Welcome to this week’s Release Round-Up!
Fleetwood Mac, 50 Years: Don’t Stop (Warner Bros./Rhino)
In celebration of its 50 years, Fleetwood Mac is issuing a new career-spanning collection featuring 50 songs on either 3 CDs or 5 LPs. These include hits, favorites, and a smattering of rarities such as the CD premiere of 2013’s “Sad Angel” from the digital release Extended Play. A 1-CD distillation includes 20 tracks. Read more here!
Kate Bush, Vinyl Boxes 1 & 2 / CD Box 1 (Parlophone)
Kate Bush’s complete albums discography – plus a smattering of rarities – are coming to CD and vinyl in two waves of releases. The vinyl albums – comprising all ten of the artist’s studio albums – will be released in four separate box sets. The first two, the 4-LP Vinyl Box 1 and the 3-LP Vinyl Box 2, are out today. The concluding pair, the 6-LP Vinyl Box 3 and 4-LP Vinyl Box 4, will be released on November 30. Vinyl Box 4 exclusively consists of rare tracks, with one LP of 12-inch mixes, two LPs of singles and B-sides, and a fourth of Kate’s interpretation of other songwriters’ compositions. As for the compact disc configurations, CD Box 1 (7 discs) arrives today, with Box 2 coming November 30. All of the individual studio albums will be available as standalone CDs. The rarities collections are exclusive to the box sets. Read more here!
This new 5-CD, media book-style box set brings together virtually all of Lulu’s recordings for Columbia, Atco, and Chelsea, plus a generous helping of rarities and a handful of new-to-CD tracks. Decade: 1967-1976 includes the complete albums Love Loves to Love Lulu, Lulu’s Album, New Routes, Melody Fair, Lulu, and Heaven and Earth and the Sky, plus over three dozen bonus tracks and new-to-CD rarities in a package with new liner notes by Alan Robinson. Also available as a single-disc, 14-track Best Of highlights edition. Read more here!
This new release premieres never-before-released recordings made by Campbell for his friend Presley. These fully-produced demos were recorded by Campbell for the songwriting team of Ben Weisman and Sid Wayne. The set also includes a posthumous duet with Elvis on “We Call On Him.” Glen Campbell Sings For The King will be released on CD, LP, digitally, and as a limited edition, 180-gram clear vinyl edition available exclusively at the artist’s website. Get more details here!
Rolling Stones, Voodoo Lounge Uncut [Various Formats] (Eagle Rock)
Blu-ray: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada
DVD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada
Blu-ray/2-CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada
DVD/2-CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada
3-LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada
Red 3-LP: Rolling Stones Online Shop
Red 3-LP/t-shirt bundle: Rolling Stones Online Shop
Voodoo Lounge Uncut marks the first release of The Rolling Stones’ full November 25, 1994 concert in Miami, featuring special guests Bo Diddley, Robert Cray, and Sheryl Crow. Video configurations also feature five bonus songs from New Jersey in August, 1994. Voodoo Lounge Uncut arrives in DVD, Blu-ray, DVD/2-CD, Blu-Ray/2-CD, 3-LP, digital video, digital audio, and HD digital audio configurations today. Meanwhile, The Rolling Stones’ official online shop is offering an exclusive 3-disc red vinyl version. Read more here!
Rolling Stones, Beggars Banquet: 50th Anniversary Edition (ABKCO)
For its 50th anniversary, the classic Stones album has been transferred from the original tapes to DSD, and freshly remastered by Bob Ludwig. Featuring “Street Fighting Man” and “Sympathy for the Devil,” Beggars Banquet will be reissued as a straightforward CD remaster and an expanded vinyl edition. The vinyl release will add a bonus 12-inch disk of “Sympathy for the Devil” with its original mono mix on Side One and an etching of the album’s original “toilet” cover on Side Two. (“Sympathy” was the only track from the album to have been mixed in true mono.) The box also includes a replica of a Japanese flexidisc containing a phone interview with Mick Jagger, as featured within original Japanese pressings of the LP. A download code for the album and interview is also included. Get more info here. And that’s not all. On December 7, ABKCO will import the Japanese version of this release: a 2-hybrid SACD set with the bonus content from the 12-inch vinyl bonus disc. It’s up for pre-order now at Amazon U.S.!
Cilla Black, Cilla with The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (Parlophone) (Amazon U.S. Link TBD / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Link TBD)
Cilla Black receives the grand orchestral treatment today. Cilla with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, featuring fourteen classic songs by the late superstar with all-new orchestral backings. Sheridan Smith, Cliff Richard, and Rebecca Ferguson guest on three tracks: “Alfie,” “You’re My World,” and “Anyone Who Had a Heart,” respectively. A previously unreleased Cilla vocal on “Have I Told You Lately” is also included. Read more here!
Roy Orbison, Unchained Melodies: Roy Orbison with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Legacy/Roy’s Boys)
Unchained Melodies: Roy Orbison with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra presents another 15 selections from the famously operatic vocalist in lavish, new orchestrations. Track include “Blue Bayou,” “California Blue,” “The Comedians,” and a duet version of “Heartbreak Radio” with country artist Cam. The CD edition arrives today, and the vinyl version in one week, on November 23. Read more here!
Yes, that’s not all! Following his successful Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison projects, Nick Patrick teamed once more with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for this reinterpretation of Buddy Holly’s hits including “Peggy Sue,” “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore,” “That’ll Be the Day,” and the title track. Surprisingly, this title is currently only receiving a digital release in the U.S. and not available at all from Amazon Canada (which doesn’t offer digital downloads), but is available on CD from Amazon U.K. at the above link.
Rush, Hemispheres: 40th Anniversary Edition [Various Formats] (UMe/Anthem)
The 1978 album Hemispheres from Canadian rock heroes Rush celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, and UMe/Anthem is not letting the occasion go unnoticed. The classic LP is being reissued on November 16 in a variety of formats including a 2CD/1BD/3LP Super Deluxe Edition, standalone 3LP and 2CD Deluxe Editions, and a Deluxe Digital Edition. All formats include the 2015 remastered version of the album and a disc of previously unreleased live performances. Get the full specs here!
Craft Recordings brings together five Cuban jam sessions first released between 1956-1965 by the country’s first independent record label, Panart. This 5-CD or 5-LP set presents all of the jams in their entirety, featuring pianist Julio Gutierrez, tres player Nino Rivera, flautist Jose Fajardo, and bassist and mambo pioneer Israel Cachao Lopez. The CD version has a 96-page booklet while the LP iteration, presented on 180-gram vinyl, has a 28-page booklet. Also available digitally.
John Coltrane, 1963: New Directions (Impulse!/UMe)
The collection brings together every track that John Coltrane recorded for Impulse! in 1963, presented in recording order. That includes material from the recent, acclaimed Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album, John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman, Dear Old Stockholm, Newport ’63, and Live at Birdland. 1963: New Directions also boasts new liner notes, and several new art pieces that make up the packaging. Get the full scoop here!
Every Move You Make: The Studio Recordings is a 6-disc vinyl collection featuring The Police’s five classic studio albums plus a bonus LP of rarities entitled Flexible Strategies. While pre-orders were previously open at Amazon U.S., the link is no longer active. Get the track listing and more here!
The Posies’ 1996 Geffen swansong is remastered and expanded to 2 CDs with 23 bonus tracks, 10 of which are previously unreleased! The original album arrives on vinyl in two weeks (November 30), pressed on two LPs for optimum sound quality.
Chris Cornell, Chris Cornell [Various Formats]
Last year, the world lost one of the greatest voices and songwriters of modern times: Chris Cornell. From his work in Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, Audioslave, and his solo career, Chris’s music defined a generation of rock music. Today, UMe releases a new collection that celebrates his legacy of song. Entitled Chris Cornell, the set comes in a variety of configurations: 1-CD distillation, 2-LP, 4-CD, and super deluxe 4-CD/1-DVD/7-LP. There will also be digital versions of the standard and deluxe sets. Each version will be released with the full permission and participation of the Cornell estate, led by Cornell’s wife Vicki, who compiled the sets. Get the full story here!
Sunset Blvd. presents 66 sides from the legendary New Orleans vocalist Lee Dorsey on three CDs, featuring the impeccable production and arrangements of Allen Toussaint. Includes material from labels including Fury, Sansu, Spring, Polydor, ABC, Bell, and more!
Lee Michaels, Nice Day for Something / Tailface (Manifesto)
Manifesto has two CD premieres from Lee Michaels’ Columbia Records tenure: his 1973 Nice Day for Something, and 1974’s Tailface. These titles, remastered by Bill Inglot and Dave Schultz, are housed in gatefold digipaks with original art elements. They continue the story told by Manifesto in the label’s 2015 box set containing all of Michaels’ A&M albums. Other than his 1982 self-released Absolute Lee, the A&M and Columbia albums represent his total discography.