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Breaking Bad / 10th anniversary limited edition coloured vinyl box set

Music On Vinyl will issue a very limited 10th anniversary Breaking Bad vinyl box set that will, for the first time, feature the songs from the TV series and not the score. These are pressed on five coloured vinyl records, one representing each season.
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Howard Jones / Human’s Lib and Dream Into Action super deluxe box sets

6-disc super deluxe editions • limited coloured vinyl • 3-disc deluxe sets

It’s funny to think that despite signing him originally and enjoying the fruits of his hit albums in the 1980s, Warners have never issued a deluxe edition of a Howard Jones album. Perhaps frustrated by the inaction, Jones took matters into his own hands about seven years ago and licensed his music from Warners and put out a series of box sets on his own dtox label. Last year the major sold Howard Jones’ catalogue to Cherry Red and the latter have finally announced what we all knew was coming: some very extensive reissues of the first two albums Human’s Lib (1984) and Dream Into Action (1985).
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Bob Dylan / More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series Vol 14

Blood On The Tracks deluxe • 6CD • 70 unreleased recordings • 2LP vinyl

Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings will release in November, the Bob Dylan box set that fans have really been waiting for. More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series Vol. 14 will be available as a six-CD set that includes “every surviving take” (including the complete New York sessions) from the 1974 studio recordings made by Bob Dylan which resulted in his 1975 classic Blood On The Tracks.
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Chic / The Chic Organisation 1977-79

Half-speed mastered 6LP vinyl box • 5CD edition • Bonus 12-inch single

Rhino/Atlantic are issuing The Chic Organisation 1977-1979 a new 6LP vinyl and five-CD box set that features CHIC‘s first three albums, Sister Sledge’s We Are Family and a bonus disc of seven-inch edits and 12-inch remixes.
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Various Artists / June 1, 1974 live LP

One-off black vinyl pressing of 1000 units

The classic live album June 1, 1974 will be reissued in a highly limited 180g black vinyl pressing in November.
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Deals

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This Week’s Box Set and Reissue Deals

Jeff Lynne’s ELO / Alone in the Universe vinyl LP – £8.41


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Jazz On A Summer’s Day / 60th anniversary deluxe edition

DVD+CD+2LP vinyl • Restored visuals • Remastered audio

Charly Records are to reissue the classic 1960 concert film Jazz On A Summer’s Day as a lavish four-disc deluxe edition. This record of the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival featured an amazing array of talent including as Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, Anita O’Day, Dinah Washington and Chuck Berry.
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Lulu / Decade 1967-1976 / 5CD deluxe

5CD box set • SIGNED set sold out

Decade 1967-1976 is a new Lulu box set that showcases ten years of music produced by some stellar talent including Mickie Most, Arif Mardin, Jerry Wexler, Giorgio Moroder and David Bowie, to name a few!
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Ultravox / Extended 12-inch remix compilation more widely available

Updated availability • Listen to exclusive ‘megamix’

Both the two-CD and four-LP vinyl editions of Ultravox‘s forthcoming Extended compilation are now available outside the official store.
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OMD / half-speed mastered vinyl

First four albums • Half-speed mastered vinyl • Die-cut sleeves

As part of a year of 40th anniversary celebrations OMD are to reissue their first four albums on 180g vinyl, mastered at half-speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road.
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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy / Secondary Phase 3LP coloured vinyl

First time on vinyl • Luxury presentation • 500 signed sets

Demon Record will issue Secondary Phase a new 3LP coloured vinyl deluxe set that features the second series of Douglas Adams’ classic comedy science fiction radio show The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy.
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Out This Week / on 21 September 2018

Prince / Piano & A Microphone 1983


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DEAL: Four music blu-rays for €30

List updated Monday 17th

Nice blu-ray deal over at Amazon Germany. You get four blu-ray for €30 (which is about £27). There are loads of features films, but for the physical music fan this is a great deal because there’s an abundance of excellent documentaries, concerts and the odd blu-ray audio studio album in the mix, including The Who, The Doors, Steven Wilson, Black Sabbath, a-ha, Deep Purple, Rage Against The Machine, The Rolling Stones and a whole lot more. You can view the whole list (with movies) here, (you’ll have to filter ‘music concerts and documentaries’ on the left) but here’s SDE’s pick of the bunch…
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Jean Michel Jarre / Equinoxe Infinity

With his Planet Jarre best of/box set only just released, Jean Michel Jarre has surprised fans with the announcement of a new album, Equinoxe Infinity, for November.
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This Week’s Box Set and Reissue Deals

UK: Garbage / Version 2.0 2CD deluxe – £4.99

Wow. The recent 2CD deluxe with all the B-sides on the bonus disc is under a fiver, already!? Pick up the deluxe of the first album in Germany for €3!


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The Prog Chorus: McCartney back on track with new album Egypt Station

Paul McCartney’s latest album Egypt Station is full of invention, great melodies and more than a few flashes of the old brilliance

How many times have you read that Paul McCartney‘s new record is his “best since Band on the Run“? Almost every Macca studio album over the years has been framed as a supposed ‘return to form’ and this hype surely reached its nadir in 1993, when the very average Off The Ground was likened to The Beatles’ ‘White Album’!

The problem is, hearing a new Paul McCartney album is quite exciting. The man has written some of best pop songs ever recorded, and it’s easy to get carried away. Egypt Station has been getting very good reviews, and the question is whether this is reliable testimony or the usual hyperbole. Let’s investigate…
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Deal alert / League of Gentlemen ‘Vinyl Cuts’ 12LP coloured vinyl box set

The recently announced 12LP coloured vinyl box set of British comedy TV series The League of Gentlemen is now even cheaper!
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Massive Attack / Mezzanine 20th anniversary deluxe on 2CD and 3LP

3LP coloured vinyl • 2CD deluxe • remastered • unheard dub mixes

Universal Music will issue a 20th anniversary reissue of Massive Attack‘s third studio album Mezzanine.
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Jimi Hendrix / Electric Ladyland 50th anniversary super deluxe edition

3CD+blu-ray  • 6LP vinyl+blu-ray • demos • 5.1 mix

This November, Sony’s Legacy Recordings and Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. will reissue a 50th anniversary edition of Jimi Hendrix‘s third and final studio album Electric Ladyland.
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Universal Music blame ‘hand-packing’ issue for Soft Cell DVD problems

Universal Music have issued a statement to Soft Cell fans who are having playback issues with the DVD from their Keychains and Snowstorms box set.
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