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Pin-ups: Sony to entice fans with music & photo deluxe packages

Sony Music & Photos series / Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan is one of four legendary artists to get the ‘Music & Photos’ treatment

On 4 Februrary Sony are launching a new music release series with the moniker Music & Photos.

In a clear attempt to entice music lovers to purchase physical product by offering that little something extra, these Music & Photo releases will combine two-CD hits packages with ten quality photo prints, all contained in an oversized hardcover book. We are not talking about postcard-sized prints either. These are large photos, almost the size of a vinyl sleeve (actual dimensions large – 11″ x 12.5″). The book will be similar dimensions to a vinyl sleeve to accomodate the photos, although slightly taller.

The music giant is taking no risks with the artists chosen to get this treatment first – they are bringing out the big guns with Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Miles Davis and Jeff Buckley the first four out of the blocks.

Sony Music & Photos series / Jeff Buckley - Elvis Presley - Miles Davis - Bob Dylan

Four artists feature in the inaugural wave of Music & Photos releases

Sony have impressed in recent months with the care that has gone into their packaging (e.g. Elvis – Prince From Another Planet, Rage Against The Machine XX) and they will be hoping these hardcover books, combined with a greatest hits audio and large highly frame-able photos will be a winning combination (unlike the others, the Jeff Buckley issue is CD+DVD rather than two-CD).

All four are available to pre-order at under £20, with the Elvis set available for £16.99. Note: The amazon links below are all correct and have been checked (ignore references to ‘French version’ – this is an error).

Bob Dylan / Music & Photos

Sony Music & Photos series / Jeff Buckley - Elvis Presley - Miles Davis - Bob Dylan

Elvis Presley / Music & Photos

Sony Music & Photos series / Jeff Buckley - Elvis Presley - Miles Davis - Bob Dylan

Jeff Buckley / Music & Photos

Sony Music & Photos series / Jeff Buckley - Elvis Presley - Miles Davis - Bob Dylan

Miles Davis / Music & Photos


TRACK LISTINGS FOR ALL RELEASES:

Sony Music & Photos series / Jeff Buckley - Elvis Presley - Miles Davis - Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan Track listing Disc One

  • 1 Blowin’ In The Wind
  • 2 Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
  • 3 The Times They Are A-Changin’
  • 4 It Ain’t Me, Babe
  • 5 Maggie’s Farm
  • 6 It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
  • 7 Mr. Tambourine Man
  • 8 Subterranean Homesick Blues
  • 9 Like A Rolling Stone
  • 10 Positively 4th Street
  • 11 I Want You
  • 12 Just Like A Woman
  • 13 Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
  • 14 All Along The Watchtower
  • 15 Lay, Lady, Lay
  • 16 If Not For You
  • 17 You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere
  • 18 I Shall Be Released
  • 19 Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
  • 20 Tangled Up In Blue
  • 21 Forever Young

Disc 2

  • 1 Shelter From The Storm
  • 2 Hurricane
  • 3 Gotta Serve Somebody
  • 4 Groom’s Still Waiting At The Altar
  • 5 Jokerman
  • 6 Everything Is Broken
  • 7 Blind Willie McTell
  • 8 Not Dark Yet
  • 9 Make You Feel My Love
  • 10 Dignity
  • 11 Things Have Changed
  • 12 Mississippi
  • 13 Thunder On The Mountain
  • 14 When The Deal Goes Down
  • 15 Beyond Here Lies Nothin’

Sony Music & Photos series / Jeff Buckley - Elvis Presley - Miles Davis - Bob Dylan

Elvis Track listing

Disc: 1

  • 1. Suspicious Minds
  • 2. Blue Suede Shoes
  • 3. Jailhouse Rock
  • 4. Love Me Tender
  • 5. Don’t Be Cruel
  • 6. King Creole – Elvis Presley & The Jordanaires
  • 7. Hard Headed Woman – The Jordanaires
  • 8. All Shook Up
  • 9. Hound Dog
  • 10. Too Much
  • 11. Heartbreak Hotel
  • 12. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
  • 13. (Let’s Have A) Party
  • 14. That’s All Right
  • 15. One Night
  • 16. (Now And Then There’s) A Fool Such As I – The Jordanaires
  • 17. A Big Hunk O’ Love
  • 18. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck – Elvis Presley & The Jordanaires
  • 19. Crying In The Chapel – The Jordanaires
  • 20. Stuck On You – The Jordanaires
  • 21. Wooden Heart – The Jordanaires
  • 22. Viva Las Vegas – Elvis Presley & The Jordanaires
  • 23. (You’re The) Devil In Disguise
  • 24. Guitar Man
  • 25. A Little Less Conversation

Disc: 2

  • 1. In The Ghetto
  • 2. Burning Love
  • 3. Always On My Mind
  • 4. The Wonder Of You
  • 5. I Just Can’t Help Believin’
  • 6. There Goes My Everything – Elvis Presley & The Imperials Quartet
  • 7. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
  • 8. An American Trilogy
  • 9. Are You Lonesome Tonight? (Laughing)
  • 10. My Boy – J.D. Sumner & The Stamps
  • 11. Green, Green Grass Of Home
  • 12. Can’t Help Falling In Love
  • 13. Rock-A-Hula Baby – Elvis Presley & The Jordanaires
  • 14. Return To Sender – The Jordanaires
  • 15. Don’t – Elvis Presley & The Jordanaires
  • 16. (Marie’s The Name) His Latest Flame
  • 17. Good Luck Charm
  • 18. Surrender
  • 19. She’s Not You
  • 20. A Mess Of Blues – Elvis Presley & The Jordanaires
  • 21. It’s Now Or Never
  • 22. Fever
  • 23. Moody Blue
  • 24. Way Down
  • 25. My Way
  • 26. Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley & Martina McBride

Sony Music & Photos series / Jeff Buckley - Elvis Presley - Miles Davis - Bob Dylan

Jeff Buckley Track listing

Disc One (CD So Real:Songs From Jeff Buckley)

  • 1 Last Goodbye
  • 2 Lover, You Should’ve Come Over
  • 3 Forget Her
  • 4 Eternal Life
  • 5 Dream Brother
  • 6 The Sky Is A Landfill
  • 7 Everybody Here Wants You
  • 8 So Real
  • 9 Mojo Pin
  • 10 Vancouver
  • 11 Je N’en Connais Pas La Fin
  • 12 Grace
  • 13 Hallelujah
  • 14 I Know It’s Over

Disc Two (DVD – Live In Chicago)

  • Dream Brother 8:36
  • Lover, You Should’ve Come Over 7:45
  • Mojo Pin 6:12
  • So Real 5:04
  • Last Goodbye 4:33
  • Eternal Life 5:51
  • Kick Out The Jams 3:20
  • Lilac Wine 5:45
  • What Will You Say 7:36
  • Grace 6:05
  • Vancouver 3:24
  • Kanga Roo 7:47
  • Hallelujah 8:12
  • Credits 0:41
  • Previously Unreleased EPK 16:38
  • So Real 4:40
  • Last Goodbye 4:31
  • Dream Brother 8:36
  • Lover, You Should’ve Come Over 7:45
  • Mojo Pin 6:12
  • So Real 5:04
  • Last Goodbye 4:33
  • Eternal Life 5:51
  • Kick Out The Jams 3:20
  • Lilac Wine 5:45
  • What Will You Say 7:36
  • Grace 6:05
  • Vancouver 3:24
  • Kanga Roo 7:47
  • Hallelujah 8:12
  • Credits 0:41
  • So Real 4:40
  • Last Goodbye 4:31

Sony Music & Photos series / Jeff Buckley - Elvis Presley - Miles Davis - Bob Dylan

Miles Davis Track listing (provisional)

Disc One

  • Now’s The Time 3:15
  • Jeru 3:10
  • Compulsion 5:35
  • Tempus Fugit 3:50
  • Walkin’ 13:26
  • ‘Round Midnight 5:55
  • Bye Bye Blackbird 7:55
  • New Rhumba 4:37
  • Generique 2:45
  • Summertime 3:19
  • So What 9:22
  • The Pan Piper 3:52
  • Someday My Prince Will Come 9:04

Disc Two

  • My Funny Valentine 14:55
  • E.S.P. 5:29
  • Nefertiti 7:52
  • Petits Machins (Little Stuff) 8:05
  • Miles Runs The Voodoo Down 14:02
  • Little Church 3:15
  • Black Satin 5:14
  • Jean Pierre 4:02
  • Time After Time 3:38
  • Portia 6:18

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9 responses to Pin-ups: Sony to entice fans with music & photo deluxe packages

  1. JDM says:

    Horse… flogging… dead… a

  2. David says:

    This has desperation written all over it.

  3. baward says:

    A nice (small) touch, using the old Columbia or RCA logo on the front. I would consider buying the Miles set, as it looks like a reasonable compilation.

  4. Justin says:

    Great! Now I can buy those Buckley tracks again. For the sixth time.

    The only reason I would buy “Grace” again is if a SACD Surround version finally materialised.

  5. jim phila. says:

    WOW !!! IT’S GETTING SAD !

  6. Enid says:

    Coming next week a limited edition David Bowie Greatest Hits compilation CD featuring an exclusive hand-written list of people Bowie may have slept with in the seventies compiled and signed by someone who may or may not have known him.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Interesting reaction to these. Most people seem to be complaining more about churning out another greatest hits than the actual format. Having an oversized packaging with photos isn’t a bad idea for me – takes away most of the ‘negatives’ associated with CDs…

  7. DEAN says:

    Could I be less interested? These book releases have been done before by niche labels (check out the excellent work by Dust to Digital). But do I have a hankering for big glossy photo’s of Dylan? And to get them I need yet another greatest hits package?!? Odd. I have no desire at all.

    Some of these catalogs have been exhausted, imo. For Dylan we’ve had SACD, Stereo remastered, Vinyl, and of course glorious Mono. Enough already.

    Maybe if they put together some proper Special Editions, with decent booklets with lots to read about the album, and extra tracks from the era included – then I’d be interested.

    But this….. what for?

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