Welcome to this week’s Release Round-Up!
Bon Jovi’s The Albums includes all 14 of the group’s studio efforts, from 1984’s blistering-glam self-titled debut to the just-released This House is Not for Sale, the first album without longtime guitarist Richie Sambora. Eleven of these albums have hit the Billboard Top 10 since 1986’s chart-topping breakthrough Slippery When Wet; of those, six of these albums (includingThis House is Not for Sale) have hit No. 1. The box will also include frontman Jon Bon Jovi’s solo albums Blaze of Glory (1990) and Destination Anywhere (1997) as well as a specially curated disc of extra tracks released between 1994 and 2010. Read more here!
Dutch rockers Golden Earring are the subject of a comprehensive box set from Red Bullet/Universal Music. The Complete Studio Recordings collects 26 (!) of the group’s albums released between 1965 and 2015 (!), with an additional three discs of single and B-side material. Eighteen of these albums reached the Top 10 on the Dutch charts, with seven (including their most recent full-length album, 2012’s Tits ‘N Ass), reaching No. 1. With comprehensive liner notes by local journalist Tjerk Lammers, Golden Earring’s Complete Studio Recordings is a fitting tribute to a band that’s been rocking for over five decades. Read more here!
David Bowie’s Low classic returns to vinyl in this new 7-inch vinyl picture disc single edition featuring the original, newly-remastered track on Side One and a stripped-down 2013 remix on Side Two. Read more here!
Bowie’s concert of March 23, 1976 was originally released as part of the deluxe Station to Station box set in 2010 and reprised in last year’s Who Can I Be Now? collection. Now, the double-disc live show finally receives a stand-alone edition on both CD and vinyl as part of today’s rollout of individual titles “broken out” of that box set. Other titles being reissued today include Young Americans, Station to Station, Diamond Dogs, and David Live on CD and vinyl. (The Gouster remains exclusive to the box.)
The legendary “New Country” singer-songwriter’s stripped-down 1999 album, featuring new versions of many of his most classic songs with a guest list including Jackson Browne, Steve Earle, Vince Gill and Mark Knopfler, is remastered and expanded with two bonus outtakes. Read more here!
Arthur Lee’s 1981 solo album is re-pressed by Friday Music on CD. The late Love frontman provided the liner notes for this album, on which he revisited “7 and 7 Is” and paid tribute to his band with “I Do Wonder.”