Reissue

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.

Chris Wood – Evening Blue (2017)

Chris Wood – Evening Blue (2017)

This new box set underscores the fact that Chris Wood could’ve done anything he wanted after Traffic split up in 1974.

Chicago – Chicago II (1970; 2017 Steven Wilson Remix)

Chicago – Chicago II (1970; 2017 Steven Wilson Remix)

Listening to Steven Wilson’s new remix of the historically muddy ‘Chicago II’ is like hearing it for the first time all over again.

Wilko Johnson – I Keep It To Myself: The Best of Wilko Johnson (2017)

Wilko Johnson – I Keep It To Myself: The Best of Wilko Johnson (2017)

This generous two-disc set is packed with recently recorded Wilko Johnson goodies, including re-workings of several Dr Feelgood favorites.

Grand Funk – Shinin’ On (1974; 2017 Hybrid SACD Remaster)

Grand Funk – Shinin’ On (1974; 2017 Hybrid SACD Remaster)

Vast amounts of delay, flanging and compression marred the original Grand Funk vinyl edition. A new remaster aims to remediate things.

Rush – 2112: 40th Anniversary Edition (2016)

Rush – 2112: 40th Anniversary Edition (2016)

In retrospect, I’m kind of sorry I just couldn’t get into Rush’s ‘2112’ when it first came out.

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