Monday

Pacific Ocean Blue - Legacy Edition


Man oh man! Last week, Billboard announced that longtime Heat Warps favorite Pacific Ocean Blue will at long last be reissued by Epic/Legacy to mark the album's 30th anniversary. Not only will the original LP be on CD for the first time since the early '90s, but the double disc edition is set to include a slew of outtakes and previously unreleased material from the album's ill-fated follow-up, Bamboo. The wonderful folks at Sundazed will be handling the album's vinyl release, but it's unclear as to whether this version will include all of the bonus material. I sure hope so. If you know of any further details, feel free to share them in comments.

14 comments:

infinite fool said...

Good news indeed!!

Fred Just Fred ! said...

You introduced me to this great album ,and I listen too it all the time . Hope the reissue has even better sound . Thanks Mate !

disco boy said...

let's just hope that bamboo is cleaned up... the bootleg i have of that is pretty bad... it'll be nice to pay for it though, and absolve my downloading guilt.

jack said...

Wow, Looking forward to this! I have the original on vinyl, but can't wait to hear good versions of some Bamboo tunes.

songster said...

This album is sounding better now than it did in the 70's.It is a masterpiece!

flashie said...

hey jr, it's flashie again. i don't know if you noticed, but one of the best blogs online, chocoreve, has just now had comments threatening to shut down the site, acompanied by myriad deletions and forbidden notices from rapidshare. the first thing i thought about is your blog, which has changed the music i write and given me a new love for good and genuine artists/rockers. i know your blog is popular and i just thought i should mention this, because these assholes can't be too far behind in their quest to ruin the best blogs. it is possible to make blogs friends only and take applications before they are viewable. of course you handle your blog your way, but im taking a quick minute to warn you and a few other favorites in an effort to possibly save you a lot of time and no small amount of heartache.

JR Heat Warp said...

Thanks for the kind words and the heads up, Flashie. I'm considering going "invite-only", but that would probably cut my readership down significantly. I'm mulling over the possibilities, and hopefully will be able to decide the fate of this blog before some rogue do-gooder does it for me.

Heli0tr0pe said...

Thanks for turning me on to this wonderful album, and let's hope all great boot-blogs (including mine, which I just started) won't get hassled by The Man...

www.GreenAlienChick.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for introducing me to Pacific Ocean Blue. It's people like you who may be responsible for making them reissue it. Do you get any credit? Of course not, they only try to shut blogs like yours down. And then they wonder why people don't buy music anymore.

-deadmanstar-

eekamouse13 said...

hey JR, if you do decide to go friends only how would I be able to be on that list? excuse me, i'm a novice here!

anyhow, many thanks for this great blog! it has been a huge breath of fresh air for me!

i was also just thinking, "he's a bum" sounds like it could have been a pussycats era nilsson tune...which goes to show how great dennis wilson was! even through the low-fi boot...

PEACE!

iain

JR Heat Warp said...

Hey Iain,

Thanks for dropping by and enjoying the tunes.

I'm not sure of the logistics, but if the Heat Warps ends up going private, I'll be giving readers a heads-up in advance.

JR

Stephen D. Sullivan said...

Great album. Great news. Been one of my faves since it first came out. I'll be buying it again, even though I have both the LP, the original CD, and a good Midnight Records CD of Bamboo. Big Beach Boys fan, just found the blog. Thanks for sharing all of this. Include me if you go sign up.

Anonymous said...

You've got a great blog! The Pacific Ocean Blue release date now appears to be June 17 (U.S.), according to the EMI marketing people. Can't wait!

deadmanstar said...

Alright! I picked this up early on Sunday. Thanks for introducing to Pacific Ocean Blue. The whole thing sounds just wonderful.