News Catch-up 13 May 2021
Author: Alex White Date Posted:13 May 2021
Welcome back everyone. We are now a month out from the 1st drop of Record Store Day, and whilst there is still so much to prepare for that, it has in no way paused announcements and news for upcoming music releases. With so much on the way, let's jump right into it.
Recently announced is the latest David Bowie release: The Width Of A Circle. This 2 CD set acts as a companion piece to last year's 50th anniversary release of Metrobolist, which featured a brand new mix from producer Tony Visconti (still available HERE). The first CD features a live show, The Sunday Show Introduced By John Peel, recorded in February 1970. A majority of the tracks are previously unreleased. The second CD features The Looking Glass Murders AKA Pierrot In Turquosie (recordings originally made for a TV play); a live show done for the BBC called Sounds Of The 70's: Andy Ferris Show; alternate mixes of the singles released through 1970 and early 1971; and finally all new mixes (dated 2020) of all the single releases from The Man Who Sold The World (Metrobolist) era.
David Bowie The Width Of A Circle 2 CD set will arrive in early June and is available to pre-order HERE.
Accompanying the CD set, there will also be a special picture disc version of Bowie's The Man Who Sold The World album. The picture in question is from the original US cover of the album, which dropped the image of Bowie reclining in a dress, and instead used a black & white image of him dancing on stage in his Ziggy Stardust persona. This version also includes a fold-out poster of the same image.
David Bowie The Man Who Sold The World picture disc LP is available to pre-order HERE.
There is some exciting news for audiophiles and jazz fans alike: Miles Davis' iconic album, Kind Of Blue is getting the UHQR treatment from Analogue Productions. This version is pressed on 200gm Clarity Vinyl and is limited to 25,000 copies. Unfortunately, we cannot confirm an availabilty date or exact stock, however you can head on over to the page HERE and follow the prompts to be notified if or when stock does become available.
For titles that are available right now though, we have, back in stock, the 50th anniversary 4 LP edition of The Beatles' White Album. Originally released back in 2018, this edition contains the original double album, remixed by Giles Martin and half-speed remastered. The 2 extra LPs contains the Esher Demos - an acoustic recording session during which The Beatles demoed tracks that made their way to the final album, plus a few that held different fates. Amongst the latter is a version of Junk - a song that ended up on Paul McCartney's 1st solo album. There is also a demo of Child Of Nature. Although this song never made the final cut, John Lennon later repurposed the melody for his solo single, Jealous Guy.
Along with the 4 LPs, there is also a 24-page booklet and replicas of the posters included in the original versions of The White Album.
The Beatles The White Album 2018 deluxe 4 LP box set is available to purchase HERE.
The Beatles' White Album is not the only classic album that has just come back into stock. We have a large selection of best-selling releases that are constantly dropping back onto our shelves, including Elvis Presley's 24 Karat Hits analogue production 3 LP set (available HERE), ABBA Gold 40th anniversary edition (anniversary HERE), and Alice In Chains Dirt (available HERE).
To check out our ever-resupplying selection, go to our New In This Week section HERE.
As well as restocks, upcoming titles are announced and set for pre-order all the time. To stay up to date, go to our Pre-Order page HERE and check out the latest upcoming titles. Still on the hoizon is the much-anticipated new album from Billie Eilish (available to pre-order HERE) and the 20th anninversary deluxe 4 LP edition of The Avalanches Since I Left You (available to pre-order HERE).
That's all for now. Check back in with us next time. Until then, keep spinning!