This Week’s Box Set and Reissue Deals

Sparks / Past Tense: The Best of Sparks 3CD set

UK: Sparks / Past Tense: The Best Of 3CD set – £9.99 £18

Fantastic pre-order price for the three-CD set which is due out on 8 November.

UK: Pink Floyd / The Later Years 18-disc box £272  £327

The forthcoming Pink Floyd box (delayed until Dec) has gone down in price again. £272 is almost £160 cheaper than when this was first announced. If you have already pre-ordered on Amazon UK, no action is needed (you’ll get the lowest price) but if not, then this could be the time to lock in.

UK: Blue Oyster Cult / The Columbia Albums Collection 17CD – £31 £56

UK: Neil Young / Official Release Series 5-8  vinyl box – £73 £100+

Neil Young on vinyl is never very cheap, so jump on a great price for this collection of sought-after Young, including On The Beach (1974)Time Fades Away (1973), Tonight’s The Night (1975) and Zuma (1975). All have been remastered for the first time in 40 years from the original analog studio recordings.


UK: Love / Forever Changes 4CD+DVD+LP super deluxe – £29.99 £45


UK: Paul McCartney / Egypt Station 2LP black vinyl £15.99 £27

This is the original release – album only – in a single sleeve. Still great value for the price. By way of comparison the black vinyl 3LP ‘explorers edition’ is £46 and the coloured vinyl 3LP is £60.

UK: Ian Dury / Do It Yourself 2CD+DVD+LP super deluxe – £36 £53

Lovely package which features 17 art cards with 34 variations of the front cover design. These slide into a die-cut outer slipcase.


UK: Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge 3LP set £24.80 £40

Enjoy every ruddy word of the two Knowing Me Knowing You radio series, which, arguably, were never bettered for sheer laughs. Join Alan and his distinguished guests, including France’s second best racing driving Michel Lambert (“you’re nearly at the top of your profession…”) and showbiz cockney Shirley Dee, who is devoted to her boxing-club running uncle (“you say ‘nice’ but your uncle Dennis did commit murder…”). A ‘textbook’ vinyl reissue.

UK: Various Artists / Lost 80s 4CD set £14.99 £22

Four CDs and 63 ‘rare, diverse and electric’ tracks from 1980-1986

UK: Elvis / ’68 Comeback Special 50th anniversary 7CD – £66 £83


UK: Depeche Mode / Speak & Spell: The 12-inch singles  super deluxe – £35 £43

Includes three remastered 12-inch singles, a flexi-disc and a poster. Music for the Masses is down to £68,

UK: The Cars / The Elektra Years 6CD box set – £16 £20

UK: Paul McCartney & Wings / Red Rose Speedway 2LP  £19.99 £35

Another great deal considering this is the more limited ‘double vinyl’ edition of last year’s Red Rose Speedway reissue. The originally conceived – but scrapped – double album version of the album was recreated for this edition, so it flows properly and doesn’t just have the bonus tracks bolted on the end.

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

  1. RJS says:

    I bought the CD of Marvin Gaye’s You’re The Man for £4.99 at HMV yesterday and on the counter they had the three CD edition of The Rolling Stones Honk for £5.99 with any purchase. A lot of Scott Walker CDs going for £2.99. I think they had Scott 1-4, a Walker Brothers compilation, a solo compilation and Climate of the Hunter.

  2. Barry says:

    R.E.M. at the BBC now £29 at Amazon (Uk).

  3. Ivo Peeters says:

    My original BOC box included a download code for four live albums. However, I tried to download those a few years after the original release and it was not possible anymore.
    Does this edition still have the download code?

  4. CJL says:

    Bobo, yes, the BOC cd’s contain the bonus tracks (but they’re not included on the cd sleeves). It’s a fantastic set & worth every penny.

  5. John Bobo Bollenberg says:

    ordered the Blue Öyster Cult box set as so far I only had four from the seventeen albums. I wonder if the discs inside the box will also include the bonustracks? Thanks for the tip

  6. Geoff D says:

    Public Image vinyl set now £46:79 at Amazon UK.

  7. Brixet says:

    Don’t forgot to politely complain to Amazon if your “Tonight’s The Night” night sleeve is inevitably faulty in the Neil Young box. A generous discount makes it less than £9 per LP.

  8. Colin MacKenzie says:

    Re the HMV sale – always worth searching the items in alphabetical order of artists which are separate from the clearance or sale items as frequently there are reduced price items there not in tbe sales racks.

  9. Glenn says:

    Thanks for the Sparks tip Paul. Ordered. Had that on my wishlist on Amazon US and it went from being available to not available a few weeks ago.

  10. KevinS says:

    I picked up the triple black vinyl Egypt Station (Explorer) in Liverpool HMV just now. I was also able to buy The Stones – Honk (triple black vinyl) for £17.99 as I had made another purchase.

    • KevinS says:

      The 3LP Egypt Station was £14.99, the 2LP version was £15.99 ?!?

      There were about 5 copies of the 3LP version left.

  11. Nye says:

    That’s a terrific price for the new Sparks compilation. Out of curiosity, i checked the price on Amazon Australia. The pre-order guarantee price is…wait for it….AUD 79.78. What an absolute disgrace! Amazon Australia is beyond shambolic!!

  12. UFZ says:

    Lindsey Buckingham solo anthology vinyl is $33.43 on … should have waited to buy for this price!

  13. John kilbride says:

    Thanks for flagging up the Blue oyster cult box- ordered this morning at that insane price. Fancied it for a while but couldn’t justify the price. Already got a couple of the albums but still well worth it!

  14. Geoff D says:

    Vinyl version of The Public Image Is Rotten is now £49:23 on Amazon UK.

  15. Dave Sullivan says:

    Also picked up Egypt Station Explorer edition ( 3 LP ) for £14.99 at HMV Dundee yesterday , a few remaining when I was in, together with Beck’s Morning Phase for £7.99 on vinyl

    • John McCann says:

      Is this the same album that was getting sold in may for ,£54.99, Just looking back at comments from may,if it is dont early adopters feel seriously ripped off,now that you can buy it for 3 fivers.

  16. DB says:

    Picked up black vinyl triple of McCartney’s Egypt Station at HMV Reading for £14.99. Didn’t see any other copies. Though double was £15.99 which suggests triple was mispriced.

    • Steven Roberts says:

      Yeah, I picked up the triple McCartney at HMV as well (Cheltenham, in my case) – except mine was the purple and magenta variant?

      Also got a few other odds ‘n’ sods – Black Sabbath 13 orange vinyl, John Martyn Solid Air blue vinyl, Creedence Bayou Country Half Speed Master, Hozier debut 2LP…

      Most occasions I find HMV a tad overpriced – but they do have GOOD sales from time to time :)

  17. Chris says:

    The Verve Urban Hymns super deluxe CD box is down to £24.37 on Amazon UK

  18. Michael says:

    In my humble opinion the 2LP version of Red Rose Speedway is far superior to the original release and s steal at £20

  19. Shawn C. says:

    Wanted to remind folks that if you’re in the States, Target is running a “buy two get one free” deal on all CDs and vinyl. They have a surprisingly large collection with comparable prices to Amazon. The promo includes preorders, of which there are many. I picked up the following on vinyl EBTG “Walking Wounded,” Nick Cave “Ghosteen,” OMD “Souvenir,” Blue Nile “Hats,” They Might be Giants, and Prince “1999” all on preorder.

    • CakeSaint says:

      THANK YOU for this tip. I’ve been compiling a long want list, and most of the titles are available at Target at already decent prices — with this discount and free shipping, it will be the best pricing anywhere. The larger box sets that have come out recently/will come out soon, like R.E.M., the Replacements, Prince, Ramones, etc are a huge bargain. Cheers!

  20. Heraldo says:

    A really good pre-order deal on at Amazon UK at the moment for the Mark brothers’ career-spanning 3CD “Past Tense – Best of Sparks” due to be released on Friday (8th Nov).
    It was £18.99 when it first went on sale in Sept and had previously dropped to £12.99 but now sits at £9.99
    Past Tense – The Best of Sparks

  21. J says:

    Thanks for the heads up, Paul. Just ordered the Blue Oyster Cult box from Amazon USA & with shipping, it came out to $45 which is about $2.50 per disc!!!. What an amazing deal. It is kinda strange that it is shipping from the UK to Texas for $8. BOC was never that huge in the UK but is still a very big deal in the USA.
    I have all the Floyd boxes until this one since there only a handful of songs from this period that are really great to me. @ this price point, I will pass

  22. Bogdan says:

    The upcoming Gentle Giant “Unburied Treasure” boxset is listed on Amazon US for $299. That’s quite a good deal, if you live in the US, compared to the GBP 250 price on the official Burning Shed band storefront. And even if you live in Europe and order it from Amazon US, you get more or less the same end price (shipping and customs duties included).

  23. Orgillian says:

    Even discounted, $351 US for the Floyd is still roughly $20 per disc.
    Thanks for the head’s up on the price cut though.

  24. Colin MacKenzie says:

    The comment that Neil Young is not cheap on vinyl is bang on the money! His new album Colorado is retailing at £42 . Cannot imagine sales are too high at this level. Also cannot recall any recent releases as expensive as this.

    • Bogdan says:

      True, Neil Young physical product is really expensive in Europe. But his online Archives offer a subscription package that grants access to his entire catalogue for streaming, a lot of it (including Colorado) in hi-res, his concert films that are broadcast from time to time and so on. It’s a really generous offering, if you can live without the physical element of the music.

      • CJ Feeney says:

        I bought (and returned) the vol. 5 – 8 box two years ago. It was poorly made, the cover of Tonight’s the Night fell apart when opened, and one of the discs had a visible scratch. It was marketed as reduced from £200 to £100 back then.

        I’ve no idea if they fixed the issues, so anyone thinking of buying should ask around. I did eventually pick up the CD set on a deal (£30-ish) so I’m happy now.

  25. John Simmons says:

    Big thanks to everybody for letting us all know the HMV store sale deals.

    I picked up the triple CD Cherry Bombs and Ladytron Old Grey Whistle Test compilation CD’s for £3 each and have noticed that they are also the same price on their website.

    They seem to be keeping the sale very low key with regards to their website as their is no mention of it!

    • Martin says:

      It’s not on the website as very store specific but bargains to be had I picked up a load of stuff last week – then went back in yesterday and saw the Cranberries box set for £13 – The Abba Set was also available for £13 and Chris Cornell for £22

      It is a little pot luck – I saw another Paul McCartney Egypt 3lp version as well (Which is supposed to be out of stock everywhere)

    • Richard S says:

      I picked up that Cherry Bombs cd recently. Then realised when I got home that they were actually studio versions of the songs. Who thought of that? Took it straight back. Shame as it would’ve been a great package otherwise!

  26. Christopher Hill says:

    Nice one Paul been considering the Gary Crowley set for some time at this price its a no brainer. PS love this site even though you cost me a fortune!!!

  27. Fabio says:

    the Depeche Mode are the 7″ boxes not the 12″ ones

  28. John Barleycorn says:

    Here are a few instore sets I have seen in HMV up north in the last week: REM at the BBC (8 CD/ 1 DVD) £28.99. The Cranberries ‘ Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?’ box £13.99. Def Leppard ‘Volume 2’ box £48.99. There’s a lot of cheap(er) vinyl too including Wings ‘Wild Life’ £19.99, ABBA ‘Voulez-Vous’ £12.99. Florence ATM ‘Lungs’ £12.99. Elton John ’Capt Fantastic’ £9.99

  29. Stephen dC says:

    Got The Soft Cell O2 Farewell 2CD + DVD from HMV in store for £5.99!

    Not the best vocal performance but I’ll let them off.

  30. Ian Whiteford says:

    Thanks again Paul. Just ordered the BöC set. Really pleased.

  31. Andrea says:

    New Order “Movement (Definitive Edition) at 67,58£ at
    I decided to take it, it’s the cheapest I’ve seen it so far, not sure I’ll get a better bargain later.

  32. -SG- says:

    That is an amazing price for the Blue Oyster Cult. Oddly it was seemingly out of print for a few years, only to reappear last year. They must have found some deadstock in a warehouse. It is a great way to get just about everything in the BOC cannon.

  33. Stephen Hance says:

    One of the boxes I have been waiting for is the promised Blondie. Anyone know anything about it?

    • KevinK says:

      Definitely no Blondie box set this year … rumoured issues with the record label (Numero, who are no longer releasing CDs) and with licencing/paperwork for rarities.
      A few weeks ago, Clem Burke was asked on twitter whether the box set was still happening and he reply was just “Sooner or later”.

  34. Bogdan says:

    Interesting, let’s see how long that UK price for the Pink Floyd boxset sticks. It now matches the price, which has been at that level for at least two weeks. Now, if it dropped even further, that would really be something!

  35. KB says:

    With the first Early Years Floyd Boxset it eventually went down to just over £200, I got mine at £223 around Christmas time, they usually drop again on Christmas day, new years day etc so still worth waiting…especially as they’ve missed off so much stuff they should have put on there!

    Live 8
    Carrera film soundtrack
    Other rare concert footage
    etc etc etc

    • Lazysunday says:

      Wife also got a copy for £131 January 2017 from amazon UK, she also got another £40 off as the bottom band was torn so bargain all round… I thank you.

  36. andrew R says:

    floyd still overpriced .They had really jumped the shark by this point
    it would have to be about 100 quid for this punter to show any interest.
    “Sweepings off the floor ” would be an apt title

  37. Shaun says:

    Couldn’t resist Metallica at this price. An absolute bargain. Has there been any indication when The Black Album box will be released?

  38. Alan Fenwick says:

    Blue Oyster Cult The Columbia Albums Collection £30.99 this morning on Amazon UK

  39. Martin Power says:

    Grabbed the Cars and Gary Crowley sets cheers

    • inner space says:

      April Showers – Abandon Ship, Matt Fretton and 23 Skidoo……are the stand out tracks on this wonderful Gary Crowley collection.
      Been waiting for the price drop for a long time – so now its finally on its way to me.

  40. Gary Smith says:

    Depeche Mode-Music for the Masses 12″ singles box set.

    Waited many many months for this to come down in price.
    £67.99 is still a fair wedge but far cheaper than this has been available before.

    Maybe clearing stocks for the eagerly awaited Violator and SOFAD box sets which I cannot wait for.
    Saying that I am warry of what price they may be.
    Fingers crossed.

  41. Snood says:

    In for the Love over here in the USA – Thank you Paul

    Sells for 70ish dollars here in USA – great deal \o/

  42. LowPop says:

    Not necessarily a deal, more of a treat I suppose… but both Geneva albums, remastered and expanded (Both CD and Vinyl!!), are out. Both amazing albums and highly recommended for those not in the know. Perfect company for those rainy afternoons.

    • Meadowmeal says:

      Wow, thank you so much for mentioning this! The Weather Underground is one of my favourite albums.
      I found that all info is below this new video:

      • CakeSaint says:

        They’ve put together a great package for Weather Underground, with unreleased material and all the b-sides, but I’m a little disappointed that they left some of the b-sides from Further off.

        Since it was the age of 2x CDS + 7″ releases, they all probably wouldn’t have fit on the second LP for the Further deluxe edition, but they would have fit on the CD easily. “At The Core” and “Selfbelief” in particular were never issued on CD, and the 7″ versions were not good pressings. I bought the “Best Regrets” 7″ twice trying to get one that wasn’t pressed off-center, but failed. It actually makes me queasy to listen to it. Still LOVE this band and hope they tour in the States!

    • Misterlaurie says:

      The Geneva reissues are cheaper on bandcamp with some . signed ones

  43. Knockers says:

    Fantastic was waiting for a good price on Metallica “and Justice …” box set, great price and fantastic in depth document of that time but would be nice if they let someone remix tapes with actual audible bass just to see but I guess this never will happen, cheers Paul from Eire. Thanks for heads up on so many great deals you’ve posted on this excellent website.

  44. Wayne Olsen says:

    Thanks Paul. Do it Yourself ordered along with not the 9 o’clock news. Merry Christmas to me!

  45. Mark says:

    A few of the Amazon uk deals are collected here. Good deal on the Good Omens and Alan Partridge vinyl box sets.

  46. paul wren says:

    Thanks – that’s the vinyl McCartney “Red Rose…..” bought.

  47. graeme ewan says:

    Logged on to amazon , other half had her details logged in, £6 if you top up £80 offer. Metallica bought so minus the £6 £82.99. bargain. PS paid for on my own card. oh well, it is pay day. cheers!

  48. Dave says:

    Ian Dury new boots and panties 40th anniversary down to £33 amazon

  49. hendry doran says:

    Thanks for the heads up Paul. That’s me with the 57 different variations of Egypt Station. No more Sir Paul, please

  50. BJ says:

    Actually picked up the triple vinyl Egypt Station in Fopp Covent Garden for £15 last Saturday.

    • Richard Fisher says:

      That’s a nice thing, well done!

    • Quante says:

      It is still available at that price in Liverpool HMV as of yesterday. I got the 3 x coloured vinyl version for an extra £1 (£16).

      • Paul Sinclair says:

        HMV in Westfield London categorically stated to me that they had no more stock of the 3LP coloured vinyl across the whole business. This was about 3 months ago. The woman got on the computer …tap, tap… “no there aren’t any, anywhere”.

        • william says:

          You know, if HMV can’t get their customer service right – they’re on a hiding to nothing… again.

          • Quante says:

            Don’t be too harsh. Every company has weaknesses and makes mistakes, which is frustrating; but on the whole HMV are a force for good for physical music on the high street. They keep amazon in check – to a degree. Their sale in the last week has been excellent. They had a live band playing in store last Saturday in Newcastle, giving back to local talent. I hope they keep improving and thriving.

            Paul’s HMV tap tap tapity tap no stock experience reminded me of the excellent Little Brexit show on bbc radio 4 last night……’computer says no’

  51. Richard Fisher says:

    Smashing. Thanks. Snapped up Ian Dury boxset (which I’ve had my eyes on for an absolute age!) and the Love boxset. Good work. Others have mentioned it on the comments section but in the interests of supporting your actual physical music shop, HMV have the McCartney deals (at least mine did). It also had the Wings Wild Life vinyl for £19.99. Some good buys to be has in their vinyl sale.

  52. CraigH says:

    Excellent thanks Paul, I’ve been waiting for AJFA to drop and that’s a superb deal. Ordered to go alongside the rest of them

  53. David Mortimer says:

    I’ve still got my cherished original mono “Forever Changes”LP, but this 50th Anniversary set was too good to miss at that price!

  54. Lars says:

    And as always, the “limited edition” (like Paul McCartney’s “Red Rose Speedway”) is still available and cheaper…

  55. Tony says:

    Top man Paul, been after Love for ages

  56. Kauwgompie says:

    For those who are completing their new expanded Cars collection, here is a good deal. The Candy-O now only 7.99 on Amazon UK. Including shipping to the USA, it only cost me 9.74 Pounds which is $12.61 at today’s exchange rate.

  57. Geoff D says:

    Not the cheapest it’s been but the PIL ‘The Public Image Is Rotten’ vinyl set is £55 on Amazon UK.

  58. Kauwgompie says:

    There is a 3 for 2 deal on The selection is limited but here is the link so pick and choose. There are not a lot of box sets to choose from. The new Beatles box is there but there aren’t really any boxes in the same price range to match it with and to really take advantage of the 3 for 2. At least not for my taste. Anyway, here is the link:

    I’m waiting for the German 3 for 2, is that going to happen again this year????? Come and competitors!!

    • Klaus says:

      Hi Kauwgompie,

      that depends on if Saturn and/or Media Markt think it’s a good idea to challenge Amazon again in such fashion…
      Both of them are despite, or maybe because of such offers economically unwell these days, so you might cross your fingers and hope…

      • Kauwgompie says:

        Thanks Klaus, boy, did I go to town last year with that German 3 for 2, I still have unopened box sets on my desk from that deal. I specifically held back on certain box sets this year because I’m hoping for that deal again. Yeah I remember it being a case of matching a retailer.

        Anyway, while I’m waiting for the German 3 for 2, I got myself an English 2 for 1. I bought both Ian Dury box sets for a total of 57 Pounds (you don’t pay VAT if you ship to USA).

  59. Kev says:

    You won’t regret that pickup, CJL. I remember reading a quote from Lars before the Metallica reissues began that he took inspiration for their format from U2’s “Achtung Baby” box. That’s a great one to glean from. The Metallica ones are very similar, a near-exhaustive document of that particular time period.

  60. Oskar says:

    The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series – Volumen 11 [Vinilo] Un amazon spain At 35€.

  61. eric slangen says:

    Thanks, oredered Ian Dury.

  62. Peter Stanton says:

    Love ordered.

    Thanks Paul

  63. Emilio Lafarga Giribets says:

    Second or third day,i’m not sure, for the 3×2 on amazon USA on a lot of fims and muic items including Springsteen’s Western… and superdeluxe The Beatles Abbey Road. With shipping and taxes not a very great deal though.

  64. Richard S says:

    I noticed a few of the DM box sets had reduced in price. Glad I got mine through decent pre-orders or 3 for 2 from But does go to show it’s worth waiting. Just wondering how much the next 2 are going to be :o

    • Michael Kelly says:

      Gutted i didn’t see the 3 for 2 however ive done well on 5 of them from Amazon Spain. Just hoping for a bit of movement on music for the masses box.

  65. CJL says:

    Couldn’t say “no” to the Metallica box at that price. Thanks for the heads-up.

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