Welcome to this week’s Release Round-Up!
The long-delayed release ofThe Ultimate Collection features, on six vinyl albums, Evanescence’s full studio discography on 180-gram vinyl. In addition to Fallen, The Open Door (a double LP) and Evanescence, the box features the first wide release of Origin, a 2000 self-released demo collection; plus Lost Whispers, a rarities disc featuring four unreleased tracks, including a new version of Origin‘s “Even In Death.” A 52-page book of handwritten lyrics, artwork and photos rounds out this deluxe package. Read more here!
The Standells, Dirty Water / Why Pick On Me – Sometimes Good Guys Don’t Wear White / Try It! (Sundazed)
Sundazed loves that dirty water! The label is celebrating the L.A. garage band famous for its Boston anthem “Dirty Water” with a series of three expanded mono reissues on CD and vinyl from the band’s Tower Records (a Capitol subsidiary, not the famed record store) discography.
Alison Krauss, Windy City (Capitol)
Bluegrass queen Alison Krauss, the most recognized female artist in Grammy history with 27 wins, returns with venerable Nashville producer Buddy Cannon for this set of classic songs including John Hartford’s “Gentle on My Mind,” Cindy Walker’s “You Don’t Know Me,” and Roger Miller’s “River in the Rain.” Windy City is available in a standard 10-track version, a 14-track Deluxe Edition with four live bonus tracks, and a 16-track Target exclusive edition with additional songs “Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground” and “Till I Gain Control Again.” The 10-track core album will also be released on vinyl.
Albert Glasser, Monster from Green Hell: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Kritzerland)
The Monster from Green Hell is here! Kritzerland has the spine-tingling soundtrack to this 1957 sci-fi B-movie classic in a premiere release taken from composer Albert Glasser’s own tapes as restored by Chris Malone for maximum chills! This title is limited to 1,000 units! CDs will ship by the last week of March, but the label typically averages three to five weeks early in terms of shipping ahead of the official date!