

La Villa Strangiato

LP 2 – SIDE C

Live at Pinkpop Festival – June 4, 1979

A Passage To Bangkok*

Xanadu*

LP 2 – SIDE D

The Trees*

Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres – The Sphere A Kind Of Dream*

Closer To The Heart*

La Villa Strangiato*

LP 3 – SIDE E

In The Mood*

Drum Solo*

Something For Nothing*

LP 3 – SIDE F

Live in Arizona – November 20, 1978

2112*

Hemispheres 2-CD Deluxe Edition/Digital Deluxe Edition:

DISC 1

Original Album – Produced by Rush and Terry Brown

Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres

Circumstances

The Trees

La Villa Strangiato

DISC 2

Live at Pinkpop Festival – June 4, 1979

A Passage To Bangkok*

Xanadu*

The Trees*

Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres – The Sphere A Kind Of Dream*

Closer To The Heart*

La Villa Strangiato*

In The Mood*

Drum Solo*

Something For Nothing*

Live in Arizona – November 20, 1978

2112*

*Previously unreleased

Circa Survive Stream New Song “Dark Pools” From Deluxe Edition Of “The Amulet”

Circa Survive are streaming a new song titled “Dark Pools.“ This track is from the deluxe version of the band’s latest album, “The Amulet,” which is set to be released on November 2. That version of the effort will feature two bonus tracks including the aforementioned track and “Indra’s Net.” Anthony Green commented:

“I usually stay away from speaking too much about song meanings but I wanted to say that ‘Dark Pools‘ is for anyone who feels overwhelmed and marginalized right now. It might be from society or lawmakers to even your own family. Writing and sharing it has been such a healing experience and I hope to share some of those feelings with all of you. Thanks for listening. Defend our beautiful form.”

Being As An Ocean Premiere “Know My Name” Music Video

Being As An Ocean have premiered a new video for their song “Know My Name.” This track is from the deluxe edition of the band’s latest album “Waiting For Morning To Come,“ which was released today (September 7). That version of the effort comes with three bonus tracks including “Alone,“ “Know My Name,” and “Bulletproof.“

Metallica To Release Deluxe Edition Of “…And Justice For All” In November

Metallica will officially release their deluxe reissue of their 1988 album “…And Justice For All” on November 2. The effort has been remastered by producer Greg Fidelman and it will be available in the following options: standard CD, standard double 180 gram LP, three CD expanded edition, cassette, limited edition deluxe box set, and digitally. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

The following was said about the release:

“Available in both physical and digital versions, there will be multiple options to suit your taste… double LP on 180-gram vinyl, CD, cassette, 3-CD expanded edition and deluxe box set, all remastered as overseen by Greg Fidelman. The 3-CD set includes the remastered album, two discs including never before released rough mixes, demos and live tracks, and an expanded booklet including unseen photos taken by the master, Ross Halfin.

The limited edition, one-pressing-only deluxe box set includes the remastered CD and double LP versions of the album, “One” 10” vinyl picture disc, triple live LP set featuring a newly mixed version of the band’s iconic show from Seattle ‘89 by Greg Fidelman, 4 DVDs, 11 CDs of unreleased demos, rough mixes, interviews and live tracks, many of which have never been available and were pulled from our personal collections.

There’s also a 120-page hardcover book with rare and never-before-seen photos from Ross Halfin’s vaults and friends and family, along with essays by those who were with us for the madness. Still not enough? The box also includes a set of four patches, a Pushead print, a tour laminate, lyric sheets and a download card for all the audio goodies included.”

You can find a video of Kirk Hammett uboxing the deluxe box set, along with audio of the remastered version of “Dyers Eve” and a live version of “Eye Of The Beholder” below:

Metallica Tease Deluxe Edition Of “…And Justice For All”

Metallica have posted a video teaser for the upcoming deluxe reissue of “…And Justice For All.” The clip, which shows the effort being manufactured, can be seen below. A 2018 release is expected. However, if you were hoping the new version would fix Jason Newsted’s buried bass parts, you may be disappointed.