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    Default "boxsets"/"re-issues" and remastered editions:

    as there seems to be a lot of albums getting re-issued and remastered all the time now I thought I would start a thread whereby
    we could post those albums here:
    feel free to post ones that have already been reissued also,
    the only prerequisite is that they cant just be a reissue of an old album, they must either be a "BOXSET" release or similar.

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    DAVID BOWIE "five years 1969-1973"

    a must for every diehard fan of 'the thin white duke'!

    The 12-CD box feature all of the material officially released by Bowie during the nascent stage of his career from 1969 to 1973. All of the formats include tracks that have never before appeared on CD/digitally as well as new remasters.

    The boxed set accompanying book, 128 pages in the CD box, will feature rarely seen photos as well as technical notes about each album from producers Tony Visconti and Ken Scott, an original press review for each album, and a short foreword by legendary Kinks front man Ray Davies.

    The CD boxed set will include faithfully reproduced mini-vinyl versions of the original albums and the CDs will be gold rather than the usual silver.

    here's the tracklisting for the discs:

    UK and USA released Friday, 25 September 2015 - "[ Five Years 1969-1973 ]" by DAVID BOWIE on Parlophone DBX 1 (Barcode 0825646284085) is a 12CD Box Set with a 128-Page Hardback Book and pans out as follows (there is a Vinyl version, but no Auto-Rip or Download):

    Disc 1, DBX1-1 - "David Bowie" [aka "Space Oddity"] 2015 REMASTER (46:18 minutes):
    1. Space Oddity
    2. Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed
    3. Letter To Hermione
    4. Cygnet Committee
    5. Janine [Side 2]
    6. An Occasional Dream
    7. Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud
    8. God Knows I'm Good
    9. Memory Of A Free Festival
    Tracks 1 to 9 are the album "David Bowie" – released 14 November 1969 in the UK on Phillips SBL 7902 and in the USA as "Man Of Words/Man Of Music" on Mercury SR-61246 but with slightly altered artwork. It was reissued in the UK in November 1972 - again with altered artwork. Photos of the original US LP and the British repress are featured on Page 6 of the Hardback Book. Each of the CDs in this Box Set comes in a rounded protective plastic housed inside an exact repro of the British LP sleeve. "David Bowie" has a matt gatefold card sleeve and even sports a paper repro of the Inner Mercury Records protective LP Bag. The CD is a new 2015 Remaster.

    Disc 2, DBX1-2 - "The Man Who Sold The World" 2015 REMASTER (41:16 minutes):
    1. The Width Of A Circle
    2. All The Madmen
    3. Black Country Rock
    4. After All
    5. Running Gun Blues [Side 2]
    6. Saviour Machine
    7. She Shook Me Cold
    8. The Man Who Sold The World
    9. The Supermen
    Tracks 1 to 9 are the album "The Man Who Sold The World" – released 4 November 1970 in the USA on Mercury SR 61325 and 10 April 1971 in the UK on Mercury 6338 041. The US, UK and GERMAN releases all famously sported different artwork. The single-sleeve British issue is housed in what's commonly known as the 'Dress Sleeve' - which is what the CD here uses (complete with its textured feel). The Cartoon Drawing of the US original and the 'Flying Bowie Face' artwork of the German LP are reproduced in the booklet - as is the British October 1972 UK LP reissue on RCA Victor LSP 4816 – again with different artwork (the black and white photo of Bowie kicking his leg in the air). The CD is a new 2015 Remaster.

    Disc 3, DBX1-3 – "Hunky Dory" 2015 REMASTER – 38:37 minutes:
    1. Changes
    2. Oh! You Pretty Things
    3. Eight Line Poem
    4. Life On Mars?
    5. Kooks
    6. Quicksand
    7. Fill Your Heart [Side 2]
    8. Andy Warhol
    9. Song For Bob Dylan
    10. Queen Bitch
    11. The Bewlay Brothers
    Tracks 1 to 11 are the album "Hunky Dory" – released 17 December 1971 in the UK on RCA Victor SF 8244 and in the USA on RCA Victor LSP 4623. The CD cover artwork for some reason has a 'Parlophone' logo in the top left corner when it should read RCA on the left with VICTOR on the right. The correct artwork is pictured in the booklet with a rare alternate rear sleeve where Bowie has hand-written all the credits including the musicians. The lyric insert that came with all original LP copies is also reproduced and the CD is a new 2015 Remaster.

    Disc 4, DBX1-4 - "The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars" 2012 REMASTER (38:37 minutes):
    1. Five Years
    2. Soul Love
    3. Moonage Daydream
    4. Starman
    5. It Ain't Easy
    6. Lady Stardust [Side 2]
    7. Star
    8. Hang On To Yourself
    9. Ziggy Stardust
    10. Suffragette City
    11. Rock 'n' Roll Suicide
    Tracks 1 to 11 are the album "The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars" – released 16 June 1972 in the UK on RCA Victor SF 8287 and in the USA on RCA Victor LSP 4702. This CD is the 2012 Digital Remaster.

    Disc 5, DBX1-5 - "Pinups" 2015 REMASTER (34:01 minutes):
    1. Rosalyn [The Pretty Things cover]
    2. Here Comes The Night [Them cover]
    3. I Wish You Would [Billy Boy Arnold cover]
    4. See Emily Play [Pink Floyd cover]
    5. Everything’s Alright [The Mojos cover]
    6. I Can't Explain [The Who cover]
    7. Friday On My Mind [The Easybeats cover] - [Side 2]
    8. Sorrow [The Merseybeats cover]
    9. Don’t Bring Me Down [Johnnie Dee cover]
    10. Shapes Of Things [The Yardbirds cover]
    11. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere [The Who cover]
    12. Where Have All The Good Times Gone [The Kinks cover]
    Tracks 1 to 12 are the album "Pinups" – an entire LP of cover versions released November 1973 in the UK on RCA RS 1003 and in the USA on RCA Victor APL1-0291. The CD repro has the insert that came with original LPs and the CD is a new 2015 Remaster.

    Disc 6, DBX1-6 – "Aladdin Sane" 2013 REMASTER (41:47 minutes):
    1. Watch That Man (New York)
    2. Aladdin Sane (1913-1938-197?) (R.H.M.S. "Ellinis")
    3. Drive-In Saturday (Seattle - Phoenix)
    4. Panic In Detroit (Detroit)
    5. Cracked Actor (Los Angeles)
    6. Time (New Orleans) – [Side 2]
    7. The Prettiest Star (Gloucester Road)
    8. Let’s Spend The Night Together
    9. The Jean Genie (Detroit and New York)
    10. Lady Grinning Soul (London)
    Tracks 1 to 10 are the studio album "Aladdin Sane" – released 13 April 1973 in the UK on RCA Victor RS 1001 and in the USA on RCA Victor LSP 4852. The card repro has the original gatefold sleeve, inner lyric card and the 'Fan-Club Invite' that came with some original copies of the vinyl LP. The CD is the 40th Anniversary RAY STAFF REMASTER issued in 2013.

    Disc 7, DBX1-7 – "Live Santa Monica '72" 2008 REMASTER (74:20 minutes):
    1. Introduction
    2. Hang On To Yourself
    3. Ziggy Stardust
    4. Changes
    5. The Supermen
    6. Life On Mars?
    7. Five Years
    8. Space Oddity
    9. Andy Warhol
    10. My Death
    11. The Width Of A Circle
    12. Queen Bitch
    13. Moonage Daydream
    14. John, I'm Only Dancing
    15. Waiting For The Man
    16. The Jean Genie
    17. Suffragette City
    18. Rock 'n' Roll Suicide
    Tracks 1 to 18 were recorded at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Los Angeles, 20 October 1972 – officially released worldwide 30 July 2008 as "Live Santa Monica '72" on EMI BOWLIVE 201702. The Inner sleeve is reproduced and this CD is the 2008 Remaster.

    Disc 8, DBX1 - "Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars – The Motion Picture Soundtrack" 2003 REMASTER
    CD1 (40:34 minutes):
    1. Introduction
    2. Hang On To Yourself
    3. Ziggy Stardust
    4. Watch That Man
    5. Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud
    6. All The Young Dudes
    7. Oh! You Pretty Things
    8. Moonage Daydream
    9. Changes
    10. Space Oddity
    11. My Death

    Disc 9: (42:57 minutes):
    1. Introduction
    2. Cracked Actor
    3. Time
    4. The Width Of A Circle
    5. Let’s Spend The Night Together
    6. Suffragette City
    7. White Light / White Heat
    8. Farewell Speech
    9. Rock 'n' Roll Suicide
    Recorded 3 July 1973 at the Hammersmith Odeon in London - original mix UK released October 1983 as a double-album on RCA Victor PL 84862(2). This version is the 2003 "30th Anniversary" Remaster released 1 April 2003 on EMI ZIGGYRIP 3773.

    Disc 10, DBX1-10 – "The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (2003 Mix)" (38:29 minutes):
    1. Five Years
    2. Soul Love
    3. Moonage Daydream
    4. Starman
    5. It Ain’t Easy
    6. Lady Stardust [Side 2]
    7. Star
    8. Hang On To Yourself
    9. Ziggy Stardust
    10. Suffragette City
    11. Rock 'n' Roll Suicide
    Tracks 1 to 11 first released in 29 September 2003 in 5.1 on the SACD of "Ziggy Stardust" on EMI 521 9002. First released in Stereo at 48Hz/24bit on 4 June 2012 on the EMI 40th Anniversary DVD/LP Edition of "Ziggy Stardust". First time on CD outside of those two previous versions. 2003 Remaster.

    Disc 11, DBX1-10 – "Re:Call 1" (Non Album Singles, Single Versions & B-Sides)
    CD1 (40:09 minutes):
    1. Space Oddity (Original UK Mono Single Edit)
    A-side of a UK 7" single released 11 July 1969 in Mono on Phillips BF 1801
    2. Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (Original UK Mono Single Version)
    B-side of "Space Oddity" – it's a different earlier version to the one re-recorded for the LP
    3. Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola
    An Italian Version of "Space Oddity" recorded in the UK in December 1969 (after the release of the album) and released February 1970 in Italy on Philips 704 208. It came in a very rare Picture Sleeve that is reproduced in the hardback book. The title translates into English as "Lonely Boy, Lonely Girl".
    4. The Prettiest Star (Original Mono Single Version)
    Rrecorded in London in early January 1970, it was released 6 March 1970 in the UK as the Mono A-side to Philips MF 1135. Tony Visconti plays Bass and Marc Bolan of T.Rex plays second guitar.
    5. Conversation Piece
    Non-album B-side to "The Prettiest Star" (as per Track 4) - features Mick Wayne on Guitar, John Lodge on Bass and John Cambridge on Drums - all of the UK group Junior's Eyes
    6. Memory Of A Free Festival Part 1
    March 1970 re-recorded 'electric' version of the album track from the "Space Oddity" LP – released 26 June 1970 as the Stereo A-side to a UK 7" single on Mercury 6052 028
    7. Memory Of A Free Festival Part 2
    Stereo B-side of Track 6. Song features Mick Ronson on Guitar and Solo backing Vocals, Tony Visconti on Bass, Ralph Mace on Piano and John Cambridge of Junior's Eyes on Drums.
    8. All The Madmen (Mono Single Edit) –
    9. Janine (Mono)
    Tracks 8 and 9 were a planned US 45 on Mercury 73173 but was cancelled (demos exist on Mercury DJ-311 with the mono edit of "All The Madmen" on 'both' sides). The A-side (track 8) is a Mono Edit of the longer Stereo cut on the LP and "Janine" is a Mono version of the full Stereo LP cut.
    10. Holy Holy (Original Mono Single Version)
    Non-album single – the Stereo A-side was recorded November 1970 and UK released 15 January 1971 on Mercury 6052 049. Its flipside was "Black Country Rock" from "The Man Who Sold The World" LP. Alan Parker from Blue Mink, Rumplestiltskin, CCS and Ugly Custard played Guitar, Herbie Flowers (later with Sky) played Bass and Barry Morgan from Blue Mink played Drums.
    11. Moonage Daydream (The Arnold Corns Single Version)
    12. Hang On To Yourself (The Arnold Corns Single Version)
    Tracks 11 and 12 are credited to THE ARNOLD CORNS and are early versions of two tracks that would be on the 1972 "Ziggy Stardust" album. They were recorded February 1971 in London and UK released 7 May 1971 on B&C Records CB 149.
    NOTES: Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 are MONO while 3, 6 and 7 are STEREO - all 2015 REMASTERS.

    Disc 12, (40:43 minutes):
    1. Changes (Mono Single Version)
    2. Andy Warhol (Mono Single Version)
    Tracks 1 and 2 are a USA 7" single released 7 December 1971 on RCA Victor 74-065 - 7 January 1972 in the UK on RCA Victor RCA 2160.
    The B-side "Any Warhol" is in Mono and edits out the studio chatter that's on the "Hunky Dory" LP version
    3. Starman (Original Single Mix)
    Remixed by he original Producer Ken Scott in London in March 1972 - released 28 April 1972 with the "Ziggy Stardust" album version of "Suffragette City" as its B-side
    4. John, I'm Only Dancing (Original Single Version)
    Recorded in London with Mick Ronson on Guitar and Mick Woodmansey on Drums on the 26th of June 1972 - it was released 1 September 1972 as a UK (and European) 7" single on RCA Victor RCA 2263 with the "Ziggy Stardust" album version of "Hang On To Yourself" as its B-side. It was considered 'too risque' for the American market (oh dear)
    5. The Jean Genie (Original Single Mix)
    Recorded and Mixed in October 1972 in New York and Nashville - it was UK and US released 24 November 1972 on RCA Victor RCA 2302 in the UK and RCA 74-0838 in the USA. Ken Scott later remixed it again for inclusion on the 1973 album "Aladdin Sane"
    6. Drive-In Saturday (German Single Edit)
    Released 6 April 1973 around the world as a 7" single - however - the German version on RCA Victor 74-16321 was a unique 'edit'
    7. Round And Round
    A Chuck Berry cover version originally recorded during the "Ziggy Stardust" album sessions - turned up as the non-album B-side to "Drive-In Saturday" released 6 April 1973 in the UK on RCA Victor RCA 2352. Features Mick Ronson on Guitar and Mick Woodmansey on Drums
    8. John, I'm Only Dancing (Sax Version)
    Recorded in London on the 20th of January 1973 - this 'Saxophone' Version eventually replaced the first pressings of RCA Victor RCA 2263. Ken Fordham plays the Saxophone.
    9. Time (U.S. Single Edit)
    A unique 'edit' of the longer album version - issued in two territories - 1 June 1973 in the USA on RCA APBO-0001 with "The Prettiest Star" as its flipside - and with "Panic In Detroit" as its B-side in Japan on RCA SS-2299
    10. Amsterdam
    A Jacque Brel cover version with English translation lyrics by Mort Shuman. It was recorded during the "Ziggy Stardust" album sessions and considered for release on that album - but eventually showed up 12 October 1973 in the UK as a non-album 7" single B-side to "Sorrow" (from the "Pinups" LP)
    11. Holy Holy (Spiders Version)
    A re-recording of a 1971 single - turned up 14 June 1974 in the UK on RCA Victor APBO 0283 as the non-album 7" single B-side to "Diamond Dogs"
    12. Velvet Goldmine
    A "Ziggy Stardust" outtake finally released 26 September 1975 on RCA Victor RCA 2593 in the UK along with "Changes" as a B-side on the 3-track 'Maximillion' single for the reissue of the album version of "Space Oddity"
    NOTES: Tracks 1 and 2 are MONO while all others are STEREO. All tracks are 2015 REMASTERS except 3, 4, 5 and 8 which are 2014 REMASTERS that first turned up on the 2014 "Nothing Has Changed" 2CD and 3CD sets.

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    PAUL McCartney "tug of war" originally released in 1982

    The newest release in the Paul McCartney Archive Collection

    Personally supervised by Paul McCartney

    Newly remixed using the original analogue multi-track tapes and mastered at Abbey Road Studios in London

    Deluxe 3 CD + DVD Numbered Edition
    Includes the newly remixed album, plus the original album as it was originally released in 1982
    Bonus audio includes 8 unreleased demos plus b-sides
    Mastered at Abbey Road Studios
    DVD features previously unreleased archive footage and multiple music videos
    Also includes a 112 page essay book and a 64 page scrapbook
    Plus downloadable high-resolution audio

    Tug of War, originally released in 1982, is the third solo album by Paul McCartney. The album was
    produced by George Martin and includes numerous guest musicians, including Stevie Wonder, Carl
    Perkins, and Ringo Starr. Tug of War reached #1 on both the US and UK charts and received a Grammy
    nomination for Album of the Year in 1983.

    im a huge McCartney fan but I see nothing on this release that makes me think "oh man, I need this"

    Disc: 1
    1. Tug of War (Remixed 2015)
    2. Take It Away (Remixed 2015)
    3. Somebody Who Cares (Remixed 2015)
    4. What's That You're Doing? (Remixed 2015)
    5. Here Today (Remixed 2015)
    6. Ballroom Dancing (Remixed 2015)
    7. The Pound Is Sinking (Remixed 2015)
    8. Wanderlust (Remixed 2015)
    9. Get It (Remixed 2015)
    10. Be What You See (Link) (Remixed 2015)
    11. Dress Me Up as a Robber (Remixed 2015)
    12. Ebony and Ivory (Remixed 2015)
    Disc: 2
    1. Tug of War
    2. Take It Away
    3. Somebody Who Cares
    4. What's That You're Doing?
    5. Here Today
    6. Ballroom Dancing
    7. The Pound Is Sinking
    8. Wanderlust
    9. Get It
    10. Be What You See (Link)
    11. Dress Me Up As a Robber
    12. Ebony and Ivory
    Disc: 3
    1. Stop, You Don't Know Where She Came From [Demo]
    2. Wanderlust [Demo]
    3. Ballroom Dancing [Demo]
    4. Take It Away [Demo]
    5. The Pound Is Sinking [Demo]
    6. Something That Didn't Happen [Demo]
    7. Ebony and Ivory [Demo]
    8. Dress Me Up as a Robber/Robber Riff [Demo]
    9. Ebony and Ivory [Solo Version]
    10. Rainclouds
    11. I'll Give You a Ring
    Disc: 4
    1. Tug of War Music Video (Version 1)
    2. Tug of War Music Video (Version 2)
    3. Take It Away Music Video
    4. Ebony and Ivory Music Video
    5. Fly TIA - Behind the Scenes on Take It Away

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    PAUL McCartney "pipes of peace" originally released 1983

    nothing worthwhile on this one neither for me,
    the previously unreleased tracks are terrible, so really,
    theres no bonus material IMO...

    Tracklist CD1:

    1. Pipes Of Peace (Remastered 2015)
    2. Say Say Say (Remastered 2015) - Jackson, Michael
    3. The Other Me (Remastered 2015)
    4. Keep Under Cover (Remastered 2015)
    5. So Bad (Remastered 2015)
    6. The Man (Remastered 2015) - Jackson, Michael
    7. Sweetest Little Show (Remastered 2015)
    8. Average Person (Remastered 2015)
    9. Hey Hey (Remastered 2015)
    10. Tug Of Peace (Remastered 2015)
    11. Through Our Love (Remastered 2015)

    1. Average Person (Demo / Remastered 2015)
    2. Keep Under Cover (Demo / Remastered 2015)
    3. Sweetest Little Show (Demo / Remastered 2015)
    4. It's Not On (Demo / Remastered 2015)
    5. Simple As That (Demo / Remastered 2015)
    6. Say Say Say (2015 Remix / Remastered 2015) - Jackson, Michael
    7. Ode To A Koala Bear (Remastered 2015)
    8. Twice In A Lifetime (Remastered 2015)
    9. Christian Bop (Remastered 2015)

    contains the singles videos and behind the scenes look at the making of the videos

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    so far McCartney has repackaged/reissued the following albums:

    BandOn The Run
    Venus And Mars
    Wings Over America
    Speed Of Sound
    Tug Of War
    Pipes Of Peace....

    I have three of them...Band On The Run, McCartney and Ram...
    I bought BOTR because,well, its BOTR...
    McCartney and Ram contain a lot of unreleased material and the Ram contains the previously hard
    to get Thrillington album(an orchestrated version of the album)...

    the rest of the re-issued albums are a waste of time, nothing new or worthwhile that would make a diehard
    fan want to get them other that to keep the collection complete:
    shame really,
    because I was looking foreward to the Tug Of War,Venus And Mars and Pipes Of Peace boxsets...

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    this one is surely a must for all Beatle fans:
    it got released this week, well, the cd part of it is a remastered reissue, but the bonus is
    all of the videos...

    amazon description:

    The Beatles '1' was originally released in 2000 and quickly became the fastest selling album of all time. Featuring 27 of the band's most significant singles, all of which reached #1 in the US or UK charts, this brand new 2BluRay/CD set represents the ultimate collector's edition of The Beatles '1', featuring all 27 tracks on CD, all 27 promo videos on Disc 1, and an additional 23 videos on Disc 2, including alternate versions, as well as rarely seen and newly restored films and videos. All the videos have been beautifully restored up to 4K resolution by a team of film and video technicians and restoration artists who have undertaken painstaking frame-by-frame cleaning, colour-grading, digital enhancement and new edits that took months of dedicated, 'round-the-clock work to accomplish. This stunning 2BluRay/CD set boasts an expanded 124-page illustrated hardcover book, and also includes exclusive audio commentary and filmed introductions by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr respectively. 1+ also features fantastic new stereo and 5.1 Dolby Digital and DTS HD surround audio mixes by Giles Martin and Sam Okell at Abbey Road Studios. CD/Disc 1 songs and videos include: Love Me Do, I Want To Hold Your Hand, Can t Buy Me Love, I Feel Fine, Ticket To Ride, Yesterday, Day Tripper, We Can Work It Out, Paperback Writer, Penny Lane, All You Need Is Love, Hey Jude, Something, Come Together, and more! Disc 2 videos include: Twist & Shout, Please Please Me, Rain, Strawberry Fields Forever, A Day In The Life, Hey Bulldog, and Free As A Bird.

    the tracklisting below is for the cd and the first bluray/dvd:
    there is another bluray/dvd that contains various tv performances and the alternate UK/US videos also.

    1. Love Me Do
    2. From Me To You
    3. She Loves You
    4. I Want To Hold Your Hand
    5. Can't Buy Me Love
    6. A Hard Day s Night
    7. I Feel Fine
    8. Eight Days A Week
    9. Ticket To Ride
    10. Help!
    11. Yesterday
    12. Day Tripper
    13. We Can Work It Out
    14. Paperback Writer
    15. Yellow Submarine
    16. Eleanor Rigby
    17. Penny Lane
    18. All You Need Is Love
    19. Hello, Goodbye
    20. Lady Madonna
    21. Hey Jude
    22. Get Back
    23. The Ballad of John and Yoko
    24. Something
    25. Come Together
    26. Let It Be
    27. The Long and Winding Road

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