Blog Reissues 2021

Published on December 29th, 2020 | by Gerry Galipault

0’s 2021 Reissues Preview

The new year’s top new reissues on CD, vinyl and download … so far.


Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Lewis Capaldi “Divinely Uninspired To a Hellish Extent: Finale” (two-CD deluxe edition of his 2019 album, with 12 bonus live recordings from his March 12 show at Wembley Arena) » BUY NOW (Capitol / UMe)
Grateful Dead “Road Trips, Vol. 4 No. 5: Boston Music Hall 6/9/76” (three-CD set; Merch) » BUY NOW (Real Gone Music)
Ian Hunter & Mott the Hoople “Gold” (three CDs, 50 songs) » BUY NOW (Crimson Productions / Demon Music Group)
The Jones Girls “We’re a Melody: The Essential Jones Girls” (two CDs, 30 songs) » BUY NOW (Real Gone Music)
Nilsson “Gold” (three CDs, 45 songs) » BUY NOW (Crimson Productions / Demon Music Group)
Paul Weller “Wake Up the Nation (10th Anniversary Edition)” (2010 album; digitally remixed and remastered) » BUY NOW (Island)

Reissues (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Janis Ian “Hope” (12 unreleased songs from her archives, ranging from 1976 to 2011) » BUY NOW (Rude Girl, Jan. 10)

JAN. 15, 2021 RELEASES

Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Dr. Hook “Bankrupt / A Little Bit More” (1975 and 1976 albums on one CD; remastered) » BUY NOW (BGO)
Kenny Drew “The Classic Albums 1953-1961” (eight albums on four CDs; remastered) » BUY NOW (Enlightenment)
Europe “Gold” (three CDs, 45 songs) » BUY NOW (Crimson Productions / Demon Music Group)
Benny Goodman “The Benny Goodman Small Bands Collection 1935-45” (three CDs, 71 songs; Read here) » BUY NOW (Acrobat)
The Larks “The Larks Collection 1950-55” (two CDs, 48 songs; Read here) » BUY NOW (Acrobat)
Jim Lowe “The Jim Lowe Collection 1953-61” (two CDs, 60 songs, including “The Green Door”; Read here) » BUY NOW (Acrobat)
The Memphis Jug Band “The Memphis Jug Band Collection 1927-34” (three CDs, 72 songs; Read here) » BUY NOW (Acrobat)
Stevie Nicks “Live in Concert: The 24 Karat Gold Tour” (2016-2017 performances; Vinyl, released Dec. 4; Barnes & Noble-Exclusive Crystal Clear Vinyl, released Nov. 20; Download, released on Oct. 30; Merch) » BUY NOW (BMG Rights Management)
Karl Richter “Complete Recordings On Archiv Produktion and Deutsche Grammophon” (97-CD, three Blu-ray box set) » BUY NOW (Deutsche Grammophon)
KT Tunstall “Drastic Fantastic (Ultimate Edition)” (2007 album; remastered, with two CDs of acoustic versions, instrumentals, live tracks, remixes and B-sides; Hear here; Read here; Amazon UK; Opaque Plum 2 LP + Tangerine 10″; Download) » BUY NOW (Virgin / UMe)
Fran Warren “The Fran Warren Collection 1945-56” (two CDs, 48 songs; Read here) » BUY NOW (Acrobat)

JAN. 22, 2021 RELEASES

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Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Marc Almond “The Stars We Are (Expanded Edition)” (1988 album, featuring “Tears Run Rings” and “Something’s Gotten Hold of My Heart,” his duet with Gene Pitney; remastered, with 11 bonus tracks on a second CD and a DVD containing six promo videos; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK) » BUY NOW (SFE / Cherry Red)
Cecilia Bartoli “Queen of Baroque” (17-song compilation of arias, including two previously unreleased world premiere recordings of forgotten gems by Italian composers Leonardo Vinci and Agostino Steffani; Hear here) » BUY NOW (Decca)
Brian Eno “Brian Eno – Film Music 1976-2020” (17-song collection; Vinyl; Download, released on Nov. 13; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Astralwerks)
Perry Farrell “The Glitz; The Glamour” (seven-disc box set; Vinyl Box Set, released on Dec. 11; See here; Read here; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Last Man Music)
Fraternity (featuring Bon Scott) “Seasons of Change: The Complete Recordings 1970-1974” (three-CD clamshell box set; Read here; Amazon UK) » BUY NOW (Lemon / Cherry Red)
Ennio Morricone “Morricone Segreto” (a collection of unreleased tracks, rarities and alternate takes; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Download, released on Nov. 6) » BUY NOW (Decca)
Bob Mould “Distortion: 1996-2007 [Vinyl]” (eight-LP box set featuring six studio albums plus bonus tracks, B-sides and other rarities on 140-gram clear splatter vinyl) » BUY NOW (Demon Music Group)
Robin Trower “The Complete Atlantic Recordings” (two-CD collecion) » BUY NOW (Wounded Bird)
Various artists “Somewhere Between: Mutant Pop, Electronic Minimalism & Shadow Sounds of Japan 1980–1988” (Hear here; Download) » BUY NOW (Light in the Attic)

JAN. 29, 2021 RELEASES

Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Beachwood Sparks “Beachwood Sparks: Beachwood Deluxe (20th Anniversary Edition)” (2000 album; remastered, with bonus live tracks; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Curation)
Byzantium “Halfway Dreaming: Anthology 1969-75” (five-CD box set; Read here) » BUY NOW (Grapefruit / Cherry Red)
Fancy “The Complete Recordings” (three-CD clamshell box set; Read here; Amazon UK) » BUY NOW (Lemon / Cherry Red)
Tommy James and the Shondells “Celebration: The Complete Roulette Recordings 1966-1973” (six-CD clamshell box set; Read here; Amazon UK) » BUY NOW (Grapefruit / Cherry Red)
Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul “Macca to Mecca!” (2017 concert previously only available as part of the vinyl box set and Blu-ray editions of his concert album, “Soulfire Live!”; this edition includes the complete Cavern Club concert in both video and audio, featuring “I Saw Her Standing There” recorded at The Roundhouse in London with a guest appearance by Paul McCartney) » BUY NOW, “Soulfire Live! (Expanded Edition)” (four-CD set includes “Macca to Mecca!”) » BUY NOW (Wicked Cool / UMe)
Gary Lucas “The Essential Gary Lucas” (two CDs, 36 songs; disc one contains his work with Gods and Monsters; disc two features solo recordings, rarities and collaborations) » BUY NOW (Knitting Factory)
Bob Marley “Songs of Freedom: The Island Years” (three-CD box set features 12-inch mixes, B-sides, Jamaican singles and alternates, plus a 20-page booklet; first time on vinyl outside Jamaica and on vinyl anywhere in nearly 30 years; Read here; Vinyl Box Set, six LPs; Merch) » BUY NOW (Tuff Gong / Island / UMe)
John Mayall “The First Generation 1965-1974” (35-CD box set, hardback book, autographed photo, etc.; See here) » BUY NOW (Snapper Music)
St Germain “Tourist (20th Anniversary Travel Versions)” (2000 album; remastered, with new remixes by U.K., South African, American, Reunion Island and France producers, DJs and remixers; Hear here; Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (Rhino / Parlophone)
Various artists “For the Good Times: The Songs of Kris Kristofferson” (23-track collection of covers; Hear/read here) » BUY NOW (Ace)
Various artists “Birth of Soul: Los Angeles Special” (24-track collection, featuring Ike & Tina Turner, Darlene Love, Richard Berry, The Chesterfields, Sylvester Stewart, et al; Hear/read here) » BUY NOW (Kent / Ace)
Various artists “Lost Innocence: Garpax 1960s Punk & Psych” (24-track collection; Hear/read here) » BUY NOW (Big Beat / Ace)


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Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Michael Chapman “The Decca Years 1974 to 1977” (with previously unreleased bonus tracks) » BUY NOW (Secret)
Fine Young Cannibals “Fine Young Cannibals (Expanded Edition)” (1985 album, featuring “Johnny Come Home” and “Suspicious Minds”; remastered, with 29 bonus tracks, including B-sides, remixes, BBC sessions, etc.; Red Vinyl; Amazon UK) » BUY NOW, “The Raw & The Cooked (Expanded Edition)” (1989 album, featuring “She Drives Me Crazy,” “Good Thing” and “I’m Not the Man I Used to Be”; remastered, with 22 bonus tracks; Read here; White Vinyl; Amazon UK) » BUY NOW (London)
Eddie Fisher “Songs From Stage & Screen” (28 songs; remastered) » BUY NOW (Sepia)
Charlie Parker “His Finest Recordings” (eight albums on four CDs; remastered; Merch) » BUY NOW (Enlightenment)
Nancy Sinatra “Nancy Sinatra: Start Walkin’ 1965-1976” (two-CD, 23-song compilation celebrating her 80th birthday; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Boots Enterprises, Inc. / Light in the Attic)
Dusty Springfield “The Complete Atlantic Singles 1968-1971” (24 songs on one CD; Read here) » BUY NOW (Real Gone Music)
Norma Tanega “Walkin’ My Cat Named Dog (Expanded Edition)” (1966 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks; Read here) » BUY NOW (Real Gone Music)

FEB. 12, 2021 RELEASES

Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Band “Stage Fright (50th Anniversary Edition)” (1970 album; includes two CDs, one DVD, 180-gram LP and 7″ single, plus a new stereo and surround mix of the original album by Bob Clearmountain and remastered by Bob Ludwig, three classic photo lithographs, nine previously unreleased bonus tracks including alternate mixes and demos, the complete “Live At The Royal Albert Hall, June ’71” concert, a book with rare photos and notes; Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (Capitol / UMe)
Black Sabbath “Vol. 4 (Super Deluxe Edition)” (1972 album; remastered four-CD box set, with 20 previously unreleased live and studio recordings; Vinyl, five-LP box set; Read here; Download; Merch) » BUY NOW (Warner / Rhino)
Tommy Bolin “Shake the Devil: The Lost Sessions” (a collection of unreleased tracks, including demos and outtakes from the recording sessions that produced his final album, 1976’s “Private Eyes”; Vinyl) » BUY NOW (Cleopatra)
Dio “Evil or Divine: Live in New York City” (2005 album; remastered; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl, with bonus tracks; Download) » BUY NOW, “Holy Diver Live” (2008 album; remastered; Vinyl; Download; Merch) » BUY NOW (BMG Rights Management)
Carole King “Tapestry [Vinyl]” (1971 album, featuring “It’s Too Late,” “So Far Away,” “I Feel the Earth Move” and “Smackwater Jack”; celebrating its 50th anniversary, the LP was released on Feb. 10, 1971; Walmart-Exclusive Gold Vinyl; Amazon UK) » BUY NOW (Columbia / Legacy)
Huey Lewis and The News “Plan B” (2001 album) » BUY NOW, “Soulsville” (2010 album) » BUY NOW (BMG Rights Management)
Rammstein “Herzeleid (XXV Anniversary Edition)” (1995 album; remastered HD sound on a single CD; See here; Vinyl; Download; Merch) » BUY NOW (Island / UMe)
Todd Rundgren “Nearly Human (Deluxe Edition)” (1989 album, featuring “The Want of a Nail”; remastered, with four bonus tracks; Hear here; Read here; Translucent Orange Vinyl and Translucent Yellow Vinyl, out March 12) » BUY NOW (Friday Music)

FEB. 19, 2021 RELEASES

Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Various artists “Staring at the Rudeboys: The British Ska Revival 1979-1989” (three-CD, 79-song compilation, featuring The Specials, Madness, The Beat, Desmond Dekker, Rude Boys, etc.; Read here) » BUY NOW (Pressure Drop / Cherry Red)
Frank Zappa “Zappa (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (three-CD, 21-song collection from documentary directed by “Bill & Ted” actor Alex Winter; See here; Read here; Vinyl, out May 7; Download, released on Nov. 27; Merch) » BUY NOW (Frank Zappa Catalog / UMe)

FEB. 26, 2021 RELEASES

Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Jackie DeShannon “Laurel Canyon / Put a Little Love In Your Heart / To Be Free / Songs” (1969, 1970 and 1971 albums on two CDs; remastered) » BUY NOW (BGO)
Bob Dylan “Bob Dylan – 1970” (three-CD set features 74 previously unreleased studio recordings from 1970, most taken from the sessions for the “New Morning” and “Self Portrait” albums, as well as the long-sought-after complete May 1, 1970, studio session with George Harrison, working together on nine tracks; Hear here; Read here; Amazon UK; Download; Merch) » BUY NOW (Columbia / Legacy)
Chaka Khan “Epiphany: The Best of Chaka Khan [Vinyl]” (1996 compilation; burgundy vinyl) » BUY NOW (Rhino / Warner)
Level 42 “The Complete Polydor Years Volume 1 1980-1984” (10-CD box set; Read here) » BUY NOW (Robinsongs / Cherry Red)
The Misunderstood (U.S. garage band was managed by famed British DJ John Peel) “Children of the Sun: The Complete Recordings 1965-66” (two CDs, 33 songs; Hear here; Read here) » BUY NOW (Grapefruit / Cherry Red)
The National “The National” (2001 album; remastered; Vinyl) » BUY NOW, “Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers” (2003 album; remastered; Vinyl) » BUY NOW, “Cherry Tree” (2004 EP; remastered; Vinyl) » BUY NOW (4AD)
Richard Pryor “Richard Pryor” (1968 debut album; remastered) » BUY NOW, “‘Craps’ (After Hours)” (1971 album; remastered; Merch) » BUY NOW (Omnivore Recordings)
Various artists “Oh! You Pretty Things: Glam Queens and Street Urchins 1970-76” (three-CD, 66-song collection features tracks by Roxy Music, Electric Light Orchestra, Ian Hunter, The Kinks, Slade, Lou Reed, Tim Curry, Sweet, New York Dolls, Leo Sayer, etc.; Read here) » BUY NOW (Cherry Red)


Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Neil Young “Neil Young Archives Vol. II (1972-1976)” (10-CD box set contains 131 tracks, 62 of which are either unreleased songs or unreleased alternate versions, different mixes, rare or live tracks; initially released on his website on Nov. 20; Read here) » BUY NOW (Reprise)


Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Brand New Heavies “Shibuya 357: Live In Tokyo 1992” (with N’Dea Davenport on lead vocals; Vinyl) » BUY NOW (Acid Jazz)


Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Kaleidoscope & Fairfield Parlour “Sky Children: The Best of Kaleidoscope & Fairfield Parlour” (17-track CD, with a DVD of previously unreleased/unbroadcast footage from French and German TV archives in addition to video from the band’s final performance in London, 2017; Hear here) » BUY NOW (Think Like A Key Records)
Papa Roach “Greatest Hits Vol.2: The Better Noise Years (2010-2020)” (21 songs; Smoke Colored Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; Merch) » BUY NOW (Better Noise Music)
Sting “Duets” (17-song collection of duets with Eric Clapton, Annie Lennox, Mary J. Blige, Herbie Hancock, Julio Iglesias, Sam Moore, Chris Botti, Melody Gardot, etc.; Vinyl) » BUY NOW (A&M / UMe)


Highlights: New stuff – Evanescence … Budderside … AJR … Fretland … As Everything Unfolds … Luke Haines … etc.


Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Al Stewart “Year of the Cat (Remastered and Expanded Edition)” (1976 album, featuring the title track and “On the Border”; remastered from the original master tapes by producer Alan Parsons, with 10 bonus live tracks recorded at the Paramount in Seattle in October 1976 and an album session outtake titled “Belsize Blues,” plus an illustrated booklet featuring a new interview with Stewart; Read here; Deluxe Edition, three CDs and a DVD, featuring the entire “Live at the Paramount Theater, Seattle – October 1976” and a new 5.1 Surround sound mix and original 96 KHZ / 24-bit remastered stereo mix by Parsons) » BUY NOW (Esoteric Recordings / Cherry Red)
Various artists “The Best of Bond … James Bond” (two-CD compilation from 2002 is remastered and expanded with Adele’s “Skyfall” and Sam Smith’s “Writing’s on the Wall”; See here; Vinyl; Merch) » BUY NOW (Capitol / UMe)

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