Fave Reissues Of The Last Few Years - PART 12

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..."
Meddle
1.  Meddle by Pink Floyd
The list author says:
  "2011 EMI reissue of their 1971 gem. Truly superlative remaster by James Guthrie and Joel Plante, but minimal, naff and very disappointing packaging. See detailed review…"
$16.98   Used & New from: $10.39
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (515 customer reviews)

Elektronische Musik
2.  Elektronische Musik by Elektronische Musik
The list author says:
  "Sensational 2010 2CD set from Soul Jazz Records of the UK (a busy and well-revered reissue label). A half-decent Krautrock comp has been a long time coming and this peach is it. Our shop customers rave about it. It’s also available on 2 wicked vinyl double-albums. Much of this stuff is obscure, but it’s so worth seeking out. See detailed review…"
$22.24   Used & New from: $13.04
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Ain't No Saint
3.  Ain't No Saint by John Martyn
The list author says:
  "Really great 2008 4CD box set featuring a huge swath of unreleased stuff alongside new remasters of oldies. Spans folk to soulful rock – a Scot with a deep gravely voice and a way with a melody, the mighty John Martyn is sadly missed. See detailed review..."
$63.79   Used & New from: $31.38
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

The Complete Chess Masters (1950-1967)
4.  The Complete Chess Masters (1950-1967) by Little Walter
The list author says:
  "February 2009 USA-Only 5CD Hip-O Select Box Set with wonderful unreleased material and top-notch Erick Labson remastered sound. The best Blues Harmonica stuff anywhere. See detailed review…"
Used & New from: $245.00
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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Not Fade Away: Complete Studio Recordings & More
5.  Not Fade Away: Complete Studio Recordings & More by Buddy Holly
The list author says:
  "Initially a very expensive USA-only release from Hip-O Select, this 6CD Book Set has been given a belated UK release also (where he has a huge and loyal fan following to this day). Beautifully mastered and annotated. See detailed review and full discography pertaining to the box."
Used & New from: $2,172.68
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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New Folk Sound
6.  New Folk Sound by Terry Callier
The list author says:
  "2003 remastered upgrade of his rare 1965 Prestige Records album debut - 3 really cool outtakes have been added. Folk soul of the highest calibre. See detailed review..."
$16.05   Used & New from: $3.05
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Message From the Country
7.  Message From the Country by The Move
The list author says:
  "A fantastic 2005 EMI Peter Mew CD remaster of their rare final album for Harvest Records in 1971. Really excellent non-album singles tracks as bonuses, proper annotated booklet. See detailed review…"
$11.94   Used & New from: $4.95
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

Chess Chartbusters 6
8.  Chess Chartbusters 6 by Chess Chartbusters
The list author says:
  "Astonishingly good value for money 6 Volume Series of CDs with 20-tracks per disc and retailing at less than £4 each in the UK (comparable import price). Nicely done booklets, great remastered sound and a voyage of discovery."
$9.79   Used & New from: $0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

No Guru No Method No Teacher
9.  No Guru No Method No Teacher by Van Morrison
The list author says:
  "2008 CD remaster of a forgotten 1986 album on Mercury. Bolstered up with an Alternate Take and a new previously unreleased song. But where are Parts 3 and 4 of this remaster series? See review..."
Used & New from: $44.12
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Obscured By Clouds
10.  Obscured By Clouds by Pink Floyd
The list author says:
  "2011 EMI reissue of their forgotten 1972 soundtrack to the French film “La Vallee”. Truly superlative remaster by James Guthrie and Joel Plante, but minimal, naff and very disappointing packaging. See detailed review…"
$20.99   Used & New from: $8.50
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (199 customer reviews)

Gold
11.  Gold by Allman Brothers Band
The list author says:
  "2005 2CD set stretching from the 1969 debut album to 1979's "Enlightened Rogues". But what makes this so good is the upgraded remastering from the 1993 issues. Both discs are fully featured too."
$14.21   Used & New from: $3.49
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Taking Care Of Business - 1956-1973 (7CD)
12.  Taking Care Of Business - 1956-1973 (7CD) by Freddy King
The list author says:
  "Another gem from the fabulous Bear Family of Germany. 7CDs, a huge 12" x 12" HARDBACK Book, affectionate and faithful transfers from original tapes. A monster and blues sensation. See detailed review…"
$153.25   Used & New from: $131.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Three Score & Ten - A Voice To The People
13.  Three Score & Ten - A Voice To The People by Various Artists
The list author says:
  "Just flicking through the leaves of this 2009 7CD book set is thrilling – it contains near 5 decades of folk releases on the iconic Topic label of the UK. Truly beautiful presentation and ace remastering by DENIS BLACKHAM. Hard core folk though so not for everyone…"
$69.63   Used & New from: $32.33
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Have Mercy: His Complete Chess Recordings, 1969-1974
14.  Have Mercy: His Complete Chess Recordings, 1969-1974 by Chuck Berry
The list author says:
  "2010 3rd and final Hip-O Select 4CD card set covering the entire Chuck Berry Chess catalogue. Loads of unreleased - and much of the Seventies material remastered for the first time. Superlative ERICK LABSON sound quality. See detailed review…"
$52.83   Used & New from: $42.99
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Yes We Have No Mananas
15.  Yes We Have No Mananas by Kevin Ayers
The list author says:
  "2009 EMI Peter Mew remaster of a 1976 Harvest Records album complimented with 9 bonus tracks (mostly BBC live stuff with the same line-up as the album musicians). See detailed review..."
$14.91   Used & New from: $4.66
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

No Little Boy
16.  No Little Boy by John Martyn
The list author says:
  "2008 One World CD reissue of a 1993 compilation of re-recordings of his Island label favourites. Really great new remaster - and very soulful versions of old songs. See detailed review..."
Used & New from: $557.25
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Wake Up Everybody
17.  Wake Up Everybody by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
The list author says:
  "A 2010 CD reissue of their 1975 Philadelphia International LP with a bonus 1977 Tom Moulton mix of "Don't Leave Me This Way". Teddy Pendergrass vocals - great sound - top Tony Rounce liner notes - part of a series. See detailed review..."
Used & New from: $8.99
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Keep An Eye On The Sky
18.  Keep An Eye On The Sky by Big Star
The list author says:
  "Why this extraordinarily musical US band never made it is one of rock's great mysteries. Fantastic 2009 4CD Rhino set shaped like a 7" single box with a huge amount of previously unreleased. Their 3 albums and loads more…"
$54.19   Used & New from: $53.50
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Spirit of Joy: Tales From the Polydor Underground
19.  Spirit of Joy: Tales From the Polydor Underground by Spirit of Joy
The list author says:
  "2008 3CD mini box set covering the Rock and Prog side of the mighty Polydor label. Thick booklet with an individual page and more to each artist. Mark Powell and Paschal Byrne involvement (top reissue specialists). Great remasters. Much to discover..."
Used & New from: $18.16
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Time Machine: Vertigo Retrospective
20.  Time Machine: Vertigo Retrospective by Time Machine-a Vertigo Retrospective
The list author says:
  "The idea of Vertigo Prog Rock is enough to make most people cringe - and in places - rightly so. But this 3CD mini box set will surprise you. Superlative chunky detailed booklet, top-notch remastering and a very clever choice of tracks. A musical journey you may resist, but one that’s worth taking…"
$30.38   Used & New from: $18.62
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Jefferson Airplane: The Woodstock Experience
21.  Jefferson Airplane: The Woodstock Experience by Jefferson Airplane
The list author says:
  "There are 5 x 2CD sets in this very cool and collectable 2009 40th Anniversary series. You get an applicable album + plus a live set (both in card sleeves – both remastered) and a foldout poster. And each is reasonably priced. The other 4 are Johnny Winter, Sly & The Family Stone, Santana and Janis Joplin."
Used & New from: $13.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Dark Side Of The Moon
22.  The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
The list author says:
  "2011 EMI reissue of their 1973 Prog monster. Truly superlative remaster by James Guthrie and Joel Plante, but minimal, naff and very disappointing packaging. See detailed review fro this "Meddle". "Obscured By Clouds" and "Wish You Were Here" (single-disc 'Discovery' editions)."
$12.75   Used & New from: $8.81
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,510 customer reviews)

Complete Motown Singles 11b: 1971
23.  Complete Motown Singles 11b: 1971 by Complete Motown Singles
The list author says:
  "I've acquired 7 of these fabulous book-boxes across the years as funds would allow and each is a feast of unbridled lust for soul fans. This 12th set (Discs 61 to 65) is again beautifully laid out – full-page colour shots to die for – an essay on each release - 3 different indexes – STEREO. Admittedly it's not all genius, but it is gorgeous…"
$83.85   Used & New from: $55.00
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Elvis Is Back
24.  Elvis Is Back by Elvis Presley
The list author says:
  "The "Follow That Dream" label out of the USA has provided Presley fans with beautifully presented remastered 2CD sets in 7" single-sized packaging, but this - his 1960 comeback - is a genuine peach. It’s a thing of beauty. If you want a more reasonably -priced version with equally beautiful sound  too - try the 2011 2CD 'Legacy Edition' (reviewed)."
Used & New from: $53.78
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)

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Nothing But Good 1952-1962
25.  Nothing But Good 1952-1962 by Hank Ballard & The Midnighters
The list author says:
  "Another Bear Family Rhythm 'n' Blues gem. A 12" x 12" 5CD Box Set with a gorgeous Hardback Book in which every single and LP is pictured (King Records mostly). Musically it’s superb fun rocking R'n'B with meticulous transfers. The Rolls Royce treatment as always."
$131.19   Used & New from: $100.36
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Loud N Proud
26.  Loud N Proud by Nazareth
The list author says:
  "A 1973 album given a 2010 remaster by Salvo of the UK (who have handled their entire catalogue with real style). Features 4 bonus-tracks as well as live at the BBC sessions. Stunning remastered sound, cool card sleeve presentation. See detailed review..."
$11.64   Used & New from: $6.53
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

The Atlantic Albums - Whole Oats/Abandoned Luncheonette/War Babies...Plus
27.  The Atlantic Albums - Whole Oats/Abandoned Luncheonette/War Babies...Plus by Hall & Oates
The list author says:
  "Superlative 2011 2CD set from Edsel of the UK which (at last) remasters the entire "Abandoned Luncheonette" album along with "Whole Oats" and the cult Todd Rundgren-produced "War Babies". Even has bonuses, great booklet and is reasonably priced too. See detailed review..."
$13.90   Used & New from: $7.79
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Spyglass Guest / Time and Tide
28.  Spyglass Guest / Time and Tide by Greenslade
The list author says:
  "2011 2CD set from Edsel of the UK. Very clever reissue of their 3rd and 4th albums on Warner Brothers from 1974 and 1975. Neither have been remastered before domestically. Keyboard-driven Prog Rock (Yes, ELP, Rush) with a defter touch. Great remaster for "Spyglass Guest" especially, fully annotated booklet and a cheap price too. See detailed review..."
$21.22   Used & New from: $6.61
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

The Ballads Of Charlie Rich
29.  The Ballads Of Charlie Rich by Charlie Rich
The list author says:
  "Bear Family single-CD that relies heavily on the unreleased tracks from their 4CD box set. Typically great remastering and a lovely booklet. It's not all genius, but I relish any release on this hugely underrated singer-songwriter. See detailed review…"
$28.59   Used & New from: $10.52
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Hard Candy / Prone
30.  Hard Candy / Prone by Ned Doheny
The list author says:
  "2011 CD reissue by SuperBird of the UK featuring two rare albums from 1976 (USA) and 1979 (Japan-only). Great remasters. They feature the cool "Get It Up For Love" and "To Prove My Love" tracks. Very Boz Scaggs circa "Silk Degrees". See detailed review…"
$14.35   Used & New from: $7.71
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Studio Outtakes
31.  Studio Outtakes by Everly Brothers
The list author says:
  "Contains a single disc of Cadence Label outtakes in a 'tapebox' package with an astonishing booklet. Fifties Vocal harmonies, R'n'b, R'n'R. Typical class act from Bear Family. See detailed review... PS: other artists in this superlative CD series include Johnny Cash, Gene Vincent, Billy Riley, Janis Martin and Johnny Tillotson."
$26.31   Used & New from: $13.45
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Moonstone
32.  Moonstone by Tommy Flanders
The list author says:
  "Rare 1969/1970 mellow solo album for the one-time Blues Project singer and guitarist. Lovely 2007 remaster on Cherry Red/Revola Records and an unfairly forgotten obscurity. See detailed review…"
$13.13   Used & New from: $2.91
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Wish You Were Here
33.  Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
The list author says:
  "2011 EMI single-disc ‘Discovery’ reissue of their 1975 iconic album. Number 1 on both sides of the pond, it was an attack on the music industry and a homage to Syd Barrett. Truly superlative remaster by James Guthrie and Joel Plante, but very disappointing packaging. See detailed review…"
$12.96   Used & New from: $6.33
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,063 customer reviews)

Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get
34.  Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get by The Dramatics
The list author says:
  "2011 CD remaster. Part of the “Stax Remasters” series (6 titles to September 2011). Super Joe Tarantino remaster. Actually contains 2 albums "Whatcha..." (1972) and "A Dramatic Experience" (1974) and bonuses on top. Cheap too. See detailed reviews for all six 2011 remasters…"
$12.20   Used & New from: $5.44
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Doobie Bros/Toulouse Street
35.  Doobie Bros/Toulouse Street by Doobie Brothers
The list author says:
  "2011 2CD reissue by Edsel of the UK (licensing deal with WEA) for their 1971 debut and 1972 follow up. Has all the bonus tracks from the 2000 4CD “Long Train Runnin’” box set as extras, book, remaster. Great. See detailed review…"
$13.02   Used & New from: $6.61
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Captain & Me & What Were Once Vices
36.  Captain & Me & What Were Once Vices by Doobie Brothers
The list author says:
  "As per 35 – 2nd in a series of 4. Their 3rd and 4th albums from 1973 and 1974 plus bonuses. Great sound and booklet. See detailed review…"
$13.37   Used & New from: $6.61
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Stampede / Takin It to the Streets
37.  Stampede / Takin It to the Streets by Doobie Brothers
The list author says:
  "As per 35 – 3rd in a series of 4. Their 5th and 6th albums from 1975 and 1976 plus bonuses. "Takin' It To The Streets" sees Michael McDonald join and take them into a more soulful direction. Great sound and booklet. See detailed review…"
$13.49   Used & New from: $7.80
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Livin on the Fault Line / Minute By Minute
38.  Livin on the Fault Line / Minute By Minute by Doobie Brothers
The list author says:
  "As per 35 – 4th in a series of 4. Their 7th and 8th studio albums from 1977 and the Grammy-winning 1978 masterpiece "Minute By Minute" plus bonuses. Great sound and booklet. See detailed review…"
$12.42   Used & New from: $7.80
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Taking Some Time On: Parlophone Harvest Years
39.  Taking Some Time On: Parlophone Harvest Years by Barclay James Harvest
The list author says:
  "2011 5CD EMI/Harvest remastered overhaul of their first 4 albums on the iconic and eclectic UK label. Includes rare non-album singles and live stuff from the BBC. Some previously unreleased too. See detailed review…"
Used & New from: $19.55
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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No Secrets
40.  No Secrets by Carly Simon
The list author says:
  "A 2011 Audio Fidelity 24-carat gold audiophile reissue of her most loved album (1972 on Elektra – it went to No.1). Beautiful Kevin Gray remaster on an LP that like “Tapestry” thrills to this day – nearly 40 years later. Lovely stuff."
Used & New from: $42.00
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)

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