Robert Palmer / Collected (3CD)
Excellent three-disc Robert Palmer set that just about ticks all the boxes by including the Island Years, EMI era and a disc of rarities.
Joe Cocker / The Album Recordings 1984-2007 (14CD box set)
14-disc examination of Joe Cocker‘s recording career between 1984 and 2007. Features a newly compiled CD of ‘Related Recordings’ that includes rarities. Well done, if you got *that* price on the deal alert.
Dusty Springfield / Reputation: Expanded Collector’s Edition (3CD)
Blur / Leisure coloured vinyl reissue
Blur‘s debut is 25 years old this year. Not a classic by any means, but Parlophone celebrate all the same, by way of this blue vinyl reissue.
De La Soul / and the Anonymous Nobody (new album)
Level 42 / Collected (3CD)
The Beach Boys / Becoming The Beach Boys (2CD)
Between Sep 1961 and March 1962 – prior to signing with Capitol Records, The Beach Boys committed nine songs to tape under the direction of (and at the home of) Hite and Dorinda Morgan. This Ominivore two-disc release includes “every complete take, false start, master take, and every second of studio banter during these historic recordings”.
- • UK Order: Becoming The Beach Boys
- • USA Order: Becoming The Beach Boys
- • GERMANY Order: Becoming The Beach Boys
Scott Walker / 5 Classic Albums (5CD)
Improbable value from this set which includes Scott 1, Scott 2, Scott 3, Scott 4 and Til’ The Band Comes In. If you haven’t yet explored the Walker Brother’s solo career, there’s really no excuse at this price!
The Monkees 50
If last week’s Forever best of doesn’t dig deep enough into their archive for you, Rhino now offer this new Monkees three-CD set with, you guessed it, 50 tracks to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary.
Big Country / 5 Classic Albums (5CD)
Another quintet of long-players, this time Big Country. The albums in question are: The Crossing, Steeltown, The Seer, Peace In Our Time and No Place Like Home. Entry fee? A tenner.
Cicero / The Complete Works (2CD)
David Cicero‘s 1992 album was originally issued on the Pet Shop Boys‘ label Spaghetti Recordings and even features a couple of tracks produced by Neil and Chris. This Cherry Pop reissue contains an enormous amount of remixes.
Steven Wilson / Drive Home CD+DVD
There’s much to enjoy with Steven Wilson‘s 2013 EP, especially when combined with a DVD that features the sublime video/animation work of Jess Cope.
Blue Öyster Cult / Secret Treaties (SACD)
Blue Öyster Cult‘s highly rated 1974 album is reissued as a multi-channel and stereo SACD by audiophile specialists Audio Fidelity.
- • UK Order: Secret Treaties SACD
- • USA Order: Secret Treaties SACD
- • GERMANY Order: Secret Treaties SACD