This Week’s Box Set and Reissue Deals

UK: Yazoo / Four Pieces 4LP vinyl box – £46

This averaged around £70-80 for a long time, but the 4LP Yazoo set – which contains both albums remastered, a LP of remixes and an LP of radio sessions – is now the cheapest it has been at just £46.

UK: Grateful Dead / Portland Memorial Coliseum 5/19/74 6LP set – £36

Now That's What I Call Music 4 / 2CD

UK: Various Artists / Now 4 2CD set – £7.99

Good pre-order price for the forthcoming reissue of the 1984 compilation.


USA: David Bowie / Loving The Alien 15LP vinyl box – $108 (approx £80)

Fantastic price in America for the vinyl edition of the 2018 David Bowie box set. If you live in the UK and are tempted, this price equates to £107 shipped, including import duties (by way of comparison the UK price is £155).

UK: The Police / Every Move You Make: Studio Recordings 6CD box – £17

Not a ‘deal’ as such, but this pre-order price for the forthcoming six-CD set remastered Police set – complete with ‘Flexible Strategies’ bonus disc, is too good to miss.

a-ha / Hunting High And Low 4CD set

UK: a-ha/ Hunting High and Low 4CD set – £15

Another pre-order that offers incredible value. This is the super deluxe of a-ha‘s Hunting High and Low minus the DVD, so you get more or less ‘everything’. Remastered album, B-sides, 12-inch remixes, 25 demos and a version of the album taken from alternative versions of each track. Down to £15 which is the lowest so far.

GERMANY: INXS / Kick 30 4CD set – €17.99

Kick 25 was so bad, it’s easy to forget quite how GOOD Kick 30 is. Three CDs made up of remastered album and basically ALL the remixes, and then a Giles Martin Dolby Atmos surround mix on the blu-ray. For less than €18 it’s a complete steal.

GERMANY: The Cure / Mixed Up 3CD deluxe – €7.99

Great triple disc Cure package. This features a newly remastered version of the original set on disc one, a further CD of extra remixes (either from the original era, or from 1990) and a final CD of brand new Robert Smith ‘Torn Down’ remixes.


The Beatles / Abbey Road 50th anniversary edition 3CD+Blu-ray box set

UK: The Beatles / Abbey Road 3CD+blu-ray super deluxe – £76

About a tenner cheaper than it was a few weeks ago. The book is beautifully done.

R.E.M. Automatic For The People 25th anniversary reissue - 4-disc super deluxe edition

ITALY: REM / Automatic For The People 3CD+blu-ray super deluxe – €30


112 responses to This Week’s Box Set and Reissue Deals

  1. ANDREW MANT says:

    HMV Westfield Shep Bush

    Pete Townsend Who Came First Deluxe £11.99 from £24.99
    Soundgarden Live from the Artist Den 4 LP Set £34.99 from £73.99

  2. Mike M says:

    Some online offers would be nice lads. Some of us live miles away from the nearest HMV.

    • Steve says:

      Most of if not all the HMV offers were also online via their own website. I got yellow submarine soundtrack on vinyl for £11.99 from their website and free p&p

  3. Peter Stanton says:

    I feel a bit like our Aussie friends. I live on the Isle of Wight, nearest HMV Winchester or Worthing. No deals for me .


  4. Stephen Hance says:

    Several bargains from HMV and Fopp over last week. RnR Circus vinyl for 25, Coltrane 63 vinyl for 70. But best of all today, from HMV Manchester, Johnny Cash Unearthed vinyl, 366 (!) down to 149.

  5. Jan says:

    Fopp today
    Soft Cell live at O2… 2xCD + DVD.
    Reduced from £20 to £6.

  6. Jon says:

    Popped into HMV in Staines today. Lots of the vinyl deals as mentioned in other posts still available (Macca, Stones, Elton etc). I picked up the PiL The Public Image is Rotten CD/DVD set for £28.99 (to go with my vinyl box…), Glenn Frey CD/DVD set for a tenner and Little Steven Soulfire Live 3CD for a tenner.

  7. Paul Taylor says:

    HMV in Edinburgh this morning:

    Travis-The Man Who £9.99
    Travis-Live At Glastonbury £14.99
    Fairport – Unbricking pink vinyl £9.99
    Kaiser Chiefs -Duck £9.99
    All vinyl
    Passed on McCartney & Stones triples as wary of Egypt Station based on mixed reviews and how many Stones compilations does one need?

  8. Dean Taylor says:

    Pay day bonanza…
    Stone rock and roll Circus £24.99
    Mccartney Egypt Station explores £14.99
    Nirvana live at the Paramount £14.99
    All at Harlow HMV
    Been on the list for ages .. so thanks to all for the tipb off.

  9. Ralf says:

    Sounds of the 80s (1980-1983) 3CD box set now only £2.99 at Amazon UK.

  10. Ben says:

    The Super Deluxe for Prince’s 1999 (10xLP/DVD) is £157 on Amazon UK at the moment. Comes out to about $173 US. Cheaper than Amazon US and Amazon Canada.

  11. Jan says:

    ABBA Voulez Vous 2x half cut. £12.99
    James Brown, Goodfoot double £12.99
    Travis, Man Who 2xCD £2.99
    Gomez Liquid 2xCD £2.99


  12. Tony says:

    I picked up a Sgt Pepper pic disc for £15 in Fopp Covent Garden, great staff, the guy serving me told me a lot of people buy 2 when prices drop & blames the buy one get one free culture, anyone other SDE readers buy 2 just because they’re discounted? Where do they put them all?

  13. ANDREW MANT says:

    A word of warning on the HMV deals they are store dependant not every store has the same items reduced, Canterbury no Macca or Stones bar Honk reduced. Asked at counter and was told each store has different reductions. Picked up 5 Elton early albums £9.99 each reduced from £23.99 upwards. They had 4 Janet Jackson deluxe 2lp sets at £12.99 each, Rory Gallagher Blues Vinyl £12.99 (cheaper than the CD!)

    • Martin Power says:

      They told me similar in the store but that the reductions in Universal items are national – I just took a punt today on my way between other things (I typically don’t get a look in!!) Worth a try

    • Steve says:

      Janets albums were £14:99 in my local HMV. Maybe living that bit closer to London justifies a couple pound more? Must say I was disappointed with the Rhythm Nation pressing sound wise. Not awful but not great. Also got Housemartins London 0 Hull 4 for £9:99 on vinyl

    • Ralph says:

      And the HMV bonanaza continues. Edinburgh (Ocean Terminal) had pretty much all the previous mentions but in addition I bagged
      Bob Dylan – Basement Tapes Vinyl Box – £42.99
      James Brown – Get On The Good Foot 2 x Vinyl £12.99, Slaugther’s Big Rip Off £9.99, Black Ceaser £9.99
      Rolling Stones On Air 2 x vinyl £14.99
      Eno – Another Green World £9.99
      Tangerine Dream – Stratosfear £7.99
      On CD
      Moody Blues In Search Of The Lost Chord Box £21.99
      Cure – Mixed Up £7.99
      Lots of nice items at £2.99
      Boz Scaggs – Out Of The Blue £4.99 is a wee gem too
      Skint but happy

  14. Fabio says:

    Enigma Limited Edition vinyl records 7.99 euros in right now

  15. Martin Power says:

    Early Christmas pressie for me called into HMV in Redcar between meetings and picked up some real bargains
    McCartney Egypt travellers vinyl £15
    McCartney RR Speedway deluxe vinyl £20
    McCartney Wild Deluxe vinyl £20
    Honk Stones Vinyl £18
    Abba Voulez Vous 1)2 speed remaster £13!!!
    Stones Circus deluxe vinyl £25!!!
    Specials col vinyl double £18

    Winner – Now to hide from wife!!

  16. Nico says:

    Amazing price (16,99€) for the soon to be released 4 CD edition of Mercury Rev’s “All is dream” here:

  17. Dave says:

    Picked up def leppard vol 1 cd box set £28.99 hmv on line

    • Larry Davis says:

      Waiting for the CD Volume 2 box to pricedrop…currently $69.99 on Amazon US…anticipating what Volumes 3 & 4 will include…

  18. thomas solimine says:

    Next month Bowie issues a 700 cd box set of every noise he ever recorded in a handy box set for $12,000. When does it end? This catalog has been milked for every last dime. No, I guess not as they keep coming.

  19. Michael says:

    I got the cd set of the Bowie box when it came out…which is good for me. but it is funny that recently the cd box has soared in price to where the vinyl was originally while the vinyl price has dropped in the u.s. to lower than the cd set was originally.

  20. AndreasL says:

    Police albums from the vinyl box set are being released as standalone vinyls at about GBP17 from amazon. Due 8th Nov.

  21. AndreasL says:

    No surprise on the Bowie box as it is by far the weakest of the lot. Wish they’d unleash the ‘Never Let Me Down’ ’08 version and release it as a standalone vinyl. Amazing interpretation of the album and justice done to the tracks. Maybe they should tackle ‘Hours’ in the next box set :-)

  22. Shane says:

    Ok so a new NOW! reissue, what is being omitted this time around, someone who didnt pay their taxea? Got a speeding ticket?

  23. Caroline says:

    Just been to the Fopp and HMV stores in Glasgow – some really keen price cuts. The following stood out…

    The Beatles – Sgt Pepper pic disc £15 (only saw this in Fopp)
    Gomez – Liquid Skin – 2CD – £3
    McCartney – Red Rose Speedway and Wild Life 2LP – £19.99 (down from £42! – they had a few of the former but only one of the latter)
    Spice Girls – Greatest Hits picture disc £9.99
    Travis – The Man Who 2CD – £2.99

    Fopp were doing an offer by which you could have the deluxe of Madonna’s “Madame X” for £5 but only with another purchase. Also some price cuts on a couple of recent Metallica CD reissues (2 and 3CD editions) and Pete Townsend’s deluxe “Who Came first” down to £12.

    Get in!

    • John McCann says:

      Thanks Caroline will Pop into fopp on Saturday as im taking my boy max to taco bell which is across the road,its the fopp next to the cathouse not Byers road.will probably get the McCartney lps,£20 ok never worth£42 Cheers.

  24. Dave Glennon says:

    Beatles Anthology DVD is £15 in HMV
    REM @ BBC 8 CD £28
    Gomez Liquid Skin 2CD £3

    • Paul M says:

      Would buy all 3 at those prices but no HMV/Fopp in Oxford these days

      • stevieB says:

        They do have an online store now although I don’t know whether these offers apply there.

        • Gavin says:

          Managed to get the bbc set via hmv online for £28 (search it and it comes up) but the Gomez and Travis are full price online
          Thanks for heads up – all still full price on amazon – let’s hope this is a start of great hmv pricing to come

        • Paul M says:

          Thanks that’s good to know – thought they were only doing online for pre-orders. Lots of “website under construction” notices so must be they’re adding more.
          Now, will that REM price last until pay day…?

  25. Simon says:

    Whatever happened to the Bowie Loving the Alien CD boxset? It only seems to be available for £130 at Amazon and sold out everywhere else. Did they make fewer copies of this one?
    I’d picked up the others for reasonable prices but have missed out in this one.

    • Gerbrand says:

      I was thinking exactly the same when I saw the image & “deal alert” text. Because of the content I expected the cd-box to drop in price quickly and substantially. But that never happened. Still hoping, but I’m not too bothered to miss this one, as this his far from his best work.

      • Kauwgompie says:

        I think the Loving The Alien Box was out of print. Now it started to be available again on Amazon UK and USA. Not sure if they printed more or found a forgotten batch somewhere. If they printed more box sets, it may lower in price again. If not, may be wait for the 3 for 2 promo which I hope they have again in Germany in November or so.

    • Martin Power says:

      Yep me too – Would love a deal for the cd version

    • Dean says:

      As a Bowie fan, I consider the LTA box to contain some pretty poor work. That said, commercially it was Bowie’s high point, so there were plenty of people who wanted this set above the others. I think it’s a case where the set hits the spot for more people. That and the excellent remaking of Never Let Me Down….

    • Kevin Welch says:

      HMV online store still has the Loving The Alien CD boxset at £90. Not a deal as such – but not premium price either.

    • Clinton Barrans says:

      check out “mik shop”.loving the alien cd boxset is $95.99 dollars.£74.43 in english shipping to the U.K. i have bought 3 bowie boxsets from them.genuine product,very well packaged and great prices.their single cd’s and DVD’s are not so cheap

  26. AndyB says:

    How on Earth is Bowie on vinyl cheaper than Bowie on CD? Still holding out…

  27. Ruud says:

    How can I switch in the language to English? All my attempts didn’t work out.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      You need to use google Chrome browser for automatic translation. There is no english option on the Italian site.

    • Gary C says:

      There’s also a thing on the amazon app that lets you change to different amazons too. Doesn’t change the language tho but if you’re already signed up it’s easy enough to work out the buy now button.
      When you’ve made your choice on Paul’s site, it’ll open the Amazon app and ask if you wanna change to Italy, France etc

    • Hamptonese says:

      Maybe restart your session or perhaps you have pop-ups blocked as the option to translate pops up on entering I had a few issues with it but got there in the end using Chrome. Can confirm it’s very much in the Amazon UK style in terms of purchasing options.

  28. Stu says:

    The latest Christine and The Queens 2lp/cd set is only £6.75 on Amazon at the moment.

    It’s the French version though, if that’s a deal-breaker for you.

  29. Larry Davis says:

    Took advantage of the Cure Mixed Up…7.99 euros…with shipping from Germany & VAT removed, came to $11 and change…not bad!!

  30. Steve says:

    My local HMV has the triple vinyl Explorer’s Edition of Paul McCartneys Egypt Station for £14:99!!! They also had the triple vinyl HONK best of the stones ‘71-‘16 for £17:99 when bought with any purchase. It went through the till at £2:99 so ended up paying £17:98 for both triple albums/vinyls

    • Alan Baldock says:

      I went into my local HMV this morning and they were heavily discounting loads of vinyl and box sets. Perhaps they have finally realised how overpriced so much of this stuff is and are desperate to shift stock.

      • Stephen Hance says:

        In Fopp Covent Garden clearance offers included Rock n Roll Circus triple vinyl for 25, PiL CD box 30, Madonna Madam X deluxe box for 20.

        • Tony says:

          Thanks for the heads up Stephen, I’m on site nearby tomorrow and was thinking of popping in, you’ve made my mind up for me

  31. Samppa says:

    Justforkicks-store in Germany has the best preorder price ever for Pink Floyd – Later Years-boxset,it’s currently priced at 269,99€ which is definitely the lowest price so far. No wonder, it will only come down as it was originally priced too high.

  32. Richard says:

    Thanks Dennis, great deal on the Cranberries box! Grabbed it!

  33. Marc says:

    Final pulled the trigger on REM ……however I do need some advise on which sets to buy upon release opposed to those worth waiting for future deals?

    My biggest regret; not buying Marc Almond “Trials…” on release…..thinking it would be reduced at some point, how wrong can someone be? ( now definitely out of my price bracket )

  34. Bogdan says:

    Pink Floyd – The Later Years mega-box is currently EUR 350 (that’s GBP 300) on and While not exactly a steal, I think it’s the lowest price I’ve seen so far for this release.

    • Roberto R says:

      Bogdan, its 333,82 € on

      • Bogdan says:

        Roberto, spot on, thanks mate! Slowly, slowly, the Pink Floyd box is getting towards a more palatable price.

        • Marc says:

          Bogdan, it is currently at €315 at (french retailer).
          I pre-order it with 2 gift cards they are also selling (€150 the card, paid it €130).
          So I got the boxset at the incredible price of … €275 !

  35. Roberto R says:

    The Dark Side Of The Moon Immersion Edition Box € 58,67

  36. Dennis says:

    The Cranberries – Everybody else is doing it (4CD Deluxe)
    21,09 EUR on

  37. Larry Davis says:

    I saw that the OMD box is 81 pounds on Amazon UK…is that a good price??

    • Jos Dingemans says:

      I think that is expensive…the OMD box is about €85,00 at Amazon France

    • Richard says:

      It was around £80 on pre-order. Got mine at about £79 from Amazon, then the price just kept going up. So it’s back to around a normal price. Whether it will drop at some point, that’s the gamble :)

    • Ryk says:

      It’s not the cheapest it’s been (by about £5), but OMD deluxe editions often sell out, or go up in price. I’ve had to pay extra to get some I missed upon release.

      • Dale says:

        The OMD box is disappearing fast. I ordered mine last week (to be sent to the US) from Amazon UK. With tax and shipping it was still under $100.00, and I’m glad I was able to find one still available.

  38. Gisabun says:

    Clutching at Bras went up slightly. If can’t wait, the US price is around $44 plus the usuals.

  39. christian says:

    Australian Bowie fans can get the Loving The Alien 15 disc vinyl boxed set for AUD$173 at the moment. that’s about 92 quid.

  40. Gunther S. says:

    The mccartney deal seems to be already over.

  41. Rui Inácio says:

    Thanks for the tip Paul. I had been tempted several times to buy R.E.M.s “Automatic for the People” but was delaying hoping it would become cheaper. I’m glad I waited. Order made.

  42. Daz says:

    Just went to order pure mccartney but sold out already at amazon

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      These deals don’t last for ever. It was posted on this site 8 hours before you left your comment.

      • Alastair says:

        Thanks for posting. Missed the deal but snagged a 2nd hand one for buttons. Happy!

      • Martin Kilroy says:

        Got an e-mail announcing a pumpkin coloured vinyl Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack for £24.99 just before watching a film at the cinema. 2 hours later after the film went to buy and all sold out! Loads available on ebay starting at £80! Got a love capitalism!

    • KevinS says:

      It’s still there now, Sunday 20th Oct at 1.00am
      It has gone up a little to £25

  43. Ralf says:

    The Cure Mixed Up Deluxe 3CD now available for less than 8€ in Germany (

  44. Graeme says:

    Never bought a deal before…

    REM will be delivered before next weekend, and that was after I changed my Amazon App to Italian, managed to buy it (whilst using a translator accidentally set to Spanish), as I didn’t realise I could set it to another language. Only thing is it didn’t like my gift card (in pounds), but I suppose that is quite obvious really.

  45. Kauwgompie says:

    The “old” Marillion is £21 but the new one “Afraid Of Sunlight” is £23 in pre-order. Seems like a no brainier too.

  46. Gareth Pugh says:

    Thanks for the heads up on Abbey Road, have pulled the trigger. The Beatles super deluxes rarely dip much below where this one currently is and I’ve been impressed with all of them so far.

  47. Mike Ostrich says:

    Just bought the REM box to the US – $45 USD. :) – Out Of Time is 32 Euro.

  48. Frode Heieren says:

    Ordered the Marillion 4cd last time you told me about a good deal Amazon had; £18 in august, and still haven’t received it. Was told “between Nov 9th and Dec 10th” a week ago

    • Neil Kelly says:

      Me too!!

    • Jeff G. says:

      Same for me. I just checked my order, and now it says “arriving 15 Jan”. So, somehow, I ordered it when it was cheap but out of stock in August, then they got some more copies, but they skipped fulfilling my order before it went out of stock a second time? Very annoying.

  49. Thorsten says:

    Bargains Amazon Germany

    Inxs- Kick 30

    Bryan Adams – The Best of Me

  50. Jason says:

    Probs shouldn’t advertise this, but ordered the 2CD Dylan Cutting Edge earlier in the week and the Amazon AutoRIP turned out to be the 6CD version – bonus! Always worth checking your AutoRIPs as there’s so many different Deluxe Editions about, that clearly the Amazon bots get a little confused at times.

    • Piss Aaron says:

      Was this through Amazon UK or US?

    • David Bly says:

      That’s great to get that.

      A tad bit off the subject, I ordered the big 18-disc version from and in addition to the box set they provided all 379 tracks in wav, flac, and mp3 formats.

      But in addition, about a week later, they sent me a download link to a free collection (only in mp3 format) called “50th Anniversary Collection: 1965” which is 208 tracks(!) of songs in mono taken from radio & TV appearances during that year, and also recordings at various concerts in the US & UK. As far as I know, this was available only from the website.

      Thing is, most of these are fairly sub-par recordings, and you can see why none were on the box set itself, but is still a nice free bonus nonetheless.

    • Chris Trew says:

      They have removed the AutoRip. Darn!

  51. Gareth says:

    Thanks Paul. The Beatles White Album double LP £24 at Amazon at the moment the best it’s been.

  52. Kevin from Edinburgh says:

    £7 duly spent then. Thanks for the heads-up.

    I can also recommend the McCartney set. It’s probably my most-played box set of recent years: unlike other things, I find I’m never not-in-the-mood for it. Excellent value.

  53. Juerie says:

    Ordered clutching the straws from amazon end of August, but it never showed up. I am afraid they had nothing more in stock. Canceld my order yesterday, to get my money back.

    • Roland says:

      Amazon only charges you when they ship out your item, so by cancelling your order you’re not “getting your money back” as you haven’t paid anything, unless you used a gift card…

      • Paul Taylor says:

        They have started charging up front again, like they did earlier this year. They sent me an email confirming exactly that when I complained

      • Johan says:

        I don’t know if it’s still the same, but for a while Amazon charged the credit card immediatly. I placed an order in September which I canceled a few minutes later. On my statement you could see that my credit card was debited and credited.

  54. Roberto R says:

    Rem Automatic for the People Deluxe Box still 27 euros on Amazon. It

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