Here are my 30 favourite Reissues and Archival Recordings for 2017. It’s a list that bears no resemblance at all to my 50 Favourite New Albums of the year. And in no way is it a ‘balanced’ list in terms of genres featured. When it comes to reissued albums or old live recordings, four types of music dominate my purchases: 26 out of these 30 albums fall into one of the following categories…
Jerry Garcia / the Grateful Dead
I found it impossible to put them in a straight 30 down to 1 ranking order, so I’m presenting nos 21 to 30 in alphabetical order, followed by nos 11 to 20 in alphabetical order, followed by the top 10, also in alphabetical order.
So, here we go, then: