THE VINYL COUNTDOWN: Pick of the LP box sets and reissues this winter

The Vinyl Countdown

Vinyl records continue to experience a boom in popularity amongst audiophiles and record collectors. The industry is responding to this with a wave of releases and reissues over the autumn/early winter period.

With labels often making the effort to cut from original analogue master tapes, press onto 180g heavyweight vinyl and replicate original packaging, it’s easy to see the appeal for the turntable-owning music lovers.

Here’s our pick of the best of recent and forthcoming vinyl boxes and reissues.


The Beatles / Stereo Vinyl Remasters box set

The Beatles in Stereo Vinyl remaster box set (Apple/EMI)

All the albums pressed on heavyweight vinyl, lovingly tweaked from the original 2009 remasters to ensure superb sound on the vinyl medium. More here.

Little Feat / Sailing Shoes 180g remastered vinyl

Little Feat / Sailing Shoes (Warner Music)

Superb pressing from the original master tapes of Little Feat’s second studio album. This comes in a gatefold sleeve as per the original release. These features the classic Willin’.

Smashing Pumpkins / Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness vinyl reissue

Smashing Pumpkins / Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

Out next week, this remastered vinyl of the Mellon Collie album features the original record spread out over 8 sides (4 LPS) for the first time to ensure optimum sound and it comes housed in 12×12 rigid slipcase with two books containing personal notes, new collage artwork,  and lyrics. More here.

The Who / The Studio Albums vinyl box set

The Who / Studio Albums 11LP vinyl box set

All the Who studio albums remastered for vinyl, with original packaging in a sturdy rigid box. More here.

Otis Redding / Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul Blue Vinyl

Otis Redding: Otis Blue / Otis Redding Sings Soul

Pressed on 180g BLUE vinyl, this classic record is cut from the original analog master tapes and has never sounded better. Order here (UK) or here (Germany).

Genesis / 1976-1982 Vinyl box set

Genesis 1976-1982 vinyl box 

Heavyweight vinyl boxed: Albums within are A Trick Of A Tail (1976), Wind & Wuthering (1976), And Then There Were Three (1978), Duke (1980) and Abacab (1981). More here.

The Beat / Vinyl Collection box set

The Beat – The Vinyl Collection

The three Beat albums on vinyl plus an exclusive ‘Dub’ 12-inch vinyl selection. More here.

Elbow / Definitive Vinyl Box Set

Elbow – The Definitive Vinyl Album box set

All of Elbow’s albums to date, on seven heavyweight vinyl double gatefold LPs.Comes with a USB stick holding all the albums as high resolution WAV files. More here.

Can / The Lost Tapes vinyl box

Can The Lost Tapes

This five-LP box set is out next week on  3 December 2012. It comes with a 24-inch square poster and a 28-page booklet with sleeve notes by Irmin Schmidt and Ian Harrison. The records will be pressed onto 180g heavyweight vinyl. More here.

Sugar / A Box Of Sugar vinyl set

A Box Of Sugar

A set containing vinyl replicas of all three studio albums with printed inner sleeves, a B-sides collection and a double live album from 1994. More here.

Black Sabbath / The Vinyl Collection 1970-1978

Black Sabbath / The Vinyl Collection 1970-1978

Nine albums from the Ozzy-era remastered from the original tapes, with original packaging and inserts. Download code for all content included. More here.

Blur 21: The Box / Vinyl Edition

Blur 21 / Vinyl box

All seven of Blur’s albums (no bonus tracks) collected together in this limited set. Order this set here for the UK, here for US, here for Canada or here for Germany.

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