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The Maccabees / The Complete Collection: 6LP+DVD vinyl box set

Fiction have announced a ‘limited edition’ one-off run vinyl box set featuring the albums of recently disbanded English indie-band The Maccabees.
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Neil Young prepares a digital archive

SDE on Neil Young’s initiative + other artists successes & failures

Neil Young is preparing to put his entire audio archive online so that “every single track or album” he has produced since 1963 will be available to be streamed at up to ‘full resolution’.
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Bryan Ferry confirms Roxy Music box

Another year, another promise…

Bryan Ferry has revealed that the long-awaited and much delayed box set of Roxy Musics 1972 eponymous debut will be released in November.
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At last! UB40 deluxe editions emerge

UB40 / 3CD deluxe reissues

Over two years since the planned release, the much delayed triple CD deluxe editions of UB40‘s Present Arms and Labour Of Love have finally emerged.
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Out This Week / on 11 August 2017

Steve Howe / Anthology 2 – Groups & Collaborations

This second volume of Steve Howe‘s Anthology series is a three-CD set that focuses on key contributions to groups like Yes and Asia, while also rounding up his numerous collaborations with musicians like Paul Sutin and Oliver Wakeman.

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Thompson Twins / Here’s To Future Days: Purple vinyl LP reissue

Vinyl180 continue their Thompson Twins vinyl re-releases with a reissue of the band’s fifth album Here’s To Future Days on purple vinyl.
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Luke Haines is Alive and Well and Living in Buenos Aires / 4CD Solo Anthology

This September Cherry Red will issue a four-CD anthology that focuses on solo work of singer, songwriter and author Luke Haines, best known for his work with The Auteurs in the 1990s and Black Box Recorder.

Snappily titled, Luke Haines Is Alive And Well And Living In Buenos Aires (Heavy, Frenz – The Solo Anthology 2001-2017) this collection has the perhaps unenviable task of keeping up with the prolificacy of Haines over the last 16 years, while ensuring it doesn’t miss diversions into music written for films and side-projects.
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Neil Young to issue ‘Hitchhiker’ an unreleased 1976 solo album

David Briggs produced album is ‘a gem from the Neil Young archive’

Neil Young is once more digging into his archives to issue Hitchhiker, an unreleased album originally recorded in 1976.
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The Rolling Stones / From The Vault: Sticky Fingers Live at the Fonda Theatre

The Rolling Stones continue with their ‘From The Vault‘ series with Sticky Fingers: Live at the Fonda Theatre 2015, which will be issued across the usual multiple formats in September.
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Deal alert / T. Rex 3LP remix set

Great deal + preview a full-length remix

The limited red vinyl edition may have sold out in a nanosecond, but the 3LP black vinyl edition of the forthcoming T. Rex Remixes set is now outstanding value on Amazon in the UK.
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Gentle Giant / Three Piece Suite

Late in September, British prog rock band Gentle Giant will release a new blu-ray+CD collection called Three Piece Suite which focuses on 1970-1972 and the first three albums (Gentle Giant, Acquiring The Taste and Three Friends). Content includes Steven Wilson 5.1 mixes of some (not all) album tracks, hi-res flat transfers of all three albums and more…
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Underworld / Beaucoup Fish box set

Universal Music are to reissue Underworld‘s 1999 album Beaucoup Fish in August, and like the previous reissues, this will be available as a multi-disc super deluxe edition box set.
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Gary Crowley’s Punk and New Wave

Veteran UK DJ and broadcaster Gary Crowley has curated Gary Crowley’s Punk and New Wave, a triple CD box set that seeks to avoid the usual ‘classic anthems’ and rather opts for a quirkier selection of  punk/new wave singles from 1977-1982.
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Neil Finn to record new studio album ‘live on the internet’

Neil Finn will issue a new solo album called Out Of Silence in September that will be recorded live online at the end of August.
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Stone Temple Pilots / Core: 25th anniversary six-disc super deluxe

Remastered • Masses of unreleased audio • 5.1 mix on DVD

This September, Rhino are to reissue a 25th anniversary, six-disc super deluxe edition of Stone Temple Pilots 1992 debut Core.
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The Rolling Stones / Their Satanic Majesties Request: anniversary deluxe

Mono/Stereo vinyl • Hybrid SACDs • No bonus audio

Universal Music will issue a 50th anniversary deluxe edition of The Rolling Stones‘ 1967 album Their Satanic Majesties Request in September .
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The Alan Parsons Project / Eye in the Sky 35th anniversary box set

Lavish box • Two discs of unreleased audio • 5.1 blu-ray • 2LP vinyl 

Sony’s Legacy Recordings will later this year reissue a 35th Anniversary Collector’s Edition of The Alan Parsons Project‘s 1982 album Eye in the Sky.
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Out This Week / on 4 August 2017

Def Leppard / Hysteria (super deluxe edition)

Seven-disc super deluxe edition box set of Def Leppard‘s 1987 album is issued this week. Five CDs and two DVDs offer decent content, although it’s rather expensive. Read more
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ELO / Out of the Blue 40th anniversary

Just dropped to £21 on Amazon UK!

Sony will release a 40th anniversary double picture disc vinyl edition of ELO‘s Out Of The Blue album in September.
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Tori Amos / Native Invader

Tori Amos will release her new album Native Invader in September this year.
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