Rhino will issue Chicago‘s Live In Japan in March 2014.
Initially available only in Japan (in 1975) this is a two CD re-issue of their June 1972 live shows. It’s been out-of-print for years (after being available briefly in the mid-1990s) and was issued last year by Warner Music Japan. This release sees it available worldwide. continue reading »
Omnivore Recordings in the US are preparing deluxe editions of the two Jellyfish albums for release in May.
Contrary to the information in the early Amazon pre-order listings, Bellybutton (1990) and Spilt Milk (1993) will both be two-CD sets and will offer an abundance of bonus material, largely made up of demos and live tracks. Expect around 80-90 minutes of extra audio for each reissue. continue reading »
Tori Amos‘ next album will be called Unrepentant Geraldines and is said to be a return to her rock/pop roots after a few years of releases with classical leanings. Amos recently told Rolling Stone that the record was inspired by her love of the visual arts. continue reading »
Rhino will issue a five CD Bee Gees collection in April.
The Warner Bros. Years 1987-1991 includes all three studio albums recorded during this period (E.S.P., One and High Civilization) as well as bonus tracks including demos, remixes, and edits. continue reading »
February 20, 2014by Paul Sinclairtags: Suede, vinyl
26/2/14 Update: These sets are now shipping to North America and most countries around the world!
Demon Music have announced two Suede singles box sets that compile virtually every seven inch and B-side the band have put out.
A 24-CD Singles Box will round up all tracks that were dotted around all the various formats of the day (CD 1, 2, 3 – DVD singles – cassette single B-sides etc.). It’s not *quite* everything. If you’re looking for “Rollo’s Vocal Mix” of Everything Will Flow, you’ll be disappointed and some live tracks have gone AWOL (three live numbers from New Generation CD 2 are missing). continue reading »
Out this week is a new Small Faces greatest hits, which is available in this gorgeous limited edition blue vinyl. All the classic A and B-sides have been newly mastered from the original mono master tapes.
J.J. Jeczalik is a founder member of the Art of Noise and played an important role in many early Trevor Horn and ZTT projects as the creative programmer of the Fairlight CMI, the digital sampling synthesiser that transformed the way much music was made in the early 1980s.
As part of our celebration of the 30th Anniversary of ZTT Records, we recently caught up with JJ and spoke at length about his time at ZTT and the Art of Noise. I started by reminding him that we’d met before a few months earlier…
SDE: You might remember me from that evening at the Southbank [19:Eighties] I accosted you with an Into Battle cassette single in hand…
J.J. Jeczalik: And it wasn’t so much the cassette – it was just in such beautiful condition.
SDE: That was a very good evening, actually.
JJ: I thought it was brilliant. I loved it. Actually brought a tear to my eye and there was one of the tunes in the bit that Anne had arranged for I wrote and then she turned it into the most beautiful chords and it was – it just – it got me. continue reading »
We have a fantastic Blue Öyster Cult box set to give away to one lucky SuperDeluxeEdition reader.
The Columbia Albums collection is a 17CD set released this time last year and it includes 11 studio albums, three live releases, a concert DVD and two CDs of rare and previously unreleased performances. continue reading »
Embrace return from a seven year hiatus in April with a new self-titled album available in a variety of formats including a lavish super deluxe edition box set which boasts a broad array of content, much of which is personally signed by the band. continue reading »
Belinda Carlisle being kept busy today at Demon Music HQ as she personally signs 500 Certificates of Authentication exclusively for fans who order the forthcoming five-disc Anthology through her web store. It’s not too late, apparently, to get a copy with the signed certificate, you just select ‘Ultimate Fan Bundle’ from her shop.
Ocean Colour Scene‘s 1997 Marchin’ Already album is issued as a four-disc deluxe box set and their debut is also out today as a two-CD deluxe.
Small Faces / Greatest Hits: Immediate Years 1967-69
If the spectacular Here Come The Nice box was more Small Faces than you really wanted, then this one disc greatest hits might do the job. It uses the same excellent mastering as the box and all the singles are in glorious, original mono. There is a blue vinyl version available too, if you’re quick.
Edsel’s five-disc T RexTanx and Zinc Alloy deluxe book which comes with four CDs of Tony Visconti remastered audio and a DVD of videos and TV appearances had just tumbled significantly in price on Amazon in the UK.
Omnivore Recordings will issue Bob Mould‘s 1989 debut album Workbook as an expanded CD and LP set later this month.
The CD edition of Workbook 25 will feature a complete 1989 live performance at Chicago’s Cabaret Metro, with 13 of those 17 tracks previously unreleased. The B-side All Those People Know is appended to the album on disc one. continue reading »
On this February Friday, Rob Puricelli remembers the classic era of Zang Tuum Tumb – the excitement, the intrigue, the posters, the T-shirts and the records. Move with him inside the strange world of ZTT Records…
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Who then, devised the torment?
Some would have you believe that the 1980s were a decade of decadence and poverty, two social polar opposites created by Thatcher and her cronies. Some would have you believe that it was the decade that style forgot and also the one that gave birth to groundbreaking design. If anything, these statements go to prove that this decade was all about change, diversity and a nation, nay a global society, emerging from gloom, oppression and a desperate lack of creativity.
In 1984, when Frankie Goes To Hollywood finally topped the UK charts (it had taken three months from the day of release) with their debut single, Relax, I was 13 going on 14. I was impressionable. I was confused and in need of a fashion to follow or, at the very least, the inspiration to set a fashion of my own. continue reading »
February 13, 2014by Paul Sinclairtags: 1970s, abba
ABBA‘s 1992 greatest hits album ABBA Gold will be reissued in April this year as part of the band’s 40th anniversary celebrations.
There have been various versions of this evergreen compilation over the years, including a 2CD edition and a CD+DVD offering. This new edition will actually be a three-CD set, presented in a digi-pack, and will feature the standard 19-track compilation on disc one, the More ABBA Gold set on disc two, and a third CD made up of B-sides (see full track listing below). continue reading »