Out This Week / 29 July 2013

Nilsson / The RCA Albums Collection 17CD box set

Nilsson / The RCA Albums Collection (17CD box set)

This Nilsson box from Sony Legacy has just about everything: all the RCA albums, previously released bonus tracks and lots of unheard rarities – all at a relatively affordable price. Read more

Big Country / At The BBC box set

Big Country / At The BBC (3CD+DVD box set)

At The BBC consists of three CDs of Big Country BBC radio sessions (John Peel, David Jensen), coupled with a massive amount of live material (such as Hammersmith Palais ’83 and Hammersmith Odeon ’89) and a DVD which includes every Top Of The Pops appearance, and many other TV performances.


Robbie William / Live At Knebworth 10th Anniversary (2DVD+Blu-ray+CD box set)

Whether the world needs a 10th anniversary of Robbie WilliamsLive at Knebworth set is debatable, but this top-of-the-range version of the reissue is at least comprehensive by including two DVDs, a Blu-ray, and CD and a book.

Pet Shop Boys / Vocal CD single

Pet Shop Boys / Vocal Remixes (CD single)

The Pet Shop Boys have thrown caution to the wind, and their latest UK CD single is the lengthiest in their 28 year history, with nine mixes. It’s also notable for lacking a B-side which is virtually unheard of for the disco duo. Read more


Luke Haines / Rock and Roll Animals

If you thought Luke Haines‘ output couldn’t get any weirder than 2011’s hallucinogenic 9½ Psychedelic Meditations on British Wrestling of the 1970s and early ’80s, then think again. Rock and Roll Animals sees Sham 69 singer Jimmy Pursey cast as a fox, Gene Vincent as a cat, and Nick Lowe as a badger. The narrative in this concept album see these ‘rock and roll animals’ take up the fight against some birds and Antony Gormley’s Angel Of the North. Wit, warmth, and great songs make this a triumph.

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I agree but luckily I pre-ordered it when it was announced and got it for £26.


That Big Country box set is way too expensive i feel.