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: Celebrate: Live at the SSE Hydro Glasgow
BACKSTORY: Simple Minds this wee releases, in the U.K., a single-disc Blu-ray release and a 2CD/1DVD set documenting their Nov. 27, 2013, show in Glasgow. The sets will be released Aug. 5 in the U.S.
The Dream Academy
RELEASE: The Morning Lasted All Day… A Retrospective
BACKSTORY: Real Gone Music this week issues a 2CD retrospective celebrating Dream Academy’s output, a 24-track set that including rarities and a new track (“Sunrising”) recorded for this new collection.
Tears For Fears
RELEASE: The Hurting
BACKSTORY: As part of Universal Music’s “Back to Black” re-release series, Tears For Fears’ acclaimed debut receives a 180-gram vinyl reissue in the U.K. this week. Album includes “Mad World,” “Pale Shelter” and more.
RELEASE: Lexicon of Love
BACKSTORY: As part of Universal Music’s “Back to Black” re-release series, ABC’s debut receives a 180-gram vinyl reissue in the U.K. this week. Album includes “Poison Arrow,” “The Look of Love” and more.
RELEASE: Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
BACKSTORY: As part of Universal Music’s “Back to Black” re-release series, Soft Cell’s debut receives a 180-gram vinyl reissue in the U.K. this week. Album includes “Tainted Love,” “Sex Dwarf” and more.
RELEASE: Live at the Moonlight Club
BACKSTORY: Parlophone reissues this oft-bootlegged LP, eventually released by Chrysalis in 1992, on 180-gram vinyl this week with a brand-new cover image of the legendary 2 Tone act. Includes “Nite Klub,” “Concrete Jungle” and more.
RELEASE: The Best of 2 Tone
BACKSTORY: Rhino/Parlophone this week releases, on CD and 2LP vinyl, a new compilation of 2 Tone ska acts including cuts from The Specials, The Beat, The Selecter, Madness, Rico and The Bodysnatchers.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk