Today’s Release Round-Up features an array of titles including a box set from the one and only Chairman of the Board, a number of vintage albums in surround sound, a classic reissue from a new Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, and more!
Frank Sinatra, Ultimate Sinatra (Capitol/UMe)
The 100th birthday of Ol’ Blue Eyes is celebrated with a variety of releases under the Ultimate Sinatra umbrella, including a 4-CD box set drawing on the RCA, Columbia, Capitol and Reprise eras, highlights on 2 LPs or 1 CD, and a digital download. Full track listings and details on bonus material can be found in our article! A Target-exclusive edition of the standard version features a second disc of highlights from a never-before-released Australian concert available in full on the Australian edition.
Today’s the date for the U.K. release of Now Sounds’ Deluxe Expanded Mono Edition of Paul Revere and the Raiders’ 1967 classic Revolution! This lavish and generously expanded reissue, which arrives in the U.S. next week, features the entirety of the mono and stereo album mixes plus other bonus cuts. Look for Joe’s review soon!
Audio Fidelity has a host of surround releases this week on hybrid SACD (with stereo mixes playable on both SACD and the standard CD layer): quadraphonic (4.0) versions of Labelle’s Nightbirds and Earth Wind and Fire’s Open Our Eyes; and the 5.1 mix of America’s Homecoming. You can read full details here! The quad SACD of Billy Joel’s Streetlife Serenade appears to have been delayed until May 12!
Rush’s fifth studio album, originally issued in 1977, gets the Blu-ray Pure Audio treatment with 5.1 and stereo mixes in 96/24 high resolution sound.
This 2-CD or 2-LP set from the newly-inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Famer includes the I Love Rock ‘N Roll album plus a second disc of previously unreleased live recordings from New York from 1981, the year of the album’s original release.
Jazz pianist Dick Hyman teamed with vocalist Mary Mayo and producer Creed Taylor for this space-age classic, originally released in 1963. U.K. reissue label Omni describes it as “propulsive otherworldly swing…crafted from a sublime melange of Hammond organ, Ondes Martenot, prepared guitar, oscillators and re-purposed door buzzers and kitchen appliances. Bathe in the helium highs of ‘Moon Gas’, prepare for blast-off with ‘Space Reflex’ – the future was never such a.gas!” The label promises that the album has been remastered from the original tapes. Hyman’s 1969 Moog album Moog – The Electric Eclectics is included in the bonus material along with two additional tracks. A 20-page booklet also boasts new liner notes.
A true rock survivor returns! Ides of March and Survivor founder Jim Peterik (also recently represented by “Sail Away” on Brian Wilson’s new album No Pier Pressure) has a brand new set of songs tailored to his collaborator, singer Marc Sherer!
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