More robot news, including the – gasp! – new cover artwork??!? [LINK]
On September 17, Legacy Recordings will reissue I Robot, giving it two CDs worth of music. The original album will be given a new remastering, with the second disc providing 14 tracks, pieces really, that extend from the formation of the songs found on the album.
The pieces include early rough mixes, demos, and smaller chunks including a radio ad spot for the album. Of the 14 bonus tracks, nine have never been previously made available. The Legacy Edition of I Robot will feature a 20-page booklet with new liner notes from Alan Parsons, photos, memorabilia, and complete album credits. The album will also feature new cover art.
It looks as though the bonus tracks will be similar to the ones from the 2007 remaster -intermediate edits and early attempts at what wound up on the album anyway. I remember the radio spot though – I actually went looking for it recently to see if I could include it in the podcast on the anniversary of the release date, to no avail. I swore I had a copy of it already on hand, or that it’d be easy to find on Youtube. Apparently I was wrong. 🙄