Out This Week / 6 October 2014
Smashing Pumpkins / Adore (6CD+DVD box)
Latest Smashing Pumpkins archive set is remastered by Bob Ludwig. This collection includes an unreleased on CD mono version of the album and three discs of unreleased material. Also featurs Live DVD.
Underword / Dubnobasswithmyheadman (box set)
Five-disc Underworld super deluxe set offers previously unreleased material, rare alternate mixes, remixes, and material from the original companion singles.
The Dream Academy / The Morning Lasted All Day (2CD)
Two CD retrospective from the band responsible for the classic single Life In A Northern Town contains five previously unreleased recordings. Booklet includes track-by-track guide and essay by frontman Nick Laird-Cowes.
Bryan Adams / Tracks of My Years
While we wait for the Reckless deluxe set Bryan Adams slips out a covers album which includes his take on tracks by The Beatles, Bob Dylan and The Beach Boys. Deluxe Edition features five bonus tracks.
Stevie Nicks / 24 Karat Gold: Songs From The Vault
A collection of Stevie Nicks songs mainly written between written between 1969 and ’87 but recorded only last year in Nashville, with Dave Stewart and Waddy Wachtel in the producer’s seat.
Swing Out Sister / The Essential (new hits set)
A set aimed at “those who missed Swing Out Sister the first time around”, The Essential Swing Out Sister still contains a couple of rarities amongst the familiar hits, including an unreleased ‘Big Band’ version of Forever Blue.
Holly Johnson / Blast (2CD+DVD)
A reissue of the 2010 reissue. Holly Johnson‘s 1989 album Blast remains his most enjoyable post-Frankie work and this three-disc set – curated by the man himself – is hard to fault with an enormous amount of remixes and all the promos on DVD.