Reissue

Anthony Braxton – Trio and Duet (1974; 2015 expanded reissue)

Anthony Braxton – Trio and Duet (1974; 2015 expanded reissue)

Here is a review of an expanded reissue of the 1974 recording ‘Trio And Duet,’ exploring two sides of avant-garde great Anthony Braxton.

The Hangabouts – Illustrated Bird (2011; 2014 reissue)

The Hangabouts – Illustrated Bird (2011; 2014 reissue)

The Hangabouts’ snappy pop songs evoke essential aspects of their ancestors, without bowing down to mindless mimicry.

Paul Butterfield’s blend of blues, psychedelia on ‘East-West’ sparked Hall of Fame nod

Paul Butterfield’s blend of blues, psychedelia on ‘East-West’ sparked Hall of Fame nod

‘East-West’ stands as a cornerstone for the Paul Butterfield Blues Band’s just-announced induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Supertramp – Crime of the Century: Deluxe 40th Anniversary Edition (2014)

Supertramp – Crime of the Century: Deluxe 40th Anniversary Edition (2014)

Supertramp’s ‘Crime of the Century: Deluxe 40th Anniversary Edition’ is a remaster befitting the classic pop-prog album’s legacy.

Cowboy – 5’ll Getcha Ten (1971; 2014 reissue)

Cowboy – 5’ll Getcha Ten (1971; 2014 reissue)

Brimming with a laid-back country gait and a Muscle Shoals vibe, Cowboy’s ‘5’ll Getcha Ten’ sees a welcome reissue today from Real Gone Music.

JC Mosquito’s Top Reissues for 2014: Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, CSNY, others

JC Mosquito’s Top Reissues for 2014: Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, CSNY, others

Top reissues of 2014 include a double shot of Led Zeppelin, more Bob Dylan and the Band than you could imagine, and some long-lost CSNY.

Denny Laine and the Moody Blues, “Go Now” (1965): One Track Mind

Denny Laine and the Moody Blues, “Go Now” (1965): One Track Mind

An artifact of a lost time, the Moody Blues’ newly reissued “Go Now” is a lasting testament to the legend that Denny Laine somehow never became.

The Byrds, “Mr. Tambourine Man” from The Only Folk Collection You’ll Ever Need (2014): One Track Mind

The Byrds, “Mr. Tambourine Man” from The Only Folk Collection You’ll Ever Need (2014): One Track Mind

Exploring the curious history, and enduring magic, of a Bob Dylan remake by the Byrds from the upcoming ‘Only Folk Collection You’ll Ever Need.’

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.