Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs.
RELEASE: INXS, Underneath the Colours, Shabooh Shoobah, The Swing, Listen Like Thieves, Kick, X, Welcome To Wherever You Are, Full Moon Dirty Hearts, Elegantly Wasted
BACKSTORY: After issuing a 10-disc box set collecting the Aussie rockers’ albums, Universal Music this week, in the U.K., releases remastered editions of all 10 Michael Hutchence-era albums — but with no bonus material.
BUY IT: Amazon.com (see links above)
RELEASE: Bakesale: Deluxe Edition
BACKSTORY: Sub Pop this week reissues the classic 1994 album from former (and once again) Dinosaur Jr bassist Lou Barlow’s famously lo-fi spin-off project. The two-disc set features a remastered version of the original album plus a whopping 25 extra tracks, including B-sides, acoustic versions and demos. (See tracklist here.)
BUY IT: Amazon.com (CD, vinyl, digital), iTunes (Digital)
ARTISTS: Gary Numan
RELEASE: Replicas Live: Manchester 08-03-2008
BACKSTORY: The synth pioneer this week releases in the U.K. an 18-song, 2CD live album and PAL Region 2 DVD — previously available for sale through his website — that were recorded in Manchester, England, on the night of his 50th birthday during the 2008 tour in support of his Replicas reissue. Also features “Cars,” “Everyday I Die” and “A Prayer for the Unborn.”
BUY IT: Amazon.co.uk (CD, DVD)
ARTIST: Joe Jackson Trio
RELEASE: Live Music
BACKSTORY: The New Wave singer-songwriter releases the sixth live album of his career, recorded during his 2010 European tour with two members of the original Joe Jackson Band (bassist Graham Maby and drummer Dave Houghton). Includes “Steppin’ Out,’ “Sunday Papers,” “Got the Time” and covers of The Beatles, David Bowie and Ian Dury.
BUY IT: Amazon.com (CD, digital), iTunes (Digital)