David Bowie / Five Years (box set)
It seems like an age since David Bowie‘s Five Years box was announced. The 12CD or 13LP box is released on Friday and includes six studio albums (four new remasters), two live sets, an alternate mix of Ziggy Stardust and the exclusive two-disc compilation Re:Call 1.
Queen / Studio Collection (18LP vinyl box)
Queen‘s Studio Collection is the Bentley Continental of box sets. The 18LP vinyl collection is reassuringly expensive and undeniably lavish. Appropriate for Queen, I suppose. Stunning coloured vinyl records, etched discs, superb book and sturdy outer box.
Bob Marley / Complete Island Recordings (12LP vinyl box)
Nine studio albums and two live releases in this extensive Bob Marley and the Wailers vinyl box set. Comes in rigid card box or pricey metal ‘collector’s edition’ – both designed to resemble a zippo lighter.
New Order / Music Complete
Ten years on from the last studio outing, New Order return with Music Complete which is available in this generous vinyl box edition at a surprisingly palatable price.
Various Artists / Artifact: The Dawn of Creation Records
Extensive, 124-track five-disc Creation Records set from Cherry Red, Artifact… comprises two discs of early A and B-sides, a third CD of rarities and album tracks, a further disc of previously unissued demos and finally a fifth CD of rare BBC sessions.
All About Eve / deluxe reissues
Don Henley / Cass County (deluxe edition)
Don Henley returns with a Cass County his fifth studio album and first since 2000’s Inside Job. Guests include Mick Jagger and Dolly Parton and this deluxe comes with four bonus tracks.
Steven Wilson / Transience
Steven Wilson‘s new compilation Transience is designed (by him) to show his more ‘accessible’ side. It’s a double vinyl gatefold set with side four an etched disc. Comes with digital download.
Elvis / Live in Las Vegas (4CD set)
Delayed from last week, this competitively priced four-CD set contains 89 Elvis recordings across an almost 20-year period (1956-1975) and is a compact repackage of the 2003 release.
Squeeze / Access All Areas (CD+DVD)
Demon Music’s Access All Areas series continues with this Squeeze set, with live performance on DVD combined with a CD of the same audio.
- • UK Order: Squeeze: Access All Areas
- • USA Order: Squeeze: Access All Areas
- • ITALY Order: Squeeze Access All Areas
The Mission / Singles A’s & B’s (2CD)
Great value 36-track collection that features both sides of all 15 of The Mission‘s Top 70 UK singles Also includes “unreleased edits”.
David Bowie / Reality (clear vinyl)
If you weren’t lucky enough to secure Music On Vinyl’s orange pressing of David Bowie‘s Reality from last year then Friday Music in the US are this week releasing a clear vinyl pressing of the rather underrated album from 2003.