This week’s new releases: Morrissey, Erasure, The Jesus and Mary Chain

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.

 

Morrissey

RELEASE: This is Morrissey
BACKSTORY: Parlophone this week releases in the U.K. the umpteenth Morrissey compilation CD, a 12-song set featuring “Ouija Board, Ouija Board,” “Jack the Ripper,” “Speedway” and more. Vinyl pressings arrive in late August.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

 

Erasure

RELEASE: World Be Live
BACKSTORY: Erasure this week releases a 2CD, 24-song live album recorded on the duo’s European tour in support of last year’s World Be Gone. The live set includes performances of “A Little Respect,” “Sometimes” and more.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

 

The Jesus and Mary Chain

RELEASE: 21 Singles
BACKSTORY: Rhino Records this week releases in the U.K. an 180-gram audiophile 2LP pressing of the Mary Chain’s 2002 singles compilation. The set includes “Upside Down,” “Just Like Honey,” “Head On” and more.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

 

 

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9 Comments

  • Or you could donate the money you would spend on the Morrissey album to a group that fights anti-Muslim bigotry.

     
  • Nortley

    I second this idea.

     
  • Murphy's Law

    Has he given up putting one new song on it to entice the completists?

     
    • Scott

      that’s the “Mael Mix” of Suedehead on there. Honestly what is this endless compilation crap. it’s worse than new order.

       
      • 120seconds

        That Mael Mix (a crap edit) appeared years ago on the “Future Retro” comp only in the full 6 minute plus duration named Sparks Mix. The new to CD tune is the live Satellite of Love track previously RSD vinyl only.

         
  • Also out this week: A Flock of Seagulls’ ‘Ascension’, in which the original foursome rerecord their hits alongside a small orchestra. Not bad from what I’ve heard so far.

     
 

 

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