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: World Peace Is None Of Your Business
BACKSTORY: The former Smiths frontman this week releases his 10th solo album and first in five years, a 12-song collection that also comes in a deluxe edition with six more new songs (now streaming).
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co,uk
RELEASE: Blue Bell Knoll, Heaven or Las Vegas
BACKSTORY: The Cocteaus’ fifth and sixth albums, originally released in 1988 and 1990, this week are reissued by the 4AD label on heavyweight black vinyl cut from brand-new HD 96/24 masters. Includes MP3 downloads.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk
The Jesus and Mary Chain
RELEASE: Psychocandy, Darklands, Automatic, Honey’s Dead, Stoned and Dethroned, Munki
BACKSTORY: Following last year’s vinyl box set, Demon Music Group this week reissues the Mary Chain’s albums individually on vinyl.
RELEASE: Fucked Up Inside, Let It Come Down
BACKSTORY: Plain Recordings this week releases new limited-edition vinyl reissues of Jason Pierce and Co.’s 1993 live album Fucked Up Inside and its 2001 studio record Let It Come Down.
RELEASE: “Stop Making Sense”
BACKSTORY: The classic Jonathan Demme-directed Talking Heads concert film gets a 30th anniversary digital release this week, and is now available via iTunes and other digital outlets.
BUY: Amazon.com, iTunes