Out This Week / on 7 July 2017
David Bowie & Trevor Jones / Labryinth soundtrack (vinyl LP)
Despite being issued in 1986 between (arguably) his two worst albums, there’s much to enjoy about David Bowie‘s work on the Labyrinth soundtrack. Underground is particularly good and As The World Falls Down is a plaintive ballad. This is a black vinyl reissue but coloured limited editions are also available.
- • UK Order: Labyrinth (black vinyl)
- • US Order: Labyrinth (black vinyl)
- • GERMANY Order: Labyrinth (black vinyl)
Dr Feelgood / Lee Brilleaux : Rock ‘n’ Roll Gentleman (4CD)
There is some overlap with the excellent All Through The City Dr. Feelgood collection, but this new four-disc Lee Brilleaux ‘bookset’ goes well beyond those years by including music made in the 1980s and 1990s.
Various Artists / True Romance soundtrack (coloured vinyl)
The pricey, and frankly, rubbish box set edition is best avoided. Instead opt for this ‘pillow feather white and blood red spatter’ coloured vinyl pressing of the soundtrack to Tony Scott’s brilliant film True Romance.
Boney M / Complete (9LP box)
Nine Boney M albums pressed on 180g vinyl & collected in this new box set. Worth noting that the albums are available separately, too.
Madness / Can’t Touch Us Now (2LP vinyl)
Although a standard vinyl edition already exists, Universal have decided to issue Madness‘ 2016 album as a 2LP ‘half-speed mastered’ edition. This numbered, gatefold edition comes with download codes.
Elton John / Honky Château (vinyl LP)
Universal continue with their Elton John vinyl reissues. This week Elton’s fifth studio album, 1972’s Honky Château is re-released. This album features Honky Cat and the classic Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going to Be a Long, Long Time) which was a transatlantic top ten hit in 1972.