Dexys Midnight Runners / Search For the Young Soul Rebels
A ‘reactivation’ of the 2010 two-CD deluxe edition of their 1980 album, this sees the same bonus disc with non-album singles and b-sides, John Peel and Kid Jensen radio sessions and five early demos. The packaging is rumoured to be simple double jewel case, but it’s a fair bit cheaper this time around.
The Blue Nile / Hats audiophile vinyl
We should point out that ‘audiophile vinyl’ is EMI’s description rather than ours. This contains the remastered audio (without bonus tracks) that were first released on last year’s 2CD reissues.
Adam Ant is The BlueBlack Hussar In Marrying The Gunners Daughter
Adam Ant is back with his first album in 17 years, and there is even a companion movie (The BlueBlack Hussar) to go with it. Haven’t heard this but the reviews seem reasonably positive. Also on vinyl.
121212 The Concert For Sandy Relief
Pretty hard to complain about this line-up as Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Billy Joel and McCartney peform to help those unfortunate enough to have suffered due to Hurricane Sandy. It’s not the full concert though, and we should point out that the McCartney/Nirvana track Cut Me Some Slack is not featured.