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The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan: Vinyl Extra: mono LP and CD combo

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Bob Dylan’s second studio album, 1963′s The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan will be reissued next month as a mono vinyl LP which also includes the mono recording on CD
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Ry Cooder: Soundtracks box set

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Rhino will release a seven-CD Ry Cooder box set next month, focusing on the guitarist’s soundtrack work from 1980s and early ’90s.

The music will be presented in a clamshell box and the films in question are The Long Riders, Alamo Bay, Paris, Texas, Blue City, Crossroads, Johnny Handsome and Trespass.
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Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her forthcoming gigs

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With just a week to go until the general public finally get to see Kate Bush play a live concert for the first time in 35 years, the singer and musician has today asked fans not to film, or photograph the experience.

She has left the following message via her website:
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Deal Alert / ABBA: Singles box

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ABBA‘s recent The Singles box set brings together 40 seven-inch vinyl records to celebrate 40 years since the group burst on the scene with Waterloo at the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest. Now at the lowest price ever.

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North American Queen set offers great balance of price and content

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With the forthcoming super deluxe edition Queen Live at the Rainbow ’74 still north of £100 on Amazon UK, fans who can live without the book or the memorabilia – or simply don’t have the funds for such an investment – should seriously consider the ‘North American’ exclusive Blu-ray+CD as an alternative.
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Out This Week / 18 August 2014

The Kinks / Lola Versus Powerman

Two-CD deluxe of the 1970 Kinks album with plenty of bonus tracks and the Percy soundtrack album included. Read more


Imogen Heap / Sparks 

Imogen Heap‘s fourth studio album under her own name is available as a two-CD deluxe edition and a double vinyl record. There is a box set too that may be pricey but it’s truly extraordinary. Look out for some coverage on the big box very soon.

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Kylie Minogue / box sets & reissues

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Rhythm of Life collector’s edition box

Cherry Red Records will reissue all four PWL-era Kylie Minogue albums in October as single disc special editions, 2CD+DVD deluxe editions and super deluxe collector’s edition box sets.
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Wham! / The Final K2HD Mastering

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K2HD remastering is a new technique that the Japanese have pioneered to try and improve the quality of that stalwart of music delivery, the ‘redbook’ CD.

Developed by JVC and described (perhaps optimistically) as an ‘epoch making’  mastering technology, K2HD is supposed to deliver the ‘ambience of analogue sound’, ‘higher resolution’, ‘lower distortion’ and a ‘richer sound field’.
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Mike Oldfield / The Studio Albums: 1992-2003 / 8CD box set

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A Mike Oldfield box set of the Warner era will be issued in October this year.

The Studio Albums 1992-2003 gathers together the eight albums released on the lable starting with 1992′s follow-up to the seminal Tubular Bells and ending again with that same album but this time the 2003 re-recording. In between are two further TB-related albums – Tubular Bells III (1998) and The Millennium Bell (1999).
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WIN: Deep Purple Made in Japan

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Universal Music reissued Deep Purple‘s Made in Japan earlier this year and we have six copies of this landmark live album to give away to subscribers of the SuperDeluxeEdition newsletter.
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Elvis Presley / That's The Way It Is super deluxe edition review

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Journalist Terry Ott reviews the new Elvis Presley box set:


Nixon Aide, Bud Krogh: Mr. President, Elvis Presley is here to see you, sir.
Richard Nixon: Elvis Presley? The… tailback from Alabama?
BK: No, sir. He’s an entertainer. A rock and roll singer. The Ed Sullivan Show, and so forth.
RN: Oh, goddamn, yes! The one with the, with the leg! Oh Jesus, tell Julie to go to her room and stay there! Lock her in! Ooh, I’ve read about these rock and rollers and their savage carnal appeal…
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The Essential Swing Out Sister

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Salvo Music are issuing  a new Swing Out Sister hits collection in October.

The Essential Swing Out Sister is a 17-track, single CD compilation which gathers together the band’s six UK top 40 singles (including top 10 hits Breakout and Surrender) along with other 45s and fan favourites.
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Celebrating Jon Lord box set

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Deep Purple co-founder and organist Jon Lord was remembered at the Royal Albert Hall back in April this year when some friends and musicians (Glenn Hughes, Bruce Dickinson, Ian Paice, Don Airey and Rick Wakeman and Paul Weller) assembled to pay tribute to him.

The event was filmed and recorded and earMusic are releasing it next month across a number of formats; CD: Celebrating Jon Lord – The Composer, 2CD: Celebrating Jon Lord – The Rock Legend , DVD, Blu-ray and a deluxe box set which gathers many of those formats in one place.
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Stereo MCs / Collected 10-disc box

Universal will issue a 10-disc Stereo MCs box set called Collected in October.

The 9CD+DVD set will effectively be the entire studio recordings of the band and will feature all their albums (remastered, presumably) plus additional discs of remixes and unreleased material.
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Madness / “One Step Beyond” 35th anniversary CD+DVD edition

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Madness‘ debut album 1979′s One Step Beyond is being reissued by Salvo Music in October as a special ‘Sound and Vision’ CD+DVD set.
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Grateful Dead / Wake Up To Find Out

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Out next month is this three-CD Grateful Dead set from 29 March 1990.

Wake Up To Find Out is the official debut of this Nassau Coliseum show notable because saxophonist Branford Marsalis sat in with the group with stunning results.
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Pure 80s Remixes / 4CD box

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Sony will issue Pure… 80s remixes in September a does-what-it-says-on-the-tin four-CD gathering of nostalgic 12-inch versions from that classic era of pop.

Don’t expect fancy packaging from this budget collection, but you do get 47 extended remixes for less than £7 – truly outstanding value.
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WINNERS: Tom Bailey tickets

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Congratulations to Tom Blackburne-Maze and “Mike” (surname unknown!) who were randomly selected as the winners of a pair of tickets to Tom Bailey‘s Rewind warm-up gig in Reading this coming Thursday!

We have emailed Tom and Mike to inform them and make arrangements for Thursday. Thanks to everyone who entered and for Tom’s management for providing the tickets.

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Out This Week / 11 August 2014

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Rick Wakeman / Journey + Return to the Centre of the Earth box

Two double LPs plus two CDs along with a book and other memorabilia in this lavish Rick Wakeman box. Read more


John Foxx / The Virgin Years 1980-1985

John Foxx / The Virgin Years 1980-1985 

Five-CD John Foxx box set that features bonus tracks for each album and a bonus disc with further rarities. Read more
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Deal Alert / Nils Lofgren: Face The Music 10-disc signed box

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Released this week, this 10-disc 169 track Nils Lofgren Face The Music anthology was put together by the man himself and each box is signed and numbered.
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