October 2022 New Music Releases

The Beatles’ expanded and remastered reissue series returns in October with a throwback to Revolver. Featured is a new mix from producer Giles Martin and engineer Sam Okell, developed with help from the sound team at peter jacksonby WingNut Films Productions Ltd.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ second album of the year, The return of the dream canteencomes six months after the film produced by Rick Rubin Unlimited love. Under the midnight sun was inspired by Cult frontman Ian Astbury’s experience at the Provinssirock Festival, held in a location in Finland so far north that the sun doesn’t set during the summer.

by Todd Rundgren space force will be released more than a year after the project was initially announced. The gang is here marks Skid Row’s first outing with new vocalist Erik Gronwall and their first new music in nearly eight years. An archival series of Lou Reed’s early work began in September with Words and music, May 1965; vinyl and cassette fans can celebrate the release later this month.

Peter Gabriel, Iggy Pop, James Taylor and Mavis Staples are part of an all-star cast on Here it is: a tribute to Leonard Cohen. INXS unveils the unprecedented Live at the 1983 American Festival; they also go back to 1982 Shabooh Shobah for an expanded anniversary reissue.

More information on these and other pending rock albums can be found below. Don’t forget to follow our continually updated list of new music releases for details on records released throughout the year.

October 7
The cult, Under the midnight sun
Mark Knopfler, Studio albums 2009-2018 (6CD box)
Queensryche, Digital Noise Alliance

October 14
Alter Bridge [Myles Kennedy, Mark Tremonti], Pawns & Kings
Blue October, Turn the truth around
Brian Eno, Forever and ever
Chris Isaac, Everybody knows it’s Christmas
Dean Torrence, The teammates: twenty years of music 1965-1985 [Mike Love, Jan Berry, Harry Nilsson, Leon Russell, Flo & Eddie, others]
Frank Zappa, Zappa ’75: Zagreb/Ljubljana (2 CD set)
Duran Duran, Medazzaland: 25th anniversary edition
Leonard Cohen, Alleluia and songs from his albums
hot red peppers, The return of the dream canteen
skidrow, The gang is here
Todd Rundgren, space force
various artists, Here it is: a tribute to Leonard Cohen (James Taylor, Peter Gabriel, Iggy Pop, Mavis Staples, others)

21st of October
Jonathan Richman and modern lovers, Modern Lovers ‘Live’ (re-edit)
Lou Reed, Words and music, May 1965 (vinyl and tape)
Robyn Hitchcock, Shufflemania!
simple minds, direction of the heart
various artists, 1980: A Whole New Rage (3CD clamshell box, with the Damned, the Stranglers, Adam and the Ants, the Skids, others)

October 28
The Beatles, Revolver (5CD/4LP super-deluxe reissue)
Cactus, Evil Is Going On: The Complete Atco Recordings 1970-1972 (8 CD box)
INXS, Shabooh Shoobah: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition; Live at the 1983 American Festival
Jesus Jones, Zeros and Ones: The Best of Jesus Jones (2 CD set)
Luke Haines and Peter Buck [R.E.M.], All the kids are super disappointed (2CD or 2LP set)
Neil Diamond, A Neil Diamond Christmas (2LPs, 2CDs)
Roger Chapman [Family], Turn up the volume: recordings 1981-1985 (extended 5CD edition)
various artists, Come Aboard My Roundabout: The British Sound of Toytown 1967-1974 (3-CD set, featuring the Kinks, Jeff Lynne’s Idle Race, Gilbert O’Sullivan, Spencer Davis Group, others)

Coming in November
John Mellencamp, deluxe scarecrow (2 CD set)
Steely Dan, I can’t buy a thrill (180 gram vinyl reissue)
Mammoth WVH, Mammoth WVH (deluxe edition)
various artists, Life Moves Fast Enough: John Hughes’ Mixtapes (4CD box, with Psychedelic Furs, Simple Minds, Kate Bush, New Order, others)
Embrace, creatures of the night (extended 5CD reissue)
The treatment, Wish: 30th Anniversary Edition (extended 3CD reissue)
Record store day: Black Friday

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