This Deluxe Edition of Mike + The Mechanics’ 1988 album arrives in the U.S. with a second disc featuring “The Living Years 2014″ and live tracks culled from the band’s 1989 tour. Read our full coverage here.
Friday Music has repackaged Collectors’ Choice Music’s 2010 three-disc collection of the complete Columbia singles output of the legendary band (“Kicks,” “Hungry,” “Just Like Me”). Mark Lindsay provides new liner notes.
Following its 5.1 presentation of BS&T’s Al Kooper-helmed debut album, Audio Fidelity revisits the kickoff of the jazz-rock band’s David Clayton-Thomas era! This original 4.0 quad mix of the 1969 smash features “Spinning Wheel,” “And When I Die” and “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy,” all in vivid multichannel on hybrid SACD.
This limited edition 3-CD set presents rare and previously unreleased performances by Judy Garland from both her earliest days (First Flights) and her final months (Swan Songs). The Swan Songs include Garland’s final U.S. concert from July 20, 1968; performances from her London Talk of the Town engagement of December 30, 1968 through February 1, 1969, and her final concert of March 25, 1969 from Copenhagen. Private home recordings and other rare live performances can also be found here, all in newly and excitingly restored sound. The First Flights turn the clock back to the star’s childhood with songs recorded between 1929 and 1940. Read Joe’s review here!
Kylie Minogue, Kylie / Enjoy Yourself / Rhythm of Love / Let’s Get to It (PWL/Cherry Red)
Cherry Red has the first four albums by Aussie pop superstar Kylie Minogue in newly remastered and expanded versions: Special Edition (unique picture CD artwork and a 24-page booklet containing full lyrics, new sleeve notes and classic images), Deluxe Edition (specially presented 2-CD and DVD set including rare tracks, remixes and promo videos) and Collector’s Edition (limited pressing box set featuring picture disc LP, 2-CD and DVD set, and other memorabilia). Watch for our full rundown on these releases soon!
The classic 1940 animated film Pinocchio celebrates its 75th anniversary in style with this Legacy Collection volume featuring the complete original soundtrack on Disc One, plus three newly-recorded “Lost Chords” and five bonus tracks performed by Cliff Edwards, a.k.a. Jiminy Cricket. Read our full coverage here.
The big-voiced vocalist is recipient of the latest volume of the budget ICON line. Engelbert’s entry features 11 songs remastered by Mark Omann including “Release Me,” “The Last Waltz,” “I’m a Better Man (For Having Loved You)” and “After the Lovin’.”
Eddie Money, Where’s the Party / Can’t Hold Back (Rock Candy)
Rock Candy remasters Eddie Money’s 1982 and 1986 albums and adds new liner notes.
This release features 19 of the great tenor’s studio and live renditions of opera favorites from Otello, Pagliacci, Rigoletto, Tosca, Turandot, Madama Butterfly and more, including previously unissued tracks.
Sepia collects 32 pre-Beatles era oldies from Bobby Vee, Chubby Checker, Shelly Fabares, Brian Hyland, Eydie Gorme, Tony Orlando and more!
The singer-songwriter returns with her first full studio album in a decade. You Gotta Love the Life features guests Al Jarreau, Dave Koz, Keb’ Mo’, Joe Sample (in one of his last recordings), Stevie Wonder and Dionne Warwick (duetting on one of the late Hal David’s final lyrics).
Steve Tyrell revisits his roots in the Brill Building era by paying tribute to teams like Leiber and Stoller, Sedaka and Greenfield, Goffin and King, Mann and Weil, and Barry and Greenwich on songs including “Laughter in the Rain,” “On Broadway,” “Up on the Roof,” “Be My Baby” and “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling.” Guests include B.J. Thomas, Bill Medley, Neil Sedaka, Mike Stoller, Jeff Barry, Barry Mann and 20 Feet from Stardom’s Judith Hill.