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Release Round-Up: Week of May 19

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Oasis Definitely MaybeOasis, Definitely Maybe: Chasing The Sun Edition (Big Brother/Ngrooves)

Oasis’ debut album is remastered and expanded; the first in a planned series of multi-format reissues from the legendary Britpop band.

1CD remaster: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
2LP remaster: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
3CD deluxe edition: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
3CD/2LP/1 x 7″ box set: Amazon U.S.Amazon U.K.

Billy Joel - BD BoxBilly Joel, A Matter of Trust: The Bridge to Russia (Columbia/Legacy)

The Piano Man’s 1987 sojourn to the USSR is chronicled anew, with expansions of both the original KOHUEPT album and video program and a newly-filmed retrospective documentary on Billy’s trip.

2CD/1DVD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
2CD/1BD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
2CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
DVD: Amazon U.S.
BD: Amazon U.S.

Deep Purple Made in Japan boxDeep Purple, Made in Japan: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Editions(Universal U.K.)

No less than six formats of the band’s breakthrough live album are now available overseas. All together now: “Smooooooke on the waaaaaater”!

1CD remaster: Amazon U.K.
2CD deluxe edition: Amazon U.K.
4CD/1DVD box set: Amazon U.K. / Amazon U.S.
2LP remaster: Amazon U.K.
9LP box set: Amazon U.K.
Blu-Ray Audio: Amazon U.K.

 

REM Unplugged CDR.E.M., Unplugged 1991/2001: The Complete Sessions (Warner Bros.) / Complete I.R.S. Rarities 1982-1987 (I.R.S./UMe)

Originally released as a vinyl box on Record Store Day, both of R.E.M.’s trips to MTV Unplugged are now available as a more affordable two-disc set. Also, a digital compilation nets just about every B-side and bonus track the band put out for their first label.

Unplugged: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
I.R.S.: Amazon U.S.

Roy Orbison - Mystery Girl DeluxeRoy Orbison, Mystery Girl Deluxe (Roy’s Boys/Legacy)

Released weeks after Orbison’s sudden passing, Mystery Girl rightfully restored Roy’s legend and even got him onto pop radio with “You Got It.” It’s expanded with unheard studio demos, an unreleased song completed by Roy’s sons with John Carter Cash, and also available with a DVD packed with a new documentary and rare and unseen promo videos.

Deluxe CD/DVD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Expanded CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Deluxe 2LP: Amazon U.S.Amazon U.K.

Hank Williams - Garden SpotHank Williams, The Garden Spot Programs 1950 (Omnivore)

Long-lost radio rarities from one of the kings of country are uncovered for the first time!

CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.

Doors - Weird ScenesThe Doors, Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mine (Elektra/Rhino)

A double-disc 1972 Doors compilation gets its premiere release on CD. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

The Essential R KellyR. Kelly, The Essential R. Kelly (RCA/Legacy)

Love him or hate him – yes, we’ve been listening – the 35 tracks on this two-disc set do a good job of pointing out Kellz as one of the best male R&B performers of his generation. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

Aaron Neville Toussaint SessionsAaron Neville, For the Good Times: The Allen Toussaint Sessions (Fuel 2000)

Fuel collects 22 vintage sides from two New Orleans legends: vocalist Aaron Neville and songwriter-producer Allen Toussaint! (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

Miles Blue NoteMiles Davis, Take Off: The Complete Blue Note Albums (Blue Note)

Blue Note’s 75th anniversary program continues with this release collecting Davis’ small but important output, from the period of 1952-1954, for the venerable label. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

Someething Else for EverybodyDevo, Something Else for Everybody (Booji Boy)

Fresh factory rejects from the band’s most recent studio album! (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

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  1. Any comment on the sound quality of the Miles Davis Bluenote?

    Is it RVG remastered? Does it include the “Somethin’ Else” (under Cannonball’s name)?

    Kevin

    May 19, 2014 at 08:52

    • I haven’t listened yet, so I can’t comment on sound quality, but here’s some additional info about the Miles:

      The 2-CD set is packaged in a hardbound book format, and contains the complete contents of the 10-inch LPs YOUNG MAN WITH A HORN, MILES DAVIS VOL. 2 & MILES DAVIS VOL. 3. The set is rounded out by the alternate takes issued on the 12-inch LPs MILES DAVIS VOL. 1 & 2, and the expanded CD issues of those two releases.

      Cannonball’s SOMETHIN’ ELSE isn’t included as the purview is just the albums with Miles as named leader.

      The set has been produced by Harry Weinger and remastered by Kevin Reeves, sourced from the high resolution masters created by Bernie Grundman.

      Hope this helps! Further Blue Note 75 CD sets are coming from John Coltrane and Clifford Brown; we’ll have more details on those projects soon.

      Joe Marchese

      May 20, 2014 at 01:17

  2. Thanks for the info. I do think that deleting “Somethin’ Else” is absurd, as it is a pure Miles Davis album…all the way.

    Kevin

    May 20, 2014 at 08:51

  3. Dutton Vocalion just released two more remastered Mancini 2fers: http://www.duttonvocalion.co.uk/#easy. The Big Latin Band & The Latin Sound: http://www.duttonvocalion.co.uk/proddetail.asp?prod=CDLK4525 and The Cop Show Themes & Symphonic Soul: http://www.duttonvocalion.co.uk/proddetail.asp?prod=CDSML8504

    Mike

    May 22, 2014 at 12:00


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