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Out This Week / on 11 December 2020

Mansun / Closed For Business box set CD, Box Set, DVD

Closed For Business is a massive Mansun box set to mark 25 years since the band emerged onto the UK rock/pop scene. The 24CD+DVD collection features an enormous amount of audio/video content and comes with three books, art prints, postcards and a lyric sheet SIGNED by frontman Paul Draper. Order from the SDE shop for an exclusive bonus CD.

The Kinks / Lola 50th anniversary CD, Vinyl, Box Set

Lola versus Powerman and The Moneygoround, Part One, The Kinks‘ 1970 album, is reissued as a 50th anniversary deluxe box set. The USA don’t get the box set until 22 January.

Shakespears Sister / Our History box set Box Set

London Records release Our History, a multi-format Shakespears Sister box set that contains remastered and expanded versions of the two original London Records’ albums on vinyl and CD and a host of other content.

James / Live in Extraordinary Times CD, Vinyl, DVD

James release a Live in Extraordinary Times, a collection of live recordings from their 2018-2019 Living in Extraordinary Times tour.

Toyah / Sheep Farming In Barnet CD, Vinyl, DVD

Toyah’s debut album, Sheep Farming In Barnet, has been remastered and expanded and is reissued this week.

Killing Joke / The Singles Collection 1979-2012 Vinyl

Killing Joke‘s 2013 compilation The Singles Collection: 1979 – 2012 is being issued on vinyl for the first time with black and coloured vinyl 4LP packages available.

Roxette / Big of Trix

Roxette / Back of Trix: Music From The Roxette Vault

Bag of Trix: Music From The Roxette Vaults is a new Roxette rarities package available as a 4LP or 3CD set.

The Killers / Imploding The Mirage CD, Vinyl

Nine months after the initial announcement The Killers‘ new studio album, Imploding The Mirage, is finally issued on vinyl. The CD came out in the summer!

Neil Young / After The Goldrush CD, Vinyl

Neil Young‘s 1970 album After The Goldrush will be reissued for its 50th anniversary. The vinyl ‘box set’ is probably the most overpriced package in SDE’s near ten year history and you are advised to steer well clear.

Frankie Goes To Hollywood / Album reissues and Bang! CD, Vinyl

Frankie Goes To Hollywood‘s two studio albums, and the greatest hits Bang!, are reissued by Universal Music Catalogue (UMC) – new owners of the ZTT label.



Ace of Base / Happy Nation (clear vinyl LP)

Ace of Base‘s 1992 debut has sold a staggering 19m copies worldwide. It features the hits ‘All That She Wants’ and ‘The Sign’.

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Happy Nation (140g Clear Vinyl) [VINYL]

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Jonathan Riley

so I am curious about how come the remixes that were on the original ep cd singles weren’t on the ep’s on this box set
They could have added one more disc for the remixes on the ep’s and everything would have been on the ep’s as they were originally

Callum Peters

Anyone noticed how poor the mixing is on the live stuff that’s been mixed by someone called “PDub”? Check out the groove on Love Is at V2000 from the original live stereo mix (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liSyMKyQBns) then compare it to the new mix. The new mix has the bass almost wiped off, presumably because Paul Draper is still trying to make people think Stove King couldn’t play when all the live vintage mixes show he was a decent player. On all the other gigs there are strange drop outs on the bass that are clearly the result of what is essentially self sabotage.

Steve Jamieson

wow what a set and what a size. lots to do the next few weeks.
Thanks Paul

Larry Davis

The only thing I bought was the surprise drop album, new Taylor Swift “evermore”…sister album to “folklore” and features collabs with the National, Marcus Mumford & Haim!! Only announced 24 hours ago…2 surprise albums & 5 months apart…bought 2 copies (1 each 4 me & friend & long sleeve tee called “forever is the sweetest con”, haha)…eventually, I will get the others but that had to come first…if after January there are Shakespeares Sister & Mansun boxsets, will buy…not now though…

Gavaxeman

That Mansun box is humongous…safely arrived for Mrs n to wrap up and put away for Xmas

Jonathan Riley

just opened mine and was shocked at weight and size

David

Belle and Sebastian – “What to Look for in Summer” – 2CD live album.

Albais

Also on double lp (no download code) and as digital download that includes an extra track not in any of the other formats…

Dodge

The Mansun box arrived promptly this morning. Will see me through Christmas with all the music, video and books.

Jonathan Riley

also received this from Shakespears Sister store

Due to a production issue beyond our control the I Can Drive CDs are not numbered.

We will offer customers a 10% discount on future store products as compensation. Code will be announced at a later date.

Kind Regards,

Shakespears Sister Store

Murray Robbins

Mansun. CFB arrived today! Wow!
Thanks for the great service Paul and congrats. also for a tremendous year for SDE.
I think logging on every day really helped us as a “physical product community”.

FYI there is a SDE of Japan’s superb “Quiet Life” imminent and Cheery Red have announced Be Bop Deluxe’s final studio outting “Drastic Plastic” for 2021. A landmark Nelson release as is the Red Noise “Sound on Sound” album. Crossed fingers they will do that too. Hope you can continue to give editorial space to Bill.

Best Murray

David

Thanks for the scoop, Murray… that’s huge news!!!

Philip Wilson

Just had the message that my Mansun boxset from SDE store was being delivered today. Let operation ‘Hide it from the Wife’ begin. Then read the finer detail, coming between 4.30 and 5.30 (when she will be out). Result.

Kauwgompie

With all the excitement of the Prince, Tears For Fears, Elton John, Divine Comedy and Ultravox excellent SDE’s as well as the German 3 for 2 and some other Black Friday deals, I completely forgot about the Shakespear Sisters SDE I ordered months ago. I filed away my irritation about a good amount of vinyl being included that I will never touch as well as the outrageous shipping price to the USA ($44 if I remember correctly), just to get the expanded CD’s. They better not reverse course and release those separately. I’m not surprised that this very exclusive box is still available even though they only printed 1000 of them. Greatly looking forward to it.

Stephen A Sears

Paul, do you realize how many of your readers would love to take you out for a drink? I think most of us find this site a great escape from the world. I even watch unboxing videos for SDEs I have no interest in! Lol

Thanks so much for all you do.
Stephen

John Archbell

Paul

You’re also one of the main reasons why I’ve been so broke this year!!

Ha!

All the best (as McCartney says) and have a great Christmas!

PS I don’t want to see your name appear on my social media again this year.

Paul Wren

Yes – our postie gets a Xmas card and £20 for the sterling work he does in delivering tons of vinyl to me safely and leaving it in prearranged safe places if we’re out. Top man!

Alan B

You are lucky. I get a change of postie very frequently. And even then we rarely get him delivering every day as a temporary substitute will be used frequently most weeks. And it’s a miracle if I get anything before midday. One of those substitute posties delivered my mail at 5.20pm a few weeks ago. A few years ago I got fed up with LPs being left under my “Welcome” doormat outside my front door in all weathers. It got so bad I got rid of the doormat. I have stood on many not realising there was a record underneath. Leaving unattended packages is against Royal Mail policy but they do it all the time. I’ve complained to the local head post master. Didn’t even get a reply the last time. Mind you makes a change for the previous ones where he promised to have a word only for a new postie to begin the round and it all start up again. In my previous town he was like your postie. Top bloke, regular as clockwork and never left unattended parcels. Luck of the draw I guess.

WayneUK

I have to agree with you here. Our postie can change every day of the week sometimes. We had one a few years back who was regular for about 3 years, he was great, but then they changed him to another round and now we seem to get anyone. I’ve had packages turn up delivered by people who have received them by mistake further down the road, others who have just been left on the front door step in all weather. I’ve complained, but no change. The post seems to be a law unto itself nowadays.

Jonathan

I got the zoom link for the Shakespeare sisters pre-order and its processing
The only good thing is I paid for them when I Pre-ordered so now don’t have to worry about payment

Joel Ivins

shakespears sister…my last SDE for the year…i have to say that with the seeds of love, jewels pieces of you and now the sisters…i have thoroughly enjoyed an SDE a month for the last three months(had to pass on sign o the times)…and it is all due to paul and his timely information…have also enjoyed the comments and such…sometimes very entertaining…best wishes and a safe and happy holiday season to everyone who gets a thrill just seeing there is a new email from SDE

David

Paul, what do you think of the Neil Young? Recommended or not?

Philip Wilson

Paul, can you confirm the Mansun tracklist is as you first published? Have asked Paul Draper on Social Media, he points you to the official store, who do not have the tracklist. Originally spotted a few ommisions, but he said everything was on there so wondered if it had changed.

CJ

Pre-ordered the Shakespears Sister and Roxette sets already, and very much looking forward to both. The Shakespears Sister was a bit of a debate at the price their charging, especially when I’ll never use the vinyl, but I couldn’t pass up getting the expanded CDs.

Rickjapan

Likewise!!

Peter Muscutt

Waiting to see the effort on my postie’s face when that Mansun set is delivered. Maybe I ought to get them a Christmas card this year… or some sort of weightlifter’s belt! Thanks for the video, Paul – can’t wait for it to arrive. Plus the sweetener of the limited bonus CD of course. Merry Xmas! (Is that too early??)

The Golden Age Of The Phonograph

You can give your Postie a Christmas tip.

Our Postie is a star ⭐️ and I make sure he is rewarded for excellent service throughout the year.

Fredpstman

It’s appreciated.

Philip Wilson

Waiting to see how I can hide it from the wife!

Jonathan

Just got an email that my mansun set is coming fedex but the kicker is the weight of the item at 11 lbs