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2016 BOX SET ROUND-UP

December 9, 2016

Over the last 12 months, we at Sony Legacy have been proud to assemble some truly comprehensive compendiums of the most innovative and influential artists of all time. Here’s a look back at some of the greatest.

Lou Reed – The RCA & Arista Album Collection

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With remastering overseen by Lou Reed himself the RCA & Arista Album Collection Boxes provide an unparalleled overview of Lou Reed’s solo output from 1972 through to 1986.

The 17 disc CD box includes all of Lou’s solo albums from the period accompanied by a beautiful 80-page hardbound book capturing images of memorabilia from Lou’s personal archives, rare photos and artwork and interviews.

The 6 LP box includes 6 carefully selected albums from across Lou Reed’s career in meticulous facsimile reproductions of each album’s original packaging, all pressed onto 150gram heavyweight vinyl and accompanied by a 30 page softcover book with previously unseen photos and memorabilia.

The Kinks – Mono Collection

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“I think rock ‘n’ roll is a mono experience. If you have 5.1 rock ‘n’ roll it kind of loses its reason really.
– Ray Davies

The Kinks – The Mono Collection‘ brings together the first 8 studio albums ,and double LP compilation ‘The Black Album’, in the original mono format, pressed on 180gram heavyweight vinyl and packaged in replicas of the original sleeves all housed in a striking 12”x12” lift off lid box. The LPs are accompanied by a hardcover 48-page book including never-before-seen photos and new interviews with Ray Davies, Dave Davies and Mick Avory.

With all the studio audio cut direct from the original analog mono masters exclusively using analog EQ, and ‘The Black Album’ painstakingly recompiled from flat digital transfers of original analog masters; The Kinks ‘Mono Collection’ really is a thing of beauty both visually and aurally and a must have for fans of classic rock ‘n’ roll.

Adam & The Ants – Kings Of The Wild Frontier

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Kings of the Wold Frontier – Super Deluxe Edition‘ is the most comprehensive edition of this 1980s classic to date, complete with freshly remastered audio and a wealth of unreleased and exclusive content. B sides, previously unreleased studio demos and rough cuts, a previously unreleased live recording and rarities all curated by Adam himself.

There’s also a DVD of promo videos, live performances, the first DVD release of Adam & The Ants Live In Tokyo 1981 in its entirety and a short promotional video ‘Ant Invasion’ a mini documentary of the first Adam & The Ants US tour in 1981.

Perfectly complementing the music is a 36 page 12 x 12” full colour book including detailed liner notes and track annotations by Adam Ant, gold vinyl LP, gold CDs, replica original release Ant Catalogue, fan memorabilia, recreated artwork, poster, photos and much more, all packaged in a super deluxe gold box.

David Bowie – A Reality Tour

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David Bowie’s 2004 ‘A Reality Tour’ saw him performing an extensive overview of his greatest hits, popular album tracks and fan favourites all over the world, with the incredible performance from the Dublin show being chosen for release on DVD and CD but never vinyl and definitely not translucent blue vinyl, until this year.

The 180 Gram Audiophile 3 LP Box Set of these final concert tour recordings features almost three hours of music on six sides of heavyweight vinyl, with songs from Bowie’s classic and modern rock eras, all present.

Also included are two first time poster inserts featuring the wonderful 12″ x 12″ front cover image as well as a 12″x24″ double-sided poster featuring unique live performance shots. A fitting trobute to one of the most poignant casualties of 2016.

Manic Street Preachers – Everything Must Go 20

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Originally released in 1996, the Manics’ fourth album ‘Everything Must Go’ was the band’s first major commercial success, selling over a million copies and catapulting them into the charts and onto stadium stages, and winning a plethora of Brit Awards. A bittersweet accomplishment though, following as it did the disappearance of lyricist and guitarist Richey Edwards.

Everything Must Go 20‘ celebrates the legacy of this landmark album, and includes a double CD with remastered audio plus B-sides.

There’s also a Live At Nynex DVD, ‘Freed From Memories’ featuring key promo videos, 180 gram heavyweight Everything Must Go Vinyl and a 40 page book all housed in a beautiful lift off lid box.

Kris Kristofferson – The Complete Monument & Columbia Album Collection

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“You can look at Nashville Pre-Kris and Post-Kris, because he changed everything”
– Bob Dylan

You know more Kris Kristofferson songs than you think you do. ‘Me and Bobby McGee’, ‘Help Me Make It Through the Night’, ‘Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down’ – all bonafide classics covered by artists as wide ranging as Janis Joplin and Elvis. This is also the man who landed a helicopter in Johnny Cash’s garden.

Released to celebrate Kris’ 80th birthday, ‘The Complete Monument & Columbia Album Collection‘ is a 16 disc box set including: 11 studio albums recorded between 1970 and 1981, five bonus discs including three rare and unreleased live concerts from 1970-1972 and two compilations of non-LP material and unreleased demos.

Jean Michel Jarre – Oxygene Trilogy

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40 years after the huge international impact of the genre defining OXYGENE (1976), and 20 years from its second volume OXYGENE 7-13, Jean-Michel Jarre completed the trilogy this year with OXYGENE 3, seven newly composed and recorded pieces, consistently titled parts 14-20.

The ‘Oxygene Trilogy Box Set‘ brought together all three albums from the electronic music pioneer on both CD and Vinyl accompanied by a luxurious 64 page hard back book of photographs.

A fitting final package for a seminal suite of music.

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: THE KINKS – ‘COME DANCING’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: THE KINKS – ‘COME DANCING’

Originally released as single in late 1982 before appearing on the ‘State Of Confusion’ album the following year, The Kinks’ ‘Come Dancing’ eventually became a UK hit upon its re-release in the summer of 1983.

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THIS IS MY TRUTH TELL ME YOURS 20 YEAR COLLECTORS’ EDITION OUT NOW

THIS IS MY TRUTH TELL ME YOURS 20 YEAR COLLECTORS’ EDITION OUT NOW

‘This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours’ 20 Year Collectors’ Edition is out now on 3CD bookset – featuring the remastered album, a disc of demos and rehearsals and a disc featuring all the b-sides and remixes – and 2LP, featuring the remastered album.

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Artist of the Month: Manic Street Preachers

Artist of the Month: Manic Street Preachers

With the ‘This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours’ 20 Year Collectors’ Edition released on December 7th, our final Artist of the Month of 2018 is Manic Street Preachers.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: The Kinks – ‘Mr Pleasant’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: The Kinks – ‘Mr Pleasant’

A real curio in The Kinks’ back catalogue, ‘Mr Pleasant’ was originally released only in the US and mainland Europe.

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Jean-Michel Jarre – ‘Planet Jarre’ Out Now

Jean-Michel Jarre – ‘Planet Jarre’ Out Now

Today we celebrate 50 Years of synth pioneer Jean Michel Jarre with the release of ‘Planet Jarre’ a sumptuous collection of his finest works, plus two new tracks, all collated into four distinct sections.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: LOU REED – ‘NO MONEY DOWN’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: LOU REED – ‘NO MONEY DOWN’

Watching this video from 1986, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Lou Reed was less a product of the Golden Age of Rock’n’Roll and more a creation of Skynet.

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Win Classic Lou Reed Vinyl

Win Classic Lou Reed Vinyl

Want to win six classic Lou Reed LPs?

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: David Bowie – ‘Life On Mars’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: David Bowie – ‘Life On Mars’

It’s only right and proper that we pause to celebrate the life of David Bowie on the week of what would’ve been his 71st birthday.

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Artist of the Month: Adam Ant

Artist of the Month: Adam Ant

For teaching a generation that ridicule is nothing to be scared of. Ladies & Gentlemen. Our December Artist of the Month. Adam Ant.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: THE HIGHWAYMEN – ‘HIGHWAYMAN’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: THE HIGHWAYMEN – ‘HIGHWAYMAN’

The pedigree on display here is stunning…

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Manic Street Preachers ‘Motorcycle Emptiness’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Manic Street Preachers ‘Motorcycle Emptiness’

Still, for many, the definitive signature tune from the Manic Street Preachers early period.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Lou Reed – ‘I Love You, Suzanne’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Lou Reed – ‘I Love You, Suzanne’

The 1980s proved to be a cruel and unforgiving time for many artists of a 1960s vintage but Lou Reed had always been cut from a different cloth….

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‘Send Away The Tigers’ 10 Year Collectors’ Edition, Out Now

‘Send Away The Tigers’ 10 Year Collectors’ Edition, Out Now

‘Send Away The Tigers’ 10 Year Collectors’ Edition, a very special collection marking the tenth anniversary of the Manic Street Preachers eighth studio album, is out now.

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MANIC STREET PREACHERS: A LOVE STORY

MANIC STREET PREACHERS: A LOVE STORY

“Thank Christ they exist.”
As the Manics’ tenure as our Artist of the Month come to a close, we present just a few of the comments from fans whose lives they’ve touched.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Manic Street Preachers – ‘Your Love Alone Is Not Enough’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Manic Street Preachers – ‘Your Love Alone Is Not Enough’

What? Can it really be 10 years since this was released? And it still sounds just as good now as it did back then. Possibly even better.

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Ray Davies ‘Americana’ – Out Now

Ray Davies ‘Americana’ – Out Now

Legendary Kinks frontman and new American treasure, Ray Davies, releases his first album of new material in over nine years – ‘Americana’.

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Manic Street Preachers: Escape From History

Manic Street Preachers: Escape From History

This Saturday, April 15, Sky ARTS will screen a new Documentary on the Manic Street Preachers, looking back at the time of their most intense artistic and commercial pressures.

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Artist of the Month: Manic Street Preachers

Artist of the Month: Manic Street Preachers

Is it really 10 years since the release of Manic Street Preachers’ eighth studio album and muscular return to form, ‘Send Away The Tigers’? The Manics are our Artist of the Month for April.

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‘Send Away The Tigers’ – Ten Year Collectors’ Edition

‘Send Away The Tigers’ – Ten Year Collectors’ Edition

Studio album number 8 from the Manic Street Preachers, ‘Send Away The Tigers’ turns ten years old this May. We’re celebrating with a very special edition containing demos, b-sides, rarities and a special DVD, released May 12

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2016 BOX SET ROUND-UP

2016 BOX SET ROUND-UP

Over the last 12 months, we at Sony Legacy have been proud to assemble some truly comprehensive compendiums of the most innovative and influential artists of all time. Here’s a look back at some of the greatest.

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New York Rawk, From Lou Reed to The Strokes

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Julian Marszalek reflects on Gotham’s impressive musical legacy…

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‘Lou Reed: The RCA and Arista Album Collection’ – Out Now

‘Lou Reed: The RCA and Arista Album Collection’ – Out Now

Just a reminder that this incredible box set is now available on both CD and Vinyl…

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‘The Kinks – The Mono Collection’ Out Now

‘The Kinks – The Mono Collection’ Out Now

‘The Kinks – The Mono Collection’ is a limited edition set of ten 180g vinyl discs of the Kinks’ mono albums, out now…

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“I think rock ‘n’ roll is a mono experience. If you have 5.1 rock ‘n’ roll it kind of loses its reason really.”
– Ray Davies

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Explore ‘Lou Reed: The RCA and Arista Album Collection’

Get to grips with one of the most comprehensive collections of Lou Reed’s solo work, available now.

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ARTIST OF THE MONTH: LOU REED

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PRESENTING JEAN-MICHEL JARRE: OXYGENE 3

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Win Lou Reed – ‘The RCA & Arista Album Collection’

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Lou Reed – RCA & Arista Album Collection – Out Now

The definitive Lou Reed collection, out now…

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The Kinks – The Mono Collection

The Kinks – The Mono Collection

If you’re a fan of mono recordings you’re going to love this collection by The Kinks!

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NYC Legacy Locations

NYC Legacy Locations

Iconic artists photographed and mapped around New York City!

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Every month, we’ll gather up essential online pieces for you to enjoy!

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Adam and The Ants – ‘Kings Of The Wild Frontier’

Adam and The Ants – ‘Kings Of The Wild Frontier’

Discover more about the super deluxe reissue!

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Iconic photographs mapped around London

Iconic photographs mapped around London

Take a different look at classic album covers and iconic pix from the likes of Hendrix, Dylan, The Clash etc.

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The Kinks: Everybody’s In Show-Biz

The Kinks: Everybody’s In Show-Biz

Discover more about the 2016 re-issue…

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Lou Reed – Top tracks playlist

Lou Reed – Top tracks playlist
Show tracks
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    Lou Reed
  2. Sweet Jane
    The Velvet Underground
  3. Perfect day
    Lou Reed
  4. Street Hassle
    Lou Reed
  5. Dirty blvd
    Lou Reed
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Manic Street Preachers: Everything Must Go 20th Anniversary

Manic Street Preachers: Everything Must Go 20th Anniversary

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The Kinks

The Holy Bible Tour

The Holy Bible Tour

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Win a bunch of our favourite box sets!

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Motorcycle Emptiness

Manic Street Preachers

Manic Street Preachers

Motorcycle Emptiness

Lou Reed

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