Posted in music | new releases on July 29, 2008

editor's note: Takka Takka

U2This week, Amazon releases an exclusive 6-CD box set of the three U2 remastered albums (with bonus discs) released last week, Boy, October, and War.

Among a weekly release list filled with vinyl reissues, the only other new albums I have heard and can strongly recommend are Neil Halstead's (of Mojave 3) solo album, Oh! Mighty Engine and Wild Sweet Orange's We Have Cause to Be Uneasy.

Sonic Youth's SYR8: Andre Sider At Sonic Youth presents the band's 2005 Roskilde Festival performance with Mats Gustafsson and Merzbow.

Other than the U2 remastered box set, the vinyl reissues dominate this week's release list. The double album edition of Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, which includes a copy of the album on CD, is definitely worth picking up if you don't have the album already.

this week's interesting CD releases:

ABBA: The Album (reissue) [vinyl]
Andre Williams: Can You Deal With It?
Annie: I Know Ur Girlfriend Hates Me (import single)
Alice Cooper: Along Came A Spider
Awesome Color: Electric Aborigines [vinyl]
Bauhaus: In the Flat Field (reissue) [vinyl]
Cat Stevens: Tea for the Tillerman (reissue) [vinyl]
Colours; Love Heals: The Complete Recordings
Common: Announcement/Universal Mind Control (single)
Cream: Disraeli Gears (reissue) [vinyl]
Elton John: The Captain & the Kid (reissue) [vinyl]
Eric Clapton: 461 Ocean Boulevard (reissue) [vinyl]
Erin Bode: The Little Garden
George Carlin: It's Bad for Ya
Hall and Oates: Along the Red Ledge (remastered)
James Brown: Live at the Apollo (reissue) [vinyl]
James Jackson Toth: Waiting in Vain
Johnny Flynn: A Larum
Johnny Winter: Live Bootleg Series Volume Three
KISS: Alive! (reissue) [vinyl]
Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin (import reissue) [vinyl]
Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin III (import reissue) [vinyl]
Madonna: Give It 2 Me (import single)
Maynard Ferguson Octet: Maynard Ferguson Octet (remastered)
Neil Halstead: Oh! Mighty Engine
The Police: Zenyatta Mondatta (reissue) [vinyl]
The Presets: Apocalypso [vinyl]
Pygmy: Lush Mount Hope
Richie Havens: Nobody Left to Crown
Rick Springfield: Venus in Overdrive
Scars On Broadway: Scars On Broadway
Sonic Youth: SYR8: Andre Sider At Sonic Youth
Soulfly: Conquer (with bonus DVD)
Steve Cropper & Felix Cavaliere: Nudge It Up A Notch
Subtle: Exiting Arm [vinyl]
Supertramp: Breakfast in America (reissue) [vinyl]
Takka Takka: Migration
Third Day: Revelation
U2: U2 Deluxe Edition Box Set
Van Morrison: Tupelo Honey (reissue) [vinyl]
Various Artists: Rough Guide to the Music of Romanian Gypsy
Wilco: Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2LP with CD) [lp]
Wild Sweet Orange: We Have Cause to Be Uneasy
Zach Gill: Stuff

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Comments (5)

ball nuts

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2008 12:08 PM

Uh, why are those two Led Zep albums being reissued on vinyl only in Australia? Will Warner Music Group reissue them in the UK and the U.S. at later dates, counting on diehards in those countries to buy the Aussie releases in the meantime?

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2008 12:14 PM

Hmmm, allmusic lists those Led Zep reissues (the first album, at least) as Limited Editions.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2008 12:35 PM

That U2 box set is super sweet. I'm all over that. Thanks BV.

Posted by Bill Shakespeare | July 29, 2008 2:20 PM

new takka takka album, check!

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2008 2:34 PM

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