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Steven Wilson / Drive Home reissue

The Kscope label are for the first time putting out some budget reissues of selected titles with, they insist, “no compromise in packaging”. The pick of this initial batch is probably a 2016 CD/DVD edition of Steven Wilson‘s Drive Home
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Out This Week / on 1 July 2016

It's Immaterial / Life's Hard And Then You Die 2CD Deluxe Edition

It’s Immaterial / Life’s Hard And Then You Die (2CD deluxe edition)

Almost 160 minutes of music here, including It’s Immaterial’s Dave Bascombe produced debut album (remastered), all the B-sides & extra tracks, those amazing extended versions and a Peel Session. If you only know ‘Driving Away From Home’ take a chance, this is a fantastic album. Read more


Bat For Lashes / The Bride (new album)

Natasha Khan returns with the fourth Bat For Lashes long-player. The Bride is a concept album that follows the story of a woman whose fiancé has been killed in a crash on the way to the church for their wedding.  Read more
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Deal alert / Otis Redding: Soul Manifesto 12CD career-spanning box set

Fine price for Rhino’s 12CD Otis Redding box set, Soul Manifesto 1964-1970, which was issued late last year.
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Morricone celebrates 60 years at the top

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The film soundtrack work of Italian composer Ennio Morricone will be celebrated by Morricone 60, a new collection due in October.
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Dusty Springfield / Reputation / 2CD+DVD expanded collector’s edition

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Following the announcement of the Cicero reissue, Cherry Red are to release another expanded deluxe edition of an album with a strong Pet Shop Boys connection, Dusty Springfield‘s 1990 album Reputation, which is expected as a 2CD+DVD edition in late August.
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Deal Alert / Bob Dylan: Complete Albums Collection, Vol 1 / 47 CDs

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Still one of the best box sets EVER, Bob Dylan‘s 47CD Complete Albums Collection box is cheaper than ever on Amazon Germany right now…
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Freddie Mercury / Messenger of the Gods: The Singles / vinyl box

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Coloured 7″ vinyl box and 2CD set 

Freddie Mercury‘s solo 45s will be celebrated in Messenger Of The Gods: The Singles, a new vinyl box set contain 13 coloured seven-inch singles.
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SDEtv / The Cars: Elektra Years vinyl box

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Unboxing video of the coloured vinyl box

The vinyl version of The Cars Elektra Years 1978-1987 box came out a few weeks back and here SDE opens it up and takes a look inside…
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Saturday Deluxe / 25 June 2016

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How will BREXIT affect our global music shopping habits?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll be aware that on Thursday this week, the UK has voted for ‘Brexit’ – to leave the European Union. Although I cast my vote, I missed all the excitement on TV, because I was at the watching Glen Matlock, Midge Ure and the gang at the Rich Kids gig in Islington. I woke up with a hangover to the news.

It’s fair to say that this has shocked virtually everyone: commentators, politicians, ‘the markets’ and the ‘young people’ of Britain (those under 25 voted 75% in favour of ‘Remain’). The Prime Minister will stand down later this year and with all the uncertainty the pound dropped to a 31 year low. Gulp.
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Deal alert / Bruce Springsteen: The River Collection 4CD + 2 x blu-ray

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Best price to date for the 4CD+ 2 x blu-ray edition of Bruce Springsteen‘s superb The Ties That Bind: The River Collection, which was released right at the end of last year.
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Spencer Davis Group / Taking Out Time: Complete Recordings 1967-1969

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Comprehensive anthology of post-Winwood years

Taking Out Time is a new three-CD set that collects of all the recordings made by The Spencer Davis Group during their post-Winwood era, 1967-1969.
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Roger Waters signs his Wall super deluxe as someone else!

Roger Waters / The Wall super deluxe edition

Jimmy Smith, make yourself known to a member of staff..

Picture the scene… you’ve spent a small fortune on Roger WatersThe Wall super deluxe edition box set. Your wallet may be empty, but hey, at least the man himself has signed it. Er, well, not quite, in the case for one fan…
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Cicero / Future Boy: Complete Works

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Pet Shop Boys favourite Cicero’s debut album, Future Boy, will be released as a two-CD expanded reissue in August, by Cherry Red.
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Deal alert / Led Zeppelin: Coda remastered 3LP vinyl

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Mega-price for the triple-180g vinyl reissue of Led Zeppelin‘s last album Coda.
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Prince vinyl reissue update

Vinyl schedules rejigged

Warners have pushed back some of the Prince vinyl reissues scheduled for this year, with one album disappearing from listings altogether…
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New Order / Updated and improved Singles compilation on the way

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Remastered and updated version of Singles compilation

New Order‘s Singles compilation from 2005 was beset by problems including a highly compressed ‘remastering’ and incorrect versions of some tracks. Warners have fixed these issues and will release a new and improved version of this compilation on 2CD and 4LP vinyl in September…
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Deal alert / Star Wars: Vinyl Collection

VERY nice price on Amazon UK at present for Star WarsThe Ultimate Vinyl Collection box set that was issued in January this year…
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The Turtles / The Complete Original Album Collection / 6CD box set

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Comprehensive Turtles box set with bonus tracks

American rock band The Turtles’ celebrate their 50th anniversary this August with the release of a pair of definitive CD packages that encompass, for the first time, the whole of the Turtles’ recorded output from 1965 to 1970…
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ELP / New reissues and anthology

New ELP deluxe editions and vinyl

BMG will kick off an Emerson Lake & Palmer re-issue programme next month, which spotlights ELP’s nine studio albums, as well as their live recordings and compilations.
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Joan As Police Woman’s ‘Real Life’ is ten years old this month

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Joan As Police Woman‘s debut album Real Life was released a little over ten years ago in the UK by Reveal Records.
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