Reissues and live sets from Crosby, Stills Nash & Young , Chicago and John Mellencamp highlight this week's new classic rock releases:
Chicago, "Now Chicago XXXVI" (Chicago/Frontier): The veteran group recorded its latest album remotely and while on tour, resulting in one of the most vintage sounding Chicago records in years.
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, "CSNY 1974" (Rhino): The singer-songwriter supergroup's legendary tour is chronicled on both a three-CD box set (with companion videos) and a single-disc collection, all of which beat any bootleg you've heard.
Steve Hackett, "Genesis Revisited: Live at the Royal Albert Hall" (InsideOut): The former Genesis guitarist revisits his 70s glory days on this concert set, preserved on both CD and DVD.
John Mellencamp, "Performs Trouble No More Live at Town Hall" (UMe): The Indiana rocker reviews his last album along with some of his iconic favorites on this 15-track concert set.
Ted Nugent, "ShutUp&Jam!" (Frontiers): The Motor City madman's first new album in seven years rocks with typical Gonzo energy, with help from Sammy Hagar, Derek St. Holmes and John "Bee" Badanjek.