Celebrating decades of hip-hop hits, Def Jam Records is releasing the 30th anniversary box-set: 3 exclusive mixed CDs, including one curated by Rick Rubin titled “Selections from the Roots of Def Jam.” The CDs also come with a t-shirt, a 16 page book and the entire bundle is delivered in a package designed as a turntable.
There’s a “lost” Johnny Cash album being released this Spring, Out Among the Stars was recorded between 1981 and 1984, and features a stack of unreleased tracks that neither Cash nor Columbia Records considered worthy. But the man in black has now been dead for a decade and the fans definitely want to hear it. On March 25th, they will.
If you prefer a physical copy of music rather than the cloud-based playlist you’re probably a “collector,” in which case, Vol. 1 of the Complete Album Collection from Bob Dylan should make its way into your stacks. The massive box set of 41 albums also comes with a collector’s USB containing 35 studio titles & 6 live records.
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.