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Universal Music to replace faulty Simple Minds box set DVDs

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Universal Music have put a process in place to allow fans who bought the Simple Minds Sparkle in the Rain super deluxe edition box set to get a replacement DVD which, in error, contained the Steven Wilson hi-res ‘stereo’ mix in mono.
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Deal alert / Amazon Easter Deals

Amazon in Germany are celebrating Easter this week with lots of special ‘lightning deals’ and the good news is that there are plenty of music box sets on offer. Each deal will only last for a short period until the ‘allocation’ has reached 100%. Depending on the popularity of the item this can be minutes, although it’s not always a mad rush. Putting ourself on the ‘waiting list’ is also by no means a lost cause, so bear that in mind.

For the next few days on SDE there will be a ‘deal alert’ post that will UPDATE during the day as each new deal comes online. If you have signed up for the SDE Deal Alerts via Email service then you will get a timely email just before the deal goes live.
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Electronic debut on vinyl LP

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Parlophone Label Group will this May reissue on vinyl LP, the eponymous debut of Johnny Marr and Bernard Sumner’s dance/pop ‘supergroup’ Electronic.
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America / Homecoming SACD

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Audio Fidelity are to release an SACD edition of America‘s second album Homecoming that will include a surround sound 5.1 mix.
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Out This Week / 23 March 2015

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Toto / Toto XIV (new album/box set)

First Toto studio album in over nine years. Toto XIV is available across a number of formats including the box set pictured. Read more


Hawkwind / This is Your Captain Speaking...Your Captain is Dead / The Albums and Singles 1970-74

Hawkwind  / This is Your Captain Speaking… (box set)

Generous 11-CD Hawkind box set covering the years 1970-1974. Comes with exclusive new compilation Of Time and Stars – The SinglesRead more
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Deal alert / ABBA: The Studio Albums 8LP vinyl box set

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ABBA‘s recent Studio Albums VINYL box contains all eight albums and you can now pick up this newly released set from Amazon Italy for the price of one Neil Young LP…
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Bobby Womack / The Preacher

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Charly Records will issue The Preacher a new Bobby Womack release that features five of his early albums on CD collected in one package.
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Don’t Look Back: New Lloyd Cole/Commotions collection

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While we wait for the six-CD Lloyd Cole and the Commotions box set that is expected around June time (more on this here), Universal Music have taken advantage of working with the singer-songwriter on that project, to secure his help in compiling a new budget collection – Don’t Look Back: An Introduction to Lloyd Cole and Lloyd Cole and the Commotions.
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Saturday Deluxe / 21 March 2015

It’s the weekend! In a new feature, SDE makes itself a bacon sandwich and kicks back with some stories and updates from the past week, along with gossip and news from the weeks to come…

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Record Store Day

We’re a month away from Record Store Day (18 April) and there appears to be a surprising consensus amongst fans that it’s really not that great for collectors. The regular occurrence of the collectibles appearing on eBay hours after the items go on sale, is both predictable and depressing. And of course you need to have a record store near you for the day to really ‘work’. I’m all for popping along to a local record shop and joining the queue at 7am and chatting to fellow enthusiasts, but count me out if I have to travel for an hour or more to a ‘major’ indie and camp out half the night to grab a seven inch single for £15.
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Deal alert / Roxy Music: The Complete Studio Albums 10CD box

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The VERY highly rated 10CD Complete Studios Albums Roxy Music box set is now available at a rock-bottom price if you head over to Amazon Germany.
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12-inch Dance: Indie / 3CD remix set

Two new three-CD remix collections will hit the market next month, courtesy of Rhino, and the one called 12-Inch Dance: Indie really caught our eye.
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The Waterboys / This Is The Sea / 180g vinyl reissue

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Parlophone Label Group will reissue The Waterboys 1985 album This is the Sea on vinyl LP in May.
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Tori Amos / Little Earthquakes: CD versus LP cover art

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For your attention… here’s some new images showing the forthcoming Tori Amos reissues. I had expected Warner’s forthcoming two-CD reissue of Little Earthquakes to revert to artwork used on the original vinyl record where the Tori-in-a-box image is much smaller, proportionally, than the CD version, but, assuming this packshot from Amazon is correct, they appear to have chosen to keep to the 1992 CD ‘revised’ artwork instead.
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Deal alert / Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road box set

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Elton John‘s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road super deluxe edition box set was released almost a year to the day and despite the modest proportions of the package it was a reasonably generous set even at full price. Now however you can pick up this 4CD+DVD+hardcover book package from Amazon Italy for less than £20!
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Leonard Cohen / Can't Forget: A Souvenir Of The Grand Tour

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Columbia Records will release A Souvenir of the Grand Tour, a ten-track Leonard Cohen live album of rare songs performed on his recent Old Ideas World Tour.
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Johnny Cash / American Recordings

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Above is a newly released image of the forthcoming Johnny Cash American Recordings 7LP vinyl box set.
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Simple Minds: Jim Kerr talks Sparkle in the Rain: Part 2

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To celebrate the reissue of Sparkle in the Rain, here’s the second part of the SDE interview with Simple Minds frontman Jim Kerr. Make sure you’re read part one from last week before proceeding!
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Deal Alert / The Beach Boys: Smile Sessions 9-disc deluxe box set

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The Beach Boys Grammy-winning Smile Sessions box is enormous, luxurious and indulgent. This massive nine-disc set (5CDs, 2LPs and 2x 7″ singles) also comes with a 60-page book and poster and has cost on average around £100 since it was issued at the end of 2011. Now though, you can take advantage of a great price on Amazon Italy and grab a bargain by picking this up it for significantly less than half price.
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FIRST PICTURES / Texas 25 box set

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Here at SDE we’ve had a chance to take a look at the recent Texas 25 super deluxe edition box set and bring you an extensive set of photographs of this 2CD+vinyl+book package.
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Classic indie vinyl bundle

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A fantastic indie vinyl bundle of four classic debut albums is available now on as part of a new influx of stock on Demon Music’s online store.
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