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September 2017 New Music Releases

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The list of September 2017 new music releases is marked by one heartfelt goodbye and the long-awaited returns of a few huge stars.

Gregg Allman‘s posthumous Southern Blood, recorded during the period leading up to his death earlier this year, became something of a homecoming. The Don Was-produced sessions found Allman returning with his touring band to Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Ala. Elsewhere, Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham, Derek Sherinian and Joe Bonamassa are back with a Black Country Communion reunion for BCCIV.

Michael McDonald ends a lengthy drought for new music. Wide Open is his first full-length effort since 2008’s Soul Speak and his first new material since the 2013 EP Unfinished Business, a collaboration with guitarist Robben Ford. By contrast, Van Morrison‘s 37th studio album, Roll With the Punches, arrives roughly a year after his most recent album, Keep Me Singing.

Ringo Starr‘s Give More Love is highlighted by a reunion with former Beatles bandmate Paul McCartney, as well as songs featuring Joe Walsh, Edgar Winter, Steve Lukather (who appears on a number of Give More Love songs), Peter Frampton and Walsh’s fellow Eagles member Timothy B. Schmit. David Gilmour‘s historic return to Pompeii in 2016 is featured in a new CD/DVD/Blu-ray package.

Motörhead‘s Under Cöver includes a never-before-heard version of David Bowie‘s “Heroes” from 2015, the same year frontman Lemmy Kilmister died of cancer, along with other previously issued cover songs. Foo Fighters return with Concrete and Gold, their first full-length since 2014’s Sonic Highways – though they issued a free five-song EP titled Saint Cecilia in November 2015.

Among reissues, Ace Frehley is offering a newly expanded deluxe edition of his 2009 album Anomaly, while Alice Cooper‘s 1976 concert movie Welcome to My Nightmare has been updated for a special edition that also includes the 1975 TV special Alice Cooper: The Nightmare.

More information on these and other classic-rock releases can be found below. And remember to look at our updated list of 2017 New Music Releases for details on music issued throughout the year.

Motorhead Under Cover Photo

Sept. 1


Jan & Dean, Filet of Soul Redux: Live Remote From Hullabaloo Club ‘65
John Sebastian [Lovin’ Spoonful], Stories We Could Tell: The Very Best of John Sebastian
Motörhead, Under Cöver
Pete Townshend, Scoop; Another Scoop; Scoop 3 (reissues)
Steve Winwood, Winwood: Greatest Hits Live

Gregg Allman Southern Blood Photo

Sept. 8


Ace Frehley, Anomaly (reissue)
Alice Cooper, Welcome to My Nightmare Special Edition (DVD)
Bash & Pop [Replacements], Friday Night Is Killing Me (expanded reissue)
Deep Purple, A Fire in the Sky: A Career-Spanning Collection
Greg Allman, Southern Blood
Living Colour, Shade
Neil Young, Official Release Series Discs 5-8; and Official Release Series Discs 8.5-12
Robin Trower, Day of the Eagle: The Best of Robin Trower

Ringo Starr Give More Love Photo

Sept. 15


Bob Kulick, Skeletons in the Closet
Bruce Cockburn, Bone on Bone
Carole King, Tapestry: Live at Hyde Park
Chris Bell, I Am the Cosmos: Deluxe Edition
The Doors, The Singles; Vinyl Box Set
Foo Fighters, Concrete and Gold
Gene Clark, Gene Clark Sings For You
Gizmodrome [Stewart Copeland, Adrian Belew], Gizmodrome
Linda Ronstadt, Simple Dreams: 40th Anniversary Edition
Michael McDonald, Wide Open
Ringo Starr, Give More Love
Rusty Young [Poco], Waitin’ For the Sun
Steve Miller Band, Ultimate Hits
Yusuf / Cat Stevens, The Laughing Apple

Black Country Communion BCCIV Photo

Sept. 22


Benjamin Orr [The Cars], The Lace (reissue)
Black Country Communion, BCCIV
Brian Wilson, Playback: The Brian Wilson Anthology
Chris Hillman [Byrds], Bidin’ My Time
Leon Russell, On a Distant Shore
Mike Bloomfield, Live at McCabe’s Guitar Workshop: January 1, 1977
Roadcase Royale [Heart], First Things First
Rolling Stones, Their Satanic Majesties Request: 50th Anniversary Edition
Stephen Stills and Judy Collins, Stills & Collins
Van Morrison, Roll With the Punches
Woody Guthrie, The Tribute Concerts [Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan]

David Gilmour Live at Pompeii Photo

Sept. 29


David Bowie, A New Career in a New Town (1977-1982)
David Crosby, Sky Trails
David Gilmour, Live at Pompeii
Electric Light Orchestra, Out of the Blue: 40th Anniversary Edition (vinyl)
The Monkees, Headquarters Stack-O-Tracks: 50th Anniversary Edition (vinyl)
Primus, The Desaturating Seven
Rick Derringer, Joy Ride: Solo Albums 1973-1980
Rolling Stones, Sticky Fingers Live at the Fonda Theatre 2015
Ronnie Montrose, 10X10
Stone Temple Pilots, Core: 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
UFO, The Salentino Cuts

The Who Tommy- Live at the Royal Albert Hall Photo

October and Beyond


Autograph, Get Off Your Ass
Jeff Beck, Live at the Hollywood Bowl
Whitesnake, Whitesnake: 30th Anniversary Edition
Montrose, Montrose; Paper Money: Deluxe Reissues
Robert Plant, Carry Fire
The Who, Tommy: Live at the Royal Albert Hall
Kansas, Leftoverture Live & Beyond
Alan Parsons Project, Eye in the Sky: 35th Anniversary Edition


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