Welcome to this week’s Release Round-Up!
The Supremes’ smash 1967 album featuring “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” and “Love Is Here and Now You’re Gone” gets a must-have 2-CD deluxe treatment, including the original mono and stereo albums, rarities, outtakes, remixes, and a live set from The Copacabana in 1967 featuring one of the last joint performances of Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, and Florence Ballard! Read more here!
Guns N’ Roses, Appetite for Destruction [Various Formats] (Geffen/UMe)
Guns N’ Roses’ 1987 classic returns in a variety of formats from a single-disc remaster to a super deluxe box set containing 4 CDs and 1 Blu-ray, and for those with truly extravagant tastes, a website-exclusive set with 4 CDs, 1 BD, 7 LPs, and 6 vinyl 7-inch singles! See our full article for links to all versions! Read more here!
This live 2-CD album features performances recorded at Earl’s Court in London on June 30 and July 1, 1978 during David Bowie’s “Isolar II” Tour. This stand ended the second, European leg of the tour. Tony Visconti, who produced more than a dozen albums for Bowie throughout his career, recorded the 1978 concert which was later mixed by Bowie and David Richards in Montreux, Switzerland for a possible live album at the time. It would ultimately be the Stages live compilation that would represent the tour for audiences and this concert would not be heard until its debut on Record Store Day 2018. Also due today in brick-and-mortar independent stores are two exclusive vinyl LPs of the Bowie soundtrack Christiane F. – Wir Kinder Von Bahnoff Zoo and David Bowie In Bertolt Brecht’s Baal. Read more here!
Rhino brings together Buffalo Springfield’s three studio albums (Buffalo Springfield, Buffalo Springfield Again, and Last Time Around) on a new 5-CD or 5-LP box set featuring the mono and stereo mixes of the first two albums. Everything has been newly remastered under the supervision of Neil Young and his Archives team. Read more here!
John Coltrane, Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album (Impulse!/UMe)
Impulse! Records has discovered a lost 1963 album from The John Coltrane Quartet. Saxophone titan Coltrane was joined by Jimmy Garrison on double bass, Elvin Jones on drums, and McCoy Tyner on piano – the same group behind the monumental A Love Supreme and other Coltrane classics – for a March 6, 1963 session that will see release as Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album. This historic collection will arrive in 1-CD, 2-CD, 1-LP, 2-LP, and digital configurations. The 2-CD/2-LP iterations boast additional alternate takes. Read more here!
Graham Nash has curated a 2-CD, 30-track overview of his remarkable 50+-year career, with Disc One featuring hits and favorites from CSN, CSNY, Crosby-Nash and his solo years; and Disc Two comprising 15 demos (all but three of which are previously unreleased). A 15-song “highlights” version will arrive on 2 LPs on August 31. Read more here!
Chicago, Chicago II: Live on Soundstage (Rhino)
Chicago II: Live on Soundstage captures the band’s November 2017 performances at the Grainger Studio in their hometown, performing the classic 1970 album Chicago II. The concert is available today on a single CD and a CD/DVD set with video of the program and 5.1 audio. In August, both the CD and DVD will be included on a Chicago II box set along with Steven Wilson’s remix of the original album on both CD and LP. The concert audio is also available digitally and via streaming services. Chicago II: Live on Soundstage features original members Robert Lamm, James Pankow, and Lee Loughnane along with Tris Imboden, Keith Howland, Lou Pardini, Walfredo Reyes, Jr., Ray Herrmann, and Jeff Coffey. Get more details here!
As part of Yes’ 50th anniversary celebration, Rhino delivers a new five-album box bringing Steven Wilson’s recent, acclaimed remixes of the band’s storied catalogue to vinyl. Yes: The Steven Wilson Remixes features Wilson’s remixed versions of: The Yes Album (1971), Fragile (1971), Close To The Edge (1972), the double album Tales From Topographic Oceans (1973), and Relayer (1974). Each remixed album is a vinyl debut, having previously appeared only in deluxe CD/Blu-ray or DVD-Audio packages. You’ll find the track listing and more here!
This six-CD box set contains all four of The Flaming Lips’ Restless studio albums, originally issued between 1986 and 1990: Hear It Is (1986), Oh My Gawd!!!…The Flaming Lips (1987), Telepathic Surgery (1989) and In A Priest Driven Ambulance (With Silver Sunshine Stares) (1990). All of these have been remastered from the original master tapes. Two discs of rarities collect up odds and ends from this period, including B-sides, flexidiscs, and one-offs from various compilations. Get the full scoop here!
The Posies’ 1990 major label debut is expanded into a 2-CD edition with a whopping 27 bonus tracks (many previously unreleased) as well as a 2-LP vinyl set of the original album only, pressed at 45 RPM. Either way, you can’t go wrong with this lovingly-curated reissue, remastered from the original tapes!
Interscope reissues the 1997 debut album from Smash Mouth with the hit “Walkin’ on the Sun.” The 2-CD deluxe edition includes bonus B-sides and a remix, and an entire acoustic re-recording of the album.
The Feeling celebrates 12 years of 12 Stops with this deluxe digibook edition of the English pop band’s 2006 album which yielded three U.K. top ten hits. It’s been expanded with two discs of bonus tracks (demos, singles, and alternate versions) as well as a (PAL) DVD of Feeling on Ice, a documentary narrated by Kiefer Sutherland. Watch for more coverage of this title soon!
Cherry Red expands the Scottish band’s 1996 album Why the Long Face into a 4-CD edition also including their live covers album from the same year, Eclectic, and two discs of rare bonus material.
Procol Harum’s 1973 studio album gets the expanded treatment from Cherry Red, featuring five bonus tracks and a DVD of a Belgian television performance from November of that year.
The band’s first and only live album was released almost twenty years ago to the day on June 29, 1998 on the band’s own Time Bomb Recordings label. This anniversary reissue is pressed on double vinyl and features a replica of the poster that was included in the original edition!
Ray Davies has been in the headlines lately for announcing a Kinks reunion that everybody hopes will actually happen – but in the meantime, the legendary singer-songwriter is back with a follow-up to his last acclaimed solo LP Americana.