Out This Week / on 6 May 2016


Ryan Adams / Heartbreaker deluxe sets

Adams‘ debut album from 2000 gets an impressive deluxe reissue that is available on 4LP+DVD or 2CD+DVD. Prices are refreshingly reasonable too. Read more

Prince / HitnRun phase two

Now, sadly a posthumous album (although it has been available digitally in the US for some time) Prince‘s HitnRun phase two is the follow up to last year’s first volume and by all accounts is a highly satisfying set.

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Jean-Michel Jarre / Electronica 2: The Heart of Noise

Jarre’s follow up to last year’s Electronica album looks to be even better with some great collaborations with artists such as the Pet Shop Boys and Primal Scream. Incidentally, the ‘fanbox’ which comes Electronica 1 & 2 has dropped in price recently. Read more

Rick Wakeman / Journey to the Centre of the Earth  (super deluxe)

Four disc box of Wakeman‘s 1974 live album features a couple of bonus tracks, two additional complete live performances and a DVD with 5.1 surround sound. Read more

Prince / Prince (vinyl LP)

More Prince. Like HitnRun phase two, this vinyl reissue of Prince’s 1979 follow-up to For You has been in the schedules for months, so it’s just a coincidence that so much stuff is coming out after this death. Features I Wanna Be Your Lover and Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?Read more

Bernard Hermann / Twisted Nerve (super deluxe edition)

This Bernard Hermann super deluxe soundtrack set from Stylotone is exemplary, with stunning packaging and attention to detail without resorting to ‘silly’ prices. Read more

The Cars / Moving In Stereo: Best Of

The Elektra Years Cars CD album box came out in March and this week this Moving In Stereo remastered compilation is issued on CD and 2LP. The coloured vinyl box will follow in June. Read more

Michael Jackson / Off The Wall (vinyl LP)

A black vinyl reissue of Michael Jackson‘s Off The Wall follows February’s CD+DVD combo set. Chalk not included this time… (Thriller and Bad are being reissued on vinyl too).

Yes / Fragile remixed and expanded

Yes / Fragile (vinyl LP)

Rhino issue a new vinyl edition of Yes‘ fourth studio album, 1971’s Fragile.

Brian Wilson and Friends CD+DVD

Recorded live in Las Vegas for Chicago television’s ‘Soundstage’ programme. This DVD and CD combo includes the Beach Boys’ classics Good Vibrations, Don’t Worry Baby, Wild Honey, Wouldn’t It Be Nice and many more.

Gregory Porter / Take Me To The Alley Amazon Exclusive Signed Edition

Gregory Porter / Take Me To The Alley

Porter follows up 2013’s Liquid Spirit with Take Me To The Alley. Signed editions of the CD are still available. Read more

6 responses to Out This Week / on 6 May 2016

  1. Auntie Sabrina says:

    No Divine fans then? Anthology is out tomorrow, love Divine, what a lovely woman…

  2. O(+> Peter B says:

    U R in 4 a treat with HITNRUN Phase Two: Stare (which I believe was the only Prince song on Spotify that wasn’t from a soundtrack or compilation), Xtraloveable, Look At Me Look At U, Groovy Potential and Black Muse R all great, plus it rounds up some songs previously released as download only singles, such as Baltimore and Screwdriver. Also, Lush’s Blind Spot EP has been out for a couple of weeks on CD and vinyl.

  3. Albais says:

    Here in Barcelona HitnRun Phase 2 was on FNAC last saturday for sale as well…

  4. Logman says:

    Yes HitnRun Phase 2 was also a gift for his concertgoers in February. Fantastic album

  5. James says:

    I also bought Hit’n’Run Phase Two a couple months ago. I ordered it from Electric Fetus which is an independent store in Minnesota that Prince used for early distribution. If you have Phase One and you were not too sure about it, trust me when I say that Phase Two is the far superior of the two. Much more rock-oriented than the hip-hop oriented Phase One.

  6. Piotr says:

    Strange. I’ve had the Hit’n’Run Phase Two CD for a couple of months now. Bought from JB HiFi Australia. It was released down under on the 2nd of March. Pressed in the US.

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