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Out This Week / on 2 September 2016

Freddie Mercury / Messenger Of The Gods: The Singles 7" vinyl box

Freddie Mercury / Messenger of the Gods (vinyl box)

Thirteen coloured seven-inch singles in this new Freddie Mercury box, which is also available as a two-CD set. Read more


King Crimson / Radical Action to Unseat the Hold of Monkey Mind (deluxe sets)

Comprehensive live document of King Crimson‘s 2015 tour with three CDs and a blu-ray with filmed concert performance in 5.1. An even more deluxe edition adds two DVDs. Read more
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Saturday Deluxe / 27 Aug 2016

New PIL boxes coming

Public Image Limited are to reissue two albums later this year…
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SDE investigates… The Man Who Fell to Earth deluxe edition box sets

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Clearing up the box set confusion

If you subscribe to free, weekly SDE Newsletter, you may have read last week in my exclusive editorial about the slightly messy situation around the reissue of the soundtrack to Nicholas Roeg’s 1976 film, The Man Who Fell To Earth, which, of course, stars David Bowie.

The ‘problem’, in essence, is that Universal Music are issuing a rather pricey audio box that doesn’t include the movie, but does include the first ever issue of the soundtrack (on 2LP and 2CD), while StudioCanal are issuing a much cheaper box which does include a new 4K restoration of the film (with plenty of extras – some new) and which may, or may not – read on! – include the two-CD version of the soundtrack…
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R.E.M. / Out of Time / 25th anniversary deluxe edition to be issued in Nov

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Four-disc package with demos, live set & surround sound blu-ray

R.E.M.‘s classic 1991 album Out Of Time will be reissued as a special 25th Anniversary Edition in November, across a number of formats.
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Metallica / Hardwired.. To Self-Destruct

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Metallica‘s 11th studio album, Hardwired… To Self-Destruct will be issued in November.
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Big Star / Complete Third box set

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This October, Omnivore Recordings will release Complete Third, a comprehensive reissue of Big Star‘s 1974 album (issued in 1978) that documents, in detail, the recording sessions across three CDs.
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Bob Marley / Island Recordings vinyl box

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Superb deal for the rigid card (not metal) Complete Island Recordings Bob Marley and the Wailers 12LP vinyl box on Amazon UK right now.
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The Wedding Present / Going Going… deluxe four-disc box set

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The Wedding Present‘s ninth studio album, Going, Going, is a true multimedia affair and is being issued as a good-value box set that combines short films on DVD, the album on CD and 2LP, plus a bonus seven inch single.
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Out This Week / on 26 August 2016

Robert Palmer / Collected 3CD compilation

Robert Palmer / Collected (3CD)

Excellent three-disc Robert Palmer set that just about ticks all the boxes by including the Island Years, EMI era and a disc of rarities. Read more


Joe Cocker / The Album Recordings 1984-2007 (14CD box set)

14-disc examination of Joe Cocker‘s recording career between 1984 and 2007. Features a newly compiled CD of ‘Related Recordings’ that includes rarities. Well done, if you got *that* price on the deal alert. Read more
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Deal alert / Chicago: Quadio / surround sound blu-ray audio box set

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Chicago‘s Quadio box set was issued back in June and took ages to be listed for sale in Europe. Now though, Amazon UK have the cheapest price to date.
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Oh Yeh! Paul Weller’s debut album coming to vinyl late this year

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The album that kick-started Weller’s renaissance

Paul Weller‘s 1992 eponymous debut album is to be reissued on vinyl LP later this year, having been out of print on the format for over 20 years…
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More Pink Floyd vinyl reissues

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Pink Floyd continue their vinyl reissue campaign in September with 180g pressings of 1970’s Atom Heart Mother, Meddle and Obscured By Clouds.
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Angelo Badalamenti / Twin Peaks soundtrack vinyl LP reissue

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Seminal soundtrack remastered and repackaged

Angelo Badalamenti‘s original score to David Lynch’s seminal ’90s TV series Twin Peaks will be reissued on 180g vinyl in October, by US label Death Waltz Recordings.
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Saxon / The Vinyl Hoard: 8LP box set

British Heavy Metal group Saxon will see four classic live recordings pressed on vinyl in The Vinyl Hoard, an indulgent, but collectible 8LP vinyl box.
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Jimi Hendrix / Machine Gun: The Fillmore East First Show 12/31/69

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Complete first set issued for the first time on CD, SACD and 2LP

Sony’s Legacy Recordings are releasing Machine Gun: The Fillmore East First Show 12/31/69, a Jimi Hendrix live album fully documenting the debut performance with his short-lived group, the Band of Gypsys.
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Pet Shop Boys / new single Say It To Me

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Just weeks after issuing a limited vinyl single version of SUPER album track Inner Sanctum, the Pet Shop Boys have announced that their third official single from their 13th studio album will be Say It To Me.
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Madness / Can’t Touch Us Now

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The Nutty Boys’ new album

Madness return in October with Can’t Touch Us Now, their first new album since 2o12’s Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da.
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Paul McCartney signs to Capitol Records

Paul McCartney is back with a major record label after signing a ‘historic’ worldwide recording agreement with Capitol Records.
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David Bowie / The Man Who Fell To Earth: 2CD+2LP deluxe box set

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SDE reported just last week about the restored deluxe blu-ray version of Nicholas Roeg’s 1976 film The Man Who Fell To Earth which of course starred David Bowie. Well, the really big news is that Universal Music will release for the first time ever, the original movie soundtrack, and it will also be available as a deluxe box set.
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Out This Week / on 19 August 2016

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Sex Pistols / Live ’76 (4CD)

Four CDs and four 1976 Sex Pistols gigs in this box. Namely, the Lesser Free Trade Hall in Manchester, the ‘Midnight Special’ at Screen on the Green in Islington, Chelmsford Maximum Security Prison and the 76 Club in Burton-on-Trent. Read more


Madonna / Bedtime Stories (vinyl reissue)

Madonna‘s excellent 1994 album is reissued on vinyl LP. Features the US mega-hit Take A Bow, plus the Björk-penned title track. Read more
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