Fave Reissues Of The Last Few Years - PART 8

A Listmania! list by Mark Barry "Mark Barry"
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The list author says: "Working in a second-hand record shop in London, as you can imagine, you come across mountains of CDs - and being a voracious music fiend - I've bought and loved hundreds of re-issues over the last few years.

But some just stand head and shoulders above all the rest. Many of these titles are well known, but others are obscure (I've reviewed most of them in detail).

Here's some suggestions and why they're recommended..."
Solid Air (Deluxe Edition) (2 CD Set)
1.  Solid Air (Deluxe Edition) (2 CD Set) by John Martyn
The list author says:
  "2009 2CD DELUXE EDITION reissue of his 1973 Island Records etheral folk/rock masterpiece. There's many fully formed outtakes equal to the album tracks on Disc 2 - they're shockingly good. Has a beautiful Paschal Byrne remaster too. See detailed review..."
$20.77   Used & New from: $11.84
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

Occasional Rain
2.  Occasional Rain by Terry Callier
The list author says:
  "Part of the Universal's ORIGINALS series (over 100 titles - mostly jazz, funk, fusion, soul etc) - this 1972 US soul masterpiece on Cadet Records has been given a beautiful 2008 Gavin Lurssen remaster. An absolute gem. See detailed review…"
$19.53   Used & New from: $4.77
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Brentford Trilogy (Impossible Bird, Dig My Mood, The Convincer)
3.  Brentford Trilogy (Impossible Bird, Dig My Mood, The Convincer) by Nick Lowe
The list author says:
  "A July 2009 British reissue in a card wrap with a new booklet of his last 3 albums - "The Impossible Bird" (1994), "Dig My Mood" (1998) and "The Convincer" (2001). Witty, sly, brill – one of England’s great songwriters. See detailed review..."
$22.17   Used & New from: $13.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Tattoo You
4.  Tattoo You by Sonny Rollins
The list author says:
  "June 2009 Polydor reissue of their 1981 album - fantastic Stephen Marcusson remastered sound quality - carries over the same 'long' version of "Slave" that the Virgin 1993 CD had. See detailed review..."
$10.99   Used & New from: $2.75
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (162 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

No Guru No Method No Teacher
5.  No Guru No Method No Teacher by Van Morrison
The list author says:
  "June 2008 remaster of a long-forgotten gem from 1986 on Mercury Records. Gorgeous sound quality and two genuinely excellent bonus tracks. See detailed review..."
Used & New from: $55.00
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Spice of Life
6.  Spice of Life by Marlena Shaw
The list author says:
  "August 2005 remaster of her stunning 2nd album on Cadet Records from 1969. Charles Stepney production (see also Terry Callier above) - has a beautiful muscular remaster - musically it's righteous soul. A treat if you don't already know it..."
$11.98   Used & New from: $4.80
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
7.  I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got by Sinead O'Connor
The list author says:
  "April 2009 2CD remaster of her 2nd album on Ensign Records in 1990 (number 1 on both sides of the pond). Long overdue overhaul with some great outtakes on Disc 2. See detailed review..."
Used & New from: $8.00
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)

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Give Me the Night
8.  Give Me the Night by George Benson
The list author says:
  "June 2009 Japan-only SHM-CD of his huge 1980 album on Warner Brothers/Qwest. Produced by Quincy Jones, this CD variant has truly glorious sound quality - and musically the R'n'B and Funk tunes still stand up. Pricey as an import for sure, but worth it (SHM-CDs play on all CD players). See detailed review…"
Used & New from: $67.49
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

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Confessions of Doctor Dream & Other Stories
9.  Confessions of Doctor Dream & Other Stories by Kevin Ayers
The list author says:
  "March 2009 EMI reissue of his trippy/druggy 1974 album on Island Records. Stunning Peter Mew remaster with genuinely excellent bonus tracks and a good booklet. See detailed review..."
$11.29   Used & New from: $5.43
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Living In The Past
10.  Living In The Past by Jethro Tull
The list author says:
  "1997 2CD USA-only Mobile Fidelity ULTRADISC-2 reissue. Features the 'full' 2LP compliment that appeared on both UK & US issues of this 1972 Double-Album Book set. The booklet inside the card wrap apes the original artwork too. It has great sound, but like most MF issues, it costs. See detailed review…"
Used & New from: $78.50
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

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Show Your Hand/How Sweet Can You Get/Average White
11.  Show Your Hand/How Sweet Can You Get/Average White by Average White Band
The list author says:
  "April 2009 2CD set on Edsel (of the UK) which gathers up their MCA debut LP "Show Your Hand" (1973) with the more famous "AWB" LP and adds on "The Clovis Sessions" - outtakes from that 1974 funky masterpiece. Stunning little reissue. Hugely underrated band. See detailed review..."
$13.43   Used & New from: $7.91
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Memorial Collection
12.  Memorial Collection by Buddy Holly
The list author says:
  "2009 long-delayed 3CD haul of his extraordinary recording legacy - lots of stuff off the 6LP 1979 "Complete" box set finally seeing the light of CD day. Remastered, tastily presented and reasonably priced too. See detailed review..."
$25.98   Used & New from: $10.79
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

Little Mama
13.  Little Mama by Monk Higgins
The list author says:
  "2004 EMI remaster of a rare United Artists 1972 USA funk-fusion-soul LP. Part of their "Masters Of Funk & Soul" Series of CDs. See detailed review..."
Used & New from: $45.26
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Complete Reprise Recordings 1971-73
14.  Complete Reprise Recordings 1971-73 by Crazy Horse
The list author says:
  "2006 2CD Rhino set which compiles their wicked 1971 debut album "Crazy Horse" with their less than great follow-up LP "Loose" from 1972. But it has really ace outtakes from their debut, a nice remaster and lovely Rhino packaging. See detailed review..."
Used & New from: $13.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Vol. 2-Tighten Up
15.  Vol. 2-Tighten Up by Various Artists
The list author says:
  "March 2009 2CD DELUXE EDITION of the iconic and much-loved 1969 reggae compilation on Trojan Records of the UK. There were 8 volumes in the series until 1973, but along with its wonderful predecessor, this peach practically introduced Sixties Reggae and Ska to the whole of England’s youth. Chock full of goodies. See detailed review..."
Used & New from: $76.99
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Very Extremely Dangerous
16.  Very Extremely Dangerous by Eddie Hinton
The list author says:
  "A white man who sounded like Otis Redding's younger brother, Hinton put out this lovely soul/rock debut LP on Capricorn Records in the States in 1978. This CD of it is rare too, but sooooo good. See detailed reviews for this and an Anthology on Raven of Australia called “A Mighty Field Of Vision”."
$19.86   Used & New from: $10.91
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Piece of My Heart: The Best of 1969-1978
17.  Piece of My Heart: The Best of 1969-1978 by Bonnie Bramlett
The list author says:
  "Once a part of the Ikettes, Bonnie Bramlett's wonderfully guttural rock/soul vocals get a great remaster on this 19-track 2008 Raven CD compilation. Fab stuff and a lot of it hard to get on CD. I just wish there was a Volume 2. See detailed review..."
$20.82   Used & New from: $14.23
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Atlantic Unearthed: Soul Brothers
18.  Atlantic Unearthed: Soul Brothers by Atlantic Unearthed: Soul Brothers
The list author says:
  "2006 Rhino CD compilation raiding the Atlantic/Cotillion/Atco vaults for unreleased goodies and finding them (mostly). There's a companion volume called "Soul Sister" which is excellent too. See detailed review..."
$13.87   Used & New from: $2.04
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Undertones
19.  Undertones by Undertones
The list author says:
  "March 2009 Salvo Records of the UK CD reissue of their explosive and joyful 1979 debut album on Sire. Huge haul of non-album 7" single sides thrown in too and a video. Loved it. See REVIEW..."
Used & New from: $6.30
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Dark End of the Street 1963-69: The Operatic Soul of Roy Hamilton
20.  Dark End of the Street 1963-69: The Operatic Soul of Roy Hamilton by Roy Hamilton
The list author says:
  "2009 Revola 28-Track CD covering his overlooked MGM and RCA Victor soul sides - great booklet and beautiful remastered sound - a bit of a rediscovery really. See detailed review..."
$18.62   Used & New from: $11.97
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Margie Joseph
21.  Margie Joseph by Margie Joseph
The list author says:
  "Her 3rd album and her debut for Atlantic - this 2007 Vivid Sound Japanese CD is a hard-card sleeve repro of that 1973 rarity and is limited to 3000 copies. Nice remaster too. See detailed review..."
$46.11   Used & New from: $22.81
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Takin It to the Streets
22.  Takin It to the Streets by Doobie Brothers
The list author says:
  "2010 USA-Only Mobile Fidelity SACD Remaster with better sound than the Japanese 5” card repro remaster of a few years ago. This 1976 Warner Brothers album is a mixture of Tom Johnston’s rock with Michael McDonald’s soul-rock. I also adore Tiran Porter’s slinky “For Someone Special” on Side 2 – very Steely Dan, very cool."
$29.32
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Shades Of: The Chess Singles 1961-1968
23.  Shades Of: The Chess Singles 1961-1968 by Mitty Collier
The list author says:
  "2008 CD by Kent (Ace Records of the UK). Usually classy stuff from Ace - 24 track compilation that will allow you to sequence most of her Chess singles - with many tracks being first time on CD. A really sweet soul listen. See detailed review..."
$18.58   Used & New from: $9.79
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Clarence Carter:  Patches / The Dynamic Clarence Carter
24.  Clarence Carter: Patches / The Dynamic Clarence Carter by Clarence Carter
The list author says:
  "2000 USA release which combines two of his four excellent Atlantic LPs onto 1 CD - his 4th "Patches" from 1970 and his 2nd "The Dynamic..." from 1969. Great sound and there’s huge number of tracks on here that are never on the usual “Best Of" sets. See detailed review..."
$14.50   Used & New from: $9.16
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Forever: The Complete Motown Albums 1
25.  Forever: The Complete Motown Albums 1 by Marvelettes
The list author says:
  "2009 Hip-O Select 3CD set covering 1961 to 1965 with a massive 87 tracks (6 albums worth and more). Great Ellen Fitton remasters and a fully featured 30-page booklet. A Hip-O Select gem – and it’s reasonably priced too. See detailed review…"
Used & New from: $65.99
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Ommadawn
26.  Ommadawn by Mike Oldfield
The list author says:
  "His 1975 3rd album for Virgin gets the long-needed 2CD DELUXE EDITION treatment in 2010 and it’s a winner. There’s a part on Side 2 where the Uilleann pipes of The Chieftains come wailing in and it’s finally got the beautiful sound it deserves…"
$21.75   Used & New from: $15.10
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)

Atlantic Crossing (2 CD Limited Edition)
27.  Atlantic Crossing (2 CD Limited Edition) by Rod Stewart
The list author says:
  "2009 Rhino 2CD Deluxe Edition of his iconic and huge 1975 album on Riva Records (Rock on Side 1, Smoochers on Side 2). Great remaster and extras worth owning."
$15.72   Used & New from: $9.99
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

Rock & Roll / Rockin' the Blues
28.  Rock & Roll / Rockin' the Blues by Big Joe Turner
The list author says:
  "A 1999 singular CD on Collectables of the USA featuring 2 rare Atlantic LPs from the late Fifties by this giant of Rhythm ‘n’ Blues music (28 tracks in all). Also features many tunes difficult to find outside of the usual “Best Of” scenario…"
$14.28   Used & New from: $3.96
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Memorial Album
29.  Memorial Album by Don Drummond
The list author says:
  "2009 2CD set from Sanctuary/Trojan Records of the UK covering 2 ultra-rare but desirable DD albums. Each LP has had loads of extras added on to give you a whopping 49 Reggae tracks in all. Superbly detailed booklet too. This is Sixties Ska music, so the sound quality is not exactly audiophile, but the music is magical..."
Used & New from: $95.05
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Superfly (25th Anniversary Deluxe Ed.)
30.  Superfly (25th Anniversary Deluxe Ed.) by Curtis Mayfield
The list author says:
  "1997 Rhino 2CD Deluxe Edition of his 1972 soul masterpiece with card digipak artwork that mimics the US original’s die-cut gatefold sleeve. With 2 bonus tracks on top of the 9-track album on Disc 1 - and 12 previously unreleased and alternate versions on Disc 2, Dan Hersch remastering and a 24-page booklet - this is a must buy. What a loss to music he was..."
Used & New from: $0.43
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (141 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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