Bruce Springsteen / Album Collection, Vol. 2 1987-1996 (10LP vinyl box)
This follow-up to the 2014 box features ten vinyl records and probably SDE’s favourite Bruce Springsteen studio album, Tunnel of Love. Everything has been newly remastered and this comes with a 60-page book.
Pink Floyd / Pulse (4LP vinyl box)
Paul McCartney / Vinyl and CDs
With rumours of ‘proper’ reissues Wings’ Wildlife and Red Rose Speedway doing the rounds, for now we have to make do with album-only black and limited edition coloured vinyl pressings of Wings Greatest, Thrillington, New and Chaos and Creation in the Backyard. CDs also being issued. Re-releasing New – which is, after all, Paul’s last studio album – is a bizarre thing to do.
Wire / Multi-disc reissues (2CD & CD deluxe editions)
Wire‘s first three albums – Pink Flag, Chairs Missing and 154 are remastered and reissues in two and three-CD sets and all are presented as 80-page hardcover books – the size of a seven-inch single. Great value.
Pink Floyd / Relics (180g vinyl)
Cockney Rebel / Vinyl and CD reissues
Cockney Rebel‘s The Human Menagerie and The Psychomodo are reissued on both vinyl and CD. The vinyl versions are all analogue – cut direct from the original tapes. These are album-only, with no bonus tracks.
Steve Miller Band / Complete Albums Vol 1 – 1968-1976
Otis Redding / Dock of the Bay Sessions
Dock of the Bay Sessions is a 12-track compilation that attempts to paint a picture of what ‘the next’ Otis Redding album might have looked like had the singer not been tragically killed in a plane crash on 10 December 1967.
Marc Bolan & T. Rex / The Final Cuts (RSD red vinyl)
Demon Records are making some of their RSD 2018 releases more widely available this week and this is a vinyl picture disc of the 2006 Marc Bolan release that features some of his last T Rex recordings.
The Breeders / Last Splash
The Breeders‘ second album was released in 1993 and is reissued this week on black 180g vinyl. Debut Pod is also getting the same treatment.
Gary Crowley’s Punk and New Wave (RSD coloured vinyl)
The acclaimed Punk and New Wave compilation is cut down to 30 tracks (from 77) and pressed on 2LP heavyweight translucent red and blue vinyl for Record Store Day.
Tom Waits / The Heart of Saturday Night (vinyl)
Tom Waits‘ brilliant second album, from ’74, continues the vinyl reissue series.
Toyah / Desire (RSD red vinyl)
Toyah‘s 1987 Mike Hedges produced album features EG label, and features her cover version of Echo Beach. This is the RSD 2018 edition, pressed on red vinyl.
Polish-born Basia made her name with Matt Bianco in the mid-80s, but left with Danny White after the first album to concentrate on her solo career. Her first two albums were very successful commercially, particularly in the US, but she took a near 20-year break from music in the late ’90s which explains why Butterflies is only her sixth studio album. Danny White returns to collaborate.