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: Kate Bush
RELEASES: Director’s Cut, The Dreaming, Hounds of Love, The Sensual World, The Red Shoes, Aerial
BACKSTORY: Big week for fans, as Kate Bush releases a new album of reworked tracks from 1989’s The Sensual World and 1993’s The Red Shoes, and reissues those two albums plus three more from 1985-2005. (Details of ‘Director’s Cut’ here.)
BUY IT: Amazon.com (Director’s Cut, The Dreaming, Hounds of Love, The Sensual World, The Red Shoes, Aerial)
ARTIST: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
RELEASES: Let Love In, Murder Ballads, The Boatman’s Call, No More Shall We Part
BACKSTORY: This week sees the release of the third round of reissues from Nick Cave, spanning 1994 through 2001. Each album is remastered on CD and includes a bonus DVD with a new 5.1 Surround Sound mix. (See tracklists here.)
BUY IT: Amazon.com (Let Love In, Murder Ballads, The Boatman’s Call, No More Shall We Part)
ARTIST: Peter Hook & The Light
BACKSTORY: After a legal delay of one week, the bassist today releases his controversial new four-song EP of Joy Division re-recordings — which includes the debut of a newly finished Ian Curtis-era leftover called “Pictures in My Mind” plus plus new versions of “Atmosphere,” “New Dawn Fades” and “Insight.” (Details here.)
BUY IT: Fac51TheHacienda.com (Digital)
See more new releases from The Replacements, Go-Go’s and Waterboys after the jump…
ARTIST: The Replacements
RELEASE: Don’t Tell a Soul
BACKSTORY: Originally due out last summer, this 180-gram audiophile vinyl reissue of the sixth album from the ‘Mats finally arrives this week via Original Recordings Group. It’s the first time the album has appeared on vinyl since its original 1989 release. Plus it’ll be followed by a vinyl reissue of All Shook Down sometime later this fall.
BUY IT: Amazon.com (Vinyl)
RELEASE: Beauty and the Beat: 30th Anniversary Edition
BACKSTORY: Belinda Carlisle and Co.’s 1981 debut is reissued this week in a 2CD, 30th anniversary deluxe edition that features a newly remastered version of the album — featuring hit singles “Our Lips are Sealed” and “We Got the Beat” — on one disc a 17-track live album recorded in Boston in 1981 on the second disc.
BUY IT: Amazon.com (CD)
ARTIST: The Waterboys
RELEASE: In a Special Place: Piano Demos for ‘This Is the Sea’
BACKSTORY: Bandleader Mike Scott this week releases in the U.S. — the U.K. edition came out last month — an album’s worth of piano and vocal demos recorded for his the 1985 record This Is The Sea. The early takes include “Don’t Bang the Drum,” “The Whole of the Moon,” “Be My Enemy” and more (see full tracklist here).
BUY IT: Amazon.com (CD, digital)