The Beatles / Live at the Hollywood Bowl (reissue)
Yes, the cover is hideous. That aside, this reissue of the 1977 live album (audio has been remixed) is still a highly anticipated Fab Four release, along with Ron Howard’s Eight Days A Week documentary.
Free / The Album Collection (vinyl box)
Seven LP vinyl box set of Free‘s studio albums, plus Free Live! All audio has been newly remastered by Andy Pearce.
John Philips and Stomu Yamashta / The Man Who Fell To Earth (reissue)
No actual music from David Bowie, but this first ever issue of the soundtrack to Nicholas Roeg’s 1976 The Man Who Fell To Earth is still a big deal. Box set out in November, but 2LP and 2CD are due this week.
The Verve / A Northern Soul & A Storm in Heaven (box sets)
The Verve‘s first two albums – 1993’s A Storm in Heaven, and 1995’s A Northern Soul – remastered and expanded. Both box sets feature unreleased studio recordings with the former a four-disc set and the later, three.
Ramones 40th anniversary deluxe edition
The delayed three-CD+LP deluxe set of the Ramones 1976 self-titled debut is finally issued this week. Bonus material includes single mixes, demos and outtakes, two full sets and an unheard mono mix.
New Order / Singles (4LP or 2CD)
Poor remastering and mix errors dogged the original 2005 release of this New Order Singles compilation. For this reissue these problems have been fixed and the set has been brought (almost) up-to-date with a track from 2013’s Lost Sirens.
Angelo Badalamenti / Twin Peaks Original Score (vinyl reissue)
The new design elements and price (outside the US) has not been to everyone’s taste, but this Death Waltz Recordings vinyl reissue of Angelo Badalamenti‘s music to Twin Peaks looks like a fine physical specimen, with a die-cut sleeve, spot varnishing, OBI-strip and ‘coffee coloured’ 180g vinyl – all ‘director-approved’.
Neil Young / On The Beach (vinyl reissue)
Neil Young‘s brilliant, but elusive, 1974 album finally reissued as a standalone vinyl record. Time Fades Away, Zuma, Tonight’s The Night also out this week.
Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt / Complete Trio Collection
Faith No More / …King For A Day and Album of the Year (deluxe reissues)
Two mid/late nineties Faith No More albums are reissue as two-CD deluxe editions. Both albums feature generous bonus discs and 2LP vinyl editions are also available.
JK Rowling / Harry Potter: The Complete Audio Collection (103 CDs)
Complete audio books of all the Harry Potter novels as read by the one and only Stephen Fry. That’s over 100 CDs and nearly 125 hours of listening.
- • UK Order: Harry Potter: The Complete Audio Collection
- • GERMANY Order: Harry Potter: The Complete Audio Collection
KT Tunstall / KIN (new album)
After the country-folk melancholia of 2013’s Howe Gelb produced Invisible Empire/Crescent Moon, KT Tunstall ups the energy levels for this new album, which was recorded in LA with Tony Hoffer.