Out This Week / on 2nd Dec 2016
The Rolling Stones / Blue & Lonesome
The Rolling Stones go back to their blues roots for their first studio album in over a decade.
Jean-Michel Jarre / Oxygene 3
40 years after the original album, Jean-Michel Jarre celebrates the anniversary with Oxygene 3 and a ‘trilogy’ box set.
The Alan Parsons Project / Tales of Mystery and Imagination (box set)
40th anniversary of the 1976 Alan Parsons Project album features a half-speed mastered double vinyl cut at 45RPM, a 5.1 surround sound mix on blu-ray audio, three CDs and a book.
Elvis Presley / The Wonder Of You
The follow up to last year’s mega-selling If I Can Dream Elvis release is issued on vinyl and in this deluxe box set.
Beck / Odelay (vinyl reissue)
Beck‘s 1996 ‘sophomore’ release on a major label was both critically acclaimed and packed with hits. Bong Load issued a limited (2016 units) coloured pressing earlier on this year but this is a Universal/Interscope edition on black vinyl. Other titles issued too.
Mother Love Bone / On Earth As It Is – The Complete Works (box set)
This ‘Complete Works’ of late ’80s Seattle band Mother Love Bone is a 3CD+DVD set and features the Shine EP and the Apple album remastered, along with 20 rare recordings. The VHS-only Love Bone Earth Affair also makes it to DVD as part of this set. A 3LP vinyl version is also available.
- • UK Order: …The Complete Works (3CD+DVD)
- • USA Order: …The Complete Works (3CD+DVD)
- • GERMANY Order: …The Complete Works (3CD+DVD)
Bob Dylan / The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert
This CD and double vinyl release of Bob Dylan‘s actual Royal Albert Hall concert from ’66 was delayed and is now issued this Friday.
Angelo Badalamenti / Twin Peaks Soundtrack (coloured vinyl)
I bought this ‘coffee coloured’ vinyl pressing of Angelo Badalamenti‘s wonderful music for Twin Peaks back in August. It’s re-available again at a cheaper price and is a wonderful. Recommended.
Massive Attack / vinyl reissues
Massive Attack‘s 1991 album Blue Lines is reissued on vinyl using the 2012 remaster. Protection and No Protection are also reissued on the same format.
Diana Ross / Diana (clear vinyl)
Diana Ross‘ 1980, chic-produced album features I’m Coming Out and Upside Down and is reissued on clear vinyl with OBI-strip and original packaging replicated.
Altered Images / Happy Birthday (LP+7″)
Altered Images‘ debut album is remastered and pressed on 180g vinyl and comes with a bonus red seven-inch vinyl of the Steve Severin produced single Dead Pop Stars and its accompanying b-side Sentimental. Great value.
- • UK Order: Happy Birthday (vinyl)
- • USA Order: Happy Birthday (vinyl)
- • GERMANY Order: Happy Birthday (vinyl)
Various Artists / The Christmas Album (vinyl only)
UB40, or make that “UB40 featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey” (the band have split), have recently released this acoustic album. For some reason Amazon UK have THREE listings for this CD and the cheapest (at only £5.99) also includes a bonus disc of original hits. Go figure.
Basia / The Sweetest Illusion (3CD)
This generous triple-disc deluxe edition of Basia‘s third album (originally issued in 1994) comes with all the remixes and a bonus disc of instrumentals.