News Catch-up 24 October 2023

Author: Alex White  Date Posted:24 October 2023 

News Catch-up 24 October 2023

Welcome back everyone. In case you may not have noticed, we are officially in the last quarter of the year, and with Christmas (not to mention Record Store Day Black Friday) just around the corner, it does kind of feel like we are currently in the calm before the storm.  But of course, as all us good record collector's know, even the 'calm' can be exciting, especially when there's news of some amazing upcoming titles to be told. For example...

Barbie was one of the biggest films of the year, and the soundtrack was as equally massive. Now, to accompany the already ever-popular original version, February will see the release of a special edition pressed on clear vinyl with pink and blue splatter and packaged in an alternate Ken cover.

The soundtrack contains a myriad of superstars such as Lizzo, Sam Smith, Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish, Nicki Minaj, Tame Impala and more! Joining them all is Ken actor, Ryan Gosling, performing his in-character song, I'm Just Ken.

Barbie The Album soundtrack with Ken cover and clear splatter vinyl is available to pre-order HERE.

This October, Duran Duran will return their new album Danse Macabre. The 13 song collection features: three brand new songs, haunting covers of songs by artists such as Billie Eilish, Talking Heads, The Rolling Stones and The Specials, and new versions of Duran Duran classics from their own catalog. 

Included in the tracklist will be a rare rework B-side of fan favourite track Secret Oktober 31st. Guest artists include producer, guitarist and composer Nile Rodgers, Victoria De Angelis of Måneskin and former band members Andy Taylor and Warren Cuccurullo. The album packaging also contains exclusive images adapted from a collection of authentic vintage séance photos that band member Nick Rhodes sourced at auction. 

Duran Duran Danse Macabre will be released on an exclusive 'smog' coloured vinyl. To be notified on its availability, click HERE.

2023 is the 40th anniversary for two massive rock bands. The first of which is Cold Chisel's Last Stand.

This special box set celebrates 40 years of the Last Stand tour - the final tour before Cold Chisel's breakup in 1984. Contained in the set is:

  • Last Stand - original album remastered on double LP (never before released on vinyl)
  • The Barking Spiders Live: 1983 - single LP
  • Last Stand Out-Takes - 10'' vinyl mini album containing 4 tracks (never before released on vinyl or CD)
  • 3 CD & DVD containing all tracks in digital form - packaged in an exclusive gatefold
  • A2 Poster & a randomly selected photograph (1 of 3 available)

Cold Chisel Last Stand 40th anniversary LP/CD/DVD box set releases in mid November and is available to pre-order HERE.

The other 40th anniversary belongs to Motley Crue's Shout At The Devil, and to celebrate, we are being given an astounding box set.

This set contains a newly remastered version of their 4-times-platinum album, Shout At The Devil on vinyl, CD and cassette. Also included is:

  • Looks That Kill - 7'' white-coloured vinyl
  • Too Young To Fall In Love - 7'' orange-coloured vinyl
  • A metal 7'' turntable adapter with engraved pentagram
  • A devil candle holder
  • A felt pouch
  • Bandana
  • Tarot Cards featuring all Motley Crue band members
  • Seance Board
  • Exclusive art lithos

Motley Crue Shout At The Devil 40th anniversary box set is available to purchase HERE.

That's all for this current "calm before the storm". However, we will be back in just a day or two with some very fab (four) news. Stay tuned...


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