Prince will release a remastered deluxe edition of his 1984 album Purple Rain in 2014 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the breakthrough album.
Warner Bros. Records revealed the reissue plans today when they announced a new agreement with the star which will, to quote the press release, “see the release of long-awaited, previously unheard material, while giving the artist ownership of the master recordings of his classic, global hits.” continue reading »
In celebration of 40 years since the formation of the band, Blondie are releasing a special 2CD+DVD deluxe set that includes their new album Ghosts Of Download.
Ghosts Of Download cover art
The package is dubbed Blondie 4(0)-Ever and includes a CD of re-recorded greatest hits, the new 16-track album (featuring singles Sugar On The Side and A Rose By Any Other Name) and a DVD Live at CBGB 1977. continue reading »
As previously announced, Universal Music Japan have released an exclusive ABBA compilation called 40/40 The Best Selection. We’ve had a chance to look at this release and would highly recommend it to any ABBA fans out there. continue reading »
In June this year The Who will release QuadropheniaLive In London a 2013 concert of their 1973 album performed in its entirety (along with some greatest hits). The release will be available on DVD and Blu-ray (both with 5.1 audio) as well as a two-CD version.
Of interest to Who fans and collectors will be a special 5-disc deluxe metal box set version of Quadrophenia Live In London which gathers all the formats together (Blu-ray, DVD and 2CD) and (wait for it…) adds a hi-res 5.1 Surround Sound blu-ray audio disc of the entire 1973 studio album. This is the very first time continue reading »
As part of the 20th Anniversary celebrations of Oasis’Definitely Maybe album, the band were recently selling limited edition cassette copies of their original 1993 demos. These appear to be sold out even before the reissues hit the shops. Above (and below) are some photos of what the tape looks like. continue reading »
The Farm‘s 1990 top ten hit Altogether Now will be reissued on Record Store Day 2014 as a seven-inch pic disc. If you want to pick this up then get to your local independent record shop early on Saturday 19 April!
Paul Weller will release a new compilation, More Modern Classics, in June.
The new collection spans the 1999 – 2014 era with tracks taken from the albums Heliocentric (2000), Illumination (2002), Studio 150 (2004), As Is Now (2005), 22 Dreams (2008), Wake Up The Nation (2010) and Sonik Kicks (2012). It also features a new single Brand New Toy. continue reading »
Audio Fidelity will re-press Hounds Of Love on ‘marbled’ vinyl
Audio Fidelity will repress the two Kate Bush albums they previously reissued on vinyl over three years ago.
The AF vinyl pressings of Hounds of Love (1985) and The Sensual World (1989) were originally released in 2010 and have been out of print for a couple of years. It looked as if the opportunity had passed to pick up either audiophile reissue at sensible prices. continue reading »
We’ve noticed an almost 20% drop in the price of this Rush boxed 200g vinyl pressing which is released in two week’s time. The set contains exquisite packaging, replica shop poster, photos, band family tree and download card. continue reading »
A month on from the release of the T. RexTanx and Zinc Alloy deluxe set comes this Record Store Day special vinyl release of the 1973 album Tanx. Cut from a brand new 2014 Tony Visconti master, this exclusive release has been pressed on dual red and blue coloured 180g vinyl. The package also includes a large poster and download card for digital redemption of the record. continue reading »
Two days ago we previewed the Record Store Day vinyl of Grace Jones‘ Me! I Disconnect From You. Today we bring you an audio stream of the other previously unreleased track which forms part of the continue reading »
Jett Galindo from the Mastering Lab recently got in touch with us to point out a few details about Roger Waters‘ forthcoming 5.1 SACD and vinyl reissue of Amused to Death and at the same time Sony issued a press release about the reissue. We thought this was a good opportunity to clarify/discuss some of the details.
The first thing to mention is that engineer/producer James Guthrie has created a new stereo mix as well as the brand new 5.1 surround mix. The SACD will obviously contain both, but since the vinyl is being cut from the original tape masters then the new stereo mix cannot be used for the vinyl pressing. continue reading »
Universal Music release a previously unreleased track from their forthcoming Grace JonesNightclubbing reissue for Record Store Day 2014.
Me! I Disconnect From You is a cover of the opening track on the 1979 Tubeway Army album Replicas. It is one of two unreleased songs on CD 2 of the deluxe edition, the other being If You Wanna Be My Lover. Both tracks along with all the other bonus material are also available on the hi-res blu-ray audio edition of Nightclubbing. continue reading »
Suede‘s CD Single box set. Out on Monday 14 April 2014. Only 1000 of these are being produced and they can be ordered via the Suede Store. There has also been some stock available from various Amazon sites (but many have now sold out).