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New Order / Updated and improved Singles compilation on the way

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Remastered and updated version of Singles compilation

New Order‘s Singles compilation from 2005 was beset by problems including a highly compressed ‘remastering’ and incorrect versions of some tracks. Warners have fixed these issues and will release a new and improved version of this compilation on 2CD and 4LP vinyl in September…
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Deal alert / Star Wars: Vinyl Collection

VERY nice price on Amazon UK at present for Star WarsThe Ultimate Vinyl Collection box set that was issued in January this year…
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The Turtles / The Complete Original Album Collection / 6CD box set

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Comprehensive Turtles box set with bonus tracks

American rock band The Turtles’ celebrate their 50th anniversary this August with the release of a pair of definitive CD packages that encompass, for the first time, the whole of the Turtles’ recorded output from 1965 to 1970…
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ELP / New reissues and anthology

New ELP deluxe editions and vinyl

BMG will kick off an Emerson Lake & Palmer re-issue programme next month, which spotlights ELP’s nine studio albums, as well as their live recordings and compilations.
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Joan As Police Woman’s ‘Real Life’ is ten years old this month

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Joan As Police Woman‘s debut album Real Life was released a little over ten years ago in the UK by Reveal Records.
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Porcupine Tree / The Delerium Years 1994 – 1997 / vinyl box set

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Opportunity to hear early works from Steven Wilson & band, curated and compiled in this smartly presented vinyl box

The Delerium Years 1994 – 1997 is an eight-piece vinyl box set featuring the music of English rock band Porcupine Tree, a band fronted by Steven Wilson that collects two double studio albums, a triple live set and a four track 12-inch record…
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The Beatles / ‘Eight Days A Week: The Touring Years’ gets autumn release

Beatles film about the early years on the road – watch the trailer

Ron Howard’s much anticipated (and authorised) Beatles film, The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years, will be released theatrically in September, it has been announced.
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REVIEW / Garbage: Strange Little Birds

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Strong on mood and atmosphere, and beautifully presented, Garbage’s sixth studio album lacks really memorable songs 

It doesn’t seem so long since Garbage returned from their seven year hiatus, but when the strident and rather excellent Not Your Kind of People was issued over four years ago, we were still anticipating ‘London 2012’ on this side of the pond.
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Deal alert / Iron Maiden: The Book of Souls / 180g triple vinyl set

Stunning price for the 3LP vinyl version of last year’s Iron Maiden album The Book of Souls right now…
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Out This Week / on 24 June 2016

Neil Young / Earth (live album)

New live album from Neil Young. This was recorded on his 2015 tour with ‘The Promise of the Real’. The 2CD version is out this week, but you’ll need to wait until August for the 3LP, which is remarkable cheap on Amazon Germany (for Neil Young vinyl!)  Read more


Pet Shop Boys / Twenty Something (CD single)

Second single from the Pet Shop Boys‘ SUPER album, which it’s fair to say has received mixed reviews from fans. Nice to see the PSBs carrying out the CD single tradition though and this features two new songs. Read more
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Manics blue vinyl available in Germany

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Easily available via JPC.de in Germany who ship worldwide

Don’t pay inflated prices for the sold-out-in-the-UK, blue vinyl version of the Manic Street Preachers Everything Must Go, since while it appears to be a UK exclusive for HMV it’s available from another retailer in Germany…
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Deal alert / David Bowie aka Space Oddity vinyl LP reissue

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Superb price for the vinyl LP reissue of David Bowie‘s 1969 album which was originally issued as ‘David Bowie’ and later re-christened ‘Space Oddity’ by RCA.
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Saturday Deluxe / 18 June 2016

HMV site can’t cope with ‘demand’ for online exclusives

Frustrated fans who were unable to get to a bricks and mortar HMV store in the UK this morning, were left frustrated when the music retailer’s website could not cope with the number of people trying to order exclusive coloured vinyl editions from the Manic Street Preachers, The Velvet Underground, Deep Purple and others.
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Elvis Presley / Way Down In The Jungle Room: new double disc collection

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A new 2CD set of Elvis’ final studio recordings to be released in August.

RCA Records and Legacy Recordings are to release Way Down In The Jungle Room, a new double CD (and 2LP vinyl) collection of Elvis Presley‘s last studio recordings.
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SDEtv / HMV vinyl exclusives

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In an exclusive preview, SDE gets its hands on some HMV’s coloured vinyl pressings which will be available in-store and online from Saturday, 18 June. Watch this video ‘unboxing’ of three of the titles available, including the Manic Street PreachersEverything Must Go
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Tony Visconti on Marc Bolan

Last month legendary producer Tony Visconti was in London for a screening of the T. Rex / Marc Bolan film Born To Boogie. He spoke at length to journalist and Bolan authority Mark Paytress about working with Marc. On the eve of the blu-ray and deluxe reissue of Born to Boogie, SDE brings you some highlights from Tony’s conversation with Paytress and some of responses to questions from the audience…

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Peter Gabriel’s new song, ‘I’m Amazing’

Peter Gabriel will release a new song called I’m Amazing on Friday 17 June. Listen to the track (which will be issued digitally on streaming services) below:
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Björk / Vulnicura Live / deluxe box

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One Little Indian are to release a live version of Björk’s eighth studio album Vulnicura, which will be available on CD, vinyl and as a deluxe limited edition boxset.
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SDEtv / The Beach Boys: Pet Sounds 50th anniversary deluxe edition

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The Beach Boys 1966 album Pet Sounds celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and SDE takes a look – via this unboxing video – at the brand new 4-disc deluxe book edition, which comes with a 5.1 surround sound ‘pure audio’ blu-ray audio and contains 11 previously unreleased live tracks…
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McCartney mourns death of Wings guitarist Henry McCullough

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Paul McCartney has paid tribute to former bandmate, Henry McCullough who died yesterday, aged 72.
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