The Verve / Urban Hymns (super deluxe editions)
Not one, but two super deluxe edition box sets mark the 20th anniversary of The Verve‘s 1997 big selling album Urban Hymns. A 4CD+DVD set and a rather lavish 6LP vinyl package are on offer.
T. Rex / Remixes (3LP vinyl and 2CD)
OMD/ The Punishment of Luxury (new album)
OMD‘s 13th album is issued this week in a wide array of formats, including a signed super deluxe ‘book’ edition (great price on Amazon Germany) which features an exclusive demos CD and the album on red vinyl.
Steve Winwood / Greatest Hits Live (4LP and 2CD)
SDE readers aren’t impressed with the album cover art and a live ‘hits’ set wouldn’t be the top of most fans’ Winwood wish-lists… but despite this, we are probably willing to give the man the benefit of the doubt and ‘risk’ picking up this set, the 2CD of which is particularly cheap in the USA.
Hue and Cry / A Pocketful Of Stones (new album)
Hue and Cry‘s new album is released this week and comes as this rather impressive box set edition. Unboxing video coming in the next few days!
The Sisters Of Mercy / Some Girls Wander By Mistake (vinyl box)
Rhino reissue an expanded edition of The Sisters Of Mercy‘s 1992 compilation Some Girls Wander By Mistake as four-record vinyl box set.
Various / Music From The Motion Picture ‘Popeye’ (2CD deluxe)
A two-CD deluxe edition of the music to Robert Altman’s ill-fated Popeye. This is interesting, since it includes the previously unreleased score (by Thomas Pierson) and similarly previously unreleased demos by Harry Nilsson, including two songs written for the film but never used.
Hans Zimmer / True Romance score (vinyl)
Hans Zimmer‘s original score to Tony Scott’s True Romance is issued on vinyl LP – the first time on any format. Also includes a bonus seven-inch.