This week’s new releases: Hüsker Dü box set, plus R.E.M., Tears For Fears, Neil Finn

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.

 

Hüsker Dü

RELEASE: Savage Young Dü
BACKSTORY: This week sees the release of Numero Group’s highly anticipated 3-disc box set that collects new remasters of the punk/hardcore trio’s entire studio output from 1979 to 1982 — including 47 unreleased tracks.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, iTunes

 

R.E.M.

RELEASE: Automatic For the People: 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
BACKSTORY: The expanded reissue of the band’s 1992 album includes a live disc of its famed Greenpeace benefit concert at the 40 Watt Club, another disc of 20 unreleased demos and a Blu-ray featuring a surround mix.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, iTunes

 

Tears For Fears

RELEASE: Rule the World: The Greatest Hits
BACKSTORY: Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith this week release a new greatest hits collection, pulling together 14 of their best-loved songs and two new tracks: “I Love You But I’m Lost” and “Stay.”
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, iTunes

 

Neil Finn

RELEASE: Out of Silence
BACKSTORY: The Crowded House frontman this week releases the vinyl pressing of his new solo album, which was recorded live on the internet in August. The CD and digital editions of the album came out earlier.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

 

 

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