New releases: Peter Murphy, Depeche Mode, Joy Division & New Order, INXS, Buzzcocks

Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs.

Peter Murphy, 'Ninth'ARTIST: Peter Murphy
RELEASE: Ninth
BACKSTORY: The former Bauhaus leader this week releases his first solo album in seven years and his ninth overall, an 11-track effort that’s been preceded by the first single “I Spit Roses” — a song written about the collapse of Bauhaus’ recent reunion. Vinyl is due out July 12.  (See tracklist here and stream the full album here.)
BUY IT: Amazon.com (CD, digital), iTunes (Digital)

Depeche Mode, 'Remixes 2: 81-11'ARTIST: Depeche Mode
RELEASE: Remixes 2: 81-11
BACKSTORY: The synthpop legends’ new remix set — a sequel to 2004’s Remixes 81-04 marks the first time all five current and former DM members have worked on the same project, with Vince Clarke and Alan Wilder contributing mixes of “Behind the Wheel” and “In Chains.” (See tracklist here and enter to win a copy here.)
BUY IT: Amazon.com (1CD, 3CD, digital, 6LP), iTunes (Digital)

'Total: From Joy Division to New Order'ARTISTS: Joy Division and New Order
RELEASE: Total: From Joy Division to New Order
BACKSTORY: Rhino Records this week releases in the U.K. a new 18-song best-of compilation covering the “most important tracks” by Joy Division and and its successor New Order — including a previously unreleased New Order song called “Hellbent.” The deluxe digital edition includes a dozen videos. (See tracklist here and stream “Hellbent” here.)
BUY IT: Amazon.co.uk (CD, digital), iTunes UK (Digital)

See more releases from INXS, Buzzcocks and Duncan Sheik after the jump…

INXS, 'Remastered'ARTIST: INXS
RELEASE: Remastered
BACKSTORY: Universal Music has released new, no-frills remastered editions of the 10 albums released before Michael Hutchence’s death in a new box set available for a limited time in Australia, the U.K. and Europe. Included are all 10 albums spanning the band’s 1980 self-titled debut through 1997’s Elegantly Wasted.
BUY IT: Amazon.com (10CD box set)

Buzzcocks, 'A Different Compilation'ARTIST: Buzzcocks
RELEASES: A Different Compilation
BACKSTORY: The punk icons this week release in the U.K. a new album featuring re-recordings of 24 of the band’s songs, including “Orgasm Addict,” “Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’tve)” and “What Do I Get?” Frontman Pete Shelley says, “The original records now sound like demos.”
BUY IT: Amazon.com (CD)

Duncan Sheik, 'Covers 80s'ARTIST: Duncan Sheik
RELEASE: Covers 80’s
BACKSTORY: The singer-songwriter turned Broadway composer reinterprets a dozen ’80s alternative and synthpop classics this week on a new collection of covers featuring takes on ’80s classics by the likes of The Cure, Depeche Mode, New Order, Love and Rockets, The Smiths and more. (See full tracklist here.)
BUY IT: Amazon.com (CD, digital)

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