Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs.

 

The FAllThe Fall

RELEASE: 5 Albums
BACKSTORY: Beggars this week releases three new 5 Albums box sets in the U.K., including one from The Fall that focuses on the late ’80s, including The Frenz Experiment and I Am Kurious Oranj, plus new compilation Singles 1987-1988 and live/studio album Seminal Live (see full tracklist).
BUY: Amazon.co.uk

 

The ReplacementsThe Replacements

RELEASE: The Complete Collection
BACKSTORY: Rhino Records this week releases a digital “box set” containing all 95 tracks off the eight albums and EPs released by the ‘Mats, from 1981’s Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash to 1990’s All Shook Down, with the Replacements Stink EP from ’82 thrown in, too.
BUY: Amazon.com

 

Tired PonyTired Pony

RELEASE: The Ghost Of The Mountain
BACKSTORY: The indie-folk supergroup — featuring R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, plus members of Snow Patrol and Belle & Sebastian — this week releases, in the U.K., its second album, featuring the songs “I’m Begging You Not To Go,” “The Creak in the Flooboards” and “Your Way is the Way Home.”
BUY: Amazon.co.uk

 

John FoxxJohn Foxx and Jori Hulkkonen

RELEASE: European Splendour
BACKSTORY: The legendary synth pioneer and former Ultravox frontman teams up with the Finnish DJ and house-music producer for a new seven-song EP, featuring four new songs and three remixes of the track “Evangaline,” including a couple by David Lynch.
BUY: Amazon.comAmazon.co.uk

 

The Icicle Works, '5 Albums'The Icicle Works

RELEASE: 5 Albums
BACKSTORY: The new box set, out this week in the U.K., features the band’s first four, Beggars-released albums, each expanded with bonus tracks (more than 30 in total), plus a live set recorded in 1986, minus the two encore songs, since they didn’t fit on the CD (see full tracklist).
BUY: Amazon.co.uk

 

Buffalo Tom, '5 Albums'Buffalo Tom

RELEASE: 5 Albums
BACKSTORY: The new box set, out this week in the U.K., features the band’s second through sixths albums, with no extra material aside from the three bonus tracks that already appeared on the CD versions of Birdbrain and Let Me Come Over (see full tracklist).
BUY: Amazon.co.uk

 

Elvis CostelloElvis Costello

RELEASE: Brutal Youth
BACKSTORY: Music on Vinyl this week, in the U.K., releases Elvis Costello’s 1994 reunion with the Attractions on vinyl for the first time in a 2LP pressing housed in a gatefold sleeve. Songs include “13 Steps Lead Down,” “London’s Brilliant Parade,” “Just About Glad” and more.
BUY: Amazon.co.uk

 

 

 

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