Out This Week / on 12 January 2018

The Durutti Colum / The Guitar and Other Machines (reissue)

The Durutti Column‘s 1987 Stephen Street produced album is expanded to three CDs or two vinyl records. The CD set (packaged in a clamshell box) includes the album with original CD bonus tracks restored, a second disc of associated recordings – including many non-album tracks and the rare Greetings 3 EP (released only in Italy) – and a live CD of in-concert recordings. The vinyl edition is the album on LP 1 and a selection of live tracks on LP 2. Everything is newly remastered.

Bad Company / Live at Red Rocks (CD+DVD)

This 14-track, May 2016 Bad Company live set was a Walmart exclusive last year, but is now more widely available. It features Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes and Howard Leese on guitars.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club / Wrong Creatures

Drummer Leah Shapiro has thankfully recovered from her brain surgery and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club return with Wrong Creatures, their eighth album.

Leo Sayer / The Gold Collection

Leo Sayer / The Gold Collection (3CD)

Budget three-disc set. Features all the hits and more, including Leo Sayer‘s two US number ones You Make Me Feel Like Dancing and When I Need You.  This 54-track collection has been compiled by Leo himself.

Bob Dylan / The Music Which Inspired Girl From The North Country (2CD)

A double CD set of all of the Bob Dylan originals that were reinterpreted in Conor McPherson’s critically celebrated play, Girl From The North Country.

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong / Ella & Louis (4 LP vinyl)

This well-priced 4LP vinyl set includes the albums Ella And Louis, Ella And Louis Again and Porgy And Bess.

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Steve Cawrey

Received today and only available through the website below; Pal Waaktaar’s Savoy – See The Beauty In Your Drab Town. Played through twice already and it’s probably the best Savoy album to day. (And better than Cast In Steel) http://www.drabant.tigernet.no/artist/18123–savoy

Steve Cawrey

**to date!**

Rob Dickinson

There’s a ‘super deluxe’ version of Black Rebel Motorcycle Society’s ‘Wrong Creatures’ available from the band’s website


Thank goodness the harmonica has a hard case. No pebble though, so no sale.

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David Eaves

Prob a silly question but does anyone know of any more Paul McCartney deluxe box sets are due soon? Only Flowers in the last 3 years is pretty poor….

Mark Turrell

The durutti column release is not much use to hardcore fans unlike the Domo set. Disc 2 is a mix of singles from that era, the Red Shoe’s comp, a few sporadic recordings, and it only includes two of the four WOMAD tracks. Why they couldn’t put his one and only 1988 BBC Kershaw session which still remains unreleased on it i don’t know. And Factory Once did an average/terible job with the DC catalog in the 90’s, missing songs, wrong versions, typos all over the place. FBN have done a stand up job with their reissues, fixing all those errors. This one just feels a little light for the dedicated fan.

Dr Volume

Worth it to have the original artwork restored (never liked what Factory Once did with the cover art). The Missing BBC session is probably down to the cost (they charge a hefty fee for licensing material for release) but ultimately this isn’t just about getting hardcore fans to buy it again, it’s about getting the stuff back in print so a new generation of fans can get it and hear all the associated material, a lot of which would be hard to track down.
Great value for 16 quid, I’ll buy it and I presume Vini gets a few quid from this as well.


Cheers Paul!

The Durutti Column Domo Arigato box set is absolutely beautiful; 3 CD & 1 DVD for just £20. They had to expand on the original Factory design also – and it was beautifully handled so I’m really looking forward to this edition of The Guitar and Other Machines.


Domo Arigato still £14.99 in HMV btw


Pretty good. I’m waiting for the release of BRMC’s new album and the re-release of Durutti Column’s album “The Guitar and Other Machines”. I already have the original Factory LP on vinyl and the remastered and expanded CD version on Factory Once in 1996. Factory Once did an excellent job back in the 90s when they re-released all Durutti Column’s albums as expanded editions.

From what I read, this new reissue includes “separate discs featuring the original album, a round up of associated studio recordings and a live show from the famous Bottom Line club in New York (along with two tracks taped at WOMAD 1988)”.

The Factory Once reissue had 4 tracks recorded live at WOMAD + LFO Mod, Dream Topping, 28 Oldham Street (available again on the first CD of this new release). The Bottom Line recording was already available (a ROIR release in 1993) so I guess this 3 CD Deluxe Edition is worth the money only for the second CD with the Greetings 3 EP and other recordings of that era. Despite that, I will still buy that Deluxe Edition !


The Ella & Louis set is on a ‘public domain’ label, unfortunately, so caveat emptor…They won’t have accesss to original tapes or artwork.


I guess that would explain the MS Word Clip Art quality and creativity behind that cover. I haven’t seen much in the way of proper treatment of her legacy in recent years, a shame considering the resurgence of the reissue market. You have to go all the way back to the early 90s Songbooks releases for a truly worthwhile package.


Just found this on jpc.de:

Obviously no vinyl but if it sells enough on cd, who knows?


Universal Germany have this 4-CD set on their schedule for Feb:
Cheek To Cheek : The Complete Duet Recordings
Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong
Also there are few recent additions to the “5 original albums” budget sets: http://www.jazzecho.de/5-original-albums/home

Erik Vang Olsen

The Leo Sayer box must be a 54 track instead of 54 disc, I guess.

Wayne Olsen

Yes! But think of all the re-mixes!