New Releases — October 12, 2009 at 12:32 am

New releases: Echo & The Bunnymen, Bad Lieutenant CDs; Talking Heads on Blu-ray

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

Echo & The Bunnymen, 'The Fountain'ARTIST: Echo & The Bunnymen
RELEASE: The Fountain
BACKSTORY: The long-running and beloved Bunnymen — original members Ian McCulloch and Will Sergeant, plus assorted sidemen — this week release their 10th studio album, preceded by first single “Think I Need It Too.” One of the tracks reportedly features a songwriting collaboration with Coldplay’s Chris Martin.
BUY IT: The Fountain (UK import) via

Bad Lieutenant, 'Never Cry Another Tear'ARTIST: Bad Lieutenant
RELEASE: Never Cry Another Tear
BACKSTORY: The debut from Bernard Sumner’s just-launched New Order spinoff is released exclusively on CD this week through and won’t be available at other retailers until Nov. 10. The band also features late-era New Order guitarist Phil Cunningham and singer-guitarist Jake Evans, plus New Order drummer Stephen Morris.
BUY IT: Never Cry Another Tear via

Erasure, 'Phantom Bride EP'ARTIST: Erasure
RELEASE: Phantom Bride EP
BACKSTORY: This EP precedes the synthpop duo’s forthcoming “21st anniversary” reissue of its breakthrough 1988 album The Innocents, due out Oct. 26 in two different editions. The EP includes the remastered version of the Innocents track, plus seven new remixes of songs from the record.
BUY IT: Phantom Bride EP (UK import) via

See more new releases from Morrissey, The Raincoats and more after the jump…

Morrissey, 'The HMV/Parlophone Singles '88-'95'ARTIST: Morrissey
RELEASE: HMV/Parlophone Singles ’88-’95, 7″ Singles ’88-’91
BACKSTORY: The first of these two collections — which Morrissey doesn’t want you to buy — compiles all of the singer’s A- and B-sides from 1988 to 1995 on three CDs, while the second is the first half of that collection on 7-inch vinyl (the second half will be released separately next month).
BUY IT: HMV/Parlophone Singles ’88-’95 (UK import) via, 7″ Singles ’88-’91 via

The Raincoats, 'The Raincoats'ARTIST: The Raincoats
RELEASE: The Raincoats
BACKSTORY: Kill Rock Stars reissues the post-punk combo’s 1978 self-titled debut on vinyl with a single bonus track: “Fairytale in the Supermarket,” the band’s debut single. In a somewhat unusual move, the extra song will open the new edition of the album rather than be appended at the end as a bonus track.
BUY IT: The Raincoats via

David Bowie, 'Space Oddity: 40th Anniversary Edition'ARTIST: David Bowie
RELEASE: Space Oddity: 40th Anniversary Edition
BACKSTORY: The Thin White Duke’s second album is reissued in an expanded two-CD set, featuring a newly remastered version of the album itself and a second disc with 15 bonus tracks, eight of which are previously unreleased, including rare demos of “Space Oddity” and “An Occasional Dream.”
BUY IT: Space Oddity: 40th Anniversary Edition via

Talking Heads, 'Stop Making Sense'ARTIST: Talking Heads
RELEASE: “Stop Making Sense”
BACKSTORY: Long considered one of the best concert films of all time, Jonathan Demme’s “Stop Making Sense” makes its Blu-ray debut this week, remastered from the original 35mm source. The disc largely mirrors the DVD release, with audio commentary from Demme and the four band members. One new inclusion is video from the press conference marking the 1999 re-release, which gathered all four Talking Heads together for a rare joint appearance.
BUY IT: “Stop Making Sense” via


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