John Martyn / The Island Years (18-disc box set)
This week’s mega-set is the John Martyn box The Island Years. 17 CDs collect all his Island-era albums with bonus tracks, including previously unreleased mixes, outtakes and unheard songs. Also comes with a DVD, hardback book, poster and more.
The Grateful Dead / Sunshine Daydream (3CD+DVD and Vinyl box sets)
Very much looking forward to this Grateful Dead box. You get the full Sunshine Daydream concert from August 1972 (across three CDs) plus a DVD that includes the previously unreleased concert film with new stereo and 5.1 audio mixes. A vinyl set is also available.
Rush / The Studio Albums 1989-2007 box set
A seven-CD box set of Rush‘s Atlantic albums from 1989-2007, this Studio Albums collection also includes a newly remixed version of Vapor Trails which is supposed to be a massive improvement on the original (it’s also available separately).
Be Bop Deluxe / At The BBC 1974-1978 box set
Crosby, Stills & Nash / CSN (repackaged box set)
Following on from the Woodstock and Last Waltz sets, comes a similarly repackaged Crosby, Stills & Nash box. Although the presentation is different, CSN contains exactly the same tracks (77 in total) as before – a healthy mix of demos, outtakes, studio and live versions.
Madonna / Something To Remember (Vinyl Reissue)
Something To Remember, Madonna‘s excellent 1995 collection of ballads and romantic numbers, gets a vinyl reissue. The somewhat forgotten single You’ll See is a highlight.
ABC / Skyscraping (2CD reissue)
ABC‘s 1997 album gets a modest, but welcome two-CD reissue.