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DELUXE, LEGACY and COLLECTOR'S EDITIONS - My Favourites...

Mark Barry "Mark Barry"
 
Otis Blue
Otis Blue
"1965. His iconic 3rd album for Volt Records of the US given a 2CD 'Collectors Edition'. Better sound than the previous single CD reissue on Rhino and great live stuff added too. See detailed review..."
Face To Face
Face To Face
"1966. Superlative 42-track 'Deluxe Edition' upgrade with great new sound and properly annotated booklet. See also detailed reviews for "Something Else" (1967) and "Arthur..." (1969)"
This Was
This Was
"1968. EMI 2CD ‘Collectors Edition’ with the Mono and Stereo mix of their explosive debut LP plus superb extras. Top Peter Mew remaster. See detailed review…"
Tighten Up Volume 1
Tighten Up Volume 1
"1969. One of my fave 'Deluxe Editions' - this iconic LP practically introduced Reggae to the UK. A huge 48-track overhaul. See detailed review for this and the equally great Volume 2..."
Space Oddity 40th Anniversary Edition - Limited Edition
Space Oddity 40th Anniversary Edition - Limited Edition
"1969. EMI 2CD '40th Anniversary' Edition of his 2nd LP (later known as "Space Oddity") with stunning Peter Mew/Kevin Reeves remasters - great extras - beautifully laid out booklet too. See review..."
Elton John Deluxe Edition
Elton John Deluxe Edition
"1970. Elton's 2nd LP (featuring the breakthrough ballad "Your Song") gets a truly beautiful sound makeover on this hero of the 'DE' series. See also my review for 1971's "Tumbleweed Connection" DE..."
Fire and Water (Deluxe Edition) (2CD)
Fire and Water (Deluxe Edition) (2CD)
"1970. Free's iconic 3rd album for Island (featuring "All Right Now") gets the 2CD 'Deluxe Edition' treatment and once again Peter Mew at Abbey Road delivers the sonic goodies. See detailed review..."
Skinhead Moonstomp
Skinhead Moonstomp
"1970. Another 2CD 'Deluxe Edition' of a famous Trojan Reggae LP with a huge amount of extras. Jam-packed with dancefloor Ska and forbidden rhythms. See detailed review..."
Songs for Beginners: (CD+DVD)
Songs for Beginners: (CD+DVD)
"1971. Rhino have given 2-disc Deluxe Editions to two stunning debut solo albums from the CSNY camp - "If I Could Only Remember My Name" by David Crosby and this. See detailed review..."
Exile on Main Street (Deluxe Edition - Includes 12 Page Booklet)
Exile on Main Street (Deluxe Edition - Includes 12 Page Booklet)
"1972. Following an album as good as "Sticky Fingers" (1971) was always going to be a tall order, but the Stones trumped it. Great sound too and half-decent outtakes. See detailed review..."
Vagabonds Of The Western World (Deluxe Edition) (2CD)
Vagabonds Of The Western World (Deluxe Edition) (2CD)
"1973. Much-delayed but sensational 2CD 'Deluxe Edition' of Lizzy's 3rd album for Decca as a Power Trio (with Eric Bell). Not the twin-guitars I know, but so much to love. See review..."
Solid Air
Solid Air
"1973. His passing in 2009 still hurts, but this fabulous 2CD overview of his much-loved "Solid Air" LP helps remind us of his musical warmth. An ethereal gem in the 'DE' series. See detailed review..."
Down by the Jetty - Collectors Edition
Down by the Jetty - Collectors Edition
"1975. Rock'n'Roll and gritty R'n'B bliss - their blasting debut album on United Artists with the Mono and new unissued STEREO mix. The Feelgoods are held in so much affection - here's why.  See review"
Eliminator (Collectors Edition) 2CD
Eliminator (Collectors Edition) 2CD
"1983. Along with "Thriller" and "Hounds Of Love", ZZ Top's breakthrough boogie masterpiece is just as beloved. The remaster is great, iffy extras, DVD's good too. See detailed review.."
Couldn't Stand The Weather (Legacy Edition)
Couldn't Stand The Weather (Legacy Edition)
"1984. His breakthrough 2nd LP was always going to be a 'Legacy' double - and it's a goody. What a crime he was taken from us when he just getting there. See detailed review..."
Steve McQueen
Steve McQueen
"1985. Their 2nd album is an 80's masterpiece - songwriting to die for. This 2CD 'Legacy' issue gives the album a long overdue remaster, but Disc 2 also has stunning acoustic remakes. See review..."
Joshua Tree (Deluxe)
Joshua Tree (Deluxe)
"1987. U2's penultimate album for Island Records had long needed an overhaul and this 3-disc over-sized Deluxe Box Set gave it the homage it so richly deserved. See detailed review..."
Past Masters
Past Masters
"1988. Originally issued as two separate discs, this 2009 2CD combo is probably the most overlooked of the 09/09/09 remasters. Forget the rubbish artwork - check the tracks. See detailed review..."
I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got (Special Edition)
I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got (Special Edition)
"1990. Her Number One album on both sides of the pond (features "Nothing Compares 2 U") is given a superb 2CD remaster and makeover. Excellent extras. See detailed review..."
Room To Roam
Room To Roam
"1990. Another great EMI 2CD 'Collectors Edition' - clever choice for a makeover - and the remaster and extras prove it was a worthwhile one. Inspiring stuff. See detailed review..."
Grace: Legacy Edition
Grace: Legacy Edition
"1994. A 10th Anniversary 2CD/1DVD 'Legacy' of his incredible debut album. So sad he never had the chance to realise such awesome talent. "Grace", "Last Goodbye" and "Hallelujah" - so many gems..."
Tomorrow The Green Grass (Legacy Edition)
Tomorrow The Green Grass (Legacy Edition)
"1995. A 2CD 'Legacy' issue with a 2nd disc of demos and outakes. A fabulously musical Americana band hitting their stride. See detailed reviews for this and "Hollywood Town Hall" (1992)..."
Trailer Park: Legacy Edition
Trailer Park: Legacy Edition
"1996. An overdue remaster of her wonderful Heavenly Records LP with a 2nd disc that gathers up all the CD single B-sides and plays like an album of its own. See detailed review..."
Odelay
Odelay
"1996. 2CD 'Deluxe Edition' of Beck's fantastic genre-busting gem. Additional tracks (3), Remixes (3), B-sides (12) and a Bob Ludwig remaster. Booklet’s as eccentric as the album!"
Strangers Almanac [Deluxe Edition]
Strangers Almanac [Deluxe Edition]
"1997. Their 2nd album (with Ryan Adams at the helm) was for many their best. This 2CD 'Deluxe Edition' offers up a huge amount of similar outtakes which could easily have made a brill 4th LP. Reviewed"