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Release Round-Up: Week of February 8

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The Beatles, Love (iTunes Version) (Apple/EMI)

Another Beatles album drops on iTunes: the 2006 soundtrack to the Cirque du Soleil attraction – and this version has two previously unreleased bonus tracks. (iTunes)

Miles Davis, Bitches Brew Live (Columbia/Legacy)

The jazz great lights up the Newport Jazz and Isle of Wight Festivals in this vintage compilation (Sony)

The Stan Getz Quintets, The Clef & Norgran Studio Albums (Verve/Hip-o Select)

A three-disc box collating Getz’s early quintet years, much of it unavailable on CD until now. (Hip-o Select)

The Hollies, Bus Stop / Stop! Stop! Stop! (BGO)

Two Hollies albums in one set, restored to their original U.K. track orders. (BGO)

The Lovin’ Spoonful, Do You Believe in Magic + Daydream / What’s Up, Tiger Lily? + Hums of The Lovin’ Spoonful / You’re a Big Boy Now + Everything Playing (Edsel)

A set of two-fers, previously released as individual CDs in the U.S., of most of The Lovin’ Spoonful’s catalogue, expanded with bonus demos and alternate takes. (Demon Music Group)

Various Artists, Zang Tuum Tumb and The Art of the 12″ (ZTT/Salvo)

The best of the ZTT roster is compiled on this collection of vintage dance remixes, some of it appearing on CD for the first time ever. (Amazon U.K.)

Black Sabbath, Dehumanizer: Deluxe Edition (EMI)

The band’s 1992 LP – the first with Ronnie James Dio on lead vocals in years – is expanded as a two-disc set in the U.K., much like most of the band’s discography across the pond. (Amazon U.K.)

Matt Monro, Words and Music (EMI)

This set features the British crooner’s rare album Matt Monro Sings Hoagy Carmichael with several unreleased tracks and three discs of The Singer’s Singer, a biography on Monro written and read by his daughter, Michele. (Amazon U.K.)

Steve Miller Band, Book of Dreams, Circle of Love (Edsel)

Two straight remasters of Steve Miller Band albums released to U.K. markets. (Demon Music Group)

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