Our Classic Rock insider Gary Graff once again is giving us a round-up of new releases to be on the look-out for staring today, July 10th.
DiMino, "Old Habits Die Hard" (Frontiers)
A solo outing by Frankie DiMino, still doubling as frontman in Angel.
Chicago, "The Studio Albums 1969-1978" (Rhino) and "The Studio Albums Vol. 2 (1979-2008)" (Rhino)
The titles say it all; every Chicago studio album from the group's first 40 years. Feeling horn-y?.
Ry Cooder, "Broadcast From the Plant" (All Access)
A vintage 1979 radio performance from the Record Plant in Sausolito, Calif., captures Cooder at an early career peak.
Rory Gallagher, "Cradle Rock: Radio Broadcast 1974" (BlueLine)
The Irish guitarist's blazing skills are captured on this smokin' two-CD set.
John Mellencamp, "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" (Smokin')
The Indiana rocker is captured at home in Bloomington during 1984, while touring to support his then-new "Uh-Huh" album.
Stevie Nicks, "Beauty and the Beast" (Iconography)
The Fleetwood Mac chanteuse caught solo during 1986, mixing her own material with the band's on this 11-song set.
Quicksilver Messenger Service, "Stony Brook College, New York 1970" (Purple Pyramid)
The San Francisco group is in fine, expansive form on this two-CD collection of psychedelic jamming.
Steely Dan, "Green Flower Street: Radio Broadcast 1993" (BlueLine)
The Dan is caught early in its return to the stage, with plenty of favorites on this two-CD collection.
Yes, "Like It Is -- Yes Live at the Mesa Arts Center" (Frontiers)
A CD and DVD from a show last August, playing "Close to the Edge" and "Fragile" in their entireties -- with new resonance after bassist Chris Squire's recent death.