First off, The Smiths classic The Queen Is Dead has been reworked into a 10″ vinyl format. Johnny Marr consulted expert vinyl cutter Frank Arkwright to create new masters, promising incredible clarity. This pressing is limited to 1,500.
I want one:
As for New Order, their classic 12″ “Ceremony” (FAC33) gets a truly unique repressing. The a-side are remastered versions of the original New Order tracks “Ceremony” and “In A Lonely Place.” The b-side are versions of those same tunes as recorded by Joy Division.
It’s an amazing slice of new wave history, limited to 1,000 copies. Have a listen to a Joy Division recording of “In A Lonely Place”:
And finally, Echo And The Bunnymen’s triumph “The Killing Moon” has had its original radio promo 7″ recreated.
On the b-side is a studio version of “Do It Clean,” rather than the live version of the 12″. Let’s go ahead and listen to the a-side anyway: