New Releases — February 3, 2014 at 12:01 am

New releases: Orange Juice reissues, The Dream Syndicate live, new Suzanne Vega

Orange Juice CROP

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


Orange Juice, 'Rip It Up'Orange Juice

RELEASE: You Can’t Hide Your Love Forever, Rip It Up, Texas Fever, The Orange Juice
BACKSTORY: Domino this week reissues all four albums from Edwyn Collins’ Scottish indie-pop act on CD; next week, they’ll also get vinyl reissues as well.


The Dream SyndicateThe Dream Syndicate

RELEASE: The Day Before Wine and Roses
BACKSTORY: Omnivore this week reissues an out-of-print 1982 live set recorded at Los Angeles radio station KPFK-FM a few weeks before Steve Wynn and Co. recorded debut album The Days of Wine and Roses.


Suzanne VegaSuzanne Vega

RELEASE: Tales From The Realm of The Queen Of Pentacles
BACKSTORY: The singer-songwriter returns this week with her first new studio album in seven years that tells a story “that has to do with the material world and the world of the spirit and how they intersect.”



BACKSTORY: Former Cocteau Twins bassist Simon Raymonde this week releases, in the U.S., the debut by his new project Snowbird that finds him teaming up with Stephanie Dosen. It came out last week in the U.K.




One Comment

  1. Minor quibble with Suzanne Vega’s album: Tarock and tarocchi cards (the original Marseilles and Visconti decks – or the Wirth deck recently shown in the last Sherlock Holmes movie) were suited wands, batons, cups, and coins – not pentacles. Pentacles were not even a suit in the tarot, the precursor to contemporary cards for poker, etc., until at least the 20th Century. Just not-entirely-useless trivia that may enhance the listening pleasure of her new album. Thanks.

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