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PO Box 68477
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Paul’s skills include compiling & curating, tape research, design consultancy, sleeve notes and interviewing. If you’d like to bring Paul on board to help with a project, you can contact him here.


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2,095 responses to Get in touch

  1. Len Read says:

    Neil Young appears to have scrapped previous plans outlined this week to re-issue the sold-out Archives II box set with slightly changed art work.

    Instead ….well , here’s what he has just posted on his Archives website:

    “Reprise Records, my record company for about 50 years, underestimated the demand for Archives VOLUME II. We were all surprised. It is a beautiful package that I am proud to have made for you. I do feel badly that we did not deliver it to many who were waiting so long for it.

    “We don’t feel that offering more of a product sold as a limited edition is a good thing to do. Thank you to all who purchased this set.

    “In 2021 we will be offering more Archives VOLUME II products as Reprise had originally planned, available in all outlets. These, while not the boxed set, will offer all of the of the music and discs with a smaller book. The original large book will be available for separate sale.
    Thanks! NYA”

    I am still staggered someone thought 3,000 copies would be adequate.

    • Alastair says:

      It just confirms how much guess work record companies indulge in. I don’t totally blame them, but they should be considering other ways of marketing higher value box sets, for which it might be difficult to judge demand. Would a subscription model, with a non refundable deposit, not be a better way to establish how many copies to make? Who knows, it might make them more money, rather than the speculator non fans.

  2. Jabber says:

    Bravado in Germany has Paul McCartney III in red vinyl listed as still available for pre-sale. Curiously, they note it’s a limited edition – store exclusive. Perhaps they copied the description from McCartney’s store? Not sure how much shipping is the the UK, but 33 euro is a bit much to the U.S.

    https://www.bravado.de/p51-i0602435321875/paul-mccartney/iii-exclusive-red-vinyl-/index.html

  3. Glenn says:

    Erasure is releasing physical singles from The Neon album on Dec 4. Nice to see they haven’t abandoned physical singles releases.

    https://mute.ffm.to/cdbx-fa

    ‘FALLEN ANGEL’ 12″ VINYL
    SIDE A
    Fallen Angel – Georgia Remix / Hey Now (Think I Got A Feeling) – Nimmo Remix Extended Dub (previously unreleased) / Nerves of Steel – Bright Light Bright Light Remix

    SIDE B
    Shot A Satellite – Initial Talk Extended Dub (previously unreleased) / Hey Now (Think I Got A Feeling) – Daybreakers Dub (previously unreleased) / Nerves of Steel – Vince Clarke Extended Mix

    ‘THE NEON SINGLES’ – CD BOXSET (limited to 4,000)
    CD1
    ‘HEY NOW (THINK I GOT A FEELING)’
    Hey Now (Think I Got A Feeling) – Daybreakers Remix / Hey Now (Think I Got A Feeling) – Daybreakers Dub (previously unreleased) / Hey Now (Think I Got A Feeling) – Daybreakers Instrumental (previously unreleased) / Hey Now (Think I Got A Feeling) – Philip George Remix / Hey Now (Think I Got A Feeling) – Philip George Dub Remix (previously unreleased) / Hey Now (Think I Got A Feeling) – Philip George Remix Instrumental (previously unreleased) / Hey Now (Think I Got A Feeling) – Nimmo Remix / Hey Now (Think I Got A Feeling) – Nimmo Remix Extended Dub (previously unreleased) / Hey Now (Think I Got A Feeling) – Nimmo Remix Instrumental (previously unreleased) / Shot A Satellite – Initial Talk Remix

    CD2
    ‘NERVES OF STEEL’
    Nerves of Steel – Extended Mix / Nerves of Steel – Bright Light Bright Light Remix / Nerves of Steel – Bright Light Bright Light Remix Dub (previously unreleased) / Nerves of Steel – Bright Light Bright Light Remix Instrumental (previously unreleased) / Nerves of Steel – 7th Heaven Radio Edit / Nerves of Steel – 7th Heaven Club Mix / Nerves of Steel – 7th Heaven Dub Mix (previously unreleased) / Nerves of Steel – 7th Heaven Remix Instrumental (previously unreleased) / Shot A Satellite – Initial Talk Extended Dub (previously unreleased)

    CD3
    ‘FALLEN ANGEL’
    Fallen Angel – Georgia Remix / Fallen Angel – Georgia Dub / Fallen Angel – Georgia Remix Instrumental / Fallen Angel – Confidence Man Remix / Fallen Angel – Confidence Man Dub / Fallen Angel – Confidence Man Remix Instrumental / Fallen Angel – Ben Rainey Remix / Fallen Angel – Ben Rainey Dub / Fallen Angel – Ben Rainey Remix Instrumental / Shot A Satellite – Initial Talk Remix Instrumental (previously unreleased)

  4. KevinK says:

    According to Uncut, Blondie are touring the UK next November (with Garbage) to promote their long-awaited archive box which will be called Blondie 1972-1984 Against The Odds. This is expected in four formats and will include unreleased bonus material.
    There’s also a live film/soundtrack release next spring based around their 2019 Cuba tour, and hopefully a new album in the works too.

  5. Phil Cohen says:

    All of the 1960’s & 1970’s King Crimson bassist/vocalists have passed :Greg Lake,Boz Burrell, John Wetton, and now Gordon Haskell. Haskell was 74 and died from Cancer. Haskell sang most of the tracks on the group’s third album “Lizard”, plus “Cadence and Cascade” on the group’s second album “In The Wake of Poseidon”. The backing track for “Cadence and Cascade” was originally intended for Greg Lake to sing (and there’s a rough mix with Lake singing), but the key was too high for Haskell, so the tape was slowed down so that Haskell could sing it, then sped up during mixdown. The line-up on the “LIzard” album disbanded without ever playing live, and Haskell regretted joining the group.

    • Yani P says:

      What a proper old school performer he was..releasing albums right through to 2020..a real industry stalwart that produced some superb music probably missed by the majority of the masses..(apart from THAT record)

  6. Stevie T says:

    Hello Paul, I just read a q&a with Graham Nash, where he mentioned that a Deja Vu boxset is ready, and coming out in a couple of months time, 5 or 6 discs, from the master tapes. What an incredible album that wS. Hopefully you could find out some more details and add it to your wonderful listing. Take care.

  7. Phil Cohen says:

    Usually, I supply information here, but today I’ll ask a question.
    Does the Charly Records label still exist? Their website has been defunct for a few weeks, and the troubled label has released almost nothing in recent years. As for “Immediate Records” recordings (to which Charly holds the non-UK rights), their last CD release (“Small Faces-There Are But Four Small Faces”) was issued back in the spring of 2014. Charly has continued to license an occasional track for Various Artists compilations, but the licensing is from a separate Charly affiliate company.

    • bruce kelso says:

      yes the charly label still is in around, their profile is low but they are still putting out new cd and vinyl. most of the vinyl is nothern soul 45s /comps and rockabilly 10 inches . also some mor as sammy davis jr etc. as for the small faces the well is dry sadly.

  8. Phil Cohen says:

    I’m starting to wonder if the ever-fickle and mercurial Neil Young is actually going to permit the release of “Archives Vol.2”. The scheduled date for preordering at Young’s site came and went with no preordering. How many times can Young tease, then disappoint his fans before they simply walk away in disgust.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      The scheduled date is 16 Oct, I thought.

      • The Golden Age Of The Phonograph says:

        Correct Paul, October 16th. Ole Shakey ain`t gonna let us down……………..is he?

        • Phil Cohen says:

          Yes, Shakey IS going to let us down. 3000 copies for the entire world, and after that it will be digital-only. I don’t buy files. I’ve just saved hundreds of dollars. Thanks for nothing, Neil.

          • Phil Cohen says:

            Update: The Neil Young box (reportedly) disappeared and reappeared a few times at Neil’s “Greedy Hand” online store. . The last time I looked, the set was available again, so I ordered it, but it was appallingly expensive ($267 bottom line), Greedy, indeed. I know that I’ll end up regretting it, especially since 3 of the 10 discs will be redundant to my collection.
            I guess Neil figures that if Paul McCartney can get away with this pricing, then he can too.

  9. Quante says:

    In all the years of viewing SDE, I’ve never seen this section.

    Phil Cohen certainly has a wealth of information. I read the info on the Beatles USA box set cd issues and how to solve them with interest.

    I finally checked my Sign O The Times cd set yesterday and half have surface marks, some worse than others – the DVD looks the worst. I haven’t checked the vinyl box set for warping, which is reported as a problem.

    I thought I’d wait to listen to the BBC documentary on Sign O The Times until the time the box set came out, only to find it’s now unavailable on the BBC Sounds app. I won’t wait too long to listen to the Guy Garvey special on Kate Bush’s Hounds Of Love, which has less than a month to listen to.

  10. Prince Fan says:

    The Free Design: Butterflies Are Free – The Original Recordings 1967-72, 4CD, el Records, 27 November 2020.

  11. Peter Muscutt says:

    Little info available at present, but Jarvis Cocker is re-issuing his first two (solo) albums on Black Friday Record Store Day (27th November I think).

    ‘JARVIS’ is on two-tone green coloured vinyl with a one-sided etched 7″ of ‘Running the World’.

    ‘FURTHER COMPLICATIONS’ is on white vinyl with a one-sided etched 12″ of ‘You’re In My Eyes (Discosong)’.

    Not sure on any bonus tracks – this was not mentioned, but I presume it’s a straight reissue apart from the coloured vinyl and bonus 7″ + 12″.

  12. Raoul Duke says:

    Al Stewart – 24 Carrots – 40th Anniversary Edition

    https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/al-stewart-24-carrots-40th-anniversary-edition-3cd/

    Interesting, that this is the first of his albums that will get Deluxe treatment. Maybe other albums will follow.

    • Phil Cohen says:

      Certainly, there’s some good tracks on “24 Carrots”, but the album would have been better if Al had continued to work with Alan Parsons. But it seemed that Al Stewart was no longer interested in hit singles. And on a later album (“Russians and Americans”) when Stewart included a track (“Lori Don’t Go Right Now”) in the vein of “Year of The Cat” or “Time Passages”, it wasn’t a hit and got omitted from American pressings of the album. Perhaps Stewart found, after his brief commercial success, that he didn’t want to be under the pressure to produce hits. In his mid-70’s, Stewart stil performs and he makes records when he wants to.

  13. Glenn says:

    New Order ‘Be A Rebel’ 12″ available on pre-order. 15% off until November 13 release date.

    Limited edition of 5000 worldwide.
    A1. Be A Rebel
    A2. Be A Rebel (Bernard’s Renegade Mix)
    B1. Be A Rebel (Stephen’s T34 Mix)
    B2. Be A Rebel (Bernard’s Renegade Instrumental Mix)

    Available on Dove Grey coloured vinyl, packaged with a blue metallic ink outer sleeve and full colour inner sleeve. Includes a high definition download code.

    https://store.mute.com/browse/new-order/products/new-order-be-a-rebel-limited-edition-dove-grey-12

    Original post on the single mentioned a CD being released but don’t see that listed yet. Hope that comes through and that it includes all of the tracks here.

  14. wesley mc dowell says:

    Gordon Haskell is a decent chap who seems to receive zero attention .Most people are probably not aware that he has released a new album this year . The Cat Who Got The Cream is a superb set of songs and is available direct from gordon at http://www.gordonhaskell.com .

  15. Dave H says:

    There’s been a few more SACD’s coming out of Honk Kong this year. These include greatest hits compilations by the Human League, Culture Club, Tears For Fears and The Cranberries. I’m not sure of the source of the material. The easiest place to find these releases is Import CD’s or American e-bay (ebay.com).

    In Japan, there’s been some more MQA x UHQCD releases which require more equipment if you want to hear the hi-res versions. These include releases by Kiss, The Jam, Small Faces and Blondie. CD Japan looks like the best source for all these releases.

  16. p britten says:

    Hi,
    About the DC box set: thank you for the information.

  17. Roel Glas says:

    For those interested in the forthcoming Eagles Live From The Forum there is a super deluxe edition on Warner’s Australian site containing 4LP, 2CD + Blu-ray. Not sure if this is exclusive to Australia as I haven’t seen it on any other sites.

  18. p britten says:

    Hey Paul, did you know that the Divine Comedy box set, initially slated for an august 2020 release and then reported to 9 October, has been delayed again and is now set for a 13 November release (according to DC official site). Do you know why? Covid again? Thanks…

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      That isn’t the case. Original pre-orders will ship on 9 October, but new orders placed now won’t ship until November. I guess that suggest they are making some more.

      • gwynogue says:

        I hope they are making more. Due to a personal financial fuck-up (explained in another post) I’ve had to cancel my DC pre-order. Fingers crossed I can try again in a month or two.

  19. Glenn says:

    Idiot Prayer – Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace will get a 2-CD and 2-LP vinyl release on Nov 20

    https://www.nickcave.com/news/idiot-prayer-album-and-cinema-release/

    DISC: 1
    1. Spinning Song
    2. Idiot Prayer
    3. Sad Waters
    4. Brompton Oratory
    5. Palaces Of Montezuma
    6. Girl In Amber
    7. Man In The Moon
    8. Nobody’s Baby Now
    9. (Are You) The One That I’ve Been Waiting For?
    10. Waiting For You
    11. The Mercy Seat
    12. Euthanasia

    DISC: 2
    1. Jubilee Street
    2. Far From Me
    3. He Wants You
    4. Higgs Boson Blues
    5. Stranger Than Kindness
    6. Into My Arms
    7. The Ship Song
    8. Papa Won’t Leave You, Henry
    9. Black Hair
    10. Galleon Ship

  20. Phil Cohen says:

    Australian-born 1970’s pop singer Helen Reddy has died in Los Angeles, mere weeks before what would have been her 79th birthday. She had been suffering from dementia. Reddy is best remembered for her woman’s liberation anthem “I Am Woman”

  21. Craig Hedges says:

    Does anyone know if the Pet Shop Boys have re-signed to Parlophone Records via Warner music? Their website now has a 2020 Warner Music UK copyright statement on the bottom of the page. The other option is that they have sold PSB partnership to Warners, which could mean a glut of dodgy cheap PSB compilations a la Duran Duran and Human League :(

  22. Len Read says:

    Analog Planet has an unboxing of the Wildflowers 7LP box set. It confirms the discs were cut using the original analogue tapes. Looks quite an amazing collection for those that have ordered ! Here is the YouTube link:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vo_kxHdvKEA

    • The Golden Age Of The Phonograph says:

      Sorry to be pedantic but it`s the 9LP Box Set, I could only take 35 seconds of this clip, that`s enough of Michael Fremer for me.

      • Len Read says:

        He answers all the questions about the source which I saw people were interested in. Apologies for trying to be helpful.
        PS: It is the 7 disc set .

        • The Golden Age Of The Phonograph says:

          Len I thought he was holding the 9 LP set, oops.

          You are being helpful, I`ve no doubt there`s a lot of good info in the unboxing clip. My comment about Fremer wasn`t meant to detract from that. It`s just a personal opinion that I have which I don`t expect others to agree with.

          Sorry I didn`t mean to be an ass!

  23. Ollie V says:

    I see the various Delicate Sound of Thunder sets are available 20th November..will probably grab the blu ray set and triple vinyl..

  24. Chris Squires says:

    Sad to report the death of Dave Kusworth a few days ago. He died peacefully in his sleep of a heart attack.

    According to Stephen Duffy, Dave had spent the summer compiling songs from old cassettes with Stephen down in Cornwall, where Stephen now lives.

    A huge part of the late 1970s early 1980s Midlands music scene, with a musical history intertwined with many of my favourite artists.

    This from my own, long defunct, website “Duffypedia”.
    Dave Kusworth – Born in Moseley, Birmingham, on March 23rd, 1960. He went to Moseley art school in the mid-’70s. His first gig was with “TV Eye” along with Dave Twist and Paul Adams later of “The Hawks”. He was responsible for persuading Stephen to leave Duran and join Obviously Five Believers who became “The Hawks”. Dave also recorded many times with the late Nikki Sudden. He has been in so many bands it is almost beyond recall, but here goes TV Eye, The Bible Belt, The Rag Dolls, The Last Bandits, Dogs D’Amour, The Jacobites, The Bounty Hunters (on Swordfish records SWFLP5), The Tenderhooks. He is currently still recording and touring with Dave Twist.” – 2006

  25. Phil Cohen says:

    Lee Kerslake, the drummer during Uriah Heep’s 1970 heyday has died at age 73. He retired from the group some years ago and had been ill with cancer for many years. Kerslake was 73.

    • bruce kelso says:

      ozzy and sharon really were deplorable to this guy. he had to ask for those platinum awards that he earned. his drumming in uriah heap was the best they ever had.a true stand up guy. cheers to ya mate RIP.

  26. Mike B says:

    James Taylor has done a couple of teasers on youtube this month indicating that he’s opening up his archive, like Joni Mitchell? Apparently more details on 18 September. Have you heard anything Paul?

  27. Len Read says:

    As of today, Music Magpie on eBay is selling NEW box sets and single CDs with a 15 percent discount, part of an eBay-wide come-on for selected stores. You can filter using the Music Magpie store search button. They have the Lloyd Cole New York set for a few pence over £35 and the recent five disc Allman Brothers career summation for around the same price. The Appetite for Destruction set is also available. Some other sets are way over priced so even with the discount they cannot match Amazon. Worth digging around. I noticed all the Be Bop Deluxe boxes on there. Fans will know if they are are bargain. They appear to be ! Good hunting.

    • Dave H says:

      The only problem with Music Magpie on e-bay is the pricing. Even with the 15% discount, it can still be higher than Amazon. You just have to do your homework if you’re looking for the best prices.

  28. Glenn says:

    CNN online article from yesterday:

    Vinyl record sales [in the US] surpass CDs for the first time since the 1980s
    https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/13/tech/vinyl-records-cd-sales-riaa

    Wonder how number of units sold compares given the price differences between vinyl and CDs (also inverted since the 1980s).

  29. Phil Cohen says:

    Hello. Like anyone who posts new release info on SDE, my posts are occasionally Cut n’Pasted and re-posted onto other forums, such as The Steve Hoffman Forums, a site about music, movies and electronics, operated by Los Angeles-based mastering engineer Steve Hoffman. Recently, after one of my posts on SDE was reposted to the Hoffman forums, somebody asked “Who is Phil Cohen?”, so I’ll answer that question. I am a CD and record collector who lives in Florida. In the early to mid-1990’s I was a CD boxed set compiler in London, until compiling opportunties dried up.
    I participated in Hoffman’s forums until 6 to 7 years ago. I didn’t know at the time that the Hoffman forum rules prohibited openly asking why the forums’ censors deleted a discussion thread.(this rule was later dropped). I asked that question and was permanently banned without even one forewarning. I think that I knew why the thread was deleted. One of the other forum members made mention (in a historical context) of a bootleg Beatles CD (a mention that today would no longer be prohibited) . I was basically looking for official confirmation of what I already knew. Though the reason for banning me is now obsolete, Hoffman’s gang of censors still won’t let me re-join the forum no matter how many years pass. Their forum will not permit a non-member (or ex-member) to contact them. I know that Hoffman forum members read this forum, and they Cut n’Paste material from this site, so this post is to answer their question.

    • Bruce Kelso says:

      hi phil. theirs on ONE forum to express ones opinion on and that here at SDE. i know that cause i see the many varying thoughts of us holding it in your hands that music collectors enjoy. for me SDE rules.

    • BSR says:

      I check this “Get in Touch” section here almost every day specifically looking for your posts. It’s nice to know a little bit more about you!

      • DaveM says:

        @BSR, same here. Phil your contributions are much appreciated and although I follow other forums, I find the endless speculation on them tiresome. This site delivers the real news for me and you are one of the key sources.

      • Chris Squires says:

        Ditto BSR, it’s interesting as much for the stuff that doesn’t make the front page , the stuff that can slip through the cracks.
        Thanks for your diligence and perseverance Phil.
        SDE has been a solid part of my life for about 7 years now and it’s souls like you who make it what it is.

      • Peter Stanton says:

        Here here BSR et al. My tastes are very much in line with what Phil writes about, so I am always checking for Phil’s posts and it is good to know a bit more about you Phil.

        Pete

  30. Michel D. says:

    Marillion fans like me will have to wait a bit longer for the deluxe box set of Fugazi as stated on Lucy Jordache’s FB page last week.
    This will now get released on January.

  31. Bruce Kelso says:

    jimi hendrix , stand next to your fire will be issued nov 20.recorded july 30 in maui hawaii it will be a 2 cd set with blu ray and 3 lp set with blu ray.short sample of video with sound is available and its smashing. the best thing is it seems that the original bass and drums are there not the 72 overdubs that has circulated. bout time and long time a comin.

  32. Mij says:

    My comments rarely seem to get published for some reason, like this one from Wednesday, but worth another go. New Ian Dury 3CD set released next month…

    https://amzn.to/3hmQ9zR

  33. Phil Cohen says:

    Expect a 3-CD “40th Anniversary edition” of Al Stewart’s “24 Carrots” on November 27th from the “Esoteric” label. The set has a disc of unreleased demo versions and a disc of unreleased concert material

  34. phantomengineer says:

    To follow ‘Workingman’s Dead’ from earlier this year, just announced is the 50th anniversary edition of ‘American Beauty’, again with an extra two CDS of live material, this time taken from the February 18, 1971 show at the Capitol Theatre. Another stonker of a show IMHO, so well worth the purchase. And of course, this highlights the fact that the Dead originally managed both of these albums within a few months in 1970!! Another purple period!

    • Peter Stanton says:

      That is good news.

      As an aside, why can’t we get the Garcia album?

      Pete

      • phantomengineer says:

        Last (new) re-issue Peter was, I think from Rhino in 2005, with the usual smattering of bonus tracks, available both singly and as part of the ‘All Good Things… …Studio Sessions’ box set, which is the way I bought it (the first five, studio albums with bonus tracks, and a further disc of outtakes). Both are long OOP seemingly, and the Garcia family, who I believe control his estate, seem more intent on releasing a succession of admittedly good live shows through the reactivated Round imprint. Even on e-bay, looks like you’re gonna part with at least £30.00 to get that CD version of the album!!

  35. Bruce Kelso says:

    as far as a who sell out deluxe, japan polydor issued a 2 cd set with both mono/stereo mixes and filled the rest of the disc with unreleased trax and rarities .this was back in about 2010. i really doubt there is more much.but who knows……….

    • Stan Butler says:

      I’m assuming this would have been the same track listing as the 2009 2 CD Deluxe version. Cost me £11 at the time.
      That had 53 tracks, so as you say, what more could be added?
      However it seems the thing now for single albums by classic bands to get the full SDE treatment.
      And you pay a lot more than £11!

  36. Glenn says:

    New New Order single ‘Be A Rebel’ released (physical formats forthcoming).

    http://www.neworder.com/

    • wesley mc dowell says:

      Wow , was not expecting anything new from New Order . Just had a quick listen , sounds fantastic , very uplifting and sad at the same time . That would be classic New Order then !! This is what we need right now more artists releasing new music and throwing caution to the wind . Thanks Glenn for the tip off !

  37. Phil Cohen says:

    Many performers, artist estates and record companies have decided to leave fans empty-handed (or with unsatisfactory alternate products) this year.
    Bruce Springsteen-Tracks 2:Postponed indefinitely in favour of a new solo album(I.E. without the E-Street Band)

    The Who-Sell Out (boxed set): Postponed until early 2021 to coincide with a new documentary.

    Queen-The Miracle (boxed set):Postponed indefinitely in favour of a CD,DVD & Blu-Ray of recent live recordings with Adam Lambert.

    George Harrison-All Things Must Pass (50th anniversary edition):Postponed until next year.

    All this makes me appreciate The Rolling Stones, King Crimson, Fleetwood Mac, Paul McCartney & The Doors even more. They’re coming through with boxed set product for their fans, instead of letting the fans down.

  38. Michel D. says:

    Annoyingly, Amazon Canada has cancelled quite a few of my recent pre order “due to lack of availability”; did this happened to others?:

    Eddie Piller Presents The Mod Revival / Various Artists
    From Brussels With Love / Various Artists
    Menswear Collection [Signed Boxset With Badge Set]
    Closed For Business: Ultimate Mansun Collection – 25th AnniversaryDeluxe Box Set (24CD+DVD & Book)
    Make More Noise: Women In Independent Music UK 1977-1987 / Various (w/Book)

    • WILLIAM ENGLAND says:

      Re: Make More Noise – you should check out the label’s own store (Cherry Red) as i’ve never had problems with new or pre-releases. Sometimes they are much cheaper than Amazon, sometimes more, I don’t know about shipping charges to Canada tho…

  39. Francis says:

    The latest Ben Liebrand ‘Grand 12-Inches 17’ 4 disc box set has an error at the end of track 6, disc 3, approximately 7:28+, because there is a skip and approximately 3 seconds of the song is missing. I can only hope a replacement disc will become available, because this spoils the set slightly. The track being ‘White Lines (Don’t Do It) (Long Version) by Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel.

  40. Purpledaniel says:

    A new Best of Rory Gallagher ddouble set is coming but Paul can you check the release date? Amazon USA and UK show different dates.
    Thanks

  41. Richard S says:

    Two Tone The Albums price has just dropped from £39 to £32.40, just after being released.

    https://amzn.to/3lMhdvY

  42. Phil Cohen says:

    There hasn’t been much released from the seemingly bottomless vaults of Motown in 2020, but that will change on September 18th, with the release of a UK various artists 2-CD set “A Cellarful of Motown Vol.5”. vol.4 was released 10 years ago. The artists are second tier Motown artists, but still, it’s got the Motown sound.

  43. Stan Butler says:

    At last, after a wait of 30 years.
    It’s Immaterial ‘s House For Sale is released on the 14th September.
    Available from BurningShed.

  44. Erik says:

    Hello Paul, I recently purchased an Alphaville Forever Young Super Deluxe Box Set. Mine did not come with the back song list page that was stuck on. Would you have any idea on who to contact to see if I could obtain one of those nice pages? Thank you for your time, Erik

  45. Dean says:

    Bob Marley – Catch A Fire deluxe £6.29 on Amazon the moment

  46. What? 2020? Worry? says:

    Muse fans can expect this box set in December

    https://amzn.to/3ln4SOs

    Muse brings their ‘Simulation Theory’ tour to life in this limited edition ’80s-inspired deluxe box set. The box set includes a pink/blue marbled LP with selections from the band’s September 2019 performance at London’s O2 Arena housed in a gatefold jacket, a VHS-like box containing a HD 5.1 DTS Master Audio Blu-Ray of the film, a fluorescent pink cassette of the film score written by Matt Bellamy, a Marvel Simulation Theory comic book and an 11×17 Marvel Muse poster. Each box will have metallic foil packaging.

  47. Phil Cohen says:

    Bad news. While a Bruce Springsteen archival boxed set is in development, it won’t be released this year. Too bad, because I would have bought it.

  48. Len Read says:

    News for Star Wars fans from Rolling Stone online:
    Ludwig Göransson’s soundtrack for Season One of The Mandalorian will be released as a massive and limited edition 8-LP vinyl box set via Mondo.
    Göransson’s individual scores for each of the eight episodes of Disney+’s Star Wars spinoff were initially only released digitally, but Mondo’s limited edition, one-time pressing will collect the entire Season One soundtrack for its first-ever physical release.
    The Mandalorian: Season One, limited to just 3,500 copies, is available to preorder beginning August 26th through the Mondo Shop. Each of the eight chapters, pressed on 180-gram vinyl, is housed in its own jacket featuring original artwork by Paul Mann. The entire 8-LP set is also housed in a heavy-duty slipcase adorned with the titular Mandalorian’s mudhorn Signet.

  49. Phil Cohen says:

    It’s not just a rumour: Joni Mitchell’s “Archives Vol.1:The Early Years 1963-1967” is coming October 23rd. The set features 119 tracks across 5 CD’s. Much of the material is live radio concert performances, but there are also numerous home recordings and some demos recorded for Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman. The earliest recordings (1963-1964) show Mitchell (then known as Joni Anderson) playing numerous traditional folk songs, but she soon developes her own songwriting. Mitchell states that for many of the original songs in this collection, that these are the only recordings, though there are a few songs that she would later record in the studio, including “Both Sides Now”, “The Circle Game”, “Little Green” & “Morning Morgantown”. The recordings in the set all predate her Reprise Records debut album.
    She once rezsented being refered to as “A Folk Singer”, but after listening to these vintage recordings, she realised that “I WAS a folk singer”. The set will also have a 40-page booklet including reminiscings from radio station personel who were present at these early gigs.

  50. Phil Cohen says:

    The word in circulation is that there will be no CD boxed set product from The Who this year. As The Rolling Stones once said, “If You Can’t Rock Me,Somebody Will”.
    I’m sure that this coming holiday season will bring enough vintage sounds from the 1960’s and 1970’s, that we’ll have enough to listen to, even without The Beatles or The Who.
    It’s unlikely that the COVID-19 situation will be much (or any) different in 2021, and if these artists, estates and record companies remain hesitant to release boxed sets next year, the audience (AKA “The Market”) will eventually walk away, no matter how commercially huge or famous that these groups were in their heyday.

  51. Phil Cohen says:

    Though still quite a bit into the future, expect a Super Deluxe boxed set for Queen’s album “The Miracle” on November 6th. Over at the forum on the group’s official website, a participant who is in the know (but highly restricted in what he is permitted to say) indicates that the boxed set will contain 5 CD’s and a Blu-ray disc. Just how that many discs will be filled remains to be seen.
    The sessions that produced the album yielded 3 non-L.P. B-sides, 2 extended dance mixes and four promo videos. There was no tour behind the album, hence no live versions. As we know, Freddir Mercury’s health was failing, and it was his decision, that rather than do a farewell tour, that, with limited time remaining to live, that the group should immediately go back to the studio and record another album, hence “Innuendo”.

  52. Phil Cohen says:

    The next (elaborately packaged) Sony Music Japan SACD in Quadrophonic (a 1970’s forerunner of surround sound) will be the 1969 debut album by Santana, released September 23rd.. Santana has an extensive discography of albums in quadraphonic, and this is only the third Santana Quadraphonic mix to be reissued.

  53. Bruce Kelso says:

    if hendrix would of played woodstock with billy cox and mitch mitchell instead of the larger group it would of been amazing. both billy and mitch knew the songs and it would of signaled the beginning of the future.

  54. Bryan Slevin says:

    I’ve just ordered the Seeds of Love (Box set and Vinyl) – finally I will get to hear this. Like a lot of people here I’ve been looking forward to this for years. Good shipping rates to Ireland too – thanks Paul.

  55. Alan says:

    3 CD Herb Alpert box on the way. Seems a bit overpriced at £83+ though

  56. Phil Cohen says:

    Warner Music’s massive 38-CD limited edition “Woodstock” set is now available as a high resolution 24-bit download (albeit minus the Jimi Hendrix performance which Sony Music refused to license). The download, available (for now) exclusively from HDTracks, has an introductory price of $400. Interestingly, while most recordings in the 38-disc set were newly remixed by compiler Andy Zax,(excepting the recordings by Melanie, Ravi Shankar , Jimi Hendrix & Mountain), in the case of the Hendrix performance, the Hendrix estate wanted their existing mix used. Zax was prohibited to newly remix the Hendrix set, though Zax had access to the first generation multitracks, versus Experience Hendrix’s (likely digital) 2nd generation copy of the original 1″/8-track tapes.
    The Hendrix estate’s version of the Woodstock show downplays second guitarist Larry Lee, by omitting Lee’s two vocal numbers, and by mixing down,mixing out or editing out Lee’s guitar playing, ostensibly because of tuning issues. Percussionists Jerry Velez & Juma Sultan are nearly inaudible, though whether that’s the way the recording is, or whether that’s the way the Hendrix estate wants it to be…is unknown.

  57. Phil Cohen says:

    More deluxe product is on the way. The “Esoteric” label completes its Procol Harum expanded multi-disc series on October 30th with a 2-CD edition of “Something Magic”. Disc Two has a BBC concert.
    Further into the future (No release date has been set), expect The Band’s “Stage Fright” & Alan Parsons Project’s “The Turn of a Friendly Card” to get the deluxe boxed set treatment with 5.1 surround mixes.
    Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s “Deja Vu” will receive an expanded edition in November. The packaging with be in a small book similar to that of the solo boxed sets by Crosby, Stills & Nash and the “CSNY 1974” box.

    • Roel Glas says:

      Thanks for the update Phil. Really looking forward to see what’s on the CSNY Deja Vu expanded edition (and The Turn of a Friendly Card – my favourite Alan Parsons Project album)

  58. Tom M says:

    Good news for Chris Squire fans who held off on the “Fish Out of Water” deluxe box. If you still want the hi-res surround version it’s getting a stand alone blu ray release later this year.
    https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/chris-squire-fish-out-of-water-blu-ray-high-resolution-edition/

  59. Brad B. says:

    The last time Duane, Gregg, Berry Oakley and Butch Trucks played together surfaces from 50 years ago. Would be interesting to learn what digital doctoring has been done to the original cassette to enhance the audio.
    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/duane-allman-final-allman-brothers-concert-live-album-1045092/

    (Not sure why my update share about XTC and Andy Partridge wasn’t posted. Thought readers would appreciate the information. Doing a bad job reading others’ minds these days, beg pardon.)

    • Bruce Kelso says:

      hi brad, GREAT NEWS. another ABB show. set list is the usual but its another piece of the live puzzle that will never be compleated. after that grand stand in sept of 71 at the warehouse which they played blue sky among the others that we all know it was a jammed packed show of nearly song played live . a MUST buy for oct. the flames that duane , greg , berry, jaimoe dicky and butch started will never go out, they just keep on burning higher and higher.

  60. Phil Cohen says:

    Undoubtedly, 1975’s “Fish Out of Water” by the late bassist/vocalist Chris Squire was one of the finest solo albums to emerge from the group “Yes”. Cherry Red’s “Esoteric” label gave the album the Super Deluxe treatment a few years ago, though there was little that could be added, other than single edits and both sides of a Chris Squire/Alan White single. For those who don’t need the vinyl records from the boxed set, and who longed for a lossless, high resolution release of Jacko Jacksyk’s new surround mix(the boxed set had lossy Dolby Digital & DTS). the “Esoteric” label will grant your wish on October 30th with a 96Khz/24-bit Blu-Ray audio edition of the album. It contains the new stereo & surround mixes and the video material (promo videos & an interview) as in the boxed set….and at a quite reasonable £11.99.
    While the Blu-Ray audio disc doesn’t contain the Chris Squire/Alan White single(“Run with The Fox”), the a-side appeared many years ago on CD, on the 4-CD set “Yesyears”

  61. Dean says:

    Don’t know if anyone can help me out here. Bought Depeche Mode – Playing The Angel SACD/DVD and I am finding the SACD in surround a bit underwhelming. No bass to speak of and very thin sounding. The back of the case states the SACD can be played in stereo but printed on the label is multi ch surround.
    Other SACD discs sound okay in surround though.

  62. Bruce Kelso says:

    some very sad news, guitarist jan savage of the SEEDS passed away on aug 5 age 77. it has not been widely reported. i had the pleasure of meeting him once and found him to surprised that the seeds were so much loved. neil young once told me the jan was his favorite guitarist ever. and yes he was a real indian to.

    • Roel Glas says:

      More sad news with the passing of Producer/Engineer (and occasional silent 5th or 6th member), Martin “The Wasp” Birch on August 9th.
      Martin was so influential to the Sounds of Deep Purple, Whitesnake, Rainbow, Iron Maiden, Sabbath and countless other Bands. He was the “go to” man to get that “heavy rock” sound on to tape. Examples are a plenty but DP’s In Rock and Made in Japan, Rainbow’s Rising, Iron Maiden’s Number of the Beast and Sabbath’s Heaven & Hell are good starting points. Although he retired in 1992, he definitely left his mark for all of us to hear.
      R.I.P. Martin and condolences to his family.

  63. Liam Bastick says:

    Hybrid Theory 20 Deluxe Edition (https://store.maniacsonline.com.au/products/hybrid-theory-20th-anniversary-edition-vinyl-deluxe-box-set ) and Super Deluxe Edition (https://store.maniacsonline.com.au/products/hybrid-theory-20th-anniversary-edition-super-deluxe-box-set ) are out now. Apologies I am providing Aussie links, but you get the picture!!

    Postage is dirt cheap. Not sure about the item price though, but 5CDs, 3DVDs (I know, they’ll all complain about Blu Rays or Laserdiscs…), 4LPs, cassette, 80 page book, download card for ALL audio, … It’s not bad, and a great way to commemorate Chester & co.

  64. Klaus says:

    Hi, not sure where else to post this so i’m giving it a try here:

    Has anyone else noticed that Amazon seems to have stopped their Autorip-function?
    If so, is it known if they did so intentionally or is it a bug on their website?

    • Alan says:

      I bought a CD which they told me was autorip last Friday but has not loaded. Called them about it they ended up part-cancelling my purchase and refunding me a quid. Still got the cd but did like autorip for taking to work.

  65. S.K. Moore says:

    I was trying to make contact with Bob Stanley after reading a blog about Billy Fury, mentioning my father Reg Calvert and I thought he may like to know more ‘history’ of the early days of rock ‘n’ roll, and the inside story of managing pop groups and pirate radio.
    Reg Calvert married Dorothy, 1946, both aged 18. Postwar Britain, life was hard and for 3 years lived in an old bus in an apple orchard as he tried many ways to earn a living including making popcorn. By 1955, he had become a radio and television engineer and played piano in the evenings and began to run dances. When he heard Bill Haley’s Rock Around the Clock, he gave up his job to bring Rock ‘n’ Roll to England. There were almost no musicians who could ‘rock’ so he trained his own and put on fantastic shows that travelled the country’s dance halls, providing the first teenage entertainment. He also organised the first all night rock concerts before Glastonbury. (Others soon copied). He began to employ most of the ‘famous’ stars, including Billy Fury to tour with his boys. 1961 bought Clifton Hall, near Rugby and his musicians moved in with the family, and many famous groups visited, including the Beatles. 1964 started his own pirate radio station, at first, with Screaming Lord Sutch. He made a success of it and was murdered by a rival. It changed the face of British broadcasting. Quite a story – most people are unaware of. Trilogy: Life and Death of a Pirate by S.K. Moore is now published and has 5* (fantastic) reviews
    Please forward (to whoever is interested). Thank you

    • The Golden Age Of The Phonograph says:

      Now That`s What I Call A Great Post!

      Thanks @S.K. Moore and I`m gonna look for your book.

  66. Phil Cohen says:

    This coming Christmas shopping season looks bleak for Beatles fans: unless Olivia Harrison & Universal Music decide to release some George Harrison archival material, then all we’ll be getting is a John Lennon hits compilation. John Lennon’s music needs another greatest hits about as much as The Doors or The Beach Boys. “The John Lennon Collection”(1-CD,original mixes) & “Working Class Hero” (2-CD, remixes) provide all the solo Lennon music that the casual consumer wants or needs. As we used to say in the 1960’s, the lack of Beatles group and solo material for the Holiday Shopping season is “A Bummer”
    In other news, Sanctuary Music’s forthcoming boxed set of “Black Sabbath-Paranoid”, is merely a vinyl version of Warner Bros. underwhelming U.S.A.. 4-CD set of a few years ago.

    • Graham says:

      “Hit songwriting duo Debbie Harry and Chris Stein, the musical partnership behind Blondie’s biggest successes, have sold their future royalties to a fast-growing investment fund.
      That means their income from 197 Blondie songs, including Heart of Glass and Rapture, now goes to the Hipgnosis Songs Fund.
      They received an undisclosed lump sum”.

      Is this why the box set hasn’t materialised yet?

      • Phil Cohen says:

        Here’s what happened to the Blondie boxed set. Universal (who owns the recordings) licensed the material to the Numero label, but shortly afterwards, Numero decided to focus strictly on vinyl & downloads, hence no CD boxed set. However, expect to see expanded Blondie album reissues on CD in 2021, lilely from Universal themselves.
        After Universal bought EMI, they (Universal) divested themselves of all of Parlophone Label group (which included Chrysalis) excepting Blondie & The Beatles (+ Lennon,Harrison & Starr early 1970’s solo recordings). The next owner of Parlophone, Warner Music divested themselves of all that remained of Chrysalis, excepting Jethro Tull. Today, what remains of Chrysalis is owned by a consortium led by Chrysalis co-founder Chris Wright. and yet, under a somewhat unusual agreement, Warner Music can still use the Chrysalis logo for Jethro Tull reissues, and Universal can still use the Chrysalis logo for Blondie reissues. and Universal can still use the Parlophone logo for reissues of the first 7 Beatles albums, though the present-day Parlophone label is owned by Warner Music.
        As for Debbie Harry & Chris Stein’s selling off of future royalties, I think what they’ve sold off is the ownership of the song publishing, and future royalties from the songs. Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics also sold off his song publishing and song royalties. Whether Harry,Stein & Stewart also sold off their artist royalties (for performing on the recordings) is unknown. If so, they’ve got little reason to co-operate with labels reissuing their recordings.

  67. Phil Cohen says:

    The Doobie Brothers “Quadio” 4-disc Quadraphonic Blu-ray audio set can now be preordered from Rhino or The Doobie Brothers’ website. Release date September 4th.
    Also, later this year from Warner Music: expanded boxed set editions of Jethro Tull’s “A” & “Benefit” albums in the book packaging that has become standard for Jethro Tull expanded editions. No word as to whether “Benefit” will add any additional content (versus the previous digipak expanded edition)

  68. bruce kelso says:

    ok phil and everyone. here is the lowdown on why its being delayed/ canceled. there seems to be issues of legality and the final song selection =.the reason being that there were so many different writers of songs at that time.sooo we well have to wait…… and wait …. and wait.

  69. Phil Cohen says:

    Though a 5-CD boxed set of Beach Boys 1969-1972 vault material was mixed & mastered, liner notes written and artwork designed, the project has been shelved. It won’t be released. No word on which of the surviving members vetoed it.

    • bruce kelso says:

      hi phil . this is very sad news. for me and many other this was a great period of time for them. why is there also so much unrest in the beach boys camp. i know that both al and bruce were very involved in this project. could it be that mike love is a great part of this as his contributions are not in the forfront. i have a pretty good contact in the beach boys circle and i will see what i can find out on this delay. they have issued much material as digital downloads, sunshine tommorw 1967 the sessions, friends sessions ,i can hear music/20/20 sessions , live 1967. live 1968 and live 1969. i have all these and am quite pleased to own all this. and yes i play it to. in the loving memory of carl and dennis this material must be heard, thats why it was made to be listen to and enjoyed not to be hidden away.stop the petty differences and bickering and let it be released.

  70. Phil Cohen says:

    Though Peter Green retired ten years ago, he recently recorded a farewell album, and sessions concluded in January. Though he was not present during the recent tribute concert (that was organized by Mick Fleetwood), at least 2 of the musicians who performed at the tribute concert also played on Green’s final sessions. No word on when or if the Green estate will release the recordings. Though it’s sad that Green is gone, it’s a good idea to conclude a career with some recordings; something that Chuck Berry also did.

  71. johnny says:

    Human League have a big ‘Dare 40’ tour scheduled for late next year… (all being well)

    Dare 40 SDE seems a certainty

  72. kook says:

    So sad to hear that Denise Johnson has passed away at just 56. I suspect many of her vocal contributions will be better known than her name, but a quick spin of ‘Don’t Fight It, Feel It’ or ‘Get The Message’ is all that’s required to appreciate what a phenomenal singer she was.

    Her acoustic solo album ‘Where Does It Go’ (a sadly appropriate title now) was due for release later this year; hopefully, it will still see the light of day.

    RIP Denise, and thank you for that wonderful soundtrack.

  73. Phil Cohen says:

    Filmaker & archivist Martin Davies (son of The Kinks’ Dave Davies) has confirmed that the next Kinks album to get the deluxe boxed set treatment will be “Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround”.
    In other new, there will be a Super Deluxe version of The Rolling Stones next video release “Steel Wheels Live: Atlantic City 1989”. Release date September 25th. It will contain a blu-ray disc, three CD’s and two DVD’s, and, thankfully, it will be released worldwide. Normally, this type of Stones product would be released only in Japan, but Universal is undoubtedly aware, that, at present, the only way to ship anything from Japan is by Fedex or DHL. Japan Post will not accept any mail to overseas destinations.

    • dibyaroop says:

      Not sure why some of my posts don’t appear….Though some of them do get posted but my last 2 didn’t find a place for sure!!

  74. Phil Cohen says:

    Expect an 8-CD Fleetwood Mac box “1969-1974” on September 4th from Warner/Rhino. Seven original albums (most with bonus tracks) are joined by a disc of live recordings.

  75. Philip says:

    Kevin Rowland: My Beauty, Expanded CD Edition
    Also on limited edition pink vinyl

    Its Released on 25th September 2020 by Cherry Red

    ”Originally released in 1999, “My Beauty” was the second solo album from Dexys/Dexys Midnight Runners’ lead singer Kevin Rowland. The album was mostly unfairly received by critics at the time, but in the years since has come to enjoy cult status. This reissue is the first time “My Beauty” has been available on vinyl and on CD with its originally intended track-listing.”

    Slated at the time in the music press ‘the vitriol’ said Rowland in a subsequent interview with Mark Kermode,good album though,ripe for reappraisal

  76. Philip J Birtwistle says:

    Having received my Kursaal Flyers & Pub Rock box sets from Cherry Red, it is disappointing to see that they seem to have abandoned the clam boxes in favour of crappy slip case. No half as good in my opinion. I am expecting the forthcoming Pilot set to be the same.

    Similarly Esoteric have changed the lovely box that the debut Barclay James Harvest album came in (same as the Be Bop Deluxe sets) substituting a clam box for this release.

    • Phil Cohen says:

      It was agreed (even before the COVID-19 situation) between Barclay James Harvest website operator Keith Domone (representing John Lees, Les Holroyd and the estates of Wooly Wolstenholme and Mel Pritchard) and the “Esoteric” label, that the expanded editions of “And Other Short Stories”, “Once Again” & “Baby James Harvest” would be packaged in a clamshell box. The group’s debut album was in a 10″ x 10″ box because it is a 4-disc set. For the other 3 EMI/Harvest Barclay James Harvest albums, there is only enough material for a 3-disc set, hence the smaller packaging. Expect “And Other Short Stories” August 28th, “Once Again” & “Baby James Harvest” in 2021.
      Besides, there may be problems getting the large format packaging fabricated during the COVID-19 situation, hence the multiple delays of the “Be Bop Deluxe-Axe Victim” 4-disc set. It was apparently released today (July 17th), though I have yet to receive a shipping confirmation e-mail from Cherry Red. Amazon.co.uk is stalling off its customers until late August, but they have (for several seasons) had difficulty obtaining Cherry Red product.

  77. wesley mc dowell says:

    Former Stiltskin and Genesis singer Ray Wilson has a crowdfunding campaign at https;//raywilson.net/backstage/# For his new album due next year .To be entitled THE WEIGHT OF MAN .Pre -order and you help with the recording process and you will recieve an advanced signed copy before its offical release .I personally love his solo work and would recommend last year’s compilation or any of his live releases as a good place to start for the curious.

  78. Phil Cohen says:

    The next Rolling Stones video release will be “Steel Wheels Live:Atlantic City 1989”. The film clasification documents from German film classification authorites have been posted on the forum at iorr.org

  79. KevinK says:

    (also messaged you on FB, but will message here too) the security certificate for the website has expired this afternoon!

  80. Phil Cohen says:

    The problem that may cause upcoming major label CD,DVD & Blu-ray music boxed sets to be postponed into 2021 or 2022 or cancelled isn’t manufacturing the discs. Those discs were always pressed under “Clean Room” conditions. The workers always wore masks & gloves. The more serious issues are the fabricating and printing of the packaging elements that are typical of major label boxed sets (10″ x 10″ and 12″ x 12″ boxes and slipcases, hardback & paperback books, posters and memorabilia reproductions), the closing of many mastering facilities, and the millions of unemployed consumers who won’t be able to afford the products.
    It is more than boxed sets of “The Beatles-Let It Be” and the earliest John Lennon & George Harrison solo albums that are at stake, but also the following projects that are known to be in development:
    The Rolling Stones-Goats Head Soup
    Queen-The Miracle
    Genesis-The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
    The Who Sell Out
    The Doors-Morrison Hotel
    Marillion-Fugazi
    Crosby Stills Nash & Young-Deja Vu
    Bruce Springsteen-Tracks 2
    Neil Young-Archives Vol.2(1972-1976)
    The Beach Boys-5-disc set, tentatively titled “Feel Flows”
    Cream-Wheels of Fire (+ additional concert recordings)
    The Doobie Brothers-Quadio (Blu-ray audio box)
    Bob Dylan-The Bootleg Series Vol.16
    And, of course, future archival projects by Jimi Hendrix, The Kinks, Steve Miller Band and (astonishingly) the firsr-ever release of archival material by Joni Mitchell.
    Not surprisingly, all the upcoming (late August) boxed sets from the Cherry Red group of labels feature small, simple packaging (mini album covers in a clamshell box). And large format boxes from Gonzo multimedia (America & Trevor Rabin) have been postponed. The issue is obviously printing and fabricating the packaging materials.
    Keep us up to date on the situation.

    • Roel Glas says:

      Hi Phil,
      Do you have any details of the proposed CSNY Deja Vu box set. (can’t seem to find anything about it). Would love to get this if it come to fruition. Many thanks

    • Ron Mustang says:

      I love the music from many of these artists “because” of the music. I don’t care about printed material with pamphlets, books, photos, etc. It isn’t the reason I listen I listen to these bands and the box sets would be cheaper if they would quit trying to sell us a bunch of printed material. I wish they skip it all and just sell us the music and performances.

      I bought the Pink Floyd “early years” for the music and had a difficult time trying to sell the printed material on eBay. Seems hardly anybody even wanted it.

  81. Phil Cohen says:

    For fans of 1970’s music, the Cherry Red group of label has much upcoming CD product for you. “Back Street Crawler-The Atlantic Years”(4-CD set; the 4th disc is unreleased material), “Unicorn-Slow Dancing” (4-CD set; the 4th disc is unreleased), “Pilot-The Albums (4-CD set with bonus tracks), “Roy Wood and Wizzard-Eddy & The Falcons”(+5 bonus tracks), “Roy Wood and Wizzard-Main Street”(+1 unreleased bonus track) and “The Tremeloes-The Complete CBS Recordings 1966-1972″(6-CD set). “Roy Wood & Wizzard-Main Street” was a shelved 1976 album released for the first time(by Edsel ) in 2000.
    As for the 3-CD + DVD edition of “Be Bop Deluxe-Axe Victim” now in its 2nd postponement, it will arrive for real on the 17th of July. Cherry Red’s website is no longer cautioning about further COVID-related postponements for this product.

  82. Lady Googoo says:

    So there’s some limited edition bundles available for the new Lady Gaga album including some signed material. There were still some available from Universal outlets. Looking at some of the images posted online, there’s some nicely signed signatures but also some signed just L.

    I wonder how many items she signed before going for the ‘L’

  83. bruce kelso says:

    anyone have information on the box set by the beach boys called feel flows ?. its gonna have unreleased material from sunflower to holland.the best and most creative period of them as a band.

    • Phil Cohen says:

      As for The Beach Boys boxed set project, it has been stopped and re-started several times. The project had run into (undisclosed) difficulties, even before the coronavirus situation began. It hasn’t been abandoned, but the most recent estimated release date is in October or November. One of the motives behind the project is UK/Europe copyright extension. To achieve that, the set must be released by the end of this year. The set covers strictly the “Sunflower” & “Surf’s Up” period. It does not include materials recorded after South African musicians Ricky Fataar & Blondie Chaplin joined the group.

      • bruce kelso says:

        thanks for that info phil. yes the copyright extension was done online/download for friends,and 2020 sessions. hope that does not happen here as I would like track info reguarding dates.mixes etc in a hand held box.

      • Alastair says:

        Thanks for the glimmer of hope, Phil. I thought it was definitely canned. I agree with Bruce that this was a wonderful period for the band as a whole.

      • Given that some of the sessions for CATP-ST took place in December 1971, I’d say the chances of the set including tracks that feature Ricky & Blondie is very, very high.

  84. SimonP says:

    I know I harp on about them a lot, but any chance of a little exposure for the Pineapple Thief who have another album out in September?

    https://burningshed.com/the-pineapple-thief_versions-of-the-truth_boxset

    Truth be told (no pun intended!), I’m still not a huge fan of their last one and am hoping that this will be a return to form. Fingers crossed…

  85. Michel D. says:

    The new Liam Gallagher MTV Unplugged is now available as a signed album in various formats and bundles, but shipping in Canada is an eye watering £10.52 !!!

  86. Glenn says:

    Released a month ago but new to my CD player is The Vapors Together album. First album since 1981 featuring the original singer/guitarist, lead guitarist and bass player. Highly recommended and sounds similar to their original albums. I used to listen to New Clear Days on cassette on my paper route quite often. Great stuff.

    https://www.discogs.com/The-Vapors-Together/master/1740146

  87. gwynogue says:

    Divinyls debut album “Desperate” has just been re-issued in a remastered/expanded CD format by Rubellan Remasters. I’ve never heard of them so I don’t know much about them.

    https://www.rubellanremasters.com/divinylsdesperate

    The main album uses the international ‘revised’ tracklisting, but the bonus tracks are from the original Australian release. This is very good news because – even though I live in Australia – the ‘original’ tracklist is virtually impossible to find on CD. It’s incredibly rare and therefore eye-wateringly expensive. All subsequent CD re-issues use the international tracklisting.

    I messaged them, asking if they were planning to give the follow-up album (“What A Life!”) the same treatment. I hope so, because “WAL!” has the same issues with revised/rare tracks.

    • BSR says:

      Also from Rubellan Remasters: FINALLY Fingerprintz gets a CD release in July. First ever officially licensed CD release by Fingerprintz brings together 22 career tracks of from their 1979 debut single to the final recordings of 1981. Including all 8 singles, “choice” album tracks, along with rare mixes and B sides: The Best of Fingerprintz – Bullet Proof Heart. From a personal standpoint, the inclusion of “Shadowed” from 1981 is worth the price of admission alone.

  88. Phil Cohen says:

    Some lost (originally intended to be destroyed) unreleased Beatles recordings featuring original drummer Pete Best have been found by the estate of Geoff Emerick. Emerick, then a 16 year old apprentice assistant engineer at EMi Studios, took the reel home instead of destroying it. But there’s going to be a prolonged court battle between Universal Music and Emerick’s estate over the ownership of the tape. the court procedings begin next Tuesday.

    • bruce kelso says:

      is there any information as to what the reel contains=songs,recording date etc?

    • Phil Cohen says:

      Back in 2006, Capitol Records didn’t mind paying $50,000 to a private collector for the multitrack tapes for The Beach Boys’ 1963 album “Shut Down Vol.2” (Taken home by a studio employee back in 1963 when The Beach Boys didn’t want them). Capitol made extensive use of these tapes on the CD compilations “The Warmth of The Sun”,”Summer Love Songs”,”Made in California”, and especially the download-only release “Keep an Eye on Summer”, but now Capitol’s present-day owner, Universal Music, is unwilling to pay for Beatles tapes. They’re being hypocrites.
      There’s even a photo showing a Capitol executive handing over a check to the collector who supplied those Beach Boys tapes.

  89. Nicko says:

    Indochine : 40 years anniversary of the french pop rock band.

    “Singles Collection 1981 – 2001” (3 cd) : 28/11/2020

    “Singles Collection 2001 – 2021” (2 cd) : 27/11/2020

    All tracks are remixed by Mick Guzauski (Grammy Award WINNER for Daft Punk RAM) and mastered by Antoine Chabert (Grammy Award WINNER for Daft Punk RAM too).

    Fantastic result ! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqUiBwMaLv5X9XBnvyXoz-iLV98v8qIn0

    • Sven says:

      Great band!
      Saw them live several times. They are really great and have such a big back catalogue.

  90. Len Read says:

    Lars Ulrich showed of an LP-sized box set to US talk show host Jimmy Kimmel of forthcoming live album S&M2, featuring Metallica backed by the San Francisco Symphony. The setlist includes a mix of hits like “Enter Sandman,” and “Master of Puppets”, deep cuts such as “The Call of Ktulu,” and “The Unforgiven III” and a rendition of late bass player Cliff Burton’s “Anesthesia” solo performed by the symphony’s principle bassist. Lars said the album would be out “in August”. He was a special guest , surprising a front line nurse who is a big fan of the band. He promised her a copy signed by all the band.

  91. Phil Cohen says:

    Sweet’s bassist/vocalist Steve Preist has died at age 72. He had long been in poor health. This leaves guitarist/vocalist Andy Scott as the only survivor of the group’s 1971-1978 line-up. As Scott said on his website, “And Then There Were One”

  92. Phil Cohen says:

    Finally, after many delays, the Doobie Brothers “Quadio” 4-disc Blu-Ray audio box is set for this autumn. The artwork, and a photo of a television displaying one of the disc menus have been leaked. The box will contain high resolution stereo & vintage quadraphonic (4.0) mixes of the albums “Stampede”, “Toulouse Street”, “The Captain and Me” & “What Were Once Vices are Now Habits”. These were the only Doobie Brothers albums to receive Quadraphonic mixes

  93. Glenn says:

    After over a year of delays the Red Flag Naive Art 2 CD reissue is now available from Pylon Records.

    http://www.pylonrecords.com/DetailRedflagCD.html

  94. Phil Cohen says:

    The Repertoire UK label (as opposed to the label’s earlier German incarnation) has issued “All The Falling Angels”, a compilation of recordings by the late Keith Relf, singer/songwriter of The Yardbirds. The 24-track collection includes both professional and home recordings made both during and after his Yardbirds years. There’s numerous previously unreleased tracks.
    Of course, Amazon’s British,German and French affiliates won’t sell it to American customers, and though the American company Amazon.com initially listed the disc for preorder, they took the listing down and opted not to sell the disc or to permit their 3rd party sellers to offer it. I found the recordings on a free download site. Subsequently, I discovered that the American dealer Bull Moose intends to offer it and will accept preorders.
    None of (Amazon founder) Jeff Bezos’ shenanigans will cure COVID-19. There’s no future in snubbing or angering customers.

    • Aaron says:

      Brian Wilson & Van Dyke Parks Orange Crate Art is getting an extended 2 disc edition on Cd and vinyl.

  95. Michael G says:

    Andy Bell Ex Ride has a rerelease of his solo album under the name of Glok Dissident.
    Signed Vinyl version available on Amazon to pre order.

  96. Tom says:

    Looks like New Order’s Power Corruption & Lies deluxe box set has been pre-loaded onto amazon.co.uk

    Cover looks similar to Movement Definitive edition box, but in “dusky pink” (my words, not theirs!).

    No track listing yet, but looks like it’s going to be 1xLP, 2xCD,1xDVD

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      It has been up for ages, so not necessarily a sign that anything is ‘happening’. But hopefully, it is!

  97. bruce kelso says:

    very sad news here, phil may of the pretty things passed away yesterday at the age of 75. he died from complications following hip surgery.along with keith relf and eric burdon he was my one favorite lead singers,

  98. Phil Cohen says:

    You may recall, that when I said that my biggest regret in the total (or near total) halt of classic rock archival material was the loss of Beatles group archival releases, one of your readers informed me that this “is a pandemic; not the apocalypse”. Don’t be so certain. The UK goverment has now locked down all recording studios in the UK including Abbey Road Studios.
    Whether Universal Music & Apple Corps would permit Beatles archival activity to continue at studios outside the UK is doubtful. (however, the most recent John Lennon boxed set was mixed in New York by ex-Abbey Road engineer Paul Hicks)
    Eventually, when the UK record companies’ supply of already mixed,mastered and compiled materials is exhausted, this situation will come to affect all genres of music released by UK record companies. Continuing mixing, mastering & compiling activity clandestinely at home studios, or relocating the activity to studios outside the UK may be the only way to keep new CD releases flowing to the public.

  99. Tom says:

    ABBA Studio Albums coloured vinyl box set announced via The Sound of Vinyl earlier this afternoon.
    Claims to be limited to 250 copies (could this be another Queen in the making?) and already sold out in less than an hour.

  100. Woodsey Niles says:

    Paul, any word on the King Crimson “1969 Complete Sessions” box set, along with the KC documentary? As usual, DGM is totally unresponsive about this.

  101. Liam Bastick says:

    Guns ‘n’ Roses having a “15% off” sale which seems to equate to, er, 20% to 50% for some items (most notably that big box set!). Maths was never their strong suit. Given your US readers are a little upset with Amazon’s shipping policies presently (hey, welcome to our world, says all us Aussies), perhaps this will cheer them up.

    https://gnrmerch.com/collections/music

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      If that big box ever gets anywhere near £100 or £150 I will probably buy it!

      • bruce kelso says:

        hi paul , you should get one for free. with the review you would give they sell more .stay safe/peace.

  102. bruce s kelso says:

    happy 79th birthday to ERIC BURDON . the guv o ner of newcastle. heres to ya mate.

  103. Woodsey Niles says:

    Bad things come in threes.

    Bad Company singer Brian Anthony Howe dead at 66 due to cardiac arrest

    • Woodesy Niles says:

      The Pretty Things singer Phil May dies aged 75 after fall in lockdown
      The Pretty Things lead singer Phil May has died at the age of 75 after falling off his bike in lockdown and suffering complications after emergency surgery

  104. Glenn says:

    Mute records online store offering 20% off through the end of May
    Discount code: MUTEATHOME
    Link: https://mutebank.co.uk/

  105. Phil Cohen says:

    More music industry passings: Jamaican singer Millie Small (“My Boy Lollipop”), 72 and Kraftwerk co-founder Florian Schneider, 73.

  106. Gary Hunter says:

    Paul, founder member of Kraftwerk, Florian Schneider, has passed away today.

  107. Steven Roberts says:

    Paul, I know that Steven Wilson gets a lot of plaudits re his 5.1 mixing duties for other artists, but I was just wondering if you have you ever considered shining a light on a couple of other remixers who operate perhaps a bit more under the radar, but have nevertheless produced some sterling work – I’m thinking of Simon Heyworth (Depeche Mode, Anthony Phillips) and Stephen W.Tayler (Brand X, Be Bop Deluxe, Howard Jones).

    Maybe an interview with them to see what their processes are, and a chance to drop a few hints at what they might consider remixing next (yes, I know it has to be commercially viable and the artist has to want to do it and the tapes have to be available, etc….)

    Personally, I would LOVE IT for Mr Tayler to rework the Brand X studio catalogue in 5.1 (and they seem to be a PERFECT fit for Cherry Red’s Esoteric imprint)….

  108. bruce kelso says:

    on may 20 repertoire will be issueing a 4 cd set called the bootleg collection by colosseum.it contains the following. live at the piper club, boston tea party, Montreux 69 , and the turku finland shows. sound varies from audience to soundboard. downloads are available now.

  109. Glenn says:

    Pretty In Pink will finally be released on Blu-Ray (June 26 in US). Assume it would be of interest here due to its legendary soundtrack.

  110. Phil Cohen says:

    The Esoteric label says that on August 28th, that they’ll release a 2-CD + DVD edition of Barclay James Harvest’s 3rd album “And Other Short Stories”, but I would caution that it could end up being subject to postponements similar to Be Bop Deluxe’s “Axe Victim” or the disc by ex-Kraftwerk member Wolfgang Flur. We have yet to see if the Cherry Red group of labels will be able to release any new titles while the Covid-19 situation is ongoing.
    As for the “Barclay James Harvest-And Other Short Stories” set, the intent is to include the album via original and new stereo mixes, a new 5.1 surround mix, BBC sessions, John Lees solo acoustic demos and 3 “U.S. Album Versions”.
    It was explained by BJH.historian/website operator Keith Domone, that, in buying the group’s four EMI/Harvest albums from Warner Music, that Cherry Red didn’t get much unreleased material. There wasn’t much. Hopefully, at some point in the next few months, Amazon.co.uk will end their embargo against American customers, and I’ll be able to order it there. I’m now reluctant to order from Cherry Red’s website (and be charged immediately upon ordering) after what happened with the Be Bop Deluxe “Axe Victim” set.

  111. The seven Grammy-winning box sets of Miles Davis (in their original “brick” print format) are back in print: https://www.milesdavisstore.com/store/

    Fair prices – not bargains, not over-priced.

  112. Tom m hans says:

    Milesdavisstore.com has incredible prices for the multidisc sets. Save 15% by signing up for email alerts. 6 disc on the corner $69.98 (US), 4 disc bitches brew 39.98, complete Jack Johnson Sessions 49.98, In A Silent Way 39.98 3 disc set, 5 disc complete MD quintet, 69.98, 7 disc complete Seven Steps 79.98 and some more boxes. Peace.

  113. WILLIAM ENGLAND says:

    Scott Taylor (Then Jericho) died yesterday reportedly of a brain tumor.

  114. Kevin says:

    Intrada have released a three-CD edition of the Howard the Duck soundtrack, expanding the original 40-minute album (originally released in 1986 on LP and cassette—no CD) to a little over three-and-a-half hours. This includes John Barry’s original score, his alternate score cues, Sylvester Levay’s rescore (and alternate rescore cues), and the songs produced by Thomas Dolby, plus the original soundtrack album.

    Universal gave Intrada access to the original tapes; since Intrada specializes in working with film music, the quality of the mastering is excellent—NO brickwalling or clipped peaks to be found anywhere.

    The packaging isn’t anything special—the thicker multi-disc jewel box and a decent booklet—but most of this music hasn’t been available on CD or in digital form before (except for Dolby’s “Don’t Turn Away”, which was included on the 2009 remaster of The Flat Earth).

    http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.11784/.f

  115. bruce s kelso says:

    the rolling stones have released a new song called living in a ghost town it was recorded in mid 2019 for a new lp. jagger has rewritten the lyrics some to reflect the times. supposedly theirs 40 tracks cut but don was refuses to issue a new lp saying that he feels that they are not up to par. well with the awful bigger bang as the last of original material anything would be a improvement. as for the blue and lonesome cd/lp they could do that in their sleep.

    • Phil Cohen says:

      For me, the issue with “A Bigger Bang” wasn’t the songs or performances. It was the “Loudness Wars” processing (applied during mastering) which makes the album unlistenable.

      • bruce s kelso says:

        hi phil could you explain what you meant by : loudness wars: ? I don’t know this term.

        • Phil Cohen says:

          Mastered to be constantly blaring with no dynamics, as if mastering for postable music players (to drown out surrounding noises). Music mastered this way sounds harsh and overbearing when played through home hifi systems. In pro audio circles, the terms “Maximising”, “Dynamic Range Compresssion” and “Normalising” are also used. In many cases, this processing is mandated by the record companies. It ruins the music, and the Rolling Stones album “A Bigger Bang” is one of the worst examples. I’ve played the album only once . It was oversaturated. The Stones are not a punk or heavy metal band.

  116. Phil Cohen says:

    As expected, Esoteric’s 3-CD + DVD boxed set of “Be Bop Deluxe-Axe Victim” has been postponed one month, until July 17th. It’s one of only two remaining releases that I have on preorder anywhere in the world. I hope that the set eventually is released,’cause I’ve already paid for it.
    It would seem that any archival releases by 1960’s or 1970’s artists are now in doubt.

  117. bruce skelso says:

    is anyone besides me having shipping problems of cds coming from japan? its been 30 days sine I ordered something ( was supposed to be delivered between the 3rd and the 10th). I am being told to wait till the 27 of april before any action will be taken by ebay and the seller. i paid on march 18. they have lost other items I am told(wrong shipping method etc)

    • JB says:

      Apparently, Curt Smith and his daughter Diva’s version of Madworld has gone viral with over 2 million views.
      Interesting that she plays the Gary Jules version of the song.

  118. Phil Cohen says:

    “The Bangles-Gold” from the UK Crimson label postponed yet again….to October. At this point, I don’t care. I’ve determined, that with the exception of one live concert medley, I’ve got all of these songs and versions.

    • Roel Glas says:

      More sad news, The wonderful Bill Withers passed away aged 81 with heart complications. A great singer who released classic albums such as Still Bill, Just As I Am & Live at Carnegie Hall.
      The song Use Me had such a killer groove. Time for some Grandma’s Hands.
      RIP Bill, you’ll be sorely missed

    • WILLIAM ENGLAND says:

      I’ve just realised (slow on the uptake here…) that the Moody Blues 50th SDEs have stopped. We’ve missed On The Threshold Of A Dream, and A Question Of Balance would be due this year.
      Anyone know?

  119. Philip Cohen says:

    “The Bangles-Gold” UK 3-CD set has been postponed until June. I cancelled my preorder more than a week ago, when Amazon decided to not stock future releases. I’ll look at the tracklisting. Almost certainly, I’ll be able to re-create the same 3-disc set from my existing collection of Bangles CD’s. If there’s actually any point in doing so. There’s probably no point, when I can listen to the songs in their original context and running order from original CD’s. I’ve got two CD compilations of the group’s 12″ singles too.
    And fans who want the 5-disc “Alan Parsons Project-Ammonia Avenue” boxed set now have another option: the official Alan Parsons Project website. This site is operated by the estate of the late Eric Woolfson, the main songwriter for the project. There’s a separate, different website devoted to Parsons’ present-day career. That site doesn’t offer the boxed set.

  120. Bruno says:

    Hi Paul – thanks for the great website which has become the definitive source for collectors. I have a suggestion to start a new section purely for mastering errors and how to obtain replacements. So far errors do not have a separate section and can be spread over various comments in threads. It would be great to have a separate section just for this topic. Thanks to the SDE website, I have got replacements for the Suede vinyl box and Heaven 17 which I would not have noticed otherwise. I have also asked for DVD replacements for the M People box. However, I missed out on Thick as Brick DVD replacement as I did not have a 5.1 system when I bought it. You posted the fact there were issues but not about the replacement programme – I had assumed it would come through Amazon as per Wish You Were Here. I also did not know about the Aqualung 40th Blu Ray errors which meant I did not buy the Adapted Edition when it came out. This was a costly error as I now have a 5.1 system and the Blu Ray mastering errors on Aqualung render it useless. Anyway, SDE has made a great contribution to righting these wrongs and a dedicated section would make it even more effective.

    • WILLIAM ENGLAND says:

      I think this is an excellent idea.
      Not always having time to play through every disc of a multi-disc box set as soon as it is delivered, I sometimes have come across faults when it has been far too late to get it exchanged/replaced/refunded.
      Therefore it would be such a help if other SDE readers could post about any problems so that I could go directly to that disc and check for myself.
      Please consider it Paul.

    • Philip J Birtwistle says:

      Cracking idea. I too missed out on the Thick As A Brick at the time!!

      • Bruno says:

        Thanks William and Philip for your words of support ! Just by way of example – ABBA live at Wembley just arrived and the first record has a vicious warp which can be clearly heard on the first track. It goes back to Amazon – hopefully a one off – but there could be a pressing issue and it would be good to warn SDE readers to make sure they check this when their copies arrive. If I post this info in the price alert or on the original release announcement I doubt many will read it as these threads are now old.

  121. Phil Cohen says:

    Just to let you know: Amazon.co.uk has imposed a 100% embargo on selling any products to customers in the U.S.A. .
    By the way, my final shipment in route from the company (the “Cream-Goodbye Tour” boxed set) arrived yeaterday

  122. Phil Cohen says:

    “Live at The Roundhouse” by Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets CD/DVD/Blu-ray & vinyl releases have been postponed for 5 months…to mid-September. I’m sure, that with respect to new releases and boxed sets by classic rock artists, we’ll see more postponements , non-announcements or outright cancellations.. I’ve now become willing to let go of my nearly 54 year hobby of buying and collecting recorded music.
    The Mason Blu-ray disc was one only two remaining items that I have on preorder anywhere in the world, and besides, I have plenty of downloads of audience recordings of Nick Mason concerts. And some them have more than reasonable sound.

  123. Bruce Kelso says:

    last year I decided to go on a no buy binge. I only bought one record ( index =originals) and the two super deluxe edition. band of gypys fillmore shows and the kinks Arthur. only…..one purchase so far that being cream goodbye 1968. we all have ENUFF music in our collections so I feel it time to listed to what we already own. pull out something you haven’t heard in awhile and that will leed to another cd/lp you haven’t played in awhile. as of now there is nothing that I want.

  124. Peter Muscutt says:

    For Mansun fans, this is being released for the re-arranged Record Store Day 2020 –

    https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/mansun/the-dead-flowers-reject

    Looks like a nice item, not sure where I read it but it seems to be a limited run of 1500. Not sure if numbered (probably not), but a nice item for Mansun/Paul Draper fans.

  125. Phil Cohen says:

    Apparently, the only source for Cherry Red/Esoteric’s “Alan Parsons Project-Ammonia Avenue” box set (to be released 27th of March) will be Cherry Red’s website. Other dealers (in both the UK & U.S.A.) have removed the listings to permit a pre-order. It ‘s not only Amazon.
    I’ll have to pass. Cherry Red’s shipping charges for an item this physically heavy would be astronomical. The set contains a hardback book, and a heavy slipcase.

  126. Glenn says:

    New Order side project The Other Two reissues out earlier this month. Both albums re-reissued with same bonus tracks as in 2010 plus a new ‘bonus’ disc of tracks from their ‘Swing’ project including the tracks from both the original 12″ and CD plus one extra. Bonus disc appears available from their online store only. Link below:

    https://www.factorybenelux.com/the_other_two_and_you_fbn330.html

  127. Jonas Wirmark says:

    Hi Paul, I would like to thank you for your support of the CD! Sometimes I feel like I’m the only one still buying CD’s, but apparently I’m not. I can see that the Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott album is number 1 in the official charts and that out of 20,500 sales, 94% of are physical sales. I would really like to know the split between CD and vinyl of those 19,270 sales? Do you know? Thanks from Jonas in Sweden!

  128. Phil Cohen says:

    Today, I cancelled my preorders with Amazon.co.uk(one 3-disc set & one 5-disc set). After I go elsewhere and likely have to pay substantially more for these products, I will not soon (or ever) forgive Amazon. This move by this corporate giant coincides wth their desire to exterminate “physical products”, be they records, CD’s, books or DVD’s.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      What are you talking about Phil?

      • Phil Cohen says:

        You may not be aware that all Amazon companies worldwide are (indefinitely) not going to accept any further incoming shipments of any products, excepting food, baby supplies, pet supplies, medical equipment & scientific equipment. For other types of merchandise, they’ll fill customer orders while supplies remain in Amazon warehouses..
        Amazon can actually get by as a business(though in a somewhat diminished state) with the non-physical services that they offer, including cloud storage services and music/movie/literature streaming.
        Sorry if my previous message wasn’t entirely clear.

  129. Phil Cohen says:

    Maybe you can answer this question. As for the many types of goods which Amazon is no longer going to stock, will they still permit their 3rd party “Marketplace” merchants to sell these products via Amazon’s sites? If not, my next move (For CD,L.P. & DVD releases) will be to look on Ebay.

  130. Jonathan Riley says:

    amazon and amazon.co.uk looks like they won’t be shipping out any music until the 5th of April
    they said they are going to concentrate on essential items which include
    The company detailed five categories that it deemed “essential” that it would continue accepting at its warehouses: baby products, health and household, grocery, beauty and personal care, pet supplies, and industrial and scientific.

    • Phil Cohen says:

      Jonathan,

      Thanks for letting people know. My “Cream-Goodbye Tour” box finally shipped from amazon.co.uk yesterday. I would have ordered the “Be Bop Deluxe-Axe Victim” box from them(if they eventually listed it for pre-order), but, instead ordered direct from the record company(Cherry Red/Esoteric) despite their high shipping charges, and the fact that they don’t subtract the VAT for American customers. My only remaining pre-order with Amazon.co.uk is the boxed set for”alan Parsons Project-Ammonia Avenue”. If they (amazon.co.uk) opt to not supply it, I guess I’ll have to cancel and look elsewhere.

      • The Golden Age Of The Phonograph says:

        I today received an Arlo Guthrie CD I ordered from Amazon 3 days ago. Same with a couple more LP/CD orders from Amazon. None of these orders were from 3rd party sellers. Yes I am aware of Amazon not receiving new music from manufacturers but you should have no trouble receiving orders of LPs/CDs/Box Sets they have in stock.

        I’m not a lover of the tax dodging Giant and buy from Amazon as a last resort these days.

  131. WILLIAM ENGLAND says:

    …so, what DID happen to King Crimson’s “Complete 1969” box set?
    Or did I miss something.
    Anyone know?

    • bruce kelso says:

      no you didn’t miss it. yes ,I have wondered that to. was really looking forward to it.

    • Phil Cohen says:

      It would seem that “King Crimson-The Complete 1969 Recordings” is one of several classic rock boxed set projects that faltered and didn’t happen. Other projects that met the same fate: “Yes-The Early Years” & “The Beach Boys-Feel Flows”.

  132. Nate says:

    Has anybody heard anything recent about Art Of Noise doing a Below The Waste reissue? It’s been a year since In No Sense….

  133. Phil cohen says:

    It’s official: June 19th Cherry Red’s “Esoteric” label releases a 3-CD/1-DVD (NTSC all Regions) boxed set of Be Bop Deluxe’s debut album “Axe Victim”, and a fine set indeed it will be, with surround sound mixes, outtakes, the group’s complete 4-song Decca audition tapes (remixed from the 16-track multitracks) plus two John Peel sessions (one of them previously thought to be lost), and both sides of the group’s pre-EMI debut single.
    The line-up heard on the debut album was short-lived, as EMI urged Bill Nelson to find better musicians. It was a difficult decision to fire 3 musicians, as they had been Bill Nelson’s friends since childhood. But, it was the correct decision.

  134. WILLIAM ENGLAND says:

    Genesis P-Orridge succumbed to leukaemia yesterday morning.

  135. Phil Cohen says:

    Paul,

    You’ve said that this year’s archival boxed set activity has gotten off to a busy start…and it has, if you collect 1980’s UK synth-pop, New Wave & New Romantic music.
    But, for older consumers who collect “Classic Rock”, the situation has been a drought. Later this year, we may see Super Deluxe boxed sets for albums such as “Queen-The Miracle”, “The Rolling Stones-Goats Head Soup”,”Paul McCartney-Driving Rain”, “Genesis-The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway”, “Be Bop Deluxe-Axe Victim”, “Barclay James Harvest-And Other Short Stories”, “George Harrision-All Things Must Pass” & “John Lennon-Plastic Ono Band”. But some of these projects may yet falter and be abandoned, not unlike “Yes-The Early Years”, “King Crimson-The Complete 1969 Recordings” & “The Beach Boys-Feel Flows”
    In other news, “Cream-The Goodbye Tour” has been afflicted by chronic product shortages. Amazon.co.uk only briefly had the set, and despite my ordering as far back as November 30,2019, they didn’t allocate a set to me. Some consumers have received e-mails postponing delivery until late April. and furthermore, there have been reported problems with the set’s photo/liner notes book. some of the photos have been printed with their left/right orientation reversed, causing Cream to appear to be an entirely left handed group. For now, I’m getting by fine with a set of CD-R’s taken from free FLAC files that I found on the internet. Universal totally bungled this release. They had more than 3 months to determine consumer demand.
    This year’s “Classic Rock” archival scene is getting off to a shakey start.

    • Phil Cohen says:

      P.S. The Paul McCartney album set to get the deluxe treatment is actually “Flaming Pie”. My mistake.

    • bruce kelso says:

      hi phil. yes where was quality control on the botched cream photos. david frickle is a pointless writer of liner notes somebody else would of been better. also no technical notes of source, tranfers etc of the tapes used. BIG complaints from buyers of the rah show( what one is it ,early or late) the stereo picture is reversed> i taped it on cassette and switched the channels left to right, right to left and it sounds as best as we are going to get. along with the fillmore band of gypsys show i am in heaven.oh yes received mine on day of release.

  136. Len Read says:

    He promised it would be out last year but now Neil Young has scheduled Archive Vol 2 for July. And to prove this time it’s a goer, he has offered a sneak preview on the Archives website. There is a sound clip of Midnight on the Bay from the Long May You Run album made with Stephen Stills, but now with added backing vocals from Crosby and Nash. This version was meant for a CSNY reunion album before Young and Stills got cold feet and wiped Crosby and Nash from the tapes. Obviously copies were made. It is one of FIVE releases for 2020. The others are the previously mentioned Homegrown album due in April, a live Greendale album with Crazy Horse , Return to Greendale, allegedly out in June, another Crazy Horse album titled Rust Bucket due in October and finally a solo live album from 1971 called Young Shakespeare which is set for November.

    • Phil Cohen says:

      When an aborted Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young album became “The Stills-Young Band-Long May You Run”, the Crosby & Nash parts were preserved via multitrack to multitrack copies. These performances are, therefore, still remixable.

  137. Len Read says:

    This from Rolling Stone vis the Beatles in London blog:

    George Harrison’s Family Confirm ‘All Things Must Pass’ 50th Anniversary Reissue
    Talking with Rolling Stone, George Harrison‘s wife Olivia and son, Dhani have revealed they are working on a 50th anniversary edition of All Things Must Pass.

    The conversation arrives as part of a new feature by Rolling Stone on George Harrison‘s Dark Horse Record Label.

    Both provide several interesting insights about he labels past and Harrison’s solo career in the 1970s.

    But perhaps most exciting of all is the revelation of the wealth of material they have uncovered sifting through the record label’s archives.

    “We have people digging through mountains of tapes, and they keep coming,” Dhani enthuses. “Boxes and boxes of them.”

    With George Harrison‘s solo debut All Things Must Pass turning 50 this November, Olivia has also confirmed that the Harrison family is working on something special for the release.

  138. Glenn says:

    Rubellan Remasters has just released expanded CD reissues of Berlin’s ‘Love Life’ and Ric Ocasek’s ‘Beatitude’ albums.

    http://www.rubellanremasters.com

    Berlin ‘Love Life’
    1. When We Make Love
    2. Touch
    3. Beg, Steal Or Borrow
    4. Now It’s My Turn
    5. Dancing In Berlin
    6. Pictures Of You
    7. In My Dreams
    8. No More Words
    9. For All Tomorrow’s Lies
    10. Fall
    Bonus Tracks
    11. Rumor Of Love
    12. Lost In The Crowd
    13. No More Words (Dance Remix)
    14. Now It’s My Turn (Remix)
    15. Dancing In Berlin (Dance Remix)

    Ric Ocasek ‘Beatitude’
    1. Jimmy Jimmy
    2. Something To Grab For
    3. Prove
    4. I Can’t Wait
    5. Connect Up To Me
    6. A Quick One
    7. Out Of Control
    8. Take A Walk
    9. Sneak Attack
    10. Time Bomb
    Bonus Tracks:
    11. Jimmy Jimmy (Single Version)
    12. Prove (Extended Remix)
    13. Connect Up To Me (Remix/Extended Version)
    14. Jimmy Jimmy (A New Extended Version)

  139. Glenn says:

    Pylon records has now released the long-awaited Red Flag Naive Art 2 LP reissue. 2 CD to be out April 30. These were originally planned for last spring.

    Vinyl available in black, white or red at their site (http://www.pylonrecords.com/index.html).

    Vinyl info:
    Pylon Records
    Catalog # Pylon 48 LP
    2LP Set
    Out yesterday

    Track Listing:
    SIDE A
    If I Ever
    Pretty In Pity
    Russian Radio
    Give Me Your Hand
    SIDE B
    All Roads Lead To You
    Count To Three
    Save Me Tonight
    Broken Heart
    SIDE C
    I Don’t Know Why
    Rain
    Fur Michelle
    Black Rose – Bonus Track
    SIDE D
    Russian Radio (Glasnost Club Mix)
    If I Ever (Dance Mix)
    Russian Radio (Tremont & Webster Mix)

    2 CD info:
    Pylon Records
    Catalog # Pylon 48 CD
    2 CD Set
    Release Date: April 30, 2020

    Track Listing:
    CD 1
    If I Ever
    Pretty In Pity
    Russian Radio
    Give Me Your Hand
    All Roads Lead To You
    Count To Three
    Save Me Tonight
    Broken Heart
    I Don’t Know Why
    Rain
    Fur Michelle
    Broken Heart (Radio Edit)
    Control – Bonus Track
    Black Rose – Bonus Track
    Lovers Unite – Bonus Track
    Rain (Remix) – Bonus Track

    CD 2
    Russian Radio (Glasnost Club Mix)
    Broken Heart (UK Remix)
    If I Ever (Dance Mix)
    Count To Three (Razormaid Remix)
    Give Me Your Hand (Razormadi Remix)
    Broken Heart (Extended Remix)
    Russian Radio (Razormaid Dub)
    Count To Three (House Mix)
    If I Ever (The 1000 Years Mix)
    Russian Radio (Tremont & Webster Mix)
    Pretty In Pity (Painless Mix)
    Broken Heart (Remix)
    Russian Radio (Radio Moscow Edit)

  140. Aaron says:

    Iggy Pop – 77 (the Bowie Years ) 7 disc box set coming in May. Also The Idiot and Lust For Life Expanded editions.

  141. Tom M says:

    Renaissance fans out there? Turn of the Cards coming in 5.1 March 20, 2020.

  142. gwynogue says:

    I don’t know if the Village People get discussed on SDE, but disco lovers (myself included) might be interested in this forthcoming box-set:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Album-Collection-1977-1985-Village-People/dp/B084GSS7QL/

    It looks similar to the Donna Summer box and due around the same time.

    I was quite excited when I first saw it, but after close inspection of the ‘content’, it’s quite underwhelming. The albums and that’s it! No bonus tracks, no remixes/rarities, no DVD…and by the look of things not even a booklet!

    I will consider it, but not at the current asking price – £56! For 10 CDs that are only 30-40 minutes each and easy to find elsewhere. No extras.

    This could have been so much better.

    • gwynogue says:

      There is a booklet – 24 pages.

    • WILLIAM ENGLAND says:

      Looking at the content on the wonderful GOLD triple cd series, it looks like there are only six tracks missing from their “golden period” of the first four albums + soundtrack (and at least three of them are ‘filler’), so £5 versus £56… you choose.

  143. FrenchDuke79 says:

    I see Rush’s 40th Deluxe (and Super Deluxe) Edition of Permanent Waves is now listed on Amazon. Exciting times.

  144. Bill says:

    So Mark Ronson did 8 track & mini disc on his last release. Now A-HA are taking it to the next level:
    https://store.rhino.co.uk/uk/artists/a-ha/take-on-me-vhs.html

  145. Aaron says:

    Johnny Cash coloured/clear vinyl reissues for Bootleg 3 and 4 – both 3 disc sets

    • John Rea says:

      The Rick Wakeman instrumental ‘prog’ album that Aaron mentioned is available to pre-order through his site..fulfilled by the people who are handling the Nick Mason release. Numerous permutations of ‘ special editions..’

      Hot on the heels of the Steve Hackett book ( I don’t understand the title either!) comes news of a Steve Howe autobiography in March.Signed copies were available but probably tricky to track down now.

  146. Aaron says:

    The news is that the Is It Any Wonder? EP will also be released on 12” vinyl and CD through the Bowie Official Store on Friday 20th March, with the CHANGESNOWBOWIE version of The Man Who Sold The World replaced by Fun (Clownboy Mix). Here’s the tracklisting:

    SIDE 1

    Baby Universal ‘97

    Fun (Clownboy Mix)

    Stay ’97

    SIDE 2

    I Can’t Read ’97

    Nuts

    The Man Who Sold The World (Live Eno Mix)

  147. phantomengineer says:

    May be worth mentioning, given the high prices it was already reaching on secondary seller sites, that the ‘G Stands for Go Between Volume 2’ box set, previously market out of stock at Domino, is again available at the original issue price of £150.00. It won’t be there for long is my guessing given what happened to Volume 1.

  148. Alan Mitchell says:

    I hear that Prince’s The Rainbow Children is due a reissue on LP next month. Anyone else heard anything? Be nice to get a copy that’s not around £400 to £800 :)

  149. Philip Birtwistle says:

    Tears For Fears Songs From The Big Chair Classic Album documentary on Friday night, BBC 4.

  150. Aaron says:

    2 Paul Carrack collections out in jan/feb

    LIVE 2000 – 2020: The Independent Years – 5 disc set
    Love Songs – 2 disc set

    5CD-Set contains 75 live-tracks, all recorded during his “independent” years since 2000. The majority are rare and never before released recordings and versions, not only from concerts, but also from TV-appearances. We also find tracks from his former bands Ace, Squeeze and of course Mike + The Mechanics here. The set contains 5 CDs in cardsleeves together with a 16 page booklet. It was already released last month on 21st January 2020.

    CD1
    1. The Way I’m Feeling Tonight
    2. Sunny
    3. Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)
    4. Satisfy My Soul
    5. Life In A Bubble
    6. My Kind
    7. Nick Of Time
    8. Where Did I Go Wrong?
    9. The Only One
    10. The Living Years
    11. Perfect Storm
    12. Better Than Nothing
    13. Marie

    CD2
    1. Into The Mystic
    2. Love Will Keep Us Alive
    3. Bet Your Life
    4. Tempted
    5. You Don’t Know Me
    6. Georgia
    7. I Think It’s Going To Rain Today
    8. If You’d Ever Needed Someone
    9. It Ain’t Over
    10. If I Were You
    11. That’s All That Matters To Me
    12. Dig Deep
    13. Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying
    14. Don’t Shed A Tear
    15. Eyes Of Blue
    16. For Once In Our Lives

    CD3
    1. Don’t Dream It’s Over
    2. Raining In My Heart
    3. If I Should Fall Behind
    4. Running Out Of Time
    5. How Long
    6. You Make Me Feel Good
    7. Come Rain Or Come Shine
    8. These Days
    9. Together
    10. That’s How I Feel
    11. Sleep On It
    12. Time Waits For No One
    13. She Lived Down The Street
    14. Never Too Late
    15. Nothing To Lose

    CD4
    1. Another Cup Of Coffee
    2. Any Day Now
    3. Borderline
    4. Just A Little Lie
    5. Inspire Me
    6. Late At Night
    7. Good Feelin’ About It
    8. Harvest For The World
    9. Over My Shoulder
    10. Sniffing About
    11. No Easy Way Out
    12. One In A Million
    13. Life’s Too Short
    14. Watching Over Me
    15. One Small Step

    CD5
    1. Too Good To Be True
    2. Happy To See You Again
    3. Nothing More Than A Memory
    4. When You Walk In The Room
    5. Make Your Mind Up
    6. Groovin’
    7. Let Me Love Again
    8. What’s Going On
    9. Dance To The Music
    10. From Now On
    11. Long Ago
    12. A Beggar On A Beach Of Gold
    13. I’m Losing You
    14. Nothing Without You
    15. Beautiful World
    16. Dedicated

    Love songs
    2CD contains 38 Carrack ballads – all of them recorded during his solo career.
    CD1
    1. I Don’t Want Your Love (I Need Your Love)
    2. How Wonderful
    3. Any Day Now
    4. Walk on By
    5. Keep on Lovin You
    6. Satisfy My Soul
    7. Only a Breath Away
    8. One in a Million
    9. All the Way
    10. Eyes of Blue
    11. Always Have, Always Will
    12. (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want to Be Right
    13. Love Will Keep Us Alive
    14. If You Love Me
    15. Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying
    16. Moon River
    17. That’s All That Matters to Me
    18. My Kind
    19. Into the Mystic

    CD2
    1. For Once in Our Lives
    2. You Don’t Know Me
    3. Dedicated
    4. That’s How I Feel
    5. Let Me Love Again
    6. Come Rain or Shine
    7. Amazing
    8. Share Your Love with Me
    9. One Small Step
    10. Crazy Love
    11. Where Does the Time Go?
    12. Am I in That Dream?
    13. Perfect Love
    14. If I Should Fall Behind
    15. The Only One
    16. Cover Me
    17. I Don’t Wanna Lose Your Love
    18. With You in Mind
    19. Tell Somebody Who Cares

  151. Phil Cohen says:

    Recording engineer Bill Halverson, who recorded the 1968 Farewell Tour concert recordings by Cream, has revealed that the source used on Polydor’s forthcoming “Goodbye Tour” boxed set are rough mix cassettes that Halverson made 52 years ago for Cream’s producer (The late) Felix Pappalardi.
    If Polydor’s boxed set doesn’t appear on March 6th, and is subject to further postponements, I may have to re-think whether I really want it. The unofficial releases of the Los Angeles, Oakland and San Diego shows sound fine to me.

  152. Phil Cohen says:

    The next Rolling Stones album to get the deluxe treatment is 1973’s “Goat’s Head Soup”. and, astonishing but true, 4 months ago Keith Richards stopped smoking. He had already been under doctors orders to no long drink hard liquor, though he still has an occasional glass of wine.

    • bruce kelso says:

      hi phil , that’s great news but….. . what they did to the exile bonus tracks was atrocious. new vocals ,new overdubs etc.don was ruinied what could of been a monumental deluxe edition. wonder what will happen to this release?

      • Phil Cohen says:

        For me, the worst thing about the overdubbed vocals on the “Exile on Main Street” outtakes is that the vocals were varispeeded (Sped up). The vocals on the “Some Girls” outtakes(some original, some mid-1990’s, some 21st century) sounded fine.
        Starting from 1967, if a Stones song wasn’t being seriously considered for release, Mick Jagger didn’t add vocals. Do you really want vocal-less backing tracks, or “scat” vocals with Mick calling out the chord changes?

        • bruce kelso says:

          hi phil . vocal less backing tracks and the (scat) singing is ok by me. that’s whats been circulating for years. but there are alternate finished masters existing. examples being,winter different vocal, silver train longer version,angie with taylor break in middle eighth, ioo years ago alternate version all thses are REAL alternates with 1973 mixes. the existing vocal less tracks are available in collectors circles are the wrong speed, in fact there is about 10 backing tracks which of never been heard and i would welcome them being released just the way they are. guess we will see what happens. until then all we can do is speculate.

  153. Aaron says:

    Steve Hackett has an autobiography coming in July, with the rather bizarre title A Genesis In My Bed…pre orders from his website will be signed…a steal at 20 quid

  154. What? Me? Worry? says:

    Just picked up Republica 3CD debut with signed card by Saffron from Cherry Red, amazing price 17.99, out 28th Feb

    https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/republica-republica-deluxe-3cd-edition/

  155. Aaron says:

    Rick Wakeman has a new full length Prog rock album coming in the next few months…I think it might be called The Red Planet…been a while since his last Prog album

  156. Royce says:

    Hello, Paul!

    There’s this obscure ’80s band called The Bernhardts who has a song called “I Hear You Calling”. The original 12-inch single is so expensive but maybe you know of a CD compilation with the 12-inch version of the song?

    Thanks!

  157. Michel D. says:

    An amazingly priced Phil Collins box:
    https://amzn.to/2Rw4tMZ

  158. Phil Cohen says:

    Barclay James Harvest official website archivist Keith Domone has indicated that over the course of 2020 & 2021, the remainder of the group’s EMI/Harvest catalog will receive the deluxe treatment from the “Esoteric” label (which now owns the recordings). The remaining albums (which Esoteric have yet to reissue) are “Once Again”, “And Other Short Stories” & “Baby James Harvest”, but unlike Esoteric’s reissue of the self-titled debut album (which was issued in a 10″ x 10″ box), the remaining albums will be reissued in “Clamshell” boxes. Expect “And Other Short Stories” within the next few months.
    In other news, Rhino’s 50th Anniversary remix of the debut album by Chicago (“Chicago Transit Authority”) has been widely denounced for its poor sound quality. Rhino now concedes that it was caused by a manufacturing problem, and is planning a corrected disc. The new discs will be encoded with the MQA process (which Rhino has also used in their boxed set reissues of The Doors’ “Waiting For The Sun” & “The Soft Parade”). Plans will be announced for consumers to return and exchange their faulty “Chicago Transit Authority” CD’s.

  159. Phil Cohen says:

    In March, The “Esoteric” label releases boxed sets by Traffic founding member Jim Capaldi (“Open Your Heart:The Island Recordings” a 3-CD + DVD set) and Uriah Heep founding member Ken Hensley (“Live Fire & Other Mysteries” a 5-CD set). The Capaldi set has the CD debut of six non-L.P. singles tracks and a DVD of BBC T.V. performances. The Hensley set brings together all of his recent work with the group “Live Fire” in one place, but does not feature any unreleased material.
    The label was also intending to release an expanded 2-CD edition of “The Idle Race-The Birthday Party”, by Jeff Lynne’s late 1960’s band, but there were apparently legal or permission problems. The link (on Cherry Red’s website) for further details is a dead link.

    • bruce kelso says:

      hi phil ,where is the complete traffic bbc shows from 67 to 70 ? they are long overdue. esoteric should also add to their wonderful procol harum deluze editions the june 70 sound of the 70s show and the isle of wight performaces both of exsist complete. I like jim Capaldi in traffic but not his solo recordings.

      • Phil Cohen says:

        Steve Winwood’s grievances against Universal Music (over old recording and song publishing contracts with Island Records) means no Traffic archival releases. Period. And for the BBC sessions, the problem is finding sources that would sound better than the bootlegs.

  160. Tom m hans says:

    Audible US has all books by Neil Peart for free at the moment. You can sign up for a 30 day trial and get those for free. Especially Ghost Rider is excellent. I just found the ad on instagram, headed over and DL 5 books for 0.00 each.

  161. Phil Cohen says:

    Universal/Polydor’s 4-CD set of live Cream recordings (“The Goodbye Tour”) has been postponed until March. If it doesn’t ultimately appear, 3 of the 4 shows have long been available on unofficial releases….and in master-quality audio. I’ll continue my preorder with amazon.co.uk (I locked in a low price on the first day of preordering), but if it doesn’t happen, no big deal.

  162. AndyB says:

    Neil Peart. No no no!

  163. Ravi says:

    CBC News has just reported the passing of Neil Peart at the age of 67. Neil was apparently diagnosed with brain cancer and passed on January 7th, 2020.

  164. Dave H says:

    For those who enjoy listening to 70’s Soul and Quad mixes, the new batch of releases from Dutton Vocalion includes SACD releases from The O’jays, The Miracles, Earth, Wind & Fire and Harold Melvin and The Bluenotes.

    Each disc includes two original albums for only £11.99, it put to shame those American reissue companies that charge an arm and leg for their reissues.

    https://www.duttonvocalion.co.uk/products.php?cat=364

    • Roel Glas says:

      Thanks for the info Dave. I bought last years quad mix of Billy Paul’s 360 degrees & War of the Gods and they sound superb. A great little Company keeping the SACD format alive at reasonable prices.

  165. Auntie Sabrina says:

    After it’s reprieve in January, HMV Meadiwhall is to close.

    HMV have also confirmed that Bury St Edmunds, Fopp Glasgow Byres Road and Nuneaton will close at the end of January. Lincoln and Plymouth stores are relocating in February.Ten stores will close this month unless new deals can be struck with Landlords.

  166. RJS says:

    The Meters: Gettin’ Funkier All The Time: The Complete Josie / Reprise & Warner Recordings (1968-1977) (6CD Box Set)

    https://amzn.to/2FuqzZn

  167. Phil Cohen says:

    Paul McCartney fans shouldn’t hold their breath waiting for the boxed set editions of “London Town” and “Back to The Egg”. They MAY appear at Christmastime 2020, but, instead, McCartney will release a 5-CD/2-DVD edition of “Flaming Pie” in July. McCartney must know that original Beatles fans’ interest in his music ends around the time of “McCartney 2” & “Tug of War”. The later music is past-prime McCartney.

    • Alastair says:

      Oh Phil, you little rascal. I tried to resist replying, but….
      As an original Beatles fan, my interest in Paul McCartney’s output waned as the 70’s wore on, but was revived with McCartney II and much of his later, decidedly NOT past-prime, music. There’s a lot of great material on Flaming Pie, and unreleased from that time. I hope there really will be a flaming big box this year. As for the other two you mention, meh IMO.

  168. Phil Cohen says:

    King Crimson recently released some copyright extension releases through their dgmlive website. These are backing track outtakes for most of the songs from the group’s 1969 debut album “In The Court of The Crimson King”.(however, “21st Century Schizoid Man” is not included). All of these outtakes will appear on CD in 2020 in a boxed set “In The Court of The Crimson King: The Complete 1969 Recordings”

  169. Craig Hedges says:

    A-ha’s Take on me video has been upgraded to 4K on YouTube!

  170. Brad says:

    Hope to see announcement of the January 17 expanded and remastered reissue of “Miracle Of Science” by Marshall Crenshaw soon on S.D.E.
    Happy holidays to everyone!

  171. johnny says:

    ‘I spent £40 on an album I already own’
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50893486

    Just reading this BBC article and thinking I should forward details to SDE when who should pop up, but Mr (sic) Sinclair… Sadly not photographed with Miss Carey…

    Happy Christmas, Mr Sinclair !!

  172. Lorenzo says:

    Rhino has released a double vinyl 180 gram version of the Wim Wenders soundtrack Until The End Of The World. Get em while you can. Amazon UK and US have a few copies. Don’t count on a repress.This is in conjunction with the Criterion release of the film I guess.

  173. Liam Bastick says:

    Amazon.com.au are having a Boxing Day sale on music, buy one get one free. Not everything is in the sale, but notable inclusions are Red Rose Speedway, And Justice for All, Gorillaz, …

  174. bruce kelso says:

    happy holidays and have a great new year everyone. peace

  175. Rich P says:

    Rhino Records are re-releasing Electronic’s debut album on white vinyl in January.

  176. Neil says:

    I just read on Simple Minds FB page that the box set of Street Fighting Years will be released next year.

  177. Yani P says:

    The record companies get some stick at times so thought I would post a happy story.
    A long time ago I picked up a selection of the Pink Floyd early years individual sets (didn’t want the full package) probably based on some good deals that Paul highlighted.
    I played a few but only recently got around to playing one of the Blu-rays. To my dismay it was terrible and just kept blanking out every minute or so.
    I had a look on SDE, and found Paul’s article that highlighted issues with 2 of the sets – and mine was indeed one of those. Reading the comments it was clear that replacement discs were offered but there were comments that this offer had expired and even some people who didn’t buy from the official site were refused replacements.

    So with low expectations I emailed the address in Paul’s article. This was no longer working as I assumed the replacement process was over but it suggested emailing warner customer services.

    I did this and within a day or two I had a reply asking for pictures of both sides of the disc and my address. Being me., I misread the email and only sent my address but a week later a replacement disc arrived. Fantastic customer service and most unexpected!

    • Peter Stanton says:

      Thanks for the reminder. Like you, I bought them all separately and have not yet opened them all ( “so little time” Twit Conway/Peter Sellers). I keep meaning to check them, do this and hopefully get them sorted out and am now going to.

      Pete

  178. Alastair says:

    Glenn

    in an update from Peter Gabriel recently, he said that Rated PG on CD has been delayed until 2020 due to some issues in the manufacturing process.

  179. Kevin says:

    Yes, Virginia. There IS a Bad Company Desolation Angels 2-disc Deluxe Edition!!

    https://www.amazon.com/Desolation-Angels-40th-Anniversary-Company/dp/B081WW8RKT

  180. Mark says:

    Why is Kim Wilde continually ignored here?! Seems like every other artist (so-called or otherwise) gets news on here and pops up. Even now when FINALLY she’s getting long awaited deluxe editions of her first 3 albums (we still await all the follow-ups) and the packages are finally listed to be as comprehensive as possibly allowed, though I’m sure the same hateful deliberate fault with whole seconds (sometimes as many as 6!) will STILL be absent from the songs, you STILL don’t post the news that they will be out in for end of January next year. Yet Howard Jones 3rd album from that decade IS deemed worthy of inclusion here, just like Paul Young’s wretched first album being sent back out on vinyl! That matters now how?

    STILL waiting on 80s German queen Sandra and top German band Alphaville to have all their albums out remastered and with bonus tracks, but no one is typically caring, as to be German in the 80s is clearly a crime! Only you record labels are the ones committing them! As ever! Some things never change. And boo to streaming and Yay! to physical product.

    Try keeping current about Kim Wilde will you, like the way you do with all else! I know her own continued absence and mostly the music scene and her so-called labels are mainly to blame, but you lot don’t help, trust me! We also need China Crisis’s “What Price Paradise” and “Diary Of A Hollow Horse” redone, and their 1994 album “Warped By Paradise”.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Kim Wilde is in line to get mentioned on SDE although I’m tempted *not* to now, because it will seem as if your whinging has paid off.

    • wesley mc dowell says:

      Well just want to say if you are a Kim Wilde fan then next year will be off to a good start with those bumper cds/dvds sets you mention .On the subject of China Crisis ,Diary of a Hollow Horse has recieved an excellent 2-cd re-issue a couple of years ago .I think its still available . It would be good to see What price Paradise and Warped by Sucess recieve the same . Paul’s just a guy that cares Mark so try not to give him too much stick my friend !!!

    • Neil says:

      Back to whinging again about Amazon and their pricing but those Kim Wilde deluxe editions are £31 for 2CD’S+DVD pricing gone mad.

  181. Woodsey Niles says:

    12/12/2019

    Paul,

    Whatever happened to the super deluxe box set for King Crimson ITCOTKC with coffee table book that was supposed to be available by now? The DGM and distributor sites are always so vague and evasive when the due date has come and gone. A couple more weeks and it will no longer be the 50th anniversary. All I want to do is buy it.

    Thanks,
    Woodsey

    • Tim says:

      It is still on the go, as far as I know. A few of the KC50 things didn’t quite make it. Still due in either Feb or Easter, can’t remember exactly.

  182. Glenn says:

    Look forward to your annual ‘what to expect in the new year’ post Paul. Also enjoy your ‘best releases of the year’ posts. A ‘best of the decade’ feature would be nice.

    Any news on the Tears for Fears Seeds of Love box set would be welcomed.

    Also, any word on a CD release of Peter Gabriel’s PG soundtrack song compilation that came out on vinyl for RSD? Thought there was a comment or post a while back that it would be released on CD. Would also like his b-sides comp on CD that was released digitally.

    Look forward to seeing everyone’s wish lists for 2020.

  183. Steve Miller says:

    New Luke Haines / Peter Buck album announced on Cherry Red. Limited signed edition available from label …

  184. AndyB says:

    Sad news: “Singer Marie Fredriksson died Monday after a 17-year battle with cancer, her management company has confirmed.”

  185. Roel Glas says:

    Amazon AU have David Bowie’s Loving The Alien vinyl box set for AUD $161. It is being sourced from Amazon US so I assume Amazon US also have a very good price

  186. SimonP says:

    Phew, that took some scrolling on a mobile to get through 5 years of posts!

    Anyhow, back to the point. One for the SW completists perhaps?

    https://jbkmusic.bandcamp.com/album/playing-in-a-room-with-people-lp-edition

  187. Phil Cohen says:

    It’s that time of year again: time for “copyright extension” releases. Sony Music will be releasing a very limited edition European 2-CD set “Bob Dylan-50th Anniversary Collection 1969”. Simply put, it’s more material from the Nashville sessions which produced the recent 3-CD set “The Bootleg Series Vol.15: Travellin’ Thru”. And Yes, it has more Bob Dylan/Johnny Cash” duets.

  188. Peter Stanton says:

    Hi Paul
    A quick belated note to thank you for the safe delivery of my signed Village Green Preservation Society box set. I haven’t had the chance to open it until now, hence the delay.

    Packaging is absolutely superb and I very highly recommend anyone to buy through SDE.

    The Box Set is excellent and I was very pleased to get a signed one as I am sure that it was ‘sold out’ a while ago when I was about to buy it from you.

    Can I afford the Gene Clark box?

    Thanks again and for the site.

    Peter

    , butit could thw s E

  189. Aaron says:

    Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow reissue coming in Jan 2020

  190. Andrew Greenwood says:

    is it just me or is Black Friday (etc.) pretty poor for music in 2019?

  191. Phil Cohen says:

    In February 2020, Polydor releases a 4-CD set “Cream-Farewell Tour” featuring concerts from Los Angeles, San Diego , Oakland and London. The 3 concerts from California have long been available unofficially with perfect sound. The only question mark is what the sound quality will be for the Royal Albert Hall material, which will likely be the audio from the BBC video recording.
    Universal has long held mixes of almost all the recordings that Engineer Bill Halverson taped on the group’s final U.S.A. tour, so they may as well make use of them. Reportedly, Halverson held the multitracks, but his asking price was too high. There was no reason for Universal to overpay for them, because the original existing mixes(that Universal holds) sound fine.
    Avid Cream fans will already have all of this material, so the main question is whether the sound quality of the Royal Albert Hall material will be reasonable. Anyhow, it’s an attractive package with a book, and Eric Clapton (and the estates of Jack Bruce & Ginger Baker) will be paid. And I guess that the official set may discourage the appearance of any further unofficial CD’s of the San Diego, Los Angeles & Oakland recordings.
    Does Polydor/Universal hold further Cream concerts in their vaults? Yes. They have five concerts from San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom, an additional show from Los Angeles and parts of two concerts from Fillmore West.

    • bruce kelso says:

      hi phil ,this is another dream come true,having missed out on the 50th anniversary of wheels of fire this is a very welcome relesase. the 68 albert hall show video has the sound from from show 1 and the video from show 2. does any of of the film still exsit? the the first one eric plays a firebird and the 2nd a es335.the winterland shows are from march as is the f.w maybe we will see these released complete to in the future.. the san diego ,la, and oakland date from oct 68. their is some new vocal edit on those were the days on live cream vol 2. along with band of gypsys this is the holy grail or me. what a way to start of the new year. WOW

  192. Paul Nesmith says:

    The Associates Perhaps 1985 is Reissued as a 2CD Expanded Edition on Cherry Red 31st January 2020
    Disc One features the 10 original album tracks plus four instrumentals that were included on the original cassette release of the album. These bonus tracks are appearing on CD for the first time. Disc Two features all the related bonus tracks for which master tapes still exist. This includes the extended versions of singles Those First Impressions, Waiting For The Loveboat and Take Me To The Girl, plus single versions of Waiting For The Loveboat, Breakfast and Take Me To The Girl. Other tracks include 7” and 12” b-sides. Housed in a digipak containing a 20 page page booklet, a UK discography and extensive sleeve-notes written by Andy Davis.

    • Vils says:

      FYI – I was pleasantly surprised to find some hidden deals on Amazon including:

      Gary Cowley Lost 80s 4CD at £14.99

      Cocteau Twins – Treasure Hiding: The Fontana Years 4CD box £11.99

      The Cure – Mixed Up 3CD £9.69

      I only found them when I looked at my wishlist whilst trying to fill my basket!

    • WILLIAM ENGLAND says:

      Brilliant news – thank you…

  193. Len Read says:

    Chris Cornell’s 2018 sold-out box set is being reissued in coloured vinyl . The CD version is also being put out again. The seven LP vinyl is available now from his online store and the UMe website. The box set has been re-released by Cornell’s widow, Vicky.

  194. Eric says:

    Just received email notifying me that two new never before heard tracks from Paul McCartney’s Egypt station are going to show up on a 7″ for RSD

  195. Tom says:

    The Misadventures of Saint Etienne available from this morning on the band’s Greedbag store.

    Previously only available as a Japanese pressing, which sells for stupid money on Discogs.

    Two versions available – one black vinyl, one white vinyl – 500 of each.

    Both come with a signed Christmas card and a CD featuring 2 new tracks.

    Don’t hang around if you want one…

  196. Ian B says:

    I see Macca is doing Glasto

  197. Phil Cohen says:

    While we’re certainly getting an adequate selection of Classic Rock archival boxed sets this holiday season, is the glass half-empty or half-full ?
    No Bruce Springstee, Led Zeppelin, The Moody Blues, Yes, McCartney & Wings, Beach Boys etc. A Bruce Springsteen archival project (“Tracks 2”) failed to happen, as did the Paul McCartney “London Town” & “Back To The Egg” boxed sets, and the “Yes-The Early Years” box of archival material & broadcasts by the original 1969-1970 Yes line-up. Led Zeppelin had laid corporate groundwork for a streaming service of concert recordings (albeit with no intent to offer any of the recordings for download). and, of course, the service never launched.
    And there were many popular(in their era) 1969 albums which deserved 50th anniversary deluxe editions….but with few exceptions(Beatles, The Doors, The Band, King Crimson), those editions never happened.

  198. ant says:

    I’ve been checking every so often for tickets for mark hollis talk talk tribute at the southbank as i was away when it was announced and today some seats have become available – just wanted to give a heads up that as of now on 4th nov 3.50pm 10 seats now 9 available
    allthebest
    Ant

  199. Clive says:

    Slip Of The Tongue [2019) boxset currently down from £60.

    by Whitesnake
    Amazon Prime £51.52

  200. Aaron says:

    New Gary Numan 2xCD/DVD set coming. When The Sky Came Down.

    Gary Numan and The Skaparis Orchestra

  201. bruce kelso says:

    DAVE CLARK 5 CD releases. the oldays label in japan are releasing 14 paper sleeve cds with some containing bonus tracks. all cds are in mono. here is the list. the first 12 are u.s. releases. GLAD ALL OVER,RETURN,AMERICAN TOUR, COAST TO COAST,WEEKEND IN LONDON,HAVING A WILD WEEKEND,I LIKE IT LIKE THAT, BEST OF,TRY TO HARD ,SATISFIED WITH YOU ,5BY 5 YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES. u.k. releases,SESSION WITH , CATCH US IF YOU CAN.

  202. johnny says:

    Peaky Blinders OST 2CD /3LP coming in November…It’s really surprising that it’s taken this long, given how acclaimed the show’s use of music is…

    Looks like they have gone to some effort in the presentation; it looks great in the pictures, and it’s reasonably priced.

  203. Aaron says:

    To celebrate 30 years of …But Seriously, a special edition turquoise vinyl will be released as a double-LP set this November. This new turquoise vinyl edition of one of Phil’s biggest solo albums features the 2016 remastered audio and artwork. If you buy the 2LP at the Rhino store, it will be bundled with an exclusive lithograph print. The set is scheduled to be released on 22nd November. The standard double-LP is also still available.

    • Aaron says:

      Rick Wakeman Box Full Of Boots 10 disc set, $100, comes with signed and numbered certificate. Ltd to 1000 units. Looks pretty great actually

      The box set contains

      Boston USA 1974 Live At Boston Music Hall, Boston, MA October 5th 1974

      Disc 1 1. Horizon 2. Rachmaninoff 1st Symphony in D Minor Opus 13 3. Catherine Parr 4. Catherine Howard 5. Anne Boleyn 6. Something Completely Different

      Disc 2 1. Journey/Recollection 2. Battle/Forest 3. And Maybe Something Else Completely Different

      Osaka Japan 1975 Journey To The Centre Of The Earth Koseinekin Hall, Osaka Japan, 21st January 1975

      Disc 1 1. Opening 2. Catherine Parr 3. Guinevere 4. Catherine Howard 5. Merlin The Magician 6. Anne Boleyn

      Disc 2 7. Turning 8. Journey To The Centre Of The Earth: The Journey Recollection, The Battle, The Forest, The Forest (encore)

      Vienna, Austria 1976 Vienna Ensemble 1976 Live In Vienna Kurhalle, Oberlaa

      Disc 1 1. The Journey 2. Sir Lancelot and The Black Knight 3. Anne Boleyn 4. The Day Thou Gavest Lord Hath Ended 5. Arthur 6. The Forest 7. Catherine Parr

      Disc 2 1. The Spaceman 2. Catherine Howard 3. Free Song/The Warning 4. The Battle 5. The Realisation 6. The Prisoner 7. Merlin The Magician 8. Standard 9. Merlin The Magician (reprise)

      Preston UK 1981 Live at Guildhall Preston, November 16th 1981

      Disc 1 1. War Games 2. King Arthur Medley (A) Arthur (B) Lancelot and the Black Knight 3. Sea Horses 4. Julia 5. Three Wives (A) Catherine of Aragon (B) Anne of Cleves (C) Catherine Howard 6. The Proles 7. Journey To The Centre Of The Earth (Part 1) (A) The Journey (B) The Recollection

      Disc 2 1. Danielle 2. The Probe 3. Chamber Of Horrors 4. The Hymn 5. Anne Boleyn (inc. guitar, drums, bass, keyboard solo) 6. Robot man 7. Journey To The Centre Of The Earth (Part 2) (A) The Battle (B) The Forest

      Sheffield UK 1981 Live at the City Hall Sheffield, UK November 21st 1981

      Disc 1 1. The Journey 2. Sir Lancelot and the Black Knight 3. Anne Boleyn 4. The Day Thou Gaveth The Lord Hath Ended 5. Arthur 6. The Forest 7. Catherine Parr

      Disc 2 1. The Spaceman 2. Catherine Howard 3. Free Song/The Warning 4. The Battle 5. The Realisation 6. The Prisoner 7. Merlin the Magician 8. Standard 9. Merlin the Magician (reprise)

      Daphne Du Maurier Festival UK 2001 17th January 2001

      Disc 1 1. Intro/The Journey Suite 2. Never Is A Long Time 3. Catherine Suite 4. No Earthly Connection 5. Merlin the Magician

      Disc 2 1. Intro/King Arthur Suite 2. 1984 Suite 3. The Visit 4. Catherine Parr 5. Starship Trooper 6. Eleanor Rigby

      Tokyo Japan 2008 Solo Performance in Tokyo 2008

      Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major
      Catherine Howard
      Morning Has Broken
      You & I – Wondrous Stories
      The Dance Of A Thousand Nights
      Jane Seymour
      The Meeting
      Merlin the Magician
      Catherine of Aragon
      Help! – Eleanor Rigby
      The Jig
      Rick Wakeman and the English Rock Ensemble Cropredy, UK 2010 Live at Cropredy Festival, Oxfordshire, UK, 2010

      Intro
      Journey To The Centre Of The Earth
      Catherine Parr
      Arthur Medley: King Arthur/The Last Battle/Lancelot and the Black Knight
      Merlin The Magician
      Starship Trooper
      Tokyo Japan 2014 International Forum Hall, Tokyo 1st July 2014

      Disc 1 1. Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major 2. Catherine of Aragon/Catherine Howard 3. Morning Has Broken 4. Journey To The Centre Of The Earth 5. The Meeting 6. Merlin the Magician

      Disc 2 1. The Jig 2. Life On Mars? 3. The Dance Of A Thousand Lights 4. King Arthur Suite 5. You & I – Wondrous Stories 6. Help? – Eleanor Rigby 7. Gone But Not Forgotten

      Osaka Japan 2014 Sankei Hall 30th June 2014

      Disc 1 1. Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major 2. Catherine of Aragon/Catherine Howard 3. Morning Has Broken 4. Journey To The Centre Of The Earth 5. The Meeting 6. Merlin the Magician

      Disc 2 1. The Jig 2. Life On Mars? 3. The Dance Of A Thousand Lights 4. King Arthur Suite 5. You & I – Wondrous Stories 6. Help? – Eleanor Rigby 7. Gone But Not Forgotten

      Release date 2nd December 2019

  204. Bryan Slevin says:

    Jeff Lynne is releasing a new album on Nov 1st (From Out of Nowhere), which is great news.

    However ….
    Regular CD version – 10 songs (35 mins) ~€12
    Deluxe CD version – 10 songs (35 mins) ~ €14
    Regular Vinyl version – 10 songs (35 mins) ~ €22
    Deluxe Vinyl version – 10 songs (35 mins) ~ €42

    I love Jeff and all he does, but I think we’re being taken for a ride here.

  205. Alastair says:

    Some excellent CD deals at HMV just now. Just checked the website, and it is still under development, so you may have to go into one of their stores.
    Examples are Liquid Skin by Gomez 2cd set £4.99
    Nirvana UK Rainbow Chaser 2cd set £4.99
    John Coltrane Both Directions at Once 2cd £2.99
    McCartney Egypt Station Explorers’ edition £4.99
    Travis the man who 2cd £2.99
    and lots more

  206. Meadowmeal says:

    The Best of Elbow “Deluxe version with an alternative black cover, only available on the band’s website.” is now just as cheap as the regular version at Amazon.
    https://store.universalmusic.com/elbow/*/Music/The-Best-Of-Store-Exclusive-Deluxe-2-CD/5Q4V0O6R000
    When given the choice, one might as well pick up the special version.

  207. Lorenzo says:

    I have not seen it mentioned yet on SDE but The Clash are releasing London Calling as an Anniversary edition on vinyl with a special slipcase. Apparently the single disc CD has already shipped. More interesting is a special Scrapbook Edition CD from Amazon USA. It has 2 CD’s in unique book form.

  208. Aaron says:

    Last Christmas Soundtrack – feat George Michael & Wham tracks, including new track. Out Nov 8th.

    1. Last Christmas – Wham!
    2. Too Funky
    3. Fantasy
    4. Praying for Time
    5. Faith
    6. Waiting for That Day – George Michael / The Rolling Stones
    7. Heal the Pain
    8. One More Try
    9. Fastlove, Pt. 1 – George Michael / Patrice Rushen
    10. Everything She Wants – Wham!
    11. Wake Me up Before You Go-Go – Wham!
    12. Move On
    13. Freedom! ’90
    14. Praying for Time
    15. This Is How (We Want You to Get High)

  209. johnny says:

    There is a Prince 7″ which may be of interest to your readers…Ordering is only available for 7 days, then it’s ‘made to order’ to be shipped in January 2020.
    https://store.prince.com/product/5QLPPR048

    “In honor of the 40th anniversary of Prince’s second album, Prince—which was released on October 19, 1979—The Prince Estate and Warner Records are pleased to announce the surprise release of a previously unheard, solo acoustic demo recording of the Grammy-winning Prince track “I Feel for You,” available on streaming services and as a limited-run 7” vinyl single.”

  210. Glenn says:

    Sisters of Mercy ‘side project’ The Sisterhood’s Gift album to be reissued (CD/vinyl/cassette/digital). Timing still TBD.

  211. Phil Cohen says:

    We’ve seen a trend recently where archival CD releases are subject to lengthy (sometimes repated) postponements, even after the album has been released as a download, or leaked onto an illegal site. The labels are doing themselves no favours.
    Examples of this include “John Lodge-B’Yond: The Very Best of”(BMG), “Nektar-Live Anthology”(Cleopatra), “Procol Harum-Broken Barricades”(3-CD edition)(Esoteric) and “The Yardbirds-Live at The BBC Revisited” (3-CD edition)(Repertoire). In the case of the John Lodge & Procol Harum, when a second 6-week postponement was announced, I cancelled my preorder and went to a free site, rather than continue waiting and waiting. In the case of The Yardbirds set, when I originally saw it on a free download site, I assumed that it was a bootleg, since Repertoire had recently(Last Autumn) released two incarnations of their 2-CD Yardbirds “Live at The BBC” collection. It was never apparent that “Live at The BBC Revisited” was an official release or that a CD version would someday be released.
    If the CD editions of the Nektar & Yardbirds compilations are eventually released, the CD editions seem like an afterthought. Clearly, we’re going to see more of these weird release strategies from the labels.

    • DaveM says:

      @Phil, Procol Harum’s Broken Barricades did come out. The mastering on the main album is very good IMHO. One of the live albums is better SQ than the other, but both are far from perfect.
      Any news on further reissues, like Something Magic?

  212. bruce kelso says:

    RSD black friday 2019 will have the doors live at the isle of wight as a 2 lp set.why wont dmc just issue this as a stand alone release instead of this way.

  213. Jens says:

    Is there a probability, that the selftitled album (1986) from Robbie Nevil would be rereleased as a deluxe edtion with the remixes from the the three singles “C’est La Vie”, “Dominoes” and “Wot’s It To Ya”?

    • KevinK says:

      Sounds unlikely … it wasn’t a big seller on original release and he’s only generally remembered for that first single. The album has only had a couple of very basic CD re-issues in 30 years.

  214. Tom says:

    Last two Stereolab albums (Sound Dust and Margerine Eclipse) went on sale via the band’s website about an hour ago
    Get in there quick if you want one of the limited clear vinyl editions with numbered master tape OBI strip!

  215. hendry doran says:

    Paul,

    Don’t know if it is worth you highlighting this post. I had pre-ordered the signed Debbie Harry book with Waterstones but when I chased it up last week my local pick up store in Glasgow could find no trace of my order. I spoke to Customer Services who initially told me the book had sold out and that there had been an IT problem with my order going through the system. They then told me that they had found a supply of the signed book in their warehouse (and delivered mine to Glasgow) so it may be worth a phone call by any of my fellow posters to see if they would release a copy . Phone number is 08081188787

  216. bruce kelso says:

    here is some very sad news , ginger baker has died. he was 80.

    • Robert Laversuch says:

      Just read it – grumpy sod as could be seen in the film Beware of Mr. Baker. He was one of the greatest drummers there was. RIP

  217. KevinS says:

    The next round of Prefab Sprout vinyl reissues (or rather “first time on vinyl” for Andromeda H and Let’s Change TWWN) are listed up on amazon.uk at a little over £18 each.

  218. Dave says:

    Kinks Arthur box only $53 CAN on Amazon.ca. Cheers…

  219. chris says:

    Paul

    Huge Gentle Gian box set from Snapper you seem to have missed so far. Its fab but expensive and sadly does not include the recent blu ray 5.1 reissues etc.

  220. DaveM says:

    Japanese Bluespec 2 mini LP CD Japanese release of ELO’s 35th aniversary of Secret Messages coming at the end of November. No track details on CDJapan yet, but it states that it is the first time on CD, so looking good.
    In other Japanese CD news, the recent Elton John remastered SHM mini-LPs that finally came out in August, after being cancelled last year are truly amazing. No compression in sight. They are the studio albums from Empty Sky through to Blue Moves and also include the British 70’s Greatest Hits albums. Highly recommended and looks like they are selling quickly. Even on Hoffman, the reviews are mainly positive.

  221. purpledaniel says:

    Next Rolling Stones vault release is Bridges to Buenos Aires.

  222. purpledaniel says:

    What´s the deal with jethro Tull Stormwatch remix set currently unavailable from Amazon US?

  223. AndyB says:

    Another, no, let me say, ANOTHER new Van Morrison out soon. He just keeps crankin’ ’em out! “Three Chords and The Truth”

  224. Andy P says:

    As a response to the naysayers who claim physical media will soon be dead, HMV/ Sunrise seem to be heading in the right direction. Claims are this will be the largest physical media and entertainment store in Europe.

    https://www.hmv.com/music/hmv-new-store-birmingham-hmv-vault

    … (and on my doorstep!)

  225. Phil Cohen says:

    Every Christmastime we see a “Copyright Extension” set(or sets) from Motown in its’ “Motown Unreleased” series. These releases are typically MP3 or 44.1Khz/16-bit FLAC download releases (though “1966” was released as a limited edition 4-CD mail order edition). Recently, “1969”, a 60-song collection appeared ,apparently leaked onto the internet. It is offered as High Resolution 96 Khz/24-bit, a format that has never before been supported in the “Motown Unreleased” series. If that download doesn’t have (originally) legitimate origins (in some territory) it is likely Universal will soon move up the official release date.

  226. deceased says:

    Hello Paul

    Will the Super Furry Animals Guerrilla 20th reissue be getting a mention on your (excellent) pages?

  227. Phil Cohen says:

    Bob Dylan’s “The Bootleg Series Vol.15:1967-1969 with Johnny Cash” to be released November 1st. Artwork revealed, but no tracklisting.

  228. bruce kelso says:

    hi , is there a new release of love , four sail with a arthur lee mix? rhino has mention of it but in the recent shindig mag on love they state love four sail ,arthur lee mix. any help will be appreciated,

    • The Golden Age Of The Phonograph says:

      Hi Bruce, it’s a Rhino release that was put out on green vinyl about 2 months ago. It was available on Am UK for around £18. Amongst Love fans it’s been praised with many preferring it to the original mix. It is Arthur Lee’s mix, I have it and it is great but then again it was recorded by a great band.

      Check out Amazon, it may still be available but the last time I looked it was going up in price.

      • bruce kelso says:

        hi golden age,thumbs up for the info. ordered today , cost $ 20.23 free shipping, get import cds. why wasnt this mentioned else where.

  229. Aaron says:

    You’re In My Heart: Rod Stewart with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. 2CD deluxe edition will be available:

    Disc: 1
      1. Maggie May (with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
      2. Reason To Believe (with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
      3. Handbags and Gladrags (with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
      4. Sailing (with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
      5. Tonight’s The Night (Gonna Be Alright) [with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra]
      6. The Killing Of Georgie, Pts. I & II (with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
      7. I Don’t Want To Talk About It (with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
      8. The First Cut Is The Deepest (with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
      9. You’re In My Heart (The Final Acclaim) [with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra]
      10. I Was Only Joking (with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)

    Disc: 2
      1. It Takes Two (with Robbie Williams and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
      2. Stay With Me (with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra) – Rod Stewart / Faces
      3. Young Turks (with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
      4. What Am I Gonna Do (I’m So In Love With You) [with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra]
      5. Every Beat Of My Heart (with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
      6. Forever Young (with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
      7. Downtown Train (with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
      8. Rhythm of My Heart (with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
      9. Have I Told You Lately (with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
      10. Tom Traubert’s Blues (Waltzing Matilda) [with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra]
      11. If We Fall In Love Tonight (with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
      12. Stop Loving Her Today (with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)

  230. Marcus says:

    Just in case anyone is interested, the Kate Bush vinyl boxes are currently at 37.99 € at amazon.de, quite a bargain considering their original prices.

  231. Nick says:

    jpc.de sells the Guns N’ Roses “Appetite For Destruction” 2LP Deluxe Set (The one with the hologram) for €19.90. Without VAT this cost me €16.80. https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/poprock/detail/-/art/guns-n-roses-appetite-for-destruction/hnum/8235353

  232. Royce says:

    I don’t know if this was already mentioned but the Rolling Stones’ “Honk” (3-CD Limited Deluxe Edition) is only 7.99 Euros in Amazon Germany.

  233. Thorsten says:

    Frank Zappa Halloween 73 Super Deluxe Box to be released 25th October. Can’t finde it here on SDE?

  234. Glenn says:

    Sparks reissuing ‘Gratuitous Sax & Senseless Violins’ (3CD, LP or LP+2CD) November 15

    Official store:
    https://sparks.tmstor.es/?lf=48e885b531f098d1c1f310b4ff86c25e

    New Best Of coming as well.

  235. Tim O. says:

    Peter Gabriel released a digital Album called Flotsam and Jetsam consisting of all b-sides, Soundtracks, various other non- Album releases (https://petergabriel.com/news/digital-release-for-b-sides-remixes-and-rarities/).Like Phil Collins Other Sides Album it is a digital release only which is a shame and another wasted opportunity. Collecting music used to make fun but isn’t anymore. It is all a frustrating digital mess.

  236. Glenn says:

    New Pet Shop Boys single released:
    https://petshopboys.co.uk/news/2019-09-11/dreamland-new-single

    Looks like this will be their first to not have a physical release (similar to OMD’s recent ‘Don’t Go’ single). Sad.

  237. Stan Butler says:

    Demon have just announced a deluxe 3CD version of T-Rex’s Dandy In The Underworld. 36 bonus tracks – 20 unreleased.

  238. Aaron says:

    New Ringo Starr album “What’s My Name” out on Oct 25. Includes Ringo’s cover of John Lennon’s Grow Old With Me with Macca on bass and backing vocals. Also has a cover of Money (That’s What I want). The album was produced by Jack Douglas who also produced Double Fantasy.

  239. Robert Laversuch says:

    A new five track EP available on 25/10 by Shakespears Sister on CD and white 12”vinyl and signed if you get it through Townsend records.

  240. Len Read says:

    The 50th anniversary of James Brown’s October 1, 1969 homecoming concert in Augusta, Georgia, will be celebrated with “the first-ever release of the complete show” , newly mixed and including seven never-before-issued performances. Available now for preorder on CD, 2LP vinyl, and digital audio, Live at Home with His Bad Self will be released on October 25 by Republic/UMe.

  241. KevinK says:

    A new Freddie Mercury compilation “Never Boring” is due mid-October on CD and vinyl. There’s also a 5 disc box set which will add remasters of Mr Bad Guy & Barcelona on CD and a Blu-Ray/DVD.

  242. Philip Birtwistle says:

    Next Marillion reissue is Afraid of Sunlight. Good news is that all 8 EMI albums are coming. From their email :

    “As you may know, Warner Music are in the process of releasing the 8 studio albums from our EMI days in Deluxe Editions.
    They have already released Misplaced Childhood, Brave and Clutching at Straws and now we’re very pleased to announce Afraid of Sunlight has been given the same treatment.
    The Afraid of Sunlight Deluxe Editions are a 4CD/Blu-ray set and a five-LP box.
    Both collections open with a new version of Afraid of Sunlight that was remixed earlier this year by the wonderful Michael Hunter. The CD/Blu-ray set also includes the original mix by the album’s original producer Dave Meegan.
    Both sets also have a live recording of Marillion performing at the Rotterdam Ahoy Arena on September 29, 1995 during the tour supporting Afraid of Sunlight. Six of the songs were originally released in 1996 on the double live album Made Again.
    The Blu-ray features several versions of Michael Hunter’s new mix (48/24 LPCM Stereo; 48/24 DTS 5.1; 48/24 LPCM 5.1).
    Video content includes a new documentary about Afraid of Sunlight featuring interviews with the whole band and the promo film for “Beautiful”.
    The Blu-ray disc also collects the nine bonus recordings from the remastered edition of the album that was released in 1999, plus 17 previously unreleased songs that include studio jams and early versions of Afraid of Sunlight tracks like “Beyond You”, “King”, “Out Of This World” and “Beautiful”.
    It is available to pre-order now and we will be hand signing a special A4 sized print for anyone who orders from us (limited to the first 4000 orders).
    Release date is November 1st 2019.”

    • Neil says:

      It’s bloody annoying that they have put those 17 previously unreleased songs on the Blu-ray only as Blu-rays are very difficult to rip the audio from compared to DVD’s. It would have made more sense to omit the original album CD which you would presume everybody has and put those unreleased tracks on that instead. It’s on Amazon for £28.99 so not as cheap as what i paid for Clutching At Straws which was only £22.

  243. Glenn says:

    Camouflage Methods of Silence 30th Anniversary reissue (2CD or 3LP)

    http://www.camouflage-music.com/index.php?menu=News&id=231&l=de

  244. bruce kelso says:

    where is the hendrix band of gypys box set of the dec 31 late show/jan 1 early show and jan 1 late show.if exp Hendrix doent have the the whereabouts to release this, then its over for archive Hendrix live sets. its been 50 years.

  245. Aaron says:

    Ex Genesis & Stiltskin front man has a 2 cd career spanning collection coming in November

    Upon My Life – includes two brand new tracks, Come The End Of The World and I Wait And Pray. Pretty comprehensive track listing. For anyone not cottoned on to his excellent solo work this is a great place to start.

    CD1:
    Come The End Of The World
    Lemon Yellow Sun
    Take It Slow
    Ought To Be Resting
    Constantly Reminded
    American Beauty
    Wait For Better Days
    Bless Me
    Show Me The Way
    Rhianne
    Easier That Way
    She
    Gypsy
    Ghost

    CD2:
    I Wait And I Pray
    Another Day
    Song For A Friend
    Alone
    Not Long Till Springtime
    She’s A Queen
    Change
    Ever The Reason
    Along The Way
    The Actor
    Goodbye Baby Blue
    First Day Of Change
    Makes Me Think Of Home
    On The Other Side

  246. Aaron says:

    audio book of “Hey Grandude!” read by Macca will be out on 12/9/19 – only 6.99 on amazon. The Audiobook is free if you start a Prime trial…which is nice.

  247. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five Star says:

    David Byrne new book limited *signed* editions at Rough Trade UK

  248. Phil Cohen says:

    Seems like you haven’t permitted any reader comments to appear here for a while. Why?

  249. Michael says:

    Four post-Lou-Barlow-Dinosaur Jr.-albums will be re-released in September:
    https://www.cherryred.co.uk/dinosaur-jr-four-classic-albums-to-be-reissued-on-coloured-double-vinyl-cd/

  250. christian says:

    https://www.davidbowie.com/blog/2019/8/20/vh1-storytellers-set-due-on-vinyl-in-october

    Parlophone are releasing this and billing it as “the most complete version available”.
    Would you be able to check in and see what it contains that’s not on the version currently on spotify?
    It’s the same songs (which were all also previously available on the official dvd) so presumably it has extra dialogue.
    It would be good to know exactly what is extra before pre-ordering.
    And personally i’d like to know if it’s a new master or the original cd master pressed to vinyl.
    Thanks.

  251. CraigH says:

    Unlikely I know, but any news on a 25th anniversary release for The Stone Roses Second Coming later this year?
    I’ve got a load of the demos /rehearsals on bootleg but I’d love them officially released. Geffen couldn’t care less I suppose.

    It’s still one of my most played albums 25 years on. Feeling old now!

  252. kittens69 says:

    Only Bjork could have created this wonderful looking box set for sale!

    Unboxing and details here.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_FydRgTikE

    https://shop.bjork.com/misc/utopia-bird-call-boxset.html

    Charming (and at 500 pounds ruddy expensive, but somehow all that effort and thought seems reasonable!).

  253. IGM says:

    Is HMV resurrecting the on line store ?

    https://store.hmv.com/

    “in development and pre orders only”

  254. Tom says:

    Just got an email from Massive Attack saying that the long-delayed Mezzanine 3LP box set is now not going to be released.
    Mad Professor dubs will be released as a single LP pink vinyl.
    Refunds being issued to those who ordered the 3LP set…they have had my money for almost a year, though.
    Paul – I don’t suppose you have any info from the record company on this?

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Yes, that is indeed the case. 2CD is still going ahead, and we should get our stock next week (finally!).

  255. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five Star says:

    UPDATE: Deluxe Stereophonics *signed* CDs from amazon UK too…

  256. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five Star says:

    Stereophonics have a new album coming out called “kind”. Signed prints, CDs and vinyl available from their website…

  257. horslips says:

    Not sure whether this works out or not but The Beatles “”Let it Be Naked” vinyl is on UK Amazon for a shade under £40. Long, long time since I have seen it as low as that.

    Problem, though, is that it says 1 to 3 months delivery. Would be a nice addition to the Deagostini Beatles Vinyl Collection if it comes through.

  258. Phil Cohen says:

    Britain’s Dutton-Vocalion label mines the Sony Music vaults for more 4.0 Quadraphonic mixes for release on SACD. The latest releases include 2 “Two-fers” by the Canadian group “The Guess Who” (“American Woman”/”Share The Land” & “The Best of The Guess Who Vol.2” / “Rockin”), an album by Japanese symthesizer artist Tomita (“Firebird”) and a Two-fer by Paul Revere & The Raiders (“Indian Reservation”/”Hard & Heavy With Marshmallow”). While the Quadraphonic mix of “Indian Reservation” was released in the 1970’s, The Quadraphonic mix of “Hard & Heavy with Marshmallow” went unreleased until now. 9 of the 11 songs were mixed for Quadraphonic as far back as February 1969 (Before there was even a quadraphonic tape or vinyl format to release the mixes on), but this 1960’s mixdown effort (likely experimental) was abandoned two songs short of complete. Luckily, the multitrack tapes still exist, and Sony Music engineer Mark Wilder mixed the remaining two songs for Quadraphonic in 2019.

    • Dave H says:

      I have a few of their pop/rock releases. They’re great value, two albums for £11.99.

      Most SACD’s play on Sony blu-ray players using its HDMI connection.

  259. Dave H says:

    Bruce Springsteen Bridge School 86 acoustic concert now available from his website, various formats includes CD.

    • Phil Cohen says:

      Be cautioned that the new Springsteen download release is merely a 55 minute guest appearance at one of Neil Young’s “Bridge School” benefit concerts, it is an acoustic (mostly solo acoustic) performance, and Springsteen struggles with monitor system issues during the first few songs. This is for avid fans only.

  260. wesley mc dowell says:

    New Robbie Robertson album entitled Sinematic to be released on the 20th of Sep.Cd and Vinyl as well as a Deluxe vinyl edition in Oct. Van Morrison features on one track. Should be good .

  261. Glenn says:

    Belle Stars – Turn Back The Clock 3CD / 1DVD due out September 13 (includes live CD)

    • Robert Laversuch says:

      Perfect – ordered. Also out on August 30 4 CD box of Bonny Tyler RCA albums plus in September Echo & the Bunnymen Peel Sessions

  262. What?McCartney? Worry! says:

    McCartney book read and sign

    London – Waterstones (6th Sept) – tickets on sale Mon 12th August

    https://events.waterstones.com/events/paul-mccartney-london-piccadilly/

    +

    prize draw

    https://www.waterstones.com/win/paul-mccartney-hey-grandude-prize-draw

  263. Jon says:

    It’s now the second week in August, is it possible they’ve decided not to carry on with the David Bowie boxsets? Weren’t they all announced in July and released in October!

  264. Mark G says:

    I take it you’ve seen the new “Factory” box sets?

    One involves the early singles and various bits (first time for the actual “Factory Sample” to be rereleased?) but that’s about £180

    The other involves an LP version (8 albums) of the “Factory Communications” CD box. £120

    Money.

  265. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five Star says:

    New Elbow Album in October – Amazon have signed copies of the CD for £10.99

  266. Phil Cohen says:

    The next Rolling Stones video release: “Bridges to Buenos Aires”. 140 minutes. No bonus material. The set has been registered with German film classification authorities. That’s how avid fans discovered the disc’s existence.
    In other news, there will be no concert download release this month from Bruce Springsteen. Bruce usually releases a concert every month.

  267. Aaron says:

    fairly confident the Bowie box will be announced in the next 2 weeks..and it will be called You Belong In Rock n Roll 1989 – 1993.

    It will include TM, TMII, OVB, BTWN, BOS, ReCall 5 + a Sound+ Vision live set + Use Your Wallet (unreleased TM live album…but may just be the Live At The Docks audio) + BTWN Remix set…

    You heard it here first…!

  268. Aaron says:

    Dave Davies has announced the Kinks Arthur box set. It looks amazing!

  269. Phil Cohen says:

    It looks good for “Classic Rock” archival boxed sets for the late Autumn. Definitely, we’ll see sets by The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Steve Miller Band, Jethro Tull, The Kinks, Caravan & The Doors.
    Also possible: Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, King Crimson

    • bruce kelso says:

      hi phil. wonder what the experience hendrix will do for the 50th anniversary of the band of gypsies fillmore east shows. they already did the 12/31/69 early show . would love to see a boxed set of the remaining 3 shows but……….. I doubt it.

      • Phil Cohen says:

        No news from Expereience Hendrix lately. They had been working on an audio & video release of the 1970 Maui concerts, but the project seems to have been abandoned.

  270. Robert van Dam says:

    Is there any news on forthcoming releases from David Bowie, Pink Floyd and Tears For Fears ?

    • Phil Cohen says:

      Apparently, there will be a Pink Floyd boxed set “The Later Years” Focusing on the group’s final line-up (David Gilmour/Richard Wright/Nick Mason). It will contain surround sound remixes, video material & concert recordings.

  271. Aaron says:

    Davy Jones Live In Japan is a comprehensive collection of both of Davy’s officially released and long out of print ‘Live in Japan’ albums, along with several singles and rarities released in the early 80s. The 2CD + DVD set features Davy’s two original Japanese album releases, including 22 bonus tracks consisting of alternate mixes and original Japanese single releases. All recordings have been digitally remastered for optimum sound quality and have never sounded better. The set comes with a comprehensive 24 page colour booklet, including

  272. Peter Muscutt says:

    Hi all, the soundtrack to the new Tarantino movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is released on 27 Sept via Rough Trade as a double orange LP set with gatefold sleeve and poster… I believe they don’t take payment until items are despatched so good time to get a pre order in? Double black vinyl available also.

    https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/various/various-once-upon-a-time-in-hollywood

  273. bruce kelso says:

    beatles abbey road deluxe 4 cd announcement aug 8

    • Phil Cohen says:

      Paul McCartney’s next two “Archive” sets (“London Town” & “Back to The Egg”) postponed until 2020. And there was never any indication of any further John Lennon or George Harrison “Product”.

      • DaveM says:

        Hi Phil, is there any reason behind the decision to postpone BTTE/London Town? Are they trying to boost AR50 sales or do you think they may follow Let it be 50 next year?

        • Phil Cohen says:

          I would think it is an attempt to protect the sales potential of the “Abbey Road” 50th anniversary boxed set. We will recall that Paul McCartney’s original reason for vetoing the Beatles outtakes album “Sessions” was to protect the sales potential of his album “Give My Regards to Broadstreet”. Fortunately, The Beatles “Anthology” series contained everything from “Sessions”, and, in some instances, in better mixes.
          As for the lack of George Harrison archival releases, it is because Dhani Harrision wants to focus on his own musical career, and not be known merely as the compiler of his father’s music, yet Olivia Harrison seems reluctant to let anyone other than Dhani compile George’s music.

          • Paul Sinclair says:

            Paul happily sneaked out both reissues last year after The White Album and immediately sold out of the Wings 1971-1973 box set. Not sure why he wouldn’t do that again…Phil, what is the source of your info?

          • Phil Cohen says:

            There’s no “Reply” button under your latest comment,Paul, but the info about the McCartney “Archive” postponements is from the moderator of the IMWAN forum.

          • Paul Sinclair says:

            Thanks. Not exactly confirmed then, just something someone has heard…

  274. Phil Cohen says:

    Sony Music has released 96Khz/24-bit download releases of the complete 1969 Woodstock sets by Blood,Sweat & Tears, Mountain, Melanie, Tim Hardin and Sha Na Na*
    * Well, almost complete: One song from The Sha Na Na set was either not recorded or was mostly lost due to reel changes, so is not included,

    • The Golden Age Of The Phonograph says:

      I doubt very much that we will see physical releases of individual acts from Woodstock ’69 apart from the 50th Anniversary releases of Jefferson Airplane and Creedence Clearwater Revival sets. Why? Because the time to release these sets is NOW!

      As Phil says Sony are making downloads available from Woodstock and that dear reader is, I suspect, unless you buy that beautiful big box, the only way you will be able to get the full performance from your favourite band/singer.

      • Phil Cohen says:

        But, don’t forget the 10-CD Sony Set (Released 10 years ago) “The Woodstock Experience”, which paired the complete Woodstock performances with the then(in 1969) latest studio albums by Santana, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Sly & The Family Stone & Johnny Winter. And Universal Music released a CD of the Joe Cocker set.

        • The Golden Age Of The Phonograph says:

          I have all 5 of those 2xCD sets with posters, very nice but the mastering of the 3CD, 10CD and 38CD Sets is on another much improved level.

          I still doubt we will see individual physical releases from The Band, The Who, C,S.N&Y and many more other than those already releaased and the CCR & J. Airplane 50th releases.

  275. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five Star says:

    Debbie Harry *Signed* hardcover autobiography available for preorder via Waterstones – only £20 free postage

  276. Aaron says:

    Looks like Cherry Red are continuing with the Patrick Moraz reissues one pre month!

    Refugee’s album (3 disc set) comes out next month and then the Mainhorse album follows after that.

    Noice!

  277. hamslice says:

    All Dinosaur Jr. 90s albums getting expanded reissues, 2 x CD and 2 x Coloured Vinyl!
    https://www.cherryred.co.uk/?s=dinosaur+jr&post_type=product

  278. Aaron says:

    Godley & Creme’s Consequences 5 disc box set coming in August

  279. Dave H says:

    Hi Paul,
    Thought you’d be interested in this Madonna story.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-49090095

  280. bruce kelso says:

    heres some real GREAT news. dave davies has been quoted as say he and ray are getting ready to release the 50th anniversary deluxe edition of arthur. it will include un finished trax with new overdubs and more. also they have been in the studio recording new songs and other songs that they have only had in demo form. drummers mick avory and rob henrit are also involved. no bass player has yet been inlisted yet. as for a tour mmmmmmm?

  281. Robert says:

    Big NEWS….more DOORS on the way.
    The SuperDeluxe 50th anniversary edition of The Soft Parade coming soon.
    Lots of “one of a kind” stuff on it.
    Order early from The Doors website and get a free lithograph.
    https://store.thedoors.com/products/the-soft-parade-50th-anniversary-deluxe-edition
    (I still like The Doors more than Queen, second only to The Beatles)

    This video sez it all about The Doors:
    https://youtu.be/5xillqqt0Y0

  282. Phil Cohen says:

    All of your July 17, 2019 boxed set deals were almost immediately gone. Within less than 24 hours.

  283. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five Star says:

    Allan Clarke Original singer with the Hollies has a new album out and signed copies are available on Amazon UK

  284. Len Read says:

    A new deluxe edition of Gregg Allman’s 1973 solo album Laid Back is to be reissued as a double CD. It includes 26 bonus tracks of previously unreleased or rare songs or new mixes. Early mixes of all eight songs are featured alongside the remastered album on disc one while disc two includes demos, outtakes, alternates and a solo acoustic live performance of “Melissa” from the Capitol Theatre on April 13, 1974. There is also a vinyl reissue of The Gregg Allman Tour live album. Both out August 30.

  285. bruce kelso says:

    ringo confirms 50th anniversary deluxe edition of abbey road.

    • Phil Cohen says:

      The “Abbey Road” box will be 3 CD’s + 1-Blu-Ray. Apple/Universal’s other “Product” for the Christmas shopping season will be a vinyl boxed set with reproductions of the group’s UK 7 inch singles. Why would anyone want such a thing?

      • Chris Squires says:

        Oh I don’t know, I really quite like singles boxes, I have (sadly) actually played all of the ones I own. From Kate Bush’s original singles box to ELO. It’s plainly not about the music for me as I have the albums but it’s maybe more about the process, the memories, putting “Sweet talkin’ Woman” on as a 7″ takes me right back to when I did it in the 1970s after rushing back from Woolies.
        Some might see it as an anachronism but I have a fair bit of fondness for them. It’s like the scene in Ratatouille where Anton Ego eats the Ratatouille in the modern restaurant and is taken back to his childhood and being comforted after falling off his bike.
        All rather misty and beautiful in this cold modern world of ones and zeros.

  286. Carlos says:

    Paul,
    Following on from the other David Bowie Space Oddity anniversary releases, have you seen this . . . !! Ha!
    https://barbie.mattel.com/shop/en-us/ba/barbie-david-bowie-doll-fxd84
    Cheers,
    Carlos

  287. Aaron says:

    Lost Miles Davis albums “Rubberband” & “The Lost Quintet” to be issued in Sept.

  288. tom m hans says:

    Just a FYI –
    GNR Appetite minibox is 40.00 minus 4.00 with code GNR10 at the website – https://gnrmerch.com/. Take another 10% off if you use the code GNR10 at checkout. Note that this is the version that had an original retail price of $180.
    I got free shipping to FL

  289. Phil Cohen says:

    Coming up in August: The Nazz-The Complete Nazz”, a 3-CD set from the American label Purple Pyramid. The Nazz were Todd Rundgren’s late 1960’s band. Plenty of bonus tracks, but likely none unreleased. Complete it certainly is.
    In September, UK Decca releases “Caravan-The Decca Deram Years”, a 9-CD set. Lots of bonus tracks, including BBC sessions. Not being an expert on this progressive Canterbury group, I can’t tell you how much is unreleased.

  290. christian says:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0006tdr

    New radio 2 documentary to be broadcast on Saturday July 13th.
    The description references “full, exclusively to this programme, for the very first time, the earliest known demo of Space Oddity – performed as a duo with Hutch, but with different lyrics and arrangements.”
    Can you check in with your Bowie connections to see whether this is the version that there was an extract from in the Spying box?
    And if so, why it wasn’t included in full?
    I’m sure running time for the side of a 7 inch will be the reason given, but how about updating the streaming version to have the full track, or a high res download?

  291. Aaron says:

    Jon Anderson & Rick Wakeman’s albums “The Living Tree” & “The Living Tree In concert” will be issued as “The Classic Albums – Vol 1” in September.

    Not sure why its Vol 1 as they only made those 2 albums! Wakeman did put out a “Ken Russell Soundtracks – Vol 1” collection last month, and the cover designs are the same, so must be part of some Wakeman reissue campaign…any one know anything?

    Both are great albums!

  292. Aaron says:

    the Who And I

    limited edition box set from the director of classic film, The Kids Are Alright, contains a signed certificate, book, spoken word double CD, read by Tony Klinger himself, and reproduction of Who and the Kids are Alright film memorabilia. Limited to 250 Units world-wide, and signed by Tony Klinger.

  293. wesley mc dowell says:

    China Crisis’s Gary Daly has a solo album avaliable on cd and vinyl,entitled Gone from here.This was a complete and nice suprise for me only found out about it through one of my fave mags Classic Pop.Find it at https://www.musicglue.com/Gary- daly/

  294. Dibyaroop Ghosh says:

    As part of the ongoing celebration of their 50th anniversary, on September 6th, the ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Recording Company–caretakers of the original band’s unreleased catalog–in conjunction with distributor The Orchard will release a four-CD set titled Fillmore West ’71, culled from an epic weekend of live music recorded at the legendary San Francisco venue. The Grammy-winning, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band (formed in March 1969) were in great form on this weekend, where they were the middle act playing between headliners Hot Tuna and the 24-piece opener Trinidad Tripoli Street Band. This will be the debut release of these recordings. The packaging contains a front cover photo of Duane Allman from Jim Marshall Photography (taken at these shows) that has rarely been seen before.

    Complete article link – https://www.americanbluesscene.com/the-allman-brothers-before-at-fillmore-east-came-fillmore-west-71/

  295. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five Star says:

    Liam Gallagher new album artwork confirmed and deluxe sets preorder

  296. KevinK says:

    To nobody’s surprise, Soft Cell are releasing their 40th anniversary/farewell show as a 28 track 2CD+DVD box set. “Say Hello, Wave Goodbye – Live At The O2 Arena” is scheduled for release on 26th July.

  297. WILLIAM ENGLAND says:

    The Official Charts Company Midweek Sales Flash is in, and Will Young is in pole position in the albums chart.
    The singer is at No.1 with Lexicon (13,398 sales), with Lewis Capaldi’s Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent at No.2 on 12,146 sales. Bruce Springsteen’s Western Stars (10,462 sales) Two Door Cinema Club’s False Alarm (8,445 sales) and Mark Ronson’s Late Night Feelings (8,340 sales) make up the Top 5. So, no Madge then…

  298. bruce kelso says:

    on sept 6 the allman brothers band will issue the fillmore west 4 cd set. recorded jan 29/30/31 1971 from the original 2 track master tapes.go to hittin the note for complete track listing. this has been circulated in portions for a longtime but dis iz the REAL THING. no real surprizes in the tracks but ……… essential.

  299. Aaron says:

    new Status Quo studio album coming in Sept – Backbone. CD, Deluxe CD, vinyl and box set. Deluxe CD has 2 extra tracks. Box set has the deluxe cd + t-shirt + live album recorded on the Last Of the Electrics tour.

  300. AndreasL says:

    Very nice looking Janet colored vinyl & bundle set. Tempting –
    https://thesoundofvinyl.com/*/*/Exclusive-Five-Album-Coloured-Vinyl-Bundle/66E80000000

  301. WILLIAM ENGLAND says:

    The Official Charts Company Midweek Sales Flash is in, and Bruce Springsteen has passed 40,000 sales for new album Western Stars.

    With 44,139 units sold, Springsteen leads the way, with Madonna’s new entry Madame X (24,038 sales) and Lewis Capaldi’s Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent (16,734 sales) also in the Top 3. Bastille’s Doom Days (13,782 sales) and Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures (7,383 sales) complete the Top 5.

  302. Aaron says:

    40th anniversary edition of Fairport Convention’s classic live album “Farwell, Farwell” with 4 bonus tracks, coming in July

    • Aaron says:

      In The Air Tonight / The Roof Is Leaking (Demo) included
      The upcoming July issue of the German Rolling Stone Magazine contains a special goodie for Phil Collins fans: A 7″ Vinyl-single of Phil Collins’ most popular hit, In The Air Tonight. The B-side is The Roof Is Leaking (feat. Eric Clapton on guitar, demo version). The magazine will be delivered automatically to those who have a subscription, but it can also be ordered individually via the Rolling Stone web shop. The shop section is available in German and English language. At the moment we do not have any information whether or not this is an offer by the German Rolling Stone magazine only.

  303. Phil Cohen says:

    There will be more Bruce Springsteen CD releases this year. You may ask how that can be when Bruce recently released “Western Stars”. But “Western Stars” was recorded back in 2016, but held back from release until recently by a management decision.
    Former Steve Miller Band drummer Gary Mallaber (who drummed on Bruce’s 1992 album “Lucky Town”) has stated that he was recently back in the studio with Bruce, adding finishing touches to some vintage unreleased recordings, for an archival boxed set to be released later this year, and Bruce himself has stated that he is working on a new album with The E Street Band.

    • The Golden Age Of Emperor Trump and Bumpkin Boris says:

      The unreleased recordings are to be part of a ‘Tracks II’ box set.

  304. wesley mc dowell says:

    Just discovered Ross William Wild is no longer in Spandau Ballet.It also looks like the whole band is on hold.Any body Know what’s going on ? Their website reveals very little .Although Gary kemp now has his own website.Both websites look fantastic by the way.Also does anybody know where to get hold of a cd copy of Rusty egan’s Welcome to the dancefloor album?

  305. Auntie Sabrina says:

    The pure hmv scheme will be returning (soon) and any previous points balances reinstated.

    Brief details are at:-

    https://www.purehmv.com

    Respond by 26 July 2019

  306. Dibyaroop Ghosh says:

    I Think there is some problem with the Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus Box set….i had preordered it from Amazon.it after reading SDE post…..the initial date of delivery was 11th June 2019….and since then they have changed the delivery date thrice, latest mail received today mentioning date as 9th July 2019….surprising that RS release being delayed like this :(

  307. Aaron says:

    Linda McCartney’s Wild Prairie will be reissued on colored vinyl soon. Looks pretty great.

    Also Yes 50 Live is a new Yes live album coming on Cd and vinyl.

    • Aaron says:

      Since John Wetton’s passing in January 2017, his family, friends and management have been working on finding a fitting tribute to such a remarkable man and iconic artist. The result of this labour of love is a box set entitled “An Extraordinary Life”, dedicated entirely to John’s solo career.

      The project has the full support of John’s wife, Lisa, and his son, Dylan, who are wholly involved with compiling the contents.

      The set will include definitive, remastered editions of each of his six solo albums, with bonus tracks and artwork selected by John towards the end of his lifetime, and in some cases expanded to two discs:

      1. Caught in the Crossfire
      2. Battle Lines
      3. Arkangel
      4. Sinister
      5. Rock of Faith
      6. Raised in Captivity

  308. Phil Cohen says:

    A year or two back, BMG purchased(outright) the “Ready Steady Go” films from Dave Clark, though, in the end,BMG did nothing with the films. But, interestingly, BMG recently released a 24-bit download of the 28-song “Dave Clark Five-The Hits” compilation , so “BMG Rights Management” may be the new owner of the Dave Clark Five recordings. It would be understandable for Clark to sell his recordings. He’s 80 years old, never had any children and has no obvious descendants. However, be cautioned that BMG’s 24-but download is merely a 44.1/24-bit to 96Khz/24-bit upconversion. If I had paid for such a download, I’d feel deceived and shortchanged.

  309. Aaron says:

    Echo in the Canyon movie and soundtrack out on June 28. Movie features interviews with loads of the greats…Including Tom Petty’s last interview. Soundtrack features Jakob Dylan performing 60s classics with a guest…

    Track Listing for ‘Echo in the Canyon’ Soundtrack
    “Go Where You Wanna Go” (feat. Jade Castrinos)
    “The Bells of Rhymney” (feat. Beck)
    “You Showed Me” (feat. Cat Power)
    “She” (feat. Josh Homme)
    “In My Room” (feat. Fiona Apple)
    “Goin’ Back” (feat. Beck)
    “Never My Love” (feat. Norah Jones)
    “It Won’t Be Wrong” (feat. Fiona Apple)
    “No Matter What You Do” (feat. Regina Spektor)
    “Questions” (feat. Jakob Dylan, Stephen Stills)
    “I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times” (feat. Neil Young)
    “Expecting to Fly” (feat. Regina Spektor)
    “What’s Happening” (feat. Neil Young)

  310. Callage says:

    Tip Alert:

    Propaganda – The Eight Testaments Of Propaganda (Record Store Day 2019) is currently available from Amazon US at $15.99 and priced on Amazon UK at 16.46 GBP (total with shipping and tax = 22.19 GBP).

    Surely some mistake?

  311. Jose says:

    Everybody, I need to share this MASSIVE Deal!!!

    Pink Floyd – The Early Years box set has an overall 74% discount in Amazon Mexico!
    https://www.amazon.com.mx/gp/product/B01J2M5J70/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_image_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    The product has 64% discount, apply code HOTSALE19 for the adidtional 10%.

    This is a flash sale, so hurry up!!! I’ve already bought mine!

  312. Phil Cohen says:

    Effective today, May 29,2019 : Warner Brothers Records, R.I.P. /The affiliation between Warner Brothers Records & the Warner Brothers Movie Studio ended 15 years ago, and the record company was given a 15-year license to use the Warner Brothers name & logo. That license has now expired. The record company will now be known as “Warner Records”, and its new logo looks like a big white sun sinking into the horizon. Also, the company is moving out of its long-time Burbank, California headquarters.
    It almost would have been better to re-brand the Warner Brothers Records back catalog using the name of one of its sister labels such as Rhino, Atlantic or Elektra. In any event, the heyday of the Warner Brothers records label is long gone. All of the executives, producers and nearly all of the artists have exited long ago.

  313. Graham says:

    Heaven 17 replacement cds are being posted.

  314. Dave H says:

    An article from the Liverpool Echo about its closing record shops. Although its about Liverpool, it could be about any city. I thought you may want to read it.

    https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/nostalgia/lost-world-liverpools-record-shops-16313778

  315. DaveM says:

    Looks like Paul McCartney will reissue WOA, Amoebas Secret, The Russian album and Paul is Live in July on CD and vinyl. Hoping for Japanese mini-LPs to be available as well.

  316. Phil Cohen says:

    Sony Music’s “Fleetwood Mac-Before The Beginning:Live 1968-71” postponed until October, and Esoteric’s expanded 3-CD edition of Procol Harum’s “Broken Barricades” postponed until July.
    Last Autumn we had a prolific outpouring of Classic Rock archival boxed sets, but in the first five months of 2019, things have plummeted down to almost nothing. Yes, there’s a few worthwhile classic rock boxed sets upcoming such as Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder 14-disc set and a huge King Crimson box (though largely comprised of 21st century material), but by drastically reducing the amount of archival releases aimed at Classic Rock fans, the labels are creating a self-fulfilling prophecy; one that will have the executives saying that in 2019, CD sales dropped further, and they will cite those statistics as justification to further reduce their support for “Physical Formats”.
    In light of all this, in 2019, I’ve redirected my disposable income towards upgrading my audio & video equipment. Usually, June & October/November are when labels release expensive Classic Rock archival boxed sets, but this June is going to be abnormally quiet. (I don’t count vinyl box sets that are merely verbatim reissues of an artist’s catalog, such as Traffic, Free & James Taylor, as being archival projects. There’s no unreleased material. In the case of those artists that I mentioned, it’s because of artist permission and/or contractual issues)
    Will archival activity increase near the Christmas shopping season? I don’t know. Perhaps there will be Pink Floyd(late 1980’s to mid-1990’s material) or Beatles (group & solo) material, but it is hardly certain. Beatles insiders (who post on the Steve Hoffman forums but are severely restricted by Apple Corps in what they are permitted to reveal), have already hinted, that while there will be some Beatles product later this year, it now appears unlikely to be an “Abbey Road” boxed set. I would note that the outtakes from the “Abbey Road” album are largely identical in arrangement to the released versions, though the album would have sounded superb in surround sound.
    Last Autumn’s outpouring of Classic Rock Archival material raked in plenty of money for the labels. It would obviously be profitable for the industry to continue in that direction. The Classic Rock marketplace still likes outtakes from the Good “ol Days. Give the people what they want.

  317. Wayne Klein says:

    Atlanta Rhythm Section: The Polydor Year’s. Eight disc set with their albums during their hit making years. Being reissued from Carolin 8nternational and remastered by Andy Pearce.

  318. Aaron says:

    Tony Banks – Bank Vaults the albums. Complete tony Banks album box set coming soon!!

  319. Aaron says:

    Bill Bruford’s Earthworks Complete – reissue of the entire back cataloge

    24 disc set:

    EARTHWORKS / DIG? / ALL HEAVEN BROKE LOOSE / STAMPING GROUND- LIVE /
    A PART, AND YET APART / THE SOUND OF SURPRISE / FOOTLOOSE AND FANCY FREE (2CD) /
    RANDOM ACTS OF HAPPINESS / FOOTLOOSE IN NYC (2CD & 1DVD SET)
    A VIDEO ANTHOLOGY VOLUME 1: 2000S (2CD & 1DVD SET)
    A VIDEO ANTHOLOGY VOLUME 2: 1990S (2CD & 1DVD SET)
    EARTHWORKS UNDERGROUND ORCHESTRA
    EARTHWORKS IN SANTIAGO, CHILE (1CD & 1DVD SET: PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED VIDEO)
    FROM CONCEPTION TO BIRTH (17 SHORT TRACKS SHOWING THE PROCESS FROM DEMO TO MASTER, WITH EXPLANATORY NOTES FROM BILL BRUFORD)
    HEAVENLY BODIES EXPANDED (2CD ‘BEST OF’ COLLECTION ACROSS THE ENTIRE CATALOGUE, WITH EXPLANATORY NOTES FROM BILL BRUFORD)

    • Aaron says:

      Some more bad news on the Phil Collins releases coming

      To promote Other Sides, the track The Man With The Horn was released last week. Today, the track Homeless was released – but instead of the demo of Another Day In Paradise, which was first released as a b-side of I Wish It Would Rain Down in 1990, they have released a late studio version (!) of the track (with a running time of 5:35, it is 13 seconds longer than the 5:22 on But Seriously, this “alternative” version of Another Day In Paradise has a different beginning and a rough ending). At this moment we do not know whether this mistake will be corrected and how this will happen

  320. Aaron says:

    12 Bars [Score from Eric Clapton Documentary] by Gustavo Santaolalla – coloured vinyl coming at end of May. Looks pretty cool actually.

    • Aaron says:

      The Ken Russell Soundtracks – Volume 1 coming. Includes Rick Wakemans soundtracks for Crime Of Passion and Litzomania

  321. Roel Glas says:

    Hi Paul
    Love the website and all the things you do for us.
    Just a little query regarding the price widgets. Do the prices quoted continually update automatically or are they just fixed at the time that you put the story up?
    Thank you

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Thank you. The widgets are constantly being updated, but there are so many of them, it can take up to a day to get round them all. Also, they show the very lowest price available including marketplace, so sometimes the ‘main’ price on Amazon can seem more expensive that what the widget shows.

  322. Michael says:

    Looks like there will be reissues of Robert Forster’s solo-albums on Needle Mythology:
    http://go-betweens.org.uk/cgi-bin/chatroom/discus.cgi

  323. Tim O. says:

    Phil Collins will release the b-sides and 12″ mixes missing from his deluxe-edition-re-release series on May 31 called Other Sides and Remixed Sides! It’s 18 tracks each and seems to cover almost everything want fans expected the Deluxe Edition to have included! The very bad news is that Phil or his Management decided to release these albums only in digital Format to download or as stream. There will be NO physical format (No CD, NO Vinyl) for whatever reason. That is a shame and hard to understand as most of his fans will want to have a physical format in line with the other Deluxe and reissue releases in the PC series. I do not believe that most fans welcome the thought to spend money on mp3 files when a physical release would be the favourite format.
    Paul, maybe you can check with Warner why, if or when a physical format will be released? Maybe Phil needed a quick release in time for the start of the European leg of his tour; so they may want to hold back the physical releases to cash in on the Xmas market?

  324. Phil Cohen says:

    Manfred Mann’s “Creature Music” label have released four volumes of “Radio Days” covering his groups’ BBC recordings from 1964 to 1973. Additionally, Vol. 3 includes some of Manfred Mann (and his group members’) work for advertising jingles & film soundtracks. All (excepting the 1-CD Vol.4) are 2-CD sets. The collections are also available on vinyl

  325. Aaron says:

    Phil Collins “other sides” and “remixed sides” coming soon. I’m concerned they might be streaming only… no physical release… can you confirm this?

    • Aaron says:

      Roger Daltrey to release The Who’s Tommy Orchestral on June 14

    • Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five Star says:

      Phil Collins will release two albums on 31st May 2019. One is called Other Sides and contains B-Sides, the other one is called Remixed Sides and contains Remixes of his hits. Both albums will be available in digital format only. They will not be available on CD. The tracks have not been remastered for this release.

  326. christian says:

    I hope that the delay in posting the Space Oddity 7 inch single box set news is because you are drafting a 3000 polemic against Parlophone.
    Enough is enough surely.
    Yes, don’t buy it etc.
    But ignoring exploitation does not stop that fact that this is a terrible way to manage the catalogue.
    I literally cannot think of a worse example of a posthumous release campaign.
    For me, Bolan was the worst, with remixed songs and a constant stream of random releases.
    But Bowie is now sadly becoming a joke.
    It would be good to track down whoever is running the show, get some readers’ questions, and ask them to answer them and try to defend the logic of this strategy.
    I can see the strategic value to the shareholders, but not to the legacy of David Bowie.

  327. Aaron says:

    John Lennon’s How I Won The War movie coming to blu Ray for the first time in the Uk on May 20th

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Gt7tOWnsCyY

  328. Phil Cohen says:

    Though the 50th anniversary Woodstock festival is not to be, Rhino Records will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the original 1969 Woodstock festival with 2-CD, 10-CD and (Limited Edition) 38-CD + Blu-ray boxed sets. The 38-disc box is limited to 1969 sets, and will be sold directly by Rhino Records for $799.
    All that will be missing is the mud, the rain and the “Bad Brown Acid”(*)
    * a joking reference to the onstage announcement by Woodstock MC (and lighting director) Chip Monck, who was trying to warn the audience not to consume some badly manufactured Psychedelic drugs.

  329. AndyB says:

    Just notice on Amazon that a Def Leppard Vol 2 box (vinyl and CD) is coming soon. Will you be posting soon?

  330. robert tyrrell says:

    hi Paul

    I wonder can you help? Amazon.co.uk seem to not be supplying music or film to Ireland anymore. Is this Brexit or something else?

    thanks in advance

    rob

    • Phil Cohen says:

      There are also certain CD’s that they won’t supply to people in the U.S.A. /Usually, Amazon.co.uk relents as the release date gets nearer.

  331. Erik says:

    Hi Paul, I have read that Kool & The Gang are working on a “large” box set? Have you heard anything about that? Thanks

  332. bruce kelso says:

    hi, I am amazed that there was ONE missing 50 year anniversary box set that was not released it was CREAMS wheels of fire. this would of been a nice large box consisting of the regular issue remastered plus all the studio outakes ,example being white room early version no wah wah, the u.k. ibc studios early versions before being worked on at alantic in n.y the horn over dub not used for born under a bad sign.also the lp in mono which was a U.S promo and a U.K issue. the rest could be all 3 live shows from Oakland and san diego 68 and the the rest would be the march 68 shows from fillmore west and winterland.so about that’s say 8 discs or more. enclose a dvd of tv shows ,beat club . revolution club ,smothers bros, glen campbell etc. what a great tribute to this band that has been neglected in this reguard. sad to say a HUGE opportunity missed.

  333. Alastair says:

    Simple Minds are disaggregating their Rejuvenation box set, with releases of individual albums on vinyl and CD. The CDs are a mix of single and 2cd sets with extra tracks and notes.

    https://simplemindsshop.com/xcart/newarrivals/

  334. Alastair says:

    A small number of Peter Gabriel’s ‘Rated PG’ RSD19 pic disc release will be on sale from his webstore on Monday afternoon. It is also available to stream or download now, and will get a wider vinyl and CD release later in the year.

    https://petergabriel.com/news/rated-pg-digital-release/

  335. Aaron says:

    another Bowie demos set coming in June – The Mercury Demo’s on LP

  336. Aaron says:

    Emmylou Harris’ The Studio Albums, 1980–83, a vinyl set of classics—Roses in the Snow, Evangeline, Cimarron, Last Date, White Shoes—and a bonus 45 with Roy Orbison, released on Record Store Day, is now available in the Nonesuch Records Store.

  337. wesley mc dowell says:

    Dave Sharp orginal guitarist with the Alarm has a new solo album out.It was a nice suprise for me to find out he had made a new cd as its been a long,long time since the last one .His debut back in 1991 Hard Travelling still remains in my top ten albums to this day.Spirit Days the new album is available from http://www.littlelondonstudios.com.I ordered my copy on monday a snip at £10.98 !!

  338. Phil Cohen says:

    A few years ago, Sony Music let go of most of their staff, replacung them with new people who were conversant with “new technology”(streaming & downloading), while assuring the public that Sony would still issue “Physical Product”(I.E. CD’s & L.P.’s), but now, those new executives have decided to end Sony’s licensing to most CD reissue labels. This amounts to lashing out in rage against those long-time, lifetime music collectors who refuse to accept music rental/hire by smartphone. In their smugness, Sony is leaving money on the table; the money that reissue labels pay to Sony to release recordings under license.
    And for Britain’s Dutton/Vocalion label, who releases audiophile SACD’s derived from Columbia.Epic. CTI & RCA label 1970’s 4.0 “Quadraphonic” mixes, this could be the end. Everything that Dutton/Vocalion releases is licensed by Sony Music. The last batch of titles that Sony Music licensed to Dutton/Vocalion were unsaleable “Easy Listening” titles which would only be of interest to consumers over 80 years old.
    With America’s “Audio Fidelity” label now defunct, the only remaining outlet for Sony Music’s Quadraphonic recordings is with very, very occasional releases by Sony in Japan. Why stop the remainder of Sony Quadraphonic mixes appearing on SACD. After all, those “Modern Technologies” that Sony Music is so enamoured of (Streaming & Downloading) are incapable of delivering surround sound, whether it is vintage 4.0 Quadraphonic or modern 5.1 surround.

    • Roel Glas says:

      This is indeed very sad news Phil. I recently purchased Dutton/Vocalion’s 360 degrees of Billy Paul SACD and it is superb.
      I do not understand Sony’s logic here. They don’t need to do anything, there’s no cost to them – just hand over the tapes, receive the money & make sure they get the tapes back!!!

  339. Tom says:

    Doves just announced numbered, coloured vinyl re-issues of their first three albums, out at the end of May.
    https://doves.lnk.to/2LPReissue

  340. Hakan Falt says:

    This deal from Sweden should be interesting for someone quick on the trigger.
    Says only few on stock!

    Brian Eno Music For Installations limited super deluxe (1500) for SEK 999 (a 76% discount).
    That´s approx €96 + freight. EU freight is €14 (For example JPC.de list this for €379.99)

    https://www.ginza.se/product/eno-brian/music-for-installations-1986-2017/521040/

  341. Dave H says:

    The Rush Hemispheres 40th anniversary box set is currently £89.42 on Amazon US. With standard delivery to the UK and import fees deposit, the total comes to £114.

    The current price on Amazon UK is £172.20.

  342. Phil Cohen says:

    The Bob Dylan 14-CD set of 1975 concert recordings has gone into limbo, because the related film is not ready yet. I’m puzzled by Sony’s decision, since the film is aimed at the streaming market, and the 14-CD set is for consumers of “Physical Product”. These are two unrelated markets.
    With a drought of Classic Rock boxed sets (so far) in 2019, this is highly disappointing. I would have bought the Dylan box.

    • The Golden Age Of Brexit, Where Would We Be Without It? says:

      Phil, won’t The Netflix Documentary also become a physical DVD/Bluray release? I doubt it not being release in a physical format, hopefully with many goodies as extras. I will leave those to the imagination of others.

      My Amazon Espania order for the 14 CD box is still alive.

  343. Stan Butler says:

    A selection of six classic Nazareth 1970’s albums will be released by Salvo, on coloured vinyl with gatefold sleeves, on the 26th April. They are:
    Razamanaz (Yellow)
    Loud ‘N’ Proud (Orange)
    Rampant (Blue)
    Hair Of The Dog (Purple)
    Expect No Mercy (Pink)
    No Mean City (Green)

  344. Tom says:

    She Paints Words In Red by The House of Love out on white vinyl in May on Music On Vinyl.
    Ltd Edn of 1000, including one vivyl-exclusive track

  345. Ian says:

    Hi Paul,
    Just received the Andrew Poppy set I ordered. Not bad considering I only ordered it Sunday afternoon!
    I’ve already played it via Spotify (who says streaming and physical copies can’t co-exist?) Great stuff.

    Many thanks
    Ian

  346. Dominik says:

    JPC has an incredible spring sale on vinyl boxsets:

    https://partner.jpc.de/go.cgi?pid=99&wmid=cc&cpid=1&target=https://www.jpc.de/ff/Vinyl+zu+Fr%C3%BChlingspreisen?page=8&searchtype=campaigntext

    You can for example get the Little Richard Mono box for 23 Euro, Human League Anthology for 20 Euro.

    :-)

  347. MarkH says:

    Hey Paul, I just received Girlfriend by Mathew Sweet from the SDE shop, its got a delivery note inside with a handwritten line saying ‘thanks for supporting the SDE shop’ … my pleasure, its a great website, great shop and great service :) And the note has gone inside the record, so whoever owns it in 50 years time will have a little bit of history with it.

  348. Tom says:

    New Hot Chip album announced, due out on 21st June in a number of formats – CD, black vinyl, coloured vinyl.
    Some signed coloured vinyl available on the band’s website.
    hot-chip-uk.myshopify.com

    And the deluxe 2018 remaster of Massive Atttack’s Mezzanine has been put back to the same date “due to unforeseen production issues”. I ordered it on 13th Sept last year, so hoping to get it before the first anniversary. Anyone know what’s going on?

  349. gwynogue says:

    I’m a huge Donna Summer fan, so am interested in getting the ‘Another Place And Time 30th’ (when – if – the price drops!). But I’m being put off by rumours of errors/faults. The trouble is…when I go looking for details/reviews, I can only find complaints about the content rather than any technical problems. Can Paul (or anyone) tell me if there are GENUINE flaws I should be weary of, or is it just people griping because they don’t like a certain remix?

  350. michael59 says:

    there will be another nice falco vinyl re-issue: sony packed his first and third album together under the “original vinyl classics” series:

    https://www.mediamarkt.de/de/product/_falco-original-vinyl-classics-falco-3-junge-roemer-deutschpop-vinyl-2523573.html

    it will be released tomorrow.

    best wishes
    michael

  351. Phil Cohen says:

    The word is that Mick Jagger’s health problems, which caused the postponement of The Rolling Stones tour is a problem with one of the valves in his heart, and this will require an operation. Hopefully, Mick will be O.K., and he will finally realise that it’s time to get serious about adding his voice to (some) of the hundreds of backing tracks in The Stones’ vaults. Or perhaps completing the album that the Stones have tinkered with in recent years.
    Jagger is very very old. He says 75, but others have suggested that 77 is closer to correct.

    • bruce kelso says:

      hi paul, after what don was and mick did to the bonus tracks on exile, I diasgee with you bout adding new vocals to old tracks. its been long enough for the expanded issues of goat head soap, its only rock n roll and black and blue not to be issued. in fact my idea is to have a rolling stones studio archive series. starting in the year june 1970 after the decca contract had expired. they will be a two disc sets comprising of demos, backing tracks ,alternate versions/vocal/overdubs and different final mixes. starting with sticky fingers onto goats then rock n roll and finally the black and blue.with every tape now labeled and all in one storage place it would be no problem to do. just keep don was outa the mix . the stones as a band have in my opinion nothing really new to offer . if that’s they way they choose to end their original music with the awful big bang lp I say we are better off,open the archives before its to late.

  352. Aaron says:

    assistance required!

    i’m considering getting the Abba – The Albums box set. What if any original released tracks are missing (B-sides, foreign language singles etc). Its a pretty good deal compared with the Complete Studio Recordings Box so I’ll probably get it anyway

    • Walter says:

      You’re right about The Albums box set not having all released ABBA tracks. Compared to Complete Studio Recordings you’ll be missing about 33 tracks.

      Both boxes have the same mastering… which to me sounds just loud without much dynamic range. I find it quite hard to listen to them as full albums. Just the occasional track is ok-ish.

      To read about a bare minimum ABBA collection you could visit:
      http://www.abbaomnibus.net/muse/minimum.htm

      which includes all the info you need about which tracks can be found on which release as well as lots of other ABBA info on the other pages of that website.

  353. Phil Cohen says:

    Aubrey Powell, co-founder (with the late Storm Thorgerson) of the graphics design firm “Hipgnosis:, has revealed that he is working on artwork for two upcoming Pink Floyd projects. One of these projects is based around the album “Animals”, and the other project is called “The Later Years”. “The Later Years”, expected in November 2019, will consist entirely of recordings made after Roger Waters left the group. No release date estimate for “Animals”.

    • Roel Glas says:

      @ Phil Cohen
      Great news Phil. A lot of people are hanging out for an “Animals” project.
      On a side note, now that Parlophone have issued (a newly remastered) Made In Europe on vinyl last year , is there now a chance for the long delayed Made in Europe box set?

      • Phil Cohen says:

        If you’re refering to Deep Purple’s “Made in Europe”, it is unlikely. The situation of “Deep Purple Overseas Ltd.” has not been resolved, so no unreleased 1968-1976 material. Existing releases stay in print, though.

  354. Aaron says:

    couple of interesting autobiographies coming this year:

    Elton John – Me
    Andrew Ridgley – Wham! George & Me
    Francis Rossi – I Talk Too Much

    • wesley mc dowell says:

      Yes very interesting, but what about Do I Owe You Money ? The collected memoires of Ian Mosley, Marillions very own drumming legend !!! Now your talking !!

    • Glenn says:

      Ranking Roger who just passed away yesterday has one coming out as well – I Just Can’t Stop It

      Sad to hear the news

  355. wesley mc dowell says:

    UK band MY LIFE STORY ,readers might be interested to know that their new studio album can be pre-ordered from their new website mylifestory.band.Please don,t order from Pledgemusic as I think they are about to collapse.Its due in August and will be titled Milkteeth.

  356. Phil Cohen says:

    The next Procol Harum expanded reissue from the “Esoteric” label will be a 3-CD edition of the group’s 5th album “Broken Barricades”, to be released at the end of May. Included will be unreleased studio alternate takes & mixes, plus radio concert material from the UK, U.S.A. & Sweden.

  357. Liam Bastick says:

    The inimitable Scott Walker has died. No regrets, but the sun ain’t gonna shine anymore. Still active with VOX LUX, he will be missed. RIP Scott.

  358. James Sanders says:

    The Release Calendar is possibly mans greatest invention, thank you!. Could we add Edwyn Collins new release to it? Richard Hawley? Cheers

  359. Phil Cohen says:

    I’ve just received (from Japan) my Rolling Stones “Voodoo Lounge in Japan” Blu-ray + 2 SHM-CD set. This is a legitimate Universal Music/Eagle Rock release. There is no indication on the packaging of any region coding. The video quality is a dramatic improvement over the 1990’s Laserdisc set. The audio has been remixed for surround sound.
    The only problem :Universal’s decision to release this set only in Japan means that Stones fans will pay double (what they would have otherwise paid) to own this product. and ,no, I don’t know if the DVD edition is region coded.

  360. Aaron says:

    Status Quo 10 disc – The Vinyl Singles Collection 2000 – 2010 coming in April.

    Looks good!

    Disc: 1
    1. Mony Mony [Side A]
    2. Gerdundula (from the Shepherds Bush Empire) [Side B]
    Disc: 2
    1. Old Time Rock and Roll [Side A]
    2. Forty-Five Hundred Times (Live) [Side B]
    Disc: 3
    1. Jam Side Down [Side A]
    2. The Madness [Side B]
    Disc: 4
    1. All Stand Up (Never Say Never) (Single Edit) [Side A]
    2. You Let Me Down [Side B]
    Disc: 5
    1. You’ll Come ‘Round (Single Edit) [Side A]
    2. Lucinda [Side B]
    Disc: 6
    1. Thinking of You (Album Version) [Side A]
    2. Something ‘Bout You Baby I Like / Break the Rules [Side B]
    Disc: 7
    1. The Party Ain’t Over Yet (Album Version) [Side A]
    2. Gerdundula (Live 2005) [Side B]
    Disc: 8
    1. All That Counts Is Love (Steve Evans Radio Mix) [Side A]
    2. I Ain’t Ready [Side B]
    Disc: 9
    1. It’s Christmas Time [Side A]
    2. Beginning of The End (Live from Oxford) [Side B]
    Disc: 10
    1. In the Army Now (2010) [Side A]
    2. Caroline (Live from Ipswich Regent Theatre 17/02/2009) [Side B]

  361. Aaron says:

    Cherry Red continue the Wetton/Downes Icon remasters with 2 live albums in May:

    Never In A Million Years – CD
    Acoustic TV Broadcast – CD/DVD

    I think that just leaves the Heat of The Rising Sun set followed by the aforementioned career box set.

    Good reissue campaign so far for these.

  362. Jumble Monkey says:

    Curio time… Kiefer Sutherland’s new album is available as a UK exclusive deluxe signed edition from amazon.co.uk for £12, it’ll probably sell out in 24 hours! (boom boom)

  363. Aaron says:

    interesting couple of Cilla Black releases coming soon – featuring a bonus track of the original demo recording of Step Insidde Love with Paul McCartney on acoustic guitar:

    Sher-oo! / Modern Priscilla, 2CD Expanded Edition
    Cilla / In My Life, 2 Disc Expanded Edition

  364. johnny says:

    Primal Scream singles collection coming on 2CD, and 2 x 2LP sets (Vol 1 and 2)

    Maximum Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Singles

    Signed items on their website…

  365. KevinS says:

    New Edwin Collins album due 29th March.

    Some bundles available at his website

    https://www.aedrecords.com/collections/badbea

  366. Aaron says:

    Bjork is rereleasing all her albums on limited edition coloured cassettes. Available individually and as a bundle of nine.

  367. Phil Cohen says:

    The Rolling Stones have yet another multi-disc greatest hits package coming, this one titled “Honk”. In its most deluxe incarnation, the set adds a one disc compilation of recent concert recordings. Do the Stones need another hits collection so soon after “Grrr”? I guess they’re too lazy to record a new album after all these years. It requires absolutely no effort to throw together a piece of “product” like “Honk”.

  368. Aaron says:

    Francis Rossi (with Hannah Rickard) – We Talk Too Much album out on 3/15/19

  369. Cédric (Switzerland) says:

    Belinda Carlisle: The Singles 1986 – 2014 (Signed Exclusive) currently at £34 at amazon UK. Says “Usually dispatched within 1 to 2 months.” but at this price, I can be patient :)

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Belinda-Carlisle-Singles-Limited-Exclusive/dp/B01HHYQA4Q/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1552469517&sr=1-1&keywords=belinda+carlisle+the+singles

    • Chris Squires says:

      Thanks Cédric, much appreciated tip.

      £34 for 29 singles is the definition of a no brainer, particularly as it is the signed edition.

      I have had more luck with these 1-2 or 2-3 month delay things than I should by rights. I think I am about 4-1 up.

      Latest victory was the Police box set for a ridiculous £93. It took 9 weeks but it came.

  370. Phil Cohen says:

    Legendary American session drummer Hal Blaine has died at age 90. Part of the group of Los Angeles studio musicians known as “The Wrecking Crew”, Blaine, born in Chicago in 1929 as Harold Belsky played (between 1960 & 1980) on 375 U.S.A. top- 40 hits; 40 of them number one. Ever heard The Ronettes “Be My Baby”, The Beach Boys’ “Little Deuce Coupe”, “California Girls”, “God Only Knows” & “Good Vibrations”, The Byrds’ “Mr Tambourine Man” and Simon & Garfunkel’s “Homeward Bound” & “Bridge Over Troubled Water”? Then you’ve heard Hal Blaine. Blaine was the drummer on Phil Spector’s “Wall of Sound” records and the actual drummer on 75% of Beach Boys records made between 1963 & late 1966, including 9 of the 13 songs on “Pet Sounds” plus all of the “Smile” recordings. But, for Blaine, a University trained musicians who studied piano & voice, it was his drumming that producers wanted him for. Blaine(whose first love was Jazz) was the first studio musician inducted into the Rock n’Roll Hall of Fame. He once said, “I’ve played with Count Basie, but the thing that I’m best known for is playing on Beach Boys records”. He also once remarked to his British counterpart Bobby Graham, “We don’t stop drumming because we get old. We get old because we stop drumming.”

    • Peter Stanton says:

      Very sad to hear this. He has played on so many outstanding records and he played a massive part in an incredible era for music.

      I shall be back to mono with Spector’s Wall of Sound records tonight.

  371. Phil Cohen says:

    Now in its third postponement (until May 29th): Repertoire’s 4-CD + DVD “Yardbirds” box (“Live and Rare”). With the exception of some of the material on the DVD, all of the other material has been offered elsewhere, so it’s no loss to Yardbirds fans.

  372. bruce kelso says:

    hi , can you paul or anyone else help me. yesterday my cassette tape of manfred mann chapter 111 vol 3 was eaten up by deck. sadly that was my only tape copy. I don’t own a cdr recorder so I never burned one. I looked this up on various sites but to no avail.any help would be welcomed. thanks

    • KevinK says:

      Are you sure it’s “Vol 3”? I thought only two volumes were released (in 1969 and 1970), although a few tracks from an unreleased third volume cropped up on the “Mis-takes and Out-takes” compilation in 2005. The first two volumes are readily available on CD, with bonus tracks.

      • bruce kelso says:

        hi kevin . the one that I had on tape was the unreleased manfred mann chapter 111 vol 3 . it was never issued and was rejected by either manfred or polydor in the U.S. or by vertigo in the u.k. . that’s what was on my cassette. 3 songs were on the manfred mann odds and sods collection . it has 10 tracks.

    • KevinK says:

      The first volume wasn’t called “Volume 1” when originally released, the dark green LP cover just says “Manfred Mann Chapter Three”. Howevr it’s original record number was VERTIGO V 03 – is that the one you had on cassette?

  373. Aaron says:

    looks like there could be a new version of Big Audio Dynamite’s No 10 Upping Street out in May…new listing on amazon.

  374. Scott G says:

    HRAudio.net are now listing Analogue Productions release of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of the Moon SACD.

    I don’t think it has been remastered and it is not particularly difficult to find a copy.

    Will their be any change to the current SACD release?

  375. Phil Cohen says:

    Another Bob Dylan mega-box is to be released in May. It’s concert recordings from the 1975 “Rolling Thunder” tour.

  376. Steve F says:

    Elbow – Seldom Seen Kid Live at Abbey Road, half-speed mastered double LP. Out April 19th. I have it on DVD and it is great.

    https://shop.abbeyroad.com/Music/Vinyl/The-Seldom-Seen-Kid-Live-At-Abbey-Road-Half-Speed-Master/616B0CAC0KX

  377. Liam Bastick says:

    Keith Flint dead!? https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-47442312 – I have just seen him in concert. Stunned. Breathe no more. RIP.

  378. Gary Hunter says:

    The Prodigy frontman Keith Flint has reportedly died, aged 49, just announced, he was found dead at home.

    Another gone to soon.

  379. Robert Laversuch says:

    Hi just read that erstwhile Cure drummer Andy Anderson passed away from cancer on Feb 27. He was with the Cure for the album The Top plus assorted singles like The Lovecats. R.I.P.

  380. Aaron says:

    some good looking items for RSD:

    My favourite:

    Bob Dylan – Blood On Te Trakcs – New York Test Pressing
    Brian May – New Horizons
    CSNY – 4 Way Street (Expanded Edition)
    Bowie – The World Of + Pin Ups Pic disc + Revolutionary Song 7″
    Fleetwood Mac – Fleetwood Mac Alternative
    Green Day – Woodstock 1994 Live
    Joe Strummer – The Rockfield Studio Tracks
    John Lennon – Imagine (Raw Mixes)
    Noel Gallagher HFB – Wait And Return EP
    Peter Gabriel – Rated PG Picture Disc (Any idea what this is?)
    Prince – the Versace Experience Cassette + His Majesty’s Pop Life
    Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody Soundtrack Picture Disc – this looks awesome!!
    The Streets – Remixes & B Sides Too

    • Aaron says:

      the Peter Gabriel set is a selection of tracks written for movies:

      That’ll Do
      Written by Randy Newman.
      Performed by Peter Gabriel featuring Paddy Maloney and The Black Dyke Mills Band.
      Produced by Bob Ezrin.
      Taken from the film Babe 2: Pig in the City, directed by George Miller.

      Down to Earth
      Music by Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman, lyrics by Peter Gabriel.
      Performed by Peter Gabriel, featuring the Soweto Gospel Choir.
      Produced by Peter Gabriel, L.A. Sessions Produced by Thomas Newman. Recorded by Richard Chappell assisted by Mat Arnold. Mixed by Tchad Blake.
      Taken from the film Wall-E, directed by Andrew Stanton.

      This Is Party Man
      Written by Peter Gabriel, George Acogny and Tori Amos.
      Performed by The Worldbeaters and Peter Gabriel.
      Produced by George Acogny and Peter Gabriel. Engineered by Richard Chappell and Rod Beale.
      Taken from the film Virtuosity, directed by Brett Leonard.
      * This is a new version of the song. Previously unreleased.

      The Book of Love
      Written by Stephin Merritt.
      Produced by Peter Gabriel with Bob Ezrin. Arranged by Nick Ingman with Peter Gabriel and Will Gregory. Orchestrated by Nick Ingman. Engineered by Richard Chappell.
      Featured in the film Shall We Dance?, directed by Peter Chelsom.
      * This is the film version of the song, which is different to the version on Scratch My Back.

      Taboo
      Written and performed by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Peter Gabriel.
      Produced by Peter Gabriel and David Bottrill.
      Taken from the film Natural Born Killers, directed by Oliver Stone.
      * A new edit of the song, previously unreleased.

      Everybird
      Written and produced by Peter Gabriel.
      Mixed by Richard Chappell.
      Taken from the film Birds Like Us, directed by Faruk Sabanovic and Amela Cuhara.
      * Previously unreleased.

      Walk Through the Fire
      Written by Peter Gabriel.
      Co-produced by Nile Rogers and Peter Gabriel. Engineered by Glenn Tommey.
      Taken from the film Against All Odds, directed by Taylor Hackford.

      Speak (Bol)
      Written and produced by Peter Gabriel with Urdu vocal arrangement by Atif Aslam.
      Performed by Peter Gabriel with Atif Aslam.
      Engineered by Richard Chappell.
      Taken from the film The Reluctant Fundamentalist, directed by Mira Nair.
      * Previously unreleased.

      Nocturnal
      Written and produced by Peter Gabriel.
      Engineered by Richard Chappell and Richard Evans. Mixed by Richard Evans.
      Taken from the film Les Morsures de l’Aube, directed by Antoine de Caunes.
      * Previously unreleased.

      In Your Eyes
      Written by Peter Gabriel.
      Produced by Daniel Lanois and Peter Gabriel. Engineered by Kevin Killen and Daniel Lanois. Featured in the film Say Anything, directed by Cameron Crowe.
      * This is the film version of the song. Previously unreleased.

  381. Peter Stanton says:

    I keep watching The White Album 6 CD for a price drop and it has just jumped to £250 on Amazon.UK!

    Perhaps £100 wasn’t so bad.

  382. Gary Hunter says:

    Reports that Mark Hollis of Talk Talk has passed away at the age of 64.

    Very sad news.

  383. KevinS says:

    A big month coming up for Frank Sidebottom.

    ‘Being Frank – The Chris Sievey Story’ is due for cinema release on March 29th

    https://us6.campaign-archive.com/?u=225e11d43d10c1699a79bef9b&id=df043fefb0

    Also the Being Frank Soundtrack album is being released on limited edition picture disc (500 only) and CD (unlimited)

    https://www.keymailrecords.com/being-frank-the-chris-sievey-story-picture-disc-frank-sidebottom-and-chris-sievey-7a020?search=frankSidebottom

    https://www.keymailrecords.com/being-frank-the-chris-sievey-story-frank-sidebottom-and-chris-sievey-7a023?search=frankSidebottom

    A little plug for a truly great artist, musician, comedian would be really welcome.

    You know it would, it really would.

    Thank you.

    • The Golden Age Of Winter Heatwaves says:

      Thanks KevinS, ordered the picture disc LP.

      Also thanks Imogen, that’s great news about TFf-Seeds Of Love S.E. Bet you’re chuffed also Paul.

  384. Imogen says:

    Classic Pop Magazine is giving details of TFF 30th Anniversary Seeds Of Love Deluxe Box, is a 2019 release confirmed?

  385. Aaron says:

    Stevie Nicks 3 disc set Stand Back 1981-2017 coming in March

  386. Philip Cohen says:

    The “Esoteric” label cotinues to “exploit”(in the most positive sense of the word), the formerly EMI/Harvest catalogs that they purchased(from Warner/Parlophone) in 2018. They’ve recently completed their work on the catalog of “Third Ear Band” (the group’s debut album “Alchemy” gets the expanded/remastered treatment in late March), and Esoteric now returns to the catalog of “Be Bop Deluxe” to give the group’s 1975 album “Futurama” the 3-CD/1-DVD boxed set treatment in late April. New surround & stereo remixes, studio outtakes etc.(similar to the boxed set of the group’s “Sunburst Finish” album that Esoteric released late last year).

  387. Mij says:

    Reposting this as it wasn’t published yesterday. Cherry Red have a 3CD “Inevitable Records” set coming out on 26th April. It includes early Dead Or Alive, Nightmares In Wax, It’s Immaterial, Wah! Heat, China Crisis and more. There’s also a disc of Peel Sessions: https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/birth-of-a-nation-inevitable-records-an-independent-liverpool-1979-1986-singles-b-sides-and-peel-sessions-3cd/

    • Neil says:

      Interesting that the studio version of Be Suspicious by China Crisis is on this yet they didn’t include it on the recent reissue of Difficult Shapes.

  388. Auntie Sabrina says:

    Five HMV/Fopp stores (Glasgow Braehead, Fopp Glasgow Byres/Fopp Bristol, Bluewater and HMV Meadowhall) have re-opened as the new owner has renegotiated rents and terms of the leases.There are plans to try to re-open some of the other 27 stores including their flagship London store.

    • Paul Waddington says:

      On the subject of HMV, has anyone else received a letter from KPMG, the administrators, detailing the Administrator’s Proposals? I’m wondering whether it’s because I pre-ordered two Blu Rays from their Premium Collection that never got released. I was of the impression that you only actually pay for pre-orders when they are issued, so I wasn’t too worried about it, but this letter has me wondering whether they had taken the money and I am now a creditor? If so, I will be mightily pee’d off, as I had already lost the equivalent of £30 of vouchers in the loyalty scheme that I was saving up, so it will put me at £60 down, rather than £30. I can’t check, because their website for the shop seems to have disappeared. Anyone else received one of these letters?

  389. Imogen says:

    Howard Jones new album ‘Transform’ up for pre-order on amazon

  390. SimonP says:

    No HMV update, Paul? Some of the doomed stores have been re-opened.

    The Bath store that was on the closed list is now open again. It was only shut for a week before the new owners negotiated a deal with the landlord. All the staff are different, though, so the original lot must have been made redundant and never returned.

  391. Aaron says:

    There is a reissue Of John & Yoko’s Wedding Album coming in March on cd and white vinyl. The vinyl includes all the original inserts etc…

    http://www.johnlennon.com/news/wedding-album-by-john-yoko-reissued-on-secretly-canadian-chimera-music/?fbclid=IwAR0HDRqEDpoSI-jZ8dBcfnw-V3TuyPSdbhhXVVB09BOdy9Nk4_JmkdPFvCo

  392. DaveM says:

    The forthcoming Kiki Dee Rocket Years box set is available on Amazon UK as a Collectors Edition with a signed card. It’s out on March 29th.

  393. Imogen says:

    Mike and the Mechanics new album signed options on their website

    • Aaron says:

      It’s kind of a new album/ hits collection. I think 3 new tracks plus 9 hits. Deluxe edition has an extra disc with 6 re-recorded acoustic version of some more older tracks.

    • wesley mc dowell says:

      I think they are in danger of being done for breaking the trade description act ! 3 new songs does not a new album make.Its not as if there,s never been a compilation before,there have been 3 to date and now this.It shows a real lack of confidence in their new material,I will be buying this but I am really disappointed in the band ,label are however is too blame.A great shame I feel.

  394. Carl Myerscough says:

    Hi Paul,
    Thanks for the info on the Dido signed CD at Amazon. Whilst I was ordering mine, I noticed that they also have an Amazon Exclusive signed version of the new Bryan Adams CD Shine A Light. They have listed it as Shining Light by mistake, so many fans might not know about it or be able to find it, but its the same price as the standard unsigned CD and due out on 1st March 2019.
    Cheers.

  395. Aaron says:

    Here’s an interesting one for Beatles/Macca completists…

    Animal Requiem by Rachel Fuller (wife of Pete Townsend) includes a version of The Beatles original version of Blackbird but with overdubbed orchestration from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. First time an original Beatles track has been overdubbed in this way. Here is a piece regarding the album/track

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.classicfm.com/discover-music/album-release-animal-requiem-sir-paul-mccartney/

    The CD will be released on March 8th

  396. tony quiggly says:

    starting to get a bit fed up of these constant Bowie releases…i can see why they are being released, his name being used to bolster the new wave of the vinyl buying world…but lets be honest he also wrote some right unlistenable shite !

  397. Andreas says:

    Cardigans double LP of bsides to be released this year according to Cardigans reply on their site. YEAH!!

  398. Len Read says:

    Optimistic interview with the new Canadian owner of HMV Doug Putman on LBC. Plans for turning around the chain include stocking a lot more vinyl as “that’s what customers want” and also more depth with music back catalogues. He says he wants to give shoppers the chance of discovering unknown gems.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Yes, like “Tango in the Night” or “Tusk” which are an interesting definition of ‘unknown gems’ :)

      • Len Read says:

        At least he outed himself as a big FM fan, Paul ! To be fair, he did indicate he thought HMV was too mainstream and it was music lovers he wanted to attract.Also wants more bands doing signings/live music to pull in punters

  399. Robbert says:

    WHAT MEMORIES WE MAKE ~ THE COMPLETE MAINMAN RECORDINGS 1971-1974- Dana Gillespie March 29, 2019.
    .Dana Gillespie first made her name as a teenage singer (and songwriter) in the 1960s, with a string of memorable singles and albums for Pye and Decca..In 1971, she teamed up with David Bowie’s management company MainMan, joining Bowie at RCA Records. It would be two years before her next record – but it was worth the wait. Weren’t Born A Man was a wonderful amalgam of pop, soul and some wonderful songwriting from Dana. The title track, for example, wouldn’t have sounded out-of-place on Dusty In Memphis, while Dana’s twist on Bowie’s ‘Andy Warhol’ (the song had actually been written for her) was unique. Both these album highlights were issued as singles..Dana swiftly followed up with a second album for RCA, Ain’t Gonna Play No Second Fiddle. The recordings were bluesier in places than on its predecessor but still equally impressive. The LP was promoted by a single, ‘Really Love The Man’, but thereafter Dana parted ways with MainMan before building an enviable reputation as a blues singer of some renown..Issued with the full support and involvement of the artist and MainMan, What Memories We Make is the first proper retrospective of Dana’s recordings for MainMan/RCA. Many album tracks make their debut on CD and have been joined by a raft of rarities and previously unissued material..All five tracks from the legendary BOWPROMO album from 1971 are included: this was an album circulated by MainMan featuring rough mixes by David Bowie on one side (made prior to him signing with RCA) and Dana Gillespie on the other. .Also present is the semi-mythical, previously unheard original demo of ‘Andy Warhol’ featuring backing vocals from Bowie, and the rare Libido single (issued on Mooncrest in 1973), plus sessions from late 1974 for what would have been Dana’s third album for RCA/MainMan. .Housed in a plush Digipak with lengthy sleeve-notes by David Wells within a 24-page booklet also boasting an embarrassment of photographic riches, What Memories We Make is a long overdue tribute to a rare British singing/

    Disc: 1
    1. MOTHER, DON’T BE FRIGHTENED
    2. ANDY WARHOL
    3. NEVER KNEW
    4. ALL CUT UP ON YOU
    5. LAVENDER HILL
    6. STARDOM ROAD PART I / STARDOM ROAD PART II
    7. WHAT MEMORIES WE MAKE
    8. DIZZY HEIGHTS
    9. ANDY WARHOL
    10. BACKED A LOSER
    11. WEREN’T BORN A MAN
    12. MOTHER, DON’T BE FRIGHTENED
    13. ALL CUT UP ON YOU
    14. ETERNAL SHOWMAN
    15. ALL GONE
    16. LAVENDER HILL (ALTERNATIVE VERSION)
    17. NEVER KNEW (ALTERNATIVE VERSION)
    18. HOLD ON TO YOUR FIRE
    19. WERENâ™T BORN A MAN

    Disc: 2
    1. AIN’T GONNA PLAY NO SECOND FIDDLE
    2. REALLY LOVE THE MAN
    3. HOLD ME GENTLY
    4. DON’T MIND ME
    5. PACK YOUR BAGS
    6. NO TAIL TO WAG
    7. GET MY ROCKS OFF
    8. WANDERLUST
    9. GETTING THROUGH TO ME
    10. NEVER KNEW
    11. MAN SIZE JOB
    12. STOKE THE ENGINE (OCTOBER 1974 DEMO)
    13. GOIN♠CRAZY WITH THE BLUES (OCTOBER 1974 DEMO)
    14. SAY GOODNIGHT TO THE NIGHT (OCTOBER 1974 DEMO)
    15. DO THE SPIN (OCTOBER 1974 DEMO)
    16. GONE AT THE GAME (OCTOBER 1974 DEMO)
    17. ANDY WARHOL (ORIGINAL DEMO)

  400. Aaron says:

    Kiki Dee 5 disc set “The Rocket Years” coming in March 29 2019. contains 5 albums plus bonus tracks including Don’t Go Breaking My Heart…

  401. Len Read says:

    Mercury/UMe is realising a 7CD box set of Barry White’s Love Unlimited Orchestra. Called the The 20th Century Records Albums (1973-1979). There will be new vinyl LP reissues for three of the group’s albums, plus two albums by Love Unlimited, the female vocal trio produced by Barry White. The Love Unlimited Orchestra box set brings together all seven albums the group recorded for the label, newly remastered from their original analog master tapes.Release date is March 29.

  402. fenwick says:

    New Elvis Costello deluxe reissue of Look Now.

    1,000 standard deluxe editions.

    50 signed test print versions

  403. motte says:

    Sparks – No1 in Heaven
    Two CD and two coloured vinyl

  404. Phil Cohen says:

    In late March, the Esoteric label completes its expanded/remastered series of the Third Ear Band’s EMI/Harvest catalog with the group’s debut album “Alchemy”. The bonuses included BBC sessions, pre-EMI demos and Abbey Road Studios outtakes. Esoteric bought the group’s EMI/Harvest catalog (from Warner/Parlophone) at the same time that they purchased the EMI/Harvest catalogs of “Be Bop Deluxe” & “Barclay James Harvest”

  405. Chris says:

    Any idea what is happening with Paul Young’s CBS Singles – Amazon across Europe out of stock – are Demon making any available without the signature?

  406. Len Read says:

    Just announced that Peter “Lord of the Rings” Jackson is to work on a new version of the Let It Be movie. Says film will be “based around 55 hours of never before seen footage” . He also has 140 plus hours of audio to work with. Sounds as if he has carte blanche to do with as he wants. No idea yet on release dates.

  407. Dibyaroop Ghosh says:

    Any recommendations for the 10 disc Robin Trower studio albums to be release on Feb 8th….i have the 3 disc A tale Untold Chrysalis years which covers 4 out of 10 albums….but this new box doesn’t have any bonus tracks…hence looking for suggestions to go for it or not
    Heres the link:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Studio-Albums-1973-1983-Robin-Trower/dp/B07KLCY961/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1548825480&sr=1-1&keywords=robin+trower+cd

    • Roel Glas says:

      @ Dibyaroop.
      You probably have the best 5 of RT’s 70’s output on A Tale Untold although the next 3 albums (In City Dreams, Caravan To Midnight & Victims of the Fury) are also worth getting. I didn’t much like his collaboration with Jack Bruce on the next 2 but that’s just my opinion. I was going to suggest to buy the “A Tale Untold’s” companion set, “Farther Up The Road” but just saw the price “from GBP 33” (might be oop judging by that price??). In view of that suggest you go for the “Studio Albums” set – I mean at GBP 2.50 per disc you can’t go wrong with Trower.
      ps. Of the next 6 studio albums, only In City Dreams & Victims of the Fury had bonus tracks (1 each)
      Hope this helps.

  408. Ross Baker says:

    Archive are releasing a fairly extensive ‘best of’ including eight new tracks in 4CD / 6LP+10″+7″ boxes with 160 page book. The 4CD + book set is priced at an astonishingly cheap £20: https://archive.tmstor.es/

  409. Aaron says:

    Rick Wakeman’s previously unreleased soundtrack to the 1986 World Cup film…”Hero” will be released on cd on Feb 22.

  410. Steve Miller says:

    New Jenny Lewis album announced with a rather expensive Ltd Vinyl version. And a new Stephen Malkmus electronic album announced yesterday. I’m finding it difficult to not spend money this month!

  411. Yani P says:

    I see the 2 ABBA songs release has been delayed to after the summer – but they are already talking about a 3rd song as they had so much fun!

    • Phil Cohen says:

      I’m a fan, but maybe it is better for ABBA to stick to their previous “no reunion” stance, and not release the two new songs. As Bjorn once said, “Yes, we could reunite and tour endlessly. But, by not reuniting, people will remember us when we were young and vibrant.”. Maybe they could release some vintage outtakes instead, and their reputation would remain intact. There must be good reason why ABBA are reluctant to release the two new songs.

  412. Roel Glas says:

    For those who don’t have it yet, there is a great deal on Amazon AU at the moment for The Beatles – Sgt Peppers Super Deluxe set – AU$110
    (about 60 GBP) and it’s in stock.
    (Amazon AU only ship within Australia)

  413. Phil Cohen says:

    The next Rolling Stones video release: “Voodoo Lounge in Japan”, previously released only in Japan in the 1990’s as a now-rare 2-disc “Laserdisc” set. The DVD & Blu-ray will be released in March.

  414. Tom M says:

    New Bananarama album “In Stereo” on April 19, 2019. Cd & vinyl (basic black and clear with autographs).

  415. Aaron says:

    For those of us who missed Revolutionary Song on A New Career In A New Town – Cherr y Red will reissue the complete Just A Gigolo soundtrack on March 19…complete with 3 versions of the track…2 with Bowie on lead vocals (part 1 & 3). Amazingly this soundtrack has never been released on CD before – and now has 7 bonus tracks…a must buy from me!

    1. JUST A GIGOLO – Marlene Dietrich
    2. SALOME – The Pasadena Roof Orchestra
    3. THE REVOLUTIONARY SONG (Part 1) – The Rebels
    4. JOHNNY – The Manhattan Transfer
    5. THE STREETS OF BERLIN – The Gunther Fischer Orchestra
    6. CHARMAINE – The Pasadena Roof Orchestra
    7. JUST A GIGOLO (Instrumental – Piano) – Marlene Dietrich
    8. DON’T LET IT BE TOO LONG – Sydne Rome
    9. THE RAGTIME DANCE – The Ragtimers
    10. JEALOUS EYES – The Manhattan Transfer
    11. THE REVOLUTIONARY SONG (Part 2) – The Rebels
    12. I KISS YOUR HAND, MADAME – The Manhattan Transfer
    13. JUST A GIGOLO (Outtake) – Marlene Dietrich
    14. KISSING TIME – The Gunther Fischer Quintet
    15. BLACK BOTTOM – The Pasadena Roof Orchestra
    16. THE REVOLUTIONARY SONG (Part 3) – The Rebels
    17. AUF WIEDERSEHEN GIGOLO – Marlene Dietrich & Choir
    18. JEALOUS EYES – The Barnabus Orchestra
    19. EASY WINNERS – The Ragtimers
    20. THE REVOLUTIONARY SONG (Part 4 – Instrumental) – The Rebels
    21. JUST A GIGOLO – I AIN’T GOT NOBODY – Village People
    22. JUST A GIGOLO (Club Mix) – Marlene Dietrich

  416. Tom says:

    New Bob Stanley/Pete Wiggs compilation, called Three Day Week: When The Lights Went Out 1972-1975 available for pre-order on Ace Records
    https://www.acerecords.co.uk/three-day-week-when-the-lights-went-out-1972-1975
    Released on 29th March – see what they did there?
    If it’s half as good as Paris In The Spring and State Of The Union from last year, it should be an essential purchase.

  417. wesley mc dowell says:

    Unfortunately Paul there seems to be trouble brewing in the Tears for Fears camp.If you go to Curt Smiths Twitter account you will be able to make you own assessment.You don,t need to print this paul.I just hope they can keep it together it would be a great shame otherwise.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      I’m aware…. not sure what’s going on. I did reach out to Roland, but haven’t heard anything…

  418. Le Baron says:

    Paul McCartney – Flower in the Dirt Super Deluxe 60% price Drop!
    https://musique.fnac.com/a10289236/Paul-McCartney-Flowers-In-The-Dirt-Edition-Deluxe-limitee-Coffret-Inclus-DVD-CD-album

    Pink Floyd – The Early Years 1965-1972 60% Price Drop !!
    http://bit.ly/2VCk79r

    Have a nice musical day !! :)

  419. Fenwick says:

    Hey Paul

    Paul McCartney Red Rose Speedway just had a MASSIVE price drop over here at Amazon US

    • The Golden Age Of Bargains, 'Til Brexit That Is. says:

      I nearly bought that Miles Davis set forgetting I had the Deluxe S.E. with the double LPs. It’s a fabulous set and at that price on Amazon a bargain!

  420. Peter de Beaux says:

    Hi Paul

    Bananarama are issuing expanded versions of their last couple of albums if you would like to cover that? That still doesn’t make it all of their albums expanded now though….pft!
    And Sophie Ellis-Bextor has an interesting take on her tunes in a greatest hits package (with a variety of bundles) available to pre-order.

    And whatever happened with the expanded re-issues from Shakespear’s Sister. Such a shame – really wanted them.

    Will the wallet ever cease to bleed : )

    Cheers Then
    Peter

  421. Aaron says:

    Paul did you catch the Bros documentary over Christmas? Can’t watch it over in the States but it sounded like comedy gold!

  422. Aaron says:

    Paul… any chance of an update to your 2014 post regarding Macca’s deluxe editions? Great read and would like to see your overall thoughts on how the series has progressed since then and thoughts for the future of the series?

    https://www.superdeluxeedition.com/feature/paul-mccartney-archive-collection-mid-term-report-the-story-so-far/

  423. Auntie Sabrina says:

    Sounds like HMV may be in trouble again. The Doncaster branch has up to 50% reductions as it is “Relocating”. Time to spend those gift vouchers methinks…

  424. Tony says:

    Sleeper new single limited edition of 500 white vinyl signed on the Sleeper HQ website along with signed bundles as well.

  425. Phil Cohen says:

    For the third time(in recent memory), Amazon.co.uk has imposed a ban on letting people in the U.S.A. preorder upcoming CD’s on the “Esoteric” label. Quite what Amazon.co.uk think that they are achieving is unknown. Certainly there are dozens of independant UK record shops who will cheerfully sell these discs to me, or I could order them directly from the record company at http://www.CherryRed.co.uk .The only reasons that I prefered to order them from amazon.co.uk, is because Amazon’s shipping charges are low, they don’t charge the customer until the product is dispatched, and they subtract the VAt when selling to customers outside the UK.

  426. Aaron says:

    Neil Young to issue a 2 cd version of ragged glory in early 2019. 2nd disc of previously unreleased tracks from the sessions called Ragged Glory II. Can’t wait to see the track list for this!!

  427. Aaron says:

    McCartney just released 2 free downloads on his website of tracks not included on the Wildlife and Red Rose Speedway boxes

  428. Alastair says:

    A couple of items on my wish list are showing up on HMV, and matched by Amazon.co.uk, as reduced:

    Beatles ‘White’ SDE £99.99 https://store.hmv.com/music/cd/the-beatles-(2)
    Paul Simon ‘Blue Light’ cd https://store.hmv.com/music/cd/in-the-blue-light

    Likely to be more, but I haven’t looked exhaustively.

    Merry Christmas everyone, and thanks Paul for the excellent work.

  429. Len Read says:

    Cat Stevens is releasing multi formats of his 1978 album Back To Earth , the final LP before he quit the music business. As well as single CD ad LP variants there are 6 CD, 1 Blue Ray 2 LP box sets starting at just under £100n rising to £225 for a limited edition. It is being plugged on Pledge Music with a May release date schedule.No track listing yet. 315mm x 55mm x 315mm Box

    Here is how the “cheap” box set lines up:

    CD ONE: Back To Earth: Original Album Remastered.
    The 1978 album remastered from original analogue tapes to stunning effect at Abbey Road Studios

    CD TWO: Return To Earth: The Original 2001 Stereo Master.

    CD THREE: Distant Planets: Unearthed Gems.
    Back To Earth live tracks, rare demos and two beautiful, completely unheard recordings.

    CD FOUR: Alpha Omega (A Musical Revelation)
    Completion of the circle. Yusuf helps his brother David realise his own musical ambition by producing the 1978 album Alpha Omega, featuring the much loved ‘Child For A Day’

    CD FIVE: UNICEF Year Of The Child Concert at Wembley Arena 1979.
    The last love song. Yusuf performs, what he believes will be his final farewell at UNICEF’s 1979 Year Of The Child charity concert at London’s Wembley Arena.

    DVD Blu-ray ONE: UNICEF Year Of The Child Concert at Wembley Arena 1979 footage + High Res Original Album remastered

    LP ONE: Original Album Remastered

    LP TWO: UNICEF Year Of The Child Concert at Wembley Arena 1979

    Plus a 50 page hard back book and exclusive memorabilia.

    Happy Christmas everyone !

  430. Gordon M. says:

    Expanded editions of two Bananarama CDs are coming January 25th, 2019. ‘Drama’ (2005) and ‘Viva’ (2009) are being released with non-album tracks and remixes:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/DRAMA-3CD-EXPANDED-BANANARAMA/dp/B07KLRS8P2
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/VIVA-2CD-EXPANDED-BANANARAMA/dp/B07KLPTXDL

    • James E says:

      On Amazon.it 17/12/18 @19:54 GMT

      The Beatles | The White Album 6 disc cd/bluray box set Euro 107.08 – c. £96.30

  431. Carlos says:

    George Michael’s Listen Without Prejudice 4 disc deluxe is GBP 20.99 at Amazon UK

  432. Stephen K says:

    Is it time to start speculating on the 2019 releases we’ll get?

    I’m hoping for a 35th anniversary Heaven 17 “How Men Are”. It surprisingly missed a 30th anniversary release, but “The Luxury Gap” is getting toured this year, so maybe a bit of luck for us in ’19, eh?

  433. Robert says:

    David Bowie’s “1. Outside” will be released on Blue & Green vinyl on January 4, 2019.

    • Andreas says:

      Yes, saw that. Double LP with tripe gate-fold! 2 color variations available. Similarly with Hours (though 1 lp). Bit steep in price, but double Outside LP tempting.

  434. hendry doran says:

    Amazon.com offering a decent deal on 2 of the recent Macca/Wings vinyl albums. Wild Life and R.R.S. (reconstructed as it is described) coming in at £53 including all fees to the UK

  435. Roberto R says:

    Amazon.it

    Pink Floyd | The Early Years 1965-72 Euro 299,99 -5%
    King Crimson The Road to Red 24 CD EUR 99,99
    King Crimson Larks’ Tongues in Aspic 14 cd EUR 79,99

  436. Dibyaroop Ghosh says:

    correction Feb 2019

  437. Dibyaroop Ghosh says:

    Robin Trower The studio Albums 1973-1983 A 10 disc set out on February 2018

  438. joel ivins says:

    erasure releasing “wild” deluxe version in March 2019

  439. Michel D. says:

    Both Bowie’s Loving the Alien and Five Years box sets at $99.99 each at Amazon Canada right now (as of Friday 7 December)!!

  440. hendry doran says:

    Apologies if already mentioned but Amazon de selling Status Quo vinyl singles boxes at attractive prices:
    1984-1989 55 euros
    1980-1984 42 euros

  441. Francis says:

    Sad news: Pete Shelley of the punk band Buzzcocks has passed away, aged only 63.

  442. Phil Cohen says:

    Two Beach Boys “copyright extension” download releases have been released.
    “Wake The World:The Friends Sessions” & “I Can Hear Music:The 20/20 Sessions” are each equivalent to a 2-CD set.

    • Craig Hedges says:

      Thanks for letting us know Phil.
      Absolutely no promotion unlike the rubbish RPO album.
      It’s a shame that their output during this period is so overlooked, their post SMiLE material is some of their best especially Sunflower.
      Why only mp3? CDs cost nothing to press up these days, Does anyone know if there are hi res files for download?

      • Phil Cohen says:

        The two new Beach Boys download releases are also being offered as lossless FLAC, if you know where to look. As for Hi-Rez FLAC release, that is unlikely. It is said that a download release of 1968 Beach Boys concert recordings will follow within 1 to 2 weeks.
        Also from Universal Music, “Various Artists-Motown Unreleased 1968” download with 88 songs, to be released December 14th.

  443. Andreas W. says:

    yesterday I received Egypt Station Spotify green vinyl edition, yes it exists ;-)

  444. Aaron says:

    Phil Collins continues the reissue campaign with the 2 live albums remastered in February. Serious Hits Live & Hot Night In Paris

  445. Phil Cohen says:

    “copyright extension” download-only releases from The Beach Boys & Various Artists Motown are still on the way, though Universal Music is still maintaining secrecy concerning the contents. These collections must be released no later than the third week of December 2018, if they are to extend the UK/Europe copyright on these recordings for another 20 years.
    There’s something perverse in releasing recordings merely to make a legal “statement” with the hope that consumers WON’T buy them..
    The only things that Motown compiler Keith Hughes has revealed about “Motown Unreleased 1968”, is that he started with 100 songs, but expected to lose some songs due to legal clearance issues. Those clearance issues didn’t occur, but some songs were dropped for a different reason. Some songs featured poor performances, incomplete performances or recording faults, and Hughes and his engineers hoped to “fix it in the mix” with modern technology. Some tracks proved irreparable. They couldn’t be salvaged.
    The Beach Boys release (or releases) will feature both live and studio material recorded in 1968.

    • Dave H says:

      Is there any chance “Motown Unreleased 1968” will be released on CD like 1966 or will it fall by the wayside like 1967.

      CD japan has listed a new batch of High-res MQA x UHQCD which includes albums by George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Carpenters and Queen.

  446. Roel Glas says:

    For those who may have missed it (and I certainly did) and are interested in that wonderful “Collected” series by Universal nl.
    Robert Cray Collected 3CD was released late October . Decent price @ Grooves in Germany for about 14 euro. No vinyl release yet.

  447. Phil Cohen says:

    The one month postponement (until the 30th of November) of The expanded editions(from the “Real Gone” label) of Badfinger’s “Badfinger”(5th album)” & “Wish You Were Here” was due to poor sound quality. Ultimately, “Real Gone” went ahead and (belatedly) released the discs, with the hope that fans wouldn’t object to the bad mastering.
    But there have been widespread complaints, and the “Real Gone” label intends to put things right. My discs are presently in route, and I intend to not un-seal them when they arrive.
    I await the announcement of how the “Real Gone” label intends to address this problem.

    • Roel Glas says:

      Really surprised to hear that “Real Gone” released these if they knew the sound quality was poor. I have quite a few of their releases and the quality control / sound was always very good. I’m sure Badfinger fans wouldn’t have minded waiting a couple more months if Real Gone came out up front and said ‘” Hey, we’re not happy with the sound and are re-looking at the mastering”

    • Phil Cohen says:

      Contact “Real Gone Music” boss Gordon Anderson via the label’s website. Replacement Badfinger discs are being presssed, and they will be supplied as soon as they are available. The wong masters were used, and by the time this was discovered, it was too late to stop the distribution of the discs. I supplied my address and a photo of my discs as proof of purchase.

  448. Vicent Olaso Sendra says:

    Hi, Paul. Is there any way to know whether the super deluxe editions of ‘Village green …’ and ‘Odgen’s nut …’ have anything new with regard to their previous three-CD incarnations?

    • Phil Cohen says:

      Nothing new in the “Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake” CD + DVD set , excepting one promotional video.
      There’s plenty of previously unreleased mixes and versions in the “Village Green Preservation Society” box.

  449. Foxee says:

    Heads up on the Bananarama deluxe editions of Drama and Viva released by Cherry Red in January – track listing for 2-disc Viva is superb, but 3-disc Drama just might be overkill with two discs of mixes for just two songs!!!!

  450. Yani P says:

    Did anyone else manage to pre order a copy of the limited edition version of the kate bush lyric book? Had my order accepted and confirmation received so looks ok.

  451. Aaron says:

    Next Anthony Phillips reissue coming from cherry red in January:

    Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the release of a 4 Disc Clamshell re-mastered boxed set of the album “Seventh Heaven” by Anthony Phillips and Andrew Skeet. Originally issued as a double CD set in 2012, “Seventh Heaven” was a primarily orchestral work featuring the City of Prague Orchestra and was recorded in various locations in London and Prague. A gorgeous and evocative collection of compositions, the album was hailed by Classic FM radio and is one of Anthony’s enduring works. This new edition of “Seventh Heaven” features the original album newly re-mastered, along with a bonus CD featuring nine previously unreleased recordings, alongside the rare 1973 recording of the hymn ‘Take This Heart’ (written by Anthony Phillips and Mike Rutherford for the Charisma album “Songs for a Modern Church”), recorded at Charterhouse School and featuring the Charterhouse Choral Society. Also included is a DVD featuring a new 5.1 Surround Sound mix of “Seventh Heaven”. This clamshell boxed set features an illustrated booklet with a new essay by Anthony Phillips archivist Jon Dann.

    The re-mastered and expanded edition of Seventh Heaven is due for release date on 25th January 2019 and is available to pre-order now

    • Neil says:

      On a similar subject to this whatever happened to the rest of those Tony Banks reissues from Esoteric ?

      • Aaron says:

        He came out last year during interviews for Five and said it wasn’t happening… their was a possibility that Strictly Inc and Bankstatement might come out as they had been remixed but it was very unlikely now. Very disappointing. I really think there must be a market for us stuff… especially Still…

      • Phil Cohen says:

        Don’t blame Tony Banks for the end of Esoteric’s CD + Surround DVD series. According to Banks, Esoteric lost interest, Sales must have been deemed to low.

  452. Tom says:

    Les Negresses Vertes 3CD/DVD signed box set available on PledgeMusic, along with vinyl releases of their 5 albums

  453. Liam Bastick says:

    At last! https://www.news.com.au/finance/business/retail/amazon-international-to-resume-shipping-to-australia-after-controversial-online-gst-ban/news-story/6df54143018fd8cfd0e8d8f3bea71c97

    It’s not that Amazon is the be-all and end-all but all choice had gone. Further, the likes of Australian high street retail stores (e.g. Harvey Norman who at least some of us are boycotting now) have lobbied to cause problems for online retailers and once they made it Mission Impossible then started charging up to THREE TIMES what people outside of Australia could order things for. Perhaps they should look at their own business model rather than try and prevent competition. Amazon.com.au has been “shaky” to put it mildly and its customer service has been appalling. I have had no end of people tell me that they have had orders cancelled for the items only to go back on sale at higher prices. Once or twice fair enough, but so many times is an insult to intelligence.

  454. EW99 says:

    Kathryn Williams box set http://indian.co.uk/shop/kathryn-williams.html
    10 albums from 1999-2015 on CD each with an extra CD of bonus material. Signed versions and art prints also available.

  455. Phil Cohen says:

    In February 2019, the Repertoire/UK label releases “The Yardbirds-Live and Rare” a 4-CD + DVD set. The DVD (region-free) features 14 performances from British,French & German television. No tracklisting has been revealed, though the set promises 21 previously unreleased BBC radio performances (from off-air recordings).
    I wouldn’t be surprised if the box’s contents overlaps substantially with the (now-deleted) 5-CD box “The Yardbirds-Glimpses”(released by the “Easy Action” label). The more important question is whether Repertoire has uncovered any better sounding tape sources for the radio broadcasts. For me, the DVD may be sufficient reason to buy the set. It can be preordered at Amazon.co.uk

  456. Aaron says:

    One more for the odd Christmas album list…. Christmas With The Fizz…By the Fizz… with Cheryl Baker, Mike Nolan and Jay Aston…

  457. Phil Cohen says:

    Compiler Alan Boyd has confirmed that a Beach Boys “copyright extension” release is coming (Mid to late December). “20/20” & “Friends” sessions plus mid-1968 concert recordings. Unfortunately, the release will be download-only.

  458. fenwick says:

    New Van Morrison – The Prophet Speak due in December

    The album cover is……. interesting…..

  459. hendry doran says:

    For all out there waiting on the Egypt Station Spotify green vinyl a friend has just emailed me to say that his order has been cancelled due to limited supplies.
    Any light you can shed on this, Paul?

  460. Aaron says:

    New Roy Orbison with Philharmonic orchestra out next week…unchained melodies.

  461. Jose says:

    Hi Paul! Any update on the Sowing The Seeds of Love Super Deluxe Box Set? I’m a huge TFF fan and that’s my favorite album. I know it was originally planned for a 2016 release, and that you actually had a hand in the production of the box set. Any new info you can lay on us? Thanks bud!

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      I *think* it will probably come out next year now for the 30th. Although you can’t say anything with certainty with Tears For Fears… Yes, I had a big hand in it; Interviewed everyone for the sleevenotes, did a lot of tape research for the bonus audio etc. Here’s hoping…

      • Neil says:

        Obviously you know what extra stuff is on it but won’t divulge that information. My guess considering they weren’t many b sides for that album would be live stuff and a DVD. I wish they would go back and sort out the sound on Everybody Loves a Happy Ending a decent album totally ruined by brickwalling.

      • Chris Squires says:

        Without divulging specifics, what, when a product is so obviously ready for release, holds something like this up? Is it generally legal? The Artist? The Company? Are they waiting for the bigger number? 30th does sound much more impressive than 27th anniversary edition. But then why have a 5 year lead in that would have cost a bundle and is dead money until launch and that cash can be recouped.

        It has to be the oddest of stories in my time here (4 years or so). It’ll be a big seller, they must know that…what on earth is the hold up?

        • Paul Sinclair says:

          It’s normally to do with the artist… and/or their management. Priorities, strategy, negotiation, leverage all come into it. Labels can release things without the artists permission, but these days they tend to prefer a longterm view of working WITH artists and not against their wishes.

  462. Chris Squires says:

    Interesting short article about Nick Cave and the issue of grief and the loss of his son on the BBC website today.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-46084553

    Hopefully people will be able to access that page sorry if you can’t (overseas?).

    I only came to Nick Cave late and entirely due to recommendations from SDE and with so much to catch up on he is right up there with my favourite artists.

  463. Philip Birtwistle says:

    “Peter Stanton says:
    November 2, 2018 at 10:06

    My SDE ordered Bob Dylan box set arrived safely and excellently packaged at 9.40 this morning.”

    Some guys get all the luck. Satuday post post and still no sing of mine. Post Orifice is no use either, they will only tell me when my parcel is delieverd, not where it is. Ah well, I expect a card behind the door on MOnday telling me they’ve got it hidden somewhere at The Sorting Orifice!!!

    Keep up the good work Paul!

  464. Dave H says:

    Hi Paul,
    Some videos regarding future releases on youtube.

    Eddie Kramer talking about 5.1 mix of Electric Ladyland
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOlFbiTSWHk

    A couple of Paul McCartney tracks
    Live And Let Die Take 10
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTdPHIqAZwY

    Indeed I Do (unreleased)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pG0YXGYXZLI&utm_source=ExactTarget&utm_medium=email&utm_content=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DpG0YXGYXZLI&utm_campaign=22343307&utm_umg_et=1524499799

  465. Aaron says:

    I’ve heard there is a Low In High School deluxe edition coming with extra studio tracks and live tracks… you seem the video for Back In The Chain Gang cover with Morrissey playing guitar…which I assume is a joke!! 7” Single coming with Gilbert O’Sullivan’s I Didn’t know what to do on the b side…also heard there might be a covers album next year…:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q_hInzyYN3o

    • Stan Butler says:

      There is a covers album in March 2019. The deluxe Low in High School is vinyl only (for now) and out in December. It contains “Chain Gang”. Haven’t heard about the Gilbert track but as a fan of both, I’d love to hear Moz cover it.

      • Glenn says:

        Morrissey cover album California Son tracklist (release date TBD, maybe March):
        01. Morning Starship (Jobriath)
        02. Don’t Interrupt The Sorrow (Joni Mitchell)
        03. Only A Pawn In Their Game (Bob Dylan)
        04. Suffer The Little Children (Buffy Sainte Marie)
        05. Days Of Decision (Phil Ochs)
        06. It’s Over (Roy Orbison)
        07. Wedding Bell Blues (Laura Nyro)
        08. Loneliness Remembers What Happiness Forgets (Dionne Warwick)
        09. Lady Willpower (Gary Puckett & the Union Gap)
        10. When You Close Your Eyes (Carly Simon)
        11. Lenny’s Tune (Tim Hardin)
        12. Some Say I Got Devil (Melanie)

  466. Philip Birtwistle says:

    News from Sony that there are four pages missing from the book in the Bob Dylan boxset. All they are offering is this link :

    https://www.bobdylan.com/news/missing-notebook-pages/

    No reprint………

  467. Peter Stanton says:

    Following on from my last email re More Blood More Tracks.

    I had pre-ordered this from Amazon UK, but cancelled this to get it from you.
    However, I have just got an email from Amazon allowing me to play or download it.

    Opening myself up to ridicule, CDs are about as modern as I get and I have never downloaded any of the physical ‘product’ that I have bought. Is this available ad infinitum or does it have a cut off date?

  468. Peter Stanton says:

    My SDE ordered Bob Dylan box set arrived safely and excellently packaged at 9.40 this morning.

    Excellent service and price, so many thanks Paul.

    na . o

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Great stuff. Thanks Peter :)

      • The Golden Age Of The Genius Of Ray Davies says:

        I didn’t get mine today Paul, no worries though, the LP & single CD arrived from the Dodgers together with my Moody Blues box set and The Kinks 331/3 Village Green…. book. The book was ordered to go with the VGPS box which I can’t stop playing so plenty to keep me occupied. SDE of the year so far and I’m including the Imagine SDE and a whole lot more. Then again Zimmie’s box will arrive tomorrow then there’s The White Album, Jimi’s Electric Ladyland, Tulls SE and a few more to come. If any of those are better than VGPS then they will truly be great.

      • The Golden Age Of Robert Allen Zimmerman says:

        My copy arrived today Paul, nicely and safely packaged, as expected. Thank you Paul.

        My box had none of the CD glue issues that some on the Steve Hoffman Forum have experienced. Now to print off those missing pages, I see Sony have apologised but these things should not happen with items costing £90-£110.

        The music is SUPERB!!!

  469. Johan says:

    Hi Paul,

    Did you know that on October 5th Roxette released a 30th Anniversay edition of Look Sharp? Didn’t find any mention on your site.
    They include a box set containing the LP Look Sharp (Original Album), CD Look Sharp! The Demos and a DVD The Making of Look Sharp. Also a 2 CD Set, a vinyl LP and a 4 DVD Box Set.

  470. Phil Cohen says:

    What would you like first; the good news or the bad news?
    First, the bad news: the “Real Gone” label’s expanded/remasters of the two Warner Bros. “Badfinger” albums have been postponed four weeks until the 30th of November.
    Now, the good news: it appears that I spoke too soon in predicting that King Crimson wouldn’t have any product for this year’s “Classic Rock” archival market. It appears that a 50th anniversary boxed set edition of the group’s 1969 debut album “In The Court of The Crimson King” is on the way. What it could offer beyond the contents of the 2009 40th Anniversary Edition remains to be seen. But the group’s boxed sets have always been curated to a very high standard.

  471. wesley mc dowell says:

    A couple of intresting releases
    live x-propaganda cd available from Claudia brucken,s website and new ep by Fish featuring new studio and live tracks available on tour and from his website.

  472. Peter Stanton says:

    Just heard that my order in May for West Coast Seattle boy £11.67 is still hanging in there. Won’t hold my breath, but who knows.

  473. John Toll says:

    The Specials are to release their first new album in 37 years. Called ‘Encore’ available in February 2019. Pre-order only from HMV so far.

    • Dave H says:

      A pity it took so long to get some new material out since they got back together. Of the six original members who re-formed I think there’s only three members left in The Specials as it currently stands.
      I have no idea if there’s any contribution from the other three members though.

  474. Peter Muscutt says:

    Hi Paul

    Just a heads up that the Damon Albarn side-project The Good The Bad & The Queen have their second album ‘Merrie Land’ out on November 16th…looks like its available on CD/vinyl, deluxe CD hardback book, limited green vinyl and a super deluxe set.

    There seems to be good prices through Rough Trade, but not sure what their postage rates are like…Also, they don’t seem to have the super deluxe set which might be a band webstore exclusive? No links to anything other than the standard CD/vinyl on Amazon yet.

    https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/music/the-good-the-bad-and-the-queen-merrie-land

  475. AndyB says:

    New Van Morrison in December! Very, very strange cover artwork. Can’t wait to see your link on this!

  476. The Golden Age Of British Politics says:

    Hi Paul, I’ve ordered the More Blood More Tracks from your store even though my Amazon France order came in cheaper, only a couple of quids. I’m surprised you’ve managed to get copies because this is a strictly limited edition and when they’ve gone that’s it.

  477. Len Read says:

    Judie Tzuke has her (almost) complete 24 album career issued in £99.99 CD box set due out on November 2. Runs from her Elton John Rocket label debut welcome to the Cruise to last year’s Peace Has Broken Out. The set includes her live albums. Missing are two home recording Song Club albums available to her fans only at the time. However a few songs from these two releases are featured on a box-set only exclusive disc titled More From the Moon but no track listing has yet been issued for it. Pre-order is already up on Amazon

  478. Gorecki says:

    Manic Street Preachers: This Is My Truth sets out in time for Christmas – er – the 20th anniversary! ;) Release date: 7th December.

  479. Liam Bastick says:

    Manic Street Preachers signed “This Is My Truth – Tell Me Yours” bundles out now: https://store.manicstreetpreachers.com/ – there will be the usual rush for these. Made sure I got my order in before letting you know :-)

    At least they deliver to Australia – no one I know over here could get the Bowie boxed set, Police or Suede. It’s ridiculous.

  480. Len Read says:

    Neil Young has just confirmed on his Archives website that next archival release will be the 1976 Crazy Horse world tour acoustic compilation Songs For Judy. It is named after some audience banter regarding Judy Garland who Neil imagines is sitting in the front row of a show. The 23 tracks were originally recorded via the soundboard by guitar tech Joel Bernstein from the solo set that preceded each night’s band performance. At the time there were a number of unreleased songs and there are many bootlegs in circulation. Interestingly , Neill says the compilation was picked by Bernstein and journalist turned movie director Cameron Crowe, a big NY fan. The release date is November 30 and Campaigner can be streamed from his site now. There is an image of the album art showing a sketch of , presumably, Garland, flicking through some papers.

  481. Aaron says:

    3 Live At The BBC sets coming at the end of October:

    The Hollies – looks like an edited down version of “Radio Fun”
    The Shadows
    Gerry & The Pacemakers

  482. Vishal says:

    I just wanted to let the friends of SDE know, especially who do a lot of pre-ordering from Amazon US – there is a new trend of them showing coupons like “Save an extra $x.xx at checkout.” randomly which are temporary and when compared to the pre-order price will come out cheaper but your pre-order will never reflect this change so in the end you will end up paying more :( There has been some chatter around this on other music related forums as well and in my personal opinion this is a disservice to loyal buyers who do a lot of pre-ordering and also kind of against the “pre-order price guarantee” they claim.

  483. hendry doran says:

    Bar codes have been allocated to the various formats of Red Rose Speedway and Wings Wildlife, the next albums being released in the McCartney Archive Collection. Saw a suggested release date of 7/12/18 but no idea if that is official

  484. Len Read says:

    Something from Neil Young himself regarding the long awaited (nine years and counting!) Archives 2 set. On his Neilyoungarchives.com website he has a “letter to the editor ” section. On October 1, someone asked for a “ballpark” estimate of a release date for Archives 2. Bearing in mind there had been rumours that Neil had scrapped the idea of a physical set replaced by high-res streaming, he replied:”May 2019 the NYA V2 CDs and a separate book by Toshi Onuki will be available. Blu Ray is no longer viable for economic reasons. NYA can give you what the blu ray had though by including High Res audio. Thanks, NY”. I actually bought the Blu Ray Archives 1 set mainly for the visual content. Interesting though that there is a CD package on the way.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Thanks Len!

      • Len Read says:

        Thanks, Paul. You do a grand job ! I checked out Toshi Onuki and he has been Neil’s art director since 2002. He has created sleeves for CDs, both new and archive, as well as graphics for reissued videos such as Rust Never Sleeps. I am guessing the book will be more a visual documentary along the lines of the recent Led Zeppelin release.

  485. Stephen Maynard says:

    Junodownload have the Loving the Alien box set at less than £10 currently

  486. Aaron says:

    New Gary Numan live cd/dvd set coming soon. Live at Brixton Academy 2cd/dvd set. Bundle on his website also includes The Fallen EP on cd + vinyl

    Savage – Live At Brixton Academy CD/DVD

    CD1:

    1. Hide (Intro) (Live)
    2. Ghost Nation (Live)
    3. Metal (Live)
    4. The Fall (Live)
    5. I’m An Agent (Live)
    6. Bed Of Thorns (Live)
    7. Dead Sun Rising (Live)
    8. Down In The Park (Live)
    9. Pray For The Pain You Serve (Live)
    10. Here In The Black (Live)

    CD2:

    11. Mercy (Live)
    12. Love Hurt Bleed (Live)
    13. My Name Is Ruin (Live)
    14. Cars (Live)
    15. When The World Comes Apart (Live)
    16. Prayer For The Unborn (Live)
    17. Films (Live)
    18. Are ‘Friends’ Electric? (Live)

    DVD:

    1. Hide (Intro) (Live)
    2. Ghost Nation (Live)
    3. Metal (Live)
    4. The Fall (Live)
    5. I’m An Agent (Live)
    6. Bed Of Thorns (Live)
    7. Dead Sun Rising (Live)
    8. Down In The Park (Live)
    9. Pray For The Pain You Serve (Live)
    10. Here In The Black (Live)
    11. Mercy (Live)
    12. Love Hurt Bleed (Live)
    13. My Name Is Ruin (Live)
    14. Cars (Live)
    15. When The World Comes Apart (Live)
    16. Prayer For The Unborn (Live)
    17. Films (Live)
    18. Are ‘Friends’ Electric? (Live)

    • Peter Muscutt says:

      Nice one Aaron – saw Gary live in the Isle of Man earlier this year, great gig and the album is great too.

  487. Imogen Jumbles says:

    The Who fans, The preorder of Roger Daltrey’s Hardback edition of “Thanks a lot Mr Kibblewhite: My Story”(Limited Signed Edition) is only £12 on WHSmith website. WHSmith also have a current 10% off books voucher code live at the moment.

  488. Dibyaroop Ghosh says:

    Today on Instagram Ian Anderson announced “The Ballad of Jethro Tull” the first official Jethro Tull Book, its an illustrated, oral history of the band. You need to register at http://www.jethrotullbook.com for updates, the chance to have your name printed in the book, an early bird discount when the book goes on sale.

  489. Wolfgang says:

    Does anyone here know why Talk Talk´s 30 year old album Spirit of Eden is among the best selling vinyl records on Amazon right now? It is probably selling more copies today than when it was released! Paul, do you know why?

  490. Andrew b in the place to b says:

    Cherry red releasing entire catalogue vinyl box set for carter the unstoppable sex machine includes x2 unreleased albums. No CD.

  491. Aaron says:

    Looks like the next one of these Philharmonic Orchestra albums will be a Cilla Black one…includes her 3 Beatles covers… step inside love, love of the loved and it’s for you..so maybe a bit of interest there…

  492. Stan Butler says:

    I noticed that a number of McCartney items, including the Egypt Station CD, are now exclusive to Prime members on Amazon UK. Non-Prime buyers have to get them from market place sellers. Does anyone know if this is just applicable to McCartney? I checked a few other big names andcouldnt find a similar exclusion. I know it happens for non-musical items but this is he first time I have seen it applied to music.

  493. Dominic Smith says:

    Now that KB’s ‘Aerial’ is finally getting the vinyl re-release the next album on my list is The Cardigans ‘Gran Turismo’. Long (long) promised by the band (apprently waiting on Universal) and still no sign. Any chance of email to Universal Paul?

  494. hendry doran says:

    Traveling Wilburys volume 1 being issued as a limited edition picture disc on 2 November. The sound of vinyl and udiscovermusic carrying photo and blurb about the album. Price is £18.99

  495. Stu says:

    Cast vinyl collection boxset has dropped to £35.99 on Amazon which is a great price.

  496. Sandy Yoss says:

    I received “Imagine – The Ultimate Collection” and I have discovered two issues/errors with the Blu Ray Discs:

    1) Blu-Ray Disc 1 “Imagine The Ultimate Mixes” — The Out-takes are only available in Stereo 24-96. However, both the back cover and the sleeve that contains the discs list these sixteen tracks for both 5.1 and Stereo 24-96 Mixes. There is not an option on the Blu-Ray menu to select 5.1 or Stereo, as there are with the other tracks listed with a 5.1 option.

    2) Blu-Ray Disc 2 “In The Studio and Deeper Listening” – The disc appears to “freeze up” and become unplayable in “The Elements Mixes” portion of the disc.

    • Phil Cohen says:

      I hope that I’m luckier with my John Lennon boxed set, which is on its way to me from Amazon.co.uk
      I’ve seen some criticisms (of technical problems on the Blu-ray discs in the boxed set) which were absurd (one reviewer on Amazon complained that they couldn’t play the Blu-Ray discs on a MAC computer. It was the late Steven Jobs’ wish that Apple Computers NEVER support the Blu-ray format, and his corporate heirs have abided by his wishes.). Jobs described the Blu-ray format as “A bagful of hurt”, an apparent reference to the fact that Blu-ray’s authoring & encryption standards are never finalised, but, rather, are subject to firmware updates.
      As for consumers who received sets with some scratched CD’s, that would upset me too. But perhaps SDE could ask Universal Music whether all the materials on the Blu-ray discs (other than the master album takes) are intended to be available in 5.1 surround sound, and whether, for certain parts of these discs, the 5.1 option must be selected via the “audio” button on the disc player’s remote control.
      If there are legitimate issues with the Blu-ray discs, I hope that Universal Music will provide an easy way for consumers to obtain replacements. Sending a large and heavy boxed set back to the UK is something that I’m not looking forward to. (I’m in the U.S.A.)

      • Phil Cohen says:

        Today, I’m seeing further reports (on the internet) of playback issues with both CD & Blu-ray discs from the John Lennon “Imagine” box, as well as niosy playback from the Clear Vinyl 2-L.P. set (available only directly from Universal Music). Too bad that for a major release such as this that Universal Music gave the project to a shoddy pressing plant. Of course, the Clear vinyl release is also on its way to me.
        Maybe, we should expect similar problems with The Beatles’ “White Album” set.

        • Robert says:

          @ Phil Cohen

          I had plans to buy the John Lennon “Imagine” box. But after I have red your post I am going to wait a little while, untill I have more information if everyone has problems playing the CD & Blu-ray dics. Let us know what your experiece with this boxset is.

  497. Phil Cohen says:

    ABKCO’s Blu-ray reissue of The Rolling Stones “Rock n’Roll Circus” has been postponed until an unspecified date in 2019. The disc will have previously unreleased John Lennon content, but no unreleased Rolling Stones content.
    Universal Music has released an expanded 96Khz/24-bit download of 2017’s “The Beatles-Sgt.Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” boxed set. This time, it includes the entirety of CD’s 1,2, 3 & 4 albeit at high definition.
    The Canadian band “Rush” are going to released a Deluxe boxed set of their album “Hemispheres”, including CD’s, L.P.’s and a 5.1 Blu-ray audio disc & a book. There will be unreleased live recordings in the set, but as per Rush’s policy, no unreleased studio material. The rumour is that Rush’s entire career has produced less than 30 minutes of unreleased studio material, and the group is unlikely to ever permit its release.

    • Rob says:

      The promo material for the new Rush box set does not mention who did the 5.1 mix. (On last year’s “Farewell to Kings” box set they prominently mentioned that it was a Steven Wilson mix.)

      Paul, can you ask around and find out if this is a Steven Wilson mix also? I know Steven is a huge Rush fan, but he has said recently that he wants to back away from doing a lot of surround mixing for other artists as it takes time away from creating new music of his own.

      • Rob says:

        Update: Steven Wilson has tweeted that he did not do the 5.1 mix for Hemispheres. :-(

        I’d still love to know who did the mix though!

  498. eric says:

    it appears that either there is available backstock of the 3LP Half Speed Master or it is being reissued. Either way, like the Tom Petty Live Anthology, this has skyrocketed in price on the secondary market. I just bought it on the amazon.de site.

  499. Phil Cohen says:

    A major disappointment for Rolling Stones fans: According to the Music Tap website, the upcoming reissue of The Rolling Stones’ “Beggars Banquet” album is a single disc remaster. No bonus material. What a waste of plastic. Obviously, The Stones will never agree to let ABKCO release unreleased 1964-1969 studio material, though it is being rampantly bootlegged, and is gradually entering UK/Europe public domain. The Stones’ bitterness towards Allen Klein (and his heirs) matters more to The Stones than loyalty to the fans.
    In reality the best of the “Beggars Banquet” and “Let it Bleed” outtakes were released on the 1975 outtakes album “Metamorphosis”.

  500. KevinK says:

    Great pre-order price on the Barry White 20th Century Records Albums (1973-1979) 9CD set on Amazon US at the moment … just over $18. https://www.amazon.com/20th-Century-Records-Albums-1973-1979/dp/B07FQ3JNV9

  501. Tom M says:

    Bananarama limited edition colored vinyl coming in October. I believe a CD is included with the LP. Getting to be an expensive year.

  502. Alan Kading says:

    Joe Strummer 001
    The very lovely box set arrived this morning but the “driving licence” is superglued to the side of the box. Anyone else have this issue?

  503. Yani P says:

    At last the Yuka Fujii book Like Planets is available !! A no-brainer must have for any David Sylvian collector. Managed to grab a numbered signed version (now sold out) but the £50 regular version still available.

    https://davidsylvian.probitymerch.com/products/david-sylvian-like-planets-by-yuka-fujii-hard-cover-book

    • Chris Squires says:

      It interesting to see the many posts moaning, on the main news thread, about costs for particular items. And here we have a 170 page book for £50. If this was musical equivalency it would be, at 170 pages, no more than, what? A 2CD with half an extra disc of out-takes or remixes for £50?
      Heads would explode. It shows, to me at any rate, how people do not value music any more. Everything is a rip-off or the current favourite saying, a “cash-grab”.

      Thank goodness there are companies willing to produce these kind of things and there are people willing to buy them in the world of books. It’s sad to hear people whining that £50 is too much for a 5CD or 3 or 4 LP set that has involved dozens of talented people that all have mortgages to pay and they will wait for it to drop to £20 before they buy something they actually want. As much as Amazon is damaging things, it is this cheap-as-chips attitude that is wreaking even more havoc on the world of physical music.
      Sylvian is art in human form.
      Art has a value, not just a price.

  504. Phil Cohen says:

    More news concerning the Cherry Red group of labels. They’ve ordered amazon.co.uk to not sell most of Cherry Red’s upcoming releases to people in the U.S.A.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Not sure they can ‘order’ Amazon to do anything, to b honest…

      • Phil Cohen says:

        The situation was apparently a glitch in the Amazon.co.uk website. All Cherry Red CD products are now available to ship to the U.S.A. again. This situation was corrected shortly after I placed an order and was forced to omit an item.

  505. Phil Cohen says:

    I guess that the Esoteric label must have bought up more formerly EMI/Harvest recordings than just the Be Bop Deluxe and Barclay James Harvest catalogs . Now, they’re also going to give the (very) Deluxe Expanded treatment to the catalog of ” Third Ear Band”, an odd acoustic group with a Two Cellos/ Oboe/ Tabla line-up who often performed at Rock Festivals circa 1969-1971. Their debut album, “Third Ear Band” sometimes refered to as Elements” gets the 3-CD expanded treatment (23rd of November) with lots of unreleased material from both the BBC and German radio, as well as unreleased outtakes from Abbey Road Studios. The group’s sound is somewhat monotonous, but hypnotic, and probably sounded good to stoned hippies and those rock festivals nearly 50 years ago.
    Also upcoming from Esoteric: “Procol Harum-Procol’s Ninth”, a 3-CD set with previously unreleased studio alternate takes and rough mixes plus two radio concerts.
    Note: of late many upcoming releases from the Cherry Red group of labels are available to preorder only through Cherry Red’s website, but not through Amazon. This means substantially higher shipping charges than Amazon. Also, Cherry Red does not subtract the VAT when selling to people outside the UK.

  506. Phil Cohen says:

    On the 2nd of November the DERAM label releases “The Moody Blues-In Search of The Lost Chord” 3-CD + 2-DVD boxed set. This will contain both audio & video material, plus the original stereo mix, a new stereo mix, a few mono single mixes and the album’s first-ever 5.1 surround mix, plus BBC radio & television performances.
    In 1972, when 6 of the group’s 7 “Classic” albums were mixed for Quadraphonic Reel to Reel & 8-track cartridge release, this album wasn’t amongst them. Engineer Derek Varnals would explain, that for this album, recorded on 4-track, that after the various “bounce downs”(reduction mixes), what remained was a 4-track tape with 2 tracks of vocals and 2 tracks of instruments, and this was not considered sufficient to create a quadraphonic mix. apparently, they must have found 4-track tapes from earlier recording stages and synchronized them to make a 5.1 mix possible (something that would have been highly difficult in 1972, when the group’s quadraphonic mixes were created)
    The packaging will be in a box similar to that which Universal has used for “The Who-Maximum A’s & B’s”, “Big Country at The BBC” & “Mike Oldfield-Crises”
    Another amazing classic rock archival release in a season that may bankrupt some consumers!

    • The Golden Age Of Whatever says:

      That`s another to add to the list of SE`s I have on pre-order, add to that The Stones next `From The Vault`, Monkees Xmas, Knopfler`s newie but not the SE.
      It takes my spending into well over four figures and I ain`t joking. However the new Golden Age Of policy dictates room must be made for new releases and the selling of LPs/CDs I no longer play nor will play ever again are sold to finance new purchases. I ain`t no millionaire senator`s son. This policy has worked extremely well in it`s first implementation.

    • Dave H says:

      Thanks for the info Phil. A pity it couldn’t be located earlier for massive Timeless Flight box set but better late than never.
      Yes, you’re right there’s a lot of amazing releases out for the Christmas market this year. The worse part is not knowing which ones will be still around to buy at a later date.

  507. John T says:

    New Suede Blue Hour Album released yesterday. Signed vinyl at their webstore. Signed CDs already sold out.

  508. Chris Squires says:

    It may not mean much to those beyond our shores but today the UK lost a genuine talent.
    Chas Hodges from Chas & Dave has passed away.

    “Ain’t no pleasin you” is probably, alongside Vienna, the best UK no.2 single ever made.

    RIP Chas.

    • Peter Stanton says:

      Well said Chris. He played on so many records and had an amazing history. Saw him last in Hyde Park supporting Eric Clapton.
      I shall have a beer for Chas tonight.

  509. Jason says:

    Chris Cornell career spanning releases.
    Cd.
    4 cd box set
    2 Lp + Litho
    4 cd – bluray – 7lp box set – Lithos – slipmat – 66 pg Hardback book

    https://www.chriscornellmerchandise.com/

  510. Phil Cohen says:

    The Rolling Stones-Voodoo Lounge Uncut (from Eagle Rock Entertainment) will be available as either Blu-ray + 2-CD or DVD + 2-CD. Amazon is showing artwork, but no info as to the contents. The Blu-ray will be upconverted from standard definition.
    Meanwhile, Britain’s Dutton Vocalion label has become the home of Sony Music’s vintage quadraphonic mixes. Recently released hybrid SACD titles include “Weather Report-Tale Spinnin'”, a two-fer by “Poco” (“Cantamos” & “Seven”) and a Two-fer by Jazz-rock group “Chase”(“Ennea” & “Pure Music”). Chase were a promising horn-driven group, not unlike Chicago, but their career abruptly ended after 3 albums, when the group’s leader, trumpeter Bill Chase (and one other group member) were killed in a plane crash. Also recently released on Quadraphonic Hybrid SACD by Dutton Vocalion: a two-fer by Brazilian percussionist Airto and several titles by Philadelphia soul vocalist Billy Paul.

  511. David says:

    New Mark Knopfler album on the way – with deluxe editions: http://www.markknopfler.com/

  512. Aaron says:

    One for Beach Boys fan…Mike Love has a new Christmas album coming out called Reason For The Season…will be giving this one a miss but some may be interested!

    1. Celestial Celebration
    2. Finally It’s Christmas (feat. Hanson)
    3. Little St. Nick
    4. Must Be Christmas (with Ambha Love and Christian Love)
    5. Jingle Bell Rock
    6. Alone On Christmas Day
    7. Reason For The Season
    8. Do You Hear What I Hear (with All Love)
    9. Away in a Manger (with All Love)
    10. Bring a Torch (feat. Hayleigh Love and Brian Love)
    11. O Come All Ye Faithful (with All Love)
    12. O Holy Night (feat. Ambha Love with All Love)

    • KevinK says:

      There’s a new Monkees seasonal offering on CD too, Christmas Party, via Rhino on Oct 12th

      1. Unwrap You At Christmas
      2. What Would Santa Do
      3. Mele Kalikimaka
      4. House Of Broken Gingerbread
      5. The Christmas Song
      6. Christmas Party
      7. Jesus Christ
      8. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day
      9. Silver Bells
      10. Wonderful Christmastime
      11. Snowfall
      12. Angels We Have Heard On High
      13. Merry Christmas, Baby
      Target exclusive tracks:
      14. Riu Chiu
      15. Christmas Is My Time of Year

      • Aaron says:

        Great target exclusive tracks…track 14 is from the Christmas episode of the tv show and track 15 was a one off 1976 single…

        Would be interested to hear the version of the Macca track too!

        Thanks for the info..

        Lots of Christmas album oddities coming out this year it seems!!

        William Shatner
        Eric Clapton
        Mike Love
        Monkees
        …anyone else??

  513. Craig Hedges says:

    It’s been confirmed that the new Abba songs won’t be released this year :( https://www.escxtra.com/2018/09/18/abba-delay-music-comeback-and-documentary-until-2019/

  514. Michael says:

    Some rumors concerning The Beatles’ “White Album”-anniversary-reissue (taken from a German forum where somebody quotes the Steve-Hoffman-forum…):
    “Yes, the magic number is seven for the big box, actually what was posted some days ago was a ‚copy and paste‘ thing directly from one of the earlier memos. 2 disc new remix, 1 disc demos, 3 discs outtakes (2 hours 45 mins) + BRD adding extra minutes of outtakes NOT on the CDs (besides 5.1. of the new mix, mono, etc, etc) plus the 70 minutes aprox of Esher it will be a good amount of new material.
    The 3 CD version will be limited as well. 2 LP (180gr) of the new stereo mix of course with contents faithful to the original (but not detailed if will be also numbered), no word now on the colored or any colored vinyl and also a special standalone release also limited edition. (Plus the 2 CD version of the new stereo mix).“
    http://forum.rollingstone.de/foren/topic/beatles-white-album-50th-anniversary-edition/page/2/

  515. Phil Cohen says:

    A while back, I told you about an upcoming Sony/Legacy project for Big Brother & the Holding Company’s 1968 album “Cheap Thrills”; the album that brought vocalist Janis Joplin to stardom.
    Rather than follow the usual album plus bonus outtakes formula , Sony is going to release something better: “Sex, Dope & Cheap Thrills” (the album’s original intended title, which was vetoed by label executives), which will be a 2-CD set consisting entirely of outtake versions, almost all of them previously unreleased. Not only will it include alternate takes of the original album’s 7 songs, but also outtakes of the many other songs attempted at the sessions, including “Catch Me Daddy”, “Misery’n”, “Harry”, “It’s a Deal”, “Easy Once You Know How”, “Flower in the Sun”, “Magic of Love”, “Farewell Song”, “Roadblock” and more.
    The group originally wanted the album to be recorded live in concert, but attempts to record the group live had not proven to be musically satisfactory, so the group recorded the music mostly in the studio, adding audience sounds to two of the studio tracks. Though the album cover boasted “Live material recorded at Bill Graham’s Fillmore Auditorium”, in fact, only the album’s final song “Ball & Chain” was actually recorded at a concert. With no studio version of “Ball & Chain” to present, the new collection offers a “Live at Winterland” version. All the other songs in this 2-CD collection are from the John Simon-produced New York sessions that resulted in the “Cheap Thrills” album.
    The album was truly a landmark in the late 1960’s San Francisco music scene.

    • Peter Stanton says:

      Thanks Phil. As I, and others, have said before your updates are always of great interest to us more mature readers with a prime interest in the 60s, Beatles, Stones, West Coast music etc.

    • Roel Glas says:

      Thanks for the info Phil, looking forward to this

  516. Aaron says:

    New Jon Anderson album A Thousand Hands due soon. Based on songs he’s been working on for 27 years.

  517. Len Read says:

    Eric Clapton’s excellent Life In 12 Bars double CD is currently 4.99 on Amazon UK.

  518. Phil Cohen says:

    5th of October, ABKCO releases a remastered DVD & Blu-Ray of The Rolling Stones’ film “Sympathy For The Devil”.

  519. Phil Cohen says:

    Bad news: The Doors-Waiting For The Sun” 2-CD + L.P. boxed set contains what are (likely) the first major label U.S.A. CD’s to be encoded with the controversial MQA process. If you connect your CD player to an MQA-equiped Digital to Analog converter, you’ll get MQA’s (somewhat) lossy approximation of High Resolution audio. But without MQA decoding, the MQA system reduces CD’s usual 16-bit audio to a mere 13-bits.
    It looks like the record companies intend to try to force MQA upon the consumers. This is bad news. If consumers find this unacceptable, it will speed the demise of the CD format. Only one disc player (Oppo UDP-205) is equiped to decode MQA discs without external equipment, and of course,Oppo is defunct. I only became aware that this Doors product was MQA encoded after I ordered it. If had known this, I wouldn’t have ordered it.

  520. Cédric (Switzerland) says:

    Not about a release, but about packaging from Amazon. I recently received a vinyl (PSB Bilingual) with absolutely no protection, packaged in a wayyyyy to big box with some wrinkled paper above it. The result is that the cover is bended on 2 corners, which looks absolutely horrible… I complained with Amazon and since it was the second package within 3 weeks that got in with damaged goods (I returned the first one and got an exchange), I finally was reimbursed fully without having to send the item back (I told them that going to the post office had to be during my office hours, that I did it already once a few weeks ago, and that if I had to go again, I would gladly invoice them with my missing work hour…).
    My question is: is there any way to get a decent packaging from Amazon? Maye some well-hidden option? I’d gladly pay 1-2£ more to make sure the items arrive in one piece…
    They sometimes have these nice “frustration free” packaging for vinyl or steelbook blu-ray, but that’s not the case for every item. I bought 3 brand new Pet Shop Boys vinyl at the same time, 1 was in a “frustration free” packaging”, the other 2 not.
    Does anyone have tips? Asking for full refund without returning the item won’t work everytime I’m afraid…
    Thanks!

    • The Golded Age Of Postal Deliveries says:

      I received the first Roxy Music SE 4xCD Box Set with a minor ding in one corner from Amazon USA. However a ding is a ding and it was caused by being sent in a large box without padding. I contacted Amazon USA, recieved an apology, was told to keep the item and reimbursed in full! I was expecting to get 10% refunded which I would have accepted. I have since ordered a few items from Amazon USA and they have all been perfectly packaged.

  521. Aaron says:

    Have you seen anything about the new Fall compilation coming soon. Called 58 Golden Greats and looks like an old Johnny Cash cover

    • Chris Squires says:

      It looks like a pastiche of the Elvis 40 Greatest hits on Arcade records that was released just before his death (Elvis’s, not Mark’s)

      • KevinK says:

        Good spot. That would make sense, since it’s an update/expanded version of the earlier Fall compilation “50,000 Fall Fans Can’t Be Wrong – 39 Golden Greats” which had an Elvis pastiche cover.

        • Stan Butler says:

          This is from Daryl Elsea in March’s Record Collector. Golden Greats was the original idea for the 50,000 album.

          Knowing what an influence Elvis Presley had been on MES, and the fact there is the picture of the album on the back of the Grotesque sleeve, I wrote an email to Hammonds: “I had a cover idea – do you remember the K-Tel Elvis 40 Golden Greats LP with the illustration of his head in the middle of it in front of a golden 40? Get an illustrator to do the same with MES on it!” The designer, Becky Stewart, couldn’t locate the Golden Greats image but came up with a marvellous parody of the much-loved Elvis comp, Gold Records, Volume 2: 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong, using multiple copies of Kevin Cummins’ 1978 “diamond jumper” shot of Smith. I laughed on seeing Becky’s creation and suggested the title 5,000 Fall Fans Can’t Be Wrong. The most important thing about the collection was that it was fully endorsed by Smith himself; and he made one significant change – upping the number of fans by 45,000. He wanted the number to be nearer a batallion as 5,000 seemed too small.

  522. Phil Cohen says:

    Badfinger’s two Warner Bros. albums (“Badfinger” & “Wish You Were Here”) get the expanded treatment (10 bonus tracks per album) on the 2nd of November fThe projects have been supervised by Badfinger historian Dan Matovina.