Led Zeppelin / I, II & III (reissues & box sets)
The Led Zeppelin reissues are finally here, complete with ‘companion’ audio discs with unreleased material. Whether the expensive no-bonus-audio box sets provide value or an Oasis-style you’ve-been-had feeling, remains to be seen.
Morrissey / Vauxhall And I (20th Anniversary Definitive Master)
Is this Morrissey‘s best solo album? It’s a moot point – because it’s certainly in the top two (with Viva Hate) and deserves to be in your collection. A welcome lack of George Lucas-style fiddling makes a change from previous reissues, and the vinyl release is particularly pleasing.
Paul Weller / More Modern Classics (3CD compilation)
The ‘Modfather’ offers up three CDs of More Modern Classics, and although that description might not be totally appropriate for some of the turn-of-the-Millennium material, 22 Dreams was superb, while recent albums Wake Up The Nation and Sonik Kicks certainly blew off a few cobwebs.
James / Le Petite Mort (new album)
First new studio album for six years from Manchester’s James, featuring recent single Moving On. Also available on vinyl LP.