SDE Reissue Preview for 2015

2015 will undoubtedly bring many surprises in terms of reissues and box sets as record labels do like to keep things close to their chests, but there is plenty we do know about either because it has already been officially announced or the artist themselves has revealed the future plans via social media. So sit back, nurse your New Year’s Eve hangovers and enjoy an SDE Reissue Preview of 2015.

Jellyfish: Bellybutton and Spilt Milk 2CD deluxe reissues confirmed

Jellyfish: Bellybutton 2CD Deluxe


The year kicks off in fine style with (at last) the arrival of the Jellyfish reissues. This should be a real treat, especially if you don’t own the Fanclub box set. Rock fans can enjoy the six-disc Rainbow classics/rarities set A Light In The Blackwhile the indie-pop box is ticked with a reissue of The Primitive‘s third studio album Galore.

Other releases in January include:

Led Zeppelin / Physical Graffiti super deluxe edition box set


Synth-pop fans will enjoy the delayed OMD Junk Culture two-CD deluxe this month, while the reissue doctor will administer an injection of prog via two classic Rick Wakeman re-releases both coming with original quad mixes on DVD. Those overpriced Kylie reissues have another five weeks to drop in price and the SDE already order is already placed for Hans Zimmer’s amazing Interstellar soundtrack in its Illuminated Star Projection Box guise. The Pretenders box set packed with 20 years’ worth of music in deluxe form will be another highlight.

Other releases in February include:

Simple Minds / Sparkle in the Rain five disc super deluxe edition box

Simple Minds: Sparkle in the Rain box


Simple Minds will return in March with a splendid super deluxe reissue of 1984’s Sparkle in the Rain. This was postponed from last year when the band prioritised the present over the past and put out their new album Big Music. The Sparkle reissue will feature a Steven Wilson 5.1 remix and Wilson releases his own record Hand.Cannot.Erase. a few weeks before. Madonna‘s troubled new LP should make an appearance around this time (although I’ll wager most fans would prefer some reissues) and we’ve spotted a deluxe edition of JamesLaid on the schedules (as well as Wah Wah).

Before The Dawn will be issued on Blu-ray

APRIL & Beyond


a-ha confirm reissues for 2015Box sets of the first two Roxy Music albums are expected in 2015 and we know that a super deluxe edition of a-ha‘s Hunting High and Low is coming, along with deluxe reissues of Stay On These Roads, East of the Sun, West of the Moon and Memorial Beach. There is no excuse in 2015 for Warners not to deliver the promised Prince Purple Rain reissue, either.

Paul McCartney / Tug Of War / 30th Anniversary EditionIt seems reasonable to expect *something* to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Pet Shop Boy‘s Please (and West End Girls) while Paul McCartney‘s next archive collection series moves firmly into the 1980s with the celebrated Tug of War and slightly less celebrated Pipes of Peace (Paul did his own version of the recent Sainsbury’s Christmas advert 31 years before them!).

Lloyd Cole and the Commotions box set on the wayIt is confirmed that a Deep Purple Made in Europe box is coming because the band let that slip and Kate Bush‘s Before The Dawn will see a deluxe release – probably a multi-disc book set – but we may have to wait for it. Expect a Rolling Stones super deluxe before we get to the summer and the Tears For Fears reissue campaign is set to continue. Lloyd Cole has happily revealed that a six-disc Commotions box is happening It’s now over four years since Duran Duran released the digital version of All You Need Is Now and perhaps we’ll see the follow-up in 2015 since there is no sign of any further reissues (notably 1993’s The Wedding Album). Led Zeppelin will return this time with Physical Graffiti, no doubt with ‘companion’ audio and all the usual configurations including super deluxe edition box set.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out this preview. The list isn’t meant to be totally exhaustive, so if you know of something not featured why not leave a comment and let us and fellow SDE readers know! Happy New Year!

208 responses to SDE Reissue Preview for 2015

  1. Joshua Henderson says:

    Please Please Please someone put out the China Crisis albums as double deluxe versions like they did already for their Diary of a Hollow Horse!!!
    I emailed Cherry Red label begging them. You that are interested email them and if enough emails maybe will happen.
    Yeah Kate Bush fans have been suffering for years…never any deluxe two cd versions of her classic albums. M F S L label should put them out on 24 karat plated cds too. Its not like a million rabid fans (like me) would not buy this stuff! Seems like a money making win win.
    For the Small Faces….Release a double cd BBC expanded set.
    Include the Color Me Pop Ogden performance in high quality audio (it is on dvd officially)!!!

  2. Philip Cohen says:

    A new Duran Duran studio album is coming, under the group’s new worldwide contract with Warner Bros.(who just happen to be the present-day owner of the group’s EMI back catalog). This is the closest that the group can come to returning to the (now-defunct) EMI.

    Maybe now we can finally get quality remasters of the group’s back catalogue. The EMI 2-CD+DVD boxed set editions of “Duran Duran”(debut) & “Seven and The Ragged Tiger” were horrible, with some odd glitch at the start of “Girls in Film”, but the crumbling EMI denied that they were faulty and refused to issue corrected discs. The “Disc 1” in each of these sets were extremely shrill and distorted, and EMI’s refusal to put things right shook the trust of fans. Tellingly, when EMI issued 2-CD+ DVD editions of “Notorious” & “Big Thing”, the remastering engineer’s name was kept secret. Those releases sounded fine, but, by then, most fans were to wary to buy them.

    • Alessandro says:

      A new compilation would be welcome. Decade included most of the singles released until 1989, Greatest was an update but very incomplete and with some hits shortened in order to fit 19 songs on one CD. A complete A sides collection wouldn’t be hard to compile, now that Warner owns their Harvest/Parlophone output (from Duran Duran to Thank You); the band owns the albums from Medazzaland (Duran Duran New Partnership) to All You Need is Now. Probably the only songs (but I’m not 100% sure) that need to be licensed are A View To a Kill (which came out on Capitol, now a Universal Music label) and Out of My Mind (which was a Virgin Records release back in 1997).

      A 3CD set like Simple Minds’ “Celebrate” would be awesome, with a 2-CD “standard” set for the more casual fan with all the correct single versions remastered once again. Hope it can happen someday.

  3. James Auman says:

    Tears for Fears campaign continuing? Great news! Seeds of Love is an amazing album that I only recently discovered. Oddly enough I didn’t really like it when it was released but I only sampled the singles. Since it wasn’t Big Chair Pt. 2 I wasn’t enamored with it. But then I went back and listened to it a couple years ago. Totally different experience. “Badman’s Song” is unreal. It’s almost proggy in sensibility with the changing sections. And Year of the Knife also in that vein. I will definitely purchase a superdeluxeedition of that one!

  4. Stephen Cohen says:

    Any news regarding Alison Moyet’s first solo album, “Alf”? I would even settle for a simple remastering because I find the sound quality not so great. In addition, I have yet to find a remix of “Invisible (The Transparent Mix” from anywhere but my old vinyl copy. It sounds horrible when downloaded onto my MP3 player.

    On a brighter note, I am thrilled to see one of my all-time favorite albums Paul McCartney “Tug Of War” getting some love (along with “Pipes Of Peace, which I -unlike the critics- loved). I just hope that the Wings “London Town” does not get ignored because it really is my favorite Wings album (apologies to the “Band On The Run” folks).

    Keep up the great work!

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      No news on Alison Moyet, I’m afraid. She’s having a great time on her endless ‘Minutes’ tour by the looks of it, so one suspects putting time aside to get involved in a reissue of Alf isn’t a priority. Especially as she appears to either dislike it, or dislike the fact that, for the non-hardcore Moyet fans, it defines her.

      On McCartney I am more excited about Tug of War and Pipes of Peace than for any reissue that has come before. Largely because these are the first where I was ‘there’ the first time around. I have vivid memories of the music being released, played on the TV/Radio.. dad playing it in the car etc. I imagine we’re probably going to have to wait until the Autumn, that’s the only drag… to coin a phrase.

  5. Danny says:

    Vaughan Wall releases a 10th anniversary super deluxe edition of his “shit hot” album in the summer this year,

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  7. Steve says:

    New China Crisis album “Autumn In The Neighbourhood” due via Pledge anytime now (and it’s awesome)
    No news on a reissue campaign as such. This may be given Gary’s attention after the new album is out and toured. I’d love to get involved in those reissues.
    Would also like to see the Thomas Lang albums given a revisit.
    Another year gone and still no sign of the follow up box (Half A dozen Of The Other) to the Squeeze box set (Six Of One)
    all the best all!

  8. claudio says:

    …any details on Grace Jones “Disco Years Trilogy” box set?

  9. Philip says:

    The “fiala” Everything But The Girl albums would be good too!!

  10. PeterPeter says:

    Is there any real evidence of the Catatonia reissues beyond the Amazon link? June 2014/Sept 2014/January 2015/March 2015 have been rumoured release dates.

  11. Timmo says:

    So happy about OMD “Junk Culture” deluxe re-issue!
    Desperatly need remastered deluxe versions of China Crisis first 3 albums – Difficult shapes…/Working with fire & steel/Flaunt the imperfection.
    Kissing The Pink’s Naked/What Noise?/Certain things are likely.
    David Bowie “Tonight” with all those remixed versions.
    National Pastime “Built to break”.
    Fiat Lux “Hired history” with all EP’s. This one would the be most desired one.

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  13. Trevor Smith says:

    Have been wishing for many a year a DVD or pref. BluRay release of Grace Jones ‘One Man Show’. Kraftwerks Tate Modern shows on the BluRay format in 3D would be amazing. Really looking forward to Kate’s BTD later in the year!

  14. DiscoDave2000 says:

    Since the comments feature many wish lists, how about this one: Prefab Sprout – Steve McQueen, From Langley Park To Memphis, Jordan the Comeback 3 Disc editions – Disc 1: SACD hybrid with 5.1 mix by Thomas Dolby; Disc 2: b-sides, alternate/extended mixes, demos, unreleased tracks; Disc 3 video content. Oh hell why not do the full set of all 9 studio albums in one glorious box…

  15. Jim says:

    At this the the 50th for the Grateful Dead I would expect some significant box sets. We had the two big Spring 1990 boxes in the last two years, and Europe 72 has been done, as some other excellent smaller box sets from different runs of shows. Another Europe box? The Deadheads are salivating.

  16. Paul says:

    I think something will be coming for John Lennon as well this year, being he would have been 75 and also 35 years since his death (unfortunately one comes with the other) but fives and tens seem to get celebrated more. Speculation is leaning towards Live in NYC getting a new look, possibly in 5.1 that Jack Douglas has reportedly been working on in the last two years. Since Lennon releases usually are timed with October in mind, there might be an announcement in the summer.

  17. Peter B says:

    I’m really pissed off about how the new Belle & Sebastian album is being released (“Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance”). I love this band, I have to have every track by them and when a new B&S album is released I buy the version with the most songs. But this time, it seems they’re really trying to milk avid fans.
    There’s 4 versions: CD (standard only with 24-page booklet, no deluxe CD); 2LP; iTunes; and a box of 4 12″ records.
    The CD and 2LP have 12 tracks.
    The iTunes version has these 12 tracks plus 2 others (14 tracks all up).
    The box – which of course is way more expensive than the other formats – has the 12 tracks including extended versions of 2 of these tracks not available on the other formats (yes, really – like Dire Straits did with the CD version of Brothers In Arms compared to the LP version at the time – I only know this from what my Dad listened to in the 80s, that wasn’t in my collection, let’s move on!), plus one of the extra tracks on the iTunes version plus 3 more tracks (16 tracks all up – and not including one of the iTunes bonus tracks, when it really should for the price).
    To get all the songs, the way to buy it is to get the box version and buy the remaining iTunes bonus track that’s not on the box version, providing that this track will not be one of those “Album only” tracks that sometimes appear on iTunes – and then maybe the CD if you want the booklet as well (this should also have been included in the box).
    17 tracks – including the 2 extended version – should comfortably fit on a single CD and a 2LP, so there’s no need for extra tracks to be kept off these versions, or for there to be a box version of 4 x 12″ records when a 2LP would suffice.
    Artists/labels who have extra tracks on the iTunes versions of albums and not the physical versions remind me of the awful practice in the 80s and 90s of having extra tracks on the cassette and CD versions of albums, when they were trying to phase out vinyl.
    I will have to buy the box version because it has the most songs (it’s particularly expensive to get it in Australia where I am – Amazon UK seems to have the best deal). But I can’t say I’m too happy about it. If it was attractive packaging that could sway me, but the sleeve art is terrible, their worst ever (and maybe the worst I’ve seen since “20 Ten” by Prince in 2010 – yes, that bad).
    I just hope that, after I fork out A$80+, it’s good! (I really liked their last one, Write About Love, so I’m hopeful).
    Belle & Sebastian, I still love you but you’re gouging your fans. Love, Pete

  18. Volker says:

    And the new Toto Album “Toto XIV” will be released in March!

  19. Giles Roditi says:

    My wish for February – a 40th anniversary SDE of David Bowie’s Young Americans with a remaster, collected versions that have been on different re-issues over the years plus the fabled Shilling the Rubes. Preferably a Blu-Ray that would have all in PCM + download ( similar to Grace Jone Nightclubbing) and could have related videos (Dick Cavett etc.). Won’t hold my breath but hoping ++

    • Aevion says:

      I think since they skipped Diamond Dogs they probably won’t do anymore of those. Although one can hope, as I for one hope they’ll do it. Shame they couldn’t have all been deluxe/expanded editions though.

  20. Leslie Hanagan says:

    Audio Fidelity have announced their next two releases, both scheduled with a street date of February 17th. These are Bread ‘The Best Of Bread’ and Grover Washington Jr. ‘Winelight’ and are hybrid multichannel SACD releases.
    I’m still waiting for the promised Jon & Vangelis ‘The Friends Of Mr Cairo’ release.

    • David Camilleri says:

      I also am still eagerly awaiting reissues of Jon & Vangelis material (Short Stories & Friends of Mr Cairo).

      Was not aware that these were ‘promised’ however? If so, that gives me a glimmer of hope!

  21. Danny B says:

    I would love to think that something will be released by The Stranglers (1977-1979) during 2015 apart from the usual run of the mill basic re-issues….how on earth Rattus Norvegicus, No More Heroes, Black & White or The Raven have not been issued as super deluxe editions is beyond me.

  22. PeterPeter says:

    Is there any confirmation/acknowledgement of the catatonia reissues ANYWHERE other than the Amazon UK links? Rhino’s youtube channel has crisp version of several of their music videos uploaded 9 months ago.

    The same reissues got bumped in June 2014 and September 2014. With no word 2 weeks from release one would think they got bumped again.

  23. Dav says:

    New Stephen Duffy / The Lilac Time album “No Sad Songs” coming on 6th April 2015 on Tapete. Apologies if this is old news.

    • trash says:

      @Dav – it’s not old news to me and I am very excited that they are finally releasing the album. Duffy has been talking about it for ages so it seems it’s been a long time in the making.

      Thanks for the info where did you find it?

      • Dav says:

        @trash It’s on their website http://www.thelilactime.com where there is also a link to a free download of the title track of the new record and to a youtube video. Duffy is also worth following on twitter for updates and entertaining banter.

  24. Teyo from the continent says:

    After all those excellent Art of Noise reissues it is high time to do justice to one of the main sources: Malcolm Mclaren’s Duck Rock.
    An early 80s milestone, far ahead of its time. The original album, the extended mixes, b-sides, and the mini-album Would Ya Like More Scratching would make a great package.
    How about some Swamp Things or any other outtakes?
    Room left? An extra dvd with the Duck Rock documentary!

    • Dav says:

      A deluxe Duck Rock would be most most welcome. Unavailability of some of those twelve inch versions and remixes on cd particularly D’Ya Like Scratchin’ ? is really frustrating. Massively ahead of it’s time album.

  25. Dave says:

    Another belated Happy New Year! Keep up the great work. After finally getting Tommy and Quadrophenia SDEs, I would love to see Who’s Next get the same treatment. Looking forward to the Paul McCartney releases of TOW and POP but hope we don’t have to wait too long!

    • Phil Cohen says:

      Unfortunately the multitrack tapes for half the songs from “Who’s Next” are missing, so no surround remix.

  26. richie says:

    A belated Happy New Year Paul! and a special thanks for your wallet
    emptying site, I love it!

    I really enjoyed the cabaret about half way down this thread, entertaining stuff, and a Happy New Year to everyone else who comes to this site.

  27. Soren says:

    Anyone who know anything about The Cure – Mixed Up 2 ? it was supposed to be released 2012/13

  28. Lee Carson says:

    The James “Laid” is down to their old label with the band not involved

    We must be due an ABC “how to be…” Deluxe version this year?

  29. Ant says:

    In agreement to the mentioned
    Eg and Alice 24 Years
    Haircut 100 Pelican West
    George Michael LWP
    Scritti Politti Cupid and Psyche
    All classic albums
    But the jewel of 2015 hopefully will be Seeds of Love
    But was it recorded to 16 bit digital multi track?
    Are there analogue tape backup tracks like those found of The Red shoes?

  30. Rob Deighton says:

    On the official Queen Website Forum it was let slip that all of their albums were to be reissued on Vinyl in 2015 – wonder if they are to be collated in a box set as well being issued individually.

    • Nancy says:

      “Greatest Video Hits 3” DVD is the thing I’m looking forward to the most when Queen are about. EMI should’ve released it shortly after the previous two volumes circa 10 years ago. Their ’90s as well as Brian May’s and Roger Taylor’s solo promo video opuses haven’t seen a DVD release yet which is criminal. The solo Freddie Mercury one was collected on the “Solo Collection” box-set from 2000.

  31. Dan says:

    I would just hope that any ‘deluxe’, ‘ super deluxe’ or ‘definitive’ reissues this year are released with the best mastering possible so that the audio is the best out there and that all the accompanying text is actually proof read so that we don’t receive products with printed errors.

    A lot of products released are obviously rushed out by people with no intimate knowledge of the music they are selling or the required information on how to make the product ‘definitive’ for the fans.

  32. Paul Brown says:

    Apologies for those following my Shriekback news, Care is a single CD release with 8 bonus tracks, just got mine today. Not sure how I got that wrong but red wine may have played a part…….

    Here is (from someone from the Shriekback website with the initials B.A….) news about the box set…

    “the box set will be the new album. a collaborative instrumental album (with thee Caretakers)
    and some 3D art objects -with documentation- all limited (to 30) copies.”

    The line forms behind me….!

  33. D B says:

    From what fans have heard from Madonna’s Rebel Heart, it’s already better than anything she’s done since Confessions on a Dance Floor.

    I anticipate the new album more than reissues, so reissues can wait for now, and I’d only want them if thought and consideration was actually put into the reissues, so many unreleased demos that could be added to the collection.

  34. Aevion says:

    I’m also hoping the reissues of The Blow Monkeys albums continue with Whoops! and Springtime. Fantastic two albums these.

    • Nancy says:

      The Blow Monkeys are one of the artists from the 1980s who will release their new albums in 2015 as well. Their new album is called “If Not Now, When?”, and will come out on April 6.
      Also, Paul Weller has just announced his brand new studio release entitled “Saturn’s Pattern” for the latter period of the year. :)

      • Nancy says:

        Adam Ant’s new studio album entitled “Bravest Of The Brave” is due for release earlier this year too.

  35. fred says:

    I want “Seeds Of Love” of TFF and Terence Trent d’Arby’s albums … parmi tant d’autres …

  36. John says:

    Posting this here in case any industry/reissue label folks are reading: someone needs to release all of the Payola$ albums on CD at last. These have never been released digitally. There’s a version of “No Stranger To Danger” on iTunes but it’s a poor vinyl rip from that RDEG label (also known as Renaissance).

    Also – Kane Gang “Miracle” with the 7″ edit of “Motortown” and any other single/extended mixes from the album.

  37. Steve Marine says:

    “and the Tears For Fears reissue campaign is set to continue.”

  38. Roberto Bessa Ferreira says:

    And 30th anniversary Cure The Head on the Door and Dire Straits Brothers in Arms of course !

  39. Gert says:

    I hope the Love of Will deluxe by David McComb will once be issued. When the fantastic Triffids 10cd box came out, is was announced this would happen.

  40. Marko says:

    My wish list for 2015:
    1. Simple Minds – Once Upon A Time Deluxe (30th ANNIVERSARY)
    2. Sting – The Dream Of The Blue Turtles Deluxe (30th ANNIVERSARY)
    3. Alison Moyet – Alf Deluxe (30th ANNIVERSARY)
    4. Prefab Sprout – Steve Mcqueen Deluxe (30th ANNIVERSARY).
    Also DVD with music videos from Prefab Sprout, Thompson Twins, Kim Wilde, Paul Young, Sting, Kate Bush, Depeche Mode (81-85), Blancmange never been released.

  41. johnny says:

    Bob Marley’s 70th anniversary is in Feb 2015….
    The recent House of Marley tweet stated “2015 to see stocked reissues, unreleased music, live albums & more from the bobmarley vault.”

    It certainly got me excited….

  42. Paul Brown says:

    @trash-yes I guess I’m worried that I’ll purchase the re-releases and then find the box set replicates some of what of I’ve already brought… I’ll ask the question of the shrieks and keep all posted…

  43. Thomas Williams says:

    There are also expanded re-issues of the Dionne Warwick albums “Heartbreaker”, “Hot! Live And Otherwise”, “Friends In Love”, “Friends” and “Reservations For Two” coming later this year.

  44. Jorge Luna says:

    plus, Emerson, Lake and Palmer apparetly will reissue “Trilogy” (CD + 5.1 DVD-A) on next February…

  45. Paul Brown says:

    Sorry should have mentioned, these are available from the Shriekback website, I was only aware of this site late 2014…

    • trash says:

      @Paul Brown – Thanks for the info about Care. I bought the Jam Science reissue which is great (and about time).
      Question is do I buy Care or wait for the box set….

  46. Paul Brown says:

    Hi Paul
    Happy New Year! Thanks for all the excellent work in 2014, looking foward to the new releases in 2015 though I’m not sure my wallet is!
    Just some news I have, haven’t seen it anywhere else on this site but Shriekback have re-released a 2 x CD of Jam Science. Some of the material has been sourced from vinyl but still sounds good to my ears. They also just announced a re-release of Care, 2 x CD which I’ve ordered. I’m sure you are aware of those but they have also asked for fans opinion on a release of a box set which now seems will happen. No word yet as to the content though.

  47. Daran says:

    Wow Nancy, ASF! Now that is getting obscure for SDE. I was only looking at their entry on Wikipedia today. First concert I ever went to was ASF at Leicester (UK). Mr and Mrs Fiend were old then and that was back in the mid eighties! A good alternative music era with so much choice. Listening to John Peel late into the night with school the next day was a regular occurence… Happy days.

    • Nancy says:

      Hi Daran! I don’t think Alien Sex Fiend are obscure for SDE at all. I stand by the opinion that every (super) deluxe edition release coming up regardless of that particular artist’s obscurity or cheesiness on the other side should be mentioned in the news, especially when a general music info site is about. And SDE is one of such sites, with general approach to music no matter of artists’ genre or size. I think Alien Sex Fiend’s fans would be more than thrilled to read on their favourite band’s upcoming (super) deluxe edition releases on the sites like our beloved SDE. That shouldn’t be taken away to them in any case.
      I agree the mid Eighties were a terrific period for alternative music, though. There was so much to choose from back then indeed. And then there was one and the only John Peel as well.
      Have a great year ahead! :)

  48. ISAIAS says:

    Another year and the wait stand still. Sometimes I wonder why we wait for soooooooo looooooong for things to happen, I mean, the lovely reissues. Sometimes it fullfill our hopes but sometimes it would be better not to have it due to the extra big of missing material. I’m still waiting for KATE BUSH, THOMAS DOLBY, EURYTHMICS (TOO MANY B-SIDES AND REMIXES MISSING), OMD, ULTRAVOX (THE UNIVERSAL YEARS), THE CURE, DURAN DURAN AND SO ON. My list is toooooooooooooo looooooooooooooong to put here and it seems that my patience doesn’t have the same lenght.
    The ones who were teen at the 8O’s are 5O or more nowadays and life doesn’t last forever. The record companies doesn’t mind about it. I prefer to face the truth and I wonder if the fans interested in these re-releases will be here when the great day, the reissues, of couse, arrives. Probably not.

    • Phil Cohen says:

      Eurythmics member Dave Stewart has explained that the reason that he isn’t doing any further Eurythmics archival projects was because “Legacy”(Sony’s reissue division) declined to release the 8 Eurythmics expanded/remastered CD’s in The U.S.A. /I would think that only a change of heart from Sony/Legacy would resolve that situation.

      The situation with Duran Duran archive projects has its roots in the severely flawed mastering in the Disc One’s in EMI’s 2-CD + DVD editions of “Duran Duran”(debut) & “Seven & The Ragged Tiger”, and EMI’s denial that there was anything wrong with the discs, and their refusal to issue corrected discs. The discs are unbelievably harsh & shrill. They(EMI) shook the trust of the Duran Duran fans, permanently damaging the commercial worth of the group’s back catalog. EMI later issued 2-CD + DVD editions of “Notorious” & “Big Thing”(carefully keeping the remastering engineer’s name secret), and these sets sounded fine, but by then, wary consumers(burnt on the “Duran Duran”[debut] & “Seven and The Ragged Tiger” sets) were reluctant to buy them. Presumably the group’s EMI catalog has now gone to Warner Music. The ball is in Warners’ court now.

      • Jason says:

        Phil Cohen,

        Eurythmics 8 expanded/remastered CDs were released in the U.S.A. I bought them on the day of their release here in the U.S.A. Regardless, it is a shame that Eurythmics’ back catalog has been neglected since then.

  49. Nancy says:

    I’ve forgot to congratulate you a very Happy Super Deluxe 2015, Paul. Looking forward to read your rather splendid site for the next 12 months. You’re giving physical releases the power they deserved a whole lot more than faceless digital downloads, streamings and alike. Keep on doing a great job!
    Anyways…I’ve just found out that Alien Sex Fiend’s four studio albums – “Who’s Been Sleeping In My Brain” (1983), “Acid Bath” (1984), “Maximum Security” (1985) and “”It” – The Album” (1986) – will be collected in the “Classic Albums and BBC Sessions Collection” box-set by Cherry Red Records on February 23. All will come up with a bunch of bonus material including relevant single mixes, B-sides, rarities and six previously unreleased John Peel session recordings.
    Jimmy Somerville will release his new studio album entitled “Homage” on March 9 on Cherry Red Records as well.

  50. Hans Jörg says:

    Happy new year also from me to Paul and everybody contributing to this site. I wonder what happened with the several times postponed rod Stewart box with the albums up to 2001 that should contain as I assume the remastered versions with bonus tracks available as mp3 downloads only until today. I preordered the box last year but it was shifted now to February or so.not sure at the moment. Box idea?

  51. Steven says:

    An ABC Lexicon of Love 5.1 Super Deluxe would be most welcome.

    As would an SDE of the first Go West album – there are at least two stellar BBC concert recordings which would make fabulous additions to any super deluxe set.

    Actually on the subject of the BBC, I really wish they’d open the vaults and make a lot more of their ‘Radio 1 in Concert’ shows available – the current crop available through iTunes is really only the tip of the iceberg.

    I’d also like to see a first CD release (with B-sides etc.) for the first Immaculate Fools albums.

    And some more John ‘Music’ Miles on CD (ideally including a properly ‘mastered form the original tapes’ version of Zaragon, as opposed to the God-awful vinyl rip which is currently available).

    Fingers crossed for ANY of the above.

    • Kiki says:

      An accurate version on CD of ABC’s Lexicon Of Love is still missing ! Anyone knows in here that on the previous reissues of that album, the complete mixes of “Look Of Love” were just missing !

    • Justin says:

      Another vote here for the ‘Go West’ album. A brilliant pop debut. Plenty of remixes/extras etc to work with for a SDE, different from those on ‘Bangs and Crashes’.

      • Steven says:

        Go West mixes that are different from the Bangs and Crashes versions? I’m aware of a couple of Eye To Eye remixes that only ever appeared supposedly on a US promo, and the quite sublime Total Overhang Mix of We Close Our Eyes – but are there more out there? Do tell :)

        • Ross says:

          Steven – re Go West remixes, there is the promo only Complete Underhang Mix of We Close Our Eyes, which is yet to see an official release. So that’s three period extended mixes of WCOE for starters. There are three US remixes of Eye To Eye (Credibility Mix, Credibility Dub Mix and single mix) which haven’t been officially released in the UK, and two US only remixes of Don’t Look Down: Dance Version and Dub Version. Any of these would be welcome on a deluxe reissue of Go West’s debut album.

  52. Scott says:

    I’d like to see Tears For Fears release that unreleased alternate version of Mothers Talk for a special Record Store Day Release… How about that Paul?

  53. Neil Storey says:

    Hi Paul…. Happy NY… (Blatant plug if its allowed!)

    First up from HiddenMasters for 2015 is the career-to-date Distractions retrospective.
    *Title is: Parabolically Yours
    – includes –
    *3 x CDs
    *1 x Vinyl (180gsm pressing – re-mastered from the original 1/4″ masters) of the band’s 1980 LP, Nobody’s Perfect.
    *100 page, 12″ hardback book
    *Brand new interviews – editor at large is David Quantick.
    *A significant quantity of ever-before-seen images
    *Four years in development in collaboration with The Distractions.

    Pre-ordering has just started and the link is here: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/thedistractions

    To follow in 2015 are:
    *Chris Wood – Evening Blue… first ever retrospective of one of the co-founders of Traffic.
    The set includes 1 x vinyl of Vulcan – his solo album, remastered from the original 1/4″ masters as sequenced by Chris and engineer Terry Barham. These reels have only very recently been located.
    3 x CDs (also including never-before-heard music)
    200+ page hardback book containing a wealth of never-before-seen images. Text by Dan Ropek.
    Evening Blue has been developed over the last two and a half years in close collaboration with Stephanie Wood who runs her brother’s estate.

    *Heads, Hands & Feet – currently untitled. A first ever retrospective of one of Britain’s most respected bands and will include all their studio LPs as well as live material, demos, outtakes and work in progress songs. At present (with many months work ahead), it is likely that over 30% of the music included will have never been heard before. The set will be fully re-mastered from the original analog reels.

    *The deluded edition of Gemma Hayes just issued latest CD (Bones+Longing) will be available shortly.

    It is 12″ hardback book format and contains new images, text as well as alternative mixes and outtakes from the sessions that produced Bones+Longing.

    Hope everyone has a fantastic 2015..!

    • Marwood says:

      An interview with the band and label last month (http://www.pennyblackmusic.co.uk/MagSitePages/Article.aspx?id=7735) mentions some mouthwatering content in this long-overdue set:
      – Remixes of ‘Nobody’s Perfect’ tracks (which the band prefer to the ’80s keyboard-heavy production);
      – Live tracks from Dingwalls, Newcastle Uni, Hurrah Club (New York) and from 2012’s Salford gigs;
      – They have also located the master of an unreleased debut EP recorded at Cargo.

  54. Javier says:

    Hi, Paul. My first post – congratulations on the site!

    Any news on the Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye’s Complete Motown Album Collections. They were expected last October, but nothing has happened yet.

  55. Steve says:

    On my wish list would be a good Green on Red anthology, definitely a deluxe Purple Rain and for The Guillemots to release a new album. Their plan to release 4 albums in a year failed miserably with one release and now it is virtually impossible to get any info on their current activity.

  56. Nigel Griffin says:

    I can only echo the views of Daran above – ‘@Charlemagne’ if you don’t like what you’re reading don’t bother coming back. I, and I’m sure the majority of the readers here really appreciate the work that Paul does on this site and we really don’t need to be subject to a rant from you – absolutely rude and completely unnecessary.

    • Charlemagne says:

      You can ignore my “rant”, just like I should ignore this blog as you are suggesting me. But we’re all entitled to read whatever we want, and like or dislike it too. As long as I don’t offend anybody I can make my comments and assumptions, I guess.

  57. Dan says:


    Do you know whether the rest of the Genesis studio catalogue is coming out on Pure Audio Bluray? I thought ‘Selling England…’ was the first and the rest would follow.


  58. Jeff D says:

    I assume we will be getting some news on the Physical Graffiti remaster very soon. Considering the 40th anniv is on Feb 24. I will be interested to see how they will package it. Though as with the other remasters so far, I am not holding out for anything great on the bonus disc.

  59. Daran says:

    @ Charlemagne
    “Sometimes reading this blog makes me laugh” – Care to enlighten us all? Perhaps we can all be astonished by your incredible knowledge and insight into all matters SDE.
    A lot of time and effort goes into SDE doubtless, and if Paul makes a few bob from it then so be it, good luck to him. What is it to you? If he has enough respect to be allowed by Roland and Curt to curate the Tears For Fears boxsets then that alone should be enough for someone like you to respect him and this site. Sorry we all missed you telling us how many multi-million selling artists let you put together their definative reissues? Oh, that’s right – yes it’s precisely NONE :) So do all of us who love music and this blog a favour and please close the door behind you on your way out you miserable & ungrateful little person. Keep up the great work Paul. This is a genuine music lovers paradise. They are so hard to find these days.

    • Charlemagne says:

      I was just voicing my own opinion, didn’t really mean to hurt so many people’s sensibility! Take it easy man ;)

      That said, who fucking cares about Tears for Fears and, for example, Belinda Carlisle? Or that ridicolous Frankie Goes to Hollywood box? Come on people, that’s rubbish only good for some faggot survivors out of the ’80s! Or maybe we need another advert for the millionth Beatles reissue series? It seems like we get cyclical adverts for the same 3/4 things, over and over… I’m just saying…

      • Michael says:

        Well looky here, we have a homophobic troll. Abusive comments and then “I’m just saying…” Absolute class.

        • Charlemagne says:

          “Abusive comments”?! Who did I abuse specifically? Give me a name please, I’m curious.

          Get over yourself, man!

      • Eric says:

        “Come on people, that’s rubbish only good for some faggot survivors out of the ’80s!”

        Offensive and incorrect assumptions are clearly your forte.

      • Julian H says:

        Who cares about Tears for Fears? Me and many other music lovers. They are one of the best bands still active and they have made some of the best art-pop/rock music ever! Have you ever listened to one of their albums in its entirety? What music do you like, anyway?

  60. Simon says:

    If anyone from a label such as BBR is reading, 25th anniversary, expanded issues of the following would be nice:

    En Vogue – Born To Sing

    Oleta Adams – Circle Of One

    Family Stand – Chain

    Soul II Soul – Volume 2 (A New Decade)

    Caron Wheeler – UK Blak

    Beats International – Let Them Eat Bingo

    Just saying…

  61. Gareth says:

    Would like to see House of Love’s fontana albums released again with b-sides, demos, live tracks etc included. Some of their b-sides from this era were superb. The same for Levitation. The original double CD of ‘Meanwhile Gardens’ has been rumoured for a while but never seems to appear. A lot of their tracks are vinyl-only.

    Really like the site, Paul. A happy new year to you. Great to see people still caring about the physical product of music.

  62. Lennie says:

    I’d like to see Demon finish what they started by finally releasing reissues of the remainder of the Steve Miller Band catalogue. They did a superb job on every album, and finally had the last 3 (Rock Love, Recall the Beginning, and Joker) listed for pre-order for an entire year, only to then cancel them without any explanation. Those of us who purchased the reissues now have a hole in their collection due to the failure of the last 3 to ever show up. anyone have any information on this?

  63. Mark A says:

    I’m sad to see that there is no mention of an imminent/possible release of Simple Mind’s ‘Empires and Dance’ which was released 25 years ago this year and is by far their most adventurous album.

    • David Simon says:

      I hate to reinforce someone else’s comment about how old you’re going to be if you’re interested in certain re-releases, but it’s actually 35 years since Empires and Dance came out!

  64. Will says:

    Maybe Springsteen’s The River boxset will get released this year.
    Apart from that, I’d love to see a Super deluxe edition of Talk Talk’s Colour Of Spring. Hi def. 5.1. etc.

  65. Glenn Odin says:

    Curious if the Ian Gillan 9cd set from Demon midi. Is still on the cards for February?

  66. Baward says:

    I was watching one of the features on Steven Wilson’s Youtube feed about his new album ‘Hand. Cannot. Erase.’ and was thinking of the interesting points he made about being a big fan of Kate Bush’s The Dreaming, and thought ‘his reputation as the go-to man for 5.1 remixes of old classics + the 30th birthday of Hounds Of Love’; how great to have him get his hands on her multitracks… :-)

  67. Mychael says:

    Coming from Bear Family in Spring 2015 – a 2CD Herman’s Hermits set, remastered and probably including a massive 100-page booklet with notes by Andrew Sandoval.

    • Phil Cohen says:

      Indeed. Herman’s Hermits “50th Anniversary Anthology”. 66 tracks in true stereo(56 of them in stereo for the first time). To be released by “Bear Family” on March 25th. 140 page booklet with liner notes by Andrew Saqndoval. Remixes by Ron Furmanek.

  68. Adam Rowland says:

    Now, the highlight of 2015 for me would be a SDE of George Michael’s Listen Without Prejudice Volume 1. It is 25 years next year and such a classic album.
    As a massive collector of GM, it is of course more likely that I will win the lottery but we can dream.
    The SDE could of course include some demos (which we know exist), tracks from the shelved LWP Volume 2 (which we know exist) amd perhaps some other unreleased gems that we don’t know exist!
    Wonderful opportunity to repackage with box, pics from the era that never saw the light of day and hey……
    Perhaps even a DVD from the C2C tour of the same year?
    Oh, hang on is that a pig that just flew over my head?

    • Kiki says:

      Yes, that would be great ! But they could also put in the missing tracks from the “Faith” Reissue, when they put some B-sides from the “Listen …” era in it ! lol

  69. Michael says:

    My wish list would be a Ritchie Family box set (just the first 4 albums), a LIPPS INC. box set, the remaining 2 Silver Convention albums, probably too late now but maybe a Royksopp b-side collection, and a big yes to a deluxe edition of 1984 by Eurythnics.

  70. Charlemagne says:

    @James Pigg – “happy new year to Paul and all the SDE gang”.

    James, SDE is a PERSONAL blog by Paul Sinclair, there is no gang and no staff. He likes to use words such as “we” or “our”, but the truth is that he is the ONLY person behind this big advert.

    He’s got some buddies at Edsel and other labels that get mentioned pretty often over here, and that’s how he must get the majority of the stuff they release. He simply does some publicity and gets rewarded for it, let’s stop pretending there’s some sort of team working on here, come on!

    • Eric says:

      I interpreted the “gang” as all the mad people who regularly comment on the various posts that Paul makes…. ;)

    • trash says:

      Does it matter if it’s just Paul or a whole team of people?
      It’s a great site and we love it!

      Happy New Year to Paul (and his minions :) and all the regulars who post on here!

      Here’s to a superdeluxe 2015 for all!

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Charming contribution, Charlemagne. Goodwill to all men and all that. If you think this blog is just an ‘advert’ then try reading the review of Suede’s Dog Man Star super deluxe (issued by Edsel), or the analysis and criticism of Edsel’s Robert Palmer reissues.

      Not really sure what the point of your comment was? You are hoping to pull back the curtain and reveal what exactly? That a bloke called Paul Sinclair runs a music blog. Everyone knows that already! Thanks for telling me who my friends are and who I employ etc.

      • Charlemagne says:

        No problem Paul, nothing bad on making PR for labels, just don’t pretend you’re a music journo ;)

        Sometimes reading this blog makes me laugh and that’s where my comment was from, didn’t mean to reveal anything, really.

    • Ant says:

      Sheeeesh, steady on there. I am quite sure that was just a “blanket” greeting from James to Paul and all his readers. What is your issue? And if it’s something to do with the way Paul administers this infallibly wonderful site (one of the best music sites online in my view) then perhaps you should go elsewhere. I’ll call you a cab.

    • Michael says:

      I don’t understand your point at all Charlemagne. Regardless of any benefits Paul gets from running this site (and so he damn well should because clearly a lot of work goes into keeping us updated, updates I’m sure I’m not the only one checking for daily), this is one of the best CD release sites around.

      Lots of fruit juice should sort that nasty New Year hangover.

  71. Matttt says:

    This is the year for a deluxe edition of Scritti Politti’s Cupid & Psyche ’85. This is a solid album to begin with. Extended mixes, b-sides and videos would only add to this classic. Green Gartside, are you reading this?

    • Dav says:


      • Didi says:

        Thirted !
        The remastering on their Absolute/best of is so great. Cupid&psyche 85 and Provision (1988) are two of my alltime-favourites.

    • timhaydu says:

      thank you matttt for mentioning this!!!! i agree. i’ve been having a “cupid” revival lately and it has really irritated me that that album hasn’t even been remastered yet! “perfect way” still affects me deeply. takes me straight back to when i was 17!

  72. James Pigg says:

    Happy New Year to Paul and all the Super Deluxe Edition gang.

    Just wondered Paul if there was any news about the Free: From The Shadows box set finally making an appearance in 2015?

    My other wants are anniversary editions of the first Paul Hardcastle album (with all the remixes and b-sides); Purple Rain by Prince and an expanded version of Fleetwood Mac’s Tango In The Night.

    Lets hope they can all happen :-)

  73. Jesse Light says:

    The rest of The Sound albums (after the fantastic box set of their first three albums last year) from 1984-1987 are out in one amazing box in February, including their live album, In the Hothouse, and early recordings comp, Propaganda. It also includes demos and b-sides! http://www.adrianborland.com/merchandise/the-sound-shock-of-daylight-heads-hearts-in-the-hothouse-thunder-up-propaganda-5-cd-set/35.html (also available to pre-order at amazon.uk much cheaper.)

    • DJ Salinger says:

      Really pleased the second half of The Sound’s story is getting the same treatment at last. Listening to last year’s box set was a reminder of what a truly great “lost” band they were. The new set is superb value for money, too. Happy days…

  74. NeilKelly says:

    Old material: A-ha! x 4, Art Of Noise: At the end of the century, Samantha Fox: Fox box, FGTH: Sex mix 2 (possibly)?, Heaven 17: How men are, James: Laid, Kylie Minogue x 4, OMD: Junk culture, Simple Minds: Sparkle in the rain, Tears for fears: Sowing the seeds of love, Thompson Twins: Vinny Vero compilation (announced 2013), The Time Frequency: Dominator, UB40: Present arms in dub and Labour of love

  75. NeilKelly says:

    DVD’s / Blu rays (possibly)… Adam Ant: Dirk wears white sox / Live at Hammersmith 2014, Culture Club: Live at Heaven 2014, Samantha Fox: The videos, Gary Numan: Live at Hammersmith Odeon 2014 (although will no doubt need a lot of work as voice was gone for whole gig)!, Kim Wilde: The videos

  76. NeilKelly says:

    I came here for any info to update my own personal 2015 list of releases but unfortunately found nothing new. Some releases are mentioned above so i’ll quickly jot down what i had on my list. Admittedly some are rumours from 2013/2014. I have release months and titles for many…
    New: Adam Ant, Bananarama, Culture Club, Def leppard, Duran Duran, Enigma, Fleetwood mac, Samantha Fox, Happy Mondays, Heaven 17, Wendy James, Howard Jones, Kraftwerk (still hoping), Level 42, Madness, Madonna, Magic Brothers, New Order, OMD, Kate Pierson, PIL, The Prodigy, Cathal Smyth, The Specials (Covers, rumoured 2013), The Stone Roses, Then Jerico, The Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra, The Time Frequency, VA: So 80’s 9, Kim Wilde.

    • NeilKelly says:

      Can i edit? Missed out Little Boots 3rd album (New)

    • Warren Mason says:

      The fact that Madonna’s Like A Prayer has yet to be reissued is criminal. In my view her best album by a mile and the master in circulation could really use a punch. One of the big reasons for this is that in ’89 mastering engineers were still rightfully concerned with reproduction of recordings on the audio equipment consumers had access to at that time. The low end frequency, in particular, was an element that was toned down to accomodate what the average listener used to play the recording. It is for this reason that there is no bass on Metallica’s …and Justice for All (I am kidding about that). Like a Prayer is a good mix, but it could be much more dynamic (without compressing the heck out of it to make it really loud, please).

    • trash says:

      Kraftwerk? Now that would be something…

  77. Rob says:

    Howard Jones is releasing his new album ‘Engage’ in Q1, I believe through pledge music.

    Is there any news yet on the Haircut One Hundred album that was mentioned at the time of the reunion concert a couple of years ago. Nick Heyward and the band talked about finishing the unreleased second album. It would be great to hear some of the songs in ‘Haircut’ format because some of them were altered greatly for inclusion on Nick’s debut solo album North Of A Miracle.

    Whilst any Warner’s reissue of Purple Rain would be brilliant, I would rather see official releases of some of Prince’s other unreleased work of the time – the Camille album for example.

    • Warren Mason says:

      What most think of as the Camille project, with the exception of the studio version of “Rebirth of the Flesh”, has all been officially released in various places. There is a scarcely (it at all) known tidbit that I will share: the initial mastered version of the three album Crystal Ball was credited to Camille rather than Prince. By the time Crystal Ball was edited and became the two album Sign ‘O’ the Times, many of the songs attributed to the Camille album were not included. Camille was not shelved as commonly believed, the project just morphed into something much bigger and evolved.

      As an aside, almost all of Crystal Ball has been officially released as well, again with the studio version of Rebirth… being the lone omission. From what I recall, there are only a couple of extremely minor mixing differences between the final mastered Crystal Ball and the official versions. If memory serves the synth bass in “Strange Relationship” was a bit louder in the mix and the orchestration into to “Crystal Ball” ran two or three seconds longer. Even “Joy in Repetition”, which eventually turned up on Graffiti Bridge several years later, uses the same master. I have heard the actual master, not a bootleg.

      What I would really like to see, which will most likely never happen for a variety of reasons, is an official release of songs written for other artists with Prince’s lead vocals. Another unlikely scenario, but some compilation of unreleased tracks from the periods of the Dream Factory (’86) and the Rave Unto the Joy Fantastic (’88) projects would be very interesting as well. For now I just hope that his rich catalog of released material (b-sides, remixes, scattered songs, etc.) is reissued in straight forward deluxe editions!

      …and what about Stevie Wonder’s catalog? Hmmm….

    • trash says:

      Bumped into Nick in Henley a few months ago (apparently he lives nearby) and asked about the album and supposedly (at least then) they were still working on stuff but taking their time as they are all family men these days.

      Hope it sees the light of day in 2015.
      And yes I would love them to finish off the curtailed second album (the bootleg of the basic tracks sounds like it would have been great).

  78. Eric says:

    I’d love to see this included as a regular feature/section on SDE, although labels are notorious for messing about with release schedules and the info could become obsolete very quickly. Worth a try, I suppose!

    The thing which strikes me about the list of things on their way is…how the hell am I going to afford the ones that catch my eye….or perhaps more pertinently, where would I find the time to listen to it all? I’m beginning to really understand what John Peel used to say about reaching a point in life where you realise you’ll struggle to listen again to all the music you’ve ever loved.

  79. Barry Whiting says:

    Presumably ‘Loaded’ by the Velvet Underground will see the light of day as part of the recent reissues (45th anniversary).

    And there’s no point trying to predict Neil Young but….given that 14 of his albums have been remastered for Pono, hopefully we may see some of those slip onto physical formats; I’d be happy enough with the official release series 5 to 8 on CD as a start.

  80. Dean says:

    The one I’m tracking is Feelin’ Right Box set by Pat Travers.

    Does anyone know if these are using new masters, the same masters from the recent Japanese releases, or the needle drops from Majesty Rock issued previously?

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Don’t know, but will try to find out…

      • Dean says:

        Cheers Paul. Fingers crossed it’s not the needle drops. Other than in Japan in recent times the albums included have not had a decent release in the digital age.

        • Paul Sinclair says:

          Hi Dean – I’ve found out about Pat Travers. The good news is these are newly remastered from the original sources. The tapes were located in the US, apparently. Andy Pearce has done the remastering, so they should be very good. Hope that helps, Paul

  81. Mark says:

    a-ha’s ‘East of the Sun West of the Moon’ and ‘Memorial Beach’ are incredible albums… can’t wait to see what the deluxe versions contain.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      I agree! East of the Sun West of the Moon is going to be a 2CD+DVD with the DVD containing Live in South America.

      • AnonyMousE says:

        I thought they were all 2cd + dvd of videos (there is not a complete video collection :( ), a la Carlisle…
        Anyway, I can’t really wait for these A-ha reissues ! :)

        • Aevion says:

          Only East of the Sun has been confirmed to have a DVD so far. Rather frustrating really that nothing’s been said about the formats yet, which makes me feel like it could be a while before they actually come out.

          They really should all have DVDs, because like you said, there is no music videos collection.

  82. Philip says:

    Interesting to see mention of Kate Bush Before The Dawn Bluray release in April. What was the source for this annoucement? One can only assume that without a response, the above statement is not true.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      It’s in the “April and Beyond” section – and the text makes clear we don’t know when it’s coming out “Kate Bush‘s Before The Dawn will see a deluxe release – probably a multi-disc book set – but we may have to wait for it”. Not sure I agree with your logic – if there is not a response to you challenging some information it must not be true!? I would like to think SDE has a reputation for being both accurate and making clear the difference between fact and speculation.

      • Leslie Hanagan says:

        Someone on the Steve Hoffman forum has posted that the Warner Music branch of Australia has a live Kate Bush release currently scheduled for March/April.

  83. Stu says:

    Re : – Garbage. I can recall reading somewhere that they were previously going to release a B-Sides collection (which would be ace), but there was some issue where the master tapes had been lost/destroyed. Wonder how/if that will affect the debut album reissue ?

  84. Alfonso says:

    A Lou Reed reedition campaign starting with the 70´s albums was on discussion for 2014. With some of this albums the comprehensive (and cheap) “Original album Series” out of print it seems it´s something will definitely happen in 2015. Any new about it? A Transformer and Berlin superdeluxe editions in the way they have done these years with the Velvet Underground catalogue would be splendid…

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Could definitely see that happening at some point… but have no idea if there are any plans at present.

  85. Le Baron says:

    There should be 2 Mike Oldfield albums reissued before next summer: Discovery and the Killing Fields.
    Happy new year Paul, and Keep up the good work!

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Thank you. Happy New Year to you too.

      • Eric says:

        Happy New Year, Paul…this site continues to go from strength to strength. The nature of reissues tends to frustrate me these days, not to mention the actual products themselves sometimes, but that’s never a criticism of the work you put into SDE!

  86. Nick says:

    Would this be the right year to perhaps get a 24th anniversary re-issue of that criminally ignored gem of an album from the 90s by Eg and Alice “24 Years of Hunger”? Maybe a bit obscure but it’s a true masterpiece. If you’ve never heard of it before, check out the reviews online and see if you can track down a copy.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      A personal favourite that I bought at the time. I also have a CD single or two with the remixes and non-album tracks. I’m amazed this hasn’t been reissued given the success Eg White has had as a songwriter – he won an Ivor Novello for Will Young’s “Leave Right Now” IIRC and I liked his work with Natalie Imbruglia (Shiver). He co-wrote Adele’s Chasing Pavements too.

    • sennj says:

      I’ll second the call for an Eg and Alice reissue–what a wonderful pop record that was! (I’d like to see Botany 5 get some reissue love as well…)

  87. stecov says:

    The UB40 situation is very confused at the moment.

    The Deluxe Present Arms was originally scheduled for Nov 24, then Jan 26 and now shows Feb 23 on Amazon UK.

    Meanwhile a Deluxe Labour Of Love HAS emerged on Amazon, currently scheduled for 2 Mar.

  88. Lee says:

    Psst, Paul… You might want to alter one of the above links so it says ‘Present Arms’ and not ‘Labour of Love’.

  89. Ryan says:

    Looking forward to a possible surround sound remix of “The Seeds Of Love”! It’s quickly becoming my favorite Tears for Fears album, and after the AMAZING surround remix of “Songs from the Big Chair”, I have High Hopes! :)

  90. mike says:

    Disappointing that the Thrashing Doves reissue doesnt have all the mixes of Jesus on the Payroll, the balearic collectors would have killed for those digitally, think they may outweigh Thrashing Doves collectors, ‘seminal album’ or not :)

  91. Soren says:

    In March 2015 the Street Sounds label will re-release Electro 1 from 1983 in a deluxe album version.

  92. Igor says:

    Waiting for 30th anniversary SDE of Paul Hardacastle’s 85′ album, which probably will include “19” on all five languages, different versions of “Don’t Waste My Time” + B sides instrumentals, maybe some “forgotten” alternate takes and promos like “19” instrumental…

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      The masters are lost for the foreign language versions.

      • Kiki says:

        Don’t Know about the masters, but both 7″ and 12″ edit of the french version have been available in our country … Maybe they should try to get in touch with Arnaud Ralite, the people who is behind the source of both french compilation “Les tubes 80 introuvables Vol. 3 – c’est votre boum” & “100 tubes 80 introuvables” …

      • NeilKelly says:

        Really. I never knew that. Shocking. Maybe a decent load of vinyl rips instead then. I have spoke to PH on FB about 19 coming out with all mixes. I have around 30 mixes!

  93. Henry says:

    Looking forward to A-ha, Kylie (if the prices drop!) and the Kate Bush BR. “Purple Rain” would be fantastic, but we’ll see if it will ever come out – it is Prince after all!

    There was a fantastic deluxe release of “Please” by Pet Shop Boys in 2001. I would rather see them continue the amazing Further Listening series instead of re-releasing “Please”.

    But the release I am most looking forward to this year is the new Madonna album, “Rebel Heart”. Give me new music from Madonna any day over re-issues of her old work – although, in a perfect world, we would get both!

    • Aevion says:

      I’m honestly shocked a big boxset of one of her 80s albums (like Like a Prayer) hasn’t been released yet. But that being said, I’d rather her label not just issue something for the money.

      As for her new music, I’m a bit divided on it myself. I loved Confessions (one of my favourite albums of hers), but I never really got into her last two albums. I haven’t listened to her new material yet.

  94. Codringher says:

    You forgot about King Crimson reissues. ‘Beat’ and ‘THRAKBOX’ has already been announced.

    • Tom says:

      Taken with a grain of salt – they keep announcing upcoming releases and then not following through. Beat and ToaPP were supposed to be out long ago and got pushed aside for the expensive, limited interest Larks/Road To Red/Starless boxes (considering that most of the target audience for those boxes already bought many of the shows in the boxes via DGMLive. Thrakboxx will likely be no different.) I really have very little faith that anything they announce that isn’t imminent is actually going to be released. I’ll believe it when I see it, in other words.

  95. Guy says:

    Surely the 30th anniversary of PSB’s Please falls in 2016 – West End Girls was Xmas 1985 with the album following.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      They are likely to want to release something in Q4 and Autumn 2015 is nearer to the anniversary than Q4 2016. That said, I don’t think record labels are all that bothered about anniversaries anymore, so IF something does come out it will more likely just be when it’s ready.

      • Aevion says:

        It’d be interesting to see what they do with Please. Personally I’d like to see EMI reissue the Further Listening sets and add Nightlife and Release to the set.

        That being said, I’m much more excited about their next album. Electric was a fabulous record, and I’m thrilled to hear Stuart Price will be producing again.

        • Paul Sinclair says:

          The Further Listening sets were very good in terms of both presentation and track selection, and they were obviously had loads of band involvement too. The mastering has been criticised a bit, especially for albums like Behaviour. The market has changed so much in 14 years and there is definitely demand for a super deluxe version of Please, for example. If Warners can re-reissue A-ha’s Hunting High and Low after only 5 years then I doubt they’ll have any problems putting out Please after a 14 year gap. But we’ll have to wait and see.

          • Roland says:

            I think, the Further Listening-Series is dead. These Days a simple Double-CD-Set isn´t very attractive for old fans and for the Label.
            They should go the Super-Deluxe-Route.
            Neil and Chris are highly active these days, they can bring in a lot
            of things.
            There could be sooo much: The Albums better remastered, all Singles, all Remixes, new Multi-Channel-Mixes, new Remixes, Demo´s and all that in a lavish Box.
            Let´s not forget: New HQ-VINYL! So many PSB-Albums are out of Print on Vinyl!

  96. spaceboy says:

    I’m looking forward to NEW albums this year by:

    Chris Joss
    José González
    Tears for Fears(?)

    Are there any notable V/A box sets planned for release this year?

  97. Andrea says:

    What do you mean about the Tears For Fears reissue campaign? Do you think that a deluxe of The Seeds Of Love will be released in 2015?
    I think not, since there is their new album to be released, and also the 30th anniversary of TSOL would be in 2019….

    • Aevion says:

      Pretty sure its going to be released this year. Their new album was supposed to be out in 2013, and then 2014. The previous two albums were reissued those two years so it seems they’re not worried about clashing release dates. Unless they are and we won’t be getting TSOL this year :(.

      I hope that after this, Elemental gets some attention. At least a simple expanded edition like Raoul.

      • trash says:

        Yes indeed – Elemental needs some love. A really underrated/overlooked album from the group. There are some stellar b-sides and it would be great to have some demos too!

  98. Kuba says:

    I hope this year will be reissue Basia’s Album “London, Warsww, New York”

    • Marty says:

      Vinny Vero (producer) has indicated on FB that mastering for a deluxe “LWNY” is just about finished and that it’s going to be just as deluxe as the “T&T” reissue on Cherry Pop. Should be out early Spring, I figure.

      • Paul Sinclair says:

        Yes, I think that is on the way. Hopefully with the demos that never made it onto “Time and Tide”…

  99. Elliot says:

    I look forward to the Garbage box, hopefully with some unreleased material as I have most of the b-sides from collecting the singles.

    Hoping for the Machina reissue from The Smashing Pumpkins to be out soon as the Adore one was excellent.

  100. Nancy says:

    JANUARY also will bring us Adam Ant’s new compilation “Playlist: The Very Best Of Adam Ant” (out Jan 5), Thrashing Doves’ “Bedrock Vice” expanded reissue (out Jan 19), Billy Ocean’s “Billy Ocean” expanded reissue (out Jan 23) and The Exploited’s “The Exploited 1980 – 1983” box-set (out Jan 26). A series of triple CD sets entitled “The Triple Album Collection” for a bunch of artists including Suzi Quatro, America, Udo Lindenberg, Chris Rea, Simply Red, Talk Talk and Kim Wilde will be there as well. All are coming out Jan 9.
    FEBRUARY also will see new albums by T’Pau (“Pleasure & Pain”, out Feb 2), Kate Pierson (“Guitars And Microphones”, out Feb 17) and The Pop Group (“Citizen Zombie”, out Feb 23) as well as new compilations by Martin Hannett & Steve Hopkins (“The Invisible Girls”, out Feb 2) and Ken Laszlo (“Greatest Hits & Remixes”, out Feb 13).
    New Marc Almond (“The Velvet Trail”) and Camouflage (“Greyscale”) albums are coming out in MARCH – Mar 9 and Mar 27 respectively.
    Samantha Fox and Kim Wilde, both will release their new albums as well as promo video collection DVDs in 2015.
    Heaven 17’s “How Men Are” and Section 25’s “Always Now” will be reissued as deluxe-edition sets in 2015 too.
    Enigma and New Order announced the release of their new albums in 2015 as well.

    • Aevion says:

      I can’t wait for the new Camouflage album; Shine sounds like a hit. I wish they’d put out individual reissues as well as that massive boxset; 2CD editions have been a dream of mine for quite a while now.

      Also, is the Heaven 17 one confirmed?

      • Nancy says:

        The Heaven 17 one is confirmed. Martyn Ware did it in the latest Classic Pop Magazine issue. He also said the band have been talking to Universal Music for a few months now about maybe doing an entire Heaven 17 career box set that would contain the whole thing – not only the ones that are on Virgin EMI, but also “Bigger Than America” and all the more current ones.

        • Aevion says:

          Now that would be fantastic! Although I just bought Bigger Than America to complete my collection of their albums as I didn’t expect them to be reissuing that one at all.

  101. Jaysen says:

    Still hopeful that 2015 might bring the continuation of The Cure’s reissue campaign with a nice “Wish” set.

  102. Boaz Halachmi says:

    Paul, this gives me an idea for a feature in the site: a “calendar” page for forthcoming releases, so visitors to the site can always pop in and see in one place/page an updated release schedule (something like Amazon’s Future Releases page). You can of course link to articles you write and shop links. It can also help collectors plan their shopping and expanses.

    • Alan Fenwick says:

      Excellent idea with the calendar.

      Take a look at modern-vinyl.com website and see their release calendar for inspiration

  103. Barry Page says:

    The lavish first Go-Betweens box set is also out in mid-January.

    ***** – MOJO
    **** – Q
    8/10 – UNCUT

  104. Lanny Justice says:

    You still need to take me charity shop shopping!! :)

  105. Garbage will be putting out a 20th anniversary box + book sometime around Q2, along with a debut album tour, upfront of their sixth studio album. Their first single appeared on Volume 12 in December 1994, and on metal tin 7″ in March 1995.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Interesting… thanks.

    • Darren Leach says:

      Looking forward to that. Still have my metal box 7″! Cant believe I bought it new 20 years ago!

      I would like to see Supergrass – I Should Coco getting a reissued finally – also 20 years old in 2015. Are we going to get all the Britpop reissues this year? Perhaps a resurgence? :)

    • Alan Fenwick says:

      That’s good new with the Garbage release, I do like that album a lot, let’s hope they do a good job on it.

  106. Billy says:

    Good to see that Roxy are finally getting a decent reissue, they’ve been poorly served in the past with reissues. The 4 CD box set didn’t have much to tempt those who had the regular CDs.

    Really hoping with the 40th anniversary of ‘Another Green World’ we could see an expanded reissue as a prelude to his other stuff. Though Eno’s someone with little interest in revisiting his past so suspect that’s a pipe dream.

    Finally, hopefully the Kate Bush concert release acts as a spur to get deluxe editions of her back catalogue. Though I understand there’s a load of rights issues at play here.

    • Mark A says:

      I heartily second the wish for a deluxe/expanded edition of Eno’s AGW (and more), but I fear that’s just a pipe dream as Eno is firmly on record as having no interest in revisiting the past. The recent reissues were somewhat underwhelming as regards the contents of the bonus discs (with the exception of the “official” release of ‘My Squelchy Life’) and one has to imagine that they were the brainchild of his brother-in-law and that they would never have seen the light of day otherwise. It’s also on record that Eno has loads of unreleased material from the past decade or so but it’s unclear if there is similar material from the 70’s.

  107. Simon Franklin says:

    Also on the horizon is the deluxe reissue of the small faces autumn stone which was muted for last year and work has begun on a decca box set to accompany the superb here comes the nice set. I also have heard rumours of a faces reissue programme to tie in with reunion/tribute concerts to celebrate the small faces 50th and the faces, watch this space!

    • Philip Cohen says:

      Charly/Snapper’s expanded reissue of “Small Faces-The Autumn Stone” is in long-term limbo, if not cancelled, due to Universal Music’s reluctance/unwillingness to license 6 songs that the group recorded for British Decca.

      I reality, with a complete set of expanded “Small Faces” expanded album CD reissues from Charly & Universal, and Charly’s “Here Comes The Nice” boxed set, you can assemble “The Autumn Stone” on your computer, and burn it to CD-R. There is no longer anything unique to “The Autumn Stone” that isn’t already available on other CD’s

      Tribute concerts maybe, but reunion, no.
      3 of the 4 “Small Faces” members are now dead, as are 2 of the 5 “Faces”.

  108. Simon Franklin says:

    There’s going to be a huge jam box set, probably towards the end of the year. Think the smiths and the clash soundsystem. It’s going to tie in with a new official documentary film made with the co-operation of all three members and a book. Not to mention the ‘revival’ of the aborted exhibition in the summer which will include unseen footage from the last concert at Brighton – not the poor footage from YouTube. So all in all 2015 could be the year of the jam!

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Bloody hell…. Paul Weller / The Jam must have more box sets and deluxe editions than any other artist. You wonder what is left especially after the super deluxe boxes of the last few years…

    • Darren Leach says:

      Stanley Road is 20 years old this year in June. That was a big album for him!

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