The Feelies are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, and part of the celebration are reissues of the two albums they made for A&M: 1988's Only Life and 1991's Time for a Witness. Both of them have been out of print for 20 years and just came out today via Bar/None (which is celebrating its 30th anniversary). The vinyl reissues have been remastered and come with download cards featuring bonus tracks, and there are new liner notes from Michael Azzarad and Rick Moody. Both are highly recommended and you can watch videos from both (including the Jonathan Demme-directed "Away") below.

In further celebrating of The Feelies at 40, there will be a 12" EP titled Uncovered released for Record Store Day featuring featuring four songs that have never been available commercially before: “Seven Days” (Bob Dylan), “Take It As It Comes” (The Doors), “Dancing Barefoot” (Patti Smith),  and “Bar Stool Blues” (Neil Young).

There will also be two Feelies 40th Anniversary concerts which happen on June 10 & 11 at The Woodlands in Maplewood, New Jersey. Both shows will see the band joined onstage by friends and very special guests, and are benefits for Rent Party which helps fight hunger in NJ. Tickets for these two shows go on sale Monday, March 14 at noon. Flyer for the shows is below.


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