Saturday Deluxe / 3 October 2015
More Rolling Stones ‘From the Vault’ releases
You have to hand it to Eagle Rock, they certainly know how to roll out their deluxe video/audio sets. The Rolling Stones Tokyo Dome 1990 ‘From the Vault’ release isn’t even out yet but the follow-up Roundhay Park: Live in Leeds 1982 is scheduled less than a month after it (27 November).
Listings are a bit sketchy at the moment, but you can pre-order the 3LP+DVD version from Amazon France for less than £20 or pick-up the DVD+2CD for less than £15. Great prices. The US site last week had a Blu-ray+2CD edition of this but it has seen been removed!
But the point is that globally Eagle Rock will have rolled out five ‘From the Vault’ series globally in just 12 months.When you consider that each set is available in at least four different formats, that’s no mean feat. Good to see such momentum with these.
In fact, on the same day as the new Live at Leeds set, you will be able to buy a five-DVD box set of all the ‘From the Vault’ releases (Hampton Coliseum ’81, LA Forum ’75, Marquee Club ’71, Toyko Dome ’90, Roundhay Park ’82). Again, Amazon France is your friend here, since it has the box listed for less than £30.
There will be a separate post on Rounday Park soon, in the meantime read about Live at Tokyo Dome 1990 here.
Crowded House archives unlocked
In June, I reported that Neil Finn had hinted about some Crowded House reissues on twitter and he spoke more about this recently. On music journalist and broadcaster Pete Paphides’ Soho Radio Show this week Neil said the following:
“At the moment there is a fairly large gathering going on of obscurities, demos, alternative versions and they are being assembled with a great deal of care and attention and a degree of love. I’m getting to go through and make decisions [on material] that I can live with and feel is worthy of having out there.
I’m looking fondly now at some of these things that I’ve recorded, half-baked ideas and thinking that maybe they are quite interesting. So within a year I think there’s going to be some good action.. maybe a box. It’s in development but it’s actually quite along way down the track already, so we’ll try to make it as wonderful as we can [because] for the enthusiast you want to make sure it’s a good experience – well mastered and tweaked-up if necessary.”
Bob Marley Island Years box
Back in July when I posted about the new Complete Island Recordings 12LP Bob Marley and the Wailers vinyl box there was much confusion with retailers over the two different versions. The Collector’s Edition comes in a metal box with prints and a mousemat, while the ‘normal’ version omits the prints and mousemat and comes in a standard rigid card outer box. Anyway, I pointed out that Amazon in the US had these listed the other way around and perhaps surprisingly those of you that put in an optimistic pre-order have been rewarded with being delivered the metal box for the price of the the standard edition. To put this into context, with the prices now corrected on Amazon US you have saved over $400. Deal of the year?!
Saturday Deluxe Deals:
Lloyd Cole and the Commotions / Collected Recordings 5CD+DVD box
Price: Approx £36 on Amazon Italy > ORDER
Paul Simon / Graceland 2CD+2DVD+Book 25th anniversary set
Price: £43 on Amazon UK > ORDER