THE BEATLES- RED (1962-1966) & BLUE (1967-1970)
The popular sets from back in the day get new remastering and new packaging, for people who think having a Beatles' greatest hits collection will suffice.
BOB DYLAN- ORIGINAL MONO RECORDING (9CDS)
Product DescriptionThis box collects Bob Dylan’s first eight 12-inch LPs, his albums from Bob Dylan in 1962 to John Wesley Harding in 1968, as most people heard them, as they were expected to be heard, and as most often they were meant to be heard: in mono. --- Greil Marcus, taken from the liner notes of Bob Dylan: The Original Mono Recordings
Bob Dylan’s first 8 studio albums in mono for the first time ever on CD:
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
The Time They Are A-Changin'
Another Side Of Bob Dylan
Bringing It All Back Home
Highway 61 Revisited
Blonde On Blonde
John Wesley Harding
-Each CD housed in heavy, wrapped LP-replica jackets with reproductions of original inner sleeves and inserts
-Rigid slipcase to hold the 8 jackets and book
BOB DYLAN- THE WITMARK DEMOS (1962-1964)
This collection of publishing company demos has been widely bootlegged over the years, but this new 47 track release, which includes 15 previously unheard songs, is indubitably the way to go. Allison Stewart said this in the Washington Post, "The sound quality ranges from pretty awful to sort of awful." NO, it doesn't. I'm not sure what she was expecting. This isn't "Aja." It's an early look at familiar songs by the greatest songwriter of our time. It's Dylan and his guitar. Maybe it's not essential, as most of these songs hadn't changed much in their finished form. But it's priced to move as they say, and if you're a fan, it's a no-brainer.
ELTON JOHN/LEON RUSSELL- THE UNION
I wanted this one. I wanted this one BAD. But something went wrong. It's as if the usually Midas Touch of producer T-Bone Burnett somehow crossed wires with Steve Lillywhite. This is not a Leon record with Elton helping out. I know Elton was doing the right thing here, so I don't blame him...too much. But this is not the record we hoped for. This is not the Shelter People, written by John/Taupin/Russell. This is 80's or 90's Elton dreck. This is "Leather Jackets" with Leon helping out.
It is possible that all involved respected each other so much, no one dared to step up and say, "Let's try something else" or "Gee El, that song sounds like something from "The Lion King." Too bad, really.
KINGS OF LEON- COME AROUND SUNDOWN
Have I ever mentioned how much I hate this band? These guys could be one of the most unappealing and tuneless bands yet. Still, they are wildly popular, while Dwight Twilley sits in his garage in Tulsa making Beatles' cover records.
BUY IT, IF YOU MUST--->http://www.amazon.com/Come-Around-Sundown-Kings-Leon/dp/B003YK42LQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1287335113&sr=1-1
IGGY POP & JAMES WILLIAMSON- KILL CITY (REMIXED & REMASTERED)
This record is rarely mentioned as the one of the great moments of Iggy's career and it should be. 4 years after "Raw Power," Iggy Pop and James Williamson return with a raw, hook-filled collection of pop, rock and punk. This has seen many dubious releases on CD. None of which sounds as stunning as this new remaster, which has also been remixed. A big thumbs-up from me!
ROD STEWART- FLY ME TO THE MOON: THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK VOLUME 5
Blow it out your ass, Rod.