David Bowie / Cracked Actor (Live in Los Angeles) 2CD set
This two-CD edition of the Record Store Day vinyl release of David Bowie‘s Cracked Actor (Live in Los Angeles ’74) is a simply a ‘must have’ purchase for any Bowie fan. Especially since Parlophone have said the vinyl will stay exclusive to RSD.
Can / The Singles
This new Can compilation from Mute is a 23-track collection which makes a point of using original single versions. The triple vinyl set is great value and comes packaged in a tri-fold sleeve with spot gloss lamination.
King Crimson / The Elements Of… 2017 Tour Box
These King Crimson ‘Tour Boxes’ are brilliant. Somewhere in a parallel universe, Kate Bush is taking this kind of interest in her own back catalogue/archive.
David Bowie / Be My Wife (7″ picture disc)
Be My Wife is one of David Bowie‘s more obscure singles. It was the second (and last) 45 from 1977’s Low and wasn’t a hit. Regardless, it’s 40 years old and thus gets the seven-inch picture disc treatment like all the others!
Alison Moyet / Other (new album)
Alison Moyet follows up 2013’s The Minutes with another album produced by Guy Sigsworth. A new world tour starts in September, but she’ll be playing the Round Chapel in Hackney tonight, with a pre-show Q&A (sorry, it’s sold out).
Simple Minds / Acoustic In Concert
We’ve had the Acoustic studio album, the tour and now Simple Minds complete the circle with the live album. On the face of it, this seems inessential, although the CD+DVD combo (the latter with 5.1 surround sound) looks like a decent package.
The Rolling Stones / Some Girls (Live In Texas)
Eagle Rock continue to squeeze juice out of this Rolling Stones gig from 1978. In 2011, they issued it on multiple CD/DVD/Blu-ray formats, then in 2012 there was a 2LP+DVD edition. Now it’s available as a bog-standard CD (they’re issuing a few other titles too).
- • UK Order: Some Girls Live in Texas
- • USA Order: Some Girls Live in Texas
- • GERMANY Order: Some Girls Live in Texas
Saint Etienne / Tiger Bay (2CD deluxe edition)
Billy MacKenzie / Beyond The Sun
It’s been out for a while in some territories, but this vinyl reissue of Billy Mackenzie‘s Beyond The Sun is worth a mention. This was the record he was working on when he took his own life in January 1997. It was eventually released later that year by Nude Records.
- • UK Order: Beyond The Sun (vinyl)
- • USA Order: Beyond The Sun (vinyl)
- • GERMANY Order: Beyond The Sun (vinyl)
Big Star / The Best Of Big Star
After lots of album reissue activity, here’s a simple 16-track Big Star best of, available on CD or two-LP vinyl.