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Bob Dylan / New album Rough and Rowdy Ways
Bob Dylan / New album Rough and Rowdy Ways

Bob Dylan / Rough and Rowdy Ways 2LP coloured vinyl

£17 was £23

John Lennon / Imagine John Yoko Collector’s Edition

£118 was £185

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This is the luxury, ‘posh’ version of the Imagine book. It’s an expanded copy bound in real cloth, with 150 additional illustrations, more artworks from the ‘This Is Not Here’ exhibition, an additional chapter devoted to the singles from the period, and six, almost 1 metre-long gatefolds of panoramas stitched together from rare film outtakes. It also includes a numbered and officially stamped 30cm x 23cm lithographic print (of an unused photographic proof of the Imagine album artwork by Yoko Ono) in a clothbound portfolio case, reproduced on acid-free Olin Regular High White 400gsm woodfree paper, using archival pigment inks. Limited to 2000 copies worldwide.

Queen / Bohemian Rhapsody: The Original Soundtrack

Queen / Bohemian Rhapsody (original soundtrack) 2LP vinyl

£12 was £25

Neil Young / Archives Vol II second edition

Neil Young / Archives Vol. II 1972-1976 10CD ‘Retail’ Edition

£96 was £120

Cheapest price to date for the more compact retail version. Check out the SDEtv unboxing video.

Black Sabbath / Vol. 4 5LP super deluxe

£82 was £130

The recent reissue in vinyl form. Watch the SDEtv unboxing video.

Elton John / Jewel Box: B-sides 3LP vinyl

£15 was £35

Prince / Welcome 2 America album cover

Prince / Welcome to America 2LP+CD+blu-ray deluxe edition

€79 was €140

Fantastic pre-order price for the deluxe version of the newly announced Prince release via Amazon France. Easily the best option for fans in the UK, although how long this lasts, and whether it will be even be honoured, is open to question. But nothing ventured…

Derek & the Dominos / Layla 4LP 50th anniversary vinyl

£51 was £78

Between £80 and £90 at the time of release in September last year, this is a superb price for the 50th anniversary vinyl box set. The original album has been half-speed mastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios and, being a double, is pressed on two LPs. Two further records of bonus material (not half-speed mastered) make up this 4LP deluxe box set, which also includes a 12 x 12″ book.

The Kinks / Lola 3CD + 2 x 7″ super deluxe

£38

Prince / Piano & A Microphone 1983 Vinyl LP + CD deluxe

£15 was £24

Neil Young / Return to Greendale 2CD+2LP+Blu-ray+DVD box set

£43 was £68

Excellent price for this numbered, limited edition deluxe box set which includes two CDs, two vinyl records, a blu-ray of the full concert film and a DVD of Inside Greendale (the making of the album documentary). Watch the SDEtv unboxing video.

Lloyd Cole / Guesswork vinyl LP

£9.99 was £14

Great album, great presentation, great price!

Toyah / Desire white vinyl LP

£10 was £15

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SDE Resident

Labi Siffre – My Song 50th Anniversary 9CD set back down in price. The version with the signed card is currently £35.03. Also available, but hard to find searching on Amazon (as the signed version keeps coming up), there is a regular version for £26.02 (same 9CD box but no signed card) here: https://amzn.to/327UNNh

SimonP2
SDE Resident

In case anybody is wondering – the ambiguous “coloured” vinyl in the current Bob Dylan Rough & Rowdy Amazon deal is actually the YELLOW one. The image used on the listing seems to show the GOLD version, but the Yellow looks nicer.

SDE Resident

Thanks SimonP2. Very helpful. I got the Olive one at an indie shop, but up for a Yellow at that price.

SDE Resident

The 17-disc + book Lou Reed RCA / Arista Album Collection is sub-£83 on Amazon UK.

https://amzn.to/2OHVee3

SimonP2
SDE Resident

I see that Amazon UK have finally sold out of the Prince SOTT Vinyl box and only secondary seller prices are available (over £250). HMV still have stock and are still £189. They were price matching Amazon so it’s likely they will increase prices soon, so if there’s still anybody out there who wants this but hasn’t taken the plunge yet, then now could be time.

Paul Murphy
SDE Fanatic

Hello Paul, I know it has been around this price for a while, but the Guns N’ Roses ‘Appetite For Destruction’ Super Deluxe is down by nearly a tenner this morning to £56 on Amazon UK.
Whilst here, as with most other long-standing SDE’ers, wishing you all the very best and increased success and membership with the Remastered website.

SimonP2
SDE Resident

Elvis Costello – Hello Clockface Double Vinyl is £12 at Amazon UK. I haven’t heard it so don’t know if any good, but price is cheap for 2 vinyls..

SimonP2
SDE Resident

Amazon UK currently have the excellent UFO Strangers In The Night 8 CD Live Box Set for £33. I think it was around £48 on release and apparently this wasnt a large production run so if you like UFO then now might be a good time before it disapears

Klaus
SDE Legend

AFAIK it’s already a second run that’s currently been sold.

Breffni
SDE Fanatic

Thanks Paul. Have jumped on that. Having said that, that to me seems a reasonable price for the content rather than some other amazing deals you’ve shown over the years. It’s just in comparison to some of the other prices being quoted elsewhere it seems incredible.
It’s happening more and more lately where you see a deal alert for £140 for the ‘Flaming Pie’ box set when that’s all it really should have been at max in the first place, rather than the £200+ they started at. I’m not a huge fan but fair play to Jethro Full and XTC who are still producing reasonably priced sets with great content.
Without your great site and the deal alerts I’d be buying a lot less music these days.

musicfan70
SDE Reader

Anyone able to use the Amazon Currency Converter to pay in GBP on the French Amazon website? I can’t see the option at checkout.

SimonP2
SDE Resident

No, I couldnt find it either. I was expecting to see an option like Amazon Germany but wasnt obvious.

Steve Pain
SDE Reader

Thanks for the Prince tip! I ordered (I think!)…

SimonP2
SDE Resident

Thanks once again Paul. Prince ordered. Basic Shipping to UK was only 3+ euros. It will indeed be interesting to see if they can fulfill these orders but nothing lost….

Alan C
SDE Resident

Prince ordered, now the waiting starts. For £71 including postage worth a go.

SimonP2
SDE Resident

Hi Paul – Queen Bohemian Rhapsody is showing as “Deal Over” but it’s actually still live (£12.39). Just purchased at 10.20am. Cheers for the tip!

SteveU
SDE Reader

Some box set offers at Rough Trade – Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here immersion box set £55, first 2 Kate Bush vinyl box set,Led Zep Song Remains The Same, Factory Records all reduced. Cheers.

bruno
SDE Resident

Just got the Derek and the Dominoes 50th set. I am pleased I only paid the GBP 40 for it. It really is such a lazy box set. No artwork to talk of. Booklet is really flimsy. The half speed master sounds muddy to me. No 5.1 mix. I don’t think it will be last time it is deeply discounted !

rob deighton
SDE Resident

So just bought the BoRhap OST Deal – be interesting to see what it will be delivered in. My last vinyl was in the dreaded paper bag and ended up having four dinked corners. Amazon did replace the item and said they were gonna take a look at the packaging for it and low and behold it came in another bag!

Also, I wish that elton john vinyl had all the b-Sides instead a handful, might as well not bother having them on there

SimonP2
SDE Resident

Just had my latest Amazon delivery.

Package 1 – Greendale and 2 Dylan vinyls. Each one was packaged individually in card and then all placed in larger strong box with packaging paper. No damage whatsoever. So they can do it when they try. Excellent.

Package 2 – this was the replacement for my Layla box that was damaged when delivered in just a paper bag earlier this week. This time – the replacement was delivered in just a paper bag as well! Miraculously though, there was no damage.

I did have a chat with the Amazon driver. He said that more and more is coming in just paper bags now and its causing real problems for drivers. (particularly heavy and leaky liquid things like pots of paint etc)

Andy P
SDE Resident

Goat’s Head Soup CD super deluxe version has gradually been falling in price on Amazon U.K., currently standing at £73.30.
Still not the best value of current box sets but at least an improvement over previous price levels.

JueRie
SDE Resident

Just ordered the Lennon/Ono book “Plastic Ono Band” for 20€, which is the cheapest price I have seen to this date.

https://amzn.to/31ZAEZB

Great new site, Paul!

Klaus
SDE Legend

Thanks a lot, just ordered.

Got the German edition of the Imagine-book last year at a similar price from them but as there only seems to be an edition in English of this i thought i pull the plug.

Now some deal alerts for Gimme Some Truth and Plastic Ono Band-SDEs would be much appreciated… ;-)

SDE Reader

This site is definitely a super deluxe edition of the old – nice work Paul!

SDE Resident

Hi Paul, fabulous looking site, just ordered Neil Young Archives

Pete IOW
SDE Resident

Just had the Kinks Lola box delivered. Perfectly packaged in it’s original box within big outer box, with paper filling.

So, some Amazon UK packages are still OK, but I do worry about records.

Matthias
SDE Reader

Neil Young Return to Greendale double vinyl is only 14.67 Euro on Amazon Germany at the moment.

Rare Glam
SDE Fanatic

In case it’s of interest, Kevin Cummins’ photo book While We Were Getting High: Britpop & the ‘90s is currently (7th April) half price on Amazon UK. Just under £15 rather than £30. Nice accompaniment to the upcoming Caught Beneath the Landslide 90s CD set.

GHB

Neil Young Archives Vol. II (1972 – 1976) has decreased slightly (from £100.96 to £97.90) on Amazon UK too, which now brings it in at under £100.

SimonP2

Bob Dylan – John Wesley Harding Mono Mix Vinyl on White coloured vinyl – only £12 currently on Amazon UK.

Mark

The udiscover music store has free international shipping for the next week. Managed to grab a few McCartney coloured live vinyls.

SimonP2
SDE Resident

Thanks for this. I ordered a couple of items no longer available in the UK. Not quite sure on the tax position though. They did add a sales tax at checkout (which looks around 20%) but their T&Cs state all customs & importation taxes are responsibility of buyer, so not sure whether they collected VAT or some US sales tax? Either way though, I saved about $50 in shipping

Simonp2

Thanks Paul – nabbed a Greendale just before the price shot back up. Wonder if Neil Young is aware of Postman Pat…..

IGM

Just been offline and get back to find that I’ve missed the Greendale bargain :(

Nick

Me too! Teach me to watch the footy!

Quante

I wouldn’t mind buying the signed Labi Siffre box set at £29, but I’m trying to be good. Hopefully someone else enjoys this bargain:

My Song – 50th Anniversary Edition (Signed Excl… https://amzn.to/3wGMhmv

IGM

and that bargain is over too – now back up to £48

Dickie
SDE Reader

Back down to £34!

Alain BRENEZ

Ordered Layla on Amazon.de for just 45 euro, so cheaper than Amazon UK.

Richard Fisher

I got it for £37 from Amazon UK.

Rog

Some of the Neil Young deluxe sets are starting to drop in price on Amazon UK. Return To Greendale deluxe set is now £46 (down from £90) and After The Goldrush is £67.

SimonP2

Layla box set just delivered with Prime. You know what I’m gonna say – delivered in a paper bag. To be fair, there was also a manufacturers card outer but quite fimsy and unfortunately not enough to protect it from some serious impact damage on one corner. Will be heading back tomorrow.

Oskar

There seems to be a cardboard box crisis in the UK, Brexit stuff I guess.

https://www.ft.com/content/21b735db-4827-4aed-a16e-74aaa7c4c67b

Graeme Ewan

Nice plug for the FT. Not.

SDE Resident

It is not my intention to propagandize the FT. Just give an explanation to what happens.

Klaus
SDE Legend

Graeme’s problem would be that the link you gave leads to a paywall and i guess there won’t be too many SDE-readers subscribing to FT just to read one article.

Richard Fisher

Mine arrived well packaged and intact. In fact I have never had a badly packaged order from Amazon. Strange when I read so many have.

SDE Resident

Mine has just arrived, and is well wrapped. With a cardboard box, I bought it from amazon Germany and it came from U.K.

Hugh Hall

I remember once receiving a double album (MSP – Generation Terrorists) shipped from the US to UK just in brown paper. It arrived without any damage at all. I was tempted to tell the seller they should try harder but at the end of the day they’d been proved right.

Obviously Amazon is all about profit and the savings they must make sending records (books too?) in paper bags compared to boxes/packing will be enormous. There are quite a few comments here saying that is how people have received items without any problems. I imagine Amazon will continue this practice until there are enough problems that the scales are tipped against them.

I wonder if Amazon are able to pass off a certain percentage of the returns they get from disgruntled customers back to the labels as damaged on their way to Amazon rather than on their way out from Amazon?

Denon

until now, I have ordered a lot and gladly in the UK. now with taxes, it is too expensive. what a pity!

Martin

For anyone interested Mumford and Sons ‘Sigh no more’ 7″vinyl box set now only £25 on Amazon UK

james bennard johnson

I just received my Thin Lizzy box & WOW this is a great set of CDs!!! Do not hesitate to grab this if you are a fan & before they discontinue it again.
J

Rare Glam

Just an addition to those posting about Amazon EU and damaged items due to inadequate packaging. I received the Pylon Box 4 x CD set on Saturday, 3rd April, it having been sent on day of release, the 2nd. This was from Amazon UK and thankfully it arrived ok other than a slight impact bump on one corner of the box which also dinged the top of some the book pages inside the box but barely noticeable really. The point being this very heavy item (200 thick glossy pages hard backed bookset in a hard slip case that measures 12″ x 12″) was despatched merelyiny a paper bag!!! I kid you not, none of the usual robust stiff card boxing and paper filler for buffering, no, it was in a plain paper bag, the slip case seemingly used as the packaging for the bookset inside it. I consider myself fortunate after reading the Amazon EU stories earlier.

Nathan Thomas

Yeah I ordered the Prince SOTT vinyl box & they shipped it in an empty cardboard box with no packing at all & was totally smashed up, same with the replacements they sent – there’s nearly £500 of vinyl trashed because they didn’t want to spend a few pennies on the packaging. My hit rate with damaged amazon box-sets is around 50/50

TheAvidCollector

Yes, I received an LP (Kinks-Lola versus Powerman) the other day in a paper bag! I could hardly believe it at first and I thought it would be in one of their LP mailers inside the paper bag, but no, it was just in the paper bag! Remarkably it was ok I’m glad to say, it had only traveled a few miles down the road from Dunfermline to Edinburgh, but even so. Hopefully this is not a new thing.

zombiekev

Fortunately I’ve not yet encountered the paper bag ‘packaging’ from Amazon. However, they do have a history of making odd packaging decisions.
My worst Amazon packaging experience was receiving a limited edition coloured vinyl Suede LP a couple of years ago just in its shrinkwrap with the address label stuck on the front. Luckily the record was undamaged – but my feedback on the packaging was that I would have liked some!

GRAHAM

Zombiekev. I had this issue of a vinyl being sent with packaging with the address label on the outside. This was a blondie lp sent to Australia. My postman couldn’t believe it. What made it worse was it was a birthday present and I couldn’t get the shipping off.

jpgrabert
SDE Resident

Not all that long ago I received a copy of the McCartney “Paul is Live” vinyl. It did not even come in a paper bag. The LP was handed to me by the Amazon van man and the back cover of the LP had the usual Amazon address label attached to the shrinkwrap. Like yours album it had not travelled far-just outside Glasgow-but I phoned up and complained and got a £40 album free

CJ Feeney

I received a rare 10″ single from Am.UK in a plastic bag. I just don’t buy vinyl from them anymore.

Richard Anderson

Yes. The amazon paper bag packaging is becoming much more common. Last week I ordered Andrew Farriss vinyl and the After the Goldrush 50th Box Set both of which came in paper bags. Both badly damaged and within 15 minutes of receipt they were back in the post to amazon returns. Whilst amazon may be trying to be more environmentally friendly I fear for the amount of returns they will get, especially from record collectors. Amazon have gone from one extreme to another. One minute your lp comes in a cardboard mailer inside a huge and unnecessary cardboard box that takes up half of your recycle bin and the next time it is in a flimsy paper bag.

Klaus

Ordered the big Bob-Mould-cd-box when it was deal-alerted here some time ago from Amazon Italy.

This also came packed only in a brown paper bag, luckily unharmed.

As said before in this thread it’s just a shame how many records will end up destroyed just because the management at Amazon wants to look environment-friendly.

Nathan Thomas

Black Sabbath has dropped again – £78 now

Mark Yon

And Layla bought…. thank you, Paul.

Stevie j

Some you win some you lose
Layla £82 late last year now £37 smacked bum time

Wayne C

Thinking just that myself, bought the Sabbath at full price last month of £130!, now nearing half that or just a little more. Makes me wonder if it’s worth buying any release immediately.

Pete Stanton

Ronnie Wood’s Mad Lad box set is down to £14.79 and Keith Richards Live at the Hollywood Palladium Double red vinyl is £12.89 on Amazon UK.

Lowbacca

Thanks just bought the Layla box. Cheers

Björn

Ordered. Thanks.

Tim B

Layla 4LP 50th anniversary box set down to £39 at amazon U.K.
https://amzn.to/3rOqCVN

SimonP2

Just sharing some info that may be useful. I wasn’t aware of this situation so others may also be unaware. I’ve noticed recently on Amazon Uk that more and more items are being sold by the seller “Amazon EU”. I recently bought one of the Led Zeppelin Super Deluxe boxes from Amazon EU. Unfortunately, it arrived very damaged. Shipped from UK with Prime. I started the usual return process, but the return process for Amazon EU items is very different. They give you a label but you have to pay the return tracked postage (even though clearly their error) and you have to return the item to Slovakia! They say they will refund postage up to £15 “if appropriate after reviewing the return”. However, the cost of returning the heavy Zeppelin box by tracked mail was far more than £15. Is this something new or have i just been lucky not to encounter it in the past?

Phil Tate

That’s a bit alarming. I bought the Sgt Pepper super deluxe a few weeks ago when it was (very briefly) £65 on Amazon UK, and that was sold by Amazon EU. Luckily it arrived in perfect condition, as posting that bugger to Slovakia wouldn’t have been £15!

Clemens Germany

Hi there,

Brexit in full effect now. Custom duties, VAT (if not deducted from seller) and postal handling fees are very high now if items are shipped from EU countries to the UK or otherwise. Additionaly: From 1st july on no more free of duties orders when under 22 Euro (for example from UK to Germany).

Sad but true.

Trash

Interesting…

I ordered an album from Amazon which took a few days to arrive (not the usual next day which it usually does with Prime). Didn’t think much about it at the time of ordering. however yesterday the album arrived and it was just the album placed in an amazon plastic covering. No protection whatsoever. Sure enough the package was totally damaged in transit (all four corners totally – and I mean totally – bent. I could see the damage without even opening the package.
Seeing the comment above from Simon P2 I thought I’d check where the package was sent from and indeed was Amazon EU. How anyone can be so stupid as to send a single vinyl album in just a plastic covering and expect it to survive transit unscathed is beyond me.
I hate returning things as it is such a waste of resources but this copy is so damaged that I will have to.

Adam

Please, write them with your concern. They will probably cover the whole postage cost. It is not your fault. Or you might get a nice bargain if it is good for you.

Tim-Meh

Perry Farrell The Glitz, The Glamour down to £49 at Amazon uk.

Richard Fisher

Here Comes The Nice Small Faces boxset now £79 at Amazon UK.

TheAvidCollector

Bowie-Who Can I Be Now CD box set down to £75 on Amazon UK as I write.

https://amzn.to/3dnjmuw

Paul Taylor

I take it that anyone sending the Lloyd Cole back because it’s black haven’t listened to it.

Ex-Oligarch

Looks like Thin Lizzy is back up to 97 Euros.