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Saturday Deluxe / 18 April 2015

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Record Store Day

Happy Record Store Day! I hope some of you have managed to get out and snag some vinyl from your ‘wants’ list. Twitter is full of great photos of passionate music fans up with the birds, standing in a queue. Controversially, for the first time in four or five years I haven’t got up early this time around but will be heading down to Flashback in Islington a bit later on, in the knowledge that I will have exactly zero chance of picking up an a-ha picture disc or any of the David Bowie items. Can’t complain though, because I’ve been lucky enough to get some items to preview as you may have noticed during this week.
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RSD15 Preview / Universal Music: Simple Minds, Small Faces & more

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Record Store Day is almost upon us, but just enough time to show you some of the items that Universal Music are issuing for one day only, including this Simple Minds Waterfront picture disc, a blue vinyl Who seven inch single, a Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols 12-inch picture disc, a Small Faces seven-inch box set, the vinyl debut of the soundtrack to Wes Anderson‘s The Darjeeling Limited, an EP of Dire Straits Charlie Gillet sessions from 1977 and a Johnny Cash white vinyl seven-inch.
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The Rolling Stones / From The Vault: Marquee Club pre-orders

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The newly announced Rolling Stones From The Vault: The Marquee Club Live in 1971 release is now available to pre-order in the UK and Germany.
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Marvin Gaye / Let's Get It On / blu-ray audio coming soon

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Universal Music will later this month release Marvin Gaye‘s 1973 album Let’s Get It On on the hi-res blu-ray audio format.
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FIRST PICTURES / The Who: Brunswick Singles seven-inch box

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Released last week is The Brunswick Singles 1965-1966, the first in a series of four limited edition seven-inch vinyl box sets from The Who. Check out the SDE picture gallery below to see this set in all its glory.
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RSD15 Preview / Demon Music: Belinda Carlisle, Suede & Ian Dury

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More Record Store Day goodies on show today, as SDE checks out what Demon Music have in store for those queuing early on 18 April for some limited edition vinyl. The label have a great range of items to suit most tastes and budgets including (pictured below) Suede, Ian Dury, Belinda Carlisle and The Beat.
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US price-drop for Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers super deluxe edition

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The price of the forthcoming Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers box set (now delayed until to June 8/9th) has dropped by a not inconsiderable $110 in the USA.
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Frankie: Tinned / Simply Frankie Goes To Hollywood / 3CD set

Corned beef, pilchards, baked beans and now Frankie Goes To Hollywood. Yes, we’ve had Frankie ‘cassetted’, well now it’s Frankie ‘tinned’ because Simply Frankie Goes To Hollywood is one of the inaugural releases in Union Square Music’s “Simply Tins” series providing three CDs of hits, album tracks and rarities.
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Robin Gibb / Saved by the Bell: Collected Works 1969-70

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Saved By The Bell: The Collected Works of Robin Gibb 1969-1970 is a new three-CD set that captures the entire musical output of Robin Gibb over a 12-month period from 1969 to 1970 and includes the previously unreleased album Sing Slowly Sisters.
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RSD15 Preview / Fire Records: Pulp, Lemonheads, Giant Sand

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More Record Store Day previews in anticipation of this Saturday. Today SDE takes a look at some of what indie Fire Records has to offer.
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Paul Hardcastle: 19: The 30th Anniversary Collection

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Paul Hardcastle is marking the 30th anniversary of his 1985 anti-war hit 19 with a celebratory vinyl and CD release that collects 14 versions of the career-defining single.
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Sony to issue Roger Waters Amused to Death on CD+blu-ray and 2LP

Almost 27 months to the day when Analogue Productions announced their intention to reissue Roger Waters‘ 1992 album Amused to Death on SACD and vinyl comes the news that Sony will themselves will now re-release the former Pink Floyd bassist and songwriter’s third solo album on a CD+Blu-ray deluxe package with hi-res 5.1 and as a heavyweight double vinyl edition.
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Deal alert / Spooky Tooth: The Island Years 1967-1974 box set

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Save a whopping £27 on the UK price of this forthcoming Spooky Tooth 9CD box set by ordering now from Amazon Italy.
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RSD15 Preview / Manic Street Preachers: Holy Bible 20 picture disc

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In anticipation of the eighth Record Store Day this Saturday, here is the first of a series of previews of some of the exclusive product on offer. Pictured above is the Manic Street Preachers picture disc of The Holy Bible 20.
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Songs from Little Earthquakes: Producer Chris Hughes on Tori Amos

One of the best things about music is its ability to surprise. Despite being a committed fan of Tori Amos since late 1991 (when I bought the CD single of Me and A Gun, having read a rave review in a music paper by Billy Bragg) it was only relatively recently that I realised that that song, and a few others during the sessions for the Little Earthquakes album, were produced by Ian Stanley.
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Out This Week / 13 April 2015

Tori Amos / Little Earthquakes and Under The Pink

Two-CD deluxe sets of Tori‘s ’92 debut album and follow-up Under The Pink. Most (but not all) of the extra tracks from the CD singles are present. Read more


Paul Simon / The Ultimate Collection

New Paul Simon ‘best of’ across one CD that includes Simon & Garfunkel and solo work. A 2LP vinyl version may be more appealing than the CD to non-casual fans. Read more
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Deal alert: Paul McCartney / Venus and Mars deluxe book set

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LOWEST EVER price for Paul McCartney‘s Venus & Mars deluxe set on Amazon UK.
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Best of the Doors SACD

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Audio Fidelity’s multi-channel SACD release schedule gathers pace with what is likely to be the most popular disc issued to date: Best of The Doors.
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Saturday Deluxe / 11 April 2015

It’s the weekend! Time for SDE to put a dollop of jam in its porridge and kick back with some stories and updates from the past week, along with gossip and news from the weeks to come…

Lloyd Cole and the Commotions / Collected Recordings 1983-1989

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Excuse me, where did you get that promo photo? I don’t have one yet & thought we were officially announcing at the end of month.

So tweeted Lloyd Cole to your correspondent on Wednesday this week. Awkward…
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The Rolling Stones / From The Vault: Marquee Club Live in 1971

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This June, Eagle Rock will release the third of their Rolling Stones From The Vault series with The Marquee Club Live in 1971 issued across four physical formats.
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