Starflyer 59 Reissues

Wow… 2005 is shaping up to be the year of Starflyer 59. First, the band releases Talking Voice Vs. Singing Voice, their best album in years. And now, EMI CMG is planning to re-release the band’s first two albums, Silver and Gold, as ​“Deluxe” editions.

Both CDs will be digitally re-mastered and will also include ​“bonus” material. Which in Silvers case, means the 8 tracks from the She’s the Queen EP, and in Golds case, the 4 tracks from the Le Vainqueur EP. Chances are, most Starflyer fans, being the rabid sort that they are — probably have these releases already, so their inclusion seems a little dubious as it’s not really all that ​“bonus”-y. Still, there you have it.

Both CDs will hit the streets on June 28.

I have to confess that it seems odd that these discs are being reissued and given the ​“deluxe” treatment. Seems like only yesterday that I bought my first copy of Silver from the local Family Christian Bookstore (on cassette, natch) after reading a review of it in CCM. But then I realize that was 12 years ago, so maybe it is time.

Thanks to the folks on the Vagrant Café for the 411.