The Allman Brothers Band, The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings (Mercury/UMe)
The four shows in March 1971 that made up the band's legendary breakthrough album are presented in full for the first time, along with the group's closing set at the Fillmore East that following June. The Blu-ray version features the material in both stereo and 5.1 surround sound.
6CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
3-BD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
4LP Highlights: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Peggy Lipton, The Complete Ode Recordings / Gene Rains, Far Away Lands -- The Exotic Music of Gene Rains /How to Stuff a Wild Bikini: Original Stereo Soundtrack / Cass Elliot, Don't Call Me Mama Anymore Plus Rarities - Her Final Recordings / Dee Dee Warwick, The Complete Atco Recordings / The Shirelles, Happy and in Love/Shirelles / The Dream Academy, The Morning Lasted All Day -- A Retrospective (Real Gone Music)
This diverse Real Gone set includes a compilation from underrated '80s synthpop group The Dream Academy and recordings from Peggy Lipton, star of The Mod Squad; she covers the songs of Carole King, Laura Nyro, Brian Wilson and Tony Asher, Burt Bacharach and Hal David, and Jimmy Webb on this release, which has liner notes from our own Joe Marchese!
Peggy Lipton: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Gene Rains: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Wild Bikini: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Cass Elliot: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Dee Dee Warwick: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
The Shirelles: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
The Dream Academy: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Deep Purple, Hard Road: The Mark 1 Studio Recordings 1968-1969 (Parlophone U.K.)
Deep Purple's first three albums get the box set treatment with bonus tracks and stereo and mono mixes of the first two albums. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)
James Brown, Get on Up: The James Brown Story - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Polydor/UMe)
In honor of the new film opening this week, Universal's got a new JB compilation, naturally featuring a pair of unreleased live tracks from 1966. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)
Eric Clapton and Friends, The Breeze (An Appreciation of J.J. Cale) (Bushbranch/Surfdog)
The legendary bluesman and some famous friends (Tom Petty, Willie Nelson, Mark Knopfler, John Mayer) pay tribute to the late blues singer-songwriter on this new album.
Standard Edition: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
2CD Box Set: Surfdog Records
4LP: Surfdog Records
L.C. Cooke, The Complete SAR Records Recordings (ABKCO)
This anthology collects the complete recordings of L.C. Cooke for his older brother Sam's SAR Records label, including one complete shelved album produced and largely written by Sam, plus alternate takes, unreleased tracks, session chatter and bonus recordings from the Checker and Destination labels! Musicians include Bobby and Cecil Womack, Billy Preston and "Pink Panther" saxophonist Plas Johnson! (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)
Silver Convention, Get Up and Boogie: Expanded Edition / Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., I Hope We Get to Love in Time: Expanded Edition / Phyllis Nelson, Move Closer (Big Break Records)
Big Break has three more R&B classics arriving on CD this week including the first post-5th Dimension album from Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. featuring their smash "You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show)."
Silver Convention: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Marilyn & Billy: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Phyllis Nelson: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Van Dyke Parks, Super Chief (Yep Roc)
Yep Roc reissues Van Dyke Parks' 2013 "orchestral fantasy" on standalone CD (previously only available as part of a Record Store Day vinyl package) for the first time! (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)
Various Artists, Guardians of the Galaxy: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack/Awesome Mix Vol. 1 (Hollywood Records)
Here's the only collection approved for listening by The Star Lord! This indeed-awesome all-catalogue mix includes vintage cuts from The Jackson 5, The Raspberries, David Bowie, The Runaways, Blue Swede, Rupert Holmes and more - all but one of which (Norman Greenbaum's immortal "Spirit in the Sky") play key roles in the Marvel blockbuster-to-be! Also available as part of a 2CD or 2LP deluxe edition also including the film's orchestral score by Tyler Bates!
CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
2CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
2LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
*NSYNC, The Essential *NSYNC (Jive/Legacy)
This two-disc set from the late '90s/early '00s boy band lives up to its name for fans, featuring all the great hits ("Bye Bye Bye," "Tearin' Up My Heart," "Pop") plus a myriad of rarities from compilations, soundtracks and international pressings. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)
Various Artists, Ghostbusters: Original Soundtrack Album (Arista/Legacy)
A sequel of sorts to the Record Store Day single co-produced by our own Mike Duquette, this is a straight reissue of the original soundtrack, newly remastered for vinyl. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)
Apparently, the Apollo Vol I-IV box was released on iTunes last week. Problem is, no one can access it. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/live-at-the-apollo-vol.-i-iv/id899837131?ign-mpt=uo%3D4
Victor Dang says
So, word of warning on the Hard Road Deep Purple MKI box. There's been reports that the last 30 seconds on Hey Joe (stereo version) is missing. It's the segment after the song ends with the footsteps and the door slamming. The mono Hey Joe definitely has the last 30 seconds present.
This is definitely an error, by the way. I have a needledrop of the original stereo UK vinyl and the last 30-sec. segment with the footsteps and door slamming is definitely there at the end. Considering this is likely the last time the MKI era will get any sort of attention, I suggest people complain HARD about this.
Victor Dang says
Whoops, that last sentence sounded too much like fearmongering. 😳 Sorry!
(Be assured that it's definitely an error, though; that last segment is present on the original CD and the 2003 remaster.)