Guitar World's Top 20 Reissued and Archival Albums of 2013
Welcome to Guitar World's roundup of the top 20 reissued/remastered or archival releases of 2013.
The common theme of these 20 albums is easy to follow: They all feature classic or well-known songs that have been repackaged and presented anew, but with a twist, whether it be in the form of previously unreleased live versions, expanded liner notes, alternate versions, demos, remasters, etc.
Music fans were treated to a host of strong box sets, reissues and remasters in 2013, including the outstanding deluxe, 20th-anniversary edition of Nirvana's In Utero and the 30th-anniversary edition of Stevie Ray Vaughan's Texas Flood.
STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN AND DOUBLE TROUBLE, Texas Flood 30th Anniversary Collection
THE BEATLES, On Air — Live At the BBC Volume 2
PINK FLOYD, The Dark Side of the Moon Deluxe Edition
TOOL, Opiate 21st Anniversary Edition
PAUL McCARTNEY AND WINGS, Wings Over America Deluxe Edition
MAD SEASON, Above Deluxe Edition
JIMI HENDRIX, People, Hell and Angels
FLEETWOOD MAC, Then Play On Deluxe Edition
THE WHO, Tommy Super Deluxe Edition
ERIC CLAPTON, Unplugged Deluxe + DVD
THE BAND, Live at the Academy of Music 1971
BOB DYLAN, Another Self-Portrait (1969-1971)
MICHAEL BLOOMFIELD, From His Head to His Heart to His Hands
JOHNNY WINTER, The Essential Johnny Winter
SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE, Higher!
R.E.M., Green 25th Anniversary Edition
THE CLASH, Sound System
HUMBLE PIE, Performance: Rockin’ The Fillmore—The Comlete Recordings
THE VELVET UNDERGROUND, White Light/White Heat: 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition
NIRVANA, In Utero 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition