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Release Round-Up: Week of September 11

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Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Emerson, Lake & Palmer Tarkus: Deluxe Editions (Razor & Tie)

Full review coming soon, but you should know that these are 2-CD/1-DVD sets featuring unreleased alternate takes and 5.1 surround mixes for these two classic prog-rock LPs.

Dio, Singles Box Set (UMC)

A U.K.-made collectible box replicating all of Dio’s Vertigo 12″ singles, plus the Intermission live EP and a DVD of music videos.

The English Beat, Live at The US Festival ’82 & ’83 (Shout! Factory)

Initially available as a pre-order bonus with Shout! Factory’s Complete Beat box, this CD/DVD set (featuring audio highlights from the group’s two US Festival sets and the complete shows on video) is the last piece of what’s been a great year for The Beat’s catalogue.

The Knack, Rock and Roll is Good for You: The Fieger/Averre Demos (Omnivore)

Sixteen demos spotlighting the songwriting partnership between Doug Fieger and Berton Averre (including an early version of “Good Girls Don’t”) are unleashed on disc.

Various Artists, Broadway in a Box: The Essential Broadway Musicals Collection (Masterworks Broadway)

Need a major musical fix? How about 25 of the best original cast albums ever, including My Fair LadySouth PacificWest Side Story and A Chorus Line, in one box?

The Desert Song: Studio Cast Recording (RCA/Masterworks Broadway)

The premiere CD release of this 1959 studio revival of a classic operetta.

Dave Brubeck Quartet, Time Out (Hybrid SACD) (Analogue)

This immortal jazz album, newly reissued by Analogue Productions, includes a brand-new stereo SACD remaster, plus the long out-of-print original Sony multi-channel mix and standard CD stereo layer. Not bad at all!

Duran Duran, The Biggest and The Best! / Yazoo, The Collection (Music Club Deluxe)

A pair of U.K. budget compilations from Demon combine hits, B-sides and album cuts from these two great ’80s bands.

David Guetta, Nothing But the Beat 2.0 (AstralWerks)

The French DJ/producer’s guest-heavy 2011 pop album gets reorganized and expanded.

Written by Mike Duquette

September 11, 2012 at 08:24

David Guetta’s Star-Studded Latest to Be Expanded This Fall

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Parisian artist/producer/remixer David Guetta stepped back into the spotlight with last year’s Top 5 album Nothing But the Beat – a collaboration between Guetta and some of the biggest names in R&B, rap and dance – and next week will present a greatly expanded edition of the album.

Nothing But the Beat 2.0 combines the floor-fillers of the original disc, including the hit singles “Without You” (a Top 5 smash with guest vocals from Usher), “Turn Me On” (featuring Nicki Minaj) and “Where Them Girls At” (featuring Minaj and Flo Rida), and pairs it with several “new” tracks. A few of them, including “Lunar,” a collaboration with up-and-coming remixer Afrojack, and “The Alphabeat,” were made available on an existing double-disc edition of Nothing But the Beat which featured the original “vocal album” and a  bonus electronic disc. One other track, “Wild One Two,” is a recently-released remix of Flo Rida’s “Wild Ones.” But six tunes are all-new, including new single “She Wolf (Falling to Pieces),” a collaboration with dance-pop singer Sia (whose vocals propelled another Top 10 Beat hit, “Titanium”), as well as guest appearances by Ne-Yo, Akon, Tegan & Sara and others.

Guetta’s new Beat is available next Tuesday, September 11, and you can place your orders after the jump.

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Written by Mike Duquette

September 5, 2012 at 13:00