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 : Public Image Ltd.
RELEASE: This Is PiL
BACKSTORY: John Lydon and Co. this week deliver their first new album in 20 years, a 12-track effort that features the four tracks already released on the One Drop EP. It will be available on CD, vinyl and as a digital download. In the U.K., a deluxe edition with a bonus live DVD has been delayed a week (see full tracklist here).
BUY: Amazon.com (CD, vinyl, digital)
ARTIST : Ultravox
BACKSTORY: The band’s classic ’80s-era lineup — Midge Ure, Billy Currie, Chris Cross and Warren Cann — this week release their first new studio album together in 28 years. The 13-track album will be released on CD and as a digital download in the U.K. and Europe, but only will be issued digitally in the U.S. (see tracklist here).
BUY: Amazon.co.uk (CD, digital), Amazon.com (digital)
ARTIST : Sugar
RELEASE: Copper Blue
BACKSTORY: Demon Music Group this week, in the U.K., releases the first of three reissues coming from Bob Mould’s acclaimed post-Hüsker Dü trio, a 2CD/1DVD expanded edition of the band’s classic 1992 debut. In the U.S., the Sugar reissues come in July with less bonus material (see tracklist here).
BUY: Amazon.co.uk (CD/DVD)
ARTIST : Colourbox
BACKSTORY: 4AD this week commemorates the 30th anniversary of the electronic pioneers by collecting the group’s full studio output in a four-disc, 59-track box set that includes the free mini-album given away along with initial pressing of the group’s 1985 debut, plus 12-inch mixes and a BBC session (see tracklist here).
BUY: 4AD.com (CD), Amazon.co.uk (CD)
ARTIST : The Charlatans
RELEASE: Tellin’ Stories: 15th Anniversary Expanded Edition
BACKSTORY: The Manchester survivors this week release, in the U.K., a 2CD edition of their 1997 album featuring a bonus disc with eight B-sides from the album’s single as well as a previously unreleased, early version of one of those B-sides, “Don’t Need a Gun,” which originally was called “Rainbow Chasing” (see tracklist here).
BUY: Amazon.co.uk (CD)