Vinyl reissue of Eraserheads’ ‘Ultraelectromagneticpop’ out early next year

Rick Olivares

Posted at Dec 07 2018 07:41 PM | Updated as of Dec 07 2018 09:33 PM

The original analogue masters (pictured) for “Ultraelectromagneticpop” were discovered in Sony’s vault and brought to the United States for re-mastering by Bernie Grundman who has worked on popular albums. Rick Olivares

The original analogue masters (pictured) for “Ultraelectromagneticpop” were discovered in Sony’s vault and brought to the United States for re-mastering by Bernie Grundman who has worked on popular albums. Rick Olivares

The original analogue masters (pictured) for “Ultraelectromagneticpop” were discovered in Sony’s vault and brought to the United States for re-mastering by Bernie Grundman who has worked on popular albums. Rick Olivares

After long being out of print, the Eraserheads’ debut album, “Ultraelectromagneticpop,” will be re-released and re-mastered on vinyl and is due for an early 2019 release.

The re-release of one of the biggest selling OPM albums ever is a collaboration between Sony Music Philippines and Offshore Music.

The original analogue masters were discovered in Sony’s vault and brought to the United States for re-mastering by Bernie Grundman, who has worked on popular albums such as Steely Dan’s “Aja”, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, and Prince’s “Dirty Mind” to name but a very few. He recently worked on Filipino soul-funk band Apartel’s second album, “Full Flood”.

Sony bought out German company Bertelsmann out Sony-BMG in 2008, four years after their joint-venture. Thus, the Japanese company, the local office in particular, acquired the local BMG’s assets and properties.

“Ultraelectromagneticpop” was recently released online as part of the album’s ongoing 25th anniversary release (by BMG Pilipinas back in 1993). According to sources, the Eraserheads planned on re-recording the entire album but the band eventually decided not to pursue it. Instead, the album is now once more available online and will be on vinyl.

Word is the album will fetch for at least P2,000 as it will be released as a single LP.

According to our sources, the re-release of the Eraserheads’ catalogue on vinyl is confined to their debut album for now.