Out This Week / 24 November 2014
The Velvet Underground six-disc super deluxe
The third Velvet Underground album gets the 45th Anniversary treatment with six CDs providing a comprehensive overview of the band’s first album without John Cale.
Jethro Tull / Warchild (4-disc box set)
This is a 40th anniversary ‘Theatre Edition’ of Jethro Tull‘s 1974 album. The limited edition 2CD+2DVD set includes a 5.1 remix by Steven Wilson and a wealth of additional material, much of it previously unreleased.
R.E.M. / REMTV (6-DVD box)
Incredible amount of content in this six-DVD R.E.M. box including both Unpluggeds, numerous live concerts and very good new documentary R.E.M. by MTV.
Frankie Goes To Hollywood / Inside The Pleasuredome
‘Pledgers’ who reserved their boxes via PledgeMusic have had theirs for a few weeks, but the Frankie Goes To Hollywood Inside The Pleasuredome box is shipping this week for those who’ve ordered via traditional channels.
Joni Mitchell / Love Has Many Faces (4CD box set)
A new 53-song collection of previously released material from Joni Mitchell “inspired by a four-act ballet”. The material spans 40 years.
Cream 1966-1972 Vinyl Box Set
All of Cream‘s studio and live albums in this six-LP box set that features exact reproductions of original artwork and 180 gram vinyl pressings.
Benny Andersson • Bjorn Ulvaeus • Tim Rice/ Chess deluxe
A remastered and expanded version of the 1984 concept album. This comes with a DVD that features promo videos and a documentary.
Soundgarden / Echo of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path (3CD)
New rarities set from Soundgarden charting the band’s 26-year history via B-sides, instrumentals, and demos. It features seven unreleased tracks.
The Moody Blues / The Polydor Years 1986-1992 (Box set)
This nine-disc Moody Blues set features six CDs, two DVDs and a seven inch vinyl record and includes remastered editions of all the band’s Polydor-era albums, spanning the period 1986 to 1992.
Jesus Jones / 3-disc reissues
Expansive reissues for Food-era Jesus Jones. The 2CD+DVD sets feature an enormous amount of bonus material including remixes, demos, live tracks and more.
The Beatles/ Vinyl reissues
Four fab Beatles compilations reissued on vinyl including the excellent Giles Martin ‘mash-up’ Love and the ‘red’ and ‘blue’ collections newly remastered from analogue sources.
Public Enemy / Deluxe reissues
Public Enemy‘s It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back and Fear of a Black Planet are both reissued this week. The former gets a bonus DVD while the latter is also issued as a collector’s vinyl with lenticular sleeve.
Rainbow/ The Polydor Years
The Polydor Years is an eight-LP vinyl box that includes all of Rainbow‘s studio albums plus the live On Stage release.