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Elton John / The Million Dollar Piano

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Elton John‘s extravagant Vegas show, The Million Dollar Piano, is coming to blu-ray and DVD in June.

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WIN one of five #RSD releases / Day 3: David Bowie picture disc

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While in Crash Records in Leeds on Saturday we picked up a few Record Store Day releases specifically to give them away to SDE readers.

We have five items and will be posting a photo of each prize every week day this week. Today, day three: David Bowie‘s Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide seven-inch picture disc. This is the lastest in a series of 40th Anniversary Bowie picture discs and it contains the original studio version of Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide on the A-side with the Ziggy Stardust ‘Motion Picture’ on the B-side. Read on, to find out how to be enter the competition…
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Suzanne Vega / Close-Up Deluxe more details & track listing

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Suzanne Vega‘s 6-disc Close-Up series deluxe will now be released in August.

We told you about the 5CD+DVD set last month and we can now bring you the full track listing, including the bonus audio CD (see below). We can also confirm that these will be very limited indeed, so if you’re a fan it might be worth getting your order in early.
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Blondie / Greatest Hits Redux / Ghosts of Download deluxe set

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deluxe set comes with postcards, poster, 2CDs and a DVD (click to enlarge)

This is the first picture of the forthcoming deluxe Blondie set we told you about on Friday. Dubbed Blondie 4(0) Ever this three-disc collection contains Ghosts of Download (the new studio album), a CD of re-recorded hits and a DVD of Blondie Live at CBGB 1977.
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WIN one of five #RSD releases / Day 2: Nirvana seven-inch single

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While in Crash Records in Leeds on Saturday we picked up a few Record Store Day releases specifically to give them away to SDE readers.

We have five items to be won and we will be posting a photo of each prize every weekday this week. Today, day two: Nirvana‘s Pennyroyal Tea on seven-inch (black) vinyl. This is the Scott Litt remix version that was to have been the third single from In Utero in 1994. Just 6,000 of the singles have been pressed.  Read on, to find out how to be enter the competition…
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Led Zeppelin super deluxe unboxing


 

All three super deluxe edition box sets (Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II and Led Zeppelin III) are released on 2 June 2014.


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Extended 80s / new 3CD set

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In May, Universal Music will release Extended 80s a three-CD compilation of classic extended remixes from pop’s classic era.

The selection is notable for including a few relative rarities, even if they are not as “sought after” as the blurb describes. John “Tokes” Potoker’s superb ‘Dance Mix’ of Peter Gabriel‘s Sledgehammer (famously absent from the So deluxe box) gets its first proper mainstream CD reissue and the ’US Dub Mix’ of Tears For Fears‘ Shout is not commonly used on remix compilations.
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WIN one of five #RSD releases / Day 1: Adam and the Ants white vinyl

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While in Crash Records in Leeds on Saturday we picked up a few Record Store Day releases specifically to give them away to SDE readers.

Yes, we have five items to be won and we will be posting a photo of each prize every weekday this week. Today Adam and The Ants Dirk Wears White Søx on white vinyl which includes poster, postcard, stickers and a booklet! Read on, to find out how to be enter the competition…
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Audio Fidelity issue two classic rock compilations on hybrid SACD

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Audio Fidelity are two release two classic rock/pop compilations mastered onto the hybrid Super Audio CD (SACD) format.

Crank It Up and Get It On are based on the original TimeLife Legends series with tracks from artists such as Chicago, Rod Stewart, Phil Collins, Grateful Dead, The Pretenders, Elton John, T. Rex, The Kinks, Fleetwood Mac, The Doors, Foreigner and many more.
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Out This Week / 21 April 2014

The Yes Album / CD+Blu-ray

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Another superb Yes reissue from Panegyric, available in CD+DVD-A or CD+Blu-ray configurations. The later is the one to go for with exclusive content including instrumentals and original LP needle-drop. Read more


Joe Satriani / The Complete Studio Recordings box set

Joe Satriani  / Complete Studio Recordings box set

15CD box set includes Additional Creations and Bonus Tracks, a rarities disc curated by Joe Satriani himself. Read more


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XTC  / Skylarking (Corrected Polarity Edition)

New XTC reissue of the ’86 album features original front cover artwork concept, the track Dear God added and ‘corrected polarity’ – a technical problem discovered a few years ago, and now fixed for this CD edition. Read more
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Frankie: Rage Hard (Blank & Jones so80s Reconstruction)


 

WORLD PREMIERE: Listen to the full 10-minute Blank & Jones so80s Reconstruction version of Frankie Goes To Hollywood‘s 1986 single Rage Hard.

The track is one of 13 brand new remixes that have been created only using audio from the original ZTT Records‘ master tapes and compiled on the forthcoming two-CD release so80s presents ZTT which is out on Monday 28 April (full track listing here).

Leave a comment and let us know what you think of what Blank & Jones have created.


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“Purple Rain” deluxe due as Prince and Warners sign new agreement

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Prince will release a remastered deluxe edition of his 1984 album Purple Rain in 2014 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the breakthrough album.

Warner Bros. Records revealed the reissue plans today when they announced a new agreement with the star which will, to quote the press release, “see the release of long-awaited, previously unheard material, while giving the artist ownership of the master recordings of his classic, global hits.”
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#RSD14 Preview / Sex Pistols: Never Mind The Bollocks 7-inch vinyl box


 

Available only in independent record shops on 19 April 2014 – Record Store Day – is this 7 x 7-inch single Sex Pistols Never Mind The Bollocks… alternative takes vinyl box set.

This set is limited to 5000 copies and contains the following seven-inch singles:
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Blondie 4(0)-Ever / Greatest Hits Redux / Ghosts Of Download

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In celebration of 40 years since the formation of the band, Blondie are releasing a special 2CD+DVD deluxe set that includes their new album Ghosts Of Download.

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Ghosts Of Download cover art

The package is dubbed Blondie 4(0)-Ever and includes a CD of re-recorded greatest hits, the new 16-track album (featuring singles Sugar On The Side and A Rose By Any Other Name) and a DVD Live at CBGB 1977.
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#RSD14 Preview / The The: Giant

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As a precursor to the Soul Mining vinyl box set Sony Music are issuing a limited edition The The twelve-inch vinyl single for Record Store Day 2014.

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ABBA: 40/40 The Best Selection / video preview of Japanese 2CD


 

As previously announced, Universal Music Japan have released an exclusive ABBA compilation called 40/40 The Best Selection. We’ve had a chance to look at this release and would highly recommend it to any ABBA fans out there. continue reading »

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#RSD14 Preview / Henry Mancini “The Pink Panther” OST on pink vinyl

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To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Henry Mancini‘s iconic soundtrack to Blake Edwards 1963 film, Sony Music are reissuing The Pink Panther for Record Store Day 2014.
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The Who / “Quadrophenia: Live in London” box offers 5.1 studio album

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In June this year The Who will release Quadrophenia Live In London a 2013 concert of their 1973 album performed in its entirety (along with some greatest hits). The release will be available on DVD and Blu-ray (both with 5.1 audio) as well as a two-CD version.

headlightOf interest to Who fans and collectors will be a special 5-disc deluxe metal box set version of Quadrophenia Live In London which gathers all the formats together (Blu-ray, DVD and 2CD) and (wait for it…) adds a hi-res 5.1 Surround Sound blu-ray audio disc of the entire 1973 studio album. This is the very first time continue reading »

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Oasis / “Definitely Maybe” demo tape

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As part of the 20th Anniversary celebrations of Oasis’ Definitely Maybe album, the band were recently selling limited edition cassette copies of their original 1993 demos. These appear to be sold out even before the reissues hit the shops. Above (and below) are some photos of what the tape looks like.
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#RSD14 Preview / ZTT: The Re-Organization of Pop 7-inch box


 

Available only in independent record shops in the USA on 19 April 2014 – Record Store Day – Razor & Tie present Zang Tuum Tumb: The Re-Organization of Pop – A 7-inch Box Set.

This set is limited to just 1000 copies and contains the following ten seven-inch singles:
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