2014 Reissue of the Year – 4th Annual Ultimate Classic Rock Awards
Our 4th Annual Ultimate Classic Rock Awards for 2014's Reissue of the Year includes some of music's all-time biggest names. The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Rush and Bruce Springsteen all released expanded versions of some of their greatest works or new collections gathering gems from their vaults. So vote now for Reissue of the Year:
Six CDs document the Allman Brothers' historic 1971 concerts that served as basis for 'At Fillmore East,' one of the best live albums ever made. 'The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings' gathers every note and features the group at its peak.
The Beatles' U.S. albums introduced millions of American fans to the band's music. This 13-disc set gathers the ones that differ from the U.K. releases in both mono and stereo mixes. A historically significant set no matter how you look at it.
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young's 1974 tour was a disaster, with the four members at each others' throats and barely keeping it together onstage. But this set proves that sometimes they also managed to make some great music.
Deep Purple's live album gets an expanded makeover, collecting all three nights of shows that were recorded for the original 1974 LP. This 40th-anniversary edition also includes a DVD with a new documentary about the album.
Back in 1967, Bob Dylan and the Band recorded a bunch of songs in the basement of their New York house. After years of bootlegs and abridged official releases, every note is collected on six CDs that seal, once and for all, their legend.
Elton John's 1973 masterpiece gets updated for a belated 40th-anniversary celebration, with demos, outtakes, B-sides and a concert recorded in London at a time when he was on top of the world. Some new artists cover the master, too.
Jimmy Page is once again remastering Led Zeppelin's catalog, but this time he's throwing in bonus discs with previously unreleased songs and sessions. The band's first five albums are all available now, with more on the way this year.
The Beatles-worshipping Oasis celebrated their 20th anniversary with expanded reissues of their first two albums, 1994's debut 'Definitely Maybe' and 1995's breakthrough '(What's the Story) Morning Glory?' Demos, live cuts and B-sides fill the extra discs.
Rush's self-titled debut album from 1974 marks its 40th anniversary with a reissue packed with a vinyl remaster and goodies like a family tree, the band's first promo poster and other early artifacts from the group's pre-Neil Peart lineup.
Soundgarden's 1994 grunge milestone holds up better than many of the era's albums, so this five-disc set -- loaded with remixes, demos and live cuts -- packs a lotta muscle. Twenty years later, 'Superunkown' is still influencing modern rock.
Ordinarily, we wouldn't be too excited about a box set that gathers Bruce Springsteen's first seven albums without any bonus tracks. But seeing that all but two have never been remastered for CD before now, it's reason for much excitement.
The Velvet Underground stripped away some of the rough edges on their third record. After two albums of art-rock noise, the late-night folk music on their self-titled masterpiece is a revelation. The '45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition' adds outtakes and a concert to the mix.