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 Specials
RELEASE: “30th Anniversary Tour”
BACKSTORY: The live DVD that came out earlier this year in the U.K. from the reunited 2 Tone ska legends this week sees release in the U.S. in NTSC format. The DVD was filmed last Nov. 10 at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall and features the full 24-song concert (including songs such as “Nite Klub,” “Gangsters,” ” A Message to You Rudy,” “Friday Night Saturday Morning,” “Monkey Man,” “Ghost Town” and a medley of “Longshot”/”Liquidator”/”Moonstomp”), as well as backstage footage, rehearsal scenes and interviews with fans (see full tracklist here).
BUY IT: “30th Anniversary Tour” via Amazon.com
ARTIST: Gary Numan and Tubeway Army
RELEASE: 78/79 Box Set
BACKSTORY: Reissue imprint Vinyl 180 releases a 4LP box set this week in the U.K. (it arrives Aug. 10 in the U.S.) that features Numan’s first three albums — 1978’s Tubeway Army, 1979’s Replicas and 1979’s The Pleasure Principle, as well as a compilation of demos and rarities called The Plan — on audiophile vinyl (see full tracklist here).
BUY IT: 78/79 Box Set via Amazon.com
ARTIST: Dean & Britta
RELEASE: 13 Most Beautiful… Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests
BACKSTORY: The former Galaxie 500 frontman and his wife/Luna bandmate this week release a limited-edition 2CD set featuring the music commissioned to accompany a series of short, silent films made by Andy Warhol in the mid-’60s.
BUY IT: 13 Most Beautiful… via Amazon.com