Deals

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This Week’s Box Set and Reissue Deals

UK: Marillion / Script For A Jester’s Tear (4CD+blu-ray) – £23.99

Fantastic pre-order price for this 5-disc extravaganza. Includes new stereo mix, 5.1 mix, live concert and even better all the audio is available in hi-res on the blu-ray audio. American Marillion fans should be aware that this price equates to around $26 + shipping, compared to the $50 price via Amazon US. Effectively half-price!


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3-for-2 Physical Music Deal in the US

Promotion has now ended!

Amazon in the USA are today price-matching local competitor Target with an outstanding 3-for-2 offer. You can buy three music box sets and get the third for nothing, regardless of the price-tag, so you could walk away with a FREE The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band super deluxe edition, for example.

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Video

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SDEtv: Bryan Ferry / Live at the Royal Albert Hall 1974 / Limited edition box

SDE unboxes the new Bryan Ferry Live at the Royal Albert Hall 1974 limited edition box set which was issued last week. Watch the unboxing video below…
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News

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New editions of Chris Heath’s Pet Shop Boys books available in March

Rough Trade offering both editions signed by Neil and Chris

Chris Heath’s two classic Pet Shop Boys books, Literally (1989) and Pet Shop Boys versus America (1991), are being reprinted in new hardback editions, with a limited number of copies signed by Neil and Chris.
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News

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Tears For Fears: box sets available again along with SDE booklet & vinyl pic disc

Universal Music Catalogue are making the super deluxe edition box sets of Tears For Fears‘ first two albums The Hurting and Songs From The Big Chair available again. Additionally, a Songs From The Big Chair vinyl picture disc will be released to mark the 35th anniversary and SDE will publish a special celebratory booklet: How Songs From The Big Chair Ruled the World.
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News

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Pet Shop Boys / ‘It Couldn’t Happen Here’ to get blu-ray+DVD release

The Pet Shop Boys‘ 1988 film It Couldn’t Happen Here will be issued on blu-ray and DVD for the first time in June.
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Bangles: Gold / 3CD set with remixes

Bangles Gold is a comprehensive three-CD hits collection that not only offers a great bonus disc of remixes, but does so at a ‘no brainer’ price.
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Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs present The Tears of Technology

Various artists collection of early ’80s synthpop

Saint Etienne‘s Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs have compiled a new various artists compilation, The Tears Of Technology, that celebrates a period in the early 1980s when “scruffy synth duos from the provinces broke through and took over British pop.”
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News

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Tears For Fears celebrate 35 years of ‘Songs’ with Classic Albums doc

Tears For Fears have made a ‘Classic Albums’ documentary about their second long-player, 1985’s Songs From The Big Chair and the film will be broadcast in the UK this week, on Friday 14 February.
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Philip Pullman / His Dark Materials 9LP coloured vinyl box signed by the author

Limited 9LP coloured vinyl box signed by Philip Pullman

Demon Music continue their passion for spoken word/comedy vinyl packages with what looks like another lavish presentation, this time of Phillip Pullman‘s His Dark Materials trilogy, as adapted for BBC Radio back in 2003.
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News

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Out This Week / on 14 February 2020

David Gray / White Ladder 20th anniversary edition


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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase / 3LP vinyl

First time on vinyl • Luxury presentation • Signed print

In March, Demon Records will issue Hexagonal Phase, a new 3LP coloured vinyl deluxe set that features the last ever BBC Radio series of Douglas Adams’ classic comedy science fiction radio show The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy.
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News

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Cat Stevens / Matthew & Son and New Masters vinyl reissues

Both 1967 albums have enhanced vocals thanks to ‘Demix’ technology

Universal Music will reissue Cat Stevens’ first two albums in vinyl next month, ‘de-mixed’ to enhance the vocals.
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News

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Clannad / In A Lifetime anthology

Next month, BMG will release In A Lifetime a new Clannad anthology available across various physical formats.
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News

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Bros: Gold / 3CD and gold-coloured vinyl

“The only Bros compilation you’ll ever need”

Demon Music continue their popular Gold series with a new Bros compilation, available as a cheap-as-chips three-CD set or gold-coloured vinyl LP.
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News

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Sleeper / Smart anniversary reissue

Expanded CD & 2LP vinyl offer bonus tracks • Signed editions available

Britpop band Sleeper‘s debut album Smart is reissued for its 25th anniversary, with expanded editions available on coloured vinyl and CD.
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Deals

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This Weeks Reissue and Box Set Deals

UK: The Kinks / Arthur super deluxe – £51

Originally £77 on release last year, this Kinks 50th anniversary box set offers four CDs featuring 88 tracks including mono and stereo album, singles, B-sides, alternates, remixes and demos. Includes 68-page book and four seven-inch singles.


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Reviews

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Pet Shop Boys / Hotspot: track by track

SDE reviews the new album

The Pet Shop Boys don’t really have much left to prove and could easily see out the rest of their days selling out greatest hits tours. Actually (no pun intended), they are doing just that in 2020, but in the time-honoured tradition of any self-respecting ‘veteran’ pop/rock artist they aren’t going on the road without new material, which presumably keeps things interesting for them and also means they can’t be perceived as an ‘oldies’ act.
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News

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Out This Week / on 7 February 2020

Bryan Ferry / Live at the Royal Albert Hall 1974

Bryan Ferry / Live at the Royal Albert Hall 1974 issued on CD and vinyl


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Features

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Saturday Deluxe / 1 February 2020

Pet Shop Boys / Hotspot
Not Topspot for Pet Shop Boys’ Hotspot

“If you sign prints for every cassette, CD and vinyl version of Hotspot on your own site, you’ll be in good shape to secure a number one album”. This, presumably, was the advice given to Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe when it came to marketing the new Pet Shop Boys album Hotspot.
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