NEW ORDER – Definite Edition For Third LP ‘LOW-LIFE’ Out Now

30 January 2023

Manchester’s synth-pop heroes NEW ORDER start 2023 with
a Definitive Edition Boxset of their third LP LOW LIFE. One of
their best, released on 13 May 1985.

The box includes the original album on 180g vinyl LP and CD – remastered.
A second CD of unreleased audio, and 2 DVDs of live performances from
1984 and 1985, the singles, plus a hardback book.

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Order info here.

This live performance of Sunrise at the infamous Haçienda club
in Manchester in 1985 features on one of DVDs of the Box Set.

The Full Definitive Edition

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NEW ORDER: Bio – Discography – Facebook – Instagram

PINK FLOYD – 50th Anniversary Boxset For ‘THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON’ Arrives In March

23 January 2023

THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON by prog-rock titans PINK FLOYD is one of the best known/sold albums ever, selling to its own and all of the future generations following
its release on 1 March 1973, 50 years ago.

To celebrate the event a new deluxe box set will be released on 24th March.

It includes CD and gatefold vinyl of the new 2023 remastered studio album and Blu-Ray + DVD audio featuring the original 5.1 mix and remastered stereo versions. The set also includes additional new Blu-ray disc of Atmos mix, plus CD and LP of ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon – Live At Wembley Empire Pool, London, 1974’, a 160-page hardback photo book, a music book, replica 7” singles and memorabilia.

Details and Order Info HERE.

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PINK FLOYD: Bio – Discography – Website – Instagram

DELUXE VIAGRA BOYS

15 January 2023

Last year Swedish post-punk mavericks VIAGRA BOYS
scored big time with their third full length CAVE WORLD.


(Photo by Turn Up The Volume)

As is totally normal in recent marketing years, deluxe editions come
some months after the original releases to boost sales of both. Also
normal is that most deluxes aren’t worth the money as the added music
varies from mediocre to bad, to totally worthless (I don’t own any). If it
was ace music it would have been on the LP’s first release, right?

But as we know, the moment you say normal something abnormal pops up.
Like here. The new expanded Cave World issue features 4 splendid new tracks,
I repeat: 4 splendid new tracks. Here they come.

– IT AIN’T ENOUGH –
Viagra schizophrenia.

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– STRETCH MY ARMS –
A moony ballad. Come again.
A moony ballad.

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– MILK FARM –
The boys as we know them.

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– ONLY FRIEND –
Another moony ballad. Come again.
Another moony ballad.

FULL DELUXE

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New 2023 dates

NEW ORDER – Definite Deluxe Edition For Third LP ‘LOW-LIFE’ In Jan 2023

10 December 2022

Manchester’s giants NEW ORDER start 2023 with a Definitive Edition Boxset of
their third LP LOW LIFE. One of their best, released on 13 May 1985 (stream below).

The box includes the original album on 180g vinyl LP and CD – remastered.
A second CD of unreleased audio, and 2 DVDs of live performances from
1984 and 1985, plus a hardback book.

Pre-order info here.

This live performance of Sunrise at the infamous Haçienda club
in Manchester in 1985 features on one of DVDs of the Box Set.

NEW ORDER: Bio – Discography – Facebook – Instagram

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THE CURE Have Their 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Of ‘WISH’ Out With 24 Previously Unreleased Tracks

THE CURE have their long-promised 30th anniversary
deluxe vinyl edition of their 9th album WISH out now.

26 November 2022

Yes, the LP with this pop diamond on.

The deluxe edition contains no less than 24 previously unreleased tracks and four
that were previously only available from the mail order-only tape Lost Wishes.

Robert Smith “There’s a side to the album which I had kind of forgotten, a very gentle, yearning thing which is quite beautiful. TRUST is one of the best things we’ve ever done
I think, it’s played with great feeling, and To Wish Impossible Things is another gorgeous, melancholic piece. in fact, it could well be my favourite song on the record.”

“In the studio control room it all sounded excellent, but I got too busy sorting out our
upcoming concerts to properly oversee the mastering. It was too late to do anything
about it; the album was out, and we were off around the world again. It has really
bugged for me for a very long time. It has taken 30 years, but finally, my Wish has
come true.”

Content: 3CD 45-track edition, 2xLP vinyl edition,
1CD edition, also available digitally. Details here.

Stream the full 45-track edition here via Spotify

Original album on Spotify.

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THE CURE: Instagram – Bio – Discography

DAVID BOWIE – Masterpiece ‘HUNKY DORY’ Gets Deluxe Reissue Edition To Celebrate Its 50th Birthday

Last December 50 years ago, the late genius DAVID BOWIE
had his masterpiece LP HUNKY DORY out.

A deluxe boxset edition, named Divine Symmetry (An Alternate Journey
Through Hunky Dory
arrives on 25 November. Pre-order info here

Content: Unreleased home demos, live recordings, radio
sessions, and more from the rock legend’s fertile 1971.

The 4CD/1Blu-ray set, features 48 unreleased tracks in total, including Bowie’s own home and hotel recordings for tracks that wound up on Hunky Dory, as well as unreleased songs like ‘King of the City’, ‘Tired of My Life” ‘Right On Mother’, ‘How Lucky You Are (Miss Peculiar)‘ and more.

The additional discs are filled out with Bowie’s entire John Peel session from June 1971 — only a handful of the recordings previously appeared on the Bowie at the Beeb compilation, plus additional never-officially-released BBC recordings, the unearthed BOWPROMO EP, single mixes, b-sides, and alternate versions of the Hunky Dory tracks.

Hear a taster here.
Bowie’s unreleased rendition of the LP’s track Kooks
from the BBC’s Sounds of the 70s With Bob Harris.

Original full album via Spotify

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DAVID BOWIE: Website – Instagram

BLONDIE Extravaganza – Compilation Box ‘AGAINST ALL ODDS 1974-1982’ Out Now

28 September 2022

In case you missed it, mega-super-stars BLONDIE released a giant
Deluxe Compilation Box named AGAINST ALL ODDS 1974-1982 a few
weeks ago.

The promo clip.

What you get…

10LP super deluxe set that offers all six studio albums – Blondie, Plastic Letters, Parallel Lines, Eat To The Beat, Autoamerican and The Hunter – and includes four additional LPs of session outtakes, B-sides, and demos. These rarities are titled ‘Plaza Sound’, ‘Parallel Beats’, ‘Coca Cola’, ‘Home Tapes’. This vinyl box comes with a bonus 10-inch of outtakes called ‘Out In The Streets’ and a seven-inch single featuring the band’s cover of The Doors’ ‘Moonlight Drive’ and demo of ‘Mr. Sightseer’. In total, it contains 124 studio tracks.

The vinyl super deluxe comes with two books: a 144-page hardcover book with session commentary from Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, Clem Burke, Jimmy Destri, Frank Infante, Nigel Harrison, and Gary Valentine, and essays from producers Richard Gottehrer and Mike Chapman and a 120-page volume which gives a discographical overview of the period via hundreds of pic sleeves, 45 labels, international sleeve variants, flexis, cassettes, and even 8-tracks.

Order info HERE.

Stream 52 out of the 124 tracks here.

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BLONDIE: Website – Instagram

THE BEATLES – Deluxe Edition Of Their Masterpiece Album REVOLVER Lands Next Month

9 September 2022

The Fab Four‘s seventh LP, REVOLVER was released on 5 August 1966. Following the release of Rubber Soul the group had embarked on what was to be their final UK concert tour and following a lengthy break, they returned to Abbey Road to record continually for three months. Having been longer in the studio had paid off with greater creativity and experimentation and with John and Paul in fine form as writers. George also made his mark with three of his compositions appearing on a Beatles album for the first time.

The 100% pure masterpiece album is the latest Beatles album to be re-released as
a remixed and expanded deluxe box set following ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’
in 2017, ‘White Album’ (2018), ‘Abbey Road’ (2019) and ‘Let It Be’ (2021).

Content: All 14 tracks on the original album have been newly mixed by Giles Martin (the son of the genial Beatles producer George Martin) and engineer Sam Okell in stereo and Dolby Atmos, while the album’s original mono mix has been sourced from its 1966 mono master tape. The physical and digital super deluxe ‘Revolver’ collections also feature the album’s original mono mix, 28 early takes from the sessions and three home demos. There is also a four-track EP with new stereo mixes and remastered original mono mixes for ‘Paperback Writer’ and ‘Rain’.

The ‘Revolver’ special edition will be available in three formats – ‘Super Deluxe’, ‘Deluxe’ and ‘Standard’. Release on vinyl, CD and digitally on 26 October. Pre-order info here

TRAILER for the deluxe set.

Original full album stream via Spotify.

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THE BEATLES: Bio – Discography

NEU! Deluxe 50 Anniversary Edition Of Their Landmark Debut LP Coming – THE NATIONAKL Remixed One Of The Tracks

2 September 2022

German Krautrock legends NEU! (with key members Michael Rother and Klaus Dinger), celebrate the 50th birthday of their influential – then and now – self-titled ebut LP.

The anniversary deluxe edition will not only feature that milestone album but also their 2nd, 3rd and 4th album. CD/vinyl formats. And a s special bonus a fifth ‘tribute’ album will be included with interpretations and remixes from the likes of Mogwai, Stephen Morris from New Order, The National and Alexis Taylor from Hot Chip. The CD set comes with a stencil and booklet. The vinyl package offers the same.

Release date: 23 September 2022 via Grönland Records. Pre-order info here

One of the guests – a surprising one – on the tribute album are THE NATIONAL. They remixed I’M GLÜCK. A hypnotic track from that Neu! debut LP.

Listen here.

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The original NEU! version.

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The debut longplayer in full.

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NEU! Bio – Discography

THE WAR ON DRUGS Have A Limited Deluxe-Edition Of ‘I DON’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE’ Out Next Month

31 Augustus 2022

The by now megastars THE WAR ON DRUGS have announced a limited-edition
deluxe box set for their 2021 longplayer I DON’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE.

The set will include a 7″ with two previously unreleased tracks.

The I Don’t Live Here Anymore box set will also contain the album itself
on heavy-weight vinyl and cassette, a 16-page booklet with in-studio photos,
a poster, some postcards, and an embroidered patch. The deluxe edition
is limited to 5,000 copies worldwide.

More info and pre-order info here.

Watch mastermind Adam Granduciel present the box set below.

I Don’t Live Here Anymore on Spotify

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THE WAR ON DRUGS: Facebook – Instagram – Tour 2022