Excellent news from the one and only Alan Cross:
No info yet: Tragically Hip (plus a bunch of deluxe reissues), Bruce Springsteen (probably around Christmas), No Doubt, Muse, Nine Inch Nails AND How to Destroy Angels, Garbage, Johnny Marr, Franz Ferdinand, Pearl Jam, Sigur Ros, Offspring, Killers, The xx, ZZ Top, Aerosmith and–maybe–U2’s Songs of Ascent.
7. Back to the major labels for a second. They will continue to push heritage performers.
One advantage the majors have is the rights to decades of catalogue material. There are warehouses all across the planet filled with material that has yet to be released. That means lots of opportunities to package this stuff up and sell it as high-margin deluxe sets or special reissues. Watch for the Tragically Hip to get the deluxe reissue treatment in 2012.
Perhaps we’ll get studio versions of Get Back Again, Blonde Solid, Radio Show, Montreal, Waltz For Juliet, Wait So Long, Times Are Passing Us By, It’s Just As Well, Cookie Factory, etc, etc, etc.
Check out A Museum After Dark for a comprehensive look at some of the great, lost tracks by The Hip.