Out This Week / on 15 December 2017

The Beatles / The Christmas Records box set

Less than two week’s before Christmas Universal Music will issue The Christmas Records, a Beatles seven-inch box set that features seven coloured vinyl records. Each 45 features the Fab Four’s original festive messages, which were issued every year to the fan club on flexi-disc. Read more

OMD / The Punishment of Luxury B-sides & Bonus Material

This sort of release used to be called a ‘specially priced mini-album’. Hats off to OMD and 100% Records for issuing physical singles in the first place (on vinyl) and then putting out this CD ’round up’ of all the single mixes, extended versions and the three non-album tracks from the Punishment of Luxury ‘era’.  Read more

Otis Redding / The Definitive Studio Album Collection (vinyl box)

This 7LP vinyl set brings together all of Otis Redding‘s studio albums and features the original mono mixes. Read more

The Beatles / Sgt. Pepper  (vinyl picture disc)

Resistance is futile. The Beatles‘ timeless and influential 1967 album is reissued as a vinyl picture disc. This uses Giles Martin and Sam Okell’s 2017 stereo remix.  Read more

James / vinyl reissues

Five James albums are being reissued on vinyl this week including 1992’s Seven, which features the full album track listing on double vinyl.

Sly & The Family Stone / Greatest Hits (vinyl)

The classic Sly & The Family Stone hits collection, first issued in 1970, is re-released on vinyl. 

Fela Kuti / Vinyl Box Set 4

Seven album from Nigerian multi-instrumentalist and composer Fela Kuti feature in this fourth in a series of vinyl box sets. This is curated by Erykah Badu and is limited to 3000 copies. Includes poster.

Eminem / Revival

The American rapper’s ninth studio album Revival is issued this week. No vinyl version of the 19-track long-player as yet.

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No mention of Taylor Swift’s double vinyl picture disc of Reputation?


I did foolishly think at one point The Beatles Christmas singles were going to be a ‘proper’ limited edition but these are now in stock again on Beatles.com shop.


Also out are the eight Paul McCartney Japanese SHM Mini-LPs. Hoping they arrive from CDJapan before Christmas, but if they are intercepted by customs then probably not:(

Charles Christopher

Thanks for the info, Paul.

I realize Fela has an enormous catalogue (I should know, I think I have all but one of his albums, and I’m struggling to remember which one that is), but I”m guessing they’re not anticipating releasing them all if they’re having celebrity fans pick whic ones to box. It must make it fairly easy on Ms. Badu to work on Volume 4: “Ma’am, we’ve already released 21 of his albums on the previous Volumes, can you pick some of the ones leftover at random?”.


Yeah, it seems very odd to me.

Nevertheless, if I was still buying vinyl at all, I’d be all over these. The music is unanswerable; and to have LP-sized copies of the cover art would make me very happy.

Auntie Sabrina

speedyhen.com have the Beatles for £64.47 with free UK delivery


Fela should read “vinyl” in price box, not CD. :)

Charles Christopher

I’m curious in what way the Fela Kuti set is ‘curated’ by Eryka Badu. What did she do exactly, just pick the ones that would be in the set?

Tony Orwell

you can buy it from america but there is import duty to pay when it arrives.


Jeez!! I had actually forgotten all about the Beatles Xmas box set which I pre-ordered months ago. Something to look forward to though!

Geert De Wilde

So is there anywhere where you can still buy the Beatles Christmas singles? Seems to be sold out everywhere …

Steve Rickard

Still available on What Records for £65 + £8 postage.

Adam Shaw

Try your local record store , it’s not just for online retailers.

Geert De Wilde

It seems Amazon.co.uk has them available now. European Beatles.com shop still (or again) sold out.
@Adam: the record shop is dead in this part of the UK …


Hi Geert, You could try What Records (£64.99) but the site does say stock will be limited! All the best, Colin.