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SDE Reissue Preview for 2019

SDE’s annual tradition is upon us. A chance to take a peak into the future and examine what the next 12 months might hold for music fans who enjoy reissues and box sets.

What follows – spoiler alert – is a look at reissues-yet-to-come. Both confirmed releases for the early part of 2019 and then a look at what is likely to happen or what could happen later on. Enjoy!

JANUARY 2019

Okay, we’re a bit into January already, but the Paul Young CBS Singles Collection 1982-1994 box is almost due and I’m delighted with it, having worked on this for Demon Music… as others have commented this kind of CD single box which gathers up all the single-related rarities and remixes is very much regarded as the ‘dream’ box set for whoever-your-favourite-artist-may-be. This month the Buzzcocks anniversary vinyl is released and of course there’s much sadness in the fact that Pete Shelley is no longer with us. The Vangelis album is probably worth a punt and Demon Records are also busy with a couple of ‘spoken word’ sets… I’m particularly looking forward to the Alan Partridge vinyl box.

Reissues, box sets and albums of interest in January include:


FEBRUARY 2019

No vinyl announced as yet for Trevor Horn‘s album, which is rather usual, although some people might regard that as refreshing, given just how much vinyl is on offer in February. There are also still signed copies available from his site, which is a bit of a no-brainer if you want to pick this title up, although do remember a special Japanese 2CD edition with a disc of instrumentals is also available for a premium. Some class acts listed below including Prince, David Sylvian and The Cardigans. The fact that those Prince albums have NEVER been pressed on vinyl before definitely adds to the excitement and of course they are purple vinyl pressings (yes, it’a bit cliched, but then most people buy a red Ferrari).

Reissues, box sets and albums of interest in February include:


Steven Wilson / Home Invasion: In Concert at the Royal Albert Hall

MARCH 2019

Reissues, box sets and albums of interest in March include:

APRIL 2019 & BEYOND

There will definitely be Pink Floyd releases this year. A second pressing of the Wish You Were Here SACD is already out and The Dark Side of the Moon is getting the same treatment. But what we’re really waiting for is Animals. The 5.1 surround mix has already been confirmed by Roger Waters, so I’m expecting to see that during 2019.

Tears For Fears confirm UK stage return in support of new album

So what on earth is happening with Tears For Fears? For the last three years I’ve been saying we might see a Seeds of Love reissue and it has conspicuously failed to arrive. As a reminder, like The Hurting and Songs From The Big Chair reissues – which were issued in 2013 and 2014 respectively – I was involved in helping to compile The Seeds of Love reissue, and research bonus material back in 2015. I know what’s on it and it’s amazing! Steven Wilson completed the 5.1 mix in that same year. The work has been done but the band have been working on a new album for the best part of FIVE YEARS and it seems they can’t decide what gets priority. Things were looking great at the end of 2017 with the Rule The World greatest hits, the Royal Albert Hall show and some new material (particularly I Love You But I’m Lost ) but the momentum was somewhat lost with last year’s postponed dates. Another tour is due to start in February, but worryingly Curt has tweeted some messages in the last few days that suggests all is not happy in the TFF camp right now. I don’t know what’s going on, but I do know that 2019 is the 30th anniversary of The Seeds of Love and if the box set doesn’t come out this year, then we should all just pack up and go home.

2018 was also a disappointing year for INXS fans. The Kick re-re-reissue of 2017 was excellent and it seemed like that was laying the foundations for a wider archival campaign that would deliver deluxe editions for other great albums like Welcome To Wherever You Are. We actually know that this is going to happen at some point, because in late spring last year it was announced that Giles Martin would be INXS’s ‘executive music director’ and role which amongst other things involved overseeing “the reissue of their studio albums, which will be repackaged, remixed and expanded for release through Universal Music Group (UMG) in partnership with Petrol Records.” Well, if we get one album every two years this is going to take an age. Perhaps they will reissue a batch together, as was done for Crowded House in 2017. The thing is, Giles Martin has only got so much time; he is already ‘Head of Audio & Sound’ for Universal Music Group and ‘Head of Sound Experience’ for Sonos. That’s two ‘heads’ straight off the bat. If we’re not careful, someone will shove a broom up his arse as he’s wandering around Abbey Road Studios and give him a ‘Head of Sweeping the Floor’ title! The reality is that with Universal as his paymasters, The Beatles will always get priority over INXS. Surround sound fans should be pleased though, because Martin is an enthusiast and he has lots of influence.

Talking of the Fab Four, after consecutive years with excellent expansive 50th anniversary reissues (Sgt. Pepper and ‘The White Album’) I expect this to continue in 2019 with a similar look at The Beatles‘ 1969 album Abbey Road. A release in September is likely with an announcement perhaps around June time and maybe in 2020 we’ll finally get the Let It Be reissue everyone has been waiting for.

Paddy McAloon’s I Trawl The Megahertz becomes a Prefab Sprout album in February but more reissues are rumoured for 2019. This is very exciting news of course, since the band’s catalogue is LONG overdue for reissue, although to be clear, we don’t want acoustic versions of all the albums as bonus material, Paddy! (see the Steve McQueen two-CD set in 2007). We want would like is a comprehensive selection of B-sides, remixes, rarities, demos and video content.

The Police vinyl box that emerged late last year was welcome but also acted as a reminder that, like Prefab Sprout, we really need expanded deluxe editions of the individual albums (or some kind of rarities box). The good news is that while unboxing the vinyl set recently, drummer Stewart Copeland said “pretty much everything on there has been heard one way or the other, so it’s not new. For new, unheard tracks there’ll be more coming down the pipe”. Reggatta De Blanc is 40 years old this year, so watch this space.

When it comes to his own back catalogue, Sting has also been rather negligent. While we’d all love to see an expanded The Dream of the Blue Turtles, or Nothing Like The Sun, what we are going to get in 2019 is an album of ‘reimagined’ (posh word for re-recorded) versions of some of his songs. This ties in with his ‘My Songs’ tour and a new version of 1999’s Brand New Day is already available to stream and download.

What we do know we’re getting is a Blondie box set, because Universal have already told us! We even know the details: all six albums remastered and two bonus albums with rare tracks and “previously unreleased curiosities”. Thankfully this will be released on CD as well vinyl. This set is expected in the autumn.

2018 was the seventh consecutive year where Duran Duran didn’t reissue any album or put out any kind of archival box set project and I’m not expecting that to change in 2019. The band continue to destroy their legacy and alienate their fanbase by ignoring their past and fussing over new albums, which take an age to record and often try, in vain, to keep the band sounding ‘hip’ and current (the disappointing Paper Gods included collaborations with Mr Hudson, Kiesza, Janelle Monáe and Jonas Bjerre). I still love some of their music, but personally I’ve really gone off the band. They are so out of touch and would do well to remember that their fans are 40 and 50-year olds many of whom still enjoy buying physical music and reissues. The band have issued nine albums since (and including) 1990’s Liberty and none of them have been reissued or remastered. These includes wilderness years flops like Pop Trash (2000), big hits like ‘The Wedding Album‘ (1993) and the still-unreleased-in-the-UK Medazzaland (1997) What are they doing?!

As reported last year, ABBA have recorded two new songs – something Benny and Bjorn described as “an extremely joyful experience” – but these have now been delayed and won’t be made available until probably the summer of 2019. How these tracks will be delivered is the interesting question. Will they record a few more and come up with ABBA’s first studio album of new material since 1981’s The Visitors (yes, please), or will they be tacked onto an updated greatest hits (no, thanks).

The stall appears to have been set out by Parlophone and David Bowie‘s team already for 2019 with the announcement about the Spying Through A Keyhole box set. This year looks to be about 50th anniversaries; the ‘Space Oddity’ single, the David Bowie/Space Oddity album. Maybe they are taking a break from the ‘era’ mega boxes that we’ve enjoyed for the last four years.

I expect we’ll see some more Paul McCartney archive reissues around October time, perhaps Flaming Pie or maybe Paul will ‘finish off’ the 1970s with a London Town / Back To The Egg pairing. We have been promised an Egypt Station super deluxe so we should hear more on that in the next few months. We may also get some more of those ad hoc coloured vinyl reissues in the summer.

Having worked through their catalogue (very successfully) on vinyl, do Sony have further plans for Eurythmics? The only obvious anniversaries are the 30th for We Too Are One (no one wants to start there) and the 35th anniversary for 1984 (For The Love Of Big Brother). Universal own the latter but didn’t even bother issuing a proper black vinyl edition after the RSD red vinyl last year, even though Dave Stewart said he would “campaign for it” when I spoke to him last year. So that’s currently out of print.

Kate Bush in 1985 / Photo by Guido Harari

Although non-tory-voter Kate Bush appears to have been relatively busy of late (Before The Dawn, live album, reissues) it has actually been over seven years since her last studio album, 50 Words For Snow. This gap is beaten only by the 12 years between The Red Shoes and Aerial. Only a fool would predict when a new Kate Bush album will arrive, but I have a sneaky suspicion (not a prediction!) that something could emerge in the next 12 months. There’s obviously LOADS of things she could do in terms of archival projects, such as issue a blu-ray of promo videos and TV appearances, start a Kate-in-5.1 surround sound campaign, put out an updated and revised Whole Story compilation, restore and reissue her Live at Hammersmith Odeon video (the ‘Live On Stage’ EP was noticeable by its absence on the reissues). Anyone for a 30th anniversary Sensual World super deluxe?


Lloyd Cole is currently mixing a new album in Berlin, and Howard Jones will also release a new long-player called Transform in May. It’s quite likely that we will see further HoJo (as nobody refers to him) reissues from Cherry Red in the second part of 2019, while Lloyd has been making noises about a possible vinyl set for a while, but I don’t think Universal want to do it, so he needs to find a label that will license it from them.

a-ha are back on tour in 2019 playing the Hunting High and Low album in full. After the 2015 super deluxe, there’s not much more to do with that record (save for a possible 5.1 mix, if the tapes are still available) but ‘Take On Me’ is 35 years old this year – it was issued in 1984 before it became a hit in 1985 – and we may see some kind of limited physical release around that. In terms of other albums, we are still waiting on the deluxe reissues (likely to be 2CD) of 200o’s Major Earth Minor Sky and Lifelines (2002). Although they are basically done, I’ve asked Paul Waaktaar-Savoy about these twice and he refuses to commit to a date!

If Neil Young is to be believed then we will finally see volume two of his fabled archives series in May, although this is not one you want to hold your breath over, because Mr Daryl Hannah isn’t the most reliable witness. I said last year that I didn’t see much happening with George Michael and/or Wham! reissues and that proved to be correct – nothing happened. I would love to say that the control-freakery and missed opportunities of the past (see: “For The Loyal” on ’25’) will be left behind but I fear not. I am the ghost of GM reissues-to-come and taking AGES over things and then not getting them right is what I foresee.

Paul Sinclair. Editor, SuperDeluxeEdition.com.


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[…] predicted by SDE back in January Sting has announced his next album, My Songs, which sees him rework (or is that […]

Ryk

In addition to the aforementioned anticipated new album releases (The Cure, Cheap Trick, Jeff Lynne) and my hopes of new material this year from some other favourites (OMD, Tears for Fears, the 1975), there are now confirmed first-half-of-2019 new album releases for more of my favourite artists (Marianas Trench, Howard Jones, Alan Parsons, and Jimmy Barnes), and it’s not even March. This is gonna be awesome!

Julian H

Status Quo should also continue with their deluxe edition series – Perfect Remedy, Rock ‘Til You Drop and Thirsty Work are being worked on.

You didn’t correct the Yardbirds typo… and what is this supposed to mean? “We want would like is….” I can understand what you’re saying but proper grammar it ain’t! ;-)

As always, thanks for all the work you put into your articles!

Martijn

Some good Janet Jackson remasters and deluxe edition are very, very overdue.

Julian H

God, I laughed out loud when I read that comment about Giles! Well done Paul! XD

Too bad about TFF, they are starting to frustrate me a bit.

You wrote “Yardbird” btw, minor typo but still, one that stuck out to me ;-)

Gman

Thats what i am quite some Years hoping for a CD Release:
The Sundays – all Albums + Singles, etc. in a Box Collected.
Sade – all Albums + Singles, etc. in a Box Collected. (80`s Stuff).
Wham! – all Albums + Singles, etc. in a Box Collected.
The Police – all Albums + Singles, etc. in a Box Collected.
Tears For Fears – The Seeds Of Love (We all know it here…!!!)
Chris & Cosey – Allotropy.
Further:
Blank & Jones – So80s 12
Rainbirds – Call me easy, say i`m strong, love me my Way, it ain`t wrong Deluxe Edition.
Burial – All Stuff collected so far…
Prince – Parade Deluxe Edition
Being dissappointed with Erasure – Wild! RM Tracklist comes out in March!!!
just my 2 Cents…

Reuben Kranz

Haven’t read the 400+ previous comments and replies but I would personally love to see some kind of KLF / The JAMMs reissue campaign. Deluxe editions? Comprehensive sets of remixes and b-sides for each single? Pure Trance? Space? Chill Out?

A plethora of great and obscure material that deserves to see the light of day once more. Who’s with me???

Chris Squires

Funny you should mention the JAMMs as I have just rescued an old tape of “1987 – What the Fuck is going on?” and listening to it now all I can hear is David Tennant on speed ranting away like a good lunatic. Then when Julie Andrews kicks in, well, perfection.
High on a hill was a lonely goatherd
Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo…..

Brilliant.

Neil Kelly

I have a prediction for 2019…

Madonna forgetting her back catalogue as usual. Why not a 4 CD complete singles collection with all UK single mixes? Such a crying shame!

I don’t know why Duran Duran haven’t issued a proper 2 CD singles collection which includes all UK singles in their single mixes. I bet the excellent ‘Burning the ground’ sounds pretty crap now and doubt many have heard it. Think it only appeared on CD single (and the other poorer formats). Another shame.

Neil

Burning The Ground is on The Biggest And The Best released in 2012.

Sasch

Ok, I’m a little late but nonetheless here’s my wishlist for reissues/remasters on CD (!) in 2019 :

First of all : The Cure picking up their reissue campaign with “Wish”.

Modern Eon – Fiction Tales + Singles + B-Sides
Siglo XX – Flower for the rebels
Siglo XX – Fear and desire
Siglo XX – Antler Tracks I & II
Balaam & The Angel – Sun Family
Sex Gang Children – Song and Legend
Exces Nocturne – 86-06
Mecano – The Half Inch Universe
Little Nemo – Vol.1 & Vol.2
Current 93 – Christ And The Pale Queens Mighty In Sorrow

Obviously, my choice lays on the dark side of the moon. ;)

What do I expect in 2019 ?

Of course, NONE of this.

Cherry Red, do something !!!

Sasch

Forgot to mention some poppy tunes :

Blue Zoo – Somewhere in the world
Real Life – Heartland
Real Life – Flame
Madness – The Madness Deluxe
Madness – Mad not mad Deluxe

Neil Kelly

Mad not mad came out as 2 CD 1 DVD i know it’s not rare. Gutting really as i note i purchased mine online at HMV as a pre-order. It was only 8.99

Aevion

Mad Not Mad was already remastered and expanded in 2010 along with the albums before it and Wonderful. Would love to see The Madness done though (the set looks so wrong without it!).

psykomyko

No major band needs a proper reissue campaign more than Oingo Boingo.

Maybe ABBA will finally finish “Just Like That”?

george glazener

Oingo Boingo….???
I remember them from Rodney Dangerfield’s film “Back to School”…!!

The Misnomers

Oingo Boingo is one of the most underrated bands ever! I totally agree they need remasters and reissues!

Violent Femmes are also very underrated and they could do with some reissues.

Glenn

Saw an interview with Danny Elfman online and he was asked about remasters and he said there was no need to remaster them… Would be great to get them out on multi-CD sets including the original 10″ with all the non-LP edits/remixes/soundtrack contributions etc.

The Misnomers

Oh and now that I’m off my soapbox, here’s some stuff I would love to see/I’m really looking forward to:
Smashing Pumpkins – Machina/machina II massive box

The cure – wish (hopefully it’s 3 discs and is the exact same format as all that has come before!!)… personal gripe: why do bands/labels start making a bunch of sets and then change the physical presentation midway?! Main culprits: U2 (beautiful books in hard case until JT and then AB doesn’t even have an option that matched!); REM; Depeche Mode (awesome sets all identically and then they put out PTA in that freaky 2disc pile jewel case… but at least they kept up surround mixes until they didn’t in the last release… still hoping 5.1 for Spirits in some form in 2019!!!)

Cure – wild mood swings deluxe
Cure – bloodflowers deluxe
Cure – self titled deluxe
Cure – 4:13 Dream deluxe (with unreleased second album – 4 discs?! At least 3)

Depeche Mode – Spirits 5.1

Coldplay – box set of all b-sides and remixes so far would be amazing. Include everything.

Beatles – 5.1 mixes in affordable sets

The Briefs – 2 disc set of all sides and eps!

The Creatures – complete box set in same fashion as the Siouxsie budget boxes or the Siouxsie bbc box!

Foo Fighters: bsides box. Rare meat is too rare and too many versions without darling Nikki. Give us everything!

Morrissey – low in high school deluxe on CD!

Verve – forth super deluxe like all the other albums!!

Here are a couple that are way less likely but someone needs to say it:
Glass Tiger – 5.1 mix and complete output box!!

OMD – pacific age 5.1

Seahorses (John squire of Stone Roses): complete box including the lost album and all bsides

Falco – 3: 5.1 mix and for the love of all things holy include the freakin salieri mix in all its glory remixed in 5.1!!

Easyworld: complete output box + blue ray

Kooks – bsides collection

Smashing Pumpkins – Mellon collie box in same format as all the others!!!

U2 – achtung baby box in same format as first 6 boxes

U2 – rattle & hum in same format but 3-4 discs for all bsides, rarities and blu ray of film

U2 – pop; atyclb; htdaab; nloth; and combined songs of innocence/experience all in same format!!

Until December – 5.1 mix!

The Misnomers – complete box… this is very unlikely but it would include the total output because the demand is so high for that!

stephen gilmour

Not that most of us don’t have diverse music tastes and I’m all in favour – but was there really a poster here claiming they’re looking forward to the upcoming Crimson boxes AND also looking forward to Bronski Beat reissues………

bertielego

Excellent click bait, to which I won’t resist.

Yes, my collection embraces various styles and artists – from Bronski Beat to King Crimson, from experimental Cabaret Voltaire to commercial Cabaret Voltaire, from Mike Oldfield to The Prodigy, from 70’s Donna to 80’s Donna, from one David Bowie phase to another, from the Rolling Stones to Layo & Bushwacka!, From Clan Of Xymox to Xymox and back, from Jean-Michel Jarre to Seal, from Kraftwerk to Everything But The Girl, From The Beatles to Bananarama, from Yes to Nouvelle Vague, from Jane Birkin to Daft Punk…

…yet they are all confined to one overarching cluster, popular music. I have yet to get into other genres, such as classical and jazz, two worlds on their own.

The Misnomers

So I would like to say I love this site and I love deluxe box sets, sometimes. Sometimes, though, I wish there could be more attainable versions of some of these sets. Specifically, the Beatles sets are massive and quite frankly I don’t need 39 demos of the same song but I would love to hear the albums in surround. Shame they make a 2 disc version but it includes a bunch of versions instead of the surround as the 2nd disc! I would buy many more sets if the bonus included the 5.1 mix and if I didn’t have to shell out $150 for for it! That’s what I’m hoping for in 2019!

Alejandro Araujo

Eric Clapton “Journeyman” 30th Anniversary

gwynogue

As a huge Blondie fan, I’m excited about the box set and it made me realise how much I’d love to see Debbie Harry’s solo output get a similar treatment. Her solo career is undoubtedly overshadowed by Blondie’s success, which is a pity because her material is pretty damn good. A box set of albums with bonus material (remixes, b-sides, etc), or a reissue campaign focusing on each album would be welcomed by me. A singles box would be awesome too.

I’d also love to have a DVD of videos, performances, etc. There are a few DVDs of Blondie videos, but AFAIK there’s never been an official home-video collection of Debbie’s clips. The closest thing we have is “The Complete Picture”, but that’s nearly 30 years old, only on VHS and mostly Blondie clips. Perhaps it’s time for a complete “Complete Picture” DVD – a 2 disc set featuring all Blondie videos on one disc and all Debbie’s videos on the other.

Perhaps 2019 will be the year that Deborah Harry and Kate Bush update ‘The (in)Complete Picture’ and ‘The (never was) Whole Story’

gwynogue

Plus 2019 would be the 30th Anniversary of “Def, Dumb And Blonde” – a good excuse for a Super Deluxe Edition!

gwynogue

Oh man, that would be the best!

I heard the band were having ownership issues with their material. Disputes with record company/ies over control/rights/etc. I think they only recently sorted them out which is how the forthcoming box set was finally able to happen. They have had a few remix albums in the past so hopefully they would be open to your idea.

Michael J

Nancy, cheers for the comprehensive anniversary dates!

Curious if anyone knows or has thoughts around which anniversary triggers the most SDEs. Granted there are only a few 50s, a growing number of 40s and several 30s on down. Are there more 20th celebrations or do more wait for the 25th? Outside of those artists that seeming put out new editions every 5 years post the 10th, it’d be trivial, but interesting to know. Thoughts?

Nancy

You’re welcome, Michael J!
I can do the 25th, 35th and 45th anniversary lists as well, as they are the most common ones among the reissues if you and all other SDE readers want.
Also, I forgot to mention the same titled second David Bowie album in my “Classic” Albums Turning 50 in 2019 section as well.

Reed

Simple Minds – Street Fighting Years 30th Anniversary

With the Verona EP and the Ballad of the Streets and something from the tour. I don’t ask for much. :)

Nancy

Albums turning 10 in 2019:

White Lies – To Lose My Life
Bruce Springsteen – Working On A Dream
Franz Ferdinand – Tonight : Franz Ferdinand
Lily Allen – It’s Not Me It’s You
Empire Of The Sun – Walking On A Dream
Morrissey – Years Of Refusal
Prodigy – Invaders Must Die
U2 – No Line On The Horizon
Taylor Swift – Fearless
Pet Shop Boys – Yes
Doves – Kingdom Of Rust
Bat For Lashes – Two Suns
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz
Depeche Mode – Sounds Of The Universe
Noisettes – Wild Young Hearts
Bob Dylan – Together Through Life
Green Day – 21st Century Breakdown
Maximo Park – Quicken The Heart
Eminem – Relapse
Manic Street Preachers – Journal For Plague Lovers
Simple Minds – Graffiti Soul
Paolo Nutini – Sunny Side Up
Kasabian – West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
Black Eyed Peas – The END
Little Boots – Hands
Placebo – Battle For The Sun
Jack Penate – Everything Is New
La Roux – La Roux
Florence & The Machine – Lungs
A-Ha – Foot Of The Mountain
Calvin Harris – Ready For The Weekend
Simian Mobile Disco – Temporary Pleasure
Arctic Monkeys – Humbug
David Guetta – One Love
Jamie T – Kings And Queens
Muse – The Resistance
Jay-Z – The Blueprint 3
Pixie Lott – Turn It Up
Dizzee Rascal – Tongue N’ Cheek
Pearl Jam – Backspacer
Paramore – Brand New Eyes
Editors – In This Light And On This Evening
Shakira – She Wolf
Cheryl Cole – 3 Words
Robbie Williams – Reality Killed The Video Star
Snow Patrol – Up To Now
Them Crooked Vultures – Them Crooked Vultures
Rihanna – Rated R
Alicia Keys – The Element Of Freedom

Derek Langsford

Thanks Nancy for all the anniversary lists, not only this year but past years. Really tells me a lot about how well I have kept up with music which is to say not very well at all. I am familiar with most 30th and 40th anniversary albums, have heard of most 50th, but the 20th and 10th anniversaries are albums and artists I am mostly not familiar with with just a few notable exceptions.

Nancy

“Classic” albums turning 60 in 2019:

Elvis Presley – Elvis (Rock ‘N’ Roll No. 1)
Cliff Richard & The Drifters – Cliff
Buddy Holly & The Crickets – The Buddy Holly Story
Frank Sinatra with Billy May & His Orchestra – Come Dance With Me!
Duane Eddy – Have Twangy Guitar Will Travel
Elvis Presley – A Date With Elvis
Frank Sinatra – Look To Your Heart
Duane Eddy – Specially For You
Cliff Richard & The Shadows – Cliff Sings
Russ Conway – Time To Celebrate

Nancy

“Classic” albums turning 50 in 2019:

Beatles featuring The George Martin Orchestra – Yellow Submarine
Diana Ross & The Supremes – Love Child
Ten Years After – Stonedhenge
Mary Hopkin – Postcard
Cream – Goodbye
Bee Gees – Odessa
Scott Walker – Scott 3
Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin
Leonard Cohen – Songs From A Room
Moody Blues – On The Threshold Of A Dream
Bob Dylan – Nashville Skyline
Frank Sinatra – My Way
Who – Tommy
Original Soundtrack – 2001 – A Space Odyssey
Val Doonican – The World Of Val Doonican
Ray Conniff – His Orchestra, His Chorus, His Singers, His Sound
Tom Jones – This Is Tom Jones
Elvis Presley – Elvis Sings Flaming Star
Jim Reeves – According To My Heart
Jethro Tull – Stand Up
Elvis Presley – From Elvis In Memphis
Blind Faith – Blind Faith
Nice – Nice
Beatles – Abbey Road
Ten Years After – Ssssh
King Crimson – In The Court Of The Crimson King
Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin 2
Original Soundtrack – Easy Rider
Rolling Stones – Let It Bleed

Nancy

Hey Paul, can you do this topic sticky for a while, please?
Thanks.

Torsten Moehling

I would like to have a deluxe treatment of „Celebration“ by Savage Progress, released in 1984.

smokin.joe

Really like to see the Jay Ferguson catalog back in print, even if a regular release.

bertielego

My wish list for 2019 (not in any particular order; not a comprehensive list):

King Crimson (1) – The “Heaven And Earth” multi-format box set covering studio and live output from 1999 to 2008. Planned to come out in May, the cover alone looks amazing!

King Crimson (2) – The next yearly 2xCD volume in the “Elements (Tour Box)” series.

Pet Shop Boys – Time for a remix program, now that the “Further Listening” program is complete. Such remix program could take various forms.
First option: a series of 3xCD sets, with discs one and two containing vocal remixes, and disc three containing instrumental/dub mixes. A chronological approach similar to the “Further Listening” would be much appreciated; although each set should revolve around two albums, for a varied listening experience. Not all remixes would necessarily need to be there; but the previously unavailable on CD ones should be first choice!
Second option: a series of singles box sets, containing all mixes, a la Bananarama. PSB put out 50 singles on Parlophone, a series of three box sets would then be ideal.

Grace Jones – It’s been a while since the last box set… I would love to see another classic album get a multi-CD treatment, as well as a multi-LP treatment. “Slave To The Rhythm” preferably; although I would get very happy with “Living My Life” or even “Inside Story”.

Xymox – After this year’s excellent 2xCD and 2xLP reissues of 1989’s “Twist Of Shadows”, I am expecting 1991’s “Phoenix” to get a similar treatment.

Erasure – Planned for March, the 2xCD reissue of “Wild!” is something to look forward to, as it’ll contain about 5 previously unreleased tracks.

Soft Cell – Looking forward to receiving my copy of the limited edition “To Show You I’ve Been There” Book + 7inch EP, planned for April. The EP will feature four previously unreleased versions/tracks.

David Bowie – Looking forward to see two box sets come out, one side project dedicated to Tin Machine, and as the fifth in the DB series, a box set covering 1990 to 1995, including “Sound & Vision” live album, “Black Tie White Noise”, “The Buddha Of Suburbia”, “1.Outside”, a previously unreleased album made of Outside outtakes, a compilation of remixes (including ‘Fame 90’, ‘Sound & Vision’, ‘Real Cool World’ and mixes from singes from BTWN and Outside), and Re:Call 5.

David Bowie – I am also dreaming of a collection of 80’s mixes for RSD, those we didn’t get on “Dance”. Reissued a couple of month later on CD.

The Art Of Noise – The “Art Of Noise Adventure Series” is most likely going to provide us with great releases. The third volume, “Kiss”, and the fourth volume “Below the waste” are the next titles I both expect for 2019.

Orbital – Although that’s most likely not what’s in preparation for their 30th anniversary, I would love to see a 4xCD box set, covering 1989 to 1992. CD1: their first album, remastered. CD2: “Mutations” (both EPs). CD3 and CD4: all tracks, mixes and B-sides from the period singles (‘Chime’, ‘Omen’, ‘Midnight’, ‘Choice’…).

Simple Minds – The nice box sets series should continue with “Street Fighting Years”, for its 30th anniversary.

Jimmy Somerville – This month will see the Cherry Red release of a 3xCD expanded reissue of 1999’s “Manage The Damage”, boosting a lot of period remixes.

Bronski Beat – I wish Cherry Red would release an expanded reissue of (post Jimmy) Bronski Beat’s “Truthdare Doubledare”. It is not hard to imagine, since they released the latest album “The Age Of Reason”. Unless that’s something for Edsel to do…

Underworld – It is about time for a new reissue box set. I hope “Everything, Everything” won’t be skipped because it is a live album. Picture this: an extended 2xCD version of the album, with live tracks gathered across multiple dates; a CD of studio remixes from 1999-2000 including “Cowgirl” and some mixes that were featured on the previous box set; and a DVD and/or BD reissue of the original period video… Otherwise, a 4xCD set of “A Hundred Days Off” will do of course!

Blank & Jones (1) – A follow up to “#Whatwedoatnight” would be more than welcome… This amazing electro house album from 2017 is what I played most in my car in 2018. Amazing stuff that needs some follow up, badly.

Blank & Jones (2) – And what about “So80s” volume 12? Always a pleasure to get a new volume from that series…

Alphaville – Even if I own both the “Dreamscape” box set and “So80s Presents Alphaville”, I would love to get a copy of the “Forever Young” SDE, as it is a true 80’s classic.

Basement Jaxx – 2019 will mark the 20th anniversary of their first album, “Remedy”. A 3xCD+DVD box set would be very welcome to celebrate it.

Frankie Goes To Hollywood – After the complex ways to get hold of their output across multiple reissues, compilations, and various artists collection, I believe it is time to get FGTH’s singles, B-sides and mixes onto a nice CD singles box set. Two discs per single. Or Three.

Moby – His landmark “Play” came out 20 years ago. A 5xCD+DVD box set is what I am looking for, including all B-sides and remixes (many unavailable on CD to this day).

Cabaret Voltaire – Some years have passed since the “#8385 Collected Works” box set came out. I hope Mute will follow it up this year with “#8691 Collected Works”, a box set collecting their Parlophone, including albums, singles, B-sides, remixes and period live material; as well as perhaps the preceding and following EPs, respectively “The Drain Train” and “Colors”.

The Cure – In 2018, The Cure finally delivered a new release in their Deluxe Edition series. I hope Robert Smith will stay focused and give a 2xCD version of “Wish” in 2019.

Mike Oldfield – Deluxe 2xCD+DVD reissues of “Islands” and “Earth Moving”, with 5.1 audio, to continue the series.

Andreas

TWO new albums this year just confirmed by the incredible Foals – ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost’, ‘Part 1’ and ‘Part 2’ – 8th March, then Autumn 19. YEAH!!!!!

Stephen K

Heaven 17 need to do the 35th Anniversary deluxe edition of How Men Are.

And though Scritti Politti and Prefab Sprout reissues might already be in the works (sometime?), I’ll go down on record to add my support to that idea.

Nancy

“Classic” albums turning 40 in 2019:

Elvis Costello & The Attractions – Armed Forces
Chic – C’est Chic
Bee Gees – Spirits Having Flown
Motorhead – Overkill
Roxy Music – Manifesto
Supertramp – Breakfast In America
Art Garfunkel – Fate For Breakfast
Police – Outlandos d’Amour
Abba – Voulez-Vous
Donna Summer – Bad Girls
Gerry Rafferty – Night Owl
Ian Dury & The Blockheads – Do It Yourself
David Bowie – Lodger
Tubeway Army – Replicas
Electric Light Orchestra – Discovery
Ramones – It’s Alive
Dire Straits – Communique
Earth Wind & Fire – I Am
Who – The Kids Are Alright (OST)
AC/DC – Highway To Hell
Rainbow – Down To Earth
Tubeway Army – Tubeway Army
Bob Dylan – Slow Train Coming
Led Zeppelin – In Through The Out Door
Talking Heads – Fear Of Music
Gary Numan – The Pleasure Principle
Siouxsie & The Banshees – Join Hands
Boney M – Oceans Of Fantasy
Michael Jackson – Off The Wall
Sham 69 – The Adventures Of The Hersham Boys
Stranglers – The Raven
Who – Quadrophenia (OST)
Blondie – Eat To The Beat
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Survival
Police – Reggatta De Blanc
Fleetwood Mac – Tusk
Motorhead – Bomber
Boomtown Rats – The Fine Art Of Surfacing
Madness – One Step Beyond
Specials – Specials
Damned – Machine Gun Etiquette
Jam – Setting Sons
Pink Floyd – The Wall
Public Image Ltd – Metal Box
Clash – London Calling
Human League – Reproduction

Nancy

“Classic” albums turning 30 in 2019:

Bobby Brown – Don’t Be Cruel
Lou Reed – New York
Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians – Shooting Rubberbands At The Stars
Original Soundtrack – Cocktail
New Order – Technique
Roachford – Roachford
Roy Orbison – Mystery Girl
Fine Young Cannibals – The Raw And The Cooked
Simply Red – A New Flame
De La Soul – 3 Feet High And Rising
Texas – Southside
Madonna – Like A Prayer
S-Express – Original Soundtrack
Deacon Blue – When The World Knows Your Name
Paula Abdul – Forever Your Girl
Cult – Sonic Temple
Soul II Soul – Club Classics Volume One
Pixies – Doolittle
Cure – Disintegration
Simple Minds – Street Fighting Years
Stone Roses – The Stone Roses
Inner City – Paradise
Richard Marx – Repeat Offender
The The – Mind Bomb
Queen – The Miracle
Neneh Cherry – Raw Like Sushi
Paul McCartney – Flowers In The Dirt
Prince – Batman (OST)
Tom Petty – Full Moon Fever
Transvision Vamp – Velveteen
Cher – Heart Of Stone
London Boys – The Twelve Commandments Of Dance
Gloria Estefan – Cuts Both Ways
Alice Cooper – Trash
Adeva – Adeva
Martika – Martika
Aerosmith – Pump
Elton John – Sleeping With The Past
Eurythmics – We Too Are One
Rolling Stones – Steel Wheels
Janet Jackson – Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814
Tina Turner – Foreign Affair
Tears For Fears – The Seeds Of Love
Bob Dylan – Oh Mercy
Tracy Chapman – Crossroads
Kylie Minogue – Enjoy Yourself
Liza Minnelli – Results
Erasure – Wild!
Kate Bush – The Sensual World
Beautiful South – Welcome To The Beautiful South
Billy Joel – Storm Front
Wedding Present – Bizzaro
Chris Rea – The Road To Hell
Robert Palmer – Addictions Volume 1
Lisa Stansfield – Affection
Phil Collins – But Seriously
New Kids On The Block – Hangin’ Tough
UB40 – Labour Of Love II

Nancy

“Classic” albums turning 20 in 2019:

Blondie – No Exit
TLC – Fanmail
Underworld – Beaucoup Fish
Stereophonics – Performance And Cocktails
Blur – 13
Orbital – The Middle Of Nowhere
Catatonia – Equally Cursed And Blessed
Eminem – The Slim Shady LP
Tom Waits – Mule Variations
Suede – Head Music
Basement Jaxx – Remedy
Texas – The Hush
Flaming Lips – The Soft Bulletin
Moby – Play
Groove Armada – Vertigo
Original Soundtrack – Notting Hill
Travis – The Man Who
Pavement – Terror Twilight
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication
Jamiroquai – Synkronized
Original Soundtrack – The Matrix
Super Furry Animals – Guerilla
Beta Band – The Beta Band
Chemical Brothers – Surrender
Limp Bizkit – Significant Other
Macy Gray – On How Life Is
Jennifer Lopez – On The 6
Destiny’s Child – The Writing’s On The Wall
Mary J Blige – Mary
Santana – Supernatural
Death In Vegas – The Contino Sessions
Gomez – Liquid Skin
Ocean Colour Scene – One From The Modern
Leftfield – Rhythm And Stealth
Supergrass – Supergrass
Sting – Brand New Day
Tom Jones – Reload
David Bowie – Hours…
James – Millionaires
Pet Shop Boys – Nightlife
Charlatans – Us And Us Only
Gabrielle – Rise
Foo Fighters – There Is Nothing Left To Lose
Rage Against The Machine – The Battle Of Los Angeles
Ian Brown – Golden Greats
Savage Garden – Affirmation
Dr Dre – 2001
Beck – Midnite Vultures
William Orbit – Pieces In A Modern Style
Blink 182 – Enema Of The State

RJS

Appropriate that you wrote “Classic” in inverted commas! A few good ones but only one classic album on your list.

Henry K.

Steely Dan – back catalogue remastered on vinyl, how about a vinyl box set 72-03 like Cheap Xmas, Donald are you reaching ?
Bee Gees – back catalogue remastered on vinyl
Bee Gees – Odessa 50th Anniversary Edition in red suede box
UFO – Chrysalis Years albums with M. Schenker on Vinyl
Ten Years After – more reissues plus unreleased stuff from the 60’s and 70’s, open the vaults!
Caravan – back catalogue remastered on vinyl
Zappa – more Zappa reissues on vinyl
Brand X – back catalogue on vinyl
etc. etc. etc.

Marko

Any news about Depeche mode Spirit tour BD/DVD or something??? Or Cd box singles????

Michael

Apologies! I realise my recent post is out of place in a super deluxe box set wish list – but thought squeezing in a cheeky question is always worth trying :)

James

Paul – since you are best mates with Phil and Andy, and word on the Roxy deluxe set ‘For Your (Added) Pleasure’? I was expecting / hoping some news about this by now.

Gary

Ha ha love it! Scratchings all round!

hendry doran

Unlikely to happen but would love to see a SDE of Gerry Rafferty be it City to City or his combined Stealers Wheel/solo output

Gary

Here here Henry! Now you’re talking….

Michael

Hi Paul – thanks for this preview – I’ve enjoyed reading through yours and everyone else’s predictions and wish-lists. Do you know if Jimi Goodwin from Doves is working on anything new? It’s gone a bit quiet since his brilliant solo album Odludek in 2014. Every year I’m hopeful for his next one (or even a return from Doves’ hiatus!!!) – any news you have would be most welcome! Elsewhere, I read somewhere recently that Noel Gallagher is starting work on a new album this year. I’m really looking forward to that as his last one was excellent.

Paul M

Doves are back for the following 2019 tour dates:

29 March London Royal Albert Hall (Teenage Cancer Trust) SOLD OUT
25 May Bearded Theory Catton Hall, Derbyshire Tickets
07 June Manchester Heaton Park Tickets
16 June Dublin Malahide Castle Tickets

I’m hopeful for more dates to be announced soon although I did manage to get a ticket for the London show

deceased

I think Doves have announced a return, some live dates, possibly with Noel Gallagher if memory serves…

Mark Nicolson

Regatta de Blanc is 40 this year. A deluxe edition of this classic would be fantastic. The Police at their best.

Freek Kinkelaar

I would like to point out that I massively enjoyed the acoustic bonus tracks by Paddy on the Steve McQueen album. And I certainly wouldn’t mind more of that :-)

Skippy O'Nasica

An expanded “Tattoo You” was rumored a couple of years back, but nothing seems to be happening. A shame, since the Stones still have tons of good unreleased tunes from the 1972-1981 period covered by that album. And at this late date – especially given the unlikelihood of there ever being expanded versions of “Undercover”, “Dirty Work” etc. – they might as well make “Tattoo You” a three-disc set and clear out EVERY half decent tune that remains in the vault, right to the end of the Bill Wyman / Chris Kimsey era. (A lot of the Stones’ unreleased songs from the ’80s are more fun that the ones that actually went on the records!)

On the topic of Sparks’ 50th anniversary, it would be great if someone would issue a comprehensive roundup of their pre-Island material. Only one of their four Urban Renewal Project recordings from 1969 has been released (“Computer Girl”). Their 1970 Halfnelson demo album has never been officially released, apart from one song on Morrissey’s “Under the Influence” compilation. There is at least one unreleased song from the sessions for their first Bearsville album (a Jim Mankey number, called something like “I’m an Old Man” IIRC). Side two of their second album, “A Woofer In Tweeter’s Clothing” has never been issued on CD at the correct speed, AFAIK. Post-second album, they supposedly recorded not only “I Like Girls” as a potential single, but other material as well. And who knows what other outtakes, demos and live curiosities might exist.

As others have mentioned, B-52s reissues would be great. It would be especially nice to hear an expanded “Mesopotamia” which included all ten of the songs recorded at the time, along with the alternate “Party Mix” versions that were more lively than the original mixes. Also the debut album could be expanded with the “Rock Lobster”/”52 Girls” single versions and whatever outtakes are in the vault.

Joseph

A lot of this will have been mentioned before but just in case the label execs are lurking and want to see more interest, here goes!

FIRST OF ALL – THE CD ISN’T DEAD. I don’t buy straight vinyl album reissues and have no desire to start. I hope the New Order ‘Movement’ reissue isn’t a sign of things to come. Very unhappy about that one. Shocked that there hasn’t been a “where are the CDs?” furor over it like there was with Yazoo.

The B-52s – Just the other day I was wondering why their catalog has been so frustratingly ignored. At the very least the debut surely deserves some sort of landmark/anniversary release.

Eurythmics – ‘Boxed’ was nice but imperfect. I’d love individual releases for each album with at least the album and complete b-sides/edits/remixes similar to the BRILLIANT Tears For Fears boxes. I am desperate for a ‘Savage’ set with a DVD/BD of the ‘Savage’ video album. For such a video-based era, a lot of 80s bands seem to neglect their visual output.

Talk Talk – Doubt it’ll ever happen with Mark Hollis being such a curmudgeon but those albums all deserve individual deluxe boxes. I don’t know how much else there is to compile that hasn’t been released before but complete album plus b-sides/PERIOD remixes/edits would be beautiful.

Siouxise and the Banshees – I think a complete ‘Once’/’Twice Upon A Time’ set including a complete videos set on DVD/BD is in order.

Catherine Wheel – They deserved SO MUCH MORE than that botched Cherry Red reissue of the first album. I’d love deluxe sets for each album including all b-sides, some of which were country-specific or released and then quickly withdrawn and therefore quite rare.

Pet Shop Boys – I’d love complete album deluxe sets a la the TFF boxes (album/complete b-sides/edits/remixes). They really missed an opportunity with the 30th anniversary of ‘Please’ in 2016.

Wire – Their 80s output is terribly overlooked, though the band has been playing some of those songs live in recent years. I would LOVE deluxe editions of those records similar to the ones which just came out for the first three.

Marc and the Mambas – Since everything Marc-related seems to be getting a revisit a complete Mambas “everything put to tape” set would be AMAZING. Seems like a long shot though.

Throwing Muses – Deluxe album sets are a huge dream of mine and will likely never happen. Ditto Kristin Hersh’s debut solo ‘Hips & Makers.’

Stereolab – I’d love deluxe album reissues (complete including period EPs/b-sides/odds and ends of which there are many).

The Smiths – Further album box sets are VERY welcome. I have seen a record company A&R CD of unreleased alternate versions, some of which have leaked to YouTube, etc. I know they exist. Would be nice to see them released officially. It would also be nice to have an official Troy Tate sessions album released as well as a complete BBC sessions album released. Surprised that never happened.

Peter Gabriel – Hate what he did with ‘So.’ I would love good deluxe editions of at least the first six records. And include the b-sides/edits/odds and ends for the love of god!

Scott Walker – I doubt he’d be interested but deluxe editions of his first four records would be amazing if there’s anything else to add to them.

Looking forward to the Mansun ‘Six’ set, Erasure ‘Wild!’ set (shame that the packaging is changing back to the book and that there will only be two discs), and the OMD anniversary release(s).

Would LOVE Madonna deluxe editions, more Prince deluxe editions, further Grace Jones deluxe editions, further Bauhaus Omnibus Editions, further Donna Summer deluxe editions. Lovely things could be done with the Lamb, Broadcast, and Goldfrapp records.

And last, but not least, a friend of mine always joke about what we would put out if we ran a boutique reissue label regardless of money considerations. We’d do complete deluxe sets of the two gorgeous, practically unknown Geneva records. After that, we’d do Catherine Wheel. :)

This ended up being quite long!

James

With regards to Stereolab, they are about to begin re-issuing the back-cat on vinyl to tie in with the reunion gigs.

Personally, I’ve no real interest in the re-issues, but would love a comprehensive ‘Stereolab Live’ box on a scale to the Velvets or Suicide sets that were released years ago. The albums up to (but not including Dots and Loops) are all magnificent, but they were an astonishing live band when ‘switched on.’ I’m sure there are dozens and dozens of shows in the vaults.

CHRIS1977

I live Geneva. Especially their second album Weather Underground. I hope somone will find a way to reissue their 2 albums and don’t let them fall into amnesia valley.

RJS

“Stereolab – I’d love deluxe album reissues (complete including period EPs/b-sides/odds and ends of which there are many)”

Remastred versions of Switched On, Refried Ectoplasm and Aluminum Tunes were reissued on vinyl alongside a CD box set a couple of months ago.

Mark Goring

What a brilliant article & array of comments with great suggestions.

First up, I offer Neneh Cherry’s ‘Raw Like Sushi’ 30 Year Anniversary box set, whether it be over 2-3 cd discs plus a picture disc / book package. Because the whole era was high in sonic and visual art & should be celebrated that way. Please!

It’s high time that those still employed within labels go all out this year. Seriously, it’s not hard to look up a labels roster on discogs to see what is out of print & what fetches high prices to consider a reissue. I’m glad Be Here records licensed the Roisin Murphy ‘Overpowered’ 2LP for its January reissue as the original pressing was fetching over $300 au last year.

And legacy artists such their labels should tie up loose ends…example: Per of Roxette really has pushed & succeeded in preserving the Roxette catalogue. But what has been neglected has been the extended & remixed tracks. They could compile a 3cd release easily. Tap into the fan base first with physical pre orders & then just do a worldwide digital release. Same with the inxs back catalogue of vintage mixes. A lot of early extended mixes & dubs haven’t been made digital and are essential!

Many of us outside the UK have grown frustrated with the sainsburys vinyl exclusive model, inflated eBay panic and also local panic to even find a sainsburys that sticks the vinyl (in 2017, whilst in London, I asked a London sainburys staffer where their vinyl selection was to receive a ‘what is a vinyl’ response). So either labels stop giving supermarkets access to highly sought after product and giving them to music retail. It pains me to know hmv is in the state that it is and labels need to take some blame for a lackluster 2018 regarding releases. Sales are down because product is less in volume & less enticing than past years.

I fear we are going to experience so many different vinyl colour variants that it will just not be financially sustainable as a fan. There were 2 coloured Madonna ray of light’s last year, same with Billy idols Rebel Yell (red – urban outfitters & then blue – sound of vinyl).

So labels who still have product knowledge & power to manufacture. Fill in the many gaps. Realise that yesteryear pop still has a dedicated fanbase (why girls aloud’s album discography hasn’t been issued on vinyl is beyond me…can you imagine if their chemistry bonus Christmas album had been issued on coloured vinyl for Christmas? Would have sold out quickly!)

I’m looking forward to the Kim wild reissues / rarities. It’s still a shock that her videos haven’t been compiled for DVD/blu ray.

I’m hoping that Kylie’s Impossible Princess gets a first time vinyl issue & that a singles box set is done properly (I still shudder at the lame 1 track per 3″ disc mushroom records did many years ago). And for all the wishes for a Wham! Singles box set, I’m wishing hard too, wouldn’t it just be perfect?!

Before I stop thinking of more because we could be here all day. The many live concert vhs’ released back in the day from legacy artists have not made it to DVD / blu ray form (take that, Madonna, etc) a simple fan club or web store reissue on those formats would not be hard. And then make them digitally available on Netflix?! Back to Kylie, we need official releases of the Enjoy Yourself, Rhythm Of love & Anti Tour tours!

Joel Ivins

Looking forward, mostly, to the Erasure WILD release in March…too bad the tour video was released on the Moscow to Mars set…also not hugely excited about the second disc…wish it had the “normal” versions of the b-sides… will still get it…also looking for the Innocents deluxe… my original got left at an X’s house…sigh…note to self… always know where your music is

Mick

My expectations/wishes for 2019.

EXPECTATIONS:
THE BAND – s/t brown album 50th anniversary SDE + brown vinyl
BEATLES – Abbey Road SDE
McCARTNEY – Red Rose Speedway red vinyl (but PLEASE not 30% more expen$ive than the black vinyl)
McCARTNEY – London Town & Back To The Egg Archive Collections
PINK FLOYD – The Wall 40th anniversary something or other
ROLLING STONES – Let It Bleed 50th anniversary something or other (but I hope ABKCO does better by this than they did with Beggars Banquet)
DONNA SUMMER – Bad Girls 40th anniversary something or other

WISHES:
ALICE COOPER (band) – SDE’s. This year is the 50th anniv. of Pretties For You, so it’s a good time to start
BEATLES – Magical Mystery Tour SDE (I know…but I’m still miffed they skipped over it)
GRAND FUNK RAILROAD – SDE’s/coloured vinyl/R&R HOF induction. This year is their 50th anniv., so let’s GO!
JETHRO TULL – Thick As A Brick book set corrected reissue + Benefit book set
MOTT THE HOOPLE – A Columbia years box set as thorough as Mental Train was to the Island/Atlantic years.
STONES – Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016 individual releases (preferably coloured vinyl)
THE WHO – Tommy 50th anniversary coloured vinyl (black/blue splatter or split?)
YES – further Panegyric CD+BD SDE’s: preferably Drama and the Rabin era albums.

Andy b in the place 2 b

One word – Japan. Bout time this back cat was looked at.

pinkfloyd

Totally! Japan 2cd deluxe of all 5 albums + oil on canvas! dvd is a bonus!
Quiet Life is 40 this year!!! make it happen David!

Tcf

That would be a dream! But I fear that there is not much left. Also Steve Jansen wrote that the original masters of Tin Drum are lost/destroyed…. But I would by them just for the Original Version of „Some kind of fool „ and the „Venus in furs“ Outtake. And there also should be live rehearsal Versions of „Life without buildings“ and Tsuchiyas „Rice Music“. And what about the Penguin Café Soundtrack…….?

Kauwgompie

Wishes for 2019:
-Climie Fisher both albums “Everything” and “Coming In For The Kill”. No brainer for Cherry Pop
-China Crisis – “What Price Paradise”. The first 3 and the 5th album have been reissued but not the 4th.
-Chic – “The Chic Organization 1980-1983”
-Duran Duran – We need box sets of their albums with 5.1 and the Wedding Album needs to be reissued badly!!!
-Jean Michel Jarre Albums in 5.1. Ridiculous that hasn’t been done yet.
-Ramones – “End Of The Century”. That’s the one next in line.
-George Michael – “Older”
-Nik Kershaw – “Radio Musicola” & “The Works”. Shoe in for Cherry Pop
-a-Ha – “Minor Earth Major Sky”
-Tears For Fears – “Seeds Of Love” at some point in my lifetime!!
-The Beloved – “Happiness”
-Break Machine – “Break Dance Party”
-Bruce Springsteen – “Born In The USA”. USA is no fun now but that album rocks. He still hasn’t released “Protection” on CD (Donna Summer sang it on the “Donna Summer” album.
-Dan Hartman – “I Can Dream About You”
-Eurythmics – Box sets of their albums including 5.1
-Frankie Goes To Hollywood in 5.1
-Grace Jones – “Living My Life”
-Japan – All albums in 2xcd and 5.1
-Lenny Kravitz – “5”. The first 3 have been done and “Circus” sucks so lets move on to “5”
-Malcolm McLaren -“Waltz Darling”
-RAH Band – First 4 albums
-OMD – “Sugar Tax” 2xcd with all remixes
-Prince – “Sign Of The Times” Best album ever
-Rolling Stones – “Undercover” including the Arthur Baker remix of “Too Much Blood”. Never gonna happen but one can dream
-Roxy Music – “Stranded” should be next in line
-Scritti Politti – “Cupid & Psyche” and “Provision”
-Simple Minds – “Street Fighting Years”, not as good as New Gold Dream or the other previous ones but still good enough for a reissue like the previous albums
-The Smiths – “Strangeways Here We Come” My favorite Smiths album
-Space Monkey – “On The Beam” shoe in for Cherry Pop
-Spandau Ballet – “Heart Like A Sky”
-Terence Trent D’Arby – “The Hardline According To…”
-Thompson Twins – CD Singles box w ALL remixes
-Tina Turner – “Break Every Rule”

Neil

What Price Paradise is supposed to be happening according to Gary Daly at some point. Regarding OMD i would imagine Crush and The Pacific Age would come before Sugar Tax though at the rate their reissues come out i think Sugar Tax might appear sometime in 2030

Kauwgompie

Thank you Neil. Great news about China Crisis. OMD reissues so far are not much to write home about. Mostly a few expanded single cds and of course the disastrous 2cd reissue of Junk Culture with all its mistakes. Not impressed with any OMD reissue so far.

Andy Hapeman

I just wanted to say can we please, please, please see remastered sets of Stevie Wonder albums…”Talking Book”, “Innervisions”, “Fulfillingness’ First Finale”, “Songs In The Key of Life”. Every one of those albums should be SDE!

Mick

I agree, but…
Not unless Stevie allows the master tapes to be used. There’s really no point in further reissues or hi-res releases if they’re gonna continue to come from 2nd or 3rd generation copies.

Carsten

Queen full album box set on CD would be a dream come true. The did it in a fantastic way for vinyl it seems (looking at SDEs coverage) – why on earth would we not get it on CD?

Hans lindskog

Hello, it actually exist. I bought a complete set of all Queen albums issued as 2 cd sets in 2014
See Island Records ‎– 278 971 3. Best regards, hans

alan hansen

regarding the Prefab Sprout catalogue, Paul – well said! it seems Paddy himself has lost the key to his own treasure-trove of aural delights.

Jeff

Oops sorry about that!!!

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https://www.dgmlive.com/news/King%20Crimson%20-%20Celebrating%2050%20years

Jeff

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Michel D.
Iain Probert

Paul, any encouragement that you can give to whichever company now owns the rights (EMI originally had them) to Private Lives (John Adams) excellent one and only LP release Prejudice and Pride, to finally get it out (at a minimum) on CD. I’d love to see the original album, which was released in 1984, expanded to include the (non album single) Memory of your name. I did reach out to Cherry Red a couple of years ago, but nothing came of it. Ta.