Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs.
ARTIST: Black Francis
BACKSTORY: Recorded last year in Los Angeles, New York and London, and produced by longtime collaborator and former Pere Ubu keyboardist Eric Drew Feldman, the Pixies frontman’s latest album features 10 new, supposedly sexually charged songs, plus a cover of the Flying Burrito Brothers’ “Wheels” thrown in to boot.
BUY IT: NonStopErotik via Amazon.com
ARTIST: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
RELEASES: Tender Prey, The Good Son, Henry’s Dream
BACKSTORY: This week sees the release of the second set of Cave albums — originally released in 1988, 1990 and 1992 — to be reissued in deluxe CD/DVD sets with new 5.1 surround sound mixes and bonus tracks, plus each includes a short documentary about the band.
BUY IT: Tender Prey, The Good Son, Henry’s Dream each via Amazon.com
ARTIST: Galaxie 500
RELEASES: Today, On Fire, This Is Our Music
BACKSTORY: The dream-pop act’s three studio albums — released in 1988, 1989 and 1990 the first time around — are reissued this week in expanded and remastered 2CD sets, each featuring a previously released collection as a bonus disc (Uncollected, Peel Sessions,Copenhagen, respectively).
BUY IT: Today, On Fire, This Is Our Music each via Amazon.com
See releases from Duran Duran and The Wedding Present after the jump…
ARTIST: Duran Duran
RELEASES: Duran Duran,Seven and the Ragged Tiger
BACKSTORY: Although the U.S. release dates keep getting pushed back, the expanded 2CD/1DVD reissues of Duran Duran’s first and third albums are out this week in the U.K., which each record featuring copious amounts of bonus material, including some only available online.
BUY IT: Duran Duran,Seven and the Ragged Tiger each via Amazon.co.uk
ARTIST: The Wedding Present
RELEASE: Live 1988
BACKSTORY: This 2CD, 26-track live set features a pair of concerts recorded in 1988 in Rotterdam and Valenica that originally were sold on cassette at the band’s gigs in the late 1980s, tapes that have since become very rare and sought-after collector’s items. The set is the second in a three-part series of releases.
BUY IT: Live 1988 via Amazon.co.uk