Capitol Records 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue: George Clinton, Robert Glasper & More
In honor of its 75 year anniversary Capitol Records is launching a celebration that will be spearheaded with a lengthy vinyl reissue campaign.
The record company will be reissuing 75 records from Tuesday, November 15, all the way throughout 2017. Notable records include: Ashford & Simpson‘s Solid; Beastie Boys‘ Paul’s Boutique; Duke Ellington‘s The Duke Plays Ellington; George Clinton‘s Computer Games; Miles Davis‘ Birth Of The Cool; and Robert Glasper‘s Black Radio.
Along with the vinyl reissue campaign is the publication of a deluxe photograph and essay book from Taschen, as well as a documentary series.
The book, titled 75 Years Of Capitol Records, will follow the evolution from Capitol’s founding in 1942 to the music of today, and will include a foreword by Beck, as well as a number of essays by cultural historians and music and architecture critics. 75 Years Of Capitol Records will be released on December 15.
As for the Capitol Records documentary series, that project will be produced by Nigel Sinclair‘s Whitehorse Pictures (The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years; No Direction Home: Bob Dylan).
Slated for an autumn 2017 release the series will go into the company’s extensive archives and tell stories that have taken place at Capitol Tower from the last 75 years. Through that, the story of America’s love affair with popular music and how Capitol’s artists have helped define the sounds of countless decades, will be both celebrated and explored.
Hopefully some of these documentary series will coincide with some of the vinyl reissues happening (a documentary on any of the artists we mentioned before would be incredible), but we will see.
The celebration kicks off on November 15, when Capitol Records becomes the first record company to receive a star of recognition from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. The star will be placed in front of Capitol Tower near the Hollywood Walk of Fame.