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Out This Week / 5 January 2015

Adam Ant  / Playlist: The Very Best Of

US one-disc Adam Ant best of originally issued a few years back. This 14-track selection contains reasonably standard hits fair although does include the rare ‘Splashdown’ 12-inch mix of 1984’s Apollo 9.


Jean-Michel Jarre / CD remasters

Sony-issued single disc Jean-Michel Jarre reissues with remastered audio and updated artwork. Rendez-Vous, Chronology and Revolutions also reissued.


Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross / Gone Girl OST

Two disc deluxe edition of Trent Rezor and Atticus Ross‘s soundtrack to David Fincher’s Gone Girl. Also available on 2LP vinyl.


Elvis Presley / The Real Elvis… 60’s Collection (box set)

Budget three-disc set that features 49 of Elvis‘ greatest hits from the 1960s. 


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17 responses to Out This Week / 5 January 2015

  1. Stan Butler says:

    The Adam Ant collection is poor fare, even for the casual fan who would be better served with 2006’s Very Best of. It’s also a pricey £15 on Amazon at the moment and out of stock. A lot to pay for a mix of Apollo 9.

  2. Tom M says:

    The Jarre re-issues from 2014 are compressed within an inch of their lives. What did Sony use, a sledgehammer?

    • James Hartman says:

      Thanks for the warning. Zoolook is one of my favourite albums, but I don’t need another copy if it is borked up.

  3. Kiki says:

    and I f I remember well there were great remasters in 2006 …Then again, nothing new ! where are the expanded editions of jarre’s catalog ? there are some 7” 12” and (maybe) unreleased material to add !

    • Eric says:

      The 7″ of Calypso would have been a great addition to Waiting For Cousteau. But I read a lot about the awful, heavy compression of these remasters last year (and the album art balls-up with Equinoxe), so was never going to be tempted by them. Even at 5.99. It was a shame the Jarre catalogue got pulled off the mp3 sites last year; those single mixes were available to purchase digitally until then.

  4. lee says:

    i see on the amazon marketplace there’s a stack of people selling the Adam Ant one new for less than a fiver. looks like a decent enough mix, but i might just stick with the 3 or 4 best ofs that i already have :)

  5. Brian says:

    Its a shame that the Adam Ant one totally ignores his mid-90’s hit Wonderful, which in my opinion is the best song he did in his solo career.

    • Stan Butler says:

      Agree Brian. The Wonderful album was excellent all round. I remember the Beautiful Dream CD2 selling for over £2,000 on ebay a few years back.

      • Nancy says:

        Actually, there’s a valid reason why “Wonderful” wasn’t included on the compilation, guys. It wasn’t released for Sony but EMI. And “Playlist” is a Sony compilation. I agree it is the best single he did in his solo career by a mile.

        • Stan Butler says:

          Nancy, the 2006 Stand and Deliver compilation from Sony contains Wonderful.

          • Nancy says:

            Yep, but they are the two different compilations, Stan. The “Playlist” one only lists Sony period. The Psychedelic Furs, The The, Diana Ross and a number of other artists who used to record for Sony had it released over the past few years too.

  6. JJDelmas says:

    I still cannot understand why the original Concerts In China video by Jean-Michel Jarre has never been released on DVD. A remarkable document of the artist in his prime and also of the beginning of the opening of China, it would make a perfect pairing for the audio CD which would allow to go back to the original 2 disc format.

  7. adam shaw says:

    Ive bought all the new Jarre reissues , they are just louder .
    Zoolook was 30 years old so why not a special edition ?
    Waisted oppotunity for some rare 12″ or 7″ mixes to be added .
    Shame .

  8. adam shaw says:

    And , Happy New Year Paul and all

  9. William says:

    I bought the Adam Ant via the amazon marketplace seeing as it was so cheap, thanks for the heads up Paul

  10. William says:

    Wonderful is a well titled song as it is indeed a wonderful song, I believe is about Heather Graham…lucky Adam.

    Wonder if the ‘Persuasion’ album will ever be released

  11. Scotty says:

    Ugh, glad someone mentioned the remastered quality on Jarre’s albums. I’ll stick with my vinyl and japanese copies I guess. They really need to stop doing this loudness war crap.

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