Record Rack: A weekly round-up of the pertinent new albums, reissues and/or box sets due out Tuesday.
ARTIST: The Smiths
RELEASES: The Smiths, Meat is Murder, The Queen is Dead, Strangeways Here We Come
BACKSTORY: Yes, these are the vinyl reissues Morrissey doesn’t want you to buy. Rhino Records this week releases new 180-gram vinyl editions of the Smiths’ four classic studio albums, remastered by Frank Arkwright under the watchful eyes (and ears) of Johnny Marr himself.
BUY IT: Amazon.com
ARTIST: New Order
RELEASES: Movement; Power, Corruption and Lies; Low-Life; Brotherhood; Technique
BACKSTORY: Rhino finally makes good on last year’s botched reissues, delivering new editions of the band’s first five albums in purportedly corrected CD versions. Over in the UK, the same albums also are being issued on 180-gram vinyl.
BUY IT: Rhino.com
ARTIST: The Fall
RELEASES: Last Night at the Palais
BACKSTORY: This 12-track CD+DVD live document captures Mark E. Smith and Co.’s April 1, 2007, concert at London’s Hammersmith Palais — the last concert, in fact, ever held at the historic concert hall.
BUY IT: Amazon.co.uk
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS:
- Morrissey: Don’t buy Smiths reissues — I’m not making money off them
- New Order’s botched CD reissues finally to be re-reissued by Rhino Records in August