The Reissue Thread!

Maxi cd singles please, filled to the brim with exclusive mixes, edits, and b-sides, back to the magical time before the chart-rules police came in and ruined the fun. To this day, I still can’t work out how creating compelling content to entice fans to part with their money became anti-competitive.
A side note to this, it really bothers me how maxi singles generally aren’t considered an important part of an artist’s discography. Plenty of talented people worked on those mixes/b-sides/etc, they are a part of the artists history, and the fact that a lot of stuff isn’t readily available the way that albums tend to be is frustrating. I admire what Depeche Mode has done with their singles (even if some of the physical reissues have been extra or unnecessary). I did order some of their maxis over the years, but having most of the mixes on digital took the pressure off and saved me from having to pay scalper prices or having to find them “elsewhere.”

Another reason to love Madonna’s Finally Enough Love set as well.
 
I'm amazed by how many variants come out on vinyl. I like to buy an album on vinyl now and again, but the prices are getting ridiculous. I read recently on Discogs that CDs are starting to gain popularity again due to being cheaper and, to my ears, they do sound better than vinyl and streaming services. My brother did some gigs a few weeks ago, and the CDs sold out, which he was surprised by. Maybe the tide is turning.
It's getting stupid now re the amount of vinyl variants, and most new vinyl pressings aren't very good. The prices are certainly putting people off...bring on the CD resurgence!
 
A side note to this, it really bothers me how maxi singles generally aren’t considered an important part of an artist’s discography. Plenty of talented people worked on those mixes/b-sides/etc, they are a part of the artists history, and the fact that a lot of stuff isn’t readily available the way that albums tend to be is frustrating. I admire what Depeche Mode has done with their singles (even if some of the physical reissues have been extra or unnecessary). I did order some of their maxis over the years, but having most of the mixes on digital took the pressure off and saved me from having to pay scalper prices or having to find them “elsewhere.”

Another reason to love Madonna’s Finally Enough Love set as well.
Finally Enough Love, was on the whole, one modern re issue that got it right.
 
Robbie Williams - Life Thru A Lens 25, 4CD slipcase set - £65.99 at his store!!!!!!!!!

CD1 - Life Thru A Lens: The Original Album
  1. Lazy Days
  2. Life Thru A Lens
  3. Ego A Go Go
  4. Angels
  5. South Of The Border
  6. Old Before I Die
  7. One Of God's Better People
  8. Let Me Entertain You
  9. Killing Me
  10. Clean
  11. Baby Girl Window
  12. (silence)
  13. Hello Sir (hidden track)
CD2 - Life On The Flipside; B-Sides and Bonus Tracks
  1. Freedom (from 'Freedom', CD Single 1, July 1996)
  2. Better Days (from 'Old Before I Die' , CD Single 1, April 1997)
  3. Average B-Side (from 'Old Before I Die' , CD Single 1, April 1997)
  4. Making Plans For Nigel (from 'Old Before I Die', CD Single 2, April 1997)
  5. Kooks (from 'Old Before I Die', CD Single 2, April 1997)
  6. Teenage Millionaire (from 'Lazy Days', CD Single 1, July 1997)
  7. Falling In Bed (Again) (from 'Lazy Days', CD Single 1, July 1997)
  8. She Makes Me High (from 'Lazy Days', CD Single 2, July 1997)
  9. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye (from 'Lazy Days', CD Single 2, July 1997)
  10. Lazy Days (Original Version) (from 'Millennium', CD Single 2, September 1998)
  11. Cheap Love Song (from 'South Of The Border', CD Single 1, September 1997)
  12. Walk This Sleigh (from 'Angels', CD Single 1, December 1997)
  13. Karaoke Overkill (from 'Angels', CD Single 2, December 1997)
  14. Get the Joke (from 'Angels', CD Single 2, December 1997)
  15. Angels (acoustic version) (from 'Angels', CD Single 2, December 1997)
  16. Angels (Spanish Version) (from 'The Ego Has Landed' (South America Editions). April 1999)
  17. Let Me Entertain You (Full Length Version) (from 'Let Me Entertain You' CD Single 2, March 1998)
  18. Medley Of Songs From The Motion Picture Soundtrack 'The Full Monty' (from 'Let Me Entertain You' , CD Single 1, March 1998)
  19. I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind Of Thing (from 'Let Me Entertain You' , CD Single 1, March 1998)
  20. I Am The (Res)erection (from 'Let Me Entertain You' , CD Single 1, March 1998)
CD3 - Work In Progress: The Making of Life Thru A Lens
  1. Freedom (Ambient Mix) (July 1996 Promo Release)
  2. Freedom (New Sound Dub) (July 1996 Promo Release)
  3. Hey Little Girl (Axis Studios Demo, October / November 1996)
  4. Clean (working title Mr. Sheen) (Axis Studios Demo, October / November 1996)
  5. Old Before I Die (Crescent Moon Studios Demo, October 1996)
  6. Lazy Days (Tower Studios Demo, January 1997)
  7. Angels (Tower Studios Demo, January 1997)
  8. Red Lights (Tower Studios Demo, January 1997)
  9. Average B-Side (Westside Studios Demo, February 1997)
  10. Teenage Millionaire (Rehearsal Recording, Spring 1997)
  11. South of the Border (Rehearsal Recording, Spring 1997)
  12. Killing Me Rehearsal (Rehearsal Recording, Spring 1997)
  13. Life Thru A Lens Rehearsal (Rehearsal Recording, Spring 1997)
  14. South of the Border (Mother's Milkin' It Mix)
  15. Let Me Entertain You (The Bizzaro Mix)
CD4 - Life On The Stage
  1. Let Me Entertain You (Live at The Forum, London 3 June 1998)
  2. I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind Of Thing (Live at The Forum, London 3 June 1998)
  3. Clean (Live at The Forum, London 3 June 1998)
  4. South Of The Border (Live at The Forum, London 3 June 1998)
  5. Average 'B' Side (Live at The Forum, London 3 June 1998)
  6. Baby Girl Window (Live at The Forum, London 3 June 1998)
  7. One Of God's Better People (Live at The Forum, London 3 June 1998)
  8. There She Goes (Live at The Forum, London 3 June 1998)
  9. Killing Me (Live at The Forum, London 3 June 1998)
  10. Life Thru A Lens (Live at The Forum, London 3 June 1998)
  11. Teenage Millionaire (Live at The Forum, London 3 June 1998)
  12. Lazy Days (Live at The Forum, London 3 June 1998)
  13. Ego A Go Go (Live at The Forum, London 3 June 1998)
  14. Old Before I Die (Live at The Forum, London 3 June 1998)
  15. Angels (Live at The Forum, London 3 June 1998)
  16. Back For Good (Live at The Forum, London 3 June 1998)
 
Wow, the cost of living is really hitting RW hard, that has to be the most expensive slipcase cd SDE I have seen? However, it does look good - his B sides were top notch.
 
I'm amazed by how many variants come out on vinyl. I like to buy an album on vinyl now and again, but the prices are getting ridiculous. I read recently on Discogs that CDs are starting to gain popularity again due to being cheaper and, to my ears, they do sound better than vinyl and streaming services. My brother did some gigs a few weeks ago, and the CDs sold out, which he was surprised by. Maybe the tide is turning.
Finally! My time has come!
 
Quite expensive for a RW reissue, tho'... btw, you can't name 3rd disc "CD3 - Work In Progress: The Making of Life Thru A Lens" and adds demos and remixes. There's a Deluxe cd edition, at least ! I would be fine with a 2CD, tho'. 4cds deluxe (64 songs) has the same price of the 6 x 7" inch boxset (15 songs) ! Wow !

Edit: the store is the only place where you can find it. No announcement in the News section, no tweets... well
 
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Robbie Williams - Life Thru A Lens 25, 4CD slipcase set - £65.99 at his store!!!!!!!!!

CD1 - Life Thru A Lens: The Original Album
  1. Lazy Days
  2. Life Thru A Lens
  3. Ego A Go Go
  4. Angels
  5. South Of The Border
  6. Old Before I Die
  7. One Of God's Better People
  8. Let Me Entertain You
  9. Killing Me
  10. Clean
  11. Baby Girl Window
  12. (silence)
  13. Hello Sir (hidden track)
CD2 - Life On The Flipside; B-Sides and Bonus Tracks
  1. Freedom (from 'Freedom', CD Single 1, July 1996)
  2. Better Days (from 'Old Before I Die' , CD Single 1, April 1997)
  3. Average B-Side (from 'Old Before I Die' , CD Single 1, April 1997)
  4. Making Plans For Nigel (from 'Old Before I Die', CD Single 2, April 1997)
  5. Kooks (from 'Old Before I Die', CD Single 2, April 1997)
  6. Teenage Millionaire (from 'Lazy Days', CD Single 1, July 1997)
  7. Falling In Bed (Again) (from 'Lazy Days', CD Single 1, July 1997)
  8. She Makes Me High (from 'Lazy Days', CD Single 2, July 1997)
  9. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye (from 'Lazy Days', CD Single 2, July 1997)
  10. Lazy Days (Original Version) (from 'Millennium', CD Single 2, September 1998)
  11. Cheap Love Song (from 'South Of The Border', CD Single 1, September 1997)
  12. Walk This Sleigh (from 'Angels', CD Single 1, December 1997)
  13. Karaoke Overkill (from 'Angels', CD Single 2, December 1997)
  14. Get the Joke (from 'Angels', CD Single 2, December 1997)
  15. Angels (acoustic version) (from 'Angels', CD Single 2, December 1997)
  16. Angels (Spanish Version) (from 'The Ego Has Landed' (South America Editions). April 1999)
  17. Let Me Entertain You (Full Length Version) (from 'Let Me Entertain You' CD Single 2, March 1998)
  18. Medley Of Songs From The Motion Picture Soundtrack 'The Full Monty' (from 'Let Me Entertain You' , CD Single 1, March 1998)
  19. I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind Of Thing (from 'Let Me Entertain You' , CD Single 1, March 1998)
  20. I Am The (Res)erection (from 'Let Me Entertain You' , CD Single 1, March 1998)
CD3 - Work In Progress: The Making of Life Thru A Lens
  1. Freedom (Ambient Mix) (July 1996 Promo Release)
  2. Freedom (New Sound Dub) (July 1996 Promo Release)
  3. Hey Little Girl (Axis Studios Demo, October / November 1996)
  4. Clean (working title Mr. Sheen) (Axis Studios Demo, October / November 1996)
  5. Old Before I Die (Crescent Moon Studios Demo, October 1996)
  6. Lazy Days (Tower Studios Demo, January 1997)
  7. Angels (Tower Studios Demo, January 1997)
  8. Red Lights (Tower Studios Demo, January 1997)
  9. Average B-Side (Westside Studios Demo, February 1997)
  10. Teenage Millionaire (Rehearsal Recording, Spring 1997)
  11. South of the Border (Rehearsal Recording, Spring 1997)
  12. Killing Me Rehearsal (Rehearsal Recording, Spring 1997)
  13. Life Thru A Lens Rehearsal (Rehearsal Recording, Spring 1997)
  14. South of the Border (Mother's Milkin' It Mix)
  15. Let Me Entertain You (The Bizzaro Mix)
CD4 - Life On The Stage
  1. Let Me Entertain You (Live at The Forum, London 3 June 1998)
  2. I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind Of Thing (Live at The Forum, London 3 June 1998)
  3. Clean (Live at The Forum, London 3 June 1998)
  4. South Of The Border (Live at The Forum, London 3 June 1998)
  5. Average 'B' Side (Live at The Forum, London 3 June 1998)
  6. Baby Girl Window (Live at The Forum, London 3 June 1998)
  7. One Of God's Better People (Live at The Forum, London 3 June 1998)
  8. There She Goes (Live at The Forum, London 3 June 1998)
  9. Killing Me (Live at The Forum, London 3 June 1998)
  10. Life Thru A Lens (Live at The Forum, London 3 June 1998)
  11. Teenage Millionaire (Live at The Forum, London 3 June 1998)
  12. Lazy Days (Live at The Forum, London 3 June 1998)
  13. Ego A Go Go (Live at The Forum, London 3 June 1998)
  14. Old Before I Die (Live at The Forum, London 3 June 1998)
  15. Angels (Live at The Forum, London 3 June 1998)
  16. Back For Good (Live at The Forum, London 3 June 1998)
Pricey indeed, and not one I'll be getting, but very nice all the same to seen an anniversary reissue packed together with content like this also.
 
Quite expensive for a RW reissue, tho'... btw, you can't name 3rd disc "CD3 - Work In Progress: The Making of Life Thru A Lens" and adds demos and remixes. There's a Deluxe cd edition, at least ! I would be fine with a 2CD, tho'. 4cds deluxe (64 songs) has the same price of the 6 x 7" inch boxset (15 songs) ! Wow !

Edit: the store is the only place where you can find it. No announcement in the News section, no tweets... well
I have noticed the price of CD box sets getting a bit ridiculous too. But I often notice that the price tends to drop to around half of the original after around six months.
 
Queen The Miracle CD, LP, DVD/Blu-ray 8 discer, generally about £140 - 6 unreleased demos, 2 are Bri though...

CD1 - 2011 Bob Ludwig Master
1 1 Party
2 2 Khashoggi's Ship
3 3 The Miracle
4 4 I Want It All
5 5 The Invisible Man
6 6 Breakthru
7 7 Rain Must Fall
8 8 Scandal
9 9 My Baby Does Me
10 10 Was It All Worth It
CD2 - The Miracle Sessions
1 1 Party (Original Take)
2 2 Khashoggi’s Ship (Original Take)
3 3 The Miracle (Original Take With John’s Ending)
4 4 I Want It All (Original Take)
5 5 The Invisible Man (Early Version With Guide Vocal)
6 6 When Love Breaks Up (Demo)
7 7 Breakthru (Real Drums And Bass)
8 8 Rain Must Fall (Demo)
9 9 Scandal (Original Rough Mix)
10 10 My Baby Loves Me
11 11 Was It All Worth It (Original Take)
12 12 You Know You Belong To Me
13 13 I Guess We’re Falling Out (Demo)
14 14 Dog With A Bone
15 15 Water (Demo)
16 16 Face It Alone
CD3 - Alternative Miracle
1 1 I Want It All (Single Version)
2 2 Hang On In There [B-Side]
3 3 Breakthru (12” Version)
4 4 Stealin’ [B-Side]
5 5 The Invisible Man (12” Version)
6 6 Hijack My Heart [B-Side]
7 7 Scandal (12” Version)
8 8 My Life Has Been Saved [B-Side]
9 9 Stone Cold Crazy (Live At The Rainbow, London '74) [B-Side]
10 10 My Melancholy Blues (Live At Houston, Texas ’77) [B-Side]
11 11 Chinese Torture [Instrumental]
CD4 - Miracu-mentals
1 1 Party (Instrumental)
2 2 Khashoggi's Ship (Backing Track)
3 3 The Miracle (Backing Track)
4 4 I Want It All (Backing Track)
5 5 The Invisible Man (Backing Track)
6 6 Breakthru (Backing Track)
7 7 Rain Must Fall (Backing Track)
8 8 Scandal (Backing Track)
9 9 My Baby Does Me (Backing Track)
10 10 Was It All Worth It (Backing Track)
CD5 - The Miracle Interviews
12 1 Queen For An Hour (Trailer)
13 2 Queen For An Hour (Roger, John, Freddie & Brian with Mike Read)
14 3 Queen For An Hour (Trailer Out-takes)
15 4 Rockline (Brian & Roger with Bob Coburn)
DVD / BLU-RAY - The Miracle Promo Videos
1 1 I Want It All (Promo Video)
2 2 Breakthru (Promo Video)
3 3 The Invisible Man (Promo Video)
4 4 Scandal (Promo Video)
5 5 The Miracle (Promo Video)
6 6 Was It All Worth It (Promo Video)
7 7 The Making Of The Miracle Videos (Compiled by Rudi Dolezal, this feature contains behind the scenes footage of I Want It All, Scandal, The Miracle and Breakthru videos)
8 8 The Miracle Interviews (Interviews with Roger, Brian and John on the set of the Breakthru film shoot in June 1989, by Gavin Taylor. John has given no further interviews since that day)
9 9 The Making Of The Miracle Album Cover (Filmed in 1989, Queen’s graphic designer Richard Gray talks about and demonstrates how he made the ground-breaking The Miracle album cover)
LP - Long Lost Original LP Cut
1 1 Party [Side A]
2 2 Khashoggi's Ship [Side A]
3 3 The Miracle [Side A]
4 4 I Want It All [Side A]
5 5 Too Much Love Will Kill You [Side A]
6 6 The Invisible Man [Side A]
7 7 Breakthru [Side B]
8 8 Rain Must Fall [Side B]
9 9 Scandal [Side B]
10 10 My Baby Does Me [Side B]
11 11 Was It All Worth It [Side B]
 
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