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New Music Releases – October 2013

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Our list of October 2013 New Music Releases finds some of classic rock’s biggest stars filling the stores with new albums and videos in preparation for the upcoming holiday shopping season.

Of course, when you’re talking classic rock, names don’t get any bigger than Sir Paul McCartney, who’s releasing a brand new studio album on October 15. In what we can only assume to be a large-scale practical joke, he’s named the album ‘New,’ thereby inviting writers across the world to unleash a huge wave of pun-filled headlines and stories. But we can forgive him because the first single (also called ‘New‘) is pretty darn excellent.

In addition to new albums from Joan Jett and Mountain legend Leslie West, the month also features a lot of expanded or otherwise tricked-out reissues — led by Eric Clapton‘s ‘Unplugged: Expanded and Remastered.’

Read on for a complete list of October 2013′s classic rock releases, and click on the highlighted album titles to learn more about those selections. Be sure to check out our rundown of all the 2013 New Music Releases to keep up-to-date with what your favorite artists will release this year!

October 2013 New Music Releases:

October 1
Joan Jett, ‘Unvarnished
Rush, ‘Vapor Trails: Remixed
Rush, ‘The Studio Albums 1989-2007

October 8
Ten Years After, ‘Recorded Live
Robin Trower, ‘State to State: Live Across America 1974-1980
UFO, ‘Hot ‘N’ Live: The Chrysalis Live Anthology 1974-1983
Various Artists, ‘CBGB‘ Soundtrack

October 15
Black Oak Arkansas, ‘Back Thar N’ Over Yonder
Eric Clapton, ‘Unplugged: Expanded and Remastered
The Kinks, ‘Muswell Hillbillies‘ (reissue)
Paul McCartney, ‘New
Pearl Jam, ‘Lightning Bolt
Paul Simon, ‘The Complete Albums Collection

October 22
Van Morrison, ‘Moondance‘ (double and five-disc expanded editions)
Motorhead, ‘Aftershock
Ted Nugent, ‘Ultralive Ballistic Rock

October 29
The Eagles, ‘The Studio Albums 1972-1979
Humble Pie, ‘Rockin’ the Fillmore: The Complete Recordings
Jethro Tull, ‘Benefit‘ (Deluxe Edition)
Leslie West, ‘Still Climbing

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