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: A Broken Frame, Construction Time Again, Violator, Ultra
BACKSTORY: Rhino Records this week releases its second batch of Depeche Mode catalog reissues on 180-gram audiophile vinyl; the first group came out last month, and a final set of reissues will arrive in late May.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk
RELEASE: Giants and Gems: An Album Collection
BACKSTORY: The punk survivors release an 11-disc box set featuring eight albums from the UA/Liberty years (1977-86) plus Live at the Hope and Anchor 1977 (1992), Suite XVI (2006) and Giants (2012).
RELEASE: High Land, Hard Rain
BACKSTORY: Domino this week reissues Aztec Camera’s 1983 debut in a 2CD set that expands on last year’s European re-release with 16 bonus B-sides, remixes, alternate versions and live radio sessions (full tracklist).
RELEASE: In the City, This Is the Modern World, All Mod Cons, Setting Sons, Setting Sons, The Gift
BACKSTORY: Following the release of last year’s vinyl box set, all six Jam albums are reissued individually this week on heavyweight vinyl.
Coil and Nine Inch Nails
BACKSTORY: This EP features five remixes of four early ’90s Nine Inch Nails tracks that Trent Reznor commissioned from Coil, including what’s billed as “a more opulent version of the track ‘Closer.’” Released last next week in the U.K.