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Northern Soul vinyl box set

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Harmless Records are issuing the soundtrack to the film Northern Soul directed by Elaine Constantine and as well as the standard soundtrack they’ve created a special vinyl box set with 14 seven-inch singles featuring 28 Northern Soul classics.
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Genesis / R-Kive 3CD anthology

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A three-CD Genesis anthology collection titled R-Kive will be issued by Virgin EMI / Universal Music next month.

This 37-track set will contain material spanning 42 years and uniquely documents the band’s history with classic Genesis material compiled alongside selections from the solo careers of Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, and Mike Rutherford / Mike + The Mechanics.
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King Crimson / Starless deluxe box

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Starless is a new King Crimson box set that offers an in-depth overview of the band’s celebrated mid-1970′s live line-up at its most exploratory.

When we say ‘in-depth’ that’s what we mean since this set will contain a staggering 27 discs, made of up 23 CDs, two DVD-As and two blu-ray audio discs.
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Stereo MCs / Collected track listing

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The track listing for the forthcoming 10-disc Stereo MCs Collected set has been released revealing the remixes and rarities across CDs 8 and 9 as well as the promo videos on the DVD. See below for all the details.
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Lisa Stansfield / The Collection 1989-2003 box set & reissues

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Edsel are reissuing all the Arista albums of British singer-songwriter Lisa Stansfield this October.

Each of the five albums, Affection (1989), Real Love (1991), So Natural (1993), Lisa Stansfield (1997) and Face Up (2001), will be issued individually as 2CD+DVD casebound book deluxe editions which will feature the remastered album, rare tracks, remixes plus videos, live footage, specially recorded interview with Lisa. The booklet for each release will boast 28-pages of photos, memorabilia, lyrics and brand new sleeve notes.
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The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan: Vinyl Extra: mono LP and CD combo

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Bob Dylan’s second studio album, 1963′s The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan will be reissued next month as a mono vinyl LP which also includes the mono recording on CD
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Ry Cooder: Soundtracks box set

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Rhino will release a seven-CD Ry Cooder box set next month, focusing on the guitarist’s soundtrack work from 1980s and early ’90s.

The music will be presented in a clamshell box and the films in question are The Long Riders, Alamo Bay, Paris, Texas, Blue City, Crossroads, Johnny Handsome and Trespass.
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Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her forthcoming gigs

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With just a week to go until the general public finally get to see Kate Bush play a live concert for the first time in 35 years, the singer and musician has today asked fans not to film, or photograph the experience.

She has left the following message via her website:
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Deal Alert / ABBA: Singles box

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ABBA‘s recent The Singles box set brings together 40 seven-inch vinyl records to celebrate 40 years since the group burst on the scene with Waterloo at the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest. Now at the lowest price ever.

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North American Queen set offers great balance of price and content

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With the forthcoming super deluxe edition Queen Live at the Rainbow ’74 still north of £100 on Amazon UK, fans who can live without the book or the memorabilia – or simply don’t have the funds for such an investment – should seriously consider the ‘North American’ exclusive Blu-ray+CD as an alternative.
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Out This Week / 18 August 2014

The Kinks / Lola Versus Powerman

Two-CD deluxe of the 1970 Kinks album with plenty of bonus tracks and the Percy soundtrack album included. Read more


Imogen Heap / Sparks 

Imogen Heap‘s fourth studio album under her own name is available as a two-CD deluxe edition and a double vinyl record. There is a box set too that may be pricey but it’s truly extraordinary. Look out for some coverage on the big box very soon.

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Kylie Minogue / box sets & reissues

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Cherry Red Records will reissue all four PWL-era Kylie Minogue albums in October as single disc special editions, 2CD+DVD deluxe editions and super deluxe collector’s edition box sets.
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Wham! / The Final K2HD Mastering

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K2HD remastering is a new technique that the Japanese have pioneered to try and improve the quality of that stalwart of music delivery, the ‘redbook’ CD.

Developed by JVC and described (perhaps optimistically) as an ‘epoch making’  mastering technology, K2HD is supposed to deliver the ‘ambience of analogue sound’, ‘higher resolution’, ‘lower distortion’ and a ‘richer sound field’.
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Mike Oldfield / The Studio Albums: 1992-2003 / 8CD box set

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A Mike Oldfield box set of the Warner era will be issued in October this year.

The Studio Albums 1992-2003 gathers together the eight albums released on the lable starting with 1992′s follow-up to the seminal Tubular Bells and ending again with that same album but this time the 2003 re-recording. In between are two further TB-related albums – Tubular Bells III (1998) and The Millennium Bell (1999).
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WIN: Deep Purple Made in Japan

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Universal Music reissued Deep Purple‘s Made in Japan earlier this year and we have six copies of this landmark live album to give away to subscribers of the SuperDeluxeEdition newsletter.
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Elvis Presley / That's The Way It Is super deluxe edition review

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Journalist Terry Ott reviews the new Elvis Presley box set:


Nixon Aide, Bud Krogh: Mr. President, Elvis Presley is here to see you, sir.
Richard Nixon: Elvis Presley? The… tailback from Alabama?
BK: No, sir. He’s an entertainer. A rock and roll singer. The Ed Sullivan Show, and so forth.
RN: Oh, goddamn, yes! The one with the, with the leg! Oh Jesus, tell Julie to go to her room and stay there! Lock her in! Ooh, I’ve read about these rock and rollers and their savage carnal appeal…
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The Essential Swing Out Sister

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Salvo Music are issuing  a new Swing Out Sister hits collection in October.

The Essential Swing Out Sister is a 17-track, single CD compilation which gathers together the band’s six UK top 40 singles (including top 10 hits Breakout and Surrender) along with other 45s and fan favourites.
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Celebrating Jon Lord box set

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Deep Purple co-founder and organist Jon Lord was remembered at the Royal Albert Hall back in April this year when some friends and musicians (Glenn Hughes, Bruce Dickinson, Ian Paice, Don Airey and Rick Wakeman and Paul Weller) assembled to pay tribute to him.

The event was filmed and recorded and earMusic are releasing it next month across a number of formats; CD: Celebrating Jon Lord – The Composer, 2CD: Celebrating Jon Lord – The Rock Legend , DVD, Blu-ray and a deluxe box set which gathers many of those formats in one place.
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Stereo MCs / Collected 10-disc box

Universal will issue a 10-disc Stereo MCs box set called Collected in October.

The 9CD+DVD set will effectively be the entire studio recordings of the band and will feature all their albums (remastered, presumably) plus additional discs of remixes and unreleased material.
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Madness / “One Step Beyond” 35th anniversary CD+DVD edition

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Madness‘ debut album 1979′s One Step Beyond is being reissued by Salvo Music in October as a special ‘Sound and Vision’ CD+DVD set.
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