Todd Rundgren has struck up a fertile relationship with Cleopatra Records in recent years, with the label issuing a number of audio and video titles (including Utopia's Live at the Chicago Theatre and the Box O' Todd) as well as the artist's memoir The Individualist. Now, Cleopatra's Purple Pyramid imprint has issued The Complete Nazz, a 3-CD survey of Rundgren's early band, with all three of Nazz's albums plus 30 previously issued bonus tracks. Todd Rundgren and bassist Carson Van Osten
Here's your Release Round Up for the week ahead. Various Artists, Country Music -- A Film By Ken Burns: The Soundtrack (Legacy Recordings) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.) 5CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 1CD: Walmart.com Filmmaker Ken Burns has tackled many subjects over the years, from the Civil War to baseball. His documentaries have garnered numerous awards over the years.
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! Various Artists, Stax Singles Vol. 4: Rarities and Best of the Rest (Stax/Craft) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) Craft Recordings boxes up a fourth volume of rare singles from the Stax vaults. Volume Four lives up to its subtitle, collecting odds and ends from Stax and its various imprints by artists including not just the label's usual heavy hitters but also Big Star, Billy Eckstine, Delaney and Bonnie, and others. 80 pages of