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Out This Week / on 27 September 2019

The Beatles / Abbey Road 50th anniversary edition

The Beatles / Abbey Road reissued for its 50th anniversary across six formats


a-ha to release deluxe editions of Minor Earth Major Sky and Lifelines

a-ha to release deluxe editions of Minor Earth Major Sky and Lifelines


Prefab Sprout's reissue campaign confirmed by vinyl reissue listings

Prefab Sprout’s reissue campaign confirmed by remastered vinyl listings


Gong / Love From The Planet Gong: The Virgin Years 1973-1975 / 13-disc box


Ramones / It’s Alive 40th anniversary


Tanita Tikaram / To Drink The Rainbow: An Anthology 1988-2019


Moloko / I Am Not A Doctor / limited edition 2LP coloured vinyl


Midge Ure / Soundtrack 1978-2019 / 2CD+DVD anthology


Nina Simone / The Complete RCA Albums Collection / 9CD box set

Nina Simone / The Complete RCA Albums Collection


The Replacements / Dead Man’s Pop




Paul Young / Live at Rockpalast 1985 (CD+DVD set)

This Paul Young concert was recorded on 30 March 1985. ‘The Fabulous Wealthy Tarts’ were out and Jimmy Chambers, George Chandler and Tony Jackson were in on backing vocals, Paul’s second album had only just been released, although the setlist is fairly evenly split between No Parlez and The Secret of Association. This set includes CD and DVD.

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Paul Young & The Royal Family

Live at Rockpalast CD+DVD

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King Crimson / Audio Diary 2014-2018 (5CD set)

Five CDs of King Crimson live material; one for each year from 2014-2018. The 2014 material is mixed from the multis by Robert Fripp and Jakko Jakszyk, while the other years are directly from the band’s stereo board mixes.

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King Crimson

Audio Diary 2014-2018 [5CD set]

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23 responses to Out This Week / on 27 September 2019

  1. Burkhard says:

    Paul,
    will you report on the new Gentle Giant Box Set unburied treasures (see Burning shed)? Would be great!

  2. Shane says:

    Paul may I ask, are you going to post about the Freddie Mercury reissues.
    I still hoping that the 3CD box price is a mistake because 85£ for that is just absurd. I mean, even more than the Bowie box of 7″s. It’s a book with 3 discs of not that hard to find or prev unrel tracks so… doesn’t add up.
    Also, the track listing of those single remasters… is quite poor, also there hoping it’s first batch of info subject to change.

  3. Neil says:

    I am surprised nobody has mentioned the prices of those a-ha reissues which are clearly taking the mick. £18.99 is bad enough but some sites are asking £27.99 each for these which is crazy.

  4. John Simmons says:

    It’s been out since last month but i only found out about it last week, The Crack by The Ruts has been re-issued in a 3 CD expanded edition.

    It features the original LP plus singles as well as rough mixes and a concert from January 1980.

  5. RJS says:

    The Complete De Wolfe Sessions – a 3CD compilation of The Pretty Things alter egos The Electric Banana is released this week:

    “Initially coming together during a Fontana-era lull in The Pretty Things’ prodigious career, the band’s now-legendary body of work for music library de Wolfe as ” The Electric Banana saw their alter-egos become parallel universe superstars, their work utilised by film and TV producers in everything from soft-porn skin-flicks, a Norman Wisdom vehicle and horror classic Dawn Of The Dead to small-screen ratings winners like Dr. Who, The Sweeney and Minder”

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B07VDMMF3D

    • Joe Mac Pherson says:

      To: RJS

      Thank You, THANK YOU!
      For letting this long time fan of The Pretty Things know, their entire catalogue of music as The Electric Banana is getting a truly proper deluxe CD release!
      I own those recordings, on what I presume are bootleg CD issues. Almost no information is provided, so those tracks were essentially mysteries for me to listen to and appreciate. It was somewhat frustrating, since I knew almost about their creation.
      Because of you, I’ve already visited the Amazon UK site, and you know I’m buying this UK import.
      I’m grateful for your thoughtful mention of these tracks, and The Pretty Things.

  6. Jon Ashelford says:

    Fantastic news today of the new Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds double, called Ghosteen.

  7. J says:

    Also out this week is the 2 CD Greg Allman release Laid Back. I already snapped it up and heard all the way through twice. What an amazing record this is. This is perhaps one of the most overlooked releases as it is not ABB jamming rather it is music that would not fit in neatly with anything ABB were doing. Please review it, Paul. If you have not heard it before you will be pleasantly surprised.

  8. Philip Birtwistle says:

    Already got the King Crimson last week and it’s truly fab!!!

  9. Mr P says:

    Sparks: so many combinations too!
    (i’ve gone for yellow vinyl & CD set & the 3 CD set compilation)

  10. John Barleycorn says:

    If Paul will allow there’s a release of the latest Strange Brew podcast featuring Brian Bath, former Kate Bush guitarist who talks about his work with Kate from 1977 to 1985 and The KT Bush Band then and now. Search for it on your podcast provider. Apple link below…

    https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/strange-brew-artist-stories-behind-greatest-music-ever/id335487744?i=1000450752209

  11. Chris Squires says:

    As time moves on I feel a bit more sad for the Fabulous Wealthy Tarts. They did a stellar job with No Parlez and are woven into the fabric of that landmark album. Then when Playhouse came out, yes please, more Tarts….But when Secret came out it revealed that Paul was moving in a different direction and the Tarts were fairly unceremoniously jettisoned. No doubt Paul, being the decent chap he plainly is, cushioned the blow but I didn’t find the new sound better, just different and I guess that was the name of the game. He who stands still goes backwards and all that. But, to Kim and Maz, you were brilliant and never let the impact you had be diminished. You were lovely then and I am sure you are just as lovely now. Jools Holland knew a thing or two about music and he saw the quality as well as Paul. I struggle to think of another album, by anyone, where the backing singers made such an impact. I can only think of Dare, by the Human League, but that is a slightly different group dynamic. All hail to the Tarts!

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Maz married Pino Palladino so the short spell with Paul had a big impact on her life. But I do agree with the sentiment of your post.

      • Martin Kilroy says:

        Didn’t know that! Do we know if Pino Palladino is playing with Paul at this gig?

      • Chris Squires says:

        As with Martin Kilroy, I did not know that, but then thinking about it, Maz would have already known Pino even before her time with Paul as they were both in “Jool’s Holland and his Millionaire’s” around the same time that Paul was busting a gut up and down the country with the Q-Tips.
        Research says Pino and Maz got married in 1992, 11 years after they would have met.
        Learn something every day here……

        • Steven Roberts says:

          NO Fabulous Wealthy Tarts?

          NO SALE!!!!

          • Chris Squires says:

            I saw Paul twice on this tour and he was spectacular. Jimmy, George and Tony didn’t put a foot wrong. Funnily enough I never saw Paul with the Tarts, I saw him with the Q-tips (by accident) and with the lads as backing, but missed “The Royal Family” tour completely. Must have been busy at 16 / 17…. although annoyingly we were in St. Austell and he was playing the day or so after we left sometime in late 1983 (half term maybe?)

            Don’t let the lack of the FWTs put you off….. The world is a better place with more Paul Young in it.

  12. Erwin says:

    For the dutch Beatle fans: there will be a Beatles pop-up store in Utrecht in the Hoog Catharijne mall near Utrecht central station. It will have over 300 Beatle related items.
    https://www.ad.nl/utrecht/utrecht-krijgt-vanaf-september-een-beatles-pop-upstore~ac151168/

    It will open september 27th and will be open for 2 weeks.

  13. Shane says:

    Hi Paul, will you be covering Sparks’ upcoming reissue of Gratuituous Sax And Senseless Violins at all? They also have a new comp out.

    Glad to see Ms Simone finally coming out, didnt it come out a few weeks ago? It was suddenly out of stock everywhere

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