Out This Week / on 22 September 2017
Wet Wet Wet / Popped In Souled Out (5-disc super deluxe)
“He would swear by his mouth almighty…” Wet Wet Wet‘s fine 1987 debut – whose singles were all over UK radio at the time – gets a pleasingly comprehensive five-disc super deluxe edition. Remastered album, expanded Memphis Sessions, B-sides & remixes, a disc of unreleased recordings and a DVD with videos and TV appearances. Very good indeed.
Spandau Ballet / Through The Barricades (reissue)
Arena rock was the order of the day for Spandau Ballet‘s fifth studio album. This reissue delivers a remastered version of the album, all the remixes and an excellent hour-long documentary that will get you all misty-eyed as you reflect on the ‘good old days’ of the 1980s.
The Rolling Stones / Their Satanic Majesties Request (reissue)
The Rolling Stones‘ 1967 album is reissued as a 50th anniversary edition. There’s no extra tracks but double ‘audiophile’ vinyl and two SACDs should deliver great-sounding versions of the mono and stereo editions of the album. Not cheap.
Neil Finn / Out Of Silence (new album)
Neil Finn‘s new album Out Of Silence was recorded live online a few weeks back. It’s been available digitally for a while, but here’s the first opportunity to own a physical version with the CD release. No special edition, but the vinyl will follow in October.
- • UK Order: Out Of Silence (CD)
- • USA Order: Out Of Silence (CD)
- • GERMANY Order: Out Of Silence (CD)
David Bowie / Heroes (7″ picture disc)
This beautiful looking 40th anniversary seven-inch picture disc of David Bowie‘s Heroes whets our appetites for the A New Career In A New Town box set, which follows a week later. Features unreleased B-side not featured in the box set (groan).
The Killers / Wonderful Wonderful (new album)
The Killers‘ fifth studio album is out on Friday. The deluxe edition has a different front cover and features three bonus tracks, including a ‘Jacques Lu Cont’ Remix of first single The Man.
- • UK Order: Wonderful Wonderful (deluxe CD)
- • USA Order: Wonderful Wonderful (deluxe CD)
- • GERMANY Order: Wonderful Wonderful (deluxe CD)
Van Morrison / Roll With The Punches (new album)
They’ve changed the front cover, but the audio on this 15-track new Van Morrison album remains the same. A mixture of self-penned numbers and a hand-picked selection of rhythm and blues classics.
Arcade Fire / Funeral (reissue)
If you’re a recent convert, catch up with early Arcade Fire as their new label Sony reissue their debut Funeral (and follow-up Neon Bible).
Janis Ian / The Essential 2.0 (2CD)
New double-CD set that features highlights of Janis Ian‘s output from the Columbia, Verve, and Rude Girl labels, with much newly remastered for 2017.
Various Artists / Electric Dreams (3CD)
Electric Dreams is a quite good looking three-CD compilation which, broadly speaking, has an electro-pop remit. Although still decent value, the over-a-tenner price-tag might prevent the ‘why not?’ casual purchaser.