Out This Week / 9 December 2013
The Velvet Underground / White Light / White Heat (Super Deluxe Edition)
The death of Lou Reed makes the reissue of The Velvet Underground‘s second album White Light / White Heat all the more poignant. This Super Deluxe Edition echoes the packaging of last year’s Velvet Underground & Nico set although it only contains half the number of CDs (three).
Eric Clapton / Give Me Strength: 1974-75 Recordings (5CD+Blu-ray audio)
Expanded versions of 461 Ocean Boulevard, There’s One In Every Crowd and E.C. Was Here (all with previously unreleased material), plus a disc of Freddie King sessions AND a blu-ray audio with hi-res surround sound versions (including an unreleased Elliot Scheiner 5.1 of 461 Ocean Boulevard) make this set an absolute feast for Eric Clapton fans.
John Mellencamp / 1978-2012 (19CD box set)
This massive box is effectively the entire studio catalogue of John Mellencamp – 223 tracks over 35 years. Includes bonus offerings with many of the albums.
Neil Young/ Live at the Cellar Door (CD / Vinyl)
A superb 1970 solo performance from Neil Young just months after the release of After The Goldrush. Issued on CD (in the usual gatefold card packaging) and 180g vinyl.
Nick Drake / Tuck Box (5CD box set)
All three official Nick Drake studio albums feature in Tuck Box along with two compilations and a poster housed in a seven-inch box set.
The Beatles / Live at the BBC (3LP vinyl)
The triple-vinyl, six-panel gatefold, remastered Live at the BBC is issued today, a month after the remastered CD version was issued.
Paul McCartney / New (vinyl)
Almost two months (!?) after the album came out on CD, Paul McCartney‘s New is finally available on vinyl. It’s a gatefold and comes with a digital download card.