Simple Minds / New Gold Dream (six-disc super deluxe edition)
Simple Minds‘ 1982 album gets ‘the full monty’ treatment with a box that delivers virtually everything you could want, including a 5.1 mix of New Gold Dream.
Fleetwood Mac / Mirage (reissue)
Fleetwood Mac‘s 1982 album is available in two-disc deluxe and five-disc super deluxe edition configurations… Lots of rare tracks including outtakes and rarities, early versions of several album tracks; outtakes for songs that didn’t make it to the album; UPDATE: Rhino have this morning confirmed that this is delayed until September (regardless of what HMV and Amazon say).
Hole / Live Through This (vinyl reissue)
Hole‘s rather good 1994 album, Live Through This, is ‘reissued’ on vinyl, which is a bigger deal than it sounds since the album never actually came out on vinyl in the US or UK, although did get a very limited release in Germany at the time.
Emerson Lake & Palmer / Reissues and Anthology
Emerson Lake & Palmer, Tarkus and Pictures At An Exhibition are all reissued as 2CD deluxe editions and vinyl reissues. The latter album is newly remastered and a brand new 3CD Anthology (pictured) is also released.
R.E.M. / Eponymous, Dead Letter Office & Lifes Rich Pageant (vinyl reissue)
Three R.E.M. vinyl reissues from the IRS Years. Dead Letter Office is an rarities compilation of very early material, while eponymous is their hits set from 1988. The only non-compilation is the grammatically challenged Lifes Rich Pageant which was their fourth studio album, originally released in 1986.
New Order / People on the High Line (CD single)
When was the last time an artist like New Order released a new album and issued four physical singles? I can’t remember either, but very much enjoying it. Seven remixes on the People on the High Line CD single with other formats available!
The Sisters of Mercy / Vision Thing (vinyl box)
A third vinyl box set for The Sisters Of Mercy‘s third album, Vision Thing, originally released in 1990. Same format as before, so along with the original album, it includes three 12-inch singles.
Blood, Sweat & Tears/ Greatest Hits (Hybrid SACD)
Blood, Sweat & Tears‘ 1972 album Greatest Hits contains six Top 40 US hits and is presented here as a stereo hybrid SACD.
Bill Wyman / (Si Si) Je Suis Un Rock Star (2CD)
If the recent Edsel box sets were simply too much Bill Wyman for you to handle, then Demon’s Music Club Deluxe imprint have put together this good value double CD set collecting the best of the ex-Rolling Stone bass guitarist as a solo artist and with his ‘Rhythm Kings’.