Out This Week / 23 March 2015
Toto / Toto XIV (new album/box set)
First Toto studio album in over nine years. Toto XIV is available across a number of formats including the box set pictured.
Hawkwind / This is Your Captain Speaking… (box set)
Generous 11-CD Hawkind box set covering the years 1970-1974. Comes with exclusive new compilation Of Time and Stars – The Singles.
Bee Gees / 1974-1979 (5CD box)
New Bee Gees collection that includes their four albums from 1974 to 1979 plus bonus disc ‘The Miami Years’ with Saturday Night Fever songs and rarities.
Wham! / Original Album Classics (3CD)
The canny inclusion of the US-only Songs From The Edge of Heaven compilation, which contains some exclusive mixes and rarities, makes this Wham! 3CD set more interesting than you might expect.
Eminem / The Vinyl LPs (10 LP vinyl box)
This prosaically titled Eminem vinyl box is out already, despite only being announced 10 days ago. Buy it from Amazon Italy or France – much cheaper than the UK.
The Who / Hits 50 (2LP)
The really rather good Who compilation from last year is issued as a double-vinyl record. Other vinyl reissues, such as Quadrophenia and Who’s Next, also out today.
James / Laid – Wah Wah (Box and reissues)
James’ Laid and Wah Wah – originally recorded in the same Brian Eno sessions in 1993/4 – are brought together in this four-disc deluxe box set.
Blancmange / Semi Detached (2CD Deluxe)
This deluxe edition of Blancmange‘s new album looks good with most of the album tracks extended for the bonus disc.
Björk / Vulnicura (2LP Vinyl)
The double vinyl version of Björk‘s new album follows a week after the CD editions were issued.
Train / The Collection (5CD box)
A decade’s worth of material collected in this five-CD box that compiles the work of San Francisco rock band Train.
The The / Hyena (soundtrack)
Matt Johnson continues to operate slightly under the radar with another The The soundtrack (following Tony from 2010 and Moonbug from 2012), released on his own Cineola label. The packaging for these is great, with the CDs coming in little hardcover books packed with photos.
Lloyd Cole / Don’t Look Back… (budget compilation)
Excellent (and cheap) overview of LC’s almost flawless first 10 years of recording music. Put together by the man himself, so a few great ‘deep cuts’ to enjoy too.
Kylie Minogue / Kiss Me Once (2CD+Blu-ray or DVD)
Three disc Kylie package sees her performing in Glasgow in November 2014 on her Kiss Me Once Tour. Big price differential between the DVD and Blu-ray version.
The Las / There She Goes: Collection (Budget compilation)
Yes, Universal Music are marketing this new Las compilation as ‘career spanning’ with an apparent straight face. The band of course famously had just the one studio album. Having said that, this is only £2 on Amazon Italy!