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Out This Week / 18 Dec 2015

Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) / Clear vinyl pressings

ELO‘s Out of the Blue, Eldorado and New World Record issued on limited edition clear vinyl pressings. Read more


The Black Crowes / Vinyl reissues 

The Black Crowes first four albums – namely Shake Your Money Maker, Southern Harmony and Musical Companion, Amorica and Three Snakes and One Charm – all are reissued on 180g vinyl, having been out-of-print for some time. Read more


Echo & The Bunnymen / Ocean Rain 2LP book edition

The Bunnymen‘s 1984 album presented across two 180g LPs with eight bonus tracks. This hardcover book edition is limited to just 50o copies. Read more


Pantera / The Complete Studio Albums CD box set

Pantera / The Complete Studio Albums (1990-2000)

CD and coloured vinyl box sets of Pantera‘s five studio albums released between 1990 and 2000. The LP box comes with a bonus yellow vinyl featuring non-album rarities. Read more


Gong  / The Radio Gnome Invisible Trilogy (4CD set)

A month after the released of the 4CD version, Charly Records issue a 3LP vinyl box of Gong‘s celebrated ‘Radio Gnome Trilogy’ (albums Flying Teapot (1973), Angel’s Egg (1973) and You (1974)). This lacks the bonus disc on the CD set, but the 180g vinyl has been analogue-cut to lacquers and this comes with rare promotional booklets and lots of facsimile artwork.


Grateful Dead / Fare Thee Well (reissue)

Three CDs and two blu-rays make up this five-disc set of the final July 2015 Grateful Dead show of the “core four” original members of the band – Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir.


The Beach Boys Party! Uncovered and Unplugged 2CD reissue

Beach Boys / Beach Boys’ Party! (2LP vinyl) 

Four weeks after the two-CD set comes the 2LP vinyl edition of the reissued Beach Boys Party! The vinyl contains just the original 12 tracks but in their remixed and remastered ‘Uncovered and Unplugged’ style. Read more


Frank Zappa / 200 Motels (The Suites)

Es-Pekka Salonen conducted an orchestral celebration of Frank Zappa‘s 200 Motels back in 2013. This is the last record Gail Zappa creatively worked on and after some delays, is finally issued as a two-CD set. Read more

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8 responses to Out This Week / 18 Dec 2015

  1. lloyd says:

    Very interesting comments on the Amazon webpage from the surviving members of Gong. If what they say is true do you think you should be advertising this edition, Paul?

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      I’m informing people that the product is coming out, I’m not forcing anyone to buy it. I have no idea what is true and what isn’t true but it does sound like a sorry state of affairs. Will see if I can get a comment from Charly…

  2. richie says:

    I had the Gong vinyl set ordered buy I cancelled when I discovered the band have nothing to do with this product.

    Apparently a Gong endorsed set is to be released in 2016.

    Paul is right to put this set on SDE because had he not we may not have found out what Charly are up to, no good it seems to me.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Charly are going to issue an official statement on this later this week, which I will report here. Let’s not cast them as the villains until we’ve heard from both sides.

  3. lloyd says:

    Am not complaining Paul, I think you are doing a grand job. Just thought the issue should be highlighted :-)

  4. I have the CD set, but kept quiet as I don’t want to upset Gong fans. Charly have put a lot of work into it and it looks and sounds very good. I am not sure about the origin of the master tapes used and Charly have put their side of the licensing story within the booklet essay, which Gong members refute. Universal are planning their own set which Mark Powell I believe is involved in putting together. What will be in this is not known yet, but hopefully Flying Teapot will get a decent release at last.

  5. Steven says:

    I picked up the trilogy as three separate discs when I was last in Japan. They are on a label called Victor and they are gorgeous remasters – especially Flying Teapot. Now I understand why Charley Records are so bad. Thanks for the heads up.

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