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2012 New Music Releases

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A great crop of 2012 new music releases is already taking shape for us lucky classic rock fans, with Pink Floyd, Queen and the Doors opening up their archives for extended looks at some of their most beloved albums.

As you may have read, the Doors have unilaterally declared 2012 “The Year of the Doors,” so it makes sense that they’re leading the way with a three-point view at their 1971 masterpiece ‘L.A. Woman.’

In addition to an expanded version of the original album on CD, the band is issuing a vinyl-only set of the bonus tracks from that collection,’ and a special documentary film on the album’s creation and impact.

Perhaps most interestingly, Pink Floyd release the third, and hopefully not the last (‘Animals!’ ‘Meddle!’) of their expansive “Immersion Edition” box sets, this time focused on their 1979 epic ‘The Wall.’

Queen also finish up their full-catalog reissue campaign with two-CD collections of their late-era albums, Tom Petty and Ringo Starr issue new live DVDs, and the Scorpions dust off some cover songs and a 3D concert film.

You can get all the dates here, and click on the linked titles below to get more information on each release. We’ll keep updating this list throughout the year for your continued enjoyment!

For more info on the latest 2012 new music releases, read our reviews.

2012 New Music Releases:

January 3
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, ‘Live in Concert’ (2005) (DVD)
Ringo Starr and the Roundheads, ‘Live’ (DVD)
Steven Tyler ‘Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?’ (Paperback Version, Book)

January 24
Joe Cocker, ‘Hard Knocks
Elvis Costello and the Imposters, ‘The Return of the Spectacular Spinning Wheel‘ (Live)
The Doors, ‘L.A. Woman: 40th Anniversary Edition’ (Expanded edition)
The Doors, ‘Mr. Mojo Risin’: The Story of L.A. Woman‘ (DVD)
Grateful Dead, ‘Dick’s Picks Volume 32: Alpine Valley Music Theater – East Troy, WI 8/07/82′
Grateful Dead, ‘Dick’s Picks Volume 33: Oakland Coliseum Stadium – Oakland, CA 10/09/76 and 10/10/76′
Judas Priest, ‘The Complete Albums Collection’
Motorhead, ‘The World is Ours, Vol. 1′ (DVD/2 CD, DVD and Blu-ray version)
Scorpions, ‘Comeblack‘ (covers and re-recordings)
U2, ‘From the Sky Down‘ (Blu-ray)
Various Artists, ‘Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International

January 31
Metallica, ‘Beyond Magnetic’ (CD version)
Styx, ‘The Grand Illusion / Pieces of Eight Live‘ (DVD)
Ringo Starr, ‘Ringo 2012

February 7
Lindsey Buckingham with Special Guest Stevie Nicks, ‘Live’ (2005) DVD
Paul McCartney, ‘Kisses on the Bottom’ (pop standards album)
Queen, ‘The Works’ (Deluxe edition)
Queen, ‘A Kind of Magic’ (Deluxe edition)
Queen, ‘The Miracle’ (Deluxe edition)
Queen, ‘Innuendo’ (Deluxe edition)
Queen, ‘Made in Heaven’ (Deluxe edition)
Van Halen, ‘A Different Kind of Truth’ (regular and deluxe editions)

February 14
Alice Cooper, ‘No More Mr. Nice Guy Live’ (2011 live album)
Todd Rundgren, ‘Todd’ (2010 live DVD)

February 21
Scorpions, ‘Get Your Sting and Blackout Live in 3D‘ (DVD)
Ten Years After, ‘Live Performance 1975′ (DVD)

February 28
Alfie Boe, ‘Alfie’ (featuring Robert Plant on ‘Song to the Siren’)
Pink Floyd, ‘The Wall’ (Experience and Immersion Editions)

March 6
Bruce Springsteen, ‘Wrecking Ball
UFO, ‘Seven Deadly’

March 13
Big Brother and the Holding Company Featuring Janis Joplin, ‘Live at the Carousel Ballroom 1968′
The Doors, ‘L.A. Woman: The Workshop Sessions’ (Vinyl-only extras from expanded edition CD)
Meat Loaf, ‘Hell in a Handbasket

March 20
Lynyrd Skynyrd, ‘The Same Old Blues – Live in London 1975′ (DVD)
Jimmy Page, ‘Lucifer Rising and Other Sound Tracks

March 27
Jack Blades, ‘Rock N Roll Ride‘ (Night Ranger, Damn Yankees star)
Chicago, ‘Hot Streets’ (Expanded edition)
Iron Maiden, ‘En Vivo‘ (Live DVD)
Quiet Riot, ‘Live at the U.S. Festival – 1983‘ (DVD/CD)
Paul Weller, ‘Sonik Kicks’

April 3
Dr. John, ‘Locked Down’
Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson, ‘Thick As a Brick 2
Elvis Costello & the Imposters, ‘The Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook!!!’ (DVD)
Greg Kihn Band, ‘Best of Beserkley ’75-’84′

April 10
Fleetwood Mac, ‘Making Rumours: The Inside Story of the Classic Fleetwood Mac Album’ (Book)
Bonnie Raitt, ‘Slipstream’
Joe Satriani, ‘Satchurated: Live in Montreal’ (DVD)

April 17
Blue Oyster Cult, ‘The Essential Blue Oyster Cult’
Grateful Dead, ‘All the Years Combine: The DVD Collection’
Janis Joplin, ‘The Pearl Sessions’

April 24
Deep Purple, ‘Total Abandon: Australia ’99
Joe Satriani, ‘Satchurated” Live in Montreal

May 1
Gregg Allman, ‘My Cross to Bear‘ (autobiography)
George Harrison, ‘Early Takes Volume 1
George Harrison, ‘Living in the Material World‘ (documentary)

May 8
Glenn Frey, ‘After Hours’
Iggy Pop, ‘Apres
Dee Snider, ‘Dee Does Broadway
Dee Snider, ‘Shut Up and Give Me the Mic‘ (autobiography)

May 15
Guns N’ Roses, ‘Use Your Illusion I & II’ (vinyl reissue)
Carlos Santana, ‘Shape Shifter‘ (instrumental album)
Tenacious D, ‘Rize of the Fenix

May 22
Alice Cooper, ‘The Strange Case of Alice Cooper‘ (1979 concert DVD)
Paul McCartney, ‘Ram‘ (multiple format re-issue)
Ozzy Osbourne, ‘Ozzy Live‘ (double live vinyl with Randy Rhoads on guitar)
Slash, ‘Apocalyptic Love
Tedeschi Trucks Band, ‘Everybody’s Talkin” (Live album)

May 29
Bachman + Turner, ‘Live at the Roseland Ballroom, NYC
The Beatles, ‘Yellow Submarine‘ (Animated movie)
The Beatles, ‘Yellow Submarine Songtrack’ (CD)
Foreigner, ‘Alive & Rockin” (2006 live concert CD)
Squackett, ‘A Life Within a Day‘ (Yes and Genesis alumni)
Twisted Sister, ‘Club Daze 2′
Twisted Sister, ‘Live at Hammersmith’

June 5
Beach Boys, ‘That’s Why God Made the Radio‘ (brand new album)
David Bowie, ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars‘ (multiple format reissue)
Heart, ‘Strange Euphoria‘ (box set)
Chris Robinson Band, ‘Big Moon Ritual’ (ex-Black Crowes)
Paul Simon, ‘Graceland‘ (box set and two-CD 25th anniversary editions)
Spectrum Road, ‘Spectrum Road‘ (Jack Bruce, Vernon Reid)
Joe Walsh, ‘Analog Man
Neil Young + Crazy Horse, ‘Americana
ZZ Top, ‘Texicali‘ EP

June 12
Jimmy Fallon, ‘Blow Your Pants Off’ (featuring Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney)
Rush, ‘Clockwork Angels

June 19
Lita Ford, ‘Living Like a Runaway

June 22
Tony Iommi and Ian Gillan, ‘WhoCares

June 26
Bachman-Tuner, ‘Live at the Roseland Ballroom, NYC‘ (DVD and Blu-ray)
Joe Jackson, ‘The Duke’
Pink Floyd, ‘The Story of Wish You Were Here‘ (Documentary DVD)

July 3
Asia, ‘XXX
The ABC and D of Boogie Woogie, ‘Live in Paris

July 10
Jimi Hendrix, ‘Jimi Plays Berkley‘ (Blu-ray, vinyl, CD)
Jimi Hendrix, ‘Voodoo Child’ (documentary blu-ray)
Robert Plant & the Band of Joy, ‘Live from the Artists’ Den‘ (Live DVD)
The Rolling Stones / Muddy Waters, ‘Live at the Checkerboard Lounge Chicago 1981′

July 17
Crosby, Stills & Nash, ‘CSN 2012′ (DVD)
Ozzy Osbourne, ‘Speak of the Devil‘ (DVD)
Various Artists, ‘Black on Blues‘ (Black Keys tribute with Ginger Baker, Leslie West + more)

July 24
Peter Gabriel, ‘Secret World’ (DVD, Blu-ray)
Peter Green, ‘Blues Don’t Change‘ (2001 Live Album Reissue)

August 7
Lynyrd Skynyrd, ‘Southern Surroundings
Bob Marley, ‘Marley: A Film by Kevin McDonald’ (DVD)
Elvis Presley, ‘Fame and Fortune: Lost in the Sixties’
Elvis Presley, ‘King Creole: The Alternate Album’
Elvis Presley, ‘Loving You: The Alternate Album’
Roxy Music, ‘The Complete Studio Recordings’ (Box Set)
The Zombies featuring Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent ‘Live in Concert at Metropolis Studios, London’ (CD/DVD)

August 14
David Bowie, ‘Bowie in Berlin’ (DVD)
Loverboy, ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Revival’
The Prog Collective, ‘The Prog Collective‘ (features members of Yes, Asia, King Crimson and XTC)
Steve Vai, ‘The Story of Light
Various Artists, ‘Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

August 21
Glen Cambpell, ‘Inspiration Collection’
Humble Pie, ‘Winterland 1973′ (Vinyl)
The Kinks, ‘The Kinks at the BBC’ (Box Set)
Kiss, ‘Destroyer / Resurrected‘ (Deluxe Edition)
Lynyrd Skynyrd, ‘Last of a Dying Breed

August 28
Art Garfunkel, ‘The Singer‘ (Two-disc hits collection)
Queen, ‘Greatest Video Hits’ (DVD)
Triumph, ‘Live at Sweden Rock Festival‘ (CD/DVD)
Various Artists, ‘Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Kiss
The Who ‘Quadrophenia: The Criterion Collection’ (DVD)

September TBA
Bret Michaels, ‘Get Your Rock On

September 1
Grateful Dead, ‘Spring 1990′ Box Set

September 4
Ian Hunter, ‘When I’m President
Judas Priest, ‘Screaming for Vengeance – Special 30th Anniversary Edition
Freddie Mercury & Montserrate Caballe, ‘Barcelona: Special Edition

September 11
David Byrne and St. Vincent, ‘Love This Giant
Bob Dylan, ‘Tempest
Emerson, Lake & Palmer, ‘Emerson, Lake & Palmer’ and ‘Tarkus‘ (Expanded Reissues, vinyl and digital)
INXS, ‘Kick‘ (three-CD + DVD reissue)
Chris Robinson Brotherhood, ‘The Magic Door
The Outlaws, ‘Anthology (Live & Rare) 1975-1981′
ZZ Top, ‘La Futura

September 18
Peter Gabriel, ‘Classic Albums: So‘ (DVD, Blu-Ray)
Paul Simon, ‘Live in New York City‘ (CD/DVD, Blu-ray)

September 25
Freddie Mercury, ‘The Great Pretender‘ (DVD documentary)
Gary Moore, ‘Blues for Jimi‘ (CD, DVD, Blu-Ray)
The Outlaws, ‘It’s About Pride
Rolling Stones, ‘50 x 20‘ (photo book)
Pete Seeger, ‘A More Perfect Union‘ (featuring Bruce Springsteen)
Various Artists, ‘Re-Machined: ‘A Tribute to Machine Head” (Deep Purple tribute)
Neil Young, ‘Waging Heavy Peace‘ (autobiography) updated release date

October 2
The Beatles, ‘Beatles Stories
Heart, ‘Fanatic
Van Morrison, ‘Born to Sing: No Plan B
Velvet Underground, ‘Velvet Underground & Nico‘ (six-disc reissue)
Various Artists, ‘Who Are You: A Tribute to the Who

October 9
Beach Boys, ‘Greatest Hits’ and ‘Greatest Hits: 50 Big Ones’
The Beatles, ‘Magical Mystery Tour‘ (DVD, Blu-ray)
Blackmore’s Night, ‘A Knight in York’
Deep Purple, ‘Machine Head – 40th Anniversary Edition‘ (UK only)
Dio, ‘The Very Beast of Dio, Vol. 2
Electric Light Orchestra, ‘Mr. Blue Sky – the Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra
Don Felder, ‘Road to Forever
John Fogerty, ‘Wrote a Song for Everyone
Kiss, ‘Monster
Jeff Lynne, ‘Long Wave
Steve Miller Band, ‘Children of the Future,’ ‘Sailor,’ ‘Brave New World,’ ‘Your Saving Grace,’ and ‘Number 5
Motorhead, ‘The World is Ours – Vol. 2
Pete Townshend, ‘Who I Am‘ (autobiography)

October 16
Chickenfoot, ‘Chickenfoot‘ (Re-issue with live tracks)
Donald Fagen, ‘Sunken Condos
Neil Young, ‘Journeys’ (concert film)

October 23
The Doors, ‘Live at the Bowl ’68
Peter Gabriel, ‘So – 25th Anniversary Immersion Box
Steve Hackett, ‘Genesis Revisited II
Night Ranger, ‘24 Strings & A Drummer – Live & Acoustic
Neal Schon, ‘The Calling
Rod Stewart, ‘Rod: The Autobiography‘ (Book)

October 30
Black Country Communion, ‘Afterglow
Blue Oyster Cult, ‘The Columbia Album Collection
Rod Stewart, ‘Merry Christmas, Baby’
Neil Young and Crazy Horse, ‘Psychedelic Pill

November 6
Aerosmith, ‘Music from Another Dimension
Geoff Tate, ‘Kings & Thieves
Jethro Tull, ‘Thick as a Brick‘ (40th Anniversary Edition)
The Rolling Stones, ‘Charlie is My Darling – Ireland 1965

November 13
The Rolling Stones, ‘Grrr‘ (Best-of with two new songs)
Soundgarden, ‘King Animal

November 20
AC/DC, ‘Live at River Plate‘ (CD/Vinyl)
Led Zeppelin, ‘Celebration Day‘ (Formats TBD)
The Who, ‘Live in Texas ’75‘ (DVD)

TBA:
Black Sabbath (details here)
Elton John, ‘The Diving Board
U2 (details here)

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