November 2015’s new music releases include an expanded edition of the smash best-of collection Beatles 1, the next installment of Bob Dylan‘s heralded Bootleg Series, Jeff Lynne‘s first album under the Electric Light Orchestra banner since 2001 and Rush‘s career-spanning R40 Live.
Meanwhile, the soundtrack for Roger Waters The Wall promises 29 tracks from Waters’ The Wall Live tour. Held in 2012-13, it marked the first presentation of the Pink Floyd epic since 1990. Not to be outdone, former Waters collaborator Eric Clapton‘s upcoming concert film and album commemorate a stint at the Royal Albert Hall that broke the record for number of performances at the venue by an artist.
Leslie West of Mountain will be joined by a number of special guests on his new solo release. Brian May of Queen and Peter Frampton are both set to appear on Soundcheck. Jethro Tull‘s Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young to Die! is also being released in an expanded edition that includes an alternate version of the 1976 album recorded for a British television special.
Dylan’s The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 will focus on the development of his electric sound in two crucial years during the ’60s. Beatles 1+ will now include dozens of newly restored promotional videos, many of which have never before been available commercially.
More information on these and other classic-rock releases can be found below. And remember to look at our updated list of 2015 New Music Releases for details on music issued throughout the year.
The Beatles, 1+ (expanded reissue)
Bob Dylan, The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12
Billy Gibbons and the BFGs, Perfectamundo
Phil Collins, Face Value: Deluxe Edition (Postponed, because of health issues.)
Rush, Counterparts + Test for Echo (multi-format reissues)
Eric Clapton, Live at the Royal Albert Hall: Slowhand at 70
Kurt Cobain, Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings
Jeff Lynne’s ELO, All Alone in the Universe
Rolling Stones, From the Vault: Live at the Tokyo Dome 1990
Pete Townshend, Classic Quadrophenia: Live from the Royal Albert Hall
Neil Young, Bluenote Cafe
Grateful Dead, Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead
Leslie West, Soundcheck
Queen, A Night at the Odeon: Hammersmith 1975
The Rolling Stones, From the Vault: Live in Leeds 1982
Rush, R40 Live
Rush, Hold Your Fire (vinyl reissue)
Velvet Underground, The Complete Matrix Tapes
Roger Waters, Roger Waters The Wall
The Who, Live in Hyde Park
Jethro Tull, Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young to Die! (multi-format reissue)
December and Beyond
Rush, A Show of Hands (vinyl reissue)
Rush, Feedback + Snakes & Arrows
U2, Songs of Experience