Start Your Ear Off Right 2023 Brings New Vinyl Releases in January

Monday, January 9, 2023
SYEOR 2023

This January, Rhino will be releasing limited-edition color & black vinyl as part of our Start Your Ear Off Right 2023 indie retail campaign. SYEOR 2023 includes releases by John Coltrane, Billy Cobham, Yes, The Velvet Underground, Genesis, The B-52’s, Ramones, ZZ Top, Johnny Thunders, Chicago, Warren Zevon, Otis Redding, Curtis Mayfield, Gerry Rafferty, Bob Weir, Dire Straits, Hot Tuna and The Cure.

As with previous campaigns, these releases are available through independent and music specialist retailers only. See the complete list of releases and release dates below.



JANUARY 6, 2023:

John Coltrane
Olé Coltrane
The final album recorded by Coltrane under his own supervision for Atlantic Records, Ole Coltrane features several of the players from Africa/Brass, which was recorded two days earlier, and is widely considered one of the premiere statements of Avant Garde jazz as well as the moment that Coltrane moved from an accessible artist to a more daring and complicated one.
(Original RD: November 1961)
Format: 1LP Colored Vinyl Reissue (Crystal Clear Diamond)

Billy Cobham
Cobham's debut record after making a name for himself collaborating with Miles Davis and the Mahavishnu Orchestra remains a remarkable moment in progressive jazz. "Stratus" would later be sampled on Massive Attack's "Safe From Harm" and featured in Grand Theft Auto IV radio.
(Original RD: October 1973)
Format: 1LP Colored Vinyl Reissue (Crystal Clear Diamond)

Featuring half-tracks written by the band and half written by individual members and brought to the band, Fragile features the beloved hit "Roundabout."
(Original RD: November 1971)
Format: 1LP Colored Vinyl Reissue (Crystal Clear Diamond)

The Velvet Underground
Lou Reed's last album with the Velvet Underground has remained a reliable fixture on Rolling Stone's 500 best albums of all time, and others. Earning a 10/10 from Pitchfork and top accolades from Q, Spin, Uncut, AllMusic, Christgau's Record Guide, and others, this album is a fan favorite featuring hit singles "Sweet Jane" and "Rock & Roll."
(Original RD: November 1970)
Format: 1LP Colored Vinyl Reissue (Crystal Clear Diamond)

Selling England by the Pound
Genesis fifth album, featuring eight songs full of literary allusions and whimsey. Originally released in October of 1973, in includes the fan favorite "I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)" (Original RD: October 1973)
Format: 1LP Colored Vinyl Reissue (Crystal Clear Diamond)

Subterranean Jungle
40th Anniversary of the seventh Ramones album. Subterranean Jungle marked a return to the roots of the band. Includes "Time Has Come Today."
(Original RD: February 1983)
Format: 1LP Colored Vinyl Reissue (Violet)

ZZ Top
Eliminator (40th Anniversary)
40th Anniversary of the groundbreaking and chart topping album. Includes "Legs" and "Sharp Dressed Man."
(Original RD: March 1983)
Format: 1LP Colored Vinyl Reissue (Golden Nugget)

Johnny Thunders
So Alone (45th Anniversary Edition)
(Original RD: October 1978)
Format: 1LP Vinyl Reissue (Red)

Warren Zevon
A Quiet Normal Life: The Best Of Warren Zevon
A Quiet Normal Life highlights the best of Warren Zevon's Asylum albums. Includes "Werewolves of London" and "Desperados Under the Eaves."
(Original RD: October 1986)
Format: 1LP Colored Vinyl Reissue (Grape)

Otis Redding
The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads (Mono)
This 1965 collection from The King of Soul™ is as fresh and urgent now as ever. Featuring “That’s How Strong My Love Is” and “Mr Pitiful” among this beautifully curated collections of soul ballads, this is a foundational record in any collection.
(Original RD: March 1965)
Format: 1LP Colored Vinyl Reissue (Light Blue)

Gerry Rafferty
City to City (2022 Remaster)
Originally released in 1978, City To City was Gerry Rafferty’s second solo album and first release since his departure from Stealers Wheel. The album was a top 10 hit across the globe, including #1 in the US, going Platinum in the process. The album is masterclass in soft rock, featuring arguably the most famous saxophone riff in music with "Baker Street," alongside the recent viral hit "Right Down The Line."
(Original RD: October 1988)
Format: 2LP Vinyl Reissue (Orange)

Dire Straits
Money For Nothing
Reissue of the first Dire Straits greatest hits collection Money For Nothing, originally released in October 1988, newly remastered by Bob Ludwig, and cut by Bernie Grundman.  This vinyl reissue includes songs from Dire Straits first five albums including; ‘Sultans of Swing’, ‘Romeo and Juliet’, ‘Walk of Life’, ‘Money for Nothing’ and ‘Brothers in Arms’. Plus, ‘Telegraph Road (Live Remix)’ which was previously only available on the original CD format, and a brand new mix of ‘Portobello Belle (Live)’.  It is cut over four sides of vinyl for the first time.
(Original RD: October 1988)
Format: 2LP Vinyl Reissue (Olive Green)

JANUARY 23, 2023:

IX: Chicago's Greatest Hits '69-'74
Chicago's 5X Platinum Greatest Hits collection, now on a picture disc. Includes the hits "25 or 6 to 4," "Make Me Smile, " "Saturday In The Park," "Colour My World," and "Feelin' Stronger Every Day."
(Original RD: 1975)
Format: 1LP (Picture Disc)

Bobby Weir
Ace (50th Anniversary Remaster)
Ace 50th (Anniversary Remaster) now on Limited Edition Translucent Red Vinyl. Limited to 5,000. Remixed by Derek Featherstone and mastered by GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer David Glasser. Produced for Release by Bobby Weir and Derek Featherstone. When Bobby started working on ACE at Wally Heider’s Studio in San Francisco in early 1972, he wasn’t planning for the Grateful Dead to be his backing band. It just happened. “I pretty much knew in the back of my mind what would happen,” Weir told Crawdaddy a few months after the sessions. “I go and get the time booked and start putting the material together. Everybody gets wind of the fact I got the time booked and I may be going into the studio. So, one by one, they start coming around…” It made sense, the band was already familiar with most of the music, having road-tested six of the album’s eight songs, including “Greatest Story Ever Told,” “Mexicali Blues,” and “Playing In The Band,” destined to become one of Weir’s signature tunes. ACE also marked the beginning of Weir’s long-running collaboration with lyricist John Perry Barlow and includes early standouts “Cassidy” and “Looks Like Rain.”
(Original RD: May 1972)
Format: 1LP Vinyl Reissue (Translucent Red)

JANUARY 20, 2023:

The B-52’s
Whammy! (40th Anniversary)
40th Anniversary Edition of the acclaimed third B-52's album in Green/Black splatter vinyl. Includes "Legal Tender" and "Whammy Kiss."
(Original RD: April 1983)
Format: 1LP Colored Vinyl Reissue (Green/Black Splatter)

Hot Tuna
Burgers (50th Anniversary)
Celebrating 50 Years of Their Debut Studio Album. Featuring: Jack Casady, Jorma Kaukonen, Papa John Creach, Sammy Piazza. Includes: “WATER SONG” & “HIGHWAY SONG” Featuring David Crosby. LIMITED EDITION ON TRANSPARENT ORANGE VINYL.
(Original RD: February 1972)
Format: 1LP Colored Vinyl Reissue (Transparent Neon Orange)

January 27, 2023:

Curtis Mayfield
Curtis / Live!
Recorded at the famed Greenwich Village institution The Bitter End nightclub in NYC, Live! is Curtis Mayfield’s first ever live album. Released on his own Curtom imprint in the Spring of 1971, the record follows Curtis’ departure from his 60’s soul group--and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees--The Impressions. This new 2LP burgundy colored vinyl release features 16 tracks from across the prolific singer/songwriter’s repertoire, including hits by his music group, early solo works and popular compositions he wrote for others.
(Original RD: 1971)
Format: 2LP Colored Vinyl Reissue (Burgundy)

Curtis Mayfield
Acclaimed self-titled debut by legendary soul man and titan of R&B, Curtis Mayfield. Written and produced by Mayfield for his own label Curtom Records, this chart-topping album releases in a new limited edition light blue LP and features some of his timeless classics like “Move On Up”, "If a There's A Hell Below…" and “The Makings Of You.”
(Original RD: September 1970)
Format: 1LP Colored Vinyl Reissue (Light Blue)

The Cure
30th Anniversary Edition of the Cure’s best-selling, Grammy-nominated album ‘WISH.’ Newly remastered by Robert Smith and Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios.  Featuring the hit singles “High,” “Friday I’m In Love,” and “A Letter To Elise”. Presented as a 2LP set in a single sleeve with a wide spine and 2 x Printed Inner bags.
(Original RD: April 1992)
Format: 2LP Vinyl Reissue (Black)