This Week’s Reissue and Box Set Deals

UK: James Taylor / The Warner Bros. Albums 1970-76 6LP vinyl – £66

Lowest price to date for this box set that was released in the summer. Peter Asher has remastered all six albums:: ‘Sweet Baby James’ (1970), ‘Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon’ (1971), ‘One Man Dog’ (1972), ‘Walking Man’ (1974), ‘Gorilla’ (1975), and ‘In the Pocket’ (1976).

UK: Marillion / Clutching at Straws 5LP vinyl box set – £33 

Another lowest price to date… for the box that was over £80 at one point. Tremendous value and also likely to go out-of-print in the near future (like Misplaced Childhood).

GERMANY (JPC): Small Faces / Here Comes The Nice box set – €79 €110

Fantastic box produced by Charly Records in 2014. This isn’t the very limited signed version of course, but still a beautifully produced set which features four CDs, books, posters, seven-inch singles and more…

ITALY: David Bowie / Mercury Demos box set – €53 (or £44)

Still not pricey, but this is the cheapest I’ve seen what was an £80 box set six months ago.


ITALY: The Doors / Soft Parade super deluxe  13LP – €30

ITALY: Whitesnake / Slip of the Tongue 6CD+DVD super deluxe – €39 €59


UK: Lindsey Buckingham / Solo Anthology 6LP vinyl box set – £45

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Andrew Mant

So my Doors SP box arrived today damaged from Amazon Italy will be contesting it tomorrow.


alright, i just cracked for this one (75€ with shipping), knowing that the price will eventually drop even more : ) https://amzn.to/2srI7lD


That was a handy alert, thank you Paul, Marillion for my bruv, Doors for me & Whitesnake for bruv’s birthday in January. Anyone here pop into Ronnie Wood’s pop up shop in Baker Street? I got a signed vinyl Mad Lad, lovely man with a kind word for everyone, some crazy expensive art in there which did look stunning, plenty of reasonably priced t shirts, vinyl & odd n sods, great idea, he must have sold a lot of vinyl this weekend.

John Orr

Re earlier post, Amazon Italy quickly replied by email, and are creating another order for The Doors, telling me to keep/dispose of the first one. Here’s hoping this one comes sealed.


Have the same problem. How exactly did you contaced them?
My Italian is too bad to navigate through the amazon.it site.
Is there some support mail address?
Thanks for your help.

Le Baron

Too late for the Marillion box set… :'(

John Orr

Ordered The Doors Soft Parade yesterday, it arrived today. Great service you might think. But was already sceptical hearing the contents move around too freely given the size of the box. You know where this is going. Sure enough, it was UNSEALED, bashed and marked to bits. Looked like a return. We’ve all had bad experiences with all the Amazon’s over the years, but this was one of the worst examples I’ve ever seen. Contacted Amazon Italy over the phone, the woman didn’t speak or know any English, which is fair enough, but you’d expect someone there to know a little, given the Europeans are far ahead of us in knowing more than one language. She promptly hung up the phone. I then tried online chat, the person didn’t know /understand either, but said they would pass on my complaint, and I would recieve a response by email. So. I’m waiting for that reply. Nothing but a brand new and sealed copy will do. As for the copy I recieved today, I’m not even sure it’ll end up on ebay, it’s that bad. How could anybody think that would be acceptable? It clearly depends on who you get on the other end of online shopping. Hit and miss once more it seems..


Two more worth looking at:

Marillion Brave 5 lp set at £35 on Amazon UK


Prince 1999 10 lp set €157 on Amazon Germany (or £131)


paul wren

I’m a bit late to the party but I’ve bagged the Marillion box set at £39 as it’s still good value.

robert tyrrell

Marillion LP Box set 34.27 amazon UK

Mike M

Brilliant price for The Doors – Soft Parade boxset. Coming it at under £30 inc. delivery. Too cheap to pass up, nice one.


It would be interesting to know all the countries who demand amazon to collect taxes beforehand, their refusal and subsequent blacklisting from the site. I think its a real bastard move from those countries (mine is of them !) Who somehow think local business will gain from it. Building walls like trump. Well done.


Re Small Faces set – Just has some problems with jpc.de. After great service, ordered the Prince Super Deluxe box which arrived opened and scuffed all over, the paper track list scrunched in a ball, as was the wrapper. Apparently untouched by customs. Now waiting on a refund from them, and looking for hefty return postage (they’re in Germany, I’m in UK). Makes me think twice about ordering from them again.

Larry Davis

Interesting deals…but this week I won an eBay auction for Blur’s 21 boxset…waiting on that forever for a good price…paid 80 pounds plus $50US for shipping, the weight…but what’s the deal with Depeche Mode?? The black “MODE” cube totally unavailable on Amazon UK, as well as those original individual deluxes…all unavailable!! And on Amazon US, it was down to $131 but pushed to January 24, 2020…so I put the preorder in…it could all go or get deleted/cancelled…the UK one is on Sony & US one on Warners/Rhino…odd…also hard to get Roxette/Marie collectibles these days in the wake of her death…

Robert Tyrrell

Funrecords.de if you dont mind second hand


The mode box set has been delayed because the band wasn’t happy with the production of the set. News on release in January.


Wow, great deal on the Small Faces box Paul, thanks for that! After reading all the great reviews I decided to go for it!


The Go-Betweens box is reviewed in the December 15, 2019 edition of The Sunday Times of London… here is the review:

G Stands for Go-Betweens: The Go-Betweens Anthology — Volume 2
A proper bells-and-whistles affair, this huge box set consists of five LPs, five CDs and a 112-page book that includes archival photos and liner notes by Robert Forster and contemporary musicians and fans. At its core are the band’s three mid-period albums: Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express, Tallulah and 16 Lovers Lane, their masterpiece, all remastered from the original tapes. Alongside these are B-sides, unreleased demos and a recording of a London gig from 1987. Consistently underrated, the Go-Betweens retain a fiercely devoted fan base. Re-immersing yourself in these indie gems is bittersweet: you think of the success that eluded the Australians despite their having deserved it; you think, too, of Grant McLennan, Forster’s founding partner, who died in 2006 aged just 48. A much-missed band and a much-missed musician. (Dan Cairns)


Thanks Paul, The doors 33.60 Euro delivered. Half the price compared with local price in Norway


Woe is me , have followed your deals for ages and secured many a bargain , but now NZ Govt wants Amazon to collect Goods and Services Tax ( GST ) on their behalf , Amazons response is to stop sending anything to NZ. Wife is pleased but I’m miserable


Cheers for the heads up on The Doors SDE was looking at this on Am UK and was £45 so delivered at £30 is brilliant

Kristan S Reed

Also had my Go Betweens order cancelled by Amazon, and I jumped on it early. Useless bastards! They clearly never had the stock.

Dave brealey


Same as me I hate when they do that . The company who supply’s them never had any stock. I got 5 quid compensation.


My orders from Amazon UK have been delivered today : Soft Cell’s box set (£40) and Origin of Muse (£112).

After reading comments I was a bit worried but I visually checked all 4 vinyls and they’re OK. So far I only listened to the first side of Showbiz on my turntable and the vinyl is fine (no crackling, popping or other unpleasant surprise) and the sound is good on my equipment (Linn LP12 turntable and Naim amplifier).

I must say it’s a nice beautiful box set but I don’t like it when cds and vinyls are assembled together in a big book sized box set like ordinary pages.

About Soft Cell’s keychains and snowstorms, I played the DVD and it plays fine on my Oppo BR player. I already had the Non Stop Exotic Video Show on VHS and DVD and it’s almost a DVD version of the VHS. The DVD released by Sanctuary in 2006 looks better with extras like the full audio and animated version of sex dwarf and subtitles in french, german and italian. I expected a bit more of Non Stop Exotic Video Show in that box set. Anyway there are some great additonal videos like Ghost Rider with Clint Ruin. It’s a pretty nice DVD with lots of content.


I got the Soft Cell box (HMV £27) my DVD won`t play on a laptop but will on a regular DVD player.Agreed it`s a really good set.
I can`t understand why Be Bop Deluxe Modern Music box set has no mentions ,it ace


Alan Parsons Project ‘ Tales of Mystery and Imagination’ box set £45 on Amazon UK at the moment.


Thanks Mark! Bought One!


Ordered the APP Tales box set, thanks for the tip Mark


Blimey talk about you snooze you lose … now £97.55 on Amazon

Mike M

Small Faces boxset is a great spot Paul, it’s a great price and I’ve had it in my wantlist for a long time. Been trying to curb my spending a little though, spent a lot lately. What to do?………….

Wayne Olsen

I know! I was going to buy the Muse box when it was on deal but bought the Christmas tree instead…

Mike M

Haha, well done you, I can imagine it must’ve been a hard decision for you to make. Showing great will power Wayne.


Thanks Paul, ordered The Soft Parade right away.
Great price imo.
And for just beneath 35 euro’s in total delivered to my home.

Robert Laversuch

Whitesnake Slip of the Tongue 40Euro on Amazon Italy

Mark Turner

Amazon.co.uk have just cancelled my Go-betweens order, after earlier telling me it would be delayed into next week. They seem to be making a habit of this sort of thing.

Phil Cohen

Speaking of Amazon.co.uk, they seem to be having difficulty supplying CD’s released by the Cherry Red group of labels(such as the recent “Be Bop Deluxe-Modern Music” 5-disc set). Perhaps the SDE online store could start featuring these CD’s.

Stephen Hance

Just had email from Amazon cancelling Go Betweens set because they can’t get stock. Annoying.


Yes same happened to me. We are no longer able to obtain stock from our suppliers. Fiver compensation!


Cancelled mine as well, luckly got one from Domino before they sold out had a feeling the Amazon one wouldn’t turn up. At least got £5 credit, not much compensation as now it looks like you’ll be paying £300 on ebay.


Yup got a fiver compensation. You’re doing a great job Paul so no need to apologise! Happy to have bagged Muse and Midnight Oil boxes!

David Bly


I ended up ordering from Amazon Italy, who originally said the Go-Betweens box would arrive last week, then it was changed to 6 January 2020, then just today it was changed again to 30 Dec 2019!

Sure hope mine doesn’t get cancelled!

Stephen Hance

Got the fiver. Rough Trade still has in store apparently. Have asked them to hold a copy for me.


Midnight Oil Complete vinyl is €162 (£135) on Amazon.de at the moment for this that missed the uk discount.


Lost in Vinyl have all the Kate Bush box sets on vinyl for £35


Looks like the Go-Betweens box has, in effect, gone. Up to £130.00 with delivery in the 1-2 months.


Amazon UK doing WHO deluxe CD for £7.99


Wayne Olsen

Target US has buy 1 get 1 for 30 percent off on all vinyl in store or online.

Billy Dojcak

I remember when a good sale was buy one, get one free. I’d like to know who started this other version cause it sucks.

Billy Dojcak

Btw, that’s not a good deal. Paying full retail for a record and getting a slight discount for another?
I’ve had overpriced items parked in my cart for a long time waiting for the price to drop.


Regarding Bowie’s box set and the current studio album series is on a [temporary] hold, I wonder what they will do with the next set of albums. Each of them had at least 1 version of a bonus CD [or even DVD]. A 2 disc “Re:Call” would not be enough.
I just ordered studio box set #3 yesterday actually on Amazon Canada for $144.


Perhaps a slimmed-down set of Tin Machine albums/rarities/live tracks? The mid-90s onwards material should be worth waiting for.


2 known albums, I think one known live album [Oy Vey Baby] and a bunch of B’sides [one with vocals in Thai]. I’m sure there are demos. Definitely could thrown in a full concert. So maybe 6 CDs.


Beware the Sgt Peppers bargain, the one I received today (using the link above), to give as a Christmas present was not the 2017 5oth Anniversary/remix, but the DeAgostini Publishing reissue of the 2009 remaster.

So that will be going back


Midnight oil has been as low as £143 both a week aGo and yesterday, seems to be going up and down a bit. Hasn’t been any more that £180 for a few weeks.


Damn, I missed that one Paul, I’ve been watching it hoping it would go below 140 lol. Look away for one second!


The Who’s new album (standard version) now £6.99 down from £10 on Amazon UK. As a bonus the accompanying autorip is for the deluxe version.

Peter Muscutt

I believe Recordstore are doing a signed Pete Townshend version for quite a reasonable price, with part of the sale price going to a charity. It’s the standard CD album, not the deluxe. Looks to be UK exclusive though –



This looks good but can only guess it’s out of stock as frustratingly there is no option to add to basket. Same on the Who website. Excellent album by the way.

Stan Butler

Deluxe is £7.99


Some great work going on here Paul – thanks. Ordered Go-Betweens, Muse and Midnight Oil (a steal!) boxsets. My credit card is now recovering! :-)

Rare Glam

Steve – re Muse set – are Amazon replacing the affected LP or do you have to send the whole set back? I’ve ordered the set for £103 coming tomorrow (Thursday 12th). I am keeping my fingers crossed for a set with clean unglued vinyl! This is clearly a case of too many orders at too few pressing plants and a resulting in a ‘hurry up’ management approach to work station staff most prrobably, especially at this time of year.

Although I have a lot of LPs and a stereo system I gave up buying modern vinyl some years back (except for a few mixed media sets like Muse). Too often there were sleeving scuffs or other uncleanable marks or faults to it. CDs are not immune (wrong cuing breaks etc) but modern vinyl I just found to have too many issues too often. Fingers and everything else crossed for this Muse set though.


Amazon are replacing the whole set, I don’t think they have the facility to just replace the damaged item. I played the others on a fairly decent turntable and there were no nasty surprises. When records are packed this way I always put them in Mobile Fidelity (or the Japanese ones available on Amazon) inner sleeves to prevent any further damage.

The Golden Age Of The Phonograph

I`ve found the biggest issue I have with new LPs is the number that are warped especially those in box sets.

I`ve recently had to return:
The Rolling Stones 1971-1016 Studio Albums (15 Albums/20 LPs) six LPs warped.
The Turtles Albums Collection (6 LPs) all SIX LPs warped.
Steve Miller Band Complete Albums Volume 1 1968-1976 (9 LPs) The second LP `Sailor` was warped, after the other box sets I couldn`t be arsed checking the rest. Got this from Amazon Germany for £79, return shipping over £57! Which they refunded without issue.
The Beatles Singles Collection, I`ve returned THREE of these and gave up, at least 6 singles warped in each box and no I couldn`t make up a complete flat collection from the 3 boxes. I tried.

We can only hope the cost of having these boxes being returned to the sellers feeds back to the record plants, These warped discs can only be down to not giving the pressings time to cool down prior to packaging.

To cap all of this my coloured vinyl SE set of The Who`s `Who` artrived today with the Red LP2 warped. I messaged The Who`s on line store, they can have it back I`ve done with warped discs.

The thing is I still prefer LPs to CDs, that`s me and I`m not arguing with anyone about it although I still buy CDs due to space shortages.


100% correct modern vinyl quality control a joke plus they mostly get pressed from digital file sources . One can only assume that the vast majority are never played simply collected . Sad

Derek Langsford

Sounds like the problems that CD mostly solved 35 years ago! I remember getting warped records, flaws in the vinyl that made it skip, crackling on brand new vinyl on quiet intros back in the 70s and early 80s that made collecting vinyl a nightmare, especially when the nearest record shop was a 2 hour bus ride away. It was such a gamble buying a record. CD saved me from all that hassle.

These posts confirm my decision to not get back into vinyl and work on improving the delivery of sound from my digital sources to my ears.

Steve Reis

Well given the angst you have experienced why would you prefer lps to cd except perhaps for the pretense factor…in my opinion perhaps the main reason for the growth in record sales. By the way very big kudos for using the term “lp” and not resorting to the “V” buzz word


The way to tell if it already has the replacement disc or not is to look on the inside back cover… If the dvd is slotted into the book – it’s the faulty one, if there is a blue card sleeve pasted over the slot on the back cover – it’s the replacement.


David Bowie – Loving the Alien CD Box set currently £89.99 on Amazon UK


…the above was in regard to the Soft Cell Keychains box set.


I just got the Soft Cell box set for £26.99 from HMV and the DVD is slotted in , it will not play on my laptop at all but plays perfectly on the DVD players hooked up to telly.

Carl Noonan

Thanks William l was worried it might have been referring to the Muse box l have on order.

Carl Noonan

William England what box set are you referring to and what’s problem with the dvd? Thanks Carl


Cheers for the Manics update Paul nice early pressie for me (Again, again, again….) :-)


Just a heads up for those buying the Muse set. The 4th lp in my copy was well and truly stuck in the thin cardboard sleeve. When I finally managed to wrench it out I discovered that the playing surface was damaged. Amazon are providing a replacement but my advice is to check the vinyl on receipt.


Good advice Steve. I’ve just ordered the set so will follow your advice. Many thanks.


I was planning on saving mine to open on Christmas…was Steve’s experience unique to his particular package or is this a problem others are finding with this set as well?


I’ve just received my replacement set and although I haven’t yet played the vinyl, all the discs came out of the sleeves with no effort. Fingers crossed for good audio quality..


Ghostbusters 12” Vinyl down to £20 on amazon. Marshmallow cover, white vinyl etc. Only 6 in stock.

Andrew M

When I couldn’t get origin of muse from SDE, I had to pay £160 from HMV plus £45 to ship it out here to Kuwait (with no guarantee it won’t get impounded at customs) so to now see it at this price is galling to say the least.


Blimey, the suede box is up and down like my blood pressure. it was 58 quid this morning, and managed to grab it when it crashed down to 25 quid (Thanks for the update on the homepage, Paul)

DJ Salinger

The Suede album’s been out for more than a year now. Must be about time for them to issue an SDE anniversary box set version? Possibly with some more demos and extra pics of dead birds?

Also, Domino’s policy on the Go-Betweens box sets still irks. The ‘retail cleansing’ of CD-only buyers continues, it seems.


Haha! Remastered 12 Month Anniversary Collector’s Edition with “Happy 1st Birthday!” badge.


AFAIK, the vinyl in the Go Betweens box is a licencing issue – the licence to issue digital formats (including downloads and streaming) is prohibitively expensive.


What was the original price for the Muse-set when it was released?
Might be slighly tempted..but have to think still about it.

Alan Fenwick

Managed to grab my Muse earlier today when it was listed at £103, and the good news is it’s been shipped already for delivery tomorrow.


Got luckly this time, got reduced price from Amazon.it at 112€, after cancelling original order from Muse shop at more than 160€!!!!
Let’s see if this will resurface at cheaper prices!!!!


Makes you wonder where Amazon found the copies of G Stands for..2 when it looked sold out elsewhere – back of the warehouse? Does anyone know how much it cost previously – perhaps this could be added as a feature when deals appear?

Richard Fisher

Yazoo back down to £49 on Amazon UK this afternoon.


The new Muse box down to 100 quid on Amazon uk.
Still waiting for my copy to arrive from Amazon France but having watched a few unboxing vids on YouTube it looks rather nice!


I already posted yesterday but it hasn’t been published yet:
Human League – A Very British Synthesizer Group (Super Deluxe Box)
30.79 GBP at amazon.co.uk (even came down one more pound since my post yesterday)


To be fair, the Human League set has generally been around £70-£80 for the past three years (and was an Amazon/HMV deal alert at £40 here a couple of years ago) – so it is a pretty good price. Has it been “re-issued” at a lower price point?


1 pound compared to yesterday but more than 50% off where it was before.
I had missed the sale when it was around 30 GBP for a very short time around 2 weeks ago.

the real mike

I’ve had it on watch since it came out, it became £31 yesterday after being in the mid 60s for most of the previous weeks. Pretty big discount I think.

Ricardo Herrera

I buyed yesterday thanks


Great price, but 1 to 3 months to fulfil the order? Ouch. Makes you wonder if they’ll be able to fulfil.

Neil Kelly

£60 now…