Reissue Reviews

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Reissue Review: The Beatles, “The U.S. Albums”

As a lifelong Beatles obsessive, I could ruminate and pontificate about the various permutations of Beatles albums.  As we all know,...

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Reissue Reviews: 286 Essential ’80s Tracks Missing From Your Record Collection

Network TV used to sell summer reruns with the zingy catchphrase, “If you haven’t seen it, it’s new to you.” Swap...

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Reissue Review: Cheap Trick, “The Classic Albums 1977-1979”

Record Store Day isn’t just in the spring anymore. The annual tradition now happens twice a year, once in the spring, and once on Black...

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Reissue Review: The Monkees, “The Monkees Present”

As what is presumably the last of the incredible Rhino releases from the archives of The Monkees’ studio works, The Monkees Present...

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Reissue Review: Smashing Pumpkins, “The Aeroplane Flies High”

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness was one of the most popular (and epic) rock albums of the ‘90s, but it still feels kind of...

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Reissue Review: The Jam, “The Gift”

I could go on for hours and I probably will about The Jam. Anyone who knows me knows how vital, important, sacred this band was to me. Next...

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Reissue Review: R.E.M., “Green” (25th-Anniversary Edition)

In revisiting Green, I have to remove myself from the R.E.M.-worshiper that I was in the ’80’s; I was younger and a bit more...

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Reissue Review: Herb Alpert, “Fandango”

Was "Fandango" Herb Alpert's last great album?...

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Reissue Review: Rage Against the Machine, “Rage Against the Machine XX”

Trying to listen to a classic, groundbreaking album like Rage Against the Machine with fresh ears two decades after its release can often...

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Reissue Review: The Beatles, “Abbey Road”

The Beatles stereo vinyl remasters are here...

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Reissue Review: The Cars, “The Cars”

I say this with only a slight bit of embarrassment; The Cars’ debut album is my most-purchased title ever. I received it on vinyl one...

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Reissue Review: Jefferson Airplane, “Thirty Seconds Over Winterland”

To quote Richard M. Nixon (it seems appropriate for the era), “let me make one thing perfectly clear” — There is no...

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Reissue Review: Laura Nyro, “Mother’s Spiritual”

It’s not something that I’m particularly proud of, and in retrospect, it was remarkably short-sighted, but when Laura Nyro,...

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Reissue Review: The Stone Roses, “The Stone Roses”

“Anniversary editions” of an album rarely stand up to the hype. It’s as if the record companies, having run out of new...