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Out This Week / on 31 July 2015

Led Zeppelin / Presence,  In Through The Out Door and Coda deluxe reissues

The final three Led Zeppelin albums are reissued with the usual companion audio discs and expensive – but quality – super deluxe box sets. Read more


Joy Division / Vinyl reissues

The two classic Joy Division compilations Substance and Still are reissued on 180g vinyl this week by Rhino, complete with replica packaging. Read more
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Deal alert / Ocean Colour Scene: Marchin' Already super deluxe

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Britpop favourites Ocean Colour Scene followed up Moseley Shoals in 1997 with the number one album Marchin’ Already which contains three top ten hits including Hundred Mile High City.

Last year’s super deluxe is a 3CD+DVD package which contains B-sides, radio sessions, Live at Manchester Apollo on CD and the DVD of Travellers Tunes: Live at Stirling Castle. You also get a book, poster, badges etc. This is normally priced around the £30 mark, but on Amazon Germany at the time of writing it is one third of that price!
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Saturday Deluxe / 25 July 2015

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Bob Marley box confusion

Just as you’ve justified spending over £250 on the Queen vinyl box set Universal Music go and announce another lavish and expensive vinyl box. The Complete Island Recordings is a collection of Bob Marley & the Wailers studio and live albums – so that’s eleven releases and 12 vinyl records.

While you wrestle with whether you ‘need’ this box, a fresh spanner in the decision-making works is that there are TWO versions; a standard ‘rigid board’ box, and a metal box. Both replicate the design of a ‘zippo’ lighter and both contain the same records although with the metal set (known as the Collector’s Edition) you do get an anniversary slip mat and two photos.
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Elvis / Live in Las Vegas box set

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Elvis Live in Las Vegas is a new four-CD set from Sony, scheduled for release in September.
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a-ha / Cast in Steel fanbox

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a-ha‘s forthcoming new album, Cast in Steel, will be issued in four physical formats including a ‘fanbox’ (pictured above).
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Keith Richards / Crosseyed Heart

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Crosseyed Heart, Keith Richards’ first studio album for over 20 years, will be released in September.

Like 1988’s Talk is Cheap and Main Offender from ’92, the songs have been co-written with drummer Steve Jordan, who also co-produced. Guitarist Waddy Wachtel also features on the album which provides a heady mix of blues, country, reggae and rock. Norah Jones duets on Illusion and you can listen to the first single Trouble below.

Crosseyed Heart is released on 18 September 2015.



Track Listings
1. Crosseyed Heart
2. Heartstopper
3. Amnesia
4. Robbed Blind
5. Trouble
6. Love Overdue
7. Nothing On Me
8. Suspicious
9. Blues in the Morning
10. Something for Nothing
11. Illusion
12. Just a Gift
13. Goodnight Irene
14. Substantial Damage
15. Lover’s Plea

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Exclusive! Roger Waters / What God Wants 5.1 blu-ray audio single

Here’s some super-exclusive news for readers of SuperDeluxeEdition. With the reissue of Roger Waters‘ superb Amused to Death album due tomorrow, Sony Music have created a very special and very exclusive 5.1 blu-ray audio single of What God Wants, Part 1!
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Bob Marley / The Complete Island Recordings / 12LP vinyl boxes

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This September Universal Music will release The Complete Island Recordings, a 12LP vinyl box set that collects a decade’s worth of work by Bob Marley and the Wailers.
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When Slade Rocked the World 1971-75 / super deluxe box set

Salvo Music are to collaborate with direct-to-fan music platform PledgeMusic once again on When Slade Rocked The World 1971-1975, a new luxury Slade box set that will celebrate the English rock band’s phenomenally successful run of singles and albums in the first half of the 1970s.
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Faces / Vinyl set cut from analogue

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Rhino have revealed that the five-LP vinyl edition of You Can Dance, Sing Or Anything 1970-75, the forthcoming Faces box set, will be cut straight from the analogue tapes.
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Deal alert: Queen: Studio Collection lavish 18LP vinyl box

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The recently announced Queen vinyl box Studio Collection, which contains all 15 studio albums pressed across 18 coloured vinyl LPs is finally available to order on one of the Amazon sites and the price on Amazon Italy is a cool £50 cheaper than its competitors.
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Suede, Ian Dury and more feature in new Edsel Classics range

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Edsel Records have launched a ‘Classics’ range that sees acclaimed or popular albums issued at a budget price but in smart packaging.
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The Who / 50 Years: Official History

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50 Years: The Official History is a new 320-page hardcover book on The Who scheduled for release by Harper Design this October.
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Deal alert / David Bowie: Five Years 1969-1973 vinyl box set

Save £45 on the UK price of David Bowie‘s Five Years 1969-1973 VINYL box set by pre-ordering from Amazon Italy.
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Out This Week / 20 July 2015

Roger Water / Amused to Death reissue

Roger Waters best studio album is reissued and represented across a large number of formats including CD+Blu-ray, double vinyl and SACD. Read more


The Sisters of Mercy / First and Last and Always (box)

The Sisters of Mercy‘s 1985 debut is reissued by Warners as a 4LP box set, although technically it’s an LP and three 12-inch singles, all pressed on 180g vinyl. Read more
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David Gilmour / Rattle That Lock

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David Gilmour releases, Rattle That Lock, his fourth studio album in September.
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Queen / Studio Collection 18LP coloured vinyl box set

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Universal Music will issue Studio Collection, a new Queen 18LP vinyl box set this September. It will contain all 15 studio albums released by the band pressed on vibrant 180g coloured vinyl in hues sympathetic to the original artwork.
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Deal alert / Simon and Garfunkel: Complete Columbia Albums 6LP box

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This six-LP Complete Columbia Albums Collection vinyl box is limited edition with only 1000 of the numbered Simon and Garfunkel boxes being produced. You can pay £134 on Amazon UK if you wish, but why not pay almost HALF that price on Amazon Germany.
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Faces / You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything 1970-1975

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Rhino will release a You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything 1970-1975 next month, a new five-CD box set that collects newly remastered versions of the Faces’ four studio albums, complete with previously unreleased bonus tracks.
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a-ha / Hunting High and Low super deluxe edition 5-disc box set

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Details of the 30th anniversary super deluxe edition box set of Hunting High and Low,  a-ha‘s 1985 debut album, have finally been officially confirmed, seven months after fans were alerted to the fact that the project was happening.
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