Cherry Red Records this March will celebrate the first era of U.K. indie-pop favorites The Primitives with a five-disc box set that collects three studio albums, a raft of singles and related B-sides, demos, covers, material recorded in BBC sessions, and live cuts. Full tracklist right here.
Category: Box Sets
Cherry Red Records early next year will continue its series of imagined sequels to the NME’s famed C86 cassette compilation with the release of the three-disc, 63-track C90 box set, featuring U.K. indie artists such as The Charlatans, Spiritualized, Manic Street Preachers, Lush, Slowdive and more. Full tracklist right here.
epeche Mode next month will release a massive, 18-disc CD box set simply called MODE that will collect all 14 of the band’s studio albums and include four more discs of B-sides, remixes and rarities, a set billed as “a comprehensive collection of the band’s work to date.” Full details and tracklist here.
Domino this fall will release the long-awaited second volume of its G Stands for Go-Betweens box set series, a 10-disc collection — five LPs and five CDs — that covers the Australian band’s output in the second half of the 1980s and will include unreleased live and studio material. Full details right here.
R.E.M. will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its grunge-era return-to-rock Monster this fall with a 6-disc box set that will include previously unheard demos, an unreleased live concert, the “Road Movie” film and a newly remixed version of the album by original producer Scott Litt. See full details, including tracklist, right here.
Synthpop legends Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark today announced plans to release a career-spanning 7-disc box set with unreleased live and studio material as well as a 20-song singles collection — both titled Souvenir — and debuted a new single called “Don’t Go.” Check out the full tracklist right here.
The Cure will commemorate last year’s 40th anniversary celebration with a new 6-disc box set this fall that will include full audio and video of the band’s recently screened “Anniversary” concert film as well as the yet-to-be-seen visual document of the group’s Meltdown festival set. Full details right here.
The Replacements — as they’re wont to do — have been teasing something on social media over the past couple days, tweeting a photo of tape reels on Wednesday and, on Thursday, an image of Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson with the date “7/23/19.” Check out the full tracklist right here.
The four discs’ worth of Kate Bush rarities, B-sides, remixes and cover versions that filled out the back half of last year’s second CD box set of the singer’s reissued catalog will get their own separate release next month in a new box set called The Other Sides. See the full tracklist right here.
Cherry Red Records will follow up its recent geographically flavored box sets that focused on Manchester and Liverpool next month with a new five-disc, 115-song collection spotlighting the Scottish independent-music scene between 1977 and 1989. Check out the full tracklist right here.
New Order will reissue its debut album Movement in a “Definitive Edition” boxed set next April, a 4-disc collection that will include the original album on both vinyl and CD as well as a bonus CD filled with previously unreleased demos and a DVD of live appearances. Full tracklist right here.
Kate Bush will release remastered versions of her 10 studio albums this November on CD and vinyl in a series of multi-disc box sets that also will include four discs’ worth of rarities — many never before available on vinyl — including a whole disc of covers performed by the singer. Full details right here.
Chicago reissue label Numero Group — behind last year’s superb Hüsker Dü box set — now has set its sights on Blondie, with a six-song EP tracing the genesis of “Heart of Glass” due out in October followed by The Complete Studio Recordings 1975-1982 box set next year. Full details of the EP here.
9-disc ‘R.E.M. at the BBC’ features ’84 live set, full ‘Monster’ tour show, Glastonbury ’99 and more
Last month we brought you early word of a giant 9-disc R.E.M. boxed set filled with BBC recordings, and while it’s still not officially announced — though it seems we’re close to that happening — we can now offer full details and a complete tracklist for the package. Full details right here.