Don’t you just love a glossy deluxe edition package – your favourite album all re-mastered and glossed-up with a load of extra tracks shoved on to satisfy even the most voracious of hard-core fans/12” mix collectors.
The coming month marks two lovingly curated special editions from the chaps at Universal Music Catalogue: first up, 80s icon Nik Kershaw. Now, we’ve always been a bit partial to his classic track The Riddle, but preceding that there was of course Human Racing, Kershaw’s platinum selling debut LP. Reaching No. 5 in the UK charts back in 1984, it contains those delightful hit singles Wouldn’t It Be Good and I Won’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me (try saying that one when you’ve had a few bevies).
Released as a two-disc set, the newly re-mastered version of Human Racing – out on the 27th February – contains a plethora of b-sides and extended mixes.
Up next is Diana Ross and her self-titled 1976 record. Once again, all put together in a two disc set with more alternate versions than you could fit in a tour bus. What’s more, there’s a 24 page accompanying booklet filled with in depth song annotations and a load of photos. Perfect!
The Diana Ross expanded edition is released on the 5th March.