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: Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols
BACKSTORY: The punk act’s iconic debut is reissued this week as part of the Universal Music Group’s new series of “High Fidelity Pure Audio” releases that play on Blu-ray devices. According to the label, Blu-ray technology is used to “deliver the ultimate listening experience.” The album features “God Save the Queen,” “Anarchy in the U.K.,” “Pretty Vacant” and more.
Tears For Fears
RELEASE: The Hurting
BACKSTORY: Just a few months after being reissued in a super-deluxe box set, Tears For Fears’ classic debut also get the “High Fidelity Pure Audio” treatment on Blu-ray this week, courtesy of Universal Music Group. The album features “Mad World,” “Pale Shelter,” “Change,” “Suffer the Children,” “Watch Me Bleed,” “Start of the Breakdown” and more.
BACKSTORY: Captured Tracks, through its partnership with Flying Nun, this week reissues the 1987 compilation from the New Zealand rockers that compiles the band’s early singles and EPs on CD.
Stiff Little Fingers
RELEASE: Original Album Series
BACKSTORY: Five albums from the punk act — Inflammable Material (1979), Nobody’s Heroes (1980), Hanx!: Live (1980), Go For It (1981) and Now Then… (1982) are packaged together in a brand-new box set out this week.