Heaven 17 release Another Big Idea (1996-2015), a 9CD or 4LP vinyl box set that follow the band’s work from when they regrouped and returned from a six-year hiatus in 1996 with the album Bigger Than America. Signed copies still available.
The Distractions / Nobody’s Perfect / two-CD deluxe reissue and vinyl
Post-punk/new wave band The Distractions‘ 1980 album Nobody’s Perfect has enjoyed ‘lost classic’ status for a long time and is finally reissued, remastered and expanded with a host of unreleased material. Both vinyl and CD come with special extras via the SDE shop.
Def Leppard / The Early Years 79-81
The Early Years 79-81 is a five-CD box set that documents the beginnings of British Rock band Def Leppard. Contents include albums, B-sides and rarities, radio sessions and a previously unreleased live show.
Morrissey / I Am Not A Dog On A Chain
Morrissey releases a new album, I Am Not A Dog On A Chain. It has been produced by Joe Chicarelli.
New editions of Chris Heath’s Pet Shop Boys books available in March
Chris Heath’s two classic Pet Shop Boys books, Literally (1989) and Pet Shop Boys versus America (1991), are being reprinted in new hardback editions.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase / 3LP vinyl
Delayed from last week, Demon Records issue Hexagonal Phase, a new 3LP coloured vinyl deluxe set that features the last ever BBC Radio series of Douglas Adams’ classic comedy science fiction radio show The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy. SIGNED editions still available.
The Primitives / Bloom! The Full Story 1985-1992 (5CD box)
Primitives five-CD box set that features ‘the full story’: independent demos, singles and abandoned album sessions, three full albums, singles and related B-sides, cover versions, BBC sessions and material recorded live at Bath Moles.