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


SiouxsieSiouxsie and the Banshees

RELEASE: Through the Looking GlassPeepshow, Superstition, Rapture
BACKSTORY: The Banshees’ final four albums finally get reissued this week, with each remastered album being supplemented with three bonus tracks, except for Through the Looking Glass, which includes four extra tracks.


XTC, 'Drums and Wires'XTC

RELEASE: Drums and Wires
BACKSTORY: The audiophile reissue of XTC’s classic 1979 album — with its new 5.1 Surround mix, plus alternate mixes of the album and nearly 40 demo and rehearsal tracks — finally arrives Oct. 27 on CD and Blu-ray.


Afghan WhigsThe Afghan Whigs

RELEASE: Gentlemen at 21
BACKSTORY: The Whigs’ classic fourth album receives an expanded reissue this week, with the remastered album supplemented by a bonus disc of 17 demos, B-sides and live performances, many of which are unreleased.


The Wedding PresentThe Wedding Present

RELEASE:  George Best, Bizarro, Seamonsters, WatusiSaturnaliaTommyThe Hit ParadeMini
BACKSTORY: Much of David Gedge and Co.’s catalog is reissued this week in expanded 3CD/1DVD sets brimming with extras .


Nick CaveNick Cave and the Bad Seeds

RELEASE: From Her To Eternity, The Firstborn is Dead, Your Funeral… My Trial
BACKSTORY:  The first three titles in the Nick Cave catalog vinyl reissue series arrive this week, with two more to follow in November and 2015.


The FallThe Fall

RELEASE: UUROP VIII-XII Places In Sun & Winter, Son
BACKSTORY: Cherry Red Records this week releases a new live album from The Fall, featuring 12 cuts compiled by Mark E. Smith from “a vast array of gigs” recorded between 2008 and 2012.





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