1. J Dilla – The Shining
Featuring both original and instrumental versions across a massive ten discs, this comprehensive boxed set serves as a timely document to an artist who helped bring underground hip hop and soul together, introduced new levels of creativity to music production and wrote a blueprint which continues to be followed to this day.
2. Tom Tom Club – Tom Tom Club
The essential Tom Tom Club gets its first ever vinyl re-issue courtesy of Real Gone Music in a translucent green vinyl edition limited to 800 copies. Fun, natural fun!
3. Philip Glass – The Complete Sony Recordings
The Complete Sony Recordings is the first ever release of Philip Glass Sony Classical recordings together in a limited-edition box set.
4. Manuel Gottsching – E2 E4 35th Anniversary Edition
In anticipation of the 35th anniversary next year one of electronic music ́s most influential recordings, the legendary E2-E4, from 12.12.1981 gets an official rerelease by Manuel Gottsching on his own Label MG.Aart… Carefully overseen by the Master himself.
5. Ramones – 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
Limited edition 3CD/1Vinyl LP set of The Ramones debut features superior new stereo version and mono mix of the album by original producer and mixer Craig Leon, plus rare and unreleased demos and live show
6. Ashford & Simpson – The Best Of Ashford & Simpson: Love Will Fix It (Record Store Day 2016)
This newly remastered, comprehensive Groove Line Records release features 19 of the duo’s classic progressive 70s R&B duets including It Seems To Hang On, Send It, Don’t Cost You Nothing, Found A Cure, Bourgie Bourgie, Love Don’t Make It Right, Is It Still Good To Ya, Ain’t It A Shame and One More Try, of which the latter four titles are represented here in their extended form.
7. Pat Thomas – Coming Home
The first full career retrospective release for Ghanaian highlife master and “The Golden Voice Of Africa,” Pat Thomas, covering his late ‘60s big band highlife recordings through to the “burger highlife” movement of the early ‘80s. Essential!
8. The Who – My Generation (Deluxe Edition)
The spectacular 79-track super-deluxe edition of My Generation features unheard songs as well as unreleased demos, unreleased alternate mixes, new remasters and a stereo remix which was created using new overdubs from Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend. For this mix Pete used exactly the same guitars and amps as the original album and Roger used the same type of microphone.