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Prince / Purple Rain reissue / full details including four-disc expanded edition

4-disc expanded edition • 2CD deluxe • remastered • Prince-approved

NPG Records and Warner Bros. Records will release two expanded editions of Prince‘s 1984 album Purple Rain in late June, both of which contain a disc of unheard tracks from the late musician’s infamous ‘vault’.
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Suzanne Vega / 5 Classic Albums

Suzanne Vega spent from 2010-2014 re-recording most of her A&M output for her own Close-Up series, culminating in a great box set edition (now out-of-print). Those re-interpretations are well worth owning, although they are unlikely to supplant the originals for most and if you have a few ‘blanks’ in your Vega collection there is now the opportunity to pick-up five of her six original records for the major label, at a great price via this forthcoming 5 Classic Albums box set.
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Blind Melon / Soup: audiophile vinyl

Blind Melon‘s second album, Soup, has been re-released by US-label Analog Spark as an audiophile standard vinyl reissue.
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Iggy Pop / Anniversary vinyl reissues

40th anniversary editions • newly remastered • ltd coloured pressings

Iggy Pop‘s The Idiot and Lust for Life are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year and along with 1978’s TV Eye Live (recorded during his 1977 US tour) they will be reissued on vinyl – “remastered for the first time from the original analog tapes” – with some special coloured pressings available.
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Reservoir Dogs / coloured vinyl

Music on Vinyl will reissue the classic soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino’s classic debut Reservoir Dogs on limited coloured vinyl in June.
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R.E.M.’s Automatic For The People reissue confirmed for 2017 on new label

Following last year’s reissue of R.E.M.‘s 1991 album Out Of Time, it has been widely expected that the 1992 follow-up, Automatic For The People would also be issued for its 25th anniversary this year. This assumption has been officially confirmed by Concord Bicycle Music, as they announce a new reissue label, Craft Recordings…
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Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane / Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings

Concord’s new reissue label Craft Recordings will next month issue their first release, The Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings, a three-LP vinyl box set that celebrates the only studio recordings of Jazz masters Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane.
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Sparks / No. 1 in Heaven / limited edition blue vinyl + CD combo

Sparks‘ 1979 album No. 1 in Heaven is being reissued as a new limited edition coloured vinyl pressing next month.
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Van Morrison / The Authorised Bang Collection / 3CD anthology

Sony’s Legacy Recordings will issue The Authorized Bang Collection, a comprehensive anthology chronicling Van Morrison‘s musical output in 1967 during his short association with US hit-making label Bang Records.
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Fleetwood Mac remasters to get standalone vinyl reissues

The 2017 remaster of Fleetwood Mac‘s Tango in the Night and last year’s Mirage remaster are to be issued as standalone vinyl pressings at the end of May.
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Bob Marley / Exodus 40: The Movement Continues – box set and deluxe editions

Universal will mark the 40th anniversary of Bob Marley and the WailersExodus with a comprehensive reissue across three physical formats, including a six-vinyl super deluxe edition.
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C88 / more indie-pop from the eighties

Cherry Red follow up their well received eighties indie-pop collections of the last few years (C86 and C87) with C88, a new three-CD set that focuses its gaze on the year 1988.
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Gorillaz / Humanz (new album)

Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett return as Gorillazwith Humanz, their first studio album in six years. Read more
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Deal alert / Verve: A Storm in Heaven four-disc super deluxe edition box

Excellent price in the UK right now for last year’s super deluxe edition box set of the Verve‘s first album A Storm In Heaven.
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SDEtv / Record Store Day Preview #3

SDE concludes its Record Store Day 2017 previews with this video exploration of David Bowie‘s Cracked Actor (and BOWPROMO1), Elton John‘s 17-11-70+ and Bruce Springsteen‘s Hammersmith Odeon London 1975. Watch the video below…
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Kraftwerk / 3-D: The Catalogue box sets

Parlophone are releasing Kraftwerk: 3-D The Catalogue next month, an audio/video document – available in a number of physical editions – that features all eight albums as performed live in the leading museums of the world in the last few years.
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Roger Waters announces a new album: Is This The Life We Really Want?

Roger Waters new album Is This The Life We Really Want? is due in early June and is now available to pre-order and you can also preview a full track from it, below…
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SDEtv: Record Store Day Preview #2

SDE previews Record Store Day 2017 with this video exploration of selected releases. Today, three picture discs: Small Faces’ Itchycoo Park 10-inch,  The BugglesVideo Killed The Radio Star 12-inch picture disc, and the Art of Noise‘s Moments in Love 10-inch shaped picture disc! Watch the video below…
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Third Eye Blind / anniversary reissue

San Francisco alt-rockers Third Eye Blind will celebrate the 20-year anniversary of their eponymous debut in June with 2CD and 3LP deluxe editions of the 1997 album.
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Deal alert / Paul Weller: Stanley Road LP

Grab this great deal on Universal’s vinyl reissue of Paul Weller‘s classic 1995 album Stanley Road which has up until now been priced extortionately!
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