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A 12-inch mix of Duran Duran’s “A View To A Kill” emerges

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Duran Duran‘s 1985 Bond theme A View To A Kill was famously never remixed for its single release and as a consequence a twelve-inch vinyl edition was never commercially issued. However, a few days ago an apparently official period remix – never released – has surfaced which you can hear below.
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Public Enemy deluxe reissues

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Public Enemy‘s second and third albums will be reissued as a deluxe editions early next month as part of the Def Jam 30th anniversary celebrations.
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Deal alert / Sparks: Music For Amnesiacs deluxe box set

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Sparks’ deluxe four-CD box set Music For Amnesiacs was issued in October 2013 and for a while was exclusive to Universal’s online store. Now is available via Amazon UK at the lowest price we’re seen.
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The Music of Grand Theft Auto V

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Rockstar Games in collaboration with Mass Appeal are releasing two deluxe edition soundtrack box sets for their groundbreaking and award winning game Grand Theft Auto V.
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Charles Aznavour 60-CD box set

This week sees the release of Aznavour a massive limited edition 60CD box set celebrating the work and career of French singer/songwriter/actor Charles Azavour.
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Deep Purple / “Made in Europe” box

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Deep Purple have announced that their 1976 live album Made in Europe is being remixed and will be released as a deluxe box set in “early 2015″.
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Deal alert / Bruce Springsteen: The Albums Collection Vol. 1 vinyl box

Save around £60 on the Amazon UK price for the brand new Bruce Springsteen 8LP vinyl box set by shopping online at Amazon Germany.
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Rainbow / Polydor Years: vinyl box

Rainbow‘s seven studio albums and one live album (On Stage) will be collected in The Polydor Years an 8LP vinyl box set.
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Jellyfish: Bellybutton and Spilt Milk 2CD deluxe reissues confirmed

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Jellyfish‘s two studio albums Bellybutton (1990) and Spilt Milk (1993) will be reissued as deluxe editions by Omnivore/Universal in January 2015.
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Bruce Springsteen launches online archive for live performances

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Bruce Springsteen has launched a new website which offer fans an opportunity to purchase live shows in a variety of formats.
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Deal alert / Velvet Underground 6-disc super deluxe box set

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Out next monday, the six-disc Velvet Underground super deluxe edition box set has dropped to a price on Amazon UK that requires a will of steel to not pull the trigger and place an order.
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Grateful Dead / Dick's Picks Vol 14: Boston Music Hall 1973

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More classic live Grateful Dead on the way with volume 14 of the long-running Dick’s Picks box sets due next month, with archivist Dick Latvala selecting highlights from two nights of a three-night stand at Boston Music Hall in 1973.
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Review: Todd Rundgren / At the BBC 1972-1982: 4-disc box set

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Brent Keefe reviews the new Rundgren box set At the BBC 1972-1982.


When Esoteric announced they would be plundering the Todd Rundgren archive, promising some unreleased nuggets from the vaults, there was much excitement amongst Rundgren fans. However, the initial offerings, the reissue of the previously available (in Japan) and only marginally interesting Disco Jets, along with the Live At The Electric Ballroom 1978 show (which sounds like the compressed, pre-mixed radio broadcast that it is) were welcome, but somewhat disappointing. Only the excellent Live At The Warfield 1990 offset the disappointment.
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Deal / Cream: 6LP vinyl box set

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The forthcoming Cream six-LP vinyl box set has just dropped dramatically in price on Amazon UK.
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Beatles stereo CDs get the Japanese mini-LP CD treatment

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Universal Music Japan will issue the entire Beatles catalogue as stereo SHM-CDs in vinyl replica packaging this December.

All eleven of the official UK studio albums will be reissued, along with Magical Mystery Tour and Yellow Submarine. The Past Master two-CD set and the two compilations 1962-1966 (the ‘red’ double album) and 1967-1970 (the ‘blue’ double album) will also form part of this reissue campaign.
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Out This Week / 17 November 2014

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David Bowie / Nothing Has Changed (greatest hits)

The three-CD version of David Bowie‘s new hits collection remarkably spans 50 years, although the two-CD (pictured) and the double vinyl take slightly narrower view of his back catalogue. Read more


Bruce Springsteen / The Album Collection, Vol 1 (box set)

The first seven Bruce Springsteen albums remastered and repackaged in CD and LP boxes. We’re hearing great things about the remastering, particularly the early records. Read more


Depeche Mode / Live in Berlin (5-disc box set)

Superb value for this 2CD+2DVD+blu-ray audio box which as well as audio and video of Depeche Mode Live in Berlin, includes a 5.1 hi-res surround mix of Delta Machine. Read more
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Deal alert / The Who: Live in London

The Quadrophenia Live in London box was released in June this year and includes five discs: a blu-ray and DVD of the 2013 concert film (both in 5.1 surround sound audio) ; a two-CD soundtrack of the show; and a 5.1 surround sound mix of the entire 1973 Quadrophenia studio album on blu-ray audio. This superb set is now as cheap as we’ve seen it over at Amazon Germany where it’s less than HALF the Amazon UK price!
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Manic Street Preachers / Holy Bible 20: five-disc deluxe box with vinyl

UPDATE: 15 November 2014: This set is now available from Amazon UK at a price which actually undercuts the official Manics store. Pre-order links are below but you can quick-link to Amazon UK here
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Brian Eno / deluxe reissues

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Brian Eno will soon issue expanded versions of four of his albums originally released in the 1990s

Nerve Net (1992), The Shutov Assembly (1992), Neroli (1993) and The Drop (1997) will each be reissued as a two-CD deluxe editions containing the original album and an additional disc of unreleased and rare Eno work specific to each record.
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Review: Wham! / The Final: Japanese K2HD mastered edition

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As reported a few months back, amongst some recent releases in Japan comes this K2HD remastering of Wham!’s classic 1986 compilation The Final.

Although the album was effectively a greatest hits (released in May ’86 after just two studio long-players Fantastic and Make It Big) The Final has over the years been accorded almost a de facto ‘proper album’ status thanks to the inclusion of the duo’s last three singles; Last Christmas (late ’84), I’m Your Man (September ’85) and The Edge of Heaven (June 1986). None of those tracks had been on an official Wham! studio album at that point and the addition of new tracks Battlestations (the clearest indication which direction George would move with Faith) and Was (Not Was) cover Where Did Your Heart Go? only increased the appeal.
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