Bananarama, 30 Years of Bananarama (Rhino U.K.)
The U.K. division of Rhino compiles the best of the “Venus” hitmakers in this CD/DVD package out today in the U.K. and next week stateside! Read more here.
The complete studio output of The Beat (or The English Beat, if you prefer) gets the deluxe reissue treatment in the U.K. from Edsel as 2-CD/1-DVD sets chock-filled with extra material! Don’t miss our review of all three sets!
For the U.S. market, Shout! Factory boxes the English Beat’s three studio albums, plus two discs of rarities! In addition, the label is offering a single-disc distillation of the group’s greatest! Read more here.
The Fat Boys, Fat Boys: Deluxe Edition (Tin Pan Apple Records)
The eponymous debut of Brooklyn’s Fat Boys gets boxed…pizza-boxed, that is. Read more here.
Woody Guthrie, Woody at 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection (Smithsonian Folkways)
The legendary folk troubadour gets the box set treatment from Folkways with this career-spanning 3-CD anthology! The box also includes a lavish hardcover tribute; read all about it here!
Legacy and Experience Hendrix are celebrating the icon’s 70th birthday year with an extended DVD and Blu-ray release of Jimi Plays Berkeley plus the Blu-ray debut of the documentary Voodoo Child and a return to the catalogue for the CD edition of Live at Berkeley: The Second Show! Read more here, and watch this space for Joe’s review of Jimi Plays Berkeley coming soon!
Carly Simon, Spoiled Girl: Expanded Edition (Hot Shot Records)
The songstress’ 1985 Epic Records album has been reissued and re-evaluated by the team at Hot Shot Records, and this expanded edition reveals a lost classic! Read the review here.