Keychains and Snowstorms: The Soft Cell Story / 9CD+DVD box set
Keychains and Snowstorms is a new 10-disc Soft Cell box set that “tells the definitive story of one of electronic music’s most thrilling and pioneering acts”. The 9CD+DVD package features a wealth of material – 50 percent of which the label claim is unreleased – including 12-inch mixes remastered, B-sides remastered, new extended/reworked versions, early versions and demos, radio sessions, live recordings and more.
McCartney’s new album, Egypt Station
Paul McCartney‘s new album Egypt Station is finally issued this week, after a massive publicity campaign. Early reports suggest it’s pretty good, but a full SDE review will follow. There are still no details of the super deluxe edition box set, which is frustrating.
David Bowie / Zeroes 2018 limited edition seven-inch picture disc
Ahead of the release of the David BowieLoving The Alien box set, Parlophone issue this seven-inch picture disc of Zeroes 2018 backed with Beat of My Drum 2018. Both feature on the ‘re-produced’ Never Let Me Down 2018 which is included as part of the box set.
Led Zeppelin / The Song Remains The Same reissued across many formats
Led Zeppelin‘s soundtrack to their concert film The Song Remains The Same has been remastered and is reissued across multiple formats, including 9-disc super deluxe and a standalone blu-ray audio.
Deep Purple / Purple vinyl reissues
Universal reissue the classic era of Deep Purple with new transfers of studio and live albums from the master tapes, pressed on limited edition 180g purple vinyl.
Paul Simon / In The Blue Light
Paul Simon revisits and reworks personal favourites from his own back catalogue with his 14th studio album, In The Blue Light.
Yes featuring ARW / Live at the Apollo
The 2017 Manchester Apollo show from Yes featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman is issued in across a number of formats by Eagle Rock, including this 3LP opaque orange vinyl edition.
True Romance soundtrack / 25th anniversary edition white splatter vinyl
Tony Scott’s True Romance (scripted, of course, by Quentin Tarantino) was one of the best films of the 1990s. This new 25th anniversary vinyl edition is limited to 1700 copies and pressed on white ‘splatter’ vinyl.
T. Rex: Gold / new compilation
T.RexGold is a new, improbably priced, three-CD compilation that brings together the greatest hits of Marc Bolan & T.Rex. It’s available as a double vinyl set, too.
Bob Seger and The Last Heard / Heavy Music: Complete Cameo Recordings
ABKCO bring together all the original mono recordings Bob Seger and The Heard made for Cameo-Parkway Records between 1966 and 1967.
The Grateful Dead / Portland Memorial Coliseum and Pacific Northwest boxes
A new 6LP vinyl box of the Grateful Dead‘s complete Portland Memorial Coliseum show from 19 May 1974 is issued this week along with a massive 19CD box set.
Spiritualized / And Nothing Hurt
Spiritualized release their eighth album, the follow-up to 2012’s Sweet Heart, Sweet Light.