Out This Week / on 5 October 2018

John Lennon / Imagine reissue 5 october 2018

John Lennon / Imagine reissue CD, Vinyl, Box Set, Blu-ray

John Lennon‘s Imagine album is reissued as a six-disc (four CDs and two blu-ray audio discs) super deluxe edition box set that is ‘remixed and remastered’ and contains all manner of outtakes, sessions, demos, alternate takes, surround mixes, and more. 135 tracks in total.

Lindsey Buckingham / Solo Anthology: The Best of Lindsey Buckingham

Lindsey Buckingham / Solo Anthology: The Best Of Lindsey Buckingham CD, Vinyl

No longer in Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham now focuses on his solo output during the last 35+ years with prosaically titled Solo Anthology: The Best of Lindsey Buckingham, which is available on 3CD and 6LP vinyl. All audio is remastered and a single-disc ‘best of’ is also available.

The Rutles / The Rutles Vinyl

The Prefab Four return, as Rhino reissue The Rutles, the soundtrack album to the brilliant 1978 spoof documentary All You Need Is Cash, which parodies the rise and fall of The Beatles. Buy it just to burn it.

Led Zeppelin / Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin Book

Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin, the “first and only official illustrated book to be produced in collaboration with the members of the band”.

Johnny Hates Jazz / Turn Back The Clock 30th anniversary reissue CD, Vinyl

Johnny Hates Jazz‘s 1988 debut Turn Back The Clock is remastered and reissued with new acoustic versions and a disc of remixes and demos.

Dead or Alive / "Youthquake" Vinyl

Dead Or Alive‘s 1985 album “Youthquake” is reissued on limited edition purple vinyl. This was for sale via the SDE shop, but sadly has long since sold out, although the Pete Burns ‘last interview’ booklet is still available.

Echo & the Bunneymen / The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon

The new album from Echo & The Bunnymen was announced nearly a year ago, but is finally released. It features “Bunnymen Classics Transformed & New Songs With Strings & Things Attached.” Loads of bundles, with signed options, available.

Steve Hackett / Broken Skies Outspread Wings 1984 - 2006 box set

Steve Hackett / Broken Skies - Outspread Wings CD, DVD

Follow up to Steve Hackett‘s previous Premonition anthology. Broken Skies – Outspread Wings is an eight-disc set and spans the years 1984-2006. It includes six remastered albums, some 5.1 mixes on DVD and a live DVD, Somewhere in South America. Features Roger Dean cover art and a 60-page book.

Matt Berry / Television Themes CD, Vinyl

Matt Berry (yes, him from Toast of London and The IT Crowd) has recorded an album of classic British TV Themes, including Sorry!, Are You Being Served?, The Good Life, World In Action, Doctor Who and Top of the Pops.

Hugh Cornwell / Monster new album

Hugh Cornwell / Monster CD, Vinyl

New Hugh Cornwell album about people who, in his view, ‘defy categorisation’. These include his 98-year old mother, Lou Reed, Evel Knievel and Ray Harryhausen. Sounds promising, but if you are on the fence then a ‘carrot’ comes in the form of a bonus CD (or bonus vinyl LP), called Restoration, which features a collection of re-recorded acoustic versions Stranglers hits including No More Heroes and Always the Sun.

King Crimson / Meltdown (live in Mexico City)

King Crimson / Meltdown (Live in Mexico City) CD, Blu-ray

King Crimson issue Meltdown (Live in Mexico City), a new four-disc deluxe set next month that features over three and a half hours of material performed during the band’s five nights residency at Teatro Metropolitan, Mexico City in July 2017.

Bob Seger & The Last Heard / Heavy Music: The Complete Cameo Recordings 1966-1967

Bob Seger / Heavy Music: The Complete Cameo Recordings 1966-1967 CD, Vinyl

Delayed slightly in Europe, ABKCO bring together all the original mono recordings Bob Seger and The Heard made for Cameo-Parkway Records between 1966 and 1967.

XTC / Applevenus / Wasp Star (vinyl reissue)

Limited 200gm vinyl pressings of Applevenus and the follow up Wasp Star (issued in 1999 and 2000 respectively). The audio has been newly mastered by Jason Mitchell (at Loud Mastering) from tapes approved by Andy Partridge. 1986’s Skylarking gets the same treatment.

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Annabel Lecter

The new Sarah Nixey CD, Night Walks, landed on Friday 5th. The vinyl is out on Friday 12th.

Dean taylor

Happy days.. my Zeppelin book has landed and it’s a thing of beauty… pre order from Blackwell’s so it came with the free poster and a £1 cheaper then Amazon.
The poster has a gold like metallic finish and is printed on what seems to be high quality paper stock , the only fault being it came folded and not rolled in a tube .. so has crease lines . Really want to frame this , does anyone now how to remove paper creases ?
Just waiting on Udiscover to deliver my Lennon fan bundle.. starting to read some great thinks about this reissue… box set of the year ?.. maybe..


The Imagine Ultimate Collection is now showing as ‘not currently available’ on Amazon UK and my order is still stating delivery next Tuesday. As a prime customer I was hoping for Friday, the actual release date and now there seems to be supply issues as well. WTF?


Same for me. Not sure what is going on with it to be honest.
The 2CD, LP & Blu Ray all say the 5th but the box set is showing the same as the book (9th) could it be because the book and book contained in the box set share content?!

Tommy Taylor

As CJL – I got a message from Amazon saying the Zep book won’t be delivered until 14/15th Oct now


Any word on when or if the XTC – The Surround Sound Series of Applevenus & Wasp Star will be released?
I’m quite interested in what the home demos/work tapes will reveal.

Darren Linklater

I have heard mention of Apple Venus and Waspstar Remasters on CD at a later date. Can you confirm if this is true Paul?

Apple Venus is my favourite XTC release and the CD that got me into collecting the back catalogue. Was kinda hoping they would do the release in the same way they have done the last few.

Colin Harper

Michael Gibbs & the Gary Burton Quartet ‘Festival 69’ 3CD set also out on RPM/Turtle – two unreleased 1969 concerts including the cream of British progressive jazzers (Jack Bruce, Chris Spedding, Henry Lowther, Kenny Wheeler, etc.) and an extensive booklet.

Michael Fortin

Also this week is Steve Perry’s new album “Traces” as well as “Joe Strummer 001”

I was going to pass on the Strummer set but the price is too good for the 2-CD set – just over $11 on Amazon US.


Not exactly the perfect place to post this, but I live in a time lag, being here in Japan and all….

Finally got my Curiosity Killed The Cat Misfits box set today, and have been reliving 80s memories….

And has anyone noticed the misprint on the Keep Your Distance sleeve? (the mysteriously non-existent track 10 leading to 17 tracks on a 16 track album??!!?….) lol


A new Cat Power album is also out on Friday. HMV have an exclusive CD with a couple of extra tracks if that’s of use to anyone…

stephen king

Thanks Barry, wasn’t aware of that so will be actually going into HMV and buying a CD this week for the first time in a long while….

Andrew M

Really wanted the television themes album but have had to be selective due to the amount incoming. I have added it to my “to be purchased” list and will listen to it on apple music. If I like it then will probably still purchase the CD but the vinyl will have to wait….

Lennon has dropped off my list completely now as REM and Beatles are the box sets for the next two months and just can’t justify the Lennon even though I really want the surround mix.

If there’s a good deal in the future then I’ll jump on it for sure.


I got update from Amazon this morning the the Apple Venus / Wasp Star vinyl has slipped to 17th Oct.

Sylent Syd

Great news about the Apple Venus pressings. Now, all I need is a Nonsuch reissue and I have them all on wax.


Interesting – elsewhere, people are reporting receiving them and are discussing pressing quality etc… (reports are that these are excellent, by the way)


Burning Shed – Ape House has them listed for availability from 05-10-2018



Also worth mentioning that Laura Kidd AKA She Makes War releases her 4th album this week too. She’s an outstanding indie singer/instrumentalist who deserves to go mega with Brace For Impact, and well worth checking out. http://shemakeswar.com/


Thanks for the reminder Tim-Meh – I’ve got it on my Bandcamp wishlist to prompt me to look for it come Friday.

Paul E.

@Tim-Meh- thanks for the tip! Appreciate the chance to explore new artists and her Boy George “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me” cover is amazing!


According to Amazon, the King Crimson set isn’t out until the 19th & the Zep book isn’t out until the 9th.