Peter Gabriel is hitting the road again this winter for further European Back to Front dates and each show will be recorded live off the soundboard, and mixed by Peter’s Front of House engineer for more Encore Series releases.
All 18 shows will be available to purchase separately as two-CD sets or for the real die-hard enthusiast you can purchase all the shows as one of two collector’s sets. continue reading »
Paul McCartney has today offered fans a free download to help promote his forthcoming reissue of 1975′s Venus and Mars, but rather excitingly the track has never before been released and does not feature on any version of the reissue which is out on Monday. continue reading »
One Little Indian Records will release Biophilia Live in November, the documentary concert film that documents Bjork‘s performance of her 2011 Biophilia album/app/multimedia project at London’s Alexandra Palace. continue reading »
Next week sees the release of two more albums (Venus and Mars and At The Speed Of Sound) in the Paul McCartney archive collection reissue series. It’s been 18 months since the Wings Over America set came out so on the eve of the new reissues SDE takes a look back at the reissue story so far and offers a ‘mid-term report’…
Band on the Run (Deluxe)
A predictable, yet worthy album to kick off the archive collection, Band On The Run has long been the yardstick by which Macca’s post-Beatles efforts have been judged.
The content of the 3CD+DVD deluxe version set the tone for the reissues that followed with some key missing content (the original quad mix), alongside tracks that most fans didn’t really need (the audio documentary on CD3 which was the bonus disc from the 25th Anniversary set). continue reading »
Good news for Kate Bush fans who weren’t lucky enough to get tickets (or couldn’t travel) to her recent Before The Dawn shows – all the merchandise sold at the gigs is now available to buy online from Kate’s shop. continue reading »
Here’s some packaging shots of David Bowie‘s forthcoming hits compilation Nothing Has Changed. You can see above that the most expansive three-CD set comes as an 8-panel gatefold digi-pack which looks like it is housed in an outer slipcase. Check out more photos of the 2LP vinyl set and the unique Japanese one-CD edition below. continue reading »
Let’s be honest, Edsel were probably regretting putting quite so much content on their 2011 deluxe reissue of Suede‘s 1994 album Dog Man Star when they sat down to discuss a possible 20th anniversary set only a few years down the line.
The previous 2CD+DVD reissue crammed in an incredible amount of content, including all the B-sides/extra tracks, unreleased demos, fan-club only bonus tracks, rare live footage on the DVD and Messrs Anderson and Butler on camera discussing the making of the record. It wasn’t perfect; the ‘long’ version of non-album single Stay Together was slightly edited, some thought the remastering a bit ‘hot’ and those fragile spines on the digi-packs were prone to creasing, but for the most part Suede fans were in dreamland and it was an amazing package. continue reading »
Led Zeppelin / Led Zeppelin IV & Houses of the Holy
Second wave of Led Zeppelin reissues. As before, the albums in question – this time Led Zeppelin IV and Houses of the Holy – come as super deluxe box sets and deluxe CD and vinyl editions all with companion discs of unreleased audio.
XTC / Drums and Wires (CD+Blu-ray)
Arguably the dream price and format for a single album reissue. XTC do it again after last year’s exemplary Nonsuch with this reissue of their third album Drums and Wires. The Blu-ray (or DVD-A) offers a feast of 5.1 remixes, demos, instrumentals, videos, rehearsal tape audio and more.
The Wedding Present / four-disc reissues
These new Wedding Present reissues offer an incredible amount of bonus material with each album now a 3CD+DVD set. Frontman David Gedge has personally overseen these and it seems as if the wait has been worthwhile.
Although we reviewed the George HarrisonApple Years 1968-75 box set earlier this month, at that point we didn’t have the opportunity to show you an SDE photo gallery of the box.
We are pleased to correct this now and below you will find an extensive collection of images from the box itself to the hardback book and each individual album (with images of inner sleeves, gatefold artwork and booklets). continue reading »
A sneak peak at the booklet for the new Blank & Jones curated so80sAlphaville set which collections all the twelve-inch versions and B-sides across two-CDs, remastered from the original tapes (full track listing below). continue reading »
Next month sees the releases of Whole New World, a four-CD set featuring the work of It Bites from 1986-1991.
The collection features all three studio albums from that era (The Big Lad In The Windmill (1986), Once Around The World (1988) and Eat Me in St. Louis (1989)) as well as the Thank You And Goodnight live set. continue reading »
Earlier this year SDE Editor Paul Sinclair spoke to Roland Orzabal, Curt Smith, producer Chris Hughes and A&R man Dave Bates about Tears For Fears’ second album ‘Songs From The Big Chair’. These interviews resulted in a fascinating and often candid commentary on the writing and recording the album. You can read the full ‘in their own words’ feature in the the booklet that forms part of the forthcoming super deluxe edition box set.
Exclusively for SuperDeluxeEdition.com readers, here is an extract from that text, with Roland, Curt et al discussing a song that didn’t end up on the album – the 1983 single The Way You Are which was recorded and released between The Hurting and Songs From The Big Chair.
Seven-inch cover to “The Way You Are”
[TFF Producer] Chris Hughes: “Dave Bates said, ‘Roland’s got this new song, it’s really interesting, it’s got a kind of interesting rhythm to it, it could be a single’ and I remember thinking that it feels like the first thing he has written since The Hurting, and people are investing too much belief in it. I saw them perform it live at The Lyceum and I thought it was okay – quite exciting – and we set about in the studio to try and make it make sense. I think it was ill-conceived.” continue reading »
The now familiar generous box sets from King Crimson, with this 27-disc Starless set examining in forensic detail the band’s celebrated mid-1970′s live line-up in performance. Starless is a new King Crimson box set that offers an in-depth overview of the band’s celebrated mid-1970′s live line-up at its most exploratory.
Rory Gallagher / Irish Tour ’74.. (8-disc box set)
All three shows from Rory Gallagher‘s 1974 Irish Tour on CD for the first time along with two DVDs with further content including the Tony Palmer directed documentary Irish Tour ’74.
Suede / Dog Man Star (20th Anniversary box set)
Dog Man Star remains Suede‘s best album by quite some distance, so Edsel celebrate with this multi-format 20th anniversary box set. continue reading »