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Triumphant Returns & Anniversaries

This week’s new releases feature a classic band’s first album in 30 years and the 50th anniversary of one of rock and roll’s best films.


The Babys,  "I'll Have Some of That"The Babys,  "I'll Have Some of That" (Skyrocket): No John Waite, but the veteran rockers sound like they haven't missed a step during the 30 years since their last album.



 

Ginger Baker, "Why?"

Ginger Baker, "Why?" (Motema): The former Blind Faith drummer heads back to his jazz roots on his latest endeavor, with the saxophone-led Jazz Confusion ensemble.


 

The Band, "Arter Barron Amphitheater Washington, D.C. July 17th"

The Band, "Arter Barron Amphitheater Washington, D.C. July 17th" (Keyhole): The title says it all; vintage musical magic from one of the greatest bands ever.



 

The Beatles, "A Hard Day's Night"

The Beatles, "A Hard Day's Night" (Criterion Collection): The Fab Four's first film is tricked out with a treasure trove of extras that'll keep you watching like a dog.

 

 

Jackson Browne, "Late For the Sky (40th Anniversary Edition)"

Jackson Browne, "Late For the Sky (40th Anniversary Edition)" (Inside): Browne's Grammy Award-nominated third album gets a remastered makeover for as it enters its fifth decade.

 
 

Peter Frampton, "Hummingbird in a Box"

Peter Frampton, "Hummingbird in a Box" (RED): These seven pieces Frampton wrote for the Cincinnati Ballet stand up as solid musical pieces as well.

 
 

Peter Gabriel, "Back To Front: Live in London"

Peter Gabriel, "Back To Front: Live in London" (Eagle Rock): The former Genesis frontman's tour celebrating his landmark album "So" is captured on this DVD, filmed at a 2013 show featuring the album in its entirety along with other favorites.

 

 

Robert Gordon, "I'm Coming Home"

Robert Gordon, "I'm Coming Home" (Lanark): The rockabilly veteran continues to celebrate greased-back hair, gritty guitar licks and everything else that's right about his chosen genre.

 
 

Various Artists, "Light My Fire: A Classic Rock Salute to the Doors"

Various Artists, "Light My Fire: A Classic Rock Salute to the Doors" (Purple Pyramid): Members of Deep Purple, Foreigner, Mountain, the Moody Blues, Todd Rundgren and more join forces for 16 of the Doors' classics. -- Gary Graff