New Releases: The Beatles, BTS star Jung Kook, Oasis, Niall Horan and more

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New Music Friday 3 November 2023

Welcome to your weekly round-up of brand-new song, album and home entertainment releases, all in one handy place.

Let’s kick things off with some of this week’s biggest albums, shall we?

BTS star Jung Kook releases his highly-anticipated debut solo record GOLDEN this week. The K-pop juggernaut’s main vocalist, real name Jeon Jung-kook, recently made UK chart history as he became the first-ever Korean soloist to secure three Official Singles Chart Top 10 hits, with Latto collab Seven (3), Jack Harlow duet 3D and The Kid LAROI and Central Cee team-up TOO MUCH (10). 

GOLDEN sees Jung Kook recruit the likes of Ed Sheeran and Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid on songwriting duties, as well as collaborating with Major Lazer (Close to You), BloodPop (3D) and DJ Snake (Please Don’t Change). The record launches with latest spotlight track Standing Next to You and its accompanying music video.

Derby-formed glam rockers The Struts return with their fourth studio LP Pretty Vicious. Previously, the group have seen Top 40 success on the Official Albums Chart with 2020’s Strange Days (11).

Niall Horan also reissues his former Number 1 LP The Show this week. The Show: The Encore includes collaborations with Lizzy McAlpine (You Should Start a Cult) and The Voice USA co-mentor John Legend (The Show (Encore Version)).

This week sees some landmark album reissues, too.

Oasis’s 1998 collection The Masterplan celebrates its 25th anniversary with a re-release, remastered across digital and multiple physical formats; including 2LP and CD variants. Noel Gallagher, Liam Gallagher and co.’s collection of b-sides spanning their first three studio LPs Definitely Maybe, (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? and Be Here Now, peaked at Number 2 on its original ’98 release.

Meanwhile, Katie Melua’s debut LP Call Off the Search turns 20; marked with a reissue including b-sides and seven previously-unreleased demos. Peaking at Number 1 back in 2003, the album spawned Top 20 singles The Closest Thing to Crazy (10) and title track Call Off the Search (19).

Reminiscing on the record's milestone, Katie exclusively tells Official Charts: "To sit at home 20 years after Call Off the Search and immerse myself in such a nostalgic step back in time, revisit these demos, and remember how I felt at the time - a time where I had no idea how this music and this album would both completely change my life and also act as the soundtrack for so many other people's lives - was a wonderfully special experience for me.

"It simultaneously feels like a lifetime ago, and also like yesterday! I feel incredibly lucky to still have the same love, passion and complete joy for writing and making music 20 years on, and while I'm always looking forwards, taking time to reflect on the past 20 years has filled me with overwhelming warmth and gratitude. I'm very proud of this album, it means so much to me and I hope this reissue sparks the same joy for fans as it has for me."

Following their recent The Good Times Tour UK dates, S Club issue 2001’s 7 and 2003 record Sunshine on picture disc for the first time this week. The releases come alongside a special Don't Stop Movin' Megamix.

Cher’s redefining 1998 Believe LP celebrates its 25th anniversary across various new digital and physical variations; complete with remixes and rarities. Believe – which spawned the Xenomania-produced chart-topping title track alongside further Top 20 singles Strong Enough (5) and All or Nothing (12) – peaked at Number 7 in November ’98.

New Order's Substance 1987 compilation sees a fully-remastered re-release, as Motörhead mark 40 years of Another Perfect Day this week - but can it out-peak its current high of Number 20?

On the singles front, The Beatles unleash Now and Then: their ‘last’ ever track as The Fab Four. Now and Then reunites John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison via WingNut Films’ state-of-the-art MAL audio technology; with the track released as a double A-side with the group’s first-ever Official Singles Chart entry Love Me Do.

Now and Then will also be added to a reissue of The Beatles' 1967-1970 hits compilation LP (colloquially known as 'The Blue Album'); re-released next Friday November 10.

Read everything you need to know about The Beatles’ Now and Then here, and read more about the official Sir Peter Jackson-directed Now and Then music video premiere here.

Elsewhere, rising singer-songwriter Henry Moodie returns with his latest cut fight or flight, Sam Tompkins is back with Someone Else, Conan Gray unveils synth-pop bop Killing Me and 'dream-rock' purveyors junodream release Kitchen Sink Drama.

The title track of Take That's upcoming ninth studio album This Life is now yours, The Kid LAROI follows up Top 10 single TOO MUCH with BLEED, Cat Burns drops know that you're not alone and Caity Baser unleashes I Love Making Bad Boys Cry.

And, finally, as she announces Extension (The Extended Mixes) LP, Kylie Minogue releases Hold On to Now (Extended Mix).

See this week's new song, album and home entertainment releases for November 3 2023 below:

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