A Beatles Japanese box set and two releases from ZZ Top highlight this week’s new classic rock releases:
The Beatles, "Japanese Box" (Capitol/UMe): The Fab Four's unique releases in the Land of the Rising Sun are collected on this five-disc box set.
Gentle Giant, "The Power and the Glory" (Alucard): The British prog rock group's 1974 album celebrates 40 with this newly remastered edition.
Eric Johnson, "Europe Live" (Provogue): The Austin, Texas-based guitar hero is caught in the act, and on fire, on this concert souvenir from last year's trip across the pond.
Yes, "Heaven & Earth" (Frontiers): The prog rock veterans' 21st studio album was produced by Roy Thomas Baker and features the first recorded efforts with current singer Jon Davison.
ZZ Top, "The Very Baddest Of..." (Warner Bros./Rhino): The Texas trio's career is reprised -- from start to finish for the first time ever -- on this retrospective set, available in both single- and double-disc editions.
ZZ Top, "Live at Montreux 2013" (Eagle Rock): Catching up with ZZ Top's present, this DVD captures the trio's performance at last year's Montreux Jazz Festival, plus interviews with Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill.