New releases: Duran Duran live album/film, plus Bronski Beat, Communards reissues

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 : Duran Duran
RELEASE: A Diamond in the Mind
 Duran Duran this week releases, in the U.K. (the U.S. release follows on July 10), a new concert album on CD, DVD (NTSC all-region) and Blu-ray. The concert, recorded and filmed last December in Manchester, England, features such track as “A View to a Kill,” “The Reflex” and “Rio”  (see tracklists here).
BUY: (CD/DVD/Blu-ray)


ARTIST : Bronski Beat
RELEASE: The Age of Consent/Hundreds and Thousands
BACKSTORY: Demon Music Group this week reissues, in the U.K., the 1984 debut album from Jimmy Somerville’s first ’80s synthpop act, packaged with the six-track Hundreds and Thousands remix album in addition to 14 additional tracks, including non-album singles and remixes (see tracklist here).


ARTIST : Communards
RELEASE: Communards, Red 
 Demon Music Group this week also reissues, in the U.K., the two albums, originally released in 1985 and 1987, released by Jimmy Sommerville’s post-Bronski Beat act. Communards features 17 bonus cuts, and Red is loaded with 23 extra tracks, including the entire Storm Paris live album (see tracklist here).
BUY: (CommunardsRed )




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