Gimme Some Truth is a 2010 four CD collection, released to coincide with what would have been John Lennon's 70th birthday. Gimme Some Truth presents 72 of Lennon's solo recordings on four themed CDs: 'Working Class Hero' (John's socio-political songs), 'Woman' (John's love songs), 'Borrowed Time' (John's songs about life), and 'Roots' (John's Rock `n' Roll roots and influences). All titles are digitally remastered and restored to John's original audio mixes spanning his solo career. This collection also contains a booklet with photos, drawings, handwritten lyrics and more. Each disc comes with it's own cardboard sleeve all encased, along with the booklet, in a hard outer slipcase box.
Bear Family, the venerable German label that does reissue boxes of U.S. artists better than any American label – with the possible exception of Mosaic – has taken the cream of Kitty Wells' career and issued one of the most historically important collections in the history of country music. The Queen of Country Music is a four-CD box, with exhaustive biographical and session notes by Charles Wolfe that document, in their entirety, nine years of Ms. Wells career, from its inception through to its turning point and superstardom, the years 1949 to 1958; there are 114 tracks in all. Along with every major hit and B-side from the eras, the set includes classic original versions of "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels," "Hey Joe!," "I Hear the Jukebox Playing," "Lonely Side of Town," "Making Believe," "Dust on the Bible," "The Place That Kills," "Right or Wrong," "Just When I Needed You," "The Great Speckled Bird," "Jealousy," and many others.
Limited edition 2009 four CD collectors boxset. The Gathering 2008 saw the original Killing Joke line up play live in London at two historic sold out concerts for the first time since 1982. This limited edition boxset packs both concerts together for the very first time. Both concerts are presented in full with no overdubs, professional recorded and even contain a brand new track for the event: 'Time Wave'. The original tribal sound of Killing Joke that catapulted the band into the early '80s is heard here at its very best, and anyone who was lucky enough to a have attended will confirm these really were a truly one-off pair of concerts. With original drummer Big Paul Ferguson and bassist Youth back on board, the first two classic albums Killing Joke and What's This For! are played for the first time ever in their entirety. Also performed over the two nights are many rare tracks that have not been heard for the best part of 25 years.