Tears For Fears / The Hurting (4 disc box set)
Tears For Fears‘ 1983 classic finally gets the treatment it deserves – B-sides, remixes, alternates, radio sessions, live tracks and a full concert on DVD, all feature in this new four-disc box set of The Hurting.
Van Morrison / Moondance (4CD+Blu-ray Audio)
This new five-disc set includes a newly remastered version of Van Morrison‘s 1970 solo album, and three further CDs with multiple takes of album tracks. A Blu-ray Audio disc completes the package, containing a surround sound version.
Suede / The Vinyl Collection (Vinyl box set)
Limited to 1500 sets, this new Suede 11LP box set collects all the studio albums and sees the vinyl debut of astonishingly good 1997 B-side compilation, Sci-Fi Lullabies and the astonishingly dull A New Morning.
The Waterboys / Fisherman’s Box (7CD+Vinyl)
The 25th Anniversary of The Waterboys‘ Fisherman’s Blues album is celebrated in fine style with the complete sessions offered over six CDs (that’s 121 tracks!). This deluxe edition adds a 180g vinyl pressing of the original album, a bonus CD and enhanced 12-inch packaging.
Sparks / New Music For Amnesiacs (Box set)
New Music For Amnesiacs: The Ultimate Collection is a limited edition four CD box set from Sparks, presented within a a hardbound book, and a selection of replica memorabilia, including posters, tickets, lanyards, photos and button badges.
Def Leppard / Viva! Hysteria (2CD+DVD deluxe edition)
Viva! Hysteria is a live set from Def Leppard recorded earlier this year as part of the rock band’s Las Vegas residency. It includes their mega-selling 1987 album Hysteria in full, as well as other career highlights.
The Boomtown Rats / Classic Album Selection (6CD box)
Some SDE readers took exception to the term ‘classic album’ when we reported on this Boomtown Rats set earlier this month – nevertheless all six studio long players are collected here, packaged in vinyl replica card sleeves. A new greatest hits is also available .
Morrissey / 25 Live (Blu-ray/DVD)
Morrissey‘s 2nd March 2013 Los Angeles gig is captured on film – the first authorised Morrissey concert release for nine years. Features a classic selection of solo and Smiths material.
Rush / Vapor Trails Remixed (Vinyl)
The Rush studio albums box set from a few weeks back featured this newly remixed version of 202’s Vapor Trails on CD. That rejuvenated studio album is now issued on vinyl.
Stevie Wonder / Songs In The Key Of Life (Blu-ray Audio)
Stevie Wonder‘s 1976 classic needs no introduction, and is one of a batch of reissues issued this week on high resolution Blu-ray Audio via Universal Music’s High Fidelity Pure Audio initiative. These discs are playable through any Blu-ray player, deliver higher quality audio than CD, but contain no video content. Other classic titles out now include The Velvet Underground and Nico and Derek and The Dominoes’ Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs.
Grace Jones / Slave To The Rhythm (Vinyl picture disc)
Grace Jones‘ 1985 Slave To The Rhythm album is long overdue for reissue. Hopefully whatever roadblocks are holding it up can be cleared away for a 30th anniversary re-release in 2015. Hell, even a single CD to replace the butchered and truncated version that someone thought was a good idea, would be welcome. While we wait, the iconic artwork can be savoured with this new 12-inch picture disc, and the great news is if you buy this (from the UK at least) Amazon’s autorip feature will give a digital version of the full unexpurgated version complete with linking interview clips!
- • UK Order: Slave To The Rhythm [Vinyl pic disc]
- • USA Pre-order: Grace Jones – Slave To The Rhythm [Vinyl pic disc]