New Releases — July 1, 2013 at 12:05 am

New releases: Microdisney, New Model Army, A Certain Ratio, Visage, The Proclaimers

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


Microdisney, 'Love Your Enemies'Microdisney

RELEASE: Love Your Enemies, The Clock Comes Down The Stairs
BACKSTORY: Cherry Red this week reissues, in the U.K., two key albums from the Irish indiepop outfit: 1984’s Love Your Enemies (originally released as We Hate You South African Bastards!) and 1985’s The Clock Comes Down the Stairs, each bonus tracks including B-sides and Peel Sessions.
BUY: (Love Your Enemies, Clock Comes Down The Stairs)


New Model ArmyNew Model Army

RELEASE: We Love the World
BACKSTORY: Secret Records this week releases a CD/DVD set that repackages a 2003 live album from the long-running British post-punk act, a set that includes 15 tracks on CD and 21 on DVD, including “51st State,” “Here Comes the War,” “Wonderful Way to Go” and more.


A Certain RatioA Certain Ratio

RELEASE: I’d Like To See You Again
BACKSTORY: The third album from the Manchester post-punk act is reissued this week in a new digitally remastered edition with five bonus tracks, including the 7- and 12-inch version of “Knife Slits Water,” an exclusive mix of “Guess Who” and the band’s 1983 single “I Need Someone Tonite.”



RELEASE: Fade To Grey: The Best Of
BACKSTORY: The newly reunited Visage is treated, this week in the U.K., to what appears to be the band’s third best-of collection to be titled Fade to Grey; this one features 15 tracks, including some Peel Session recordings and remixes. Oh, and yes, it includes the band’s hit single “Fade to Grey.”
BUY: (CD, digital)


The ProclaimersThe Proclaimers

RELEASE: The Very Best Of: 25 Years 1987-2012
BACKSTORY: The brotherly Scottish duo receives a new 2CD, 30-track best-of this week in the U.K., featuring  such tracks as “Life With You,” “What Makes You Cry,” “Spinning Around in Air,” “Love Can Move Mountains” and, of course, “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles).”
BUY: (CD, digital)




One Comment

  1. I wish A Certain Ratio would release a proper remaster of “Early” or “To Each..”

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