Welcome to this week’s Release Round-Up!
The Doors’ Waiting for the Sun, featuring the hit “Hello, I Love You,” is turning 50 with a new box set. This 2-CD/1-LP box features Bruce Botnick’s remastered version of the original stereo mix on both CD and 180-gram vinyl, plus a disc of 14 previously unreleased tracks including nine rough mixes and five live performances from Copenhagen on September 17, 1968. Read more here!
Twisted Sister’s 1983 sophomore album gets a 2-CD expansion. The newly remastered original album is joined by three bonus tracks from a 1983 EP (“One Man Woman,” “Four Barrel Heart of Love,” and “Feel the Power”) as well as an entire concert from London’s Marquee Club, recorded in March 1983. Live at the Marquee was previously released in 2011 as a limited edition on the Rhino Handmade imprint, and features most of the songs from the band’s debut Under the Blade plus Twisted-style covers of The Shangri-Las, Shirley and Lee (via Slade!), and The Rolling Stones. Read more here!
Malo’s Jorge Santana, brother of Carlos, stepped out in the 1970s for a pair of well-received albums on Tomato Records. Now, both of those LPs – including the Allen Toussaint-produced It’s All About Love – arrive on one deluxe CD from Omnivore Recordings! Also available digitally.
This 2-CD “audiobiography” collects 42 tracks from the troubadour, including album cuts, live recordings, radio appearances, home demos, and more. The master storyteller’s guests include Kate McGarrigle, George Gerdes, Steve Goodman, Suzzy Roche, Bill Frisell, Van Dyke Parks, Chaim Tannenbaum, and David Mansfield, plus his sister Sloan, and his children Rufus, Martha, Lucy, and Lexie. The CDs are packaged in a 60-page booklet. Also available digitally.
The prolific Willie Nelson pays tribute to his friend Frank Sinatra on this new 11-song collection featuring the timeless country troubadour’s personalized takes on “Fly Me to the Moon,” “It Was a Very Good Year,” “Young at Heart,” and the Paul Anka-co-written title track. Available on CD, vinyl, and digital. Watch this space for our review!
A new Guess Who album arrives courtesy of original drummer Garry Peterson plus vocalist Derek Sharp, bassist Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot/Ozzy Osbourne), guitarist Will Evankovich, and multi-instrumentalist Leonard Shaw. Also featured on the album are special guests Tommy Shaw (Styx) on vocals, Brent Fitz (Slash, Gene Simmons) on percussion, and Michael Devin (Whitesnake) on bass guitar. Classic Guess Who bassist Jim Kale makes an appearance, too.
Ann Wilson continues to forge her own path post-Heart with a new collection reuniting her with producer Mike Flicker. Immortal pays homage to the recently departed artists who have inspired Ann and countless others. including David Bowie, Tom Petty, Lesley Gore, Leonard Cohen, Chris Cornell, Amy Winehouse, and more!