Record release bonanza in June
The beginning of June sees an incredible amount of high profile reissues and releases from major artists, including David Bowie, Neil Young, Paul Simon and The Beatles.
David Bowie‘s The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars is re-released on 4 June as a Vinyl/DVD combo (in addition to a standard remastered CD) and Paul Simon celebrates the 25th anniversary of his seminal Graceland album with a major reissue, available in a host of formats, including a super deluxe collectors’ box. The Beatles‘ Yellow Submarine movie – which has been cleaned up and painstakingly restored for a Blu-ray reissue – is released on the same day, along with a repackaged (but not, apparently, remastered) version of the 1999 Yellow Submarine Songtrack album.
Rock fans will need to keep their wallets to hand, since sharing shelf-space (real and virtual) with these products will be the 25th Anniversary 2CD reissue of Lenny Kravitz‘s Mama Said, a new offering from Neil Young – Americana (on CD, Vinyl and Blu-ray) – and a four-disc box set from Heart, Strange Euphoria.
If none of the above is your bag, how about some pop, in the form of Kylie Minogue, who sees a new hits collection released on 4 June in a tempting CD+DVD combo. Classic synth-pop is an alternative, courtesy of The Human League, who release an deluxe issue of Dare, which includes an expanded version of their classic Fascination EP across the two-CD package. Propaganda‘s remix album Wishful Thinking is remastered and extended and joins the musical gridlock on 4 June, along with knob-twiddling supergroup The Producers (Trevor Horn, Stephen Lipson, Lol Creme & Ash Soan) who after a few years of just-for-fun gigging, finally release a studio album called Made In Basing Street.
It certainly could be an expensive month for music fans, although thankfully not too many of these releases are mega-expensive sets. Have fun!