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Out This Week / on 30 June 2017

The Beach Boys / 1967 Sunshine Tomorrow (2CD)

Kudos to Capitol/Universal who cram an incredible amount of archive material into this new Beach Boys set. Content includes a new stereo mix of Wild Honey, 30 previously unreleased outtakes/alternate mixes and shelved live album Lei’d In Hawaii. Read more


C88 / more indie-pop from the eighties

Various Artists / C88 (3CD set)

Another well-curated triple disc set from Cherry Red that offers some obscure (and not-so-obscure) indie-pop from the late eighties.  Read more


The Cure / Greatest Hits & Acoustic Hits (vinyl LP)

The 18-track Cure Greatest Hits album from 2001 is issued on black vinyl for the first time (having been issued as a vinyl picture disc for RSD earlier this year). The companion Acoustic Hits gets the same treatment. Read more


Bryan Adams  / Wembley 1996  Live (2CD)

This was issued on DVD last year, but now Eagle Rock are putting out a 2CD audio-only version of Bryan Adams‘ Wembley Stadium gig from 27 July 1996.


Elton John / Tumbleweed Connection (vinyl LP)

Universal continue with their Elton John vinyl reissues with his third long-player, 1970’s Tumbleweed Connection. All tracks remastered from the original analogue tapes by Bob Ludwig, with vinyl cutting by Sean Magee at Abbey Road Studios.


Various Artists / Canada 150 – A Celebration Of Music

Issued to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, A Celebration Of Music is available as a six-CD super deluxe edition that comes complete with a ‘coffee table’ book or cheaper and more shelf-friendly two and single disc editions. Read more


The Stylistics / 5 Classic Albums (box set)

Five albums from The Stylistics collected in this no frills, good value five-CD box set.


Gil Scott-Heron / The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (vinyl LP)

Vinyl LP reissue of Gil Scott-Heron’s 1974 compilation The Revolution Will Not Be Televised which features tracks from his first three albums for the Flying Dutchman label. The CD edition offers eight bonus tracks.


Status Quo / In Search Of The Fourth Chord (2LP coloured vinyl)

Status Quo‘s 2007 album saw the band back together with producer Pip Williams for the first time in over a decade. This new deluxe gatefold 2LP edition of In Search Of The Fourth Chord is pressed on orange vinyl and offers the two bonus tracks from the original CD.

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15 responses to Out This Week / on 30 June 2017

  1. Ben Williams says:

    The ‘read more’ link to Beach Boys Sunshine CD takes you to Purple Rain… Just a heads up!

  2. Steve F says:

    In search of the Fourth chord. They already know three!

  3. -SG- says:

    Why no mention of the Shelleyan Orphan box set?

  4. Pablo says:

    Hi Paul! There is another Cherry Red 3cd comp called Milk Of The Tree: An Anthology Of Female Vocal Folk & Singer-Songwriters 1966-1973 which also looks pretty interesting. Cheers

  5. SimonF says:

    Canada 150; with so many important names missing, this is probably the most pointless album ever released anywhere. Altogether now ‘Blame Canada, blame Canada”!! cont. South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut.

    • Larry Davis says:

      Just the fact it has 2 of the WORST Canadian acts ever…Nickelback & Justin Bieber, and missing key artists like Lisa Dalbello, Rita McNeil, Great Big Sea, Honeymoon Suite, Haywire and more…shows how slapdash this set really is…I would give this set a 5 out of 10, 6 tops…

  6. Jay says:

    Wow, thanks for the heads up on the Shelleyan Orphan box set. I had no idea this was coming out. It looks like the USA Amazon price is quite low compared to other places.

  7. EPM says:

    Thanks SG, for the Shelleyan Orphan mention. Ordered from Amazon U.S. I’m sure Paul will be posting something regarding this release as it’s a pre-order on Amazon U.K. and Amazon U.S. is indicating one to two months fulfillment. I can cancel and reorder if U.K. price drops to best the U.S. site.

  8. David says:

    Hi – does anyone know where I could find a list of Elton John scheduled vinyl releases – as far as I can see from Amazon he seems to be releasing one a week from now on, but no news about it on his official website

  9. John Barleycorn says:

    Paul, the Quo release is In Search Of The Fourth Chord, not the Third as per the artwork sleeve.
    I wonder if they ever found it? ;-)

  10. Thrillsville says:

    Regarding Shelleyan Orphan: I read about it in the morning of Friday, June 23, 2017 on the release schedule on the Pause & Play site. I checked Amazon Canada (I live in British Columbia) and they said they had 2 copies available ($31.49 CAD). The price was so good that I ordered one (plus a book for my kid to get free shipping). It showed up the next day (Saturday) at about noon. I am not a Prime member and NEVER get anything that fast. It’s usually 10 days or more. I don’t know what happened but I’m very happy!

    I just checked and they still have 1 copy left (as of June 26, 1:30 PT).

  11. Truthsayer says:

    I can’t wait for that Beach Boys release, even more than I did for ‘Pepper’! It’s got to be the archive release of the year.

    I’m not a big Cure fan but I’ve ordered the Acoustic Hits LP, I quite like the sound of that.

  12. colm47 says:

    Got Shelleyan Orphan for 27 euro including postage from amazon.de.
    It’s on the way today I am told.

    Funny how it’s already released by One Little Indian records on 23rd, the official label,
    but not released by amazon uk until the 30th.

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