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. New titles out this week include studio LPs from Sparks, The Waterboys, The Dream Syndicate and Living Colour.
Sparks will perform their classic 1974 album Kimono My House in its entirety — plus a selection of songs from across their 23 albums — backed by a 38-piece orchestra at a pair of Los Angeles concerts this month. And we’ve got a pair of tickets to one of those shows to give away to one lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs reader.
This week’s new releases include a new 18-song compilation from Siouxsie and the Banshees, the U.S release of Alison Moyet’s new alive album, a 40th anniversary vinyl reissue of Sparks’ “Kimono in My House ” album, and the vinyl release of Bryan Ferry’s new record “Avonmore.”
This week sees the release of brand-new studio albums from OMD, Big Country (with Mike Peters of The Alarm) and The House of Love, plus reissues from Morrissey (‘Kill Uncle’) and Electronic (‘Electronic’), a live album from Sparks and a new 7-inch single from The Fall.
Sparks — aka brothers Ron and Russell Mael — this month will release their first-ever live album, a 2CD set called Two Hands One Mouth recorded on their European tour last year that found the duo performing for the first time without a full band or computers — a show they’re bringing to Los Angeles and San Francisco this spring.
The original lineup of The Stone Roses will makes its U.S. debut at April’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, joining headliners Blur, Phoenix and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, plus a bill that also includes New Order, OMD, both Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Grinderman, Johnny Marr and more.
This week’s new releases include ‘Anastasis,’ the first new album from Dead Can Dance in 16 years, plus a deluxe 20th anniversary reissue of Ride’s ‘Going Blank Again,’ a pair of 2CD singles compilations from Sparks, and the first album of new material in more than 19 years from deathrock pioneers 45 Grave.
Morrissey is expected to announce a 10-date April tour of Japan later this week, followed by concerts in Thailand, the Philippines and New Zealand — and he may be planning some performances in South America in February, too.