This new collection of never-before-released Jimi Hendrix tracks is not like one of those bogus Beatles “forgotten tapes” records. The 12 included songs are legit studio recordings of Hendrix playing with musicians outside the Jimi Hendrix Experience in ’68 & ’69. Guys like Buddy Miles & Billy Cox, with whom he’d later record the Band Of Gypsies album. It’s the real deal.
Nobody expected Led Zeppelin to rock the house as hard as they did when the 3 surviving members, along with deceased drummer John Bonham’s son Jason on drums, played a reunion concert in 2007. But the old bastards and young Bonzo in fact tore the roof off London’s O2 arena. This 4-disc box set includes the 16 live classics they played that night plus an acclaimed HD concert film.
Rage Against The Machine most recently made headlines by standing up for the 47% and denouncing the unauthorized use of their music to promote the Romney campaign. RATM never shied away from politics or controversy and that’s why unlike other rap-rock fakers, Rage is still remembered & relevant today. This 20th Anniversary collection includes their self-titled record w/3 bonus tracks, B-sides, their original demo tape and two DVDs of tour footage, videos, and more.
You have until November 13th to buy a turntable. That’s when The Beatles limited-edition Stereo Vinyl Box set comes out. It’s 14 of their greatest re-mastered albums on 180-gram, audiophile quality vinyl & the set also includes a 252-page hardbound book full of Beatlemania.
The Sex Pistols’ snotty songs & outrageous antics pushed punk rock into the mainstream. The forthcoming release of the super-deluxe Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols box set is a 3CD/1DVD collection marking the classic album’s 35th anniversary with a 100-page book, demos, B-sides, and a re-mastered edition of the record. Sid lives! Punk’s not dead!, et cetera.
50 years after the release of his debut album, master songsmith Bob Dylan is back with a fresh record. Tempest features ten all-new tunes from the legendary singer-man with the voice like sand and glue.
Everyone likes Johnny Cash but few know more than a handful of his greatest hits. This 63-disc box set takes you through his entire catalog from classics like Folsom Prison Blues to the very deepest cuts including 55 unreleased tracks.
At 87, B.B. King is one the last surviving (and touring) OG blues masters. If you get the chance to see him live, don’t put it off. If you don’t get the chance, order the Mr. B.B. King box set. It features 10 discs with recordings that go as far back as 1949 and as recent as his last studio album in 2008. 196 tracks in all, many of them rare and unreleased.
This new 5-disc box set from Trojan Records is a complete crash course in Jamaican music. From early ska to Bob Marley’s rebel music to modern day dancehall and everything in between, this set connects it all. It also includes a 50-page booklet featuring detailed commentary on the history of Jamaica and its musical heritage, plus rare photos and memorabilia.
In their heyday, The Smashing Pumpkins were mockingly called The Monkees of the grunge era, the REO Speedwagon of the 90s. And yet their songs are some the era’s most memorable. With Billy Corgan still fronting the band, Oceania is their first new album in 5 years. And you can bet that the critics are going to be a lot nicer now.