New releases: Killing Joke’s ‘MMXII,’ plus The Smiths, Morrissey, fIREHOSE, Elvis Costello

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 : Killing Joke
RELEASE: MMXII
BACKSTORY:
 The original lineup of Killing Joke — Jaz Coleman, Kevin “Geordie” Walker, Martin “Youth” Glover and Paul Ferguson — this week releases, in the U.K., the band’s 15th studio album, featuring tracks such as “In Cythera,” “Rapture,” “On All Hollow’s Eve” and “Colony Collapse” (see full tracklist here).
BUY: Amazon.co.uk (CD)

 

ARTIST : Morrissey
RELEASE: 
Viva Hate
BACKSTORY:
 Moz this week reissues, in the U.K, his 1988 solo debut in a new edition remastered by original producer Stephen Street and featuring a tweaked tracklist: “The Ordinary Boys” has been replaced by “Treat Me Like a Human Being,” a period outtake first released last year as a B-side to the “Glamorous Glue” reissue single.
BUY: Amazon.co.uk (CD)

 

ARTIST : fIREHOSE 
RELEASE:
 “lowFLOWs” the Columbia Anthology (’91-’93)
BACKSTORY: The reunited fIREHOSE — the band formed by Mike Watt and George Hurley following the 1985 death of their Minutemen bandmate D. Boon — this week releases a new 2CD set that compiles the band’s major-label output plus four unreleased cuts (see full tracklist here).
BUY: Amazon.com (CD)

 

ARTIST : Elvis Costello
RELEASE: The Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook!!!
BACKSTORY:
 The not-all-that lavish box set that the bespectacled singer himself railed against last fall has actually increased in price over the intervening months — Amazon.com now lists it at $297, up from $260 — but, as promised, fans this week will be able snap up a slimmed-down repackaging of the set (details here).
BUY: Amazon.com (CD+DVD)

 

ARTIST : The Smiths
RELEASE: 
The SmithsMeat Is MurderThe Queen Is Dead, Strangeways, Here We Come, Hatful Of HollowThe World Won’t ListenLouder Than Bombs, Rank
BACKSTORY:
  Rhino Records this week releases, in the U.S., the individual album reissues that made up last year’s Complete box set. The individual discs already were released last week in the U.K.
BUY: Amazon.com (see links above)

 

 

 

 

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