Omnivore Recordings has become a music fan’s dream reissue label. They’ve done archival releases from the likes of the Beach Boys, Big Star, Raspberries, Jellyfish, Laura Nyro, and NRBQ, just to name a few.
Their latest batch of fall releases is diverse: Bakersfield Gold – a two-disc set featuring every Buck Owens’ song to hit the Top Ten; Dean Torrence & Friends – The Teammates, tracing the history of the other half of Jan & Dean; and Rhythm of the World – the first new studio album in 30 years from the Cowsills.
We chat with label co-heads Cheryl Pawelski and Brad Rosenberger and get insight into how these releases originated, plus what formats they’ll be available on. In addition, they give some details on what the label is cooking up next.