Clarks Originals

13 Dec 18
Boston Herald
#gallery-1437695-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1437695-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1437695-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1437695-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ DECEMBER 12, 2018: ÒThe Vinyl Collection, Vol. 1,Ó Def Leppard, $186. Courtesy photo DECEMBER 12, 2018: ÒThe Studio Albums,Ó Creedence Clearwater Revival, $259. Courtesy photo DECEMBER 12, 2018: ÒThe Album Collection Vol. 2, 1987-1996,Ó Bruce Springsteen, $148. Courtesy photo DECEMBER 12, 2018: ÒThe Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016,Ó The Rolling Stones, $435, Courtesy photo DECEMBER 12, 2018: ÒThe Killers Career Vinyl Box,Ó The Killers, $173. Courtesy photo If you were like me, you were too young or too poor gather the complete output of your favorite artists on vinyl in the ’80s and ’90s. Thankfully, we don’t have to go searching for rare or out-of-print LPs anymore. Record companies know what we want and have put so many coveted discs back on wax and bundled them. Buy these sets for your loved ones or buy them for yourself, you deserve it. “The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016,” The Rolling Stones, $435 The Stones of the ’70s (and even ’80s) crush the Stones of the ’60s. Sure, sure, “Satisfaction” and “Ruby Tuesday” are neat, but the “Waiting on a Friend,” “Happy,” “Fool to Cry” and so many more start to strip the veneer from the boys’ cocksure attitude and begin to look inward. With some introspection and more self-awareness (against still expanding egos), the superhuman band got honest and sleazy (musically and morally). They also spun off broken-down blues, country hymns, dips into disco and pure pop. With 15 albums this collection sets you up to argue with yourself (and anyone at your local bar) about how “Exile On Main St” is the best album ever made, few realize “Dirty Work” is a masterpiece, fewer realize “Voodoo Lounge” is a masterpiece, and side two of “Tattoo You” beats side one. Bonus points: Every album comes with recreated original packaging and a download card. “The Album Collection Vol. 2, 1987-1996,” Bruce Springsteen, $148 The Boss’ cult rightly judges the first LP here, “Tunnel of Love,” as a stone-cold classic. The fanatics have less kind words for Bruce’s ’90s output. This collection offers some nice counter punches. No version of “Light of the Day” has the fire and bombast to match the one from the “In Concert” release. “Youngstown” has the emotional wallop  of a Steinbeck novel in under four minutes. Both “Human Touch” and “Lucky Town” sound better than you remember (if only a little). Plus, the box comes with stuff that’s long been out of print or never made it to vinyl: the live EP “Chimes of Freedom,” the two-LP “MTV Plugged” special and “Blood Brothers.” “The Killers Career Vinyl Box,” The Killers, $173 The Killers are the greatest major rock band of this century. No other act mined the past to fit snugly into the zeitgeist — who knew Springsteen and Bowie’s aesthetic could be blended so effortlessly? Who knew a Mormon obsessed with a dying Los Vegas would be the new Bono? Beyond the pop genius of “Hot Fuss,” discover the band’s range on this 10-LP compendium of all five studio records plus rarities set “Sawdust” and double-album “Live From the Royal Albert Hall” (previously only available on DVD). You dig the hits, now discover stuff such as “Miss Atomic Bomb” (a nifty malt shop jukebox jam paired with weird post-punk) and “Wonderful Wonderful” (a sludgy fever dream halfway between psychedelic and gothic rock). “The Studio Albums,” Creedence Clearwater Revival, $259 If it wasn’t for those pesky Beatles, CCR would have the greatest five-year run in rock. From 1968 to 1972, the band produced seven albums, 65 songs, 16 Top 40 hits and a catalog that provided the template for everyone from Springsteen to Tom Petty, Wilco to Whiskeytown. The hits have been burned into your brain by decades of classic rock radio; time to dig deep with songs such as “Effigy” (which Neil Young pulled his entire aesthetic from) and “Keep on Chooglin’” (a swamp vamp that goes on for nearly 8 minutes and you wish it was 20). “The Vinyl Collection, Vol. 1,” Def Leppard, $186 Def Leppard made some underrated records in the ’90s, but nobody will be queuing up for a second volume. These Brits spent the ’80s crafting songs so cool, clean and charismatic, anyone could have turned them into hits (“Hysteria” could have been huge for Roxette or Heart, “Photograph” could have gone to No. 1 for Bryan Adams or Loverboy). But Lep made the songs from their first four albums unique with the intertwining guitar lines written chiefly by Steve Clark and Phil Collen. On these remasters of the first four albums (spread over 8 LPs including some bonus live and studio cuts), they never sounded better.  
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