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Iconic record labels ZTT and Stiff Records snapped up by Universal


ZTT is best known for its success with Frankie Goes To Hollywood

Trevor Horn and Jill Sinclair’s legacyPlus Perfect Songs catalogue

The world’s largest music company Universal, just got even larger after acquiring the rights to the entire ZTT catalogue, selected rights to music owned by Stiff Records and music publisher Perfect Songs.
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First five albums by influential Eighties indie group Felt remastered & reissued

First five albums • Remastered • 12” Vinyl or CD+seven-inch box set


February sees the reboot of the first five albums by Felt, one of Britain’s best post-punk bands, via the Cherry Red label. Boasting the splendid names Crumbling The Antiseptic Beauty, The Splendour Of Fear, The Strange Idols Pattern And Other Short Stories, Ignite The Seven Cannons and The Seventeenth Century, each album is available either on 12-inch vinyl or as a CD plus seven-inch single boxset.
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Over and Out: Posthumous release of the late Rick Parfitt’s first-ever solo LP

His final recordings • Two-CD set includes bonus ‘raw’ mixes

The late Rick Parfitt’s first-ever solo album, poignantly entitled Over and Out, is released in March 2018 via earMUSIC, across a number of formats, including a special two-CD collectors’ edition.
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Two key Ringo Starr albums remastered and reissued on heavyweight vinyl

‘Ringo’ and ‘Goodnight Vienna’ • Remastered • 180-gram vinyl

A couple of Ringo Starr’s go-to albums – Ringo (1973) and Goodnight Vienna (1974) – are being reissued worldwide on 180-gram vinyl by Capitol/Universal Music early in the new year.
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Jethro Tull / Heavy Horses: New Shoes Edition / five-disc bookset

Steven Wilson 5.1 and stereo mixes • 96-page booklet • Incredible value

The latest in a run of fine Jethro Tull deluxe reissues gallops into view in February – Heavy Horses: New Shoes Edition. Just like the 40th anniversary edition of Songs From The Wood released in May, this one also marks four decades since the original album’s release and is a five-disc bookset.
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These Dreams Will Never Sleep: The Best Of Graham Parker 1976-2015

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Relive Graham Parker’s four decades in the music business with this career-spanning reissue from Universal Music that covers both his years with The Rumour and his solo output.
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Ian Hunter / Stranded In Reality: career-spanning 30-disc box set

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Track down Stranded In Reality, a mahoosive 30-disc anthology box set celebrating the solo career of British rock legend and Mott the Hoople icon Ian Hunter
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Marc Almond / Trials Of Eyeliner / career spanning 10CD super deluxe box

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Get all the Marc Almond you could ever wish for amassed in one mammoth, career-spanning, ten-CD collection, set for release by Universal Music this October…
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King Crimson / Radical Action To Unseat The Hold Of Monkey Mind

The enduring and ever-evolving prog rock band King Crimson offer an immersive multimedia overview of their 2015 live performances via the Panegyric label.
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The Motown 7s Box: Rare and Unreleased Vinyl – Volume 3

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Universal Music Catalogue raid the Motown vaults again for the third in a series of limited edition seven-inch box sets featuring rare and unreleased recordings by various artists, from The Marvelettes to Gladys Knight & The Pips.
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Eluvium / Life Through Bombardment Vol 2 / signed vinyl box set

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Lose yourself in the beautiful soundscapes of Eluvium (aka American ambient recording artist Matthew Cooper) with the studiously packaged second instalment of Life Through Bombardment, featuring almost all Eluvium recordings since volume one.
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Sweet / Strung Up / 2LP purple vinyl and two-CD ‘restored’ editions

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Glam up for Sony Music’s expanded, digitally remastered reissue of Sweet’s 1975 studio/live compilation Strung Up in double LP colour vinyl and 2CD formats.
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Chicago / Quadio / 9-disc surround sound & stereo blu-ray audio box

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Immerse yourself in the remastered high-resolution 192/24 DTS-HD Master Audio sound of Chicago with Quadio, a new nine-disc blu-ray audio box, that delivers stereo and original quadrophonic mixes of their first eight studio albums (1969-76) plus the 1975 greatest hits compilation.
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Matt Bianco / Whose Side Are You On / two-disc deluxe edition

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Get up, get out of your lazy bed for Cherry Red Records’ forthcoming release of the first-ever remastered, expanded edition of continental-Latin-Jazz-pop combo Matt Bianco’s debut album.
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