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Release Round-Up: Week of October 22

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TFF The Hurting boxTears for Fears, The Hurting: Deluxe Edition (Mercury/UMe)

The landmark debut album from the U.K. hitmakers celebrates its 30th anniversary with a new double-disc deluxe edition stocked with rare single-only material and a deluxe box set version with a bonus disc of John Peel sessions and the In My Mind’s Eye live concert film on DVD.

2CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
3CD/1DVD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.

Van Morrison - Moondance BoxVan Morrison, Moondance: Expanded Edition (Warner Bros./Rhino)

Though Van would rather you not buy this box, it features his classic 1970 album (newly remastered and in a new 5.1 surround sound mix on the Blu-Ray) plus three discs of session outtakes.

1CD remaster: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
2CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
4CD/1BD:  Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.

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

This six-disc set features every take from the making of this celebrated album from Mike Scott’s band. A deluxe version features the original album on vinyl and a further bonus disc of songs that influenced the album – all of which will be broken down in full in a post later today!

6CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
7CD/1LP: Amazon U.K.

Chrysalis FB bannerTen Years After, Recorded Live: Expanded Edition / Robin Trower, State to State: Live Across America 1974-1980 / UFO, “Hot ‘N’ Live”: The Chrysalis Live Anthology 1974-1983 (Chrysalis/Rhino)

These three hard-rockin’ releases from the Chrysalis vaults are ready to purchase this week – or you can win them from us!

Ten Years After: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Robin Trower: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
UFO: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.

XTC - NonsuchXTC, Nonsuch: Expanded Edition (Panegyric)

The band’s 1992 album, featuring modern rock hit “The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead,” features a new stereo and surround mix by Steven Wilson, plus a host of audiovisual extras.

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

Sparks BoxSparks, New Music for Amnesiacs: The Ultimate Collection (Universal U.K.)

One of the pioneering acts in quirk rock have a swag-filled five-disc career-spanning box set tangible object in the market. (Amazon U.K.)

Woody Guthrie American Radical PatriotWoody Guthrie, American Radical Patriot (Rounder)

A stunning 6CD/1DVD/1LP box set includes, for the first time, all of Guthrie’s historic recordings for Alan Lomax, plus scores of rarities – including a rare early Bob Dylan recording, too. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

Freddie Tribute BDQueen, The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert: Deluxe Edition (Eagle Rock)

The life of the late Queen frontman was celebrated in one of the greatest benefit concerts of all time – and this expanded version features, for the first time on DVD or Blu-Ray, tribute performances from the first half of the concert.

3DVD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
BD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.

Monro RaritiesMatt Monro, The Rarities Collection (Parlophone)

Three discs of rarities from the legendary crooner; most were originally released on The Rare Monro and/or Matt Uncovered: The Rarer Monro, but many have been sonically upgraded, with more rarities included herein! (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

Laura Nyro - SmileLaura Nyro, Smile: Expanded Edition (Iconoclassic)

Nyro’s 1976 release, issued after a four-year absence, is expanded with three rare demos. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

Love to Love You DonnaDonna Summer, Love to Love You Donna (Verve)

Classic Donna Summer tracks, newly remixed by modern dance acts and producers, plus an unreleased collaboration between Summer and longtime producer Giorgio Moroder.

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

TLC 20TLC, 20 (Epic)

A new compilation from the acclaimed ’90s R&B girl group features a new track, “Meant to Be,” penned by R&B singer Ne-Yo. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

WE HAVE A WINNER! Chrysalis Live Classics from Ten Years After, Robin Trower and UFO!

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KEITH PETTIPAS, THESE THREE SETS ARE YOURS! E-mail or Facebook message us and they’ll be on their way!

Written by Mike Duquette

October 17, 2013 at 12:00

Rhino Turns Chrysalis Acts Up Live and Loud! Deluxe Sets Coming From Ten Years After, Robin Trower, UFO

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Ten Years After - Recorded LiveJust a couple of months back, on July 1, Warner Music Group announced that it had completed the acquisition of the Parlophone Label Group from Universal Music Group. The transaction was set in motion as a result of the break-up of EMI, and with its completion, WMG now holds not only the Parlophone label itself but the Chrysalis/Ensign, EMI and Virgin Classics labels. We’ve seen projects already announced from the new Parlophone, including a Matt Monro rarities release due in the U.K. this September. We can now reveal that numerous Chrysalis titles are also in the pipeline, including Steven Wilson’s remix and reissue of Jethro Tull’s 1970 Benefit, and three more exciting seventies rock reissues from Ten Years After, Robin Trower and UFO.

Ten Years After soared to stardom in America following its smoking performance at Woodstock in August 1969. Over the next five years, the British blues-rockers charted eight Top 40 albums in their native England and earned a sizeable following stateside, as well. Alvin Lee, Chick Churchill, Leo Lyons and Rick Lee released the double-LP Recorded Live in 1973. Captured in European locales including Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Paris with the Rolling Stones’ mobile truck, Recorded Live preserves Ten Years After at its peak. Originally issued on Chrysalis in the U.K. and on Columbia in the U.S., the classic set is being expanded by Rhino with a full seven previously unissued performances including stabs at Lightnin’ Hopkins “I Woke Up This Morning” and Chuck Berry’s “Sweet Little Sixteen.” The remastered and expanded Recorded Live arrives on October 7 in the United Kingdom and one day later in the United States.

After the jump, you’ll find the scoop on more previously unissued live goodies coming from Robin Trower and UFO! Plus: complete track listings and pre-order links!

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Written by Joe Marchese

September 6, 2013 at 11:35

The Seventies Preservation Society: Audio Fidelity Revisits Bad Company and Ten Years After

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Audio Fidelity is getting back to the basics of classic rock with two upcoming 24k Gold CD reissues scheduled for May 24. Mastering engineer Steve Hoffman will work the controls for both 1971’s A Space in Time from Ten Years After and 1975’s Straight Shooter from Bad Company. While these two albums may not share much on the surface, both albums represent a return to back-to-basics blues-rock from two successful British bands.

1971’s A Space in Time was the seventh album by Ten Years After,and the band’s first to be released on the Columbia label in America. (Chrysalis handled distribution in the U.K.) With their smoking performance at Woodstock in August 1969 still resonating with the public, A Space in Time caught the band at the peak of its powers, and it remains guitarist/vocalist/lead songwriter Alvin Lee’s favorite album. Lee, Chick Churchill (keyboards), Leo Lyons (bass) and Rick Lee (drums) created a largely acoustic album, but it manages to include those crunchy blues-rock riffs that made the band famous. “I’d Love to Change the World,” the band’s biggest hit, is included here, along with the folk-styled “Here They Come,” the early rock-and-roll homage “Baby Won’t You Let Me Rock ‘n’ Roll You” and the psychedelic “Let the Sky Fall.” Riding the success of single “I’d Love to Change the World,” A Space in Time is the best-selling album of Ten Years After’s career. Most of the cuts on the album are tight, leading it to have a more “pop” feel than some of the band’s other work. But “Uncle Jam” is present, credited to all of the band members, reminding listeners that few jammed better than Ten Years After.

Bad Company emerged onto the scene in 1974 on Led Zeppelin’s Swan Song label, a true British supergroup: Free’s Paul Rodgers on vocals and rhythm guitar and Simon Kirke on drums, King Crimson’s Boz Burrell on bass and Mick Ralphs from Mott the Hoople on guitar.  “Can’t Get Enough” and “Movin’ On” off the band’s self-titled debut both became radio hits and the LP itself hit pole position. Hopes were naturally high for the follow-up, and Bad Company more than delivered with Straight Shooter. The album’s first two tracks, “Good Lovin’ Gone Bad” and “Feel Like Makin’ Love” both were released as singles, with the former going to No. 36 and the latter all the way to No. 10. Like Ten Years After, Bad Company had its roots in blues-rock, and Straight Shooter shows the supergroup at its stripped-down, hard-rocking best.

Hit the jump for the track listings, pre-order links and more!

Neither release contains bonus tracks, and both titles are limited, numbered editions.  Audio Fidelity remastered Bad Company’s debut in 2006, and that disc now commands collectors’ prices, so now might be the time to order!  A Space in Time and Straight Shooter are due in stores from Audio Fidelity on May 24.

Ten Years After, A Space in Time (Columbia 30801, reissued Audio Fidelity AFZ112, 2011)

  1. One of These Days
  2. Here They Come
  3. I’d Love to Change the World
  4. Over the Hill
  5. Baby Won’t You Let Me Rock ‘n’ Roll You
  6. Once There Was a Time
  7. Let the Sky Fall
  8. Hard Monkeys
  9. I’ve Been There Too
  10. Uncle Jam

Bad Company, Straight Shooter (Swan Song SS 8413, reissued Audio Fidelity AFZ117, 2011)

  1. Good Lovin’ Gone Bad
  2. Feel Like Makin’ Love
  3. Weep No More
  4. Shooting Star
  5. Deal with the Preacher
  6. Wild Fire Woman
  7. Anna
  8. Call On Me

Written by Joe Marchese

May 11, 2011 at 11:21