Out This Week / on 18 May 2018

Bruce Springsteen / Album Collection, Vol. 2 1987-1996 / 10LP vinyl box

Bruce Springsteen / Album Collection, Vol. 2 1987-1996 (10LP vinyl box)

This follow-up to the 2014 box features ten vinyl records and probably SDE’s favourite Bruce Springsteen studio album, Tunnel of Love. Everything has been newly remastered and this comes with a 60-page book. Read more

Pink Floyd / Pulse (4LP vinyl box)

The 1995 Pink Floyd live album has been remastered from the original tapes. This 4LP box set also comes with a 52-page hardcover book. Read more

Paul McCartney / Vinyl and CDs 

With rumours of ‘proper’ reissues Wings’ Wildlife and Red Rose Speedway doing the rounds, for now we have to make do with album-only black and limited edition coloured vinyl pressings of Wings Greatest, Thrillington, New and Chaos and Creation in the Backyard. CDs also being issued. Re-releasing New – which is, after all, Paul’s last studio album –  is a bizarre thing to do. Read more

Wire / Multi-disc reissues (2CD & CD deluxe editions)

Wire‘s first three albums – Pink FlagChairs Missing and 154 are remastered and reissues in two and three-CD sets and all are presented as 80-page hardcover books – the size of a seven-inch single. Great value. Read more


Pink Floyd / Relics (180g vinyl)

Relics came out in 1971, just before Meddle, and features tracks from Pink Floyd‘s first three albums. It has the subtitle A Bizarre Collection of Antiques & Curios. This is remastered.  Read more

Cockney Rebel / Vinyl and CD reissues

Cockney Rebel‘s The Human Menagerie and The Psychomodo are reissued on both vinyl and CD. The vinyl versions are all analogue – cut direct from the original tapes. These are album-only, with no bonus tracks. Read more

Steve Miller Band / Complete Albums Vol 1 – 1968-1976

This new Steve Miller Band vinyl box set brings together the group’s first nine studio albums in a 9LP vinyl box. Read more

Otis Redding / Dock of the Bay Sessions

Otis Redding  / Dock of the Bay Sessions

Dock of the Bay Sessions is a 12-track compilation that attempts to paint a picture of what ‘the next’ Otis Redding album might have looked like had the singer not been tragically killed in a plane crash on 10 December 1967. Read more

Marc Bolan & T. Rex / The Final Cuts (RSD red vinyl)

Demon Records are making some of their RSD 2018 releases more widely available this week and this is a vinyl picture disc of the 2006 Marc Bolan release that features some of his last T Rex recordings.

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Marc Bolan & T. Rex

The Final Cuts (RSD 2018) [VINYL]

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The Breeders / Last Splash

The Breeders‘ second album was released in 1993 and is reissued this week on black 180g vinyl. Debut Pod is also getting the same treatment.

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Breeders, the

Last Splash [VINYL]


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Breeders, the



Gary Crowley’s Punk and New Wave (RSD coloured vinyl)

The acclaimed Punk and New Wave compilation is cut down to 30 tracks (from 77) and pressed on 2LP heavyweight translucent red and blue vinyl for Record Store Day.

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Gary Crowleys Punk & New Wave

Gary Crowley's Punk & New Wave (RSD 2018) [VINYL]

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Tom Waits / The Heart of Saturday Night (vinyl)

Tom Waits‘ brilliant second album, from ’74, continues the vinyl reissue series.

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Tom Waits

The Heart Of Saturday Night [VINYL]


Toyah / Desire (RSD red vinyl)

Toyah‘s 1987 Mike Hedges produced album features EG label, and features her cover version of Echo Beach. This is the RSD 2018 edition, pressed on red vinyl.

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Desire (RSD 2018) [VINYL]

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Polish-born Basia made her name with Matt Bianco in the mid-80s, but left with Danny White after the first album to concentrate on her solo career. Her first two albums were very successful commercially, particularly in the US, but she took a near 20-year break from music in the late ’90s which explains why Butterflies is only her sixth studio album. Danny White returns to collaborate.

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23 responses to Out This Week / on 18 May 2018

  1. Stephen Hance says:

    One thing I am getting fed up with in buying so many expensive reissues is the pixilated sleeves. The Springsteen box sounds and looks great. But the sleeves – Tunnel of Love looks like an unofficial pirate reproduction. The Tom Waits isnt much better. And on RSD I put the Bowie debut double back in the rack when I saw how horrid the reproduction of the sleeve was. 50 years since some of these records were released for the first time, is it really impossible for the record companies to match the quality of the original? Why?

  2. Robert Morgenstern says:

    Kissing The Pink – What Noise (remastered & expanded) for the first time on CD from Cherry Red. Let’s see what kind of mastering this will get. The expanded Naked reissue from Cherry Red is a treasure trove too, but sadly lost a lot of dynamic range to the original CD. What Noise wasn’t released on CD before, so it will be interesting what kind of production tapes they have used for this release.

    7. RADIO ON
    8. MARTIN
    12.WHAT NOISE?

    14.RADIO ON – (12″ VERSION)


  3. Simon Thornhill says:

    RE The Breeders
    Mountain Battles + Title TK are also being reissueed in the same campaign.
    Ive pre ordered mine from thee utterly superb Piccadilly Records in Manchester
    Hoping they’re as excellent as the recent Cocteau Twins reissues of Treasure and Head Over Heels
    cheers for mentioning the breeders, freakin awesome band.

  4. Mark Turrell says:

    Point of order. Relics has never been remastered from the original tapes. The original vinyl had the ‘fake’ stereo versions of ‘arnold layne’ and ‘see emily play’. All subsequent versions use mono.

  5. Mike Bushell says:

    I’m hoping for a Springsteen CD set. Japan has one, so when will we get ours?

    • Gis Bun says:

      Ya. Although I have even Blood Brothers as a CD [came as a bonus to the DVD in cardboard cover], none of the albums [oddly except the Chimes of Freedom EP] were remastered.

  6. Dean says:

    Wow, really weak list. Mostly Vinyl, which means I’m out right away. Will await the mastering news on the Wire.

  7. Paul says:

    I hope WIRE reissue and remaster Ideal Copy, Bell is a Cup, and IBATABA again too!

  8. Nigel says:

    To be honest, after you had an article featuring Press To Play a little while ago, I’m looking forward to this one too. A real gem would be a deluxe Flaming Pie though, especially with the awesome ‘In The World Tonight’ documentary included. A beautiful album I’m sure everyone will agree…

  9. Nigel says:

    Can’t wait for Wildlife & Red Rose Speedway to arrive. Hopefully Red Rose Speedway has a similar presentation to McCartney II, in that it was apparently originally envisioned as a double album, but edited down to one… The extra tracks for McCartney II, which was already one that I loved, were fantastic.

    Maybe you could do an article, once the confirmations of the releases start trickling in, on what might be included in the audio/video etc…? What do you reckon, Paul?

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      It would be really good if they did do that with Red Rose Speedway. At the moment it’s still very much speculation, but Scott Rodger did hint that Wildlife, in particular, was being worked on when I spoke to him WAY back in Dec 2016!

      • Nigel says:

        Great! You think that will then lead to London Town/Back To The Egg following? I agree with what you said about closing the Wings chapter. Plus, do you think he may include the Wingspan documentary on one of these, as a closing celebration, or maybe some longer live samples or a full concert like Rockshow?

        • Paul Sinclair says:

          You’d hope so… although I could just as easily see him skip forward to something like Flaming Pie. Getting the 1970s done and dusted hasn’t really been his priority to date.

          • Nigel says:

            I was hoping for Flaming Pie for the 20th anniversary. Again, it’s 2018, so this is still plausible… What are your thoughts on The Beatles Anthology series getting a possible expanded release, Paul? The Super Deluxe of Sgt. Pepper was a treasure trove and a lot of tracks were left out of these releases in the nineties, Carnival Of Light being one to seek out… I’m sure the extra tracks from the Free As A Bird & Real Love singles will turn up on them.

          • Paul Sinclair says:

            I can see a big Anthology box at some point… with video, audio, the bonus material you mention… but their focus now is probably now on albums, like White Album, Abbey Road etc.

          • Nigel says:

            Good point on the Anthology Box, Paul. It would make sense to include the documentary in there too. This could also yield unreleased footage etc.

            Were you lucky enough to see the Ron Howard documentary, Eight Days A Week at the cinema? The best part was seeing the whole ’65 Shea Stadium concert after the film. Unfortunately they didn’t include it on the Blu-ray/DVD release due to the copyright issues that flared up around the cinema release, so it would be fantastic to have the full thing in a new remastered Anthology box.

  10. Dean says:

    Amazon seem to be selling a whole bunch of RSD product – Madonna, Bowie, Cure, etc., etc., just search RSD 2018 and then invariably Amazon appears amongst the other sellers.

    • Auntie Sabrina says:

      Just goes to show that Record Store Day is not what it says ‘on the tin’. At least you don’t have to get up at stupid o’clock though to buy ’em..

      • Don Cooper says:

        I enjoyed rising at stupid o’clock for the Bolan’s this year.Took me back to the overnight queue outside Birmingham Odeon, 1972 for front row T.Rex in June.
        I was that soldier.
        (Demon Records-you b******s!)

      • Gavin says:

        You won’t get everything via amazon and eBay and also cost you more currently
        The floyd / Bowie/ soundgarden sets are more than the store prices on the day and no sign of the stones / ocean colour scene etc
        The singles on the day (Noel g / u2 / zeppelin) are way more on amazon currently
        The only rad bargain I’ve seen online was Madonna you can dance for £14 via amazon 3rd party seller
        And the best bit of rsd is the banter in the queue

        • Cliff says:

          The store I queued up at (from 5am) charged me £45 for Bowie’s wttb and £30 for Bowie Now.

          Possibly the highest price for these on the day.

          Thought I’d found a new vinyl store but they’ll not be getting a penny from me in future

    • Gis Bun says:

      Amazon is probably getting the leftovers that weren’t sold on RSD/month.

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