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: The Seer, Peace In Our Time
BACKSTORY: Big Country’s third and fourth albums, originally released in 1986 and 1988, receive 2CD expanded reissues this week in the U.K., with bonus B-sides, remixes and more. A Steeltown reissue follows this fall.
Rowland S. Howard
RELEASE: Pop Crimes
BACKSTORY: The late Birthday Party guitarist’s second and final solo album, released in 2009 just months after his death, receives a reissue this week. The album features ex-bandmate Mick Harvey.
Elvis Costello & The Attractions
RELEASE: All This Useless Beauty
BACKSTORY: Elvis Costellos’ 1996 album with The Attractions receives a 180-gram vinyl reissue this week from Music on Vinyl. The record includes “Little Atom,” “Shallow Grave,” “The Other End of the Telescope” and more.