Out This Week / 6 November 2015
The Beatles / 1 Video Collection (various editions)
27 Beatles number ones with restored promo footage and pristine stereo and 5.1 surround sound remixes. 50 in total if you opt for the deluxe edition.
Bob Dylan / The Cutting Edge Bootleg Series Vol 12
This promises to be an incredible document of Bob Dylan in his prime. So much to enjoy with these unheard outtakes from Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde On Blonde regardless of which edition you opt for.
Aretha Franklin / The Atlantic Albums Collection (19CD)
16 Aretha Franklin albums collected in this new box set including Lady Soul, Young, Gifted and Black and the deluxe version of Live At The Fillmore West.
Scorpions / reissues
Believe it or not German rock band Scorpions are celebrating 50 years together and a massive and well thought out reissue campaign is the inevitable result.
Chris Rea / La Passione (CD+Blu-ray)
Chris Rea revisits 1996 with this four-disc ‘artist’s edition’ of his La Passione soundtrack album. This set is a 2CD+2DVD package with new and remastered music and short films.
T’Pau / Bridge of Spies
T’Pau were destined never to repeat the commercial success of their quadruple platinum debut Bridge of Spies, which delivered top ten hits on both sides of the atlantic. This new 2CD+DVD deluxe offers 26 bonus tracks and a concert and promo videos on DVD.
The Sisters of Mercy / Floodland vinyl box
Four vinyl records in this Sisters of Mercy box including the Floodland album and related 12-inch singles.
Ride / Nowhere (deluxe)
Indie ‘shoegazers’ Ride‘s 1990 debut is reissued again. This time the two-CD deluxe comes as a ‘hardback canvas effect book’ with a new bonus DVD of the previously unseen Town and Country Club show from 1991.
Paul Butterfield / Complete Albums 1965-1980
The complete albums of the Chicago Blues legend. A 14CD set that contains 13 of his albums under various guises.
Led Zeppelin / Mothership reissue
The Led Zeppelin Mothership compilation is reissued using the new 2014-5 remasters. Available as 4LP vinyl box or two-CD set (which is a bargain at present).
B.B. King / Ladies and Gentlemen... (2LP vinyl)
Highlights from the 2012 B.B. King box set across two vinyl 180g records >
The Alan Parsons Project / The Turn of a Friendly Card
This 30th anniversary Legacy Edition of The Alan Parsons Project‘s fifth album adds ten bonus tracks to the first CD and a further 17 unreleased tracks to the bonus disc including home demos .
- • UK Order: The Turn of a Friendly Card (2CD)
- • USA Order: The Turn of a Friendly Card (2CD)
- • GERMANY Order: The Turn of a Friendly Card (2CD)
Mylene Farmer / Interstellaires
French superstar Mylene Farmer releases her new album Interstellaires this week. The 11-track release is also available as a limited edition collector’s edition.
Bjork / Vulnicura Strings
Phew! I haven’t really had a chance to properly ‘get into’ Bjork‘s March 2015 album Vulnicura, but since then we’ve already had a limited edition coloured vinyl version, a forthcoming live edition (exclusive to Rough Trade) and now here’s a more intimate acoustic (“without beats”) take of the entire album (available on CD and vinyl). Keep up!