awardsWe’re looking back on the very best of the rock and metal year ahead of the unveiling of 2013’s top album.

And today we salute the ever-growing list of quality reissues. Read on the find out which record topped this year’s list…  












allman-brothers-band-brothers-and-sisters-super-deluxe-edition1. The Allman Brothers Band – Brothers And Sisters

We said:  “If it’s missing from your collection then grab this double disc deluxe edition now. Not so much for the original album – remastered and remixed and featuring the magnificent Ramblin’ Man and Jessica – although seven standout tracks stand the test of time. No, make this a centrepiece of your rock anthology for the second disc alone – a delightful, sprawling trip into The Allman Brothers Band’s distant past where rehearsals, outtakes and a stunning studio jam capture this outfit at their irreverent best.”

The 13th Floor (New Zealand) said: “Needless to say, Brothers And Sisters remains a classic. In addition to the original album, we get a disc full of previously unreleased rehearsal sessions, alternate takes and studio jams.”


2. Eric Clapton – Give Me Strength: The 74/75 Recordings

3. Kvelertak – Kvelertak (RSD Splatter Vinyl)

4. Joan Jett And The Blackhearts – S/T (RSD Yellow Vinyl)

5. Mat Sinner – Back To The Bullet

6. Savatage – Streets: A Rock Opera – Narrated Version

7. Harem Scarem – Mood Swings II

8. Burning Rain – Burning Rain

9. Dio – Dream Evil

10. Aerosmith – Toys In The Attic (RSD Vinyl)