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Going retro with hot summer music in July

New releases, reissues and special collections from classic rock artists


New releases from Aerosmith, Buddy Guy and Pat Travers, plus box sets and special editions from Nilsson, Blue Oyster Cult and The Byrds make for some hot summer listening in July.

Aerosmith - 'Rock for the Rising Sun'

Aerosmith - Rock for the Rising Sun
Eagle Rock Entertainment
Part live concert video, part documentary, Rock for the Rising Sun follows Aerosmith on their tour of Japan in 2011, just a few months after an earthquake and tsunami devastated a large section of the country. Full performances are intercut with band members interacting with their Japanese fans. Available on DVD and Blu-ray 7/23/13

Track List
"Draw The Line"
"Love In An Elevator"
"Livin' On The Edge"
"Hangman Jury"
"No More No More"
"Mama Kin"
"Monkey On My Back"
"Toys In The Attic"
"Listen To The Thunder"
"Sweet Emotion"
"Boogie Man"
"Rats In The Cellar"
"Movin' Out"
"Last Child"
"S.O.S. (Too Bad)"
"Walk This Way"
"Train Kept A Rollin'"

Bonus Performances
"Lick And A Promise"
"One Way Street"

Buddy Guy - 'Rhythm and Blues'

Buddy Guy - Rhythm and Blues
Members of Aerosmith (Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Steven Tyler) are among those who show their respect for Buddy Guy and his influence on their careers on Guy's new album, Rhythm and Blues. Other guests include Kid Rock, Beth Hart, Keith Urban and Gary Clark, Jr. Guy won a Grammy Award for his 2010 album, Living Proof. The electric bluesman now has a catalog of 69 studio, live, and compilation albums since his first one was released in 1965. Available on double-CD 7/30/13

Track List
Disc 1
1. "Best In Town"
2. "Justifyin'"
3. "I Go By Feel"
4. "Messin' With The Kid" (featuring Kid Rock)
5. "What's Up With That Woman"
6. "One Day Away" (featuring Keith Urban)
7. "Well I Done Got Over It"
8. "What You Gonna Do About Me" (featuring Beth Hart)
9. "The Devil's Daughter"
10."Whiskey Ghost"
11. "Rhythm - Inner Groove"

Disc 2
1. "Meet Me In Chicago"
2. "Too Damn Bad"
3. "Evil Twin" (featuring Steven Tyler, Joe Perry & Brad Whitford)
4. "I Could Die Happy"
5. "Never Gonna Change"
6. "All That Makes Me Happy Is The Blues"
7. "My Mama Loved Me"
8. "Blues Don't Care" (featuring Gary Clark, Jr.)
9. "I Came Up Hard"
10. "Poison Ivy"

Pat Travers Band - 'Can Do'

Pat Travers Band - Can Do
Frontiers Records
Multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Pat Travers has been been making hard rock, heavy metal and blues rock music since 1976, and with the release of Can Do will have a catalog of 33 studio and live releases. Travers (like Levon Helm) was noticed and nurtured by rocker Ronnie Hawkins in his band, The Hawks. Available on CD 7/9/13

Track List 1. "Can Do" 2. "Stand Up/Give It Up" 3. "Diamond Girl" 4. "As Long As I'm With You" 5. "Long Time Gone" 6. "Wanted (That Was Then/This Is Now)" 7. "Armed And Dangerous" 8. "Here Comes The Rain Again" 9. "Keep Calm & Carry On" 10. "Dust & Bone" 11. "Waitin' On The End Of Time" 12. "Red Neck Boogie

Box sets and special editions

Nilsson - The RCA Albums Collection
Sony Legacy
Blue Öyster Cult - 10 vinyl replica CDs of eight studio releases and two live albums originally issued between 1972 and 1981. Available on CD 7/16/13

Nilsson - The RCA Albums Collection, 17 CD box set including his 14 albums for RCA and three discs of unreleased rarities, out takes and alternate versions. Available 7/30/13

The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday vinyl replica CD edition of the band's fourth studio album, released in 1967. Available 7/8/13

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