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: MTV Unplugged 1991, MTV Unplugged 2001
BACKSTORY: R.E.M. this week releases individual 2LP sets of its 1991 and 2001 “MTV Unplugged” sessions, which had been issued as a 4LP box set on Record Store Day, and on CD and digitally in recent months.


The CallThe Call

RELEASE: A Tribute to Michael Been
BACKSTORY: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s Robert Levon Been pays tribute to his late father by fronting the reunited Call in this live CD/DVD document of the band’s California shows last year.


Game TheoryGame Theory

RELEASE: Blaze of Glory
BACKSTORY: Omnivore this week reissues Blaze of Glory in its original form for the first time since 1982, supplementing the 12-track record with 15 bonus tracks — including 11 previously unreleased recordings (tracklist).





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