New Releases — August 16, 2009 at 11:15 pm

New releases: The Cult’s ‘Love’ reissued, Love and Rockets tribute album

The Cult, 'Love: Expanded Edition'

Record Rack: A weekly round-up of the pertinent new albums, reissues and/or box sets due out Tuesday.

ARTIST: The Cult
RELEASE: Love: Expanded Edition
BACKSTORY: Beggars Archive releases a two-disc remastered edition of the band’s breakthrough 1985 album, featuring a second disc of B-sides and remixes from the record’s three singles (”She Sells Sanctuary,” “Rain” and “Revolution”). A four-disc box setLove: Omnibus Edition — follows on Sept. 8.

ARTIST: Various Artists
RELEASE: New Tales to Tell: A Tribute to Love and Rockets
BACKSTORY: This 18-track compilation boasts cover art — featuring the iconic Love and Rockets logo — by Shepherd Fairey, creator of the famed Obama “Hope” poster, and covers of L&R classics by the likes of Black Francis, The Flaming Lips and The Dandy Warhols.

ARTIST: My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult
RELEASES: Death Threat: Limited Edition Box Set
BACKSTOY: This expanded edition of TKK’s 2009 album features bonus mixes, postcards, stickers, a mini-CD and a skull pendant, according to the band’s Web site.

ARTIST: Tears for Fears
RELEASE: Raoul and the Kings of Spain
BACKSTOY: Released in 1995, the band’s second post-Curt Smith album gets a U.K. reissue with seven bonus recordings, including “All of the Angels,” “The Madness of Roland,” “Queen of Compromise,” “Until I Drown,” “War of Attrition” and acoustic versions of the title track and “Break It Down Again.”


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