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: #7885: Electropunk to Technopop 1978-1985
BACKSTORY: This new best-of, out now in the U.K. and to be released in the U.S. next month, is billed as compiling both periods of the band in a single release for the first time. All tracks are newly remastered.
RELEASE: “Back to Front: Live in London”
BACKSTORY: Peter Gabriel this week releases a DVD/Blu-ray capturing his tour in support of the 25th anniversary of So. There’s also a deluxe 4-disc edition that comes with the full concert on two CDs as well.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk
BACKSTORY: Slint’s landmark second album is reissued in the U.K. this week in a new two-disc package that includes the remastered album plus a brand-new 90-minute documentary about its making called “Breadcrumb Trail.”
The Gun Club
RELEASE: Destroy the Country, Moonlight Motel
BACKSTORY: Cleopatra Records this week is releasing on CD and vinyl a pair of what the label is calling the “first-ever authorized issue” of a pair of European bootlegs of the Gun Club, recorded in 1983 and 1984.