Two weeks after the first sets Kate Bush releases the rest of her remastered albums which are available separately or in box sets. These are the later period albums (Aerial to 50 Words For Snow) so arguably less exciting for some, but the fourth of four vinyl boxes and the second CD box have the considerable ‘carrot’ of rarities, including 12-inch mixes, B-sides and even a totally unreleased early demo called Humming. You can watch an unboxing video of the first box sets here.
Howard Jones / Human’s Lib and Dream Into Action super deluxe box sets
Cherry Red reissue Howard Jones‘ first two albums as enormous super deluxe editions with three CDs, two DVDs and vinyl picture discs.
David Bowie / Glastonbury 2000
David Bowie‘s stunning performance at the Glastonbury Festival at the beginning of the new millennium is issued on audio and video formats for the first time.
Dead Or Alive / Sophisticated Boom Boom limited orange/black vinyl LP
Dead Or Alive‘s 1984 debut album Sophisticated Boom Boom is reissued on limited edition orange/black vinyl. These are numbered and limited to 1000 units worldwide.
Neil Young / Songs For Judy
Neil Young releases the 2LP vinyl edition of Songs For Judy, an album of live performances from 1976. It features 22 songs from his autumn 1976 autumn tour and includes solo acoustic renditions of ‘Heart of Gold’, ‘The Needle and the Damage Done’, ‘After The Gold Rush’ and many more.
Breaking Bad / 10th anniversary limited edition coloured vinyl box set
Music On Vinyl issue a very limited 10th anniversary Breaking Bad vinyl box set that will, for the first time, feature the songs from the TV series and not the score. These are pressed on five coloured vinyl records, one representing each season.
Jethro Tull / Aqualung deluxe vinyl LP
The Steven Wilson stereo remix of Jethro Tull‘s 1971 album Aqualung is reissued as a deluxe vinyl edition at the end of November. No bonus audio, but ‘casebound book’ packaging with 28-page booklet.
Neil Diamond / 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition / 6CD retrospective
UMe/Capitol ‘celebrate’ Neil Diamond‘s 50 years in music with a ’50th Anniversary Collectors Edition’ – a six-disc hardcover book deluxe package that includes six CDs of content, including rarities, demos and 14 previously unreleased tracks.
Bananarama / Coloured vinyl reissues
London Records reissue all six of Bananarama‘s original-era studio albums as special limited edition coloured vinyl pressings
The Allman Brothers Band and Commodores ‘Collected’ coloured vinyl
Two new ‘Collected’ titles come to double vinyl later this month The Allman Brothers Band and the Commodores.
Elvis Presley / ’68 Comeback Special 50th anniversary box set
Sony will celebrate Elvis Presley‘s ’68 Comeback Special will a seven-disc super deluxe edition box set, which features an enormous amount of content.
Bryan Ferry / new album Bitter-Sweet
Bryan Ferry will release a new album Bitter-Sweet in November. No deluxe editions, but there were some signed editions available for a while although they’ve now sold out.
Ian Dury & The Blockheads / The Stiff Recordings 1977 – 1980 / vinyl box
Demon Records issue The Stiff Recordings 1977-1980 a new 4LP coloured vinyl box set featuring three Ian Dury/and The Blockheads albums issued in that three year period.
Joy Division & New Order / Total 2LP
New Order‘s 2011 compilation TOTAL from Joy Division to New Order is issued on vinyl for the first time.
Semisonic / Feeling Strangely Fine / expanded 2LP vinyl
Semisonic’s second album, Feeling Strangely Fine, is being reissued for it’s 20th anniversary for the first time on vinyl. Even better, this is a double vinyl package with bonus tracks.
Re-Flex / The Politics of Dancing 2CD
Not out this week. Sadly, the two-CD expanded deluxe edition of The Politics of Dancing, the debut album from short-lived synth-pop outfit Re-Flex, has been cancelled/withdrawn by Cherry Red.
Big Brother & The Holding Co. / Sex, Dope & Cheap Thrills
The band’s 1968 album Cheap Thrills is reissued with its original title and is massively expanded as a 2CD set with 25 unreleased studio outtakes. A 2LP edition is also available.