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PiL box sets delayed

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Fans who have pre-ordered the Public Image Limited Metal Box and Album super deluxe editions direct from the official stores yesterday received an email saying the sets would be delayed.

Fans were told that “unfortunately there has been a delay with the manufacturing of Metal Box and Album which were previously due for release on Friday 28th October.

At this time we do not have an exact date when we expect these to be available but we will be in contact with you to advise once we have a confirmed date.”

Revealing that they don’t know when these will be available is a little strange and a cynic might suggest there is more to this than a simple manufacturing issue. It is also not clear whether this is just affecting vinyl sets or the CD super deluxe editions too. More info on this when we have it.

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Public Image Limited

Metal Box – 4CD Super Deluxe

Shop Price GBP Stock
Amazon de 6LP coloured vinyl box 36.54
Amazon usa 6LP coloured vinyl box 51.67
Amazon ca 6LP coloured vinyl box 57.17
Amazon it 6LP coloured vinyl box 43.51
JPC de 6LP coloured vinyl box 36.54
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Public Image Limited

album - 4CD super deluxe

Shop Price GBP Stock
Amazon de 6LP coloured vinyl box 36.54
Amazon usa 6LP coloured vinyl box 37.23
Amazon ca 6LP coloured vinyl box 42.87
Amazon uk 6LP coloured vinyl box 38.15
Amazon it 6LP coloured vinyl box 43.51
Amazon es 6LP coloured vinyl box 48.70
JPC de 6LP coloured vinyl box 36.54
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Public Image Limited

Metal Box – 4LP vinyl Super Deluxe

Shop Price GBP Stock
Amazon de 6LP coloured vinyl box 275.66
Amazon usa 6LP coloured vinyl box 205.76
Amazon ca 6LP coloured vinyl box 230.03
Amazon uk 6LP coloured vinyl box 169.99
Amazon it 6LP coloured vinyl box 183.91
JPC de 6LP coloured vinyl box 212.49
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Public Image Limited

album - 4LP vinyl super deluxe

Shop Price GBP Stock
Amazon de 6LP coloured vinyl box 178.47
Amazon usa 6LP coloured vinyl box 134.43
Amazon ca 6LP coloured vinyl box 147.02
Amazon uk 6LP coloured vinyl box 105.99
Amazon it 6LP coloured vinyl box 117.06
JPC de 6LP coloured vinyl box 161.49
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Metal Box 4 CD super deluxe edition

CD 1: Metal Box
CD 2: B-sides, mixes & radio sessions
CD 3: Unreleased Mixes
CD 4: Live at Manchester, Russell’s Club (The Factory) 18/6/79

Disc 1: Remastered album
1. Albatross
2. Memories
3. Swan Lake (Death Disco)
4. Poptones
5. Careering
6. No Birds Do Sing
7. Graveyard
8. The Suit
9. Bad Baby
10. Socialist
11. Chant
12. Radio 4

Disc 2: B-sides, mixes & radio sessions
1. Death Disco (7” edit)
2. Death Disco 12”
3. Half Mix / Megga Mix (b-side)
4. Death Disco – BBC TV, Top of the Pops July 12.7.72
5. Memories 12”
6. Another (b-side)
7. Poptones – BBCRadio 1, John Peel Sessions 1979
8. Careering – BBC Radio 1, John Peel Sessions 1979
9. Chant – BBC Radio 1, John Peel Sessions 1979
10. Poptones – BBC TV, Old Grey Whistle Test 5/2/80 (audio)
11. Careering – BBC TV, Old Grey Whistle Test 5/2/80 (audio)
12. Pied Piper (rare compilation-only track)

Disc 3: Unreleased Mixes
1. Poptones (version 3) (unreleased)
2. Swan Lake (monitor mix)
3. Albatross (monitor mix) (alternative mix)
4. Swan Lake (“master”) (alternative mix) (unreleased)
5. Unknown INST Jam 1 (“Chant”) (unreleased)
6. Unknown Jam 2 (“Megachant”) (unreleased)
7. Music from an Oven (aka Memories) (unreleased)
8. Radio 4 (“symphony suite”) (unreleased)
9. Home is Where The Heart is (original mix) (unreleased)
10. Unknown INST 2 (unreleased)

Disc 4:  Live at Manchester, Russell’s Club (The Factory) 18/6/79 (unreleased)
1. Chant
2. Swan Lake (aka Death Disco)
3. Memories
4. Public Image
5. Annalisa
6. No Birds Do Sing

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Metal Box 4 LP

LP 1: Metal Box
LP 2: Metal Box (continued)
LP 3: Live at Manchester, Russell’s Club (The Factory) 18/6/79
LP 4: Rare Mixes and BBC Radio Sessions

LP 1 & 2: ‘Metal Box’ studio album

Disc 1 (side 1):
Albatross
Memories

Disc 1 (side 2):
Swan Lake (Death Disco)
Poptones
Careering

Disc 2 (side 1):
No Birds Do Sing
Graveyard
The Suit

Disc 2 (side 2):
Bad Baby
Socialist
Chant
Radio 4

LP 3: Live at Manchester, Russell’s Club (The Factory) 18/6/79 (unreleased)

Disc 3 (side 1):
Chant
Swan Lake (aka Death Disco)
Memories

Disc 3 (side 2)
Public Image
Annalisa
No Birds Do Sing

LP 4: Rare Mixes & BBC Session

Disc 4 (side 1):
Swan Lake (monitor mix)
Albatross (monitor mix)

Disc 4 (side 2):
BBC Radio 1, John Peel Sessions 1979
Poptones
Careering
Chant

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Album 4 CD super deluxe edition

CD 1: Album
CD 2: Live at Brixton Academy 27.5.86
CD 3: Various, mixes & outtakes etc
CD 4: Original 1985 Album demos

Disc 1: Remastered album
1. FFF
2. Rise
3. Fishing
4. Round
5. Bags
6. Home
7. Ease

Disc 2:  Live at Brixton Academy 27.5.86 (unreleased)
1. Kashmir
2. FFF
3. Low Life
4. Fishing
5. Poptones
6. Pretty Vacant
7. Banging the Door
8. Flowers of Romance
9. Bags
10. Round
11. Home
12. Public Image
13. Rise
14. Annalisa

Disc 3: Various, mixes & outtakes etc
1. Things in E (aka Ease) (alternative Laswell mix) (1986) (unreleased)
2. Rise (7” edit)
3. Rise (instrumental)
4. Home (7” edit)
5. Rise (Bob Clearmountain remix)
6. Home – BBC TV, Old Grey Whistle Test 20/5/86 (audio)
7. Round – BBC TV, Old Grey Whistle Test 20/5/86 (audio)

Bonus Tracks
1.Time Zone – World Destruction (12”)
2.Time Zone – World Destruction (Industrial Remix)

Disc 4: Original 1985 Album demos
1. Animal (unreleased)
2. Black Rubber Bags (aka Bags) (unreleased)
3. European Cars (aka Round) (unreleased)
4. Fairwell Fairweather Friend (aka FFF) (unreleased)
5. Pearls Before Swine (aka Fishing) (unreleased)
6. Things in E (aka Ease) (instrumental) (unreleased)
7. Ben Hur (unreleased) (instrumental) (unreleased)
8. Cats (unreleased) (instrumental) (unreleased)
9. Have a Nice Day (unreleased) (instrumental) (unreleased)
10. Untitled 3 (unreleased) (instrumental) (unreleased)
11. Pearls Before Swine (aka Fishing) (alternate mix) (incomplete) (unreleased)

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Album 4 LP

LP 1: Album
LP 2: Original 1985 Album demos
LP 3: Various, mixes & outtakes etc 1
LP 4: Various, mixes & outtakes etc 2

LP1: ‘Album’ studio album

Disc 1 (side 1):
FFF
Rise
Fishing
Round

Disc 1 (side 2):
Bags
Home
Ease

LP2: Original 1985 Album demos

Disc 2 (side 1):
Animal (unreleased)
Black Rubber Bags (aka Bags) (unreleased)
European Cars (aka Round) (unreleased)

Disc 2 (side 2):
Fairwell Fairweather Friend (aka FFF) (unreleased)
Pearls Before Swine (aka Fishing) (unreleased)
Things in E (aka Ease) (instrumental) (unreleased)

LP3: Various, mixes & outtakes etc 1

Disc 3 (side 1):
Things in E (Ease) (alternative Laswell mix) (unreleased)

Disc 3 (side 2):
Rise (7” edit)
Rise (instrumental)
Home (7” edit)

LP4: Various, mixes & outtakes etc 2

Disc 4 (side 1):
Home – BBC Old Grey Whistle Test 20/5/86
Round – BBC, Old Grey Whistle Test 20/5/86
Rise (Bob Clearmountain remix)

Disc 4 (side 2):
Time Zone – World Destruction (12”)
Time Zone – World Destruction (Industrial Remix)

 

 

 

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21 responses to PiL box sets delayed

  1. A Taylor says:

    The Universal Store website is now quoting 11th Nov for the CDs

    • GHB says:

      Just received an e-mail from PiL Official:

      “As many of you had already guessed unfortunately the ‘Metal Box’ and ‘Album’ super-deluxe box sets (due for release today) have been delayed. This has been due to production capacity issues.

      We are pleased though to now be able to confirm the CD editions will be released December 9th 2016, with the vinyl following on December 16th 2016. Thank you for your patience and support”.

      So, looks like early December (assuming no further delays!).

    • Heiner says:

      … now its 9th december for the “album” cd box

  2. Chris says:

    Amazon Germany quotes a date for 27.January.17 for both CDs

  3. movement says:

    You’d think they could use the extra time to add the other other version of Albatross to CD3. There is plenty of room for it. It isn’t a deal-breaker, but it is annoying.

  4. Guy says:

    Perhaps the delay is the result of an attack of guilt about the extortionate prices they are charging.

    “Hang on, are we really charging these amounts? Surely it’s daylight robbery and we need to halve our prices?”

    Maybe not, but you do wonder how these people sleep at night – take note, ‘pricers’ of the Human League 3LP……

  5. Florian M. Kranz says:

    Delay? Public Damage Limited.

  6. richie says:

    It`s official, “The delay is to enable fans to save up for the box sets”.

  7. John Sayers says:

    Just went to the Universal site and the Deluxe cd and lp Metal Boxes are SOLD OUT! AmazonUK as well. It’s still listed for pre-order at other online music sale sites such as Importcds.com, Deep Discount, Bull Moose, etc. Wonder if they are actually going to get them?

  8. DaveM says:

    FFS, why do record companies have to be such secret squirrels over this type of situation? The ‘cynic’ in me now also thinks there is something else going on with these other than manufacturing delays and not because of low preorder levels either or MB wouldn’t be sold out on Universal and not available on Amazon.co.uk.

  9. Steve D says:

    Not impressed.

  10. Anthony James says:

    Maybe it’s because McVitie’s Biscuits haven’t come through with the metal tin yet.

  11. Trash says:

    “Disappointed”

  12. DaveM says:

    Just got this update from PIL Official
    Metal Box & Album super-deluxe update
    As many of you had already guessed unfortunately the ‘Metal Box’ and ‘Album’ super-deluxe box sets (due for release today) have been delayed. This has been due to production capacity issues.
    We are pleased though to now be able to confirm the CD editions will be released December 9th 2016, with the vinyl following on December 16th 2016. Thank you for your patience and support.
    All 4 editions are available to pre-order from the Official Universal Store.

  13. Alan B says:

    There is now an update on the PIL official website (at last!):

    As many of you had already guessed unfortunately the ‘Metal Box’ and ‘Album’ super-deluxe box sets (due for release today) have been delayed. This has been due to production capacity issues.
    We are pleased though to now be able to confirm the CD editions will be released December 9th 2016, with the vinyl following on December 16th 2016. Thank you for your patience and support.
    All 4 editions are available to pre-order from the Official Universal Store.

    If you click on the links for the 2 CD box set and 2 LP box sets only the Album CD is available as the others have sold out. They have been sold out for a while so put a link to (already known) sold out items is amateur hour stuff!

  14. A Taylor says:

    Update from the PIL Official site:

    “As many of you had already guessed unfortunately the ‘Metal Box’ and ‘Album’ super-deluxe box sets (due for release today) have been delayed. This has been due to production capacity issues.

    We are pleased though to now be able to confirm the CD editions will be released December 9th 2016, with the vinyl following on December 16th 2016. Thank you for your patience and support. “

  15. John Sayers says:

    Dang this is confusing! I pre-ordered a copy yesterday from Importcds.com for a total of $53 including shipping. I guess it will be a miracle if I actually get it. That was the best price I found, by the way.
    If Universal is in fact sold out, I hope they set aside enough quantities for the on-line sellers that are still listing the Metal Boxes as available for pre-order.

  16. Miguel Rocha says:

    Disappointed with the delay but hope they continue to honour the early orders with signed copies.

  17. Mikiya says:

    You should have received communication from us last week advising that there was a delay with the manufacturing of Metal Box and Album which were previously due for release on Friday 28th October. As promised, please find an update regarding the new release dates of the releases:

    9th Dec 2016

    PiL – Metal Box Super Deluxe CD

    PiL – Album Super Deluxe CD

    16th Dec 2016

    PiL – Metal Box Super Deluxe LP

    PiL – Album Super Deluxe LP

    You will received email confirmation once your order ships.

  18. DaveM says:

    From PIL official

    Both the CD & vinyl editions of Metal Box & Album super-deluxe box sets are back in stock for pre-order from the Official Universal Store. Last week the store ran out of its allocated pre-order stock, this has now been rectified.

  19. Fabio says:

    Hi, for me the problem gets ethic I mean the delay could happen but normally they ask your credit card number and charge you when the item is shipped not the contrary. So you take my money before send me the stuff? Without telling anything? A gift to excuse could be polite but I never think they’re just merchant in the worst meaning

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