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Release Round-Up: Week of April 5

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Rush, Moving Pictures: 30th Anniversary Edition (Mercury/UMe)

A CD/DVD remaster of one of the Canadian rock band’s most beloved albums, featuring a 5.1 surround remaster of the album and some rare music videos on the DVD. If you’re in the U.S., Best Buy is currently the only place you can get the set on CD/Blu-Ray; it’ll be available to general retail on May 3. (Amazon)

Material Issue, International Pop Overthrow: 20th Anniversary Edition (Hip-o Select)

An underrated power-pop classic gets expanded with rare B-sides and other unreleased content. (Hip-o Select)

The Tubes, The Completion Backward Principle: Expanded Edition (Iconoclassic)

A remaster of the New Wave band’s first Top 40 album and first record for Capitol, with bonus tracks and new liner notes. (Amazon)

Daft Punk, TRON: Legacy R3C0NF1GUR3D (Walt Disney)

One of the best soundtracks of last year gets the remix album treatment, the same day both TRON films are released on DVD and Blu-Ray. (Official site)

Ray Charles, Live in Concert: Expanded Edition (Concord)

The Genius’ 1965 live LP for ABC Records is expanded and remastered on Concord, keepers of much of Ray’s catalogue. (Amazon)

The Originals, California Sunset: Expanded Edition (Big Break Records)

An underrated, underground soul album from Motown’s vaults – already released in the U.K. last week – comes to U.S. shores today. (BBR)

Leon Russell, The Best of Leon Russell (EMI/Capitol)

A new compilation honoring the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, from his solo and sideman days to his latest victorious album with Elton John. (Amazon)

Miles Davis, The Definitive Miles Davis on Prestige / Bill Evans, The Definitive Bill Evans on Riverside and Fantasy / Albert King, The Definitive Albert King on Stax (Concord)

Some new double-disc compilations from Concord that compile some of the best jazz and blues artists of the 20th century. (Amazon: Miles, Evans, King)

Sergio Mendes, Celebration: A Musical Journey (Verve/UMe)

Brazil’s most legendary musician is anthologized in a new two-disc set. (Amazon)

Marshall Tucker Band, Greatest Hits (Shout! Factory)

A reissue of the band’s original greatest hits compilation, with the added presence of some rare single edits. (Shout! Factory)

Various Artists, ICON (UMe)

A lot of traditional rock acts get added to the budget compilation series, including Eric Clapton, B.B. King, The Who, Cat Stevens, Sublime, Joe Cocker and others. (A full list, with Amazon links, is here.)

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  1. What about RUSH??? Moving Pictures 30th anniversary set is out today…


    April 5, 2011 at 10:24

    • I was just getting ready to leave the same message Don. Just got back from BB with my blu-ray copy.
      I hope we get 2112 someday soon.

      Bill B

      April 5, 2011 at 12:50

      • That’s a BB exclusive for now, right?

        Mike Duquette

        April 5, 2011 at 13:13

      • Yes the blu-ray version is a BB exclusive but not the regular dvd version.

        Bill B

        April 5, 2011 at 13:27

      • It’s (DVD & Blu-Ray) available everywhere in Canada. I just saw it at HMV.


        April 5, 2011 at 16:35

  2. And since we are on the subject… I just got done listening to the 5.1 blu ray. It’s awesome. Real aggressive mix. Their music is very suited to being spreadout. If you ever liked this album and you have a 5.1 system you should check it out. EXCELLENT.

    Bill B

    April 5, 2011 at 18:14

  3. I would love to see a Box Set that would Cover some performances by groups/Singers that played the Fillmore Easts and Wests. Do it like the recent Anniversary set for Woodstock or even release individual Groups shows. You go to Wolfgangs Vaults and liten you can hear the Treasure Trove of Incredible shows from these Venues.

    Craig Pinson

    April 7, 2011 at 05:46

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