Out This Week / on 2 June 2017
U2 / The Joshua Tree (reissue)
U2 have another go at reissuing The Joshua Tree. This 30th anniversary set includes the album played live at Madison Square Garden, a discs of remixes and B-sides/rarities. Both CD and vinyl sets come with big hardcover book and Anton Corbijn prints.
Bob Marley & The Wailers / Exodus 40: The Movement Continues
This 40th anniversary reissue of Bob Marley‘s Exodus comes as two-CD, three-CD and super deluxe editions. Ziggy Marley has revisited the original session recordings, uncovering unused and never-before-heard vocals and instrumentation and created brand-new session takes. The triple disc set adds Exodus Live, recorded at London’s Rainbow Theatre on the week of release. The super deluxe box set isn’t out until the end of June.
Iggy Pop / Vinyl reissues
The coloured vinyl pressings of Iggy Pop‘s The Idiot, Lust For Life and TV Eye Live sold out in a blink of a (TV) eye, but don’t let that put you off. These have been remastered from the original tapes for the first time and the vinyl has been cut straight from the analog tapes, too.
Roger Waters / Is This The Life We Really Want? (new album)
So long was the gap between albums (25 years to be exact) Sony reissued 1992’s Amused to Death before Roger Waters had even followed it up. But the new album, Is This The Life Really Want, sounds like his best work in… well, at least 25 years!
Humble Pie / The A&M Vinyl Box Set (9LP)
This Humble Pie vinyl box features newly remastered versions of all of the band’s A&M albums and has been put together in conjunction with Jerry Shirley and Peter Frampton.
Ry Cooder / Paris Texas (coloured vinyl)
It’s not exactly cheap (at least in the UK) but this translucent blue vinyl edition of Ry Cooder’s evocative score is limited to just 900 copies.
Sheryl Crow / Be Myself (vinyl)
If you’d given up on Sheryl Crow, I’d recommend her wonderful new album, which has been on heavy rotation on the SDE CD player. The vinyl version finally gets released on Friday.
Evan Dando / Baby I’m Bored (reissue)
Fire Records reissue Evan Dando‘s 2003 solo album. The double CD edition comes in smart book packaging, while the 2LP edition is pressed on yellow vinyl. Both offer 12 bonus tracks.
Status Quo / The Vinyl Singles Collection 1980-1984
The second Status Quo seven-inch singles box delivers twelve singles from 1980-1984 (ie all of them). The lift-off lid box contains a booklet and this comes with a download code..
Hank Marvin / Without A Word (new album)
Hank Marvin‘s 16th solo album contains 14 new recordings – largely his interpretation of some of his all-time favourite tunes. Signed copies of the CD still available.
Erasure / Love You To The Sky (CD single)
Erasure‘s first single from their World Be Gone album is Love You To The Sky. It is being issued as a physical 8-track CD single, this week (although it appears only to be available in the UK).
Various Artists / The 80s US Playlist (3CD)
Entertainment USA! New compilation presents “60 Classic American Songs from the 80s” across three CDs. Decent track listing and competitively priced.