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Deal alert / David Gilmour: Live in Pompeii four-disc deluxe box

As the pre-order options for the newly announced David Gilmour Live at Pompeii release slowly feed through, it would be remiss of SDE not to highlight a very competitive price for the deluxe box set edition on Amazon Italy.
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Features

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Saturday Deluxe / 22 July 2017

This week: Tears For Fears take SDE’s advice and we explore the mystery of the new The Smiths remaster…



SDE can exclusively reveal this lyric sheet for ‘Broken’ handwritten by Roland Orzabal. It was found in a tape box during the research for the 2014 ‘Songs From The Big Chair’ reissue.

SDE review inspires Tears For Fears setlist change

Regular visitors here should already know that together, SDE and its readers have been known to influence and actually affect change in archival product, thanks to pointed observations and often forensic knowledge of artists’ back catalogue. Reissues from the likes of Swing Out Sister, The Blow Monkeys, Bros, Donna Summer and Peter Gabriel have all been ‘improved’ to some degree or another – thanks to this community, and they’re only releases we actually know about!

However, having an impact on a band’s live performance is a new one, but that’s exactly what happened this week, as a tweet by Tears For Fears singer and songwriter Roland Orzabal revealed.
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News

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David Gilmour / Live at Pompeii

4-disc deluxe box • 4LP vinyl set • CD, DVD and blu-ray options

In July 2016 David Gilmour performed two shows in the amphitheatre in Pompeii making him the only performer to play to an audience in the arena since the time of the gladiators, almost 2,000 years ago. As you might expect, a concert film Live At Pompeii was shot (in 4K, by Gavin Elder) and this is being released theatrically in September (“for one night only”) and more pertinently for SDE readers, the whole thing is being issued across five different formats – including as a 2CD+2x blu-ray deluxe box set – later the same month…
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The Smiths / The Queen is Dead reissue

First Smiths deluxe • 3CD+DVD • 5LP vinyl • hi-res on DVD

Warners will issue multi-disc deluxe editions of The Smiths 1986 album The Queen Is Dead on vinyl and CD, in October this year.
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Universal Music Canada apologise for ‘oversight’ on Canada 150 box set

Label sorry for lack of French language tunes.

Universal Music Canada have taken to Facebook to acknowledge their ‘errors’ when compiling the sesquicentennial Canada 150 release which is available as a six-CD super deluxe edition.
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Deals

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Deal alert / Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds: Lovely Creatures super deluxe

Stupendous price on Amazon Germany today for the exquisite Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Lovely Creatures super deluxe edition.
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David Bowie / “Heroes” picture disc

Parlophone continue their David Bowie 40th anniversary seven-inch picture discs, with this rather striking new edition of the “Heroes” single, scheduled for release in September.
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The Waterboys / Out Of All This Blue

The Waterboys will release a brand new studio album, Out Of All This Blue, in September. It’s a double album and their first for BMG Records, with whom they recently signed.
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Grateful Dead / Long Strange Trip: limited edition 6LP vinyl package

Limited 6LP vinyl set now available

As mentioned back in April, when this was announced, the soundtrack to the Grateful Dead documentary Long Strange Trip is being made available as a limited edition 6LP vinyl package (exclusive to Amazon). It is now available for pre-order.
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Status Quo / The Vinyl Singles 1984-89

Universal Music will release The Vinyl Singles Collection 1984-1989, another Status Quo vinyl box set, next month.
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Bernard Herrmann / Psycho 7″ single

Soundtrack label Stylotone have issued a seven-inch vinyl record that features one of the world’s most famous films cues – Bernard Herrmann‘s music to Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 horror classic, Psycho.
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Competition

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Win a rare Psycho seven-inch single

Win a Psycho coloured vinyl seven-inch

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Out This Week / on 21 July 2017

Marillion / Misplaced Childhood 5-disc deluxe edition

Marillion / Misplaced Childhood (deluxe reissue)

Can’t wait for this. The 1985 Marillion classic Misplaced Childhood is expanded with unreleased live concert, B-sides, demos and best of of a 5.1 surround sound mix by Steven Wilson. 4LP vinyl box also available. Read more
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Deal alert / Italy vinyl bargains

UPDATED with new deals!

Some great vinyl deals worth highlighting TODAY on Amazon Italy with box sets and multiple vinyl packages from artists such The Who, Lou Reed, Steve Hackett, David Bowie and George Harrison available with great discounts. Click ‘MORE’ to check out SDE’s guide to some of the best…
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Saturday Deluxe / 15 July 2017

This Saturday: T. Rex, Pet Shop Boys and David Bowie…

One of the more hotly debated releases this week was Demon’s triple vinyl set of T. Rex remixes. These are remixes created by modern-day remixers. Plenty of you were of the opinion that Marc Bolan would be turning in his grave at such treatment, although I’m not so sure myself. Even Tony Visconti said Marc was always trying to make ‘one more for the kids’ so who’s to say he wouldn’t have given the thumbs up to this album if he was still with us, to show the ‘kids’ of today how cool he once was?
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Interview

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Chris Merrick Hughes talks to SDE about his new album, Eirenic Life

Legendary producer Chris Merrick Hughes made his name working with big name acts such as Adam and the Ants (he produced Kings Of The Wild Frontier, as well as being the drummer!) and Tears For Fears (worked on all three albums issued in the ’80s). In 1994 he issued an electronic/experimental album called Shift and today sees the release of a belated follow-up called Eirenic Life. SDE caught up with Chris a few weeks ago to discuss the new album…
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T. Rex / Remixes: limited triple vinyl set

Potentially controversial remix set • Very limited 3LP coloured vinyl

Demon Music are to mark the 40th anniversary of Marc Bolan’s untimely death with a project that is sure to divide fans of T. Rex. They have commissioned new remixes of classic tracks such as Metal Guru, Telegram Sam and 20th Century Boy for a two-CD set that is also available as a strictly limited 500-only triple coloured vinyl set.
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The Sisters of Mercy / Some Girls Wander By Mistake / vinyl box set

Rhino will reissue an expanded edition of The Sisters Of Mercy‘s 1992 compilation Some Girls Wander By Mistake as four-record vinyl box set in September.
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Van Morrison / Roll With The Punches

New album • Expensive signed bundles available

Van Morrison will release Roll With The Punches, his 37th studio album, in September.
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James / Justhipper: Complete Sire & Blanc Y Negro Recordings 1986-1988

Early years, newly remastered, on good value 2CD set

Later this month, Cherry Red are to release Justhipper, a two-CD compilation that brings together earlier recordings of James.
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