Blue Note "Classic Vinyl Reissue Series" - 2020 and beyond...

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  1. Briskit

    Briskit “I don’t know karate, but I know ka-razy!” Thread Starter

    St Kilda
  2. Briskit

    Briskit “I don’t know karate, but I know ka-razy!” Thread Starter

    St Kilda
    Here's a release schedule:

    Classic Vinyl Reissue Series – Release Schedule:

    December 4, 2020

    January 15, 2020

    • Horace Silver – Song for My Father
    • Wayne Shorter – Speak No Evil
    February 12, 2020

    • Cannonball Adderley – Somethin’ Else
    • Joe Henderson – Page One
    March 12, 2021

    • Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Moanin’
    • Hank Mobley – Soul Station
    April 9, 2021

    • Sonny Clark – Cool Struttin’
    • Jimmy Smith – Back At The Chicken Shack
    May 14, 2021

    • Dexter Gordon – GO!
    • Eric Dolphy – Out To Lunch
    June 11, 2021

    • Grant Green – Idle Moments
    • Kenny Burrell – Midnight Blue
    July 9, 2021

    • Freddie Hubbard – Ready for Freddie
    • Herbie Hancock – Maiden Voyage
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  3. Briskit

    Briskit “I don’t know karate, but I know ka-razy!” Thread Starter

    St Kilda
    Will be interesting to see how they get around the reported tape issues on "Song for my Father".
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  4. Echoes Myron

    Echoes Myron Forum Resident

    Missed out on the MMJ versions of a couple of these, so I'm happy with the option to fill in the gaps without paying $$$.
  5. beyondmiles

    beyondmiles Forum Resident

    Seattle, WA
    Awesome. Like many others probably, I’ve got most of these already from either AP or MMJ but I still plan on getting most if not all, especially for titles I only have 45s of (my 1 year old makes dedicated listening a bit harder) Great list and can’t wait to see what other titles get announced.

    Curious if we’ll still see some of the AP titles on back order get repressed and what MMJ plans are in the future - maybe sticking solely to the SRX formula?
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  6. Briskit

    Briskit “I don’t know karate, but I know ka-razy!” Thread Starter

    St Kilda
    Here is the promo copy:

    We’re proud to present the Blue Note Classic Vinyl Reissue Series, a continuation of our acclaimed Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series which was launched in celebration of our 80th anniversary in 2019. The Classic Series will once again feature all-analog 180g vinyl pressings in standard packaging that are mastered by Kevin Gray directly from the original master tapes and manufactured at Optimal in Germany.

    In a review of the BN80 Vinyl Edition of Dexter Gordon’s Doin’ Allright, Analog Planet wrote “this reissue is a success for Blue Note in terms of quality at a great price point, and I look forward to the rest of this excellent and affordable series.” In selecting the BN80 Vinyl Edition of Herbie Hancock’s Takin’ Off as their Recording of the Month, Stereophile awarded the sonics of the pressing 4½ stars writing “The sound of this reissue is strong and articulate, with balance and clarity from all the instruments.”

    The first 16 titles of the Classic Series will focus on the enduring classics of the Blue Note catalog, kicking off on December 4 with the release of two masterpieces—pianist McCoy Tyner’s The Real McCoy and trumpeter Lee Morgan’s The Sidewinder—both of which are available for pre-order now. The Classic Series will be on-going, running alongside the Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series which is produced by Joe Harley.
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2020
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  7. Kenny Lagers

    Kenny Lagers good ears beat good gear

    Well, I guess I know about how long I’ll need a second job—I want them all!
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  8. Briskit

    Briskit “I don’t know karate, but I know ka-razy!” Thread Starter

    St Kilda
    I think we're up to 3 x online vendors with regular "3 for 2" and similar sales (Amazon, Target, Udiscover).
    Watch the "Coupons, Sales, etc" thread for the next one.
    From fellow jazz vinyl glutton.
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  9. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma Dude/man

    CoCoCo, Ca
    Just cool as hell.
    Thanks Blue Note.

    hopefully they can fulfill my desert island dreams and Empyrean Isles and Night Dreamer will soon appear.
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  10. Eric_B

    Eric_B Forum Resident

    The jewels of western civilization, ours for a mere $24.98 -- or $16.66 if we're savvy.

    Fantastic news. I'll probably be buying all of these. Even those that aren't 100% up my alley will be hard to pass up given the value proposition.
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  11. guidedbyvoices

    guidedbyvoices Old Dan's Records

    Alpine, TX
    This is a nice surprise and great way to replace the BN75s. I’m pretty set on most of this first batch. I may check out Real McCoy - I like it and have the 45 but would prefer a solid 33 as its not an all timer for me. And I only have a BN75 of Soul Station so a reasonably priced upgrade sounds good to me. Looking forward to this series down the road to get some titles that were impossible lately to find on MM - Mode for Joe, empyrean isles, Adam’s apple, Street of Dreams, SOOTHSAYER!
  12. keylime_5

    keylime_5 Forum Resident

    Columbia, SC
    I wonder if they'll do like they did on the MMJ and use the Plangent Process for the title track, and keep the rest of the album all analog.
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  13. keylime_5

    keylime_5 Forum Resident

    Columbia, SC
    This is a wonderful thing by Blue Note, Don Was is pretty much on fire now with the BN80s, Tone Poets, and now the Classic Series. I have all of these on MMJ or AP already except Ready for Freddie and Page One, but I think I might double dip on a couple of these to have them on 33.
  14. I have most of these however many of my MMJs are 45 and I prefer 33s so who knows.

    seems like it sort of proves the end of MMJ ??

    Edit. Bad part is they’ll be the cheap covers like BN80
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  15. chris8519

    chris8519 Forum Resident

    Seattle, WA
    Wonder if they're going to use the MMJ 33 plates and just press at optimal? Or are these new cuts once again?

    Going to have to perform a "gap analysis" on my MMJ 33 titles and order the missing ones! This is GREAT!!
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  16. guidedbyvoices

    guidedbyvoices Old Dan's Records

    Alpine, TX
    Anyone unfamiliar with The Real McCoy, it’s great. I see it like McCoy getting the ol’ gang together to make an early 60s Coltrane style album with a very capable Joe Henderson in Trane’s spot.
  17. birchstick

    birchstick Forum Resident

    Rocky Mountains
    Great news! The rebound from the 75th Anniversary series has been pretty incredible!
  18. Gdgray

    Gdgray What if a 6 was a 9?

    South Tampa
    Glad to see Blue Note back in the game. The Orginal BN Label releases represent such an important time in Jazz and America. This music and the artists that made it should not be forgotten. Monk said Jazz is American classical music, ahem.
    I haven’t been this excited about jazz since the connoisseur series started in the early nineties.
    My introduction to many under appreciated artists..... Tina Brooks, Sonny Clark, Grachan Moncur , Andrew Hill and Bobby Hutcherson to name a few.
    I look forward to filling in some holes in my BN records collection.
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2020
  19. keylime_5

    keylime_5 Forum Resident

    Columbia, SC
    I don't think it's the end of MMJ, they'll repress some of their current titles on SRX for sure in the near future. That's probably about it though.
  20. Kip Kasper

    Kip Kasper Well-Known Member

    North Carolina
    Very curious about this as well
  21. Briskit

    Briskit “I don’t know karate, but I know ka-razy!” Thread Starter

    St Kilda
    I'm counting 6 x new additions, and 2 x upgrades (hopefully), from the list for me.
    Looks like I'm going to start a fresh 5 x 5 Kallax some time in 2021.
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  22. GentleSenator

    GentleSenator what if

    Aloha, OR
    while i really wish they included the beautiful stoughton sleeves, this is such a great announcement. these albums deserve to be in the hands of everyone.
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  23. DeRosa

    DeRosa Vinyl Forever

    The fact of the matter (see what i did there) is that MMJ can't be the solution for retailers to get classic Blue Note titles
    into the hands of the next generation of fans. Their exclusive model of Limited Editions, ordering from their own website in the USA is not
    compatible with supplying B&M or International customers.

    I simply don't understand the decision to use such a cheap jacket on the incredible artwork.
    For $1 more, they could have a tip-on. Poor decision that reflects badly on their brand.
    Small labels like Nonesuch and Drag City can sell RTI pressings with Tip-On jackets for under $25
    We've been duped into thinking this is out of reach and needs to be a premium cost, when it's not.
  24. keylime_5

    keylime_5 Forum Resident

    Columbia, SC
    I would be willing to bet they got KG to cut new lacquers for these.

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