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Capitol Records Ramps About 75th Anniversary With Reissue Series

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on November 2, 2016

in News,Noise Pro

Capitol Records is kicking off its 75th anniversary this month with three major announcements of new projects.

The first, The Capitol Records 75th Anniversary Collection includes 75 albums that will be reissued on vinyl as chosen by a panel of journalists, authors and creative figures. Among the albums chosen are five from the Beatles, four from Frank Sinatra, and two each from the Beach Boys, Bonnie Raitt and the Band.

The oldest albums on the list include 1953’s The Duke Plays Ellington by Duke Ellington and Unforgettable by Nat King Cole while the newest while the newest are Beck’s Morning Phase and Sam Smith’s In the Lonely Hour, both of which came out in 2014.

The albums (see list below) will start being issued this month and will continue through the end of 2017.

On December 15, TASCHEN will publish the new book 75 Years of Capitol Records which details the label’s evolution over the last 75 years. Beck penned the intro for the book with the bulk of the book including essays by historians and critics along with hundreds of images from the Capitol archives.

Then, late next year, a new documentary series, produced by Nigel Sinclair and Whitehorse Pictures, will debut with multiple episodes not only detailing the history of Capitol Records, but also

the story of America’s love affair with popular music and an exploration of how Capitol’s artists and their music have helped shaped social movements, transform our popular culture and helped define our lives. Each episode in this docuseries will be directed by a past or present-day Capitol artist or another cultural luminary who will bring a unique and knowledgeable perspective to the stories being conveyed.

In two weeks, on Tuesday, November 15, Capitol Records will also become the first record company to receive a star of recognition on the Hollywood Walk of Fame directly outside the legendary Capitol Tower. That day will also be declared Capitol Records Day in the city.

The albums in the Capitol Records 75th Anniversary Collection:
Ashford & Simpson – Solid
Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique
Beck – Morning Phase
Blind Melon – Blind Melon
Bob Seger – Night Moves
Bobbie Gentry – Ode To Billy Joe
Bobby Darin – You’re The Reason I’m Living
Bonnie Raitt – Nick of Time
Bonnie Raitt – Luck Of The Draw
Buck Owens – Buck Owens
Cannonball Adderley – Mercy Mercy Mercy
Coldplay – Parachutes
Crowded House – Crowded House
Dean Martin – Dino: Italian Love Songs
Duke Ellington – The Duke Plays Ellington
Foo Fighters – Foo Fighters
Frank Sinatra – In The Wee Small Hours
Frank Sinatra – Songs for Swingin’ Lovers!
Frank Sinatra – Come Fly With Me
Frank Sinatra – Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely
Freddie Jackson – Rock Me Tonight
Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps – Bluejean Bop
George Clinton – Computer Games
George Harrison – All Things Must Pass
Glen Campbell – By the Time I Get to Phoenix
Grand Funk Railroad – We’re an American Band
Heart – Heart
James Taylor – James Taylor
Joe South – Introspect
John Lennon – Imagine
Johnny Mercer – Accentuate the Positive
Judy Garland – Judy at Carnegie Hall
Katy Perry – Teenage Dream
Kingston Trio – Kingston Trio
Knack – Get The Knack
Les Paul and Mary Ford – Les and Mary
Linda Ronstadt – Heart Like a Wheel
Louie Prima – The Wildest
Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly – Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly
Mazzy Star – So Tonight That I Might See
MC Hammer – Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em
Megadeth – Peace Sells
Merle Haggard – Mama Tried
Miles Davis – Birth Of The Cool
Nancy Wilson – How Glad I Am
Nat King Cole – Unforgettable
Natalie Cole – Unpredictable
Neil Diamond – The Jazz Singer
Norah Jones – Come Away With Me
Peggy Lee – Is That All There Is
Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon
Radiohead – OK Computer
Raspberries – Raspberries
Richard Thompson – Rumor & Sigh
Ringo Starr – Ringo
Robert Glaspar – Black Radio
Rosanne Cash – Black Cadillac
Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour
Steve Miller Band – Fly Like an Eagle
Tavares – In The City
Tennessee Ernie Ford – Sixteen Tons
The Band – Music From Big Pink
The Band – The Band
The Beach Boys – Surfer Girl
The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds
The Beatles – Meet The Beatles
The Beatles – Revolver
The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Beatles – The Beatles
The Beatles – Abbey Road
Tina Turner – Private Dancer
Various – Oklahoma
Various – Funny Girl
Wanda Jackson – There’s a Party Goin’ On
Wings – Band on the Run

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