Big Country CROP

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


Big CountryBig Country

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. HowardRowland 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 CostelloElvis 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.





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