Vinyl records continue to experience a boom in popularity amongst audiophiles and record collectors. The industry is responding to this with a wave of releases and reissues over the autumn/early winter period.
With labels often making the effort to cut from original analogue master tapes, press onto 180g heavyweight vinyl and replicate original packaging, it’s easy to see the appeal for the turntable-owning music lovers.
Here’s our pick of the best of recent and forthcoming vinyl boxes and reissues.
The Beatles in Stereo Vinyl remaster box set (Apple/EMI)
All the albums pressed on heavyweight vinyl, lovingly tweaked from the original 2009 remasters to ensure superb sound on the vinyl medium. More here.
Little Feat / Sailing Shoes (Warner Music)
Superb pressing from the original master tapes of Little Feat’s second studio album. This comes in a gatefold sleeve as per the original release. These features the classic Willin’.
Smashing Pumpkins / Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
Out next week, this remastered vinyl of the Mellon Collie album features the original record spread out over 8 sides (4 LPS) for the first time to ensure optimum sound and it comes housed in 12×12 rigid slipcase with two books containing personal notes, new collage artwork, and lyrics. More here.
The Who / Studio Albums 11LP vinyl box set
All the Who studio albums remastered for vinyl, with original packaging in a sturdy rigid box. More here.
Otis Redding: Otis Blue / Otis Redding Sings Soul
Genesis 1976-1982 vinyl box
Heavyweight vinyl boxed: Albums within are A Trick Of A Tail (1976), Wind & Wuthering (1976), And Then There Were Three (1978), Duke (1980) and Abacab (1981). More here.
The Beat – The Vinyl Collection
Elbow – The Definitive Vinyl Album box set
All of Elbow’s albums to date, on seven heavyweight vinyl double gatefold LPs.Comes with a USB stick holding all the albums as high resolution WAV files. More here.
Can The Lost Tapes
This five-LP box set is out next week on 3 December 2012. It comes with a 24-inch square poster and a 28-page booklet with sleeve notes by Irmin Schmidt and Ian Harrison. The records will be pressed onto 180g heavyweight vinyl. More here.
A Box Of Sugar
A set containing vinyl replicas of all three studio albums with printed inner sleeves, a B-sides collection and a double live album from 1994. More here.
Black Sabbath / The Vinyl Collection 1970-1978
Nine albums from the Ozzy-era remastered from the original tapes, with original packaging and inserts. Download code for all content included. More here.