Pink Floyd and Nirvana Go Deluxe; Switchfoot, Chickenfoot, Wilco, Sebastian Bach Release New CDs

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This might be the most expensive New Music Tuesday in the history of my life (thank you, Rocky Balboa). We've got deluxe editoins from Pink Floyd and Nirvana as well as new releases from Sebastian Bach, Chickenfoot, Swtichfoot (that's a lot of 'foot, kids), the mighty Wilco, Maria Muldaur, Mastodon, and so many more. Take a deep breath, pour a drink, and get ready to dive in as we look at just a handful of the biggest releases for Sept. 27, 2011.

Pink Floyd Re-Issues

If you think you've heard this before, you have- sort of. Floyd's catalog has seen its share of churn and repackaging but this time is different. Fourteen Floyd albums have been remastered by James Guthrie, one of the sonic architechts of The Wall. I know, I know, you all wanted Alan Parsons or the Abbey Road whiz kids who made The Beatles' catalog sound so good. We got Guthrie and he knows Floyd so we'll hope for good things on the sonic front.

The Floyd remasters are being sold separately and in a massive box set containing all 14 albums (16 discs total as both Ummagumma and The Wall are 2 CDs) in a box set called Discovery but wait- that's not all!

Three Floyd classics -- Dark Side Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Wall are being released in Experience and Immersion editions. Only DSOTM is being released today with Wish being released in November and The Wall in Feb. of next year.

Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon ImmersionThe Experience Edition is 2 CDs: Disc 1 is the remastered album, Disc 2 is a complete performance of the album from 1974 at Wembley Stadium. The Immersion Experience is hellaciously expensive and YES it's what I ordered. It includes what's in the Experience Edition as well as a DVD of audio content containing several mixes of the album in high fideltity, another DVD containing a documentary, some live performance footage, and three concert screen films from tours between '74-75. There's also a Blu-ray Audio and Audio visual disc that captures much of what is on the DVD but adds some additional goodies. Then there's a third CD with outtakes and previously unreleased live and studio footage. Along with that, it's packaged in a big-ass box with all kinds of memorabilia and a 40-page book.

The pisser here is I wouldn't mind getting Discovery but these Immersion sets are hellaciously expensive and I can't see myself buying those and Discovery and duplicating that much material. It's a champagne problem for a guy spending way too much money on his CD collection, one I'll no doubt find my way through.

Nirvana - Nevermind 20th Anniversary Edition To borrow from Chevy Chase: Nirvana's Nevermind is 20 years old and I'm not. This landmark album is being offered in Deluxe and Super Deluxe editions. The Deluxe comes out today and includes the album, remastered, and 27 bonus tracks consisting of B-sides, rarities, and previously unreleased material. The Super Deluxe comes out next month and includes all of the above and then some. I'm getting typing fatigue here, people. I preordered the Super Deluxe and will share my thoughts on its glory next month when it arrives.

Wilco - The Whole Love

Our good buddies Wilco have a brand new label and a brand new record. It's being offered in a standard and deluxe edition (YES I went deluxe) as well but not quite as sprawling as what we've got from Floyd. The Deluxe edition includes a second CD with four additional songs. I didn't love Wilco's last album, the self-titled release but I love most of what they've done and have a good feeling about this one because I want to.

Switchfoot - Vice Verses

Switchfoot - Vice VersesOur Grammy-winning friends Switchfoot follow up their brilliant Hello Hurricane with a new album being offered in :: wait for it :: three editions: Super Deluxe, Deluxe, and Standard (I went Deluxe, not Super). The Deluxe edition includes a complete performance of Hello Hurricane, reflecting what they did on the first leg of that tour. They opened the show playing the record beginning to end before diving into material from their back catalog.

I've heard the first single "Dark Horses" and I like it. I saw them perform it on Jimmy Kimmel and just as with Hello Hurricane, ESPN and ABC have been using snippets of VV songs in their college football broadcasts. Viva La Foot!

Those are just the CDs I've bought. We've still got so many more to discuss!

Sebastian Bach - Kicking & Screaming

We've been talking about this album forever, from the announcement to the release of the first single and its corresponding video. We have onstaff the foremost authority on Sebastian Bach and her review of the album.

Chickenfoot - III

I love Joe Satriani and like Sammy Hagar. I bought the first Chickenfoot record wanting this to work. It didn't. Neither Sam nor I have lost any enthusiasm for women and their genetalia and that's all fine and good but Hagar, now in his 60s, ran out of interesting ways to sing about it a long time ago. That doesn't stop him from trying. Joe is a less interesting lead guitar player when he plays in a band with conventional songs. I'm taking a pass on this one and waiting for Joe's next solo set but if you're curious, Brian Thomas has a track-by-track breakdown of the record.

We've only scratched the surface of what's coming out today. There are many titles that warrant further discussion. You're encouraged to peruse this list and share with the rest of the group what's on your radar. Stay tuned to BBS for reviews of many of these fine titles...

New Music Tuesday - New CDs Sept. 27, 2011

10 Great Sopran - Various

15 Years Of Rea - 15 Years Of Real Mus

1938 (7) (945-9 - Various

1939 (990-1012) - Various

9 Chambers - 9 Chambers

9 Left Dead - The Wrong Things

Abhor - Ab Luna Lucenti, Ab Noctura Protecti

Acoustic Alchemy - Roseland

Ahluwalia, Kira - Aam Zameen: Common G

Alberta Cross - The Rolling Thunder

Alessi's Ark - Time Travel

Allele - Next To Parallel

Allison, Bernard - Live At The Jazzhaus

Allstar Weekend - All The Way

American Herita - Sedentary

Anathema - Falling Deeper

Anderson, Kasey & The Honkies - Heart Of A Dog

Andres Segovia - Various

Andrews Sisters, The - The Best Of Anthology

Anthrax Tribute - String Tribute To Anthrax

Anvil - Monument Of Metal: T

Apparat - Devil's Walk, The

Arthur Russell - Let's Go Swimming

Assassin - Chronicles Of Resistance

Atto Iv - Shattered Lines

Autokratz - Self Help For Beginn

Bach, Sebastian - Kicking & Screaming

Barenaked Ladies - Hits From Yesterday & The Day Before

Barr Brothers, The - Barr Brothers, The

Barzee, Anastasia - The Dimming Of The Day

Belli, Glorior - The Great Southern D

Benjah - The Break Up

Beth Hart/Joe Bonamassa - Don't Explain

Bill Frisell - All We Are Saying

Black, Frank - Frank Black

Black, Frank - Teenager Of The Year

Black, Lewis - The Prophet

Blink-182 - Neighborhoods / [Explicit]

Blu - Open (2-Cd)

Blue October - Any Man In America

Boom Bip - Zig Zaj

Brown, Pieta - Mercury

Brutal Truth - End Time

Buell, Bebe - Hard Love

Caged Animals - Eat Their Own

Caged Animals - Eat Their Own

Callas, Ma - Donizetti: Lucia Di

Callas, Ma - Mascagni: Cavalleria

Campbell, Glen - Wichita Lineman/Galveston Where’s The Playground Susie?

Campbell, Kate - Two Nights In Texas

Candy Snathc - Down At Delilah's

Carolina Liar - Wild Blessed Freedom

Carolyn Wonderl - Peace Meal

Cervini, Ernesto Quartet - There

Chambers, Gordon - Sincere

Chapman, Steven Curtis - Music Of Christmas, The/All

Charlatans, The - Some Friendly And Greatest

Chickenfoot - Chickenfoot Iii

Chipmunks, The - Christmas With The Chipmunks

Christian Mcbri - The Good Feeling

Cinderella - In Concert

Clark, Gene - Roadmaster

Clark, Gene - The Fantastic Expedition Of Dillard & Clark

Clark, Gene - White Light

Cobra Skulls - Agitations

Cochrane / Cooper / Houston-Jones - Them

Coconuts - I Wake Up Screaming

Cole, J - Cole World: The Sideline Story

Colter, Jessi - I’m Jessi Colter/Jessi/Diamond In The Rough

Connick Jr., Harry - Music From The Happy Elf

Coolio - Greatest Hits And Remixes

Corea/Bollani - Orvieto

Corroded - Exit To Transfer

Cranberries, The - Live In Paris 2010

Cymbals Eat Guitars - Lenses Alien

Daedalus - Motherland

Darasuum - Bite Back

Darkthrone - Ravishing Grimness

Daryl Hall - Laughing Down Crying

Dead Cat Bounce - Chance Episodes

Deivos - Demiurage Of The Voi

Deleted Waveform Gatherings - Pretty Escape

Della Casa - Mozart: Cosi Fan Tut

Denny, Sandy - 19 Rupert Street

Depeche Mode - Ultra

Depeche Mode - Construction Time Again

Deputy, Zach - Another Day

Deserters - Fail Yourself

Diggin' Deeper - Various

Dillard & Clark - The Fantastic Expedition Of Dillard & Clark/Through The Morning, Through The Night

Dillon, William Michael - Black Robes And Lawyers

Django - Djangology

Don't Be Afraid - Score

Duarte, Chris - Blues In The Afterburner

Dum Dum Girls - Only In Dreams

Each Of The Day - Sweet Carrion

El Khatib, Hanni - Will The Guns Come Out

Enid, The - Touch Me

Enid, The - Tripping The Light Fantastic

Everclear - Return To Santa Monica

Evidence - Cats & Dogs

Extra Classic - Your Light Like Whit

Extreme Noise Terror - Holocaust In My Head

Falloch - Where Distant Spirits Remain

Family Of The Y - St. Croix

Farlow, Billy C. - You Better Run

Fdeluxe - Gaslight

Felony - Break Bread

Frankmusik - Do It In The Am / [Explicit]

Funeral, Rose - Gates Of Punishment

Gameday Regulars - But It's Hell In The Hallway

Garner, Larry - Double Dues-20th Anniversary Reissue

Gem Club - Breakers

Generation Kill - Red, White And Blood

Gentle Giant - Octopus

Gentle Giant - Three Friends

Gift, The - Explode

Gran Torino - Grantorino Prog

Grant, Amy - Christmas Album, A/A Christmas

Great White - The Essential Great White

Gunn, Trey & Mastelotto, Pat - Tu

Guru Guru - Live In Germany '71

Hackett, Steve - Beyond The Shrouded Horizon

Hadwen, Julie - Sanctuary

Haggard, Merle - The Land Of Many Churches

Hard-Ons - Shit-Pants-Shit-Pants

Hatesphere - The Great Bludgeoning

Hawaii Five-0 - Hawaii Five-0

Hawkwind - Leave No Star Unturned: Cambridge January 1972

Haynes, Roy - Roy-Alty

Heldon - Allez Teia

Hipower Entertainment Presents - Hoodtimes Music

Hipower Entertainment Presents - The Hipower Soldiers Triple Up

Hoffman - - Karl Millocker: Gasp

Hoge, Will - Number Seven

Homicidal - State Of Mind

Hotter, - Mussorgsky: Boris Go

House Of Lords - Big Money

Hubner, Ab & - Anniversary Jazz Par

Hubner, Abbi - I Found My Thrill

Hughes, Langston - Harlem In Vogue, The Poetry And Jazz Of Langston Hughes

Humans, The - Sugar Rush

Hunt, Van - What Were You Hoping

I Don't Know - Soundtrack

Iconaclass - For The Ones

Inspiration/Various - Baroque Christmas

Into It. Over It. - Proper

Iron Lamb - The Original Sin

J Dawg & Lil C - I Ain't Takin No Loss 3

Jackie Deshannon - When You Walk In The Room

James, Bob & Matsui, Keiko - Altair & Vega

Jason Derulo - Future History


John Scofield - A Moment's Peace

Johnson, Syleena - Chapter V: Underrated

Jones, Davy - David Jones/The Deluxe Edition

Jones, George - George Jones (We Can Make It) / I Wanta Sing (2-For-1)

Jones, Jamie - Fabric 59: Jamie Jones

Jordan, Stanley - Friends

Juicehead - The Devil Made Me Do

Junius / Rosett - Split

Jurinac - Wilhe - Massenet: Manon

Karajan - Maestro

Karthago - Rock 'N' Roll Testament

Khold - Phantom

Kmentt, Streich - Offenbach: Hoffmanns

Kollo, Heuser - Paul Lincke: Frau Lu

Kvelertak - Kvelertak

Kyng - Trampled Sun

L.A. Guns - Acoustic Gypsy Live

La Boheme, Mada - Various

Lady Antebellum Tribute - Piano Tribute To Lady Antebellum

Landmine Marath - Gallows

Lars & Dixi - Blues Op Platt Vol.

Lars & Dixi - Blues Op Platt Vol.

Lars & Dixi And - Blues Op Platt Vol.

Leigh, Sonia - 1978 December

Life As A Ghost - Drifter

Lindermeier, Ho - Puccini: Madame Butt

Live Ones - Yer Quite Welcome

Live Ones - Yer Quite Welcome

Loose, Lind - Fred Raymond: Maske

Los Bohemios De Sinaloa - Haciendo Historia

Lucca, Tony - Under The Influence

Machine Head - Unto The Locust

Magic Band, The - Oxford Uk June 6th, 2005

Malajube - La Caverne

Man Made Machin - Become

Man Overboard - Man Overboard

Mangan, Dan - Oh Fortune

Mastodon - The Hunter

Mats/Morgan Band - Live

Maylene And The Sons Of Disast - Iv

Mccleery, Jono - There Is

Mekons, The - Ancient & Modern

Meyer, Peter "B - Jazz Celebration

Mike Stevens & Matt Andersen - Push Record - The Banff Sessions

Milman, Sophie - In The Moonlight

Minchin, Tim - Ready For This?

Misfits - Land Of The Dead

Mocean Worker - Candygram For Mowo!

Monet - Lifesize Mirror

Morbus Chron - Sleepers In The Rift

Mott The Hoople - Live At Hammersmith Apollo

Ms. Lady Pinks - Straight From The Heart

Muldaur, Geoff Futuristic Ensemble - Private Astronomy: A Vision Of The Music Of Bix Beiderbecke

Muldaur, Maria - Steady Love

Nabucco, Macbet - Various

Naked Heroes - 99 Diamond

Natacha Atlas - Mounqaliba Remixes

Naylor, Jacqui - Lucky Girl

Necrovorous - Funeral For The Sane

Neville, Aaron - Minit & Sansu Sessions, The

New Order - Power, Corruption And Lies

Newton, Juice - Juice/Quiet Lies/Dirty Looks

Nightrage - Insidious

Nikki Lane - Walk Of Shame

Nile, Willie - The Innocent Ones

Nirvana - Nevermind / [Remastered]

Noothgrush - Live For Nothing

Nothing Til Blo - When Lambs Become Li

Now Christmas 4 - Now Christmas 4 (The Carol Ed)

Oh, Manhattan - Spiritual Warfare

Oh, Sleeper - Children Of Fire

Ohbijou - Metal Meets

Osaka Popstar - Shaolin Monkeys

Osaka Popstar - Rock 'Em O-Sock 'Em

Owens, Buck - Bound For Bakersfield '53-'56: The Complete Pre-Capitol Collection

Ozric Tentacles - Paper Monkeys

Pallers - Sea Of Memories, The

Pell, Axel Rudi - The Ballads Iv

Peter "Banjo" M - 40 Years On Stage

Petersen, Paul - Hits & Rarities 1961-1968 (31 Newly Re-Mastered Tracks)

Phantom Family - The Mindeater

Phonte - Charity Starts At Home

Pink Floyd - Animals

Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother

Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon Exp.Ed.)

Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon, The

Pink Floyd - Discovery Box Set

Pink Floyd - Division Bell, The

Pink Floyd - Final Cut, The

Pink Floyd - Meddle

Pink Floyd - Momentary Lapse Of Reason, A

Pink Floyd - More

Pink Floyd - Obscured By Clouds

Pink Floyd - Piper At The Gates Of Dawn,The

Pink Floyd - Saucerful Of Secrets, A

Pink Floyd - Ummagumma

Pink Floyd - Wall, The

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon Imm.Ed.)

Plaid - Scintilli

Poncho Sanchez & Terence Blanchard - Poncho Sanchez And Terence Blanchard = Chano Y Dizzy!

Presley, Elvis - Elvis Presley - Legacy Edition

Presley, Elvis - Young Man With The Big Beat

Press Play - World Anthem

Putumayo Presents - Acoustic Cafe

Ramsey, Tyler - The Valley Wind

Rapture Ruckus - Open Your Eyes

Reed, Jimmy - I'm Jimmy Reed

Reedy, Jessica - From The Heart

Richmonde, Faye - For Men Only

Ricky Skaggs - A Skaggs Family Christmas Vol. 2 / [Cd/Dvd Combo]

Rodeo Ruby Love - This Is Why We Don't Have Nice Things

Rogers, Roy & Dale Evans - Great Songs Of The Old West

Rouse, Josh And The Long Vacations - Josh Rouse And The Long Vacations

Rush Of Fools - We Once Were

Rwake - Rest

Rysanek, Hopf - - Puccini: Tosca

Saxon - Call To Arms

Schlemm, Held - Karl Millocker: Die

Schymberg, De L - Puccini: La Boheme

Scott, Randy - Bream Collection Vol

Serpentcult - Raised By Wolves

Seth Macfarlane - Music Is Better Than Words

Sherinian, Dere - Oceana

Single Bullet Theory - Iv

Sky Architect - A Dying Man's Hymn

Sleep Over - Forever

Sleeper Agent - Celabrasion

Smetana, Bedric - A Portrait

Socalled - Sleepover

Southern Culture On The Skids - Zombified (Extended Reissue)

Speak - I Believe In Everything

Spencer Davis Group, The - Somebody Help Me: The Best Of 1964-1968

Ss Kaliert - Subzero

Stepkids, The - Stepkids, The

Steven Berstein - Mto Plays Sly

Sting - 25 Years / [3 Cd/Dvd Combo]

Story Uk, The - Joy Ride On Memory Lane

Strawbs - Acoustic Gold

Suffokate - Return To Despair

Swing Combinati - Whisper Not

Swishahouse - I'm So Swishahouse

Switchfoot - Vice Verses

Taft, Dudley - Left For Dead

Tangent, The - Comm

Textures - Polars

Textures - Duality

The Bangles - Sweetheart Of The Sun

The Jacka - The Indictment

The Jacka - The Verdict

The Knux - Eraser / [Explicit]

Thin Lizzy - Live In London (Hammersmith)

This Time Next Year - Drop Out Of Life

Thomas Quasthoff - Tell It Like It Is

Thomas, B.J. - Greatest & Latest

To Kool Chris - Mixin' It Up Volume

Tormented - Rotten Death

Tracey, Sarah - Tell No One

Twin Sister - In Heaven

Uriah Heep - Live In Armenia

Van Canto - Break The Silence

Volumes - Via

Warbringer - Worlds Torn Asunder

Warm Ghost - Narrows

Wedren, Craig - Wand

Wellingtons, Th - In Transit

Wendt, Joja - The Art Of Boogie Wo

Wes Montgomery - Movin': The Complete Verve Recordings / [5 Cd]

Wesley, John - Lillipad Suite

Whalen, Whalen - Madly Love

Whitman, Slim - In Love The Whitman Way/Happy Street

Wilco - The Whole Love

Wilson, Steven - Grace For Drowning

Winter, Johnny - Roots

Wirtz, Mark - Lost Pets 2

Yellow Dubmarin - Abbey Dub

Yohe, Vicki - I'm At Peace: A Praise And Worship Experience

Young Man - Ideas Of Distance

Youth Lagoon - The Year Of Hibernat

Zanes, Dan & Friends - Little Nut Tree

Zebrahead - Get Nice

Zechs Marquise - Getting Paid

Zuniga, Miles - These Ghosts Have Bones