Up through 1990, a raw, raging mix of ferocious punk and heaving hard rock might have become an underground hit-but a #1 pop album? The times they were a-changin', and this was the record that changed the whole ball game, relegating pop-metal to the background and putting the grunge and alt-rock bands on top. It's been 20 years since Nirvana took over the rock world with one of the most influential albums of its time. Nevermind returns to us in remastered form on CD, in deluxe form on 2 CDs or four 180-gram vinyl LPs, or in a Super Deluxe box set! All editions contain their watershed smash Smells Like Teen Spirit plus Come As You Are; Lithium; In Bloom; Polly , and the rest of the original LP. The deluxe editions add live versions of Drain You; Been a Son , and Polly ; unreleased Smart Studios recordings of In Bloom; Immodium (a.k.a. Breed ), and Lithium ; unissued BBC recordings; a wealth of unreleased boombox rehearsals, and other ultra-rarities. The Super Deluxe set includes everything already mentioned plus two further CDs with the unissued Devonshire mixes of the entire album (minus Polly ) and the "Live at the Paramount Theater" concert from '91. To top it all off, you get the DVD of that Paramount concert-the only known Nirvana concert shot to film-plus the Smells Like Teen Spirit; Come As You Are; Lithium , and In Bloom music videos! The ultimate celebration of a watershed moment in American rock music!
Manufacturer: Sony Legacy
Ten, the debut album that sold 12 million copies and introduced the world to Pearl Jam in 1991, will be reissued on March 24, 2009. The reissue of Ten serves as the launch of a planned two-year catalogue re-release campaign leading up to the band's 20th anniversary in 2011. Each Ten package will include two versions of the album: The remastered version of the original album PLUS an accompanying remixed version done by the band's long-time producer, Brendan O'Brien (Bruce Springsteen, AC/DC, Audioslave).
This 1987 smash didn't just soar to #1 on the strengths of Axl's wail and the 12 strings of Slash and Izzy Stradlin-it produced a fistful of ferocious rock anthems that have been clogging jukeboxes and airwaves ever since. The greatest hard-rock record of its time features "Sweet Child O' Mine; Welcome to the Jungle; Paradise City; Nightrain; My Michelle; Mr. Brownstone", and more! A glimpse of the future, and not because of its huge influence and umpteen million sales. The poor-little-rich-boy protest "Out ta Get Me" intimates that Axl Rose's egotism and martyr complex were soon to grow bigger than his head; still, Appetite's night-train wreck of punk and metal sounds and sensibilities make it more than just an emblem of its time. Whether GN'R are dancing with Mr. Brownstone, penning a callow kiss-off letter to some chick named Michelle, or passing out on somebody else's sofa, this was and remains a savage journey to the heart of the American--or at least the Hollywood--dream. --Rickey Wright
BACK IN BLACK is the 6th best selling album in US History and has went 19 times platinum. This digitally remastered contains a 16 page booklet with unpublished photos, classic memorabilia, and new liner notes by the Rolling Stone's David Fricke. Most critics complain Back in Black, the album AC/DC recorded after the death of their original lead screamer Bon Scott, is ridiculously juvenile, obvious, snickering, bludgeoning, derivative, single-minded about sex and booze, a big cartoon. All true, of course, and--on rock 'n' ragers like "What Do You Do For Money Honey," "You Shook Me All Night Long," and the title track--all great. As Scott's replacement Brian Johnson reminds us, loud and crunchy, no-holds-barred "rock and roll ain't noise pollution...it makes good, good sense." Never trust anyone who refuses to drink domestic beer, laugh at the Three Stooges, or crank Back in Black. --David Cantwell
Manufacturer: Rhino Blackened
One of the most influential bands in music, ranked eighth on the list of the biggest-selling groups in history, Metallica unveils its ninth studio album, Death Magnetic. The band'sfirst album in five years, Death Magnetic is also its first with renowned producer Rick Rubin (Danzig, Slayer, System Of A Down,Slipknot), first with bassist Robert Trujillo, and first on Warner Bros. Heavy and thrashy, unafraid to embrace the band's past yet moveinto the future.
Led Zeppelin I Led Zeppelin I Five Different Configurations See below for all different configurations of Led Zeppelin I. Led Zeppelin I - Original CD Led Zeppelin I - Original CD The original album, newly remastered, in a gatefold sleeve with an 8 page booklet. Led Zeppelin I - Deluxe Edition Remastered Vinyl (Triple Vinyl) Led Zeppelin I - Deluxe Edition Remastered Vinyl (Triple Vinyl) Original remastered LP, plus 2 LPs of companion audio on 180 gram vinyl in a tri-fold sleeve. Featuring a previously unreleased October 1969 concert from Paris, France. Led Zeppelin - Deluxe CD Edition (2 CD) Led Zeppelin I - Deluxe CD Edition (2 CD) Deluxe 2 CD package with the original artwork, plus the newly created negative artwork for the companion audio. The original album is newly remastered; the 2nd CD featuring a previously unreleased October 1969 concert from Paris, France. 16 page booklet. Led Zeppelin I - Original Vinyl (1 LP) Led Zeppelin I - Original Vinyl (1 LP) Original album on 180 gram vinyl, newly remastered in single sleeve replicating the original album. Led Zeppelin I - Super Deluxe Edition Box (CD & LP) Led Zeppelin I - Super Deluxe Edition Box (CD & LP) Led Zeppelinâ€™s debut album, newly remastered, and including an additional CD and double LP featuring a previously unreleased October 1969 concert from Paris, France. Super Deluxe Edition Box Set Includes: CD1: Original album newly remastered in vinyl replica sleeve CD2: Companion audio featuring a previously unreleased October 1969 concert from Paris, France in a new sleeve Vinyl 1: Original album newly remastered in single sleeve replicating the original album on 180 gram vinyl Vinyl 2/3: Companion audio on two LPs (180 gram vinyl) in a new sleeve featuring negative artwork based on the original album artwork, and featuring a previously unreleased October 1969 concert from Paris, France HD Download card with the original album @ 96/24 and the live concert from Paris @ 48/24 LP sized, individually numbered...
Manufacturer: RCA Records
Brand: Provident Distribution Group
Chris Daughtry's sturdy rock presence and distinctive vocal style won the hearts and minds of American Idol Season 5 fans across the globe. On his debut record for 19 Recordings/ RCA Records, Chris will be fronting his own band, Daughtry, and fans can expect the same cutting edge attitude and startling rock immediacy that made Chris a household name. With noted rock producer Howard Benson at the board, Daughtry's is the first Idol album with most of the songs written or co-written by the singer. A host of high-profile artists are also working with Chris as writing partners. Chris' track 'Wanted Dead Or Alive' is the most downloaded track from the America Idol Season 5 encores album with more that 100,000 downloads and still counting. Chris is by far the fans' favorite and is consistently singled out as the most talented performer in every review of the tour: 'Daughtry proved that he's b far the most talented performer in Idol history.' -St. Petersburg Times. Chris Daughtry starts his first post-American Idol disc with a song whose title reviewers coast to coast will be grateful for: "It's Not Over." What an understatement. For the Idol-watching rock fan's money, nobody--not even Southern-fried heartthrob Bo Bice in season four--stormed the stage with more raw talent. That it translates so well to a solo disc (Daughtry was recorded with studio musicians; future discs will include a Daughtry-assembled band) proves all he needed was a little prodding, the kind the tube has gotten so good at. Here are a dozen songs that'll flick your rock & roll switch, whether you're a Creed fan, a club kid, or a mambo king: "Used To" and "Over You," a couple of early tracks, ought to arrive bundled with a road map they're so highway sing-along-ready, and "Feels Like Tonight" screws the lid on the premise that Daughtry can deliver a punchy pop-rock song without flinching. Elsewhere, the North Carolina family man lets his inner (and outer, actually) goatee- and eyeliner-type guy rip: his built-for-the-hard-stuff voice bites down appe...