February 2017 New Music Releases
Our list of February 2017 new-music releases is highlighted by a pair of huge vinyl releases, along with the first major new projects of the year.
Both George Harrison and Bon Jovi are the subject of impressive reissue projects. Bon Jovi's Vinyl Box Set stretches to 25 LPs, while Harrison's The Vinyl Collection includes faithfully reproduced versions of his 12 solo studio efforts, as well as the 1992 concert release Live in Japan. They've all been remastered from the original tapes, pressed on 180-gram vinyl and are now housed in a hardcover slipcase.
Meanwhile, fresh sounds come courtesy of Simon Kirke of Free and Bad Company (his upcoming All Because of You finds Warren Haynes sitting in on one track); Black Star Riders (featuring members of Thin Lizzy) and Elvin Bishop ("Fooled Around and Feel in Love").
Judas Priest also has a newly expanded 30th edition of Turbo planned. Other key reissues include Black Sabbath's The Ultimate Collection, Lynyrd Skynyrd's 1991 comeback album, Steven Wilson's stand-alone remix of Jethro Tull's Stand Up and music from the new Iggy Pop and the Stooges documentary, Gimme Danger. Elsewhere, look for live sets from Asia, Roy Orbison (appearing with an all-star cast on Black & White Night 30) and the Grateful Dead, who are featured on two late-'70s-era dates.
More information on these and other classic-rock releases can be found below. And remember to look at our updated list of 2017 New Music Releases for details on music issued throughout the year.
Black Sabbath, The Ultimate Collection (2 CDs; 4 LPs)
Black Star Riders [Thin Lizzy], Heavy Fire
Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, Motel Shot: Expanded Edition
Grateful Dead, Dick’s Picks 33: 10/9 & 10/10/76 Oakland, CA; and Dick’s Picks 34: 11/5/77 Rochester, NY
Judas Priest, Turbo 30: 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Street Action / Rock N’ Roll Nights (reissue)
Bon Jovi, Vinyl Box Set (25 LPs)
Elvin Bishop, Big Fun Trio
Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Ozark Mountain Daredevils (reissue)
Simon Kirke [Free, Bad Company], All Because of You
Asia, Symfonia: Live in Bulgaria 2013
Daryl Hall and John Oates, Whole Oats / War Babies (2-CD set)
Fleetwood Mac, Tango in the Night: Deluxe Edition
George Harrison, The Vinyl Collection
Gerry Rafferty, Can I Have My Money Back?: Expanded Edition
Iggy & The Stooges, Music from Gimme Danger: The Story of the Stooges
Leon Russell, Americana; Life and Love; The Live Album [with New Grass Revival]
Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lynyrd Skynyrd 1991 (reissue)
Roy Orbison, Black & White Night 30 [Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, others]
Various artists, Rock and Roll Music! The Songs of Chuck Berry [Elvis Presley, the Beach Boys, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, the Hollies, others]
Jerry Garcia Band, GarciaLive Volume Eight: November 23rd, 1991 Bradley Center (2 CDs)
Tedeschi Trucks Band, Live From the Fox Oakland (2 CDs, 1 DVD)
CJ Ramone, American Beauty
Paul McCartney, Flowers in the Dirt (reissue)
Steve Hackett, The Night Siren
The Doors, The Doors: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
Deep Purple, InFinite