News

Sony repackage classic Springsteen, Hall & Oates and Judas Priest sets

Sony_bookpacks

Click to enlarge

This September Sony will reissue three classic box sets from their archive, in compact ‘bookset’ packaging.

Bruce Springsteen‘s Tracks is one of the sets in question. This 66-song collection was originally released back in 1998 and consists of many unreleased tracks, demos and alternates. It came packaged in the old-style long, tall box. A highlights album 18 Tracks was later released, with the record company deploying the fan-fleecing tactic of including three songs on the single disc edition not included in the box set (Trouble River, The Fever, and The Promise).

The Do What You Want, Be What You Are collection from Hall and Oates is the ‘baby’ of these reissues, being only four years old. The four disc box set is filled to the brim with content, and features 18 previously unreleased recordings, rare seven-inch single mixes and choice album cuts amongst the 77 tracks. Respected engineer Vic Anesini mastered this release, so you can expect decent audio.

Finally, the third box being reissued by Sony is Metalogy, from Judas Priest. This is actually the third iteration of this particular set, having been originally issued in semi-lavish packaging in 2004. A bonus DVD made it a five disc set back then, but the Live Vengeance ’82 DVD was was dispensed with for the 2008 reissue. This new version maintains the four-CD approach and as you would expect, comes in the ‘bookset’ packaging just like Springsteen and Hall & Oates.

The all-important booklets are maintained, being bound to the middle of each package. These are all released on 23 September and will retail for around £18 in the UK. Full track listings at the bottom of this post.


bruce_tracks_front

Bruce Springsteen / Tracks
• UK Pre-order: Tracks

HallOatesBookSetPackshot

Hall and Oates / Do What You Want, Be What You Are
• UK Pre-order: The Music of Daryl Hall & John Oates

JudasPriestfront

Judas Priest / Metalogy
• UK Pre-order: Metalogy


Full track listings:


Bruce Springsteen / Tracks

  • 1. Mary Queen Of Arkansas
  • 2. It’s Hard To Be A Saint In The City
  • 3. Growin’ Up
  • 4. Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street?
  • 5. Bishop Danced (Live)
  • 6. Santa Ana
  • 7. Seaside Bar Song
  • 8. Zero And Blind Terry
  • 9. Linda Let Me Be The One
  • 10. Thundercrack
  • 11. Rendezvous (Live)
  • 12. Give The Girl A Kiss
  • 13. Iceman
  • 14. Bring On The Night
  • 15. So Young And In Love
  • 16. Hearts Of Stone
  • 17. Don’t Look Back

Disc 2:

  • 1. Restless Nights
  • 2. A Good Man Is Hard To Find (Pittsburgh)
  • 3. Roulette
  • 4. Dollhouse
  • 5. Where The Bands Are
  • 6. Loose Ends
  • 7. Living On The Edge Of The World
  • 8. Wages Of Sin
  • 9. Take ‘Em As They Come
  • 10. Be True
  • 11. Ricky Wants A Man Of Her Own
  • 12. I Wanna Be With You
  • 13. Mary Lou
  • 14. Stolen Car
  • 15. Born In The U.S.A.
  • 16. Johnny Bye-Bye
  • 17. Shut Out The Light

Disc 3:

  • 1. Cynthia
  • 2. My Love Will Not Let You Down
  • 3. This Hard Land
  • 4. Frankie
  • 5. TV Movie
  • 6. Stand On It
  • 7. Lion’s Den
  • 8. Car Wash
  • 9. Rockaway The Days
  • 10. Brothers Under The Bridges (’83)
  • 11. Man At The Top
  • 12. Pink Cadillac
  • 13. Two For The Road
  • 14. Janey Don’t You Lose Heart
  • 15. When You Need Me
  • 16. The Wish
  • 17. The Honeymooners
  • 18. Lucky Man 3:30 $0.99 Buy MP3

Disc 4:

    • 1. Leavin’ Train
    • 2. Seven Angels
    • 3. Gave It A Name
    • 4. Sad Eyes
    • 5. My Lover Man
    • 6. Over The Rise
    • 7. When The Lights Go Out
    • 8. Loose Change
    • 9. Trouble In Paradise
    • 10. Happy
    • 11. Part Man, Part Monkey
    • 12. Goin’ Cali
    • 13. Back In Your Arms
    • 14. Brothers Under The Bridge

Hall and OatesDo What You Want, Be What You Are


Disc: 1

  • 1. Girl I Love You
  • 2. I Need Your Love
  • 3. Say These Words Of Love
  • 4. Perkiomen
  • 5. I’m Sorry
  • 6. Fall In Philadelphia
  • 7. Waterwheel
  • 8. Lilly (Are You Happy)
  • 9. Had I Known You Better Then
  • 10. Las Vegas Turnaround
  • 11. She’s Gone
  • 12. You’re Much Too Soon
  • 13. Is It A Star
  • 14. It’s Uncanny
  • 15. Love You Like A Brother
  • 16. Lady Rain
  • 17. Beanie G. And The Rose Tattoo
  • 18. Better Watch Your Back
  • 19. Abandoned Luncheonette
  • 20. When The Morning Comes

Disc: 2

  • 1. Camellia
  • 2. Sara Smile
  • 3. Alone Too Long
  • 4. Gino (The Manager)
  • 5. Ennui On The Mountain
  • 6. Out Of Me, Out Of You
  • 7. Back Together Again
  • 8. Rich Girl
  • 9. Crazy Eyes
  • 10. Have I Been Away Too Long
  • 11. August Day
  • 12. It’s A Laugh
  • 13. I Don’t Wanna Lose You – John Oates, Daryl Hall
  • 14. Wait For Me
  • 15. Times Up (Alone Tonight)
  • 16. The Woman Comes And Goes
  • 17. How Does It Feel To Be Back
  • 18. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling
  • 19. Kiss On My List
  • 20. Everytime You Go Away

Disc: 3

  • 1. You Make My Dreams
  • 2. Private Eyes
  • 3. Head Above Water
  • 4. Did It In A Minute
  • 5. Your Imagination
  • 6. I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)
  • 7. Don’t Go Out
  • 8. Maneater
  • 9. Family Man
  • 10. One On One
  • 11. Go Solo
  • 12. Say It Isn’t So
  • 13. Adult Education
  • 14. Out of Touch
  • 15. Method Of Modern Love
  • 16. Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid – John Oates, Daryl Hall
  • 17. Possession Obsession
  • 18. The Way You Do The Things You Do/My Girl – David Ruffin & Eddie Kendricks

Disc: 4

  • 1. Everything Your Heart Desires
  • 2. Missed Opportunity
  • 3. Keep On Pushin’ Love
  • 4. Storm Warning
  • 5. Change Of Season
  • 6. Starting All Over Again
  • 7. So Close
  • 8. Do It For Love
  • 9. Forever For You
  • 10. Heartbreak Time
  • 11. All The Way From Philadelphia
  • 12. Have You Ever Been In Love
  • 13. Me And Mrs. Jones
  • 14. I Want Someone
  • 15. Do What You Want, Be What You Are
  • 16. Dreamer

Judas Priest / Metalogy

Disc: 1

  • 1. Never Satisfied
  • 2. Deceiver
  • 3. Tyrant
  • 4. Victim of Changes
  • 5. Diamonds and Rust
  • 6. Starbreaker
  • 7. Sinner
  • 8. Let Us Prey / Call for the Priest
  • 9. Dissident Aggressor
  • 10. Exciter
  • 11. Beyond the Realms of Death
  • 12. Better by You, Better Than Me
  • 13. Invader
  • 14. Stained Class
  • 15. The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown)

Disc: 2

  • 1. Killing Machine
  • 2. Evening Star
  • 3. Take on the World
  • 4. Delivering the Goods
  • 5. Evil Fantasies
  • 6. Hell Bent for Leather
  • 7. Breaking the Law
  • 8. Living After Midnight
  • 9. Rapid Fire
  • 10. Metal Gods
  • 11. Grinder
  • 12. The Rage
  • 13. Heading Out to the Highway
  • 14. Hot Rockin’
  • 15. Troubleshooter
  • 16. Solar Angels
  • 17. Desert Plains
  • 18. The Hellion
  • 19. Screaming for Vengeance

Disc: 3

  • 1. Riding on the Wind
  • 2. Bloodstone
  • 3. You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’
  • 4. Devil’s Child
  • 5. Freewheel Burning
  • 6. Jawbreaker
  • 7. The Sentinel
  • 8. Love Bites
  • 9. Eat Me Alive
  • 10. Some Heads Are Gonna Roll
  • 11. Rock Hard Ride Free
  • 12. Night Comes Down
  • 13. Turbo Lover
  • 14. Private Property
  • 15. Parental Guidance
  • 16. Out in the Cold
  • 17. Heart of a Lion

Disc: 4

  • 1. Ram It Down
  • 2. Heavy Metal
  • 3. Come and Get It
  • 4. Blood Red Skies
  • 5. Painkiller
  • 6. Between the Hammer & the Anvil
  • 7. A Touch of Evil
  • 8. Metal Meltdown
  • 9. Night Crawler
  • 10. All Guns Blazing
  • 11. Jugulator
  • 12. Blood Stained
  • 13. Machine Man
  • 14. Feed on Me

You might also like…

4 responses to Sony repackage classic Springsteen, Hall & Oates and Judas Priest sets

  1. Todd R. says:

    Hmm, well, considering TRACKS in it’s original format didn’t hold up so well (it always feels like a book with a very beaten spine)… but H&O’s box was exceptionally well put together. Even though the format is even less stable, the UK 12″x 12″ box editions of the Police MESSAGE IN A BOX etc are becoming my favorite – because they line up great next to my vinyl on the shelf :)

  2. Marko says:

    I think this is very similar package like Simple Minds – Silver Box release. Agree with Todd, this is like a book with a very beaten spine. Anyway, I think this is great value for the money, especially Springsteen and Hall & Oates.

  3. Marko says:

    This is really great Bruce Springsteen collection. My favourite tracks from this collection: When The Lights Go Out, Brothers Under The Bridge, Loose Change, Trouble in Paradise, Sad Eyes… Disc 4 is completely amazing.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>