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More Pink Floyd vinyl reissues

Pink Floyd look set to complete their vinyl issue campaign as early as July with more 180g reissues on the schedules already including 1977’s Animals.
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Pink Floyd / Obscured by Clouds and Animals vinyl reissue pre-order

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Pink Floyd‘s 1977 album Animals will be reissued on vinyl along with 1972’s Obscured By Clouds
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Pink Floyd / The Final Cut and A Momentary Lapse of Reason vinyl LP

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Pink Floyd‘s last album before Roger Waters left the band, The Final Cut will be reissued on vinyl in July, along with the post-Waters A Momentary Lapse Of Reason. These are both available for pre-order…
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New Order ‘Furoshiki’ Box Set

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SDE’s man in Japan, James Eldred, reports on a fascinating and unique box set edition of New Order’s Music Complete album…


It appears that New Order quietly released a new box set last week, this one exclusive to Japan.

Made only available at their pair of shows in Tokyo, as well as a pre-concert promotional event, the New Order Furoshiki Box Set, which takes its name from the traditional Japanese cloth it comes wrapped in, is an interesting set full of unique content that can’t be found anywhere else…

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Out This Week / on 3 June 2016

Pink Floyd / Early albums reissued on vinyl LP

Pink Floyd‘s The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, A Saucerful of Secrets, the soundtrack from the film More and Ummagumma are issued on vinyl. Read more


Paul Simon / new album Stranger to Stranger

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Paul Simon issues his 13th studio album, Stranger to Stranger. The deluxe CD edition boasts five bonus tracks. Read more
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Star Wars / The Force Awakens 2LP vinyl with ‘3D Hologram Experience’

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No one can accuse Disney of not ‘working’ their investment in the Star Wars franchise, and they’ve come up with a very interesting 2LP vinyl edition of John Williams’ soundtrack to The Force Awakens that boasts a “3D hologram experience” as you play the vinyl on your turntable.
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Saturday Deluxe / 28 May 2016

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Jarvis Whitehead and John Campbell of It’s Immaterial

Thanks for the good vibes and enthusiasm about the forthcoming It’s Immaterial reissue (more here). To recap, the British ‘indie-pop’ band’s (a loose description) first album, Life’s Hard And Then You Die – they thought ‘life’s a bitch’ was too vulgar – is being reissued as a two-CD 30th anniversary deluxe edition in July. I’ve put this together for Universal’s Caroline International imprint, hence the shameless promotion on SDE :)
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Deal alert / Bruce Springsteen: The Album Collection, vol 1 / 8CD box

Brilliant price for a brilliant box set. Bruce Springsteen‘s The Album Collection Vol 1 (1973-1984), is an 8CD box that contains remastered versions of all his studio album from that 11-year period…
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Win a unique set of It’s Immaterial reissue reference CDs

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With the news that It’s Immaterial‘s 1986 debut album Life’s Hard and Then You Die is about to be celebrated with a two-CD 30th anniversary deluxe reissue, SDE has a very special prize to giveaway; a set of the reference CDs created by mastering house Fluid Mastering, who worked on this project.
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Cliff Richard / Original Album Series

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Parlophone will issue a Cliff Richard Original Albums Series collection next month, which spotlights the early albums of the enduring pop singer.
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How to buy: Pure McCartney

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For a while Concord Music were expecting what we used to refer to as ‘Neil Young prices’ for the four-LP version of Paul McCartney‘s Pure McCartney, but thankfully, two weeks before release, the prices have dropped – a bit.
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Heaven 17 / 5 Classic Albums

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Another one of those great value 5 Classic Albums sets will be released next month, this time featuring those purveyors of synth-pop, Heaven 17
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Crossroads Revisited: Selections from the Crossroads Guitar Festivals

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Rhino will, in July, issue a three-CD set gathers nearly four hours of live music from the Eric Clapton-founded Crossroads Guitar Festival.
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Recent SDE competition winners

We’ve been a bit tardy in announcing the winners of our recent Record Store Day competitions, so are pleased to finally inform everyone who has won the Madonna pink vinyl and the James 2LP live set…
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How to buy: Neil Young’s Earth

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Neil Young‘s Earth live album is out this summer and for a change vinyl prices aren’t extortionate, although it’s still worth shopping around for the best deal…
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Hole / Live Through This vinyl LP

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Hole‘s 1994 album Live Through This will be reissued on vinyl by Universal Music this July…
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ABC / Lexicon of Love II vinyl pre-order at a decent price

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ABC fans may have noticed that until now, to get a the new Lexicon of Love II album on vinyl you have had to be willing to spend £30 on a signed vinyl edition or £100 on the box set (both via the official store). That has just changed with a great value standard vinyl edition just listed on Amazon UK.
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Coming Soon: It’s Immaterial / Life’s Hard And Then You Die 2CD deluxe

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Caroline International will issue an SDE-curated 2CD deluxe edition of It’s Immaterial‘s 1986 debut album Life’s Hard And Then You Die, this summer.
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Deal alert / The Beach Boys / Pet Sounds 50th anniversary box set

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The Beach Boys Pet Sounds was 50 last week and the five-disc anniversary edition, which is due out next month is available for a great price on German retailer JPC.de.
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Paul McCartney allowed to trot out same old stories for BBC Mastertapes

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BBC Radio music programme Mastertapes normally focuses on one album in an artists’ career, but fawningly threw its format out the window for a recent special episode with Sir Paul McCartney that offered close to nothing in the way of real insight and instead – appropriately enough with Pure McCartney around the corner – ended up being a rambling and unfocussed ‘greatest hits’ of Macca stories, quotes and ‘revelations’.
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