In The News: Sex Pistols, Elbow, Television Personalities, S. Carey, Refrigerator, Meat Beat Manifesto, Ella Fitzgerald, Jane Birkin, Chuck Berry, Rush, Iron Maiden, Tragically Hip And More

Never mind the original version, here’s the 40th anniversary deluxe edition. Four decades ago, the Sex Pistols released their only studio album and one of the greatest punk records of all time. Now it’s celebration time with Never Mind The Bollocks: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (USM/UMC). The set, a smaller-sized reissue of the out-of-print, limited-edition box that came out five years ago, contains three CDs (the original, 12-track U.K. album; rarities/demos/b-sides; live performances in Sweden and Norway), plus it adds a DVD (containing footage from the legendary River Thames boat party, live shows in Cornwall and Sweden, promo videos and a Radio One interview) and a 48-page hardback book. Ever get the feeling you’ve not been cheated? … Elbow has just released The Best Of (Polydor), which is, not surprisingly, a collection of the band’s best material from its seven studio albums; it comes in a standard version as well as a deluxe version, which adds a bonus disc with 14 more songs … Beautiful Despair, an unreleased Television Personalities album recorded in 1990, will be out January 26 via Fire … The third album from S. Carey (Bon Iver), Hundred Acres, is out February 23 via Jagjaguwar … Sonny Smith (Sonny And The Sunsets) will release 10th studio album Rod For Your Love on February 9 via Dan Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound label … Marie/Lepanto is Will Johnson (Centro-matic) and Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster (Water Liars); the duo’s debut album, Tenkiller, is out January 26 on Fat Possum imprint Big Legal Mess … High Desert Lows, Refrigerator‘s 11th album, is out February 9 courtesy of Shrimper/Revolver … Daptone will issue the James Hunter Six‘s Whatever It Takes on February 2 … On January 19, Walking Papers—Jefferson Angell and Benjamin Anderson (both Missionary Position), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver) and Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees, Mad Season)—will release second LP WP2 on Loud & Proud … Wild Child‘s fourth LP, Expectations, was produced by the likes of Chris Walla (Death Cab For Cutie), Matthew Logan Vasquez (Delta Spirit) and Scott McMicken (Dr. Dog) and is out February 9 on Dualtone … The latest from Meat Beat Manifesto, Impossible Star, is out January 19 via Flexidisc/Virtual … Out now on Sub Pop is Reworks, an album by pianist Walt Wagner recorded live last year at Seattle’s Canlis Restaurant featuring renditions of songs by My Bloody Valentine, Band Of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Phoenix, Buzzcocks and others … I’m With Her‘s Ethan Johns-produced, 12-track debut LP, See You Around, is out February 16 on Rounder … On December 1, Verve/UMe wraps up its year-long celebration of Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday with Ella At Zardi’s, an unreleased live album recorded more than six decades ago … A limited-edition version of Birkin/Gainsbourg: Le Symphonique (Parlophone), Jane Birkin’s tribute to late husband Serge Gainsbourg, is out now and features a bonus disc with a Japanese concert as well as a DVD with a Birkin-narrated film about the couple … Chuck Berry‘s The Great Twenty-Eight best-of collection will be released as a limited-to-500, five-LP, vinyl boxed set on “chess-blue” vinyl by Geffen/UMe on December 15, with a standard black-vinyl version of the set due out January 26 … An expanded version of Rush‘s fifth album, 1977’s A Farewell To Kings, is out December 1 on UMe/Anthem/ole as a super-deluxe edition (three CDs, one Blu-ray, four 180-gram LPs, a “King’s Ring,” a turntable mat, a 1977 tour-program reproduction) and two deluxe editions (three CDs or four LPs) … The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter is a 15-track live album recorded during Iron Maiden‘s 2016-2017 tour, out now on BMG … The Tragically Hip has two new DVDs/Blu-rays out next month: A National Celebration (December 22) and Long Time Running (December 1) document the band’s final tour and concert before the passing of frontman Gord Downie from incurable brain cancer; the former is a recording of the Hip’s last performance in its hometown of Kingston, the latter a documentary chronicling the rehearsals and preparation leading up to the tour … England Is Mine, a biopic about the teenaged Morrissey directed by Academy Award and BAFTA nominee Mark Gill, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on December 12 via Cleopatra/MVD.