Out This Week / 27 October 2014
Led Zeppelin / Led Zeppelin IV & Houses of the Holy
Second wave of Led Zeppelin reissues. As before, the albums in question – this time Led Zeppelin IV and Houses of the Holy – come as super deluxe box sets and deluxe CD and vinyl editions all with companion discs of unreleased audio.
XTC / Drums and Wires (CD+Blu-ray)
Arguably the dream price and format for a single album reissue. XTC do it again after last year’s exemplary Nonsuch with this reissue of their third album Drums and Wires. The Blu-ray (or DVD-A) offers a feast of 5.1 remixes, demos, instrumentals, videos, rehearsal tape audio and more.
The Wedding Present / four-disc reissues
These new Wedding Present reissues offer an incredible amount of bonus material with each album now a 3CD+DVD set. Frontman David Gedge has personally overseen these and it seems as if the wait has been worthwhile.
Paul McCartney / New 3-disc Collector’s Edition
Paul McCartney‘s 2013 studio album was a fine set of recordings and this 2CD+DVD ‘collector’s edition’ at least offers some decent bonus material across the extra CD and DVD to soften the blow of buying the same album only a year down the line.
Level 42 / Deluxe reissues
The 2012 Running In The Family super deluxe was rather remix shy, but these new reissues of Level 42‘s True Colours, Standing in the Light and Staring at the Sun boast a comprehensive selection of twelve-inch versions and seven-inch edits.
Stevie Ray Vaughan / The Complete Epic Recordings Collection (12CD box)
All of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble’s Epic Recordings collected includes the promo-only El Mocambo and two discs of rarities.
Souxsie & The Banshees / Expanded reissues
Last four Siouxsie & The Banshees albums reissued with bonus tracks amongst which are a few unreleased rarities.
Suzi Quatro / The Girl From Detroit City (4CD box set)
This 82-track, four-CD Suzi Quatro box set features all new remastering and is packaged as a hardcover book featuring a 20,000 word overview of the American singer-songwriter’s career.
The Kane Gang / The Bad and Lowdown World of The Kane Gang (3CD reissue)
Generous three-CD expansion of The Kane Gang‘s 1985 debut which features unreleased band demos and a live gig from Strathclyde University.
Stereo MC’s / Collected (9CD+DVD box)
Entire studio recordings of Stereo MC’s includes 10-discs with all the albums, rare and unreleased recordings and the Connected live concert and documentary on DVD with all the promo videos.
ABBA / The Studio Albums (8LP box set)
The 40th anniversary continues as ABBA’s eight studio albums are pressed onto 180g vinyl and collected in this Studio Albums vinyl box set.
Gun / Taking On The World (25th Anniversary reissue)
Three-CD reissue brings together a remastered version of the Scottish rockers’ 1989 debut along with B-sides, remixes and a disc of BBC radio sessions.
- • UK Order: Taking On The World “25th Anniversary Edition”
- • GERMANY Order: Taking on the World (25th Anniversary Edition)
Annie Lennox / Nostalgia (2-disc deluxe edition)
Annie Lennox’s new album Nostalgia interprets some of the greats of the 20th century including Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Billie Holiday and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. The deluxe edition is a 36-page hardcover book with photos and detailed notes on the songs and comes with a bonus DVD with interview and video of I Put A Spell On You.
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds / Vinyl reissues
The first batch of seven vinyl reissues (with seven more to come next year) have been remastered, overseen by former Bad Seed Mick Harvey. Everything is pressed on 180g vinyl with packaging to match the originals.
Martika / Martika expanded reissue
Martika‘s 1988 debut, best known for the international hit Toy Soldiers – is expanded with a number of period remixes (and Spanish language versions).