Jimi Hendrix’s Band
of Gypsys and John Lennon’s Imagine to join Radiohead, Coldplay, R.E.M. titles.
By Blurt Staff
Soon after Capitol/EMI’s initial “From the Capitol Vaults”
salvo of limited-edition vinyl reissues by R.E.M., Radiohead, The Beach Boys,
Coldplay, A Perfect Circle, and the Steve Miller Band comes a second shot: On
September 30, the label will release John Lennon’s Imagine and Jimi Hendrix’s Band
of Gypsys. Both titles will be on 180-gram vinyl with original artwork and
packaging—“true to their original single or gatefold jacket LP releases”—but
Hendrix is getting pressed on “fiery red” wax. Nice.
Capitol/EMI debuted the reissues campaign last week with 13 titles: A
Perfect Circle’s Mer de Noms, The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds,
Coldplay’s Parachutes, A Rush Of Blood To The Head, and X&Y,
Radiohead’s Pablo Honey, The Bends, OK Computer, Kid A (two 10” 140-gram LPs), Amnesiac (two 10” 140-gram LPs), and Hail To
The Thief, R.E.M.’s Document, and Steve Miller Band’s Greatest
Hits 1974-78. Capitol/EMI promises
more releases in the near future. For more
information, visit http://fromthecapitolvaults.com.