Rod Stewart, Rarities (Mercury/UMe)
It's Rod at his rarest: two discs of outtakes, non-LP singles and other good stuff, including two unreleased BBC session tracks. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)
Jefferson Starship, Live in Central Park NYC May 12, 1975 / Claudia Lennear, Phew! / Ponderosa Twins Plus One, 2+2+1=Ponderosa Twins Plus One / Jo Ann Campbell, All the Hits--Her Complete Cameo Recordings / Joanie Sommers, Come Alive!--The Complete Columbia Recordings / Stonewall Jackson, Original Greatest Hits / The Paley Brothers, The Complete Recordings (Real Gone Music)
The latest releases from the folks at Real Gone Music, all of which you can read about here.
Jefferson Starship: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Claudia Lennear: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Ponderosa Twins Plus One: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Jo Ann Campbell: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Joanie Sommers: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Stonewall Jackson: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
The Paley Brothers: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Mike Oldfield, Five Miles Out / Crises: Deluxe Editions (Mercury/UMC)
The latest in the Mike Oldfield reissue series includes a triple-disc version of his seventh album from 1982 and a five-disc version of the 1983 follow-up.
Five Miles Out CD: Amazon U.K.
Five Miles Out 2CD+DVD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Five Miles Out LP: Amazon U.K.
Crises CD: Amazon U.K.
Crises 2CD: Amazon U.K.
Crises 3CD+2DVD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Crises LP: Amazon U.K.
Yes, High Vibration SACD Box (Warner Music Japan)
A new hybrid SACD box set includes every Yes album from 1969 to 1987, plus a 12-track disc of bonus non-LP tracks and remixes. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)
Various Artists, The Rocky Horror Show: Album Box Set (Salvo)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show box set, released on CD in 1990, is replicated on this new set from Salvo. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)
The Breeders, LSXX (4AD/Beggars Archive)
Already available on CD, this expanded edition of The Breeders' Last Splash comes as a seven-disc vinyl box. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)
Kim Wilde, Close: Remastered Expanded Edition (Universal U.K.)
One of Kim Wilde's most successful albums gets the double-disc treatment. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)
Various Artists, Monterey International Pop Festival (Salvo)
Four discs of performances from the acclaimed 1967 festival. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)
Gilbert O'Sullivan, By Larry / Every Song Has Its Play (Salvo/Union Square Music)
O'Sullivan's 1994 and 1995 albums are the latest to be reissued by Salvo, with new sleeve notes (and a bonus track for Larry).
By Larry: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Every Song Has Its Play: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Poco, Pickin' Up the Pieces / Rush, Hemispheres (Hybrid SACD-DSD) (Audio Fidelity)
The latest SACDs from Audio Fidelity: Poco's 1969 debut, mastered by Steve Hoffman, and a Kevin Gray-mastered version of Rush's sixth album.
Poco: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Rush: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Will definitly check out Rod the Mod's rarities. I can only hope that it has some Faces era nuggets yet to be discovered.
Steve Bruun says
The Yes "High Vibration" box is a little curious, seeing as how it removes most of the bonus tracks that Rhino put on the albums a decade ago - and meanwhile Panegyric is preparing new reissues with even more bonus material. I suppose this set is aimed squarely at SACD enthusiasts.
Happy to see the Monterey Pop box set reissued. (Judging from the packaging, I'd guess it's a reissue of the Rhino box.) I'd welcome a complete release of Buffalo Springfield's Monterey set (right now only "For What It's Worth" is available, on a Razor & Tie compilation), but I don't know if it will ever happen. I understand that some people who've heard the other tracks find the band's performance to be subpar, and some would say it's not "really" Buffalo Springfield without Neil Young, but Monterey appears to be the only live gig the band ever properly recorded. Stick the songs on a new compilation, along with the nine-minute "Bluebird."