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Reissues We Like, Part 3

60s Legends Ahoy! The big guns are out! Here are some more reissues we’re looking forward to over the next few weeks

Bob Dylan – The Bootleg Series Vol 14: More Blood, More Tracks

Bootleg Series Dylan Blood On The Tracks

This is the one Dylan fans have been waiting years for. On November 2nd, Sony will issue a 6CD box set containing all the existing sessions for Dylan’s 1974 album Blood On The Tracks, featuring 70 previously unreleased tracks.  Included are the complete New York sessions from September 1974, after which, Bob had the album in the can. Famously though, he opted to re-record half of the album’s songs in a two-day stint the following December, and these re-records featured on the album instead. Also included in the box is ‘studio banter’, which we’re sure will be a LOLfest…..

 

The Beatles – The ‘White Album‘ 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

The Beatles 50

Traditionally, this time of year sees a landmark Beatles reissue. While the ‘Yellow Submarine’ 7″ picture disc was nice, it was hardly going to be the summation of 2018 Fabs-related reissue activity. Then this monstrous box gets announced, for release on November 9th. There are four different versions available, but we’re plumping for the 7-disc Super Deluxe Edition. And what do you get for your hard-earned? The original album has been treated to a new stereo remix courtesy of Giles Martin, who did an incredible job on last year’s Sgt. Pepper’s box. Also included are the legendary ‘Esher Demos’, and 3 discs of outtakes and sessions for you to nerd over as you see fit. The final disc is a blu-ray audio set, which comprises a 5.1 surround sound mix, Giles’ new stereo mix, and ‘a direct transfer of the original mono mix’. Count us in.

 

The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Electric Ladyland 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

Electric Ladyland 50

Sony Music, along with Experience Hendrix LLC continue to do a great job curating the legacy of Jimi Hendrix. Available as a 3CD+BluRay or 6LP+BluRay box set, this celebration of Electric Ladyland includes the original album remastered (from the original analogue tapes), outtakes and sessions, a full live set from The Hollywood Bowl in ’68, and a brand new documentary on the making of the album, and a book.  This is out the same day as The Beatles box, so save your pocket money.

 

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