How does that song go? “Summertime, and the listenin’ is easy?” Whatever the words are, we here at the Omnivore Head Table have made sure we’ve got you covered for every conceivable situation. June finds us in a power pop mode with the CD/Digital/Standard black vinyl release of our acclaimed Big Star documentary soundtrack, Nothing Can Hurt Me. We’ve even got a glow-in-the dark Big Star slipmat to put underneath! Add in The Three O’Clock’s The Hidden World Revealed on CD/Digital and the paisley sun shines bright.
July puts us in the Country with a heapin’ helping of Buckaroos. Don Rich’s That Fiddlin’ Man appears on CD/Digital for the first time (with ten bonus tracks!). And from The Buckaroos, The Buckaroos Play Buck & Merle which gathers two of their great instrumental albums (1965’s The Buck Owens Songbook and 1971’s The Songs Of Merle Haggard) together on one CD/Digital, complete with all the lyrics so you can sing along!
The story of Big Star will finally hit the big screen in the feature-length documentary Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me (for information on the film, please visit Magnolia Pictures). After years in the making, the movie will open in theaters, On Demand and on iTunes, July 3. A week before that, we’ll be releasing the soundtrack featuring 22 tracks, all of which are previously unissued versions of classic Big Star songs! It will be available on CD, digital and a double-LP (standard weight, black vinyl). Pre-order now!
If the response to their recent reunion gigs (and anticipation for Coachella) weren’t enough, we’re proud to present the first ever collection by The Three O’Clock covering the years 1981-1986! Coming June 25, The Hidden World Revealed has everything a Three O’Clock fan could want; 20 tracks that include hits to demos to alternate mixes to fan-club singles. 10 of these tracks are previously unissued in any form! According to drummer Danny Benair (from his liner notes), “Over the last 10 years or so, I have made various attempts to compile and create what you have in your hands.” Finally, here it is! The full color booklet also features notes from Michael Quercio and Louis Gutierrez, plus photos and reproductions of original flyers. You’ll “go wild” for The Hidden World Revealed!
There’s a reason it’s called RECORD Store Day… Yes, April 20th will be this year’s Record Store Day, and we here at Omnivore are ready to deliver. Three titles in fact.
First up, we have a 2-LP, 180-gram, colored vinyl, limited edition pressing of the Big Star soundtrack, Nothing Can Hurt Me, from the documentary opening this summer.
Next up, a double 7” on colored vinyl form Old 97′s featuring two tracks with Waylon Jennings.
Third, well, that’d be a colored vinyl 12” E.P. from North Carolina’s Three Hits, whose 1981 Hib-Tone single happened to be produced by Don Dixon, and whose band line-up included Record Store Day co-founder Michael Kurtz!
If the colored vinyl isn’t enough, all releases also include download cards so you can also play the tunes on your digital whatchamajigs!
Back by popular demand, the two classic Jellyfish albums presented instrumentally for your enjoyment! Our Record Store Day first pressing was a limited-edition numbered gatefold 2-CD set that blew out so fast that we thought we should get it back out there as soon as possible for those who missed it. Available 3/12. Buy now!
Here Tonight: The White Light Demos features never before heard solo demos from the 1970-1971 White Light era! 12 tracks including three songs previously unissued in any form. Liner notes by John Einarson, author of Mr. Tambourine Man: The Life And Legacy Of Gene Clark (Backbeat Books, 2005). Pre-order now!
We hope you’re all healthy, happy and getting set for the holidays! At Omnivore, we’ve enlisted the help of a few thousand elves to help us get everything in order, they’ve been busy, we’ve been busy, so here we go!
Here’s a reminder that Record Store Day/Black Friday is, well, this Friday. Visit your nearest record store to pick up limited edition Omnivore Recordings releases. Here’s what’s on tap:
Jellyfish – Stack-A-Tracks
A 2-CD first edition numbered limited gatefold package. All instrumentals mixed by the band and their producers at the time the original albums were recorded. Sing-a-long with Jellyfish! Limited to 2,000!
Wanda Jackson – Capitol Rarities
10″ vinyl E.P. featuring six rare recordings from Wanda’s prime Captiol years in a beautiful picture sleeve, all making their vinyl debut! Catch Wanda TONIGHT on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno!
George Jones – United Artists Rarities
10″ E.P. featuring six rare tracks from The Possum’s United Artists years, making their vinyl debut. This will certainly get you ready for George’s last world tour starting next year!
Buck Owens – Buck Sings Eagles
What? Oh yes, it’s true. A 10″ E.P. with four Eagles covers recorded by Buck in the ’70s, just after the originals were recorded. All previously unissued and appearing on this beauty for the first time!
The audio companion to the new book Buck 'Em! The Autobiography of Buck Owens. Featuring 50 tracks of rarities, alternate versions, album tracks, live recordings, and mono hit singles on 2-CDs and Digital!