In May, German label Bear Family Records will release a six-disc Dolly Parton & Porter Wagoner box set that comes complete with an LP-sized 80-page hardcover book.
Just Between You And Me: The Complete Recordings collects all the duets between the two country music stars between 1967 and 1976. That’s 160 tracks in total featuring many rarities and some live performances. continue reading »
After stubbornly being stuck at £67 for weeks on Amazon UK, Belinda Carlisle‘s forthcoming five-disc Anthology extravaganza has today finally dropped in price to a cheeky £51. US fans will secure it for even less once VAT is deducted (around £43 + shipping).
The deluxe book set comes with two CDs of hits, a further audio disc of rarities, and two DVDs: one which collects virtually every promo video and a second that gathers BBC TV appearances from over the years. Full details for the Anthology can be found here. In the meantime it’s today’s Deal of the Day!
Rock legend Ian Anderson returns in April with a new album Homo Erraticus.
For this new longplayer the Jethro Tull frontman has returned to the writings of fictional character Gerald Bostock, from which the classic Tull album Thick As A Brick was derived. The 14 tracks on Homo Erraticus are said to examine key events from throughout British history before going on to offer a number of prophecies for the future. continue reading »
Congratulations to SDE reader Luis Vazquez who has been randomly selected as the winner of the Blue Öyster CultColumbia Albums Collection box set.
Thanks also go to everyone who took the trouble to enter the competition and to Sony Music for providing such a great prize. Luis, we will be in touch to arrange getting your box to you. Stay tuned to SDE for more great giveaways!
The set contains the complete 1972 Japanese tour newly remixed with three of the 18 sides of vinyl boasting an etched design. This set also comes with a deluxe 60-page hardback book and HD downloads of the Made In Japan album in the original 1972 mix (remastered) and the 2013 remix.
Although no one is pretending £85 is not a significant sum of money, we do expect this set to go up in price very soon. It’s currently around £112 on Amazon in Germany and even that price is cheaper than what Universal were telling us it would retail for!
This vinyl box is released on 19 May 2014. More information on other Made in Japan formats can be found here.
Universal Music will today officially announced the reissue of the Deep Purple live classic Made In Japan that we told you about last month.
This reissue of the 1972 album seems to have virtually all bases covered with TWO super deluxe box sets (one is a 4CD+DVD offering, the other a 9LP set), a two-CD deluxe edition, a 2LP version, a Pure Audio hi-res Blu-ray Audio, HD downloads and last but not least, the humble one-CD remaster! continue reading »
Here’s a packaging shot of Rod Stewart‘s forthcoming set Live 1976-1998: Tonight’s The Night.
As can be seen, Rhino are opting for the ‘fatbox’ CD container within a slipcase. The sticker on the front reminds fans that this four-CD anthology contains all previously unreleased tracks. continue reading »
Oasis will reissue their landmark 1994 debut Definitely Maybe in May 2014 across a number of formats, including a six-disc super deluxe box set (described as ‘very’ limited) which will feature the following content: continue reading »
In May 2014, Columbia/Legacy Recordings will issue A Matter of Trust: The Bridge to Russia, an audio-visual deluxe set which commemorates Billy Joel‘s historic 1987 Russian tour.
The 2CD+Blu-ray set (there is also a 2CD+DVD version) features remastered sound and expanded audio of the concert with 11 previously unreleased tracks.The Blu-ray has a generous amount of content boasting an expanded version of the original 1987 VHS release Live From Leningrad, continue reading »
Rainbow‘s The Singles 1975-1986 box was released last week and here we bring you some photos of the set.
The box itself measures 13.5cm (h) by 14cm (w) with a depth of around 10.5cm. It’s slightly shorter than the recent Beatles US Albums set, but wider when sitting on the shelf. The lid lifts off to reveal 19 CDs in spined card wallets and a 30-page hardcover book which has notes (by Andy Francis) on every single in this set. continue reading »
Grace Jones‘ 1981 album Nightclubbing will be issued as a two-CD deluxe edition in April 2014.
The album was the second in Jones’ so-called Compass Point Trilogy, produced by Chris Blackwell and Alex Sadkin at Blackwell’s Bahamas recording studio.
Widely regarded as her best studio work, the record spawned many singles including Pull Up To The Bumper, Demolition Man and I’ve Seen That Face Before (Libertango). This deluxe reissue sees Nightclubbingremastered for the first time with the bonus CD bringing together a large number of remixes, as well as offering two previously unreleased tracks (including a cover of the Gary Numan/Tubeway Army track Me! I Disconnect From You. continue reading »