The five-disc 4CD+DVD Deep PurpleMade in Japan super deluxe edition box set is now available to pre-order in the US via Amazon.
This release is actually being handled by Warner/Rhino in the States but the boxes are identical to the UK sets with the entire 1972 Japanese tour being included (in remixed form) along with continue reading »
Cherry Red Records will reissue an expanded edition of eighties pop band Boy Meets Girl‘s 1988 album Reel Life in April.
The album was the follow up to their 1985 eponymous debut, which had been issued on A&M Records. By the time Reel Life was released (on RCA) the duo of George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam had seen Whitney Houston take two of their songs (How Will I Know and I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)) to the top of the US charts, and had suffered a turbulent period in their personal relationship – much of which is evident in the lyrics to the songs on the album! continue reading »
T. Rex / “Tanx” and “Zinc Alloy” deluxe set (4CD+DVD)
A superb book and Tony Visconti remastered audio are two of many highlights in this new T. Rex deluxe set.
Funkadelic / One Nation Under A Groove (2CD)
Charly Records release a 2CD book edition of the classic 1978 Funkadelic album One Nation Under A Groove.
Elvis Presley / Elvis 56 (vinyl reissue)
As Elvis compilations go, 1996′s Elvis 56 was one of the better efforts, with its beautiful front cover art and rock-solid track listing. Music On Vinyl this week issue a remastered 180 gram vinyl version of the same, complete with gatefold sleeve, 4-page insert and printed inner sleeves.
Here’s a preview of an acoustic version of Live Forever, Oasis‘ third single. The original version of the track is of course from Definitely Maybe and this acoustic version will feature on the 3CD edition, super deluxe edition and as part of a digital download on the 2LP vinyl edition.
Universal Music will issue a two-CD deluxe edition of Big Country‘s second album Steeltown in April.
The 1984 long-player featured the UK top 20 hit East of Eden and was previously reissued as a one-CD expanded edition in the mid-nineties, adding some B-sides and and an extended version of non-album single Wonderland. continue reading »
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 »