Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! The Cars, Shake It Up: Expanded Edition (Elektra/Rhino) CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada The Cars reissue their 1981 LP featuring the hit title track "Shake It Up" on CD and double vinyl, featuring eight bonus tracks including previously unreleased demos and alternate and early versions. The Cars, Heartbeat City: Expanded Edition (Elektra/Rhino) CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon
In 1992, before Suede had even issued a single song, Melody Maker put the London group on its cover, deeming them "The Best New Band in Britain." With praise like that - and considering everything that followed - it's no surprise Edsel is reissuing the album as a multi-disc box set for its 25th anniversary in March. Suede: 25th Anniversary Silver Edition is the ultimate presentation of the group's chart-topping, Mercury Prize-winning, best-selling 1993 debut. It features the original album, a
Demon Music Group’s Edsel Records has a packed release slate this week from a number of artists returning to the label’s roster. From Britpop heroes Suede (a.k.a. The London Suede), the label has Royal Albert Hall, 24 March 2010, a 2-CD/1-DVD set preserving the band’s reunion concert (with Brett Anderson, Neil Codling, Simon Gilbert, Richard Oakes and Mat Osman) benefiting Teenage Cancer Trust; and Sci-Fi Lullabies, a reissue of the original 2-CD anthology of the group’s B-sides released
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Marvin Gaye, What's Going On: 40th Anniversary Edition (Motown/UMe) Two CDs feature the original album and a host of rarities, single mixes, and all the best outtakes leading up to the making of this R&B classic (almost a dozen of which are unreleased). The deluxe package is rounded out by the great Detroit mix of the album on vinyl. (Check out our interview with Harry Weinger on the set!) (Amazon) Paul Simon, Paul Simon / There Goes Rhymin' Simon / In Concert: Live Rhymin' / Still Crazy
Back in September, we reported on a hits/B-sides compilation for legendary Britpop band Suede. Now, the recently-reunited band have announced a major catalogue expansion through U.K. label Demon/Edsel. In five weeks starting May 30, the label will release massive three-disc editions of each of the band's studio LPs, from 1993's self-titled debut to 2002's A New Morning. The sets will feature two CDs featuring the remastered original albums, the band's many non-LP B-sides and many unreleased
After a band makes its return to the public eye, say, after a long hiatus or break-up, the best way to remind the public of what they were capable of is through a compilation of some sort. Suede, the influential Britpop band, looks to do just that with the release of The Best of Suede. From their self-titled release in 1993, Suede were considered to be the act that got rock music back in the good graces of both British critics and the British public. With bands like Blur and Radiohead about to