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
BACKSTORY: 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: Amazon.co.uk (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).
BUY: Amazon.co.uk (CD)
ARTIST : Communards
RELEASE: Communards, Red
BACKSTORY: 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: Amazon.co.uk (Communards, Red )