Out This Week / 12 May 2014
Emerson Lake & Palmer / Brain Salad Surgery (6-disc super deluxe box)
Three CDs, a DVD, a DVD-A and a vinyl record in this boxed celebration of the 1973 album from ELP. Rather good value to at around the £60 mark.
Blondie: Greatest Hits Redux / Ghosts Of Download
This three-disc Blondie deluxe set ticks most of the boxes with vibrant new music, spot-the-difference re-recorded hits and a 1977 live performance on DVD. Superb looking double coloured vinyl edition is on the way soon.
Tori Amos / Unrepentant Geraldines (new album)
Currently on tour in the UK, Tori Amos‘ new album is rumoured to be a return to form with piano driven collection including Trouble’s Lament. In addition to the standard CD it’s available as CD+DVD deluxe edition and 2LP vinyl.
Michael Jackson / Xscape (CD+DVD Deluxe)
Don’t bother with the standard edition of this ‘new’ Michael Jackson album; the deluxe gives you all the original versions of the music (in addition to the reproduced tracks) and offers a bonus DVD.
Suede / Live at the Royal Albert Hall (2CD+DVD)
Reissue and repackage of Suede‘s triumphant 2010 ‘comeback’ gig at the Royal Albert Hall. Features two-CDs and a DVD of the concert performance.
The Beat / The Complete Studio Recordings
If you didn’t opt for the deluxe sets from a few years back, this new 4CD clamshell box of The Beat material is both stupendous value and an attractively designed set.