Friday, April 17, 2009
Capitol/EMI Reissues I.R.S. Records Back Catalog!
Capitol/EMI, who apparently own everything, have recently reissued the majority of the mondo-influential I.R.S. label's back catalog of over 100 albums and tracks. Some of which having been out-of-print for nearly twenty years and never before available in the digital age. I.R.S. Records (aka International Record Syndicate) which was founded by Miles Copeland III (older brother of Police drummer Stewart) in 1979 and folded in 1996 was one of the most successful independent labels of all-time. Their roster included many successful bands such as R.E.M., The Go-Go's, The Buzzcocks and Fine Young Cannibals.
The digital-campaign will include releases by The Fleshtones, The dB's, The Three O'Clock, Gary Numan, Let's Active, Oingo Boingo, Wall Of Voodoo, General Public, Lords Of The New Church, Dada, Concrete Blonde The Bears, Hunters & Collectors, Havana 3 A.M, Timbuk 3 and solo albums by Television’s Tom Verlaine, The Police's Stewart Copeland (and his post-Police band Animal Logic), The Doors' Robbie Krieger and Go-Go's Jane Wiedlin and Belinda Carlisle.
All of these releases will be available from all major music retail as well as from the I.R.S Records iTunes Store. More titles are rumored to be released in the near-future.