Welcome to this week’s Release Round-Up!
It’s the time of the season! Varese has a new edition of The Zombies’ 1968 classic, freshly remastered at d2 Mastering and with seven bonus tracks as well as new liner notes by co-producer Andrew Sandoval and rare photographs. The bonuses comprise the mono mix of “I’ll Call You Mine” and “I Want Her She Wants Me;” alternate takes and mixes of “Care of Cell 44;” a version with cello of “A Rose for Emily;” a non-overdubbed stereo mix of “This Will Be Our Year;” and a remix of the hit single “Time of the Season.” Read more here!
The Creation, Action Painting (Numero Group)
Numero Group collects the complete original studio output of the British Invasion-era psych-rockers The Creation on one lavish 2-CD set, featuring outtakes, rarities, and new stereo mixes created by famed producer Shel Talmy (The Who, The Kinks). An 80-page hardcover book is included with this deluxe package. Get the full details and track listing here, and watch for our review soon!
The long-awaited third volume of Parlophone’s set of complete Hollies box sets is here! This budget-priced 6-CD set returns to print some of the most difficult-to-locate tracks in The Hollies’ considerable discography. It includes eight full studio albums: Hollies (1974), Another Night (1975), Write On (1976), Russian Roulette (1976), A Crazy Steal (1978), Five Three One – Double Seven O Four (1979), Buddy Holly (1980), and What Goes Around (1983), plus a number of rarities such as the worldwide CD debuts of “You’re All Woman” and “You Gave Me Strength.” This is released today in the U.K. and next Friday in the U.S.!
This 3-CD/1-DVD set brings together two previously released albums celebrating the legendary 40+ partnership of director and composer (1991’s The Spielberg/Williams Collaboration and 1995’s Williams on Williams: The Classic Spielberg Scores) and adds a newly-recorded third volume entitled The Spielberg/Williams Collaboration Part III. A newly filmed documentary, Steven Spielberg & John Williams: The Adventure Continues, rounds out the package on DVD. Mike has the full details right here!
Veteran studio musician, longtime David Letterman bandleader, Blues Brother, and all-around rock-and-roll old soul Paul Shaffer returns with a new LP featuring an eclectic roster of special guests including Dion, Valerie Simpson, Shaggy, Jenny Lewis, Bill Murray, and Darius Rucker.