I do not normally post information here without checking my facts. By doing so now I hope to save you some money and some grief.
Adverts are now appearing for new copies of a ‘Lick My Decals Off, Baby’ CD. This album has been unavailable for too many years and is undoubtedly at the top of many people’s wish lists. My advice is to wait before you buy.
According to one retailer, Rhino Records are to launch a Captain Beefheart Remaster CD and Vinyl Campaign in March and April.
‘Trout Mask Replica’, ‘Lick My Decals Off, Baby’, ‘Spotlight Kid’ and ‘Clear Spot’ will be issued on CD on April 10th and on vinyl on April 17th, according to my source. They also say that ‘The Dust Blows Forward’ 2 CD set will be released on March 20th.
Prices seem likely to be very reasonable. The CDs will possibly be about £6.99 and the vinyl £8.99, though the two vinyl discs of ‘Trout Mask Replica’ will be around £10.99. ‘The Dust Blows Forward’ seems likely to be about £19.99.
Once again, none of this has been confirmed. As soon as I receive answers to the questions I have sent out I will let you know.
Remaster? There’s a thought to conjure with while we’re waiting.