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Out This Week / on 22 January 2021

Coloured vinyl reissue of David Bowie’s Station to Station for 45th anniversary


Marc Almond / The Stars We Are deluxe


Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story By Martin Scorsese




Talking Heads / Speaking in Tongues (sky blue vinyl)

Rhino’s ‘Start Your Ear Off Right’ campaign returns this year with some limited edition vinyl releases including this coloured vinyl pressing of Talking Heads‘ 1983 album.

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Talking Heads / The Name of this Band is Talking Heads (2LP red vinyl)

More vinyl Talking Heads from Rhino. This is a limited edition 2LP vinyl pressing of the 1982 live album pressed on opaque red vinyl.

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The Cars / Shake It Up (neon green vinyl)

Part of the same Rhino campaign as Talking Heads, this is The Cars 1981 studio album pressed on limited edition neon green vinyl.

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The Lickerish Quartet / Threesome Vol 2

Second EP from The Lickerish Quartet, the men that brought you Jellyfish! Available on CD this week and on vinyl in April. The vinyl version offers bonus instrumentals. The four tracks are: ‘Snollygoster Goon’, ‘The Dream That Took Me Over’, ‘Sovereignty Blues’, and ‘Do You Feel Better?’

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52 responses to Out This Week / on 22 January 2021

  1. John says:

    Hi Paul, are you going to sell The Lickerish Quartet’s 2nd and 3rd EP in your store? (Saw an interview on YT where Roger told they recorded 12 songs for 3 EP’s together) If so, I was wondering if it’s possible to buy them all at once somehow

  2. Harcourt Fenton Mudd says:

    whilst we all eagerly await the next beatles SDE … you might want to check out this next best thing:

    new Steve Van Zandt cd out soon : live recordings at the cavern and elsewhere of beatles songs.

    https://amzn.to/398C603

  3. Alan B says:

    More signed art cards from Sting if you pre order his double vinyl Duets from The Sound of Vinyl.

  4. Dean says:

    Couple of misses from this list. Eno has an album being reissued that I don’t have: Eno’s celebrated ‘Rams: Original Soundtrack Album’. Comes Friday.

    Also, how was there no mention for Destiny Street Complete from Richard Hell?!?! That’s going to be monumental (although I see Amazon are telling me my particular delivery won’t arrive until Tuesday) the release is slated for Friday.

  5. Greg says:

    Half of the new releases mentioned above … the colored vinyl “Station to Station,” not a reissue of the “Station to Station” SDE which has been out of print for some time, the blue vinyl “Speaking in Tongues,” the red vinyl “The Name of this Band is Talking Heads,” the green vinyl “Shake it Up,” and numerous other “collector items” released on colored vinyl, picture discs, and CD boxes with post cards, all are indicators to that major labels know that we (music fans) are satisfied with trinkets and no substance. IMO we should stop purchasing these items and let the major labels know we want real SDEs, OneStep Vinyl mastered from the analog tapes, HD Blu-Ray audio, bonus tracks, and/or previously unreleased live performances. Vote with you money.

    • Different Time says:

      They are indeed collectors items and many people buying coloured vinyl will most likely already own the albums, some multiple times. Unfortunately / fortunately depending on your point of few, the evidence on Discogs and Instagram suggests that there is surplus of collectors waiting to snap up these releases.

    • CJ says:

      Unfortunately, I doubt the major labels would get the hint if collector’s stopped buying colored vinyls and whatnot, and just assume it’s a sign that “no one wants physical media,” and we’d go to an all-download world.

      • Paul Sinclair says:

        Yep, this is true. Same goes for when people don’t buy crap box sets. They don’t think ‘no one bought it because it’s not very good’, they think ‘no one is interested in a box set by this artist/for this album’.

  6. Stevie B says:

    Talking Heads : ‘The Name of this Band is Talking Heads ‘ live double red vinyl.
    If you buy it on Amazon U.K. you get the 33 track version which came out as a double CD as an Autorip FYI.

  7. gwynogue says:

    My favourite coloured vinyls are those 5-inch silver ones that come in plastic cases – I wish more artists would make them.

  8. Texas T-Bone says:

    This colored vinyl thing is Out Of Control$$$

  9. David says:

    Lloyd Cole is on Patreon.

  10. Wax Monster X says:

    And the winner for how best to rip off fans goes again to Roger Joseph Manning and The Lickerish Quartet. 4 more songs at a full album price. Didn’t buy the first one won’t buy this one. Shameful!

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Not ideal at all, but having spoken to Roger I’m pretty sure it was an innocent ‘concept’ of how to release the music without thinking through the actual cost implications to fans. In other words, I’m pretty sure they didn’t sit down and play a way to extract the most cash from people, although I acknowledge it may well look like that.

  11. CJ says:

    Does anyone know why Marc Almond’s earliest non-Soft Cell albums seem to have been ignored in the more recent reissue efforts? The two Marc and the Mambas albums plus Vermin in Ermine, especially, could use reissues.

    • DaveySussex says:

      Possibly because they are on Some Bizzare records as were Marc and the Mambas. So maybe problems with licencing the albums from Stevo? For some reason The Stars We Are seems have been Parlophone only in the UK but in conjunction with Some Bizzare in other countries.

    • Heraldo says:

      My suspicion is that Steve/Some Bizzare still own them – certainly the last reissues were done by Stevo.

      He is a notoriously difficult person (having worked with him I can vouch for that), highly litigious to protect anything which he has a claim to (as many of his old bands have found out when trying to press forward with doing anything themselves with their catalogue – most recently Test Dept*) and I’ve also heard he’s not in a good way right now.

      One Little Indian seem to be in the process of some link-up with Some Bizzare but nothing has seen the light of day through that as yet (despite the link being well over a year old). Fingers-crossed something will happen.

      * Neubauten had the balls to stand up to him because they were signed to Mute and got Daniel Miller to call in a favour from Stevo…but he was still dual releasing their catalogue even after that agreement to release the rights to them

  12. Jarmo Keranen says:

    45 years? I’m so slow that i bought Station To Station first time in September 2020 and it was cd. First Bowie record that i bought was Low in March 1977!

  13. Different Time says:

    The Name of This Band is a sublime live album. Superior to Stop Making Sense. It didn’t get a CD release until 2004. I usually dislike live albums but it’s easily my most listened to TH album after Fear of Music.

    • Ex-Oligarch says:

      For non-fans, it’s worth pointing out that although released in 1982, the set comprises highlights from shows throughout the bands history to that point. Side 1 is from 1977, side 2 is from 1979, and sides 3 and 4 are cobbled together from shows in 1980-81. I really like it, but some people seem to find it an uneven listen.

  14. Isaías says:

    I wonder when Rhino will release Talking Heads back catalog as deluxe editions since the box (duel discs CD+DVD, 2005) and individuals CD+DVD back in 2008, both not available anymore nothinhg came out. I think it’s time to do something about it as well as The Cars self titled album and Door To Door that Rhino ingnored the same way. We are all waiting for it !!!!!

  15. Ralph says:

    Back in the 70s artists were charged an extra cost deducted from their royalties when record companies used coloured vinyl, picture discs etc to get their wares into the charts. I wonder if that’s still the case?

  16. adam shaw says:

    My original Speaking In Tongues vinyl has a sticker saying it is a Direct Metal Master .
    Never knew what it meant and it sounded good

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      These new pressings are good and the packaging is also excellent.

      • Paul Taylor says:

        Rhino’s stuff seldom disappoints if ever.

      • I’ve actually found that these pressings are noisy. I have Fear of Music and two of the Devo reissues Rhino did in this series and the surface noise is quite noticeable. Also, in case it matters to you, these are not 180 gram records, they are 140 grams.

    • Tim Abbott says:

      I’ve got the limited edition Speaking In Tongues LP in the yellow plastic sleeve with the round prints from Robert Rauschenberg. The vinyl’s supposed to be clear, but it’s copper-brown now . Still sounds marvellous though.

      • WILLIAM ENGLAND says:

        At one point (the 90s), I was charged with sourcing an infinite number of the Rauschenberg “plastic” sleeves that weren’t cracked or damaged to an “Art Gallery” dealer, as he was selling them to Rauschenberg collectors for four-figure sums. They were extremely difficult to find without cracks – Adrian’s in Wickford (anyone remember them???) were the only supplier that packaged their items properly. There are an awful lot of them out there with cracked corners, or as you say, browned clear vinyl (the plastic used for the sleeve caused this).
        Ah, those were the days…

  17. Branny says:

    Are you stocking the Talking Heads vinyl Paul? I bought the coloured bundle of the first three albums from SDE and will do the same with these to support your shop, plus I know they’re well packaged. Thanks.

  18. Philip John Birtwistle says:

    Will the SDEmporium be selling The Lickerish Quartet CD?

  19. Gisabun says:

    Still scheduled is Steve Hackett’s acoustic album Under A Mediterranean Sky.

  20. Ben Williams says:

    Black vinyl will soon become a limited edition.

  21. Steven Roberts says:

    Ah, coloured vinyl, the gift that keeps on giving (money to the record companies).

    Does anyone actually release black vinyl any more?

    • Mark says:

      It also gives money to the artist, who’ve been squeezed by both the pitiful returns on streaming and the inability to tour for close to a year.

      God forbid that artists should expect to be paid.

      • MelodicMusicIsTheBestMusic says:

        Yes but some artists have thought outside the box and set up a Patreon page offering exclusive unreleased songs, interactive questions to the artist, freebies, 10-20% off their own CDs and much much more…The following artists I know have their own Patreon page are…Nick Heywood, Midge Ure, KT Tunstall, David Knopfler, all offer a monthly subscription from £10 (the price of one cup of coffee per week)…It’s well worth joining if you are a fan by contributing to their Patreon page because you are getting exclusive content only available to Patreon’s and more over you are helping them create new music and helping pay the musicians they need to have on their recordings, please spare a thought for the less famous artists who are struggling to get through this pandemic, they do not have the big money to fall back on like the other big artists and are more than capable of making just as good if not better music than the big names out there.

        • Different Time says:

          Just out of curiousity, which lesser known artists are you subscribed to on Patreon?

          • MelodicMusicIsTheBestMusic says:

            Only David Knopfler is who I have subscribed to on Patreon he is a very talented singer songwriter who does not get the recognition he deserves, A very underrated artist with intelligent lyrics and a very good sense of melody and song construction…Nothing is spoken about him on here and also Passenger aka Michael David Rosenberg is another artist who does release deluxe versions of his albums but never gets mentioned on here.

          • I’m subscribed to Robyn Hitchcock on Patreon. He’s put out some great stuff that way, plus I learned about a couple of ltd. ed. pressings he’s done (one, a CD of demos and another a 7″) that I ordered directly from him. Great value at 5 bucks a month.

          • Garspaceman says:

            The Scanner one is great on Bandcamp – he gives you about 3-4 albums from his archive a month, and its a fiver. Excellent value if you are a fan of his or electronic music in general.

        • Ex-Oligarch says:

          Hey Marshall, thanks for the heads up on Robyn Hitchcock’s patreon.

          I noticed that right now he has some nice covers of Syd Barrett available as a teaser to entice potential subscribers.

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