Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, reissues and/or box sets.
RELEASES: Another Music in a Different Kitchen, Love Bites, A Different Kind of Tension
BACKSTORY: The expanded 2CD reissues of the Buzzcocks’ first three albums that were released in the U.K. in 2008 make a belated American appearance this week, featuring more than 30 previously unreleased cuts.
BUY IT: Another Music in a Different Kitchen, Love Bites, A Different Kind of Tension via Amazon.com
ARTIST: The Pretenders
RELEASE: Live in London
BACKSTORY: This 20-track CD, 24-track DVD was recorded last year in London, and features Chrissie Hynde and Co. running through such classics as “Back on the Chain Gang,” “Kid,” “Don’t Get Me Wrong,” “I’ll Stand By You,” “Middle of the Road” and “Brass in Pocket.” The concert film also is being released in a Blu-ray edition.
BUY IT: Live in London via Amazon.com
RELEASE: Labour of Love IV
BACKSTORY: The long-running British reggae act this week releases the fourth installment in its series of hit-generating covers albums, which also is the group’s record with new lead singer Duncan Campbell, brother of the departed Ali Campbell. The new disc features covers of Smokey Robinson, Delroy Wilson and Sam Cooke.
BUY IT: Labour of Love IV via Amazon.com