Roxy Music / Roxy Music super deluxe edition
Roxy Music‘s stunning debut is finally reissued. Lots to like here, including a Steven Wilson 5.1 mix, the early demos, radio sessions and more. Questions remain over the price, the apparent change of heart over SW’s stereo mix and missing B-side The Numberer.
Simple Minds / Walk Between Worlds (new album)
Simple Minds‘ 18th studio album is available in many, many formats including the double vinyl coloured pressing pictured above, which comes with three bonus tracks.
Average White Band / Pick of the Pieces (5LP vinyl box)
Excellent Average White Band vinyl package that ticks all the boxes, including coloured vinyl, print signed by band members and a reasonable price. None left on Amazon UK but still available via other vendors.
Tony Banks / 5 (new album)
Various Artists / so80s 11 (2CD)
Various Artists / LOVE (3CD)
In the old days, CBS and rival labels would put out single disc, various artists ‘love’ themed compilations called Cheek to Cheek or Songs For Lovers and with a healthy TV advertising budget, sell billions of copies. These days you get 60-track Goliaths like LOVE which offer more music but basically keep to the same premise, which means songs by Sade, George Michael, Chris De Burgh (guess which one), Alison Moyet etc. To be fair the third disc offers a more contemporary selection with tracks from the likes of Bruno Mars, Alicia Keys and Leona Lewis.