I am starting to theorise as to what we may get in the next several months.
We can safely assume that the release of album number…17? 18? I always like to think of Sons and Sister as separate entities, so that would make it 18, in my eyes (and if you count Neon Lights – 19?) – won’t be until towards the end of the year.
In the meantime, I am pondering what things will be on offer for Record Store Day and whether there will be another super deluxe box set released. Over the past (just coming up to) two years now, we’ve had, the Sparkle In The Rain, Once Upon A Time and New Gold Dream box sets…so…what may be next? I’m sure a lot of it is down to original recording techniques, etc, what gets picked, or what can be worked out. Bonus materials, etc.
I would absolutely LOOOOOOOVE a Sons And Fascination/Sister Feelings Call set. It would be one HELLUVA set (one would hope) and…potentially a bit pricey…but, I think there really could be some interesting stuff to come out.
Some of that stuff on a 5.1 mix??! Oh…if it can be done. Sweet JAYSUS!!!! I think I would actually get a little…moist…if a Sons/Sister box set was released. With the right extras…that top class packaging we’ve been getting, and 5.1 mixes. I’d be VERY excited!
The other proposal I’ve seen is Street Fighting Years as a super deluxe box set. I hate saying this…but, I wouldn’t be in a rush to buy it. It’s just my personal taste. I like certain tracks from the album, yes. Soul Crying Out is an awesome song…but it’s not an album I listen to from start to finish. I have done, in the past. I gave it due respect…but…it ain’t my bag. Sorry. I will end up buying the box set if SFY is the next one to be released. But I’ll probs end up finally buying OUAT.
As for RSD 2017…well, we could get ANYTHING, really. I loved my friend, Yvonne’s suggestion of a 5×5 Live vinyl release. That really could be quite fabulous. The Johnson Somerset Big Music mixes on vinyl could work too.
Repackaged mixes from New Gold Dream or OUAT – ones that as far as I am aware, have not had vinyl releases before (but have no doubt probably have been and I’m none the wiser.
I suppose we shall see in the ensuing months!