Saturday Deluxe is the regular feature where SDE catches up on box set & reissue news. Today: Phil Collins news, McCartney archive video, ChartWatch, and unreleased Dylan audio…
Phil Collins reissues postponed
The reissue of Phil Collins‘ Face Value and Both Sides albums has been put back to early 2016 as a result of the singer and songwriter having to undergo emergency major back surgery.
Collins has been advised by doctors not to travel for the time being and is therefore unable to do the necessary promotion required of his global Take A Look At Me Now retrospective campaign.
Collins said, “I am so disappointed to have to delay the release but am looking forward to being able to properly get behind this release in the new year when I can move again!”
Face Value and Both Sides will move from a 6 November 2015 release date to 29 January 2016.
Archive video of Paul McCartney and George Martin
Fascinating stuff, as Paul McCartney discussing working with George Martin during a break in Tug of War / Pipes of Peace sessions in 1981/2. Includes footage of Paul working on the track Keep Under Cover.
David Bowie‘s Nothing Has Changed is a re-entry in the UK PHYSICAL album charts this week – back in at no. 67. There is a distinct possibility, SDE reader, that WE made this happen because this compilation was featured in Top Ten Deluxe Bargain post and the double-CD is still less than a fiver. Cool!
Paul Weller‘s Saturns Pattern is another re-entry in the physical album chart, five places behind Bowie at number 72. This is thanks to the limited edition clear vinyl version that Parlophone put out last week.
Duran Duran‘s Paper Gods is just about hanging on in the top 100 physical albums and is now at no. 90, down from last week’s 64. Disappointing performance after just five weeks, and the band will be hoping an appearance on next week’s BBC TV’s Later… with Jools Holland will revive the fortunes of the new record.
a-ha‘s Cast in Steel continues to outshine Duran Duran and has only dropped ten places from last week’s no. 66 ranking. Meanwhile, their Definitive Singles Collection has actually climbed the physical chart a few places, now residing at number 73.
The UK physical charts are still dominated by greatest hits collections but David Gilmour‘s Rattle That Lock is performing very strongly with a fourth week inside the top 5. In fact, the Pink Floyd guitarist bookends the chart because The Endless River is number 100!
Bob Dylan / Can you please Crawl Out Your Window – take 1
Have a listen to the first take of Bob Dylan’s 1965 single Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window – one of many unreleased gems featured in the forthcoming The Cutting Edge Bootleg Series Vol 12 release. This is included on ‘Best Of’ 3LP/2CD (see deal alert here) and multiple takes are included on the six-CD and 18CD editions!