Out This Week / 1 July 2013
Various Artists / The Complete Motown Singles Vol 12A
This five-CD set contains 113 remastered tracks, from Motown’s output during the first half of 1972, and will have a limited production run of 7,500.
Nile Rodgers and Chic / Up All Night: The Greatest Hits
Nile Rodgers performed a triumphant set at this year’s Glastonbury Festival, with his Chic Organisation, and even managed to get a sneaky plug in for this two-CD hits compilation!
Dr Feelgood / Taking No Prisoners 4CD+DVD box
Another superbly packaged Dr. Feelgood set from EMI. This covers the ‘Gypie’ period from 1977-1981, and comes with a fantastic DVD full of old TV documentaries and live performances.
Tom Robinson Band / The Anthology 1977-79 (3CD+DVD)
This well-priced, four-disc set is effectively a complete anthology of everything the Tom Robinson Band released in the EMI years, plus a host of previously unreleased material. Includes B-sides, Peel sessions, unreleased live material and a bonus DVD with promo videos and TV spots from 1977.
Billy Joel / An Innocent Man SACD
An Innocent Man, Billy Joel‘s hit-laden 1983 album, has been out on SACD before, but Mobile Fidelity claim this new issue is the best-sounding version, ever.
Julia Fordham / Porcelain 2CD deluxe edition
Julia Fordham‘s 1989 sophomore album, Porcelain, is reissued today as two-disc deluxe set featuring bonus remixes, non-album tracks and single edits. The follow-up, 1991’s Swept, is out next week.
Bob Dylan / Blonde On Blonde SACD
Another Mobile Fidelity release, this time Bob Dylan‘s 1966 masterpiece, Blonde On Blonde. Sony’s (now out-of-print) SACD from 2003 actually split the album over two discs (echoing the original vinyl, of course) and offered a surround sound option. This MoFi release sticks to just one CD and is stereo-only. Nevertheless, this is being spoken of highly, around various online forums.
Blind Faith 2xLP Special Edition
Blind Faith‘s one and only album from 1969, is issued in this special 2xLP edition, featuring five bonus tracks on the second LP never before released on vinyl. This 180g pressing also comes with an 8-page booklet with extensive liner notes.