20 Recommended Reissues (2020)

2020 is a tough and strange year for almost everyone. To me there was January and February and then December. This year is both forgettable and unforgettable at the same time. The year of color dot stickers and QR scanning. While we adjust to the latest normal, we could take reprieve from good music. Being an avid vinyl consumer like you (I assume you are one having read this far), I am happy to report that English vinyl reissues are getting better and better in quality and I am only talking about the standard stuff, the regular priced ones.

Like previous years’ post on the same subject, listed below are 20 vinyl reissue titles that I have heard/bought in 2020. Some are released this year and some older. These are the safe ones – the ones you may buy as I have done the homework for you.

First time on vinyl ones are denoted by +

The Beatles – Abbey Road (2020, Apple, B0030719-01)
Bill Withers – Greatest Hits (2015, MFSL 1-445)
James Taylor – Greatest Hits (Rhino, R1 3113 / 603497852543)
Led Zeppelin – How The West Was Won (2018, Atlantic LC02982)
Neil Young – Harvest (2009, Reprise,
1-517934 (K1))
Toto – Toto (2018, Columbia 19075801091)
Guns ‘N Roses – Greatest Hits
(2020, Geffen 00602435054032) +
Koji Tamaki 玉置浩二 – ワインレッドの心 (2020, Sony Dreamusic 19439778211)
David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust (2016, Rhino/Parlophone, DB69734)
Fourplay – The Best of Fourplay (2020, Evosound, EVOLP028) +
Collective Soul – Collective Soul (2020, Craft Recordings, CR00290) +
Dire Straits – Dire Straits (2019, MFSL 2-466)
King Crimson – Red (2019, Panegyric KCLP7)
Lou Reed – Transformer (2016, RCA/Legacy, 88985349031)
Uriah Heep – Innocent Victim (2015, Sanctuary, BMGRM099LP)
Hilary Hahn – Bach Concertos (2003, DGG 4835219) +
Foo Fighters – Skin And Bones (2011, RCA/Legacy, 88697983281RE1) +
Lily Chen 陈洁丽 – 天与地
(2019, HARMLP-002)
Tom Petty – Wildflowers & All the Rest (2020, Warner Brothers, 093624929291)
John Coltrane Quartet – Ballads
(2020, Acoustic Sounds Series, A-32)

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