Out This Week / on 3 April 2020

Jethro Tull / Standalone ‘Stormwatch’

Gentle Giant / vinyl reissues

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of their debut album prog rockers Gentle Giant are releasing their first four albums as special vinyl editions. Octopus is pressed on 180g black vinyl and comes packaged in a gatefold sleeve with European artwork.

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Gentle Giant

Octopus [VINYL]


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Gentle Giant

Gentle Giant [VINYL]


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Gentle Giant

Three Friends [VINYL]


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Gentle Giant

Acquiring The Taste [VINYL]


REO Speedwagon / Classic Years 1978-1990 (9CD box)

Reprint of last year’s generous CD box set which features albums, bonus track rarities and live cuts.

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R.E.O. Speedwagon

Classic Years 1978-1990


The Other Two / The Other Two & You (expanded CD reissue)

New Order‘s Gillian Gilbert and Stephen Morris 1993 debut is reissued on CD with six extra tracks.

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The Other Two

The Other Two & You - expanded CD


Marvin Gaye / More Trouble (vinyl LP)

Bonus tracks and alternate takes from the 2012 expanded edition Marvin Gaye‘s Trouble Man are collected for a special vinyl release.

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Marvin Gaye

More Trouble - vinyl LP


23 responses to Out This Week / on 3 April 2020

  1. Steve Bliss says:

    Thanks for the heads-up on the REO release! Somehow, I’d missed news about this one — and I never heard of the first one (The Early Years)! They’re currently cheaper from Amazon US than Amazon UK.

    Both boxes have the albums + bonus tracks, definitely a step up from the typical cheap pack of old CDs.

  2. Michael Lee says:

    Worth noting that Burning Shed has the Gentle Giant vinyl for £20 a pop. I think the Amazon UK price must is high at £35.99

  3. Matt Legg says:

    Another new release that was supposed to be released this week is Ransomed Healed Restored Forgiven by Cutting Crew which is released by August Day Records.
    This is a album produced alongside the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra featuring new versions of the classic hits (I Just) Died In Your Arms, I’ve Been In Love Before and One For The Mockingbird.
    Be sure to check this one out Paul.

  4. MüllerMüller says:

    Has anyone post from the Bowie shop? Waiting for the cd/vinyl!
    No mail or any info…
    Itˋs about „Is it any wonder „

    • Ern says:

      I received the vinyl from the Bowie shop about a week ago here in the UK.

    • Nick says:

      Germany: received mine on release day (18.03?)

    • GB says:

      I had the following from MusicGlue on 24/03, who seem to be handling ‘Is It Any Wonder?’ from the UK Bowie Official Store/Shop:
      “Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are unable to ship your order of the David Bowie ‘Is it any Wonder?’ CD. We understand that this is not ideal. We hope to ship these out to you on April 17th. Should that change we will update you.”
      So, could be a little while yet (though of course completely understandable in the circumstances).
      Take care all …

  5. Ivo Peeters says:

    My message about The Other Two doesn’t seem to get through.
    Also Super Highways has been reissued and both are available directly from Factory Benelux with the possibility to buy an extra cd “The Other Disc”.

  6. Liam Bastick says:

    That’s weird about Marillion’s Script for a Jester’s Tear being delayed. I ordered the autographed versions (from both sites) and have them all here in Oz already. As someone who knows the audio of that album having played it 20 million times, I agree with Mark Kelly that the remix is a remarkable improvement. I am not saying the original was bad, it’s more the 2019 / 2020 version is a noticeable step up in my mind.

    • Francois says:

      Marillion web store and Fish store are independent outlets. They only ship their products and rely on royal mail for delivery. While Amazon and other bigger sites have their own dispatch/delivery systems, all of which are under reduced activity due to the sanitary crisis.
      So I guess the record company issued a request to delay the street date, to reduce the risk of leakage before the street release, which Marillion and Fish may not have received.

  7. Craig Hedges says:

    Re: The Other two, The title track of SuperHighways is how ABBA would have sounded in the 90’s – which is not a bad thing.
    Wish they would do another album especially as Bernard can’t be bothered to write new songs for New Order.

  8. Peter says:

    Amazon can’t give a delivery date for Stormfront plus the prince stuff due out April. According to burning Shed Marrilion Jesters Script held back until mid April at earliest..

  9. Kauwgompie says:

    Paul, The Other Two & You was remastered and expanded with the same 6 bonus tracks in 2010 when also their 2nd album “Super Highways” was remastered & expanded. Is this a new remaster or is it just a reissue of the 2010 remaster?

  10. RichardL says:

    The message I’m getting from Zoom is that Jethro Tull’s Stormwatch 40 is locked down for foreseeable in a French warehouse!

    • Brian says:

      Same with most of the Zoom new releases. They’ll probably cancel your order as they did with my Marillion Script order

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