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Rory Gallagher / Irish Tour '74 deluxe set unboxing video


 

Out this week is this superb eight-disc Rory Gallagher box set celebrating his 1974 Irish Tour.
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It Bites / Whole New World: The Virgin Albums 1986-1991

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Next month sees the releases of Whole New World, a four-CD set featuring the work of It Bites from 1986-1991.

The collection features all three studio albums from that era (The Big Lad In The Windmill (1986), Once Around The World (1988) and Eat Me in St. Louis (1989)) as well as the Thank You And Goodnight live set.
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DEAL: Bob Dylan: Basement Tapes Complete bootleg series vol. 11

Save £35 on the cost of the forthcoming Bob Dylan and The Band Bootleg Tapes Complete 6CD set by taking advantage of a very attractive price at the moment on Amazon Germany.
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EXCLUSIVE: Tears for Fears on their 1983 single “The Way You Are”

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Earlier this year SDE Editor Paul Sinclair spoke to Roland Orzabal, Curt Smith, producer Chris Hughes and A&R man Dave Bates about Tears For Fears’ second album ‘Songs From The Big Chair’. These interviews resulted in a fascinating and often candid commentary on the writing and recording the album. You can read the full ‘in their own words’ feature in the the booklet that forms part of the forthcoming super deluxe edition box set. 

Exclusively for SuperDeluxeEdition.com readers, here is an extract from that text, with Roland, Curt et al discussing a song that didn’t end up on the album – the 1983 single The Way You Are which was recorded and released between The Hurting and Songs From The Big Chair.


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Seven-inch cover to “The Way You Are”

[TFF Producer] Chris Hughes: “Dave Bates said, ‘Roland’s got this new song, it’s really interesting, it’s got a kind of interesting rhythm to it, it could be a single’ and I remember thinking that it feels like the first thing he has written since The Hurting, and people are investing too much belief in it. I saw them perform it live at The Lyceum and I thought it was okay – quite exciting – and we set about in the studio to try and make it make sense. I think it was ill-conceived.”
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Out This Week / 20 October 2014

King Crimson / Starless 27-disc box

King Crimson / Starless (27-disc box)

The now familiar generous box sets from King Crimson, with this 27-disc Starless set examining in forensic detail the band’s celebrated mid-1970′s live line-up in performance. Starless is a new King Crimson box set that offers an in-depth overview of the band’s celebrated mid-1970′s live line-up at its most exploratory. Read more


Rory Gallagher / Irish Tour ’74.. (8-disc box set)

All three shows from Rory Gallagher‘s 1974 Irish Tour on CD for the first time along with two DVDs with further content including the Tony Palmer directed documentary Irish Tour ’74Read more


Suede / Dog Man Star (20th Anniversary box set)

Dog Man Star remains Suede‘s best album by quite some distance, so Edsel celebrate with this multi-format 20th anniversary box set. Read more
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Pixies / Doolittle 25 reissue

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Doolittle 25 reissue

The Pixies 1989 album Doolittle will be reissued in December as a 50-track three-CD deluxe edition.
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Supertramp / Crime of the Century vinyl box and deluxe edition

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Universal Music will reissue 40th anniversary editions of Supertramp‘s 1974 album Crime of the Century in December, including a 3LP vinyl box set.
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Neil Young / new album: Storytone

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Neil Young will release a new album Storytone next month.

The Canadian singer-songwriter has recorded the album live in the studio with a 92-piece orchestra and choir. But if you prefer your Neil Young acoustic and gritty, then a deluxe edition offers a bonus disc including a solo version of Storytone. Listen to both versions of Who’s Gonna Stand Up? from the album below and you’ll see that the deluxe is surely essential.
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Millions Like Us / The Story of the Mod Revival 1977-89 / 4CD set

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Cherry Red will release Millions Like Us: The Story of the Mod Revival in December.

The four-CD set compiles a generous 100 tracks from the 1977 -1989 era (see full track listing below) and includes music from bands like The Untouchables, The Lambrettas, Purple Hearts, The Prisoners and Merton Parkas.
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John Lennon / High Resolution Japanese SHM-SACDs to be issued

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Seven John Lennon solo albums will be reissued at the end of this year in Japan on the hi-res SHM-SACD format.
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Review: The Best of Spandau Ballet: The Story / 2CD deluxe

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Out this week is a new Spandau Ballet collection called The Very Best Of Spandau Ballet: The Story. This compilation (available as a single CD and two-disc deluxe set) coincides with the home video release of a new documentary Soul Boys Of The Western World as well as the recent news that the band are to tour the UK in 2015. There was also a one hour ‘TV Special’ (called ‘True Gold’!) on UK television a few days back where the band performed “their greatest hits” live. If this new compilation doesn’t meet expectations then it won’t be for lack of exposure.
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UB40 / Present Arms Deluxe Edition

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This November, Universal Music will reissue a deluxe edition of Present Arms, UB40‘s second album.
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Jesus Jones / 3-disc deluxe reissues

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British band Jesus Jones who enjoyed transatlantic success in the early nineties with their distincitive mix of dance and indie-rock are to have their four studio albums of the era reissued by Edsel Records as comprehensive 2CD+DVD editions.
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Joni Mitchell / Love Has Many Faces

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Rhino will release a new Joni Mitchell collection in November. Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet Waiting To Be Danced features 53 songs “inspired by a four-act ballet conceived by Joni” and contains songs spanning 40 years of her recordings.
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FIRST PICTURES / Belinda Carlisle: The Complete Studio Albums

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Out next week is the Belinda Carlisle Complete Studio Albums box set.

This seven-CD collection contains all the singer’s studio albums (no bonus tracks) which come packaged in card wallets within a glossy outer clamshell box. You also get a a 28-page booklet which has album credits and a decent selection of photos. See below for more photos of this set.
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Ghostbusters / 'Stay Puft' white 12"

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The Ghostbusters 30th anniversary celebrations continue with this special limited edition white vinyl single.
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Picture: ABBA Gold steelbook

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As mentioned back in the summer, Universal Music will show their mettle and put out another version of the seemingly bullet-proof ABBA Gold compilation – this time in fancy ‘steelbook’ casing, often used for limited edition blu-ray releases.
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Out This Week / 13 October 2014

U2 / Songs of Innocence (deluxe edition)

Latest ‘controversial’ U2 album is probably already in your iTunes library (if you haven’t deleted it). This physical 2CD deluxe has five bonus tracks. 


The Very Best Of Spandau Ballet: The Story / new hits package

Spandau Ballet / The Story: The Very Best Of (2CD)

New Spandau hits collection which in deluxe form spans two discs. Three brand new Trevor Horn produced tracks should interest diehard fansRead more


Madness / One Step Beyond... (CD+DVD)

New edition of Madness‘s 1979 debut features 14 unreleased recordings from rehearsal tapes and a DVD packed with promos and TV appearances. Read more
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PICTURE: Paul McCartney / New 2CD+DVD Collector's Edition

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Here’s the first picture of Paul McCartney‘s forthcoming 2CD+DVD Collector’s Edition of his 2013 album New.
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Back again: DEAL / Motorhead Complete Early Years 15CD box

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Even cheaper than the deal last month! Grab a MASSIVE bargain for this massively over the top box set: Motörhead The Complete Early Years...
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