What Was 2017’s Best Box Set or Reissue? UCR Fan Choice Awards
Many classic rockers' signature albums have been celebrating big anniversaries lately. To mark the occasion, they released expanded reissues and lavish box sets this past year. But which of these sets is the greatest? That's where you come in. It's your turn to decide in the Ultimate Classic Rock Fan Choice Awards.
Many of the more than dozen artists up for 2017’s Best Box Set or Reissue remastered their classic albums, repackaged them and let fans in on some behind-the-scenes action and artistry-in-progress, unveiling photos, demos, live and alternative recordings in the process.
From David Bowie's third career-spanning box A New Career in a New Town (1977-1982) — an 11-CD, 13-LP set — to the Beatles' four-CD, two-DVD package celebrating the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band to Metallica's massively expanded reissue of their third LP, Master of Puppets, the offerings this year are impressively huge. You can vote below for your favorite.
Check out the full list of nominees, as well as videos to help make your decision easier, below. Voting for each of the 2017 Ultimate Classic Rock Fan Choice Awards categories ends on Jan. 2, 2018, at 11:59PM ET. As always, the winner will be decided solely by readers' votes.
The Beach Boys, 1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow
The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Super Deluxe Anniversary Edition
David Bowie, A New Career in a New Town (1977–1982)
Def Leppard, Hysteria 30th Anniversary Edition
The Doors, The Doors 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
Eagles, Hotel California 40th Anniversary Edition
Fleetwood Mac, Tango in the Night (30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
Judas Priest, Turbo 30 (Remastered 30th Anniversary Edition)
Metallica, Master of Puppets (Remastered Deluxe Box Set)
Queen, News of the World 40th Anniversary Edition
The Rolling Stones, Their Satanic Majesties Request - 50th Anniversary Special Edition
U2, The Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Super Deluxe Box Set
Whitesnake, Whitesnake 1987 Deluxe Box