Be it a long-awaited acquisition of sought-after or out-of-print gems, or simply cherishing the “new vinyl” smell and feel of a certified classic, grabbing a fresh reissue is a joyous affair, and one of the reasons vinyl has enjoyed such a strong comeback over the past decade or so. With the new decade off to a strong start, here are the 20 best reissues of 2021.
Best Reissues Of 2021: 20 Essential Releases Of The Year
20: Harry Nilsson: ‘Nilsson Schmilsson’ (180g numbered, gatefold LP)
Hollywood Vampires member and mate of Ringo Starr, Harry Nilsson was once regarded by The Beatles as one of the best songwriters in the business. Helping cement this status was his 1970 album, Nilsson Schmilsson, which saw a neat gatefold reissue this year. Fans of mob flicks will likely remember Jump Into The Fire, which appears in Goodfellas during Henry Hill (Ray Liotta)’s paranoid driving scenes. Other standout tracks include Early In The Morning and Coconut, as well as the No.1 hit single Without You, all of which help make Nilsson Schmilsson not only Nilsson’s most acclaimed and commercially viable album, but also one of the best reissues of 2021.
Must hear: Jump Into The Fire