As part of ESP-Disk's celebration of the 50th anniversary of our founding in 1963, we are reissuing items from our extensive catalog of avant-garde jazz, and underground/outsider rock and folk, etc. that have never been officially issued in the U.S. on CD.
Some of these will be regular unlimited releases, but some more esoteric specialist items will come out in a new limited-edition series we've dubbed rESPlica. Each one will reproduce the LP artwork (with two minor changes: our former addresses will be deleted to avoid confusion, and a UPC code will be added (we regret the latter, but it does help us to keep the cost of these beautiful near-replicas at the same price as a regular issue). The new remasters of these albums have been done specifically for ESP-Disk's 50th anniversary by archivist Michael D. Anderson from the original tapes.
Only a thousand copies of each rESPlica album will be available, so to enable our fans to secure their copies, we will take preorders for each one on our website. Everyone buying via preorder will immediately receive a digital download of the new remaster at no additional charge.