June 2017 New Music Releases
The list of June 2017 new music releases includes a few notable returns to glory, some terrific live sets and a group of very tasty reissues.
Styx are back with a concept album called The Mission. It's their 16th studio effort, and the first featuring all-new material since 2003's Cyclorama. Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie are issuing their first album together since Fleetwood Mac's Tango in the Night; everyone but Stevie Nicks is on board from that lineup.
Roger Waters releases the 12-track Is This the Life We Really Want?, his first studio record in 25 years. Gov't Mule also seek to frame these interesting times with Revolution Come ... Revolution Go, their first album of original material in four years. Cheap Trick, on the other hand, have rushed right back with We're All Alright! The gap between last year's Bang, Zoom, Crazy … Hello and its predecessor was seven long years.
This month's live projects include King Crimson's Heroes: Live in Europe 2016, which features a cover of "Heroes" by leader Robert Fripp's late friend and collaborator David Bowie. Elsewhere, the Who are offering fans a chance to relive their 2004 appearance at the Isle of Wight Festival, site of a signature 1970 performance.
The slate of reissues is topped by U2's remixed and expanded 30th anniversary commemoration of of The Joshua Tree. ZZ Top will also release a new vinyl set focusing on their early albums.
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.
David Byrne, Live From Austin, TX (vinyl)
Grateful Dead, Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 5: Boston Music Hall 6/9/76
Jesse Ed Davis, Red Dirt Boogie: The Atco Recordings 1970-1972
King Crimson, Heroes: Live in Europe 2016
Robert Lamm [Chicago], Time to Chill: A Retrospective
Roger Waters, Is This the Life We Really Want?
U2, The Joshua Tree: 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
The Who, Live at the Isle of Wight 2004
Chuck Berry, Chuck
Derek and the Dominos, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (reissue)
Gov’t Mule, Revolution Come … Revolution Go
Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie, Buckingham McVie
Paul Simon, The Concert in Hyde Park
Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow, Live in Birmingham 2016
ZZ Top, Cinco: The First Five LPs
Various artists, American Epic: The Sessions
Can, The Singles
Cheap Trick, We’re All Alright!
Styx, The Mission
Harry Nilsson, Popeye: Music From The Motion Picture (Deluxe Edition)
Iron Maiden, Brave New World, Rock in Rio, Dance of Death, and A Matter of Life and Death (reissues)
Joe Bonamassa [Black Country Communion], Live at Carnegie Hall: An Acoustic Evening
Willie Nile, Positively Bob: Willie Nile Sings Bob Dylan
Chris Bell [Big Star], Looking Forward
Don Felder, Airborne (reissue)
Randy Meisner, Randy Meisner (reissue)
R.E.M., Live at the Olympia
Steve Howe, The Relativity Years
Coming in July and Beyond
Riverdogs [Vivian Campbell], California
Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Barefoot in the Head
Alice Cooper, Paranormal
The Cars, Candy-O; Panorama (expanded reissues)
Eagles of Death Metal, I Love You All the Time: Live at the Olympia in Paris
George Thorogood, Party of One
Michael McDonald, Wide Open