XPN MusicNotes: Beastie Boys reissue Licensed to Ill, Roy’s Boys ready Orbison comp, Radiohead announces contest winner

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“The breakthrough of “Licensed To Ill” in 1986 paved the road legitimizing Rap to its USA masses, and set the barometer worldwide on the genre album format.”
-Chuck D

The Beastie Boys have announced a vinyl reissue of their 1986 classic Licensed to Ill.

It’s due out Oct. 14th via Def Jam, and the vinyl will be cut from the original masters. Licensed to Ill was debut studio album by Beastie Boys. It was released on November 15, 1986 and became the first rap LP to top the Billboard album chart. It is also one of Columbia Records’ fastest-selling debut records to date and eventually sold over ten million copies in the United States.

Roy Orbison’s first career-spanning collection of music, including his work with The Traveling Wilburys will be coming out on October 28th. The Ultimate Collection includes 26 songs, which was curated by Roy’s Boys, the company founded by Roy Orbison’s sons.

According to Rolling Stone:

“For the 26-track collection, Roy’s Boys, the company founded by Orbison’s sons Alex, Wesley and Roy Jr., combed through their father’s entire discography, from Orbison’s early recordings for Sun Records and Monument Records through his long tenure at MGM to his time as part of the Traveling Wilburys.”

Radiohead has announced the winner of their fan-made, short film contest that will to accompany the song”Daydreaming.” Back in May, they launched a competition to pick a one minute-long film to to go with a re-edited vignette of “Daydreaming” from their latest album A Moon Shaped Pool. The winning entry is a 3D-animated clip by Tim Urlacher. Thom Yorke described Urlacher’s creation as “extraordinary” on his personal Twitter.

Since releasing A Moon Shaped Pool, Radiohead has posted artist-created vignettes for each album track to their Instagram account. Last week, Yorke confirmed in an interview that Radiohead is planning to tour again in 2017.

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