Thursday, August 28, 2008

Universal Music upcoming releases

New Release Schedule

U2’s first concert video, Live At Red Rocks, will be released on DVD by Interscope/Island/UMe on September 30th, 2008 in the U.S., along with the accompanying live album, Under a Blood Red Sky.

Recorded at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado on June 5,th 1983, Live at Red Rocks will be available for the first time on DVD, and will include 5 previously unreleased songs, a director’s commentary, digitally re-graded pictures and a 5.1 mix.

Reba McEntire
On October 21st, 2008, MCA Nashville/UMe release, Reba McEntire, 50 Greatest Hits. This three disc set consists of songs ranging from her 1984 album, My Kinda Country, to 2007’s, Duets. This is her most up-to-date hits compilation yet and includes liner notes written by Reba McEntire.

Buddy Holly
February 3, 2009 is the 50th Anniversary of “The Day The Music Died,” the anniversary of the crash of the flight that took the lives of ‘50s rockers Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper, and finally, the vault of rare Buddy Holly tracks will be opened wide for two multi-disc sets on October, 21st, 2008. The triple CD, entitled, Memorial Collection, (Geffen/UMe), is a 60-song, thorough overview of the great rocker’s career. It will feature rare early undubbed recordings by Buddy with his original partner Bob Montgomery, all of his hits, and will conclude with selections from the legendary “Apartment Tapes.”

At the same time, Geffen will release a two CD, 59 song set of rarities. This package, entitled, Down The Line/Rarities, will also include both the entire undubbed legendary “Apartment Tapes” and the entirety of the undubbed “Garage Tapes,” recorded with The Crickets in Holly’s family garage. The set is rounded out with outtakes and alternates of familiar recordings by Buddy and The Crickets.

*Release Dates…


August 19th
Various – Universal Music Family collection (CD)
Future Idols
Miss Ella’s Playhouse
Jazz Lullaby
Motown For Kids
Song’s For The Car
Totally 80’s For Kids

August 26th
Michael Jackson – Gold (2CD)
Jerry Lee Lewis – Gold (2CD)
Tesla – Gold (2CD)
Commodores – Gold (2CD)


September 9th
Shaggy – The Boombastic Collection – The Best of Shaggy (CD)

September 23rd
Various – NOW Essential Christmas (CD)
Motown Christmas – Playlist>>Your Way (CD)
DeBarge – Definitive Collection (CD)
Diana Ross & The Supremes – Definitive Collection (CD)
The Four Tops – Definitive Collection (CD)
Gladys Knight & The Pips – Definitive Collection (CD)
Jr. Walker & the All Stars – Definitive Collection (CD)
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – Definitive Collection (CD)
The Marvelettes – Definitive Collection (CD)
Mary Wells – Definitive Collection (CD)
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – Definitive Collection (CD)
The Temptations – Definitive Collection (CD)

September 30th
U2 – Under Blood Red Sky (DE)
U2 – Under Blood Red Sky (LP)
U2 – Under Blood Red Sky (CD)
U2 – Live at the Red Rocks (DVD)
Soundtrack – RocknRolla (CD)


October 14th
Very Special Christmas – Playlist + Plus (CD)
Various – Classic Rock Christmas (CD)
Louis Armstrong – Christmas & Hits Duos (CD)
Boyz II Men – Christmas & Hits Duos (CD)
Jimmy Buffet – Christmas & Hits Duos (CD)
Burl Ives – Christmas & Hits Duos (CD)
Ella Fitzgerald – Christmas & Hits Duos (CD)
Toby Keith – Christmas & Hits Duos (CD)
Diana Krall – Christmas & Hits Duos (CD)
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Christmas & Hits Duos (CD)
Reba McEntire – Christmas & Hits Duos (CD)
Moody Blues – Christmas & Hits Duos (CD)
Aaron Neville – Christmas & Hits Duos (CD)
The Supremes – Christmas & Hits Duos (CD)
The Temptations – Christmas & Hits Duos (CD)
Stevie Wonder – Christmas & Hits Duos (CD)
Brian Culbertson – Christmas & Hits Duos (CD)

October 21st
The Four Tops – The Four Tops – Reach Out (DVD)
Johnny Cash – Cash For Kenya: Live in Johnstown (DVD)
ABBA – The Movie (Blu-ray)
B.B. King – Live (Blu-ray)
Sting – Bring On The Night (Blu-ray)
Oasis – Lord Don’t Slow Me Down (Blu-ray)
Reba McEntire – Reba McEntire (3 CD Boxset)
Buddy Holly – Memorial Collection (3CD)
Buddy Holly – Down the Line – The Rarities (2CD)

October 28th
Bo Diddley – Gold (2CD)
Bobby Brown – Gold (2CD)


Ian said...

Thanks for the info on Buddy Holly Mickie...
I Love You....

Mickie said...

Hello Ian,

You're welcome. Enjoy! and... Love you back!
P.S. - nice Web site!