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Out This Week / on 8 December 2017

Donald Fagen / Cheap Xmas: Donald Fagen Complete  (vinyl box)

It hasn’t really been a great year for Donald Fagen. He’s had to endure the death of his musical partner Walter Becker and to make matters worse, now seems engaged in a legal row with Becker’s estate over the ownership of the Steely Dan name. Fans will mourn the loss of Becker of course, but in terms of Fagen’s solo career, this 7LP vinyl edition of Cheap Xmas – which contains all his solo albums plus a rarities disc – is very welcome and cheaper than a used vinyl copy of Kamakriad Read more
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Features

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Saturday Deluxe / 2 December 2017

Neil Young Archives

Neil Young‘s online digital archive went live yesterday.

In a welcome message, Young first reminds us that listening to music has been one of the the “great joys” of his life, before going on to make his feelings clear about audio quality and what he sees as the failings of the music industry (and Apple in particular) to deliver “top-quality audio recordings”.
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Deals

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Deal alert / The Man Who Fell To Earth


Stunning price today in the UK for the four-disc box set of the soundtrack to Nic Reog’s 1976 film The Man Who Fell To Earth.
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News

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Michael Mertens of Propaganda calls the Secret Wish reissue ‘pathetic’


Propaganda photographed in 1985 by Peter Brown. Michael Mertens is on the far left

Michael Mertens, who was in the band and composed or co-composed most of the music on Propaganda‘s 1985 album A Secret Wish, has been quick to come out and call the forthcoming reissue ‘pathetic and beyond ridicule’ and has apologised to fans of Propaganda.
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Propaganda / A Secret Wish ‘art of the album’ reissue plus exciting live news!

CD & vinyl reissues + ‘xPropaganda’ to perform the album live in London!

BMG will continue with their ‘art of the album’ reissue campaign with new CD and vinyl editions of Propaganda‘s 1985 album A Secret Wish.
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Deals

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More 3-for-2 music bargains in Germany

Amazon Germany is back with it’s 3-for-2 deal on music! I know some of you were disappointed when the last deal ended somewhat prematurely, so thanks to price-matching local competitor Media Markt, SDE readers globally can benefit.
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Live

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Live review: The Killers at London’s O2

The Killers completed the first leg of their Wonderful Wonderful world tour last night as they entertained a capacity crowd at London’s O2 Arena with close to 120 minutes of hits and favourites from their five-album back catalogue.
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Reviews

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A. Partridge and the Black Sea: Roland Orzabal reviews XTC’s latest reissue

SDE special guest contributor Roland Orzabal of Tears For Fears on the making of XTC’s classic album, its influence on his own work and his verdict on the reissue…


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Deals

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This Week’s Box Set and Reissue Deals

Last updated 13.45 2nd Dec
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News

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Echo & The Bunnymen / The Stars, The Oceans & the Moon / new studio album

Loads of signed editions & bundles on the official store.

Echo & The Bunnymen will release a new album, The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon, next year which will feature Bunnymen classics transformed and new songs “with strings & things attached”.
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Out This Week / on 1 December 2017

U2 / Songs of Experience front cover

U2 / Songs of Experience (new album)

All the furore over the forced iTunes deployment overshadowed the fact that U2‘s last album Songs of Innocence was really rather good. Songs of Experience is the delayed follow-up of which four physical editions are available, including a deluxe box set. Read more
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David Bowie / Beauty and the Beast 40th anniversary seven-inch picture disc

Parlophone’s series of 40th-anniversary edition David Bowie seven-inch picture discs continue in January with Beauty and the Beast.
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Interview

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Dis-Content Provider Rock: Luke Haines talks to SDE about his solo anthology

Last month SDE met up with former Auteur Luke Haines in North London to discuss his new four-CD anthology, Luke Haines is Alive and Well and Living in Buenos Aires. “I’m a cottage industry” he tells Paul Sinclair, “I don’t give a fuck about my audience.”

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News

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Simple Minds / Walk Between Worlds

New album: three vinyl editions, two CDs & signed bundles

Simple Minds will release, Walk Between Words, their 18th studio album in February.
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News

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Beastie Boys / vinyl reissues

Universal Music will issue three Beastie Boys albums on vinyl next month, including 2004’s To The 5 Boroughs….
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Deals

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German 3-for-2 deal is back!

Deal has now expired.

Just when you thought the Black Friday deals were hard to keep up with, Amazon Germany are repeating what they did back in September, and that is price-matching local competitor Saturn with an outstanding 3-for-2 offer. You can buy three music box sets and get the third (the cheapest) for nothing, regardless of the price-tag. This deal runs until Saturday 24 November.
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Eurythmics vinyl reissues due in 2018

With the band currently nominated as a 2018 inductee in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame (you can vote here) today comes the news that Sony will release all eight of Eurythmics RCA studio albums next year…
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Out This Week / on 24 November 2017

The Eagles / Hotel California 40th anniversary super deluxe edition box set

Eagles / Hotel California (40th anniversary super deluxe)

The super deluxe edition of the Eagles 1977 album is a three disc set consisting of a remastered version of the original album, a live disc and a blu-ray audio with a 5.1 mix of the album. Not cheap. Read more
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Deals

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SDE on best Black Friday deals


All deals up-to-date!  Last updated: Sun 26th November – 23.30

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Fleetwood Mac super deluxe edition

5.1 surround sound mix • unreleased outtakes • & more

Fleetwood Mac‘s 1975 eponymous album (that features the current line-up) will be reissued as a five-disc super deluxe edition in January next year.
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