February 2022 New Music Releases
It’s a good month to be a Guns N’ Roses fan.
Their digital single “Hard Skool” returns with bonus tracks as a four-song physical release on CD, vinyl and cassette. Slash also releases its fourth collaboration with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, and the first since 2018. Living the dream.
Elsewhere, the next Scorpions album believer in rock will be the first to feature drummer Mikkey Dee, who joined in 2016 after Motorhead’s demise. Eddie Vedder’s new solo album was recorded with his new band, the Earthlings, featuring Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and former bandmate Josh Klinghoffer, a recent Pearl Jam recruit.
Pink Floyd’s 1995 live album Impulse is coming to Blu-ray for the first time as part of the Pulse restored and reissued luxury box. Director peter jacksonis deeply fascinating in three parts The Beatles are back the documentary also finds its way to a three-disc DVD or Blu-ray this month.
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.
BJ Thomas, In Remembrance: love songs and lost treasures
The Beatles, The Beatles: Come Back (DVD/Blu-ray)
Goo Goo Dolls, Greatest Hits: Volume One – The Singles (vinyl reissue)
naz, Open Our Eyes: The Anthology (2 CD set)
Prince, For You, Prince, Dirty Mind, Controversy, 1999, Around the World in a Day, Sign O’ the Times, Lovesexy, The Hits 1, The Hits 2, Come, The Vault: Old Friends 4 Sale (vinyl reissues)
T.Rex, The Alternative Singles Collection (2 CD set)
various artists, Eddie Piller presents the British mod sounds of the 1960s (4CD box, with David Bowie, Rod Stewart, Elton John, Marc Bolan, Jeff Beck, Small Faces, others)
Alan Parson, One Note Symphony: living in Tel Aviv
Eddie Vedder [Pearl Jam], earthling
Slash with Myles Kennedy and the conspirators, 4
Spoon, Lucifer on the couch
Yusuf / Cat Stevens, Harold and Maud (extended 50th anniversary reissue)
Syndicate of Dreams, What can I say ? no regrets… Out of the Gray + Live, Demos & Outtakes (3 CD set)
midnight oil, Resist
Pink Floyd, Pulse restored and reissued (deluxe reissue set)
various artists, Ocean Child: Songs by Yoko Ono (David Byrne, Death Cab for Cutie, Yo La Tengo, Sharon Van Etten, others)
Beth Hart, Tribute to Led Zeppelin
Guns N’ Roses, hard school (EP)
Joan Baez, Of each step
Scorpios, believer in rock
Spirit, Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus (extended set 2CD)
Tears for fears, The tipping point
various artists, Love Seeing You Strutting: More 60s Mods, R&B, Brit Soul and Freakbeat Nuggets (The Who, Pretty Things, Small Faces, Manfred Mann, Moody Blues, Yardbirds, Kinks, Zombies, others)
March and beyond
Frank Zappa, The Mothers 1971 (8 CD box)
The group, The last Waltz (Blu-ray, with Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Van Morrison, Muddy Waters, Staple Singers, others)
various artists, Legacy: A Tribute to Leslie West (Slash, Zakk Wylde, Dee Snider, Martin Barre, Joe Lynn Turner, Elliot Easton, Robby Krieger, others)
various artists, Todd Rundgren’s studio magic (Cheap Trick, Grand Funk Railroad, Hall and Oates, Psychedelic Furs, others)
Desire for nothing [Rush’s Alex Lifeson], Desire for nothing
Jack White, fear of dawn
Mark Knopfler [Dire Straits], The studio albums 1996-2007 (6CD box)
Edgar Winter, Brother Johnny (Joe Walsh, Joe Bonamassa, Steve Lukather, Michael McDonald, Ringo Starr, others)
Bonnie Raitt, Just like that …