March 2017 New Music Releases
Before we dig into an overview of March 2017 new music releases, we'd like to thank the industry for March 24. Apparently, they got together and scheduled almost every cool thing to take place on this particular Friday.
Pink Floyd begin a campaign of stand-alone releases taken from their massive Early Years box set on that day – beginning with Cambridge St/ation, which focuses on the early Syd Barrett-led era of 1965-67. Both Steve Hackett and Night Ranger have new albums set for release on the 24th. And Ian Anderson offers an entirely new take on Jethro Tull classics with The String Quartets too.
Another release digs into the Golliwogs, John Fogerty's pre-Creedence Clearwater Revival band. More than 20 Frank Zappa reissues – you read that right – arrive on March 24, as well. Paul McCartney also returns to perhaps his best '80s album, while Anthrax offer a 7" vinyl box set edition of their current album, For All Kings.
But what about the rest of March? Elsewhere, Bob Dylan is back with more Great American Songbook material and Dave Davies has an album with his son on the way. Look for a brand-new song from Chickenfoot as part of a compilation that blends hits and live stuff. Tedeschi Trucks Band, the Jerry Garcia Band and the Byrds are all subjects of new concert releases. Also, look for expanded-reissue treatments from Fleetwood Mac, Soundgarden and the Doors.
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.
Colin Hay [Men at Work], Fierce Mercy
John 5 [David Lee Roth; Rob Zombie] – Season of the Witch
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, The Fever: Remastered Epic Recordings (2 CDs)
The Rascals, The Complete Singles A’s & B’s
Anthrax – For All Kings (7-Inch Box Set)
Frank Zappa, Joe’s Corsage; Greasy Love Songs; Carnegie Hall; Roxy By Proxy; Joe’s Camouflage; Philly ’76; Hammersmith Odeon; Congress Shall Make No Law …; Feeding the Monkies At Ma Maison; Civilization Phaze III; Everything Is Healing Nicely; Dance Me This; Frank Zappa Plays the Music of Frank Zappa; Joe’s Domage; Joe’s Xmasage; Imaginary Diseases; The MOFO Project/Object; The Dub Room Special!; Buffalo; Joe’s Menage; One Shot Deal; and A Token of His Extreme Soundtrack (reissues)
Jethro Tull, Jethro Tull: The String Quartets
Michael Schenker, Live Tokyo International Forum Hall (2 CDs)
Night Ranger, Don't Let Up
Paul McCartney, Flowers in the Dirt (reissue)
Pink Floyd, Cambridge St/ation (1965-67); Germin/ation (1968); Dramatis/ation (1969); Devi/ation (1970); Reverver/ation (1971); Obfusc/ation (1972)
Steve Hackett, The Night Siren
The Golliwogs [precursor to Creedence Clearwater Revival], Fight Fire: The Complete Recordings 1964-1967
Bob Dylan, Triplicate
Dave Davies, Open Road [With Russ Davies]
Fleetwood Mac, Tango in the Night (Expanded Edition)
Mastodon, Emperor of Sand
Paul Kantner and the Windowpane Collective, Venusian Love Songs
The Byrds, Live at the Fillmore February 1969
The Doors, The Doors: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition