Studio albums that have an entire alternate version available (studio recordings, not mix/mastering)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by PretzelLogic, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. Paul Saldana

    Paul Saldana jazz vinyl addict

    Didn't Cracker also cover 'Tusk'?
    Then there is the Laibach cover of 'Let It Be'.
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  2. Paul Saldana

    Paul Saldana jazz vinyl addict

    The ones I thought of were:

    The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger (aka Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp-Muhl).
    Their albums 'Le Carotte Bleu' (full band) and 'Acoustic Sessions' (just the duo) are virtually the same set of songs.

    The White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan
    The cd contains the studio album, but the original vinyl has them re-performing it live-no-overdubs, again in the studio and not in front of an audience.
  3. bRETT

    bRETT Forum Resident

    Boston MA
    'Twas Camper Van Beethoven.
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  4. Farmer Mike

    Farmer Mike Forum Resident

    It also gives them an opportunity to license to advertisers or other users, their master of a song that they own, rather than the Virgin getting all of that income. The Cracker guys would get more money that way. Squeeze did that with "Spot The Difference".
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  5. andrewskyDE

    andrewskyDE Island Owner

    Zack Island
    Probably already mentioned: the King Crimson CD/DVD releases.
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  6. Farmer Mike

    Farmer Mike Forum Resident

    That's the one and there are also version's of "Tapestry" by Bob Belden and the Isley Brothers album "Harvest For The World" by Ronnie Laws.
    Blue Note Cover Series
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  7. BlueGangsta

    BlueGangsta Forum Resident

    Sly & The Family Stone - Fresh (well, except "In Time").
  8. PretzelLogic

    PretzelLogic Machine wrapped in butter. Thread Starter

    London, England
    I hadn't considered that, but I guess it does!

    Alas, this never came to fruition, and the vinyl of Get Behind Me has the same recordings as the CD. The plan was to record the entire album live direct-to-acetate way (in New Zealand, I think?), but for some reason it got abandoned.

    Edit - mentioned earlier, here:
    The White Stripes / Get Behind Me Satan Promo Vinyl
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  9. Elek.-maxe

    Elek.-maxe Well-Known Member

    Did anyone mention
    Mike Olfdield - Tubular Bells / Tubular Bells 2003 ?

    In 1993 Depeche Mode released their album "Songs of Faith and Devotion" twice - after the tour startet as "... live!"
    OK, Jethro Tull did a "Aqualung Live" as well but years, musicians and vocals later - not quite a must-have.

    The Human League did a remix of "Dare!" (most of) as The League Unlimited Orchestra "Love and Dancing" in 1982

    Soft Cell's "Non-stop erotic Cabaret" reduced and remixed as "Non-stop exotoc Dancing"
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  10. vamborules

    vamborules Forum Resident

    David Lee Roth released a Spanish-language version of his Eat 'em And Smile album. Same exact record musically but the vocals are all redone in Spanish.
  11. Audioresearch

    Audioresearch Forum Resident

    The Gauster/ Young Americans
    U2 pop they have made alternative versions of Some tracks.
  12. quakerparrot67

    quakerparrot67 Forum Resident

    tucson, az.

    they're not different recordings though, i.i.r.c., just a different mix. except for maybe 'some kind of love, perhaps?

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  13. Elek.-maxe

    Elek.-maxe Well-Known Member

    Plus Kraftwerk recently re-recorded 7 of their albums:
    Radio-Activity (+ Radioaktivität, now they are really different versioions)
    Trans Europe Express (+ Trans Europa Express)
    The Man Machine (+Die Mensch-Maschine)
    Computer World (+ Computerwelt)
    Techno Pop (+ german version)
    Tour de France

    The Mix 3-D now is simply a compilation of the tracks of these other re-recordings, it originally was a re-recording in itself
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  14. Elek.-maxe

    Elek.-maxe Well-Known Member

    Tom Lehrer re-recorded his first album "Songs by Tom Lehrer" (1953) in the 1960s for Reprise Records - in stereo, his Lehrer-Records one was mono-only.
    He also did his first two albums as Livealbums, with different name.
    One of these Livealbums was even released with two different recordings, a special Australian recording for the Australian market...
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  15. PretzelLogic

    PretzelLogic Machine wrapped in butter. Thread Starter

    London, England
    Not quite - the recordings of half the songs are exactly the same on both records.
  16. CBackley

    CBackley Chairman of the Bored

    Suicidal Tendencies re-recorded their first album in its entirety about a decade later.

    Black Sabbath issued a deluxe edition of their album Eternal Idol with both the “official” released version with Tony Martin on vocals and the original recordings with Ray Gillen on vocals. But I don’t recall if it was just a vocal swap. Still, two totally different versions of the album.

    Back in 2000 or so, Prince said he was re-recording his entirety Warner Brothers back catalog to get around the whole squabble he had with WB over his masters. I still hope those versions will be released, even though they will probably be dreadful.
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  17. phillyal1

    phillyal1 Forum Resident

    philadelphia, pa.
    Where is this. I only have a British reissue with a few bonus tracks.
  18. gregorya

    gregorya Forum Resident

    XTC "Apple Box" contained the albums "Apple Venus Volume 1" and "Wasp Star (Apple Venus Volume 2)", along with their counterpart home demo albums "Homespun" and "Homemade".
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  19. phillyal1

    phillyal1 Forum Resident

    philadelphia, pa.
    mono and stereo?
  20. This has to be one of the most misleading titles for an archival release I've ever seen... Apart from the version of Sleeping On The Sidewalk being a live recording (which might even be edited from several performances), other tracks on this "studio album" seem to have been similarly put together after the fact, and at least one song has evidence of vocal pitch correction, while some are merely different mixes as opposed to alternate takes. Despite all this, it somehow remains one of the more interesting titles QPL has put out in recent years, and I remain in hope that future annual packages in the ongoing 40th anniversary campaign follow its level of ambition - an expanded Live Killers containing the full Hammersmith '79 show remains a personal dream!
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  21. In Search Of, the first album by N*E*R*D, was originally released in a version that was more in line with other Neptunes productions of the same era. However, it was then reissued with Spymob helping give the group its own sonic identity, plus a few of the earlier skits between songs were edited out. While the more electronic-based initial treatment is a curio, I vastly prefer the later reworking...
  22. Gazza63

    Gazza63 Forum Resident

    Lucinda Williams - Sweet Old World (recently redone in a newly re-recorded version) and 'Blessed' (Deluxe edition includes a bonus disc - 'The Kitchen tapes' of the acoustic demos for each song)

    Bruce Springsteen - Darkness On the Edge Of Town (the full album was performed in sequence in December 2009 for 'The Promise' box set. No audience as such so you could technically call it an alternative studio version I suppose)
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  23. kwadguy

    kwadguy Forum Resident

    Cambridge, MA
    And this one has shockingly never been issued.
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  24. Bunkweasal

    Bunkweasal Forum Resident

    Minneapolis, MN
    Richard Hell & the Voidoids' 'Destiny Street' (1982) was re-recorded a few years ago using basic rhythm tracks featuring Robert Quine, with ex-Voidoid Ivan Julian, Marc Ribot and Bill Frissell doing the guitar parts, plus new vocals from Hell.
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  25. ShockControl

    ShockControl Forum Resident

    Yes, the stereo version was recorded a few years later.

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