GORILLAZ Add 5 Extra Tunes On Deluxe Edition Of New Album ‘CRACKER ISLAND’

5 March 2023

Only two weeks ago GORILLAZ released their 8th album
CRACKER ISLAND. Their best since their debut to my ears.

And as it happens with all big artists/bands a deluxe edition with
bonus tracks is released for fanatic fans. Gorillaz added 5 tunes on
theirs. A couple of new ones and alternate versions of other tracks.







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DAVID BOWIE – 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Of ‘ALLADIN SANE’ In April

5 February 2023

celebrates its 50th birthday on 20 April 1973.

For this special occasion the masterwork (Top-10 Bowie album in Turn Up The Volume‘s Bowie book will be re-released with a vinyl picture disc and a half-speed mastered black vinyl edition on 14 April. Pre-order details here.

This new pressing of Aladdin Sane was cut on a customised late Neumann VMS80 lathe with “fully recapped electronics” from 192kHz restored masters of the original master tapes, with no additional processing on transfer. Both vinyl editions are cut from the same master, which means the picture disc is actually half-speed mastered too, although although the half-speed black vinyl is going to sound better than the picture disc.

Original LP



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.

Viagra schizophrenia.

A moony ballad. Come again.
A moony ballad.

The boys as we know them.

Another moony ballad. Come again.
Another moony ballad.


New 2023 dates

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 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



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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

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THE DOORS Bring 50th Anniversary Edition For ‘L.A. WOMAN’ – Listen To The Original ‘RIDERS ON THE STORM’ Demo

2 September 2021

Band: THE DOORS (Los Angeles)
Active: 1965–1973, 1978 / 9 albums

Anniversary album: L.A. WOMAN – 6th LP
Released: 19 April 1971 – 50 years ago today
Three months after the release, on July 3,
was found dead.
Score: #1 in Holland, #11 in Canada,
#9 in the US, #28 in the UK

Deluxe Edition: 3-CD/1-LP 50th anniversary deluxe edition featuring
the original album, newly remastered by the Doors’ longtime engineer
and mixer Bruce Botnick, two bonus discs of unreleased studio outtakes,
and the stereo mix of the original album on vinyl.
Out: 3 December 2021 via Rhino

Along with this announcement comes the original demo
version of the band’s classic Riders On The Storm

Original LP via Spotify…

THE DOORS: WebsiteAll Albums