MOJO’s Best Reissues Of 2014 Revealed

The year’s finest sonic rediscoveries, excavations and remasters, carefully selected by MOJO’s writers and staffers.

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UNBELIEVABLY, IF YOUR faith rests in received cosmology, the earth has whizzed around the sun a whole once since we did this last. And, what an orbit it’s been! The last 12 months have seen a sizzling feast of sonic goodies unleashed into the ether – and not just in the new albums dimension, but in the ever-expanding universe of reissues, that hallowed place where the glorious past gets a new lease of life.

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MOJO 254, the U2 issue, available from November 26.

So, steel yourself for our 20 Best Reissues of 2014, as unveiled in the latest issue of MOJO, available in the UK from Wednesday, November 26. Not only have we had the pleasure of Led Zeppelin’s first three albums getting the deluxe remastered-with-bonus-tracks treatment, but careworn jewels like Orange Juice’s You Can’t Hide Your Love Forever and Grace Jones’ Nightclubbing have also been judiciously rebirthed, together with amazing archive wonders such as CSNY’s 1974 tour document, more of Bob Dylan’s Basement Tapes and, jazzheads, mind-shattering long-lost live sets from John Coltrane and Miles Davis.

This, and all The Beatles’ mono LPs stamped in that groovy one-channel format onto 180-gram vinyl, and much more.

Scroll through our carefully selected score of best reissue releases of the year below – and let us know via Facebook or Twitter (@MOJOmagazine) what you agree on, disagree with and, heaven forbid, what you think we may have missed…

20. Francoise Hardy – Message Personnel

20. Francoise Hardy – Message Personnel

19. Miles Davis – Miles At The Fillmore

19. Miles Davis – Miles At The Fillmore

18. Michael Bloomfield – From His Head To His Heart To His Hands

18. Michael Bloomfield – From His Head To His Heart To His Hands

17. Crime – Murder By Guitar (1976-1980)

17. Crime – Murder By Guitar (1976-1980)

16. Dolly Parton & Porter Wagoner – Just Between You & Me

16. Dolly Parton & Porter Wagoner – Just Between You & Me

15. K. Leimer – A Period In Review

15. K. Leimer – A Period In Review

14. Jackson C Frank – Jackson C Frank

14. Jackson C Frank – Jackson C Frank

13. Orange Juice – You Can’t Hide Your Love Forever

13. Orange Juice – You Can’t Hide Your Love Forever

12. John Coltrane – Offering: Live At Temple University

12. John Coltrane – Offering: Live At Temple University

11. Craig Leon – Anthology Of Interplanetary Folk Music Vol. 1

11. Craig Leon – Anthology Of Interplanetary Folk Music Vol. 1

10. Brigitte  Fontaine – Brigitte Fontaine Est… Folle

10. Brigitte Fontaine – Brigitte Fontaine Est… Folle

9. Grace Jones – Nightclubbing

9. Grace Jones – Nightclubbing

8. Slint – Spiderland

8. Slint – Spiderland

8. Small Faces – Here Come The Nice

8. Small Faces – Here Come The Nice

6. Bob Dylan – The Basement Tapes:  The Bootleg Series   Vol. 11

6. Bob Dylan – The Basement Tapes: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11

5. The Beatles – In Mono

5. The Beatles – In Mono

4. The The – Soul Mining

4. The The – Soul Mining

3. CSNY – CSNY 74

3. CSNY – CSNY 74

2. Led Zeppelin – Album Remasters

2. Led Zeppelin – Album Remasters

1. Lewis – L’Amour

1. Lewis – L’Amour

 

Click here to discover our 50 Best New Albums of 2014.