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This Week’s Box Set and Reissue Deals

UK: The Beatles / Abbey Road 2019 stereo remix – £6.99

The BeatlesAbbey Road album was reissued last year with the standard album receiving a new stereo remix courtesy of Giles Martin’s and Sam Okell. Pick up the single disc ‘anniversary edition’ for just £6.99.



UK: The Kinks / Arthur 4CD+4 x 7″+ box set – £55

UK: Springsteen on Broadway 2CD set – £4

UK: Guns N’ Roses / Appetite For Destruction 2CD deluxe – £6

UK: Fleetwood Mac / Don’t Stop 5LP box set – £45

50 track vinyl box that spans from 1968 to 2013 that features every incarnation of the band with musicians such as Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood, Jeremey Spencer, John McVie, Danny Kirwan, Christine McVie, Bob Welch, Bob Weston, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, Billy Burnette, Rick Vito, Dave Mason, and Bekka Bramlett.

UK: Yes / Topographic Drama: Live Across America 3LP – £16

UK: Travis / The Man Who super deluxe box set – £33

This 2LP+2CD box set was £65 when it was reissued by Craft Recordings last year! The large format lift-off lid box contains The Man Who album on vinyl and CD along with a B-sides album also on vinyl and CD. It also with a glossy 48 page photo book ‘The Man Who Photo Album’.

The Verve / 20th anniversary Urban Hymns 5CD+DVD super deluxe edition box set

UK: The Verve / Urban Hymns 5CD+DVD super deluxe – £24 DEAL OVER

GERMANY: Donna Summer / Encore 33CD box set€145 DEAL OVER

This may not last long, but it’s a tremendous price for the recent Donna Summer box set – €145 is roughly £128 on Amazon Germany compared to £170 in the UK. This is a limited edition of 1500 units. Watch the SDEtv unboxing video.

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

  1. TheAvidCollector says:

    Just got an email from Amazon.fr cancelling my Paul Weller on sunset vinyl at €9. Unfortunately looks like they are not going to honour it, despite it being up at that price for ages and it not being pulled quickly :-(

    • -SG- says:

      Just imagine how “honorable” Amazon will be in the future if a lot of their competition gets wiped out.

  2. Colin MacKenzie says:

    Paul Weller Amazon France deal not being honoured! Almost inevitable. They are not admitting to an error though.
    Hello,

    We will contact you regarding your order 404-4261076-2271530 containing the item on Sunset – B0853X4SLP.

    We were forced to remove this item from your selection because we are unable to obtain it.

    If you notice associated costs for the item (s) canceled, the refund will be made automatically within 5 to 7 working days.

    We are sincerely sorry for the inconvenience caused by this cancellation and thank you for your understanding.

    Regards,

    Amazon.fr Customer Service

  3. Tony O says:

    my amazon france paul weller LP has been cancelled with a total lie as an excuse. apparently amazon, the biggest mail order company in the world cannot get copies of the new weller album, not a total shocker because it was probably an error but as they make about a billion pounds a week i am sure they could honour it

    • MV says:

      Apparently amazon France can’t get it, but still very much available and up for pre-order on every other Amazon site…

  4. Tommy Taylor says:

    I just got an email from Amazon France saying they were not in a position to get the new Paul Weller LP. Not surprising considering the price but disappointing all the same. Or is the album being delayed Paul?

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Yes, Amazon France not honouring it. Not a total surprise, but they are saying they can’t get it, which is ridiculous.

      • Brian says:

        Weren’t Amazon France ordered to close their warehouses due to concerns around their social distancing policy? I might have the wrong end of the stick and it may well have nothing to do with it!

  5. Jim Ellison says:

    First time doing this and boy it felt good, just ordered both Springsteen and guns and roses cds. Thanks for the update Paul

  6. Michael says:

    I missed The Verve deal I’m so not happy

  7. Richard Fisher says:

    Kinks Arthur… boxset currently £55 on Amazon UK.

  8. Tim says:

    People who buy more than one copy of a limited box set to then sell later to pay for the one they keep and then boast about it, stop it.

    • James W says:

      I bought two of the Tears For Fears’ “Songs From The Big Chair” box sets. And one has officially gone missing, and I’ve received a refund. And the other still hasn’t arrived yet, and is very late. If I do get that second one, then it was a good thing I bought two. ha! Also, I would have resold the other to my brother, for less than I paid. So, I wasn’t doing anything malicious here.

    • -SG- says:

      Yes, I hate that too, it is right up there with flippers on record store day. It is also tempting fate. In the circumstances where I have bought a set for myself and as a gift for a friend, often one will inevitably show up dinged up. Then… I end up with the dented copy.

    • Chris Squires says:

      Tim, Are you asking people to stop boasting about it or to stop doing it in the first place?
      I get the boasting bit, although I don’t see it as boasting, for if your mind is set that way then every time anyone mentions anything in their collection or what equipment they use it can be read as boasting. I have the ABBA The Albums silver Vinyl box set, is that boasting or merely informative to the conversation about previous ABBA box set releases.
      To me it’s just someone laying out their plan of action for others to read, ignore or follow. It is great for many here who can just buy what they want without thought or worry of funding. But for others, who maybe have partners or are less wealthy, they might need to justify purchases. I couldn’t justify spending £100 on this thing I want, for example, but if I can buy two and sell one at a later date then I can justify an overall cost of £60 with the £40 profit I made on the second box. Record collecting and buying isn’t a specifically socialist or altruistic exercise, people are allowed to make a profit and as been laid out here many times before by many people the profit margins can be tiny on what the uninitiated imagine to be “fleecing” or “making a killing”. Plus there is always the risk of making a loss, so don’t begrudge anyone how they go about building or maintaining their collection. People buy a second copy for all sorts of reasons, if taking a risk and hopefully making a few bob down the line is one of those reasons then so what? After all, all of our collections will be sold for money one day, either before or after we shuffle off this mortal coil. No harm in making it a reasonable amount for our remaining family.

      • ian whiteford says:

        Spot on. Agree entirely with your comments.

      • Shaun says:

        Well said. You only have to look at Discogs and the multiple copies of unsold RSD stock sitting there at it’s original price to see that speculation doesn’t always work. Profit is not a dirty word, greed is though.

      • John McCann'. says:

        No they won’t Chris,! your gonna leave everything to me, when you,, shuffle,,top man that you are.

  9. Rich E says:

    Got the Fleetwood Mac box on Amazon the other week for £35. Glad I didn’t pay anymore as it is utterly underwhelming. A throwback to the multi disc box sets of yesteryear with plain inner sleeves and a leaflet covering writing credits (and a few paragraphs of superfluous blurb). A real shame as 50th anniversaries don’t come around often.

    I would also have preferred a ‘Pure McCartney’ approach with an iPod on shuffle running order. All told a missed opportunity.

    Music is of course excellent and the pressing is nice.

  10. JJDelmas says:

    At this price the Yes 3LP set is tempting just considering the artwork (I own the CD and I find it quite enjoyable, much better than the two previous Like It Is releases).

  11. David McGonigle says:

    Bizarre. I got the travis box set for 26UKP. I felt I had to as Dougie used to be my sixer in scouts…

    • John McCann'. says:

      Got him up in the lift a few years back ,with his son, in the Waitrose in Byers road, telling some old luvvy about how they live in the west village, seemed like a decent sort,could never really be botherd with his mate Fran heally makes a big deal about how he grew up in possil,,but went to a school that in the west end!,and the uncle Albert beard is just ridiculous, total fake.!

  12. oskar says:

    Steven Wilson – Home Invasion: In Concert At The Royal Albert Hall 2018 (180g) 5 vinyl (Limited-Edition) in jpc.de at 50€

    https://bit.ly/3aubpAw

  13. Darren Gray says:

    The Beatles Abbey Road (50th Anniversary) Super Deluxe 50th Anniversary Edition Box Set is currently £71.99 on Amazon UK

  14. SIMON says:

    Votre commande Amazon.fr pour “Every Move You Make: The…” a été expédiée.

  15. Wayne Olsen says:

    Paul, you should probably change this section to “This week’s box set and reissue deals for European residents.”

  16. Wayne Olsen says:

    For those of us in the United States (it’s a country; just turn left at Greenland) Elusive Disc is offering 10% off and free shipping on orders over 99 bucks.
    And you Europeans with your stupid Amazon embargo are not eligible!!!!! Ha!!!!!

    • The Golden Age Of The Phonograph says:

      You sound like your leader. Grow up!

      Us Europeans cannot buy from Amazon USA. However we aren`t moanin` `n` groanin`!

      • Mark H. says:

        That’s because with more Amazons there, there’s a better chance of a bargain somewhere. Probably half of my box set purchases or more from the last year came from Amazon UK.

        — from the US

    • Bonesun says:

      Just turn left at Greenland? That would be Canada surely!

      • Derek Langsford says:

        I too have been frustrated by the restriction on music sales from Euro Amazon sites outside of Europe, even though I understand and concur with their reasoning.

        Way back in the early days of CDs, all CDs sold in the USA were imported from Europe and Japan because US labels didn’t think a format twice the price of cassettes or vinyl (which were the best-selling format in the early 80s), would be anything but a niche market. They got caught with their pants down, rushed to build CD pressing plants, expedited production using secondary or tertiary masters of non-US artists, didn’t EQ/bias them correctly (early US CDs sounded shrill), put together shoddy looking artwork for jewel cases (ugly spine typefaces), and didn’t put on any bonus tracks which were common on import CDs.

        Being a UK emigre to the US, I was most interested in the UK artists I grew up with, I quickly learned that UK/European CD editions of my favourite artists were superior in sound, appearance, and content. Before I had acquired 30 CDs I vowed to buy European CDs for European artists. While that took special orders, frequenting stores that stocked imports, and trawling the used CD stores looking for imports in the late 80s and 90s, the advent of eBay and Amazon has since allowed me to satisfy my desires as music stores went bust and in spite of streaming.

        Now, 35 years later, and even though the same masters are used for most releases worldwide, I feel hobbled by the restriction on Amazon UK shipping to the US, taking advantage of the deduction of VAT and cheap shipping, especially for boxed sets. Boxed sets are often cheaper to import to the US from Amazon UK than to get from Amazon.com.

        I missed out on the Donna Summer Encore box because I dithered, didn’t pre-order the set and didn’t want to pay the mark-up from Amazon.com. When the price dropped to £169.99 I was tempted but by then the restrictions had been applied. I keep having to persuade myself that I really didn’t need it and would likely not listen to it more than once. I still hope they press another 500. But many other bargains have come and gone with my being shut out by the restriction. I wish we could order to secure the item, then have them hold it until the restriction is lifted, though I presume that would get too complicated very quickly. At least the one pre-order I had in place, Marillion’s SfaJT Deluxe has now been shipped.

        I hope that the restrictions gets lifted sooner rather than later though I know I should be thankful that I am still able to work and have the income to buy music through other sources (Amazon marketplace sellers outside the US and eBay).

        Stay safe everyone.

        • Keith Slatter says:

          Donna Summer Encore boxset on offer at Amazon Italy for 167 Euro (Approx £146) and back in stock at Amazon UK at £169.99

    • Alan Mitchell says:

      I’m not European, I’m English. Talking of postage, I’ve had a small parcel sat at LA airport since the 4th of April. It’s not budged :( And British post is taking ages. Ten days or more to get albums from Norman Records in Leeds to sunny Herefordshire. I’m having to listen to music i already own!

      But what’s really sad is not being able to buy from my local used record stall. Although i am saving a lot of money :)

      PS: had the new Pigs x7 album turn up and Grant Green’s Nigeria. Also Cadence Revolution: Disques Debs International Vol. 2 so when i finish work this week I’ll have some new music to enjoy :)

  17. Richard says:

    Thanks Paul, just picked up the last Travis album on Amazon for £23

  18. Oskar says:

    Jethro Tull – Minstrel In The Gallery (40th Anniversary: La Grande Edition) (2 CD + DVD-Audio + DVD) in jpc Germany at 31 €

    https://bit.ly/3aD1Dfy

  19. adam shaw says:

    Can’t believe my Donna Summer box set just arrived !
    Doubt it came from Germany but who cares !

  20. AkickUPthe80s says:

    Thanks for the tip on the Donna Summer boxset yesterday. I had pre-ordered it then cancelled it due to the cost and the amount of duplication with the Driven By The Music sets, but seeing it a bit cheaper (and feeling like having a bit of a splurge on music to cheer myself up) I ordered it yesterday. I only selected standard delivery and have received an update to say it will be delivered by 8pm tonight (I assume, from Amazon UK stock).

  21. Kauwgompie says:

    The WallStreet Journal ran an article yesterday called “It’s Black Friday In April”. Stores are desperately unloading their stock to make at least SOME money. It was mainly about clothes but I can’t help think that it will also hit musical physical sales. Yesterday I bought the 30th anniversary Donna Summer album Another Place & Time for $14, same price for the Groove Armada box. Both are normally double that at minimum. I wanted to post it here but it was a market seller who only sold 1 or 2 copies of each. Probably unloading their stock. Anyway, I think more of these deals are in the pipeline. Sad on one hand and on the other hand an opportunity for us buyers.

  22. Kauwgompie says:

    Looks like the Donna Summer box is now out of print. All 1500 boxes sold. On Amazon UK there is only one seller who sells it for £250 and Amazon Germany now lists it for €350. I have seen this before, right before an item runs out of stock, they put it on sale. It’s odd.
    Glad I ordered 2 copies of this box. I’m a huge Donna Summer fan.

  23. Larry Davis says:

    Good thing I pre-ordered the DS box end of January…got mine April 7 & I’m in the US and feel lucky to have gotten it at all, no matter the price…it’s a tremendous set & the things others have complained about it, doesn’t bother me at all…missing rarities and odds & ends & remixes/12″ versions will likely be on future sets…for now, it’s pretty perfect, worth every penny & minute and day to wait for it to arrive…period…

  24. Rory says:

    Travis deal increased past £30 already

  25. Mark says:

    Thanks Paul, really wanted this Travis boxset but couldn’t justify the price tag. But at this price – sold!

  26. Roel Glas says:

    For those of you in Australia, Bowie’s Loving The Alien Vinyl box set has dropped even further on Amazon AU to $131 (about GBP 65)

  27. JohnM says:

    Police CD box set currently reduced back down to £15 on Amazon U.K.

  28. adam shaw says:

    Thanks Paul . Got the Donna Summer box set but my price came to £136 ? Did you have to sign up for Euro prime to get it cheaper ? It did offer a free trial but thought I’d forget and end up with two prime memberships .

  29. Colin MacKenzie says:

    Decent sale at Rhino Records UK – 25% off items which include plenty coloured vinyl albums.

  30. Emmanuel says:

    I hate this strategy. I paid full price for a limited edition. 2 weeks after, there is a sale, and honestly, I wonder if it really is a lilited edition…

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      It’s not really a ‘strategy’. Record labels can’t control what price retailers decide to sell it at or how much they discount. I can assure you this is limited.

      • Emmanuel says:

        I know, but this boxset was released only 3 weeks ago…
        I complain but in the past, I benefited many times for such bargains ;-)

    • Paul Taylor says:

      It’s the price for being an early adopter. I paid around £220 for Loving The Alien vinyl box on release and it’s been below £100 in the months since then. You make the decision to buy based on whether you want the item, not on future price fluctuations. If you were happy with the price you paid, then there’s not really grounds for complaining too much. If it’s something you feel happens regularly, then wait. There will no doubt be people who paid £100+ for the Police box set when it first came out & are grumpy about it being sold at £48, but that initial issue became desirable and held its price. It’s the repress that has forced the price down and diluted the overall ‘limited’ nature of the set. I’d be more annoyed about paying for something with a limited issue, then see the numbers pressed being increased to ‘meet demand’. (Jar Vis?) or a different variant being pressed for the same reason (The National , High Violet on Cherry Tree). That really IS taking the piss.

      • Ron Davis says:

        What annoys me is when I purchase something when it comes out and then a few months later they add a song or two to the standard version. The last one was Yola adding Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. Great cd but I wish I had GYBR.

  31. Cees says:

    Just ordered the Donna Summer box in time, I see it’s now over 300 euro!

  32. Mounir IDIR says:

    Thanks Paul ! Ordered the Donna Summer box set.

    • Robert says:

      Thanks Paul ! Ordered the Donna Summer box set.

      • Derek Langsford says:

        My mild curiosity is now crushed as it seems to have gone out of stock at all Amazon sites and shot up to over $/£/€300 from third party sellers. I may have got it at the £169.99 Amazon UK price (with VAT discounted) but like all non-US sites was locked out by the COVID -19 restrictions. Oh well. As I said before, I doubt I would have played many of the discs more than once. I hope those who have secured a copy enjoy it and hope more such career-comprehensive sets are issued for other artists.

  33. Steve says:

    Has anyone noticed that the excellent album ‘UFO’ by Jim Sullivan is getting a Limted reissue on 1st May. Its a great album and great back story.

  34. John McCann' says:

    Paul always wondered why when someone posts a comment, very occasionally their name appears in blue instead of black,why is that? Also once in a while there is no reply function after a comment again this only happens once in a blue moon,cheers john,

  35. Uli says:

    Donna Summer Encore box set is 145€ on Amazon.de

  36. Roland says:

    Sadly this is EU only – from the US, I see a price of 83 Euro and when I click on it, I see 190 Euro. Alas!

  37. Ray says:

    The CD Version of this set is only 19,45 euro on amazon.de

  38. Paul Taylor says:

    I was lucky enough to get it for £47.99 in the HMV sale last week. There must be a lot of this repress kicking around as everyone seems to be offloading them

    • Richard Fisher says:

      Me too. That was a pretty amazing deal. Well done for getting one at that price. I doubt it’ll ever be much lower than that.

  39. Poptones says:

    Good deal but Amazon closed its six french distribution centres after a french court ruled it was not doing enough to protect workers from the coronavirus pandemic. The court decision prevents Amazon France from selling ans distributing non essential goods for a month.

    If you ordered a CD, LP or box set from Amazon FR recently, don’t expect it to arrive this month, more likely in may.

  40. Bobby P. says:

    Whisper it very quietly but Banquet Records have copies of the Tears For Fears The Hurting Box Set back in stock at £36.99 + P&P…

    • Darren says:

      Unfortunately it’s not in stock but they happily take the cash and sit on your order. I’ve asked for a refund.

  41. Ian Robb says:

    Once again thanx for the heads up on the Joe Jackson vinyl Paul, amazingly low price, ordered before amazon up the price !
    Ian

  42. Roli says:

    Thanks Paul. Ordered.

  43. Marcel says:

    Ordered. Great price for this set. Thanks, Paul!

  44. Paul says:

    Joe Jackson trio double 180g vinyl live music Europe 2010 currently just £5.41 on amazon prime UK. A bargain

    • Dibbsy says:

      I’ve had this disc for a while. The musicianship is first rate and the soundstage through a good system is excellent. My favourite on the album is their version of Stepping Out. Seemingly the price has now gone up to 8.79 but it’s still worth a punt at that price.

  45. Matthew Jessee says:

    Fantastic deal! Ordered, thanks Paul!

  46. drbryant says:

    Can someone confirm the sound quality vs. original vinyl?

    • skreama says:

      “a vinyl specific newly re-mastered digital transfer made from the original studio mix files”. “I applied no digital limiting whatsoever to my new transfer as this is totally unnecessary for vinyl records and only serves to lower the audio fidelity,” Showell says, adding, “The result is a better-sounding record than was previously possible.

  47. Ian Smith says:

    The deluxe 2CD of Liquid Skin by Gomez is now £8.50 on Amazon UK, for anyone interested.

  48. Peter Verlinden says:

    Ordered! Thanks Paul for yet another great deal alert.

  49. Simon says:

    Ordered ! Thanks Paul !

  50. Baz says:

    It’s showing as €89 now. Where do we get the coupon btw.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      It’s not £89. Make sure you have ‘ticked’ the coupon on the product page and follow the process through to checkout. It all gets applied at the end.

  51. Stephen dC says:

    Paul, you should also do a thread for ‘The ludicrously priced deal’

    I have noticed Amazon has not only reacted mildly to the Coronavirus [Eurovision CD is priced at £22] but on some other older cases the pricing is very odd.

    Dead Or Alive Sophisticated Boom Box – a couple of pence short of £2000.00.

    I’ll be glad when this madness is over! Keep up the good work.

  52. Nick says:

    Gone back up in price already

  53. Mike M says:

    Correct me if I’m wrong but I don’t think Amazon France are shipping items at present due to COVID-19 situation. Order will be fulfilled but shipping won’t happen at this time.

  54. Heinz says:

    Thank you Paul!

  55. Gunther S. says:

    Ordered! Thank you Paul!

  56. Martin says:

    Great box set and a brilliant example of how to put a box set together and the CD set is great too. Picked mine up in a deal last year but one of the best purchases I have ever made

  57. Russell Home says:

    Thanks Paul! Ordered.

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