Record Store Day 2016

New Releases: 15 April 2016 and Record Store Day

New Releases

Paul Young releases a new album Good Thing while Phil Collins continues his Take A Look At Me Now series of reissues with newly expanded editions of 1985’s No Jacket Required and his 2002 set Testify. If you’ve recently come into money Metallica release sumptuous box sets of their first two albums Kill ’em All and Ride the Lightning, each including four vinyl records, five CDs (six in the Ride the Lightning box), a DVD and a hardback book and each selling for the best part of £200. Good luck with that.

Record Store Day

It’s Record Store Day again tomorrow, the day when we all go and queue up at physical shops in the rain in the hope of getting our hands on an overpriced prefabricated rarity, inevitably coming home empty handed and having to shell out ten times the asking price to buy it off eBay instead. The music business, there. Anyway, here are some of the ’80s related items you may want to consider jostling for…

808 STATE – Pacific 12″ on blue & black mixed vinyl, includes the original version and three remixes (750 copies)
A-HA – Hits South America 12″, includes five previously unreleased live tracks
THE ALARM – Spirit of ’86 Double LP, the soundtrack of their 1986 concert for MTV (1000 copies)
ASHFORD & SIMPSON – Love Will Fix It: The Best Of Double LP covering the duo’s output from 1973 to 1981
ASSOCIATES – Party Fears Two Green vinyl 7″ with previously unreleased version of Australia on the B-side (500 copies)
DAVID BOWIE – TVC15 7″ picture disc of the original single edit coupled with the 2010 Harry Maslin mix single edit of Wild Is The Wind
DAVID BOWIE – The Man Who Sold The World Picture disc LP featuring the artwork from the rare German circular sleeve edition
CHEAP TRICK – At Budokan: The Complete Concert Double LP including the full live set that was condensed into the classic 1978 album (250 copies). Also available: Found New Parts 10″ EP, a belated sequel to 1980’s Found All The Parts EP featuring four new songs
NENEH CHERRY – Buffalo Stance 12″ picture disc backed with a remix of Kisses on the Wind
THE DAMNED – 35 Years of Anarchy, Chaos & Destruction Three separate LPs (one on red vinyl, one white and one blue) documenting the band’s 35th anniversary gig in November 2011
DEF LEPPARD – Def Leppard Double picture disc LP of the band’s latest album
DR ROBERT – Out There LP, new solo album from the Blow Monkeys singer
EUROPE – The Final Countdown: 30th Anniversary Edition Blue vinyl 12″ including a new remix
THE FALL – Bingo Masters at the Witch Trials Orange vinyl LP featuring a 1978 live recording. Also available: blue vinyl 7″s of Bingo-Master’s Break-Out! and It’s The New Thing plus compilation LP The Classical
FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD – Rage Hard Purple vinyl 12″, the first vinyl release of the Compacted CD single mix (800 copies)
HEAVEN 17 – (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang 12″, replica of the original 1981 release
IRON MAIDEN – Empire of the Clouds 12″ picture disc release of the 18-minute epic from the band’s latest album The Book of Souls
GRACE JONES – Private Life 12″ including Grace’s cover of Joy Division’s She’s Lost Control
QUINCY JONES – The Dude LP reissue of the classic 1981 album, including Ai No Corrida and Razzamatazz
MICK KARN – The Jump 7″ release for a track from the former Japan bassist’s 2004 solo album More Better Different
KILLING JOKE – Pylon Double LP of the band’s latest album including art prints and a bonus track
JONA LEWIE – You’ll Always Find Me In The Kitchen At Parties Green vinyl 7″ backed with Hallelujah Europa
MADONNA – Like a Virgin & Other Big Hits! Pink vinyl 12″ of the 1984 Japanese EP, including Holiday, Lucky Star and Borderline
MOTÖRHEAD – Bad Magic Green vinyl LP of the band’s final album from 2015
PUBLIC IMAGE LTD – Live at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire Double LP on clear vinyl, recorded live in October 2015
SAXON – Lionheart Picture disc LP of the band’s 2004 album
SIMPLE MINDS – Big Music Tour 2015 Double live LP on red vinyl
SOFT CELL – Sex Dwarf Pink vinyl 12″ inlcuding the full length album version, Non Stop Ecstatic Dancing version and 2007 remix by The Grid
SQUEEZE – Goodbye Girl Yellow vinyl 7″
STATUS QUO – Rockin’ All Over The World Double LP featuring the new 2015 mix of the 1977 album
JOE STRUMMER – Gangsterville 12″ EP of solo tracks
ANDY SUMMERS – Metal Dog LP with art print, new music from the Police guitarist (500 copies)
THAT PETROL EMOTION – Manic Pop Thrill Double 10″ orange vinyl release of the band’s 1986 debut album with five bonus tracks. Also available: In The Beginning 10″ EP
THOMPSON TWINS – Set Double red vinyl LP including a disc of remixes
UNDERTONES – My Perfect Cousin Red vinyl 7″ with, apparently, “moveable magnetic cover”
VARIOUS – C86 Double LP reissue of the NME’s classic 1986 mail order cassette
THE WEDDING PRESENT – The Hit Parade Box set of four 10″ LPs chronicling the band’s attempt to score a hit single every month throughout 1992
FRANK ZAPPA – Joe’s Garage 7″ picture disc including the single versions of Joe’s Garage and Central Scrutinizer. Also available: green marbled vinyl 7″ of My Guitar / Dog Breath

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