Various Artists, ZTT: The Art of the 12″: Volume Two (ZTT/Salvo)
A double-disc set of rare and unreleased dance mixes of vinyl classics, with a few rarities thrown in for good measure – and, as our post later today will explain, at least one Beatle!
Simple Minds, Simple Minds x5 (EMI)
The first five Simple Minds LPs – all pre-The Breakfast Club – expanded with vintage B-sides and remixes.
Gilbert O’Sullivan, Back to Front: Expanded Edition (Union Square Music/Salvo)
Gilbert’s 1972 sophomore album plus three bonus tracks, including hit single “Alone Again (Naturally).”
André Cymone, André Cymone / Surviving in the ’80s: Expanded Editions (Funky Town Grooves)
Some great LPs, all rare or new to CD, coming from Wounded Bird.
Various Artists, Complete Pop Instrumental Hits of the Sixties, Vol. 2: 1961 (Complete ’60s/Eric)
A three-disc set of every instrumental song that ever charted in 1961. The second in a volume of a series we’ve covered before.
Various Artists, David Merrick Presents Hits from His Broadway Hits (RCA Victor/Masterworks Broadway)
Ann-Margret joins John Gary and the Merrill Staton Voices in this vintage tribute to the legendary impresario behind such musicals as Hello, Dolly! and Gypsy.
Diana Ross, Diana Ross: Deluxe Edition (Hip-o Select/Motown)
The latest set from Select is a heavy-duty expansion of Miss Ross’ 1976 album, which featured “Theme from ‘Mahogany’ (Do You Know Where You’re Going To?)” and “Love Hangover,” two classic singles from a classic career. Alternate mixes, rare singles and early versions abound on this set.