Universal records have just reissued two classic albums that really do merit that over-used adjective. First up is an expanded edition of ISAAC HAYES’ ‘Shaft’. The 1971 Oscar-winning score has, of course, been reissued many times before , but this new edition features a lengthy essay from ASHLEY KAHN (adjunct Music Professor at New York University) and a new (well, 2009) remix of the epic main theme that is totally respectful to the original – no gimmicks! Label is Stax/Concord. The second classic comes via the Hip-O-Select imprint and is a double CD version of DIANA ROSS’ ‘Touch Me In The Morning’ album. The pack offers a remastered version of the original LP, unreleased mixes, two quite lovely alternate takes of the title song, the whole of Ms. ROSS’ ‘To The Baby’ project and a selection of other bonuses including a rare version of SMOKEY ROBINSON’S ‘Kewpie Doll’. Clearly a must for collectors – but be quick… this one only comes in a limited pressing of 7,000.