We’ve got reissues from Marc Almond, Fraternity, Buzzcocks, and Edgar Jones out today on #NewMusicFriday! Get to know all these boxsets below, and click through to order now:
CDTRED805 EDGAR JONES THE WAY IT IS ~ 25 YEARS OF SOLO ADVENTURES: 3CD DIGIPAK 3CD 22/01/21
The first ever collection of solo works by Edgar Jones, leader of Liverpool cult heroes, The Stairs. On this 3 CD retrospective, the versatile Jones mixes jazz, R&B, soul, blues, rock and ska into his musical gumbo. Features rarities by Jones’ garage bands The Isrites and The Big Kids, previously only released physically on a CD limited to just 50 copies. The Big Kids included drummer Sean Payne and bassist Russ Pritchard, who later formed The Zutons, and guitarist Howie Payne, who started The Stands.
CRCDBOX103 BUZZCOCKS LATE FOR THE TRAIN ~ LIVE AND IN SESSION 1989-2016: 6CD BOXSET 6CD 22/01/21
‘Late For The Train’ explores the group’s live career, and their ongoing relationship with the BBC, for whom they recorded multiple excellent sessions and live performances over the years. Crammed with previously unreleased recordings, long-forgotten shows and brilliant renditions of seminal tracks from their growing back catalogue, this companion piece to this year’s critically acclaimed ‘Sell You Everything’ studio box set is produced in association with Buzzcocks, and includes notes from Steve Diggle alongside fan reminiscences, live photographs and recording information.
CDLEMBOX240 FRATERNITY SEASONS OF CHANGE ~ THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS 1970-1974: 3CD CLAMSHELL BOXSET 3CD 22/01/21
Curated in conjunction with surviving band members (Bruce Howe, John Freeman, Sam See, John Bisset, Uncle John Eyers and the Estate of Mick Jurd) and their original manager Hamish Henry, this 3-CD set seeks to offer the complete recorded output of FRATERNITY, including both their albums from 1971-72 (originally issued on Sweet Peach and RCA respectively), utilising the original master tapes and best possible remastering sources, adding all relevant non-albums singles A’s and B’s and EP tracks. Bonus tracks feature Fraternity backing The Valentines’ Vince Lovegrove and their victory at the National Battle Of The Sounds competition where they claimed the title of Australia’s No. 1 band.
QSFE085T MARC ALMOND THE STARS WE ARE: 2CD/1DVD EXPANDED EDITION (CAPACITY WALLET) 2CD/1DVD 22/01/21
This is the first expanded edition re-issue of Marc Almond’s 4th solo album, “The Stars We Are”, since its original release in September 1988. This re-issue is a three disc set that, on its first disc, couples the original 10-track album with its initial release’s CD and cassette only bonus tracks and with the B-Sides of its associated singles. A second CD features all known extended and remix versions of the album tracks. A third disc, a DVD (Region 0, PAL), compiles all six of the promotional videos filmed for the album, including the Tim Pope directed ‘Bitter-Sweet’ and the alternate U.S. version video of ‘Tears Run Rings’ as directed by Peter ‘Sleazy’ Christopherson of Coil and Throbbing Gristle fame.
QSFELP085D MARC ALMOND THE STARS WE ARE: LIMITED EDITION EXPANDED DOUBLE VINYL 2LP 22/01/21
This is the first vinyl re-issue of Marc Almond’s 4th solo album, “The Stars We Are”, since the album’s original release in September 1988. This re-issue is a limited edition double vinyl that couples the original album with a second record that compiles together all the B-sides of the associated singles as well as two first-time-on-vinyl extended versions of album tracks ‘The Stars We Are’ (Full Length Version) and ‘These My Dreams Are Yours’ (Through The Night Mix). The final extra track included is Marc’s solo version of ‘Something’s Gotten Hold Of My Heart’, which after the album’s original release, was re-recorded with the 1967 hit song’s original singer Gene Pitney, creating a duet that became a UK #1 single for four weeks in early 1989
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Here are some choice picks from our back catalogue that are also live this Friday:
Matchbox – Settin’ The Woods On Fire
Various Artists – Small Wonder: The Punk Singles Collection