This Mortal Coil, Blood

This is 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. (Since we missed the last couple weeks’ round-ups, this includes titles that came out in recent weeks.)

 

This Mortal Coil

RELEASE:  It’ll End in TearsFiligree & ShadowBlood
BACKSTORY:The three albums released by the 4AD Records collective — led by label founder Ivo Watts-Russell and featuring vocals by Liz Fraser and others — were reissued last week in deluxe CD and LP editions.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

 

Kate Bush

RELEASE: Remastered Part II, Remastered in Vinyl III, Remastered in Vinyl IV
BACKSTORY: The second half of Kate Bush’s new remastered box sets has now arrived, an 11CD set and a 4- and 6LP sets compiling her first later albums. The first CD box and two more vinyl boxes came out earlier in November.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

 

Morrissey

RELEASE: Low in High School: Deluxe Edition
BACKSTORY: Morrissey’s most recent studio album is reissued as a deluxe 2LP vinyl set, with a second disc featuring studio and live recordings, including Moz’s recent cover of The Pretenders’ “Back on the Chain Gang.”
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

 

Howard Jones

RELEASE: Human’s Lib, Dream Into Action
BACKSTORY: The synthpop favorite’s first two studio albums each have been reissued in six-disc super-deluxe editions that include the remastered albums, remixes, unreleased demos, DVDs, vinyl pressings and more.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

 

David Bowie

RELEASE: Glastonbury 2000
BACKSTORY: The late rock legend’s headlining appearance at the Glastonbury festival in 2000 is released in a variety of multi-disc formats, including a CD/DVD package and a 3LP vinyl pressing.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

 

Xymox

RELEASE: Twist of Shadows
BACKSTORY: Clan of Xymox’s 1989 album — released while the band used the Xymox moniker — has been reissued as a double LP with five bonus tracks and a 2CD set with 10 total bonus tracks, including remixes.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

 

Bryan Ferry and his Orchestra

RELEASE: Bitter-Sweet
BACKSTORY: The former Roxy Music frontman re-records songs from that band and his own solo catalog with his jazz orchestra. Includes “Sign of the Times,” “Zamba,” “Reason or Rhyme,” “Alphaville” and “Boys and Girls.”
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

 

Simple Minds

RELEASE:  Rejuvenation 2001-2014
BACKSTORY: Simple Minds releases a vinyl box set that collects the six albums the band released between 2001 and 2014 — after leaving their major labels — with each pressed on 180-gram audiophile vinyl in a different color.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

 

Joy Division & New Order

RELEASE: Total: From Joy Division to New Order
BACKSTORY: The 2011 best-of that covered both the careers of Joy Division and New Order has been released on vinyl for the first time in a 2LP pressing. Features “She’s Lost Control,” “Transmission,” “Ceremony” and more.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

 

Gary Numan

RELEASE: Savage: Live at Brixton Academy
BACKSTORY: Gary Numan this week releases a 2CD/1DVD live package recorded last year in London and featuring performances of material off his new album Savage plus favorites like “Cars,” “Metal” and “Are ‘Friends’ Electric?”
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

 

Transvision Vamp

RELEASE: I Want Your Love
BACKSTORY: The three albums released by the Wendy James-fronted group between 1988 and 1991 — Pop Art, Velveteen and Little Magnets Versus the Bubble of Babble — are pressed on colored, 180-gram vinyl in this 3LP box set.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

 

Black Needle Noise

RELEASE: Before the Tears Came
BACKSTORY: This Mortal Coil’s John Fryer, an engineer who worked with Love and Rockets, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails and more, is releasing a signed, colored-vinyl edition of his 2016 album with Black Needle Noise.
BUY: Email itourdj@gmail.com to order

 

 

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