In November, it's a British Invasion of big box sets from The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, an album that Aerosmith fans have been (not so) patiently waiting for, and the most recent (and likely last) Led Zeppelin reunion.
We last heard new music from Aerosmith
(Honkin' On Bobo
) in 2004. Music From Another Dimension
is their 15th studio album, and has been in the works, off and on, for several years. Guitarist Joe Perry
promises a return to the band's '70s sound. Johnny Depp
and Carrie Underwood
cameo as guest vocalists.
Watch music video: "What Could Have Been Love" Release date November 6, 2012 - available on CD and vinyl LP
I thought it best to start right out with the price, so you can decide if your interest in The Beatles
as a collector (or as a generous enough gift giver) is sufficient to make you want this collection of 16 albums, remastered, on 180-gram vinyl. Included are 12 studio albums (UK versions) released between 1963 and 1970, plus Magical Mystery Tour
and the 1988 compilation, Past Masters
Vols. 1 and 2.
So, what's new? The first stereo vinyl release in the U.S. of the first four (Please Please Me
, With The Beatles
, A Hard Day's Night
, Beatles For Sale
); first ever stereo vinyl release of Past Masters
; a 250-page hardbound book. The albums will also be available individually. Release date November 13, 2012 - available on vinyl LP, individually or in box set
GRRR! -- The Rolling Stones
50th anniversary 50-track box set will be available in various iterations, including a three-CD version with booklet, three-CD deluxe version with hardback book and five post cards, four-CD (80 tracks) super deluxe edition with 7" vinyl, hardback book, poster and post cards, a five-LP 12" vinyl edition, and digital download.
The set will include the band's first single, a cover of Chuck Berry's "Come On" (released June 1963) and two new songs. Release date November 13, 2012
Also worth noting ...
- Live at Hull 1970
Two-disc set of 32 remastered and remixed tracks from February 1970 concert - available on CD
November 6, 2012 Simon Townshend
- Looking Out Looking In
One of The Who's current guitarists releases his sixth solo album, on November 6, 2012 - available on CD and MP3 Frank Zappa
- more catalog reissues
Ten more selections from the vast Zappa catalog will be released on November 19, 2012 - available on CD
- with more still to come in December.