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This Week’s Box Set and Reissue Deals

UK: Bob Dylan / The Best Of The Cutting Edge (2CD set) – £9

Vault highlights from Bob Dylan‘s mid-sixties albums Bringing It All Back HomeHighway 61 Revisited, and Blonde On Blonde. There’s probably not a better way to spend £7 this weekend…


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Frank Zappa / Hot Rats Sessions box

Frank Zappa‘s second album Hot Rats is being reissued for its 50th anniversary and formats include a 6CD box set full of previously unreleased sessions.
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Did It Again: BMG ‘improve’ the Kylie hits set you bought three months ago

In a move that even Paul McCartney might have considered as ‘overdoing it’ BMG have announced a new triple-disc version of Kylie Minogue‘s Step Back In Time hits compilation little over THREE MONTHS after they issued ten different physical variants the first time around.
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The Beatles / The Singles Collection

23 seven-inch singles in a box • Cut from original mono/stereo tapes

Apple Corps and Universal Music will issue The Singles Collection in November, a new Beatles box set that gathers all of their seven-inch vinyl single releases together in one box set.
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Depeche Mode / MODE 18CD box set

A literal ‘black celebration’ of Depeche Mode’s career with all albums across 14 CDs and four CDs of bonus material.

Sony will issue a new 18CD Depeche Mode box set called simply MODE, in November.
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Queens of the Stone Age vinyl reissues

Four Queens of the Stone Age albums will be reissued as deluxe vinyl releases in November.
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Underworld / Drift Series 1 box

Underworld‘s ‘Drift’ project kicked off a year ago with Rick Smith and Karl Hyde aiming to create and publish music and film episodically for 52 weeks. The idea was to capture “one year inside the minds of Underworld”. The fruits of that labour are now being issued as a seven-disc box set and a special highlight ‘sampler’ editions.
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Out This Week / on 18 October 2019

Jethro Tull / Stormwatch 40th anniversary ‘Force 10’ deluxe edition


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Features

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Saturday Deluxe / 12 October 2019

National Album Day – what does it mean to you?

Today is ‘National Album Day‘. Not sure exactly what this means or what we are supposed to ‘do’ since I would presume that, like myself, most SDE readers already love albums and don’t need reminding that albums are a great art form (when done well).
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Nick Laird-Clowes / Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love signed vinyl LP

The Dream Academy‘s Nick Laird-Clowes has been composing music for films and documentaries for two decades and his score for Nick Broomfield’s 2019 Leonard Cohen documentary Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love will be released on vinyl LP in December. Nick is signing copies exclusively for SDE.
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Video

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SDEtv / Mel & Kim: Singles – unboxed!

Out today is Cherry Red’s new Mel & Kim seven- CD singles box set. SDE takes a look with this unboxing video…
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NOW 4 to be issued on CD in Nov

1984 compilation Now That’s What I Call Music 4 is to be reissued as a two-CD set in November.
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INXS / Live Baby Live: Wembley Stadium

Wembley show’s audio remixed for new 2CD or 3LP sets • Concert film restored to Ultra HD 4K for theatrical run with Dolby Atmos soundtrack

The soundtrack to INXSLive Baby Live Wembley Stadium show, on 13 July 1991, has been newly remixed and will be issued on 3LP vinyl and 2CD in November.
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Paul McCartney to issue new seven-inch picture disc for Black Friday

Paul McCartney is to release a physical single for this year’s Black Friday/RSD.
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Moloko / Statues limited edition 2LP blue ‘marbled’ vinyl

Moloko‘s final album, Statues, will be issued as a limited 2LP coloured vinyl pressing in November.
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SDEtv / Stray Cats: Runaway Boys 4LP vinyl box set – unboxed

BMG issued a new vinyl box set recently featuring the early output of US rockabilly band Stray Cats. SDE now lifts the lid off Runaway Boys to see what’s on offer. Watch the unboxing video, below…
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Dollar / Ultimate Dollar 7-disc box

6CD+DVD box set • Remastered • New ‘vintage’ remixes

A new box set Ultimate Dollar offers albums, rarities and videos from early 80s pop duo Dollar.
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Reviews

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Bat For Lashes / Lost Girls review

Let’s be honest, ‘liking’ a new album – if it’s any good – shouldn’t be hard work. Yes, we all have records in our collection that we couldn’t ‘get into’ for a long time and then something clicked and they became all-time favourites, but these tend to be the exceptions rather than the rule.

I tried really hard to enjoy Bat For Lashes previous offering, The Bride, but sadly it was a case of stilted at the altar – great concept but barring the odd highlight (‘Sunday Love’) it was a collection of some rather rambling melodies, unengaging songs and brittle production. Maybe it’s me, I thought…
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The Blue Nile vinyl reissues

The Blue Nile are reissuing three of their albums as very limited vinyl pressings in November.
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no-man / Love You To Bits

no-man is the duo of Tim Bowness and Steven Wilson and 11 years on from their last release, the pair return with a new album Love You To Bits.
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