It’s 34 Years later – What’s Still Not On CD? [part 4]

Dr. Jonathan Halliday with the first Nimbus UK CD pressing

Dr. Jonathan Halliday with the first Nimbus UK CD pressing

The last post on this thread was F-J on the list of album still wanted on CD format…before it’s too late!   RED = I have already made a CD of this. GREEN = awaiting remastering in my Media Empire Room. BLUE = I still need to buy this on LP to make a CD of it. Back to the list…

kissing-the-pink-whatnoisegerlpaKissing The Pink – What Noise

I bought the third Kissing The Pink [a.k.a. KTP] album on release; it was very strong Phil Harding mixed dance pop.  I eventually got their amazing debut album two decades later; thereby lighting the fire to get album #2…but not yet. Copies are scarce on the ground! I have the singles from this, so a DLX RM awaits only the album itself. It it’s only half as good as their debut, I’ll be over the moon.

kraftwerk-kraftwerkgerlpaKraftwerk – Kraftwerk

Tell me you saw this one coming! Kraftwerk’s reticence to acknowledge their pupal Krautrock phase is legendary. Rumors abounded over the years of this getting official release, and until Ralf actually cashes in his chips and dies, I don;t expect this to dee the light of day on CD as anything other than a bootleg Germanophon pressing [which I do have]. I also have this album on a fine Japanese pressing that I daresay would make a better digital master, once I get around to actually playing the disc to digitize it.

kraftwerk-kraftwerk2gerlpaKraftwerk – Kraftwerk 2

Likewise, I also have a Japanese 1979 re-issue of this album, awaiting remastering. This one, I don’t have a bootleg of. If Ralf was so worried about this one reaching virgin ears, you’d think that 25 years of pirated CDs of this thing would pretty much fulfill the market demand without his involvement.

kraftwerk-ralffloriangerlpaKraftwerk – Ralf + Florian

…And the Kraftwerk hat trick of titles concludes with the “Ralf + Florian” album of 1973. I have not listened to this one for 30 years at least! I remember it being a large leap from the first two halfway to the point that “Autobahn” represented, but since Ralf had long hair on the cover, it languishes in obscurity. Thats got to  be the reason, right?

annabel lamb - once bittenUKLP1AAnnabel Lamb – Once Bitten

While the second Annabel Lamb album got a Cherry Red DLX RM some years back, her debut languished until earlier this year, when I made the effort. At least I have that much in my Record Cell! And no… the German “Heartland” compilation CD doesn’t count!

karen-lawrence-the-pinz-girlsnightoutuslpaKaren Lawrence + The Pinz – Girls Night Out

This was an album I passed on in 1981. After all, I had already bought a copy of “The Right To Be Italian” by Holly + The Italians; why settle for an also ran like this [presumably]? In 2003 a copy found in a local bookstore was more persuasive. I’ve yet to play it, though. Karen Lawrence was a former Rawk Chick from metal band 1994 cashing in on New Wave a few years later, so maybe this album should have been mentioned on this thread!

jona-lewie-gatecrasheruklpaJone Lewie – Gatecrasher

I only recently discovered this compilation of singles and cuts recorded for Sonet Records in the mid-70s from Jona Lewie, the eclectic Stiff Records keyboardist extraordinaire. These songs come after his primordial Terry Dactyl + The Dinosaurs material of the early 70s, but predate his Stiff explosion of hits. This features the first version of “Hallelujah Europa!”

Next: …Yet more of this thread

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3 Responses to It’s 34 Years later – What’s Still Not On CD? [part 4]

  1. SimonH says:

    Once Bitten was apparently due for a deluxe reissue this year according to Annabel Lamb’s website. Maybe something for 2017?


  2. negative1ne says:

    Hi Mr. Monk,
    No, they are still not on CD. But for Record Store Day 2020, Kraftwerk 1, 2 will be
    reissued on vinyl for those looking for a new copy of them.


    • postpunkmonk says:

      negative1ne – I doubt they will sound better than my first Japanese pressings of “Kraftwerk 1/2” but this is exciting news for anyone who has never heard these albums. And it indicates that we may yet see legal CDs of these titles in our lifetimes. Now I’ll get excited when I can buy a copy of Organisation’s “Tone Float!” That might make me ignore my ban on RSD releases.


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