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Wet Wet Wet / Picture This / 4-disc super deluxe edition box set

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Wet Wet Wet‘s sixth album Picture This will be reissued in October as a four-disc super deluxe edition box set and a two-CD deluxe set.
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a-ha / Cast in Steel: Track by track

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a-ha‘s tenth studio album, Cast in Steel, is released today. SDE has been listening to it for the last two weeks thanks to a special preview and returns a track-by-track verdict below.
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Garbage / 20th anniversary reissue

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Garbage will reissue a 20th anniversary edition of their 1995 eponymous debut album in October, across a number of different physical and digital editions.
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Deal alert / The Beatles Love vinyl

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The BeatlesLove album was reissue on 2LP vinyl last year and is now a stupendously low price on Amazon UK.
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Phil Collins / Face Value and Both Sides deluxe reissue details

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The Phil Collins reissue campaign, announced back in May, now has some flesh around its bones with track listings for the first two releases – Face Value and Both Sides – just revealed.
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Lloyd Cole clarifies box set content

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Lloyd Cole has posted a note on his website to clear up any confusion over the Rattlesnakes element in the recent Lloyd Cole and the Commotions Collected Recordings box set.
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Deal alert / Queen Studio Collection 18LP coloured vinyl box set

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The forthcoming, stunning, Queen Studio Collection, which contains all 15 studio albums pressed across 18 coloured vinyl LPs is available to order via Amazon France today at a highly competitive price.
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Van Morrison / Astral Weeks expanded and other news

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There has been a fair bit of Van Morrison activity in the past week, with the news that Sony’s Legacy Recordings has acquired the rights to much of the man’s back catalogue and also that 1968’s Astral Weeks and 1970’s His Band and the Street Choir (both still owned by Warners and not part of the Sony deal) will be reissued and expanded by Rhino in October.
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The Jam / Fire and Skill: box details

Fire And Skill the forthcoming Jam six-CD live boxset will include six previously unreleased concerts – one from each year of the band’s major-label career.
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Out This Week / on 4 Sep 2015


Supergrass / I Should Coco deluxe reissue

A bona fide Britpop classic, I Should Coco was the amazing 1995 debut that Supergrass never really bettered. The new 3CD deluxe is packed with great content and the vinyl reissue comes with a bonus seven-inch.  Read more


a-ha / Cast In Steel

a-ha‘s surprise 10th studio album, Cast In Steel, is available as a limited ‘fanbox’ as well as deluxe 2CD and vinyl. Just don’t say they’re getting back together. Read more
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Deal alert / Depeche Mode: Live in Berlin / five-disc box set

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For sheer content versus price, this Depeche Mode deal has to be one of the best ever posted on SDE.
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Yes / Fragile remixed and expanded

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Fragile, the fourth album from prog rockers Yes, is the next in the reissue series to be remixed and expanded.
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Otis Redding / Soul Manifesto 1964-1970 / 12CD box set

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This October Rhino will issue Soul Manifesto 1964-1970, a 12CD Otis Redding box set that features the studio, live and posthumous albums issued in that six year period.
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Deal alert / Faces vinyl box

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Rhino’s new Faces five-LP vinyl box You Can Dance, Sing Or Anything 1970-75, is out tomorrow. It was already a bargain on Amazon Italy but it’s now even cheaper!
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Second Hand News / August 2015

It’s that time of the month! SDE has been shopping for used records, largely in charity or thrift stores. Here’s what we’ve found…

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Tina Turner / Tina Live (CD) – £2.49

This was a timely find, given the recent reissue of Tina Turner‘s Private Dancer. This was one of a series of EMI ‘Sound&Vision’ double-packs which gave you the concert on VHS and the ‘soundtrack’ to the concert on CD. The CD was exclusive, that was the real draw. Kate Bush’s Live at Hammersmith Odeon got a similar release. Anyway, the VHS for this had gone AWOL (not exactly a disaster) and as can be seen from the photos the CD itself has seen better days. Nevertheless this plays fine and most of the content isn’t on the new reissue!

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The Velvet Underground / Loaded: Reloaded 45th anniversary set

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The Velvet Underground‘s fourth album Loaded will be reissued by Rhino as a six disc 45th anniversary edition in October.
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Classic soundtrack vinyl box sets

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Concord Music have launched a Original Soundtrack Classics series that sees iconic and acclaimed film soundtracks reissued in deluxe vinyl box sets.
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Mogwai / Central Belters 6LP set

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Mogwai are to release, Central Belters, a set of ‘career highlights and rarities’ this October, via Rock Action Records.
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Behind-the-Scenes: Paul Young / Tomb of Memories: The CBS Years

FIRST PICTURES: Paul Young / Tomb of Memories: The CBS Years 1982-1994

The initial idea for Tomb of Memories: The CBS Years 1982-1994 came in 2013. I had compiled a two-CD set called Remixes and Rarities for the Cherry Pop label and in June of that year Paul Young was dropping in to BBC Broadcasting house in London to do some pre-release promotion.
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FIRST PICTURES / The Isley Brothers RCA Victor & T Neck box set

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The RCA Victor and T-Neck Album Masters (1959-1983) is a new 23CD Isley Brothers box set (released last Friday) which features newly remastered versions of the 21 albums recorded for both labels.
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