New Music Releases – December 2014
We won't lie to you -- there aren't a lot of albums being released by classic rock artists in December of 2014. You'll notice there's nothing at all listed for the last three weeks of the month, for example. But there are a few important releases that might help you finish up your holiday shopping, including a brand-new AC/DC album.
'Rock or Bust,' the band's 15th studio effort and first in six years, arrives amid a highly uncharacteristic flurry of drama. Regardless, the songs we've heard so far -- first single 'Play Ball' and the title track -- sound exactly like what you'd want an AC/DC record to sound like, unaffected by these troubles.
December also finds a handful of Beatles compilations being re-released on vinyl just in time for the holidays, a live video from recently departed Cream legend Jack Bruce, and box sets from King Crimson, Todd Rundgren and the Kinks.
Here’s a full list of December’s new classic rock releases. Click on the highlighted titles to learn more about many of these records and videos. Don’t forget to check out our updated list of 2014 New Music Releases to look back on all of the great classic rock albums, videos and books that came out this year.
AC/DC, 'Rock or Bust'
Jack Bruce, 'Rockpalast: The 50th Birthday Concerts' (DVD)
The Grateful Dead, 'Dick's Picks Vol. 14: Boston Music Hall 11/30/73 & 12/2/73'
King Crimson, 'The Elements of King Crimson' (box set)
Todd Rundgren, 'At the BBC 1972-1982' (box set)
The Beatles, '1962-1966' (vinyl)
The Beatles, '1967-1970' (vinyl)
The Beatles, 'Love' (vinyl)
The Beatles, '1' (vinyl)
Gov't Mule, 'Dark Side of the Moon' (Pink Floyd covers)
The Kinks, 'The Anthology 1964-1971'
The Smashing Pumpkins, 'Monuments to an Elegy' (w/ Tommy Lee on drums)
Yes, 'Like It Is: Live at the Bristol Hippodrome'