Fleetwood Mac / Rumours
The 1977 mega-hit gets reissued across a number of formats, including a three-CD edition with two discs of previously unreleased material and a deluxe box set with four CDs, a DVD and the album on vinyl.
Mick Hucknall / American Soul Deluxe Edition
First released in October last year, the former Simply Red frontman tackles 12 American Soul classics, including Etta James’s I’d Rather Go Blind. This deluxe edition features a bonus disc of live cuts from his recent tour, including a couple of Simply Red classics.
Stevie Ray Vaughan / Texas Flood Legacy Edition
Thirty years on from the Dallas-born guitarist’s debut comes this Legacy Edition complete with bonus disc of unreleased live material, including covers of Hendrix’s Little Wing and Voodoo Child (Slight Return).
Broken English / Marianne Faithful
Marianne Faithful‘s acclaimed near-autobiographal release from 1979 didn’t free her of her drug dependency but did contain some stunning music, including the title track (concerned with Baader-Meinhoff) and a cover of John Lennon’s Working Class Hero. This deluxe edition contains some previously unreleased promos in the form of an ‘enhanced’ CD and a bonus disc featuring a thought-to-be-lost early mix of the album and some single remixes.
Marvin Gaye / Trouble Man
This 40th Anniversary edition of Marvin Gaye‘s unexpected follow-up to What’s Going On contains his full score to the 1972 movie (previously unreleased) as well as his original music and bonus cuts.
Paul Hardcastle / Electrofied 80s
Paul Hardcastle, the keyboard wizard responsible for the classic 19 is celebrated in this two-CD retrospective which contains all the big hits (Don’t Waste My Time, Just For Money, The Wizard) along with key albums cuts and some rare mixes. Thankfully, doesn’t contain his uncredited 19 cricket spoof N-N-Nineteen Not Out, which also featured UK impressionist Rory Bremner.
A Box Of Sugar / Sugar
After some delays the Sugar vinyl box set from Edsel is finally released today. It’s an eight-disc set featuring all three studio albums a double B-side compilation and a double live compilation. Also included is a replica of the band’s debut seven-inch single.
Word Up! The Ultimate Collection / Cameo
On paper an impressive looking compilation. Two-CDs and 33 tracks, with the first disc notable as the ‘hit years’. What’s really attractive at this price (less than £6) is that almost all of the singles appear in their superior twelve-inch version.
Emerson Lake & Palmer Double Vinyl LP
The prog-rock supergroup’s first album (1970) presented here on heavyweight double vinyl, containing the both the original mix, the new 2012 Steve Wilson stereo mix and some bonus tracks.
- • UK Order: Emerson Lake and Palmer (2xLP Deluxe Vinyl)
- • USA Pre-order: Emerson Lake & Palmer (2xLP Deluxe Vinyl)
A Groovy Kind Of Love / Various Artists
Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day soon, and Sony have put together this collection of mainly ’60s tracks featuring the talents of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Ben E King, Andy Williams, The Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison, Neil Sedaka, Jackie Wilson and many more. It’s 3CD set with 73 tracks and not many duds. Think of it as the soundtrack to a feature-length edition of UK TV’s Heartbeat. Great value at just over £14, especially when you consider that that kind of money used to buy you a 15-track CD compilations, like the same label’s Cheek To Cheek from 1989.