Welcome to our final Tuesday Release Round-Up – and it’s a doozy! As many of you know, the record industry will next week adopt a universal Friday release day. No releases are scheduled for Tuesday, July 7; instead, Friday, July 10 is the date! DVDs and Blu-rays will, for the foreseeable future, remain released on Tuesdays. We’ll resume with a new Release Round-Up on Friday, July 10!
Ronny and the Daytonas, The Complete Recordings (2-CD Set) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.) / The Viscounts, Harlem Nocturne (Limited Mini LP Sleeve Edition) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.) / Banana and the Bunch, Mid-Mountain Ranch (Limited Mini LP Sleeve Edition) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.) / Fanny, Fanny Hill (Expanded Edition) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.) / Grateful Dead, Dick’s Picks Vol. 5-Oakland Auditorium Arena 12/26/79 (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)
If you just can’t wait to roll down the windows and crank the car stereo up this summer, you’d be hard-pressed to find more appropriate music than Real Gone Music’s 2-CD set of the complete recordings of Ronny and the Daytonas (“G.T.O.”) ! And to coincide with the summer’s most in-demand concert ticket, Real Gone has another volume of live rarities from Grateful Dead. The label is also returning to the catalogue of the pioneering female rock band Fanny with an expanded edition of 1972’s Fanny Hill! Limited edition reissues from The Viscounts and the Youngbloods spin-off Banana and the Bunch round out the label’s slate! Read more details here!
Tina Turner’s legendary comeback album gets the remastered and expanded treatment with a 15-track bonus disc! The original album is also newly available on vinyl today! Read more here!
The Who’s creative force returns with a new solo collection featuring two previously unreleased tracks! You’ll find the track listing and more right here!
Ace Records delivers with love and mercy on this new collection of songs written by Brian Wilson! Its 25 tracks feature Jay and the Americans, Bruce and Terry, Kirsty MacColl, Bobby Vee, The Tokens, Jan and Dean, Darian Sahanaja and many more.
No, we’re not talking about Reed and Sue Richards, Johnny Storm and Ben Grimm; we’re talking about one of Detroit’s greatest vocal groups! The Fantastic Four’s three-year stint at Motown resulted in just a couple of issued 45s but the quartet was scheduled for an album release…and, in true Motown fashion, recorded enough additional tracks to fill a second album! The Lost Motown Album presents the planned 1970 LP in its originally-intended sequence, and also adds more than a dozen bonus tracks from the same period – 14 of which have never seen the light of day before! All tracks are presented in Motown’s original mixes.
The 1973 greatest hits collection for The Doors is presented on hybrid SACD in its original stereo and 4.0 quad surround mixes. Features “Light My Fire,” “Touch Me,” “Love Her Madly,” “Hello, I Love You” and more. The stereo layer is playable on all CD players.
The late, great Joe Cocker’s 1969 album comes to hybrid stereo SACD (playable on all CD players). Features the epic title track plus “I Shall Be Released,” “Feeling Alright” and more.
The Bottom Line Archive series (Bottom Line Records)
The late, great New York club The Bottom Line has resurrected its record label and reissued four of its vintage titles – including Harry Chapin’s live release with a new third disc and almost 90 minutes of previously unreleased music! Read full details on all four releases here!
Earlier this year, Sony Music U.K. released a 3-CD edition of ELP’s classic album Trilogy; now that edition is coming to the U.S. via Razor & Tie. CD 1 has the original album, CD 2 has Jakko M. Jakszyk’s new stereo mix and a DVD has Jakszyk’s new 5.1 surround mix in high resolution! (The British edition had the stereo mix in hi-res, too; it’s unclear whether the American edition carries this over, as well. The Amazon U.K. link above is for the British release while the American link heads to the Razor & Tie edition.)
The Lovin’ Spoonful, Mono Album Series (Sundazed)
Do you believe in magic? Sundazed has the first three albums by The Lovin’ Spoonful in mono editions on both CD and 180-gram vinyl! Full details can be found here!
The ’90s Nebraska rockers celebrate their career with a new 4-CD rarities box set featuring B-sides, unreleased songs, demos, live tracks and more rarities recorded between 1992 and 2014!
Dean Martin, Dream with Dean (Hybrid Stereo SACD) (Analogue Productions)
Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound has remastered for hybrid (playable on all CD players) stereo SACD this intimate Dean Martin classic from 1964!
Tavares, Check It Out (SoulMusic/Caroline) (Amazon U.S. TBD / Amazon U.K.)
SoulMusic Records, now in conjunction with the Caroline label, continues its series drawn from the Tavares catalogue with this 1973 Capitol Records release! Check It Out has been expanded with one bonus track, the non-LP single “The Judgment Day.”
Nancy Wilson, Today My Way/Nancy, Naturally (SoulMusic/Caroline) (Amazon U.S. TBD/Amazon U.K.)
SoulMusic.com and its new partner, Caroline Records, present two mono Nancy Wilson LPs on one CD: 1965’s Today My Way and 1966’s Nancy, Naturally! Songs include “Reach Out for Me,” “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’,” “Dear Heart,” and “Since I Fell for You.”
KC’s ninth studio album, from 1982 on the Epic label, introduced the U.S. Top 20/U.K. No. 1 hit “Give It Up.” FTG expands it with nine bonus tracks including rare mixes and previously unreleased covers of Stevie Wonder’s “Uptight” and Sly and the Family Stone’s “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin).”
Neil Young teams with Promise of the Real (Lukas Nelson (vocals/guitar), Micah Nelson (guitar, vocals), Anthony Logerfo (drums), Corey McCormick (bass) and Tato Melgar (percussion)) for this hard-rocking album drawing on environmental and ecological themes. Available as a CD/DVD edition and on digital platforms including, of course, Young’s Pono.
The Who, Live at Shea Stadium 1982 (Eagle Rock)
The Who’s October 13, 1982 show at New York’s Shea Stadium – featuring Kenney Jones on drums for a 25-track set (including Who favorites as well as covers of “I Saw Her Standing There” and “Twist and Shout”) – arrives on Standard Definition Blu-ray with DTS-HD Master Audio and LPCM stereo soundtracks. Also available on DVD.