May 7 [14:00 EST] -- Guns n' Roses get the audiophile revision treatment in the new "Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab" remastering of the group's 1987 smash, "Appetite For Destruction." Fans who continue to wait and wait for new material from the band can revisit gems like "Rocket Queen" and "Mr. Brownstone" in all their shiny new sonic glory.
The three groundbreaking albums that the late guitarist Jimi Hendrix completed in his lifetime have been digitally remastered and are now available in all their refurbished glory. Some of the disks have additional tracks added.
"Are You Experienced," "Axis Bold As Love," and "Electric Ladyland" have been overhauled with the help of Hendrix's engineer and producer Eddie Kramer, and were recently released by MCA.
Expert audiophile Michael Fremer (a writer for the magazines "Tracking Angle" and "Stereophile") says these reissues sound better than the original vinyl. Of course, Fremer probably gave the CDs a spin on high-end equipment
the rest of us aren't likely to have.
Hendrix himself was reportedly partial to the original 1969 edition of the English band King Crimson, who are also being re-awakened in the public consciousness with a new box set of previously unreleased live tracks called "Epitaph."