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Deal alert / Marc Almond and Soft Cell

Fantastic price right now on Amazon UK for the deluxe edition of the Marc Almond / Soft Cell ‘Hits and Pieces’ greatest hits.
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News

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Bread / The Elektra Years / 6CD box

The six studio albums of American ‘soft rock’ group Bread are collected in The Elektra Years: The Complete Albums Box which is due out in October.
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Out This Week / on 25 August 2017

Liza Minnelli / Results (3CD+DVD box)

Fans have been waiting for an expansive deluxe of Liza Minnelli‘s Pet Shop Boys‘ produced album for ages. This 4-disc set is well priced and delivers loads of remixes. Read more
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Features

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Saturday Deluxe / 19 August 2017

On Saturday Deluxe this week: The Smiths, Huey Lewis and The News, Steven Wilson, David Bowie and Paul McCartney…


The Smiths / The Queen Is Dead / deluxe reissue box set

The Smiths

It seems that ‘things’ are never simple with anything to do with The Smiths, or Morrissey. I’ve been trying to find out for ages who has remastered The Queen Is Dead for the forthcoming deluxe reissue but was drawing a blank. The information was absent from the press release which was odd in itself, since normally labels are falling over themselves to inform the media how the audio for reissues has been remastered by *insert renowned audio engineer’s name here*, normally from “the original tapes” etc.
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News

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Robert Plant / Carry Fire

Robert Plant will release Carry Fire, his 11th solo album in October.
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Whitesnake / 1987: 30th anniversary five-disc super deluxe edition box set

Remaster • demos • remixes • live tracks • great price

This October, Rhino will issue a 30th anniversary super deluxe edition box set of Whitesnake‘s self-titled album, which was known as ‘1987’ in Europe and Australia.
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Interview

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Steven Wilson interview: To The Bone


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Steven Wilson‘s fifth studio album, To The Bone is released this week. SDE caught up with the musician and songwriter recently to discuss the record and to explore the fan-artist relationship in the 21st century…
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Features

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Abbey Road engineer explains why half speed mastering produces great vinyl


Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios on 15 July 2017 on the half-speed mastering process

Audio Engineer Miles Showell discussed the  half-speed mastering process to a select audience at Abbey Road Studios last night and SDE was there and put a few questions to him after hearing the new Brian Eno vinyl reissues…
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News

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Paul Weller / Woo Sé Mama 7″ single

Paul Weller will issue a physical single from his A Kind Revolution album next week…
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Huey Lewis and the News / Collected

Excellent career-spanning 3CD compilation • limited red 2LP vinyl 

The best kept secret in pop/rock compilations is Universal Music Netherlands’ occasional ‘Collected’ career summaries. These continue in August with a three CD Huey Lewis and the News set (and a 2LP vinyl).
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Deals

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Deal alert / Steve Winwood: Greatest Hits Live / two-CD set

A great deal – primarily directed at SDE friends in America – which gets you the forthcoming Steve Winwood Greatest Hits Live two-CD set for an incredibly low price!
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Out This Week / on 18 August 2017

Steven Wilson / To The Bone (new album)

Steven Wilson attempts to shake off/defy the ‘prog rock’ label with To The Bone, a new album of ‘pop’ songs that aren’t tied to an ambitious conceptual narrative. Read more

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Saturday Deluxe / 12 August 2017

Mobile Fidelity are bringing out a new vinyl edition of Donald Fagen‘s classic debut The Nightfly. It’s actually a 45RPM box set edition and is described as the “ultimate analog edition” of the 1982 album.
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Deals

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Deal alert / The Jam: 1977 box set

Best price to date for the forthcoming The Jam 1977 five-disc box set…
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News

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China Crisis reissues delayed


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Caroline International’s three China Crisis deluxe reissues have been delayed by two weeks and will now be released on 15 September 2017. Not big news as such, but this does give SDE the opportunity to bring you some exclusive images that give you a better feel for the packaging and presentation…
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Steve Miller Band / Ultimate Hits

Deluxe edition of new hits set offers 8 previously unreleased tracks

Capitol Records recently struck a deal with Steve Miller which will see Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) issue back catalogue projects. The first one of these, Steve Miller Band: Ultimate Hits is issued in October and is available in no less than four different physical editions, including a 4LP vinyl package.
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The Maccabees / The Complete Collection: 6LP+DVD vinyl box set

Fiction have announced a ‘limited edition’ one-off run vinyl box set featuring the albums of recently disbanded English indie-band The Maccabees.
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Neil Young prepares a digital archive

SDE on Neil Young’s initiative + other artists successes & failures

Neil Young is preparing to put his entire audio archive online so that “every single track or album” he has produced since 1963 will be available to be streamed at up to ‘full resolution’.
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Bryan Ferry confirms Roxy Music box

Another year, another promise…

Bryan Ferry has revealed that the long-awaited and much delayed box set of Roxy Musics 1972 eponymous debut will be released in November.
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At last! UB40 deluxe editions emerge

UB40 / 3CD deluxe reissues

Over two years since the planned release, the much delayed triple CD deluxe editions of UB40‘s Present Arms and Labour Of Love have finally emerged.
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