Out This Week / on 13 March 2020

Tears For Fears / The Hurting / Songs From The Big Chair CD, Box Set, DVD

The Hurting and Songs From The Big Chair super deluxe box sets are back in print. Universal Music are also releasing a 35th anniversary vinyl picture disc of Songs… and SDE joins in the fun with a special limited ‘keepsake’ booklet, When Songs From The Big Chair Ruled The World.

Clannad / In A Lifetime CD, Vinyl, Box Set

This new Clannad anthology available in a few physical formats including an eight-disc super deluxe. Shop carefully for the box set though, because there are some big variations in price, across various channels.

ABBA / Live at Wembley 3LP vinyl

ABBA / Live at Wembley 3LP vinyl Vinyl

ABBA‘s Live at Wembley Arena concert – first issued back in 2014 as part of the group’s 40th anniversary celebrations – is available again as a 3LP vinyl set. This time around it’s half-speed mastered and pressed at Optimal.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase Vinyl

Delayed from last week, Demon Records issue Hexagonal Phase, a new 3LP coloured vinyl deluxe set that features the last ever BBC Radio series of Douglas Adams’ classic comedy science fiction radio show The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy. SIGNED editions still available.

Maria McKee / La Vita Nuova

Maria McKee / La Vita Nuova CD, Vinyl

Maria McKee returns with a new album La Vita Nuova.

Toyah / Coloured vinyl reissues

Following the Toyah Solo CD box set, Demon are issuing coloured vinyl pressings of five of her solo albums including Minx, Prostitute, Ophelia’s Shadow, Take The Leap and Velvet Lined Shell.

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Jose M Mendez

So, what’s the verdict then for TEARS FOR FEARS reissues?

Are they both sold out for real? Or is it just a stock & distribution issue that will get solved?


I haven’t heard ANYTHING from Amazon, which really bugs me. If the TFF boxes are delayed, fair enough, but they should at least f*king tell me! Usually if there’s a delay now/ahead, Amazon send me an email about it and offer a cancel or refund, but it’s just dead silence. The only indication that something’s amiss is the money’s still in my account.

I missed ‘Hurting’ and ‘Chair’ boxes first time around so I hope I don’t miss out again.

Paul G

If anyone is still looking, reflexrecordshop.com have both SFTBC and The Hurting box sets in stock .

Paul Taylor

Oh well, the world works in mysterious ways.
The Hurting delayed/dog sick for 2 days/order for both boxes cancelled to cover vet bill. Universal must’ve known she was going to be ill


Well Zoom is delivering Songs but told Hurting delayed but more stock on way!

Paul Taylor

Same with Record Store. SFTBC in stock but The Hurting ‘More Stock In Soon’. That is particularly worrying since they are an outlet of UMC who are publishing the bloody thing! Bizarrely Banquet Records site implies they have it….

Paul Taylor

Oh well, at least we know it’s across the board.
Thanks for that, Paul

John 79

Yes Amazon,the same,even though at 4am it was saying the Hurting boxset would be delivered today but then same as everybody else,I’m gutted,I was really looking forward to enjoying this boxset

Jonathan Riley

Does that mean people who ordered both from your store will have to wait until they both come in stock for shipping

Jonathan Riley

So have you got the hurting set in yet for people who have ordered from your store. Just wondering since mine still shows paid but unfilled
I also never got an email about the delay


Hi Paul,

Many thanks for the Tears For Fears booklet, which has just come through the letter box. The front cover is stunning – you must be proud of what you’ve produced?

I’ve only read the introduction page so far, which sets the scene really well, and am looking forward to reading the rest later on.

Talking about good reading on making records, I’d recommend the book on Prince by Duane Tudahl. The paper back version, which I’m currently reading through, is the definitive version of the recording sessions in 1983 / 84. He’s got a new book out in 2021 covering the 1985 / 86 Parade and Sign ‘O’ The Times period.

Thanks once again for the booklet – I much prefer this format to the Simple Minds one.



I am SO excited about the Maria McKee album. It’s been a very long 13 years since Late December. I hope my preorder is rushed out and I don’t have to wait too long for delivery to me in Australia.


Also, Factory Benelux’s re-re-releases of The Other Two’s albums (same as previously reissued) just shipped.

But now there is a bonus disc that you can order as the add-on “second disc” to either album. You just can’t order it by itself.


I remember on the original (re-)release there was also a Bonus Disc. I have to check it out at home if this one is the same or really exclusive.
Bei the way, the LTM shop Looks very similar to the Factory Benelux shop.



According to the Discogs-listing there is no bonus-CD for both albums re-issued, just the exact same bonus tracks as in the 2010 editions on LTM records bringing the running time of both albums up to more than 75 minutes.
What there is is a cd named “The Other Disc” exclusive to order for buyers of one of the two re-issued albums from the Factory Benelux-website, including eight (!) different versions of the track “Swing”, two of them released before on a 12″-vinyl-record in 2011 accompanying an exhibition by Peter Saville and Anna Blessman and an additional track named “Satisfied”, earlier released in 1995 in a 12″-vinyl-record of the song “Innocence”. The running time of this is about an hour: 55 minutes of “Swing”, 4 of “Satisfied”.


@ Klaus
I got this one when I bought them 10 years ago:
It’s different to the new one.

Stephen dC

I see David Gray’s White Ladder 2CD has come down to a respectable £8 on Amazon.

Now just need Neneh to follow suit..