Reissue

The La De Da’s, Blue Stars and others – How Is the Air Up There? (2018)

The La De Da’s, Blue Stars and others – How Is the Air Up There? (2018)

Some might recognize a couple of the New Zealand garage-rock groups on ‘How Is the Air Up There?’ The rest may be new to most, like me.

Deejays – Coming On Strong: The Best of the Deejays (2018)

Deejays – Coming On Strong: The Best of the Deejays (2018)

As far as I know, no legit reissue of England’s ’60s beat group the Deejays has been made widely available before this.

Chicago, “Sixth Sense” from Chicago VIII (2002 reissue): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Sixth Sense” from Chicago VIII (2002 reissue): Saturdays in the Park

At times, it felt like subtraction by addition when Rhino re-released Chicago’s catalog with bonus tracks. “Sixth Sense” was one of the exceptions.

Mungo Jerry – Dawn Albums Collection (2017)

Mungo Jerry – Dawn Albums Collection (2017)

Mungo Jerry is known primarily in the U.S., unfortunately, as a one-hit wonder. The ‘Dawn Albums Collection’ puts “In the Summertime” in context.

Bob Dylan’s Trouble No More: I Haven’t Heard It, But I Already Have Issues

Bob Dylan’s Trouble No More: I Haven’t Heard It, But I Already Have Issues

Columbia Records touts the gospel-focused ‘Trouble No More’ as the “definitive retrospective of a pivotal period” in Bob Dylan’s canon. It’s not.

Bad Company, the Beatles + Jethro Tull: Questioning Classic Rock Reissues

Bad Company, the Beatles + Jethro Tull: Questioning Classic Rock Reissues

If you’re a cynical type, reissues by the likes of the Beatles, Jethro Tull and Bad Company are just a great way to re-sell music to aging baby boomers.

Paul Collins’ Beat – To Beat or Not to Beat (1983); Long Time Gone (1985): Reissue

Paul Collins’ Beat – To Beat or Not to Beat (1983); Long Time Gone (1985): Reissue

A new reissue highlights the often-overlooked Paul Collins’ Beat, one of the great power pop bands from the late ’70s/early ’80s.

Leviathan – Leviathan: The Legendary Lost Elektra Album (2016)

Leviathan – Leviathan: The Legendary Lost Elektra Album (2016)

The official release of Leviathan’s one and only album on Elektra Records has been a long time coming – in fact, some 47 years.

Vangelis – Delectus (2017)

Vangelis – Delectus (2017)

If you’re a progressive rock fan, the question is whether you should splurge on the new 13-CD box set from Vangelis. Here’s your answer.

The Dream, featuring Terje Rypdal – Get Dreamy (1967, 2017 reissue)

The Dream, featuring Terje Rypdal – Get Dreamy (1967, 2017 reissue)

‘Get Dreamy’ is a little more than a curiosity for the Terje Rypdal freaks, fans of original psych-rock who hadn’t already discovered this obscure relic of its time will find much to trip over.

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