October 2015 New Music Releases
The list of October new music releases show that the labels are getting their big names ready for the start of the holiday season. This holds true for albums of new material and reissues.
Two of Paul McCartney's early '80s records, the acclaimed Tug of War and Pipes of Peace, get the same thorough treatment that he's been giving to his entire catalog over the past few years with new special and deluxe editions. On the same day, Queensryche and Joe Jackson give us intriguing records of new material, while the Winery Dogs look to continue their Hot Streak.
W.A.S.P. return with Golgotha, their first album in six years. It continues the exploration of Biblical horror stories that fans saw on 2009's Babylon. Ann Wilson steps out from under the Heart banner with an EP from a solo project called the Ann Wilson Thing!
Two mainstream rockers from the '80s give us something new in October: Bryan Adams' Get Up, which features nine new songs written with longtime songwriting partner Jim Vallance, finds him working with Jeff Lynne, and former Stray Cats frontman Brian Setzer gives us the first holiday album by a classic rocker in 2015 with Rockin' Rudolph.
Like Wilson, Billy Gibbons also decided to take a break from his band, ZZ Top. Perfectamundo, which he recorded with a backup group called the BFG's, finds him exploring his love of Afro-Cuban music. And Rod Stewart returns with another collection of
self-penned material on Another Country.
After seven years, Def Leppard are finally back too. Their self-titled album, their 11th, is their first since 2008's The Sparkle Lounge. Van Morrison continues his reissue campaign with expanded and remastered takes on his two of his most beloved albums, Astral Weeks and His Band and the Street Choir.
So take a look below and click the links to get more information on these classic-rock releases. And remember to look at our updated list of 2015 New Music Releases to see what's coming up.
Clutch, Psychic Warfare
Peter Gabriel, “Car,” “Scratch,” “Melt” and Security (vinyl reissues)
Joe Jackson, Fast Forward
Paul McCartney, Pipes of Peace (expanded reissue, various formats)
Paul McCartney, Tug of War (expanded reissue, various formats)
Queensryche, Condition Human
The Winery Dogs, Hot Streak
Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pronounced ‘Lĕh-’nérd ‘Skin’nérd & Second Helping – Live From Jacksonville at the Florida Theatre
Rush, Power Windows (vinyl reissue)
Rod Stewart, Another Country
Def Leppard, Def Leppard
Van Morrison, Astral Weeks (expanded & remastered)
Van Morrison, His Band and the Street Choir (expanded & remastered)
Velvet Underground, Loaded: Re-Loaded 45th Anniversary Edition
Billy Gibbons, Perfectamundo
Rush, Hold Your Fire (vinyl reissue)
Rush, A Show of Hands (vinyl reissue)
Adler (details here)
Ace Frehley, (untitled covers album, details here)
Tom Petty, Wildflowers: All the Rest