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Back again: DEAL / Motorhead Complete Early Years 15CD box

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Even cheaper than the deal last month! Grab a MASSIVE bargain for this massively over the top box set: Motörhead The Complete Early Years...
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The Police / Zenyatta Mondatta: Japanese SHM-SACD

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Universal Music Japan have been strong supporters of the Super Audio CD format for many years now. While in Europe blu-ray audio is starting to dominate the hi-res end of the market – and has arguably become the audiophile format of choice for rock/pop fans – out in the Far East there is still an enthusiasm for the DSD (Direct-Stream Digital) mastered SACDs.
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I'm Your Fan: The Songs of Leonard Cohen / 2LP vinyl reissue

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The classic 1991 Leonard Cohen tribute album I’m Your Fan is to be reissued as an two-LP vinyl set later this month.
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David Gilmour on Pink Floyd's new album The Endless River


David Gilmour reflects on the forthcoming Pink Floyd album The Endless River and admits “this is it”.
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PICTURE: The Velvet Underground 6-disc super deluxe edition

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This new image of the forthcoming 45th anniversary super deluxe edition of The Velvet Underground’s self-titled third album confirms that the presentation and packaging is consistent with the anniversary sets of the first two albums.

Full details of this six-CD set can be found hereThe Velvet Underground 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition is released on 24 November 2014.


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R.E.M. / REMTV: six-DVD box set

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Well, well. We were all wondering why Rhino didn’t combine the two-CD version of R.E.M.‘s Unplugged release with a DVD containing videos of the performances (as they did with Eric Clapton) and the reason is simply because they were ‘saving’ that content for REMTV, a new six-disc DVD set that chronicles the ‘story’ of R.E.M. through the medium of MTV appearances over the years and decades. This new collection includes live performances, award show highlights, and television appearances, as well as a new documentary about their shared history.
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Depeche Mode / “Live in Berlin” 5-disc deluxe with 5.1 blu-ray audio

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Depeche Mode have announced Live In Berlin a live concert performance that will be released across a number of formats via Columbia Records in November.

Directed by longtime visual collaborator Anton Corbijn Live In Berlin features over two hours worth of concert footage. As well as a CD/DVD combo edition, this set is available as an audio-only two-CD version, although a five-disc deluxe edition is probably of most interest because not only does it add a bonus DVD (Alive in Berlin) it comes with a blu-ray audio disc that contains the full 17-track deluxe edition of Delta Machine remixed into hi-res 5.1 surround sound.
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DEAL / T.Rex: The Albums Collection

Edsel’s T. Rex The Albums Collection CD box is now available on Amazon UK significantly cheaper than it was previously.
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Rush / R40: six-disc blu-ray live set

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Eagle Rock are celebrating 40 years since Rush‘s eponymous debut with R40, an extensive collector’s box set on Blu-ray (and DVD).
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WIN! A 3CD Genesis “R-Kive” set

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We have three copies of the new Genesis R-Kive 3CD set to give away to SuperDeluxeEdition newsletter subscribers.
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David Bowie / Nothing Has Changed artwork revealed

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I wasn’t going to buy the two-CD version of David Bowie‘s forthcoming Nothing Has Changed ‘retrospective’ (aka greatest hits) but it’s looks like I might have to, since it has the coolest cover of the three formats by far….
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INXS / “Elegantly Wasted” LP reissue

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Last month we had the excellent, but rather pricey, INXS All The Voices vinyl box set which featured the vinyl debut of the last Michael Hutchence album Elegantly Wasted.
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EXCLUSIVE: Remixing Tears For Fears and the stereo channel saga

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SDE Editor Paul Sinclair worked on the forthcoming reissue of Tears For Fears’ Songs From The Big Chair. In this feature he exclusively lifts the lid of some of the behind-the-scenes work that went into remastering the album and talks to Steven Wilson about the remixing process…


The newly announced Tears For Fears reissue of Songs From The Big Chair will include a 2014 Stereo Mix as well as a new 5.1 surround sound remix. Although the 5.1 mix has got everyone very excited (understandably), the stereo remix is worth talking about because there are some aspects to this remix that may not be at first apparent.

The main thing to consider is that the last four tracks on the album (I Believe, Broken, Head Over Heels and Listen) all cross-fade into each other. Back in 1985 in the pre-digital editing era, two analogue machines would have played back the stereo masters while dubbing onto a third machine to create the cross-fade. What that means is that every issue of Songs From The Big Chair up until this point has contained ‘second generation’ versions of the tracks in question.
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WINNERS / Deep Purple: Made in Japan reissue competition

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I’m happy to announce (belatedly) the six winners of the Deep Purple Made in Japan competition.
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Out This Week / 6 October 2014

Smashing Pumpkins / "Adore" 6CD+DVD super deluxe edition box

Smashing Pumpkins / Adore (6CD+DVD box)

Latest Smashing Pumpkins archive set is remastered by Bob Ludwig. This collection includes an unreleased on CD mono version of the album and three discs of unreleased material. Also featurs Live DVD. Read more


Underword / Dubnobasswithmyheadman (box set)

Five-disc Underworld super deluxe set offers previously unreleased material, rare alternate mixes, remixes, and material from the original companion singlesRead more


The Dream Academy / The Morning Lasted All Day retrospective

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Two CD retrospective from the band responsible for the classic single Life In A Northern Town contains five previously unreleased recordings. Booklet includes track-by-track guide and essay by frontman Nick Laird-Cowes. Read more
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Level 42: deluxe reissues

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Two years on from their super deluxe edition of Level 42‘s 1987 hit album Running In The Family, Universal Music / Polydor have turned their attention to a three further albums, with Standing In The Light (1983) and Staring At The Sun (1988) both being issued as two-CD deluxe editions and True Colours from 1984 being expanded with four bonus remixes.
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Jethro Tull / “Warchild” 40th Anniversary Theatre Edition

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Parlophone will reissue Jethro Tull‘s 1974 album WarChild this November as a limited edition 2CD+2DVD set that includes a 5.1 remix by Steven Wilson and a wealth of additional material, much of it previously unreleased.
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The Velvet Underground / 45th anniversary super deluxe edition

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For the third year in a row Universal/Polydor will reissue a Velvet Underground album as a 45th Anniversary super deluxe edition box set.

Having ticked off 1967′s The Velvet Underground & Nico (in 2012) and White Light/White Heat (2013)the album under the microscope this year is the band’s third album, The Velvet Underground which was originally issued in March 1969.
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DEAL / Beatles in Mono vinyl box

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Cheapest price EVER for the stunning Beatles in Mono 14LP vinyl box set.
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DEAL / Suede: Dog Man Star box

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Edsel’s 20th Anniversary deluxe box set of Suede‘s Dog Man Star has dropped in price (again) on Amazon UK who – for the time being – now undercut the official Suede store.
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