From GP to B.T.
We are happy to announce that our first new release of 2022 will soon be in your hands. The 40th Anniversary Edition of Graham Parker’s 1982 solo debut Another Grey Area is now in production and will be released on 4/1/22. We’re very proud of this reissue, and hope that you will check it out. The CD includes 5 bonus tracks and is newly remastered by the multiple Grammy Award-winning engineer Mark Wilder. You may be aware that Mark Wilder previously mastered Another Grey Area for a digital download & streaming-only release. However, he has remastered Another Grey Area specifically for the CD format in January 2022! The music is accompanied by a beautiful 12-page booklet including liner notes by Deems Taylor Award winner Geoffrey Himes based on his two interviews with Graham about the album, conducted 40 years apart. We feel this is the definitive presentation of Another Grey Area on CD and hope you will agree! Another Grey Area (40th Anniversary Edition) is now available for pre-order.
Although Iconoclassic Records is primarily regarded as a Rock imprint, R&B is at the core of the label as well. To kick off Black History Month, we’re proud to announce our next Expanded Edition reissue: Do It (’Til You’re Satisfied) by funk and dance band B.T. Express, originally released in 1974. A #1 R&B and Top 5 charting Pop album, Do It (’Til You’re Satisfied) spun off two #1 R&B hits in the title track and “Express” – both of which also went Top 5 on the Pop chart. But more significant than its success is its influence: the then-unknown Tom Moulton’s extended disco mix of “Do It (’Til You’re Satisfied),” featured on the album, is widely regarded as the first dance remix ever!
In spite of its illustrious history, Do It (’Til You’re Satisfied) hasn’t been especially well presented on CD to date. Previous CD issues have had a distinctly budget-y feel, variously featuring altered cover art, shortened song lengths, reshuffled track sequences, and indifferent sound quality. That all changes with Iconoclassic’s upcoming CD reissue! More details are forthcoming.