Welcome to this week’s Release Round-Up!
The 3-CD/1-DVD Above the Clouds: The Collection celebrates the musical legacy of Eagles’ Glenn Frey, presenting key tracks from Frey as a solo artist on 2 CDs as well as the long-awaited, official CD premiere of Longbranch/Pennywhistle as newly remixed by J.D. Souther and Elliot Scheiner, and a live concert DVD, Strange Weather/Live in Dublin, previously available only on VHS. Read more here!
The first disc of the above box set, featuring 15 Frey hits and favorites, gets a standalone release too!
Omnivore rounds up another 36 original Capitol single sides from Bakersfield, California’s favorite son, country legend Buck Owens! This 2-CD set, the second in Omnivore’s series of Owens singles releases, has been newly remastered by Michael Graves. Read more here!
BGO continues its exploration of Andy Williams’ Columbia catalogue with this 2-CD set bringing together four of the classic vocalist’s albums The Andy Williams Show (1970), Love Story (1971), A Song for You (1971, known as You’ve Got a Friend in the U.S.) and Alone Again (Naturally) (1972).
This affordably-priced 4-CD, 84-track set produced and curated by Dennis McNally collects some of Jerry Garcia’s earliest musical endeavors: from an informal 1961 performance at a birthday party with future collaborator Robert Hunter to live coffeehouse gigs through 1964 with folk and bluegrass bands. Also available on vinyl.
This 26-CD/3-DVD set is drawn from the Deutsche Grammophon/Universal archives and is being released in conjunction with the Bernstein centennial. Drawn from DG’s recordings as well as earlier albums on Decca (including the ballet Fancy Free and the original Broadway cast recording of Wonderful Town) and MGM (Trouble in Tahiti), the box includes his music for Broadway, ballet and opera, incidental music, scores for film, orchestra and chamber groups, vocal scores, and piano music. Also includes a 140-page book in English, French and German.
Ry Cooder returns with his first album since 2012, and first for the Fantasy label. Also available on vinyl.