Pete Townshend of The Who

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7 Artists Releasing Albums in August

July 26, 2017

Another month, another batch of albums to look forward to!

The album releases set for August will be highlighted by a pair of highly anticipated re-releases of two of the most popular hard rock albums of the 1980s, as well as re-issues from two of rock’s greatest composers.

  1. Def Leppard: The 30th anniversary set for the band’s wildly successful 4th (studio) album, Hysteria, is coming August 4 in a variety of different configurations. Def Lep fans will have choices ranging from a single remastered disc to the deluxe box set that will have a wealth of bonus material including unreleased songs, live tracks, B-sides, and the like. 
  2. Motley Crue: The Crue will drop a 30th anniversary set, XXX: 30 Years of Girls, Girls, Girls, on August 25, no doubt adding to their continuing legacy.
  3. Bob Dylan: Reissues of The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, Another Side of Bob Dylan, and Highway 61 Revisited will be released August 18.
  4. Pete Townshend: Look for reissues of Scoop, Another Scoop, and Scoop 3 on August 18.
  5. Steve Howe (Yes, Asia, GTR): Fans of Howe will be able to pick up a collection of his work with other groups as well as collaborations from over the years on the upcoming Anthology 2: Groups & Collaborations, due August 11. 
  6. George Thorogood: Thorogood will release Party of One on August 4.
  7. Quiet Riot: The band will release a new album, Road Rage, on August 4. The album features their newest singer, James Durbin, who previously appeared on American Idol.

Which release are you most looking forward to?