Saturday Deluxe / 28 January 2017


Singles soundtrack details confirmed

The reissue of the soundtrack to the 1992 film Singles has been confirmed and what was initially indicated as a 3LP release will actually be a 2LP + CD package.

The album’s original 13 tracks are newly mastered for the two-CD deluxe and double-vinyl and and the bonus CD of rarities and unreleased tracks (i.e. disc two in the two-CD deluxe edition) is included with the 2LP vinyl package.

Read more about the Singles reissue here.

The Hurting

Literally, the last thing I did last night before bed was to watch some of the film Nineteen Eighty-Four to check a few details about the US blu-ray edition in relation to yesterday’s post about Eurythmics‘ score (which Dave Stewart retweeted, incidentally).

The film, of course, stars John Hurt as protagonist Winston Smith, so it was sad to wake up to the news that the actor had died aged 77. He had many memorable film roles, but I have a real soft spot for his performance in Michael Caton-Jones’ 1989 film Scandal. I also saw Hurt on stage many years ago performing in Beckett’s one-man play, Krapp’s Last Tape. Rest in peace.


French band, French deals…

I thoroughly recommend you had a good look around the vinyl and CD section of Amazon France since they have some great deals at present, on all sorts of vinyl albums and box sets. One of the very best has to be the super deluxe edition reissue of Air‘s 1991 soundtrack to Sophia Coppola’s 1999 film The Virgin Suicides.

It’s a beautiful box set (I picked it up recently) that includes an UNFEASIBLE amount of content including a red vinyl pressing of the album, a red vinyl copy of Playground Love EP (with die-cut sleeve), a ten-track 12-inch vinyl picture disc of The Virgin Suicides Live, two massive high quality posters, the 2CD deluxe edition (packaged as great quality mini-LP CD, with inner sleeves), the film on DVD (PAL, region 2) and a download code for all of the vinyl content.

The point is, that this wonderful set is just £23 (or €27) right now!! Unbelievable deal. Hopefully, they have plenty of stock so many of you can take advantage.



Paul Weller‘s first film score, for British boxing film Jawbone (directed by Thomas Napper), will be released on 3 March 2017. Before you pay £24 for 36 minutes of music on vinyl, probably best to check it out via the YouTube sampler below!

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