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Steven Wilson / Hand.Cannot.Erase

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Steven Wilson‘s new studio album Hand.Cannot.Erase is released this week across a number of formats.
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Van Halen / deluxe box set

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Rhino are to reissue a Van Halen 4CD deluxe box that will feature newly remastered versions of the band’s 1978 eponymous debut and their sixth studio album, 1984, along with a brand new live album Tokyo Dome Live In Concert.
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Boney M. / Diamonds: 40th Anniversary deluxe sets

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A 40th anniversary celebration of Boney M. is on the way with the release of Diamonds across a number of formats, including a 4CD+vinyl limited edition box and, in some territories, a three-DVD package.
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Yes / Progeny: Seven Shows From Seventy-two / 14-disc box set

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Rhino will release Progeny: Seven Shows From Seventy-two this May, a new 14-disc Yes box set that, as the name implies, contains the audio from seven complete concerts from 1972.
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Frank Sinatra / Ultimate Sinatra 4CD deluxe Centennial set

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In celebration of Frank Sinatra’s centennial year, Capitol/Universal Music have created Ultimate Sinatra a new career-spanning collection that brings together recordings made for Columbia, Capitol and Reprise for the first time and offers previously unreleased Sinatra recordings across all formats, the most expansive of which is a four-CD deluxe set.
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Grobschnitt / 79:10 / limited box set

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Box comes with hand-signed art print (click to enlarge)

West German rock band Grobschnitt will see a very limited 17CD super deluxe box set of all 14 of their albums released later this month that comes with almost seven hours of bonus material.
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Timeline: Trevor Horn's Top 20

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Trevor and SDE Editor Paul Sinclair

Trevor Horn (and band) will play a special gig on Thursday night this week at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire. We are promised an evening full of hit singles in which Trevor has had a hand, and amongst these will almost certainly be tracks from Buggles, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Yes, Grace Jones, t.A.t.U and Seal (in fact Seal is there as a guest vocalist).

Anyway, here at SDE we thought it would be a good time to look back through some of Trevor’s work and achievements and our resident ZTT enthusiast Rob Puricelli (who worryingly admits to having an ‘unhealthy obsession’ with Mr Horn) has put together this splendid interactive Trevor Timeline™ to highlight the some of the Producer’s best sonic gems.

So click below to move inside the wonderful world of Trevor Horn’s career in music. Enjoy!
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Jellyfish / Bellybutton and Spilt Milk deluxe editions reviewed

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US label Omnivore have done a very good job in the last few years of ‘working’ the catalogue of short-lived US rock/pop band Jellyfish.

From the slim pickings of just two studio albums (1990′s Bellybutton and Spilt Milk from 1993) and a brief four year existence, Ominvore have compiled various ‘new’ releases including, in 2012, the Live at Bogarts set and more recently Radio Jellyfish (a collection of largely unreleased radio sessions). A special mention must go to the most satisfying Omnivore set for Jellyfish aficionados, the Stack-A-Tracks two-CD collection which offered up instrumental versions of both albums, which (incredibly) were mixed and created at the time, put onto quarter-inch tape and duly forgotten about!
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Out This Week / 2 March 2015


The Pretty Things / Bouquets from a Cloudy Sky (box)

Impressive and comprehensive Pretty Things 50th anniversary box with 13 CDs, two DVDs, a ten-inch vinyl record and a 100-page hardcover book. Read more


Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds / Chasing Yesterday

Chasing Yesterday is the second studio album for a post-Oasis Noel Gallagher. This deluxe edition comes with four bonus tracks including a remix of last year’s In the Heat of the Moment single and its B-side Do The Damage. It’s 50% cheaper in the USA!

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Europe / War of Kings box set

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Swedish rockers Europe – best known for their 1986 album and single, The Final Countdown – release War of Kings next month, their 10th studio long player and fifth since their 2003 reunion.
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Deal alert / The Collected Fotheringay: Nothing More

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Grab yourself a big slice of Fotheringay with this comprehensive 3CD+DVD deluxe bookset (due for release in about a month) now available on Amazon Germany for nearly HALF the UK price.
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Ian Dury / New Boots and Panties!! deluxe 2CD repackage

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Ian Dury‘s classic 1977 debut New Boots and Panties!! is being re-released by Edsel as a deluxe CD package along with other long players from his catalogue.
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Luke Haines releases Raving, a unique album of ‘Outsider Music’

lhLuke Haines, the former Auteur and Black Box Recorder-er, has put together a new 12-track album of ‘Outsider Music’ called Raving that truly redefines the term ‘limited edition’ when it comes to physical music releases.
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Bad Company and Straight Shooter: 2CD and 2LP deluxe editions

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Bad Company have recently found the original multi-track tapes from their first two albums and in the process discovered previously unreleased tracks, takes, and mixes from those sessions which form the bonus material on brand new deluxe editions.
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Deal alert: Led Zeppelin IV vinyl

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Led Zeppelin IV double vinyl deluxe reissue contains the original remastered LP, plus an LP of companion audio, featuring previously unreleased studio outtakes. It’s a bargain if you shop at Amazon France, being £10 cheaper than the UK price at the time of writing.
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Miles Davis / Bitches Brew: 40th anniversary set repackaged

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This May, Sony will release a repackaged ‘bookset’ of their 40th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition of Miles Davis‘ 1970 genre bending classic Bitches Brew.
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Tangerine Dream / Japan reissues

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The Japanese Tangerine Dream SHM-SACD/CDs are released this week and SDE brings you an exclusive photo gallery of these exquisite packages.

It is the band’s first four albums for Virgin Records that are being reissued, namely, Phaedra (1974), Rubycon (1975), Ricochet (1975) and Stratosfear (1976).
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Picture: Bee Gees / 1974-1979 box

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The Bee Gees box set 1974-1979 is due for release in exactly a month and the above image gives you a better idea of how this five-CD clamshell box set will look.
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Pretenders / 9LP vinyl box set


Following the recent Pretenders CD/DVD deluxe editions, Edsel are releasing all eight albums together in The Vinyl Collection 1979-1999, a limited edition vinyl boxset and if you’re quick you could get a SIGNED print with it.
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Never Too Late: Restoration of Kylie

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Earlier this month, the long-awaited re-issues of Kylie Minogue’s first four PWL albums were finally reissued. The 2CD+DVD collector’s editions and the box sets (with vinyl picture discs) both featured DVDs packed with promo videos, bonus material and BBC TV footage. Unusually, PWL went to the trouble of getting the video professionally restored by professional restoration service Pup.

Kylie Minogue biographer Nigel Goodall has spoken to video director, editor and restorer Dan Hall about the challenges of the work involved in restoring Kylie…
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