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Release Round-Up: Week of November 9

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Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Damn the Torpedoes: Deluxe Edition (Geffen/UMe)

With a bonus disc of B-sides and unreleased outtakes and an optional Blu-Ray audio version, audiophiles hopefully won’t have a reason to say “don’t do me like that” with this set. (Official site)

Bon Jovi, Greatest Hits: The Ultimate Collection (Island)

If 1994’s Cross Road isn’t enough of a Bon Jovi comp for you, this career-spanning set (available in single and double-disc formats) combines all the usual hits with two new tracks (or four, depending on what set you buy). (Official site)

Elvis Presley, Viva ELVIS: The Album (RCA/Legacy)

The King gets his own equivalent to The Beatles’ Love, complete with a soundtrack of remixed, re-imagined classics. (More material you’re not going to find on the box set.) (Official site)

The Rolling Stones, Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones (Box Set) (Eagle)

The Stones’ classic Exile-era concert film (just recently released on DVD) is paired with this year’s The Stones in Exile and a bunch of bonus material in a limited, numbered box. (Amazon)

Bing Crosby, The Crosby Christmas Sessions (Collector’s Choice) / The Television Specials Volume 2: The Christmas Specials (Infinity)

Hooray for Christmas catalogue titles! Collector’s Choice honors Bing’s holiday spirit with a trove of mostly-unreleased Yuletide tracks, while Infinity Entertainment gets his holiday television specials on DVD. (Official site) Read the rest of this entry »

News Round-Up: Release Date Changes, Hip-o Select Releases and More

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  • A quick note that both Queensryche’s 20th anniversary reissue of Empire and Morrissey’s 20th anniversary reissue of Bona Drag – both from EMI – have been moved on the calendar. The latter will now street October 5 (the reissue of the “Everyday is Like Sunday” single will still street September 28) and the former will be released on September 28.
  • MusicTAP tweeted this intriguing article from Billboard and Reuters: the Pink Floyd catalogue is now digitally out of print. There was talk for awhile of them moving the catalogue from longtime home EMI; now it looks like more of a reality.
  • Two new Hip-o Select titles are available today: a reissue of John McLaughlin’s modern jazz classic The Promise for Verve in 1996 and a new volume in Smokey Robinson’s solo albums set! Order them here and here and hit the jump for track listings.

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Written by Mike Duquette

August 14, 2010 at 02:16

Less Silence, More Lucidity: Queensrÿche’s “Empire” to Be Reissued

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EMI has announced a deluxe edition of Queensrÿche’s Empire for the album’s 20th anniversary. The LP, the band’s most successful in the U.S. thanks to Top 10 hit “Silent Lucidity,” will feature three B-sides (previously included on a remastered edition in 2003) and a bonus disc of unreleased material recorded live at London’s Hammersmith Odeon in 1990.

Like many of EMI’s recent reissues, the set will be packed in a lidded box with some extra collectible cards and posters inside.

This set is to be released September 14. Read the full press release here and hit the jump for the full track list.

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Written by Mike Duquette

July 15, 2010 at 16:14

Posted in News, Queensryche, Reissues