New Music Releases – January 2012
It's hard to argue with that bold statement, considering the impressive three-pronged reissue campaign that's been built around their 1971 album 'L.A. Woman.'
In addition to a two-disc expanded edition of the album, featuring alternate takes of songs such as the title track and 'Riders on the Storm,' a documentary film entitled 'Mr. Mojo Risin': The Story of L.A. Woman' will also be available.
In a nice treat for vinyl fans, the bonus tracks from the expanded CD set will be available as a separate release in that format, entitled 'L.A. Woman: The Workshop Sessions.'
Beatles legend Ringo Starr will also release a new album in January, the appropriately titled 'Ringo 2012,' as well as a new live DVD. Other concert sets headed to your televisions soon included an archival release from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and a new performance of two classic albums by Styx.
You can get all the January 2012 new music release dates below, and in many cases, learn more about the projects by clicking on their titles. If you wanna look ahead a bit further, for a constantly updated list of new music, films and books headed your way from classic rock artists throughout the year, see our 2012 New Music Releases article.
New Music Releases - January 2012:
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 'L.A. Woman: The Workshop Sessions' (Vinyl-only extras from expanded edition CD)
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'
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'