Nilsson, The RCA Albums Collection (RCA/Legacy)
Easily one of the box set purchases of the year. Every one of the legendary singer/songwriter’s 14 solo albums for the RCA label, newly remastered and expanded with bonus tracks, mono mixes and other treasures, plus another three discs of rarities and outtakes. The packaging is beautiful and the music more than matches. You will not be disappointed. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)
Dionne Warwick, The Complete Warner Bros. Singles / We Need to Go Back — The Unissued Warner Bros. Masters / Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr., The Two of Us (Expanded Edition) / Marilyn & Billy (Expanded Edition) / Parlet, Pleasure Principle / Invasion of the Booty Snatchers / Tonto’s Expanding Head Band, Zero Time (Real Gone Music)
Real Gone’s Portsmouth Sinfonia title may have been unfortunately cancelled, but there are some amazing titles coming from the label this week.
The Complete Warner Bros. Singles: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
We Need to Go Back: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
The Two of Us: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Marilyn & Billy: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Pleasure Principle: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Invasion of the Booty Snatchers: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Zero Time: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
The post-punk band’s acclaimed 1987 album, produced by Rick Rubin, is paired up with the original version of the album helmed by producer Steve Brown for the first time in one package.
Sly and the Family Stone, There’s a Riot Goin’ On: Gold Edition (Get On Down)
Sly and the Family Stone’s incendiary 1971 album There’s a Riot Goin’ On – which spawned the hit single “Family Affair” – gets the gold CD treatment from Get On Down. Along with some detailed liner notes, the label is promising actual embroidered fabric for the flag on the CD’s cover! (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)