Best Reissue or Archival Release – 2014 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards
The best reissues of 2013 offered fans different perspectives of some of rock’s most classic albums. Some were expanded with alternate cuts and outtakes, some were laid out like history lessons with demos and live tracks and some were completely overhauled, stripping down old records to reveal new works beneath the surface. But which was the best? Vote now for the Best Reissue or Archival Release in the 2014 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards, and let us know.
‘Give Me Strength: The 1974 / 1975 Recordings’
Everything the greatest punk band of all time released from the studio (as well as some rare early live cuts) is collected on this hefty box set. ‘Sound System”s chronological journey starts short, tough and tart; it ends up in a completely different, but equally as exciting, place.
‘Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)’
‘Rumours: Deluxe Edition’
‘People, Hell & Angels’
Most of the previously unreleased tracks on the latest posthumous Jimi Hendrix album, ‘People, Hell & Angels,’ come from the period immediately after the guitar great pulled the plug on the Experience. He’s in an exploratory mood throughout most of the LP, trying on new shades of funk, soul and blues.
‘Moondance (Deluxe Edition)’
‘The RCA Albums Collection’
‘In Utero: 20th Anniversary Edition’
Kurt Cobain’s noisy, violent reaction to ‘Nevermind’’s success ended up being Nirvana’s final studio record. This 20th-anniversary set resurrects the album’s original, more abrasive mix, and fills it out with demos, outtakes and explosive live tracks.
‘Elvis at Stax’
Following the high of his late-‘60s comeback years, but before the fall, Elvis Presley recorded a series of soulful sessions at the fabled Stax studios. The material was released piecemeal at the time. Collected here in its entirety for the first time, it sounds like a second comeback.