Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up, featuring a selection of the new titles in stores today!
Miles Davis, That's What Happened 1982-1985: The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 (Columbia/Legacy)
The 3-CD box set (also available digitally) focuses on Miles Davis' final years at the Columbia label with which he had been associated since 1955 and on the three albums that closed out his 30-year run: Star People (1983), Decoy (1984), and You're Under Arrest (1985). The collection features studio outtakes as well as a complete live performance, What It Is: Montreal 7/7/83. That's What Happened 1982-1985: The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 was produced by team of Steve Berkowitz, Michael Cuscuna, and Richard Seidel and mastered by Mark Wilder at Battery Studios. The collection is housed in a slipcase with individual album mini-sleeves and a booklet featuring liner notes by Marcus J. Moore and the late Greg Tate as well as new interviews with key personnel. Along with the 3-CD edition, a 2-LP white vinyl release will collect highlights of the studio outtakes. (The concert was issued on vinyl for Record Store Day.) Get more details here!
Pink Floyd, Animals [2018 Remix] (Pink Floyd Records/Sony)
1CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada
1LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada
Blu-ray: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. Link TBD / Amazon Canada
SACD: Acoustic Sounds
CD/LP/BD/DVD Gatefold Deluxe Edition: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada
Pink Floyd's tenth album Animals arrived in January 1977, after 1975's Wish You Were Here and before 1979's The Wall. Coming between those two epochal works, Animals was initially dismissed by some critics. Consisting of just five tracks (two short bookends and three lengthy compositions), no singles were released and Animals became somewhat of a hidden gem - despite having peaked at No. 2 in the United Kingdom and No. 3 in the United States. Now, fans will have a chance to rediscover Animals as its long-awaited 5.1 surround sound mix is released as part of a campaign revisiting the album on CD, LP, Blu-ray Audio, and SACD. The Deluxe Gatefold format - due on October 7 - includes the LP, CD, Blu-ray, an audio DVD, and a 32-page book containing photos and memorabilia. The Blu-ray and DVD include the 2018 stereo and surround mixes in high resolution as well as the 1977 original stereo mix in its 2011 remaster. Read more here.
Parlophone offers a soundtrack to director Brett Morgen's highly-anticipated documentary about David Bowie. Available digitally today with a November 18 release on two CDs (and a 2023 bow on triple vinyl), the Moonage Daydream companion album boasts 43 tracks: new mixes of familiar material and deep cuts alike, fragments of Bowie's narration and even a handful of unreleased works. Among the centerpieces being heard for the first time is a live medley of "The Jean Genie" and The Beatles' "Love Me Do," performed with Jeff Beck on guitar during the incendiary set that saw Bowie announce the retirement of his Ziggy Stardust persona. Read more about the soundtrack here.
Craft Recordings releases Creedence Clearwater Revival's April 14, 1970 show at London's venerable Royal Albert Hall. as newly restored and mixed by Giles Martin and Sam Okell. The concert includes such CCR staples as "Green River," "Fortunate Son," "Bad Moon Rising," "Proud Mary," and "Keep on Chooglin'." Available on CD, LP, cassette, and digitally. A Craft-exclusive 2LP/2CD/1BD box set due November 18 includes the CD and 2-LP set of the Royal Albert Hall show plus the concert film/documentary Travelin' Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival Live at The Royal Albert Hall on Blu-ray and a soundtrack CD for the film.
Cherry Pop expands Stacey Q's 1986 Hi-NRG debut in a deluxe 2-CD edition including 20 bonus tracks (almost all new to CD, including radio edits, dance mixes, extended versions, and instrumentals) and a booklet with new liner notes and a period discography for the artist. Read more here.
John Coltrane, Blue Train: The Complete Masters (Blue Note/UMe)
John Coltrane only recorded one album for Blue Note as a leader. 1958's Blue Train, featuring all original compositions plus one standard, would come to be overshadowed by the saxophone great's very next recording: the groundbreaking Giant Steps for Atlantic. But as a document of Coltrane in his hard bop period, Blue Train remains a top-notch record. Now, it's returning to vinyl, CD, and digital formats in a variety of editions including a 2-LP deluxe audiophile set as part of Blue Note's Tone Poet series; a mono 1-LP Tone Poet edition; and a 2-CD set. The 2-LP and 2-CD editions add seven alternate and incomplete takes, four of which are previously unreleased. Get more details here.
Joe Strummer, 002: The Mescaleros Years (Dark Horse/BMG)
Back in 2018, Joe Strummer 001 collected recordings made by the late Clash frontman outside of that band: solo, with bandmate Mick Jones, and with The Mescaleros and The 101ers. Now, BMG's reactivated Dark Horse Records label offers Joe Strummer 002. Subtitled The Mescaleros Years, the collection reissues all three Mescaleros albums and adds fifteen rare and/or previously unreleased tracks. It's available on 4 CDs with a 72-page book or 7 LPs with a 32-page book. Read more here.
Ringo Starr delivers the latest in his series of original EPs. EP3 features collaborations with Steve Lukather, Dave Koz, Linda Perry, and others on four new songs. Available in CD and digital formats on September 16 and vinyl and cassette on November 18.
(The London) Suede returns with their ninth studio album, Autofiction, on CD, LP, and digital formats.
Lang Lang, The Disney Book (Deutsche Grammophon)
The renowned pianist brings his golden touch to such Disney standards as "It's a Small World," "Beauty and the Beast," "Someday My Prince Will Come," "Reflection," "The Bare Necessities," "Can You Feel the Love Tonight," and "Let It Go" on this new album available in standard (14 songs) and deluxe (27 songs) editions.