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2020 Rocktober campaign to include vinyl reissues from Talking Heads, INXS, Devo & More

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Talking Heads, INXS, Devo and Love are among the acts included in the Rhino label’s recently launched 2020 edition of its Rocktober campaign, which will see the release of limited-edition vinyl reissues most Fridays this month.

The initiative kicked off this past Friday with releases that included a mono audio single-LP black-vinyl edition of Love’s acclaimed 1967 album, Forever Changes.

This Friday, October 9, will see the release of colored-vinyl versions of the first three Talking Heads albums: 1977’s Talking Heads: 77, 1978’s More Songs About Buildings and Food and 1979’s Fear of Music.  They’ll be available, respectively, on green, red and silver vinyl.

Also being released on October 9: a reissue of the star-studded 1993 two-LP collection Stone Free: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix pressed on black and clear vinyl, an orange vinyl version of the classic rock-heavy soundtrack to the 1999 film Outside Providence, and a reissue of John Prine‘s 1976 best-of compilation, Prime Prine.

Skipping October 16, Rhino’s Rocktober celebration continues Friday, October 23, with the release of a green-vinyl edition of INXS’ hit 1987 album, Kick.

Finally, on Friday, October 30, Devo’s first two album — 1978’s Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! and 1979’s Duty Now for the Future — will be reissued, respectively, on white vinyl and magenta vinyl.

Other artists whose select albums will be reissued as limited-edition vinyl releases as part of the Rocktober campaign include alternative rockers Jane’s Addiction, Faith No More and The Flaming Lips.  

By Matt Friedlander
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