Rhino's 45th Anniversary Red Vinyl Series Continues with Doobie Brothers, Ramones, Chicago, Todd Rundgren & More

Article Contributed by Shore Fire Media | Published on Sunday, August 27, 2023

In celebration of Rhino's 45th Anniversary, the label is launching Rhino Reds, a new series of limited-edition reissues pressed on custom "Rhino Red" vinyl.

Over the next few months, Rhino will release classic albums and rarities from its vast music archive, showcasing records by key artists from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Each complete reissue will feature a bonus 7-inch, both pressed on translucent "Rhino Red" vinyl, based on the PMS color used in Rhino's logo.

To ensure the highest audio fidelity, all 12 titles' lacquers were cut at various mastering studios, including Bernie Grundman Mastering, The Bakery, and Jeff Powell at Take Out Vinyl (more details below). All the titles have been pressed at Third Man's state-of-the-art pressing plant in Detroit.

"What better way to honor Rhino's 45th anniversary than with a series of limited-edition 'Rhino Red' vinyl and 45s that spotlights our rich legacy of artists over the decades and highlights our continuing commitment to delivering unique releases for audiophiles." – Mark Pinkus, President of Rhino

The series begins on July 28th with the 1960s and features titles by Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, The Doors, and Love. Rhino.com will have an exclusive bundle of all 4 releases for $99.98.

Available On July 28th:

Aretha Franklin - Soul '69 [Stereo] + Bonus [Monophonic] 7"*

*"I Can't See Myself Leaving You" / "Gentle On My Mind"

Strictly Limited To 3,000, $29.98

Mastering By Jeff Powell

Franklin's 14th studio album, Soul '69, reached number 1 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart and 15 on the Top Albums chart when it was released in January of 1969.

Order Here: https://Aretha.lnk.to/RRSoul69

Otis Redding - Love Man + Promo EP [Mono]*

*"That's A Good Idea" / "Free Me" / "(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher & Higher" / "I'll Let Nothing Separate Us"

Strictly Limited To 2,000, $29.98

Mastering By Jeff Powell

Love Man is the third posthumous album by Redding, released in 1969 and produced by Steve Cropper and features Booker T. and the M.G.'s. The album reached number 46 on the Billboard 200 and number 8 on the R&B Albums chart. Love Man will come with a deluxe gatefold jacket and a mono promo 7" picture sleeve.

Order Here: https://OtisRedding.lnk.to/LoveMan

The Doors - Golden Album + Bonus 7"*

*"Hello, I Love You" / "Strange Days" / "The Unknown Soldier" / "Light My Fire" / "People Are Strange"

Strictly Limited To 5,000, $34.98

Exclusively Available At Rhino.com And TheDoors.com

Mastering By Bruce Botnick

Lacquers Cut By Bernie Grundman Mastering

A 1968 compilation released exclusively in Japan featuring The Doors' tracks from their first three studio albums, The Doors, Strange Days, and Waiting for the Sun. The release comes with a deluxe gatefold jacket with a tipped-in lyric insert and a 7" picture sleeve. For the very first time, this Japanese compilation is available worldwide and will not be available in any stores.

Order Here: https://thedoors.lnk.to/GoldenAlbum

Love - Da Capo [Mono] + Bonus 7"*

*"7 and 7 Is" / "No. Fourteen"

Strictly Limited To 2,000, $29.98

Mastering By Jeff Powell

Released in November of 1966, Da Capo reinvented Love's sound and features the commercial hit "7 and 7 is."

Order Here: https://Rhino.lnk.to/DaCapoMono

Available On August 25th:

The Doobie Brothers - Minute By Minute + Bonus 7"*

*“What A Fool Believes” / “Don’t Stop To Watch The Wheels”

Strictly Limited To 2,000

Mastering By Bernie Grundman Mastering

The 3x platinum album, MINUTE BY MINUTE, was released in 1978 and stayed on the Billboard 200 chart for 87 weeks. The song "What a Fool Believes" became their biggest hit, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1979 and winning three Grammys.

Order Here: https://rhino.lnk.to/TDBMBM

Ramones - Ramones [Mono] + Bonus 7" [Mono]*

*“Blitzkrieg Bop” / “Havana Affair”

Strictly Limited To 3,000

Mastering By Jeff Powell

Released in April 1976, Ramones' debut album has been deemed one of the most influential punk albums of all time. Featuring the infamous tracks “Blitzkrieg Bop” and “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend.” The 40th anniversary mono mix was included in the deluxe boxed set from 2016. This is the first time the album has been available in mono on its own.

Order Here: https://rhino.lnk.to/RamonesMono

Chicago - Chicago V + Bonus 7"*

*“Saturday In The Park” / “Alma Matter”

Strictly Limited To 2,000

Mastering By The Bakery

Released in July 1972, CHICAGO V hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart along with the single “Saturday in the Park,” reaching No. 3 on Billboard’s Hot 100. This reissue includes two exclusive posters of the full band.

Order Here: https://rhino.lnk.to/ChicagoV

Todd Rundgren - Runt + Bonus 7”*

*“We Gotta Get You A Woman” / “Baby Let’s Swing/Last Thing You Said/Don’t Tie My Hands”

Strictly Limited To 2,000

Mastering By Bernie Grundman Mastering

Rundgren’s debut album, RUNT, was released in September 1970 and peaked at No. 185 on the Billboard 200. The featured single, “We Gotta Get You A Woman,” reached No. 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 1971. Todd fans will certainly have heard of a mistaken rare 2nd pressing that featured a different version of the album with unique mixes and edits. Rhino set out to duplicate that album, but could not find the actual tapes. What they did find was an unissued early version of the album that is also very different in terms of mixes, edits, and sequencing. A third version!

Order Here: https://rhino.lnk.to/Runt

Available On September 22nd:

Foreigner - Agent Pro + Bonus 7" with picture sleeve*

*"I Want To Know What Love" / "Street Thunder"

Strictly Limited To 2,000, $29.98

Mastering By Jeff Powell

Foreigner's triple platinum fifth album, Agent Provocateur, released in 1984, reached number one in the UK and top 5 in the US. The album's single "I Want to Know What Love Is" was a massive hit, reaching number one in both countries.

B-52's - Bouncing Off The Satellites + Bonus 7" with picture sleeve*

*"Summer Of Love" / "Housework"

Strictly Limited To 2,000, $29.98

Mastering By Jeff Powell

The fourth studio album from the American new wave group, the B-52’s, was released in September 1986 with hit tracks "Wig" and "Summer of Love."

Zapp - Zapp + Bonus 7" with picture sleeve*

*"More Bounce To The Ounce. Part I" / "More Bounce To The Ounce. Part II"

Strictly Limited To 2,000, $29.98

Mastering By Jeff Powell

Zapp released their debut gold-certified self-titled in July 1980 and landed at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot R&B chart for two weeks.

Starship - Knee Deep In The Hoopla + Bonus 7" with picture sleeve*

*"We Built This City" / "Private Room"

Strictly Limited To 2,000, $29.98

Mastering By Jeff Powell

Starship's platinum debut, Knee Deep in the Hoopla, was released in September 1985 and features their biggest tracks, "We Built This City" and "Sara."

About Rhino Entertainment

Rhino is the catalog development and marketing division of Warner Music Group. Founded in 1978, Rhino continues to set the standard for excellence in the reissue business it pioneered in both the physical and digital worlds with an emphasis on flawless sound quality, bonus tracks, informative liner notes, award-winning creative packaging, and a strong social conscience. Rhino has also expanded the definition of what a catalog music company is, as evidenced by the label's name and likeness representation deal with Frank Sinatra and its multi-faceted relationship with the Grateful Dead. The catalog of more than 5,000 releases includes material by Led Zeppelin, Eagles, David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, Aretha Franklin, The Doors, Chicago, Ray Charles, Black Sabbath, John Coltrane, Yes, Phil Collins, The Ramones, and The Monkees, among many others.