It may have been free originally via the controversial iTunes debacle, but you’re better off owning U2‘s Songs of Innocence as this two-CD deluxe, especially as it costs less than £4.00 and the five-track bonus disc is more generous than it sounds, since one is labelled ‘acoustic sessions’ and is actually six tracks in one.
Well packaged two-CD deluxe version of Queen Forever features three brand new Queen tracks (including the “long-anticipated” track by Queen and Michael Jackson, There Must Be More To Life Than This) and Queen hits, classic tracks etc. Best of all it’s less than £7.
Blondie‘s 2014 album Ghosts of Download was interesting for two reasons. Firstly it’s quite good (Sugar on the Side, A Rose By Any Name, and I Want To Drag You Around are all excellent) and secondly it contains a bonus-disc of spot-the-difference re-recordings of the band’s greatest hits. It’s also only five pounds.
Duran Duran‘s 11th studio album was offered in a confusing array of deluxe editions but the ‘standard’ UK deluxe with three bonus tracks (Planet Roaring, Valentine Stones and Northern Lights) is less than £8 right now.
I’ve been really enjoying St Vincent‘s 2014 album in its standard form (her collaboration with David Byrne is also worthy of investigation), so will probably pick-up this deluxe edition for around £6.50