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 Velvet Underground
RELEASE: White Light/White Heat: 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition
BACKSTORY: The Velvets’ hugely influential second album gets a 3CD reissue this week, featuring both the original stereo and mono releases, with bonus tracks including alternate versions, unreleased outtakes and a live set.
RELEASE: The Remainderer
BACKSTORY: Mark E. Smith and Co. this week release a six-song EP of new material on CD, 10-inch vinyl and digitally that’s intended as “a bridging point” between this year’s Re-Mit and the band’s next record, due in 2014.
RELEASE: Radio Jellyfish
BACKSTORY: The power-pop outfit this week releases a new compilation featuring 10 tracks culled from two radio stops in 1993; one in Holland, the other in Australia. The band plays tracks from both LPs, and some covers.
Echo & The Bunnymen
RELEASE: Heaven Up Here
BACKSTORY: Weatherbox continues is series of vinyl Bunnymen reissues with this LP pressed on heavyweight, 180-gram blue vinyl. The album features “Show of Strength,” “Over the Walls,” “A Promise,” “All My Colours” and more.
RELEASE: Where You Been
BACKSTORY: Weatherbox returns this week with its second Dino Jr reissue on audiophile, 180-gram vinyl, this time the band’s 1993 hit album, which features “Start Choppin,” “Out There,” “What Else Is New” and more.