A second Monday release week in a row.
Various Artists: Shady XV (Interscope)
File Under: Hip-Hop, Compilation
Covering the Shady record label roster, Shady XV gives us hits from the likes of 50 Cent, D12, Obie Trice, and Eminem.
Best Buy is offering an exclusive version with a bonus track.
Coldplay: Ghost Stories: Live 2014 (CD/DVD) (Atlantic/Parlophone)
File Under: Pop, Rock, Live
This aired back on NBC earlier this year, and now you can bring the audio and video to your library. While we’re not always fans of Coldplay live, the album this material comes from has grown on us quite a bit from when it was initially released.
A CD-only version of this is also being released, but for another $2.00, why not spring for the whole package? The DVD contains some alternate videos.
Bryan Adams: Reckless (Super Deluxe Edition) (A&M)
File Under: Pop, Rock, Reissue
One of the great ’80s albums featuring hits like “Summer Of ’69,” “Run To You,” and “Heaven.” Here, it sees the super deluxe treatment with bonus tracks, a full live show from 1985, and a 5.1 surround mix. Here’s to 30 years, Bryan Adams!
Prince Fatty Meets Nostalgia 77: Medicine Chest Dub/Skeletons Dub (Single) (Tru Thoughts)
File Under: Reggae, Dub
Fantastic single featuring production work from Prince Fatty and Nostalgia 77 with Alice Russell on vocals.
Dave Matthews Band: Under The Table And Dreaming (Expanded Edition) (Legacy)
File Under: Pop, Rock, Reissue, Vinyl
The album that brought DMB national recognition is now being reissued with a couple of acoustic versions for bonus tracks (“Dancing Nancies” and “The Song That Jane Likes”). A vinyl reissues is also being released.
Public Enemy: It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (Deluxe Edition) (Def Jam/Universal)
Public Enemy: Fear Of A Black Planet (Deluxe Edition) (Def Jam/Universal)
File Under: Hip-Hop, Reissue
The sticker on the CD reissue of It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back reads “The Greatest Hip-Hop Album Ever Made.” You won’t hear many arguments from us. Included on the second disc are various b-sides of remixes, instrumentals, a capellas, and so forth. A DVD entitled Fight The Power Live rounds out the reissue featuring live performances and music videos. It was previously only available via VHS.
Furthermore they followed it up with an album as strong as FOABP featuring tracks like “Welcome To The Terrordome,” “Fight The Power,” and “Brothers Gonna Work It Out.” The bonus disc again contains various b-side remixes and instrumentals.
Vinyl reissues of both albums are also being released and contain 3D lenticular covers.