Out This Week / on 15 September 2017

Prince / 4EVER (4LP vinyl box)

Will little to no fanfare, Warners issue their 2016 Prince compilation 4EVER as a 4LP vinyl box set. Read more

The Doors / The Singles / 2CD+blu-ray

The Doors / The Singles (CD+blu-ray and 7″ vinyl box set)

The Singles, is a new compilation that collects all 20 U.S. singles released by The Doors, and their corresponding B-sides. A good value 2CD+blu-ray package adds quad mixes, and a seven-inch vinyl box set is also available. Read more

China Crisis / Flaunt The Imperfection 2CD deluxe edition

China Crisis / Deluxe reissues (2CD)

After a few delays, Caroline International finally issue three China Crisis albums as two-CD deluxe editions. They are Difficult Shapes & Passive Rhythms (1982), Working With Fire and Steel (1983) and Flaunt The Imperfection (1985). Read more

Steve Miller Band / Ultimate Hits

Steve Miller Band / Ultimate Hits (2CD or 4LP)

A new deal with Capitol Records means a new Steve Miller compilation. Ultimate Hits will interest fans in its 4LP and 2CD variants since there’s quite a few previously unreleased studio and live tracks (and a demo). Read more

Carole King / Tapestry: Live at Hyde Park

Carole King performed her classic Tapestry album in full in summer 2016 in Hyde Park. This is a CD+Blu-ray or CD+DVD memento. Read more

Various Artists / Gary Crowley’s Punk and New Wave (3CD set)

The legendary UK broadcaster curates this triple-disc set that largely avoids the usual ‘classic anthems’ and opts for a quirkier selection of  punk/new wave singles from 1977-1982. Read more

Madonna  / Rebel Heart Tour (multiple formats)

Eagle Rock release Madonna‘s Rebel Heart Tour. If you want all the audio, you’ll need to opt for the 2CD set. The Blu-ray+CD combo only offers one CD of highlights. Read more

Gary Numan / Savage (Songs From A Broken World) (new album)

After 2013’s acclaimed Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind) comes Gary Numan‘s PledgeMusic-funded apocalyptic follow-up, Savage (Songs From A Broken World). Deluxe CD includes enhanced packaging and a bonus track.

Ringo Starr / Give More Love (new album)

Give More Love, Ringo‘s 19th solo album features the usual array of guest musicians, including his old mucker Paul McCartney and Joe Walsh and Steve Lukather. Read more

Jean Michel Jarre / Original Album Classics (5CD box)

Superb value Jean Michel Jarre five-CD set includes the albums Les Chants Magnétiques (1981), Zoolook (1984), Rendez-vous (1986), Revolutions (1988) and En Attendant Cousteau (1990). Best price is in Germany.

Linda Ronstadt / Simple Dreams (40th anniversary edition)

Rhino reissue Linda Ronstadt‘s 1977 album. This is a relatively simple one-disc remaster with just three live bonus tracks (taken from an HBO special).

Beyoncé/ Lemonade (box set and vinyl LP)

The inclusion of Beyoncé on SDE divided readers, but her flashy and expensive Lemonade box set (now sold out) seemed worth a mention. Standard yellow vinyl LP out this week too, after being pushed back from the original end-of-July release date. Read more

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