2012 New Music Releases
A great crop of 2012 new music releases is already taking shape for us lucky classic rock fans, with Pink Floyd, Queen and the Doors opening up their archives for extended looks at some of their most beloved albums.
As you may have read, the Doors have unilaterally declared 2012 "The Year of the Doors," so it makes sense that they're leading the way with a three-point view at their 1971 masterpiece 'L.A. Woman.'
In addition to an expanded version of the original album on CD, the band is issuing a vinyl-only set of the bonus tracks from that collection,' and a special documentary film on the album's creation and impact.
Perhaps most interestingly, Pink Floyd release the third, and hopefully not the last ('Animals!' 'Meddle!') of their expansive "Immersion Edition" box sets, this time focused on their 1979 epic 'The Wall.'
Queen also finish up their full-catalog reissue campaign with two-CD collections of their late-era albums, Tom Petty and Ringo Starr issue new live DVDs, and the Scorpions dust off some cover songs and a 3D concert film.
You can get all the dates here, and click on the linked titles below to get more information on each release. We'll keep updating this list throughout the year for your continued enjoyment!
For more info on the latest 2012 new music releases, read our reviews.
2012 New Music Releases:
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, 'Live in Concert' (2005) (DVD)
Ringo Starr and the Roundheads, 'Live' (DVD)
Steven Tyler 'Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?' (Paperback Version, Book)
Joe Cocker, 'Hard Knocks'
Elvis Costello and the Imposters, 'The Return of the Spectacular Spinning Wheel' (Live)
The Doors, 'L.A. Woman: 40th Anniversary Edition' (Expanded edition)
The Doors, 'Mr. Mojo Risin': The Story of L.A. Woman' (DVD)
Grateful Dead, 'Dick’s Picks Volume 32: Alpine Valley Music Theater – East Troy, WI 8/07/82'
Grateful Dead, 'Dick’s Picks Volume 33: Oakland Coliseum Stadium – Oakland, CA 10/09/76 and 10/10/76'
Judas Priest, 'The Complete Albums Collection'
Motorhead, 'The World is Ours, Vol. 1' (DVD/2 CD, DVD and Blu-ray version)
Scorpions, 'Comeblack' (covers and re-recordings)
U2, 'From the Sky Down' (Blu-ray)
Various Artists, 'Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International'
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)
Alfie Boe, 'Alfie' (featuring Robert Plant on 'Song to the Siren')
Pink Floyd, 'The Wall' (Experience and Immersion Editions)
Bruce Springsteen, 'Wrecking Ball'
UFO, 'Seven Deadly'
Big Brother and the Holding Company Featuring Janis Joplin, 'Live at the Carousel Ballroom 1968'
The Doors, 'L.A. Woman: The Workshop Sessions' (Vinyl-only extras from expanded edition CD)
Meat Loaf, 'Hell in a Handbasket'
Lynyrd Skynyrd, 'The Same Old Blues - Live in London 1975' (DVD)
Jimmy Page, 'Lucifer Rising and Other Sound Tracks'
Jack Blades, 'Rock N Roll Ride' (Night Ranger, Damn Yankees star)
Chicago, 'Hot Streets' (Expanded edition)
Iron Maiden, 'En Vivo' (Live DVD)
Quiet Riot, 'Live at the U.S. Festival - 1983' (DVD/CD)
Paul Weller, 'Sonik Kicks'
Dr. John, 'Locked Down'
Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson, 'Thick As a Brick 2'
Elvis Costello & the Imposters, 'The Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook!!!' (DVD)
Greg Kihn Band, 'Best of Beserkley '75-'84'
Alice Cooper, 'The Strange Case of Alice Cooper' (1979 concert DVD)
Paul McCartney, 'Ram' (multiple format re-issue)
Ozzy Osbourne, 'Ozzy Live' (double live vinyl with Randy Rhoads on guitar)
Slash, 'Apocalyptic Love'
Tedeschi Trucks Band, 'Everybody's Talkin'' (Live album)
Bachman + Turner, 'Live at the Roseland Ballroom, NYC'
The Beatles, 'Yellow Submarine' (Animated movie)
The Beatles, 'Yellow Submarine Songtrack' (CD)
Foreigner, 'Alive & Rockin'' (2006 live concert CD)
Squackett, 'A Life Within a Day' (Yes and Genesis alumni)
Twisted Sister, 'Club Daze 2'
Twisted Sister, 'Live at Hammersmith'
Beach Boys, 'That's Why God Made the Radio' (brand new album)
David Bowie, 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars' (multiple format reissue)
Heart, 'Strange Euphoria' (box set)
Chris Robinson Band, 'Big Moon Ritual' (ex-Black Crowes)
Paul Simon, 'Graceland' (box set and two-CD 25th anniversary editions)
Spectrum Road, 'Spectrum Road' (Jack Bruce, Vernon Reid)
Joe Walsh, 'Analog Man'
Neil Young + Crazy Horse, 'Americana'
ZZ Top, 'Texicali' EP
Lita Ford, 'Living Like a Runaway'
Tony Iommi and Ian Gillan, 'WhoCares'
Jimi Hendrix, 'Jimi Plays Berkley' (Blu-ray, vinyl, CD)
Jimi Hendrix, 'Voodoo Child' (documentary blu-ray)
Robert Plant & the Band of Joy, 'Live from the Artists' Den' (Live DVD)
The Rolling Stones / Muddy Waters, 'Live at the Checkerboard Lounge Chicago 1981'
Peter Gabriel, 'Secret World' (DVD, Blu-ray)
Peter Green, 'Blues Don't Change' (2001 Live Album Reissue)
Lynyrd Skynyrd, 'Southern Surroundings'
Bob Marley, 'Marley: A Film by Kevin McDonald' (DVD)
Elvis Presley, 'Fame and Fortune: Lost in the Sixties'
Elvis Presley, 'King Creole: The Alternate Album'
Elvis Presley, 'Loving You: The Alternate Album'
Roxy Music, 'The Complete Studio Recordings' (Box Set)
The Zombies featuring Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent 'Live in Concert at Metropolis Studios, London' (CD/DVD)
David Bowie, 'Bowie in Berlin' (DVD)
Loverboy, 'Rock 'N' Roll Revival'
The Prog Collective, 'The Prog Collective' (features members of Yes, Asia, King Crimson and XTC)
Steve Vai, 'The Story of Light'
Various Artists, 'Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac'
Glen Cambpell, 'Inspiration Collection'
Humble Pie, 'Winterland 1973' (Vinyl)
The Kinks, 'The Kinks at the BBC' (Box Set)
Kiss, 'Destroyer / Resurrected' (Deluxe Edition)
Lynyrd Skynyrd, 'Last of a Dying Breed'
Art Garfunkel, 'The Singer' (Two-disc hits collection)
Queen, 'Greatest Video Hits' (DVD)
Triumph, 'Live at Sweden Rock Festival' (CD/DVD)
Various Artists, 'Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Kiss'
The Who 'Quadrophenia: The Criterion Collection' (DVD)
Bret Michaels, 'Get Your Rock On'
Grateful Dead, 'Spring 1990' Box Set
Ian Hunter, 'When I'm President'
Judas Priest, 'Screaming for Vengeance - Special 30th Anniversary Edition'
Freddie Mercury & Montserrate Caballe, 'Barcelona: Special Edition'
David Byrne and St. Vincent, 'Love This Giant'
Bob Dylan, 'Tempest'
Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 'Emerson, Lake & Palmer' and 'Tarkus' (Expanded Reissues, vinyl and digital)
INXS, 'Kick' (three-CD + DVD reissue)
Chris Robinson Brotherhood, 'The Magic Door'
The Outlaws, 'Anthology (Live & Rare) 1975-1981'
ZZ Top, 'La Futura'
Freddie Mercury, 'The Great Pretender' (DVD documentary)
Gary Moore, 'Blues for Jimi' (CD, DVD, Blu-Ray)
The Outlaws, 'It's About Pride'
Rolling Stones, '50 x 20' (photo book)
Pete Seeger, 'A More Perfect Union' (featuring Bruce Springsteen)
Various Artists, 'Re-Machined: 'A Tribute to Machine Head'' (Deep Purple tribute)
Neil Young, 'Waging Heavy Peace' (autobiography) updated release date
The Beatles, 'Beatles Stories'
Van Morrison, 'Born to Sing: No Plan B'
Velvet Underground, 'Velvet Underground & Nico' (six-disc reissue)
Various Artists, 'Who Are You: A Tribute to the Who'
Beach Boys, 'Greatest Hits' and 'Greatest Hits: 50 Big Ones'
The Beatles, 'Magical Mystery Tour' (DVD, Blu-ray)
Blackmore's Night, 'A Knight in York'
Deep Purple, 'Machine Head - 40th Anniversary Edition' (UK only)
Dio, 'The Very Beast of Dio, Vol. 2'
Electric Light Orchestra, 'Mr. Blue Sky - the Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra'
Don Felder, 'Road to Forever'
John Fogerty, 'Wrote a Song for Everyone'
Jeff Lynne, 'Long Wave'
Steve Miller Band, 'Children of the Future,' 'Sailor,' 'Brave New World,' 'Your Saving Grace,' and 'Number 5'
Motorhead, 'The World is Ours - Vol. 2'
Pete Townshend, 'Who I Am' (autobiography)
The Doors, 'Live at the Bowl '68'
Peter Gabriel, 'So - 25th Anniversary Immersion Box'
Steve Hackett, 'Genesis Revisited II'
Night Ranger, '24 Strings & A Drummer - Live & Acoustic'
Neal Schon, 'The Calling'
Rod Stewart, 'Rod: The Autobiography' (Book)