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Reissue Of The Year

All bands of a certain vintage need to take note: we simply won't accept pointless and lacklustre reissues any more.

That means no more substandard remasters. No more re-releasing of an old album with just one or two bonus tracks.

We have become spoiled in the past couple of years with some lovingly produced reissues which give fans the complete picture of their favourite albums and bands and this year's shortlist for the Reissue Of The Year is simply spectacular. 

Have a look at the shortlist below and then vote at the following link.

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HEART - STRANGE EUPHORIA

A four disc set containing three CDs of previously unreleased demos, live and alternate versions of some of the band's biggest songs and a live show recorded in 1976. An extraordinary collection of material from one of rock's finest bands


HOWLIN' WOLF - SMOKESTACK LIGHTNING: COMPLETE CHESS MASTERS 1951 - 1960

One of the greatest Chicago blues stars, ever this book/CD collection contains four CDs in a hardcover book, beautifully illustrated with rare photos, ads and clippings. The sound of the newly re-mastered masters is superb, pristine and warm.
JETHRO TULL - AUQUALUNG

This comprehensive box set celebrates the 40th birthday of one of rock's greatest albums. It's been remastered to a pristine and electrifying condition and packages with really fascinating bonus tracks that show a band at the peak of their creativity


JUDAS PRIEST - SINGLE CUTS: THE COMPLETE UK SINGLES COLLECTION

Pulling together all 20 of the band's singles up to 1992's 'Night Crawler' this collection is a must for Priest collectors with fantastically re-created artwork and rare tracks in abundance
NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS - REISSUES

Twelve of the band's albums have been digitally re-mastered and remixed for 5.1 Surround Sound for the first time since their original release. Each deluxe edition contains the re-mastered stereo album, the new surround mix, a specially commissioned short film by UK artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard plus the b-sides from the singles, videos and exclusive sleeve notes.


PINK FLOYD - REISSUES

Pink Floyd fans rejoiced with the reissue of three of their most important albums (Dark Side, The Wall, Wish You Were Here) that included a huge pile of unreleased material and new mixes, all superbly packaged. The whole back catalogue was also given a new remaster and packaged into a beautiful box set
ROXY MUSIC - THE COMPLETE STUDIO RECORDINGS

Each of the band's eight studio albums are taken back to their original form for the first time since the advent of CD. New 2012 flat transfers from the original analogue master tapes ensure the audio sounds truer to its original LP sound. The box set is completed with two bonus discs of singles, B-sides and alternative mixes.


SMALL FACES - REISSUES

Four of the band's albums are restored to their full glory for the first time in 40 years, with a brand new remaster. They also contain a massive swaith of unreleased bonus tracks.
THE WHO - QUADROPHENIA

A superb and huge new reissue of the Who's classic 1973 album packages four CDs, a DVD and a vinyl seven-inch single into a beautiful deluxe box. The highlight for fans will be the previously unheard demos from Pete Townshend's vault which give an entirely new perspective on the album's well known songs


WHITESNAKE - BOX O SNAKES

11 Discs in total, including new remasters of the five studio albums and two live albums that Whitesnake released from 1978-1982. Also included are two previously unreleased live albums recorded for the BBC at the 1979 and 1980 UK Reading Rock Festivals. There is a DVD featuring ten promo clips, four rare BBC TV performances and a previously unreleased US live show filmed in 1980 on the Ready An' Willing Tour. And there's also a replica 7" `Snakebite EP', the very first release from Whitesnake, faithfully reproduced on white vinyl.