August is about to get live: Highly anticipated concert recordings from Creedence Clearwater Revival, Yes and Elvis Presley top our list of August 2019 new music releases.
CCR’s entire performance at Woodstock, a long-sought-after collector’s item, will finally be officially issued – five decades after they played the legendary music festival on Aug. 16, 1969. Along with the expected classics, look for key covers like Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ “I Put a Spell on You.” Yes’ 50 Live marks the long-standing prog band’s anniversary with an expansive 2018 performance in Philadelphia that featured 10 current and former members, including original keyboardist Tony Kaye. Presley’s celebrated comeback in 1969 is showcased in a pair of new box sets including Live 1969, which collects his shows at Las Vegas’ International Hotel in an 11-disc box set.
Elsewhere, ZZ Top marks their own 50th anniversary with a new 50-song comp that’s simply titled Goin’ 50. Sheryl Crow is back with a guest-filled new studio project featuring Joe Walsh, Keith Richards, Stevie Nicks, Don Henley, Bonnie Raitt and James Taylor, among others. Tool is also promising a long-awaited follow up to 10,000 Days, some 13 years – and many false starts – later.
More information on these and other rock releases can be found below. Remember to follow our continuously updated list of New Music Releases for details on music issued throughout the year.
Bad Company, The Swan Song Years 1974-1982 (6CD boxset)
Creedence Clearwater Revival, Live at Woodstock
Garry Tallent [E Street Band], More Like Me
Saxon, The Eagle Has Landed 40
American Experience: Woodstock – Three Days That Defined a Generation (DVD)
Yes, 50 Live
Bruce Springsteen, Blinded by the Light (movie soundtrack)
Clarence Clemons, Who Do I Think I Am? (DVD)
Elvis Presley, Live 1969 (11CD box set); Live at the International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV, August 26, 1969 (2LP reissue)
Filter, Title of Record: Expanded Edition
Slipnot, We Are Not Your Kind
Jimmy Cliff, The Harder They Come: Collector’s Edition (Blu-ray)
Spoon, Everything Hits at Once: The Best of Spoon
ZZ Top, Goin’ 50