Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs.
ARTIST: The Mission UK
RELEASE: Dum Dum Bullet
BACKSTORY: With the Mission having split two years ago, Wayne Hussey this week releases a posthumous, 14-track compilation in Europe featuring rare B-sides, previously unreleased demos, new songs left over from the God Is a Bullet sessions and a brand-new dance remix of album cut “Dumb.” (See full tracklist here.)
BUY IT: Dum Dum Bullet via Amazon.co.uk
ARTIST: Cocteau Twins
RELEASE: Box Set 1
BACKSTORY: The Scottish dream-pop trio this week releases a 5LP box set featuring 180-gram pressings of Garlands (1982), Head Over Heels (1983) and Treasure (1984), plus a double LP set of Head Over Heels packaged with the band’s 1983 EP Sunburst and Snowblind. The set features new artwork by 4AD’s famed Vaughan Oliver. (See full details here.)
BUY IT: Box Set 1 via Amazon.com
RELEASES: The Rise & Fall, Keep Moving
BACKSTORY: The Brit pop-ska outfit this week delivers the next two installments in its ongoing expanded reissue series with 2CD versions of its 1982 and 1984 albums. Like the campaign’s predecessors, these reissues include a generous heaping of bonus material, including videos, B-sides, 12-inch remixes and more.
BUY IT: The Rise & Fall, Keep Moving via Amazon.co.uk