This week’s new releases: Dead Can Dance, Yazoo, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Art of Noise

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. 

 

Dead Can Dance

RELEASE: Dionysus
BACKSTORY: Dead Can Dance — led by co-founders Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard — this week release their ninth studio album, a song cycle of “seven movements representing different facets of the Dionysus myth and his cult.”
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

 

Yazoo

RELEASE:  Three Pieces and Four Pieces
BACKSTORY: The classic synthpop duo of Alison Moyet and Vince Clarke – christened Yaz in the U.S. – this week release 4LP and 3CD (and digital) collections of their two albums, plus remixes and BBC radio sessions.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

 

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

RELEASE: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Organisation, Architecture & Morality, Dazzle Ships
BACKSTORY: OMD’s first four album are reissued on vinyl this week for the first time since the 1980s. They’re newly remastered at half speed.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

 

The Art of Noise

RELEASE: In No Sense? Nonsense!
BACKSTORY: The group’s third album originally released in 1987, this week receives an expanded 2CD reissue, with bonus seven-inch and 12-inch mixes, and 22 unreleased recordings from the sessions.
BUY: Amazon.co.uk

 

 

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