First, there's John Lennon. This year will mark what would have been Lennon's 70th birthday. So on October 5th, eight albums by Lennon will be reissued. All the albums have been remastered and remixed. According to Yoko Ono, the reissue of Double Fantasy will include a stripped version of the album. The following albums will be reissued: Plastic Ono Band, Imagine, Sometime in New York City, Mind Games, Walls And Bridges, Rock N Roll, Double Fantasy, and Milk And Honey. Lennon's birthday is October 9. I personally think this is too soon to reissue Lennon's album as they were remastered just the last decade. Still, I'll buy what I don't have.
Thin Lizzy axeman Scott Gorham recently revealed in an interview with a UK magazine that Universal is on board to remix and reissue the Thin Lizzy albums. According to Gorham, Universal may give the album the two-disc deluxe edition treatment. Gorham is saying Def Leppard's Joe Elliot will allow them to remaster the albums in Dublin. I'm in favor of this. I own all of Lizzy's albums but I would gladly repurchase Chinatown, Renegade, and Thunder and Lightning. The remastering on them from 2002 is hideous. I'm also in favor of two-discs. Also, the new Thin Lizzy will be on tour around the world, mostly Europe. Of the members Gorham, original drummer Brian Downey, and keyboardist Darren Wharton will be 3 of the 6 members in the new Thin Lizzy.