Elton John / The Diving Board
The new album from Elton John is offered as an expensive Super Deluxe Edition as well as a standard deluxe, but a proliferation of ‘exclusive’ versions in US retail chains frustrates fans .
Various Artists / Circles The Mod 45s box (6×7″ vinyl)
Manic Street Preachers / Rewind The Film (2CD deluxe)
The eleventh long player from the Manic Street Preachers is available as a two-CD deluxe which comes with the now familiar bonus disc of demos, but also adds a few live tracks from London’s O2.
Elvis Costello and The Roots / Wise Up Ghost
Elvis Costello has this new collaboration with The Roots out today, available at three price points: Cheap > single CD, more expensive > Deluxe with bonus tracks or Vinyl and most expensive > Japanese SHM-CD version.
The Shadows / The Early Years 1959 -1966 (6CD set)
Superb value 6CD set documenting everything put out by The Shadows over a seven year period starting in 1959.
OMD / Night Cafe
Excellent 10-track CD single from those synthpop pioneers, OMD. This includes remixes and a round-up of previously released B-sides and bonus tracks.
Peter Gabriel / Live in Athens Blu-ray
A year after promising So deluxe box owners that he had ‘no plans’ to release Live In Athens on Blu-ray, Peter Gabriel has done just that. It comes with a bonus DVD of the Play video compilation.
Live From Metropolis Studios
Demon Music Group release Live From Metropolis today – four different CD+DVD combo packs featuring special live sessions recorded in the last 18 months by Belinda Carlisle, Level 42, Heaven 17 and Tony Hadley.
The Alan Parsons Project / I Robot (Legacy Edition)
The 1977 concept album from The Alan Parsons Project gets the Sony ‘Legacy’ treatment and is issued as a 2CD set with 14 bonus tracks on the second disc. Even better, vinyl lovers don’t lose out because this great looking 2LP version comes with the same 14 bonus tracks.