Out This Week / on 6 April 2018
Howard Shore / Lord of The Rings: The Complete Recordings
Very excited about this release. It’s the complete recordings of Howard Shore‘s score for Lord of The Rings The Fellowship of The Rings and is available on three CDs and a 5.1 surround sound blu-ray audio or a five-LP red vinyl package, to boot.
Elvis Presley / The Searcher
The Searcher is the ‘musical companion’ to a new three-hour, two-part documentary on the musical development of Elvis Presley. Comes as a three-CD set or a double vinyl album.
Love / Forever Changes (50th anniversary box set)
This six-disc anniversary edition of Love‘s 1967 album features the original mono mix, alternate mixes of every track on the album, rare and unreleased singles and studio outtakes plus a hi-res stereo version and a vinyl LP.
Chicago / VI Decades Live: This Is What We Do
VI Decades Live: This Is What We Do is a five-disc Chicago live anthology consisting of previously unreleased concert recordings.
Julian Cope / vinyl reissues
Four Island-era Julian Cope albums reissued on vinyl. Saint Julian, My Nation Underground and Jehovahkill due this week, although Peggy Suicide might be subject to some delay of a week or two.
Air / Moon Safari glow-in-the-dark vinyl
It’s as clear as mud, what is happening with this release. It appeared on Amazon US a while back and the listing has all but disappeared. HMV in the UK says it came out last week (anyone got it?) and in Canada there is a listing which is due on Friday. No info from Rhino or the band…
Kylie Minogue / Golden (new album)
Kylie goes Country! Golden was recorded in Nashville and new label BMG appear to have invested a lot of money in this career reboot. Tons of variations and limited vinyl available, and the deluxe CD contains four bonus tracks.
Eels / The Construction (new album)
Eels 12th studio album The Construction is a 15-track album and available in various formats including a double yellow 33RPM vinyl, a box set (pictured above) that features a double 45RPM pink vinyl pressing, a CD and various other bits.
Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow / Memories in Rock (3CD set)
Live album derived from three UK concerts last year, Memories in Rock also featured the first new ‘Rainbow’ studio recording in over 20 years. This is available as a 2CD+DVD or 3LP vinyl set.
Lisa Stansfield / Deeper (new album)
Hate to be negative, but the cover art to Lisa Stansfield‘s new album Deeper is annoying and the box set is pointless. Hopefully the music is better.
The Courteeners / St. Jude: Rewired
Originally produced by Stephen Street, The Courteeners have re-recorded St Jude, their 2008 album, with an acoustic vibe with strings.
Various Artists / Revamp: Reimaging The Songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin
Groovy cover art may not save this collection where youngsters born after Elton John‘s glory years pretend he was a big influence of their career. The Country version sounds better.