The Reissue Thread!

When you start a reissue campaign with a vinyl + cd set, then you go for a cd+br set for the second album. I can't stand this at all !!!

Seal - Seal deluxe edition. Out Jun 15
Seal (Deluxe Edition) unveils ten previously unreleased recordings, offering alternate versions of album tracks like “Newborn Friend” and “Don’t Cry,” as well as a haunting take on “Dreaming In Metaphors” that features Seal alone at the piano. The Deluxe Edition collects additional gems from that era, including the B-side “Blues In E,” a cover of Steve Miller Band’s “Fly Like An Eagle” from the Space Jam soundtrack, and a version of “Manic Depression” that Seal recorded with guitar virtuoso Jeff Beck for Stone Free: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix. The Blu-ray will feature exclusive Dolby Atmos and PCM 24/96 High Resolution Stereo mixes of the album.

Tracklist
CD1
1. Bring It On (2024 Remaster)
2. Prayer for the Dying (2024 Remaster)
3. Dreaming in Metaphors (2024 Remaster)
4. Don't Cry (2024 Remaster)
5. Fast Changes (2024 Remaster)
6. Kiss From a Rose (2024 Remaster)
7. People Asking Why (2024 Remaster)
8. Newborn Friend (2024 Remaster)
9. If I Could (2024 Remaster)
10. I'm Alive (2024 Remaster)
11. Bring It On (Reprise) [2024 Remaster]

CD2
1. Bring It On (Alternate Version)
2. Reality
3. Prayer for the Dying (Alternate Version)
4. Kiss From a Rose (Alternate Version)
5. Fast Changes (Alternate Version)
6. Newborn Friend (Alternate Version)
7. I'm Alive (Alternate Version)
8. Don't Cry (Alternate Version)
9. People Asking Why (Alternate Version)
10. Dreaming in Metaphors (Alternate Version)
11. If I Could (Alternate Version)
12. Love Is Powerful
13. Manic Depression (with Jeff Beck)
14. Blues in 'E'
15. The Wind Cries Mary
16. Fly Like an Eagle

Blu-ray
1. Bring It On (2024 Remaster)
2. Prayer for the Dying (2024 Remaster)
3. Dreaming in Metaphors (2024 Remaster)
4. Don't Cry (2024 Remaster)
5. Fast Changes (2024 Remaster)
6. Kiss From a Rose (2024 Remaster)
7. People Asking Why (2024 Remaster)
8. Newborn Friend (2024 Remaster)
9. If I Could (2024 Remaster)
10. I'm Alive (2024 Remaster)
11. Bring It On (Reprise) [2024 Remaster]
12. Bring it On (Atmos Mix)
13. Prayer for the Dying (Atmos Mix)
14. Dreaming in Metaphors (Atmos Mix)
15. Don't Cry (Atmos Mix)
16. Fast Changes (Atmos Mix)
17. Kiss From A Rose (Atmos Mix)
18. People Asking Why (Atmos Mix)
19. Newborn Friend (Atmos Mix)
20. If I Could (Atmos Mix)
21. I'm Alive (Atmos Mix)
22. Bring it On (Reprise) [Atmos Mix]
 
When you start a reissue campaign with a vinyl + cd set, then you go for a cd+br set for the second album. I can't stand this at all !!!

Seal - Seal deluxe edition. Out Jun 15
Seal (Deluxe Edition) unveils ten previously unreleased recordings, offering alternate versions of album tracks like “Newborn Friend” and “Don’t Cry,” as well as a haunting take on “Dreaming In Metaphors” that features Seal alone at the piano. The Deluxe Edition collects additional gems from that era, including the B-side “Blues In E,” a cover of Steve Miller Band’s “Fly Like An Eagle” from the Space Jam soundtrack, and a version of “Manic Depression” that Seal recorded with guitar virtuoso Jeff Beck for Stone Free: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix. The Blu-ray will feature exclusive Dolby Atmos and PCM 24/96 High Resolution Stereo mixes of the album.

Tracklist
CD1
1. Bring It On (2024 Remaster)
2. Prayer for the Dying (2024 Remaster)
3. Dreaming in Metaphors (2024 Remaster)
4. Don't Cry (2024 Remaster)
5. Fast Changes (2024 Remaster)
6. Kiss From a Rose (2024 Remaster)
7. People Asking Why (2024 Remaster)
8. Newborn Friend (2024 Remaster)
9. If I Could (2024 Remaster)
10. I'm Alive (2024 Remaster)
11. Bring It On (Reprise) [2024 Remaster]

CD2
1. Bring It On (Alternate Version)
2. Reality
3. Prayer for the Dying (Alternate Version)
4. Kiss From a Rose (Alternate Version)
5. Fast Changes (Alternate Version)
6. Newborn Friend (Alternate Version)
7. I'm Alive (Alternate Version)
8. Don't Cry (Alternate Version)
9. People Asking Why (Alternate Version)
10. Dreaming in Metaphors (Alternate Version)
11. If I Could (Alternate Version)
12. Love Is Powerful
13. Manic Depression (with Jeff Beck)
14. Blues in 'E'
15. The Wind Cries Mary
16. Fly Like an Eagle

Blu-ray
1. Bring It On (2024 Remaster)
2. Prayer for the Dying (2024 Remaster)
3. Dreaming in Metaphors (2024 Remaster)
4. Don't Cry (2024 Remaster)
5. Fast Changes (2024 Remaster)
6. Kiss From a Rose (2024 Remaster)
7. People Asking Why (2024 Remaster)
8. Newborn Friend (2024 Remaster)
9. If I Could (2024 Remaster)
10. I'm Alive (2024 Remaster)
11. Bring It On (Reprise) [2024 Remaster]
12. Bring it On (Atmos Mix)
13. Prayer for the Dying (Atmos Mix)
14. Dreaming in Metaphors (Atmos Mix)
15. Don't Cry (Atmos Mix)
16. Fast Changes (Atmos Mix)
17. Kiss From A Rose (Atmos Mix)
18. People Asking Why (Atmos Mix)
19. Newborn Friend (Atmos Mix)
20. If I Could (Atmos Mix)
21. I'm Alive (Atmos Mix)
22. Bring it On (Reprise) [Atmos Mix]
So they are forcing a Blu Ray on us, instead of a vinyl like last time.

Shame they have not added the remixes but I am interested in the unreleased tracks.
 
So they are forcing a Blu Ray on us, instead of a vinyl like last time.

Shame they have not added the remixes but I am interested in the unreleased tracks.
Glad for no-vinyl, but it seems the Blu-Ray/Hi-Res is of the 2024 remaster so won't be as good as a flat transfer of the original. Sigh. Howard Jones' upcoming Blu-Rays pull the same trick. I might just deluxe Seal II myself to match my 6-disc SDE of the debut. And maybe buy the rarities from QoBuz or whatever.
 
Coming your way on May 31st the next NOW Rock Anthems. Not that much difference from the last one
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When you start a reissue campaign with a vinyl + cd set, then you go for a cd+br set for the second album. I can't stand this at all !!!

Seal - Seal deluxe edition. Out Jun 15
Seal (Deluxe Edition) unveils ten previously unreleased recordings, offering alternate versions of album tracks like “Newborn Friend” and “Don’t Cry,” as well as a haunting take on “Dreaming In Metaphors” that features Seal alone at the piano. The Deluxe Edition collects additional gems from that era, including the B-side “Blues In E,” a cover of Steve Miller Band’s “Fly Like An Eagle” from the Space Jam soundtrack, and a version of “Manic Depression” that Seal recorded with guitar virtuoso Jeff Beck for Stone Free: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix. The Blu-ray will feature exclusive Dolby Atmos and PCM 24/96 High Resolution Stereo mixes of the album.

Tracklist
CD1
1. Bring It On (2024 Remaster)
2. Prayer for the Dying (2024 Remaster)
3. Dreaming in Metaphors (2024 Remaster)
4. Don't Cry (2024 Remaster)
5. Fast Changes (2024 Remaster)
6. Kiss From a Rose (2024 Remaster)
7. People Asking Why (2024 Remaster)
8. Newborn Friend (2024 Remaster)
9. If I Could (2024 Remaster)
10. I'm Alive (2024 Remaster)
11. Bring It On (Reprise) [2024 Remaster]

CD2
1. Bring It On (Alternate Version)
2. Reality
3. Prayer for the Dying (Alternate Version)
4. Kiss From a Rose (Alternate Version)
5. Fast Changes (Alternate Version)
6. Newborn Friend (Alternate Version)
7. I'm Alive (Alternate Version)
8. Don't Cry (Alternate Version)
9. People Asking Why (Alternate Version)
10. Dreaming in Metaphors (Alternate Version)
11. If I Could (Alternate Version)
12. Love Is Powerful
13. Manic Depression (with Jeff Beck)
14. Blues in 'E'
15. The Wind Cries Mary
16. Fly Like an Eagle

Blu-ray
1. Bring It On (2024 Remaster)
2. Prayer for the Dying (2024 Remaster)
3. Dreaming in Metaphors (2024 Remaster)
4. Don't Cry (2024 Remaster)
5. Fast Changes (2024 Remaster)
6. Kiss From a Rose (2024 Remaster)
7. People Asking Why (2024 Remaster)
8. Newborn Friend (2024 Remaster)
9. If I Could (2024 Remaster)
10. I'm Alive (2024 Remaster)
11. Bring It On (Reprise) [2024 Remaster]
12. Bring it On (Atmos Mix)
13. Prayer for the Dying (Atmos Mix)
14. Dreaming in Metaphors (Atmos Mix)
15. Don't Cry (Atmos Mix)
16. Fast Changes (Atmos Mix)
17. Kiss From A Rose (Atmos Mix)
18. People Asking Why (Atmos Mix)
19. Newborn Friend (Atmos Mix)
20. If I Could (Atmos Mix)
21. I'm Alive (Atmos Mix)
22. Bring it On (Reprise) [Atmos Mix]
No Newborn Friend Morales Remix? Homophobic
 
The contents of the Sparks/Noel CDs has been released.
"No 1 in Heaven" has the same bonus content as the previous reissue, apparently.
But "Is There More to Life Than Dancing?" has a whole slew of extras:
 

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