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Yes / Relayer CD+Blu-ray reissue

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Relayer, the 1974 studio album from British prog rock band Yes, will be reissued in November as a massively expanded CD+Blu-ray set featuring a wealth of bonus material and a 5.1 remix from Steven Wilson.
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DEAL / Captain Beefheart: Sun Zoom Spark 4CD set

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The forthcoming Captain Beefheart Sun Zoom Spark 1970-1972 four-CD set has just dropped in price by around a third in the UK.
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Paul McCartney / New 2CD+DVD collector’s edition due next month

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Paul McCartney has confirmed that his New album will be reissued as a special three disc collector’s set in October, exactly 12 months on from its original release date.
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Bob Dylan / Before The Flood SACD

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While we wait for the ‘Complete’ Bob Dylan and The Band Basement Tapes sessions to be released in November, audiophile specialists Mobile Fidelity will follow up their summer vinyl issue of the same album by preparing a double SACD package of Before The Flood, the 1974 live set from Dylan and The Band.
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Review: Bon Jovi / New Jersey SDE

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Graeme Piper reviews the Bon Jovi’s New Jersey reissue.


NO ROCK FAN OF A CERTAIN AGE can have failed to notice the steel horse Bon Jovi rode in on back in 1986 and the über-success of their slick and glossy third album, Slippery When Wet. Giving them the commercial success they craved, they rode high on the crest of the ‘don’t bore us, get to the chorus’ wave, setting the bar exceptionally high for other bands to follow.
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Ian Anderson / “Homo Erraticus” CD+DVD tour editon

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Jethro Tull‘s Ian Anderson released Homo Erraticus earlier this year in a number of formats including a 2CD+2DVD deluxe book edition

In case you want to buy it all over again, a new CD+DVD ‘Tour Edition’ is now being issued to coincide with Anderson being on the road in North America. The DVD element features the videos to each album track (as seen at the shows) set to hi-res stereo audio (no 5.1 though).
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DEAL / The Beatles: Mono vinyl box

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If your salivating over the highly desirable The Beatles in Mono vinyl box but are finding it hard to justify the expenditure, there is good news because Amazon UK have just had a MASSIVE price drop!
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Beatles remastering team answer your vinyl mono box questions

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The Beatles in Mono vinyl box set is finally out and has been getting stunning reviews across the music press.

Abbey Road’s Sean Magee – now a veteran when it comes to Beatles projects – was the mastering engineer for this enterprise and he was joined by industry legend Steve Berkowitz, a man who appears to have done *everything* in the music business – a veritable master-of-all-trades with a lifetime of experience in roles such as producer, music marketeer and A&R man, studio owner and artist manager. Steve worked alongside Sean as mastering supervisor for The Beatles In Mono box set.

A few weeks back SuperDeluxeEdition readers submitted their Mono Box questions in the hope that either Sean and/or Steve would provide an answer. We removed duplicates and collated the best questions and we are delighted to bring you all the answers direct from the remastering team.
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Why Bryan Adams left the song "Diana" off the Reckless reissue

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As details of the forthcoming Bryan Adams Reckless reissue emerged over the weekend, many fans expressed disappointment that the song Diana had not be included amongst the bonus tracks. But one enterprising fan put the speculation to rest, by managing to get a direct response from the Canadian rocker…
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SoEighties presents Alphaville

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DJs Blank & Jones continue their long-running so80s (SoEighties) series this October with a new release focusing on German synthpop band Alphaville.

Best remembered for their 1984 hit singles Big In Japan and Forever Young, Alphaville released three albums on the Warner label in the 1980s but like many eighties pop bands struggled to match the success of the early records in the 1990s.
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Out This Week / 15 September 2014

Elvis / Young Man with the Big Beat / reissue and repackage

Elvis Presley / Young Man with the Big Beat (5CD bookset)

This excellent repackage of the 2011 Elvis box dispenses with the gimmicks (ticket stubs, facsimile memorabilia) but maintains the five discs of audio. The 88-page book here produces all the text and photos albeit at a reduced size. Read more


Jimi Hendrix / Cry of Love

Bernie Grundman has gone back to the original analogue masters for this first CD reissue in over 20 years of the posthumous fourth Jimi Hendrix studio album.

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Bryan Adams / “Reckless” four-disc super deluxe edition box set

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We reported earlier this year Bryan Adams‘ classic 1984 album Reckless was to be reissued this autumn and the details have now emerged and we can now confirm that the album will be reissued across a number of formats including the pictured four-disc super deluxe edition box set.
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DEAL / Queen: Live at the Rainbow super deluxe edition box set

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The Queen Live at the Rainbow super deluxe edition box set has been incredibly expensive to buy in the UK. The price has only dipped below the £100 price point once, in early July when Amazon went down to £69 for a few days. With the set now released the price has just dropped again by around a third.
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The Kinks / The Anthology 1964-1971 / five CD box set

Last Wednesday was the 50th anniversary of The KinksYou Really Got Me hitting the top spot in the UK and with that comes the news that a new five-CD box set will be released in November that will feature a total of 139 tracks, 25 of which are previously unreleased, amongst them alternate takes, session excerpts and backing tracks.
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Queen / Live at the Rainbow review

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A Royal Gathering: Queen: Live at the Rainbow in its various formats

Canadian journalist Terry Ott reviews the USA blu-ray+CD combo of the recent Queen Live at the Rainbow release exclusively for SuperDeluxeEdition.


“I won’t be a rock star. I will be a legend.” Freddie Mercury

But first, a little back story: By the beginning of 1974, the rock aficionados in The Great White North had begun to hear of this band, this Queen. Yet in most corners, only the most adroit and prescient thought they were more than just another rather obscure Brit glam group among the established English giants like Zeppelin and Bowie who already stood so tall.

In fact, the happy and glorious Queen love would not really arrive in Canada until the first radio station spun Bohemian Rhapsody well into ’75 and then we were collectively longing for the colonial days, such was Queen’s immediate rock glory.

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The Rolling Stones / From the Vault: Live at the LA Forum 1975

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With the Hampton Coliseum Live in 1981 Rolling Stones set still seven weeks away from release, Eagle Vision have already announced the second in their new ‘From The Vault’ series: L.A. Forum Live In 1975.
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Donna Summer reissues improved

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After some passionate fan feedback (some via this blog), Driven By The Music – the team behind the Donna Summer reissues – have made some changes to a couple of the releases.
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The Art of McCartney / Stars cover Macca songs on new deluxe package

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The Art of McCartney is a new celebration of the music of the ex-Beatle performed by an ‘A-list’ selection of artists, musicians and singers. These include Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, The Cure, Roger Daltrey, Brian Wilson, Alice Cooper, Dr. John, Yusuf (Cat Stevens), Barry Gibb, Jamie Cullum, KISS, Chrissie Hynde and many more. 
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Cream / 1966-1972 vinyl box

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Universal will release a Cream vinyl box set in November that brings together all of the British rock supergroup’s studio and live LPs
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Captain Beefheart / Sun Zoom Spark :1970 to 1972 box set

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Sun Zoom Spark 1970 to 1972, a new four-CD Captain Beefheart box set will be released next month.

The collection brings together Lick My Decals Off, Baby from 1970 and The Spotlight Kid and Clear Spot from 1972. Everything has been newly remastered for the first time.
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