Devotees in the U.S. who pre-ordered the albums from the Sledgehammer star's Real World Store online will receive them on Friday (16Oct15), along with fans in Europe, but others who hope to pick them up elsewhere have been told they'll have to wait until the end of the month.

In an email sent to fans on Thursday (15Oct15), a Gabriel spokesman writes, "We're sorry to confirm that the release date for the albums in the USA has had to move back to 30 October. This is the result of a manufacturing delay.

"We have done everything possible to try and keep the U.S. release date in line with the rest of the world but, unfortunately, it has not been possible. If you are based in America and ordered the LPs from the Real World Store, then you will still receive your albums this week.

"The change of release date only relates to U.S. based retailers (including"

The new albums have been remastered and cut to lacquers at 45 revolutions per minute across two heavyweight vinyl albums to deliver "maximum dynamic sound range". They feature imagery from the initial first album pressings, sourced and re-scanned from original artwork.