Today’s Release Round-Up features an array of high-resolution music, plus box sets, vintage reissues, live albums and more!
Roger Waters, Amused to Death (Remixed Editions) (Columbia/Legacy)
Roger Waters revisits his 1992 album Amused to Death, featuring contributions from Don Henley, Rita Coolidge, P.P. Arnold, Andy Fairweather Low and Michael Kamen, in a variety of formats featuring new stereo and 5.1 surround mixes. Read our full coverage here.
- CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
- CD / Blu-ray: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
- Hybrid SACD: Amazon U.S. TBD / Amazon U.K.
- Digital download: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
- 2LP 200 gram vinyl (pressed at Quality Record Pressings): Amazon U.S. TBD/ Amazon U.K.
- Limited edition, numbered 2LP picture disc vinyl: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Rhino boxes up 10 seminal albums by The Doobie Brothers, taking the band from southern rock to blue-eyed soul. For a full album listing and more, read here!
Rockbeat Records has a new 5-CD box set which the label bills as “From the team that brought you [Rhino’s] original three Doo Wop Boxes comes this one, chock full of the rarest and greatest vocal group recordings from 1951-63, the golden years of Doo Wop. We present, not only some of the greatest names the Moonglows, the Flamingos, the Heartbeats but their hardest to find recordings too. Compiled and annotated by Grammy winner Billy Vera, this may be our most fabulous set yet. If you were to buy the original vinyl copies of these classics, it would cost you several hundred thousand dollars that is if you could find them. This is a Doo Wop box that no serious collector can afford not to own. And you’ll never hear them sounding as good, thanks to master remastering expert Jerry Peterson.” 100 tracks, including songs by The Del-Vikings, The Moonglows, The Cadillacs, The Dreamlovers and many more.
Another classic Utopia concert comes to CD, this time via Rockbeat Records. Previously available only as a download, Live at the Fox 1973 is here with nine tracks including “Sons of 1984,” “Open My Eyes,” “The Last Ride” and “Couldn’t I Just Tell You.”
The Rolling Stones, From the Vault: Hyde Park 1969 (Eagle Rock)
The Rolling Stones’ free concert of July 5, 1969 at London’s Hyde Park is the latest to come to the band’s From the Vault series – this time in DVD and BD formats.
Omnivore’s latest reissue from power-pop heroes The Knack is the band’s first official live album, from 2002. The “soundtrack” to a performance on an imaginary 1960s television special, Live at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Fun House has been remastered and expanded, and also boasts new artwork and liner notes. With the addition of two tracks recorded for the original CD/DVD, but never issued until now (Normal As The Next Guy‘s “It’s Not Me” and “Seven Days Of Heaven),” Fun House now represents material from all of The Knack’s studio releases. Watch for a full review soon!
Joe Walsh’s 1974 solo album comes to hybrid stereo SACD (playable on all CD players) from Audio Fidelity.