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Matthew Shipp – Symbol Systems (1996, 2018 reissue)

Matthew Shipp – Symbol Systems (1996, 2018 reissue)

‘Symbol Systems’ opened a new chapter into the bountiful art of Matthew Shipp, a chapter he has continuously amended to this day.

Durand Jones – Durand Jones and the Indications: Deluxe Edition (2018)

Durand Jones – Durand Jones and the Indications: Deluxe Edition (2018)

A re-release of Durand Jones and the Indications’ self-titled debut seemed initially strange to me. The original is hard to improve upon.

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.

The Residents – Meet the Residents (1974) and The Third Reich ‘N Roll (1976): 2018 pREServed Editions

The Residents – Meet the Residents (1974) and The Third Reich ‘N Roll (1976): 2018 pREServed Editions

Expanded reissues from the Residents allow us to peer inside the earliest mad musical manifestations of possibly America’s most enigmatic musical troupe.

Drywater – Backbone of the Nation (2017)

Drywater – Backbone of the Nation (2017)

Sounding like nothing on the airwaves, or even in underground music circles, Drywater was either several years behind or a few years ahead of its time.

China Crisis, “Tragedy & Mystery” from Working With Fire and Steel (2017 reissue): One Track Mind

China Crisis, “Tragedy & Mystery” from Working With Fire and Steel (2017 reissue): One Track Mind

China Crisis’ ‘Working with Fire and Steel’ has been expanded with two bonus discs that are equally as enchanting as the original release.

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.

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