The excitement at the release of this Prince rarity is rather soured by the unabashed commercialism demonstrated the Estate. The picture disc version of Nothing Compares 2 U can only be ordered from the official site in the US and you can’t even buy it on its own – just as part of a vinyl+T-shirt bundle! The black vinyl version is widely available, though.
Bow Wow Wow / Your Box Set Pet
Your Box Set Pet: The Complete Recordings 1980-1984 is a new three CD box set featuring the output of early eighties new wave band Bow Wow Wow.
Janis Ian / reissues
Sony Legacy are re-releasing five albums by American singer/songwriter Janis Ian. CD and vinyl reissues of Stars (1974), Between The Lines (1975), Aftertones (1976), Miracle Row (1977) and Night Rains (1979) have been overseen by Janis Ian and Steve Berkowitz, and have been remastered from original tapes at Battery Studios, New York.
The Australian new wave band’s second album was reworked internationally to include their 1986 hit Funky Town. This expanded double-disc set includes many bonus remixes and, in total, seven versions of their best known song.
All of British pop band Sailor‘s albums recorded for Epic Records between 1974-78 in this new five CD clamshell box set. Includes a booklet with sleeve notes. Audio mastered from the original Epic Records tapes (by Alan Wilson).