NEW YORK – June 20, 2018: Each month, RUN OUT GROOVE allows fans to vote on the label’s next high-quality vinyl pressing, chosen from selections of unreleased material, reissues of out-of-print titles, or brand new collections compiled from the Warner Music vault.
RUN OUT GROOVE now introduces ROG CORNERSTONES. These are records that RUN OUT GROOVE believes should be a foundational part of everyone’s music collection. ROG CORNERSTONES will be limited, but not numbered and produced in pre-determined quantities available for extended pre-order periods. ROG CORNERSTONES will be produced to the same exacting quality as ALL Run Out Groove releases and can include recordings new to the vinyl format, expanded editions with bonus material, new collections or releases that include previously unissued material. Regardless of era or genre they are all CORNERSTONES.
For the inaugural CORNERSTONES release, RUN OUT GROOVE releases an expanded 2-LP edition of Morphine’s third studio album, Yes, that has been out of print on vinyl for almost 10 years. Originally released in 1995 on Rykodisc, Yes went in a more adventurous direction than its predecessor Cure for Pain and yet ironically was the first Morphine record to make the Billboard Top 200.
“Run Out Groove does it again with the release of Yes, a 2-LP set with bonus tracks culled from the Morphine archives,” says Dana Colley, who helped put the expanded reissue together. “It is masterfully produced with a sonic brilliance unparalleled anywhere else.”
With assistance from saxophonist Dana Colley, RUN OUT GROOVE went back to the original master tapes for the first time to cut lacquers and the label’s mastering team has produced the best sounding version of this album. This expanded edition will include a bonus LP of rarities that features rare Yes-era B-sides never released on vinyl, unreleased outtakes from the Yes sessions and unreleased live broadcast recordings making their debut. The 2-LP set will be pressed on 180g vinyl and come in a beautiful gatefold Stoughton tip-on jacket with new artwork and some commentary from Dana. Limited to 3,500 copies worldwide and shipping around October 12, we hope fans are as excited about this release as we are. Follow RUN OUT GROOVE socials to get production updates and learn about how to win a signed test pressing from Dana Colley.
Also, RUN OUT GROOVE recently launched a new version of the ROG website. For a selection of previous titles now available in stores, check our past titles section:http://shop.runoutgroovevinyl.com/past-titles.html?frontpage=true . To locate older titles in the RUN OUT GROOVE catalog that are sold out, please check our retail store locator: http://shop.runoutgroovevinyl.com/store-locator.html Golden Smog’s Down By The Old Mainstream is shipping now. And RUN OUT GROOVE just wrapped up the campaign for Gary Louris “Vagabonds Expanded Edition,” which is expected to ship to stores and fans around September 14.
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