Out This Week / 7 October 2016

Lou Reed / The RCA & Arista Album Collection (17CD box)

All of Lou Reed‘s solo albums from the 1970s and early ’80s remastered under the “direct personal supervision” of the American rock musician shortly before his death. Large format box includes, 80-page hardbound book, poster + five 8″ x 10″ prints. Read more

Yes/ Tales From Topographic Oceans (CD+blu-ray)

Fifth in the series of the Yes reissues and as with previous album reissues, this boasts Steven Wilson stereo and 5.1 mixes and masses of bonus material. Read more

ABBA / Arrival half-speed mastered 45RPM 2LP vinyl

ABBA / Arrival  (2LP half-speed mastered)

ABBA‘s fourth studio album Arrival is reissued for its 40th anniversary in this audiophile-friendly double vinyl edition which plays at 45RPM and has been half-speed mastered. Read more


Otis Redding / Dictionary of Soul (2CD and 2LP)

50th anniversary reissue of the 1966 album combines stereo and mono editions of the Otis Redding album with outtakes, B-sides, demos and live tracks. Read more

Placebo / A Place For Us To Dream / Double CD retrospective and vinyl box

Placebo / A Place For Us To Dream (anthology)

20 years of Placebo celebrated with this new 2CD set which is also available as a 4LP box. Read more


Barry Gibb / In The Now

Barry Gibb’s second solo album and his first of new material since the Bee Gees‘ final studio album in 2001. The songs have been written with his sons, Stephen and Ashley. The deluxe edition has three bonus tracks.

Luke Haines/ Smash The System (new album)

Luke Haines in non-concept album shocker! The musician’s self penned PR notes tell us the album “pays homage to Marc Bolan, Vince Taylor, The Incredible String Band and Morris Dancing to name just a few”.

Norah Jones / Day Breaks (new album)

Norah Jones comes ‘full circle’ by apparently returning to her jazz roots with the new album Day Breaks. Pity really, since I thought 2012’s Danger Mouse-produced Little Broken Hearts was stunning.

T. Rex / 5 Classic Albums (5CD box)

This cheap and cheerful 5CD T.Rex / Tyrannosaurus Rex box features the albums My People Were Fair and Had Sky in Their Hair, But Now They’re Content to Wear Stars On Their Brows , Prophets, Seers & Sages: The Angels of the Ages, Unicorn, A Beard of Stars, and Electric Warrior.

Micky Dolenz / The MGM Singles Collection (CD)

First time on CD for this Micky Dolenz collection which includes 12 bonus tracks that were not on the original vinyl LP.

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13 responses to Out This Week / 7 October 2016

  1. RJSWinchester says:

    Looking forward to the concept free new Luke Haines album. His last couple of releases have been sub-par. His North Sea Scrolls collaboration with Cathal Coughlan from 2012 is on of my favourite albums from the past few years.

    • auteur55 says:

      New York in 70’s was one of his best. Mythic Motherf—— Rock n Roll!

      I always look forward to my yearly dose of Haines.

      • RJSWinchester says:

        Adventures in Dementia and British Nuclear Bunkers were both mediocre.

        • Paul Sinclair says:

          I’m a bit fan, but even I haven’t kept up recently. I have both of these but haven’t actually got around to playing them :/

  2. Catweazle says:

    Strange set, that T.Rex box – featuring Marc’s first four albums and then number six. Where’s the T.Rex album? (BTW the box is nearly 44 € at – cheap it ain’t!)

  3. Michael Fortin says:

    I’m looking forward to the Barry Gibb album. I believe the deluxe version might be exclusive to Amazon. The songs that have been released so far have been amazing!

    • DaveM says:

      Michael, agree, not a massive fan or follower but that new stuf is up there with his greats. He has been by far the best guest on Jools Holland this series as well.

  4. Martin says:

    That t rex set is way over priced. Bring it in cheap and may be worthwhile looking at.

    Mmm Barry Gibb always sounds like he is struggling to breath let alone sing

  5. Gisabun says:

    Don’t forget John Wesley. on tour with Marillion in Canada & Us and then Steven Wilson in the Us this fall.

  6. aubrey says:

    Agree on Little Broken Hearts. Singles from new album feel like a disappointing step backwards.

  7. FROM MARS says:

    That voice is enough for me.. she could be singing the ‘A – Z’.

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