Nilsson / The RCA Albums Collection (17CD box set)
This Nilsson box from Sony Legacy has just about everything: all the RCA albums, previously released bonus tracks and lots of unheard rarities – all at a relatively affordable price.
Big Country / At The BBC (3CD+DVD box set)
At The BBC consists of three CDs of Big Country BBC radio sessions (John Peel, David Jensen), coupled with a massive amount of live material (such as Hammersmith Palais ’83 and Hammersmith Odeon ’89) and a DVD which includes every Top Of The Pops appearance, and many other TV performances.
- • UK Order: At The BBC
- • USA Order: At the BBC
- • CANADA Order: At The BBC
- • GERMANY Order: At The BBC
Robbie William / Live At Knebworth 10th Anniversary (2DVD+Blu-ray+CD box set)
Whether the world needs a 10th anniversary of Robbie Williams‘ Live at Knebworth set is debatable, but this top-of-the-range version of the reissue is at least comprehensive by including two DVDs, a Blu-ray, and CD and a book.
- • UK Order: Live At Knebworth [Book + 2DVD + Blu-ray + Deluxe CD]
- • USA Order: Live at Knebworth: 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
- • CANADA Order: Live at Knebworth: 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
- • GERMANY Order: Live at Knebworth (2DVD + Blu-ray + 2CD + Book)
Pet Shop Boys / Vocal Remixes (CD single)
The Pet Shop Boys have thrown caution to the wind, and their latest UK CD single is the lengthiest in their 28 year history, with nine mixes. It’s also notable for lacking a B-side which is virtually unheard of for the disco duo.
Luke Haines / Rock and Roll Animals
If you thought Luke Haines‘ output couldn’t get any weirder than 2011’s hallucinogenic 9½ Psychedelic Meditations on British Wrestling of the 1970s and early ’80s, then think again. Rock and Roll Animals sees Sham 69 singer Jimmy Pursey cast as a fox, Gene Vincent as a cat, and Nick Lowe as a badger. The narrative in this concept album see these ‘rock and roll animals’ take up the fight against some birds and Antony Gormley’s Angel Of the North. Wit, warmth, and great songs make this a triumph.