Out This Week / on 18 November 2016
The Who / My Generation (super deluxe edition)
Five-disc super deluxe of The Who‘s 1965 debut delivers a wealth of material, including unreleased songs, recently discovered album demos and new stereo mixes plus a massive 80-page book with notes from Pete Townshend.
The Kinks / The Mono Collection (vinyl box set)
This 10LP vinyl box packages The Kinks‘ first eight albums in mono and comes complete with a ‘bonus’ double LP. Includes a hardcover 48-page book with rare and unseen photos and new interviews with Ray Davies, Dave Davies and Mick Avory.
R.E.M. / Out Of Time (super deluxe)
R.E.M.‘s much loved 1991 album is reissued with remastered audio, demos, live concert and a blu-ray audio featuring a 5.1 surround sound mix and videos.
Jethro Tull / Stand Up (3-disc set)
This ‘Elevated Edition’ of Jethro Tull‘s second album features new Steven Wilson mixes and a wealth of bonus material.
Paul Weller / Self-titled debut and Wildwood (vinyl reissues)
Stanley Road may have been Paul Weller‘s commercial peak but, make no mistake, his eponymous debut and Wildwood are his two best solo albums. Vinyl reissues for both albums arrive this week, which is very welcome since they’ve been out of print for decades.
Depeche Mode / Video Singles Collection (3xDVD)
This new Depeche Mode three-DVD package features more than four hours of newly restored music videos and over two hours of new audio commentary on specific individual clips, recorded by members of Depeche Mode especially for this release.
The Human League / A Very British Synthesizer Group
What could be/should be a decent Human League anthology is spoiled by frankly absurd, think-of-number pricing. £80 for a 3CD+DVD set is a slap in the face for fans and the 3LP set is even worse, costing £85!!
Lou Reed / The RCA & Arista Vinyl Collection, Vol 1
A six-LP Lou Reed vinyl set, which features the newly remastered audio (created under Reed’s supervision, shortly before his death) of Transformer(1972); Berlin (1973); Rock ‘n’ Roll Animal (1974); Coney Island Baby (1976); Street Hassle (1978) and The Blue Mask from 1982.
Pink Floyd / Animals (vinyl reissue)
Pink Floyd‘s tenth studio album had the misfortune of being issued in the middle of a trio of classics (The Dark Side Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Wall). This newly remastered vinyl reissue gives an opportunity for re-evaluation.
Donna Summer/ The Ultimate Collection (3CD set)
This improved-by-SDE-readers Donna Summer collection features three themed discs – To Dance, To Love and To Remember….
Tori Amos / Boys For Pele (reissue)
Tori Amos‘ uncompromising third album spawned an unlikely number one single in the UK and is reissued this week on vinyl and as a 2CD deluxe edition.
Soundgarden / Badmotorfinger (super deluxe)
Soundgarden‘s third studio album is reissued as an extensive seven-disc super deluxe edition with an enormous amount of unreleased tracks, two DVDs with video material and a blu-ray audio with a 5.1 surround sound mix.
Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein / Stranger Things Vol 1 (2LP vinyl)
A variant of the Stranger Things soundtrack seems to come out every week, these days! This week the 2LP vinyl version of ‘volume one’ is being issued in all its guises.
Blue Zone / Big Thing (deluxe reissue)
Blue Zone was Lisa Stansfield‘s first band. The group’s one and only album, Big Thing (1988), was never even issued in the UK but that is corrected now with this double disc deluxe edition which features loads of remixes and bonus tracks.
The Man Who Fell To Earth (2LP+2CD+Book vinyl box)
The soundtrack to Nic Roeg‘s 1976 film is reissued in this box set which includes two vinyl records, two CDs and a book. You can get the 2LP separately as well.
Disney soundtrack vinyl picture discs
Walt Disney Records release vinyl picture discs of the soundtracks to some of their best-loved films, including The Jungle Book and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Metalica / Hardwired To Self Destruct (new album)
Metallica‘s 11th studio album is a double, but is available as a 3CD deluxe edition with a bonus disc that features“riffs that were the origins of the album”.
Queen / Greatest Hits (2LP vinyl)
Queen‘s evergreen Greatest Hits album is reissued on 2LP vinyl. Greatest Hits II is also available on the same format.