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 Jesus and Mary Chain
RELEASE: The Complete Vinyl Collection
BACKSTORY: The Mary Chain celebrates its 30th anniversary with this 11LP box set that includes all six of the band’s studio albums, plus a 2LP set of BBC sessions, a live album and a “fan-selected B-sides and rarities LP.”
RELEASE: #8385 (Collected Works 1983–1985)
BACKSTORY: This 8CD box set includes four of the band’s ’80s albums plus B-sides, remixes, 2 live concerts and the “Gasoline In Your Eye” video compilation, all spread across six CDs, two DVDs and four vinyl records
RELEASE: 30 Years
BACKSTORY: This new 8CD box set includes the band’s seven studio albums, plus a previously unreleased live album The Pogues With Joe Strummer Live in London that was recorded in 1991.
BACKSTORY: This new 3CD box set includes Ash’s first two solo albums, 1991′s Coming Down and 1992′s Foolish Thing Desire, expanded with period B-sides, as well as a third disc featuring 20 rare tracks.
RELEASE: The Return of the Durutti Column
BACKSTORY: Factory Benelux reissues the landmark album on vinyl with a revised version of the iconic sandpaper sleeve first issued by Factory Records in January 1980, plus a bonus 7-inch single.