The Cure’s 1990 remix compilation is reissued on CD and vinyl. New ‘Torn Down’ mixes issued separately on half-speed mastered vinyl and the 3CD set features Torn Down and an exclusive bonus disc of remixes.
Garbage / Version 2.0
Version 2.0 is by far Garbage‘s best album, but this is another disappointing reissue. We were frustrated when the first album re-release had a digital-only ‘super deluxe’, but they haven’t even done that this time! A bunch of B-sides is the only extra material and if you want them on vinyl, you have to fork up for a pricey box set full of tat. Album-only on double orange vinyl and the double CD (with B-sides) is a good combo.
Pete Shelley / The Genetic Years (3LP vinyl box)
Delayed a few weeks, this set offers The Buzzcocks’ Pete Shelley‘s early ’80s work with producer Martin Rushent. Two albums and a bonus LP of remixes, this is highly limited and comes with a SIGNED print!
Nine Inch Nails / Bad Witch
New six-track record from Nine Inch Nails. Available on CD and vinyl, but the later is described as a ‘priority’ by Trent Reznor.
Various Artists / 12-inch Dance: 90s Remix (3CD set)
A rather good three-CD remix set that includes interesting and rare 90s remixes. In fact, the Simply RedSomething Got Me Started remix is completely unreleased. No brainer at less than £5 in the UK.
Various Artists / The Lost Boys soundtrack (coloured vinyl)
Full Metal Jacket on green vinyl was issued last week and this week Rhino’s coloured vinyl soundtrack series continues with The Lost Boys pressed on white vinyl.
Swing Out Sister / Almost Persuaded (new album)
After a PledgeMusic campaign that lasted for aeons, the 10th Swing Out Sister album emerged early this year. It’s now widely available on CD and vinyl.
Five-CD box featuring the first five albums of Bauhaus vocalist Peter Murphy. Includes bonus tracks and ‘book’ packaging.
The Orb / No Sounds Are Out Of Bounds
The Orb‘s new album features various guest vocalists and is produced by Youth. Some great bundles still available on their shop, including coloured vinyl with signed print and exclusive instrumental version of the album.
Wire / Vinyl reissues
They already released the superb multi-disc CD sets and this week sees the vinyl remasters of Wire‘s Pink Flag, Chairs Missing and 154.
Two ambient albums from Japan’s David Sylvian and Holger Czukay of Can brought together on double CD or 2LP vinyl set. Plight and Premonition is Sylvian’s new mix from 2002 and all the recordings here have been remastered. The packaging is redesigned by Chris Bigg with art direction by Sylvian. Includes previously unseen photographs by Yuka Fujii, accompanied by an extensive essay by David Toop.
Various Artists / Reimagining The Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin
The CD sets came out ages ago, but this week sees this underwhelming Elton tribute issued on vinyl.
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