Paul Simon / The Concert in Hyde Park (2CD+blu-ray/DVD)
Sony’s Legacy Recordings issue Paul Simon‘s 2012 concert in Hyde Park, notable for featuring a reunion with the original Graceland musicians, as well as an appearance from reggae legend Jimmy Cliff. The 2CD+Blu-ray is the pick of the formats.
Focus / Hocus Pocus Box (13CD box)
This thirteen disc Focus box includes ten albums from the innovative Dutch rockers, plus two compilations and the Jan Akkerman and Thijs van Leer 1985 long-player, Focus
Grateful Dead / Smiling On A Cloudy Day
Part of Rhino’s ‘Summer Of Love’ celebration, this Grateful Dead compilation brings together 10 songs from the band’s early psychedelic period and includes tracks like Morning Dew, China Cat Sunflower and St. Stephen.
R.E.M. / Live at the Olympia (2CD+DVD)
Concord’s new Craft Recordings imprint reissues R.E.M‘s excellent Live at Olympia set (originally issued in 2009). They are only putting out the 2CD+DVD edition (for now) because originally there was also seven disc super deluxe, which included four vinyl records.
- • UK Order: Live at the Olympia (2CD+DVD)
- • USA Order: Live at the Olympia (2CD+DVD)
- • GERMANY Order: Live at the Olympia (2CD+DVD)
Savoy / Mountains of Time (reissue)
a-ha guitarist and songwriter Paul Waaktaar-Savoy’s other band is Savoy, who’ve issued five albums over the years (three of them when a-ha were on hiatus in the 1990s). This is a reissue of the third, Mountains of Time, originally put out in 1999. This vinyl+CD combo is good value in the UK at just £15.
Disco / Anthems (3LP vinyl)
Original extended mixes of classic disco anthems across six sides of vinyl. Includes Dan Hartman, The Jacksons, Heatwave etc.