New Releases — January 23, 2012 at 5:49 am

New releases: Ramones live in 1979 on CD, Public Image Ltd. live in 1983 on DVD

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 : Ramones
The Cretin Hop
BACKSTORY: New York’s finest punk act is commemorated in this new live disc of possibly questionable legitimacy, out this week in the U.K. The 33-track disc captures the classic lineup’s Feb. 26, 1979, concert in Ann Arbor, Mich., plus seven bonus tracks culled from various television appearances.


ARTIST : Public Image Ltd.
“Live at Rockpalast”
John Lydon and Co.’s 1983 performance on the German television show “Rockpalast” is released this week in Europe on Region 2 DVD (a CD version is set to follow later in February). The 13-track set includes performances of “Public Image,” “Flowers of Romance,” “Memories,” “Chant” and “Annalisa.”




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