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Out This Week / on 28 July 2017

Pet Shop Boys / ‘Catalogue’ reissues

The long awaited Pet Shop Boys reissued deliver multi-disc sets for their ‘non-imperial phase’. Vinyl editions also available (but include no bonus material). Read more


Arcade Fire / Everything Now (new album)

Arcade Fire deliver, Everything Now, their fifth studio album which is available in ‘night’ and ‘day’ artwork variants. There’s also an ‘indies-only’ coloured vinyl. Read more


The Cars / Expanded reissues

Two Cars albums, namely Candy-O and Panorama are reissued this week with bonus tracks on both CD editions and gatefold vinyl. Read more


Elvis Presley / A Boy From Tupelo (3CD)

This new Elvis set from Sony/Legacy delivers “every known Elvis Presley Sun Records master and outtake” plus radio sessions and other rarities. Read more


10cc / Before During After (4CD)

Interesting 10cc box set that includes a greatest hits but also explores music make by band members before and after their period in the spotlight. Some interesting inclusions including Paul McCartney’s Pretty Little Head which was co-written with Eric Stewart. Read more


Fairport Convention / Come All Ye: The First Ten Years (7CD)

This sizeable seven-CD Fairport Convention box set features ‘key album tracks’, non-album singles, radio sessions and previously unreleased live recordings from all of the classic line-ups. Read more


Super Furry Animals / Radiator / 20th anniversary deluxe reissue

Super Furry Animals / Radiator (20th anniversary)

BMG squeeze an enormous 30 bonus tracks on this 20th anniversary two-CD deluxe edition of Super Furry Animals‘ 1997 album. Read more


Howard Jones / Best 1983 – 2017

Cherry Red mark acquisition of Howard Jones‘ back catalogue with a new career-spanning ‘best of’ across two CDs. Expect album reissues at some point in the not too distant future. Read more


Manchester / North of England (7CD)

A new seven-CD box set that spotlights the strength and diversity of the independent music scene in Manchester between 1977 and 1993. Read more


James / Justhipper: Complete Sire & Blanc Y Negro Recordings 1986-1988

James / Justhipper 1986-1988 (2CD)

This Complete Sire & Blanc Y Negro Years two-CD set brings together earlier recordings of James before the Manchester band signed to Fontana. Read more


Frida / Coloured vinyl reissues

Three of Frida-from-ABBA‘s solo albums will be reissued with initial pressings on coloured vinyl. There still seems to be some availability of these right now. Read more


Agnetha Fältskog / Coloured vinyl reissues

Agnetha also gets the same treatment as Frida with vinyl reissues due this week and coloured variants available. Benny and Bjorn’s 1970 long-player, Lycka is also released. Read more


Samantha Fox / Play It Again, Sam: The Fox Box

Samantha Fox / Play It Again, Sam: The Fox Box (4-disc box)

This 2CD+2DVD Sam Fox box set gathers up rare singles edits, remixes and videos. It includes double-sided poster, a set of button badges and a booklet. Read more


Bronski Beat / The Age Of Reason

Founding member Steve Bronski teams up with singer Stephen Granville for an expanded reworking of Bronski Beat‘s 1984 debut The Age Of Consent. Features a bonus disc of remixes and three new tracks. Read more

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33 responses to Out This Week / on 28 July 2017

  1. Caroline says:

    New album from The Fall this week too – “New Facts Emerge”.

    • Simonf says:

      Thank for this info Caroline. Just been to Cherry Red to pre-order. Out this Friday! Good to see this is a double 10″ vinyl set as I have no more room for 12″ LP’s but do have a little room in my overflow box for 10″er’s!! Looking forward to this…

    • Stevie B says:

      Great title! Great band.

    • jim vandegrift says:

      Here Here

  2. HS says:

    Pet Shop Boys and Sam Fox for me this week. Might get Bronski Beat as well.

  3. Neil says:

    The first 3 China Crisis albums are up for preorder on Amazon release date 1st September no tracklistings yet.

  4. Auntie Sabrina says:

    Get the Arcade Fire CD/vinyl with a FREE Tote bag from HMV! Lovely…

  5. Gary Hunter says:

    That is excellent news regards the China Crisis Re-Issues :)

  6. fred says:

    PSB obviously ….

  7. Chris says:

    I’d pre-ordered both the Fairport and the V/A Manchester sets from importcds. I’ve been looking forward to both for a while. But I took advantage of their semi-annual 10% off sale to buy a ton of stuff last month, and now I’m swimming in discs I haven’t even listened to yet.

  8. SimonP says:

    It was said that the first PSB Further Listening albums were going to be re-released. Anyone know when that will be?

  9. Albais says:

    As Well new Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott albun “Croked Calypso” in 6 different formats. And yes, another superb álbum from the ex Beautiful South singers.

    An absoultely one to enjoy…

  10. Ern says:

    If Warners had any sense, they should release it in time for Christmas

  11. Joseph says:

    Looking forward to the PSB reissues.

  12. Matthew Langhorn says:

    I had the Pet Shop Boys ordered, but these are the first releases I have cancelled because I’m struggling to get excited by “new” versions of 3 uninspiring albums (imo Nightlife was a bit long winded, Release is just terrible (you know it’s true, I spent years defending it lol) and Fundamental was very cold (although had some great singles)

    So I’m left with James and the turquoise Arcade Fire vinyl but I might have to get the cd now because…………..I WANT A TOTE BAG TOO!!!!!!

    Pet Shop Boys take note, put your albums in tote bags and we’ll buy them lol

    • daveid76 says:

      Think of the Release re-Release as the album plus the equivalent of three extra albums added. It’s over two and a half hours of extra material, most of it original tracks. Don’t ignore it.

      • Matthew Langhorn says:

        I’ll have a listen if they go on Spotify (other streaming services are available lol)

        I’m at a stage where I’m just not as excited about anynew Pet Shop Boys release (see what I did there?)

        But album sleeve tote bags might be the future!

  13. Eddie says:

    And really important reissues are the black-vinyl editions of 4 Iron Maiden albums (Death On The Road (Live) 2LP / Flight 666 (Live) 2LP / The Final Frontier 2LP / En Vivo! (Live) 3LP) which are being released this friday.

  14. Ryan F says:

    New Alice Cooper album as well this week!

  15. Dogfacedboy says:

    The Peter Gabriel film score half speed mastered LPs are out too. Got Passion / Passion Sources in the post today, superbly packed as ever by Real World. Passion gatefold is gorgeous

  16. auteur55 says:

    Even lesser Pet Shop Boys is still pretty great to me. I’m also hoping they announced the other albums soon because I just unloaded all my CD’s in preparation of buying the reissues.

    Also hoping every music lover is ordering Super Furry Animals Radiator which is easily one of the top twenty albums of the 90’s and a must have. B-sides are all great too.

  17. Deano says:

    Reading the review of the PSB reissues in the latest issue of Classic Pop, there is mention of something called Inspection coming out in Autumn including “alternative” mixes (not sure of what). Is this a wind-up?

    Separately, Amazon have relisted the Underworld Beaucoup Fish superdeluxe set (previously listed for release last October, now listed for August). The last two Underworld superdeluxe releases have been excellent. Roll on superdeluxes of Orbital and Chemical Brothers albums. And to the side again, there are some excellent music programmes currently on Sky Arts presented by Noddy Holder. He was very authoritative talking about Acid House for an hour!

    • Michael says:

      Yes, it is ! The reviewer was just trying to be funny, he thought “Inspection” sounded like an obvious PSB album title. Not funny at all !

  18. Nick says:

    A boxset for Diana Ross with DVD(s) would be awsome! Especially for those elusive 80s videos. Just like the one for Samantha Fox.

  19. Andrew M says:

    Pretty big error on the Fundamental vinyl. “God Willing” is listed as the final track on side A when it is, in fact, the 1st track on side B. Pretty elementary and poor error.

    Great pressing though. Lots of lovely detail and nice rounded sound.

  20. daveid76 says:

    From various comments on the psb forum there seems to be several errors in the Further listening booklet, some reflecting the change of tracklist at the last minute. Not good, but unsurprising.

  21. smirkdj says:

    Does anyone know where i can get the first six further listenings (2017 remaster)?seems to find only the 3 new ones,no sign of the others

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      They are out of print but Warners have confirmed they will be reissued, but we just don’t know when.

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