Steven Wilson / To The Bone (new album)
Steven Wilson attempts to shake off/defy the ‘prog rock’ label with To The Bone, a new album of ‘pop’ songs that aren’t tied to an ambitious conceptual narrative.
Neil Young / Official Release Series (CD boxes)
At last, some Neil Young ‘Official Release Series’ CD boxes to follow the vinyl sets that have already been released. ‘Discs 5-8’ features On The Beach (1974), Time Fades Away (1973), Tonight’s The Night (1975) and Zuma (1975). While ‘Discs 8.5-12’ includes American Stars & Bars, Comes A Time, Rust Never Sleeps, Live Rust and Long May You Run. The only trouble with these is that they are very expensive in the UK/Europe and there’s no info on whether we are getting really good packaging (vinyl replica, gold CDs) or not. To illustrate this, the ‘Discs 1-4’ box (basic packaging) is £17 in the UK, so £60 for these subsequent sets seems a lot.
kd lang / Ingénue: 25th anniversary (2LP vinyl)
Following the CD re-release in July, a 2LP 25th anniversary vinyl edition of kd lang‘s 1992 album Ingénue is issued this week. The album is remastered and the vinyl includes bonus tracks consisting of MTV Unplugged performances.
Various Artists / 90s: Feel Good (3CD set)
1980s remix compilations have rather been done to death, so Crimson this week deliver a trio of great value ’90s sets, which include extended versions from artists such as Faithless, The Stone Roses, Primal Scream, Manic Street Preachers and more. The other two are 90s:Loaded and 90s:Insomnia
The Style Council / Our Favourite Shop (vinyl reissue)
- • UK Order: Our Favourite Shop (vinyl)
- • USA Order: Our Favourite Shop (vinyl)
- • GERMANY Order: Our Favourite Shop (vinyl)
Saxon / Solid Book of Rock (14-disc anthology)
This mammoth 14-disc deluxe Saxon set was delayed for a few weeks but is finally issued this Friday. Signed copies now sold out, but still great value unsigned.
Neil Young / Rust Never Sleeps (vinyl reissue)
- • UK Order: Rust Never Sleeps (vinyl LP)
- • USA Order: Rust Never Sleeps (vinyl LP)
- • GERMANY Order: Rust Never Sleeps (vinyl LP)
Exposé/ What You Don’t Know (3CD deluxe)
US ‘freestyle’ vocal group Exposé‘s second album What You Don’t Know is expanded by Cherry Red to a three-CD deluxe set.
- • UK Order: What You Don’t Know (3CD)
- • USA Order: What You Don’t Know (3CD)
- • GERMANY Order: What You Don’t Know (3CD)
Interpol / Our Love To Admire (reissue)
Interpol‘s third album is reissued as a tenth anniversary 2LP+DVD package or a CD+DVD combo pack.