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: Enjoy the Quiet: Live at Wacken 2012
BACKSTORY: Al Jourgensen this week releases, in the U.K., a new 11-track live album recorded last year at the Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany. The set is out later this month in the U.S., and a DVD/Blu-ray is coming, too, later in August in both the U.S. and U.K.


Echo & The Bunnymen, 'Crocodiles'Echo & The Bunnymen

RELEASE: Crocodiles
BACKSTORY: The 1980 debut from Ian McCulloch and Co. is reissued this week, in the U.K., on orange vinyl in a new 180-gram audiophile pressing. It’s just the straight album, though, and to to be confused with the 2LP “hardback book” version that features 10 bonus tracks and is now due in September.


Talking HeadsTalking Heads

RELEASE: Fear of Music
BACKSTORY: Rhino Records this week reissues the Talking Heads third album on vinyl, a collection produced by the band and electronic music legend Brian Eno that was originally released in 1979 and featured the singles “Life During Wartime,” “I Zimbra” and “Cities.”




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