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Out This Week / on 10 March 2017

Kitchens of Distinction / Watch Our Planet Circle (box set)

Watch Our Planet Circle is a six-CD set celebrating the work of nineties indie-pop outfit Kitchens Of Distinction and includes remastered versions of the band’s four studio albums along with discs devoted to B-sides and BBC Sessions. Read more


Alex Harvey / The Last Of The Teenage Idols / 4CD edition

Alex Harvey / Last Of The Teenage Idols (4CD edition)

This four-disc ‘highlights’ edition of last year’s BIG Alex Harvey box comes in a ‘bookset’ presentation and distills 217 tracks down to 76. Good DEAL in Italy on this right now. Read more


Status Quo / The Vinyl Singles Collection 1972-1979 box set

Status Quo / The Vinyl Singles Collection 1972-79  (13 x seven-inch box set)

First of five planned Status Quo seven-inch box sets that feature audio mastered from the original tapes and seven-inch vinyl presented in their original sleeves. Each box comes with a booklet and this set covers the years 1972-1979. Read more


Marc Almond and Soft Cell / Hits and Pieces (2CD best of)

A new double-disc set that collects a two-CD summary that includes Marc Almond solo material, Soft Cell and miscellaneous collaborations. Read more


The Adventures / The Sea Of Love expanded edition

The Adventures / The Sea Of Love (deluxe edition)

The Belfast band’s 1988 long-player will feature eight bonus tracks culled from the various singles plucked from the album. Read more


Soundgarden / Ultramega OK (reissue)

Soundgarden‘s 1988 album is expanded and remixed for this new deluxe edition. It’s available on CD and double vinyl LP. Read more


Michael Chapman / Fully Qualified Survivor (vinyl reissue)

Folk rock guitarist Michael Chapman‘s 1970 album has an incredible pedigree since it features a pre-Bowie Mick Ronson on lead guitar, Rick Kemp of Steeleye Span on bass and is produced by Gus Dudgeon. For extra kudos it was also issued on the Harvest label. This is a Light In The Attic vinyl reissue.


Deep Purple / All I Got Is You (CD)

Deep Purple are certainly cranking out the CD singles, and hurrah for that! A swift follow-up to the Time For Bedlam single release, All I Got Is You is a five-track single, with three of them exclusive. The album Infinite, from which this is taken, will be released on 7 April 2017.


Paul Weller / Jawbone (OST)

Paul Weller‘s first film score is for British boxing film Jawbone.  Read more


Marti Pellow / Mysterious (new album)

The Wet Wet Wet frontman has a new solo album out this week, called Mysterious. It sounds good on paper, since it features the Tower Of Power horn section and Stevie Wonder’s rhythm section. The weedy looking box set edition that charges you £20 extra for an interview disc and some postcards is best avoided.


Joe Cocker / The Life Of A Man: The Ultimate Hits 1968-2013 / 2CD set

Joe Cocker / The Life Of A Man: Ultimate Hits 1968-2003 (2CD)

Not quite sure why this has appeared in the release schedule again… but this Joe Cocker collection is a solid two CD set that summarises the career of the fine vocalist. Read more

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6 responses to Out This Week / on 10 March 2017

  1. O(+> Peter B says:

    A few years ago, Australians got to see Status Quo diminish their legacy through adverts for supermarket chain Coles – “down, down, prices are down” – yes, really. If you’re a Quo fan who hasn’t seen these, you might want to look away now!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlISKG_0yIs and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XB383WkXcqE and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7OHYaU4cV4 – there’s more if you type “status quo coles” in youtube.

  2. BritinDetroit says:

    The Magnetic Fields – 50 Song Memoir.

    5 discs, various formats, Stephin, Claudia and the gang being wonderful

  3. Stevo says:

    Peter B, it was sad wasn’t it? At first I had trouble accepting it was the actual Quo doing their songs that way.

    And copies of a Staus Quo comp album, that I think actually included the advert tracks, were at the registers. In another time, they might have got away without us being able to let the rest of the world know. :)

  4. gwynogue says:

    It reflects a sad trend in Australian advertising – rather than make the effort to create a new jingle/song, agencies just take an established pop/rock/etc song and write horrid new lyrics. Then get ‘real’ (i.e. talentless) people to sing it. Coles and Chemist Warehouse are the worst offenders.

    Or they take an awesome pop/rock/etc song and re-arrange it into some dreary piano version with a weedy female vocal. Steve Winwood’s “Higher Love” and Boo Radleys’ “Wake Up Boo” are recent victims of this bastardry.

  5. gwynogue says:

    As much as I’d love to support dairy farmers, stuff like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DYqsOim5ns make it damn hard, LOL.

    (apologies for hurting your brain)

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