Reissue

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons – The Classic Albums Box; Frankie Valli – Selected Solo Works (2014)

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons – The Classic Albums Box; Frankie Valli – Selected Solo Works (2014)

Rhino capitalizes on the upcoming ‘Jersey Boys’ movie with timely box sets.

Donna Loren – These Are the Good Times: The Complete Capitol Recordings (2014)

Donna Loren – These Are the Good Times: The Complete Capitol Recordings (2014)

A versatile and engaging singer, Loren is joined by the era’s most memorable songwriters and sidemen.

Phonograph – Volume 1 (2001; 2014 reissue)

Phonograph – Volume 1 (2001; 2014 reissue)

Armed with an impressive pop vocabulary, Phonograph should have been huge.

Orgone Box – Centaur (1996; 2014 reissue)

Orgone Box – Centaur (1996; 2014 reissue)

An unjustly forgotten disc any true blue psychedelic fan will fall madly in love with.

Def Leppard – Slang (1996; 2014 Deluxe Edition reissue)

Def Leppard – Slang (1996; 2014 Deluxe Edition reissue)

Often overlooked, ‘Slang’ allowed the band to explore new musical territory and stretch its wings.

Plasticland – Plasticland (1984; 2014 reissue)

Plasticland – Plasticland (1984; 2014 reissue)

No one recreated psychedelia as authentically as Plasticland did in the 1980s.

Something Else! sneak peek: Albert Ayler, “Ghosts [Live in Hilversum]” (1964; 2014 reissue)

Something Else! sneak peek: Albert Ayler, “Ghosts [Live in Hilversum]” (1964; 2014 reissue)

It’s about more than mere individuals playing well, and this performance brings real meaning to the words “spiritual unity.”

Roy Orbison – Mystery Girl: Deluxe 25th Anniversary Edition (2014)

Roy Orbison – Mystery Girl: Deluxe 25th Anniversary Edition (2014)

Orbison, for the briefest of moments, was born anew.

Cannonball Adderley – Black Messiah (1972; 2014 reissue)

Cannonball Adderley – Black Messiah (1972; 2014 reissue)

‘Black Messiah’ highlights Cannonball Adderley’s more adventuresome side.

Paul Butterfield Blues Band – East-West (1966; 2014 reissue)

Paul Butterfield Blues Band – East-West (1966; 2014 reissue)

In no small way, rock and blues existed only before ‘East-West’ and after ‘East-West.’