August 2015 New Music Releases
As of this writing, it appears that Burning Bridges will be principally made up of odds and ends, and may not even be released stateside. Whatever Bon Jovi has in store, the album arrives just one Friday before Motorhead's Bad Magic – the latter of which promises a more live feel since it was written and recorded in the studio, a first for Lemmy Kilmister's current lineup. Burning Bridges is Bon Jovi's first album since 2013's What About Now; we last heard from Motorhead in 2013, as well, with the release of Aftershock.
Notable box sets on the way in August include the four-disc A Chord Too Far from Tony Banks of Genesis fame, the Who's Volume 2: The Reaction Singles 1966, and the Faces' five-disc collection focusing on 1970-75, called You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything.
Among the most intriguing live projects to look for are Gregg Allman's Live: Back to Macon, GA, Rainbow's three-disc Down To Earth Tour 1979, and not one but two from Deep Purple, titled From the Setting Sun: In Wacken and To the Rising Sun: In Tokyo. There is also a tasty vinyl reissue of Signals planned from Rush.
Here’s a full list of this month's new classic rock releases. Click on the highlighted titles to learn more. And don’t forget to check out our updated list of 2015 New Music Releases to look ahead to all of the great classic rock albums and videos scheduled to come out this year.
Tony Banks (Genesis), A Chord Too Far (4-CD box set)
Greg Lake, London ’81 (Vinyl)
Gregg Allman, Live: Back to Macon, GA (DVD/CD)
Simon and Garfunkel, The Concert in Central Park (CD/DVD deluxe edition)
Kansas, Bryn Mawr 1976: The Classic FM Broadcast
Steppenwolf, The ABC/Dunhill Singles Collection (2-CD set)
The Who, Volume 2: The Reaction Singles 1966
Bon Jovi, Burning Bridges
Jeff Beck Group, Jeff Beck Group (Hybrid SACD)
Rush, Signals (vinyl reissue)
The Beach Boys, Pet Sounds (Blu-ray audio reissue)
Deep Purple, From the Setting Sun: In Wacken; To the Rising Sun: In Tokyo
The Faces, You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything (5-LP box)
Motorhead, Bad Magic
Nirvana, Nirvana (Blu-Ray audio, vinyl reissue)
Peter Frampton, Premonition (reissue)
Rainbow, Down To Earth Tour 1979 (3-CD box set)
Iron Maiden, The Book of Souls
Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Live in Hyde Park
David Gilmour, Rattle That Lock
Keith Richards, Crosseyed Heart
Operation: Mindcrime, The Key
Joe Jackson, Fast Forward
Rod Stewart, Another Country