Joni Mitchell / Archives Volume 1: The Early Years 1963-1967 box set
Joni Mitchell opens her vaults for the first time for the Joni Mitchell Archives, a new series of box set releases that will span the next few years and start NEXT MONTH with a five-disc box set, Archives – Volume 1 and two associated vinyl releases.
U2’s ‘All That You Can’t Leave Behind’ is reissued for its 20th anniversary
U2‘s tenth studio album, All That You Can’t LeaveBehind, is reissued for its 20th anniversary. Formats include a massive 11LP vinyl super deluxe and a five-CD set.
Motörhead / Ace of Spades box set
Motörhead‘s 1980 album, Ace of Spades, is reissued as a vinyl-heavy 7LP+10″+DVD box set that offers a remastered album, live performances and rarities as well as a 5.1 mix of the album.
Depeche Mode / Songs Of Faith And Devotion: The 12″ Singles box
Sony continue with their Depeche Mode 12-inch box sets with Songs of Faith And Devotion: The 12″ Singles, an eight record set.
Bob Mould / Distortion vinyl & CD boxes
Demon Music issue Distortion: 1989 – 1995 and Distortion: 1989-2019, respectively 8LP vinyl and 24CD box sets that chronicle of the solo career of Bob Mould and his band Sugar.
Tangerine Dream / Pilots of Purple Twilight: Virgin Recordings 1980-83
Tangerine Dream follow up their superb In Search of Hades box set with another Virgin-era package. Pilots of the Purple Twilight: The Virgin Recordings 1980-1983 showcases the next chapter and features newly remastered versions of the albums Tangram, Thief, Exit, White Eagle, Logos, Hyperborea along with the previously unreleased soundtracks.
Not the most inventive of titles and I’m not sure who signed off that cover art, but this is actually not a bad effort from Sony, with 35 festive tracks (including most of the ‘regulars’) across two LPs. It’s certainly miles better than Universal’s stingy 12-track The Christmas Album from 2016.