Prince / Nothing Compares 2 U (seven-inch)
The excitement at the release of this Prince rarity is rather soured by the unabashed commercialism demonstrated the Estate. The picture disc version of Nothing Compares 2 U can only be ordered from the official site in the US and you can’t even buy it on its own – just as part of a vinyl+T-shirt bundle! The black vinyl version is widely available, though.
Bow Wow Wow / Your Box Set Pet
Janis Ian / reissues
Sony Legacy are re-releasing five albums by American singer/songwriter Janis Ian. CD and vinyl reissues of Stars (1974), Between The Lines (1975), Aftertones (1976), Miracle Row (1977) and Night Rains (1979) have been overseen by Janis Ian and Steve Berkowitz, and have been remastered from original tapes at Battery Studios, New York.
Kissing The Pink / What Noise (expanded CD reissue)
The British new wave/synthpop group’s 1984 album is remastered and reissued with bonus tracks.
Sting & Shaggy / 44/876
Snow Patrol / Wildness (new album)
Saxon / Coloured vinyl reissues
Three more Saxon albums – Denim and Leather, The Power and The Glory and Crusader – are issued on stunning coloured vinyl, with ‘splatter’ designs.
Sweet / Desolation Boulevard (expanded CD reissue)
Sony’s ‘New Extended Version of Sweet‘s third album features seven bonus tracks.
Pseudo Echo / Love An Adventure (2CD deluxe)
The Australian new wave band’s second album was reworked internationally to include their 1986 hit Funky Town. This expanded double-disc set includes many bonus remixes and, in total, seven versions of their best known song.
Jeff Beck / Live at the Hollywood Bowl
Triple vinyl edition of the 2016 Jeff Beck concert celebration which featured special guests such as Steven Tyler, Billy F. Gibbons, Jan Hammer, Beth Hart, Jimmy Hall and Buddy Guy.
Sailor / The Albums 1974-78 (5CD box set)
All of British pop band Sailor‘s albums recorded for Epic Records between 1974-78 in this new five CD clamshell box set. Includes a booklet with sleeve notes. Audio mastered from the original Epic Records tapes (by Alan Wilson).
The Beautiful South / 0898 Beautiful South (vinyl)
The Beautiful South‘s third album (originally issued in 1992) is reissued on black vinyl. Features the single Old Red Eyes Is Back.