Rhino announces 2021 Start Your Ear Off Right vinyl reissues | The Music Universe

Talking Heads, John Prine and others are featured

Rhino has unleashed the slate of artists included in their 2021 Start Your Ear Off Right vinyl reissue campaign. Most projects are reissued on limited edition colored vinyl with no more than 5,000 of one title getting pressed. Talking Heads, The Cars, John Prine, Genesis, Dire Straits and others are featured in annual January release slate that covers the final four Fridays of the month.

The first round of new releases drop Friday, January 8th with Talking Heads, k.d. lang and The Cars. Color your world with a sky blue vinyl version of Talking Heads’ 1983 classic, Speaking in Tongues, limited to just 4,500 copies. There’s also a bright opaque red vinyl edition of their 1982 double live album, The Name of This Band is Talking Heads, also limited to just 4,500 copies.

The Cars’ 1981 studio album, Shake It Up, is screeching into focus by way of a neon green vinyl release, capped at only 3,500 copies. Another release for the January 8th winner’s circle is a flaming yellow version of k.d. lang’s 2000 LP, Invincible Summer for its 20th anniversary that’s getting cut off after 3,500 copies as well.

Releases by Billie Joe + Norah, Buffalo Springfield, Curtis Mayfield and Talk Talk are coming the following week. January 15th also sees the Danny Elfman scores for Batman and Dick Tracy get pressed on turquoise and transparent blue vinyl, respectively. January 22nd sees six Dire Straits and two Genesis albums get reissued with the final week of January 29th eyeing three John Prine classics on black vinyl.

Available on Friday, January 8th:

  • The Cars – Shake It Up – 1-LP neon green vinyl
    Limited edition of 3,500 copies, $21.98
  • k.d. lang – Invincible Summer: 20th Anniversary Edition – 1-LP yellow, flame vinyl
    Limited edition of 3,000 copies, $21.98
  • Talking Heads – Speaking In Tongues – 1-LP sky blue vinyl
    Limited edition of 4,500 copies, $21.98
  • Talking Heads – The Name Of The Band Is Talking Heads – 2-LP red, opaque vinyl
    Limited edition of 4,500 copies, $34.98

Available on Friday, January 15th:

  • Billie Joe + Norah – foreverly – 1-LP orange vinyl
    Limited edition of 3,000 copies, $21.98
  • Buffalo Springfield – Retrospective: The Best Of Buffalo Springfield – 1-LP 180-gram black vinyl,
    Limited edition of 4,000 copies, $21.98
  • Curtis Mayfield – Superfly – 1-LP red opaque vinyl
    Limited edition of 3,800 copies, $21.98
  • Danny Elfman – Batman: Original Motion Picture Score – 1-LP turquoise vinyl
    Limited edition of 3,000 copies, $21.98
  • Danny Elfman – Dick Tracy (Original Score) – 1-LP transparent blue vinyl
    Limited edition of 3,000 copies, $21.98
  • Talk Talk – It’s My Life – 1-LP purple vinyl
    Limited edition of 1,920 copies, $21.98

Available on Friday, January 22nd:

  • Dire Straits – Brothers In Arms – 2-LP 180-gram black vinyl
    Limited edition of 5,000 copies, $31.98
  • Dire Straits – Communiqué – 1-LP 180-gram vinyl
    Limited edition of 4,000 copies, $24.98
  • Dire Straits – Dire Straits – 1-LP 180-gram black vinyl
    Limited edition of 4,000 copies, $24.98
  • Dire Straits – Love Over Gold – 1-LP 180-gram black vinyl
    Limited edition of 4,000 copies, $24.98
  • Dire Straits – Making Movies – 1-LP 180-gram black vinyl
    Limited edition of 4,000 copies, $24.98
  • Dire Straits – On Every Street – 2-LP 180-gram black vinyl
    Limited edition of 4,000 copies, $31.98
  • Genesis – A Trick Of The Tail –1-LP 180-gram Easter yellow vinyl
    Limited edition of 3,350 copies, $21.98
  • Genesis – Duke – 1-LP 180-gram white vinyl
    Limited edition of 3,350 copies, $21.98
  • Various Artists – Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968 – 2-LP 140-gram black vinyl, Limited edition of 4,000 copies, $31.98

Available on Friday, January 29th:

  • John Prine – Bruised Orange – 1-LP black vinyl
    Limited edition of 2,500 copies, $21.98
  • John Prine – Pink Cadillac – 1-LP black vinyl
    Limited edition of 2,500 copies, $21.98
  • John Prine – Storm Windows – 1-LP black vinyl
    Limited edition of 2,500 copies, $21.98