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Out This Week / on 22 June 2018

The Cure / Mixed Up / Torn Down

The Cure’s 1990 remix compilation is reissued on CD and vinyl. New ‘Torn Down’ mixes issued separately on half-speed mastered vinyl and the 3CD set features Torn Down and an exclusive bonus disc of remixes. Read more
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Black Box Recorder Competition Winner

Congratulations to SDE reader David Algranti who was randomly selected as the winner of the Black Box Recorder Life Is Unfair 4CD+DVD box set.
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This Week’s Box Set and Reissue Deals

UK: Manic Street Preachers / Everything Must Go 20 2CD deluxe – £3.99

Features Live at Nynex on CD 2 which isn’t in the box set!


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Depeche Mode / archive 12-inch boxes

Two 3 x 12-inch single boxes • newly remastered

In August, Mute Records will issue two new Depeche Mode vinyl box sets that feature the 12-inch singles issued for their first two albums, Speak & Spell and A Broken Frame.
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U2 / Achtung Baby & other vinyl reissues

Zooropa and Best of 1980-1990 also being reissued on vinyl

Surprisingly, despite the lavishness of U2‘s 2011 reissue of Achtung Baby (five physical formats, including vinyl box, super deluxe and uber deluxe editions) there was no straightforward and affordable just-the-album-on-vinyl re-release of the 1991 long-player. That has now been corrected and a vinyl edition will be issued in July.
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Roger Waters / Is This The Life We Really Want? / limited green vinyl

To mark Roger Waters‘ Us and Them Tour, Sony are issuing a special numbered and limited green vinyl edition of Is This The Life We Really Want? – one of SDE’s favourite album of 2017.
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Anna Calvi / Hunter

English singer-songwriter and guitarist Anna Calvi will issue her third album, Hunter, in August.
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This Is Morrissey / new compilation

Parlophone will issue This Is Morrissey, a new single-disc Morrissey compilation in July.
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Is Paul McCartney preparing to announce a new studio album?

‘Things’ are happening in the Paul McCartney camp right now that suggest some kind of announcement – likely to be news of the release of Macca’s 17th solo studio album – is imminent.
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Nick Mason / Unattended Luggage: solo albums box set on CD and vinyl

Pink Floyd co-founder re-presents solo work

As Nick Mason prepares to take his new band (Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets) on the road, a new pithily titled box set, Unattended Luggage,  brings together his three solo albums, which were all originally issued in the 1980s.
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Review: The The back on stage in London at the Royal Albert Hall

A frontman announcing the recent death of a loved one isn’t the most conventional way to open a concert, but that’s the unfortunate situation forced upon a bereaved Matt Johnson last week as he kicked off a series of The The concerts in London last week with a date at the Royal Albert Hall.
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Back to the 80s: a-ha / Hunting High and Low pressed on clear vinyl LP

Great price for forthcoming clear vinyl pressing

a-ha‘s stunning debut album Hunting High and Low will be reissued on a clear vinyl pressing.
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Back to the 80s: The Time / Ice Cream Castle / ‘Neapolitan’ coloured vinyl

The Time‘s third album Ice Cream Castle will be reissued on ‘Neapolitan’ coloured vinyl in July.
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Back to the 80s: Yes / 90125 tri-colour (pink, yellow, blue) vinyl LP

Yes‘ big selling 90125 album will be reissued on ‘tri-coloured’ vinyl in July. continue reading »

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Back to the 80s: Various Artists / New Wave Hits blue/red swirl vinyl

Rhino have created a new compilation of New Wave Hits for their Back to the 80s vinyl reissue campaign and this 10-track compilation will be pressed on blue/red ‘swirl’ vinyl.
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Out This Week / on 15 June 2018

The Rolling Stones / The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016 (20LP)

Mammoth Rolling Stones set which includes every studio album from 1971’s Sticky Fingers to 2016’s Blue & Lonesome as half-speed mastered pressings. Also comes with a card for ‘HD digital redemption’. Read more
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This Week’s Box Set and Reissue Deals

UK: Tears For Fears / Songs From The Big Chair vinyl LP – £7.99 


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Rhino soundtrack reissue campaign offers some classics on coloured vinyl

Rhino are about to kick off a summer vinyl soundtrack campaign with many classic and cult film soundtracks issued on 140g vinyl, some of them in desirable coloured vinyl pressings.
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Parlophone call time on the David Bowie ‘Heroes’ replacement programme

Parlophone will no longer replace copies of David Bowie‘s 1977 album Heroes, which suffer from the ‘loss of energy’ issue on the title track, that are included in the A New Career In A New Town box set.
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