According to several websites, “King King” is set for reissue this Tuesday, Jan. 31, by Universal Import.
For instance, the U.S. amazon.com website lists “King King” as an import at $29.50, with a Tuesday release date.
We’ve not been able to find any information about this release. From our vantage point, it looks like a straight reissue, but we’ll know more when we get our hands on the disc in a couple of days.
Without facts in the way, let’s speculate a little:
- Not surprising to see a reissue this year, the 20th anniversary of the “King King” record.
- Unfortunately, that likely means there is no true anniversary reissue coming later in the year. We wish this was a dry run for a bigger product release, but we can’t imagine a company spending so much time and so many resources on putting out “King King” twice.
- There is no indication of any bonus tracks — but there is really no useful product description at all.
Maybe its just wishful thinking, but we’ve heard “Automatic” on Bluesville on Sirius XM two times last week. Seems odd to play a 20-year-old one-off disc like that — unless the station has a fresh promo copy.
We’ll all find out on Tuesday.