News Catch-up 2 October 2020

Author: Alex White  Date Posted:2 October 2020 

News Catch-up 2 October 2020

Hello all. Yet another few weeks of non-stop music releases and announcements has come our way, so settle down and let us show you just a taste of what is on offer.

Arriving at the end of this month is the long-awaited re-release of Dire Straits: The Studio Albums 1978 – 1991, a six-album boxset containing the studio albums Dire Straits, Communique, Making Movies, Love Over Gold, Brothers In Arms and On Every Street. The set will be available on both CD and LP. Both versions contain re-mastered editions of all the albums, with the LP version containing the 2009/2010 analogue remaster lacquers of the first four albums. Brothers In Arms and On Every Street will be comprised from previously unreleased remasters. Pre-orders are already streaming in for this amazing set, and it looks to be sought-after long after its release, so make sure you get your orders in now. The CD version is available to pre-order here and the LP version here.

Now that we are halfway through the RSD Drops, overstock titles from Drop 1 have now been added to our regular stock and are available for purchase. Amongst these is the extremely popular David Bowie I’m Only Dancing (The Soul Tour ’74) live LP. Not only is it available for sale here, but we now have a fantastic bundle which includes the 2018 RSD David Bowie Welcome To The Blackout (Live London ’78) available here.

Other titles from this year’s first RSD Drop that are now available for regular purchase are the Bowie compilation ChangesNowBowie, Gorillaz G-Sides, The Who Odds & Sods, and The Black Keys Let’s Rock. Click on the links through the titles to check them out. Other RSD titles from Drops 2 and 3 will slowly head their way into out webstore in the coming weeks so check back with us regularly. 

Just in case you thought there wasn’t enough new Bowie stuff on offer at the moment, we also have a major shipment of the 45th anniversary of David Bowie’s Young Americans pressed on gold vinyl. This is a limited edition exclusive to ‘brick and mortar’ record stores and contains the 2016 remaster of the album. One of Bowie’s biggest-selling records of the 1970’s, Young Americans capitalized on the Philly-soul-train sound and included the song Fame (co-written with John Lennon) and a soulful cover of The Beatles’ Across The Universe. The 45th anniversary edition of Young Americans on gold vinyl is available to purchase here.

We’ve also had a shipment of the long-awaited Yusuf Cat Stevens Tea For The Tillerman 2 (available here), as well as the Prince Sign O’ The Times remastered editions (available here). 

Just announced is the Sade This Far 6 LP box set containing all studio albums to date from Sade, including Diamond Life, Promise, Stronger Than Pride, Love Deluxe, Lovers Rock and Solder of Love. All albums have been remastered at half-speed from the original analogue tapes at Abbey Road Studios and promise to sound better than even on pure 180-gram black vinyl. Most of these albums have been out of print for a few years now, so these re-releases are bound to be an exciting addition to long-term fans.  Expected to release at the end of October, Sade This Far is available to pre-order here.

Many more announcements will be coming out in the coming weeks and we cannot wait to tell you all about them. Until then, stay healthy and keep spinning those tunes.


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