Welcome to this week’s Release Round-Up, headlined by the long-awaited return of The Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers in a variety of formats and editions!
The Rolling Stones, Sticky Fingers (UMe)
3-CD/1-DVD Super Deluxe Edition Box Set: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
2-CD/1-DVD Deluxe Edition Box Set: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
2-CD Deluxe Edition: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
1-CD Standard Edition: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
2-LP Deluxe Edition: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Digital Download: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
The Rolling Stones revisit their 1971 classic featuring “Wild Horses,” “Brown Sugar,” “Bitch,” “Sister Morphine” and “Moonlight Mile” in a multitude of deluxe editions. Full details can be found here!
Faith No More, The Real Thing and Angel Dust: Deluxe Editions (Rhino)
Two albums from Faith No More get the deluxe treatment from Rhino, each with a bonus disc of previously issued rarities collected together. Read the whole story on both reissues here!
Pete Townshend, Classic Quadrophenia (Deutsche Grammophon)
Pete Townshend and Billy Idol join opera and Les Miserables star Alfie Boe in a new symphonic version of The Who’s seminal rock opera Quadrophenia, with orchestrations by Townshend’s partner Rachel Fuller. The deluxe CD/DVD edition includes the complete CD and a 44-minute DVD featuring an exclusive on-camera interview with Pete Townshend, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the album, and the new music video for “Love Reign O’er Me” shot on location at Brighton Beach Pier in England, site of the Mods and Rockers riots of 1964. Also available in standard CD and limited edition vinyl editions.
The late soul man, best known for his tenure as an Apple Records recording artist, is celebrated on this 2-CD anthology drawing on a period of nearly fifty years. The set (released last month in the U.K.) includes an entire concert from San Francisco in 1976, live BBC recordings, and previously unissued studio material from the 1970s onward.
This U.K. public domain compilation brings together 26 tracks from the late, great Eydie Gorme recorded in the early 1960s, including the new-to-CD songs “Before Your Time” and “Sonny Boy.”
Sepia brings together two albums by Tennessee Ernie Ford, from 1960 and 1962, on this new public domain-sourced release – both in stereo and complete on one CD. Come to the Fair, billed as capturing Ford’s performance at the Indiana State Fair in 1960, is considered one of the earliest live albums in the country genre!
SoulMusic Records pairs Valerie Simpson’s two Motown solo albums – originally issued on the Tamla label in 1971 and 1972, respectively – on one CD with one bonus track (the single version of “Can’t It Wait Until Tomorrow”).
Stephanie Mills, Tantalizingly Hot (SoulMusic Records) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. )
SoulMusic also has an expanded edition of Stephanie Mills’ 1982 Casablanca LP, with two bonus tracks: the B-side “Wailin” and the 12-inch mix of “You Can’t Run from My Love.”
Alex Chilton, Ocean Club ’77 (Norton)
The late Big Star and Box Tops frontman is celebrated on this new live release from 1977 at New York’s Ocean Club. “Taken directly from the master tapes,” per the label, this concert includes Chilton’s performances of “The Letter,” “In the Street,” “September Gurls,” The Beach Boys’ “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” and more, for a total of 16 tracks.
Omnivore continues its series of Knack reissues with the band’s final studio album – newly expanded with three of Doug FIeger’s songwriting demos!
Dave Edmunds (Rockpile, “I Hear You Knocking”) straps on his Fender Stratocaster for this all-instrumental – save occasional vocal interjections – collection of famous songs by Procol Harum (“A Whiter Shade of Pale”), Elton John (“Your Song”), The Beach Boys (“God Only Knows”), Kate Bush (“Wuthering Heights”) and others. Edmunds plays every instrument on these ten songs, recorded at his home studio over a four-month period, and pays tribute to his guitar heroes including Chet Atkins, Merle Travis and others with his reinterpretations. Think of it as Dave Edmunds Picks on the Classics!
John Lennon’s eight solo studio albums, remastered from their original analogue masters, have been newly cut to vinyl from 96k digital files for Lennon, a new 9-LP box set. Each album has been pressed on heavyweight, 180-gram vinyl with original album art.