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Published on October 12th, 2017 | by Gerry Galipault

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Fall Music Preview 2017: The Reissues

Black Friday is a little over a month away, and soon people will be making their wish lists for the holidays.

Box sets, deluxe editions, expanded editions, vinyl, compilations, greatest hits, etc. … start saving up for ’em.

Here’s our list of upcoming vital reissues. This is your Fall Music Preview: The Reissues edition.

Oct. 20, 2017

Artist: Title: Label:
Boston Symphony Orchestra “Complete Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon” (57-CD box set) (Deutsche Grammophon)
Mariah Carey “Butterfly [Vinyl]” (1997 album; commemorative 12″ Vinyl Picture Disc, marking the album’s 20th anniversary; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Columbia / Legacy)
Donald Fagen “Cheap Xmas: Donald Fagen Complete” (five-CD solo career-spanning box set; Download; Amazon UK) (Rhino / Warner)
Debbie Gibson “We Could Be Together” (30-year career retrospective featuring 10 CDs and three DVDs, with more than 200 tracks, including new material) (Edsel)
Daryl Hall & John Oates “Timeless Classics” (18-song compilation; Amazon UK; On Tour) (Sony Music)
The Jam “1977 (40th Anniversary Edition)” (four-CD, one-DVD box set, featuring the albums “In the City” and “This Is the Modern World” with unreleased demos and live recordings, a DVD containing TV appearances and promo videos and a 144-page book; See here; Read here; Download) (Polydor / UMe)
George Michael “Listen Without Prejudice (25th Anniversary Edition)” (1990 album; remastered, with a second CD containing 1996’s “MTV Unplugged”; Read here; Super Deluxe Edition; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; Merch) (Columbia / Legacy)
Oasis “Dig Out Your Soul” (2008 album; remastered) (Big Brother Recordings)
Pentatonix “A Pentatonix Christmas Deluxe” (2016 album; with 10 new additional songs; On Tour; Merch) (RCA)
Pet Shop Boys “Yes: Further Listening 2008-2010” (2009 album; remastered three-CD set; Vinyl; Download; iTunes), “Elysium: Further Listening 2011-2012” (2012 album; remastered; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Rhino / Parlophone)
The Smiths “The Queen Is Dead (Deluxe Edition)” (three-CD, one-DVD box set; 1986 album; remastered, with demos, B-sides and alternative versions, plus “Live in Boston,” recorded on Aug. 5, 1986; the DVD features the 2017 master of the album in 96kHz / 24-bit PCM stereo and “The Queen Is Dead – A Film By Derek Jarman”; Vinyl, five-LP box set; Download) (Rhino / Warner)
Various artists “Stax Country” (16 rare and unreleased country songs, recorded in the early to mid-1970s; Vinyl) (Craft Recordings)
Frank Zappa “Halloween 77” (three-CD set includes all six shows in their entirety, performed Oct. 28-31, 1977, at the Palladium in New York; eBay; Merch) (Zappa / UMe)

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Oct. 27, 2017

Artist: Title: Label:
Leonard Bernstein “Leonard Bernstein: The Remastered Edition” (100-CD box set) (Sony Classical)
The Black Crowes “The Black Crowes: The Lost Crowes” (two-CD compilation, originally released in 2006) (Silver Arrow)
Bread “The Elektra Years: The Complete Albums Box” (six-CD box set) (Rhino / Elektra)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer “Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Fanfare 1970-2010” (22-CD box set; Hear here; Read here; eBay; Merch) (BMG Rights Management)
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong “Classic Album Collection” (1956’s “Ella & Louis” and 1957’s “Ella & Louis Again,” with bonus tracks) (Europe – Universal)
Frankie Goes to Hollywood “Welcome to the Pleasuredome (Deluxe Edition)” (1984 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks; Vinyl; Merch) (BMG Rights Management)
Norah Jones “Day Breaks (Deluxe Edition)” (2016 album; second CD contains an October 2016 show recorded at the Sheen Center’s Loreto Theater in New York; Vinyl, two-LP 180g silver foil-cover disc) (Blue Note)
The Meters “A Message from The Meters – The Complete Josie, Reprise & Warner Bros. Singles 1968-1977 [Vinyl]” (three LPs, 40 songs) (Real Gone Music)
Motörhead “Motörhead (40th Anniversary Edition)” (1977 album; remastered, with seven previously unheard recordings from the original album sessions; Hear/read here; eBay; Merch) (U.K. – Ace)
The Pharcyde “Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde (Deluxe Edition)” (1992 album; remastered, with a second CD of bonus material; Vinyl) (Craft Recordings)
Phil Seymour “Prince of Power Pop: His Very Best” (24-song collection includes 11 never-before-heard tracks; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Big Beat / Ace)
Carly Simon “Coming Around Again: 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition” (1987 album; two CDs; remastered, with six bonus tracks and the 11-song “Carly in Concert – Coming Around Again”; Read here) (Hot Shot / Cherry Red)
Sixx:A.M. “The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack (10th Anniversary Edition)” (2007 album; PledgeMusic) (Eleven Seven Music)
Various artists “All Day Thumbsucker Revisited: The History of Blue Thumb Records” (1995 compilation; two CDs, feat. Leon Russell, Ike & Tina Turner, Pointer Sisters, Dave Mason, Mark-Almond, The Crusaders, Gerry Rafferty, etc.) (Verve / UMe)
Various artists “Blind Pig 40th Anniversary Collection” (two-CD retrospective) (Blind Pig)
Various artists “Can You Feel the Force? The John Luongo Disco Mixes” (two CDs, 21 songs; featuring 12-inch extended remixes of hits by The Jacksons, Dan Hartman, Patti LaBelle, Johnny Mathis, Real Thing, Melba Moore, Santana, Gladys Knight & The Pips, etc.; Hear here) (Groove Line)
Various artists “Hard To Find 45s On CD, Volume 18 – 70s Essentials” (21 songs; Hear/read here), “Hard To Find 45s On CD, Volume 19 – More 70s Essentials” (21 songs; Hear/read here) (Eric)
The Who “Maximum As & Bs: The Complete Singles” (five-CD box set featuring 86 tracks from the Brunswick, Reaction, Track and Polydor labels; Download; Amazon UK) (Geffen / UMe)
Gary Wright “Greatest Hits” (eBay; On Tour) (Varèse Sarabande)

Nov. 3, 2017

Artist: Title: Label:
Francesca Battistelli “Greatest Hits: The First Ten Years” (14 songs) (Fervent)
Johnny Cash “Cash Unearthed [Vinyl]” (nine-LP box set, with 60-page coffee table book; Read here; eBay; Merch) (American Recordings)
Bob Dylan “Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 13 / 1979-1981” (two CDS, 30 songs; Deluxe Edition; Vinyl; Download; Digital Deluxe Edition; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Columbia / Legacy)
Duke Ellington “His Classic Collaborations 1956-1963” (four CDs) (Enlightenment)
Percy Faith and His Orchestra “Music of Christmas (Expanded Edition)” (1959 album; remastered, with seven bonus tracks) (Real Gone Music)
The Flamingos “The Flamingos Collection 1953-61” (three CDs, 80 songs; Track list) (Acrobat)
The Four Preps “The Things We Did Last Summer and More” (1958 album; remastered) (Sepia)
Stan Freberg “The Singles Collection 1947-60” (two CDs, 45 tracks; Track list) (Acrobat)
Josh Groban “Noël (10th Anniversary Edition)” (2007 album; remastered, with six bonus tracks, including four new songs; Download; eBay; Merch) (Reprise)
Major Harris “My Way” (1975 album, featuring “Love Won’t Let Me Wait”; remastered) (Friday Music)
Lee Hazlewood & Ann-Margret “The Cowboy & The Lady” (1969 album; remastered, with bonus tracks; Hear/read here; Vinyl) (Light in the Attic)
King Crimson “Sailors’ Tales (1970-1972)” (limited-edition 27-disc box set, featuring 21 CDs, four audio Blu-rays and two audio DVDs; contains Steven Wilson and Robert Fripp stereo mixes of 1970’s “In the Wake of Poseidon” and “Lizard” and 1971’s “Islands,” plus additional tracks, live recordings, etc.; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (DGM)
Peggy Lee “Peggy Lee With The Benny Goodman Orchestra 1941-47” (two CDs, 44 songs; Track list) (Acrobat)
Little Richard “Here’s Little Richard (60th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)” (1957 album; remastered, with a second CD of demos and alternate takes; Hear/read here) (Craft Recordings)
The Monkees “Headquarters Stack-O-Tracks (50th Anniversary Edition) [Vinyl]” (1967 album, with original backing tracks and instrumental versions; 180-gram audiophile clear vinyl; eBay; Merch) (Friday Music)
Roy Orbison “A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra” (producers: Don Reedman, Nick Patrick; Vinyl; eBay; Merch) (Legacy Recordings)
The Supremes “The Ultimate Merry Christmas” (expanded edition of 1965’s “Merry Christmas,” featuring the original mono and stereo mixes and new 2017 mix, with previously unreleased bonus tracks; Read here) (Second Disc / Real Gone Music)
Weather Report “The Columbia Studio and Live Recordings” (19-disc box set) (Columbia / Legacy)

Nov. 10, 2017

Artist: Title: Label:
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band “Born In Chicago: The Best of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band” (16 songs) (Varèse Sarabande)
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong “Cheek To Cheek: The Complete Duet Recordings” (four-CD box set combines for the first time their Decca singles with three Verve albums and bonus tracks) (Verve / UMe)
The Foundations “The Very Best of The Foundations” (16 songs) (Varèse Sarabande)
Aretha Franklin “A Brand New Me: Aretha Franklin With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra” (Franklin’s classic hits woven together with new orchestral arrangements, which were recorded at Abbey Road Studios, with new backing vocals by Patti Austin; producers: Nick Patrick, Don Reedman; Vinyl; Download; eBay; Merch) (Rhino / Atlantic)
Girlschool “Glasgow 1982” (recorded live at the Apollo Theater; Vinyl) (Cleopatra)
Hüsker Dü “Savage Young Dü” (three-CDs, 69-song set of original board tapes, demos and session masters; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Numero)
Phyllis Hyman “Deliver the Love: The Anthology” (two CDs, 33 songs; See here; Read here) (SoulMusic.com / Cherry Red)
Elton John “Diamonds” (three-CD deluxe hits collection; Standard CD; Two-CD Edition; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Mercury / UMe)
The Kinks “Sleepwalker [Vinyl]” (1977 album; audiophile black and white swirl; eBay; Merch) (Friday Music)
Metallica “Master of Puppets” (1986 album; remastered three-CD expanded edition, featuring previously unreleased demos, rough mixes, interviews, live tracks and a 28-page booklet; See here; Standard CD; Vinyl; Download; Digital Expanded Edition; Digital Deluxe Box Set; On Tour; Merch) (Blackened Recordings)
Angel Olsen “Phases” (12-song collection of B-sides and rarities, with a new song, “Special”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Jagjaguwar)
R.E.M. “Automatic for the People (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)” (1992 album; remastered; a second CD features their Greenpeace benefit at The 40 Watt Club in Athens, Ga.; Read here; 3 CD/Blu-Ray; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; Merch) (Craft Recordings)
Minnie Riperton “Perfect Angel (Deluxe Edition)” (1974 album; remastered, with bonus material) (Capitol / UMe)
Ten Years After “Ten Years After 1967-1974” (50th anniversary 10-CD box set, including the previously unreleased “The Cap Ferrat Sessions,” newly mixed by producer Chris Kimsey; Read here; eBay) (Chrysalis)

Nov. 17, 2017

Artist: Title: Label:
America “Heritage: Home Recordings/Demos 1970-1973” (15 songs) (Omnivore Recordings)
Jimmy Buffett “Buried Treasure, Volume One” (previously unreleased songs that he wrote between 1969 and 1973 with producer Travis Turk; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Mailboat)
Carpenters “The Vinyl Collection” (12-LP box set), “Ticket to Ride [Vinyl]” (1969 album), “Close to You [Vinyl]” (1970 album), “Carpenters [Vinyl]” (1971 album), “A Song for You [Vinyl]” (1972 album), “The Singles 1969-1973 [Vinyl]” (1973 album), “Now & Then [Vinyl]” (1973 album), “Horizon [Vinyl]” (1975 album), “A Kind of Hush [Vinyl]” (1976 album), “Passage [Vinyl]” (1977 album), “Made in America [Vinyl]” (1981 album), “Voice of the Heart [Vinyl]” (1983 album), “Lovelines [Vinyl]” (1989 album; Read here; eBay; Merch) (A&M / UMe)
The Doors “Strange Days (50th Anniversary Edition)” (1967 album; remastered, featuring mono and stereo versions of the album; Read here; Download; Vinyl; eBay; Merch) (Rhino / Elektra)
John Fogerty “Blue Moon Swamp” (1997 album; remastered; Read here; Vinyl, with download card) (BMG Rights Management)
Green Day “Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band” (20 hits, plus a new song, “Back in the USA,” and a new duet with Miranda Lambert on “Ordinary World”) (Reprise)
Whitney Houston “I Wish You Love: More From The Bodyguard” (a new collection of live and studio recordings from “The Bodyguard” and subsequent tour, including several previously unreleased tracks; Download) (Arista / Legacy)
Peggy Lee “Is That All There Is? [Vinyl]” (1969 album; eBay) (Capitol / UMe)
Paul McCartney “McCartney [Vinyl]” (1970 album), “Ram” (1971 album; Vinyl), “Band on the Run [Vinyl]” (1973 album), “Venus and Mars [Vinyl]” (1975 album), “Wings at the Speed of Sound [Vinyl]” (1976 album), “McCartney II [Vinyl]” (1980 album), “Tug of War [Vinyl]” (1982 album), “Pipes of Peace [Vinyl]” (1983 album; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Capitol / UMe)
The Moody Blues “Days of Future Passed (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)” (featuring the newly restored original 1967 stereo mix, plus nine BBC Radio session performances and a DVD with a new 5.1 surround sound mix derived from the album’s original 1972 Quad mix, along with previously unreleased video footage of the band performing three album tracks at MIDEM on Jan. 24, 1968; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl, two LPs; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Polydor / UMe)
Luciano Pavarotti “The Complete Opera Recordings” (101-CD box set) (Decca)
Queen “News of the World (40th Anniversary Edition)” (1977 album; remastered; three-CD, one-DVD, one-LP box set, featuring previously unreleased tracks, bonus songs and the documentary “Queen: The American Dream”; Read here) (Hollywood)
Sharon Van Etten “(it was) because i was in love (Deluxe Reissue)” (2009 album; remastered; includes a new version of “I Wish I Knew” and two bonus tracks; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (language of stone / sve productions)
Various artists “Decca Sound: The Piano Edition” (55-CD box set; Track list) (Decca)
Various artists “Harry Potter: Original Motion Picture Soundtracks I-V [Vinyl]” (10-LP picture disc box set; Filmography; eBay; Merch) (Rhino / Warner)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call the 60s” (three CDs, 74 songs; Track list) (NOW)
Various artists “Oscar, With Love: The Songs of Oscar Peterson (Deluxe Edition)” (2015 three-CD tribute to the late jazz pianist, featuring Ramsey Lewis, Michel Legrand, Chick Corea, Monty Alexander, Kenny Barron, etc.; Hear here) (Mack Avenue)
Various artists “Saturday Night Fever (Super Deluxe Edition)” (1977 album; two-CD, two-LP, Blu-ray box set; Two-CD Deluxe Edition; Download) (Capitol / UMe)
The Yardbirds “Yardbirds ’68” (an 18-track double album featuring the previously unreleased “Live at Anderson Theater” and “Studio Sketches,” a collection of alternate takes and demos; Read here; Vinyl) (JimmyPage.com)

Nov. 24, 2017

Artist: Title: Label:
Jeff Beck “Truth [Hybrid SACD]” (1968 album; remastered) (Audio Fidelity)
Big Country “We’re Not in Kansas (The Live Bootleg Box Set 1993-1998)” (five CDs; Read here; Amazon UK) (Cherry Red)
James Carr “The Best of James Carr” (Kent / Ace)
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah “Some Loud Thunder (10th Anniversary Edition)” (2007 album; remastered, with five bonus live tracks; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (CYHSY Inc.)
Eagles “Hotel California (40th Anniversary Expanded Edition)” (1976 album; remastered, with 10 previously unreleased live recordings; Deluxe Edition, 2-CD/1-Blu-ray Audio box set, featuring hi-res stereo and 5.1 mixes; Standard CD; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Rhino / Elektra)
Electric Light Orchestra “Out of the Blue (40th Anniversary Edition) [Vinyl]” (1977 album; double picture disc vinyl package; Read here; eBay; Merch) (Legacy Recordings)
The Fall “Singles 1978-2016” (seven-CD box set; Amazon UK), “A-Sides 1978-2016” (three CDs; Amazon UK) (Cherry Red)
INXS “Kick: 30th Anniversary Edition” (1987 album; three CDs, featuring B-Sides, rare mixes, etc., plus a Blu-ray disc with the full album mixed in Dolby Atmos immersive surround sound by Giles Martin, with all the music videos; Vinyl; eBay; Merch) (Rhino / Atlantic)
Steve Marriott’s Packet of Three “Watch Your Step: The Final Performances Live 91” (four-CD box set; Read here; Amazon UK) (Cherry Red)
Elvis Presley “Christmas with Elvis and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Deluxe Edition)” (new orchestral accompaniments, produced by Nick Patrick and Don Reedman; Read here; Digital Deluxe Edition; iTunes; eBay; U.K. Tour; Merch) (RCA / Legacy)
Charlie Rich “Too Many Teardrops: The Complete Groove & RCA Recordings” (40-song collection) (Ace)
Bonnie Tyler “Remixes and Rarities” (two CDs, 33 songs; Track list; Amazon UK; eBay; On Tour) (Cherry Pop)
Various artists “Am I Dreaming? 80 Brit Girl Sounds of the 60s” (three CDs, 80 songs, featuring featuring Petula Clark, The Springfields, Elkie Brooks, Marianne Faithfull, Kiki Dee, Lulu, Helen Shapiro, Cilla Black, Maxine Nightingale, Sandie Shaw, etc.; Read here; Amazon UK) (RPM / Cherry Red)
Various artists “Listen People: The Graham Gouldman Songbook 1964-2005” (compilation includes cuts by The Hollies, Herman’s Hermits, The Yardbirds, Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders, 10cc, Wax, etc.) (Ace)

Dec. 1, 2017

Artist: Title: Label:
Atomic Rooster “Sleeping for Years: The Studio Recordings 1970-1974” (four-CD clamshell box set; Read here; Amazon UK) (Esoteric Recordings / Cherry Red)
John Denver “The Windstar Greatest Hits [Vinyl]” (11 songs; Download) (Windstar Productions)
Ella Fitzgerald “Ella At Zardi’s” (previously unreleased live album, recorded at the Hollywood nightclub on Feb. 2, 1956, two days before her sessions for Verve’s first official LP release, “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Songbook”) (Verve / UMe)
Daryl Hall & John Oates “Beauty on a Back Street” (1977 album; remastered; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Friday Music)
The Alan Parsons Project “Eye in the Sky (35th Anniversary Edition)” (box set includes the 1982 remastered album, with bonus tracks, Eric Woolfson’s “Songwriting Diaries,” previously unreleased bonus material, a 5.1 Surround Sound and Stereo HD version of the album on Blu-ray, two vinyl LPs, etc.; Read here) (Arista / Legacy)
The Rolling Stones “On Air” (BBC radio recordings, circa 1963-65; Read here; Deluxe Edition; Vinyl; Download; Digital Deluxe Edition; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (UMe)
Various artists “To the Outside of Everything: A Story of UK Post Punk 1977-1981” (five-CD, 110-song box set; Read here; Amazon UK) (Cherry Red)
Wilco “A.M. (Deluxe Edition)” (1995 album; remastered, with eight bonus tracks; Vinyl), “Being There (Deluxe Edition)” (1996 album; remastered; five-CD box set; Read here; Vinyl) (Rhino)

Dec. 8, 2017

Artist: Title: Label:
Woody Herman “The Woody Herman Collection 1937-56” (two CDs, 44 songs) (Acrobat)
Thad Jones “The Complete Albums Collection 1954-1959” (four CDs) (Enlightenment)
Roy Milton “The Roy Milton Collection 1945-61” (two CDs, 55 songs) (Acrobat)
The Searchers “Another Night: The Sire Recordings 1979-1981” (two CDs, 29 songs; Read here) (Omnivore Recordings)
Hank Thompson “The Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys Collection 1946-62” (two CDs, 46 songs) (Acrobat)

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