New Releases — June 29, 2009 at 10:32 pm

In stores this week: Nouvelle Vague’s third album, The Smiths’ 12-disc ‘Singles Box’

Nouvelle Vague, 'NV3'

Record Rack: A weekly round-up of the pertinent new releases hitting stores this Tuesday:

ARTIST: Nouvelle Vague
RELEASE: NV3
BACKSTORY: The French collective, which specializes in bossa nova-styled New Wave and postpunk covers, has given its third record has a decidedly country flair. For the first time, the group duets with the original artists, with Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore pitching in on “Master & Servant,” Echo and the Bunnymen’s Ian McCulloch singing on “All My Colours,” Terry Hall of The Specials and Fun Boy Three appearing on “Our Lips Are Sealed” and Magazine’s Barry Adamson helping out with “Parade.”
BUY IT: Amazon.com

ARTIST: The Smiths
RELEASE: Singles Box
BACKSTORY: Limited to 10,000 copies, this import box set — an expanded, 12-CD version of last year’s 7-inch collection — includes reissues of Morrissey & Co.’s first 10 U.K. singles — 1983’s “Hand in Glove” through 1986’s “Bigmouth Strikes Again” — plus two bonus discs, featuring the 1985 German-released “Barbarism Begins at Home” single and a second “This Charming Man” disc featuring the rare 1983 Francois Kevorkian mixes of that song.
BUY IT: Amazon.co.uk

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