Kraftwerk: 3-D - The Catalogue

Chart Watch and New Releases: 26 May 2017

Erasure enter the album chart at number 6 with World Be Gone, their thirteenth top twenty album and their highest placing since I Say I Say I Say brought their run of five consecutive number one albums to a close in 1994. The Iron Maiden box set The Complete Albums Collection 1990-2015 débuts at 64 and Foreigner’s new Best Of album 40 enters at 79. On the Physical Singles chart David Bowies No Plan returns to number 1 for a fifth run at the top (that’s now seven weeks in total) and The Wedding Present’s Home Internationals EP leaps to number 5 thanks to a proper release to augment its Record Store Day vinyl pressing.

Obviously the week’s top release is the 50th anniversary deluxe edition the Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – not an ’80s album, obviously, but it was a top five hit back in 1987 when it was first released on CD for its 20th anniversary, so you could celebrate the 30th anniversary of that, if you see what we mean. Or you could settle for other releases like 3-D: The Catalogue, a multi-disc set of Kraftwerk performing their albums Autobahn (1974), Radio-Activity (1975), Trans Europe Express (1977), The Man-Machine (1978), Computer World (1981), Techno Pop (1986), The Mix (1991) and Tour De France (2003) at various concerts over the past few years. Also captured live are The Rolling Stones on their new DVD and Blu-ray Olé Olé Olé! and The Durutti Column with a deluxe CD/DVD set of their 1985 live album Domo Arigato. The Status Quo deluxe editions continue with 2CD sets of Blue For You (1976) and Just Supposin’ (1980) and a triple CD of Never Too Late (1981). Finally there are budget box sets of 5 Classic Albums by Suzanne VegaSuzanne Vega (1985), Solitude Standing (1987), Days of Open Hand (1990), 99.9F° (1992) and Nine Objects of Desire (1996) – and Joan Armatrading, including Joan Armatrading (1976), Show Some Emotion (1977), Me Myself I (1980), Walk Under Ladders (1981) and The Key (1983).

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