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Fave Reissues Of The Last Few Years - PART 1

Mark Barry "Mark Barry"
The list author says: "I've bought and loved hundreds of re-issues over the last few years, but some just stand head & shoulders above the rest. Some are well known, but many are obscure, so I hope my detailed reviews of them all will help potential buyers take a chance and dig in."
Strangers Almanac [2 CD Deluxe Edition]
Strangers Almanac [2 CD Deluxe Edition]
"2008 DELUXE EDITION 2CD version of their magical 2nd album featuring RYAN ADAMS and CAITLIN CARY - REISSUE OF THE YEAR for me. See review..."
Steve McQueen
Steve McQueen
"2CD 2007 LEGACY EDITION of their 1985 masterpiece beautifully remastered by original producer THOMAS DOLBY with 8 new 2006 acoustic re-workings of album tracks on Disc 2 which are sensational. See review..."
Down By Jetty
Down By Jetty
"2CD 2006 EMI "Collectors Edition" of their rockin' 1975 debut, Mono on Disc 1 with the previously unreleased STEREO version on Disc 2 + loads of previously unreleased studio/live tracks. Superb sound from 1st generation master tapes. See review..."
Joshua Tree (Remastered / Expanded) (Super Deluxe Edition) (2CD/DVD)
Joshua Tree (Remastered / Expanded) (Super Deluxe Edition) (2CD/DVD)
"Expensive for sure, but this 3 disc DELUXE EDITION Box Set is beautifully presented - top remaster on the album and bonuses, the DVD is a live sensation and the booklet cool. See review..."
Barnstorm
Barnstorm
"This 2006 USA-Only HIP-O SELECT version of Joe Walsh's 1972 debut solo album (sloppily recorded) comes with a stunning GAVIN LURSSEN remaster. See review..."
The Crusaders Gold
The Crusaders Gold
"The "Gold" series has loads of obvious collections in it, but some are out-and-out gems - this is one of them - stunning remasters of their criminally overlooked 1970s and 1980s catalogue. See detailed review..."
Complete Blue Horizon Sessions
Complete Blue Horizon Sessions
"Unknown young British Blues guitar-player is finally given a remaster and collection he deserves - loved it - see detailed review  and Listomania list for 24 other Blue Horizon reviews..."
Tighten Up, Vol. 1
Tighten Up, Vol. 1
"A joy and a wonder! Superlative 2008 2CD DELUXE EDITION of an English compilation album that practically introduced Reggae Music to the British mainstream charts in 1969. See detailed review..."
This Was (Collectors Edition) (2CD)
This Was (Collectors Edition) (2CD)
"For such a huge band, I've found most of their 'remasters' to be weedy - until this - a 2008 2CD COLLECTORS EDITION of their bluesy 1968 rock debut on Island Records - a top reissue & one that offers up loads of rediscovery and reassessment…"
St. Louis To Liverpool [Remastered]
St. Louis To Liverpool [Remastered]
"His wonderful STEREO album from 1964 with "No Particular Place To Go" on it - part of Universal's "Rock 'n' Roll 50th Anniversary" series of CDs - see list of 7 in Listmania and individual reviews for all..."
Tell Mama: The Complete Muscle Shoals Sessions
Tell Mama: The Complete Muscle Shoals Sessions
"Another Universal compilation with fabulous Erick Labson remastered sound quality - part of their "Blues Classics - Remastered & Extended" series - see my list of the 10 titles in the series in Listmania..."
Room to Roam
Room to Roam
"Typically excellent EMI Reissue - an August 2008 2CD "COLLECTORS EDITION" makeover of their 5th album from 1990 on Ensign Records - surprisingly good outtakes on Disc 2 too. See review..."
Tumbleweed Connection [2 CD Deluxe Edition]
Tumbleweed Connection [2 CD Deluxe Edition]
"Along with his 2nd album from 1970 "Elton John", Universal have done the absolute business on that and "Tumbleweed Connection" - 2CD 2008 DELUXE EDITIONS - really fantastic sound quality & extras. See detailed reviews for both..."
Cooltide
Cooltide
"Long forgotten goody from 1991 on Permanent Records in the UK - finally been given a really great remaster in 2007 by Voiceprint/One World Records - with good extras - highly recommended - see detailed review..."
Careless
Careless
"HIP-O SELECT 2006 CD Reissue of Bishop's wonderful debut album - complete with repro card sleeve and inner - great sound - a gem. See review..."
Circle Game
Circle Game
"1968 Elektra Folk/Rock LP Masterpiece that introduced Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne & James Taylor as songwriters to the world - now finally given the Remaster and Appreciation it’s long deserved in this 2008 Rhino Extended Version. See review..."
Jimmy Cliff - Better Days Are Coming: The A&M Years 1969-1971
Jimmy Cliff - Better Days Are Coming: The A&M Years 1969-1971
"Expensive, But Beautifully Mastered and Presented 4CD Book Set Covering The Rare A&M Label Years In The USA (Island Label Material for UK Buyers) 2 released albums, 2 unreleased + wads of singles - fabulous - another HIP-O SELECT Reggae exclusive - see detailed review..."
Love City
Love City
"Rare & Only LP Outing in The USA for RONN MATLOCK towards the end of the Seventies - now reissued in 2007 by Rhino with bonus tracks - a funky & soulful masterpiece. See review..."
Steppenwolf Gold
Steppenwolf Gold
"The "Gold" series has loads of obvious collections in it, but here's the second gem among them - it's got breathtaking remastered sound quality by ERICK LABSON and a great track selection. Rediscover these guys. See review..."
Skinhead Moonstomp
Skinhead Moonstomp
"Unbelievably good 2008 2CD DELUXE EDITION treatment given to a 1970 UK Trojan Records album - never mind the clobber and listen to the tunes - fantastic stuff - rare tracks on Disc 2. See review..."
Nils Lofgren
Nils Lofgren
"His 1975 Debut Album Given A Superlative Remaster by HIP-O SELECT - A Gatefold Slip Of Paper As An Inlay - So The Packaging Is Not Great - But The Sound Is Brilliant - The Best Yet. See review…"
High Flyin Bird
High Flyin Bird
"Hip-O Select 2004 2CD set containing 3 full albums (one a double) and a non-album 7" A-side (1967 - 1969) - all of it beautifully remastered by SUHA GUR. It's a numbered Ltd Edition of 3000. See review…"
Used Songs 1973-1980
Used Songs 1973-1980
"A criminally overlooked 'Best Of' covering the 1st part of his career on the Asylum Records label - Really Great Remastered Sound - Cheap As Chips too - The "Tom Waits Is God" rumour starts here! See review..."
Unearthed
Unearthed
"2004, Velvet Box, 5CDS of unreleased goodies from the American Recordings rejuvenation period of his career - beautifully mastered and packaged - and all of it as unbelievably ace as the released stuff...I much prefer these tracks to any other part of his extraordinary career. Sorely missed."
Fill Your Head: The Studio Albums 1969-1974
Fill Your Head: The Studio Albums 1969-1974
"5 full albums across 3 CDs with 9 singles added onto Disc 1 - shaped limited edition packaging - two albums are first time on CD. However, a bad mastering error repeats a track on Disc 1 and there's been complaints about the slightly squashy packaging - so deduct a star. See review..."
Cold Fact
Cold Fact
"Release Number 36 for the wonderful "Light In The Attic" label (see Karen Dalton, Lou Bond and Kris Kristofferson). 2008 reissue of an obscure 1970 folk-psych-funk album on USA's Sussex Records. Produced by Dennis Coffey, features Motown's Funk Brothers. 36-page booklet, first issue on CD. Brill!"
Looking On
Looking On
"2008 Salvo Records (UK label) remaster of their forgotten and heavy rock LP on Fly Records (UK) in December 1970. It has a huge sounding remaster, gatefold card sleeve, in-depth liner notes, 7 bonus tracks (single B-side and 6 'rough' mixes). Features pre ELO - Roy Wood, Jeff Lynne, Bev Bevan and Rick Price. Includes "Brontosaurus"."
Screamin' Jay Rocks
Screamin' Jay Rocks
"2008 CD compilation by the mighty Bear Family of Germany. 31 tracks, remasters, massive booklet in a tri-gatefold card digipak. Superlative one-stop hits set. It's an import, but their issues are the best. See my review for "All We Wanna Do Is ROCK" June 2010 36-track sampler for the "Rocks" series. Prepare to spend!"
Depend On Me: The Early Albums
Depend On Me: The Early Albums
"2009 Hip-O Select 2CD Set with 5 albums and bonus single sides. "Hi We're The Miracles" (June 1961), "Cookin' With..." (Nov 1961), "I'll Try Something New" (July 1962), "The Fabulous Mircales" (May 1963) "Recorded Live On Stage" (May 1963). Lovely colour 24-page booklet and beautiful concertina card fold out of albums sleeves (front & rear). Ellen Fitton remasters. A peach."
Garden of Delights
Garden of Delights
"2006 20-track CD compilation by Sanctuary of the UK featuring UK, Irish and Scottish Folk, Rock-Folk and Singer Songwriter types who are criminally forgotten and shouldn't be. Picked by Pete Lawrence & AJ who ran a radio show called "The Big Chill". The track choices are brilliant - a real journey of discovery. See also "Meridian 1970" for similar (reviewed)."