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Release Round-Up: Week of January 10

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A slow week, but enough substantial releases to make this our first Round-Up of 2012!

Alex Chilton, Free Again: The 1970 Sessions (Omnivore Recordings)

After The Box Tops, before Big Star, the late, great Chilton finds his voice as a writer. A review from Joe is forthcoming!

Jellyfish, Bellybutton / Spilt Milk (Omnivore Recordings)

Brand-new vinyl remasters of the only two albums by the perennially underrated power pop band.

Andy Gibb, Greatest Hits / Iron Butterfly, Evolution: The Best of Iron Butterfly (Rhino Flashback)

From Rhino’s budget arm, two great, long-out-of-print compilations get their due on CD! (Check back very soon for a full breakdown from Joe!)

Various artists, ICON (UMe)

Another round of ’em.

Written by Mike Duquette

January 10, 2012 at 09:31

Another Year, Another Batch of “ICON” Titles

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It’s 2012, a new year full of new catalogue opportunities – and yet another batch of our favorite ridiculous, vaguely pointless series of compilations, UMe’s ICON.

The generic collections pack nothing but hits into an 11-track set list, enabling the uninitiated to get a simple primer of their favorite artist for maybe $8 and change. This time around, the batch is very rock-oriented (mid-’80s Deep Purple, Anthrax, Cinderella, Uriah Heep) with some traces of late-’90s rap and R&B (Dru Hill, Ja Rule, BLACKstreet).

All the titles street next Tuesday, January 10 and can be pre-ordered on Amazon after the jump.

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Written by Mike Duquette

January 5, 2012 at 13:58