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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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#RSD14 Preview / The Farm: “Altogether Now” 7-inch picture disc


 

The Farm‘s 1990 top ten hit Altogether Now will be reissued on Record Store Day 2014 as a seven-inch pic disc. If you want to pick this up then get to your local independent record shop early on Saturday 19 April!

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Paul Weller / More Modern Classics

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Paul Weller will release a new compilation, More Modern Classics, in June.

The new collection spans the 1999 – 2014 era with tracks taken from the albums Heliocentric (2000), Illumination (2002), Studio 150 (2004), As Is Now (2005), 22 Dreams (2008), Wake Up The Nation (2010) and  Sonik Kicks (2012). It also features a new single Brand New Toy.
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Audio Fidelity set to repress out-of-print Kate Bush LP reissues

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Audio Fidelity will re-press Hounds Of Love on ‘marbled’ vinyl

Audio Fidelity will repress the two Kate Bush albums they previously reissued on vinyl over three years ago.

The AF vinyl pressings of Hounds of Love (1985) and The Sensual World (1989) were originally released in 2010 and have been out of print for a couple of years. It looked as if the opportunity had passed to pick up either audiophile reissue at sensible prices.
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Deal Alert: Rush / ReDISCovered box

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We’ve noticed an almost 20% drop in the price of this Rush boxed 200g vinyl pressing which is released in two week’s time. The set contains exquisite packaging, replica shop poster, photos, band family tree and download card.
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#RSD14 Preview / T. Rex: “Tanx” red and blue coloured vinyl

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A month on from the release of the T. Rex Tanx and Zinc Alloy deluxe set comes this Record Store Day special vinyl release of the 1973 album Tanx. Cut from a brand new 2014 Tony Visconti master, this exclusive release has been pressed on dual red and blue coloured 180g vinyl.  The package also includes a large poster and download card for digital redemption of the record.
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Grace Jones / “If You Wanna Be My Lover” from Nightclubbing deluxe


 

Two days ago we previewed the Record Store Day vinyl of Grace JonesMe! I Disconnect From You. Today we bring you an audio stream of the other previously unreleased track which forms part of the continue reading »

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Out This Week / 14 April 2014

Suede / CD Singles box and Seven-inch vinyl box set

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Limited Edition (1000 copies) 25 disc set collects all 24 Suede singles on CD and adds a bonus DVD containing all the videos. Read more


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Ian Anderson  / Homo Erraticus deluxe edition

The Jethro Tull frontman’s solo album is out today and is available in a number of formats including a luxurious four-disc deluxe. Read more


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Bee Gees / The Warner Bros. Years 1987-1991

This new Bee Gees five-CD set includes three expanded albums with remixes, edits and demos plus One For All a live concert across two-CDs. Read more
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Roger Waters / “Amused to Death” reissue: more details emerge

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Jett Galindo from the Mastering Lab recently got in touch with us to point out a few details about Roger Waters forthcoming 5.1 SACD and vinyl reissue of Amused to Death and at the same time Sony issued a press release about the reissue. We thought this was a good opportunity to clarify/discuss some of the details.

The first thing to mention is that engineer/producer James Guthrie has created a new stereo mix as well as the brand new 5.1 surround mix. The SACD will obviously contain both, but since the vinyl is being cut from the original tape masters then the new stereo mix cannot be used for the vinyl pressing.
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#RSD14 Preview / Grace Jones: “Me! I Disconnect From You” / twelve-inch

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Universal Music release a previously unreleased track from their forthcoming Grace Jones Nightclubbing reissue for Record Store Day 2014.

Me! I Disconnect From You is a cover of the opening track on the 1979 Tubeway Army album Replicas. It is one of two unreleased songs on CD 2 of the deluxe edition, the other being If You Wanna Be My Lover. Both tracks along with all the other bonus material are also available on the hi-res blu-ray audio edition of Nightclubbing.
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Picture: Rush “ReDISCovered” box

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Courtesy of the Acoustic Sounds’ Instagram feed, the man in the shorts and T-shirt is busy assembling the Rush “ReDISCovered” vinyl box set that we told you about last month.

This 200g vinyl pressing was created (and box set assembled) at Quality Record Pressings, the state-of-the-art Kansas based pressing plant. The photo shows continue reading »

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Suede / CD Singles box set video


 

Suede‘s CD Single box set. Out on Monday 14 April 2014. Only 1000 of these are being produced and they can be ordered via the Suede Store. There has also been some stock available from various Amazon sites (but many have now sold out).

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Sade / “Stronger Than Pride” reissue

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Sade’s third studio album Stronger Than Pride is being reissued next month on 180g virgin vinyl with an audiophile remaster courtesy of Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio.

The 1988 record is being re-released by Audio Fidelity and is strictly vinyl only. If we keep our fingers crossed an SACD might appear, but in truth it’s probably unlikely. The same label released Kate Bush‘s Hounds Of Love and The Sensual World a few years ago, both on vinyl, but neither title made the transition to CD or SACD.

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Bryan Adams / Reckless deluxe

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Bryan Adams has announced through his website that a deluxe 30th Anniversary Edition of his 1984 album Reckless will be released by Universal Music in September.

The reissue will contain ‘exclusive expanded bonus material’ and will pre-date a Reckless 30th Anniversary UK Tour which kicks off in November.

The album was the Canadian rocker’s fourth long-player and was an enormous success, spawning six singles (including Run To You, Summer of ’69 and Heaven) all of which reached the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100.

Reckless deluxe edition will be released on 8 September 2014.

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#RSD14 Preview / Suede “Let Go”: seven-inch vinyl single


 

Our Record Store Day 2014 preview continues…

The video above highlights an Edsel Records release. Suede‘s Let Go is an exclusive seven-inch single. Interestingly, the B-side Heroin, was originally continue reading »