Out This Week / on 30 November 2018

Kate Bush / remastered albums

Howard Jones / Human’s Lib and Dream Into Action super deluxe box sets

David Bowie / Glastonbury 2000

Dead Or Alive / Sophisticated Boom Boom limited orange/black vinyl LP

Neil Young / Songs For Judy

Breaking Bad / 10th anniversary 5 x 10" coloured vinyl box set

Breaking Bad / 10th anniversary limited edition coloured vinyl box set

Jethro Tull / Aqualung deluxe vinyl LP

Neil Diamond / 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition / 6CD retrospective

Bananarama / Coloured vinyl reissues

The Allman Brothers Band and Commodores ‘Collected’ coloured vinyl

Elvis Presley / ’68 Comeback Special 50th anniversary box set

Bryan Ferry / new album Bitter-Sweet

Ian Dury & The Blockheads / The Stiff Recordings 1977 – 1980 / vinyl box

Joy Division & New Order / Total 2LP

Semisonic / Feeling Strangely Fine / expanded 2LP vinyl

Re-Flex / The Politics of Dancing 2CD

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.

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Big Brother & The Holding Company, Janis Joplin

Sex, Dope & Cheap Thrills - 2CD edition


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Big Brother & The Holding Company, Janis Joplin

Sex, Dope & Cheap Thrills - 2LP vinyl


18 responses to Out This Week / on 30 November 2018

  1. Nigel D Day says:

    Ive just picked up Aerial for £19.21 !!!! There’s an Amazon Marketplace person selling them for £32.95 but I had a £15 Amazon gift voucher so it had to be done.
    Think he says he’s got 3 left !!!!!?

  2. The Golden Age Of S.D.E. says:

    Hi Paul, I received my copy of The Allman Brothers `Collected` today. This is a beautiful item, the gatefold surface texture is `velvety` to the touch, the vinyl a nice transparent colour of green, both discs in poly-lined inners and the gatefold in a good quality outer poly sleeve. Overhaul this looks a quality item. I`ve not played the LPs yet but have heard good reports about the `Collected` series. Thanks Paul for great shipping packaging and fast service.

  3. SimonP says:

    Just listened to the 2 disc Humans Lib on a streaming service and the two versions of What Is Love appear to be identical. Have they cocked up by putting the extended version on disc 2 when it’s already on disc 1?

    • Neil says:

      Either he has deliberately put the extended version on the main album yet again or it’s another cock up by Cherry Red who are on a roll at the moment with cock ups.

  4. Neil says:

    I was reading elsewhere that people are getting their orders for that Re-flex from Amazon dispatched. What a total cock up this has been and no doubt people will be sending them back for a refund once they have listened to it.

  5. Larry Davis says:

    One key release not listed here is the new Def Leppard releases…”The Story So Far” in 1CD/2LP regular and a 2CD deluxe with many more tracks…all include a new track, their cover of Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus”…. There is also a 10x 7” Hysteria boxset with 3 extra records, all with picture sleeves that when put together form the “Hysteria” album cover…hey I think that is pretty neat…

  6. Straker says:

    Looking forward to an unboxing of the second Bush set Paul!

  7. Foxee says:

    Wow – what a week! And a nostalgic one too.

    To get superb releases from Bowie, Bananarama and the Bush all in the same week probably hasn’t happened since the 80s! Add in Ian Dury and New Order, and the only thing missing to make it completely perfect would have been the new Abba material……. According to Bjorn on the Andrew Marr Show yesterday, that is now early summer……. :( ……but perhaps more time is needed to finish an album……. :)

  8. Tippy says:

    I also have heard / seen the content from the new HL and DIA deluxe box sets, and have been listening / watching closely – and enjoying greatly – for a few weeks.

    While there are one or two glaring omissions (the 10″ version of Hide & Seek was a very important release for fans / collectors back in the day, as was the What Can I Say live 7″), in general there is a good deal of plenty across these sets to be very happy about having access to. The sleeve notes are fascinating – though I wholeheartedly agree with the previous post which said that it is frustrating that the extra material doesn’t have any annotation.

    So many versions of New Song and No-One Is To Blame can seem a little bit like over-egging the pudding when you listen to the sets in one sitting, but on the other hand it’s also pretty interesting to hear things develop – particularly NOITB.

    Some of the video content on the HL set is very welcome (good quality Whistle Test Equality and Don’t Always Look At The Rain, for example. And some of it is jaw-droppingly unexpected (the early living room footage and the Thin White Duke haired ‘on the cheap’ promo for Always Asking Questions).

    By my (off the top of my head) reckoning there are seven TOTP appearances ‘missing’, which is a real shame (no Bristol Temple Meads LTGTKYW or Christmas Day 1984 out-of-era WIL, amongst others), but on the whole the DVDs are very good viewing. Might have been nice to also include new mini-documentaries talking with Howard and key figures (Rupert Hine, Jed, Steg etc). Might also have been good to include a full set of Risk magazines for each era?

    On the whole, though neither set is bang-on box-ticking perfect for absolute obsessives / collectors / archivists, I think both are a lot better than might be anticipated and both are substantial enough to ‘sink into’. And both have clearly been put together with far more care than not, due to Howard’s involvement.

  9. Gareth Pugh says:

    I’ve had the two HoJo super deluxe boxes for just over a week now (went to a fan event a week last Saturday and you had the option to pick up your pre-order in person on the night). I’d give them a solid 8 out of 10. They are not perfect- one or two things are missing although they are mostly still available elsewhere (e.g. Look Mama Megamamamix) and the bonus CDs, whilst having great content in both cases, lacks any sleeve notes to give context (example, the New Song New Extended Mix – which is brilliant IMHO, very uplifting treatment of the original elements – is it something from the archives or newly created in 2018 and if so, is it by Howard, his producer and engineer of the time Rupert Hine and Stephen W Tayler, or Robbie Bronniman his co-production partner for many years now)? But there’s plenty of real treats in here too – the No One Is To Blame (Remake) is an interesting hybrid beteeen the DIA album version and the single mix we ultimately got, and the ‘Lambs and Plains Mix’ of same is a full-on 7m Extended Mix of that – I remember Howard performing the DIA album version on Kenny Everett’s TV show in the Summer of 1985 and the appearance of these tracks only deepen my hunch of back then that maybe NOITB was being prepped for a 4th single from the album for Autumn 1985 before plans changed and it was re-done with Phil Collins producing. The other content is done to a high quality and I’ve watched the DVD with the promo videos and BBC footage (Whistle Test, Oxford Road Show and TOTP) deserves special mention for being so sharp and clear 35 years on – I think someone’s made a real effort mastering this stuff. So yes, a couple of things that could be tweaked for the next sets, and not a bargain at £90 each, but I don’t feel I haven’t got good value for that asking price. If/when they do go down in price, I’d recommend them.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Very interesting. SDE unboxing and interview with Howard coming soon.

    • Gareth Pugh says:

      Oops – In fairness to Cherry Red and Team HoJo, what I mean to say is, I think what you get is worth the £90 outlay as-is, but if you are waiting to see a deal somewhere, then if/when it happens, go for it. On the quantity and quality of the content, these are well worth having.

    • Ian says:

      On the Kenny Everett side of things, the TV show is now available from Network on Air. The music segments seem to be included as the trailer heavily features David Bowie.

  10. -SG- says:

    I agree the Hojo is a hose job. Definitely overpriced, with the forced to buy vinyl thing. They should cost no more than the Tears For Fears deluxe sets, I would have definitely had to get them if they were priced accordingly and included everything from the era, but these are not even complete.

  11. Neil says:

    I am going to wait for those Howard Jones reissues to go down in price hopefully before i buy them as i feel they are overpriced for what you are getting and the super deluxe editions i’m just forgetting about them. I asked Cherry Red for a reason why they cancelled that Re-Flex reissue but they never replied.

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