Universal’s Nirvana In Utero 3CD+DVD box (due 23 September) has dropped from £108 to £96 in the UK. It remains $150 in the USA. The best deal is Amazon in Germany where you can pick this up for €86 or £74.
More details on In Utero here.
High Vibration, the 16 SACD Japanese Yes box (4 September), has dropped by around £50 in the UK but remains an eye-watering £438. It’s slightly cheaper in Germany (€488/£421) but once you factor in shipping there’s little in it. The USA get the best deal at $563 / £367, but don’t risk importing to the EU, since you’re likely to get stung with import duty.
More details on High Vibration here.
The Chic 12-inch vinyl box set (released on 26 August) was a lesson in getting your Amazon pre-orders in early. Originally retailing at just over £30 in the UK, it went up to its current price of £43 little more than a week later. It’s even more expensive in the USA at $80 / £52. Canadian residents get the best deal at the moment at $57 or £35.
More details on The 12″ Singles box here.
The Beach Boys‘ Made In California 6CD box is due for release on 2 September. Originally just over £100 on Amazon UK, it actually dipped down to £66 for a few days early last month (something we alerted fans to on our facebook page) but has now increased to £83. For those in the UK we’d recommend ordering from Amazon Germany where it’s €76 (or £65) with standard shipping less than €4. Ordering from Germany might even be an attractive option for those in the USA where Made In California is a pricey $144.
More details on Made In California here.
Sound System the mega 13-disc set from The Clash (out on 9 September) started at well over £100 before dipping to £86. The current price on Amazon UK is £94, which is still massively cheaper than in Germany where you’ll pay €155 (£133). It’s only marginally cheaper than that in the USA, at $186 (£121) so for a change Britain is the ‘winner’ for The Clash box. Those in America can currently order from the UK and with VAT deducted pick this up for around $120, saving $66 on the US price (but remember to factor in shipping costs).
More details on Sound System here.
All prices are correct at the time of writing.