With the last two weeks of the year so light on catalogue titles, we figured we'd combine it all into one post. Below you'll find two new titles for this week, and two for the next!
The Pogues, 30 Years (Rhino U.K.)
Here, in one box, is all of the Irish folk-rockers' original albums, including new mixes of debut Red Roses for Me and Peace and Love, plus a bonus unreleased live show from 1991 with Joe Strummer of The Clash assuming lead vocal duties. (Amazon U.K. / Amazon U.S.)
Two new audiophile titles, mastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman, respectively.
Yes, The Studio Albums (Rhino)
A collection of all of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-nominated prog group's studio albums for Atlantic/ATCO, featuring the remastered and expanded presentations from 2003-2004 and the 2009 expanded remaster of 1987's Big Generator, previously released only in Japan. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)
Various Artists, American Hustle: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Legacy)
The soundtrack to this highly-anticipated, award-contender drama from David O. Russell (director of last year's excellent Silver Linings Playbook) features, among other period pop/rock tracks, including a re-recorded version of Electric Light Orchestra's "10538 Overture," the Japan-only Zoom bonus track "Long Black Road" (left off the last remaster) and a new Jeff Lynne track, "Stream of Stars."