CDs + Vinyl:
The 5th Dimension – The Complete Soul City/Bell Singles 1966-1975 3xCD (Real Gone Music)
This triple-disc set contains The 5th Dimension’s complete singles for the Soul City and Bell labels (plus their first single on the Bronco label as The Versatiles and their lone single release for Arista). 61 tracks of swinging, soulful harmonies, brilliant arrangements, groundbreaking production, and some of the best songwriting to come out of the ‘60s and ‘70s.
Black Grape – It’s Great When You’re Straight… Yeah [Reissue/1995] CD/LP (Geffen)
Just over 20 years on Black Grape’s debut, It’s Great When You’re Straight…Yeah, is a surreal, funky, profane, and perversely joyous album, overflowing with casual eclecticism and giddy humor. Working with a band that is looser and grittier than Happy Mondays, Shaun Ryder sounds reinvigorated, creating bizarre rhymes that tie together junk culture, drug lingo, literary references, and utter nonsense.
Hodgy – Fireplace: TheNotTheOtherSide CD (Odd Future)
Fireplace: TheNotTheOtherSide is the major label debut album from Hodgy. The 13-track LP features guest appearances from Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes and Salomon Faye as well as production from BadBadNotGood, 88-Keys, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Nottz, Rahki and Jonti; a diverse array of artists to help bring life to tracks like the Rahki-helmed “Resurrection,” where Hodgy converses with God, and “Laguna,” which sees him expressing his passage way through in life.
Mozzy/Trae Tha Truth – Tapped In CD (ABM)
A California and Texas connection: Mozzy hails from Sacramento, and Trae Tha Truth from Houston. On Tapped In they bring the West Coast and the Dirty South together. Includes features with Snoop Dogg, Jadakiss, Dave East, E-Mozzy, and more.
Soundtrack – The Man Who Fell To Earth  2xCD+2xLP (UMe)
This is the first release of the soundtrack to David Bowie’s 1976 cult film The Man Who Fell To Earth. Includes music by Stomu Yamash’ta, Gordon Jenkins Orchestra and Choir and Louis Armstrong, John Phillips, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and George Hurst, The Kingston Trio, Queen’s Hall Light Orchestra and Robert Farnon, and more. This Deluxe box set edition features the soundtrack on both CD and vinyl, as well as a poster, production stills and a 48-page hardback coffee table book containing rare photos and a new essay about the film from Paolo Hewitt. [Stand-alone vinyl edition due February 17.]
The Who – My Generation [Reissue/1965] 5xCD (MCA)
Super deluxe five CD edition of the British rock quartet’s explosive debut album. Here, the album is spread across five discs that includes the original mono album remastered in 2016, the original album with new stereo mixes (previously unreleased on CD), 23 mono mixed bonus tracks, 21 stereo mixed bonus tracks, and 11 demos. The package also features an 80-page booklet with unseen period photos, new liner notes from Pete Townshend, and six replica inserts of flyers, posters, and membership cards.