Out This Week / 16 February 2015
Pretenders / Reissues & Box Set
Pretenders individual reissues out this week (mostly 2CD+DVD) or even better get the 22-disc box set collection.
Texas / Texas 25 box set and deluxe
Scottish band Texas celebrate 25 years with the appropriately named Texas 25. The album features re-recordings of the hits but the deluxe and box add a CD of originals to the mix.
Manic Street Preachers / No Manifesto (blu-ray)
Haven’t seen it myself but Elizabeth Marcus’ Manics documentary is an “entertaining and highly revealing portrait of the welsh band” according to BBC Wales!
Bob Marley & the Wailers / Easy Skanking in Boston 78
Unreleased Bob Marley live performance from Boston 1978. The CD+Blu-ray (or DVD) package also includes newly discovered video footage.
Various Artists / The Mike Maurro Peak Hour Remixes
Brooklyn’s Mike Maurro made a name for himself back in 2008 with remixes of tracks such as Ashford & Simpson’s Tried, Tested and Found True. Here is a collection of his work which remarkably all stem from multi-track tapes Maurro had acquired. Three CDs for just over a tenner seems like great value.
Soul II Soul / Back to Life: The Collection
New budget Soul II Soul collection compiled by Jazzie B himself. Amongst the 16-tracks are hits Back to Life and Keep on Movin’.
Chrome / Chrome Box
This reissue of a vinyl box set first released back in late 1982 features the work of California art rockers Chrome. Seven vinyl records come packaged in a silk screened box with a 40- page book containing extensive liner notes and rare photos.
Julee Cruise / Floating into the Night (vinyl reissue)
Julee Cruise‘s 1989 debut is of course inseparable from Twin Peaks – understandable since all the songs were written by David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti and many tracks were used in the series. This is a Music on Vinyl 180g reissue.