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

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.

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.

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.

The original NEU! version.

The debut longplayer in full.

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

THE WAR ON DRUGS: Facebook – Instagram – Tour 2022

THE CURE General ROBERT SMITH Has His ‘WISH’ Come True

31 July 2022

THE CURE will make their fans very happy with
a 30th-anniversary edition of their 9th album WISH,
released in April 1992.

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 c
ome true.”

Content: the special anniversary edition of Wish will be available as a 3CD 45-track edition), a 2xLP vinyl edition, a 1CD edition, and it will also be available digitally.

Everything but the vinyl comes out on 7 October.
The vinyl arrives on 25 November.
Pre-order info here.

Uyea Sound is one of the previously unreleased tracks.

Original album on Spotify.

THE CURE: Instagram – Bio – Discography

THE KINKS – 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Of Two Essential 70s Albums Comes In September

28 July 2022

With the forthcoming anniversary of their 1972 album EVERYBODY’S IN SHOW-BIZZ,
legends THE KINKS release a deluxe edition for it. It also includes a special reissue of

Content: The box set contains 2CD, 1LP, 2LP, 2CD, 1CD x 2 and a 1971’s home movie, narrated by Ray Davies. The songs are remastered from newly discovered Davies’s original master tapes. More details on the box and pre-order info HERE.

Press statement: “The beginning of the 70s marked a shift in the Kinks’ career. Having
signed to RCA Records in 1971, the British band started a new era and gradually formed
a new identity. With their growing American fanbase, the Kinks revised the phenomenon of Englishness and looked back on their London roots. This revision started with the 1971’s album Muswell Hillbillies which combines tales about working-class families from North London and whimsical country sound, associated with American music. Following this trajectory, Celluloid Heroes, the final track from Everybody’s In Show-Biz, reflects on Hollywood as a factory, mass-producing the bittersweet American dream.”

You can listen to the 7″ single 2022 version (included in the Box) of Celluloid Heroes.

Ray Davies about the reissue: “Now with a new record company and a new image,
I could bring some of the old wild western spirit into my music. These albums capture
the re-emergence of The Kinks as a touring band.”

Stream original LPs on Spotify



THE KINKS: Bio – Discography

THE LIBERTINES Announce Deluxe Edition For The 20th Anniversary Of Debut Album ‘UP THE BRACKET’

21 June 2022

turns 20 on 21 October of this year. On the very
same day a deluxe edition will come out.

Info and pre-order facilities HERE.

To coincide with the release Peter Doherty and his libertine mates will take the road to perform the album in its entirety along with a career spanning set of singles, B sides and fan favourites. All dates here

Let’s warm up…


Coming Soon – ‘PAST IMPERFECT: The Best TINDERSTICKS ’92 – ’21

18 January 2022

Who: Gloomy nightdreamers from
Nottingham (UK), led by crooner Stuart A. Staples (56)
Active: 1992-present / 13 studio albums with last year’s
Distractions as the most recent one / they also scored
several soundtracks for movies.

New album: ‘PAST IMPERFECT: The Best TINDERSTICKS ’92 – ’21
Out: 25 March 2022 through City Slang

Content: A limited-edition boxset containing…
Past Imperfect, the best of Tindersticks ‘92 – ’21 (coloured 2LP)
Live At Glasgow City Halls 5th October 2008 (coloured 2LP)
Exclusive 7”: A: “Both Sides Of The Blade” B: “For Those …”

Staples in a press statement: “30 years! This collection has been difficult to compile, but here it is. I have always felt we move forward in small steps (the occasional leap), at times we have been happy to slow right down and examine what is in front of us so thoroughly that we could appear static from the outside. But on the inside of this world, like looking down a microscope, it is brimming with life. We now get a chance, or are forced, to look over our shoulder to see how far we have traveled.”

Here’s a taster titled Both Sides Of The Blade featured
on last year’s French Claire Denis movie called Feu

TINDERSTICKS: Facebook – All Albums

KISS Plan 45th-Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition For 4th LP ‘DESTROYER’

25 September 2021

Band: KISS
Who: You know who
Active: Since 1973 / 20 studio albums

The veteran make up rockers just started
their End Of The Road – World Tour
See all dates here.

Anniversary album: DESTROYER – their 4th LP
Released: 15 March 1976 – 45 years ago

Deluxe edition: Super Deluxe 4-CD + Blu-ray Audio box set as well
as on standard double black vinyl and limited edition yellow and red
double colored vinyl, 2-CD set, and digital. Out 19 November.

All info here.

While waiting for the candy
here’s the original Destroyer

KISS: HistoryAll Albums