News: Alligator Records to release nine ‘digital only’ best-of collections

Posted on: Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015

ALLIGATOR RECORDS TO RELEASE NINE DIGITAL-ONLY BEST-OF COLLECTIONS

Newly Remastered Sets From Stars Koko Taylor, Hound Dog Taylor, James Cotton, Coco Montoya, Lil’ Ed And The Blues Imperials, Tinsley Ellis, Roomful Of Blues, Eric Lindell, and Lonnie Mack

On January 15, 2015, Alligator Records will release nine new digital-only “Best-Of” collections from some of the label’s top artists over the course of its 43-year history. Alligator Records founder and president Bruce Iglauer personally remastered the sets from blues stars Koko Taylor, Hound Dog Taylor, James Cotton, Coco Montoya, Lil’ Ed And The Blues Imperials, Tinsley Ellis, Roomful Of Blues, Eric Lindell, and Lonnie Mack. Each “Best Of” will contain 15 – 20 tracks, run from 70 to 90 minutes, and will be available for download from all major sites.

According to Iglauer, relistening and remastering was not an easy task. “It was a very enjoyable but tough job choosing which tracks constitute the ‘best’ of these great artists. We chose their biggest radio songs and most-requested fan favorites, but also included some tracks that we consider unrecognized gems among their recordings. New fans will find these a great introduction to these artists, and established fans will find tracks they may be unaware of. I think the remastering brings out more details of the music and makes the listener appreciate the quality of these performances even more.”

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