Prince / 4EVER (4LP vinyl box)
Will little to no fanfare, Warners issue their 2016 Prince compilation 4EVER as a 4LP vinyl box set.
The Doors / The Singles (CD+blu-ray and 7″ vinyl box set)
The Singles, is a new compilation that collects all 20 U.S. singles released by The Doors, and their corresponding B-sides. A good value 2CD+blu-ray package adds quad mixes, and a seven-inch vinyl box set is also available.
China Crisis / Deluxe reissues (2CD)
After a few delays, Caroline International finally issue three China Crisis albums as two-CD deluxe editions. They are Difficult Shapes & Passive Rhythms (1982), Working With Fire and Steel (1983) and Flaunt The Imperfection (1985).
Steve Miller Band / Ultimate Hits (2CD or 4LP)
A new deal with Capitol Records means a new Steve Miller compilation. Ultimate Hits will interest fans in its 4LP and 2CD variants since there’s quite a few previously unreleased studio and live tracks (and a demo).
Carole King / Tapestry: Live at Hyde Park
Carole King performed her classic Tapestry album in full in summer 2016 in Hyde Park. This is a CD+Blu-ray or CD+DVD memento.
Various Artists / Gary Crowley’s Punk and New Wave (3CD set)
Madonna / Rebel Heart Tour (multiple formats)
Eagle Rock release Madonna‘s Rebel Heart Tour. If you want all the audio, you’ll need to opt for the 2CD set. The Blu-ray+CD combo only offers one CD of highlights.
Gary Numan / Savage (Songs From A Broken World) (new album)
After 2013’s acclaimed Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind) comes Gary Numan‘s PledgeMusic-funded apocalyptic follow-up, Savage (Songs From A Broken World). Deluxe CD includes enhanced packaging and a bonus track.
Ringo Starr / Give More Love (new album)
Give More Love, Ringo‘s 19th solo album features the usual array of guest musicians, including his old mucker Paul McCartney and Joe Walsh and Steve Lukather.
Jean Michel Jarre / Original Album Classics (5CD box)
Superb value Jean Michel Jarre five-CD set includes the albums Les Chants Magnétiques (1981), Zoolook (1984), Rendez-vous (1986), Revolutions (1988) and En Attendant Cousteau (1990). Best price is in Germany.
- • UK Order: Original Album Classics (5CD)
- • USA Order: Original Album Classics (5CD)
- • GERMANY Order: Original Album Classics (5CD)
Linda Ronstadt / Simple Dreams (40th anniversary edition)
Rhino reissue Linda Ronstadt‘s 1977 album. This is a relatively simple one-disc remaster with just three live bonus tracks (taken from an HBO special).
- • UK Order: Simple Dreams (40th anniversary edition)
- • USA Order: Simple Dreams (40th anniversary edition)
- • GERMANY Order: Simple Drams (40th anniversary edition)
Beyoncé/ Lemonade (box set and vinyl LP)
The inclusion of Beyoncé on SDE divided readers, but her flashy and expensive Lemonade box set (now sold out) seemed worth a mention. Standard yellow vinyl LP out this week too, after being pushed back from the original end-of-July release date.