Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs.
RELEASE: A Secret Wish
BACKSTORY: ZTT Records this week reissues the German synthpop group’s 1985 debut in the U.K. in a 2CD edition featuring the original nine-track album plus six cassette- and vinyl-only mixes on one disc, and a second disc with 11 more tracks, including previously unreleased mixes of “Dr. Mabuse” and “Sorry for Laughing” (see full tracklist here).
BUY IT: A Secret Wish via Amazon.co.uk
ARTIST: Art of Noise
RELEASE: Influence: Hits, Singles, Moments, Treasures
BACKSTORY: ZTT this week also releases a 39-track, 2CD Art of Noise retrospective in the U.K. that features a whopping 24 unreleased tracks, plus four more that have never been released on CD before and hits such as “Close (To the Edit),” “Peter Gunn,” “Paranomia” (featuring Max Headroom) and “Kiss” (featuring Tom Jones).
BUY IT: Influence via Amazon.co.uk
RELEASE: Something For Everybody
BACKSTORY: Released on CD last month, Devo’s first studio album since 1990’s Smooth Noodle Maps this week arrives on blue vinyl — with the CD included, as well. The new album features the core brotherly lineup of Mark and Bob Mothersbaugh and Gerald and Bob Casale, plus onetime Nine Inch Nails drummer Josh Freese.
BUY IT: Something For Everybody via Amazon.com
ARTIST: The High Confessions
RELEASE: Turning Lead Into Gold
BACKSTORY: This week sees the debut release from this newly formed post-rock group that features industrial legend Chris Connelly (Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Killing Joke) and Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley. The record features just four tracks, but three are around the 10-minute mark and one stretches out for more than 17 minutes.
BUY IT: Turning Lead Into Gold via Amazon.com