New Releases — April 18, 2011 at 5:25 am

New releases: Morrissey, Robyn Hitchcock, Echo & The Bunnymen, INXS, The B-52’s

Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs.

Morrissey, 'Glamorous Glue'ARTIST: Morrissey
RELEASE: “Glamorous Glue”
BACKSTORY: The former Smiths leader this week, in the U.K., issues a new single of the Your Arsenal track on CD, 7-inch and download to promote his forthcoming best-of. Depending on the format you get, Moz has included two previously unreleased Viva Hate outtakes (“Treat Me Like a Human Being,” “Safe, Warm Lancashire Home”) as B-sides
BUY IT: (CD, 7-inch 1, 7-inch 2, digital)

Robyn Hitchcock, 'Tromsø, Kaptein'ARTIST: Robyn Hitchcock
RELEASE: Tromsø, Kaptein
BACKSTORY: Calling it an album “sung in English for Norwegian ears,” Robyn Hitchcock has quietly released a new album on Norwegian label Hype City Recordings. The record, for sale on the singer’s site, features eight new songs, a re-recording of “Raining Twilight Coast” from 1990’s Eye and a new Norwegian-language version of “Goodnight Oslo.”
BUY IT: (CD with instant download)

Echo & The Bunnymen, 'Heaven Up Here'ARTIST: Echo & The Bunnymen
RELEASE: Heaven Up Here
BACKSTORY: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab this week releases a series of new titles on numbered, limited-edition, audiophile vinyl, including the second album, originally released in 1981, by Ian McCulloch and Co. The album features the singles “A Promise” and “Over the Wall,” plus album tracks including “Show of Strength” and “All I Want.”
BUY IT: (vinyl)

See more new releases from INXS, The B-52’s and Icicle Works after the jump…

BACKSTORY: Another new Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab title out this week, the Aussie rockers’ global 1987 blockbuster arrives on numbered, limited-edition, audiophile vinyl. The album features the hit singles “Need You Tonight,” “Devil Inside,” “New Sensation” and “Never Tear Us Apart,” plus tracks such as “Mystify” and “Guns in the Sky.”
BUY IT: (vinyl)

The B-52's, 'The B-52's'ARTIST: The B-52’s
RELEASE: The B-52’s
BACKSTORY: The classic 1979 debut from the Athens, Ga., party band is among this week’s crop of new, numbered, limited-edition, audiophile vinyl reissues from Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab. The album features such classics as “Rock Lobster,” “Planet Claire,” “Dance This Mess Around” and “There’s a Moon in the Sky (Called the Moon).”
BUY IT: (vinyl)

The Icicle Works, 'If You Want to Defeat Your Enemy, Sing His Song'ARTIST: The Icicle Works
RELEASE: If You Want to Defeat Your Enemy, Sing His Song
BACKSTORY: The newly reunited U.K. New Wave/postpunk outfit follows up last month’s reissue of The Small Price of a Bicycle in the U.K. this week with an expanded 3CD re-release of its third album, originally released in 1987. The second CD features B-sides, demos and singles, while the third disc is a full live concert from 1986.

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