Out This Week / on 19 August 2022
Reissues and releases
Madonna / Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones CD, Vinyl
Madonna kicks off her ‘career-spanning partnership’ with Warner Music Group with Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones. Part remix collection, part ‘best of’ this 3CD set has been curated by Madge and, as the title suggests, contains 50 tracks that have topped the Billboard dance chart over the years and decades.
Swing Out Sister / Blue Mood, Breakout and Beyond CD
Blue Mood, Breakout and Beyond, the new Swing Out Sister 8CD box set is out this week. It features the group’s first three studio albums, the Japan-only live album Live at the Jazz Café and four discs of remixes and rarities. Notes/ new interviews with the band in the booklet are by a certain Paul Sinclair.
Various Artists / NOW presents Electronic
Now That’s What I Call Music follow up last year’s The 70s vinyl box set with Electronic, another numbered and limited edition 5LP package which highlights some of the most innovative and enduringly popular tracks of the genre.
Oasis / Be Here Now Vinyl
Oasis reissue a 25th anniversary silver vinyl edition of their third album Be Here Now.
Duran Duran / CD reissues CD
BMG issue four Duran Duran albums from the noughties on CD. There no bonus tracks.
R.E.M. / Chronic Town EP CD, Vinyl
R.E.M. celebrate the 40th anniversary of their debut EP Chronic Town with a first ever release as a standalone CD.
Various Artists / Ram On: The 50th Anniversary Tribute to Paul & Linda McCartney’s Ram Vinyl
Last year’s excellent tribute to Macca’s RAM album – Ram On: The 50th Anniversary Tribute to Paul & Linda McCartney’s Ram – is released on vinyl for the first time. If you missed it the first time, read SDE’s interview with Wings’ Denny Seiwell about this album.