Most days, we are naturally all about the new music here in the Album Announcements Dept. But every now and then, it’s all about the oldies. And today is definitely one of those days, thanks to not one but three archival releases debuting at the top of the list.
First and foremost, unsurprisingly, are The Rolling Stones, whose endless campaign to resurrect, retool and reissue every moment of their career continues unimpeded. Mere weeks after announcing their expanded re-release of their classic Goats Head Soup, The World’s Greatest Rock ’n’ Roll Band have added another title to the queue: Steel Wheels Live: Atlantic City, New Jersey. Available in a variety of audio and video configurations, the Sept. 25 box set captures a star-studded 1989 performance that features guest spots by John Lee Hooker, Eric Clapton, Axl Rose and Izzy Stradlin — though the gig might be more famous for backstage drama between Keith Richards and Donald Trump, who apparently weaseled his way into the proceedings as a promoter, then tried to upstage the band. Here’s hoping we see some of that on the DVD.
Next up — and frankly, more interesting to me than the Stones gig — is an expanded, remixed reissue of Johnny Thunders’ final solo studio album Que Sera Sera. It’s hardly the high point of his career, but it also boasts a VIP lineup that includes Mike Monroe, Patti Palladin, Wilko Johnson, Henri-Paul Tortosa, Nasty Suicide, Stiv Bators, Glen Matlock and others. This updated version — titled Que Sera Sera: Resurrected and arriving Sept. 11 — also includes a couple of studio outtakes and portions from three live gigs on a bonus disc. Count me in.
And finally, Nickelback are releasing a 15th anniversary Deluxe Edition of All The Right Reasons. The reason behind that is truly beyond me. But I’m sure someone somewhere will care. Of course, there’s also plenty of truly new music on the way, including albums by Laura Veirs and, um, McFly. Scroll down to see all the latest additions, and pop over the Upcoming Releases page for the entire list.
Let Em Riot | Years Later
George Cory Todd | Not Even The Ghosts They Were Remix EP
A.G. Cook | 7G
Teira | Vortex EP
Alex Cameron | Miami Memories EP
Gersey | Hope Springs
Lisa Lerkenfeldt | Collagen
The Warlocks | Live at Webster Hall
Mana | Asa Nisi Masa
Profit Prison | Dreams of a Dark Building
Johnny Thunders | Que Sera Sera: Resurrected
Ace of Cups | Sing Your Dreams
Laser Dracul | Hagridden
Sophia Loizou | A Tellurian Memorandum
Sophia Loizou | Untold
Róisín Murphy | Róisín Machine
The Rolling Stones | Steel Wheels Live: Atlantic City, New Jersey
Nickelback | All The Right Reasons 15th Anniversary Special Edition
Cut Worms | Nobody Lives Here Anymore
Delmer Darion | Morning Pageants
Michael Scott Dawson | Nowhere, Middle Of
LOMA | Don’t Shy Away
Laura Veirs | My Echo
Blue States | Nothing Changes Under The Sun
Sólstafir | Endless Twilight Of Codependent Love
Guy Andrews | [MT][NT][ET]
McFly | Young Dumb Thrills