Out This Week / 2 September 2013
The Beach Boys / Made In California (6CD Box Set)
This Beach Boys set was originally rumoured for last autumn, to coincide with the 50th Anniversary celebrations, but better late than never. Six CDs of content combining the familiar and the unheard, presented in a soft-feel yellow book which is just short of 12-inches square.
Mike Oldfield / Crises 5-disc box set
Demand for this Mike Oldfield 3CD+2DVD set caught Universal by surprise and it’s currently be repressed. Contains the album remastered, a 5.1 surround mix, two CDs of live performance from the Crises tour and much more.
Yes / High Vibration Japanese 16 SACD box set
All of Yes‘s albums between 1968 and 1987 (including live album Yessongs) remastered for hybrid stereo SACD, plus a special bonus disc, This SACD is a Japanese-only box.
Various Artists / Monterey International Pop Festival
70 tracks across four-CDs and an 88-page booklet. This celebration of the June 1967 Monterey Pop Festival from Salvo Music is great value and their packaging and presentation is normally first class.
The Breeders / Lxxx Vinyl box set
A 20th Anniversary of The Breeders Last Splash album, this vinyl box set contains the same 45 bonus tracks as the three-CD version but here you get seven vinyl records. Includes demos, rare tracks, live performances and the Safari, Cannonball, Divine Hammer and Head To Toe EPs.
Happy Mondays / Original Album Series
Four out of five Happy Mondays studio albums, plus a live release in this set which is issued at the same time as many other original album series collections .
Deacon Blue / When The World Knows Your Name (coloured vinyl)
Another limited vinyl pressing from Demon Records, this time Deacon Blue‘s second album. Features Real Gone Kid and comes with a download code for MP3s.
Various Artists / The Rocky Horror Show: Album Box Set
A four-CD set that celebrates The Rocky Horror Show. Features the original film soundtrack, Roxy Cast performances, a “Songs from the Vaults” CD and an international disc from various productions around the world.
- • UK Pre-order: The Rocky Horror Show: The Album Box Set
- • USA Order: Rocky Horror Show: The Album Box Set
Kim Wilde/ Close 2CD Deluxe Edition
Kim Wilde‘s long-awaited reissue of 1988’s Close hits the ‘shops’ today, packed full of bonus remixes and single edits.
Mike Oldfield / Five Miles Out 3-disc deluxe edition
As well as Crises, today sees the reissue of Mike Oldfield‘s 1982 album Five Miles Out. No box set, but the standard deluxe edition still packs a punch with a few bonus tracks, a live CD and a DVD with the album mixed in 5.1 surround sound.