Release Round-Up: Week of November 13
By The Second Disc, on 11 Nov 13, 2012
The Beatles, Stereo Vinyl Box Set (Capitol/EMI)
The Fab Four’s 2009 stereo remasters have been painstakingly pressed on vinyl. The whole box set will set you back considerably, but you can get the ones you want on their own (and, if you’re in New York City or Los Angeles, can do so through the roving pop-up shop/double-decker buses that’ll be cruising each city). (Vinyl box: Amazon U.S./Amazon U.K.)
The Rolling Stones, GRRR! (Rolling Stones/UMe)
The Stones’ 50th anniversary is commemorated with this multi-format compilation, featuring all their hits, two new tracks and, in some cases, some tunes from the vault:
- 3CD compilation: Amazon U.S./Amazon U.K.
- 3CD compilation – deluxe packaging: Amazon U.S./Amazon U.K.
- 5CD box set with unreleased demos disc and unreleased BBC session 7″: Amazon U.S./Amazon U.K.
Elvis Presley, Prince from Another Planet / Elvis: As Recorded At Madison Square Garden – Legacy Edition (RCA/Legacy)
Elvis’ two triumphant MSG shows in the summer of 1972 (the latter released as Elvis: As Recorded At Madison Square Garden a week after the shows and the former released as An Afternoon in the Garden in 1997) have been remixed and paired up as a Legacy Edition (Amazon U.S./Amazon U.K.), or as a deluxe 2CD/1DVD box set (Amazon U.S./Amazon U.K.) featuring rare footage of the afternoon show as well as the King’s press conference in the Big Apple. (Elvis: As Recorded At Madison Square Garden is also getting a double-vinyl reissue, available at Amazon U.S. and Amazon U.K.)
Marvin Gaye, Trouble Man: 40th Anniversary Expanded Edition (Hip-O Select/Motown)
Marvin’s underrated film soundtrack album – the last of his ’70s albums to get the deluxe treatment – is expanded with session outtakes, and for the first time, the original film score as heard in the Trouble Man film, meticulously recreated from the original tapes. (Amazon U.S./Amazon U.K.)
Whitney Houston, I Will Always Love You: The Very Best of Whitney Houston (Arista/RCA)
The dearly departed diva is paid tribute through this new single-disc overview of her career, featuring two unreleased tracks. The U.K. edition is two discs, just with more hits and album cuts. (Amazon U.S./Amazon U.K.)
Mel Brooks, The Incredible Mel Brooks: An Irresistible Collection of Unhinged Comedy (Shout! Factory)
A five-DVD/one-CD box set treasury from one of the undisputed kings of comedy. (Amazon U.S.)
Sonic Youth, Smart Bar Chicago 1985 (Goofin’)
The legendary chanteuse is celebrated by the likes of Tony Bennett, Barry Manilow, Jeff Beck and Leona Lewis on this new DVD/BD release.
Judi Dench, currently on the big screen as M in James Bond blockbuster Skyfall, made a splash in the West End as London’s original Sally Bowles in Cabaret! The long-OOP cast recording returns digitally and as a disc-on-demand from Masterworks Broadway.
Real Gone revisits the lush orchestral stylings of Percy Faith with this 2-CD set dedicated to some of the bandleader’s greatest holiday music.
Power-pop group Shoes see vinyl reissues of four of their albums.
The B-52′s, Cosmic Thing / Bob Dylan and The Band, The Basement Tapes (Mobile Fidelity)
The B-52′s pop crossover album (on vinyl – Amazon U.S./U.K.) and The Bard’s highly sought-after collaboration with The Band (on hybrid SACD – Amazon U.S./U.K.) are the latest hi-def offerings from Mobile Fidelity.
Rebbie Jackson, Reaction: Expanded Edition (U.S./U.K.) / Champaign, Modern Heart/Woman in Flames (U.S./U.K.) / Black Ivory, Black Ivory/Hangin’ Heavy (U.S./U.K.) / Kashif, Condition of the Heart: Expanded Edition (U.S./U.K.) / Love Changes: Expanded Edition (U.S./U.K.) (Funkytowngrooves)
Lana Del Rey, Born to Die: The Paradise Edition (Interscope)