Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds / Lovely Creatures (Best Of)
Excellent packaging and excellent value for all editions of this new Nick Cave anthology, although pick of the releases in the 3CD+DVD super deluxe.
Midnight Oil / Full and Overflow Tank sets
Initially, this new Midnight Oil mega-sets looked like they could only be ordered from Australia, but they have become more widely available since they were announced in February and both the ‘Full Tank’ and ‘Overflow Tank’ variants can be picked up for around £150.
Blondie / Pollinator (new album)
The Creation / Creation Theory (4CD+DVD)
Creation Theory brings together all the slightly disparate elements of sixties underachievers The Creation‘s ‘career’, including must-have early singles and recordings for Shel Talmy and less essential ’87 reunion sessions and 1996 album for Creation Records. The DVD in this set is a big draw with a new interview with guitarist Eddie Phillips and various live performances, including appearances on the legendary German 60s TV show Beat Beat Beat.
Free / 5 Classic Albums
If you can put up with budget packaging, you can’t really go wrong with this collection of five Free albums for little over a tenner.
Leftfield / Leftism (reissue)
Leftfield‘s 1995 debut, Leftism, is reissued as a two-CD deluxe and a three-LP vinyl edition for it’s 22nd (?) anniversary.
Marvin Gaye / Collected (vinyl)
The Turtles / deluxe reissues (2CD)
Last year’s US Turtles deluxe editions are now available via Edsel in the UK/Europe with wallet-friendly pricing. Early albums have mono and stereo across two discs with later ones including bonus tracks.
- UK Pre-order: Happy Together (2CD deluxe)
- USA Pre-order: Happy Together (2CD deluxe)
- GERMANY Pre-order: Happy Together (2CD deluxe)
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band / 5 Classic Albums
Another 5 Classic Albums set, this time featuring five long-players from The Sensational Alex Harvey Band.
Shocking Blue / The Blue Box (13CD)
This collection of Dutch rock band Shocking Blue album releases from the sixties and seventies, features nine studio albums, a live album, a compilation album and a bonus CD.