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Encyclopedia > Reissue

A reissue or re-release is the new or repeated issue of an item. In common usage it refers to a musical recording (normally an album) which has already been released but which is then re-released, or reissued; either with the body of music left intact or with some alterations. An album is a collection of related audio tracks distributed to the public. ...

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Reasons for reissue

Special, Limited and Commemorative Editions

Such recordings are reissued to celebrate their popularity, influence or an anniversary relevant to either artist or recording. Reissues of this type are usually released with alterations such as:

  • The remastering or re-recording of the original music
  • The inclusion of new material, often video and audio, on a second CD or DVD
  • The updating or redesign of album artwork and presentation (for example the Digipak format)

Remaster (and its derivations, frequently found in the phrases digitally remastered or digital remastering) is a word and concept ushered into the mass consciousness via the digital age, although it had existed before then. ... An album is a collection of related audio tracks distributed to the public. ... The Mona Lisa Although today the word art usually refers to the visual arts, the concept of what art is has continuously changed over centuries. ... A digipak is a style of compact disc or DVD packaging. ...

Releases before the introduction of CDs

The term also applies to the reproduction onto audio CDs of albums which had been recorded and released before the introduction and common use of that medium. CD re-directs here; see Cd for other meanings of CD. Image of a compact disc (pencil included for scale) A compact disc (or CD) is an optical disc used to store digital data, originally developed for storing digital audio. ...


Strong and weak sales

Recordings are also reissued, either to create interest (and hopefully revive sales) in a release which had previously sold poorly, or to cope with increased demand as a result of a release's unexpected popularity. For the purposes of quantifying sales, an album's original release and subsequent releases are counted together - for example, if an album sold 300,000 of its original release and 700,000 in subsequent reissues, it would be entitled to platinum certification. The musical content of the disc, for example the number of tracks, must remain the same in reissues, however. Music recording sales certification is a system of certifying that a music recording has sold a certain number of copies. ...


Pink Floyd's 'The Dark Side of the Moon'

Pink Floyd's album The Dark Side of the Moon was released in 1973 (before the introduction of audio CDs) and has since been reissued 16 times in total: three times in 1973; once in 1978; once in 1982; once in 1990; four times in 1991; once as a special edition in 1993; once in 1995; once in 2001; and once in 2003 as a special edition SACD celebrating the album's thirteenth anniversary. Pink Floyd are an English rock band noted for psychedelic rock music, philosophical lyrics, classical rock compositions, sonic experimentation, innovative cover art, and elaborate live shows. ... The Dark Side of the Moon (titled in the 1993 CD release as Dark Side of the Moon) is a 1973 concept album by Pink Floyd. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... CD re-directs here; see Cd for other meanings of CD. Image of a compact disc (pencil included for scale) A compact disc (or CD) is an optical disc used to store digital data, originally developed for storing digital audio. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 2001. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Super Audio CD (SACD) is a new audio recording format aimed at providing higher fidelity audio reproduction than the compact disc. ... An album is a collection of related audio tracks distributed to the public. ... It has been suggested that Wedding anniversary be merged into this article or section. ...


Reissue Labels

Best known reissue record labels include Rhino Records and Legacy Recordings. The metal label Roadrunner Records are also notorious for re-releasing their artist's works' only months after releasing the original album. Rhino Entertainment is a specialty record label originally known for releasing retrospectives of famous comedy performers, including Stan Freberg, Tom Lehrer, and Spike Jones. ... Legacy Recordings is the reissue division of Sony BMG Music Entertainment which was founded in 1990 by CBS Records (renamed Sony Music in 1991) to handle reissues of recordings from the vast catalogues of Columbia Records, Epic Records and associated labels. ... Hot metal work from a blacksmith In chemistry, a metal (Greek: Metallon) is an element that readily forms positive ions (cations) and has metallic bonds. ... Roadrunner Records is a major record label that concentrates heavily on nu-metal and post-hardcore bands (with exceptions). ...


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Strengthening and Weakening the Patent Through Reexamination and Reissue (4305 words)
The Commissioner may issue several reissued patents for distinct and separate parts of the thing patented, upon demand of the applicant, and upon payment of the required fee for a reissue for each of such reissued patents.
The provisions of this title relating to applications for patent shall be applicable to applications for reissue of a patent, except that application for reissue may be made and sworn to by the assignee of the entire interest if the application does not seek to enlarge the scope of the claims of the original patent.
No reissued patent shall be granted enlarging the scope of the claims of the original patent unless applied for within two years from the grant of the original patent.
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