Release Round-Up: Week of August 6

SONY DSCElvis Presley, Elvis At Stax (RCA/Legacy)

Four decades after the King decamped to the famous Memphis studio to cut some country-fried soul sides, this triple-disc box set presents the fruits of those labors, greatly re-contextualized from the original albums that featured these sessions (1973’s Raised on Rock/For Ol’ Times Sake and 1974’s Good Times).

3CD box set: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
1CD highlights: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
2LP highlights: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.

Gloria Gaynor - Love TracksGloria Gaynor, Gloria Gaynor’s Park Avenue Sound Love Tracks: Expanded Editions (Big Break)

BBR’s latest features the fifth and sixth albums by the future disco queen Gaynor, remastered and expanded. Hits here include a cover of “You’re All I Need to Get By” and some tune called “I Will Survive.”

Park Avenue SoundAmazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Love TracksAmazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.

Crocodiles 2LPEcho & The Bunnymen, Crocodiles (Weatherbox)

The post-punk heroes’ debut, expanded as a double-LP with hardback book packaging and bonus tracks from Rhino’s expanded remaster. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

Comments

  1. Chief Brody says

    I should be receiving the Elvis Stax box any day now. The sessions here among the most hotly debated in all of Elvis-dom. Some love them, some absolutely loathe them. I have all of the other Legacy editions–which are universally stellar, IMO–so for the reasonable price I paid, I figured the 3-CD edition was worth a chance. I’ll report back once I get a listen.

    • Jason Michael says

      I had been buying the Legacy Editions, then spent too much on other stuff and have missed the last few. This new release has me in the mood to catch up on what I’ve missed. What are the titles currently available?
      By my figuring:

      Elvis/ Elvis Presley
      Elvis Is Back/ Something For Everybody
      From Elvis In Memphis/ Back In Memphis
      On Stage/ Elvis In Person
      I’m 10,000 Years Old- Elvis Country/ Love Letters From Elvis
      Elvis as Recorded Live at Madison Square Garden
      Prince From Another Planet
      Aloha from Hawaii via Satellite
      Elvis At Stax

      Is that all of them?

  2. Chief Brody says

    Looking at your list, I just realized I’m missing the “Elvis/Elvis Presley” Legacy edition! Man, I’m not sure how THAT one slipped under my radar. Geez. Gotta snag that one pronto. Thanks for posting your list. If not for that, I’m not sure when (of even IF) I would’ve realized I was missing one of the most important titles in the whole series! :)

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