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: Jane’s Addiction
RELEASE: “Live Voodoo”
BACKSTORY: The alt-rock powerhouse this week releases a concert DVD and Blu-ray capturing its full 13-song set at New Orleans’ Voodoo Experience music festival last Halloween — which would turn out to be bassist Eric Avery’s final concert on U.S. soil with the briefly reunited original lineup. The live film features the band running through classics such as “Three Days,” “Mountain Song” and “Summertime Rolls.” Also included in this set: two bonus songs — “1%” and “Ocean Size” — recorded at one of the group’s first reunion gigs with Avery in Los Angeles in 2008 (see full tracklist here).
BUY IT: “Live Voodoo” via Amazon.com
ARTIST: The Stones Roses
BACKSTORY: The fabled Manchester act this week releases its umpteenth compilation in the U.K., collecting 16 tracks for an odd mix of Silvertone-era non-album singles, B-sides and The Stone Roses album cuts, plus a lone demo and a ’92 remix of “Fools Gold” — all of which have been previously released (see full tracklist here).
BUY IT: Collection via Amazon.co.uk
ARTIST: Claudia Brücken
RELEASE: Love: And a Million Other Things
BACKSTORY: Cherry Red this week releases, in the U.K., a 2CD expanded reissue of the Propaganda singer’s only solo album, originally released in 1991. The new set includes the original album, plus 10 bonus tracks that cover all of the singles, B-sides and remixes of the era, including three appearing on CD for the first time.
BUY IT: Love: And a Million Other Things via Amazon.co.uk
ARTIST: Stan Ridgway
RELEASE: Neon Mirage
BACKSTORY: The former Wall of Voodoo frontman returns this week with his sixth solo album, featuring 11 new tracks and a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Lenny Bruce.” The set is produced by Dave Alvin, and features assists from keyboardist Pietra Wexstun and guitarist Rick King, plus the late Amy Farris on violin, cello and viola.
BUY IT: Neon Mirage via Amazon.com