Aretha Franklin, Knew You Were Waiting: The Best of 1980-1998 (Arista/Legacy)
The Queen of Soul’s comeback years, in a new anthology. Check back soon for a review from Joe as well as a Greater Hits from me stacking this set up to other compilations from this part of Aretha’s discography.
Various Artists, Golden Gate Groove: The Sound of Philadelphia Live in San Francisco 1973 (Philadelphia International/Legacy)
A sublime showcase of some of the best Philly soul in concert.
Various Artists, Giant Single: The Profile Records Rap Anthology (Arista/Legacy)
One of the most underrated hip-hop labels out there – home to Run-D.M.C. and DJ Rob Base and E-Z Rock – anthologized over two great discs.
The Tymes, So Much in Love (Real Gone)
The first-ever CD release for a ’60s classic, with four bonus tracks, no less!
Bonnie Pointer, Bonnie Pointer: Expanded Edition / Isaac Hayes, Don’t Let Go: Expanded Edition (Big Break)
The U.K. soul label’s latest expanded reissues.
Metallica, Beyond Magnetic (Warner Bros.)
A physical release for this EP of outtakes from Metallica’s last album, Death Magnetic.
Various Playlist releases (Legacy)
You know the drill on this one.