Various Artists / Lazarus Original Cast Recording
Never has an ‘original cast recording’ for a musical been so anticipated. This album contains David Bowie‘s last three recordings from the Blackstar sessions as well as Michael C Hall and the New York Cast performing songs from throughout David’s career.
Prince / Sign O’ The Times (vinyl reissue)
The vinyl reissues continue with probably Prince‘s masterpiece. Sprawling, but full of superb songs, expect the packaging for the 1987 double album to be an exact replica of the original, with inserts and stickers.
Big Star / Complete Third (3CD)
Big Star‘s ‘Third’ 1974 album (also know as Sister Lovers) wasn’t actually issued until 1978. Omnivore have created this 69-track three-disc expanded edition which contains “every demo, rough mix, outtake, alt take and final master from the Third sessions known to exist”. Phew!
Leonard Cohen / You Want It Darker (new album)
You Want It Darker? Leonard Cohen is happy to oblige with his 14th studio album. Out on Friday on CD and vinyl LP.
Pretenders / Alone (new album)
Probably a Chrissie Hynde album in all but name, but nevertheless, the Pretenders return with their tenth studio album Alone.
Elvis Presley / The Wonder Of You
The million selling (and that’s just in the UK) If I Can Dream album – which saw Elvis‘ vocal performances set to lush Orchestral backing – is followed up with The Wonder Of You. Available on CD, 2LP vinyl and box set.
Gillan / The Vinyl Collection (1979-1982)
The Vinyl Collection is an eight-LP Gillan box set that includes all the band’s studio albums plus For Gillan Fans Only which features B-sides, studio out-takes, specially recorded material. Amazon exclusive includes bonus 7-inch single.
Bette Midler / The Divine Miss M (2CD deluxe)
Bette Midler‘s 1972 debut was a massive hit in America spawning four top 40 hit singles, including Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy. This 2CD deluxe delivers remastered audio and a bonus disc of single mixes, early versions and demos.
Various Artists / The Motown 7s: Rare and Unreleased Vol 3
UK / Ultimate Collectors’ Edition box set
Joan As Police Woman & Benjamin Lazar Davis / Let It Be You (CD)
Not sure Joan As Police Woman (aka Joan Wasser) is every going to better her amazing 2006 debut Real Life, but her fifth album Let It Be You – a collaboration with fellow Brooklynite Benjamin Lazar Davis – is out this week. The vinyl (which comes with a CD) is delayed until 28 October.