Out This Week / on 12 April 2019

Pet Shop Boys / Agenda EP

Pet Shop Boys / Inner Sanctum

Suede / The Insatiable Ones

Norah Jones / Begin Again

Now That’s What I Call Music 2 to be reissued on CD

Nirvana / Live at the Paramount 2LP

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis / The Assassination of Jesse James vinyl

Toyah Willcox / In The Court of the Crimson Queen 2CD deluxe edition

Duran Duran / As The Lights Go Down

Emma Bunton / My Happy Place exclusive edition signed CD

Various Artists / The Hits Album (4CD set)

Not only is Now That’s What I Call Music back this week, but so is its ‘rival’ from back in the day, The Hits Album. Unfortunately, whereas ‘NOW 2′ recreates the track listing of the original, this Hits Album compilation doesn’t adhere to any of the actual releases, and is rather simply a badge for a decent, but ultimately generic, 4CD ’80s’ set. It is only £5.99 though so is more or less immune from criticism at that price.

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The Hits Album - The 80s Album


14 responses to Out This Week / on 12 April 2019

  1. auteur55 says:

    I had Pet Shop Boys Agenda Vinyl pre-ordered off Amazon US and it has suddenly disappeared and is now unavailable. Really strange.

  2. Jozek says:

    Hi Paul, just a quick question. How can RSD 19 titles be available to be bid on the eBay site. One seller has at least 10 titles that can be did on! This sort of thing will surely bring RSD down in the end

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      They probably don’t have stock and are hedging a bit…

      • Gorecki says:

        If you think they are a participating store and are genuinely annoyed at this practice report them direct to the people. Some sellers are stupid enough to leave on their ‘pre-order’ listings, at the bottom of the page, their shop name and address! Others don’t but the store name is in their ebay handle along with their proper location.

        Other listings are staff at participating shops who are intending to divert stock for their personal gain rather than the stores’ – and both store and RSD would like to know about them.

        And, of course, there’s some who are just people who intend to stand in the queue for 15 hours to secure an eBayable (?!) copy of what they suspect are the most valuable/ sought after titles – and there’s nothing that can be done about them! But they are a pain in the behind to those of us who can’t even stand for 15 minutes let only 15 hours! So have to just get the crumbs when the crush has subsided.

        Ultimately what you do is entirely down to how agitated you are?

        A couple of years ago an eBay seller listed approx. 5-10 copies of each of over 200 separate titles at around 3-5 times the expected price (e.g. LPs for £100; 7″s for £40, etc.) from precisely midnight on the RSD Saturday – that couldn’t have been an all-night queuer as the shops wouldn’t allow that many multiple purchases (even by accident) and from the eBayer’s location there was only one shop within 20 miles: I surmised it must be a participating shop.

        I regret not reporting that.

  3. Soren says:

    The compilation has an ABBA track which is rare on the standard 80s sets (except christmas albums)

  4. Chibb says:

    Seems like a good compilation – not sure it’s exactly aimed at people who already own 100 80’s comps, but it’d be great for the car? I guess the clue is on the title ’80’s HITS’!! Good price for 40 tracks too…

  5. StephendC says:

    As soon as I see Don’t You Want Me, Fade To Grey and/or Tainted Love I know it’s going to be such a disappointing generic vanilla FM compilation.

    How about Life On Your Own, Visage and/or Down In The Subway instead?

    Surely these cannot sell? There are hundreds like them out there…

  6. imsparky4u says:

    I know this seems picky, but every time I go to these pages it loads at the bottom of the page and I have to scroll back to the top. Is there a way to fix that? Certainly doesn’t affect my joy on the site, but it does get frustrating. I’ll contine to visit every day either way! Thanks for your awesome work, Paul.

  7. Tom Walsh says:

    Generic is right, it would make a great subtitle for compilations like The Hits Album…good value I suppose if you’ve never bought Tainted Love etc before.

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