Release Round-Up: Week of January 24
The Doors, L.A. Woman: 40th Anniversary Edition (Reprise/Rhino) / Mr. Mojo Risin’: The Story of L.A. Woman (Eagle Rock/Rhino)
The Doors’ final album with Jim Morrison, memorialized in both a double-disc set with unreleased alternates and outtakes and a DVD/Blu-Ray documentary.
Various Artists, 2012 Grammy Nominees (Universal Republic)
And the nominees are…on this disc.
Various Artists, Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International (Shangri-La/Fontana)
Four, count ‘em, four discs of artists past and present covering the Bard.
Glen Campbell, Live in Japan / Bill Medley, 100%/Soft & Soulful / Maggie & Terrie Roche, Seductive Reasoning / The Grateful Dead, Dick’s Picks Volumes 32 & 33 / Jody Miller, The Complete Epic Hits (Real Gone)
The latest from Real Gone is all over the place in a most excellent way!
Kirk Franklin, The Essential Kirk Franklin (Fo Yo Soul/Verity/Legacy)
The modern gospel legend compiles his greatest hits, Legacy-style, on two discs.
Public Image Ltd., First Issue / Paris Au Printemps / The Flowers of Romance / Live in Tokyo / This is What You Want…This is What You Get / Album / Happy? / 9 / The Greatest Hits, So Far / That Which is Not / John Lydon, Psycho’s Path (Virgin/EMI U.K.)
Recently remastered in Japan, the PiL catalogue is given the remastered treatment in the U.K. (these should be available on domestic shores soon, if not now).
Adele, 21: Target Deluxe Edition (XL Recordings) / Blake Shelton, Red River Blue: Deluxe Edition (Warner Bros.)
Two recent hit albums get some deluxe treatment from American retailer Target. Check back later for a full post on these ones.