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Playlist: ‘Choice Cuts From the Beggars Archive: Volume 2’ — 50 songs over 3½ hours

Playlist: ‘Choice Cuts From the Beggars Archive: Volume 2’ — 50 songs over 3½ hours

A year ago, The Arkive — the archival wing of the Beggars Group — launched a 50-song curated playlist spotlighting some of the classic music as well as the deeper cuts released throughout the 1980s by its labels 4AD, Beggars Banquet, Situation Two and more. Check out the full 3½ hour playlist right here.

Playlist: ‘You Haven’t Found It Yet’ — Choice Cuts from the Beggars Group Archives

Playlist: ‘You Haven’t Found It Yet’ — Choice Cuts from the Beggars Group Archives

The Arkive — the archival wing of the Beggars Group — today launches a new 50-song, 3 1/2-hour curated playlist spotlighting some of the classic music, and deeper cuts, released throughout the 1980s by its labels 4AD, Beggars Banquet, Situation Two and more. Listen to it right here.

Bauhaus, Fields of the Nephilim, Gene Loves Jezebel due for Beggars’ next ‘5 Albums’ box sets

Bauhaus, Fields of the Nephilim, Gene Loves Jezebel due for Beggars’ next ‘5 Albums’ box sets

The third round of 5 Albums box sets from reissue label Beggars Archive — pitched to fans as “the last chance to present (these) albums as physical releases in the foreseeable future” — will collect full albums, singles and assorted bonus tracks from Bauhaus, Fields of the Nephilim and Gene Loves Jezebel.

The Cult’s ‘Electric Peace’ reissue due out next month in 2CD, double-vinyl releases

The Cult’s ‘Electric Peace’ reissue due out next month in 2CD, double-vinyl releases

As we reported last month, The Cult is reissuing its third album Electric in an expanded set paired with Peace — the aborted Love follow-up the band abandoned in favor of the Rick Rubin-produced hard-rock album — and Beggars Archive has now confirmed that the release, Electric Peace, is now due out next month.

The Fall, Icicle Works, Buffalo Tom to receive next ‘5 Albums’ box sets from Beggars

The Fall, Icicle Works, Buffalo Tom to receive next ‘5 Albums’ box sets from Beggars

The second round of 5 Albums box sets from Beggars Archive — promoted as “the last chance to present (these) albums as physical releases in the foreseeable future” — will collect full albums, live recordings and assorted bonus tracks from The Fall, The Icicle Works and Buffalo Tom, and should be out by July.

Beggars Archive launches new ‘5 Albums’ box sets with Love and Rockets, Gary Numan

Beggars Archive launches new ‘5 Albums’ box sets with Love and Rockets, Gary Numan

Starting with collections from Love and Rockets and Gary Numan, Beggars Banquet this spring will launch a new series of five-album catalog box sets designed to help keep “slower selling titles” in print, an effort the label acknowledges “may be the last chance to present the albums as physical releases in the foreseeable future.”

Beat Delete: Labels launch Kickstarter-like site to bring lost vinyl ‘back into the world’

Beat Delete: Labels launch Kickstarter-like site to bring lost vinyl ‘back into the world’

In the wake of the 2011 Sony warehouse fire in London, a group of U.K. record labels has launched Beat Delete, a Kickstarter-like website designed “for the rescue of potentially lost releases” by allowing labels to gauge fan demand for reissues before actually re-pressing niche vinyl titles.

This Mortal Coil’s ‘Tears in the Dropbox’ Blu-ray release shelved over ‘packaging issues’

This Mortal Coil’s ‘Tears in the Dropbox’ Blu-ray release shelved over ‘packaging issues’

In August 2010, Beggars Archive announced a series of This Mortal Coil reissues, including a CD box set, new vinyl editions of the collective’s three albums and a Blu-ray disc that was to feature all three records in high-def stereo. Nearly two years later, the box set and vinyl reissues are out, but not the Blu-ray.

The Birthday Party’s ‘Junk Yard’ to be reissued in special 12-inch/7-inch/CD set

The Birthday Party’s ‘Junk Yard’ to be reissued in special 12-inch/7-inch/CD set

4AD and reissue imprint Beggars Archive this week announced a new special-edition 30th anniversary reissue of ‘Junk Yard,’ the second album from Nick Cave’s pre-Bad Seeds outfit The Birthday Party. The set will feature the album on 12-inch, the ‘Release the Bats’ single on 7-inch and a CD combining both.

The Charlatans to reissue ‘Tellin’ Stories’ as expanded 2CD set, play album live in U.K.

The Charlatans to reissue ‘Tellin’ Stories’ as expanded 2CD set, play album live in U.K.

The Charlatans this spring continue their somewhat haphazard reissue campaign by following up expanded editions of 1990 debut ‘Some Friendly’ and 1999’s ‘Us and Us Only’ with a double-disc re-release of 1997’s ‘Tellin’ Stories’ — which will be followed by four performances of the album in the U.K. this June.

4AD compiles Colourbox’s 1982-86 output on 4-disc box set, featuring mixes, BBC session

4AD compiles Colourbox’s 1982-86 output on 4-disc box set, featuring mixes, BBC session

4AD this spring will commemorate the 30th anniversary of genre-bending electronic pioneers Colourbox by collecting the group’s full studio output in a four-disc, 59-track box set that includes the free mini-album given away along with initial pressing of the group’s 1985 debut, plus 12-inch mixes and a BBC session.

This Mortal Coil box set due in November, ‘Tears in the Dropbox’ Blu-ray in the works

This Mortal Coil box set due in November, ‘Tears in the Dropbox’ Blu-ray in the works

The long-awaited This Mortal Coil anthology first announced a year ago — a 4CD box set featuring the 4AD collective’s three albums and a fourth disc of singles and rarities — finally will be released this November, while a Blu-ray disc called Tears in the Dropbox that includes all three albums in HD audio remains in the works.

Throwing Muses announce European tour in support of new ‘Anthology’ best-of

Throwing Muses announce European tour in support of new ‘Anthology’ best-of

As promised, the Throwing Muses will support the release of the 4AD band’s forthcoming best-of set ‘Anthology’ — which initially will be released in a deluxe package with a second disc of B-sides and rare cuts — with live dates, including a just-announced 15-date tour of Europe and the United Kingdom this fall.

Sony warehouse torched in London riots; Beggars, 4AD, Rough Trade records burn

Sony warehouse torched in London riots; Beggars, 4AD, Rough Trade records burn

The ongoing rioting in London struck a potentially devastating blow to the U.K.’s independent record labels last night when a 200,000-square-foot Sony DADC warehouse went up in flames, destroying countless records and CDs distributed by the PIAS Group on behalf of scores of indie labels including such famed imprints as Beggars Banquet, 4AD, Mute and Rough Trade.