Been trawling the forum to see if there's been much discussion about the encouraging trend for classic Australian albums getting the vinyl reissue treatment. Don Bartley (let's not bring his CD mastering into this) is a very experienced vinyl cutting engineer who did a lot of Maxicut stuff at EMI after being chief cutter at RCA Australia. He knows his stuff vinyl-wise and has done the recent Cold Chisel and Australian Crawl box sets. While he didn't do the actual cutting of these, he supervised them and approved the test pressings. I just picked up a couple of Australian Crawl albums and have been rather pleased. EMI Australia (Universal) has done a good job on the packaging of Sirocco, even replicating the correct EMI green and gold label. Sons of Beaches is also good but the label isn't correct. Can't tell where these were pressed but the machine coded dead wax info looks like GZ, same as the Cold Chisel sets. Nice clean pressings though. And yes, they are all digitally sourced. The analogue masters aren't in great shape apparently. I've also just seen a new version of Men At Work's Business As Usual with the cover proclaiming a new mastering by Peter McIan. Wrong cover though. Its the yellow one, not the original Aussie white. These are small steps, but encouraging ones for fans of Aussie music. Didn't think I'd ever be listening to a new version of Sons of Beaches! A Hoodoo Gurus reissue campaign can't be far behind. I'd love to be able to ditch the ear bleedingly loud Ampology CD. Couple all of this with things like this compilation: Back On The Street Again: Australian Funk, Soul & Psych (Mostly) From The Festival Vaults (Vinyl) » and things are looking up for the local vinyl reissue scene. Anyone else seen anything interesting?