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Out This Week / on 13 October 2017

The Who / Tommy Live at the Royal Albert Hall

The Who‘s 1969 album performed live and in its entirety for the very first time this year at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Plenty of format options. Read more
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FNAC joins SDE price comparison tool

Iconic French retailer FNAC will now be available on SDE’s popular price comparison tool. FNAC is the fourth vendor to be added since the ‘widget’ (launched in April last year) which gives SDE readers ‘at a glance’ information about pricing and availability of physical music products.
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Features

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Saturday Deluxe / 7 October 2017

Henry Rollins wades into the Bowie mastering debate

Every now and then it all kicks off here at SDE and this week has definitely been one of those weeks, with the ongoing David Bowie A New Career In A New Town mastering debate (master-bate for short) and then, yesterday, the bizarre goings on with various UK retailers seemingly reacting in realtime to this blog’s criticism over the pricing of the newly announced Paul McCartney coloured vinyl!
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Deals

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Deal alert / Paul McCartney: Flowers in the Dirt super deluxe edition box set

Stunning deal!

Not many box sets have created as much controversy as Paul McCartney‘s Flowers in the Dirt super deluxe edition. Very expensive and with key content delivered as downloads, it was in many ways an easy box to avoid, which is a shame since the core content of the Costello demos and the 1988 band demos (the latter exclusive) are superb. When SDE reviewed it, we called it “beautiful, but flawed”.  Anyway, with a fantastic price in Amazon Italy today, the time may have come to finally pull the trigger and complete your ongoing Paul McCartney Archive Collection!
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What’s the colour of money? McCartney limited edition vinyl hits the wallet hard

Last year Paul McCartney moved labels from Concord to Capitol Records, with Flowers in the Dirt being his first Archive Collection reissue with the famous American label. Now Capitol are taking the opportunity to reissue the remasters that have been put out over the last seven years, as ‘vanilla’ CD and vinyl releases with no bonus tracks. However, they haven’t missed the opportunity to tempt fans who’ve bought everything already, with some limited edition coloured vinyl pressings of all eight studio albums.
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Saturday Night Fever / 40th anniversary super deluxe edition box set


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The best selling soundtrack to John Badham’s massively successful 1977 film Saturday Night Fever is being reissued as a super deluxe edition box set, to celebrate 40 years since its release.
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The Rolling Stones / On Air

In December Universal/Polydor will issue The Rolling StonesOn Air a collection of rare radio recordings from the band’s formative years.
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Trick or treat? Frank Zappa’s ‘Halloween 77’ box set will scare the neighbours

Zappa Records is to issue a new box set, Halloween 77 , which features all six shows that Frank Zappa performed at The Palladium in New York City at the end of October 1977.
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Competition

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Hue and Cry competition winner!

Congratulations to Rosalind Blight who has been randomly selected as the winner of the Hue and Cry Pocketful of Stones competition.
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News

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Sting / Live at the Olympia Paris

Eagle Vision will release Sting: Live At The Olympia Paris next month, a concert film that captures on Sting on his current 57th & 9th tour.
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Elvis Presley / Moody Blue 40th anniversary clear blue vinyl LP

Sony are to issue a limited edition coloured vinyl pressing of Elvis Presley‘s last studio album, Moody Blue.
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The Moody Blues / Days Of Future Passed 50th anniversary deluxe set

Original ’67 stereo mix’s CD debut / 5.1 surround mix / Many outtakes 

Universal Music are to put out a 50th anniversary deluxe edition of the The Moody Blues‘ 1967 album Days Of Future Passed.
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Reviews

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Review: David Bowie’s Lodger. 2017 Remaster vs 2017 Visconti Remix

SDE Editor Paul Sinclair contrasts and compares the two versions of David Bowie‘s Lodger within the new A New Career In A New Town box set…
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The Fall / Singles 1978-2016 / 7CD box

Cherry Red are to release Singles 1978-2016, a new box set that features all of The Fall‘s A-sides and B-sides across seven discs!
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Parlophone respond to David Bowie ‘Berlin’ box set mastering criticisms

David Bowie / A New Careeer In A New Town 1977-1982 / 13LP or 11CD box

In the last few days there has been mounting criticism from some of the audiophile community about perceived mastering errors on Parlophone’s new David Bowie box set A New Career In A New Town.
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Tom Petty dies aged 66

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American musician, singer and songwriter Tom Petty has died at the age of 66.
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Deals

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This week’s box set and reissue deals

Updated all week (last 8/10/17 at 13.00). Check back for new deals or suggest one!
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Out This Week / on 6 October 2017

a-ha / MTV Unplugged: Summer Solstice - Fanbox

a-ha / Summer Solstice: MTV Unplugged (various editions)

Very much looking forward to this a-ha acoustic album. So many formats, but the ‘fanbox’ is really the one to go for, but you should go direct to Amazon Germany for the best price on that particular format. Read more
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Features

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Saturday Deluxe / 30 September 2017

The art of the greatest hits

The news yesterday that Universal will issue yet a new Elton John compilation (called Diamonds) signified the start of the run up to Christmas and probably the first of many time-honoured ‘best of’ collections are that are now waiting in the wings.

The greatest hits. Loved by record companies, and people who buy their albums from supermarkets or petrol stations, but not normally admired by actual, proper fans. The reason is straightforward enough – more often than not, they’ve got everything already.
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Video

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SDEtv / David Bowie: A New Career in a New Town / unboxing video

Watch the unboxing video

Out today is A New Career In A New Town a new David Bowie box set released by Parlophone that covers the period 1977-1982. It’s available on vinyl and CD. SDE has unboxed the CD version and you can watch the video below…
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