Out This Week / on 27 July 2018

Bob Dylan / Live 1962 – 1966: Rare Performances From The Copyright Collections CD

A strange, but welcome two-CD set that features previously released live recordings from 1962 – 1966 to mark Dylan’s 2018 tour of Australia. It “shines a light on some great performances that were initially overlooked, with most of the recordings now near impossible to find.” The bargain price adds to the overall appeal.

Howard Shore / The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers Vinyl

One box set to rule them all… Well actually, this is the second of three planned box sets. First time of vinyl (and it’s a 5LP blue vinyl pressing) for Howard Shore’s ‘complete recordings’ and the old CD/DVD box also gets an upgrade to 3CD+blu-ray, with the 5.1 surround mix. Worth ordering the vinyl box from the USA to save around £50.

U2 / Achtung Baby Vinyl

A double LP edition of the brilliant Achtung Baby is issued along with 1993’s Zooropa and The Best of 1980-1990 (both also 2LP vinyl packages).

Various Artists / C89 CD

Cherry Red present another of their always interesting indie-pop collections. C89 follows C86 (2014), C87 (2016) and C88 (2017) and is a three-CD set vaguely themed around 1989. Artists represented include Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine, The La’s, Milltown Brothers, The Family Cat and The Telescopes.

Chic / Dimitri From Paris Presents Le Chic Remix CD

Dimitri From Paris Presents Le Chic Remix is a new two-CD set featuring reworks of Chic, Sister Sledge and other artists produced by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards.

The Time / Ice Cream Castle Vinyl

This new vinyl edition of The Time‘s third album continues Rhino’s ‘Back to the 80s‘ series. It is pressed on a mix of pink, white and brown vinyl – hence ‘Neapolitan’ – although let’s hope the colours look better than the ones on Yes‘ 90125, which looked awful.

Jan Akkerman / The Complete Jan Akkerman CD, Box Set

Delayed from last week. The Complete Jan Akkerman is a new 26 CD box set which brings together all the studio albums (and more) of Dutch guitar legend Jan Akkerman, who found international success with the band Focus.

Various Artists / New Wave Hits Vinyl

Not the longest (10-tracks) nor the most inspired ’80s ‘New Wave’ compilation you will have come across, but in some ways brevity makes a change from ‘100-tracks from the 1980s over five CDs’. This is an LP pressed on red/blue swirl vinyl and part of Rhino’s ‘Back to the ’80s‘ campaign.

Art of Noise / Moments in Love (2CD)

BMG are launching a new series this week called under the moniker, ‘The Master Collection’. These are budget two-CD sets from artists such as Art of Noise, Thomas Dolby, Mike + The Mechanics, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Status Quo and more.

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Art of Noise

Moments in Love - 2CD set


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Mike + The Mechanics

Silent Running - 2CD set





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