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"ABBA Gold" 2017 gold vinyl edition

Chart Watch and New Releases: 30 June 2017

As always at this time of year, Glastonbury propels a number of “heritage acts” back into the album chart, not least the Bee Gees whose contradictorily titled Timeless – The All-Time Greatest Hits enters at #9 following Barry Gibb’s performance on Sunday. It’s not quite the biggest ’80s-related success this week though as the deluxe edition of Princes Purple Rain débuts at #7.

This week two very different ’80s bands return, each with their first album of new material for fourteen years: Gene Loves Jezebel with Dance Underwater and Styx with The Mission. The Cure’s 2001 Greatest Hits album gets a double vinyl release, with a separate vinyl issue for the original CD’s limited bonus disc Acoustic Hits, while the UK’s second biggest selling album of all time ABBA Gold marks its 25th anniversary with a limited gold vinyl release. Cherry Red continue the pattern set by their reissue of the NME’s iconic C86 and last year’s sequel C87 with – you guessed it – C88, three CDs of indie gems from 1988 (look out for our review early next week). The same label issues a 5CD set Silhouettes & Statues: A Gothic Revolution 1978-1986 and there’s more late ’80s indie goodness from Shelleyan Orphan whose three studio albums are compiled into an eponymous box set with a bonus CD of unreleased material and a DVD. In budget corner, the brief mid-90s solo career of Madness singer Suggs is mopped up on The Very Best of Suggs, while Echo & The Bunnymen release The Killing Moon – The Singles 1980-1990.

Virtual C90 – May 2016

Virtual C90 - May2016

New music this month from ABC, Billy Ocean, Pet Shop Boys, Wire and Paul Young, plus our attempt to pay tribute to Prince which isn’t easy on Spotify. All this plus the usual mix of hits, misses, remixes and forgotten … read more