On March 16 The White Stripes find themselves Under Great White Northern Lights, a movie (DVD and BluRay) and CD/LP release. Jack and Meg went to the Great White North in '07 to perform stuff from their Icky Thump album. Filmmaker Emmett Malloy came along and shot 16mm film, edited it down to 92 minutes, and then sat back and waited for the checks to come pouring in.
The audio fiends at Audio Fidelity have got their hands on The B-52's Cosmic Thing, and are releasing it on their 24-karat gold disc CD format. These guys do a damn fine job of mastering and releasing limited edition batches of superior-sounding discs. (March 16)
If you're looking for an interesting concept album, how about this: A 22-track song cycle about the life of former First Lady of the Phillipines, Imelda Marcos. That's right, David Byrne and Fatboy Slim have teamed up for Here Lies Love, which features guest vocals from Natalie Merchant, Tori Amos, Steve Earle and more. Apparently Ms. Marcos really enjoyed '70s disco clubs, so you can see where this is going… (April 6)
Finally, set aside May 17 for a major reissue of The Rolling Stones classic Exile on Main Street. Available in four different versions, including CD, 2CD, 2LP and Box Set, there's a reissue of this beauty for folks at every price point. Now if they'd only do one in a gold-plated metal street sign or something, then I know there'd be one suitable for Mick and Keith themselves. And knowing that they had the very best copies money could buy would let me sleep at night.