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Chicago / Quadio / 9-disc surround sound & stereo blu-ray audio box

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Immerse yourself in the remastered high-resolution 192/24 DTS-HD Master Audio sound of Chicago with Quadio, a new nine-disc blu-ray audio box, that delivers stereo and original quadrophonic mixes of their first eight studio albums (1969-76) plus the 1975 greatest hits compilation.
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Marvin Gaye / Volume Three 1971-1981 vinyl set to be issued on CD

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A month on from its late May vinyl release, Universal Music will issue the seven-album Marvin Gaye Volume Three 1971-1981 collection as a CD box set.
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Reviews

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Review: Fun Lovin’ Criminals / Come Find Yourself anniversary 6-disc box

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Guest SDE reviewer Nico Pleimling reviews the collectors’ box set edition of the Fun Lovin’ Criminals’ debut…


Just over 20 years ago, on the 20th of February 1996 to be exact, the New York City trio Fun Lovin’ Criminals dropped their first studio album, Come Find Yourself. This debut was particularly successful in the UK, where it peaked at number seven and spent well over a year in the British album charts. This success was can partly due to the popularity of Quentin Tarantino’s film Pulp Fiction, from which the band included a few samples in their track Scooby Snacks – one of their biggest hit singles (it also featured dialogue from QT’s Reservoir Dogs).
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Matt Bianco / Whose Side Are You On / two-disc deluxe edition

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Get up, get out of your lazy bed for Cherry Red Records’ forthcoming release of the first-ever remastered, expanded edition of continental-Latin-Jazz-pop combo Matt Bianco’s debut album.
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Out This Week / on 6 May 2016

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Ryan Adams / Heartbreaker deluxe sets

Adams‘ debut album from 2000 gets an impressive deluxe reissue that is available on 4LP+DVD or 2CD+DVD. Prices are refreshingly reasonable too. Read more


Prince / HitnRun phase two

Now, sadly a posthumous album (although it has been available digitally in the US for some time) Prince‘s HitnRun phase two is the follow up to last year’s first volume and by all accounts is a highly satisfying set.
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George Michael’s manager confirms “anniversary album” due in the autumn

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George Michael‘s manager, Michael Lippman, has confirmed that an “anniversary album” – expected to be a deluxe edition of the 1990 album Listen Without Prejudice, Vol 1 –  is on the schedules for an autumn release.
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Video

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SDEtv / Jethro Tull: Aqualung four-disc 40th anniversary ‘adapted’ edition

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Check out this video of the recently issued Jethro Tull Aqualung ‘adapted’ edition. This set is a great value repackage of the expensive 2011 40th anniversary box set.
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Ian Brown / Golden Greats reissued and pressed on 2LP gold or black vinyl

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Wag that he is, Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown gave his second studio album the oft-used compilation moniker Golden Greats, and that very record is being reissued on 180g vinyl in black and – no-prizes-for-guessing – a limited edition gold pressing.
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Features

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Saturday Deluxe / 30 April 2016

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ChartWatch

Unsurprisingly, Prince albums dominate this week’s UK album chart, in the wake of the musician’s death ten days ago.
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Billy Ocean / Here You Are + The Best Of

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Get outta your dreams and dive into Billy Ocean’s new two-CD compilation of cover versions, greatest hits and a couple of new tracks.
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Deluxe vinyl reboot for 808 State albums

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Incoming: double-LP extended versions of 808:90 (or simply Ninety if you prefer) and Ex:El by Mancunian acid house pioneers 808 State, courtesy of the Music on Vinyl label.
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Marvin Gaye remixed for special What’s Going On 10-inch single

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The third vinyl box set of Marvin Gaye‘s studio albums is due soon, but it seems that Universal have decided to issue a special 10-inch single of What’s Going On at the same time…
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SDE launches new price comparison tool

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The SDE Price Comparison Tool will offer ‘at a glance’ overview of prices/availability

Your favourite music blog just got a little bit better, because today SDE is launching a brand new Price Comparison Tool that will help you to find the best deals for all your physical music box set and reissue ‘needs’…
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Rick Wakeman / 5 Classic Albums

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Get exactly what it says on the box, with this budget-priced reissue of five classic Rick Wakeman studio albums from Universal Music Catalogue.
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Competition

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Win a Madonna Record Store Day ‘Like A Virgin’ Pink Vinyl 12-inch EP

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Features

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RECORD COLLECTOR: David Bowie’s Never Let Me Down album from 1987

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Happy Birthday to David Bowie‘s album Never Let Me Down –  29 today! To celebrate SDE is revisiting a ‘record collector’ post from quite a few years back, where we take an in-depth collector’s eye at the release.
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Bernard Hermann’s Taxi Driver film score on stunning double vinyl package

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Marking the 40th anniversary of director Martin Scorcese’s seminal film Taxi Driver, Waxwork Records present a deluxe double LP featuring the vinyl debut of Bernard Hermann’s complete original score, plus the remastered original 1976 soundtrack.
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Deals

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Deal alert / Bob Dylan: Cutting Edge 6CD

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Officially the cheapest price EVER for  six-CD deluxe edition of Bob Dylan‘s The Cutting Edge Bootleg Series Vol 12 set over on Amazon UK right now!
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Phil Collins final reissues being prepped

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Phil Collins will soon announce the final two albums to be reissued in his ‘Take A Look At Me Now’ archive campaign: 1989’s …But Seriously and 2010’s Going Back.
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Deals

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Deal alert / Roger Waters / Amused to Death / Analogue Productions 2LP

Great deal for the Analogue Productions double vinyl edition of the 2015 reissue of Roger Waters Amused to Death.
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