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15 Best Reissues of 2017

The return of ‘Sgt. Pepper,’ Bob Dylan’s gospel-years trove, Metallica’s deluxe ‘Master of Puppets’ and more

15 Best Reissues of 2017

Read David Fricke's round-up of 2017's best reissues, including Bob Dylan's latest Bootleg Series set, and a new edition of 'Sgt. Pepper.'

In a reissue year loaded with round-number anniversaries – the Beatles’ psychedelic apex in 1967; the Jam’s avenging-mod blitz a decade later; U2’s ’87 voyage of American-desert discovery – Bob Dylan’s Bootleg Series scores again with a vivid, compelling reappraisal of his brief, Christian fury. Large boxes stand at the extremes (vintage country radio, America’s hardcore uprising); missing links are found (Montrose, Artful Dodger); and the Rolling Stones play the blues on jump street in the first official release of their Brian Jones–era BBC sessions.

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