Suede’s 1993 debut is reissued as a 4CD+DVD deluxe edition. Nicely packaged with the discs housed in a bookset with archive photos, lyrics and a new intro by frontman Brett Anderson.
The Cars / Heartbeat City and Shake It Up reissue
Expanded reissues of two great Cars albums. The bonus tracks (some previously unreleased) feature on the CDs and double vinyl editions, which is something more labels and artists should do (hello, Eurythmics).
Sky / The Studio Albums 1979-1987 (8-disc set)
This box set features classical rock ‘supergroup’ Sky‘s seven studio albums. Features remastered audio and a DVD – Sky:Live in Nottingham 1990.
The Damned / Stiff Singles 1976-1977 (3CD set)
Five early singles from The Damned recreated in this seven-inch box set. Also comes with a patch, exclusive to the box set.
Saxon / coloured vinyl
Reissues of the first three Saxon albums this week. The CDs have bonus tracks while the vinyl LPs don’t but at least they come in groovy-looking coloured/splatter vinyl.
Single disc expanded edition of Hazel O’Connor‘s 1980 album features five bonus tracks.
The Levellers / We Are The Collective
The Levellers celebrate their 30th birthday with this album that offers string-based reworkings of old singles along with a few new songs. The CD version is a double with four extra tracks. John Leckie produces.
If you thought last year’s Age Of Reason reworking of Bronski Beat‘s 1984 album, Age of Consent, was pointless (only Steve Bronski from the original line-up remains) then how about a three-CD version with 38 modern remixes of those same re-recordings?