Welcome to this week’s Release Round-Up featuring classic rock, soul and jazz box sets and more!
Dance to the music! On October 4th and 5th, 1968, shortly after the release of the band’s third album Life, Sly & The Family Stone took the stage for a two-night, four-show engagement at Bill Graham’s Fillmore East in New York City. Epic Records recorded all four of the band’s concerts (two shows per night) with plans to release a live album. This new box includes all four sets with the group at its funkiest and most exciting!
This latest volume of the jazz legend’s Bootleg Series features 296 minutes of music, nearly four hours of which is previously unreleased, spanning the period between Davis’ Newport Jazz Festival debut to his final public performance of the 1970s (at New York’s Lincoln Center). The Kind of Blue-era sextet and Second Great Quintet line-ups are both represented over the course of these four CDs. Read the full story and track listing right here.
Rhino boxes up newly-remastered editions of every one of America’s studio and live albums recorded for Warner Bros. between 1971 and 1977 on this new 8-CD box set. Read more here!
Omnivore collects two discs’ worth of music from the Los Angeles-to-New-Orleans musical collective The Continental Drifters, whose roster has included Vicki Peterson (Bangles), Susan Cowsill (The Cowsills), Peter Holsapple (The dBs, R.E.M.), and many more-including the only member who has been with them from the beginning, Mark Walton (Giant Sand, The Dream Syndicate). This definitive anthology presents, per the label, rarities and previously unreleased music which add up to an “inspiring blend of both original and seminal cover songs with a southern fried blue-eyed soul approach that couldn’t be beat.”
Audio Fidelity reissues the acclaimed, Grammy-winning collaboration between Eric Clapton and the late B.B. King on stereo SACD. This hybrid SACD is playable on all CD players.