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Release Round-Up: Week of April 10

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Howard Jones, One to One Cross That Line In the Running: Remastered Edition (Dtox)

HoJo’s last set of remasters is a five disc set featuring his last three Warner-era albums from 1986 to 1992, plus two generous discs of B-sides and remixes. Parts of this era are really underrated, and if this box is as loving as the last one was, it may well earn your everlasting love.

Various Artists, Philadelphia International Classics: The Tom Moulton Mixes (Harmless)

This gorgeous four-disc set, coming from the U.K., features some of PIR’s greatest hits and deepest cuts, all mixed (or newly remixed) by disco master Tom Moulton. There’s a whole hard-to-find vintage remix album in here, along with some other great 12″ single masters.

World Party, Arkaeology (Seaview/Fontana)

Five discs of unreleased goodies from Karl Wallinger’s famed band, plus diary packaging for you to create with. (Sorry, U.K. fans, we’re actually getting this one first; the international release date is later.)

Kraftwerk, The Catalogue (MoMA Edition) (Kling Klang/Astralwerks)

The electronic icons first put their last eight remastered albums into a box in 2009. Now, to coincide with a weeklong residency at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, they’re reissuing that box through the MoMA exclusively, with new artwork.

Gilbert O’Sullivan, I’m a Writer Not a Fighter: Deluxe Edition (Salvo)

Released in the U.K. last week, Gilbert’s third album comes expanded with four additional tracks from single sides and includes the hit “Get Down.”

Bette Midler, Live at Last (Friday Music)

The Divine Miss M’s first live album (and a double, at that!) gets the red-carpet remaster treatment from Friday Music.

Madness, Forever Young: The Ska Collection (Salvo)

A compilation for everyone who might already know “Our House,” with a small helping of unreleased material for hardcore fans.

Written by Mike Duquette

April 10, 2012 at 08:15

World Party Dig Deep on New Box Set

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Acclaimed British alt-rocker Karl Wallinger will release the first-ever box set for his long-running project, World Party, next month.

Arkeology collates 70 unreleased tracks, featuring B-sides, live cuts, demos, outtakes and other ephemera across five discs. The set will be uniquely packaged with a 142–page “Any Year Diary,” featuring liner notes, rare photos and memorabilia from Wallinger’s archives as well as a day calendar for fans to use however they please. “The reason it’s all inside an any-year diary is because I just got so sick of the CD packaging,” Wallinger said in a statement. “I’m glad the whole CD format is dying, but I really didn’t want to put something out that was only digital.”

In two years with Mike Scott’s band The Waterboys, Wallinger made a name for himself as a unique guitarist and arranger. After leaving The Waterboys, Wallinger’s World Party cut their first record, 1986’s Private Revolution in his home. While Wallinger is the only official member of the group, those early albums saw him collaborate with other members of The Waterboys (minus Scott) as well as a then-unknown Irish vocalist named Sinead O’Connor. World Party have enjoyed moderate but sustained chart success in the U.S., including the Top 40 hit “Ship of Fools” and the modern rock hits “Put the Message in the Box” and “Way Down Now.” Wallinger’s 1997 song “She’s the One” was later covered by British pop icon Robbie Williams, whose version hit No. 1 in the U.K. and won several major British music awards.

The box will be released April 10 (Super Deluxe Edition reports the box is likely to be delayed in the U.K.) and can be ordered now. The as-yet un-annotated track list follows below.

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Written by Mike Duquette

March 5, 2012 at 15:13

Posted in Box Sets, News, World Party