Out This Week / on 4 August 2017
Def Leppard / Hysteria (super deluxe edition)
Seven-disc super deluxe edition box set of Def Leppard‘s 1987 album is issued this week. Five CDs and two DVDs offer decent content, although it’s rather expensive.
Blancmange / The Blanc Tapes (9CD box set)
The signed copies Blancmange‘s The Blanc Tapes sold out more or less immediately, although the standard version of this set (which contains three-disc versions of Happy Families, Mange Tout and Believe You Me) is still available.
The Grateful Dead / Long Strange Trip (vinyl)
The 6LP (and double vinyl) edition of the Grateful Dead documentary soundtrack is issued this week, over two months after the original 3CD set was released.
Brian Eno / Half-speed mastered vinyl reissues
Four Brian Eno albums are reissued on 45RPM, half-speed mastered vinyl, namely: Here Come The Warm Jets (1973), Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) (1974), Another Green World (1975) and Before and after Science (1977).
Jethro Tull / Songs From The Wood (Steven Wilson Mix) – vinyl LP
Following May’s excellent super deluxe edition of Jethro Tull‘s 1977 album Parlophone are issuing the Steven Wilson stereo mix on vinyl LP.
- • UK Order: Songs From The Wood (Steven Wilson Remix) Vinyl LP
- • USA Order: Songs From The Wood (Steven Wilson Remix) Vinyl LP
- • GERMANY Order: Songs From The Wood (Steven Wilson Remix) Vinyl LP
Randy Newman / Dark Matter (new album)
Randy Newman releases his first studio album of all new material since 2008’s Harps and Angels. Dark Matter shares the same production team: producers Mitchell Froom and Lenny Waronker and producer-engineer David Boucher. CD out this week, vinyl follows in two weeks.
Status Quo / The Vinyl Singles Collection 1984-1989 (7″ box set)
Universal Music bring together all Status Quo‘s singles from the second half of the 1980s in this box which contains twelve seven inch singles.
Nick Heyward / Woodland Echoes (new album)
Nick Heyward‘s first solo album in 18 years is out this week. Available on vinyl, two-CD deluxe and CD.
- • UK Order: Woodland Echoes (CD)
- • USA Order: Woodland Echoes (CD)
- • GERMANY Order: Woodland Echoes (CD)
Diana Ross / The Boss (coloured vinyl)
Having issued Diana on clear vinyl in June, Culture Factory are putting out a red vinyl edition of Diana Ross‘ previous studio album, 1979’s The Boss. Baby It’s Me is also being issued in similar fashion.