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Release Round-Up: Week of November 11/12

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Beatles - On AirThe Beatles, Live At The BBC / On Air: Live At The BBC Volume 2 (Capitol)

What’s better than a remaster of The Fab Four’s 1994 double-disc set of live BBC sessions? How about another two-disc set of those sessions?

Live At The BBC (2CD): Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Live At The BBC (3LP): Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
On Air: Live At The BBC Volume 2 (2CD): Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
On Air: Live At The BBC Volume 2 (3LP): Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Live At The BBC: The Collection (4CD): Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.

Hathaway Never My LoveDonny Hathaway, Never My Love: The Anthology (ATCO/Rhino)

A fine-looking four-disc anthology for the late, great soul singer, featuring his greatest hits and rare singles, a disc of unreleased studio outtakes, an unissued live performance at New York’s Bitter End in 1971, and his complete duets with Roberta Flack. Beautiful, beautiful stuff here. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

Miles Davis - Original Mono RecordingsMiles Davis, The Original Mono Recordings (Columbia/Legacy)

A nine-disc set featuring a crash course in jazz education in glorious monaural sound! Classics ‘Round About Midnight (1957), Miles Ahead (1957), Milestones (1958), Porgy and Bess (1959), Kind of Blue (1959), Sketches of Spain (1960) and Someday My Prince Will Come (1961) are joined by two rare, out-of-print LPs: 1959’s Jazz Track (featuring a side of quintet recordings for a French soundtrack and a side of rarities from the sextet that cut Kind of Blue) and Miles & Monk At Newport (1964), featuring two live sets recorded five years apart at the Newport Jazz Festival. (Look for several of these albums on LP once again for Record Store Day’s Black Friday event!) (Amazon U.S. /Amazon U.K.)

Herbie packshotHerbie Hancock, The Complete Columbia Album Collection 1972-1988 (Columbia/Legacy)

This 34-disc set features every one of the jazz pianist’s albums for Columbia/CBS, including 11 which have never been on CD in the U.S. before (eight of these albums were only released in Japan). (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

Tommy SDEThe Who, Tommy: Deluxe Editions (Geffen/UMe)

Another expanded version of The Who’s magnum opus features the original album with an unissued spread of demos, outtakes and live bootlegs.

2CD Deluxe Edition: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
3CD/1BD Super Deluxe Edition: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
1CD Remaster: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
2LP Remaster: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.

Disney ClassicsVarious Artists, Disney Classics (Walt Disney Records)

A neat new four-disc box set spanning the entire Disney gamut (film, television and theme parks) in celebration of 90(!) years of musical magic. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

Fisherman's BoxThe Waterboys, Fisherman’s Box: The Complete Fisherman’s Blues Sessions 1986-1988 (Parlophone)

After some delays, the six-disc version of this mammoth box (sans “influences” bonus disc or vinyl LP) is available this week. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

CCR Box 2013Creedence Clearwater Revival, Creedence Clearwater Revival (Box Set) (Fantasy)

A reissue of the band’s career-spanning six-disc 2001 box, featuring all nine of their studio and live albums and a disc of pre-CCR single sides, is now available in a new package not made of wood. (Amazon U.S.)

Ry Cooder boxRy Cooder, 1970-1987 (Rhino)

All 11 of the famed guitarist’s Warner-Reprise albums in one box. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

Direct HitsThe Killers, Direct Hits (Island)

The Vegas modern-day New Wavers release their first compilation, with new single “Shot At the Night.” A deluxe edition adds a few more bonus tracks, including the original demo for hit single “Mr. Brightside.”

Standard: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Deluxe: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Super Deluxe CD/10″ edition: Amazon U.K.

KeaneKeane, The Best of Keane (Island)

Another Island act from the ’00s (albeit one from England), Keane too release a compilation in a variety of formats.

Standard 1CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Deluxe 2CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Super Deluxe 2CD/DVD (Amazon exclusive): Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.

P Montreal 1977Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Live in Montreal 1977 (Shout! Factory)

Welcome back, my friends, to a complete show in support of Works Volume 1 on two discs. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

Lamb of God As The Palaces BurnLamb of God, As the Palaces Burn: 10th Anniversary Edition (Razor & Tie)

The thrash/groove quartet’s breakthrough 2000 album is remixed, remastered and expanded with three demos and a DVD documentary.

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

Grizzly Bear ShiledsGrizzly Bear, Shields: Expanded (Warp)

The Brooklyn band’s 2012 album, now with a bonus disc of demos and remixes.

Shields: Expanded (2CD): Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Shields: B-Sides (LP): Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.

Yet Again: Grizzly Bear Expands Latest Album with Demos and B-Sides

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Grizzly Bear ShiledsAcclaimed Brooklyn rockers Grizzly Bear broke a three-year gap between albums with last year’s beloved Shields. This fall, they will deepen the experience of that album with a double-disc, demo-packed expanded edition.

After a brief band hiatus following the promotion of 2009’s Veckatimest, the quartet began sessions for Shields in Marfa, Texas, before ultimately moving back to the same Cape Cod property that gave 2006’s sophomore album Yellow House its name. The band began to write and record more collaboratively than ever, while still maintaining the same densely produced, richly harmonic sound audiences had come to expect. Shields ultimately gave the band its highest U.S. chart placement at No. 7 on the Billboard 200, and landed high on critics’ year-end best-of lists from Pitchfork to Rolling Stone.

Shields Expanded will feature an eight-track bonus disc featuring several of the tracks from the Marfa sessions that were ultimately shelved. (One of those, “Will Calls,” is the lead single for the project and can be heard above.) Three remixes, including one released on a Record Store Day-exclusive single in 2013, will round out the package. Those who already bought the album can experience the tracks separately as Shields B-Sides, a separate 12″ record to be released alongside the expanded set. (Shields B-Sides will include the five demos and B-sides, with the remixes offered as free digital downloads.)

Shields Expanded and Shields B-Sides are due out on November 12. Amazon links are not yet live, but the track lists are below.

Shields Expanded (Warp, 2013)

Disc 1: Original LP (released as Warp Records LP 229, 2012)

  1. Sleeping Ute
  2. Speak in Rounds
  3. Adelma
  4. Yet Again
  5. The Hunt
  6. A Simple Answer
  7. What’s Wrong
  8. gun-shy
  9. Half Gate
  10. Sun in Your Eyes

Disc 2: Shields B-Sides

  1. Smothering Green
  2. Taken Down (Marfa Demo)
  3. Listen and Wait
  4. Everyone I Know (Marfa Demo)
  5. Will Calls (Marfa Demo)
  6. Sleeping Ute (Nicolas Jaar Remix) (released on Warp Records 12″ WAP346, 2013) *
  7. A Simple Answer (Liars Remix) *
  8. Gun-Shy (Lindstrom Remix) (download-only exclusive, 2012) *

* digital download-only on Shields B-Sides standalone vinyl

Written by Mike Duquette

September 18, 2013 at 14:06