Simple Minds

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

 

Simple MindsSimple Minds

RELEASE: Sparkle In the Rain
BACKSTORY: Jim Kerr and Co.’s sixth album is reissued this week in a five-disc box set featuring B-sides, remixes, BBC sessions, a previously unreleased concert and a 5.1 Surround mix of the album. (Tracklist)
BUY: Amazon.co.uk

 

ShriekbackShriekback

RELEASE: Without Real String or Fish
BACKSTORY: Shriekback returns with its first new album in five years, and 13th overall. The 12-track set features “Now Those Days are Gone,” “Soft Estate,” “Recessive Jean,” “Horrors of the Deep” and more.
BUY: Shriekback.com

 

Game Theory, Real NighttimeGame Theory

RELEASE: Real Nighttime
BACKSTORY: The Scott Miller-fronted college-rock favorites’ 1985 sophomore album is reissued this week, supplementing the original record with 13 bonus tracks, 10 of which have never before been released.
BUY: Amazon.com

 

Alien Sex FiendAlien Sex Fiend

RELEASE: Classic Albums and BBC Sessions Collection
BACKSTORY: This four-disc box set collects four of the goth-rockers’ albums, expanding each with B-sides, alternate mixes, live tracks and previously unreleased BBC session recordings.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

 

Roxy Music 2Roxy Music

RELEASE: The Complete Studio Albums
BACKSTORY: All eight of Roxy Music’s albums are reissued on 180-gram vinyl and collected in this new box set. Includes download codes for each album on MP3. Due out in the U.S. later this month.
BUY: Amazon.co.uk

 

The RezillosThe Rezillos

RELEASE: Zero
BACKSTORY: The Scottish punk/New Wave act returns with its sophomore album, more than 36 years (!) after the band’s debut, Can’t Stand the Rezillos. Features “Groovy Room,” “Life’s a Bitch” and more.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

 

The Monochrome SetThe Monochrome Set

RELEASE: Spaces Everywhere
BACKSTORY: The U.K. post-punk group this week releases its third new album since reuniting in 2011, a 10-song set featuring the songs “Fantasy Creatures,” “Rain Check” and “When I Get to Hollywood.”
BUY: Amazon.comAmazon.co.uk

 

Thirsteen O'ClockVarious Artists

RELEASE: Thirteen O’Clock: Volume 1
BACKSTORY: Post Punk New Wave Records releases a compilation of late-’70s/early-’80s post-punk featuring rare and unreleased cuts from Futurisk, Los Microwaves, B-Movie, Units, Ski Patrol and more.
BUY: ppnwrecords.com

 

The FarmThe Farm

RELEASE: The Complete Studio Recordings 1983-2004
BACKSTORY: The Farm this week releases a 7CD, 98-track box set that includes four studio albums, plus discs of non-album tracks and B-sides, BBC radio sessions recorded between 1983 and 1991, and remixes.
BUY: Amazon.co.uk

 

 

 

 

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