Another year brings another round of incredible reissues in the world of classic rock, and 2016 was no exception.
Whittling our list down was incredibly difficult, but we think these five reissues were the cream of 2016. Enjoy!
5. The Beatles - Live At The Hollywood Bowl
Release in conjunction with the Ron Howard film Eight Days A Week, The Beatles’ Live At The Hollywood Bowl was reissued in 2016 for the first time in decades. Added bonus: The audio was remastered for the reissue, so all of the screaming fans didn’t drown out the Fab Four.
4. David Bowie – Bowie At The Beep: The Best of the BBC Radio Sessions 68-72
There were a number of Bowie reissues that came out in 2016, but Bowie At The Beep contained recordings other than his studio releases.
“Do I really need a reason to put this on the list? It’s DAVID BOWIE, and not just Bowie…but EARLY Bowie. He was still discovering his sound.”
-Matt Knight, WJRZ
3. Led Zeppelin - The Complete BBC Sessions
If there’s one thing we know for sure in this mad world, it’s that Jimmy Page can produce one hell of a box set, and the extras included on The Complete BBC Sessions help set this set apart from others.
2. The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones in Mono
All of the Rolling Stones’ studio recordings on vinyl in mono AND in one box set? It’s no wonder this was one of the biggest reissues of the year!
1. Pink Floyd – The Early Years 1965-1972
When it comes to reissues, the best of 2016 is Pink Floyd’s The Early Years 1965-1972. The sheer volume of this box set is almost overwhelming. From reprinted concert posters to rare video footage to b-sides and everywhere in between, The Early Years has it all…literally.
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniels. True story.