Out This Week / on 6 April 2018

Howard Shore / Lord of The Rings: The Complete Recordings

Very excited about this release. It’s the complete recordings of Howard Shore‘s score for Lord of The Rings The Fellowship of The Rings and is available on three CDs and a 5.1 surround sound blu-ray audio or a five-LP red vinyl package, to boot.  Read more

Elvis Presley / The Searcher

The Searcher is the ‘musical companion’ to a new three-hour, two-part documentary on the musical development of Elvis Presley. Comes as a three-CD set or a double vinyl album. Read more

Love / Forever Changes (50th anniversary box set)

This six-disc anniversary edition of Love‘s 1967 album features the original mono mix, alternate mixes of every track on the album, rare and unreleased singles and studio outtakes plus a hi-res stereo version and a vinyl LP. Read more

Chicago / VI Decades Live: This Is What We Do

VI Decades Live: This Is What We Do is a five-disc Chicago live anthology consisting of previously unreleased concert recordings. Read more

Julian Cope / vinyl reissues

Four Island-era Julian Cope albums reissued on vinyl. Saint Julian, My Nation Underground and Jehovahkill due this week, although Peggy Suicide might be subject to some delay of a week or two.  Read more

Air / Moon Safari glow-in-the-dark vinyl

It’s as clear as mud, what is happening with this release. It appeared on Amazon US a while back and the listing has all but disappeared. HMV in the UK says it came out last week (anyone got it?) and in Canada there is a listing which is due on Friday. No info from Rhino or the band…  Read more

Kylie Minogue / Golden (new album)

Kylie goes Country! Golden was recorded in Nashville and new label BMG appear to have invested a lot of money in this career reboot. Tons of variations and limited vinyl available, and the deluxe CD contains four bonus tracks. Read more

Eels / The Construction (new album)

Eels 12th studio album The Construction is a 15-track album and available in various formats including a double yellow 33RPM vinyl, a box set (pictured above) that features a double 45RPM pink vinyl pressing, a CD and various other bits. Read more

Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow / Memories in Rock (3CD set)

Live album derived from three UK concerts last year, Memories in Rock also featured the first new ‘Rainbow’ studio recording in over 20 years. This is available as a 2CD+DVD or 3LP vinyl set. Read more

Lisa Stansfield / Deeper (new album)

Hate to be negative, but the cover art to Lisa Stansfield‘s new album Deeper is annoying and the box set is pointless. Hopefully the music is better. Read more

The Courteeners / St. Jude: Rewired

Originally produced by Stephen Street, The Courteeners have re-recorded St Jude, their 2008 album, with an acoustic vibe with strings. Read more

Various Artists / Revamp: Reimaging The Songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin

Groovy cover art may not save this collection where youngsters born after Elton John‘s glory years pretend he was a big influence of their career. The Country version sounds better. Read more

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Gin Wigmore’s “Ivory” also out this week.


I noticed today that the Springsteen Born To Run 39th Anniversary Edition has been reissued as one of those book things that Sony is so fond of.

Chris Squires

This snuck under the radar and was quietly mentioned in January when Amazon put the price as £3.79. Copies are coming through this week as Amazon did honour the price. It looks like an exact re-issue of the re-issue although the hype sticker is slightly different (“Plus Bonus Live performances from 1973”) everything else bar legal looks the same, the tracklisting is the same and so on.


I just received the Eels box set today. Wonderful album. Nice box set as well including a very funny ‘E’ pen (I won’t reveal what it is!). Vinyl LP’s have both their own outer sleeve like 2 separate single LP’s. Well worth the purchase if you’re an Eels fan (and great to have both the CD and LP as my wife won’t mess with my turntable).


I am really annoyed that they have never reissued or remastered My Nation Underground on CD.


You can get it on Amazon for less than a fiver.

Keith Ainsworth

Has anyone else noticed the similarity between the Lisa Stansfield cover image and the Courteeners one below it?


Or Julian Cope above for that matter!

Larry Davis

Who woulda thought?? The Courteneers record the midway point between Lisa Stansfield and Julian Cope…all in the same week!! The Courteneers album title “St Jude” coulda been a Copey title and yes, it looks like a cartoon version of the Lisa Stansfield…weird!!

Also out on April 6th of note, not mentioned here…THE ACES (Utah pop quartet), THE AMORETTES (Scottish female hard-rock trio), BLACKBERRY SMOKE, CREED BRATTON (original Grass Roots member and cast member of “The Office”), CARDI B, DR. OCTAGON (Kool Keith, Dan The Automator and DJ Qbert reunite for their first album since their 1996 debut), DUSTED (Brian Borcherdt of Holy Fuck), new EN VOGUE, 2nd album by way cool Madrid female indie-pop band HINDS, HOP ALONG (Philly indie-rock quartet), ISLAND (London quartet), KALMAH (Finnish swamp-metal band), KAMELOT (Euro power metal band), LE GALAXIE (Irish electropop band), FENNE LILY (Bristol, U.K., singer-songwriter), MACHINE GUN KELLY (Italian rock group, not the rapper), DEVA MAHAL (daughter of Taj Mahal), MIEN (feat. members of The Horrors and The Black Angels), MIPSO (North Carolina indie-Americana quartet), TOM MISCH (22-year-old U.K. singer-musician), DAVID LEE MURPHY (alt-country singer/songwriter legend), NONPAREILS (Liars founding member Aaron Hempill), RAINBOW KITTEN SURPRISE, ROSIE & THE RIVETERS, SARAH SHOOK & THE DISARMERS (Chapel Hill, N.C.-based quartet), SLOAN (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada powerpop LEGENDS, new album “12”), SPIDERS (Swedish rock quartet), THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS (actor Jared Leto’s successful alt-rock band’s new album “America”, 1st thru Interscope after years on Virgin), UNDEROATH (metalcore band’s first album in eight years), VARIOUS: “Johnny Cash: Forever Words” (16 songs created from Cash’s poetry and set to music by the likes of the late Chris Cornell, daughter Rosanne Cash, John Mellencamp, Elvis Costello, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Brad Paisley, Kacey Musgraves, etc.; it’s the musical companion to “Forever Words: The Unknown Poems,” a volume of Cash’s unpublished writing edited by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon; producers: John Carter Cash, Steve Berkowitz), WINTERFYLLETH (U.K. alt-folk group), ALISON WONDERLAND (Sydney-based EDM producer and DJ), THE WONDER YEARS (successful pop/punk band) & WYE OAK…
REISSUES (CDs / Vinyl): DEBBY BOONE, JOHNNY CASH (“The Total Johnny Cash Sun Collection”), THE CLEFTONES, ELLA FITZGERALD & LOUIS ARMSTRONG, JOHN FOGERTY (“Centerfield”, 1985 album; remastered), DON GIBSON, ROY HAYNES, BUDDY HOLLY & THE CRICKETS (“The Complete US & UK Singles As & Bs 1956-62”, two CDs, 66 songs), Jóhann Jóhannsson, STAN KENTON, LITTLE FREDDIE KING (Delta blues guitarist), THE KINGSTON TRIO, EARTHA KITT, WALTER “FURRY” LEWIS, AL MARTINO, DIANA ROSS and the SUPREMES (“Supreme Rarities: Motown Lost & Found 1960-1969 [Vinyl]”, 2008 compilation; four-LP box set; released by Third Man…Jack White put this out?!?!), NINA SIMONE, TOTO (“All In”, a limited-edition box set that features 13 albums on 17 LPs, 13 CDs, an 80-page hardcover book, Blu-Ray with “Live in Paris 1990” & “Toto IV” in 5.1 Surround Sound…Steven Wilson???, “Live in Tokyo 1980” EP, and 10-track album of mostly unreleased material & 3 new songs which were released on “40 Trips Around The Sun”; pre-orders thru April 10th, box set will be available on Amazon on Oct. 5, just the Columbia/Legacy albums…most of them…not the post-Columbia albums like Toto “XIV”, which was on Frontiers), ANDY WILLIAMS, SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON II & GARY WRIGHT “The Dream Weaver / The Light of Smiles / Touch and Gone / Headin’ Home” (1975, 1977 and 1979 albums on two CDs; remastered) & on DVD / Blu-ray: TERRY KATH (“Chicago: The Terry Kath Experience”, 2016 documentary) & VARIOUS (“Heartworn Highways”, 1976 documentary on the Outlaw Country movement, featuring performances by Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, David Allan Coe, Steve Young, Rodney Crowell, Gamble Rogers, Steve Earle, Barefoot Jerry and the Charlie Daniels Band; See here) & “Heartworn Highways Revisited” (Special Edition DVD, 2015 documentary sequel revisits with Guy Clark, Steve Young and David Allan Coe and features John McCauley, Jonny Fritz, Josh Hedley, Justin Townes Earle, Shovels & Rope, Langhorne Slim, Robert Ellis, Andrew Combs, Shelly Colvin, Phil Hummer, etc.)

Pretty big release week!! Combine that with last week’s Kacey Musgraves, Ashley McBryde, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Kim Richey, Lindi Ortega & the Cars reissues, and it’s a lot to catch up on & buy…


Thanks Larry, that seems to just about cover it…perhaps I’ll take out a bank loan.

Larry Davis

Haha…i know…most of it will wait for me cuz I’m concentrating on my vacation to Iceland this year…

John Orr

Same here, email from 2 March states they will send an email when it ships, for an estimated delivery between April 19 and the 26th. Guess I’ll wait and see..


The Moon Safari is still on order in my JPC account. Should be shipped on the 6th of April.

Neil McL

Also HMV UK have it for sale on the website at £20.99


The Eels box set is quite tempting, but is there really no sleeve/ outer cover for the 2 vinyl records? Just the box set? That‘d be NOT a good idea. The Stansfield album sounds promising, I’ve listened to a few tracks on Apple Music and then ordered the signed CD from Newbury Comics. The first Courteeners album is perfect as it is. I don’t need a boring „acoustic“ version. I can’t remember any good „acoustic“ album of songs I loved being NOT acoustic. The stripped down effect doesn’t work. In my opinion in general.

Alan B

The LP sleeves are surely the two black sleeves beside the two pink vinyl records?


I’m confused… The records are sitting next to sleeves as if they’re coming out of them… Not sure what gives the impression that they’re just loosely in a box.


They just seem to have inner sleeves. There is no classic outer LP sleeve that holds both of them like a normal LP record always has. That would be awful.

Neil McL

My Moon Safari shows 19 – 26 April delivery. There is a 3rd party listing, so it may be that Amazon.com itself has sold out. Wouldn’t be surprised at the $14.98 price, the third party is around $57

Jan Tore Skråmestø

Moon Safari still sits in my order inventory at amazon.com with estimated delivery May 2 – May 22…


my copy of moon safari says it hasnt even shipped yet, but supposed to be here by friday april 6th, i almost cancelled, but gonna wait and see