Crosby Stills Nash and Young, CSNY 1974 (Rhino)
The legendary supergroup documents the so-called "Doom Tour" for its 40th anniversary in an absolutely stunning package containing 40 songs, over 3 hours of music (on CD or Blu-ray Audio), a nearly 200-page book and a bonus video DVD with eight additional performances.
The SoCal troubadour goes bare-bones to celebrate the 40th anniversary of his seminal Late for the Sky. The album has been freshly remastered by Doug Sax, Robert Hadley and Eric Boulanger, but there's no additional content and the disc is housed in a simple fold-out digipak with full lyrics. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)
Neil Diamond, All-Time Greatest Hits (Capitol/UMe)
Diamond's move to Capitol, taking all of his masters with him under one roof, necessitates a new single-disc compilation with most of the hits you desire, plus the rarer solo version of "You Don't Bring Me Flowers." (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)
Loleatta Holloway, Dreamin' - The Loleatta Holloway Anthology (1976-1982) / Skyy, Skyyhigh - The Skyy Anthology (1979-1992) / Yarbrough & Peoples, The Two Of Us (Expanded) / Jesse Green, Nice & Slow (Expanded) (Big Break Records)
Big Break Records kicks off July with a quartet of amazing R&B titles including lavish and definitive anthologies from Salsoul queen Loleatta Holloway - featuring Dan Hartman and Loleatta's smash "Relight My Fire" for the first time ever on a Loleatta album - and the band Skyy, with hits from Capitol, Atlantic and Salsoul! As always, Joe will have a full rundown on these titles soon!