Out This Week / 3 February 2014
Rainbow / The Singles Box 1975-1986
This limited edition box collects 19 Rainbow singles and reproduces them on CD with replica sleeves, all housed in a rigid box with lift-off lid. Original single mixes are used, remastered.
Suzanne Vega/ Tales From the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles
First album for seven years from Suzanne Vega. There is no deluxe edition with bonus material, although the Japanese CD has two live tracks appended to the studio album.
- • UK Pre-order: Tales From The Realm Of The Queen Of Pentacles
- • USA Pre-order: Tales from the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles
Gene / Deluxe Reissues
Edsel this week release Britpop band Gene‘s back catalogue as two-CD ‘casebound book’ deluxe editions, including fan favourite Olympian.
Mike Bloomfield / From His Head To His Heart To His Hands 3CD+DVD set
Guitarist Mike Bloomfield has his all-too-short career anthologised in this smart four disc set. Originally a member of The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Bloomfield was a session guitarist on Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited in 1965. Like A Rolling Stone is included here in a previously unreleased instrumental version as is a new outtake of Tombstone Blues. This set comes with a DVD which features a film about the musician.
- • UK Order: From His Head To His Heart To His Hands
- • USA Order: From His Head to His Heart to His Hands
Tina Turner / Love Songs
Valentine’s Day is coming up, so look out for compilations like Tina Turner‘s Love Songs. This new compilation features many single edits which may, or may not, be of interest to the Turner completist.
Within Temptation / Hydra box set
Dutch band Within Temptation have put together an impressive looking box for their new album Hydra. It comes with two LPs, two CDs, an further instrumental CD of the album along with a songbook and a guitar pick.
Foreigner / I Want To Know What Love Is – That Ballads
More Valentine’s Day fodder, but there is at least a special two-CD version of this Foreigner compilation that features a bonus disc containing a previously unreleased performance the hits and fan favourites, recorded from an acoustic show for the German radio station SWR1 in July 2013.
- • UK Order: I Want To Know What Love Is – The Ballads
- • USA Order: I Want to Know What Love Is – The Ballads
Cast / 2CD deluxe reissues
More Britpop-era reissues from Edsel – this time from Cast, the band formed by John Power after he left The Las. All Change, Magic Hour and Beetroot are the albums in question. All come with a bonus DVD.