Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, reissues and/or box sets.
RELEASES: Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!, Freedom of Choice
BACKSTORY: Warner Bros. this week reissues the nerd-rockers’ classic 1978 debut and 1980’s follow-up, each remastered, with 11 live bonus cuts on the former and six live songs on the latter. They’re also available on colored vinyl.
BUY IT: Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! via Amazon.com, Freedom of Choice via Amazon.com
RELEASES: Bleach: Deluxe Edition, Live at Reading
BACKSTORY: Sub Pop reissues Nirvana’s 1989 debut in expanded form, with a 12-track live set appended to the record (available on white vinyl, too). Plus, the band’s historic 1992 appearance at the Reading Festival is issued on CD, DVD and as a joint CD/DVD package.
BUY IT: Bleach: Deluxe Edition via Amazon.com, Live at Reading via Amazon.com
ARTIST: Paul Weller
RELEASE: Paul Weller: Deluxe Edition
BACKSTORY: This UK double-disc reissue of the acclaimed 1992 solo debut from the former leader of The Jam and The Style Council comes packed with bonuses: 25 demos, B-sides, mixes, alternate versions and unreleased songs, including three different recordings of his debut solo single, “Into Tomorrow.” There’s also a 28-page booklet with new interviews.
BUY IT: Paul Weller: Deluxe Edition via Amazon.com
RELEASE: Get Us Out of Here & Doot-Doot
BACKSTORY: This 20-track import combines the 1983 debut Doot-Doot and 1985’s Get Us Out of Here, which only was released in Germany and the Netherlands (and curiously compiles the two albums out of chronological order) from the Welsh band that would morph into ’90s electronic giants Underworld.
BUY IT: Get Us Out of Here & Doot-Doot via Amazon.com
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- Devo reissuing 2 classic albums, performing them live on 7-city North American tour
- Download: Nirvana’s ‘Scoff,’ live bonus track from ‘Bleach’ 20th anniversary reissue
- Nirvana’s ‘Bleach’ receiving 20th anniversary reissue on Sub Pop