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Out This Week / on 18 August 2017

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. Read more


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.  Read more


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. Read more


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)

The Style Council vinyl reissues continue with their second studio album, 1985’s Our Favourite Shop.  Orange vinyl of The Cost Of Loving is also available but ludicrous pricing (in the UK).


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. Read more


Neil Young / Rust Never Sleeps (vinyl reissue) 

Neil Young‘s 1979 album is reissued on vinyl. Live Rust and American Stars and Bars  get the same treatment.


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.


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. Read more

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13 responses to Out This Week / on 18 August 2017

  1. Martin says:

    The Style Council releases were reasonably cheap on pre-order but then went through the roof in terms of pricing.

    The Neil Young re-releases seem fairly good prices through

  2. Boaz Halachmi says:

    There are 3 x 3CD collection of 90’s released at the same day: FEEL GOOD (the one you have a link to), LOADED and INSOMNIA.

  3. DaveM says:

    Paul, will you get advanced copies or further information on the Neil Young box sets? Just itching to know what the packaging is like…

  4. Dr Avalanche says:

    For me personally the range of styles is much too ‘wide’ on those 90’s boxsets.
    I could go for discs 1 from ‘Loaded’ and ‘Insomnia’ plus disc 2 from ‘Feel Good’ and have myself a nice 3-CD boxset. :)

  5. CJ says:

    Excited for Expose–such a great album which seems to have been semi-forgotten. Can’t wait to hear all that bonus material!

    • ChrisGa says:

      That really was a great album, better than their first imo(though that one’s good too). Hopefully they’ll reissue their self-titled third effort at some point in the future as well.

    • Larry Davis says:

      It’s their best album I think…mainly because Gioia Bruno dominates it and the songs are more exciting, it’s mostly upbeat, and it sounds not too far off from Girls Aloud… Still sounds fresh, happy Cherry Red didn’t just expand only the debut and I wouldn’t just have to settle for the 1989 CD if I wanted it back…

  6. Chris Brown says:

    In case anyone didn’t already know, the “Electron Ray Tube” mix of ‘Tsunami’ by the Manic Street Preachers is by Stereolab. Why it’s on a compilation of “Feel Good” music I can’t explain.

  7. Gisabun says:

    Wish SW would go back to releasing a combo release of BR/CD.

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