There are a ton of out of print albums out there, many that had decent success in the Metal glory years of the 1980s. Some were on major labels, some were independently released. A lot of older albums never made it to CD format.
What album(s) would you like to see get reissued, remastered, and/or re-released?
1. I’d like to see the Hurricane back catalog re-released because there is obvious demand for the albums and the band was pretty good. Just do a search at Ebay and you’ll find the 3 albums going from $40-$100+ at times.
2. Boss – Step On It (1984, RCA) – This may not have been a Hard Rock masterpiece but I remember the ad for this album in Hit Parader or Circus and I wanted it. RCA never put this out on CD, not even for the Japanese market. Retrospect Records released this on CD but it’s pressed on a CDR. I’m suspect to buying it because I question why RCA would give up the rights, not that a re-release would fly off the racks. Check out Retrospect Records for some terrific, never released, indies.
3. Keel – Lay Down The Law (1984, Shrapnel) – Never released on CD, watch out for bootlegs! Shrapnel Records has a ton of albums that never got a CD release that people would buy.
I’m sure there’s a ton more that I will add to the Comments section later…..