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Deal alert: Bob Marley / Complete Island Recordings 12LP metal box

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The normally ridiculously expensive metal ‘collectors edition’ version of Bob Marley and the Wailers‘s Complete Island Recordings 12LP vinyl box is very well priced on Amazon Italy right now.
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David Bowie ‘lost’ album to be included in next box set: Who Can I Be Now?

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The follow-up to Parlophone’s David Bowie box set, Five Years, will be announced next week, but the label have revealed that, exclusive to the new set, which will be called Who Can I Be Now?, will be a previously unreleased complete album…
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Oasis / Be Here Now reissue due in 2016

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Oasis‘ third album, 1997’s Be Here Now, will be re-released in October, the third in the ‘Chasing The Sun’ reissued series…
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The La’s: LP reissue on coloured vinyl

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The vinyl reissue of The La’s one and only studio album, which SDE reported on back in May, will not be pressed on black vinyl, but will be a limited coloured vinyl edition…
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Deal alert / Marc Almond Trials of Eyeliner 10CD Anthology box

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Admittedly, it’s early days for this self-compiled 10CD Marc Almond collection which isn’t due for released until October, but Trials of Eyeliner: Anthology 1979-2016 has already dropped in price massively in the UK.
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Greg Lake on why ELP reissues won’t be on heavyweight 180g vinyl

BMG’s Emerson Lake & Palmer reissues are due next week and as well as two-CD deluxe editions, the group’s first three albums, Emerson Lake & Palmer (1970), Tarkus (1971 and Pictures At An Exhibition (1971) are scheduled to be reissued on vinyl. However, these won’t be ‘heavyweight’ 180g pressings and Greg Lake explains why…
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Remixed & Expanded: The Beatles Live At The Hollywood Bowl due in Sep

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Apple Corps Ltd. and Universal Music Group will release an expanded and newly remixed version of The Beatles 1977 live album The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl this September…
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Deal Alert / David Bowie: Five Years 12CD deluxe box set

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The 12CD version of David Bowie‘s Five Years box set has held firm at a fairly premium price point ever since David’s death in January. However today on Amazon France it’s the cheapest it has ever been….
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Led Zeppelin / The Complete BBC Sessions / super deluxe edition box set

This September Led Zeppelin will release The Complete BBC Sessions, an expanded and remastered version of their 1997 BBC Sessions album which adds a third disc of eight unreleased performances. This new set will be available across a number of formats, including an 8-disc super deluxe edition box set…
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New Order / People on the High Line

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New Order and Mute records show their commitment to physical formats as they prepare to release People On The High Line, a fourth single from their acclaimed 2015 album Music Complete.
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Level 42 / Collected: new 3CD set

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Here’s a weird one. Collected is a new three-CD Level 42 compilation that purports to gather up “the first time” all of the singles from the band in their original single versions released between 1979 and 2013. Sounds great, but at the moment it’s only being issued by Universal Music The Netherlands (go figure), although as you might expect, it’s not too hard to get hold off for fans everywhere else….
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Review / Peter Gabriel: vinyl reissues

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Peter Gabriel‘s 1986 album So is 30 years old this year, but it’s not afforded any kind of deluxe reissue, presumably because Gabriel thinks he got that job done back in 2012. That set, as any longtime SDE reader will be all too aware, was more than a little flawed and it’s still extremely frustrating that all those B-sides, remixes and a 5.1 mix (which apparently exists) have not yet surfaced on a So celebratory release.
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Out This Week / on 22 July 2016

Heaven 17 / 5 Classic Albums (5CD box)

Five CDs featuring Heaven 17s five albums of the original era. Simple packaging for a great value price. Read more


Culture Club / Kissing to be Clever on limited edition 180g yellow vinyl

Culture Club / Kissing To Be Clever (yellow or black vinyl)

Culture Club‘s fantastic 1982 debut is reissued on black and limited edition yellow vinyl. Read more
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Marc Almond / Trials Of Eyeliner / career spanning 10CD super deluxe box

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Get all the Marc Almond you could ever wish for amassed in one mammoth, career-spanning, ten-CD collection, set for release by Universal Music this October…
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Saturday Deluxe / 16 July 2016

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Now That’s What I Call A Summer Lull

In the UK at least, we haven’t exactly enjoyed glorious summer weather so far, but there’s definitely a bit of a summer lull at the moment, in terms of activity around music box sets and a general feeling of anticipation as we wait for some big announcements of releases that will hit ‘the shops’ in the Autumn…
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Deal Alert / Sound of McAlmont & Butler: five-disc super deluxe

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The brilliant Sound of McAlmont & Butler album, in its top-of-the-range large format, 5-disc book guise is fantastically cheap on Amazon UK right now…
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King Crimson / Radical Action To Unseat The Hold Of Monkey Mind

The enduring and ever-evolving prog rock band King Crimson offer an immersive multimedia overview of their 2015 live performances via the Panegyric label.
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FIRST PICTURES / Belly: Star 2LP vinyl

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4AD’s limited coloured vinyl reissue of Belly‘s 1993 debut Star is out today and meets all expectations – it’s a thing of beauty…
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Sony to put out their own edition of David Bowie’s Reality Tour 3LP vinyl set

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If Friday Music’s wallet-crunching triple blue vinyl version of David Bowie‘s acclaimed A Reality Tour concert audio was too rich for you (current price on Amazon UK £130) then we have good news because it appears that Sony will be issuing their own version later this year and you can get a pre-order in for a fraction of the price above…
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Van Morrison / Keep Me Singing

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Look out for Keep Me Singing, Van Morrison’s first collection of new songs in four years – and his 36th studio album in all – incoming this September…
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