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 Specials, More Specials, In the Studio
BACKSTORY: The three original studio albums from the legendary 2-Tone ska act will be reissued this week in the U.K. in expanded 2CD sets featuring non-album singles, live material, instrumentals and Peel sessions (tracklists).
BACKSTORY: The German synthpop group returns this week with its eighth album and first in nine ears, following 2006’s Relocated. Tracks include “In the Cloud,” “Laughing” and “Leave Your Room Behind.”
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk
RELEASE: Live at the Belly Up
BACKSTORY: The Belly Up in Solana Beach, Calif., has released a 14-track digital live album from Karl Wallinger and Co. recorded at the San Diego County venue last summer. Includes “Ship of Fools,” “Way Down Now” and more.