About

superdeluxeedition is a music blog celebrating the repackaging, reissuing and representation of back catalogue music.

‘Deluxe Editions’ originated back in the 1990s. Albums would be reissued with a ‘bonus’ disc. Often these discs would feature demos, outtakes, live performances and b-sides.

In recent years the ‘Deluxe Edition’ has often been expanded to include a DVD in addition to the 2CDs on offer. Paul McCartney and Wings’ Band on the Run was recently released in just such a format.

That brings us nicely on to the ‘Super Deluxe Edition’. What is a Super Deluxe Edition? For the uninitiated it’s the wallet-busting über edition of a re-released album.

David Bowie’s Station to Station from 1975 is a good example. EMI’s 2010 re-release included a ‘Super Deluxe Edition’ that included 5 CDs, a DVD, 3 heavyweight vinyl LPs, replica concert tickets, replica backstage passes, and much more! This all derived from what was originally a 6 track album.

While many might scoff at such excess, superdeluxeedition (this site!) is here to celebrate these reissues, as well as their more wallet-friendly cousins.

We will bring you news of what’s coming out when, reviews of releases and hopefully offer some entertaining food for thought with regular industry commentary.

 

7 responses to About

  1. Jai says:

    I love your site! As a graphic designer I am always checking out the packaging for upcoming albums and your site does a fantastic job of showcasing the best.

    Do you guys know if there are any plans to remaster and release Donna Summers catalogue anytime soon? I know all but one album (Bad Girls) was remastered. Especially now that she has passed away, record companies seem to use this time to cash in.

    Thanks,
    J

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Thank you for lovely feedback! Not sure about Donna Summer – if we hear anything you’ll be the first to know!

  2. Tim Tirelli says:

    Very nice site, Paul. Congratulations. I love the visual and the contents. I’m a deluxe edition fan too, so it’s good to have found a nest like this. Keep up the good work.
    Thanks,
    Tim Tirelli
    Italy

  3. Peter neski says:

    You say that yes SACD Box is Japanese Mini Sleeves ,is that fact?
    Both HMV Japan and CD Japan do not list it as Mini Sleeves
    and in fact the photo on HMV Japan look more like Digpack size

    also few Japanese tiles come in True Mini Sleeves ,most of the Time
    they aren’t Those SHM ones were close but weren’t real Mini Sleeves

  4. Did you set up this website to obtain super deluxe editions for free, for “reviewing purposes?” Because if you did, you’re a genius. Just noticed your byline in the Tears For Fears The Hurting Super Deluxe Edition, which I paid for. For the fourth time. Not a purchase I would do lightly, but I returned to it 3 times, which is my rule in this era of advanced capitalism. ;-)

  5. Ronnie says:

    nice website. I’m a deluxe edition fan too and i like. thanks!

  6. Perhaps I was a bit hasty with my first comment. After careful consideration, this website is pretty cool. I spent over $50 yesterday (from eBay, Amazon, and an independent website) after reading various interviews & blogposts from this site. Actually I think I spent about 1-2 hours reading through all the fascinating info! *lol*

    However, I still stand by my statement that I’d much rather have new/unreleased material on a reissue than simply older 12″ remixes or extended versions that have already been released elsewhere. Give us the demos, the instrumentals, acapellas, B-sides, TV tracks, and new/updated remixes please!

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