Out This Week / 11 November 2013
The Who / Tommy (Super Deluxe Edition box set)
The Who‘s Tommy is reissued as a Super Deluxe Edition and includes a disc of 25 unheard demos, an unreleased ‘live bootleg’ performance of the rock opera and the whole album in 5.1 surround on Blu-ray ‘Pure Audio’ disc.
The Beatles / On Air Live at the BBC, Vol Two (2CD or 3LP)
19 years after the first BBC Beatles set, comes this 63-track follow up. Just for good measure Apple have remastered the first volume as well and you can even pick both up in a limited ‘collection’ slipcase.
The Rolling Stones / Sweet Summer Sun: Hyde Park Live
This celebration of The Rolling Stones‘ 2013 Hyde Park gigs is available in a bewildering array of formats, but the pick of the bunch is this surprisingly well-priced 4-disc deluxe book package.
Herbie Hancock / The Complete Columbia Album Collection 1972-1988
Hot on the heels of the Dylan Complete Album Collection from last week comes a similar set featuring the work of American keyboardist and composer Herbie Hancock. This collection contains 34 remastered CDs, with many getting their debut outside of Japan.
Miles Davis / The Original Mono Recordings (box set)
Miles Davis’ first nine albums for Columbia are collected in one package – all in impeccable mono mixes for the first time on CD. Comes with 40-page booklet.
Mark Lewisohn / The Beatles: Tune In Extended Edition
Four weeks after the release of the standard edition of volume one of Mark Lewisohn‘s All Those Years Beatles biography, comes this special Extended Edition which doubles the page count for a fuller more expansive telling of those early years.
Ry Cooder / 1970-1987 box set
The 17 years of the Warner era are collected in this Ry Cooder 11 disc box set. Packaging is card sleeves in a clamshell box.
The Killers / Direct Hits (deluxe edition)
The first ever greatest hits from The Killers was originally going to be available as a CD+DVD edition, but the video disc got dropped leaving the ‘deluxe’ rather lacking.
Yes / Close To The Edge [CD+Blu-ray or CD+DVD-A]
This 1972 album from Yes has been issued so many times, you’d think there would be nothing more left to do with it. Not the case, as this new issue looks on paper to be definitive with extras including a new 5.1 mix from Steven Wilson plus instrumental mixes and hi-res ‘needledrop’ of original UK vinyl.
Cabaret Voltaire / #8385 Collected Works 1983-1985
Extensive limited edition eight (or 12) disc box set, from Cabaret Voltaire which includes albums, twelve-inch remixes, unreleased material, short films and videos.
Everything But The Girl / 2CD Deluxe Editions
After successfully reissuing some of their earlier work, Edsel turn to mid-period EBTG and create two disc deluxe editions packaged in casebound book sets.
Keane / The Best Of [Super Deluxe Edition]
Quite good timing for Keane that Lilly Allen is all over commercial TV in Britain performing their song Somewhere Only We Know in an advertisement for UK retailer John Lewis. The original version is one of the highlights from this new ‘hits’ collection. The Super Deluxe Edition comes with a CD of B-sides, a DVD and a hardback photo book.
Donny Hathaway / Never My Love: The Anthology
A four-disc retrospective from Rhino combining American soul and gospel vocalist Donny Hathaway‘s essential studio and live tracks with 23 previously unreleased recordings.
Fleetwood Mac / Boston (3CD)
A three CD set capturing all three nights in February 1970 when Fleetwood Mac played the Boston Tea Party venue.