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Contact the Editor of SDE, Paul Sinclair – email him

PR Companies / Record labels


If you have a deluxe reissue release, music box set or similar that you would like to be considered for coverage on the SDE music blog, then please send for the attention of Paul Sinclair to:

PO Box 68477
London N16 1EN

All submissions will be considered for coverage on SuperDeluxeEdition, but please note sending something does not guarantee such coverage. We welcome promo CDs or streaming links for early listens, but require finished physical product for actual reviews. All reviews, news posts, features and other content are at the sole discretion of the Editor. Email Paul directly if unsure and he can advise if SDE coverage is likely.


Invitations to playbacks, launch events, live performances and related is reasonably likely to get you some coverage on the SDE blog – as long as the artist/music is relevant to the SDE audience. Send invitations to Paul Sinclair

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If you would like to interview SDE Editor Paul Sinclair or have any TV or Radio requests around music reissues or box sets, please contact him directly here.


SDE Editor Paul Sinclair has worked on a number of archival music reissue projects for artists such as Tears For Fears, Paul Young, Sam Brown, It’s Immaterial, Thompson Twins and others.

Paul’s skills include compiling & curating, tape research, design consultancy, sleeve notes and interviewing. If you’d like to bring Paul on board to help with a project, you can contact him here.

Journalists / Writers

Want to write reviews or features for SuperDeluxeEdition? We’d love to hear from you whether you’re a budding amateur with a flair for words, or a seasoned journalist with an impressive track record. Witty, entertaining copy exhibiting a deep knowledge of subject matter is all we ask! If you are a well-known artist or ‘pop star’ who would like to write a guest ‘star review’ then do get in touch. Send ideas, suggestions with (where appropriate) links to previous writing experience to Paul Sinclair.

1,439 responses to Get in touch

  1. Roberto R says:

    Pink Floyd | The Early Years 1965-72 Euro 299,99 -5%
    King Crimson The Road to Red 24 CD EUR 99,99
    King Crimson Larks’ Tongues in Aspic 14 cd EUR 79,99

  2. Dibyaroop Ghosh says:

    correction Feb 2019

  3. Dibyaroop Ghosh says:

    Robin Trower The studio Albums 1973-1983 A 10 disc set out on February 2018

  4. joel ivins says:

    erasure releasing “wild” deluxe version in March 2019

  5. Michel D. says:

    Both Bowie’s Loving the Alien and Five Years box sets at $99.99 each at Amazon Canada right now (as of Friday 7 December)!!

  6. hendry doran says:

    Apologies if already mentioned but Amazon de selling Status Quo vinyl singles boxes at attractive prices:
    1984-1989 55 euros
    1980-1984 42 euros

  7. Francis says:

    Sad news: Pete Shelley of the punk band Buzzcocks has passed away, aged only 63.

  8. Phil Cohen says:

    Two Beach Boys “copyright extension” download releases have been released.
    “Wake The World:The Friends Sessions” & “I Can Hear Music:The 20/20 Sessions” are each equivalent to a 2-CD set.

    • Craig Hedges says:

      Thanks for letting us know Phil.
      Absolutely no promotion unlike the rubbish RPO album.
      It’s a shame that their output during this period is so overlooked, their post SMiLE material is some of their best especially Sunflower.
      Why only mp3? CDs cost nothing to press up these days, Does anyone know if there are hi res files for download?

      • Phil Cohen says:

        The two new Beach Boys download releases are also being offered as lossless FLAC, if you know where to look. As for Hi-Rez FLAC release, that is unlikely. It is said that a download release of 1968 Beach Boys concert recordings will follow within 1 to 2 weeks.
        Also from Universal Music, “Various Artists-Motown Unreleased 1968” download with 88 songs, to be released December 14th.

  9. Andreas W. says:

    yesterday I received Egypt Station Spotify green vinyl edition, yes it exists ;-)

  10. Aaron says:

    Phil Collins continues the reissue campaign with the 2 live albums remastered in February. Serious Hits Live & Hot Night In Paris

  11. Phil Cohen says:

    “copyright extension” download-only releases from The Beach Boys & Various Artists Motown are still on the way, though Universal Music is still maintaining secrecy concerning the contents. These collections must be released no later than the third week of December 2018, if they are to extend the UK/Europe copyright on these recordings for another 20 years.
    There’s something perverse in releasing recordings merely to make a legal “statement” with the hope that consumers WON’T buy them..
    The only things that Motown compiler Keith Hughes has revealed about “Motown Unreleased 1968”, is that he started with 100 songs, but expected to lose some songs due to legal clearance issues. Those clearance issues didn’t occur, but some songs were dropped for a different reason. Some songs featured poor performances, incomplete performances or recording faults, and Hughes and his engineers hoped to “fix it in the mix” with modern technology. Some tracks proved irreparable. They couldn’t be salvaged.
    The Beach Boys release (or releases) will feature both live and studio material recorded in 1968.

    • Dave H says:

      Is there any chance “Motown Unreleased 1968” will be released on CD like 1966 or will it fall by the wayside like 1967.

      CD japan has listed a new batch of High-res MQA x UHQCD which includes albums by George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Carpenters and Queen.

  12. Roel Glas says:

    For those who may have missed it (and I certainly did) and are interested in that wonderful “Collected” series by Universal nl.
    Robert Cray Collected 3CD was released late October . Decent price @ Grooves in Germany for about 14 euro. No vinyl release yet.

  13. Phil Cohen says:

    The one month postponement (until the 30th of November) of The expanded editions(from the “Real Gone” label) of Badfinger’s “Badfinger”(5th album)” & “Wish You Were Here” was due to poor sound quality. Ultimately, “Real Gone” went ahead and (belatedly) released the discs, with the hope that fans wouldn’t object to the bad mastering.
    But there have been widespread complaints, and the “Real Gone” label intends to put things right. My discs are presently in route, and I intend to not un-seal them when they arrive.
    I await the announcement of how the “Real Gone” label intends to address this problem.

    • Roel Glas says:

      Really surprised to hear that “Real Gone” released these if they knew the sound quality was poor. I have quite a few of their releases and the quality control / sound was always very good. I’m sure Badfinger fans wouldn’t have minded waiting a couple more months if Real Gone came out up front and said ‘” Hey, we’re not happy with the sound and are re-looking at the mastering”

    • Phil Cohen says:

      Contact “Real Gone Music” boss Gordon Anderson via the label’s website. Replacement Badfinger discs are being presssed, and they will be supplied as soon as they are available. The wong masters were used, and by the time this was discovered, it was too late to stop the distribution of the discs. I supplied my address and a photo of my discs as proof of purchase.

  14. Vicent Olaso Sendra says:

    Hi, Paul. Is there any way to know whether the super deluxe editions of ‘Village green …’ and ‘Odgen’s nut …’ have anything new with regard to their previous three-CD incarnations?

    • Phil Cohen says:

      Nothing new in the “Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake” CD + DVD set , excepting one promotional video.
      There’s plenty of previously unreleased mixes and versions in the “Village Green Preservation Society” box.

  15. Foxee says:

    Heads up on the Bananarama deluxe editions of Drama and Viva released by Cherry Red in January – track listing for 2-disc Viva is superb, but 3-disc Drama just might be overkill with two discs of mixes for just two songs!!!!

  16. Yani P says:

    Did anyone else manage to pre order a copy of the limited edition version of the kate bush lyric book? Had my order accepted and confirmation received so looks ok.

  17. Aaron says:

    Next Anthony Phillips reissue coming from cherry red in January:

    Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the release of a 4 Disc Clamshell re-mastered boxed set of the album “Seventh Heaven” by Anthony Phillips and Andrew Skeet. Originally issued as a double CD set in 2012, “Seventh Heaven” was a primarily orchestral work featuring the City of Prague Orchestra and was recorded in various locations in London and Prague. A gorgeous and evocative collection of compositions, the album was hailed by Classic FM radio and is one of Anthony’s enduring works. This new edition of “Seventh Heaven” features the original album newly re-mastered, along with a bonus CD featuring nine previously unreleased recordings, alongside the rare 1973 recording of the hymn ‘Take This Heart’ (written by Anthony Phillips and Mike Rutherford for the Charisma album “Songs for a Modern Church”), recorded at Charterhouse School and featuring the Charterhouse Choral Society. Also included is a DVD featuring a new 5.1 Surround Sound mix of “Seventh Heaven”. This clamshell boxed set features an illustrated booklet with a new essay by Anthony Phillips archivist Jon Dann.

    The re-mastered and expanded edition of Seventh Heaven is due for release date on 25th January 2019 and is available to pre-order now

    • Neil says:

      On a similar subject to this whatever happened to the rest of those Tony Banks reissues from Esoteric ?

      • Aaron says:

        He came out last year during interviews for Five and said it wasn’t happening… their was a possibility that Strictly Inc and Bankstatement might come out as they had been remixed but it was very unlikely now. Very disappointing. I really think there must be a market for us stuff… especially Still…

      • Phil Cohen says:

        Don’t blame Tony Banks for the end of Esoteric’s CD + Surround DVD series. According to Banks, Esoteric lost interest, Sales must have been deemed to low.

  18. Tom says:

    Les Negresses Vertes 3CD/DVD signed box set available on PledgeMusic, along with vinyl releases of their 5 albums

  19. Liam Bastick says:

    At last!

    It’s not that Amazon is the be-all and end-all but all choice had gone. Further, the likes of Australian high street retail stores (e.g. Harvey Norman who at least some of us are boycotting now) have lobbied to cause problems for online retailers and once they made it Mission Impossible then started charging up to THREE TIMES what people outside of Australia could order things for. Perhaps they should look at their own business model rather than try and prevent competition. has been “shaky” to put it mildly and its customer service has been appalling. I have had no end of people tell me that they have had orders cancelled for the items only to go back on sale at higher prices. Once or twice fair enough, but so many times is an insult to intelligence.

  20. EW99 says:

    Kathryn Williams box set
    10 albums from 1999-2015 on CD each with an extra CD of bonus material. Signed versions and art prints also available.

  21. Phil Cohen says:

    In February 2019, the Repertoire/UK label releases “The Yardbirds-Live and Rare” a 4-CD + DVD set. The DVD (region-free) features 14 performances from British,French & German television. No tracklisting has been revealed, though the set promises 21 previously unreleased BBC radio performances (from off-air recordings).
    I wouldn’t be surprised if the box’s contents overlaps substantially with the (now-deleted) 5-CD box “The Yardbirds-Glimpses”(released by the “Easy Action” label). The more important question is whether Repertoire has uncovered any better sounding tape sources for the radio broadcasts. For me, the DVD may be sufficient reason to buy the set. It can be preordered at

  22. Aaron says:

    One more for the odd Christmas album list…. Christmas With The Fizz…By the Fizz… with Cheryl Baker, Mike Nolan and Jay Aston…

  23. Phil Cohen says:

    Compiler Alan Boyd has confirmed that a Beach Boys “copyright extension” release is coming (Mid to late December). “20/20” & “Friends” sessions plus mid-1968 concert recordings. Unfortunately, the release will be download-only.

  24. fenwick says:

    New Van Morrison – The Prophet Speak due in December

    The album cover is……. interesting…..

  25. hendry doran says:

    For all out there waiting on the Egypt Station Spotify green vinyl a friend has just emailed me to say that his order has been cancelled due to limited supplies.
    Any light you can shed on this, Paul?

  26. Aaron says:

    New Roy Orbison with Philharmonic orchestra out next week…unchained melodies.

  27. Jose says:

    Hi Paul! Any update on the Sowing The Seeds of Love Super Deluxe Box Set? I’m a huge TFF fan and that’s my favorite album. I know it was originally planned for a 2016 release, and that you actually had a hand in the production of the box set. Any new info you can lay on us? Thanks bud!

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      I *think* it will probably come out next year now for the 30th. Although you can’t say anything with certainty with Tears For Fears… Yes, I had a big hand in it; Interviewed everyone for the sleevenotes, did a lot of tape research for the bonus audio etc. Here’s hoping…

      • Neil says:

        Obviously you know what extra stuff is on it but won’t divulge that information. My guess considering they weren’t many b sides for that album would be live stuff and a DVD. I wish they would go back and sort out the sound on Everybody Loves a Happy Ending a decent album totally ruined by brickwalling.

      • Chris Squires says:

        Without divulging specifics, what, when a product is so obviously ready for release, holds something like this up? Is it generally legal? The Artist? The Company? Are they waiting for the bigger number? 30th does sound much more impressive than 27th anniversary edition. But then why have a 5 year lead in that would have cost a bundle and is dead money until launch and that cash can be recouped.

        It has to be the oddest of stories in my time here (4 years or so). It’ll be a big seller, they must know that…what on earth is the hold up?

        • Paul Sinclair says:

          It’s normally to do with the artist… and/or their management. Priorities, strategy, negotiation, leverage all come into it. Labels can release things without the artists permission, but these days they tend to prefer a longterm view of working WITH artists and not against their wishes.

  28. Chris Squires says:

    Interesting short article about Nick Cave and the issue of grief and the loss of his son on the BBC website today.

    Hopefully people will be able to access that page sorry if you can’t (overseas?).

    I only came to Nick Cave late and entirely due to recommendations from SDE and with so much to catch up on he is right up there with my favourite artists.

  29. Philip Birtwistle says:

    “Peter Stanton says:
    November 2, 2018 at 10:06

    My SDE ordered Bob Dylan box set arrived safely and excellently packaged at 9.40 this morning.”

    Some guys get all the luck. Satuday post post and still no sing of mine. Post Orifice is no use either, they will only tell me when my parcel is delieverd, not where it is. Ah well, I expect a card behind the door on MOnday telling me they’ve got it hidden somewhere at The Sorting Orifice!!!

    Keep up the good work Paul!

  30. Dave H says:

    Hi Paul,
    Some videos regarding future releases on youtube.

    Eddie Kramer talking about 5.1 mix of Electric Ladyland

    A couple of Paul McCartney tracks
    Live And Let Die Take 10

    Indeed I Do (unreleased)

  31. Aaron says:

    I’ve heard there is a Low In High School deluxe edition coming with extra studio tracks and live tracks… you seem the video for Back In The Chain Gang cover with Morrissey playing guitar…which I assume is a joke!! 7” Single coming with Gilbert O’Sullivan’s I Didn’t know what to do on the b side…also heard there might be a covers album next year…:

    • Stan Butler says:

      There is a covers album in March 2019. The deluxe Low in High School is vinyl only (for now) and out in December. It contains “Chain Gang”. Haven’t heard about the Gilbert track but as a fan of both, I’d love to hear Moz cover it.

      • Glenn says:

        Morrissey cover album California Son tracklist (release date TBD, maybe March):
        01. Morning Starship (Jobriath)
        02. Don’t Interrupt The Sorrow (Joni Mitchell)
        03. Only A Pawn In Their Game (Bob Dylan)
        04. Suffer The Little Children (Buffy Sainte Marie)
        05. Days Of Decision (Phil Ochs)
        06. It’s Over (Roy Orbison)
        07. Wedding Bell Blues (Laura Nyro)
        08. Loneliness Remembers What Happiness Forgets (Dionne Warwick)
        09. Lady Willpower (Gary Puckett & the Union Gap)
        10. When You Close Your Eyes (Carly Simon)
        11. Lenny’s Tune (Tim Hardin)
        12. Some Say I Got Devil (Melanie)

  32. Philip Birtwistle says:

    News from Sony that there are four pages missing from the book in the Bob Dylan boxset. All they are offering is this link :

    No reprint………

  33. Peter Stanton says:

    Following on from my last email re More Blood More Tracks.

    I had pre-ordered this from Amazon UK, but cancelled this to get it from you.
    However, I have just got an email from Amazon allowing me to play or download it.

    Opening myself up to ridicule, CDs are about as modern as I get and I have never downloaded any of the physical ‘product’ that I have bought. Is this available ad infinitum or does it have a cut off date?

  34. Peter Stanton says:

    My SDE ordered Bob Dylan box set arrived safely and excellently packaged at 9.40 this morning.

    Excellent service and price, so many thanks Paul.

    na . o

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Great stuff. Thanks Peter :)

      • The Golden Age Of The Genius Of Ray Davies says:

        I didn’t get mine today Paul, no worries though, the LP & single CD arrived from the Dodgers together with my Moody Blues box set and The Kinks 331/3 Village Green…. book. The book was ordered to go with the VGPS box which I can’t stop playing so plenty to keep me occupied. SDE of the year so far and I’m including the Imagine SDE and a whole lot more. Then again Zimmie’s box will arrive tomorrow then there’s The White Album, Jimi’s Electric Ladyland, Tulls SE and a few more to come. If any of those are better than VGPS then they will truly be great.

      • The Golden Age Of Robert Allen Zimmerman says:

        My copy arrived today Paul, nicely and safely packaged, as expected. Thank you Paul.

        My box had none of the CD glue issues that some on the Steve Hoffman Forum have experienced. Now to print off those missing pages, I see Sony have apologised but these things should not happen with items costing £90-£110.

        The music is SUPERB!!!

  35. Johan says:

    Hi Paul,

    Did you know that on October 5th Roxette released a 30th Anniversay edition of Look Sharp? Didn’t find any mention on your site.
    They include a box set containing the LP Look Sharp (Original Album), CD Look Sharp! The Demos and a DVD The Making of Look Sharp. Also a 2 CD Set, a vinyl LP and a 4 DVD Box Set.

  36. Phil Cohen says:

    What would you like first; the good news or the bad news?
    First, the bad news: the “Real Gone” label’s expanded/remasters of the two Warner Bros. “Badfinger” albums have been postponed four weeks until the 30th of November.
    Now, the good news: it appears that I spoke too soon in predicting that King Crimson wouldn’t have any product for this year’s “Classic Rock” archival market. It appears that a 50th anniversary boxed set edition of the group’s 1969 debut album “In The Court of The Crimson King” is on the way. What it could offer beyond the contents of the 2009 40th Anniversary Edition remains to be seen. But the group’s boxed sets have always been curated to a very high standard.

  37. wesley mc dowell says:

    A couple of intresting releases
    live x-propaganda cd available from Claudia brucken,s website and new ep by Fish featuring new studio and live tracks available on tour and from his website.

  38. Peter Stanton says:

    Just heard that my order in May for West Coast Seattle boy £11.67 is still hanging in there. Won’t hold my breath, but who knows.

  39. John Toll says:

    The Specials are to release their first new album in 37 years. Called ‘Encore’ available in February 2019. Pre-order only from HMV so far.

    • Dave H says:

      A pity it took so long to get some new material out since they got back together. Of the six original members who re-formed I think there’s only three members left in The Specials as it currently stands.
      I have no idea if there’s any contribution from the other three members though.

  40. Peter Muscutt says:

    Hi Paul

    Just a heads up that the Damon Albarn side-project The Good The Bad & The Queen have their second album ‘Merrie Land’ out on November 16th…looks like its available on CD/vinyl, deluxe CD hardback book, limited green vinyl and a super deluxe set.

    There seems to be good prices through Rough Trade, but not sure what their postage rates are like…Also, they don’t seem to have the super deluxe set which might be a band webstore exclusive? No links to anything other than the standard CD/vinyl on Amazon yet.

  41. AndyB says:

    New Van Morrison in December! Very, very strange cover artwork. Can’t wait to see your link on this!

  42. The Golden Age Of British Politics says:

    Hi Paul, I’ve ordered the More Blood More Tracks from your store even though my Amazon France order came in cheaper, only a couple of quids. I’m surprised you’ve managed to get copies because this is a strictly limited edition and when they’ve gone that’s it.

  43. Len Read says:

    Judie Tzuke has her (almost) complete 24 album career issued in £99.99 CD box set due out on November 2. Runs from her Elton John Rocket label debut welcome to the Cruise to last year’s Peace Has Broken Out. The set includes her live albums. Missing are two home recording Song Club albums available to her fans only at the time. However a few songs from these two releases are featured on a box-set only exclusive disc titled More From the Moon but no track listing has yet been issued for it. Pre-order is already up on Amazon

  44. Gorecki says:

    Manic Street Preachers: This Is My Truth sets out in time for Christmas – er – the 20th anniversary! ;) Release date: 7th December.

  45. Liam Bastick says:

    Manic Street Preachers signed “This Is My Truth – Tell Me Yours” bundles out now: – there will be the usual rush for these. Made sure I got my order in before letting you know :-)

    At least they deliver to Australia – no one I know over here could get the Bowie boxed set, Police or Suede. It’s ridiculous.

  46. Len Read says:

    Neil Young has just confirmed on his Archives website that next archival release will be the 1976 Crazy Horse world tour acoustic compilation Songs For Judy. It is named after some audience banter regarding Judy Garland who Neil imagines is sitting in the front row of a show. The 23 tracks were originally recorded via the soundboard by guitar tech Joel Bernstein from the solo set that preceded each night’s band performance. At the time there were a number of unreleased songs and there are many bootlegs in circulation. Interestingly , Neill says the compilation was picked by Bernstein and journalist turned movie director Cameron Crowe, a big NY fan. The release date is November 30 and Campaigner can be streamed from his site now. There is an image of the album art showing a sketch of , presumably, Garland, flicking through some papers.

  47. Aaron says:

    3 Live At The BBC sets coming at the end of October:

    The Hollies – looks like an edited down version of “Radio Fun”
    The Shadows
    Gerry & The Pacemakers

  48. Vishal says:

    I just wanted to let the friends of SDE know, especially who do a lot of pre-ordering from Amazon US – there is a new trend of them showing coupons like “Save an extra $x.xx at checkout.” randomly which are temporary and when compared to the pre-order price will come out cheaper but your pre-order will never reflect this change so in the end you will end up paying more :( There has been some chatter around this on other music related forums as well and in my personal opinion this is a disservice to loyal buyers who do a lot of pre-ordering and also kind of against the “pre-order price guarantee” they claim.

  49. hendry doran says:

    Bar codes have been allocated to the various formats of Red Rose Speedway and Wings Wildlife, the next albums being released in the McCartney Archive Collection. Saw a suggested release date of 7/12/18 but no idea if that is official

  50. Len Read says:

    Something from Neil Young himself regarding the long awaited (nine years and counting!) Archives 2 set. On his website he has a “letter to the editor ” section. On October 1, someone asked for a “ballpark” estimate of a release date for Archives 2. Bearing in mind there had been rumours that Neil had scrapped the idea of a physical set replaced by high-res streaming, he replied:”May 2019 the NYA V2 CDs and a separate book by Toshi Onuki will be available. Blu Ray is no longer viable for economic reasons. NYA can give you what the blu ray had though by including High Res audio. Thanks, NY”. I actually bought the Blu Ray Archives 1 set mainly for the visual content. Interesting though that there is a CD package on the way.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Thanks Len!

      • Len Read says:

        Thanks, Paul. You do a grand job ! I checked out Toshi Onuki and he has been Neil’s art director since 2002. He has created sleeves for CDs, both new and archive, as well as graphics for reissued videos such as Rust Never Sleeps. I am guessing the book will be more a visual documentary along the lines of the recent Led Zeppelin release.

  51. Stephen Maynard says:

    Junodownload have the Loving the Alien box set at less than £10 currently

  52. Aaron says:

    New Gary Numan live cd/dvd set coming soon. Live at Brixton Academy 2cd/dvd set. Bundle on his website also includes The Fallen EP on cd + vinyl

    Savage – Live At Brixton Academy CD/DVD


    1. Hide (Intro) (Live)
    2. Ghost Nation (Live)
    3. Metal (Live)
    4. The Fall (Live)
    5. I’m An Agent (Live)
    6. Bed Of Thorns (Live)
    7. Dead Sun Rising (Live)
    8. Down In The Park (Live)
    9. Pray For The Pain You Serve (Live)
    10. Here In The Black (Live)


    11. Mercy (Live)
    12. Love Hurt Bleed (Live)
    13. My Name Is Ruin (Live)
    14. Cars (Live)
    15. When The World Comes Apart (Live)
    16. Prayer For The Unborn (Live)
    17. Films (Live)
    18. Are ‘Friends’ Electric? (Live)


    1. Hide (Intro) (Live)
    2. Ghost Nation (Live)
    3. Metal (Live)
    4. The Fall (Live)
    5. I’m An Agent (Live)
    6. Bed Of Thorns (Live)
    7. Dead Sun Rising (Live)
    8. Down In The Park (Live)
    9. Pray For The Pain You Serve (Live)
    10. Here In The Black (Live)
    11. Mercy (Live)
    12. Love Hurt Bleed (Live)
    13. My Name Is Ruin (Live)
    14. Cars (Live)
    15. When The World Comes Apart (Live)
    16. Prayer For The Unborn (Live)
    17. Films (Live)
    18. Are ‘Friends’ Electric? (Live)

    • Peter Muscutt says:

      Nice one Aaron – saw Gary live in the Isle of Man earlier this year, great gig and the album is great too.

  53. Imogen Jumbles says:

    The Who fans, The preorder of Roger Daltrey’s Hardback edition of “Thanks a lot Mr Kibblewhite: My Story”(Limited Signed Edition) is only £12 on WHSmith website. WHSmith also have a current 10% off books voucher code live at the moment.

  54. Dibyaroop Ghosh says:

    Today on Instagram Ian Anderson announced “The Ballad of Jethro Tull” the first official Jethro Tull Book, its an illustrated, oral history of the band. You need to register at for updates, the chance to have your name printed in the book, an early bird discount when the book goes on sale.

  55. Wolfgang says:

    Does anyone here know why Talk Talk´s 30 year old album Spirit of Eden is among the best selling vinyl records on Amazon right now? It is probably selling more copies today than when it was released! Paul, do you know why?

  56. Andrew b in the place to b says:

    Cherry red releasing entire catalogue vinyl box set for carter the unstoppable sex machine includes x2 unreleased albums. No CD.

  57. Aaron says:

    Looks like the next one of these Philharmonic Orchestra albums will be a Cilla Black one…includes her 3 Beatles covers… step inside love, love of the loved and it’s for maybe a bit of interest there…

  58. Stan Butler says:

    I noticed that a number of McCartney items, including the Egypt Station CD, are now exclusive to Prime members on Amazon UK. Non-Prime buyers have to get them from market place sellers. Does anyone know if this is just applicable to McCartney? I checked a few other big names andcouldnt find a similar exclusion. I know it happens for non-musical items but this is he first time I have seen it applied to music.

  59. Dominic Smith says:

    Now that KB’s ‘Aerial’ is finally getting the vinyl re-release the next album on my list is The Cardigans ‘Gran Turismo’. Long (long) promised by the band (apprently waiting on Universal) and still no sign. Any chance of email to Universal Paul?

  60. hendry doran says:

    Traveling Wilburys volume 1 being issued as a limited edition picture disc on 2 November. The sound of vinyl and udiscovermusic carrying photo and blurb about the album. Price is £18.99

  61. Stu says:

    Cast vinyl collection boxset has dropped to £35.99 on Amazon which is a great price.

  62. Sandy Yoss says:

    I received “Imagine – The Ultimate Collection” and I have discovered two issues/errors with the Blu Ray Discs:

    1) Blu-Ray Disc 1 “Imagine The Ultimate Mixes” — The Out-takes are only available in Stereo 24-96. However, both the back cover and the sleeve that contains the discs list these sixteen tracks for both 5.1 and Stereo 24-96 Mixes. There is not an option on the Blu-Ray menu to select 5.1 or Stereo, as there are with the other tracks listed with a 5.1 option.

    2) Blu-Ray Disc 2 “In The Studio and Deeper Listening” – The disc appears to “freeze up” and become unplayable in “The Elements Mixes” portion of the disc.

    • Phil Cohen says:

      I hope that I’m luckier with my John Lennon boxed set, which is on its way to me from
      I’ve seen some criticisms (of technical problems on the Blu-ray discs in the boxed set) which were absurd (one reviewer on Amazon complained that they couldn’t play the Blu-Ray discs on a MAC computer. It was the late Steven Jobs’ wish that Apple Computers NEVER support the Blu-ray format, and his corporate heirs have abided by his wishes.). Jobs described the Blu-ray format as “A bagful of hurt”, an apparent reference to the fact that Blu-ray’s authoring & encryption standards are never finalised, but, rather, are subject to firmware updates.
      As for consumers who received sets with some scratched CD’s, that would upset me too. But perhaps SDE could ask Universal Music whether all the materials on the Blu-ray discs (other than the master album takes) are intended to be available in 5.1 surround sound, and whether, for certain parts of these discs, the 5.1 option must be selected via the “audio” button on the disc player’s remote control.
      If there are legitimate issues with the Blu-ray discs, I hope that Universal Music will provide an easy way for consumers to obtain replacements. Sending a large and heavy boxed set back to the UK is something that I’m not looking forward to. (I’m in the U.S.A.)

      • Phil Cohen says:

        Today, I’m seeing further reports (on the internet) of playback issues with both CD & Blu-ray discs from the John Lennon “Imagine” box, as well as niosy playback from the Clear Vinyl 2-L.P. set (available only directly from Universal Music). Too bad that for a major release such as this that Universal Music gave the project to a shoddy pressing plant. Of course, the Clear vinyl release is also on its way to me.
        Maybe, we should expect similar problems with The Beatles’ “White Album” set.

        • Robert says:

          @ Phil Cohen

          I had plans to buy the John Lennon “Imagine” box. But after I have red your post I am going to wait a little while, untill I have more information if everyone has problems playing the CD & Blu-ray dics. Let us know what your experiece with this boxset is.

  63. Phil Cohen says:

    ABKCO’s Blu-ray reissue of The Rolling Stones “Rock n’Roll Circus” has been postponed until an unspecified date in 2019. The disc will have previously unreleased John Lennon content, but no unreleased Rolling Stones content.
    Universal Music has released an expanded 96Khz/24-bit download of 2017’s “The Beatles-Sgt.Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” boxed set. This time, it includes the entirety of CD’s 1,2, 3 & 4 albeit at high definition.
    The Canadian band “Rush” are going to released a Deluxe boxed set of their album “Hemispheres”, including CD’s, L.P.’s and a 5.1 Blu-ray audio disc & a book. There will be unreleased live recordings in the set, but as per Rush’s policy, no unreleased studio material. The rumour is that Rush’s entire career has produced less than 30 minutes of unreleased studio material, and the group is unlikely to ever permit its release.

    • Rob says:

      The promo material for the new Rush box set does not mention who did the 5.1 mix. (On last year’s “Farewell to Kings” box set they prominently mentioned that it was a Steven Wilson mix.)

      Paul, can you ask around and find out if this is a Steven Wilson mix also? I know Steven is a huge Rush fan, but he has said recently that he wants to back away from doing a lot of surround mixing for other artists as it takes time away from creating new music of his own.

      • Rob says:

        Update: Steven Wilson has tweeted that he did not do the 5.1 mix for Hemispheres. :-(

        I’d still love to know who did the mix though!

  64. eric says:

    it appears that either there is available backstock of the 3LP Half Speed Master or it is being reissued. Either way, like the Tom Petty Live Anthology, this has skyrocketed in price on the secondary market. I just bought it on the site.

  65. Phil Cohen says:

    A major disappointment for Rolling Stones fans: According to the Music Tap website, the upcoming reissue of The Rolling Stones’ “Beggars Banquet” album is a single disc remaster. No bonus material. What a waste of plastic. Obviously, The Stones will never agree to let ABKCO release unreleased 1964-1969 studio material, though it is being rampantly bootlegged, and is gradually entering UK/Europe public domain. The Stones’ bitterness towards Allen Klein (and his heirs) matters more to The Stones than loyalty to the fans.
    In reality the best of the “Beggars Banquet” and “Let it Bleed” outtakes were released on the 1975 outtakes album “Metamorphosis”.

  66. KevinK says:

    Great pre-order price on the Barry White 20th Century Records Albums (1973-1979) 9CD set on Amazon US at the moment … just over $18.

  67. Tom M says:

    Bananarama limited edition colored vinyl coming in October. I believe a CD is included with the LP. Getting to be an expensive year.

  68. Alan Kading says:

    Joe Strummer 001
    The very lovely box set arrived this morning but the “driving licence” is superglued to the side of the box. Anyone else have this issue?

  69. Yani P says:

    At last the Yuka Fujii book Like Planets is available !! A no-brainer must have for any David Sylvian collector. Managed to grab a numbered signed version (now sold out) but the £50 regular version still available.

    • Chris Squires says:

      It interesting to see the many posts moaning, on the main news thread, about costs for particular items. And here we have a 170 page book for £50. If this was musical equivalency it would be, at 170 pages, no more than, what? A 2CD with half an extra disc of out-takes or remixes for £50?
      Heads would explode. It shows, to me at any rate, how people do not value music any more. Everything is a rip-off or the current favourite saying, a “cash-grab”.

      Thank goodness there are companies willing to produce these kind of things and there are people willing to buy them in the world of books. It’s sad to hear people whining that £50 is too much for a 5CD or 3 or 4 LP set that has involved dozens of talented people that all have mortgages to pay and they will wait for it to drop to £20 before they buy something they actually want. As much as Amazon is damaging things, it is this cheap-as-chips attitude that is wreaking even more havoc on the world of physical music.
      Sylvian is art in human form.
      Art has a value, not just a price.

  70. Phil Cohen says:

    More news concerning the Cherry Red group of labels. They’ve ordered to not sell most of Cherry Red’s upcoming releases to people in the U.S.A.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Not sure they can ‘order’ Amazon to do anything, to b honest…

      • Phil Cohen says:

        The situation was apparently a glitch in the website. All Cherry Red CD products are now available to ship to the U.S.A. again. This situation was corrected shortly after I placed an order and was forced to omit an item.

  71. Phil Cohen says:

    I guess that the Esoteric label must have bought up more formerly EMI/Harvest recordings than just the Be Bop Deluxe and Barclay James Harvest catalogs . Now, they’re also going to give the (very) Deluxe Expanded treatment to the catalog of ” Third Ear Band”, an odd acoustic group with a Two Cellos/ Oboe/ Tabla line-up who often performed at Rock Festivals circa 1969-1971. Their debut album, “Third Ear Band” sometimes refered to as Elements” gets the 3-CD expanded treatment (23rd of November) with lots of unreleased material from both the BBC and German radio, as well as unreleased outtakes from Abbey Road Studios. The group’s sound is somewhat monotonous, but hypnotic, and probably sounded good to stoned hippies and those rock festivals nearly 50 years ago.
    Also upcoming from Esoteric: “Procol Harum-Procol’s Ninth”, a 3-CD set with previously unreleased studio alternate takes and rough mixes plus two radio concerts.
    Note: of late many upcoming releases from the Cherry Red group of labels are available to preorder only through Cherry Red’s website, but not through Amazon. This means substantially higher shipping charges than Amazon. Also, Cherry Red does not subtract the VAT when selling to people outside the UK.

  72. Phil Cohen says:

    On the 2nd of November the DERAM label releases “The Moody Blues-In Search of The Lost Chord” 3-CD + 2-DVD boxed set. This will contain both audio & video material, plus the original stereo mix, a new stereo mix, a few mono single mixes and the album’s first-ever 5.1 surround mix, plus BBC radio & television performances.
    In 1972, when 6 of the group’s 7 “Classic” albums were mixed for Quadraphonic Reel to Reel & 8-track cartridge release, this album wasn’t amongst them. Engineer Derek Varnals would explain, that for this album, recorded on 4-track, that after the various “bounce downs”(reduction mixes), what remained was a 4-track tape with 2 tracks of vocals and 2 tracks of instruments, and this was not considered sufficient to create a quadraphonic mix. apparently, they must have found 4-track tapes from earlier recording stages and synchronized them to make a 5.1 mix possible (something that would have been highly difficult in 1972, when the group’s quadraphonic mixes were created)
    The packaging will be in a box similar to that which Universal has used for “The Who-Maximum A’s & B’s”, “Big Country at The BBC” & “Mike Oldfield-Crises”
    Another amazing classic rock archival release in a season that may bankrupt some consumers!

    • The Golden Age Of Whatever says:

      That`s another to add to the list of SE`s I have on pre-order, add to that The Stones next `From The Vault`, Monkees Xmas, Knopfler`s newie but not the SE.
      It takes my spending into well over four figures and I ain`t joking. However the new Golden Age Of policy dictates room must be made for new releases and the selling of LPs/CDs I no longer play nor will play ever again are sold to finance new purchases. I ain`t no millionaire senator`s son. This policy has worked extremely well in it`s first implementation.

    • Dave H says:

      Thanks for the info Phil. A pity it couldn’t be located earlier for massive Timeless Flight box set but better late than never.
      Yes, you’re right there’s a lot of amazing releases out for the Christmas market this year. The worse part is not knowing which ones will be still around to buy at a later date.

  73. John T says:

    New Suede Blue Hour Album released yesterday. Signed vinyl at their webstore. Signed CDs already sold out.

  74. Chris Squires says:

    It may not mean much to those beyond our shores but today the UK lost a genuine talent.
    Chas Hodges from Chas & Dave has passed away.

    “Ain’t no pleasin you” is probably, alongside Vienna, the best UK no.2 single ever made.

    RIP Chas.

    • Peter Stanton says:

      Well said Chris. He played on so many records and had an amazing history. Saw him last in Hyde Park supporting Eric Clapton.
      I shall have a beer for Chas tonight.

  75. Jason says:

    Chris Cornell career spanning releases.
    4 cd box set
    2 Lp + Litho
    4 cd – bluray – 7lp box set – Lithos – slipmat – 66 pg Hardback book

  76. Phil Cohen says:

    The Rolling Stones-Voodoo Lounge Uncut (from Eagle Rock Entertainment) will be available as either Blu-ray + 2-CD or DVD + 2-CD. Amazon is showing artwork, but no info as to the contents. The Blu-ray will be upconverted from standard definition.
    Meanwhile, Britain’s Dutton Vocalion label has become the home of Sony Music’s vintage quadraphonic mixes. Recently released hybrid SACD titles include “Weather Report-Tale Spinnin'”, a two-fer by “Poco” (“Cantamos” & “Seven”) and a Two-fer by Jazz-rock group “Chase”(“Ennea” & “Pure Music”). Chase were a promising horn-driven group, not unlike Chicago, but their career abruptly ended after 3 albums, when the group’s leader, trumpeter Bill Chase (and one other group member) were killed in a plane crash. Also recently released on Quadraphonic Hybrid SACD by Dutton Vocalion: a two-fer by Brazilian percussionist Airto and several titles by Philadelphia soul vocalist Billy Paul.

  77. David says:

    New Mark Knopfler album on the way – with deluxe editions:

  78. Aaron says:

    One for Beach Boys fan…Mike Love has a new Christmas album coming out called Reason For The Season…will be giving this one a miss but some may be interested!

    1. Celestial Celebration
    2. Finally It’s Christmas (feat. Hanson)
    3. Little St. Nick
    4. Must Be Christmas (with Ambha Love and Christian Love)
    5. Jingle Bell Rock
    6. Alone On Christmas Day
    7. Reason For The Season
    8. Do You Hear What I Hear (with All Love)
    9. Away in a Manger (with All Love)
    10. Bring a Torch (feat. Hayleigh Love and Brian Love)
    11. O Come All Ye Faithful (with All Love)
    12. O Holy Night (feat. Ambha Love with All Love)

    • KevinK says:

      There’s a new Monkees seasonal offering on CD too, Christmas Party, via Rhino on Oct 12th

      1. Unwrap You At Christmas
      2. What Would Santa Do
      3. Mele Kalikimaka
      4. House Of Broken Gingerbread
      5. The Christmas Song
      6. Christmas Party
      7. Jesus Christ
      8. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day
      9. Silver Bells
      10. Wonderful Christmastime
      11. Snowfall
      12. Angels We Have Heard On High
      13. Merry Christmas, Baby
      Target exclusive tracks:
      14. Riu Chiu
      15. Christmas Is My Time of Year

      • Aaron says:

        Great target exclusive tracks…track 14 is from the Christmas episode of the tv show and track 15 was a one off 1976 single…

        Would be interested to hear the version of the Macca track too!

        Thanks for the info..

        Lots of Christmas album oddities coming out this year it seems!!

        William Shatner
        Eric Clapton
        Mike Love
        …anyone else??

  79. Craig Hedges says:

    It’s been confirmed that the new Abba songs won’t be released this year :(

  80. Michael says:

    Some rumors concerning The Beatles’ “White Album”-anniversary-reissue (taken from a German forum where somebody quotes the Steve-Hoffman-forum…):
    “Yes, the magic number is seven for the big box, actually what was posted some days ago was a ‚copy and paste‘ thing directly from one of the earlier memos. 2 disc new remix, 1 disc demos, 3 discs outtakes (2 hours 45 mins) + BRD adding extra minutes of outtakes NOT on the CDs (besides 5.1. of the new mix, mono, etc, etc) plus the 70 minutes aprox of Esher it will be a good amount of new material.
    The 3 CD version will be limited as well. 2 LP (180gr) of the new stereo mix of course with contents faithful to the original (but not detailed if will be also numbered), no word now on the colored or any colored vinyl and also a special standalone release also limited edition. (Plus the 2 CD version of the new stereo mix).“

  81. Phil Cohen says:

    A while back, I told you about an upcoming Sony/Legacy project for Big Brother & the Holding Company’s 1968 album “Cheap Thrills”; the album that brought vocalist Janis Joplin to stardom.
    Rather than follow the usual album plus bonus outtakes formula , Sony is going to release something better: “Sex, Dope & Cheap Thrills” (the album’s original intended title, which was vetoed by label executives), which will be a 2-CD set consisting entirely of outtake versions, almost all of them previously unreleased. Not only will it include alternate takes of the original album’s 7 songs, but also outtakes of the many other songs attempted at the sessions, including “Catch Me Daddy”, “Misery’n”, “Harry”, “It’s a Deal”, “Easy Once You Know How”, “Flower in the Sun”, “Magic of Love”, “Farewell Song”, “Roadblock” and more.
    The group originally wanted the album to be recorded live in concert, but attempts to record the group live had not proven to be musically satisfactory, so the group recorded the music mostly in the studio, adding audience sounds to two of the studio tracks. Though the album cover boasted “Live material recorded at Bill Graham’s Fillmore Auditorium”, in fact, only the album’s final song “Ball & Chain” was actually recorded at a concert. With no studio version of “Ball & Chain” to present, the new collection offers a “Live at Winterland” version. All the other songs in this 2-CD collection are from the John Simon-produced New York sessions that resulted in the “Cheap Thrills” album.
    The album was truly a landmark in the late 1960’s San Francisco music scene.

    • Peter Stanton says:

      Thanks Phil. As I, and others, have said before your updates are always of great interest to us more mature readers with a prime interest in the 60s, Beatles, Stones, West Coast music etc.

    • Roel Glas says:

      Thanks for the info Phil, looking forward to this

  82. Aaron says:

    New Jon Anderson album A Thousand Hands due soon. Based on songs he’s been working on for 27 years.

  83. Len Read says:

    Eric Clapton’s excellent Life In 12 Bars double CD is currently 4.99 on Amazon UK.

  84. Phil Cohen says:

    5th of October, ABKCO releases a remastered DVD & Blu-Ray of The Rolling Stones’ film “Sympathy For The Devil”.

  85. Phil Cohen says:

    Bad news: The Doors-Waiting For The Sun” 2-CD + L.P. boxed set contains what are (likely) the first major label U.S.A. CD’s to be encoded with the controversial MQA process. If you connect your CD player to an MQA-equiped Digital to Analog converter, you’ll get MQA’s (somewhat) lossy approximation of High Resolution audio. But without MQA decoding, the MQA system reduces CD’s usual 16-bit audio to a mere 13-bits.
    It looks like the record companies intend to try to force MQA upon the consumers. This is bad news. If consumers find this unacceptable, it will speed the demise of the CD format. Only one disc player (Oppo UDP-205) is equiped to decode MQA discs without external equipment, and of course,Oppo is defunct. I only became aware that this Doors product was MQA encoded after I ordered it. If had known this, I wouldn’t have ordered it.

  86. Cédric (Switzerland) says:

    Not about a release, but about packaging from Amazon. I recently received a vinyl (PSB Bilingual) with absolutely no protection, packaged in a wayyyyy to big box with some wrinkled paper above it. The result is that the cover is bended on 2 corners, which looks absolutely horrible… I complained with Amazon and since it was the second package within 3 weeks that got in with damaged goods (I returned the first one and got an exchange), I finally was reimbursed fully without having to send the item back (I told them that going to the post office had to be during my office hours, that I did it already once a few weeks ago, and that if I had to go again, I would gladly invoice them with my missing work hour…).
    My question is: is there any way to get a decent packaging from Amazon? Maye some well-hidden option? I’d gladly pay 1-2£ more to make sure the items arrive in one piece…
    They sometimes have these nice “frustration free” packaging for vinyl or steelbook blu-ray, but that’s not the case for every item. I bought 3 brand new Pet Shop Boys vinyl at the same time, 1 was in a “frustration free” packaging”, the other 2 not.
    Does anyone have tips? Asking for full refund without returning the item won’t work everytime I’m afraid…

    • The Golded Age Of Postal Deliveries says:

      I received the first Roxy Music SE 4xCD Box Set with a minor ding in one corner from Amazon USA. However a ding is a ding and it was caused by being sent in a large box without padding. I contacted Amazon USA, recieved an apology, was told to keep the item and reimbursed in full! I was expecting to get 10% refunded which I would have accepted. I have since ordered a few items from Amazon USA and they have all been perfectly packaged.

  87. Aaron says:

    Have you seen anything about the new Fall compilation coming soon. Called 58 Golden Greats and looks like an old Johnny Cash cover

    • Chris Squires says:

      It looks like a pastiche of the Elvis 40 Greatest hits on Arcade records that was released just before his death (Elvis’s, not Mark’s)

      • KevinK says:

        Good spot. That would make sense, since it’s an update/expanded version of the earlier Fall compilation “50,000 Fall Fans Can’t Be Wrong – 39 Golden Greats” which had an Elvis pastiche cover.

        • Stan Butler says:

          This is from Daryl Elsea in March’s Record Collector. Golden Greats was the original idea for the 50,000 album.

          Knowing what an influence Elvis Presley had been on MES, and the fact there is the picture of the album on the back of the Grotesque sleeve, I wrote an email to Hammonds: “I had a cover idea – do you remember the K-Tel Elvis 40 Golden Greats LP with the illustration of his head in the middle of it in front of a golden 40? Get an illustrator to do the same with MES on it!” The designer, Becky Stewart, couldn’t locate the Golden Greats image but came up with a marvellous parody of the much-loved Elvis comp, Gold Records, Volume 2: 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong, using multiple copies of Kevin Cummins’ 1978 “diamond jumper” shot of Smith. I laughed on seeing Becky’s creation and suggested the title 5,000 Fall Fans Can’t Be Wrong. The most important thing about the collection was that it was fully endorsed by Smith himself; and he made one significant change – upping the number of fans by 45,000. He wanted the number to be nearer a batallion as 5,000 seemed too small.

  88. Phil Cohen says:

    Badfinger’s two Warner Bros. albums (“Badfinger” & “Wish You Were Here”) get the expanded treatment (10 bonus tracks per album) on the 2nd of November fThe projects have been supervised by Badfinger historian Dan Matovina.

  89. Aaron says:

    Anyone interested in a William Shatner Christmas album?

    Shatner Claus (Great Title!) – is out on Oct 26 and features Henry Rollins, Billy Gibbons, Judy Collins, Brad Paisley, Rick Wakeman, Iggy Pop, Todd Rundgren, Joe Louis Walker and more…not sure if this was produced by Billy Sherwood who did Ponder The Mystery but that one was surprisingly great…

    a 7″ single Jingle Bells (Punk Rock Version) feat Henry Rollins b/w Silent Night feat. Iggy Pop is out on the same day.

    Eric Clapton also has a Xmas album out on Oct 12 – bet the Shatner one will be more interesting.

    Will SDE be covering the Shatner release in greater detail? Unboxing video?

    I probably will not be allowed to post again on here…. :)

    • Phil Cohen says:

      Well, if Bob Dylan, Barbra Streisand, Barry Manilow, Kenny G, Phil Spector, Herb Alpert & Carole King can record Christmas albums, then so can William Shatner.

      • Aaron says:

        Oh believe me, I completely agree and will likely be getting both the Shatner and Clapton releases. Like I say I thought the Ponder The Mystery album was pretty great. Like Yes but with Captain Kirk on vocals! :)

  90. Tom says:

    New Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs (St Etienne) compilation of rare American tracks from the late 60s/early 70s just announced on Ace Records. CD and Blue Vinyl. Out late Oct.
    If half as good as the previous two (English Weather and Paris In The Springtime), it’ll be a corker.

    • KevinK says:

      Thanks for the heads-up, that looks an amazing line-up of artists. Roy Orbison’s Southbound Jericho Parkway has long been a favourite of mine – probably because it’s slightly off-the-wall.
      Worth noting the CD has to drop one track (Give Peace A Chance) to fit it on one disc.

  91. Golden Age Of _ _ _ _ _ _. ' _ says:

    Hi Paul, I’ve just ordered the new David Crosby LP ‘Here If You Listen’ for the bargain price of £10.87 at Amazon UK. It’s released on October 26th.

    • Aaron says:

      4th album in 5 years….what a run by the Croz. Seems falling out with Nash and Young has done him a lot of good.

      The 3 previous albums have been top drawer and the single from this one Glory is pretty awesome too…

      Nash and Stills should take a leaf out of his book and up the output….this is Neil levels of productivity!!!

  92. Alan says:

    Hi Paul, do you know if the Barry White album box set due soon is going to include any unreleased stuff.

  93. Caroline says:

    Semi-secret project from Tom Bailey has appeared on Bandcamp this morning – might be of interest to SDE readers…

  94. Dibyaroop Ghosh says:

    Dear All…..i needed some guidance here…..I have ordered regular and deluxe sets from UK, US, France, Germany Amazon sites. I always opt for standard shipping. So there is a product cost and additional is shipping cost….now the product can be sent thru regular post of the originating country or via courier (amazon told me that its system randomly decides the mode of shipping when standard shipping is selected)…..My query is that in either case will i be charged import duty when the destination country is not one of UK, US, France and Gemany….so far in most cases i haven’t been charged import duty….but in one case i have been charged….the product cost i paid for was 73 Euro….it was shipped to Norway from Germany……DHL norway said that the product price was mentioned as 114 Euros as per amazon germany invoice….and they calculated 25% of 114 Euro as duty instead of 73 Euro…any iputs/direction would be helpful

    • Tax man says:

      Norway is not part of the EU so any item bought from abroad is subject to import tax. If it’s anything like the UK, it’s pretty much hit and miss whether import duty is added. I guess there’s too many items to add duty on every item.
      As for the charge itself, there is also a handling charge to pay on top of the duty. This can be quite high.

      • Dibyaroop Ghosh says:

        Thanks a lot… even with the fabulous deal alerts here, the import duty and handling charge can step up the price really high….so much for staying in a country outside EU or US…..

  95. Roel Glas says:

    Hi Paul,
    Just wondering if you could share this with all your Aussie readers who have been missing out on your deal alerts due to geo-blocking.
    Amazon AU have the soon to be released Led Zep. The Song Remains The Same Super Deluxe Set at a pre-order price of $149.99. It was $160 when I pre-ordered. That’s less than half the UK price and a little over half the US price. It definitely the 9 disc version. Here’s the link:


  96. Robert says:

    Maybe missed it but not review of the Bridges LP (a-ha) that came out this month?

  97. Phil Cohen says:

    The official announcement of the editions and contents of The Beatles’ “White Album” expanded reissues will be at a press event on the 26th of September. What little we know is that “Lady Madonna” will be included, as will the “Esher Demos”, pre-production demos recorded on 4-track at George Harrison’s house.

    2019 will see “Abbey Road” get the deluxe treatment.

    • Roel Glas says:

      Great news Phil. Can’t wait for this one. Abbey Road would be very welcome also. By the way, thank you for all your informative posts. Cheers.

    • The Golden Age Of _ _ _ _ _ _ ' _ says:

      The announcement will probably be earlier Phil. The 26th September is the date of the 3rd ‘listening party’ in N.Y. City. I don’t know the date of the first two, I think the first is in London, so it seems logical to me that details will be announced prior or on the same date as the first.

      Then again this is Apple.

  98. Darren says:

    The rumoured The Police vinyl 6LP boxset makes its first appearance:

    I read somewhere else that the release date is 26 October.

    Nothing to get excited about. The extra LP has b-sides (but only the studio recordings, none of the live ones). The good news is that it looks like A&M have found the Truth Hits Everybody ’83 remix that they lost when assembling “Message In A Box”. But that comes at the expense of losing The Bed’s Too Big Without You (Mono), I Burn For You, Fall Out, Nothing Achieving and Don’t Stand So Close To Me ’86.

    No sign of any CD reissues yet, nor the rumoured Police Around The World DVD.

  99. Aaron says:

    Cherry Red’s excellent Anthony Phillips reissue series continues with Field Day on 2x CD/ DVD in October. This time they’ve skipped over quite a few albums chronologically so I can only hope they go back and do Tarka, Sail The World and all the rest! Ordered it straight away anyway!

  100. Kevin says:

    Paul, any details on the R.E.M. Live at the BBC set that Slicing Up Eyeballs called attention to last week?

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      I’m monitoring the situation closely :) If anyone does want to put a ‘banker’ pre-order in, there is the link >

      • Kevin says:

        I was thinking about doing it, but not knowing the DVD Region, I’ve yet to pull the trigger. I’ve been frantically checking that link to hopefully discover at least an image. Can’t really complain about that pre-order price either!

  101. Phil Cohen says:

    The Series of Jethro Tull 4-disc sets(from the Rhino label) featuring surround sound remixes by Steven Wilson continues in November with the group’s 1968 debut album “This Was”. 2019 will see the group’s 1978 album “Stormwatch” album get similar treatment.
    The “This Was” set also includes BBC recordings, the original stereo & mono mixes and a few unreleased outtakes. Wilson has created a 4.1 surround mix from the album’s original 4-track muktitracks

    • Dibyaroop Ghosh says:

      Wow…that’s wonderful news….I have the Songs From The Wood, Aqualung and Too Old To Rock’nRoll Box sets…..Waiting for a deal alert on Heavy Horses but no luck yet…this news uplifts my spirit

    • Philip says:

      Just seen it for sale on Amazon. Thought I was the first one to notice (but maybe not!)

    • KevinK says:

      “This Was” up on Amazon UK (including tracklisting) – initially £44 but I assume that will fall before the 9th Nov release date.

  102. David says:

    Have you seen the new Lenny Kravitz’ album “Raise Vibration”? It’s being released in so many versions. There’s a cd and a deluxe cd in a book. There’s a standard 2x lp, a coloured 2x lp, a picture disc 2x lp, a set with 2x lp and cd. And there’s even a cassette. If I’m not wrong all of the different versions includes 12 songs.

  103. Phil Cohen says:

    Two drummers have announced archival projects from their respective bands, but (of course) not providing a release date or any other details. Fleetwood Mac’s Mick Fleetwood has announced a Fleetwood Mac 50th anniversary box, saying that it would include the group’s early blues-based music.
    Big Brother and The Holding Company’s Dave Getz has announced that Sony Legacy will release a 50th anniversary edition of “Cheap Thrills”, the group’s 1968 album, which marked the commercial breakthrough of vocalist Janis Joplin. Getz promises unreleased songs & versions, and liner notes by San Francisco music luminaries such as Joplin’s friend Grace Slick. Joplin’s career was brief (4 albums; one of them released unfinished), so the “Cheap Thrills” sessions are the only remaining source of unreleased Joplin studio material.

  104. Mij says:

    I’ll try again on this as my previous comment wasn’t published. Sony release ELO “Original Album Classics 2” 5CD set on 14th September. It features the following albums and retails for around £15.99:

    Jeff Lynne – Armchair Theatre (1990) / ELO – Zoom (2001) / ELO – Zoom Tour Live (recorded 2001 released 2013) / Jeff Lynne – Long Wave (2012) / ELO – Mr Blue Sky Very Best Of (re-recorded hits) (2012).

  105. Aaron says:

    Dave Davies to release Decade an album of lost 70s tracks, some have been finished off with vocals and extra music.

    Cradle to the Grave
    Midnight Sun
    If You Are Leaving
    Web of Time
    Mystic Woman
    Give You All My Love
    The Journey
    Within Each Day
    Same Old Blues
    Mr. Moon
    This Precious Time (Long Lonely Road)

  106. Auntie Sabrina says:

    RIP Lindsay Kemp

  107. Gerbrand says:

    Since a few books have been mentioned here at SDE recently (Bowie, Lennon) it may be worthwile to mention the issue of a “cheap” version of Daniel Kramer’s photographs “Bob Dylan – A Year and a Day” by Taschen (€50). To read and look at while listening to Bob on The Cutting Edge 1965-1966 or The 1966 Live Recordings.

  108. Phil Cohen says:

    …and more from the “Esoteric” label on 26 of October: “Be Bop Deluxe-Sunburst Finish” 3-CD + DVD box with new 5.1 surround and stereo mixes, the original mix, 6 unreleased outtakes, BBC radio & T.V. recordings, an unreleased Harvest promo video & a 68-page book. This 1976 album, the group’s 3rd, was the first to feature the group’s classic line-up of Bill Nelson(guitar,vocals), Simon Fox (Drums), Andy Clark (Keyboards) & the late Charlie Tumahai (Bass,vocals)

  109. Phil Cohen says:

    On the 26th of October, Cherry Red’s “Esoteric” label releases a 3-CD +L.P. 50th anniversary edition of the Self-titled debut album of “The Crazy World of Arthur Brown. Included will be the stereo & mono mixes, pre-Crazy World recordings and BBC sessions. On the same day, Esoteric also releases “Procol Harum with the Edmonton Stmphony Orchestra” with 5 bonus tracks, two of them previously unreleased rehearsal versions.

    • DaveM says:

      @Phil, thanks as ever for the excellent updates. Tell me if you can, is Procol Harum’s Edmonton the only album they are reissuing in October? Thought maybe Broken Barricades, Ninth or Something Magic may have been planned with Edmonton.

      • Phil Cohen says:

        For the moment, “Live with The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra” will be the only Procol Harum album reissued, but I would expect the remaining titles (Thus far not included in Esoteric’s series) to eventually follow.

  110. Phil Cohen says:

    In July, The Rolling Stones signed another lucrative mega-deal with Universal Music, and this one includes the reissue (with bonus material where possible) of all of the group’s presently out of print concert videos. Certificates obtained by Eagle Rock from Germany’s film classification board establish that the first fruits of the new contract will be “Voodoo Lounge Uncut”. At least 3 shows were professionally video recorded during that tour, so it’s unknown which one it will be.

  111. Rob says:

    The Joe Strummer 001 set with the book is £8.06 on Amazon France.
    Your link takes me through to the product web page which shows the book in the picture, so I’ve ordered, anticipating a cancellation!

  112. john T says:

    Not sure why some of my comments never get posted, usually just a ‘John T Deal Alert’
    Sting 57th and 9th Coloured vinyl only £6.97 at amazon UK
    Cheers John T

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      You posted it 3 minutes ago. Give the moderator a chance.

      • John T says:

        Hi Paul, I wasn’t complaining at all – your site is a great source of information and interest to me and I visit multiple times daily. I was just stating that there have been times over the last couple of weeks when my posts have never appeared. I was assuming it was either a problem my end, beccause the post was not of interest or because I included a link – but I was unsure exactly why hence my recent post. I think I may have provided some fairly decent deal info over the last couple of day? Keep up the great work. All best John

        • Paul Sinclair says:

          No worries John. There is a slight problem right now in that people aren’t seeing the ‘your post is awaiting moderation’ message. Working on this, but rest assured, even if you don’t ‘see’ comments before they are published, they are in the queue.

  113. DJ Salinger says:

    Cocteau Twins: Fontana Years box set out 12 October. Four discs including the two albums for that label, plus b-sides, sessions and the promise of period rarities. Haven’t seen the track listing yet or if the material is newly remastered.

  114. Phil Cohen says:

    Paul, I am still (somewhat) convinced that there is some technical problem with your forums. In the past, after I posted something, the post would still be visible to the person who posted it, albeit with the words “Awaiting Moderation”, but now my post totally disappears, in most cases never to reappear. I tried to let you know about BMG/Sanctuary’s late October SDE of “The Kinks are The Village Green Preservation Society”, which will have Three L.P’s, Three 7″ singles, Five CD’s, a Book, a poster & various pieces of memorabilia. Though it is a UK release, preordering is (so far) only available at Amazon’s U.S.A. site. On the positive side, that site provides a complete tracklist.
    And one more thing: on the 9th of November, there will be a 4-CD SDE of “Jimi Hendrix Experience-Electric Ladyland” from Sony Legacy.
    The status of the various John Lennon “Imagine” releases (CD, 2-CD, 2-L.P., 2-L.P. colour vinyl, DVD ,Bluray & Super Deluxe 4-CD/2-Bluray Audio) is still unknown.

  115. Auntie Sabrina says:

    RIP The Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin

  116. Philip Birtwisle says:

    Just read an interview with Fish in Classic Rock that states :

    “There’s also the new anniversary edition of the final album he made with Marillion, Clutching At Straws, which is released with an accompanying DVD in November.”

  117. Stu says:

    The single cd version of ‘Revamp : the songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin’ is only £1.65 on Amazon at the moment.

    Tracklisting/artists doesn’t look great, but i’ll give it a go at that price.

  118. Emilio Lafarga Giribets says:

    Yesterday I got my Alan Parson’s Eye in the sky bluray audio and the disc is labeled as disc 4. I guess that’s how it must be in the deluxe edition, so they didn’t bother to erase that for the standalone bluray edition.

  119. Peter Stanton says:

    Hi Phil
    I am of a similar age (66 in fact) and have similar tastes to you, so always look out for and appreciate your posts.
    I have been a record collector since 1964 and my first 45 and, sadly, I am something of a luddite and have yet to experience the apparent joys of blu-ray, sacd, surround sound etc. etc. despite the fact that I now own, mainly thanks to SDE, some of these.

    Heres to more “Beatles, Dylan, Kinks & Rolling Stones releases”.


  120. Phil Cohen says:

    There are increasing reports on the internet, that the “John Lennon-Imagine” boxed set has gone into limbo, likely until sometime next year. Oh well. I would have enjoyed the surround sound mixes, but approximately 5 hours of full fidelity outtakes have been in circulation(and in my collection) since the 1990’s.
    There’s been indications that the upcoming Christmas shopping season was going to be the greatest-ever for “Classic Rock” boxed sets, but perhaps not. How much longer does the industry think that they have, to sell these outtakes to the (now) old geezers in their 60’s & 70’s (I’m 62) who lived during that era.? I’m prepared to be disappointed when The Beatles, Dylan, Kinks & Rolling Stones releases fail to materialise. The positive side: I’ve saved quite a bit of money.

  121. Aaron says:

    Oh joy. Cher is releasing an ABBA covers version album next month called Dancing Queen. Even the cover is pretty awful. Does anyone anywhere want this!!??

  122. Ben in Colorado says:

    Burning Shed just announced that XTC Skylarking and Apple Venus 1&2 are coming out on 180 vinyl.

    • Yani P says:

      Its actually 200g vinyl

      Mastered by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering from tapes approved by Andy Partridge. (according to Burning Shed)

      Release September 21st

    • KevinS says:

      Really pleased about the Apple Venus/Wasp Star releases.

  123. Helmut Applebaum says:

    Hey Paul,


    Was just thinking of replacing some old Generation X Vinyl and saw this:

    Generation X package release for Xmas 2018

    worthy of a look?


  124. DaveM says:

    The Elton John mini-LP SHM Japanese CDs of his output from Empty Sky through to and including Blue Moves (and the two Greatest Hits albums from the seventies), have been put back for a second time and will now be released on October 10th.
    However, there is a silver lining, they are now CONFIRMED as 2018 remasters from the original UK master tapes. This is great news as some of these haven’t been remastered since 1995.

  125. moog_man says:

    Deal alert – Amazon UK has dropped the price of Gorillaz “Humanz” – deluxe vinyl with the hardback book. It’s now £29.55.
    When I noticed the price, there were 3 copies left. I purchased what was displaying as the last copy but it looks like they are restocking in 1-2 days.

  126. Aaron says:

    couple of great looking Joni Mitchell items on the way:

    1. Joni Mitchell: The Norman Seeff Sessions – Hard Cover book out on Dec 4 2018
    The culmination of their partnership. Timed to release on Joni’s 75th birthday, this collection of familiar and rare imagery tracks the pair’s history together through these exclusive moments captured on film. A combination of album artwork and candid shots reveals Joni’s personality in ways few have managed to capture before or since. It is $60 though!

    2. Both Sides Now – Live at The Isle of Wight Festival 1970 – Blu Ray – out on Sept 14 2018
    This was the final film from Murray Lerner, who sadly passed away not long after the films completion. Tracklisting: 1. That Song About The Midway 2. Chelsea Morning 3. For Free 4. Woodstock 5. My Old Man 6. California 7. Big Yellow Taxi 8. Both Sides Now 9. Gallery 10. Hunter 11. A Case Of You – $20.85

    Also, coming to Blu Ray/DVD – the US Generation 1982 Festival – features performances by Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac, The Ramones, the Police, Talking Heads, The B-52s, The Cars & Santana – released Aug 10th – $19.98

  127. Dibyaroop Ghosh says:

    Hi Paul,

    Can we have a few articles curated by you and experienced readers on the following subjects:

    1. Best music box sets released between 2000 and 2018 which are rich in content and value for money (lets say 10 of them not necessarily ranked)
    2. Best music box sets or reissues till date (might sound similar to point#1 but for me Fairport Convention Live at the BBC would fall under point#1 where as Pink Floyd: The Early Years 1965-1972 would come under point#2
    3. Best rated books on music albums, musicians or bands.

    Do let me know what do you think about it.

  128. Philip Cohen says:

    As most of you know, my prefered music style is “classic rock”. It is the music of my generation.
    Anyhow, we are presently at somewhat of a lull in archival “Classic Rock” release,s awaiting the start of an avalanche of releases to begin in October.
    In the meantime, I’ve gone back to my list of items that I wanted to buy in the past 2 years that I couldn’t fit into my budget at the time. There’s no shortage of stuff to buy. I recently bought “Pink Floyd-The Early Years”, and yesterday, I ordered a “Star Trek-The Next Generation” Blu-ray box. Next month, I may buy the “Paul McCartney-Flowers in The Dirt” SDE, or perhaps several Rolling Stones Blu-ray discs (Leeds, Havana) that I don’t presently have.
    At the moment, most of the major labels are “Stonewalling It”* concerning the contents of upcoming archival CD releases or not confirming that some of these releases are going to happen at all. I’m expecting that these labels will relent by mid-September.
    (* “Stonewalling” -adamantly refusing to reveal information.)

  129. Phil Cohen says:

    Of late, no one’s new posts (Mine or anyone’s) are actually appearing on your site. Is there some technical glitch at your site?

    • Dibyaroop Ghosh says:

      My post dated July 31st is still awaiting moderation….so i’m relieved to see that in between there were no other posts except yours

      • Paul Sinclair says:

        There have been over 500 comments published since July 31st, with lots of people reply to them. Are you saying you have an issue seeing new comments? The Michael Jackson picture disc post has 29 comments, can you see them?

    • Dibyaroop Ghosh says:

      Now both my earlier reply to your post and my original post is gone

      • Paul Sinclair says:

        Dibyaroop – if by ‘reply’ you mean the comment posted 5 minutes before THIS post, it wasn’t ‘gone’ it was just not published. Please be aware that NO comments by anyone get published immediately. There is always a time delay which can range from 10 seconds (if I happen to be moderating at the time) to 8 hours (I have to sleep). This is because comments are manually moderated on SDE.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      You’ve posted loads of comments in the last few days, which have been published, so I’m confused by this comment. I have been manually approving all comments as usual, so there is nothing going on. The odd comment might get missed here and there, or go to spam for some unknown reason… but that’s par for the course, really.

      • Dibyaroop Ghosh says:

        I understood your point loud and clear….maybe my articulation was inadequate….my post on 31st Jul’18 was awaiting moderation till today (i understand that it needs time for all the posts to get moderated and then approved for post; which is fine)…..but when i posted my reply to Phil cohen, i couldn’t find that reply tagged as “awaiting moderation” and in addition to that my earlier post was also not visible…..It maybe how the workflow is devised for the comments but i’m no technical expert. Looking at the popularity of this site it really feels rather unusual that between 31st Jul and today no one posted in the “get in touch” section…..maybe that was compensated by the over 500 posts in the other specific topics that have been posted since then….i myself have been greatly benefited by your deal alerts, informative posts and detailed product information, so wishing your site all the very best…always

        • Paul Sinclair says:

          The ‘get in touch’ post doesn’t really get that many comments to be honest, although Phil is a regular :) The whole comments area of this website is getting a major overhaul very soon. I do realise it’s far from perfect, and look forward to giving everyone an enhanced experience in the near future.

      • Philip Cohen says:

        The responses to the Michael Jackson article(32 of them) are indeed there, and most of my recent posts have belatedly appeared. When I origianally posted some recent posts, the usual Awaiting Moderation statement didn’t appear, and my post disappeared (not visible to me). That’s why I was concerned.

    • kook says:

      This actually looks really decent – I’ve just pre-ordered the ‘exclusive’ 10″ box so hopefully it won’t show up on Amazon later at half the price!

  130. Aaron says:

    Heard some rumours on a Van Morrison Healing Game 20th anniversary special edition. Any news?

  131. John T says:

    Guns n’ roses fans might be interested in the new Slash album coming this September. Deluxe version and bundles available.

  132. Philip Cohen says:

    The Quadraphonic mix of Jazz-Rock fusion classic “Miles Davis-Bitches Brew” comes to Japanese SACD on the 9th of August from Sony. The Hybryd 2-disc SACD set contains both the 1970’s Quadraphonic mix and the latest mastering of the stereo mix. I would think that the stereo mix will be the 1990’s mix which has been used on all CD releases. The only presently available release of the 1969 stereo mix is on a vinyl record in the 3-CD/DVD/2-L.P. “40th anniversary” SDE(released in 2010), where it is taken from a 2nd generation tape…the best that now exists for the 1969 mix, hence the new mix for the CD era.

  133. Aaron says:

    Yoko Ono has a new album coming out – Warzone on 19 Oct

    similar to the new Paul Simon album Yoko revisits and reimagines 13 songs from her past work, spanning 1970-2009. I will wait to judge which one will be better…

    1. Warzone
      2. Hell In Paradise
      3. Now Or Never
      4. Where Do We Go From Here
      5. Woman Power
      6. It’s Gonna Rain
      7. Why
      8. Children Power
      9. I Love All of Me
      10. Teddy Bear
      11. I’m Alive
      12. I Love You Earth
      13. Imagine

  134. P. E. says:

    Hi Paul,

    Love, love, love the site and your hard work. Any chance you’ll put up a mention of the forthcoming Siouxsie and the Banshees vinyl reissues that start mid-August with four of their eleven studio albums. (Unsure if they intend to release their classic live album Nocturne in this set.)

  135. joel ivins says:

    alison moyet is supposed to release some information involving yazoo tomorrow…something about four pieces

  136. baptist says:

    MC5 have outlined plans to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their debut album ‘Kick Out The Jams’.
    The seminal Detroit band lit the charge for the punk rock explosion, reducing rock ‘n’ roll down to its most visceral thrills.
    New box set ‘Total Assault’ is the perfect primer, featuring ‘Kick Out The Jams’ (red vinyl), ‘Back In The USA’ (white vinyl) and ‘High Time’ (blue vinyl), housed in a hard slipcase with new art and previously unseen photographs.
    Out on September 21st, ‘Total Assault’ will be complimented by a new memoir penned by guitarist Wayne Kramer.

  137. Aaron says:

    ELO the Uk singles volume 1 includes 15 singles plus the elo ep

    Steve Hackett – Steve announces ‘Broken Skies – Outspread Wings (1984 – 2006)’ limited edition 6CD/2DVD collection – release date 5th October 2018!

  138. David Cox says:

    Hi Paul,

    I new this book was coming out but did not realise there was an deluxe version. Thanks for the tip off just ordered the deluxe version.

  139. Philip Cohen says:

    There will indeed be a John Lennon “Imagine” boxed set, including Blu-ray releases (with remixed 5.1 sound) of the video programmes “Imagine” & “Gimme Some Truth” , audio presentations(via CD & Blu-ray) of the original “Imagine” album in stereo, remixed 5.1 surround and vintage 1970’s 4.0 Quadraphonic, and large quantities of outtakes (newly mixed for stereo & 5.1). The word is, that some Yoko Ono songs that were recorded at these same sessions will also be included. The remixing will be by former Abbey Road Studios engineer Paul Hicks (son of Hollies lead guitarist Tony Hicks).
    There will also be a vinyl reissue of the “Imagine” album, to be offered on both Black vinyl and Colour vinyl. Whether the vinyl will be a 1-L.P. release of the original tracklisting only remains to be seen.

  140. Aaron says:

    The next in the Peter Banks estate releases is on the way from cherry red. The complete and unreleased Harmony In Diversity recordings…includes all recording by the band, including the semi-released Trying album along with unreleased sessions and live recordings. 6 discs and only £17.99…A must for all Yes fans!!

  141. Aaron says:

    Pop Will Eat Itself 4 disc set coming from cherry red

  142. Philip Cohen says:

    Charly Records’ 3-CD + DVD reissue of “Small Faces’ “Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake” has been scheduled yet again, for 28th of September, and a tracklisting has been supplied by “Spin CD’s”, an internet dealer with a rogue reputation.
    The set contains the stereo & mono mixes, a CD of related rarities (The exact same selections that were included in Charly’s previous 3-CD edition, but in a different running order) and a DVD containing the BBC “Colour Me Pop” performance and a promotional video for the song “Lazy Sunday”. That promotional video is the only previously unreleased material in the entire set. Thus continues compiler Rob Caiger’s tradition of teasing the fans for years with projects that promise much and ultimately deliver much,much less. The reality is that the bottom of the barrel has been scraped. There is no further unreleased material (excepting breakdown back track takes) by “Small Faces”. The BBC “Colour Me Pop” performance has already been released in the UK & U.S.A. in a Small Faces documentary DVD “All or Nothing”, where it appears complete in the supplemental section.
    Do I believe Rob Caiger’s claim that he holds “Yardbirds” multitracks and unreleased songs? Absolutely not.

  143. David Wishart says:

    After listening to Kate Bush’s Before The Dawn, then reading about what recordings are available for Kate Bush, I thought she might not be aware of how good a SDE can be. Does she have awareness of you and your work for other artists?

  144. Philip Cohen says:

    Compiler Andrew Sandoval reports today that The Kinks have signed off for his latest multi-disc upgrade of “The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society” to be released in October by BMG. When asked if Ray Davies vetoed any potential inclusions, Sandoval said “He Always Does, It’s his album.”

  145. Philip Cohen says:

    In September, Atlantic/Rhino releases a 4-CD box of Phil Collins’ work as a sideman and guest frontman called “Plays Well With Others”

  146. Roel Glas says:

    Deal Alert for those in OZ. Amazon AU have the Fleetwood Mac (S/T) Deluxe Box set for the crazy price of $21.99 (about 13 pounds). Get in quick

  147. Philip Cohen says:

    By the way, for those of you in the UK & Europe who are lamenting Eagle Rock/Universal’s decision that the Yellow, Red & Black vinyl edition of “The Rolling Stones-From The Vaults:San Jose ’99” will be U.S.A.-only, and that the UK/Europe edition will be black vinyl only, consider this: I bought the Yellow/Black/Red vinyl edition, and the only one of the 3 records where the grooves are on-center on both sides….is the black vinyl.
    There’s no reason why it should be more difficult to properly align both halves of the stampers when pressing red or yellow vinyl, but the red & yellow records each have a side where the grooves are off-center. On the yellow record, it’s not enough to be audible, but on the red record, it becomes audible towards the end of “It’s Only Rock n’Roll, But I Like It”.
    It’s not for nothing that, these days record company websites don’t let you contact them, nor do they put a company address on the L.P. sleeve. The pressing plant needs to take more care when aligning the stampers. Only Eagle Rock/Universal can communicate this to them.
    It’s unfortunate, because, otherwise the 3 L.P. set has clean pressings and excellent overall sound quality. Admittedly, I bought the vinyl mainly as a collectors item(I also bought the Blu-ray + 2-CD edition), but I found that this music actually sounded quite good on vinyl. I wasn’t expecting it to sound as good as it does.

    • Mark Phillips says:

      Daryl Easlea – unfortunate or just sloppy?

      Daryl Easlea is listed as the compiler of all of the new 3 CD Top of the Pops compilations on UMC that have been appearing over the last couple of years. In general this has been a good batch of comps including

      – 8 3cd sets that covered half a decade each from 1964 when TOTP started to 2006 when it ended.
      – Single year 3cd sets from 1974-1986 (the last released in the last month)
      – A number of themed 3cd sets such as 70s Rock, New Romantics etc.

      However, there are a couple of what I consider awful mistakes on a couple of these sets, and I would really like Mr Easlea to explain what happened and if he had no control over the finished product.

      First off, in no fewer than three instances a terrible re-recorded version of Althea & Donna’s seminal Uptown Top Ranking is used. Once is regrettable but doing it three times on 3 different comps including the new TOTP Reggae without someone spotting and correcting it? And this version is not just bad, it stinks. It’s worse than when they had to sing live to the TOTP Orchestra struggling to play reggae on the backing track.

      Another set 1964-1969 has no fewer than three wrong versions on the same disc. Re-recodings of Tom Jones and Lulu, plus Georgie Fame’s Yeh Yeh sung in German. Why?

      I suppose what I should be asking is does anyone care that these are wrong, or is it just me? If there are lots of us we might get some movement instead of the tumbleweed silence so far.

      I’d love if Paul could ask Universal how these mistakes slipped through their rigid? Quality control and do they feel like fixing them.

      Rant over! Join me @wondermouse if you agree that it’s infuriating.

    • Robert says:

      @ Philip Cohen

      Is there a reason why only people in the U.S.A. can get the Blu-ray + 2 CD edition. I live in the Netherlands and I can only get the DVD + 2 CD edition. By the way … how is the video and sound quality of this Blu-ray ?

      • Philip Cohen says:

        You’re asking me about the “The Rolling Stones-From The Vaults: San Jose ’99” ?. The video quality on the Blu-ray is good, but it it is upconverted from standard definition. The surround sound audio is genuine 5.1 surround sound.

        • Robert says:

          @ Philip Cohen … Thanks for your answer !

          Yes, I did ask you this question about “The Rolling Stones-From The Vaults: San Jose ’99”. I only wish that the Blu-ray + 2 CD edition was available here in the Netherlands. I think I am going for the separate Blu-ray.

          I wish that Eagle Rock/Universal would change their policy, and that they would give European fans the chance to buy the Blu-ray + 2 CD editions.

  148. Philip Cohen says:

    ABKCO will have some Rolling Stones product for the Christmas shopping season, but, until and unless we hear otherwise, assume that this will be deluxe packaged collectors product, which will have no previously unreleased content, I.E. not unlike the “Their Satanic Majesties Request” stereo/mono package and “The Rolling Stones in Mono” LP & CD boxes.
    The new product will likely be Blu-ray releases of the movies “Sympathy For The Devil” & “Rock n’ Roll Circus”.(Yes, I’m aware that, in several territories there are already Blu-ray editions of “Sympathy For The Devil”, but some fans claim that they are upconverted from standard definition).
    Also on the agenda: a 50th anniversary edition of the 1968 album “Beggar’s Banquet”, but, though such a project has been under negotiation for decades, any release (by ABKCO) of unreleased material(even material recorded during the Decca/London/ABKCO years) requires Mick Jagger & Keith Richards’ permission. It could ultimately be nothing more than the stereo & mono mixes in deluxe packaging (like “Their Satanic Majesties Request”) or an expanded edition (like “Exile on Main Street”) with 21st century vocals, lyrics and lead guitar overdubs onto unfinished backing tracks.
    The “Sympathy For The Devil” & “Rock n’Roll Circus” films and the “Beggar’s Banquet” album all mark the final contributions from rhythm guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Brian Jones. (Though his guitar is mixed out throughout the “Sympathy For the Devil” film, and during parts of the “Rock n’Roll Circus” film.)

  149. Darren says:

    The Blue Nile – High (Deluxe Edition).
    On 2nd Feb 2016 The Blue Nile website announced the mastering of this was complete for an impending release.
    Does anyone know what happened?

  150. Rob says:

    Hi Paul
    No coverage of the A Flock of Seagulls reunion and the orchestral boxset?

  151. Aaron says:

    Cherry Red has acquired the rights to the Witchwood Media catalogue. This would include all the Strawbs albums, as well as Dave Cousins solo & Wakeman-Cousin’s albums amongst others.

    Oh and Cherry Red are now the shirt sponsors for Wycombe Wanderers for next season. SDE should get into that! Who is the most Rock n Roll team you could sponsor? Leicester Nirvana from the United Counties League Premier League perhaps?

  152. Robbert van Deursen says:

    Angela Bofill – Angie & Angel of the Night [SACD Hybrid Stereo]
    Johnnie Taylor – Ear-ga-sm & Rated Extraordinaire [SACD Hybrid Multi-channel]
    Airto – Fingers & Airto/Deodato in Concert [SACD Hybrid Multi-channel]
    Poco – Cantamos & Seven [SACD Hybrid Multi-channel]
    out on Dutton/Vocalion now!

  153. Robbert van Deursen says:

    The Pet Shop Boys “Behaviour”, “Very” and “Bilingual” 2CD Further Listening Editions (Parlophone/Rhino) released August 31, 2018.

  154. Aaron says:

    New rod Stewart album Blood red roses coming soon .

    And a remixed version of Bob Marley’s Kaya album for the 40th anniversary. Hopefully will not be as bad as the Graceland remix!’

  155. Glenn says:

    Cowboy Junkies – All That Reckoning CD July 13
    Neil and Liam Finn – Lightsleeper CD August 24

  156. Aaron says:

    2 new Status Quo albums on the way on the same day…August 17th. On CD/LP/DVD I believe..

    1 is acoustic and 1 is electric…

    Down Down & Dignified At The Royal Albert Hall
    Down Down & Dirty At Wacken

  157. purpledaniel says:

    Amazon had listed several editions for The Doors Waiting for the Sun but now they have pulled the links

    -Regular box set
    -standalone remastered cd
    -standaone vinyl
    -standalone 2 cd

    It would be cool if Paul and SDE could check this with the label.

  158. Aaron says:


    According to the NME – the Kinks are “officially” back together and recording an album…Ray, Dave and Mick Avory…this would be amazing if true!

  159. Aaron says:

    Moldy peaches debut album is being rereleased on August 10 on cd and red vinyl. Vinyl comes with bonus 7” and the cover has been updated to make the drawing of the girl on the cover red! Great album.

  160. Aaron says:

    couple of cool looking Dylan related releases coming soon…

    A Tree With Roots – Fairport Convention And The Songs Of Bob Dylan – August 3rd – only £7.29 on amazon
    1. Si Tu Dois Partir
      2. Jack O’diamonds
      3. Lay Down Your Weary Tune
      4. Dear Landlord
      5. Open the Door Richard
      6. I’ll Keep It With Mine
      7. Percy’s Song
      8. Ballad of Easy Rider
      9. George Jackson
      10. It Ain’t Me Babe – Sandy Denny
      11. Tomorrow Is a Long Time – Sandy Denny
      12. Down in the Flood
      13. Days of 49
      14. All Along the Watchtower
      15. Too Much of Nothing – Fotheringay
      16. Million Dollar Bash
      17. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

    Things Have Changed – Bettye LaVette – this just came out I think
    1. Things Have Changed
      2. It Ain’t Me Babe
      3. Political World – Bettye LaVette, Keith Richards
      4. Don’t Fall Apart On Me Tonight
      5. Seeing The Real You At Last
      6. Mama, You Been On My Mind
      7. Ain’t Talkin’
      8. The Times They Are A-Changin’
      9. What Was It You Wanted – Bettye LaVette, Trombone Shorty
      10. Emotionally Yours
      11. Do Right To Me Baby (Do Unto Others)
      12. Going, Going, Gone

  161. Phil Wilson says:

    The Doors – Waiting for the Sun – 50th Anniversary 2 CD + vinyl to be released 14th Sept. Disc one is a remastered version of the album, disc 2 contains:

    Disc: 2
    1. Hello, I Love You (Rough Mix)
    2. Summer’s Almost Gone (Rough Mix)
    3. Yes, The River Knows (Rough Mix)
    4. Spanish Caravan (Rough Mix)
    5. Love Street (Rough Mix)
    6. Wintertime Love (Rough Mix)
    7. Not To Touch The Earth (Rough Mix)
    8. Five To One (Rough Mix)
    9. My Wild Love (Rough Mix)
    10. Texas Radio & The Big Beat (Live at Falkoner Centeret, Copenhagen 9/17/68)
    11. Hello, I Love You (Live at Falkoner Centeret, Copenhagen 9/17/68)
    12. Back Door Man (Live at Falkoner Centeret, Copenhagen 9/17/68)
    13. Five To One (Live at Falkoner Centeret, Copenhagen 9/17/68)
    14. The Unknown Soldier (Live at Falkoner Centeret, Copenhagen 9/17/68)

    £36.48 from:

  162. Philip Cohen says:

    It’s official: Universal Music announces “The Beatles” (AKA “The White Album”) Super Deluxe to be released 9th of November. No further details, of course.

  163. Aaron says:

    New Elvis Presley cd coming- where no one stands alone

    Where No One Stands Alone celebrates the power and passion of Elvis Presley’s gospel recordings. Produced by Joel Weinshanker, Lisa Marie Presley and Andy Childs, Where No One Stands Alone introduces newly-recorded instrumentation, rare alternate vocals from Elvis, and backing vocal contributions from music legends who’d performed on-stage and/or in-the-studio with Elvis such as, Darlene Love; Cissy Houston; Terry Blackwood, Armond Morales and Jim Murray of The Imperials; and Bill Baize, Ed Hill, Donnie Sumner and Larry Strickland of The Stamps Quartet.

    The album also includes a reimagined duet with Elvis and his daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, on the album’s title track and spiritual touchstone.

    Where No One Stands Alone provides new musical perspectives on 14 of the singer’s favorite pieces of gospel music, from the reverential to the celebratory, with song selections including Presley’s beloved enduring gospel classics (the 1965 Top 5 smash “Crying In The Chapel,” “How Great Thou Art,” “You’ll Never Walk Alone”), praise-filled gospel-rockers (Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller’s “Saved”) and traditional hymns and spirituals (“So High,” “Stand By Me,” “In The Garden,” “Amazing Grace”).

  164. Erik says:

    Hello, Can any A-Ha fan tell me which greatest hits package of theirs “sounds” the best? Thanks!

  165. Graham says:

    Hi Paul,

    I presume that you will do one of your live reviews of the David Byrne concert last night. How good was that? Best gig I’ve been to in years (and I go to lots) and definitely in my top ten of all time.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Very good. Not definite on the review… will see how things go… but he was amazing. Very inventive staging and what about how good all those musicians sounded?!

      • gnskzs says:

        hello paul,do you have any idea of how p!nk’s vinyl reissues sounds like?
        i want to have the MISSUNDAZTOOD album ,so let me know
        about your opinion.

  166. Gerbrand says:

    Bob Dylan Live 1962-1966 Rare Performances from the Copyright Collections.

    Originally reported as Japan-only release now available for pre-order on all amazon sites. Double-cd for only €9,99 (

    Track listing :

  167. Aaron says:

    The House Of Love: 30th Anniversary Deluxe Hardback Edition – 5 Disc set covers the complete Creation Recordings from 87- 88. Out Sept 28th

  168. Adam Shaw says:

    Hi Paul .
    Thought you might be interested that there is a BBC radio 4 extra program on Wednesday night 20/06/18 about the 12” single , including interviews with Trevor Horn and Paul Morley . I don’t know if it’s an old program though .

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      I think it is a repeat because I’m pretty sure I heard it the first time. Memory is not as good as I’d hoped, but still worth a listen!

  169. Michael G says:

    Will you be giving any comment on the Killing Joke vinyl and Cd Box Sets due later this year,or are they just to expensive for most people to consider buying.
    Your thoughts would be welcome!

  170. Aaron says:

    Yes featuring ARW have lots of releases planned to celebrate the Yes 50th anniversary

    Quintessentially Yes a 2CD / 3 lp Yes anthology curated by Jon Anderson will be out in August

    Live cd/dvd from Manchester in March 2017 will be out in sept

    New album planned for late 2018/ early 2019

  171. Auntie Sabrina says:

    The uDicover Music Store have vinyl LPs on sale from £6.00 plus p and p*/Summer-Sale/

  172. gwynogue says:

    Did Dead Or Alive’s “Sophisticated Boom Box” ever get a full CD/DVD repress? I don’t mean the replacement discs, I mean a full, complete, bells-and-whistles reissue? I’ve been searching online and it only seems to be vinyl editions available. On the rare occasions I find the CD/DVD format, it’s a third-party seller at RIDICULOUS prices. It appears to be quite rare now. I have now ordered it from Amazon France because they had the best(ish) price ($214 AUD), but it’s only a back-order and they don’t know if they’re getting any more stock.

  173. Alexander says:

    Good news for Rainbow fans : Ritchie Blackmore”s Rainbow Stranger In Us All will be released on 17.07.18 as double vinyl set exlusive in Russia

  174. Horslips says:

    Hank Williams – Mother’s Best 15 CD and DVD. £32.78 plus postage.

    Never seen it this low in price but this Amazon seller seems to have plenty of copies (even if it not the radio version):

  175. Tom M says:

    Anyone else enjoy The Cowsills? A new album is coming along with an acapella disc of their earlier hits. I think they deserve a lot more recognition that they have received.

  176. Philip Cohen says:

    Early (Blues-era) Fleetwood Mac guitarist Danny Kirwan has died in London at age 68.

    • BSR says:

      I see that Killing Joke will be releasing a massive LP and CD box set for their 40th anniversary.
      I’m very curious as to everyone’s thoughts and/or interest in it…?

  177. Aaron says:

    Any thoughts on the Peter Gabriel Spotify lists?

  178. Steve Miller says:

    Probably not news, but Out of Time reissue vinyl is £7.99 at HMV. (lots of other stuff at £7.99 and £9.99 as well, but that’s what I bought)

  179. hendry doran says:

    Big sale of vinyl at Albums from £5 and some nice box sets too

  180. Philip Cohen says:

    In recent days, there had been some rumours of major upcoming Pink Floyd product, to be announced 12th of June, but, as it turns out, it will be some vinyl reissues of back catalog solo albums by drummer Nick Mason. Mason is currently on tour with “Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets”, a group which plays tribute to 1967-71 Pink Floyd music.

  181. Aaron says:

    Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy Live CD/DVD set out on June 29th. Features 2 different ELP Legacy gigs across the CD and DVD. The DVD is the tribute show to Keith Emerson features guest appearances from Steve Hackett and Mark Stein.

    Disc: 1 (CD)
      1. Rondeau des Indes Galantes / Ride of the Valkyries (Live)
      2. Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (Live)
      3. Mars, The God of War / 21st Century Schizoid Man (Live)
      4. Tarkus (Live)
      5. America (Live)
      6. Knife-Edge (Live)
      7. Trilogy (Live)

    Disc: 2 (DVD)
      1. Introduction (Includes ‘Hoedown’ Track Audio Excerpts; Live)
      2. Peter Gunn (Live)
      3. Karn Evil 9 (Welcome Back My Friends) [Live]
      4. The Barbarian (Live)
      5. Bitches Crystal (Live)
      6. Jerusalem (Live)
      7. Romeo & Juliet (Live)
      8. 21st Century Schizoid Man (Live)
      9. Clair De Lune (Live)
      10. Knife-Edge (Live)
      11. Hoedown (Live)
      12. Take a Pebble (Live)
      13. Carmina Burana (Live)
      14. Pictures At an Exhibition (Live)
      15. Fanfare for the Common Man / Drum Solo (Live)
      16. Nutrocker (Live)
      17. Behind the Scenes At the Tribute to Keith Emerson (Live)

  182. Dan says:

    Apparently Parlophone are no longer honouring the offer to provide replacement discs for the Bowie Box Set ‘A New Career In A New Town’ –

    “The offer for replacement discs of “Heroes” from the David Bowie box set “A New Career In A New Town (1977-1982)” has now come to an end. We apologise for the inconvenience, and understand it must be disappointing. However, the version of the album with the updated “Heroes” is available from all streaming and download services, as well as on individual CD and LP via all good physical outlets.

    Your Warner Music Customer Service Team”

    So I guess they’re just going to leave the faulty ones on sale at £90 a pop and punters will just have to lump it. Nice.

    • Philip Cohen says:

      I guess Warner Music is going to do the same thing to people who buy “Pink Floyd-The Early Years” and encounter the unplayable Blu-ray discs. I had considered buying the Pink Floyd box on several occasions, but now it’s a risk that I’m unwilling to take.

    • Chris says:

      Hi Dan,

      Agreed, and what version are we supposed to buy. Here’s my Warner’s service experience.
      Received in April.

      Hello Chris,

      Thank you for contacting us regarding your replacement Heroes CD/LP.

      Here is your case number: 3842672

      We are currently working through all requests so may not be able to respond to you immediately.

      Once your replacement has been processed, we will provide you with an order confirmation email so that you know that your copy is being arranged for you.

      We’d like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by the delay.

      If you have any questions about your replacement please respond to this email.

      Kind regards,

      Warner Music Customer Services.

      And then in May!!!!!!

      Request Update Request ID: 3842672

      Hello Chris,

      The offer for replacement discs of “Heroes” from the David Bowie box set “A New Career In A New Town (1977-1982)” has now come to an end. However, the version of the album with the updated “Heroes” is available from all streaming and download services, as well as on individual CD and LP via all good physical outlets.

      We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


      Your Warner Music Customer Service Team

      Unbelievable. They are not getting a penny more from me. That’s it. I have plenty of records anyway. Just sucks the fun out of it as they clearly don’t give a crap.

  183. John T says:

    Roger Daltrey is donating £5 from the purchase of his lasted SIGNED CD to Teenage Cancer Trust. Available from

  184. Michael G says:

    Quick question will you be doing a review of the Wishbone Ash Box Set ?
    Anytime Soon!

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Yes! I have it and have been working my way through it. Definitely an unboxing vid… maybe more…

  185. Kevin S says:

    Some more Sainsbury’s ‘ExclusiveColoured Vinyl’ out now.
    I don’t have an exhaustive list but there are at least two Small Faces (Small Faces and Ogden’s) and a Zombies (Odessey)

    Some pics here

    • Philip Cohen says:

      Speaking of Small Faces, for now, all we’re going to see from the group (or any other “Immediate Records” artists) will be limited edition colour vinyl L.P.’s or singles (with the singles sometimes containing one slightly different mix). “Immediate” & “Charly” Compiler Rob Caiger’s CD projects involving “Immediate” recordings have now been in limbo for more than 4 years; a situation that is unlikely to change, and which Caiger is obviously not at liberty to discuss.
      But with the avalanche of “classic rock” vault material coming from other labels for this upcoming holiday shopping season, there’s no reason to cry over spilt milk. Yes, I would have wanted to hear the remaining “Small Faces” vault material (That is, if there really is any), but there’s nothing we can do. Caiger also claims to hold unreleased material by The Yardbirds, but I am highly doubtful, considering a photo of some tapes boxes(that Caiger posted on Twitter) which obviously held copy tapes and simulated stereo versions.

  186. Roel Glas says:

    Hi Paul,
    Just need some info please. I live in Australia and about to order some items from and have them shipped to my daughter in London. Will she be liable to pay any import duties/Royal Mail processing charges? Is there a monetary limit before charges kick in? My order will be for about 40 Euro.
    Many thanks

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      No, because Germany to UK is within the EU. The goods aren’t being exported anywhere that levies import duty etc.

      • Roel Glas says:

        Thank you Paul. This also maybe a work around against the “Aussie Amazon Fiasco” for your future deal alerts. I know I won’t get the VAT deduction but it will still work out cheaper than Australia (if it’s even available in Aust.)

  187. Tony says:

    Who store have SIGNED Roger Daltrey cd at a great price. Just ordered one. Very limited I suspect.

  188. Steve Miller says:

    REM – Document available on very expensive gold vinyl.

  189. Yani P says:

    Like the look of the Travis/Fripp 3 CD complete concert compilation Between the Silence
    Only a tenner as well

  190. Michael G says:

    Pete Shelley (Buzzcocks)The Genetic Years Ltd to 500 vinyl Box Set Signed has just appeared on Amazon U.K.

  191. johnny says:

    Thanks, Paul, I will have to try that…. It was The Who Track Singles box, I bought… Quite a surprise to open it, and find only 11 singles instead of 15 !!

  192. johnny says:

    Help needed please. If I buy from 100% respected ebay seller a brand new, sealed 15 disc set, and 4 of the discs are missing, do I go back to the seller (it’s hardly his fault) or do I go to Universal Music (as it’s one of their defective products..)? I am absolute sure it’s defective product, not a scam by seller.

    I’ve emailed contact at umusic dot com 2 weeks ago, and again last week, and had no response. Is there any particular email or phone number I should be using? Or do I simply complain to ebay and force seller to refund me (which a seems a bit unfair to seller)

    Many thanks for any help that SDE readers can give me : )

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      You go back to the seller. He has supplied you with an incomplete product. Whether he knows about it or not, it’s his responsibility. He should either offer you a refund or re-supply the correct product. He has sold the item to you, so it’s not really for you to start trying to contact universal directly, unless you are aware of some kind of replacement programme in existence.

  193. Chris Squires says:

    Has anybody heard anything positive about the arrival of the George Harrison Concert for George deluxe box?

    I have had nothing since the delay email in February…..

  194. Philip Cohen says:

    According to Robbie Robertson, guitarist/songwriter for “The Band”, a 50th anniversary edition of The Band’s “Music From Big Pink” will be released in late summer.
    Also, according to Richard Alderson, Bob Dylan’s 1962-66 soundman (who recorded the mono soundboard tapes of Dylan’s 1966 tour, as heard in Sony’s 36-CD set “The Complete 1966 Live Recordings”) expect two Bob Dylan projects later this year. One of them will be an upgrade of the 1962 “Gaslight Tapes”, which has been made possible because Alderson came forward with better and/or original tapes. Sony had released a 10-track edition some years ago (for sale only through Starbucks coffee shops in the U.S.A.), but it was neither complete nor from the best existing tapes. Long available bootlegs had 17 tracks. Dylan was just starting to write original songs and introduce them into his shows. Even in the 17-track bootleg, only four of the songs were original Dylan compositions. Most of the others were traditional folk songs. Alderson CLAIMS that the other Dylan project will be the New York sessions from “Blood on The Tracks”, but it should be noted that there has been no official announcement from Sony. Though Alderson has obviously been in contact with Sony and Dylan’s people, he has not actually spoken to Bob Dylan since the end of the 1966 tour. I doubt there was a falling out. Dylan got injured in a motorcycle crash, and, excepting a few isolated shows, didn’t perform a full tour again until the mid-1970’s. By then, live sound equipment had become more complex.

  195. Aaron says:

    Anthony Phillips latest reissue – Private Parts & Pieces Vol 3…actually managed to reach 37 in the charts…making it his first charting entry ever! This box marks the exact half way point in the reissuing of his albums by Cherry Red – 17 out of 34 albums…

    Really hoping the campaign continues as i am loving all of the albums and the sets themselves are amazing, lots of extra (unreleased) tracks, the booklets are really great too, interviews with Ant, posters, single sleeves…Great work by all involved so far!

  196. AndrewM says:

    I wonder if any of you good folk on here can help me? I am after the 2cd/1dvd book version of Jethro Tull’s Stand Up Elevated Edition released 2016. I have the previous version in the digi pack with 2cd/1dvd however want the Elevated version as it matches all the other deluxe remasters I have. I have searched pretty much everywhere and have found nothing! If you know of any stock anywhere reasonably priced please let me know?


  197. johnny says:

    Hi Chris
    It’s part of HMV vinyl week, which begins Friday 8 June…I should have said that the limited editions are available instore only from Sat 16 June (that’s the theory anyway)

  198. johnny says:

    @Chris Squires The Lock Stock OST is getting a vinyl reissue on 8 June, exclusive to HMV,. for now…It’s a yellow/black splatter vinyl. Limited to 1000 copies.

    • Chris Squires says:

      Thanks Johnny…

      I wonder how the HMV exclusivity thing will work them. It all seems to be a bit hit and miss with exclusivity. Stuff ends up on Amazon, or another retailer has a different coloured exclusive.

      I wonder who is doing it, Universal…nah, they would be through their own online stores. Music on Vinyl? Maybe, sounds like their kind of thing, but why HMV… curious.

  199. Philip Cohen says:

    Expect more upgrades of 1960’s artists and albums later this year. Compiler Andrew Sandoval is working on a 50th Anniversary edition of “The Kinks Are The Viillage Green Preservation Society” containing some newly discovered lower generation source tapes for some songs and a few previously unreleased things.
    Meanwhile, former EMI Records Group/North America compiler/engineer Ron Furmanek (who in the past 20 years has worked in the business of licensing vintage rock music film footage) has returned to CD archival work, and is presently mixing up to 52 unreleased Hollies tracks, including tracks with Graham Nash and tracks with his successor Terry Sylvester.
    The projects have not been finalised, but may be released via CD + L.P. sets. Furmanek did some excellent first time stereo mixes of numerous 1960’s EMI artists, but his work didn’t find favour with EMI/UK executives, and ultimately was issued only in the U.S.A. . Hopefully, now under Warner Music, the present day Parlophone label will be more receptive to Furnamek’s work.

    • John Miller says:

      52 unreleased tracks???? Are they alternate mixes of released tracks? Didn’t think there was much left in the can by the Hollies. Hope he proves me wrong-love the Hollies Nash era and later! Please let it be true!

  200. gogandmagog says:

    5 Albums Box set Peter Murphy

    This 5 disc box set celebrates his first solo albums, Should The World Fail To Fall Apart, Love Hysteria, Deep, Holy Smoke and Cascade. Each album features additional bonus tracks of rare versions and mixes with one previously unreleased recording titled Critic s Choice which is an early, abandoned demo. The CD set is packaged in a hard cover book and is a tribute to the first decade of Peter Murphy as a solo artist

    I copy pasted Amazon UK!!!

    • wesley mc dowell says:

      Great news.Looking foward to this .Will The waking Hour by Dali,s Car be re-issued at some point? That would be well worth re-visiting for all peter murphy and mick karn fans.Thanks for the info gogandmagog!

  201. Dajong says:

    Great Price at for the Dusty Springfield – Simply Dusty and Marvin Gaye – The Master carreer-spanning EarBooks. Each at 9,99 € at the moment. That means you get a big book (28 x 28 x 2 cm) with 4 CDs.

  202. Chris Squires says:

    Any news on a Re-issue of the soundtrack to Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels? The original Simply Vinyl edition goes for stupid money. But there seems to be one up on eBay for sensible money with a future release date of 8th June but it has now disappeared from the listings…. did someone jump the gun? Is it happening or is it not?

  203. Aaron says:

    tracklisting for the Beach Boys with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra….Kokomo…**Shiver**

    Disc: 1
      1. California Suite
      2. California Girls
      3. Wouldn’t It Be Nice
      4. Fun, Fun, Fun
      5. Don’t Worry Baby
      6. God Only Knows
      7. Sloop John B
      8. Heroes And Villains
      9. Disney Girls
      10. Here Today
      11. In My Room
      12. Kokomo
      13. The Warmth Of The Sun
      14. Darlin’
      15. Help Me Rhonda
      16. You Still Believe In Me
      17. Good Vibrations

  204. Yani P says:

    I see Juno still have a decent amount of Record Store Day stuff left if anyone is missing something they wanted.

  205. johnny says:

    I’m sure you’ll be covering this, Paul, but HMV are doing Vinyl Week again 8 – 17 June 2018

    No titles yet, but worth keeping an eye on it, for some exclusives and bargains (although last year’s selection was quite poor; hopefully better luck this time)

  206. John T says:

    Who fans… Roger Daltrey’s new album is available as limited edition autographed copies from newbury comics.
    Cheers JT

  207. Aaron says:

    Gene Clark Sings For You :

    For longtime Gene Clark fans and aficionados, the tracks on this remarkable archival release are the stuff of legend. Since word first spread in the 1980s about the discovery of these 1967 recordings on a rare acetate in Liberty Records’ vaults, fans have come to regard Gene Clark Sings For You as nothing less than the Holy Grail of the singer-songwriter’s extraordinary body of work. Shrouded in mystery and the subject of much speculation and conjecture, few have ever had the opportunity to hear these forgotten gems from one of Gene Clark’s most prolifically creative periods. Until now. —from the liner notes by John Einarson, author of Mr. Tambourine Man: The Life And Legacy of The Byrds’ Gene Clark Finally available, the legendary Gene Clark Sings For You acetate appears on CD, 2-LP, and Digital June 15, 2018. In addition to the Sings For You 8 songs, this new release also features an additional five demos from a second acetate lent courtesy of The Rose Garden’s John Noreen, as well as one further demo of the song “Till Today.” The Rose Garden acetate and the “Till Today” demo were submitted to the band, The Rose Garden, with whom Clark had grown close, for consideration for their debut Atco album (also being reissued in expanded form at the same time as Sings For You). Produced for release by Grammy®-winning producer, Cheryl Pawelski with restoration from Grammy-winning engineer, Michael Graves, this historic release features previously unseen photos and an essay by Gene Clark biographer, John Einarson.

  208. Luis Armando says:

    New release from the from the vault series of the rolling stones : no security san jose 1999.

  209. Roel Glas says:

    For those in Australia, Amazon AU have the Gary Moore – Blues & Beyond 4CD box set for the crazy price of $19.99 (again). Snap it up whilst you can. I got mine about 2 months ago & they did honour the price. Sorry folks, Amazon AU only ship within Australia at present.

  210. Philip Cohen says:

    In The tradition of recent Elvis/Aretha/Roy Orbison albums with orchestral overdubs, The Beach Boys will soon release a similar set. Yawn.
    And an ex-Beatles publicist has confirmed a Deluxe Edition of John Lennon’s “Imagine” album for this autumn. No further details (of course).

  211. Philip Cohen says:

    According to “Beatlefan”, the next two Paul McCartney “Archive” boxes will be “Wings-Wildlife” & “Wings-Red Rose Speedway”, both for release near Christmastime. I’d better start saving for these, as whatever Apple Corps.’ Beatles product will be(if any), it will be released at roughly the same time of year.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Yes, saw that. I’d expect McCartney to avoid clashing with The Beatles.

      • DaveM says:

        Someone ‘in the know’ on Hoffman says that Macca fans are in for an expensive back end of the year, so we may see RRS, WL and the White album. Also there is mention of a cherry on top of these. Intriguing indeed.

      • WILLIAM ENGLAND says:

        McCartney’s twitter page is asking fans to nominate their favourite tracks from Flaming Pie and Red Rose Speedway…. could this be a hint of what’s to come next?

        • Paul Sinclair says:

          I always thought Flaming Pie would be next, but everyone now seems to think Wings Wild Life and Red Rose Speedway are the pair coming soon. As a pairing FP and RRS would be a bit weird…

  212. Eric says:

    Cherry records is releasing a 4CD deluxe of Big Country’s WHY THE LONG FACE.

  213. Aaron says:

    Any love for The Darkness out there?? Thought the 1st 2 albums were great…never picked up when they go back together though…anyways…Live At Hammersmith out June 15th on CD/Vinyl…

    Disc: 1
      1. Open Fire (Live)
      2. Love Is Only A Feeling (Live)
      3. Southern Trains (Live)
      4. Black Shuck (Live)
      5. One Way Ticket (Live)
      6. Givin’ Up (Live)
      7. All The Pretty Girls (Live)
      8. Barbarian (Live)
      9. Buccaneers of Hispaniola (Live)
      10. Friday Night (Live)
      11. Makin’ Out (Live)
      12. Every Inch Of You (Live)
      13. Solid Gold (Live)
      14. Stuck In A Rut (Live)
      15. Get Your Hands Off My Woman (Live)
      16. Growing On Me (Live)
      17. Japanese Prisoner of Love (Live)
      18. Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End) (Live)
      19. I Believe In A Thing Called Love (Live)

  214. Aaron says:

    Yet another one of those “..With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra” releases in the pipeline…this time its The Beach Boys…haven’t seen the track-listing yet but i’m scared! California Girls with strings???

    The Wrecking Crew was the only orchestra Brian needed!

  215. Donal Murphy says:

    Damien Rice fans, his debut album “O” is up for Pre-order on vinyl now.

    It is being released on June 1st on vinyl for the first time, the original release never had a vinyl version cd only, it’s a double vinyl which includes the hidden tracks on the cd version, and some b-sides are added also.
    I managed to nab one of the Delux Editions, limited to 1,000 copies worldwide and hand numbered by Damien himself, only heard about it earlier today, the Delux Edition went on sale at 14:00 and was sold out by 14:15, more details here:

  216. Eric says:

    I just found this on Amazon Australia, LPs -buy one , get one free.

    Amazon is new here and yet to order from them. Looking at the Chris Squire box and it’s still cheaper from the US, even with shipping.

    • Roel Glas says:

      Eric – I have now ordered 4 times from Amazon AU with no problems although a lot of their stuff is out of stock. If you don’t mind the wait – it’s no problem. As you know, vinyl is super expensive in Oz but 2 for 1 is a good deal if you choose carefully. For instance, I got The Beatles Red & Blue vinyl albums (normally $38 each) for $38 in total ($19 each – can’t beat that). They also had a crazy deal on Gary Moore’s Blues & Beyond 4CD Box For $19.95 at one stage. Also picked up Procol Harum’s 5CD + DVD box set for $30 – got it today but took 4 weeks to send. That deal is still there. It’s GBP 73 in the UK!!!!
      Unfortunately for our overseas friends, Amazon AU don’t ship outside of Australia (yet)

  217. SimonP says:

    Why no mention of this century’s hottest release, Paul?

    Harry and Meghan’s wedding is to be released on LP! Hopefully on blue blood coloured vinyl…

  218. pjm says:

    For fans of Rory Gallagher are selling the double live album Irish Tour 74 for just over £12 delivered to UK.

  219. Auntie Sabrina says:

    22 June 2018 Universal will re-release Donna Summer’s 1979 double LP On The Radio: Greatest Hits I &II on pink/purple vinyl.

    Currently listed at £25.71 but not yet available to pre-order.

    The Broadway musical is doing quite well too…

  220. Philip Cohen says:

    Rhino/Warners will issue a 5-CD set of Buffalo Springfield albums in June. “What’s That Sound” will include “Buffalo Springfield”(mono: 1966 song line-up), “Buffalo Springfield”(stereo: 1967 song line-up), “Buffalo Springfield Again”(Mono & stereo versions) & “Last Time Around”(Stereo). No rarities, and the stereo mix of “Baby Don’t Scold Me” is not included. A rather lazy product.
    In other news, Charly Records compiler Rob Caiger is again floating the possibility of releasing a 3-CD + DVD edition of “Small Faces-Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake” in late June. Maybe it’s June 2019, June 2020 or June 2021. Will it happen? I predict “No”.

  221. Yani P says:

    Great to see that the vinyls of David Sylvian & Holger Czukay Plight and Premonition and Flux and Mutability are being released as a double LP package on June 22nd

    Genius pieces of music !!!!

  222. John T says:

    I know SDE may not be a fan of GES but they are offering a signed deluxe vinyl boxset of Libertines Anthems For Doomed Youth for only £22*/Boxset/Anthems-For-Doomed-Youth-Signed-Vinyl-Boxset/4VJM0GPJ000

  223. Christian says:

    Tom Bailey of the Thompson Twins has a new album coming out in June. Go to the Pledgemusic website for more details!

  224. Philip Cohen says:

    Universal in Japan has scheduled several MQA-encoded CD’s, all of them familiar titles by Steely Dan & The Rolling Stones. With a CD player connected to an MQA-equiped Digital to Analog converter, the music decodes to audio that approximates 176Khz audio. The discs are priced higher than a regular CD but lower than a SACD. The Japanese have already offered all of these titles on SACD. I would opt for the SACD’s, since the audio is truly lossless and can be played by digital connection….something that the MQA system prohibits.

  225. Aaron says:

    Cherry Red continue the Geoff Downes/John Wetton Icon Reissue campaign with Icon I, Icon II & Icon III all out on June 1. Bonus tracks include all the tracks from the Heat Of the moment EP as well as Japanese only bonus tracks.

    The campaign will continue with the live sets…presumably to include Never In A Million Years, Heat Of The Rising Sun & Acoustic TV Broadcast…it will culminate in a career spanning boxset.

    I had actually sent a suggestions a few years back to Cherry Red’s suggestions about this – not saying this is my doing but you never know!

    I sent one at the start of this year suggesting a reissue campaign for Trevor Rabin’s Rabbitt era albums/singles/eps… so fingers crossed on this one!

    I am also going to suggest a reissue of Chromium’s Star To Star…which is an album put out in 1979 by Trevor Horn & Geoff Downes before they became the Buggles…never before issued on CD

  226. Philip Cohen says:

    The Esoteric label titled their recent 8-disc(5-CD + 3-DVD) Procol Harum Boxed set “Still There’ll Be More”….and so there WILL Be More. On the 29th of June, the label issues “Grand Hotel” (expanded CD + DVD), “Exotic Birds & Fruit”(3-CD set including two previously unreleased radio concerts) and an expanded 1-CD edition of the group’s 1990’s reunion album “The Prodigal Stranger”.
    Also, Esoteric’s parent company Cherry Red will be releasing a 4-CD boxed set edition of Big Country’s “Why The Long Face”.

    • DaveM says:

      Philip, isn’t the second disc on the forthcoming Exotic Birds & Fruit on Esoteric the BBC Live in Concert that was released on Strange Fruit in about 2000? Even if it is, still good news though, if its remastered.
      I won’t be selling my old Prodigal Stranger, as Gary Brooker has signed it and I have a photo of me and him while he did it. Priceless.

      • Philip Cohen says:

        Dave, you are correct. The BBC March 1974 material(to be added to the forthcoming reissue of “Exotic Birds and Fruit”) is the same concert that was released on the Strange Fruit label. However, the KZEW Dallas concert will be new to official CD release. The existing bootleg is less than full fidelity.
        The Esoteric label has, or soon will be reissuing most existing Procol Harum broadcast material. However, they have overelooked the BBC concert recorded at the time of the “Home” album, an American radio concert from New York recorded while touring behind “Broken Barricades”, and most importantly, approximately one hour of mostly live 1967-68 material from French T.V. featuring the musician line-up heard on the group’s first three albums.(Gary Brooker/Matthew Fisher/Robin Trower/David Knights/B.J. Wilson)

  227. Liam Bastick says:

    Killers clear vinyl box set available:*/The-Killers/?utm_campaign=Storeemail&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Storeemail . “Limited” but no idea to how many…

  228. Darren Pillans says:

    The Blue Nile – High (Deluxe Edition).
    On 2nd Feb 2016 The Blue Nile website announced the mastering was complete for an impending release…
    Does anyone know what happened?

    • Think there might be a minor site issue. I always come to it via my bookmark (, b ut doing so now shows no new posts since 13/04/2018. If you look on your ‘Deals’ post of April 8th, you’ll notice a couple of comments from today (20/04/2018) wondering why there’s been no new activity, so it can’t just be me.

      It just dawned on me to search for newer articles via Google ‘cos I knew there had to be something about the TFF cancellation on here but nothing beyond April 13th was showing on the front page. I’ve now found the newer stories though.

    • Rich says:

      It’s been released. See eBay item 401451242354

  229. MN says:

    Check this …: KING: REMIXES & RARITIES

    • Chris Squires says:

      Hi…King Who?

      Please tell me it’s the Coventry based 1980s band fronted by Paul King that came out of the Reluctant Stereotypes? If so that would make my day. All over it like a cheap suit, They are utterly brilliant.
      Any other King (Ben E., Crimson, Diamond, Gizzard) – meh!

    • Chris Squires says:

      Research done – Signed 2CD bought in a heartbeat.
      Suddenly it’s 1985 all over again…thanks for the heads up MN.

      Had my first ever car crash (true story) on my way to see them at the Birmingham Odeon in ooh…. I wanna say early 1986?

  230. Alastair says:

    7″ pic disc of original version of Prince Nothing Compares 2 I apparently being made available

  231. Aaron says:

    I thought you’d have been all over that Mick Ronson Cd/vinyl/blu ray release but my comment wasn’t approved…

    Couple of Bowie rarities on the soundtrack album too.

  232. James says:

    Small quibble, but the latest news items are not making the front page of the site.

    Only found the updates when hitting ‘news’ section, which is the first time I’ve had to look in 4 years!

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Hi James… sorry about that. Please try clearing your browser cache and/or quitting and restarting your browser. That should fix the issue.

  233. Aaron says:

    David Bowie 2nd Deram album Occassional Dreaming…wouldn’t it be great if this ever saw a release…great cover too..

    Occasional Dreaming – album scheduled for November 1968 release (briefly listed in the September 1968 ‘Forthcoming Releases from Decca’ dealer sheets) Produced by Tony Visconti. Deram SML 1027 (stereo). DML 1027 (mono).

    Side One:

    01 ~ Let Me Sleep Beside You – (a ‘test mix’ by Visconti from late 1967 is totally acoustic/orchestral – and not at all ‘rock’ and a great seductive album opener)

    02 ~ A Social Kind of Girl (68 rewrite of 1967’s Summer Kind Of Girl – demos exist for both versions)

    03 ~ The Gospel According To Tony Day Blues (the song was originally registered with this title) The 1967 studio session for this track contains several variants of the ‘character role call’ and it has a sardonic Brel/theatrical feel to it. Given that DB returned to songs frequently at this time, honing and improving them (Silly Boy Blue/Love You Till Tuesday/In The Heat of the Morning et al) – it’s not beyond the realms of possibility that this song would be revisited…

    04 ~ Life’s a Circus (Bunn/Mackie) performed by DB in his cabaret act and by Feathers in 1968

    05 ~ When I’m Five – written in 1968, performed by DB as late as 1969

    06 ~ C’est La Vie – DB original that he demoed many times – the last demo probably from 1968

    07 ~ Next (Brel). performed by Feathers in 1968

    Side Two:

    08 ~ London Bye Ta Ta – Decca 1968 version

    09 ~ Angel Angel Grubby Face – 1968 demo

    10 ~ Pussy Cat (Marnay, Popp, Stellman) – VERY European theatre/Lindsay Kemp type number – English lyrics to ‘Manchester et Liverpool’

    11 ~ Going Down (1967 demo – “Goin’ down, I’m high up above you so pull me down….”

    12 ~ Occasional Dreaming – (the hand written title on the tape box for ‘An Occasional Dream’ demo)

    13 ~ In The Heat Of The Morning – Decca 1968 version

    14 ~ Lover To The Dawn – written and probably performed by DB/Feathers in late 1968

  234. Lorenzo says:

    For all the fans of colored vinyl Bjork has a new single. The color would be,”Slug Genitalia”.I don’t think that is a Pantone color.Bjork remains unique!

  235. Aaron says:

    Biffy Clyro have a CD/DVD set coming out in May of their MTV Unplugged performance.

    Glad to see Unplugged making a comeback in CD form! Some great albums back in day..Macca, Neil Young, Dylan, Clapton, Springsteen, Nirvana et al….

    SDE fancy doing a ranking of all the official Unplugged albums?

  236. Auntie Sabtina says:

    Boy George is to “make an anouncement” on BBC Radio 2 in the next few minutes. He’s either getting married to some lucky lady, he’s got a new hat, or he’s on tour with the Thompson Twins and Belinda Carlisle then…

  237. Philip Cohen says:

    The latest “news” from Charly Records compiler & Executive Rob Caiger, is that his long-delayed (more than four years for “The Autumn Stone”) expanded editions of Small Faces “The Autumn Stone” & “Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake” are being re-scheduled to coincide with the publication of drummer Kenney Jones’ autobiography(to be published in the UK in May, and in the U.S.A. in September)
    Given his history of promising archival CD’s which promise much, and deliver considerably less (if they are released at all), shall we believe Mr.Caiger now? I’m afraid not. That ship has sailed.

    • Dave H says:

      Forget any reissues from Charly, any Small Faces fans should pick up the book “Smalls” by Jean-Noël Coghe with includes a live soundboard recording from January 1966. For a live recording over 50 years old, it captures the band and atmosphere of the concert well and includes some unreleased tracks.
      More details here

      The setlist
      Ooh Poo Pa Doo
      You Need Loving
      Plum Nellie Medley (includes Baby Please Don’t Go and Land of 1,000 Dances)
      What’Cha Gonna Do About It
      Coming Home Baby
      E Too D
      Come on Children
      Grow Your Own
      Please Please Please
      You Need Loving
      Coming Home Baby
      E Too D
      What’Cha Gonna Do About It

      • Philip Cohen says:

        The CD with the French language book about “Small Faces” is a good audience recording, not a soundboard. It was transfered from a deteriorating tape (with occasional drop-outs) that could not withstand further plays.

  238. Aaron says:

    Jon Anderson’s first 3 solo albums (Olias, Song of Seven & Animation) used to be sooo expensive on Amazon, even secondhand. Now the prices have dropped way down…could this mean a reissue is heading our way??

  239. Aaron says:

    Lindsay buckingham has been fired from Fleetwood Mac and replaced with Neil Finn and Mike Campbell!!! WTF!!

  240. Mij says:

    Lindsey Buckingham has left Fleetwood Mac, replaced for their tour by Mike Campbell and Neil Finn!

  241. Neil says:

    There is a 3 CD box set of The Cure’s Mixed Up being released on the 15th June single disc as well. Both are listed on Amazon but no track listings yet.

    • Douglas Bailey says:

      Overpriced Killing Joke 40th-anniversary set on PledgeMusic:

      £550 on vinyl or £150 on CD; no mention of remastering, so I’m guessing the CDs, at least, are the same as the most recent individual releases. Which means fans like me who already bought those re-issues are essentially being offered 8 new previously-unreleased tracks (and some nice art, and tchotchkes in the vinyl set) for those prices.

      • Neil says:

        I noticed they are using the restored mixes for Brighter Than A Thousand Suns again and i wonder if they will bother to remaster it this time. Still annoying they never remastered the Julian Mendelsohn mix.

    • Neil says:

      The Cure’s Mixed Up is being released as a Deluxe Edition on 15h June. This 3CD set has been remastered by Robert Smith and features the original album, a second disc of rare remixes from 1981-1990 and a 3rd disc of brand new remixes by Robert Smith.

    • negative1 says:

      Here’s one that I saw:

      DISC ONE : Mixed Up – Remastered 2018

      01: Lullaby – Extended Mix – 2018 remaster ( 7:43 )
      02: Close To Me – Closer Mix – 2018 remaster ( 5:44 )
      03: Fascination Street – Extended Mix – 2018 remaster ( 8:47 )
      04: The Walk – Everything Mix – 2018 remaster ( 5:27 )
      05: Lovesong – Extended Mix – 2018 remaster ( 6:19 )
      06: A Forest – Tree Mix – 2018 remaster ( 6:55 )
      07: Pictures of You – Extended Dub Mix – 2018 remaster ( 6:41 )
      08: Hot Hot Hot!!! – Extended Mix – 2018 remaster ( 7:01 )
      09: The Caterpillar – Flicker Mix – 2018 remaster ( 5:40 )
      10: Inbetween Days – Shiver Mix – 2018 remaster ( 6:22 )
      11: Never Enough – Big Mix – 2018 remaster ( 6:07 )

      DISC TWO – Mixed Up Extras 2018 : Remixes 1982-1990

      01: Let’s Go To Bed (Extended Mix 1982 – 2018 remaster) ( 7:44 )
      02: Just One Kiss (Extended Mix 1982 – 2018 remaster) ( 7:15 )
      03: Close To Me (Extended Remix 1985 – 2018 remaster) ( 6:31 )
      04: Boys Don’t Cry (New Voice Club Mix 1986 – 2018 remaster) ( 5:29 )
      05: Why Can’t I Be You? (Extended Mix 1987 – 2018 remaster) ( 8:07 )
      06: A Japanese Dream (12″ Remix 1987 – 2018 remaster) ( 5:47 )
      07: Pictures of You (Extended Version 1990 – 2018 remaster) ( 8:06 )
      08: Let’s Go To Bed (Milk Mix 1990 – 2018 remaster) ( 7:13 )
      09: Just Like Heaven (Dizzy Mix 1990 – 2018 remaster) ( 3:42 )
      10: Primary (Red Mix 1990 – 2018 remaster) ( 7:10 )
      11: The Lovecats (TC & Benny Mix 1990 – 2018 remaster) ( 4:39 )

      DISC THREE – Torn Down : Mixed Up Extras 2018

      01: Three Imaginary Boys – Help Me Mix by Robert Smith ( 3:21 )
      02: M – Attack Mix by Robert Smith ( 3:07 )
      03: The Drowning Man – Bright Birds Mix by Robert Smith ( 4:29 )
      04: A Strange Day – Drowning Waves Mix by Robert Smith ( 5:05 )
      05: Just One Kiss – Remember Mix by Robert Smith ( 4:57 )
      06: Shake Dog Shake – New Blood Mix by Robert Smith ( 5:11 )
      07: A Night Like This – Hello Goodbye Mix by Robert Smith ( 4:24 )
      08: Like Cockatoos – Lonely In The Rain Mix by Robert Smith ( 3:49 )
      09: Plainsong – Edge Of The World Mix by Robert Smith ( 4:33 )
      10: Never Enough – Time To Kill Mix by Robert Smith ( 3:34 )
      11: From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea – Love In Vain Mix by Robert Smith ( 6:21 )
      12: Want – Time Mix by Robert Smith ( 4:44 )
      13: The Last Day of Summer – 31st August Mix by Robert Smith ( 5:44 )
      14: Cut Here – If Only Mix by Robert Smith ( 4:25 )
      15: Lost – Found Mix by Robert Smith ( 3:59 )
      16: It’s Over – Whisper Mix by Robert Smith ( 4:54 )


  242. Chris Squires says:

    Back in the rear end of January in the Saturday Deluxe that featured the sad death of Stacey Young a chap called Mark mentioned that there was a 3CD 30th Anniversary edition of Born to Run on Amazon for £3.79. It was listed as a new release for this week. I ordered two copies (mad not to at that price) thinking they won’t be honoured….lo and behold they have just turned up.
    It seems to be a fresh re-issue of a 2005 release as even my rudimentary maths can work out that 2018 is not 30 years from 1975. It seems to be a carbon copy other than updated copyright and legal stuff. So, result. Pricing error is honoured. £7.58 well spent!

    Not sure why you would re-issue a re-issue 13 years after the event. I would have thought it would have been wiser to wait two years, update it a bit and have a 45th Anniversary release. Oh and it obviously isn’t 3CD it’s 2 DVD and 1 CD.

    Any Springsteen heads here know what this is about? Why would Sony do this?

  243. Darren Pillans says:

    The Blue Nile – High (Deluxe Edition).
    Does anyone know what happened to this release?
    On The Blue Nile website 1-2 years ago they said the mastering was complete for an impending release, but it still hasn’t happened.
    Anyone know what’s going on?

  244. Lorenzo says:

    See the bad news at The Digital Bits. OPPO no more. I hope my player lasts.

    • Philip Cohen says:

      My BDP-105D (Purchased 2015) is still working great, I sent my old (no longer working) BDP-83 to Oppo for repair on April 5th. and on April 3rd, I ordered a UDP-205 at a reasonable $1499. It will arrive Monday April 9th. All are “region-free” units. By Friday April 6th, the dealer had increased the price Twice; From $1499 to $2600, then to $3499. Vultures (including sellers on Ebay and Amazon) are exploting a product shortage. The highest price(for a UDP-205) as I type this is $3699!! Now, Oppo says that they are CONSIDERING one last production run of the UDP-205, to be available in July or August. I hope that they make their intent known soon. Collectors of audiophile digital disc formats(especially DVD-Audio & SACD) are in a state of panic and need back-up (duplicate) disc players to ensure that they can play their existing collections in the future. After I receive my UDP-205 and my BDP-83 comes back from the repair shop, I’ll have 3 players, two of which will be stored as spares.
      My “Man Cave” has become a “Physical Format” “Bomb Shelter”. To the music industry (who intend to abolish the consumer’s ability to permantly posess music recordings), I say “No Way,Jose !”

  245. Aaron says:

    Arctic Monkeys announce new album ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’ – May 11th

    Crazy song titles:

    1. Star Treatment
    2. One Point Perspective
    3. American Sports
    4. Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
    5. Golden Trunks
    6. Four Out of Five
    7. The World’s First Ever Monster Truck Front Flip
    8. Science Fiction
    9. She Looks Like Fun
    10. Batphone
    11. The Ultracheese

    Miles Kane (Turner’s Last Shadow Puppet’s band mate) – also has a new solo album coming – ‘Coup De Grace’ – tracks co-written with Jamie T & Lana Del Rey

  246. Aaron says:

    Bob Dylan has contributed to a new compilation that turns classic tracks into “same-sex wedding anthems”.

    ‘Universal Love’ will be released on Friday (April 6) and features the likes of Dylan, St Vincent, Kesha, Bloc Party‘s Kele Okereke, Death Cab For Cutie‘s Ben Gibbard and Valerie June.

    For the six-track EP, Dylan takes on American classic ‘She’s Funny That Way’ (popularised by Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole), changing the song to be ‘He’s Funny That Way’.

    Executive producer Rob Kaplan said Dylan was quick to agree to the project: “It wasn’t just ‘yes, I’ll do this’. It was ‘hey, I have an idea for a song.

    The vinyl looks pretty cool…not sure if it will be available on cd though…

    • Aaron says:

      Had a listen to the Dylan track on Spotify – pretty good actually, he does a great job with it.

      Even though I liked the last 3 albums…still hoping this will be the last Sinatra cover he does though!

  247. Auntie Sabtina says:

    HMV online (and in my local store) have UB40’s Deluxe Edition CDs of Present Arms and Labour Of Love for £9.99 each…

  248. Nate says:

    New Claudia Brucken and Jerrome Froese collaboration album ‘Beginn’ to be released June 15th on Cherry Red label.
    Deluxe double vinyl version includes 2 bonus tracks, covers of Fleetwood Mac songs “Sara” and

  249. Aaron says:

    Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings puts out “Studio Time” in April. Features 15 previously unreleased tracks from 8 sessions dating back to 1987!

    Does anyone have the various Rhythm King/ Wyman box set volumes – always considered picking them up as they look pretty good.

    • Darren Pillans says:

      The Blue Nile – High (Deluxe Edition).
      Does anyone know what happened to this release?
      On The Blue Nile website 1-2 years ago they said the mastering was complete for an impending release, but it still hasn’t happened.
      Anyone know what’s going on?

  250. DJ Salinger says:

    Good news for lovers of Ballardian dystopias set to the sound of ice-cold synths!

    Yep, John Foxx is re-releasing ‘Metamatic’. Yet again. Only this time expanded to a deluxe three discs, which must be about as definitive as you can get with this album, surely? Well, until next time, anyway.

    Looks good though. Out 25 May, pre-order button duly clicked.

  251. Philip Cohen says:

    As you may know, the Esoteric label recently purchased a number of formerly EMI/Harvest recordings from Warner Music. The first fruits of these purchases will be a 3-CD + DVD edition of Barclay James Harvest’s self-titled 1969 debut album, to be released 25th of May. Included will be the album and related non-L.P. singles in both original and new remixed versions, a 5.1 surround mix(from the original Abbey Road Studios multitracks) plus the group’s 1968-69 BBC recordings (one of which is previously unreleased), an unreleased solo demo from keyboardist Wooly Wolstenholme, a short promotional film, plus a book (in a slipcase), reproduced memorabilia and a vintage press release. The 1968 BBC sessions are quite significant, in that they feature more than an album’s worth of original songs that the group never again attempted after they signed with EMI.

  252. Aaron says:

    Rick Wakeman’s G’ole! Soundtrack to the 1982 world cup to be remastered and reissued on cd in April. Anyone else old enough to remember this tournament? Will always be remembered by me for David Narey’s howitzer against Brazil…and still failing to qualify despite putting 5 passed New Zealand and drawing with Russia!!

  253. Aaron says:

    Just found out that the Japanese edition of Steve Hackett’s Wuthering Nights CD/DVD sset comes with 3 new Studio Bonus Tracks:

    The Road To Kiev
    White Dove

    White Dove is an acoustic piece, the other two are “electric”. The Japanese version is available as an import only. Anyone know why this is still a thing that happens with Japanese releases? How do they have the rights to include additional material that the rest of the world is not?!

    • Neil says:

      What’s even worse is that it’s been released in the US as a 2 × CD + Blu-ray and isn’t even available to purchase on his site.

    • Phil Wilson says:

      As far as I know the reasons are the same as they were back in the day. Import CDs are much cheaper in Japan, so they add additional material to the “home” releases, to encourage the Japanese to buy them. Would be interesting to know what percentage of those are exported though.

  254. spot says:

    The Cure – Acoustic Hits 2LP is just EUR 14,99 at amazon France. Best price so far.

  255. Aaron says:

    Wynton Marsalis has a new album coming with guests including Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, James Taylor amongst others…

    United We Stand
    1) The Last Time (feat. Blind Boys Of Alabama)
    2) It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Lot To Cry (feat. Bob Dylan)
    3) I’m Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town (feat Ray Charles)
    4) I’m Not Rough (feat. Eric Clapton)
    5) Creole Love Call (feat. Audra McDonald)
    6) Milk Cow Blues (feat. Willie Nelson)
    7) I’m Gonna Find Another You (feat. John Mayer)
    8) My baby Don’ Tolerate (feat. Lyle Lovett)
    9) The Worst Thing ( feat. Natalie Merchant)
    10) Please baby Don’t (feat. John Legend)
    11) Mean Old Man (feat. James Taylor)
    12) Are You Gonna Go My Way (feat. Lenny Kravitz)
    13) Fool’s Paradise (feat. Jimmy Buffett)
    14) Empty Bed Blues (feat. Carrie Smith)
    15) I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free ( feat. Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks)
    16) What Have You Done?

  256. DJ Salinger says:

    Paul, may be on the SDE radar already but these look good.

    First three Wire LPs are, um, rewired in May with extras in hardback book packaging:

  257. Philip Cohen says:

    After 4 years of postponements, now another five months postponement(until 28th of September) for Charly Records’ CD & L.P. reissues of “Small Faces-The Autumn Stone”. The 1970 2-L.P. set was basically a greatest hits collection with a number of previously unreleased tracks. In truth, if you bought all of the Universal, Charly & Sanctuary Small Faces CD’s & boxed sets released in recent years, you could assemble “The Autumn Stone” on your computer or CD-R burner….and I long ago did. And I burned a good bonus disc too (from songs and mixes not included on any of the Caiger-supervised CD’s.)
    Rob Caiger’s ill-fated reissue would have (at most) included one unreleased track, an instrumental jam (If it wasn’t merely a re-titling of one of the Small Faces backing track tunes already released in the 1990’s by the Repertoire label). As for the non-release of Charly’s reissue, it is much ado about nothing.
    Rob Caiger’s credibility (for any of the other projects that he announced on Twitter) is in doubt. Let’s all move on to other labels and compilers; people and record companies that know how to deliver the goods.
    If Caiger actually has access to all those master and multitrack tapes (as he claims), too bad that they are stuck with a compiler and label that is unable to turn them into real life CD & L.P. product.

  258. Aaron says:

    Roger Daltrey has a new solo album out in June this year…Townshend appears on 7 tracks..

    Legendary frontman of The Who, Roger Daltrey returns with his 9th solo album ‘As Long As I Have You’. The album produced by Dave Eringa, best known for his work with the Manic Street Preachers and on Roger and Wilko Johnson’s album ‘Going Back Home’ and features Pete Townshend’s inimitable guitar on 7 tracks as well as guest performances from Mick Talbot on keyboards (Dexys, The Style Council) and Sean Genockey on lead guitar who has worked with Suede, Shame and The Proclaimers).

    Work on ‘As Long As I Have You’ was started shortly after the top 5 gold selling ‘Going Back Home’ was released and continued during breaks on The Who’s record breaking 50th anniversary tour ‘The Who Hits 50’.

    The album is a mixture of self-penned tracks such as ‘Certified Rose’ and the soulful ballad ‘Always Heading Home’ along with songs that have inspired Daltrey over the years including Nick Cave’s ‘Into My Arms’, ‘You Haven’t Done Nothing’ by Stevie Wonder, Stephen Stills’ ‘How Far’ and the title track originally recorded by Garrett Mimms in 1964; the year that Daltrey, Townshend, Entwistle and Moon changed their name from The High Numbers and became The Who

  259. Roel Glas says:

    Just a heads up for all the Aussies on SDE that Amazon AU have an Easter vinyl sale “Buy one get one free”. As you know, vinyl is NOT cheap in Australia but managed to pick up a few bargains like: The Beatles Red & Blue double vinyls for total $38 (normally $38 each) and a couple of Dire Straits albums for total $28 (normally $28 each). There are some box sets in there as well, like the past 2 Bowie sets. Free shipping on orders over $49. As usual, the cheapest is the free one.

    Paul, you may like to share this amongst the Aussies out there. At this stage, Amazon AU does not ship outside of Australia

  260. AndyB says:

    Wire deluxe editions of first 3 albums coming soon! Totally psyched!

  261. richard says:

    HI Paul just wanna thank you for a perfect looking ROXY interview magazine from your hand.

    a great addition to the Roxy deluxe box set thanks for all your work in this edition

    Richard den Besten

  262. hendry doran says:

    Amazon Italy are showing the latest in the McCartney coloured and black vinyl reissues. Scheduled for 18/5 are New, Thrillington, Chaos and Creation and a Greatest Hits album.

    Will be interesting to see if the likes of Amazon are allowed to sell the coloured vinyls this time around especially since the initial releases are still available from Udiscover and thesoundofvinyl

  263. Philip Cohen says:

    Coming in May from Universal: Glenn Frey-Above The Clouds”, a 3-CD + DVD set. It will contain two CD’s of hits and key album tracks(no rare material), a CD containing his pre-Eagles album with “Longbranch Pennywhistle”, and the first-ever DVD release of the video program “Glenn Frey-Strange Weather:Live in Dublin”.
    Too bad that there’s no studio rarities included, because Frey issued plenty of Japan-only bonus tracks.

  264. Auntie Sabrina says:

    Sorry to see your recent Morrissey article has gome MIA. Keep up the good work, fantastic blog and and an honour and privelidge to read and to be able to comment on the music industry.

    Kindest Regards.

  265. Philip Cohen says:

    Rhino is planning another “Quadio” box (reissues of vintage 1970’s Quadraphonic mixes). It will contain The Doobie Brothers’ four Quadraphonic albums.

  266. Coln says:

    Just announced:

    The Feeling: Twelve Stops And Home (3CD/1DVD Box Set) on the 29th June via Cherry Red:

    Also one off Live date on the 15th April


  267. Philip Cohen says:

    Still no release date or tracklisting for any of Charly Records’ upcoming Small Faces CD product, but the reissue of “Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake” will be 3 CD’s + a DVD. Fans have speculated that the DVD will contain the group’s (mostly mimed) performance of “Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake” from BBC’s “Colour Me Pop” T.V. show.
    And compiler Rob Caiger assures me that there will be reason for fans to purchase Immediate Records’ various artists Blues compilations again via Charly’s upcoming boxed set. Charly’s 1996 boxed set had been dubbed from vinyl. Caiger’s new effort will be from the master tapes and contain some unreleased mixes and songs.
    Charly also plans some upcoming vinyl product for Record Store Day, including a white vinyl 7″ single that reissues Nico’s lone single for the “Immediate” label, a Small Faces yellow vinyl 7″ single with an exclusive mix, and a compilation L.P. by Humble Pie.

  268. Andre Denis says:

    Cherry Red Records is going to release om 27 April:
    Bram Tchaikovsky: Strange Men, Changed Men: The Complete Recordings 1978 – 1981, 3CD Boxset Edition

    It seems to be as it is a remastered edition.
    This is wonderful news as I Always liked their poppy sound

  269. Philip Cohen says:

    Archival activity for Jethro Tull’s 50th anniversary: A Steven Wilson remix(stereo & 4.0 surround) for the group’s debut album “This Was” is set for November. Also this year: “50 For 50”, a 3-CD collection of live and studio tracks.

  270. Karl says:
    The Monochrome Set “1979–1985: Complete Recordings”
    6LP+6CD or just 6CD Box Sets
    Sounds great, nice booklet, all lyrics etc.

  271. Steve Miller says:

    Expanded 15th Anniversary release of Frengers, by Mew.

  272. Philip Cohen says:

    The latest mastering/compiling effort from Charly Records’ Rob Caiger (though when or if it will see the light of day is unknown) is an upgrade/remastered box set of Immediate Records’ four blues music anthology albums. Charly already released a 4-CD set of this material(“The Immediate Blues Anthology”) in 1996, which was filled out with Blues-flavoured tracks from Immediate’s rock & pop artists. What, if anything a new edition could offer is unknown. The music on the four original 1968/69 vinyl albums was all mono or (in some countries) fake stereo. I would have tried to make Caiger aware that Charly has an unreleased true stereo mix of one of the Eric Clapton/Jimmy Page instrumentals(“Draggin’ My Tail”)……..but it’s too late.

  273. Philip Cohen says:

    Japanese Sony will release a Cheap Trick CD + DVD set “Japanese Singles Collection” on the 4th of April. The DVD will contain the same videos and live clips as the programme “Every Trick in the Book”, albeit in a different running order. The CD will be manufactured with the “Blu-Spec CD2” technology.
    in other news, April will see the release(from Purple Records via Cherry Red) of a 3-CD edition of the 1974 album “Roger Glover and Friends-The Butterfly Ball”, by the (then) ex-Deep Purple bassist. Basically, the 3-CD set will combine everything from the Repertoire label edition, plus a U.S.A. promotional interview album. The vocalists on the album include Ronnie James Dio, Glenn Hughes, Tony Ashton and David Coverdale. It’s a concept album based on a book of illustrations for children. It’s not heavy metal music. But the music is good. One of the bonus tracks is a demo version of the album’s UK/Europe hit “Love is All” as a vocal duet between Ronnie James Dio and (The normally non-vocalist) Roger Glover. Glover was wise to let Dio do the entire vocal on the released version.

  274. Chris Squires says:

    A Massive Rory Gallagher box and individual albums for release soon and uDiscover have a box set limited (and numbered) to 300 copies for *just* £207 inclusive of UK postage.
    15 albums inc. one double live is not bad for £200 or so particularly with the numbered slip case.

  275. Gary Hunter says:

    Hot off the press this one Paul. A 3 CD Set of the John Foxx album “Metamatic” is out 25th May

  276. Aaron says:

    New Neil Young live album coming in April. Tonight’s the night live. Available as 2 lp and a cd. Cool cover too.

    • Aaron says:


      “Time, is waiting in the wings…”

      Parlophone announces the following three David Bowie exclusives in conjunction with David Bowie is at the Brooklyn Museum.

      ~ Time (U.S. single edit) / The Prettiest Star – silver vinyl picture sleeve 7” single

      ~ Live In Berlin (1978) – 8-track orange vinyl mini-LP

      ~ iSelectBowie – 12-track red vinyl LP

      Go here for the full press release:

      #DavidBowieIs #davidbowieisbkm #DBisNYTime #DBisNYBerlin78 #BowieiSelect #BowieVinyl

  277. purpledaniel says:


    In regards to the Doors Isle of Wight release, many fans have cancelled their order when facts about the quality begun to emerge. There´s motorcicle sounds, fake audience and guitar and drum overdubs everywhere. Maybe warnig people about this in SDE will make people at the Doors camp reconsider how bad they are presenting archive releases.
    Thanks in advance

  278. DaveM says:

    Dire Straits Complete Studio albums box set coming on CD and Vinyl. Really interested to know about the new mastering (if any) on these as the existing remasters seem to get a bad press.

  279. Chris Squires says:

    Warm Leatherette 4LP Vinyl is now only £28.33 on, that’s £13 lower than the last 40% sale in January. It’s a stupid price for a brilliant boxed set.

  280. Carl Noonan says:

    Hi Paul

    Toto have a career spanning box set due in October which includes remastered albums, cd’s, rarities etc.
    You may be aware of this already so apologies if you are. If you weren’t here’s a link to the store which gives some details.



  281. DaveM says:

    News from PIL official that a new career spanning box set is coming later in the year.

  282. Aaron says:

    Next Anthony Phillips reissue on the way in April. Private Parts & Pieces volume 3 – 4 disc clam shell box, contains IX-XI plus bonus disc of 18 unreleased tracks…really looking forward to this!!

  283. Aaron says:

    Neil Young’s Harvest Moon to be released on vinyl for the first time ever!

  284. Adam Shaw says:

    Hi Paul
    Just had delivered 2 x Art Garfunkel SACD from Vocalion (Angel Clare and Breakaway) both have the original quad mixes on them .
    Also pre ordered the Barry White singles box set . Maybe worth mentioning on your site .

  285. Aaron says:

    Interview with Tony Banks here where he talks about the new album and gives an update on the reissues of his back catalogue…looks like it’s not happening..real shame

    GNC: Let’s talk about you solo stuff in general. You started to rerelease your albums remastered and in 5.1. What happend to these releases?
    Tony: I don’t really know. Perhaps Esoteric got cold feet. I wanted to do the A Chord Too Far boxset. I wanted to have something out there that included the best things I have done. I was of course very happy when they wanted to put out the individual albums as well. I just think it cost them more money than it should have. They may come back to them, I suppose. I’d like to do Bankstatement and Soundtracks. We did those already when we were working on A Chord Too Far. They are quite easy to do and could come out any time, whereas Still and Strictly Inc will be much more of a problem as they are very long and we have to remix them from the beginning. It would have to be very worthwhile to do that. I’m not sure that’s going to happen. It’s a shame but I think it’s not going to happen now.

    Full interview here…

  286. Paul E. says:

    Hi Paul, I just read some great news on The Alarm. Their site states two new remasters are set for release on March 16th to coincide with a tour: “Eponymous” and “Declaration”- both 2 CD sets. Can you help dig for further information and ask if they have plans to keep these coming as I’d love to have “Strength” included. Thanks in advance!

    • Neil says:

      On the subject of Eponymous i notice this new reissue is 2 CD’s when the remaster from 2000 was only one disc with the exact same tracks.

  287. Sven says:

    Hi Paul
    do you have any insight into Rhino’s plans regarding future a-ha deluxes and re-issues?
    Or – do you have a contact in Rhino whom you could pass on the following ideas?

    1) MEMS: The demos would be most interesting, as well as any stuff that may stem from post-Memorial Beach. Live versions are not so important as the 2001 Valhall concert saw a DVD release (on which however Angel was missing).

    2) Lifelines: Not their best album despite a few great songs. Hence, more important than demos and different mixes would be the whole Ulleval concert from spring 2002 on CD and DVD/BR. It was apparently recorded back in the day but never released. They played a few songs there that were eventually skipped for the autumn leg of the same tour, or that did not make it on the Live CD “How can I sleep with your voice in my head”, such as Afternoon high, Locust and You wanted more. Also, it would be great to get hold of Dark is the night sung by Annelie Drecker in Brazil, and of the 2002 version of The blood that moves the body.

    3) Memorial Beach on Vinyl would be brilliant, or what about a 25 years super deluxe edition….


  288. KevinK says:

    The Elvis 60CD RCA Albums Collection box set fom a couple of years ago is currently available for a bargain £100 on Amazon UK ( )

  289. Derek says:
    has Berlin and Wang Chung remasters (with bonus tracks).

    The Wang Chung ones come out this week, and the Berlin have been out for a week or so.

    • Neil says:

      These look dodgy and it’s worrying they aren’t for sale anywhere else. £10 postage to the UK makes them £19 each which means import taxes stuff that.

      • Derek says:

        More than a month after supposed release and they haven’t made it to Australia.
        No response to emails.

        Certainly seems dodgy now that I’m about $60 out of pocket.

  290. Aaron says:

    Steve Hackett and Djabe have a new album available only thru djabe’s Website. It is never the same twice…Ltd to 500 copies dvd digipak. I bought my copy already so you better hurry if this appeals! I’m looking forward to hearing if This Is Not America is the Bowie track!

    New Live CD/DVD-package limited to 500 copies
    Hungarian Jazz/Fusion band Djabe and Steve Hackett collaborated on various occasions and have released a couple of albums together, such as Summer Storms And Rocking Rivers (iTunes Link) and the more recent Life Is A Journey. On 15th February, Djabe released yet another interesting live CD/DVD digipak: It Is Never The Same Twice.
    It contains two recordings: The CD was recorded at Ady House of Culture in Miskolc (8th June 2017), while the DVD was recorded in Budapest, Jazz Club, 3rd June 2017. Both recording feature Djabe and guest musicians Gulli Briem and Steve Hackett.
    The Digipak is strictly limited to 500 copies (!) only and is available on Djabe’s website.

    Tracklist CD:

    Lava Lamp
    The Steppes
    Pain Forest
    In That Quiet Earth
    Awakening City
    Last Train To Istanbul
    Fly On A Windshield
    Please Don’t Touch
    Miskolc Jam
    Extra Dimensions
    Cloud Dance
    Los Endos (closing section)

    Tracklist DVD:

    Lava Lamp
    The Steppes
    Pain Forest
    In That Quiet Earth
    Awakening City
    Last Train To Istanbul
    Steve’s Acoustic Set
    Walking Away From Rainbows
    Ace Of Wands
    Firth Of Fifth
    Fly On A Windshield
    Please Don’t Touch
    Budapest Jam
    Hang Drum Song
    This Is Not America
    Clouds Dance
    Los Endos (closing section)
    Extra Dimensions
    Distance Dance

  291. Philip Cohen says:

    Capitol will soon release the first (of two) non-chronological colour vinyl boxed sets by The Steve Miller Band. The musical contents are exactly as on the original releases.

  292. Robert says:

    At the end of last year you made an unboxing video of the coloured vinyl of Paul McCartney. Did you also get the Japanese vinyl replica CD’s ? I was hoping that you would make an unboxing video of these CD’s too …

  293. Peter Stanton says:

    Dylan Bootleg 13 is 97.90 euros on Amazon Italy at present

  294. Bob says:

    Hi –

    Interview with Shirley Manson in today’s “i” newspaper (page 36) – has a release date of May 11 for the “20th anniversary reissue” of Version 2.0… but no further details.

  295. Philip Cohen says:

    …..and more WHO-related CD product: an expanded 2-CD edition of Pete Townshend’s debut solo album “Who Came First” to be released in April by Universal. It will have 8 previously unreleased tracks.

  296. Philip Cohen says:

    To be released 20th of April: “The Who-Live at Fillmore East April 1968”.

  297. Len Read says:

    Re the Chicago live album mentioned by Phil.
    Apparently it has the bands entire Isle of Wight set from 1970 on the first two discs. There is also a DVD from a German TV special.
    This from the band’s website:

    4CDs + 1 DVD – Includes:
    • Chicago’s Amazing Headlining Show From The Isle of Wight 1970
    • 18 Additional Unreleased Live Performances From 1969 To 2014
    • A Complete 1977 German TV Rockpalast Performance On DVD
    • 24-Page Booklet With Rare Images Selected From The Band’s Vast Archive.

    Chicago has been a concert force for more than 50 years, thrilling its legion of fans with performances that never disappoint. This spring, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will celebrate their live legacy with a 4CD/1DVD collection of previously unreleased concert recordings, which includes several deep cuts that have never appeared on any of the band’s live albums.

    CHICAGO: VI DECADES LIVE (THIS IS WHAT WE DO) will be available on April 6. The songs in the collection were recorded between 1969 and 2014, including the band’s entire performance at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970. The DVD features a concert that was originally broadcast on the German music television show Rockpalast in 1977. The set comes with a 24-page booklet illustrated with rare images selected from the band’s vast archive.

    The first two discs are dedicated to Chicago’s headlining performance at the Isle of Wight Festival on August 28, 1970. It’s a snapshot of the band on the verge of superstardom and captures them in top form, playing songs from their first two albums – “Beginnings” and “Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon” – as well as “Mother” from their third album, which was unreleased at the time. The other two headliners on this 3-day festival were The Doors and Jimi Hendrix.

    The remaining discs include live performances selected from six decades, starting with a trio of songs recorded in Paris in 1969: “Poem For The People,” “25 Or 6 To 4” and “Liberation.” Other highlights include deep tracks like “A Hit By Varèse” (1973), “Takin’ It On Uptown” (1977) and “Forever” (1987), in addition to songs from Chicago’s 1994 big band tour: “In The Mood” and “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore.”

    On February 12, 1977, Chicago played live on the German music television show Rockpalast. The entire concert is included here on DVD. An amazing overview of the band’s career to that point, it boasts unforgettable performance of “Saturday In The Park,” “Just You ’n’ Me,” “Call On Me” and “(I’ve Been) Searchin’ So Long/Mogonucleosis,” plus covers of the Beatles’ “Got To Get You Into My Life” and The Spencer Davis Group’s “I’m A Man.” As a bonus, the DVD also includes the band’s fan favorite performance of “What’s This World Comin’ To” from the 1973 ABC television special, Chicago In The Rockies.

  298. Philip Cohen says:

    Maybe I shouldn’t relay the latest updates from compiler Rob Caiger. Certainly, he’s always in the studio working on projects, though when any of them will be released is unknown. 3-L.P. & 2-CD editions of “Small Faces-The Autumn Stone” still appear likely for late April, though Caiger still won’t reveal the tracklisting for the CD edition, other that to say that the running order and song contents will slightly differ to the vinyl edition. anyhow….
    Caiger is working with the Immediate Records recordings by Humble Pie (the group recorded two albums for “Immediate”, “Town and Country” & “As Safe As Yesterday Is”) and guitarist Peter Frampton & drummer Jerry Shirley are cooperating. However, I’ll note that some years back, Castle/Sanctuary released “Humble Pie-Natural Born Bugie(sic):The Anthology” which had 9 unreleased tracka mixed down under Jerry Shirley’s supervision, so how much more vault material could exist?
    And last week, Caiger found further Yardbirds tapes(muktitrack & master) recorded at Advision Studios & De Lane Lea Studios, but it is questionable whether Charly could release materials from De Lane Lea, unless they are unreleased performances that would be public domain in the Uk & Europe. Charly owns the Yardbirds recordings from 1963-May 1966, when the group was under Producer/manager Giorgio Gomelsky. The Yardbirds(via Wadecircle Ltd.”) own the June 1966-Nov. 1966 recordings when the group was produced and managed by Simon Napier-Bell. The 1967 recordings produced by Mickie Most are now owned by Warner Music. I explain all of this so I can mention that The Yardbirds didn’t record at De Lane Lea Studios during the period covered by Charly’s ownership, but they DID record at De Lane Lea Studios under both Simon Napier-Bell & Mickie Most. There are singles produced by Napier-Bell & Most that have been available only in mono sound. The De La Lea tapes may enable those songs to be remixed for stereo, but permission from Wadecircle Ltd. or Warner Music would be required for Charly to release such remixes.
    Caiger’s first Yardbirds project will be an expanded edition of The Gomelsky-produced 1964 album “Five Live Yardbirds”, recorded March 1964 at The Marquee. Caiger says that he’s found another, never-heard concert recorded a few months later, but I predict that it will be the same concert already released by Castle under the name “Live Blueswailing, July 1964”. I tried to alert Caiger to that via Charly’s website, but got no response.

  299. Philip Cohen says:

    30th of March will be the release date for a 5-CD set “Chicago-VI Decades Live” from Rhino. I’m hoping that it be mostly vintage recordings from the group’s heyday. The present-day line-up has only 3(of the 7) original members(Robert Lamm, James Pankow & Lee Loughnane), though Walter Parazaider still participates in the studio.

  300. Davide Guerrini says:

    Dear Paul
    Any news regarding the rumored THE POLICE complete recordings/remasters/deluxe editions expected in 2018 ?
    Band’s guitarist Andy Summers said about this some months ago…
    I thank you for your attention

    Davide Guerrini

  301. Aaron says:

    Paul – Have you heard about Chery Red Bespoke?

    sounds pretty interesting:

    Inspired by collectors’ demands, fan requests and our collective imagination, we’re bringing a range of must-have releases – vinyl and otherwise – direct to our customers, and with our new platform, we are giving you, the discerning music fan, the power to drive, influence and decide which deluxe projects are realised.

    To kick off, we have 3 deluxe vinyl titles from Spencer Davis Group, Jah Wobble and Theatre of Hate launching as of today! Read more about each project and pledge here.

    We’ve laid the groundwork for the projects, in terms of track choices and packaging and now it’s over to you the discerning music fans to make them a reality. Each project will launch with a three month (90 day) crowdfunding period. If the project reaches 100% within the timeframe, it’s all systems go!

    We’ve a forty year history of crate digging, excavating and reissuing, and direct conversation with fans, customers and collectors from all over the world has always been a source of inspiration and something very close to our heart. So please do get in touch with questions and suggestions – we actively encourage it.

    Cherry Red Bespoke is about giving you what you want, and we’re always interested in hearing your ideas!

    If you have a suggestion for a deluxe project you’d like the opportunity to see become a reality, email us at ideas(@)

  302. Philip Cohen says:

    Those of us who love to purchase and permanently posess music on so-called “Physical” formats must be thankful that consumers in Germany and Japan have overwhelmingly rejected streaming and continue to prefer CD’s and vinyl, because the survival of physical formats may ultimately depend on CD & vinyl pressing plants in those two countries.
    CD collectors in the U.S.A. were shocked by several announcements in this past week. Two of America’s biggest CD pressing plants are set to close down by mid-year. They are CINRAM(formerly WEA Manufacturing in Olyphant,Pennsylvania) and Sony’s Digital Audio Disc Corporation(DADC), formerly CBS Records in Terre Haute, Indiana. Furthermore, American “Big Box” retaler “Best Buy” announced that they will no longer sell CD’s, effective in July, though they will honor existing committments to sell vinyl for two more years. “Best Buy”, who specializes in selling T.V,’s refrigerators and washing machines, once had an impressive selection of CD’s & DVD’s, which has, in recent years, dwindled to nearly nothing. And furthermore, “Target”, an American department store specializing in clothing and food, has announced that they will, henceforth accept CD’s (from the labels) only on a consignment basis.(I.E. the record company only gets paid when and if the CD is sold.)
    The record companies obviously want to change over to music rental (or as you say “Hire”) via streaming, and ultimately what they seek is pay-per-play on a per-song basis. And it seems that the record companies have been trying to sabotage the sound quality of the CD format for some time, whether it is via “Loudness Wars” processing or (perhaps in upcoming years) by the MQA system, which if used on CD’s would reduce the CD format’s resolutiom from 16-bit to 13-bit.
    I know that I speak for many music collectors when I say, that if the day comes when I can no longer purchase music to posess it permanently, then I will no longer be a customer for the music industry. The avid collectors who want physical product, and who buy all releases by their favorite artists, are customers that the industry can rely on during periods of economic downturn. It would be foolish for the industry to arrogantly jettison these customers.

    • Roel Glas says:

      Well said Philip. I agree with you 100%. The industry should not be biting off the hand that feeds it. To me, there is no enjoyment in streaming music & I have rarely used it (usually only to sample an album & then go & buy the physical version.

    • Robert says:

      I also agree with you 100%. I don’t like streaming music, I want to be able to buy th physical product. I hope that the CD & vinyl pressing plants in Germany and Japan are going to be there for a very long time !

  303. Philip Cohen says:

    In late March, Rhino will release expanded/remastered editions of The Cars’ “Shake It Up” & “Heartbeat City”. No track listings available yet.

  304. Lorenzo says:

    Michael,I’m sure the Tesla is playing Space Oddity.You are referring to the launch video.At any rate they say the sound of his music can’t be heard in space.I still think Musk should pay or get permission. As for smiling from heaven that is something I won’t comment on here.

  305. Lorenzo says:

    So,we are all fans of Space-X and it’s launch of a Tesla into space,but I have a question.It sounds like Space Oddity will be broadcasting on a loop out for well, a long time. Does the David Bowie estate get paid for that or is this a outer space royalty rip-off? These are the things I wonder about.

    • Michael says:

      Lorenzo, actually Elon Musk’s red Tesla Roadster launched from the SpaceX rocket, and now orbiting the earth, is playing David Bowie’s “Life on Mars?” on a loop that will play virtually forever. Royalties aside, I think David Bowie would have been elated to have one of his songs connected to this stunning space test project. When I watched the Falcon Heavy launch on TV yesterday and heard “Life on Mars?” playing as the soundtrack to commemorate the event, I started to feel emotionally joyful, but very sad David Bowie wasn’t here to see this. Then again, perhaps he did, and is smiling from heaven.

  306. Henry says:

    The U.A. Albums by The Stranglers will be released by Rhino on March 2nd (Amazon).
    Are these new remasters?

  307. Phil Wilson says:

    The Suede Coming Up Amazon Exclusive with 10″ Together single currently £25.46 at

  308. Roel Glas says:

    @Philip Cohen.
    Thanks for the update Philip re: Made In Europe. Looks like I’ll just have to be content with that wonderful Connoisseur release ” MK 3 The Final Concerts”. I mean, I can’t really complain about the archival releases Purple have had over the years. We have been spoilt.
    I’m 61 too, must have bought the LP same time as you.

  309. Roel Glas says:

    Does anybody have an update of Deep Purple’s proposed “Made In Europe” box set which I believe was due about 2 years ago before EMI went under?

    • Philip Cohen says:

      The issue(in Deep Purple 1968-76 archival projects) isn’t EMI’s demise, but rather the receivership/adminisatration/selling off of “Deep Purple Overseas Ltd.”, the company which owns the 1968-76 Deep Purple recordings. Ian Paice, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover and the estate of Jon Lord have filed a lawsuit to stop the sale of DP(O) Ltd. to non-Purple owners. Apparently, Ritchie Blackmore doesn’t care one way or another. By the time that this situation is resolved, it may be, commercially, too little too late f0r Deep Purple archival product. Suffice to say, that I was 19 when the “Made in Europe” concerts were recorded….but I’m 61 now. Time is moving on.

  310. Roel Glas says:

    RIP Dennis Edwards who died last Thursday at the age of 74. Dennis was the wonderful lead vocalist for The Temptations during their great and IMHO, the best era of this group when they delved heavily into Funk/Psych/Protest during the late 60s & early 70s. Who could forget such wonderful tracks as Papa was a Rolling Stone [Oh that bass line….], Cloud Nine, Psychedelic Shack, Ball of Confusion etc.
    About to delve into 12.01 minutes of glorious “Papa”
    Sincere condolence to his Family & friends. We have lost another golden voice

    • Philip Cohen says:

      The wonderful bass line on “Papa was a Rolling Stone” came from the late Bob Babbitt. Too bad that Bob will be remembered less for his great work at Motown, than for his participation in producer Alan Douglas’ ethicly dubious Jimi Hendrix “Ghost Session” music “doctoring” projects “Crash Landing” & “Midnight Lightning”, both wisely deleted after “Experience Hendrix” took over Jimi’s back catalog.

  311. Philip Cohen says:

    A boxed set project by “The Idle Race”(Jeff Lynne’s 1967-68 group) that was abandoned more than a decade ago (when EMI Records or the compiler lost interest) may now be revived by the recordings’ present-day owner ,Warner/Parlophone. But, be cautioned that the compiler (then and now) is Rob Caiger, whose ability to take projects from the concept stage(tape research) to actual physical product(CD’s spinning in our disc players) is, at best, questionable.
    Caiger has also been mixing down some Immediate Records recordings by John Williams (a 1960’s UK folk singer whose recordings were produced by Jimmy Page).

  312. KevinK says:

    Grace Jones 4LP Vinyl Disco Years box set is currently only £24 on Amazon UK … or £20 + P&P from UK udiscover store (

  313. John T says:

    New Stone Temple Pilots album with new singer following sad losses of Scott and Chester RIP. I wish them all the best.

  314. Trent says:

    Not if this is deal worthy, but Human League’s “A Very British Synthesizer Group (3CD + DVD Super Deluxe) ” is CAD 44.32 or roughly £26 (sold by

  315. Francis says:

    What has happened to the website ‘This Is Pop’ that sold CD collections and deluxe editions?

    It goes to a page stating “will be opening soon” but when I put in my password or email address neither of them are no longer recognised despite the fact I have purchased CDs from them.

  316. Philip Cohen says:

    Despite the renowned quality of Japanese-pressed vinyl, in the past(1960’s-1980’s), Japan has not had a vinyl pressing plant for many years. That changes in late March, when Sony inaugurates its new vinyl pressing plant with the Billy Joel album “52nd Street”.

  317. Aaron says:

    2 Peter Banks sets coming in March:

    The Self Contained Trilogy – his 3 90s albums in 1 box set
    Be Well, Be Safe, Be Lucky : the Anthology – 2 Disc set 1 disc of the best of plus the 2nd disc is called Can I Play You Something Moree – looks like rare/unreleased tracks

    Also a reissue of Rick Wakeman’s first solo album “Piano Vibrations” coming in February..i believe he was originally paid 9 quid for this back in the day as the tracks were just for a session and they were going to add vocals to the tracks…but he started having success with the Strawbs so the record company stuck this out sans vocals and Rick didn’t see another penny! He’s had not much success with record companies over the years! Think i’ll pick this up just to give him some cash!

    I also heard that pretty soon we should see Rick’s originally version of the Litzomania soundtrack coming in various different deluxe sets..CDs/DVDS/vinyl etc

  318. Neil says:

    Porcupine Tree are releasing a 2CD + Blu-ray of Arriving Somewhere in March.

  319. Philip Cohen says:

    BMG has acquired the brand name and audio/video rights to the 1960’s UK T.V. show “Ready Steady Go”. Whether the show’s previous owner Dave Clark has sold the material or merely licensed it, is not entirely clear from BMG’s press statement. The statement says the deal includes “certain video footage”. Whether anything further (beyond what Clark licensed to EMI for VHS & Laserdisc release decades ago) has survived, is unknown.
    It was long overdue for Clark (who will be 80 years old this year) to agree to some sort of deal.

  320. Kevin says:

    With Tom Waits ANTI and Asylum catalogs getting reissued, anyone know if the treasured Island catalog is slated to receive the same treatment? Those have needed upgrading for quite some time.

  321. OceanBlue says:

    Amazon UK
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  322. Aaron says:

    Cherry red issuing a peter banks box set containing all his 90s solo albums…the self contained trilogy in march..only 12.99 so pretty good deal all round

  323. DaveM says:

    Elton john announcement later today. If he is retiring from touring, maybe he will have time to start taking a look at his back catalogue and all the unreleased stuff in the vaults…..

  324. Philip Cohen says:

    Numerous deluxe editions of the Led Zeppelin live album “How The West Was Won” coming in late March. I don’t know what, if any bonus content will be added. The album was a composite of two shows which had the same song line-up. There will be editions on vinyl, CD & Blu-ray Audio, and a super deluxe edition containing all of those formats.

  325. Dave H says:

    Has anyone else had any issues during the 3 for 2 offer at Amazon, Germany with the Radiohead Vinyl Box Set?
    I ordered it as part of the deal but so far I’ve been sent a replacement vinyl in a white sleeve four times. Even when e-mailing Amazon and tell them to look at their website to see the black box I’ve ordered, their warehouse keeps sending me the wrong item. Today’s delivery was even after an investigation.
    I believe both items have the same ASIN code.
    Has anyone else had the same issue?

  326. Philip Cohen says:

    Tentative 27th of April release for 3-L.P. & 2-CD expanded reissues of “Small Faces-The Autumn Stone”. After the nearly four year wait, the result is an anti-climax. Compiler Rob Caiger has announced the tracklisting for the vinyl edition. There will be exactly one unreleased track; an instrumental. The 2-CD set will, in all likelyhood, have the same music.
    Sides 1,2,3 & 4: The contents of the original 2-L.P. set. All fake stereo tracks (and a couple of true stereo tracks) have been changed to mono. If Caiger had wanted to maximise the amount of stereo tracks, all but four songs could have been presented in stereo.
    Side 5: Assorted alternate mixes and one unreleased instrumental jam. Most of the alternate mixes have appeared on other Charly CD’s.
    Side 6: The five Live in Newcastle tracks (in the slightly different mixes that appeared on the “Here Comes The Nice” CD box). This is despite the fact that 3 of the 5 tracks appeared (via the originally released mixes) earlier in this collection. The performances were from a various artists Immediate review concert. None of the artists played a full-length set…even by 1968 standards. Apparently only Small Faces and The Nice were recorded.

    It is apparent that for “Small Faces”, the bottom of the barrel has been scraped. As for the 27th of April release date, remember, any release date from Rob Caiger is very, very tentative. With the possible exception of the instrumental jam(that is, if it isn’t an alternate title for one of the unfinished backing tracks released by the “Repertoire” label in the 1990’s), Caiger had all of these mixes/tapes 4 years ago, and could have reissued “The Autumn Stone” back in 2014.
    Let’s hope that Caiger’s “Yardbirds” series has some worthwhile archival material. Caiger also intends to release a various artists collection (in September) celebrating the history of the London music club “The Marquee”, and he’s located some unreleased 1960’s recordings by Marianne Faithful, which he intends to release “One Day”

  327. wesley mc dowell says:

    Bought van morrison,s latest Versatile for a fiver in Adsa yesterday!A real bargain because I nearly bought it for £10 the day before in hmv.
    On a different subject does anybody know what,s happening with The Comsat Angels .A couple of years ago I read that they were back in the studio but to my knowledge nothing has come of this.Anybody with some inside info. out there??

    • Aaron says:

      Tom Waits first 7 albums to be reissued on CD/vinyl in March!

      includes 1973’s Closing Time; 1974’s Heart of Saturday Night; 1975’s Nighthawks at the Diner; 1976’s Small Change; 1977’s Foreign Affairs; 1978’s Blue Valentine; and 1980’s Heartattack & Vine.

    • Ralph says:

      Now on Amazon for a fiver too!

  328. Philip Cohen says:

    By the way, I’ve just visited Rob Caiger’s Twitter page, which shows a photo of some “Immediate Records” session tapes, and one is labelled “117-Mick Jagger”, but before anyone guesses that it might be some great lost unreleased 1960’s Mick Jagger solo recording, it isn’t.
    “One One Seven” was a London-based psychedelic band that never released any records. Their two song audition demo for Immediate Records (“Venusian Moonshine” and “Like The Sun”) was PRODUCED by Mick Jagger. It is unlikely that Jagger had any performing role on these tracks, even as a sideman.

  329. Philip Cohen says:

    In the past, Paul Sinclair has suggested that my criticisms of Charly Records executive (and “Immediate Records” compiler) Rob Caiger were something personal, but after what I’ve seen today, it is indeed something personal.
    Today, Mr.Caiger announced on a social networking site, that over the past five years, he has located master tapes, multitracks and unreleased material by The Yardbirds( a group who music that I compiled for Charly on the boxed set “Train Kept a-Rollin'(The Complete Giorgio Gomelsky Productions)”, later revised and upgraded as “The Yardbirds Story By Giorgio Gomelsky”). Caiger’s post shows a photo of some tape boxes, and two of the reels are “Phony Stereo” U.S.A. copy tapes made for a (never-released) 1960’s U.S.A. L.P. of “Five Live Yardbirds”. The reels are from “Dimensional Sound”, a New York studio where producer Giorgio Gomelsky compiled the U.S.A. EPIC Records L.P.’s “Having a Rave-up” & “For Your Love”. The other reel shown in Caiger’s photo is a reel from Advision Studios in the UK(it lists “Shapes of Things”), but “Shapes of Things” was recorded at Chess Studios in Chicago. The Advision tape box lists the engineer as “Ron Melow”. The engineer’s name was Ron Malo. Malo also worked with The Rolling Stones. This gives you an idea of Caiger’s understanding of what constitutes an original master tape.
    The tapes that I used (For the “Five Live Yardbirds” recordings in my two boxed sets), while also Dimensional Sound” copies, were pure mono tapes at least a generation better than Caiger’s “Phony Stereo” copies.
    Charly Records knows how to contact me. Caiger should swallow his pride and contact me, before he does damage to The Yardbirds’ recorded legacy with his “Phony Stereo” tapes, which he’ll re-christen “Enhanced Stereo”. My two Yardbirds boxed set were highly acclaimed. I could give Mr.Caiger some info about where to find unreleased Yardbirds music, but he doesn’t seem to care. I once tried to contact him by letter a few years ago, but got no reply. Will Charly ever release anything from these tapes that Caiger has found? Given Caiger’s highly inefficient compiling methods, probably not within the original fans’ lifetimes. Perhaps not even within Mr.Caiger’s own lifetime. The one photo that I’ve seen of him suggests that he’s somewhere between his mid-50’s and mid-60’s.
    Though I spoke to the late Giorgio Gomelsky in 1992 by telephone while compiling “Train Kept a-Rollin'(The Complete Giorgio Gomelsky Productions)”, I later met him in person, and spent an afternoon with him at his New York City loft in 1995, and he gave me a lot of information about The Yardbirds. And this is the most important (and tantalising) piece of information that I learned: with the exception of “Shapes of Things” and “I’m a Man”(both recorded at Chess studio in Chicago), Gomelsky never left any other multitrack tapes behind at the studio after recording. Most should still exist…somewhere. Some are held by Sony in New York, others with Gomelsky’s ex-Wife (or her descendants) at a Paris bank vault, and one song (“New York City Blues”) is held at Abbey Road (though “New York City Blues” was actually recorded ar CBS in New York City with engineer Roy Halee).

  330. johnny says:

    Good price for Otis Redding – The Definitive Studio Album Collection [VINYL] Box set – £55.99

  331. Philip Cohen says:

    Marllion’s concept album “Brave” gets the Deluxe 3-CD + Blu-ray treatment (with Steven Wilson 5.1 surround mix) in March from Warner/Parlophone. The Surround mix will be on Blu-Ray.

    • Neil says:

      It’s 4 CDs + Blu-ray as they have included the original album mix as well. Have to say i’m disappointed with this release in a similar way to Farewell To Kings they have included a previously released concert and just added the missing tracks to it. No sign of any of the b-sides either and i know they were on the remasters from the 90’s but they could have at least replicated Misplaced Childhood and included everything.

  332. Yani P says:

    I forgot all about Holger Czukay passing away in September, you would hope that his work might get pulled into a SDE at some stage as would be well derserving.

    Plight and Premonition with David Sylvian still one of my all time favourite pieces of music

    Just found this:

  333. Philip Cohen says:

    There’s now a tentative date for Charly Records’ reissue of “Small Faces-The Autumn Stone”, but it’s in April (not March as compiler Rob Caiger promised). There’s a page on, but they are not accepting preorders, nor is there any tracklisting.
    In other news, some of Cherry Red’s forthcoming boxed set product can (at least at this point) only be ordered from Cherry Red’s website. Hopefully, will also be selling these products, because Cherry Red’s shipping charges are quite high, and they don’t subtract the UK VAT for non-UK customers. These forthcoming boxed sets include “Procol Harum-Still There’ll Be More”, a 5-CD/3-DVD set(Released late March), and Chris Squire-Fish Out of Water”(a 2-CD, 2-DVD, 1-L.P., two 7″ vinyl singles set) to be released Late April. The Squire set contains new and original stereo mixes, a 5.1 surround mix by Jacko Jacksyk, and the Chris Squire/Alan White single “Run With The Fox” b/w “Return of The Fox”, which appears(on vinyl & CD) only in stereo. One of the DVD’s contains the surround mix, and the other contains promo videos and an interview(which was originally included on Sanctuary’s CD + DVD edition). As per what Chris Squire told an interviewer many years ago, the “Fish Out of Water” sessions did not produce any unreleased material. Clearly, Cherry Red’s “Esoteric” label has done everything possible with the album. Presumably, the surround mix is either Dolby Digital or DTS, since Cherry Red never offers high resolution audio.

  334. Robert says:

    On the 9th of February Legacy Recordings will release a new greatest hits album of Toto “40 Trips Around The Sun”. “Alone” is one of the three new songs on this album.

    There is also going to be a picture disc, with on side A “Hold The Line” and on side B “Alone”.

  335. mino says:

    Paul!Dolores O’Riordan is dead!

  336. Robert says:

    Are there any technical problems at this site ? I have tried to post a comment, but it doesn’t show up …

  337. spot says:

    Captain Beefheart – Sun Zoom Spark: 1970 to 1972 Limited 4LP Box is just 21,99 GBP right now:

  338. Mike says:

    Two new Garfunkel SACD releases on Vocalion:

    • Philip Cohen says:

      Unfortunately, in SDE’s most recent attempt to reconfigure this forum, a large percentage of the posts which appeared here over the years have been permanently lost. I’m not sure that it’s worth the effort to post anything further.

      • Paul Sinclair says:

        I was responding to regular reader requests to improve comments by starting with the latest at the top. Nothing has been lost.

  339. Dajong says:

    Great deals on at the moment. Buy 3 pay for 2 on selected items (music, films, video games). There are some great Boxsets in this offer like Sweet, Donald Fagen, Phil Collins, E.L.O., Leonard Cohen etc..

  340. Aaron says:

    Thoughts on this kate bush remix? Was surprised by how much I liked it myself!!

  341. Pete F. says:

    I haven’t seen this mentioned anywhere yet – There’s a new 2 CD Rezillos complete recordings compilation coming out on March 2nd according to Amazon (the US site has full track listing) :

    It looks like it’s being done right this time with no tracks omitted from the live album and all the single versions and b-sides included.

  342. gwynogue says:

    Donna Summer’s “Singles…Driven By The Music” box set currently £33 – that’s virtually HALF price!

  343. Philip Cohen says:

    Compiler Rob Caiger has now posted (on a social networking site) a partially obscured page from “Shindig” magazine, which describes Caiger’s proposed expanded 50th anniversary reissues of Small Faces’ “The Autumn Stone” & “Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake”. What these CD’s & L.P.’s will offer(that is, IF they are released) is somewhat underwhelming….an instrumental jam and some alternate single mixes.
    I won’t be worried over whether these CD & L.P. reissues happen or not. I long ago made my own expanded “The Autumn Stone” CD-R set (using mostly Caiger’s remasters from Sanctuary, Charly & Universal Music CD’s, eliminating all fake stereo mixes that had been presented on the original 1960’s 2-L.P. set), and I created a more than acceptable bonus disc of related rarities.
    So, the fans have waited four years to (maybe) get product that has little new content.
    There’s too much great upcoming archival product coming in 2018, to obsess over this. In 2018, we’ll see archival product from The Beatles, John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, and “50th Anniversary” product from Jethro Tull & Yes.

    • Robert says:

      @Philip Cohen

      First I like to say that I enjoy your posts on this site. You mentioned that there will be “archival product” from John Lennon. Do you have any more details ?

  344. JohnC says:

    Phil Collins Take a Look At Me Now set is £8 in Morrisons. How low can this set go??

    • Philip Cohen says:

      But, the Phil Collins set is probably the newer version with the Disc One’s only, I.E. without the live recordings and demos.

  345. gwynogue says:

    Johnny Mathis “Voice Of Romance” currently £277.38 on Amazon UK – that’s down from an eye-watering £451.28!

  346. DaveM says:

    Paul, look out for the Japanese Macca SHMs arriving as mine came today, in an A5 box (not the usual CDJapan flatish box). The fact they came straight through without additional charge is a huge bonus..

  347. dajong says:

    Great vinyl deals on Some The Cure, The Police, Nirvana, Supertramp, The Who… Albums for 10 €.

  348. wesley mc dowell says:

    Ian mc nabb,s new studio album is available to pre-order from his website

  349. Anthony Crotty says:

    Amazon uk is selling the 7 cd box set fairport convention first ten years

  350. Philip Cohen says:

    “Immediate Records” compiler (and Charly Records executive) Rob Caiger is (once again) claiming that he’s working on “Immediate Records” archival projects, but should he be believed anymore? The last time that Caiger was able to complete and issue any “Immediate Records” archival projects(I.E. CD’s with previously unreleased songs, versions or mixes) was four years ago. (I don’t count verbatim vinyl reissues of original 1960’s L.P.’s)
    Now being hyped: Expanded multi-disc CD & L.P. editions of the Small Faces compilation “The Autumn Stone”, a multi-disc “50th anniversary” vinyl reissue of “Small Faces-Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake”, and a boxed set of some sort by Billy Nichols.(Charly has the complete set of multitracks by Billy Nichols, though whatever originally unreleased materials that they contain were long ago issued by Nichols himself, albeit from original, mostly mono 1960’s mixes).
    As for whether Rob Caiger gets anything released during 2018, his credibility is on the line.

  351. Philip Cohen says:

    2-CD + DVD sets by The Pretty Things and Atomic Rooster coming from Repertoire/Uk in February. The audio material is from the BBC, and the video material is from Germany’s “Beat Club”

  352. Philip Cohen says: started shipping the corrected “Disc one” for “The Yardbirds-Yardbirds ’68” today. I had to e-mail them 3 times before they finally replied. The faulty first pressing had a brief silent gap towards the end of the song “Over Under Sideways Down”.

  353. Philip Cohen says:

    “Chris Squire-Fish Out of Water” Several Deluxe editions, due Spring 2018 from the “Esoteric” label. These will include a 5.1 surround mix by Jacko Jakczyk. the most deluxe edition will also include a vinyl l.P.

  354. Aaron says:

    Procol Harum – Still There’ll Be More – a limited edition 8 disc anthology spanning 1967-2017 will be released on 23 March 2018

    • Philip Cohen says:

      Further info on the Procol Harum 8-disc box. The set, which will be released by the “”Esoteric” label, opens with 3 CD’s of hits and album tracks, though nothing unreleased. CD’s 4 & 5 have previously unreleased concerts. The 6th, 7th & 8th discs are DVD’s containing material from the BBC and Germany’s “Beat Club” & “Beat Workshop” shows. Some of this material was recorded but never actually broadcast. The “Beat Club” material that was broadcast is now presented in its “pure” form; without the gimmicky added visual effects that “Beat Club” often added when performances were originally aired.

  355. Philip Cohen says:

    What do you want first; the good news or the bad news? The Good News: Universal’s limited (1000 sets) 4-CD set “Motown Unreleased 1966” started shipping on the 18th of December.
    The bad news: Warner/Rhino’s limited (4500 sets) 3-CD expanded edition of “More of The Monkees” has now been subject to a second postponement, and customers won’t receive it until sometime early next year. I’ll believe that this set is real, only when it is in my hands.

  356. John says:


    Belinda Carlisle The Vinyl Collection 1987 – 1993 (Amazon Exclusive Edition) [VINYL]Collector’s Edition, Limited Edition, Box set

  357. Aaron says:

    Heard a rumor about a reissue of the Yes album Fly From Here. Called Fly From Here – Return Trip. With lead vocals by Trevor horn, remixed by horn and with an unreleased track…anyone heard of this one?

    • Neil says:

      There is confirmation of it here There is one suggestion on there that they were thinking of rerecording it with Jon Davison please don’t let that happen.

      • Aaron says:

        Pretty happy about this if it happens. I think fly from here is actually a good album, especially the title track suite and with Trevor horn singing it can only be better. Would love a new album too mind you. And if it comes out at the same time as ARWs album then all the better!!

  358. Aaron says:

    Now this is “cool”

    Rick Parfitt ” Over and Out” will be released on March 23 2018. Will be released on CD, Vinyl and special collector’s edition CD which will feature the album in both the “finished form” and the original “raw” band mix.

    Includes overdubs by Queen’s Brian May and Muse’s Chris Wolstenholme as well as Rick Parfitt Jnr, and John “Rhino” Edwards and Alan Lancaster.

    In a related note…I once had an argument with a friend that Rick Parfitt’s son was in The 60ft Dolls…he did not believe me and claims it was a different guy with the same name…anyone know for sure??

  359. Auntie Sabrina says:

    Slightly off topic, those of a certain age may have heard TV star Keith Chegwin has died. You may remember Cheggars Pkays Pop or indeed Naked Jungle (I know I do..!)

  360. Aaron says:

    Cherry red are reissuing Jon and vangelis pages of life remaster in Jan. Great news for those of us who didn’t pick it up first time around

  361. Philip Cohen says:

    The 8th of December deadline for creating copyright extension releases of unreleased 1967 recordings has passed, and this is the outcome: The only “copyright extension” releases were two Beach Boys collections, “Sunshine Tomorow 2”, a 29-track collection of session material(largely “Track + Background vocals” mixes) and “Live Sunshine”(six 1967 concerts presented in their entirety,plus rehearsals). So far, these Beach Boys collections have only been offered as “Lossy” data-reduced MP3 or AAC downloads. As for Bob Dylan, there is no further unreleased 1967 material. “Motown Unreleased 1967” went into limbo because of legal clearance issues on 2 or 3 of the intended 92 songs. And “Experience Hendrix” opted to allow all of Jimi Hendrix’s unreleased (but already bootlegged) 1967 recordings to enter UK/Europe public domain. It is a decision that they may come to regret.

  362. Philip Cohen says:

    9th of March is release date for “Both Sides of The Sky”, the first posthumous Jimi Hendrix studio album since 2013’s “People Hell & Angels”. The new disc will have 13 songs, 10 of them previously unheard songs. This disc inaugurates Experience Hendrix’s new licensing deal with Sony Musc.

  363. EW99 says:

    A new Felt re-issue project is available for pre-order. First five albums available on vinyl or as CDs in deluxe boxes with a 7″ single and lots of bumph. Ignite The 7 Cannons remixed and Let The Snakes Crinkle Their Heads To Death retitled.

  364. Dominic says:

    Was wondering if we might discuss Super Deluxe Editions we’d (still) like to see coming in 2018? A few personal favourites (with potential to add hard-to-find mixes and additional material) below.

    1. Hopefully Grace Jones ‘Living My Life’ (arguably the best of the Compass Point albums) will come in the next 12-18 months.

    2. The much-neglected Madonna back catalogue could really do with special editions, particularly ‘Like A Prayer’ (30 years old in 2019), & ‘Ray Of Light’ (20 years old in 2018) and ‘Music’ (2000). I know she’s not one to look back, but really think she should crack open the vaults and blow off the dust. Have a listen to the William Orbit-produced version of Abba’s ‘Like An Angel Passing Through My Room’ (recorded as a demo for ‘Music’).

    3. Scritti Politti ‘Cupid & Pysche’. Still sounds extraordinarily bright and airy.

    4. She may be off the pop radar, but like Madonna, Janet Jackson’s Jam & Lewis era albums have been much-neglected. ‘Control’ and the still sparklingly good ‘Rhythm Nation 1814’ could do with repackaging.

    5. The Beloved’s ‘Happiness’ & ‘Blissed Out’. If you’ve never played ‘Love Takes Me Higher’ (Calyx of Isis Mix) you’re missing out. The album came in three versions; vinyl (8 tracks), CD (11 tracks) and most annoyingly the MC (16 tracks). Most of these mixes hard to find.

    6. Electribe 101’s ‘Electribal Memories’. The 1990 originals all such bad pressings! The Frankie Knuckles & Larry Heard mixes and dubs are sublime.

    7. Boy George at his most interesting with Jesus Loves You’s ‘The Martyr Mantra’. Plenty of incredible and creative mixes floating about that should be heard again. If you ever need an instant lift on a crap day just give ‘Bow Down Mister’ (Nayana Banana Govinda Goulash Mix) a spin; joyous.

    What else?

  365. Aaron says:

    Any Stephen King / Soundtrack / Box Set fans out there? Got something for you here…it looks pretty cool too…

    Varese Sarabande has announced the full details of the Stephen King Soundtrack Collection. The 8-CD set features 2-CD deluxe editions for the 2003 horror thriller Dreamcatcher directed by Lawrence Kasdan featuring the film’s expanded score composed by James Newton Howard (The Hunger Games, Maleficent, King Kong, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) and the post-apocalyptic mini-series The Stand starring Gary Sinise, Rob Lowe, Molly Ringwald, Ray Walston, Ruby Dee & Ossie Davis featuring the show’s expanded score by W. G. Snuffy Walden (The West Wing, Friday Night Lights) who received an Emmy nomination for his score. Also included is a reissue of the soundtrack album for 1984’s Firestarter starring Drew Barrymore featuring original music by Tangerine Dream (Legend, Risky Business), as well as the first-ever commercial release of the score for the 1997 mini-series The Shining on three discs featuring music by Nicholas Pike (Return to Me, Captain Ron). Visit the label’s official website to order the box set, which is limited to 1500 copies.

    Here’s the track list of the album:
    Disc One:
    1. Main Titles (2:47)
    2. Finding The Keys / Be Careful (2:15)
    3. Accident / To The Cabin (2:03)
    4. Gathering Wood / Remembering Duddits (1:01)
    5. Memory Warehouse (0:35)
    6. Toasting Duddit (0:53)
    7. Saving Duddits (2:56)
    8. Finding Rick (1:50)
    9. Animal Exodus (3:43)
    10. The Bathroom / What Is It? (3:55)
    11. Weasel Kills Beaver (5:43)
    12. Military Moves In (1:06)
    13. Scout’s Honor (2:43)
    14. Becky Bleeds (1:14)
    15. Weasel Attacks Pete (3:32)
    16. Jonesy And Gray Debate (5:00)
    17. Henry Returns To The Cabin (4:20)
    18. Boys Find Josie (4:19)

    Disc 2:
    1. I’m That Monster (3:50)
    2. Gray Kills Pete / Trucker (2:37)
    3. Jonesy Gets Files (2:10)
    4. Soldiers Find Henry (2:27)
    5. Reading Curtis’ Mind (0:45)
    6. Henry Tells Owen (2:49)
    7. Owen Rescues Henry (1:08)
    8. Jonesy Calls Henry (2:06)
    9. Picking Up Duddits (2:54)
    10. Killing Trooper (1:06)
    11. Duddits Tells Story (3:27)
    12. Curtis Takes Chopper (3:18)
    13. Curtis And Owen Battle (2:55)
    14. Owen Dead (2:06)
    15. Mr. Gray Go Away (3:35)
    16. Duddits and Mr. Gray (2:40)
    17. It’s Over (0:37)
    18. End Credits (5:37)


    Disc 3:

    1. Crystal Voice (3:13)
    2. The Run (4:53)
    3. Testlab (4:04)
    4. Charly The Kid (3:58)
    5. Escaping Point (5:13)
    6. Rainbirds Move (2:36)
    7. Burning Force (4:24)
    8. Between Realities (3:01)
    9. Shop Territory (3:19)
    10. Flash Final (5:19)
    11. Out Of The Heat (2:33)

    The Shining:

    Disc 4 (Night #1):
    1. Main Titles – Night #1 (1:55)
    2. Flashback (1:23)
    3. Hello / Nice Day For Croquet (Tied) (2:03)
    4. Tire Slash Time / Time To Play (3:26)
    5. Memory Of Dad (5:14)
    6. Scary Stop Sign (2:19)
    7. Read Between The Lines (1:37)
    8. A Scary View (2:02)
    9. The Hotel Waits / Comin’ To Get Doc / Lend Me A Hand (4:33)
    10. Danny Holds Back (2:14)
    11. That’s How It Is For Me (1:06)
    12. Give Me A Holler (1:53)
    13. The Lonely Wind / The Picture Changes / What’s So Sweet About It? (2:24)
    14. Alone (2:00)
    15. A Near Fall (2:09)
    16. No Sale (1:40)
    17. Safe As Safe Can Be / There Is No Tony (2:31)
    18. Night Nest / Freeze You Bastards (2:45)
    19. End Credits – Night #1 (0:54)

    Disc 5 (Night #2):
    1. Main Titles – Night #2 (2:00)
    2. How Did He Break His Arm? (1:35)
    3. The Usual Suspects (2:49)
    4. Behind The Door (5:40)
    5. Are You Gonna Hurt Me? / What Does Redrum Mean? (3:02)
    6. Please Stay (1:56)
    7. Dollhouse Mallet / Into The Room (6:17)
    8. Dad On The Radio / That Was Close (5:19)
    9. A Key Is Missing (2:29)
    10. Boy On The Stairs (1:56)
    11. Not My Shade (0:58)
    12. I’m Not Seeing That / Trapped (2:30)
    13. They’re After Danny (3:36)
    14. End Credits – Night #2 (0:53)

    Disc 6 (Night #3):
    1. Main Titles – Night #3 (1:49)
    2. Someone Got Their Fuse Blown (5:04)
    3. That’s Not The Problem (1:44)
    4. Dad In The Window / Where There’s A Will (4:56)
    5. Drive Through The Snow (2:23)
    6. Girl With A Knife / Interfering Again (2:27)
    7. It’s A Drag (2:49)
    8. Nothing But Spooks / Unmask (5:07)
    9. Batter Up / Run And Hide (1:50)
    10. Between The Eyes (3:37)
    11. Here’s Jack (2:31)
    12. What’s Been Forgotten (2:57)
    13. Take Your Medicine (4:29)
    14. What Could You Know? (2:29)
    15. Dump It (2:09)
    16. Think The Party’s Over (3:04)
    17. All’s Well That Ends Well (3:38)
    18. End Credits – Night #3 (0:53)
    19. Main Titles – Night #1 [Mix 1] (1:57)
    20. Hello (0:17)
    21. Nice Day For Croquet (1:34)
    22. They’re After Danny [Mix 1] (3:24)
    23. Main Titles – Night #3 [Mix 1] (1:49)
    24. What Could You Know [Mix 1] (2:28)

    The Stand:

    Disc 7:
    1. Project Blue (1:33)
    2. The Dreams Begin (2:07)
    3. On The Road To Kansas (3:56)
    4. The Trashman In Vegas (1:57)
    5. Headin’ West (1:55)
    6. Larry & Nadine (The Rejection) (2:38)
    7. Mother Abigail (3:10)
    8. “Sorry Mister, I Don’t Understand” (Tom & Nick Meet) (2:53)
    9. Mid Country: By The Stream (3:21)
    10. Mother Greets The Multitudes (1:25)
    11. M-O-O-N…That Spells Suicide (2:12)
    12. “One Will Fall By The Way” (3:43)
    13. Beginning Of The End (3:21)
    14. The Stand (3:45)
    15. Tom & Stu Go Home (2:33)
    16. “Ain’t She Beautiful” (6:00)

    Disc 8:
    1. Escaping (2:06)
    2. Streets Of New York (0:53)
    3. Trashy And The Dark Man (1:24)
    4. Sewing The Canvas (1:27)
    5. Corn Fields (2:06)
    6. Locked Up (2:03)
    7. New York No More (3:51)
    8. The Funeral (2:58)
    9. Leaving Mother Abigail’s (1:43)
    10. Las Vegas (3:14)
    11. Nadine Seduction (1:55)
    12. Table Talk (5:44)
    13. Boulder To Vegas (3:07)
    14. Trashy Lights Up (1:56)
    15. Nadine’s Dream (2:51)
    16. Captured (2:06)
    17. War Preparations (3:25)

  366. Philip Cohen says:

    Two Beach Boys “copyright extension” download releases coming on the 8th of December: “Sunshine Tomorrow 2″(29 studio tracks from the “Wild Honey” & “Smiley Smile” sessions and the simulated “live album” sessions at Wally Heider’s Studio). Also, “Live Sunshine” which contains 109 concert tracks from seven 1967 concerts in five American states. Presumably, these are mostly or entirely from the November 1967 mono soundboard tapes, recorded shortly before the release of the “Wild Honey” album. They have all circulated unofficially with full sound quality. The main fault in these concert recordings isn’t the sound quality, but rather the group’s ragged performances.

  367. Aaron says:

    Neil Young’s archive site went live today? Anyone have any initial thoughts so far?

  368. Philip Cohen says:

    Preordering has begun at Udiscover Music, for the “Physical Product'(I.E. CD release) of the various artists “Motown Unreleased 1966”, which is 4-CD set. Only 1000 sets will be pressed, which seems, perhaps too limited, considering that 1966 was, arguably Motown’s greatest year. As for “Motown Unreleased 1967”, whose finalised tracklisting has yet to be announced, it will be, at least initially download-only.

    • Andy P says:

      But not available to customers in Europe? Only listed on the US store and no shipping option for anywhere in Europe.

  369. Philip Cohen says:

    The first fruits of Cherry Red’s aquisition of numerous artist catalogs from Warner Music will arrive in January with the reissue of Curved Air’s “Air Conditioning” & “Air Cut”. “Air Conditioning” will be expanded to a 2-CD set with previously unreleased session outtakes & BBC sessions. “Air Cut”(recorded by a mostly different line-up including future “UK” & “Jethro Tull” member Eddie Jobson) won’t have bonus tracks, however, it will be the first CD release taken from the (until recently) long-lost master tapes (Previous CD releases were dubbed from vinyl)

  370. Yani P says:

    Lots of talk on the site always about the quality of specific recordings and formats.
    Very interesting database covering dynamic range

  371. Aaron says:

    any reason why John Lennon Live In New York City or Menlove Ave albums have never been reissued?

    Live in NYC would make a great CD/DVD (or Blu Ray) set…

    • Philip Cohen says:

      The “Live in New York City” video has never been offered on DVD or Blu-ray because of long-term hostilities between Yoko Ono & the members of Elephants Memory. This situation also causes the “Elephants Memory” album (Produced by John & Yoko) to be one of only two non-Beatles “Apple Records” albums never to appear on CD. The other album is an ABKCO-owned film soundtrack album called “Come Together”(no relation to the Beatles song of the same name, and no Beatles involvement whatsoever).

  372. Robert says:

    Are you going to make an unboxing video for the Eagles deluxe edition of “Hotel Carlifornia” ?

  373. Aaron says:

    Amazon has a new listing for David Bowie’s Peter and the wolf on cd. Another classic. Any news on this?

  374. Aaron says:

    Guess what? Andrew Ridgley’s Son Of Albert remastered and expanded edition coming from cherry red in January!!

  375. John B says:

    Who knows what happened to The Who Live at Leeds Deluxe 3LP Vinyl complete concert reissue from last year? Vanished almost as soon as it appeared. Now there’s a reissue of the original release, who cares?

  376. Aaron says:

    Anyone know why Elton John’s leather jackets has never been reissued? I mean i know it’s crap but it’s better than Victim Of Love! I believe it was even meant to be reissued along with VOL, the fox etc a few years back but it was pulled at the last minute…it’s the only one of his albums I don’t have now! Several of the b sides from the period are not that bad too. That’s my left field choice for a remastered version for 2018!!

    • Philip Cohen says:

      When the late producer/engineer Gus Dudgeon was supervising Elton John expanded/remastered CD’s, he said that he felt that he would not be within his rights to expand or remaster those Elton John albums that he had neither engineered nor produced, and wouldn’t expand or remaster those albums without permission from producers Clive Franks or Chris Thomas. Dudgeon didn’t live long enough to ask Franks or Thomas. Sadly,Dudgeon and his wife died in a car accident.
      The job of expanding and remastering Elton’s back catalog albums was left one-third incomplete.

      • Aaron says:

        Didn’t Dudgeon produce leather jackets though? i thought he did

        • DaveM says:

          @Aaron, he did, but I doubt there will have been an urgency to remaster it as there is so little love for it, even I believe from Elton himself. I doubt it will ever be remastered and reissued in the future either. If you want to copy on CD, suggest you bag one on eBay, where you can get one for less than a tenner. Worth the price for Slow Rivers alone.

      • Jimmy Jones says:

        So Philip, The Yardbirds 68 CD wasn’t cancelled as mentioned above.

        Is there any already created Elton John 5.1 mixes unreleased? GBYBR is the only one to be released on Blu-ray but the five or six titles released on SACD sounded really good in 5.1. It’s a pity more weren’t released.

  377. Philip Cohen says:

    I just received the “Yardbirds ’68” 2-CD set from Jimmy Page’s website. The live and studio tracks are newly remixed. Unfortunately, there is a digital drop-out(a momentary silent gap) near the end of “Over Under Sideways Down” on the live disc. I’m waiting to see if there will be a corrected pressing.

  378. Philip Cohen says:

    A 50th anniversary boxed set of concert recordings by “Chicago” is under development at Rhino, and it will include the group’s performance at the 1970 Isle of Wight festival. The compiler’s prediction of a December release is unlikely, but more likely early in 2018. The set will be offered on both CD & vinyl.

  379. Philip Cohen says:

    Like many, i had doubted that the “Iconoclassic” label still existed, since it seems like years since they’ve released anything. But, with a tentative 15th of December release date, the label returns with an expanded 2-CD edition of “American Woman”, the 3rd album by the Canadian band “The Guess Who”, from 1969.
    The first disc has the original album plus single edits, unreleased songs and alternate takes. Disc Two will contain the album “The Way They Were”. That album, originally released to complete the group’s recording contact after their 1976 disbandment, is a shelved 1970 album recorded between “American Woman” & “Share The Land”, recorded shortly before the group fired guitarist/songwriter Randy Bachman. This began a lengthy,ugly feud (played out in the music press) between Bachman and lead singer/keyboardist Burton Cummings.

  380. Aaron says:

    Is there a way to jump straight to the bottom of this page without having to scroll all the way down? It takes ages on my phone and ipad!!

  381. Aaron says:

    Cherry red doing a great deal for all Yes fans. You can pick up all 8 of Billy Sherwood’s recently reissued solo albums for 50 quid plus you get a signed postcard. Might have to take them up on the offer!

  382. Philip Cohen says:

    Preordering for the first-ever “physical” release (CD) of one of Universal’s “Motown Unreleased” copyright extension collections will begin 15th of December. “Motown Unreleased 1966” preordering will be available at the Classic Motown site.

  383. michael59 says:

    there will be a picture disc 10″ vinyl release on record store day black friday next week of falco’s “der kommissar”, celebrating its 35th anniversary release in 1982. the ep will include not only the title track but also 5 other songs, including the rare canadian/american release of his biggest hit “rock me amadeus”. you can find a first picture of this release here:

  384. Liam Bastick says:

    Might want to tell people about the signed Manics deals before they all go (wasn’t it all over in two hours last time?). for details (decided to bag mine for passing on the info, lol).

  385. Aaron says:

    Lou Reed – Live In Italy been reissued tomorrow
    John Cale – Honi Soit reissued in January

  386. Philip Cohen says:

    In January, Warner Music will release several expanded editions of the self-titled album by Fleetwood Mac(the group’s first with Stevie Nicks & Lindsay Buckingham). Predictably, the 3-CD + DVD edition will include a surround sound mix, predictably I say, because the surround version was mixed many years ago(circa 2002), but not released because Warner Music abandoned the DVD-Audio format. Warner has been holding the surround mix on the shelf, so why not use it? This clears Warner’s shelves of vintage Fleetwood Mac surround mixes.

  387. wesley mc dowell says:

    Can anyone give me a list of all athlete,s non album tracks?That would be great.very under rated band I feel.

  388. Aaron says:

    another interesting release for 10cc fans…Listen People – The Graham Gouldman Songbook 1964-2005 (out on Dec 8th)

    1. That’s How (It’s Gonna Stay) – the Mockingbirds
      2. Bus Stop – the Hollies
      3. For Your Love – Larry Williams & Johnny Guitar Watson with the Stormsville Shakers
      4. I’m Twenty Eight (Getting Nowhere) – Toni Basil
      5. Evil Hearted You – the Yardbirds
      6. Look Through Any Window – Gary Lewis and the Playboys
      7. Pamela Pamela – Wayne Fontana
      8. Tallyman – Jeff Beck
      9. Listen People – the Outsiders
      10. I’m Gonna Take You There – Dave Berry
      11. The Cost of Living – the Downliners Sect
      12. People Passing By – High Society
      13. The London Look – Herman’s Hermits
      14. Uncle Joe the Ice Cream Man – the Mindbenders
      15. Behind the Door – Cher
      16. No Milk Today – Graham Gouldman
      17. Have You Ever Been to Georgia – the Peddlers
      18. I’m Not in Love – Dee Dee Sharp
      19. The Things We Do for Love – 10CC
      20. Heart Full of Soul – Rush
      21. East West – Morrissey
      22. Right Between the Eyes – Wax UK
      23. Treachery – Kirsty MacColl
      24. I’ve Got You – McFly

  389. Auntie Sabrina says:

    Tony Hadley (ex Spandau Ballet) has done a duet with … Jane McDonald! Poor bugger must need the money…

  390. Philip Cohen says:

    As you may recall, when Universal Music bought EMI, Universal were required to immediately divest themselves of parts of EMI, so that Universal would not control more than 40% of the worldwide market for recorded music. So Universal sold “Parlophone Label Group” to Warner Music. Essentially, Parlophone Label Group was all of EMI’s UK recordings except The Beatles, the Lennon, Harrison & Starr 1970-76 solo recordings and the “Virgin” label.
    Less well known is that Warner Music was required to, within 3 years of acquiring Parlophone, to divest themselves of one-third of the artist catalogs of Parlophone Label Group. Some EMI/Harvest & RAK Records recordings were sold to Cherry Red Music. Now, it has become known, that in July 2016, that most of Chrysalis Records(excepting Blondie & Jethro Tull) was sold to a group of 3 businessmen led by Chrysalis Records co-founder Chris Wright, who intends to revive the label with new artist signings. Incidentally, the origins of the name “Chrysalis” was a variation on parts of the names of CHRIS Wright & (record producer) Terry ELLIS (CHRIS-ELLIS, hence “Chrysalis”)
    All of the recordings which Warner Music sold off were sold by auction. Incidentally, Warner Music sold off some recordings that had always been part of Warner Music. Recordings by Howard Jones, Curved Air & Chris Squire were sold to Cherry Red.

    • Aaron says:

      Heard that cherry red had bought Chris squire’s output. Do you know if that just includes the 2 solo albums? Or also the conspiracy albums and anything else?

  391. Aaron says:

    New Steve Hackett live box coming early next year. Wuthering Nights: Live In Birmingham. Available as a 2 cd/2 dvd digipak and also stand-alone blu ray. Looks pretty great actually. Lots of tracks from wind and wuthering. Cool cover and title too!!

  392. Aaron says:

    In case anyone is interested there is a new Cliff collection next week called Stronger Thru The Years. Bit of an odd track listing so maybe not the usually selection of the hits. Someone with more knowledge than me will know what it’s all about. Always liked a wee bit of cliff (mainly 50s to 80s singles) but not enough to actually pick up any albums…Still, you can’t argue that he had didn’t have some great hits…

  393. Aaron says:

    Hey Paul…quick suggestion. You could do a post telling us what you be on your wish list for next year and also open up comments for your readers for what we would most like to see get the SDE treatment or reissued in 2018…

  394. Len Read says:

    Star Wars : A New Hope 3LP box set announced
    The original motion picture soundtrack of composer John Williams’ score to be released in December

  395. SimonP says:

    Not sure if you’re a fan, Paul, but I have just pre-ordered the DE of Thomas Lang’s debut album from Cherry Red (26 bonus tracks!).

    I believe Sam Brown did backing vocals on some of the tracks…

  396. Philip Cohen says:

    A mail order 3-CD deluxe edition of the Monkees’ 2nd album “More of The Monkees” to be released 15th of December by Rhino. 90 tracksa(56 of them previously unreleased) including demos, alternate mixes, remixes and live recordings.

  397. Philip Cohen says:

    I realise that there are now fewer CD pressing plants than there once were, but when an independant record company is taking preorders (and charging customers) 3 months before the intended release date, there is certainly adequate time to secure the services of a CD pressing plant.
    But, nonetheless, “The Yardbirds-Yardbirds ’68” compilation(of remixed live and studio tracks) from was supposed to be released today) was postponed.

  398. Aaron says:

    New Neil Young album out dec 1st called The Visitor…for once it’s a pretty cool cover!!

  399. Aaron says:

    New Macca track included in this short video…includes sections of Standing Stone and previously unreleased track Botswana…sounds like it could be off McCartney II or Fireman to me…

  400. Philip Cohen says:

    Too bad that SDE didn’t want to believe me when I tried to post, to bring these new Beatles vinyl releases to your attention. Numerous online forums shut down or deleted discussion threads pertaining to forthcoming Beatles “product”. Perhaps it’s a fear of incurring the wrath of Universal Music.

  401. Auntie Sabrina says:

    Sainsbury the supermarket (not the Lord) are to become a record label

  402. Philip Cohen says:

    Universal Music of Japan will be pressing another batch of The Beatles SHM-CD discs for release December 6,2017.

  403. Philip Cohen says:

    Unfortunately, on the internet, there are some dishonest scoundrels who will list limited edition items for preorder, knowing that they are not an authorised seller and that they don’t (and won’t) have access to the product.
    You are cautioned not to try ordering the Bruford boxed set(or anything) through the seller “Pop Market”. They don’t (and have never) had the product. Their response to my e-mail inquiry: they couldn’t verify my billing address. The address is where I have lived continuously since 1962, and it is the address that I supplied in my one previous purchase from the company.
    Before offering a limited, numbered edition product for preorder, an internet merchant should ask the manufacturer if they are willing to supply the product. If the answer is “No”, then the internet merchant has no business accepting preorders. The dishonesty of Pop Market has cost me the ability to ever have the Bruford box in my collection. Lying to the customer is not the answer. The lone Ebay seller offering the Bruford boxed set is in Japan, and is scalping the product at two and a half times its intended selling price.

    • Philip Cohen says:

      Bill Bruford has announced a second pressing of his “Seems Like a Lifetime Ago” boxed set, to be available in January 2018. The seller will be the Uk dealer “Burning Shed”.

  404. Philip Birtwistle says:

    Got my Bruford box, number 1106.

  405. Jim Sykes says:

    Amazon is about to open in Australia, speculation has it before the end of the year. No news officially, especially on what product categories it will start with but one would expect books and music will be in the mix. Our market is ripe for a shake up, especially in the sort of products featured on this site. One hopes for some really great deals in the early days so readers might like to keep an eye open.
    Paul, might I suggest that you look to include in your price widget once it is up and running.

  406. Philip Cohen says:

    It is apparent that, for whatever reasons, the Bill Bruford CD/DVD boxed set “Seems Like a Lifetime Ago” was not released. Neither Bruford’s authorised UK dealer(Burning Shed) nor his authorised U.S.A. dealer(Pop Market) was ever able to supply it to anyone. Neither was any other dealer. We will see if a re-scheduled release date is announced.
    While I did order it from Pop Market, and I’m somewhat disappointed to not have it in my collection, nobody else was able to obtain it either. So be it.

    • Andy P says:

      Not sure where your info comes from, Philip. Mine is currently on it’s way from Burning Shed and there are a number of posts on various forums/Twitter from people who have received their copy. It was a limited edition of only 2000.

      • Philip Cohen says:

        When I last checked, Burning Shed showed it out of stock, but I’ll check again. If Burning Shed now shows it available, I’ll have to try ordering it froim them. doesn’t have it.

        • Andy P says:

          Unfortunately I think you will find they are now sold out of the limited edition. Early bird carches the worm!

          • Philip Cohen says:

            If Bruford’s record label couldn’t supply the customers who preordered 1 to 2 months in advance, then the limited edition was too limited. Hopefully, the music and remixes will appear on some unofficial download site. By the way, Burning Shed lists it as out of stock.

  407. Aaron says:

    New Green Day Best of coming Nov 17th.

    Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band – all the big hits, decent cover and a couple of new tracks makes this look pretty good to me…although it would have been good if they’d found space for the non album singles like Saints Are Coming and When Its Time…
    1 2000 Light Years Away
    2 Longview [Explicit]
    3 Welcome to Paradise
    4 Basket Case
    5 When I Come Around
    6 She
    7 Brain Stew [Explicit]
    8 Hitchin’ A Ride
    9 Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) [Explicit]
    10 Minority [Explicit]
    11 Warning
    12 American Idiot [Explicit]
    13 Holiday
    14 Boulevard of Broken Dreams [Explicit]
    15 Wake Me Up When September Ends
    16 Know Your Enemy
    17 21 Guns
    18 Oh Love
    19 Bang Bang
    20 Still Breathing
    21 Ordinary World (feat. Miranda Lambert)
    22 Back in the USA

  408. Philip Cohen says:

    Charly Records executive and “Immediate Records” compiler Rob Caiger is (again!) saying that he’s assembling an expanded edition of the Small Faces’ 1969 compilation “The Autumn Stone”, but be cautioned that Caiger has been saying that for 3 years. All “Immediate Records” archival activity (I.E. involving remixing and previously unreleased versions) halted after a 2014 expanded 2-CD edition of Small Faces’ U.S.A. compilation “There Are But Four Small Faces”. Caiger has steadfastly denied that there are any legal obstacles to resuming “Immediate Records” archival activity, and, of late, he has claimed that he has many other artist and label catalogues to work with at Charly.
    Caiger now promises a 3-L.P. & 3 or 4-CD edition of “The Autumn Stone”, and while it won’t be released this autumn, it will be released “within 3 months of autumn”. We shall see, but be cautioned that whatever unreleased material Caiger adds will (Likely) be alternate mixes, remixes and alternate backing tracks. Most of the group’s unreleased songs had been issued within a year of the group’s 1969 disbandment. Remember: only four albums were released during the group’s existence, and one of those four (Decca’s “From The Beginning”) was (at best) a contractual obligation or (at worst) assembled and released without the group’s consent.
    In other news, a professional recording of a 1966 Small Faces concert has been found, but complex legal issues make its release unlikely. Too bad, since it contains a few never before heard Small Faces original compositions. The tape is apparently not held by Rob Caiger.

  409. Aaron says:

    Phil Collins box set coming of all 8 studio albums but without the bonus discs. Not sure who this is aimed at…seems a bit pointless to me!!

  410. Dominic says:

    In NZ, but thankfully my delightful Mum popped down to Sainsburys for me for the two new Madonna coloured vinyls. Quite like the democracy of these releases and also enjoying that it is getting up the noses of the collectors’! Out of interest anyone got any idea what other releases came out at the same time as the two Madonnas? Thanks D

  411. Philip Cohen says:

    Compiler Andrew Sandoval recently completed the mastering for a 3-CD mail order edition of The Monkees’ second album “More of The Monkees”, hopefully for release by Christmastime. When that edition is released, it will leave only “Pisces Aquarius Capricorn & Jones Ltd.” & “Changes” without a 3-CD edition. There is nothing that can be added to “Changes” beyond what was added to the 1-CD edition, because the multitrack tapes are missing. To many, “Changes” is not a true Monkees album, but rather a Davy Jones/Micky Dolenz album, and a contractual obligation at that. The late Mr.Jones disowned the album.

  412. Peter Muscutt says:

    I saw there was a Black Friday Record Store Day coming up in November, which might be of interest?

  413. Aaron says:

    there is another one of these Elvis with Philharmonic Orchestra doh-dahs coming this year…standard CD, Deluxe CD and vinyl…here is the track listing for the deluxe:

    Christmas with Elvis and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    1 Santa Claus Is Back In Town
    2 White Christmas
    3 Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)
    4 Merry Christmas Baby
    5 Blue Christmas
    6 I’ll Be Home for Christmas
    7 Winter Wonderland
    8 Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)
    9 Silver Bells
    10 Oh Little Town of Bethlehem
    11 O Come All Ye Faithful
    12 The First Noel
    13 Silent Night
    14 (There’ll Be) Peace In the Valley (For Me)
    15 I Believe
    16 Take My Hand, Precious Lord
    17 It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)

  414. John says:

    The Carpenters Vinyl Box Set available before Christmas featuring 12 albums in their original form. Also includes the booklet that was available with Singles 1969-73.

    The Sound Of Vinyl has this at £249.99 on pre-order but not on Amazon yet

  415. Tony Orwell says:

    paul mccartney coloured vinyl lots are mow available to pre order

  416. Philip Cohen says:

    Expect another “Motown Unreleased” copyright extension download release at the end of the year, according to UK-based Motown historian/compiler Keith Hughes(posting at the Soulful Detroit forum). The upcoming release(1967 recordings), presently being mixed and compiled, will likely contain even more songs than the 1966 collection(itself equivalent to a 4-CD set). Furthermore, Hughes hints that the “Motown Unreleased” series will eventually be released on CD. That would be good, because I opted to not buy the 1966 collection. It was priced quite high; higher than an equivalent “Physical Product”.

  417. Aaron says:

    Tell me it’s not true! Mike Love is releasing a double cd on November called Unleash The Love. Not sure if it’s a new studio album, live album or old unreleased tracks…. any info at this stage?

    • Aaron says:

      Would actually like a reissue of all 3 of his Celebration albums, Almost Summer, Celebration and Disco Celebration. I had the first 2 but the 3rd is so rare that I’m not sure it was ever officially released, but have always wanted to hear the California girls disco remake so hear if it is bad as I think it is! Maybe a box set one day and throw in looking back with Love but I seriously doubt that will ever happen!!

  418. Aaron says:

    The essential Ray Parker jr coming soon with the Searchin for the spirit 12 remix of the ghostbusters theme appearing for the first time ever on cd!! Reason enough to pick up if you ask me!!

  419. Mar Wolfgang says:

    The world seems to have a need for more Madness compilations –

  420. Philip Cohen says:

    10th of November sees the UK release of “Sweet-Sensational Sweet:The Wild Bunch 1971-1978” a 9-CD set from RCA, that covers the group’s complete (originally) released recordings with original lead singer Brian Connolly. Disc 9 is entirely devoted to BBC sessions, most of them previously unreleased. Also included are all the songs from the albums “Funny Funny How Sweet Co-Co Can Be”, “Desoltation Boulevard”, “Sweet Fanny Adams”, “Strung Up”, “Give Us a Wink”, “Off The Record” & “Level Headed”, plus numerous B-sides, alternate mixes and takes and demo recordings by guitarist Andy Scott.

  421. Aaron says:

    Johnny Cash Unearthed box set available on vinyl for first time ever. 9 LP box coming on November 3rd and it looks beee-a-u-tiful!!!

  422. TomM says:

    I don’t know where else to post this bit of news. Bananarama fans in the U.S. should keep their eyes open. It looks like the trio will be announcing U.S. tour dates as soon as tomorrow, October 10th.

  423. Rich Z says:

    Paul — leaving feedback here re SDE Week In Review email as I don’t see another place on SDE to comment on topics other than a specific “story.”

    I really like today’s (8 October 2017) SDE Week In Review email with its single page “Top Stories This Week” visual and brief description providing me an effective overview and an easy direct link to the story I choose to read or may have missed.

    Perhaps this visual element and Week In Review overview format could be integrated into the SDE website as an alternative to or expansion on the right-hand side navigation bar of reverse chronological text/title-only links

    For example, creating a Week In Review category under which each week in review email (or equivalent) could be accessed could be very effective as one mode of time-centric search for SDE content/coverage.

    Similarly, you may want to consider other potential such Categories that could enable effective and more productive and efficient search for and discovery of relevant content: off top of my head, these might include such Categories as Unboxings, Music Labels, Music Artists, Music Formats, Books, Picture Discs, Retailers, Countries, Images Of Paul Kicking Back, and such and so on.

    The current right-hand navigation bar is due to take the next step, I think. …You know, in the service of enhanced customer experience and all that.

  424. DaveH says:

    Next XTC CD/Blu-ray to be released in November will be ‘Black Sea’ If you’re in the UK, Sky Arts are broadcasting a new documentary on the band which is available On Demand.

  425. Matthias says:

    Paul McCartney “Flowers in the dirt” Super Deluxe Edition is only Euro 87,66 at the moment on Amazon Italy.

  426. Murray Robbins says:

    Dear Paul,

    Are you aware of the issues surrounding BluRay Disc 23 of the King Crimson Starless SDE?

    The disc are turning a sick nicotine like yellow colour and will not load properly.
    There are links on the DGM live forum as to how one can order a replacement.
    Following instructions from the helpful moderator Alex, I emailed the incredibly responsive Bartosz in Poland who has confirmed shipment of a replacement for my faulty disc.
    Even though I had evidence of my purchase some three years ago, he took me on trust. Great service!

    I thought this might be worth flagging up to the community.

    Thanks for all your hard work. I’m guessing you are getting fed up of playing “Heroes”!

    Here is Bartosz’s email:

    Best Murray

    • Philip Cohen says:

      As I recall, I got my corrected “Disc 23” through an e-mail address at Panegyric, the label that released the set. As for the bad first pressing, for a while, it was still playable on SOME Blu-ray players, but now can’t be played on any player. Luckily, the corrected disc plays fine to this day.

  427. David McCallum says:

    Matt Johnson back in action with Radio Cineola sets:

  428. Aaron says:

    ELO Wembley Or Bust cd/dvd coming soon. Looks like multiple formats available

  429. Philip Cohen says:

    It’s been a pretty disappointing year for fans of Jimi Hendrix. This year’s only CD release was a mail-order CD of 1965 Curtis Knight live recordings(with Jimi Hendrix as sideman).
    Experience Hendrix(the Hendrix family company) recently renewed their license to Sony Music, but they have no new product with which to launch that new contract. Japanese sites are listing a forthcoming DVD titled “American Landing”, but given the performance date, it is simply a re-titled reissue of the Monterey Pop Festival performance. The already available DVD & Blu-ray discs use all of the existing film footage. All of the songs were audio recorded, but “Can You See Me” was not filmed, and the one film camera still operating ran out of film towards the end of “Purple Haze”. There is nothing that could be added beyond what is in the previous release.

  430. Philip Cohen says:

    So, the legitimate “The Rolling Stones-On Air” BBC sessions collection is to be, after all. Released 17th of November, it will be offered in 1-CD, 2-CD & 2-L.P. editions. The artwork has been revealed(see the IMWAN site), but, so far, no tracklisting. Oddly, this release will not be from ABKCO or Rolling Stones Records, but, rather from Polydor. Go figure.
    While there was roughly two and a half hours of 1963-65 Rolling Stones BBC session recordings, only 50 minutes of it has circulated(unofficially) with full fidelity.
    Perhaps the reason to keep the tracklisting secret, is to stop UK public domain labels from assembling a musically identical compilation. but, undoubtedly, Polydor’s collection will have better, or at least, more consistent sound quality.

  431. Erik says:

    Hello Paul, Fantastic website and thank you for having created it!!! I wish I had your job. Can you tell me anything about these current projects, “Carpenters Vinyl Box Set” or Kool & The Gang’s “Forever Deluxe Edition” ?? Also, do you know if anyone is working on the freestyle girl group “Sweet Sensation” remasters? Thank you for your time and really, I wish I had your job.

  432. Philip Cohen says:

    I’m not asking SDE to reveal any big secrets, but have we seen announcements of all of the major artist boxed sets and archival releases for the remainder of this year?
    I know that that an official audio or video release of 1960’s Rolling Stones broadcasts was under development at ABKCO, but now it seems not to be, despite the publishing of a “Companion” book..

  433. Aaron says:

    Rick Wakeman- the Journey: the Essential 3 disc best of set coming soon. Focuses on the early records but track listing looks not bad

  434. Leo says:

    I have tried to buy three David Bowie boxsets at They have an offer ‘3 for 2’.
    As only two items could be bought from, the third one had to be bought from a
    third party and than the offer does not work. Pretty useless offer made by

  435. Robert says:

    I don’t know if this is true, but this is bad news for Tom Petty fans :

  436. Alan Blevin says:

    Paul you need to publicise the Heroes disaster on the new Bowie box.In all formats at 2min 50sec of the song the sound level drops dramatically.Amazon have been refunding a 10-20% of the cost of the box to anyone who gets in touch and have removed it from sale in some Amazon’s.I don’t want a refund,I want Parlophone to fix it and give me a free replacement copy of the album.
    This would be the biggest,most inexcusable stuff up I have ever seen in 50 years of collecting music.Also check all the Amazon review pages for the box.

  437. Auntie Sabrina says:

    HMV are doing a “2 for £25 on Selected Vinyl” at the moment on up to 70 titles

  438. Philip Cohen says:

    “Alan Parsons Project -Eye in the Sky” boxed set has been postponed until 1st of December. The process of getting this set manufactured has been especially protracted.

  439. Aaron says:

    Possible Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Fever To Tell 15th anniversary edition bring announced tomorrow. Has that really been 15 years ?? Time flies! Still a great record that. May pick it up if it has extra discs with the b sides and EP tracks.

  440. Ben in Colorado says:

    XTC BLACK SEA BLU RAY package. November:
    01. Respectable Street
    02. Generals and Majors
    03. Living Through Another Cuba
    04. Love at First Sight
    05. Rocket From a Bottle
    07. No Language in Our Lungs
    08. Towers of London
    09. Paper and Iron
    10. Burning With Optimism’s Flames
    11. Sgt. Rock (is Going to Help Me)
    12. Travels in Nihilon

    • CD: Features 2017 stereo album mix by Steven Wilson with bonus tracks (many featuring 2017 Steven Wilson mixes).

    • Blu-Ray: a 5.1 Surround mix in 24bit/96khz mixed from the original multi-track tapes available in LPCM and DTS HD MA.

    • Additional Blu-Ray features include:
    – The 2017 stereo album mix in 24bit/96khz LPCM audio.
    – Additional songs from the album sessions in stereo and 5.1 (several featuring 2017 Steven Wilson mixes)
    – The original stereo album mix in hi-res stereo + bonus tracks.
    – Instrumental versions (mixed by Steven Wilson), and several bonus mixes in 24bit/96khz LPCM audio.
    – Many album tracks in demo form as recorded (mostly live) at Phonogram Studios prior to the main album sessions.
    – Three Andy Partridge demos from Phonogram studios.
    – Three Andy Partridge demos from Swindon Town Hall.
    – Promo films for Towers Of London, Generals & Majors & Respectable Street.

  441. Mij says:

    There’s a cracking Liverpool Express set out this week via Cherry Red:

  442. Aaron says:

    Nme has a great story right now about an unreleased Beatles demo on sale on eBay right now. It’s an acetate from 1963 of What Goes On – different lyrics and john on lead vocals. You can hear a snippet over at Hopefully this can be bought by the right people and cleaned up for release cause it sounds amazing!!

    • Philip Cohen says:

      So the idea that “What Goes On” had been rehearsed, but not recorded at a 1963 session(as stated in Mark Lewisohn’s book about The Beatles recording sessions) is not correct. I know that more information about The Beatles recording sessions has come to light since that book, but the owner of The Beatles recordings will not permit Lewisohn to revise or update that book.

  443. Aaron says:

    Big couple of months if you are a Yes / Asia fan…lots of reissues/new is what I am aware of so far…

    iCon (Wetton/Downes) – Zero
    Empire (Peter Banks) – Complete Recordings Box
    Downes Braide Association – 3rd album – Skyscraper Soul
    Billy Sherwood – Act Of Survival
    Billy Sherwood – What Was The Question
    John Wetton – Austika I / Austika II
    Bodast (Feat Steve Howe) – Towards Utopia
    Rick Wakeman – Crimes of Passion
    Rick Wakeman – Creepshow 2 – first ever release, only available on vinyl but it looks amazing!

  444. Aaron says:

    Any news on the 2 new Bowie boxes listed on Amazon? In Japan & Latin American

    I’m assuming some sort of semi legal radio broadcast sets.

    Always wondered people’s opinions on these sorts of releases. I have a few of the Dylan radio releases and sound quality not great but still worth having. Just wish the actual artist/record company would put out official product.

  445. Gorecki says:

    Two things….

    After several delays the CURVE Doppelganger 2CD has been released – except Amazon have not sent my pre-ordered copy and are currently showing it as ‘out of stock’ – but two reviewers on Amazon have noted that some copies have been remarkably badly mispressed. Perhaps they’ve been recalled – though they were still in stock in HMV today.

    Who knows what’s going on!

    Amazon are taking pre-orders (27-10-17) for a SEX PISTOLS ‘something’ –

    It’s listed as ‘Never Mind The Bollocks CD+DVD box set’, and has 4 discs. Could this be a streamlined version of the very expensive 35th Anniversary box set? At approx £38 it would seem a far more enticing prospect for the impoverished (e.g. me)!

  446. phantomengineer says:

    Just looking at something else on Amazon this morning and happened across a new Tim Buckley box set on Rhino, due out in a couple of weeks. This seems to be an enlarging of the Original Album Series box to eight albums, in this case, all the Elektra albums, plus an outtakes CD originally issued by Rhino Handmade. It seems to be one of a series of enlarged box sets as I also spotted a Dr John box (now seven albums), and on by Bread (now six albums). The Dr John box is already out (and going for £23 plus change only), and is garnering great reviews on account particularly of the re-mastering. If the Tim Buckley (just under £26) is similarly re-mastered we’re in for a real treat. The first album had a deluxe Rhino Handmade release, and the other previously, easily available ones didn’t sound to bad. Blue Afternoon and Starsailor though were not too great, were you able to get them of course!
    In addition, and probably coincidentally Demon/Edsel seem to re-releasing his last two studio LPs (originally issued on Discreet); re-packaging three archival, live releases as the box set “Buzzin’ Fly – Live Anthology 1968-1973”: and, putting out a further two CDs from the 1969 Troubadour shows, “Venice Mating Call” and “Greetings from West Hollywood”.
    So if you’re a Buckley fan like me, it’s “pigs in shit” time.

  447. Alan Blevin says:

    A note about the Bluray of Tommy Live At Royal Albert Hall.Since this was first listed on the UK and other European Amazons they have added a note that it is encoded in the North American region format and will not play on Bluray players encoded for Europe(and Australia!).Some of the European Amazon’s have simply moved its status to unavailable.At the time it was first listed the Bluray was shown as European region.
    People may have preordered this on the assumption they might actually be able to play it.Maybe in week of release or some time before this you could note this and warn people about this change.
    I could say something about how ridiculous this is and that an industry that shows so little respect for its customers deserves to fail but I think I may be preaching to the converted.
    Fantastic site by the way.

  448. Caroline says:

    Cherry Red have announced The Fall “Singles 1978-2016″ as a 3CD set and deluxe 7CD with 4 CDs of b-sides, EP and 12” tracks. Out 24th November having been held back from last year.


  449. Aaron says:

    Marillion are releasing a physical cd single and 12″ for the title track of last album Living In F.E.A.R. Preorder has started and will be released on Oct 6th

    Marillion – Living In F E A R

    1. Living in F E A R (edit)
    2. The Leavers : One Tonight (Live)
    3. Neverland (Live)
    4. Dry Land (Live)

  450. Dan says:

    Planning ahead…

    2020 will be the 40th Anniversary of Steely Dan’s ‘Gaucho’ – can we start some kind of campaign for a Super Deluxe Edition to include all the outtakes, demos and alternate versions which have been circulating online (in varying quality)…?

  451. Tony says:

    Hello- First Lp I bought was Ohh La la by Faces.
    Just ordered a limited edition RED vinyl Ohh La La from the amazing What records.
    Released in October apparently. Limted.

  452. Walter says:

    Erasure will be releasing a 3rd CD single from their current album “World Be Gone” on Friday October 6th.

    The CD single “Just A Little Love” has 10 tracks in total, including a new “b-side” track called “Unsung”.

    For collectors it’s nice to know there’s also an limited edition (of 2000 copies) with a collectors box which has space to include all 3 CD singles.

    This special edition can be found at Lexer Music
    as well as at Pledge Music

  453. Martin says:

    Cheers for the heads up about the Led Zep 1 2 vinyl deal and also the Led Zep 3 2 vinyl as well – Fantastic and much appreciated

  454. Philip Cohen says:

    This year’s King Crimson mega-box will be the 27-disc “Sailors Tales”, which will cover the period of the group’s 2nd, 3rd & 4th albums(“In The Wake of Poseidon”, “Lizard” & “Islands”). the set will contain 21 CD’s, 4 DVD’s & 2 Blu-ray discs, plus additional download content. Surround mixes and outtakes from the 3 studio albums will be included, as will all concert recordings from the tour behind “Islands”.(There was no tour behind “In The Wake of Poseidon” & “Lizard”, because these Crimson line-ups were studio-only entities). Some of the concert recordings are previously unreleased.

  455. Gerd says:

    Have a look at this:

    New Boxset with 5 CDs or on vinyl!

  456. gwynogue says:

    Grace Jones “Warm Leatherette” (2-CD deluxe) now down to a smidge under £8!

  457. Graham says:

    Paul, have a word.
    Anyone who has a say in the release of box sets…
    Can you put the details of the release on the side of the box? An artists name, the title of the set?
    I know plain looks beautiful, but when you put them on a shelf it’s nice to see what they are without having to pull them out to see the front. You wouldn’t release a book with no details on the spine.
    Gilmour’s Rattle That Lock suffered from it and the News of The World 40th anniversary release appears to suffer the same fate from the photos.

  458. Dave H says:

    There’s plenty of the ‘Original Album Series’ 5-CD sets at 7.99 euros on the German Amazon site at the moment. You just need to scroll through the pages to find the ones priced at 7.99 euros.

    A random comparism Chaka Khan is selling for £15.20 on the UK Amazon site.

  459. Mike says:

    All of the details of the Queen news of the world box are now on Amazon

  460. Liam Bastick says:

    Blancmange autographed box set back in stock at Amazon?
    I’m breathing a sigh of relief as my original purchase was returned “undelivered”.

  461. CraigH says:

    Paul (or anyone else for that matter!), any idea on the content of the sex pistols deluxe box that has appeared on amazon UK for October release? Amazon item code is B074CW14ZZ, I’ve preordered for 37 quid just in case that ends up a good price.

  462. Aaron says:

    Next Dylan Bootleg series will be out before end of year and it’s from the gospel years. A new concert movie from the period will be out at the same time called Trouble No More.

  463. Philip Cohen says:

    Also forthcoming(from “Pledge Music”): a 50th anniversary 10-CD set by Ten Years After. Limited Edition of 1500 sets. It contains all of their DERAM albums(excepting “Alvin Lee and Company”) and all of their Chrysalis albums(excepting live albums), plus a disc containing 8 unreleased songs recorded at sessions for the group’s “Rock N’Roll Music to The World” sessions. The 8 songa have been newly remixed.
    Now, the negative news about this set: all of the DERAM & Chrysalis albums are bare bones reissues, sripped of ALL the bonus tracks that are presently available elsewhere. What are the compilers thinking? The forthcoming Emerson,Lake & Palmer “Fanfare” box does the same thing, containing bare bones versions of that group’s catalog albums.
    As for the Ten Years After box, there’s also a costlier edition autographed by keyboardist Chick Churchill, drummer Ric Lee and (now retired) bassist Leo Lyons. Frontman Alvin Lee passed away some years ago.

  464. Philip Cohen says:

    “Yardbirds ’68” 2-CD set to be released exclusively through Jimmy Page’s website in November. It will also be offered as a 2-L.P. set, and as a £400 deluxe packaged 2-CD/2-L.P. + book and autographed slipcase edition(autographed by Jimmy Page, Chris Dreja & Jim McCarty). The album contains a newly remixed version of the group’s 1968 Anderson Theatre, New York City concert, plus the group’s final studio sessions from CBS Studios in New York, March 1968. The Anderson Theatre concert was briefly offered on vinyl in 1971 as “Live Yardbirds, Featuring Jimmy Page” by the EPIC & CBS Special Products labels. The album, which was mixed and released without Jimmy Page’s permission(with added audience sounds, supposedly from a bullfight!) was rapidly withdrawn due to a lawsuit from Jimmy Page. The tapes were surrendered to Jimmy Page, who now owns them. Most of the studio tracks had been released from cassette rough mixes, on a UK 2-CD set “Cumular Limit”. The songs will be newly remixed. New to official release will be the song “Knowing That I’m Losing You”, which has the same melody that Page later used in the Led Zeppelin song “Tangerine”, with Page crediting himself as sole author. To avoid the issue of whether Keith Relf, Chris Dreja & Jim McCarty should have been credited co-authors, Page has approved the Yardbirds version for release on the condition that the vocals be omitted….mixed out. This way, the song can be titled “Knowing That I’m Losing You(Tangerine) without changing the publishing or authoring information.
    By the way, rhythm guitarist/bassist Chris Dreja has now retired, and the latest Yardbirds line-up (with only drummer/vocalist Jim McCarty remaining from the 1960’s line-ups) is working on a new, crowdfunded album. The only other name that will be familiar to long-time fans will be guitarist/lead singer “Detroit” John Idan, who has been a Yardbird since the late 1980’s.

  465. Philip Cohen says:

    The well-regarded British reissue label “Esoteric” has announced the aquisition of a number of artist catalogues from Warner Music. These are not mere licenses, but outright purchases. Why Warner is divesting themselves of these artist catalogues is not clear. The recordings in question are the EMI/Harvest albums by Barclay James Harvest & Be Bop Deluxe, the Atlantic recordings by the late Chris Squire(bassist of “Yes”) & the RAK Records recordings of Kim Wilde(her first 3 albums).
    Whether there is any new content that could be added to these albums remains to be seen. The first released products will appear later this year.
    In other news, Esoteric has reissued the recordings by Bodast, guitarist Steve Howe’s pre-Yes group(whose 1969 recordings went unreleased until 1980), but,puzzlingly, Esoteric’s disc has fewer songs than the previous CD release(“Spectral Nether Street” on the “RPM” label)
    As for the artist catalogues that Esoteric has purchased from Warner Music, If there’s new content, I’ll be there to buy these discs. Otherwise, I’ll stick with my existing CD’s.

    • Philip Cohen says:

      The Esoteric label’s newly purchased back catalogues also include pop duo “Mel & Kim” and the Warner Bros. recordings of progressive band “Curved Air”.

  466. Auntie Sabrina says:

    The photo shows the 5 disc edition whilst the description lists just the original album. Oh well…

  467. Auntie Sabrina says:

    Well, my copy’s ordered, unless they cancel it

    Popped In Souled Out (30th Anniversary 5 disc Edition) for £5.99 – bet it’s cancelled though…

  468. John T says:

    “Human League – A Very British Synthesizer Group Hardcover 3 X LP Deluxe boxset with 20 page book” good price (£30) at and great offer store – postage £6.95 though.

  469. Martin says:

    Massive vinyl sale at Loads of special editions – See the George Harrison Bluray set for £10. Not for me but some nice deals

  470. John T says:

    Good sale at including great price on George Harrison Deluxe Box Set

  471. Aaron says:

    Great interview with the great Anthony Phillips here. He talks about Esoteric, the 5.1 remixes and the reissue series of his albums, looks like Invisible Men will be next up…

  472. Len Read says:

    Previously mentioned by Philip Cohen, contents of Bruford box set:

    The Bruford 1977-1980: Seems Like A Lifetime Ago box set contents
    DVD 1: Feels Good To Me: 5.1 surround sound and original 1978 mix remastered
    CD 1: 2017 remix from original masters
    DVD 2: One of a Kind: 5.1 surround sound and original 1979 mix remastered.
    CD 2: 2017 remix from original masters – previously unreleased: outtake of Five G
    CD 3: Gradually Going Tornado: Remaster
    CD 4: The Bruford Tapes: Remaster: Bonus track: Manacles
    CD 5: Live at the Venue: Previously unreleased. Recorded in London 1980.
    CD 6: The 4th Album Rehearsal Sessions: Previously unreleased: 18 rehearsal sketches of new material.
    16-Page 12-inch booklet
    Sid Smith essay with new interviews with producer, engineer, band members, eyewitnesses and others.
    Previously unseen archive visual material.
    Complete band date sheet with contemporary critical reaction.
    2 x black and white 10” x 8” band photos.
    1 x A3-size colour poster accompanying Live at the Venue
    1 x signed numbered certificate of authentication

  473. Aaron says:

    The Who’s Tommy Live At The Royal Albert Hall available in October. Available as 2CD / DVD & Blu Ray – not sure if there will be a box set combining CD with DVD/Blu Ray…

    CD 1
    1. Overture
    2. It’s A Boy
    3. 1921
    4. Medley: Amazing Journey / Overture
    5. Sparks
    6. Eyesight To The Blind (The Hawker)
    7. Christmas
    8. Cousin Kevin
    9. The Acid Queen
    10. Do You Think It’s Alright?
    11. Fiddle About
    12. Pinball Wizard
    13. There’s A Doctor
    14. Go To The Mirror
    15. Tommy Can You Hear Me?
    16. Smash The Mirror
    17. Underture
    18. I’m Free
    19. Miracle Cure
    20. Sensation
    21. Sally Simpson
    22. Welcome
    23. Tommy’s Holiday Camp
    24. We’re Not Gonna Take It

    CD 2
    1 I Can’t Explain
    2. Join Together
    3. I Can See For Miles
    4. Who Are You
    5. Love, Reign O’er Me
    6. Baba O’Riley
    7. Won’t Get Fooled Again

  474. Auntie Sabrina says:

    Eagle Rock are releasing various Blu-ray/DVD/CD edition of (whisper it) 59 year old Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour on 15 September 2017.

    You have been warned…

  475. Philip Cohen says:

    More super deluxe editions coming, including Bill Bruford’s “Seems Like a Lifetime Ago”, including several original albums + outtakes and surround sound mixes of two of the albums, and a 4-CD + DVD edition of Whitesnake’s self-titled album, generally known as “Whitesnake 1987”

  476. Len Read says:

    Forthcoming Neil Young original album series sets.Both boxes, postage and duty from Amazon USA comes to £80 and a few pence. That’s a saving of £45 on the Amazon UK total price for both.

  477. Aaron says:

    This looks pretty cool:

    Take What You Need: UK Covers Of Bob Dylan Songs 1964-69
    Disc: 1
    1. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right – The Fairies
    2. Blowin’ in the Wind – Marianne Faithfull
    3. Oxford Town – The Three City Four
    4. The Times They Are a Changin’ – The Ian Campbell Folk Group
    5. If You Gotta Go, Go Now – Manfred Mann
    6. It’s All Over Now Baby Blue – The Cops ‘n’ Robbers
    7. Mr. Tambourine Man – Chad and Jeremy
    8. Love Minus Zero – Noel Harrison
    9. One Too Many Mornings – Julie Felix
    10. Visions of Johanna – The Picadilly Line
    11. Tom Thumb’s Blues – Alex Campbell
    12. To Ramona – The Alan Price Set
    13. Absolutely Sweet Marie – The Factotums
    14. All Along the Watchtower – The Alan Bown
    15. I Shall Be Released – Boz
    16. I Am a Lonesome Hobo – Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity
    17. I’ll Keep It With Mine – Fairport Convention
    18. Million Dollar Bash – The Mixed Bag
    19. Down Along the Cove – Cliff Aungier
    20. Tears of Rage – Country Fever
    21. Just Like a Woman – Joe Cocker
    22. Lay Lady Lay – Sandie Shaw

    A compilation of cover versions of Bob Dylan songs recorded by British artists in the 1960s. Take What You Need gives a unique perspective on Dylan’s compositions, with the choice of songs starkly contrasting to those recorded in America during the same period. This collection runs the gamut of musical genres from folk to country rock, taking in singer-songwriters, rhythm & blues and pop. Several extremely rare cuts make their official CD debut here, notably tracks by the Fairies (their cover of Don’t Think Twice was the very first British Dylan cover), Julie Felix, Boz and Cliff Aungier. The sleeve note contains a detailed track-by-track commentary by Elektra Records and Sandy Denny biographer Mick Houghton.

  478. Len Read says:

    Steve Miller Ultimate Hits tracklising:

    Harmony Of The Spheres 2
    Steve Miller at age five talking to his Godfather Les Paul
    Take The Money And Run
    Rock’n Me
    The Stake
    Jet Airliner
    The Joker
    Jungle Love
    Dance, Dance, Dance
    Serenade From The Stars
    Space Intro
    Fly Like An Eagle
    Wild Mountain Honey
    Living In The USA (Live – Previously Unreleased)
    Space Cowboy (Live – Previously Unreleased)
    Seasons (Previously Unreleased)
    I Want To Make The World Turn Around
    Winter Time
    The Window

    CD 1

    Steve Miller at age five talking to his Godfather Les Paul
    Gangster Of Love (Live – Previously Unreleased)
    The Joker
    Baby’s Callin’ Me Home (Previously Unreleased)
    My Dark Hour
    Little Girl
    Living In The USA (Live – Previously Unreleased)
    Space Cowboy (Live – Previously Unreleased)
    Seasons (Previously Unreleased)
    Journey From Eden
    Shu Ba Da Du Ma Ma Ma Ma
    Going To Mexico
    Kow Kow Calculator (Live – Previously Unreleased)
    Come On In My Kitchen (Live)
    Sugar Babe (Live)
    The Lovin’ Cup (Live)
    Dance, Dance, Dance
    Take The Money And Run
    Rock’n Me
    Space Intro
    Fly Like An Eagle
    CD 2

    Wild Mountain Honey
    The Window
    Take The Money And Run (Demo) (Previously Unreleased)
    In The Midnight Hour (Previously Unreleased)
    Jungle Love
    Jet Airliner
    The Stake
    Serenade From The Stars
    True Fine Love
    Heart Like A Wheel
    I Want To Make The World Turn Around
    Italian X Rays
    Don’t Cha Know
    Cry Cry Cry
    Stranger Blues
    Behind The Barn

  479. Philip Cohen says:

    …and now, some very good news to report: Steve Miller Is going to release vault material under his new license to Capitol Records. “Ultimate Hits”, to be released as a 1-CD set on September 15th, will contain two previously unreleased live tracks. On October 27th, 2-CD & 4-L.P. editions(with 8 previously unreleased tracks) will be released. These 8 tracks will be a combination of live tracks, studio alternate takes and demos. This is really something to look forward to. Miller hasn’t exactly been very active in the studio. His last albums of new material (“Bingo” & “Let Your Hare Down”, both blues cover versions albums) were released six years ago, and these albums followed 18 years of no new music whatsoever..

  480. Philip Cohen says:

    When a major record company pays significant money for a license to reissue a back catalog of an artist or group with a huge back catalog, you would think that the record company or their attorneys would insist that it be written into the contract that archival releases, expanded editions, boxed sets or previously unreleased audio or video content must be delivered as part of the deal. Clearly, Capitol Records naively believed that such material would be included in their license for The Bee Gees catalog….but it appears that Capitol Records has been conned. I’m hoping that the situation won’t be the same with the Steve Miller catalog.
    Obviously, Capitol (when permitted) can release superb archival products, for example, The Beatles’ “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” 50th anniversary Super Deluxe boxed set, The Beach Boys’ “The Smile Sessions” & “Made in California” boxed sets, and the recent 2-CD Beach Boys set “Sunshine Tomorrow”.

  481. purpledaniel says:

    Any news on the release date of Deep Purple Made in Europe box set?

    • Philip Cohen says:

      All Deep Purple 1968-76 archival activity is on hold, pending the outcome of the receivership of “Deep Purple(Overseas) Ltd.” and the lawsuit (from Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice and the estate of Jon Lord) to stop the receiver/administrator selling the company to non-Purple persons or companies.

      • purpledaniel says:

        It was nevertheless posted on the DP (O) site that it looked like a release date for this year…

      • purpledaniel says:

        BY the way, The Edel archive Long Beach 76 show was released AFTER the DP companies falling into administration…

  482. Philip Cohen says:

    Capitol Records recently signed a long-term licensing deal with guitarist/vocalist Steve Miller, to bring his entire 18 album back catalog(plus compilations, boxed sets and archival material) to the Capitol label. This includes full access to Miller’s warehouse of recordings, artwork & memorabilia.
    Let’s hope that this deal(unlike the label’s recent license for the Bee Gees catalog) will produce something more interesting than “Greatest Hits”-type discs. But Miller has been very restrictive with vault material. in the early 1990’s, Capitol wanted to assemble a Steve Miller 4-CD set, which would have contained 40% unreleased material, and they had a respected compiler ready to assemble it…..but Miller said “No”(on the grounds that his fans wouldn’t be able to afford a 4-CD set). Instead, Miller compiled and submitted a 3-CD hits set(released 1994) with almost no unreleased material(barring one concert track and one new song).
    No surprise: the new deal will start with(what else?) a Greatest Hits disc.

  483. gwynogue says:

    ‘The Sound Of McAlmont and Butler’ 3-CD/2-vinyl deluxe only £35 on Amazon.

  484. Aaron says:

    Have they changed the cover to the new Van Morrison album? Amazon have a different sleeve, not sure if its a different edition?

  485. Aaron says:

    Looks like a random lot of Elton John vinyl on the way in Sept/Oct

    One Night Only
    Blue Moves
    Sleeping With The Past
    The Big Picture
    Empty Sky
    Rock Of The Westies

  486. John T says:

    Avril Lavigne to release first three albums on heavyweight vinyl for the first time in September. Listed on

  487. Kai Steinemann says:

    I´d like to see a coverage of the forthcoming 12 CD Boxset of the Whisky Priests!
    Any information on the set so far?

  488. Tom says:

    Mazzy Star’s 2nd album, So Tonight That I Might See, is getting a vinyl re-release in Sept.
    Purple vinyl available to pre-order for £24.99.

  489. purpledaniel says:

    Details have now emerged for the Black country communion IV return album on cd/vynil.

  490. JohnC says:


    Prince purple rain deluxe is £15.48 on Amazon U.K. at the moment

  491. Philip Cohen says:

    The forthcoming 50th anniversary edition of The Rolling Stones’ 1967 album “Their Satanic Majesties Request” consists of 2 hybrid SACD’s & 2 vinyl L.P.’s, containing the album’s stereo & mono mixes. This is housed in packaging that includes the album’s original lenticular (3-D) artwork. No bonus music whatsoever. I’ve got an original 1960’s stereo L.P., the stereo SACD and a Hi-Rez download of the mono mix… I’ll pass.
    The Stones are not going to relent in their prohibiting ABKCO to release 1960’s studio vault material. Have it your way Mick & Keith, because after the end of the year, 10 hours of full fidelity “Their Satanic Majesties Request” backing track sessions(in unofficial circulation since 1997) become public domain material in the UK & Europe. ABKCO founder Allen Klein may (or may not) have ripped off The Rolling Stones, but it’s not the fans’ fault. Mr.Klein died many years ago. Certainly, The Stones & Klein’s son Jody could reach some agreement which would permit better archival products for Stones fans. For ABKCO’s part, they’ve claimed to hold a 1968 letter from Mick Jagger, in which Jagger ,seemingly,acknowledges ABKCO’s ownership of The Stones'(1960’s) songwriting copyrights.

  492. negative1 says:

    Underworld – Beaucoup Fish, super deluxe edition announced.

    The Beaucoup Fish super deluxe edition comes packaged in a hard 12″ x 12″ box case that complements the expanded reappraisals of dubnobasswithmyheadman and Second Toughest In The Infants.

    This edition includes a selection of rare and unreleased material from the time and 60-pages of new artwork alongside an essay on the album by Robin Turner. As with its predecessors, audio remastering was undertaken by Underworld’s Rick Smith and Abbey Road Studios’ Miles Showell, and the artwork created by long time Underworld collaborators, tomato.

    Available as Super Deluxe 4CD, heavyweight 2LP Vinyl & 1CD, all physical formats are available bundled with an exclusive album artwork t-shirt designed by tomato available only at

    Released on 25th August 2017.

    Beaucoup Fish super deluxe track-listing:

    Disc One
    1. Cups
    2. Push Upstairs
    3. Jumbo
    4. Shudder / King Of Snake
    5. Winjer
    6. Skym
    7. Bruce Lee
    8. Kittens
    9. Push Downstairs
    10. Something Like A Mama
    11. Moaner

    Disc Two
    1. Nifter – 5 A1317 Nov 97
    2. Bruce Lee – Ricks 1st Dobro Mix
    3. UW Orange Bed – Sept97
    4. Skym – A A1317 Nov 97
    5. Jumbo – Diff Bass 2 A1317 Nov 97
    6. Push Upstairs – Alt 1 A1336 July 98
    7. King Of Snake – Garage Mix A1313 Set 97b
    8. Something Like A Mama – Alt Mix A1340 July 98 A Upstairs)
    9. Please Help Me
    10. Yeah Plan – From A1385
    11. Ramajama

    Disc Three
    1. Cups – Salt City Orchestra Remix
    2. Jumbo – Jedi’s Sugar Hit Mix
    3. Jumbo – Futureshock Vocal Mix
    4. Push Upstairs – Darren Price Remix
    5. King Of Snake – Slam Remix
    6. King Of Snake – Fatboy Slim Remix
    7. King Of Snake – Dave Clarke Remix
    8. Bruce Lee – Micronauts Remix
    9. Bruce Lee – Buffalo Daughter Remix

    Disc Four
    1. Bruce Lee – DJ Hype & DJ Zinc Vocal Mix
    2. Bruce Lee – DJ Hype & DJ Zinc Instrumental Mix
    3. Bruce Lee – Futureshock Remix
    4. King Of Snake – Claudio Coccoluto Remix
    5. King Of Snake – Martinez Remix
    6. King Of Snake – Dave Angel Remix
    7. Jumbo – Rob Rives & Francois Kevorkian Dub
    8. Push Upstairs – Roger S Narcotic Haze Dub
    9. Push Upstairs – Adam Beyer Rmx 2


  493. Aaron says:

    40th anniversary edition of ELO – Out of The Blue coming in September. Will be a double picture disc set.

  494. John T says:

    Stone Temple Pilots – Core 25th Anniversary Deluxe sets are available for pre-order.

  495. Gansbarre says:

    XTC’s Black Sea get remastered and 5.1 surround by Steven Wilson:

  496. Daniel payne says:

    i would love to see Dead Can dance Released as 12″ box set all the LP’s in one big box set with set along side the two John peel Sessions on a 10″ or a 12 ” as well in the box set As i have been after the John peel sessions for ages they did the CD Box of Albums But would love a 12″ box set for my collection for my Archive of box sets

  497. Carl Doherty says:

    Ultravox Lament announcement on 27/07

  498. Dusty says:

    3 x China Crisis reissues on Amazon scheduled for September 1st:

    Difficult Shapes (2cd)
    Working with Fire and Steel (3cd)
    Flaunt the Imperfection (2cd)

  499. Robert says:

    Philip Cohen,

    Thanks once again for this information. You know a lot about The Rolling Stones, where did you find this information ?

    You also know very much about other bands like The Who. It’s always very interesting to read your posts.

  500. Philip Cohen says:

    It is likely that whatever additional songs were attempted during the “Satanic Majesties” sessions never received vocal overdubs. Starting at this point in their recording career, Mick Jagger decided to not add polished vocals(or in many instances, any vocals) to a song, unless it was being seriously considered for release.
    During these sessions, the group would record the basic tracks onto 4-track. then, the last (and best) basic take would be spliced out of these reels, and that take would be reduction-mixed onto 1 or 2 tracks of a second 4-track machine, so that vocals & guitar solos could be added. The Stones then abandoned the rejected takes(of the “Stage 1” multitracks) at Olympic Studios. Bootleggers got hold of those abandoned tapes, mixed them down and issued two 4-CD sets. Nearly 10 hours of Rolling Stones….and not even one vocal! There IS some great Mellotron work from Brian Jones on the outtakes of “2000 Light Years From Home”.
    We never do get to hear the last and best take of each unreleased song, and what(if any) vocals and guitar solos were added after the 4-track to 4-track reductions. For the record, the unreleased songs have the working titles “5 Part Jam”, “Title 15”, “Jam 1”, “Majesties’ Honky Tonk”.”Soul Blues”,”Blues #3″ & “Gold Painted Nails”.
    “5 Part Jam”(which not actually a jam, but rather a song recorded in 5 separate sections, intended to be edited together) shows some promise, but, basically, the songs that The Stones opted to complete and release on “Their Satanic Majesties Request” were the best tunes that they had. They made the correct choices. There’s (likely) no completed music that could be added to “Their Satanic Majesties Request”.

  501. Philip Cohen says:

    The Rolling Stones have more releases in store. There will be a (legitimate) DVD release of 1960’s TV performances, and a companion book(to be released separately), a live album of recent performances, and a new remastering(no bonus tracks) of the group’s 1967 album “Their Satanic Majesties Request”(but WHY?. The album’s mono & stereo mixes have already been high resolution DSD-remastered from the original master tapes). The existing masterings(of the mono & stereo mixes) sound fine. Though one U.S.A. dealer was listing the new edition of “Their Satanic Majesties Request”, ABKCO ordered them to take it down.
    And the group is nearing completion on 15 new songs(now at the mixing and editing stage) for a new studio album, to be released in 2018, to coincide with their return to UK concert stages. Universal Music has guaranteed The Stones £2 million for the album.

    • Robert says:

      Thanks for the information about The Rolling Stones. I also don’t know why they are remastering “Their Satanic Majesties Request” again. It sounds perfect in the “mono boxset” from last year. It would make more scence if they had ad bonus tracks to this release.

  502. Aaron says:

    Steve Howe has a new 3 disc set out on August 11. Anthology 2: groups and collaborations. 56 tracks!

    • Philip Cohen says:

      And, Steve Howe’s “Anthology 2” has some unreleased tracks which reunite Howe with vocalist Keith West, who Howe worked with in the 1967 Psychedelic band “Tomorrow”.

  503. Aaron says:

    Stephen stills and Judy Collins have recorded a duet album together. This has the potential to be awesome…Dylan, traveling wilburys, Cohen covers among the track listing..

    Lots of cool stuff available on pledge music

  504. purpledaniel says:

    Next “From the Vault” series release from the Rolling Stones is the Fonda Theatre 2015 gig.

  505. Philip Cohen says:

    The website of Emerson,Lake & Palmer are accepting preorders for a large CD/Blu-Ray/Vinyl/book boxed called “Fanfare”. Included will be all of the group’s original studio & live albums(no bonus tracks), five unreleased audio concerts(four on CD; one on vinyl), two 7″ vinyl singles and a Blu-ray audio disc (the already released surround sound mixes of “Emerson,Lake & Palmer”, “Tarkus”,”Trilogy” & “Brain Salad Surgery”), plus a 12″ x 12″ book. Presumably, the surround sound mix of “Brain Salad Surgery” will be the disasterous attempt by Jacko Jacksyk(versus the superior earlier effort by John Kellogg). Both mixes featured alternate take vocals, because of changes that the group made to the multitracks subsequent to the finalising of the original stereo mixes. Kellogg’s mix was used on a Rhino DVD-audio & a Universal/Sanctuary 2-CD +SACD set. With all due respect to Mr.Jacksyk, he’s a fine guitarist and has done excellent remixes of live concert recordings for Jethro Tull, but remixing studio recordings is not his forte.
    People who preorder “Fanfare” from the ELP website will received a bonus disc containing alternate mixes of songs from the group’s final album “In The Hot Seat”….a commercialized album that the group disavowed. Greg Lake later remarked that there was no point making albums that won’t sell and which the fans won’t like. He said, “If you reverse those things, you have the reasons to make an album”(I.E. that will sell, and which the fans WILL like)
    It is unknown whether the 5 previously unreleased concerts are professional recordings, or whether the compilers are merely “Bootlegging The Bootleggers”, as they did on the four “Manticore Vaults” boxed sets(materials derived from 1970’s vinyl bootlegs, with no remastering, de-clicking or speed correction), and on “Disc Four” on the boxed set “A Time and a Place”.

  506. Philip Cohen says:

    Experience Hendrix has extended their licensing agreement with Sony Music, though it doesn’t appear that any new CD release is imminent. Odd that EH wouldn’t do anything to mark the 50th anniversary of the first two Jimi Hendrix albums “Are You Experienced” & “Axis:Bold As Love”; albums whose already bootlegged outtakes will enter UK/Europe public domain at the end of the year. You’d think that the estate’s legal advisors would have made them aware of that.

  507. Auntie Sabrina says:

    Interesting interview regarding the PSBs re-issued CDs

  508. Philip Cohen says:

    The release date for the 5-CD set of singles A’s & B’s by The Who will be October 27th. In addition to the singles that the group issued on the Brunswick, Track & Polydor labels, the set will also include the singles that the group issued on the short-lived “Reaction” label. Obviously, many fans would have prefered to see another one of the group’s original albums get the deluxe boxed set treatment.

    • Dave H says:

      Hi Philip, The obvious candidate for a super deluxe box is ‘Who’s Next’ but I understand some of the multi-track tapes are missing. Do you know how much is missing? A surround 5.1 mix would have been an ideal candidate for Pete to work on.

      • Philip Cohen says:

        The multitracks for roughly half of “Who’s Next” are missing. By the way,, the only Amazon company accepting preorders for the 5-CD “Maximum A’s & B’s” took their listing down, and stopped accepting preorders.
        On the internet, fans were already complaining(in advance!), predicting that the set would not contain all of the correct mixes/edits/takes as on the original singles. Given the track record (no pun intended) of Jon Astley and others who have compiled WHO archival projects over the years, those who are complaining in advance…..are probably correct.
        Perhaps “Maximum A’s & B’s” needs a re-think, with some bonus content, to make it worthwhile for long-time WHO fans to purchase it. Obviously, the set has yet to be mastered or pressed….so why not?

  509. Tito says:

    Hi Paul

    Lou Reed The RCA & Arista Vinyl Collection, Vol. 1 on vinyl at 62,90 in amazon italy right now. I got it a few weeks ago at 77 and it was a good price even then.

  510. Tom says:

    Not an SDE or a re-release, but Martin Hannett’s “Homage to Delia Derbyshire” is being released for the first time on CD and triple orange vinyl (300 ltd edn) in August.
    Given his iconic status as producer of the late 70s/early 80s Manchester sound, this could be of interest to fans of Joy Division, New Order, Factory Records, 80s electronica etc.
    Available at the link below and via other indies:

  511. Philip Cohen says:

    September Japan releases: The Decca/DERAM/Parrot/London album by Savoy Brown(from “Shake Down” through “Boogie Brothers”) will be released on SHM-CD, while The EPIC Catalog of “Cheap Trick”(excepting compilations & boxed sets) will be released on BluSpec CD2. The Cheap Trick discs will have bonus tracks, but the details have not yet been revealed. the Savoy Brown series will be 2017 remasterings.
    Both SHM-CD & Blu-Spec CD2 are manufacturing enhancements claiming to provide more accurate data retrieval. The discs play on any CD player.

  512. John says:

    The Man Who by Travis is now available for pre-order in a deluxe edition box set exclusively through their website from today. 2Lp + 2CD plus extras for an 18th anniversary edition of this 90s classic. Reasonably priced too

  513. Philip Cohen says:

    Coming later this summer: “The Who-Maximum A’s & B’s”, a 5-CD set. The contents: the same as the 3 boxed sets of 7″ vinyl singles covering the singles that the group issued on the Brunswick, Track & Polydor labels. Given the price (£62 at, I think that I’ll pass. I’ve been collecting the music of The Who for 49 years, so I’ve got all of these recordings.

  514. Philip Cohen says:

    To date, Capitol Records license to release Bee Gees recordings has yielded nothing but disappointment for the group’s fans; a verbatim reissue of the 2-CD + DVD set “The Ultimate Bee Gees” plus one other greatest hits CD. No archival releases or even a verbatim reissue of even one of the group’s back catalogue albums.
    Later this year, that situation may change with a Deluxe Edition of the “Saturday Night Fever” soundtrack album, and an upgraded reissue of the group’s “One For All” concert video. The video footage has been re-edited and “cleaned up”, and the soundtrack has been remixed by the group’s long-time engineer John Merchant(with Abbey Road Studios’ Andy Walter).
    Meanwhile, the one surviving Bee Gee, Barry Gibb is hinting at retirement. One of his concert tours was cancelled due to inadequate ticket sales, and his solo album “In The Now” was not commercially successful. I would say, that after 13 years without releasing any new music, that it was unrealistic to expect an immediate commercial comeback. To my knowledge, he played only one solo concert in the U.S.A.(Gibb lives in the U.S.A., in Miami Beach), and that was before the album was completed.

  515. Robert says:

    Is there any news about the next boxset of David Bowie ?

  516. Aaron says:

    Oh and brian Wilson has an anthology coming soon, called Playback..with 2 new tracks…

  517. Aaron says:

    Also looks like Neil Young unreleased hitchhiker album from 1976 will be officially released in August…that’s amazing news!

  518. Aaron says:

    New Ringo album coming in Sept..

    Give More Love

    Disc: 1
    1. We’re On The Road Again
    2. Laughable
    3. Show Me The Way
    4. Speed Of Sound
    5. Standing Still
    6. King Of The Kingdom
    7. Electricity
    8. So Wrong For So Long
    9. Shake It Up
    10. Give More Love
    11. Back Off Boogaloo*
    12. Don’t Pass Me By*
    13. You Can’t Fight Lightening*
    14. Photograph*

    Not sure if the last 4 tracks are original versions, rerecordings or live versions…

  519. gwynogue says:

    An interesting opinion piece about the ‘phenomenon’ of deluxe reissues…