Propaganda / A Secret Wish (‘art of the album’ reissue)
Propaganda‘s 1985 album is remastered and reissued on vinyl and CD. No bonus tracks but enhanced presentation (the CD comes in ‘casebound book’ packaging and extended notes.
Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds (2LP vinyl)
First in a number of ‘special releases’ this year to mark the 40th anniversary of Jeff Wayne‘s The War of the Worlds. This is a reissue of the original double vinyl album from ’78. It has been remastered and includes the original double gatefold with 16-page booklet containing the full script, lyrics, original paintings, and credits.
Martika / Martika’s Kitchen (2CD deluxe)
Martika‘s Prince-assisted second album is reissued by Cherry Red with a bonus disc featuring a dozen remixes, including rare and unreleased.
Bert Jansch / A Man I’d Rather Be (4LP vinyl or 4CD)
This four disc set from Earth Records comprises Scottish folk musician Bert Jansch‘s seminal 1960s output –Bert Jansch (1965), It Don t Bother Me (1965) and Jack Orion (1966) – alongside Bert And John (1966), his only album as a duet with Pentangle bandmate John Renbourn. The vinyl is presented as a four-LP case-bound book set, as is the CD version.
Various Artists / Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1
Curved Air / Air Conditioning (2CD deluxe)
Esoteric reissue and expanded and re-mastered two-CD deluxe edition of the British prog rock band’s 1970 debut album. Bonus material includes non-album tracks, unissued session out-takes and tracks recorded in session for BBC Radio One between November 1970 and January 1971.
The Beautiful South / Welcome to The Beautiful South (vinyl)
Universal reissue the brilliant 1989 debut of The Beautiful South. It looks as if they’ve restored the once ‘controversial’ cover art [update: They aren’t] and are also reissuing the debut of Paul Heaton’s ‘other’ band, The Housemartins on vinyl, too.
The Killers / Day and Age (vinyl LP)
The Killers‘ third studio album, originally issued in 2008, features the hit singles Human and Spaceman. It’s reissued on vinyl LP this week (as is Direct Hits).