The new music releases for November 2011 are highlighted by Pink Floyd, who are putting out a five-disc box "Immersion" box set of their 1975 landmark 'Wish You Were Here.'

As with their excellent six-disc version of 'The Dark Side of the Moon' from last month, the 'Wish You Were Here' box features an array of photo books, recreated ticket stubs, drink coasters and even a scarf. That's all, of course, in addition to a wealth of unreleased music.

Pink Floyd is hardly the only classic rock act releasing lavish box sets celebrating one of their famous albums in times for the holidays, as you can see from this extensive list below.

The Who are releasing two-disc and box set versions of their 'Quadrophenia' album, U2 is putting out, at last count, five different editions of their 1991 masterpiece 'Achtung Baby,' and the Beach Boys are FINALLY unlocking their long-unreleased 'Smile' sessions.

Be sure to keep reading Ultimate Classic Rock for news on all these upcoming releases. In fact, in many cases the album titles below link to informative articles about each project.

November 2011 New Music Releases:

November 1
Beach Boys, 'Smile Sessions' (2 CD and box set editions)
Lindsey Buckingham, 'Songs from the Small Machine - Live in L.A.' (DVD and Blu-ray)
Ace Frehley, 'No Regrets' (book, autobiography)
Grateful Dead, 'The Grateful Dead Movie' (DVD)
Glenn Hughes, 'The Autobiography' (book)
Tony Iommi, 'Iron Man' (book, autobiography)
Jethro Tull, 'Aqualung - 40th anniversary edition' (box set)
Journey, 'Greatest Hits Vol. 2' (CD and vinyl)
Journey, 'Greatest Hits Vol. 1' (vinyl)
New York Dolls, 'Live at the Bowery' (DVD)
Steve Perry, 'Street Talk' (vinyl)
Queen, '40, vol. 3' (box set)
Lou Reed & Metallica, 'Lulu'
Rolling Stones, 'The Rolling Stones - all 6 Ed Sullivan Shows' (DVD)
U2, 'Achtung Baby' (deluxe, vinyl, super deluxe and uber deluxe versions)
Steve Winwood, 'Live' (DVD)
Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention, 'Live at Carnegie Hall'

November 8
The Beatles, 'The Beatles with Tony Sheridan: First Recordings - 50th anniversary'
Eric Carr (former Kiss drummer), 'Unfinished Business'
Billy Joel, 'Piano Man' (Legacy Edition)
Neil Peart, 'Taking Center Stage' (instructional DVD)
Pink Floyd, 'Wish You Were Here' (2 CD edition & "Immersion' box set)
Queen, '40 Years of Queen' (book)
Rush, 'Time Machine: Live in Cleveland'

November 15
The Who, 'Quadrophenia' (2 CD & box set editions
Can, 'Tago Mago'
Grand Funk Railroad, 'Mark, Don & Mel 1969-71' (remastered)
Grateful Dead, 'Dick's Picks, Vol. 36'
Ozzy Osbourne, 'God Bless Ozzy Osbourne' (documentary DVD)
R.E.M., 'Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage, 1982-2011'
Slash, 'Made in Stoke' (DVD)

November 22
America, 'History: America's Greatest Hits' (vinyl)
Chris Cornell, 'Songbook'
Rolling Stones, 'Some Girls: Live in Texas' (DVD and Blu-ray)
Rolling Stones, 'Some Girls' (Deluxe Edition and box set)
Rush 'Sector 1,' 'Sector 2' and 'Sector 3' (catalog-collecting box set)

Hard Rock and Metal New Releases - November 2011