Sade’s third studio album Stronger Than Pride is being reissued next month on 180g virgin vinyl with an audiophile remaster courtesy of Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio.
The 1988 record is being re-released by Audio Fidelity and is strictly vinyl only. If we keep our fingers crossed an SACD might appear, but in truth it’s probably unlikely. The same label released Kate Bush‘s Hounds Of Love and The Sensual World a few years ago, both on vinyl, but neither title made the transition to CD or SACD.
Bryan Adams has announced through his website that a deluxe 30th Anniversary Edition of his 1984 album Reckless will be released by Universal Music in September.
The reissue will contain ‘exclusive expanded bonus material’ and will pre-date a Reckless 30th Anniversary UK Tour which kicks off in November.
The album was the Canadian rocker’s fourth long-player and was an enormous success, spawning six singles (including Run To You, Summer of ’69 andHeaven) all of which reached the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100.
Reckless deluxe edition will be released on 8 September 2014.
Suzanne Vega’s 1985 eponymous debut is reissued by Culture Factory (France) in June.
Before you ask, no bonus tracks, but the packaging looks good with the full mini-LP CD/vinyl replica/paper sleeve treatment along with a Japanese-style ‘OBI’ strip. These reissued are the larger-sized vinyl replicas not the smaller ones that appear regularly in ‘original album series’-type boxes. continue reading »
Welcome to day one of our Record Store Day 2014 preview. On 19 April 2014, independent record stores around the globe will be selling unique releases available (in theory) ONLY on that day. Coloured vinyl, picture discs, seven-inch box sets… there are lots of exciting releases on the way. You can find a full list here. continue reading »
This June, Sony will release a 30th Anniversary deluxe vinyl version of The The’s, 1983 album Soul Mining.
The The’s Matt Johnson personally oversaw the remastering at Abbey Road Studios and this new vinyl-only reissue takes the form of a lavish twelve-inch box set and includes an authentic reproduction of the original LP pressed on 180g vinyl, alongside an extra twelve-inch gatefold vinyl of alternative versions and remixes. continue reading »
Forget about €200 or even €300, ABBA‘s The Singles seven-inch vinyl box set – containing 40 vinyl records – has just become available for pre-order on Amazon UK for a much cheaper price. continue reading »
Morrissey‘s 1994 solo album Vauxhall And I will be reissued in June, just four months after Parlophone Label Group re-released its 1992 predecessorYour Arsenal.
Vauxhall And I will be a two-disc set, although the previously unreleased concert which is included (Theatre Royal, London 1995) is a bonus CD rather the DVD that came with Your Arsenal. This ’20th Anniversary Definitive Master’ thankfully appears to leave the album proper well alone, with nothing removed, no new mixes and no dodgy four-track demos inserted into places they don’t belong! continue reading »
It has been confirmed today that Roger Waters‘ 1992 solo album Amused To Death – their much-delayed LP and SACD reissue project – will now be released as a multi-channel surround sound SACD rather than ‘just’ stereo as originally proposed.
Audiophile specialists Acoustic Sounds say they took the many requests for 5.1 from fans ‘very seriously’ and put the suggestion to Pink Floyd producer/engineer James Guthrie, who then sold Roger Waters himself on the idea! continue reading »
Duran Duran are set to release a limited edition vinyl version of their 2012 live album A Diamond In The Mind.
The live album (and companion DVD and Blu-ray concert film) was a celebration of their 2011 world tour which saw Duran Duran perform many tracks from their celebrated Mark Ronson-produced album All You Need Is Now (released digitally at the end of 2010 and physically in 2011). continue reading »
Peter Gabriel‘s S0-celebrating Back to Front tour was filmed at London’s O2 in October 2013 using the latest ultra high definition 4K technology.
This concert film of this show is released on DVD and blu-ray in June 2014 with both formats available in standard and deluxe configurations. The normal editions are standard one-disc affairs, but it gets more interesting with the deluxe editions which come packaged as 60-page photo-books and are four-discs sets. continue reading »
Another fascinating video update from Blank & Jones as they work on their forthcoming so80s presents ZTT remix project. In this video you will see how the duo discovered that Frankie Goes To Hollywood‘s The Power Of Love was originally recorded seven beats-per-minutes (BPM) slower than the released version and you can take a listen to how the 12-minute ‘Blank & Jones so8os Reconstruction’ version of the track (created using only original multi-track parts) is shaping up.
so80s presents ZTT is released on 28 April 2014. Full track listing here.
In February this year Sony completed a deal that saw them secure global ownership of all Philadelphia International Recordings, the groundbreaking hit-making label founded by music icons Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff in 1971. continue reading »
David Gray will release a new album, Mutineers, in June which will be available as a deluxe three-CD set.
This special edition will come with two extra discs of classic live recordings including renditions of hit singles Babylon and Sail Away. A two-LP heavyweight gatefold vinyl version will also be available which includes the bonus track Nearly Midnight and will come with an digital download. continue reading »
Universal Music Japan are celebrating ABBA‘s 40th Anniversary in their own way with the release of a unique compilation 40/40 The Best Selection.
As previously announced in Europe we are getting a new three-CD version of ABBA Gold which adds More ABBA Gold and a disc of B-sides to the classic 19-track compilation. Japan are arguably doing something more interesting since 40/40 The Best Selection has a track listing that was based on votes from over 9,000 Japanese fans. continue reading »
Although Scottish duo Hue and Cry‘s biggest hit single was Labour of Love from their 1987 debut Seduced and Abandoned (the song reach number six on the UK charts), their second album Remote that was the bigger selling long-player.
Released at the end of 1988, it was recorded in Sigma Sound studios in Manhattan, New York and features the fondly remembered UK top 30 hits Looking For Linda and Violently (Your Words Hit Me). It’s clear from the introduction to this new deluxe book set (dubbed Remote: Major to Minor) that songwriting brothers Pat and Greg Kane also view the record as something approaching their best work “we are as proud of the songs on this record as we ever were.” continue reading »
DJs Blank & Jones have finished mixing the audio for their so80s presents ZTT two-CDrelease. This project involved going back to original Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Art of Noise, and Propaganda multi-track master tapes and creating brand new mixes ONLY from the existing archive audio.
We revealed the track listing to readers of the SDE weekly newsletter on Sunday, but wanted to bring everyone here up to speed, with the added bonus of having the full running times for all tracks for the first time (see below for details). If you’d like to know more about the track selection for this release, Piet Blank offers some insight in amongst the comments here.
so80s (SoEighties) presents ZTT will be released on 28 April 2014