Out This Week / on 1 November 2019

Bob Dylan / Travelin' Thru 1967-69 Bootleg Series vol 15

Bob Dylan / Travelin' Thru 1967-1969: Bootleg Series vol 15 CD, Vinyl

Sony continues the long running Bob Dylan ‘Bootleg Series’ with Travelin’ Thru 1967-1969: The Bootleg Series vol 15 which revisits Dylan’s musical journeys to Nashville from 1967-1969, focusing on previously unavailable recordings made with Johnny Cash and unreleased tracks from the John Wesley HardingNashville Skyline, and Self Portrait sessions.

R.E.M. / Monster 25th anniversary reissue

R.E.M. / Monster 25th anniversary reissue CD, Box Set, Blu-ray

Craft Recordings reissue R.E.M.‘s 1994 album Monster as a six-disc 25th anniversary edition. The 5CD+blu-ray set includes a brand new Scott Litt stereo mix, unreleased demos and a 5.1 surround sound mix. This is packaged differently from both previous super deluxe sets!

Marillion / Afraid of Sunlight deluxe edition CD, Vinyl

Marillion continue their reissue programme with deluxe CD and vinyl box set editions of their 1995 album Afraid of Sunlight.

The Doors / The Soft Parade deluxe

The Doors / The Soft Parade CD, Vinyl

The Doors’ fourth studio album, The Soft Parade, is expanded and reissued as a 50th anniversary 3CD+LP deluxe edition.

Prince / The Beautiful Ones Book

The Beautiful Ones a new book that features never-before-seen photos, original scrapbooks and lyric sheets, and “the exquisite memoir he began writing before his tragic death.”

Simple Minds / 40: The Best of 1979-2019 CD, Vinyl

Universal Music issue 40: The Best of 1979-2019 a new Simple Minds compilation that celebrates four decades of music from the Scottish band.

The Rolling Stones / Let It Bleed CD, Vinyl

This 50th anniversary set of The Rolling Stones’ Let It Bleed album is short on bonus audio but does feature newly remastered (by Bob Ludwig) stereo and mono versions of the album on both vinyl and SACD along with a reproduction of the 1969 seven-inch mono single of ‘Honky Tonk Women’/ ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’.

Transvision Vamp / I Want Your Love 6CD+DVD deluxe set with signed print

Transvision Vamp / I Want Your Love CD, DVD

Edsel issue I Want Your Love a new 6CD+DVD deluxe Transvision Vamp box set. The exclusive edition with the signed Wendy James print is still available.

Michael Kiwanuka / Kiwanuka CD, Vinyl

Michael Kiwanuka‘s follows up the brilliant Love & Hate with his third album, simply called Kiwanuka. Signed CDs available, as well as black and limited edition yellow vinyl.

M People / Gold (3CD set)

The Mercury Music Prize winning combo (yes, that actually happened…) have all twenty of their top 40 hits included on this 3CD set, plus a disc of remixes. Basically, it’s the only M People compilation you’ll ever need, and at a giveaway price.

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Paul, I wonder if you have any interest in Riverside? They’re a prog band from Poland that’s very highly thought of by e.g. the German “eclipsed” magazine, and their current album Wasteland is getting a reissue that, to me, looks very well made. Surround and hi-res stereo mix on DVD plus a bonus disc.

Bassel Hassouna

For those of you in the United states, target is having a buy 2 get one free on music, and movies. Worth checking out.

Larry Davis

Yeah, only if Target’s selection were better…the only upcoming exclusives of note are the Beck (1 bonus track), Rod Stewart Philharmonic (7 bonus tracks, 2CD) & the Who (3 bonus tracks)…


Also out, Bruce Springsteen’s Western Stars – Songs From The Film. I bought it and will buy the Blu-ray of the film when it comes out. I will then have three copies of an album I don’t even like much. Yes, I need help. At least The Boss will be happy with the boost to his coffers. Does The Priory help people like me?


I have Michael Kiwanuka (the one I am most looking forward to), ELO and the Doors TSP (single CD) all preordered for Friday. A good couple of weeks, following Van Morrison and Neil Young’s new CDs last week.

Larry Davis

Question…how do you check Amazon how many copies left unsold there are?? Someone mentioned how to find out…it’s good to know whether it’s safe to cancel an order or not (expenses)…to order at a later time so it doesn’t sell out on you…would like to know whether I took a serious risk in cancelling the Transvision Vamp & Michael Kiwanuka & reorder on Friday…would be a great tool…thanks…


Sometimes the page tells you “Only xx copies in stock”. Alternatively, try adding lots of copies to your basket and it should tell you you the number of copies they have. For example trying to add 100 copies of the signed Transvision Vamp box this morning gave me the message “This seller has only 34 of these available.”
(Don’t forget to delete them from your basket afterwards though! :) )

Peter Muscutt

@KevinK – unless you have LOADS of friends and family who really, really love Transvision Vamp, obviously. ;-p


Not that many! :)
Incidently, this afternoon I got “This seller has only 37 of these available.” so either cancellations or Wendy popped by HQ to sign a few more.


“… only 189 of these available” now!

Larry Davis

Will be getting the ELO…and being there are copies left of both Transvision Vamp & Michael Kiwanuka still available, I cancelled for now (unexpected expenses, they would charge me somewhere Tuesday to Thursday), and will order them both back on Friday when I am paid from my job…as for M People Gold, had that on preorder, no prob with being moved up to Friday…I think they are great…a mix of Britpop, soul & house I love…I may get the deluxes of their 3 albums & I do have one of Heather Small’s solo albums…


Also out is Bananarama In Stereo Live

And Alphabeat. I don’t know what’s cool anymore.


Anyone look at the Amazon Canada price for Afraid of Sunlight deluxe CD/BR set? More expensive than Japan! It’s about double the price it should be.
I’m sure fans who procrastinated should order from the Marillion shop. Too late for the signed sheet but still, the price from Marillion’s is still excellent.


Well I did see Jeff at Wembley and I have to say I found the video (not the song) a bit cringeworthy. A jumble of clips of band members playing other songs. No thanks. But the song itself is OK, not Jeff’s best but better than many. I’ve pre-ordered the album.


The Stones box is not out this week. 11/15 is the new date.


I want the stones but it’s just so overpriced


Right. I predict that next year it will be available for 80 :-)


Ya. seriously. ABCKO is really trying to milk their stuff with ridiculously expensive releases. Every one of their recent releases [even the “base” editions] have been pricey.
And they love to throw in the 7″ vinyls.

John Simmons

I know that it’s easier said than done but if you are a CD lover and not a vinyl lover the Stones output is not as money grabbing and exorbitant!

When it comes to buying I’m just as tempted as most of you but I’m able to keep a lid on my budget as I have no trouble walking away from Vinyl.

Anyway before i get too self righteous i should add that i succumbed to the OMD box set for £73 last week!


Amazon emailed last week re my M People preorder, and the actual release date of the next batch of Gold compilations is supposedly pushed back 1 week to 15th November. However on their website it shows M People only as brought forward 1 week from original release date to November 1st. This may be a typo by Amazon?!


Update Nov 1st: M People Gold is indeed out today, and has also reduced in price on release. So it appears Amazon sent me a spurious email saying their supplier’s delay meant item expected Nov 21st – hohum. At least my pre-order price has also gone down! Hopefully they’ll send soon.


Three letters…….

Peter Muscutt

Anyone else a bit underwhelmed by the new E.L.O. track? It’s not to say the rest of the album is going to be duff, but ‘From Out Of Nowhere’ just meanders a bit without ever going anywhere, no real hook, no real spark to draw you in. It reminded me of endlessly circling my local Tesco car park on a wet Saturday afternoon trying to find a parking space…


There is a great cover of that track on YouTube in ELO 80s style, which is fantastic. Worth checking out. Also by the same guy,: a version of “Beatles Forever”! :-)


Andreas, do you have a link to that”From Out of Nowhere” 80s style YouTube cover? Who’s it by?


Ryk, the guy is called ENIAC. Please also check out his version of the unreleased “Beatles Forever”. Talented…. Let me know what you think :-)


Peter fear not I feel exactly the same but the good news is that there are 2 great stonking tracks on the album one is “Time Of Our Life” and the other is “One More Time” I was lucky enough last wednesday to find a download to listen to until my CD arrives on Friday and I can tell you now those 2 tracks a both cracking songs amongst some other gems….Enjoy !!!


Peter, there is a newer track, “Time of Our Life,” that was put on YouTube 3 days ago, that is only relevant to those who saw them live in Wembley recently. Not even as good as “From Out of Nowhere.” I’m still buying the album though, as I have everything else.