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Sainsbury’s launch more coloured vinyl

UK retailer Sainsbury’s are will be stocking three new limited edition coloured vinyl records from today. Artists include Kylie Minogue, T.Rex and Ian Dury….
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Sought after Paul McCartney rarity emerges in new 10cc box set

This July, Universal will issue Before During After – The Story of 10cc, a new 10cc four-CD box set curated with input from the band to “detail each and every chapter of their musical story”. The box features the band together and apart and therefore features work from artists like Paul McCartney, the Art of Noise, Wax and Godley and Creme.
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Deals

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Deal alert / Pink Floyd: The Early Years 1971 Reverber/ation three-disc set

Excellent price on Amazon Germany right now for the Pink Floyd Early Years three-disc set 1971: Reverber/ation.
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Video

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SDEtv / The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper super deluxe edition – video unboxing

In this unboxing video, SDE Editor Paul Sinclair shows you around the brand new, 50th anniversary super deluxe edition box set of The Beatles‘ legendary 1967 album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
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It’s so cool… True Romance soundtrack reissued on coloured vinyl and box set

The soundtrack to Tony Scott’s brilliant 1993 film True Romance is being issued on vinyl for the first time and will be available as part of a deluxe box set but also separately in limited quantities.
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OMD / The Punishment of Luxury

OMD will release a new album, The Punishment Of Luxury, in September.
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The Beach Boys / 1967 Sunshine Tomorrow: 2CD rarities collection

Capitol/Universal will next month issue 1967 Sunshine Tomorrow a new two-CD Beach Boys rarities set that pulls together a slew of previously unreleased material.
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Reviews

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First listen: SDE on the 5.1 surround sound mix of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper

Is the new 5.1 mix any good?

Apple Corps and Universal kindly supplied SDE with super deluxe edition of The BeatlesSgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band a week or so before release date. There’s a lot of content in the six-disc box set, but we couldn’t resist heading first to the 5.1 mix – created by Giles Martin and Sam Okell. Martin had already promised an audience at Abbey Road that the Pepper 5.1 would be “much more immersive” than any of his surround work on the ‘number ones’ video package. So let’s examine the mix, track-by-track…
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King Crimson / The Elements of King Crimson – 2017 Tour Box

King Crimson continue their popular ‘Tour Boxes’ with the 2017 Elements Tour Box, a double-disc package which you could only get hold of (until now) if you’d attended any of their tour dates this year in Canada, Mexico or the USA.
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Out This Week / on 26 May 2017

The Beatles / Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th anniversary six-disc super deluxe edition box set

The Beatles / Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (super deluxe edition)

It doesn’t get much better than a six-disc super deluxe edition box set of The BeatlesSgt. Pepper. Lenticular cover, EMI-style tape box, newly remixed stereo, surround sound 5.1 mix, two discs of sessions, the original mono mix, archive documentary and a weighty hardcover book, with some fascinating notes and stunning images. Read more
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Radiohead / OK Computer 3LP blue vinyl

When the reissue was first announced, SDE followed with interest readers’ advice on how to get hold of the ‘indies-only’ blue vinyl edition of the forthcoming 3LP vinyl reissue of Radiohead‘s OK Computer. 

There was some gnashing of teeth as certain retailers over-promised – taking and then cancelling many orders. But if you missed out we have good news: Germany’s JPC are now taking pre-orders.
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Features

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Saturday Deluxe / 20 May 2017

It suits you. Sheryl Crow is herself

Last night saw Sheryl Crow entertain a London crowd at Shepherd’s Bush Empire. It was SDE’s third gig in three nights. I might need to slow things down. I’m getting too old for this malarkey…
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News

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Steven Wilson / To The Bone Blu-ray

The blu-ray edition of Steven Wilson‘s forthcoming album, To The Bone, is now available for pre-order.
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Video

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SDEtv: Pink Floyd / Early Years 1965-1972 – box set vs individual volumes

SDE takes a look at the recent Pink Floyd Early Years 1965-1972 individual volumes and last year’s box set…with this unboxing video.
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Live

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Review: Adam Ant: Anthems – The Singles tour at the Royal Albert Hall

It’s been a while. The last time I saw Adam Ant ‘live’ on stage was on 4 October 1984 at Central London’s BBC TV Centre. I was in the studio audience for Top Of The Pops (another story, for another day) and he was leaping around miming to Apollo 9, his fourth solo single. I’m not sure too many people would consider that song a highlight in his pop career, but for me it had that special significance, so I’m really glad it was included in the setlist last night as Adam took to the stage at the Royal Albert Hall.
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Deals

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Deal alert / Ian Dury: The Vinyl Collection / 8LP box set

Superb deal on The Vinyl Collection, an 8LP vinyl box that brings together the albums of the brilliant Ian Dury.
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News

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Raiders of the Lost Ark / 2LP vinyl

Concord Music will issue an expanded double vinyl edition of John Williams‘ classic score to Steven Spielberg’s 1981 film Raiders Of The Lost Ark.
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Deals

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Deal alert / Always: The Very Best of Erasure / three-CD deluxe

Superb price right now for celebratory 2015 triple CD edition of Always – The Best Of Erasure.
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News

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Stax 60: new releases due to celebrate iconic soul label’s anniversary

Concord Music Group and Rhino have teamed up for a joint campaign to celebrate 60th anniversary of iconic soul label, Stax Records.
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News

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Evan Dando / Baby I’m Bored reissue

A month after issuing a limited double black vinyl book edition of Baby I’m Bored, Fire Records will reissue Evan Dando‘s first – and so far only – solo studio album as a two-CD deluxe edition and a double yellow vinyl package.
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