News

5 Comments What do you think?

SDE Christmas Giveaway 2014

sde_fp_cg

With just over a week until the big day, we though it’s time for some festive fun. We have a large stocking full of prizes to kick off the SDE Christmas Giveaway 2014!

Starting TODAY we will be giving away something special every day. Prizes include SIGNED Suede CDs, a Peter Gabriel deluxe bundle, a Tears For Fears Songs From The Big Chair box set, an REMTV DVD set, a Rory Gallagher box, the Manic Street Preachers Holy Bible 20 box, Stevie Ray Vaughan collection, Donna Summer promos, a set of Lisa Stansfield reissues, rare white label pressings and more!
continue reading »

News

No Comments What do you think?

Out This Week / 15 December 2014

Frank Sinatra / London (box set)

Four disc Frank Sinatra box highlights live performances at famous venues in London over four decades and includes a DVD with a previously unreleased film of a 1962 concert at the Royal Festival Hall. Read more


George Harrison / The Dark Horse Years 1976-1992

cloudnineA “limited manufacturing re-run” of the original 2004 George Harrison box set, this eight-disc collection picks up where the Apple Years box left off, compiling the studio albums from 1976 to 1987, including the hit album Cloud Nine. Live in Japan from 1992 is also here along with a DVD. This has just dropped in price significantly on Amazon UK so might be worth grabbing. 

continue reading »

Deals

6 Comments What do you think?

Deal alert / Simon & Garfunkel The Complete Albums Collection

The recently released and newly remastered 12CD Simon & Garfunkel Complete Albums Collection has been reduced by 25% on Amazon UK.
continue reading »

News

10 Comments What do you think?

Visage / Fade to Grey Orchestral

visage

We do like a maxi-single here at SDE, and now that they are few and far between it’s always good to highlight a release that might be of interest. The Steve Strange fronted Visage are following up 2013′s comeback Hearts and Knives with a new album Orchestral, due to be released next week. A eight-track CD single of their most celebrated song Fade To Grey has recently been released to give you a feel for the new album.
continue reading »

Interview

26 Comments What do you think?

Frankie Round Table: “Inside the Pleasuredome” team talk to SDE

FGTH_ITP_Box_contents

It’s November 2014 and SDE has a lunch date with the team that put together the rather special Inside The Pleasuredome Frankie Goes To Hollywood box set.

At the table is Steve Bunyan Marketing Director from Union Square Music whose imprint Salvo have put out many Frankie and ZTT reissues over the last four years; Ian Peel Curator and project manager of said releases; Philip Marshall Designer who has been responsible for the design and re-presentation of the various reissues and Kevin Foakes Designer, DJ and custodian of the artofztt.com website. The efforts of these four men together led to the creation of the 30th anniversary Inside The Pleasuredome box set which was sold and marketed via PledgeMusic. Part one of a fascinating insight to the whole process is below…

continue reading »

News

16 Comments What do you think?

Art of Noise: At The End of a Century

attheendof

 ZTT and Salvo Music will early next year issue At The End of a Century a new Art of Noise collection that includes a ‘producer’s cut’ of 1999′s The Seduction of Claude Debussy as well as a completely unreleased album.

continue reading »

Features

15 Comments What do you think?

Fans frustrated at Interstellar deluxe soundtrack shenanigans

interstellar

Having seen Christopher Nolan’s excellent Interstellar on an IMAX screen on Monday (highly recommended) I thought I’d seek out the similarly excellent Hans Zimmer soundtrack. Of course, in this multi-edition age, that proved more complicated and frustrating than I imagined and so thought I’d share my findings…
continue reading »

News

28 Comments What do you think?

Beatles stereo CDs get the Japanese mini-LP CD treatment

beatles_japan

Update 11/12/14: Universal Music Japan have issued this video (see below) to celebrate the release of the vinyl replica SHM-CDs

continue reading »

Deals

26 Comments What do you think?

ELO / Classic Albums Collection

elo_main


legacyThis post is sponsored by Legacy Recordings.


The Classic Albums Collection – which is available for a limited time at a very special price on Amazon UK – is an impressive eleven CD Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) box set that contains all the group’s studio albums released between the 1971 debut The Electric Light Orchestra (known as No Answer in the US) to The Balance of Power issued in 1986. Inbetween come nine further long-players (the Xanadu soundtrack doesn’t feature) including the classic Out of the Blue from 1977.

continue reading »

News

20 Comments What do you think?

Rick Wakeman deluxe reissues

rick_main

Rick Wakeman‘s first two studio albums will be reissued by Universal Music / A&M Records in the new year as two-disc deluxe editions.

The keyboard player and composer’s 1973 debut The Six Wives Of Henry VIII and The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table (1975) will be be re-released as CD+DVD deluxe sets and there will also be new vinyl pressings.
continue reading »

Deals

2 Comments What do you think?

Deal / Jethro Tull: A Passion Play

passion_deal

Amazing price for this 2CD + 2DVD edition of Jethro Tull‘s 1973 follow-up to Thick As A Brick.  This ‘Extended Performance’ edition features a new stereo mix and 5.1 mix of the album proper by Steven Wilson, and the earlier abandoned sessions that the group recorded in  Chateau d’Herouville in France, get the same treatment.
continue reading »

Features

19 Comments What do you think?

Imogen Heap on Sparks deluxe box

bsi_imghp60_xtra_large

I am at Imogen Heap‘s house. She is making me a cup of tea and we are talking Dualit toasters. This homely scene is rather surreal and hardly typical of modern ‘pop stars’, but then Heap doesn’t bother trying to conform, as becomes apparent during our conversation.

A case in point is her new album Sparks. We are here to discuss the deluxe box set version which is truly amazing [Andy Carne who designed the set has just been nominated for a Grammy for his work on this project], not only in terms of audio and video content, but also in the way that Heap has engaged with and involved her fans in the project.
continue reading »

News

67 Comments What do you think?

Simple Minds / Sparkle in the Rain five disc super deluxe edition box

sparkle

Simple Minds‘ sixth studio album Sparkle in the Rain will be reissued in March 2015 across a number of formats including a five-disc super deluxe edition box set.
continue reading »

News

6 Comments What do you think?

Out This Week / 8 December 2014

Manic Street Preachers / The Holy Bible 20 (five disc box)

The Manic Street Preachers‘ masterpiece celebrates its 20th birthday with this 4CD+LP set with thankfully not too much overlap with the anniversary set from 2004. Includes the first ever non-picture disc vinyl pressing. Read more


Supertramp / Crime of the Century (various editions)

Reissue of Supertramp‘s 1973 album includes a two-CD deluxe, a Pure Audio blu-ray audio and the three-LP vinyl box set pictured above. Read more


R.E.M / 7in-83-88 vinyl box set

R.E.M./ 7in-83-88

Seven-inch R.E.M. vinyl box set that contains 11 singles all originally released between 1983 and 1988 when the band were signed to their first label, I.R.S. RecordsRead more
continue reading »

News

7 Comments What do you think?

Eva Cassidy / Vinyl Collection box

eva

This Eva Cassidy five-LP set contains five albums – including Songbird – pressed onto 180g vinyl along with a bonus twelve-inch vinyl record that is exclusive to this box.
continue reading »

News

12 Comments What do you think?

Extreme / Pornograffitti deluxe

pornograffitti

US rock band Extreme‘s 1990 album Pornograffitti  – or Extreme II:  Pornograffitti (A Funked Up Fairy Tale to give it its full title – will be reissued as a two-CD deluxe edition early next year.
continue reading »

News

23 Comments What do you think?

Shapes That Go Together: A-ha return for 30th anniversary concert

A-ha to Rock Rio / Photo: Just Loomis

A-ha have tonight announced that they will perform together for the first time in four years for Rock in Rio 2015.
continue reading »

News

4 Comments What do you think?

Jellyfish reissues up for pre-order

jelly_2

Omnivore/Universal’s Jellyfish reissues, scheduled for release early next year, are now available to pre-order.
continue reading »

News

55 Comments What do you think?

a-ha confirm reissues for 2015

a-ha

A-ha have confirmed an extensive reissue plan for 2015 which will see four of their albums expanded and remastered.
continue reading »

Deals

21 Comments What do you think?

Deal alert / The Clash: Sound System


legacyThis post is sponsored by Legacy Recordings.


If you like your box sets quirky and interesting rather than slick and functional then The Clash‘s Sound System set is probably for you, especially now that it is available for a limited time on Amazon UK at a great price.

The career-spanning box was originally released in September 2013 and Clash guitarist Mick Jones stated at the time that the ambition was to make ‘the best box set ever’. Whether they achieved that aim is open for debate, but there is no doubt that they went to a lot of effort trying.
continue reading »