Out This Week / on 1 April 2016
Pet Shop Boys / SUPER (CD or LP)
Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe issue their 13th studio album, SUPER. If feedback on SDE is anything to go by, the PSBs like Stuart Price’s production more than the average fan, but we’ll reserve judgement. No deluxe editions announced, although a vinyl factory version seems highly likely.
Thompson Twins / Quick Step & Side Kick (2LP)
Vinyl180 reissue the Thompson Twins 1983 breakthrough album for a second time in six months. This double LP ‘deluxe’ version is on black vinyl this time but features the once rare ‘cassette’ remixes on the second LP.
King Crimson / Live in Toronto (2CD)
First full concert release by the current line-up of King Crimson. This 2CD set contains one full show from the middle of the band’s Nov 2015 Canadian tour.
Weezer – new album (CD)
Weezer aka ‘The White Album’ is the tenth studio long-player from the American rock band. It features the singles Thank God For Girls and Do You Wanna Get High. There were signed copies on Amazon UK for a while, but they’ve long since sold out.
Mogwai / Atomic
Mogwai this week release their soundtrack to the BBC-aired documentary Atomic: Living In Dread and Promise. It’s available on CD and double gatefold vinyl.
Various Artists / Grand 12-inches vol 14 (4CD)
The fourteenth volume of Ben Liebrand‘s well-compiled 12-inch compilations. This four-CD concentrates on the disco era with special extended versions of tracks by Earth Wind & Fire, Donna Summer, Chic, Ashford and Simpson, Shalamar and more.
Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings / The Kings of Rhythm Vol 2 (4CD)
This second box set is a record of Bill Wyman‘s Rhythm Kings’ work from 2000 to 2002. Contains four CDs including a rare live disc, Travlin’ Band.
- • UK Order: Vol 2 Keep On Truckin’
- • USA Order: Vol 2 Keep On Truckin’
- • GERMANY Order: Vol 2 Keep On Truckin’
Amy Winehouse / Amy (2LP vinyl)
The soundtrack to the award winning Amy Winehouse documentary is issued as a double vinyl set. Features both studio and rare recordings of Amy’s songs, alongside the original score by Antonio Pinto .
Various Artists / The Other Side of the 80s (2CD)
This Rhino double-CD set promises an ‘alternative’ look at the pop of the 1980s. New Order, The Jesus and Mary Chain and The Sundays fit this description well enough, although the inclusion of tracks from Howard Jones, Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet and Roxette (seriously!?) rather undermines the whole enterprise.
The Sound of McAlmont & Butler (vinyl LP)
The remastered 20th anniversary vinyl of the McAlmont & Butler album is now available without buying the deluxe box set.
- • UK Order: The Sound of McAlmont & Butler vinyl
- • USA Order: The Sound of McAlmont & Butler vinyl
- • ITALY Order: The Sound of McAlmont & Butler vinyl
Various Artists / Fargo Year 2 (CD)
Soundtrack to the excellent second TV Series of Fargo features contributions from Fleetwood Mac, Bobbie Gentry, Dr Hook and the Medicine Show, Bobby Womack and more.