October 2017 New Music Releases
The list of October 2017 new music releases features a number of highly anticipated studio albums, live projects and reissues.
Robert Plant's 11th studio LP again finds him working with the Sensational Shape Shifters, his collaborators on 2014's lullaby and ... the Ceaseless Roar. The new Carry Fire album also features a guest turn by Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders.
The Who have two new offerings planned, one in concert and the other archival. Tommy – Live at the Royal Albert Hall showcases a rare complete performance of their classic rock opera from last spring; Maximum As & Bs, meanwhile, collects every single A- and B-side, as well as every EP, they ever released.
Other concert albums due in October include Jeff Beck's Live at the Hollywood Bowl, which finds the guitarist marking 50 years as a recording artist with a special star-studded cast.
Autograph are set to release their first full-length album since they returned in 2013, while Europe's 11th studio album, Walk the Earth, is their first since 2015's War of Kings. Dhani Harrison, son of George Harrison, will issue his first-ever solo album after several group efforts and a series of projects related to his late father.
Whitesnake's breakthrough self-titled seventh studio effort gets a deluxe reissue in honor of its 30th anniversary, while Montrose's first two albums will also be expanded and reissued.
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.
Autograph, Get Off Your Ass
Dhani Harrison, IN///PARALLEL
Jeff Beck, Live at the Hollywood Bowl
Richard Thompson, Acoustic Rarities
Scorpions, Best of Scorpions (reissue)
Steve Hackett and Djabe, Live Is a Journey: The Sardina Tapes (CD/DVD)
Spirit, Clear (reissue)
W.A.S.P., Reidolized: Soundtrack to the Crimson Idol (expanded reissue)
Whitesnake, Whitesnake: 30th Anniversary Edition
Anthony Phillips [Genesis], Invisible Men (expanded reissue)
Chicago, Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago (DVD)
Daryl Hall and John Oates, Bigger Than Both of Us; Livetime (reissues)
L.A. Guns, The Missing Peace
Michael McDonald, No Lookin’ Back (reissue)
Mick Ronson, Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story (Blu-ray/DVD)
Montrose, Montrose; Paper Money: Deluxe Reissues
Robert Plant, Carry Fire
Squeeze, The Knowledge
Tim Buckley, The Complete Album Collection (box set); Greetings From West Hollywood (reissue)
The Who, Tommy: Live at the Royal Albert Hall
Europe, Walk the Earth
GWAR, The Blood of Gods
The Jam, 1977: 40th Anniversary Edition
Marshall Tucker Band, Carolina Dreams Tour ’77 (expanded reissue)
NRBQ, Happy Talk
Nick Lowe, Pinker and Prouder Than Previous; Party of One (reissues)
Sons of Apollo [Dream Theater, Guns N’ Roses and Journey], Psychotic Symphony
Supersonic Blues Machine, Californisoul [Kenny Aronoff with guests Billy F. Gibbons, Steve Lukather, others]
Tom Keifer [Cinderella], The Way Life Goes: Deluxe Edition
Billy Burnette [Fleetwood Mac], Crazy Like Me
The Black Crowes, The Lost Crowes (reissue)
Bread, The Elektra Years: The Complete Albums Box
Carly Simon, Coming Around Again: 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
Gary Wright, Greatest Hits
Sixx:A.M., The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack: 10th Anniversary Edition
The Who, Maximum As & Bs
November and Beyond
Kansas, Leftoverture Live & Beyond
King Crimson, Sailors’ Tales
Metallica, Master of Puppets (reissue)
R.E.M., Automatic for the People: 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
Queen, News of the World: Deluxe Edition
Yardbirds, Yardbirds ’68
U2, Songs of Experience
Joe Satriani, What Happens Next