Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs.
RELEASE: Raintown, When the World Knows Your Name, The Hipsters
BACKSTORY: Demon Records this week releases, in the U.K., vinyl reissues of the Scottish pop band’s 1987 debut album, 1989 follow-up and 2012 comeback record, all pressed on audiophile-quality, 180-gram, transparent, colored vinyl in numbered limited editions.
BUY: Raintown, When the World Knows Your Name, The Hipsters
RELEASE: Enjoy the Quiet: Live at Wacken 2012
BACKSTORY: Al Jourgensen this week releases, in the U.K., a new 11-track live DVD (PAL Region 2) recorded last year at the Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany. The set is out later this month in the U.S., and a Blu-ray is coming, too, later in August in both the U.S. and U.K.
RELEASE: Acid Rain: Definitive Original Acid & Deep House 1985-1991
BACKSTORY: Demon Music Group this week releases, in the U.K., a 5-disc box set that aims to “trace the movement’s beginnings and the incredible 6 years when this underground music from Chicago dominated the UK dance floors and spread throughout the world.” It’s being released digitally in the U.S.
BUY: Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com