Welcome to this week’s Release Round-Up, packed with box sets, reissues, special collections, and more!
Legacy has boxed up 23 discs of The Isley Brothers – featuring every one of the group’s RCA and T-Neck albums released between 1959 and 1983, including one previously unreleased album and a total of 84 previously unissued or new-to-CD bonus tracks! Every track has been newly-remastered for this collection! Full details can be found here!
Edsel’s new 29-CD box set collects the songs and edits released in the U.S. and U.K. as CD singles across Belinda Carlisle’s entire solo recording career for IRS, Virgin, Chrysalis and, most recently, UMe. You can read full details here!
This new 4-CD, 64-song box set tracks the career of Paul Young at CBS Records including big hits, rarities, and previously unreleased tracks. Read more here!
Rhino collects 30 hits and album tracks from Linda Ronstadt on this newly-remastered 2-CD set. More information can be found here!
It’s appropriate that new anthologies from Linda Ronstadt and her one-time housemate, the late Nicolette Larson, are being released on the same day! Varese has this collection of Larson’s best recordings from the Warner Bros. family of labels – and we want you to WIN! Check back later today to find out how you can take home a copy of this stellar new set!
RockBeat’s James Austin has compiled 112 of the rarest soul and R&B tracks ever released on vinyl and stuffed them into a new 4-CD box set, also containing a 127-page hardcover book with notes penned by Bill Dahl! The full tracklisting and more can be found here! Watch this space for a full review soon!
Just weeks after Iconoclassic’s CD reissue (remastered by Vic Anesini) of The Jeff Beck Group’s 1972 album, Audio Fidelity has it on SACD – with the stereo layer containing Kevin Gray’s new remaster on both CD (playable on all CD players) and SACD, and the surround layer (SACD only) featuring the original 4.0 quad mix.
The jazz fusion group’s sophomore album, from 1973, arrives on SACD – with the stereo layer containing Kevin Gray’s new remaster on both CD (playable on all CD players) and SACD, and the surround layer (SACD only) featuring the original 4.0 quad mix.
The late soul man gets into the posthumous duets arena with this new release featuring his classic songs reinterpreted with Martha Reeves, Shuggie Otis, The Ohio Players, Rose Royce, Bonnie Pointer, Tom Scott and others.
Dub-focused label On-U Sound reissues War of Words from the Singer and Players collective featuring Jamaican artists (Bim Sherman, Prince Far-I, Jah Woosh and members of the Roots Radics) and members of the London post-punk scene (Keith Levene from Public Image Limited and Ari-Up from The Slits). This full-length vinyl reissue is joined by today’s release of the 10-inch War of Version with previously unreleased tracks by Prince Far-I and Jah Woosh!
The 2-CD expanded edition of the Lady and the Tramp soundtrack, previously an online exclusive to Intrada, arrives at general retail today. Read more details here!
This Legacy Collection release of The Aristocats marks the first time that a full soundtrack to the 1970 animated classic has been released in the United States, and the first complete presentation anywhere. The first disc has 35 tracks including score by George Bruns and songs by The Sherman Brothers, Terry Gilkyson, and Floyd Huddleston and Al Rinker. Performers include Phil Harris and Maurice Chevalier. The second disc has a selection of demos by Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman and Lost Chords performances, plus the vocal tracks from the original studio cast recording featuring Robie Lester, The Mike Sammes Singers and the film’s Phil Harris. Wow!
The Happiest Place on Earth turned 60 on July 17, 2015, and Walt Disney Records has marked the occasion with this 3-CD Legacy Collection volume drawing on the rich history of music for Disneyland from past and present! We have the scoop on this release right here! This trio of releases today concludes (the first wave of?) The Legacy Collection. Stay tuned for more information on any further releases in the series!