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Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs.

 

Midge UreMidge Ure

RELEASE: Fragile
BACKSTORY: The Ultravox frontman returns with his first new solo album in more than a decade. It’s out digitally in the U.S. and on CD and digital in the U.K. An American CD release is expected in August (see full tracklist).
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

 

Marc AlmondMarc Almond

RELEASE: Ten Plagues: A Song Cycle
BACKSTORY:  The ex-Soft Cell singer releases a one-man song cycle written for him by playwright Mark Ravenhill. The U.K. 2-disc set includes studio recordings on one CD and a live performance on DVD. U.S. release is digital.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

 

Ministry Last Tangle in ParisMinistry

RELEASE: Last Tangle in Paris: Live 2012
BACKSTORY:  Al Jourgensen this week releases a new live album/video combo that features performances from Ministry’s 2012 DeFiBrilLaTouR reunion tour, recorded in Paris and elsewhere (see full tracklist).
BUY: Amazon.comAmazon.co.uk

 

Durutti ColumnThe Durutti Column

RELEASE: Chronicle LX : XL
BACKSTORY:  The Durutti Column’s Vini Reilly this week releases a two-disc set featuring the two different versions of the autobiographical Chronicle album that he recorded a few years ago.
BUY: Amazon.co.uk

 

The Gun ClubThe Gun Club

RELEASE: Fire of Love
BACKSTORY:  A remastered edition of the Gun Club’s classic 1981 debut is released on CD this week. Includes the songs “Sex Beat,” “Preaching the Blues,” “She’s Like Heroin to Me” and more.
BUY: Amazon.com

 

 

 

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