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Two key Ringo Starr albums remastered and reissued on heavyweight vinyl

‘Ringo’ and ‘Goodnight Vienna’ • Remastered • 180-gram vinyl

A couple of Ringo Starr’s go-to albums – Ringo (1973) and Goodnight Vienna (1974) – are being reissued worldwide on 180-gram vinyl by Capitol/Universal Music early in the new year.
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The Courteeners re-record their debut album St. Jude for its tenth anniversary

Manchester indie-band The Courteeners are to issue a newly recorded ‘unplugged’ version of their their debut album St. Jude in April next year and will play two celebratory concerts around the same time: a Teenage Cancer Trust gig at The Royal Albert Hall and a Manchester Arena show.
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Jethro Tull / Heavy Horses: New Shoes Edition / five-disc bookset

Steven Wilson 5.1 and stereo mixes • 96-page booklet • Incredible value

The latest in a run of fine Jethro Tull deluxe reissues gallops into view in February – Heavy Horses: New Shoes Edition. Just like the 40th anniversary edition of Songs From The Wood released in May, this one also marks four decades since the original album’s release and is a five-disc bookset.
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SDEtv / The Alan Parsons Project / Eye in the Sky 35th anniversary unboxing

SDE explores the new 35th anniversary super deluxe edition of The Alan Parsons Project‘s 1982 album Eye in the Sky. Watch the unboxing video…
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Out This Week / on 15 December 2017

The Beatles / The Christmas Records box set

Less than two week’s before Christmas Universal Music will issue The Christmas Records, a Beatles seven-inch box set that features seven coloured vinyl records. Each 45 features the Fab Four’s original festive messages, which were issued every year to the fan club on flexi-disc. Read more
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Warners issue update with regards to “Heroes” sound issue in Bowie box

Following fan criticism about sound issues during the title track of David Bowie‘s “Heroes” album, within the A New Career In A New Town box set (detailed here), Warner Music has now issued detailed instructions as to how people go about claiming replacement vinyl or CDs…
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Roxy Music’s 1972 debut to be reissued as a 45th anniversary super deluxe

Demos • Outtakes • Peel Sessions • Steven Wilson 5.1 mix • Expensive


Signed edition now SOLD OUT but exclusives still available at official Roxy store.


After years of hints, rumours and speculation, Universal Music have announced today that Roxy Music‘s eponymous 1972 debut album will be reissued as 3CD+DVD super deluxe edition in February 2018.
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Pet Shop Boys announce more reissues: Please, Actually & Introspective

2001 ‘Further Listening’ sets newly remastered • plus vinyl releases

Pet Shop Boys continue with their ‘Catalogue’ reissue campaign, this time going right back to the beginning and reissuing their first three albums, Please, Actually and Introspective.
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Blank & Jones announce So80s 11 / 2CD set of 12″ extended mixes from the ’80s

Get the 1980s remix set early from the SDE shop!

Eighteen months after the last in the series was issued, electronic duo Blank & Jones have announced so80s 11, a double-disc collection of newly remastered rare and forgotten extended mixes from the 1980s.
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War Horse: The Story in Concert collector’s edition unboxed

Out on this Friday is War Horse: The Story in Concert a music box set that brings to life Michael Morpurgo’s novel as the author himself narrators (alongside Joanna Lumley) with the story set to music by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.

The collector’s edition boasts some very creative packaging – the set comes in a custom-made military-styled canvas bag, which in turn contains a large format (12-inches square) 76-page case bound book with the full script of the narrated story and original illustrations by award-winning British designer Rae Smith.

Watch the unboxing video below, to get a proper look at how this set works…
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SDEtv / Full House: The Very Best Of Madness / pop-up vinyl unboxed!

SDE opens up the new four-LP ‘pop-up’ vinyl edition of Full House: The Very Best Of Madness. Watch the unboxing video…
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Out This Week / on 8 December 2017

Donald Fagen / Cheap Xmas: Donald Fagen Complete  (vinyl box)

It hasn’t really been a great year for Donald Fagen. He’s had to endure the death of his musical partner Walter Becker and to make matters worse, now seems engaged in a legal row with Becker’s estate over the ownership of the Steely Dan name. Fans will mourn the loss of Becker of course, but in terms of Fagen’s solo career, this 7LP vinyl edition of Cheap Xmas – which contains all his solo albums plus a rarities disc – is very welcome and cheaper than a used vinyl copy of Kamakriad Read more
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Saturday Deluxe / 2 December 2017

Neil Young Archives

Neil Young‘s online digital archive went live yesterday.

In a welcome message, Young first reminds us that listening to music has been one of the the “great joys” of his life, before going on to make his feelings clear about audio quality and what he sees as the failings of the music industry (and Apple in particular) to deliver “top-quality audio recordings”.
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Deal alert / The Man Who Fell To Earth


Stunning price today in the UK for the four-disc box set of the soundtrack to Nic Reog’s 1976 film The Man Who Fell To Earth.
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Michael Mertens of Propaganda calls the Secret Wish reissue ‘pathetic’


Propaganda photographed in 1985 by Peter Brown. Michael Mertens is on the far left

Michael Mertens, who was in the band and composed or co-composed most of the music on Propaganda‘s 1985 album A Secret Wish, has been quick to come out and call the forthcoming reissue ‘pathetic and beyond ridicule’ and has apologised to fans of Propaganda.
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Propaganda / A Secret Wish ‘art of the album’ reissue plus exciting live news!

CD & vinyl reissues + ‘xPropaganda’ to perform the album live in London!

BMG will continue with their ‘art of the album’ reissue campaign with new CD and vinyl editions of Propaganda‘s 1985 album A Secret Wish.
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More 3-for-2 music bargains in Germany

Amazon Germany is back with it’s 3-for-2 deal on music! I know some of you were disappointed when the last deal ended somewhat prematurely, so thanks to price-matching local competitor Media Markt, SDE readers globally can benefit.
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Live review: The Killers at London’s O2

The Killers completed the first leg of their Wonderful Wonderful world tour last night as they entertained a capacity crowd at London’s O2 Arena with close to 120 minutes of hits and favourites from their five-album back catalogue.
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A. Partridge and the Black Sea: Roland Orzabal reviews XTC’s latest reissue

SDE special guest contributor Roland Orzabal of Tears For Fears on the making of XTC’s classic album, its influence on his own work and his verdict on the reissue…


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