2018 – Pre-orders, rumours, hopes dream and aspirations So the music magazines have all done their “best of 2017” lists, and to be honest, unless the announcement has already been made, I suspect we already know what’s coming out (or not) in the remainder of 2017 So……onto 2018 then……I’m curious what folks are expecting in 2018. Pre-orders already placed, rumours, hopes dreams and aspirations …..stick them all on…..maybe you’ve heard something other don’t know about. Pre-orders So far for 2018 I’ve pre ordered the following for January/February Swarbrick & Wilson – Kailyard Tales (12th January) Whitesnake – The Purple Tour (19th January) Starcrawler – Starcrawler (19th January) W.A.S.P – The Crimson Idol – Re-idolised (2nd February) Rumours Jethro Tull have already mentioned that there will be a bunch of releases for their 50th Anniversary. Heavy Horses and This Was deluxe sets look hopeful. Thick as a Brick deluxe re-issue is currently only in my dreams, but other items have yet to be announced. Richard Thompson, Fish, Whitesnake, Stone Temple Pilots and Myles Kennedy have all but confirmed they will be releasing new albums next year Roxy Music – first album box set????? Hopes Dreams and Aspirations Tom Petty Wildflowers box set New Pistols Annie album….the girls appear to be on talking terms again and have been photographed together… Whitesnake - Slide It In box set (Similar to this year’s 1987 set – then Slip of the Tongue for 2019) Sky Ferriera – Follow up to Night Time My Time would be ace. Phil Collins – he’s mentioned he’s been tinkering with (new) songs ….but will he release it? Fairport Convention – there was always 2 things you could expect with decent regularity……A new Motorhead album and a new Fairport album…….so here’s hoping for Fairport………however Lemmy – there has been talk of a Lemmy solo album for years and Jim Voxx from Skew Siskin has been working on it……2018 be the year??