New releases: Madness, Delerium studios albums, plus The Wedding Present live

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 : Madness
RELEASE: Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da
BACKSTORY: The British ska-pop act this week releases, in the U.K. (it doesn’t arrive in the U.S. for another two weeks), its 10th studio album, which features 11 songs, including the teaser “Death of a Rude Boy” that was released last month, as well as three bonus tracks (see more details and check out a full-album sampler).
BUY: Amazon.co.uk (CD, digital)

 

ARTIST : Delerium
RELEASE: Music Box Opera
BACKSTORY: The long-running electronic outfit  — led by former Front Line Assembly member and Skinny Puppy collaborator Bill Leeb — this week releases its first new studio album in six years, which was preceded by lead-off single “Monarch.” Guest vocalists include Leona Naess, Nadina, Leigh Nash, Azure Ray and more (see full tracklist).
BUY: Amazon.com (CD, digital)

 

ARTIST : The Wedding Present
RELEASES: Live 1991
BACKSTORY: David Gedge this week releases, in the U.K., the fifth in a series of archival 2CD live albums comprised of his band’s infamous live tapes, which were sold at shows and through its fanclub, in the ’80s and ’90s. The latest set features concerts recorded in Sweden and the U.K., and draw heavily from the then-current Seamonsters album.
BUY: Amazon.co.uk (CD, digital)

 

 

 

 

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