Reviews

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Wham! George & Me – reviewed

Andrew Ridgeley’s memoir recounts the familiar stories but lacks insight

George Michael was clearly a complex character full of contradictions. He was the insecure teenager, worried about his looks, who became a pop star; he was a gifted songwriter who was astonishingly unprofilic; he was a sex symbol who hid his sexuality from all but the inner circle for many years; and he was a generous, kind-hearted person who left his best friend at the altar of pop in order to go off with someone he had become totally obsessed with – himself.
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News

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Pet Shop Boys to release ‘Dreamland’ as a physical single

They had us worried for a while, but the great news is that the Pet Shop Boys continue to support physical product with their singles and their latest ‘Dreamland’ will be available on both CD and vinyl.
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News

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Sting / My Songs special edition

Double disc set offers a CD of live tracks • Live-only 2LP also available

Sting releases a new 2CD ‘special edition’ of his My Songs album in December.
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News

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Fleetwood Mac / coloured vinyl

Rhino will reissue five classic Fleetwood Mac albums issued between 1975 and 1987 as special limited coloured vinyl editions in November.
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Competition

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Win rare Kate Bush vinyl

We have a great prize for all you Kate Bush vinyl fans out there. SDE is giving away a copy of the ‘Ne T’Enfuis Pas’ single – which to date has only been available via French retailer FNAC –  along with an exclusive seven-inch single of ‘My Computer’ – a Prince song that features Kate on vocals. The latter comes cover-mounted on German language mazagine Musikexpress. Three runners-up get the magazine and seven inch! Enter below…
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News

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Jimi Hendrix / Songs For Groovy Children: The Fillmore East Concerts

5CD or 8LP vinyl boxes •  Full concerts unedited • Many previously unreleased tracks • Newly mixed

Sony’s Legacy Recordings will issue a new live Jimi Hendrix box set on vinyl and CD this winter. Songs For Groovy Children: The Fillmore East Concerts assembles all four historic debut concerts by the legendary guitarist as originally performed.
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News

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The Happy Mondays / The Early EP’s coloured vinyl box set

4 x 12-inch coloured vinyl box • Remastered • Limited

London Record will issue The Early EP’s a vinyl box set containing very early Happy Mondays tracks originally released on limited vinyl in the late 1980s by Factory Records.
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News

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The Band / 50th anniversary reissue

Super deluxe box • 5.1 surround mix • New stereo mix • Previously unreleased bonus tracks • 2LP vinyl • 2CD deluxe

Universal Music will reissue The Band‘s self-titled second album for its 50th anniversary. Three physical editions are on offer, including a six-disc super deluxe box set with a 5.1 surround mix.
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Reviews

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Mark Lewisohn’s Hornsey Road reviewed

Mark Lewisohn has made his name as a Beatles expert. A Fab Four scholar who was once trusted by Apple/EMI to listen to all the audio tapes a few decades ago and produce authoritative tomes such as The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions and The Complete Beatles Chronicle. He was ‘inner circle’ and also worked on projects like Paul McCartney‘s Wingspan book.
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News

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Simple Minds / 40: Best of 1979-2019

Universal Music will issue 40: The Best of 1979-2019 a new Simple Minds compilation that celebrates four decades of music from the Scottish band.
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News

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Mark Hollis / solo album vinyl reissue

Universal Music will reissue the only solo album by the late Mark Hollis next month.
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News

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Out This Week / on 4 October 2019

OMD / Souvenir 5CD + 2DVD box set


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Deals

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This Week’s Box Set and Reissue Deals

UK: Pink Floyd / The Later Years box set – £323 £429

A £106 drop in price for the forthcoming Pink Floyd box. If you’ve already pre-ordered here, then no action required. If you haven’t, then you have the opportunity to ‘lock in’ to this price in case it goes up again.


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Video

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SDEtv: The Beatles / Abbey Road anniversary edition – unboxed

The 50th anniversary edition of The Beatles‘ 1969 album Abbey Road is released today and SDE is delighted to bring you this unboxing video of the 3CD+blu-ray super deluxe….
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Interview

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Mike McCartney talks to SDE about the reissue of his 1974 album ‘McGear’

“Every now and then on the McGear album you will just hear the two brothers going back as brothers.” – Mike McCartney

In 1974 Mike McCartney got together with brother Paul, and Wings, to record an album, McGear. After successful musical outings in the 1960s and early 1970s with The Scaffold, McGear and McGough and Grimms, the McGear album would ultimately be Mike’s last long-player. When I met with Mike in the summer, in his West London flat, and sat down to discuss the record, it was clear he loved working with ‘our kid’ (how Mike refers to Paul for most of the interview). “These songs that have longevity and they transcend all of the other stuff I did,” he tells SDE…
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News

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The Police / Every Move You Make: Studio Recordings box issued on CD

2018 vinyl box with remastered audio now available on CD

Every Move You Make: The Studio RecordingsThe Police vinyl box from last year – is coming to CD in November.
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News

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a-ha’s Hunting High And Low super deluxe edition represented as 4CD set

4CD set • New presentation • Much cheaper

a-ha‘s 2015 super deluxe edition of their debut album Hunting High And Low has been long out-of-print, but will now be made available again in November with different packaging and at a much lower price.
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News

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Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds / new album ‘Ghosteen’

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds will issue a new album Ghosteen next month.
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News

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New Sparks anthology & album reissue

New ‘best of’ on three physical formats • Gratuitous Sax & Senseless Violins expanded to three discs • Coloured vinyl options

BMG will issue two Sparks releases in November; a new compilation called Past Tense: The Best of Sparks and a reissue of the duo’s 1994 album Gratuitous Sax & Senseless Violins.
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Video

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SDEtv: Prince / Sign ‘O’ The Times movie deluxe edition – unboxed

SDE unboxes the recent four-disc deluxe edition of Prince‘s 1987 Sign ‘O’ The Times movie and is very impressed with the large format package. Watch the video below…
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