New Music Releases – February 2012
The biggest release of the month, without a doubt, is the first new Van Halen album to feature original frontman David Lee Roth since 1984's '1984.' 'Tattoo,' the first song from the album (which comes out Feb. 7), finds Eddie Van Halen in fine form and also hints that the band is going back to their early demos for song ideas this time out.
A close second, though, is the massive "Immersion" edition box set of Pink Floyd's 1979 epic 'The Wall.' The seven-disc set features a wealth of demo recordings -- including the just-released 'Young Lust' -- that track the album's progress in the studio.
Kiss will also release a two-CD deluxe edition of their 1976 masterpiece 'Destroyer,' with super-producer Bob Ezrin dusting off unreleased versions of tracks from the album. The record's original cover art, deemed "too controversial" back in the day, will be restored for this edition.
You can get all the February 2012 new music release dates below, and in many cases, learn more about the projects by clicking on their titles. If you wanna look ahead a bit further, for a constantly updated list of new music, films and books headed your way from classic rock artists throughout the year, see our 2012 New Music Releases article.
New Music Releases - February 2012
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)
Alice Cooper, 'No More Mr. Nice Guy Live' (2011 live album)
Todd Rundgren, 'Todd' (2010 live DVD)
Scorpions, 'Get Your Sting and Blackout Live in 3D' (DVD)
Ten Years After, 'Live Performance 1975' (DVD)