Out This Week / on 10 February 2023

Reissues and releases

Various Artists / Steven Wilson Presents: Progressive Sounds In UK Alternative Music 1979-89 CD, Vinyl

A new compilation curated by musician, singer-songwriter and record producer, Steven WilsonIntrigue: Steven Wilson Presents: Progressive Sounds In UK Alternative Music 1979-89 features 58 tracks, and as the title suggests, it explores the creativity, experimentation and progressive spirit of alternative British music from 1979-1989.

The Auteurs / People Round Here Don't Like To Talk About It CD

A new 6CD box set called People ‘Round Here Don’t Like To Talk About It  brings together ‘The Complete EMI Recordings’ of 1990s British band The Auteurs. An SDE interview with frontman Luke Haines will be published later this week.

The Rolling Stones / GRRR Live! CD, Vinyl

The Rolling Stones release a new live greatest hits called GRRR Live! This release features 24 tracks recorded on the road in as part of the band’s 50 & Counting Tour from a decade ago and there’s more formats than you can shake a stick at.

Various Artists / NOW Yearbook '80-'84: The Final Chapter - Extra CD

3CD companion set of 80s hits. Delayed from last week (at least on Amazon in the UK).

Blackadder's Historical Record / 12LP gold vinyl with signed print

Various Artists / Blackadder's Historical Record Vinyl

Demon Records release a 12LP coloured vinyl box set called Blackadder’s Historical Record which features 24 full-cast TV soundtrack episodes from all four series of one of British TV’s best-loved comedies.

Imagination / 40 Years CD

This 17CD (count ’em!) box set celebrates the output of British soul/funk trio Imagination and samples some of the solo work of Leee John, the band’s singer / keyboard player.

Whitney Houston / vinyl reissues

Whitney Houston’s first two albums are reissued on vinyl. Just the seven consecutive US number one singles across both albums!

Toyah / In The Court of the Crimson Queen

Toyah likes this album so much, she’s released it three times! This latest version – the Rhythm Deluxe Edition – features her cover of Grace Jones’ ‘Slave To The Rhythm’ (a song co-written by Simon Darlow who is Toyah’s producer/song-writing partner) and three new versions of tracks featuring King Crimson legend Robert Fripp (Toyah’s other half, of course). The 2LP vinyl is translucent red.

Steven Wilson / Hand.Cannot.Erase

Steven Wilson’s 2015 masterpiece is being reissued on vinyl and CD.

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