nico's "the end" celebrates 40th anniversary with deluxe pressing

German chanteuse, Nico - she of the icy gaze, the droning voice and the appearance on the first Velvet Underground LP - released The End 40 years ago. To celebrate, British label Music On Vinyl is releasing a 2 LP set on 180 gram vinyl. In addition to the original songs from the John Cale produced record, the new version of The End includes several Peel sessions and two cuts from the British TV show, 'The Old Grey Whistle Test'. This pressing marks the first time any of those songs have been available on vinyl. 

The deluxe version of Nico's The End is out on Music On Vinyl on November 3. Watch a clip below that includes audio of "Secret Side" recorded during the sessions for the 'Old Grey Whistle Test'.

Matador To Repress Entire Belle & Sebastian Catalog

Matador Records, the indie stalwart that's home to Yo La Tengo, The New Pornographers, Queens Of The Stone Age and so many others is planning a full vinyl reissue of the entire Belle & Sebastian catalog. The Scottish Tweester's LPs have long gone in and out of print since their mid 90's debut Tigermilk. While many of the titles are still available for a reasonable asking price, titles like The Life Pursuit have a hefty asking price around various internet vinyl channels.

The Matador roll out will include all seven of the band's studio albums as well as three collections of singles, B-sides and alternate versions. Matador is advertising the reissues as "available for a limited time", though it's unclear what the actual quantity of LPs pressed for each title will be.