Paul McCartney & Wings / Wings Over America
Two and a half years into Paul McCartney‘s archive collection campaign, and the fifth in the series finally gets (re)released a full year after 2012’s RAM. This reissue of Macca’s triple live set from early 1977, commemorates a release that was originally designed to commemorate a tour. No mid-range ‘special edition’ this time around, the choice is a bare-bones remastered double CD or a balls-out deluxe edition which comes with four – count ’em – books, a DVD and a bonus CD. A vinyl version is also available that maintains the original 3LP configuration.
Warrior On The Edge Of Time / Hawkwind
A massive super deluxe edition of Hawkwind‘s 1975 album seemingly offers everything you could possibly want. Newly remastered version of the album from the original tapes, a new stereo mix by Steven Wilson, new hi-res 5.1 mix by the same man, a flat-transfer hi-res stereo version and unreleased tracks. PLUS a 180g vinyl version of the album. It might be over £80 but that’s a lot of bang for your buck.
The Stranglers / The Old Testament (UA Studio Recs 77-82)
A great value reissue of The Stranglers box set that offers the first six albums in full (Rattus Norvegicus, No More Heroes, Black and White, The Raven, The Gospel According To The Meninblack and La Folie) plus a singles, B- sides and a rarities compilation. All that content is squeezed into five CDs.