Reissue

Blood Sweat and Tears – Child is Father to the Man (1968; 2014 Audio Fidelity Remaster)

Blood Sweat and Tears – Child is Father to the Man (1968; 2014 Audio Fidelity Remaster)

This album doesn’t represent Blood Sweat and Tears’ commercial high point, so much as its often underrated creative peak.

Led Zeppelin – Houses of the Holy (1973): On Second Thought

Led Zeppelin – Houses of the Holy (1973): On Second Thought

A new Led Zeppelin reissue gives S. Victor Aaron, Nick DeRiso, JC Mosquito, Fred Phillips and Mark Saleski the chance to reassess.

Eric Clapton – Pilgrim (1998; 2014 Audio Fidelity Remaster)

Eric Clapton – Pilgrim (1998; 2014 Audio Fidelity Remaster)

Eric Clapton presents himself for the first time not as guitar god, but as bone-deep soul singer.

Paul McCartney and Wings – Venus and Mars; At the Speed of Sound (1975-76; 2014 reissues)

Paul McCartney and Wings – Venus and Mars; At the Speed of Sound (1975-76; 2014 reissues)

Whatever their faults, these two Wings albums remain amiable artifacts from a moment of deep domesticity for Paul McCartney.

Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper + Stephen Stills – Super Session (1968; 2014 Audio Fidelity Remaster)

Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper + Stephen Stills – Super Session (1968; 2014 Audio Fidelity Remaster)

‘Super Session’ memorably brought Al Kooper together with Mike Bloomfield and Stephen Stills. You never heard it like this before.

The Grateful Dead – Dick’s Picks 15 (1999; 2014 reissue)

The Grateful Dead – Dick’s Picks 15 (1999; 2014 reissue)

‘Dick’s Picks 15′ was a high-water mark for the second phase of the Grateful Dead’s touring career.

Monty Python’s Total Rubbish: The Complete Collection (2014)

Monty Python’s Total Rubbish: The Complete Collection (2014)

‘Monty Python’s Total Rubbish’ collects all nine of their UK albums into one hilarious box set.

Queen’s Roger Taylor – Best (2014)

Queen’s Roger Taylor – Best (2014)

You’re left with a broader perspective on what Taylor contributed to Queen.

One Track Mind: Robert Wyatt, “Shipbuilding” from Different Every Time (2014)

One Track Mind: Robert Wyatt, “Shipbuilding” from Different Every Time (2014)

A moment of artistry that’s so complete it became definitive.

Big Star – #1 Record and Radio City (2014)

Big Star – #1 Record and Radio City (2014)

As brilliant as Alex Chilton no doubt was, there’s more to Big Star.