This week’s new releases: Poptone, Midge Ure, Tony Hadley, Violent Femmes

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.

 

Poptone

RELEASE: Poptone
BACKSTORY: The group featuring Daniel Ash and David Haskins this week releases its 13-track debut album, a live radio session featuring performances of songs by Tones on Tail, Bauhaus and Love and Rockets.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Bandcamp

 

Midge Ure

RELEASE: Orchestrated
BACKSTORY: The ex-Ultravox frontman releases a vinyl edition of his latest album, a collection of re-recordings of songs from his solo career and old band, including new versions of “Vienna” and “Dancing With Tears in My Eyes.”
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

 

Tony Hadley

RELEASE: Talking To the Moon
BACKSTORY: The former Spandau Ballet frontman this week releases his first solo effort in a decade, an 11-song collection that includes track such as “Accidents Waiting To Happen,” Take Back Everything” and “Skin Deep.”
BUY: Amazon.co.uk

 

Violent Femmes

RELEASE: Violent Femmes
BACKSTORY: Concord Music this week releases a new 180-gram vinyl pressing of the classic 1983 debut album from the Femmes, featuring “Add It Up,” “Blister in the Sun,” “Gone Daddy Gone” and more.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

 

 

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