Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted.
RELEASE: Purple Rain
BACKSTORY: At long last, and more than a year after his death, Prince’s landmark 1984 album is reissued in expanded form, pairing the remastered album with a disc of rare and previously unreleased material from the era.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, iTunes
Lou Reed, John Cale & Nico
RELEASE: Live at the Bataclan 1972
BACKSTORY: This week sees the CD/DVD reissue of the concert by the three former Velvet Underground associates, filmed for TV in Paris in 1972. Features performances of “Waiting For the Man,” “All Tomorrow’s Parties” and more.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- New releases: Alison Moyet, Ride, David Bowie, Simple Minds, Big Star and more
- New releases: The Pursuit of Happiness’ ‘Brave New Waves’ Canadian radio session
- New releases: U2’s ‘Joshua Tree’ and Bob Marley’s ‘Exodus’ expanded, plus Erasure EP
- New releases: Box sets from Kraftwerk and Midnight Oil, new The Charlatans album