Out This Week / on 9 December 2016
Erasure / From Moscow to Mars (30th anniversary box set)
After various delays, Erasure‘s 13-disc career-spanning box set is released this week. The band’s website has sold out, but these are still available via PledgeMusic.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers / vinyl box sets
Two massive vinyl box sets required to document Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers‘ impressive 40 year career.
Frank Zappa / In It For The Money (vinyl reissue)
Frank Zappa‘s satirical 1968 long-player is one of five of his albums reissued on vinyl this week. For this particular release, the restored original 1968 mix is pressed on 180-gram vinyl from an “approved digital master”.
- • UK Order: In It For The Money (vinyl)
- • USA Order: In It For The Money (vinyl)
- • GERMANY Order: In It For The Money (vinyl)
The Decemberists / The Crane Wife (5LP vinyl box set)
Enormous 10th anniversary reissue for The Decemberists 2006 major-label debut. This includes the original album across two LPs, with three more LPs of B-sides, bonus tracks, unreleased outtakes, alternative versions and Colin Meloy’s solo acoustic demos. Also comes with a blu-ray of the band’s 2006 concert at Washington D.C.’s 9:30 Club. If you’re in Europe, JPC.de have a good price for this box.
- • UK Order: The Crane Wife (box set)
- • USA Order: The Crane Wife (box set)
- • GERMANY Order: The Crane Wife (box set)
Neil Young / Peace Trail (new album)
Neil Young‘s 38th studio album is a largely acoustic affair. Vinyl isn’t out until next year. Let’s hope he’s put more effort into the music than the front cover.
Leonard Cohen / You Want It Darker
Due to a finite amount of pressing plants, it’s not unfamiliar these days for the vinyl version of an album to follow a few weeks or even months after the CD version. Unfortunately for Sony, Leonard Cohen died in between these two events with regards to You Want It Darker.
Various Artists / Action Time Vision (4CD box set)
Forty years on, Cherry Red documents the independent punk scene in the UK with this impressive looking four-CD box set.
PiL / Metal Box and Album
After various delays the two Public Image Limited deluxe and super deluxe editions are released this week.
Rick Wakeman / No Earthly Connection (reissue)
Rick Wakeman‘s 1976 album is remastered and expanded to include a bonus disc of ‘Live at the Hammersmith Odeon in 1976’. The vinyl version replicates the original.
The Band / The Last Waltz (40th Anniversary)
The 6LP vinyl edition of The Last Waltz reissue came out a month ago, but this week sees the release of the 4CD+blu-ray format in most territories.
Wilson Phillips (2CD deluxe reissue)
Wilson Phillips massive selling 1990 debut album is expanded and remastered in this two-CD deluxe edition.
Black / Any Colour You Like (2CD deluxe)
This Deluxe Edition of Black‘s 2011 fan-chosen compilation adds a disc of ten of Colin’s Vearncombe’s favourite recordings at the time. The package includes a 64-page booklet with lyrics for each song and many previously unpublished photographs.
The Alan Parsons Project / Tales of Mystery and Imagination (blu-ray audio)
The blu-ray audio of the 40th anniversary edition of the 1976 Alan Parsons Project album is now widely available as a standalone product.