New Releases — March 11, 2013 at 12:15 am

New releases: David Bowie, TV Mania, Jellyfish, The Pogues, Pixies, Cabaret Voltaire

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


David Bowie, 'The Next Day'ARTIST : David Bowie
RELEASE: The Next Day
BACKSTORY: The Thin White Duke this week returns with his first new album in a decade, a 14-track collection produced by longtime collaborator Tony Visconti. A limited-edition digipack version includes three additional bonus tracks (see full tracklist).
BUY: (CD, digital, vinyl)


TV ManiaARTIST : TV Mania
RELEASE: Bored With Prozac and The Internet?
BACKSTORY: A thought-to-be-lost mid-’90s album by Duran Duran keyboardist Nick Rhodes and the band’s former guitarist, Warren Cuccurullo, finally will see the light of day this March when it’s released digitally. A pair of uber-deluxe vinyl editions also are coming (see full tracklist).
BUY: (Digital)


JellyfishARTIST : Jellyfish
RELEASE: Stacks-a-Tracks
BACKSTORY: The power-pop favorites this week release a limited-edition 2CD set featuring the original instrumental mixes of the band’s two studio albums, Bellybutton (1990) and Spilt Milk (1993). They’re mixes that were made at the time; not the finished albums with the vocals stripped out.


The PoguesARTIST : The Pogues
RELEASE: 30:30 – The Essential Collection
BACKSTORY: The Pogues celebrate their 30th anniversary with the release this week, in the U.K., of a new 30-track, 2CD best of set featuring tracks such as “Fairytale of New York.” This is not to be confused with the single-disc best-of released in the U.S. earlier this year.


PixiesARTIST : Pixies
RELEASE: Hollywood Holidays
BACKSTORY: A December 1991 concert by the Pixies in Los Angeles that was broadcast on the radio by KCRW is giving a quasi-legitimate release in the U.K. this week. The CD features material off the band’s final two albums Bossanova and Trompe le Monde, in addition to earlier material.
BUY: (CD, digital)


Cabaret VoltaireARTIST : Cabaret Voltaire
RELEASE: “Live From London”
BACKSTORY: The experimental art-rock group this week releases, in the U.K., a NTSC Region 0 DVD of the group’s 1992 performance at London’s Town and Country Club. The set includes “Night Rider,” “The Message,” “Low Cool,” “Plasticity” and “Invisible Generation.”




  1. How did I miss the Jellyfish release? OMG

  2. and again, Waltzing Mathilda is missing from a so called best of Pogues record.

  3. Hopeton Brown

    Your Pixies links keep taking me to The Pogues.

  4. David Bowie’s first single “Where Are We Now” was cryptic. Was he literally showing us that the bottle is empty?

    This is my interpretation:

  5. Picked up the Bowie disc (bonus track version) and it appears to have a mastering error on track 7 at ~2:40. Does anyone else have this issue?

  6. David Bowie’s record is amazing! Absolutely blown away

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