Deals

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Black Friday Music Deals on 25th Nov

More Black Friday Deals, on the day itself! This post will be updated, added to and refreshed throughout the day!

Note: Time-limited ‘flash’ deals will return quickly to a higher price when it reaches 100%, so if you don’t see the price you’re expecting, that is probably what has happened!

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germanyflag  The Who / My Generation 5-disc super deluxe – £59

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germanyflag  Marc Almond / Trials of Eyeliner (10CD box) – £56

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Deals

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Black Friday Music Deals on 24th Nov

So-called Black Friday is tomorrow 25 November. On the eve of this now well-established day for discounts, SDE brings you a round up of a dozen of the better deals available right now.

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italyflag2  David Bowie / Who Can I Be Now 1974-1976 (12CD box) – £78

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News

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Pink Floyd acknowledge blu-ray issues with The Early Years and will replace

Pink Floyd / The Early Years 1965-1972 box set

After complaints from fans, Pink Floyd have admitted that “a small batch” of faulty blu-ray discs have been identified in their Early Years box set, but say this “could not have been predicted”. They are offering fans replacement discs…
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Reviews

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Is Sting’s new album, 57th & 9th, any good? + SDEtv unboxing video

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Sting phones in a competent effort. The choruses, breaks and middle eights are all in the right places, but 57th & 9th fails to thrill.

Sting‘s PR machine is at pains to make sure we understand that this is his first ROCK album in “over a decade” but what does that really mean? Listening to 57th & 9th I’m reminded that Sting’s best albums don’t operate in a single dimension and can’t be pigeonholed quite so easily. The best Sting long-players have effortlessly woven jazz, folk, world music and even classical influences into the ‘rock’ template.
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Interview

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Guitarist David Rhodes on performing with Kate Bush in Before The Dawn


Exclusive: David Rhodes photographed during Before The Dawn rehearsals by Mino Cinelu

In late October 2014, SDE Editor Paul Sinclair interviewed legendary guitarist David Rhodes about playing with Kate Bush on her Before The Dawn shows.

Rhodes was fresh from the experience which had at that time only ended a few weeks earlier and he talked to SDE about the all aspects of the the shows, from first contact with Kate to opening night and beyond. With the release of Before The Dawn imminent, we can now – finally – bring you the interview with David, over two years later…
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Features

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SDE Berlin Diary / Day Four

In the last of Paul’s diary pieces from Berlin, the SDE Editor drops in to say hello to a graphic designer who helps create super deluxe edition box sets, tries – and fails – to go shopping and then hits Schöneberg airport bar, before returning to Blighty…
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News

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Paul Weller reissues cancelled

Paul Weller debut album reissued on vinyl LP

The vinyl reissues of Paul Weller‘s first two solo albums, which SDE told you about back in August and were due to be released this Friday, are no longer happening…
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News

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Mike Oldfield / Tubular Bells 2LP / half-speed mastering deluxe vinyl set

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Mike Oldfield‘s classic Tubular Bells album is another title on the schedules for reissue this week as a 2LP half-speed mastered vinyl set.
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Video

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Kate Bush / watch the new video for the live version of ‘And Dream Of Sheep’

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Kate Bush has issued a video to go with her new ‘single’ And Dream Of Sheep
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News

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Out This Week on 25 November 2016

Kate Bush / Before The Dawn 4LP vinyl

Kate Bush / Before The Dawn 

A Kate Bush release is always special, but Before The Dawn is her first live album and gives Hammersmith Apollo non-attendees (most of her audience) the chance to pretend they were there on the night (if they closed their eyes). On 3CD and 4LP. Read more


Alison Moyet / Sony-era reissues

You wait 32-years for Alison Moyet‘s Alf to be reissued and her three other CBS albums come along at the same time. These two-CD deluxe editions (Raindancing, Hoodoo and Essex are the others) tick most of the boxes but don’t go the extra (money) mile and wander into ‘sublime’ territory. Read more
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News

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The Human League offer to replace incorrect Anthology booklets

The Human League / A Very British Synthesizer Group box set

The anthology was issued last week

The Human League have apologised to fans for a printing error on the 3CD+DVD edition of their new anthology and have promised that replacements will be issued.
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News

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Marvin Gaye classic issued as 4LP box

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SDE speculated about the vinyl reissue of Marvin Gaye‘s classic 1971 album What’s Going On back in October but can now confirm that this is a four-LP set with plenty of bonus material.
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News

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SDE Berlin Diary: Day Three

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There are many cool things about Berlin, but the fact that David Bowie moved here in 1977 and recorded so much great music in the city – including the whole of his Heroes album – is what, from a music fan’s point of view, makes the place so special.
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Deals

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Deal alert / Vangelis box set

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The newly announced Vangelis box set, Delectus, can be pre-ordered at a great price on Amazon France.
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Features

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SDE Berlin Diary: Day Two

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A year on from his ‘exploits’ in New York City, SDE Editor, Paul Sinclair, is in Berlin to go record shopping and meet up with a few interesting people…

Day two was always going to be the ‘big’ day of this trip. The day which involved running around trying to see as many record shops as possible before sloping back to the hotel exhausted.

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Features

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SDE Berlin Diary: Day One

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A year on from his ‘exploits’ in New York City, SDE Editor, Paul Sinclair, heads to Berlin for a few days, to walk in the shadow of Bowie and Iggy, take a tour of Hansa Tonstudio, go record shopping and meet up with a few interesting people…

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Day 1 / Thursday 17 November

Two great minds think alike. The day a certain Barack Obama decides to drop in to Berlin to say ‘hallo’ to Angela Merkel is also the day that I’m coming into town to fly the flag for SDE. I booked my flights ages ago, so there.
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News

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SIGNED Jean-Michel Jarre deluxe set

Jean-Michel Jarre‘s top-of-the-range Oxygene Trilogy box set – the one that includes three CDs, three vinyl LPs and a ‘coffee table book’ –  is due for release next month and is now available ‘direct-to-fan’ SIGNED by the French music legend.
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News

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Vangelis / Delectus: new 13-disc box set

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A new 13CD box set, called Delectus, will feature all of Vangelis‘ Vertigo and Polydor albums – including the Oscar winning Chariots Of Fire – newly remastered (from the original first generation master tapes) ever under the legendary composer’s own supervision.
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News

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Pixies / Doolittle on 5.1 blu-ray audio

The PixiesDoolittle is to be released next month on the blu-ray audio format and will include a newly remixed 5.1 surround sound version of the 1989 album .
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Kate Bush to release a ‘single’ from her Before The Dawn live album

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In a near-pointless exercise, Kate Bush is to release a digital-only single of the live version of And Dream Of Sheep as featured on the forthcoming Before The Dawn album.
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