Reissue

Fleetwood Mac – Fleetwood Mac, Rumours + Tusk (1975-79): Reissues

Fleetwood Mac – Fleetwood Mac, Rumours + Tusk (1975-79): Reissues

Douglas Harr explores a period of artistic triumph and personal challenges through the lens of three reissues from Fleetwood Mac’s most celebrated era.

Paul McCartney – Pipes of Peace (1983; 2015 reissue)

Paul McCartney – Pipes of Peace (1983; 2015 reissue)

Reissuing ‘Tug of War’ and ‘Pipes of Peace’ simultaneously poses an intriguing question: Is Paul McCartney inviting us to compare and contrast?

Paul McCartney – Tug of War (1982; 2015 reissue)

Paul McCartney – Tug of War (1982; 2015 reissue)

‘Tug of War,’ an album that chronicled Paul McCartney’s journey from fond reminiscing to grief to artistic rebirth, has aged well.

Suburban Lawns – Suburban Lawns (2015)

Suburban Lawns – Suburban Lawns (2015)

A badly needed reissue reminds us of Suburban Lawns’ focus on new wave excitement and subversion, bolstered by a sense of humor and of the odd.

A tribute to the transformative powers of my Who’s Next remaster

A tribute to the transformative powers of my Who’s Next remaster

Originally released on August 14, 1971, the Who’s ‘Who’s Next’ came to life again for me inside the confines of my Unproductivity Mobile Sound Lab.

With Led Zeppelin’s reissues done, time for the ultimate companion-disc playlist

With Led Zeppelin’s reissues done, time for the ultimate companion-disc playlist

Now that all of the Led Zeppelin reissues are in hand, here’s one last playlist featuring true finds from this Jimmy Page-curated series.

Bad Company (Paul Rodgers, Boz Burrell, Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke) on balcony of Continental Hyatt House. Hollywood, CA - May 1974; Various Locations; Mark Sullivan 70's Rock Archive  (Photo by Mark Sullivan/Contour by Getty Images)

Bad Company – Bad Company; Straight Shooter (1974-75; 2015 reissues)

Bad Company was better than they were given credit for. And Paul Rodgers, these reissues make clear, ranks among the best rock singers of all time.

Emerson Lake and Palmer – Trilogy: Deluxe Edition (1972, 2015 reissue)

Emerson Lake and Palmer – Trilogy: Deluxe Edition (1972, 2015 reissue)

Here is a review of the 3-CD remastered version of Emerson Lake and Palmer’s classic 1972 release, ‘Trilogy.’ Jakko Jakszyk’s remix does the music justice.

Preston Frazier’s Mid-Year Best of 2015 (Pop, Jazz + Rock): Yes, Richard Page, Toto + others

Preston Frazier’s Mid-Year Best of 2015 (Pop, Jazz + Rock): Yes, Richard Page, Toto + others

This Mid-Year Best of 2015 list also includes J.D. Souther, Jose James, Luke Reynolds, Kevin Gilbert, Leslie Johnson, Joni Mitchell, Marc Cary and others.

Carl Hall – You Don’t Know Nothing About Love (2015)

Carl Hall – You Don’t Know Nothing About Love (2015)

Lost R&B legend Carl Hall gives each performance a gospel-infused, four-octave charge. And yet he somehow remains stubbornly obscure.