Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs.
Camper Van Beethoven
RELEASE: Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart, Key Lime Pie
BACKSTORY: Omnivore this week reissues the seminal college-rock act’s two major-label albums, originally released in 1988 and 1989, in expanded CD versions and on 180-gram vinyl (full tracklists).
RELEASE: Dizzy Heights
BACKSTORY: The Crowded House and Split Enz singer-songwriter returns this week with his third solo album and first since 2001’s One Nil. It’s co-produced by Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips).
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk
RELEASE: “The Complete Truth About De-Evolution”
BACKSTORY: This week sees the release of what appears to be a re-issue of the 2003 Rhino Records DVD version of the band’s original 1993 Laserdisc collection of videos and live performances.
Clan of Xymox
RELEASE: Matters of Mind, Body and Soul
BACKSTORY: The long-running darkwave favorites — the onetime 4AD act is still centered around founding member Ronny Moorings — return this week with their first new album in two years.
Frankie Goes to Hollywood
RELEASE: Frankie Said: Deluxe Edition
BACKSTORY: ZTT this week reissues the duo’s best-of combining audio and video on a 2-disc CD/DVD set, featuring remixes, classic cuts and a number of music videos and BBC TV appearances.
RELEASE: The Organisation of Pop: The ZTT Singles Collection
BACKSTORY: ZTT Records this week celebrates its 30th anniversary with the UK release of this 2CD compilation, that is similar to the same-titled set released in the U.S. last year, but not the same.
RELEASE: The Art of the 12″, Volume 3: A Soundtrack for Living
BACKSTORY: ZTT Records this week also unleashes a new collection of 12-inch remixes of tracks by the likes of Art of Noise, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, ABC, Stephen Duffy, Yes, Propaganda and more.
RELEASE: Drums Along the Hudson
BACKSTORY: The Hoboken, N.J., pop-rock group’s 1982 debut is reissued on CD this week, featuring tracks such as “In the Congo,” “The Bulrushes,” “Three Wise Men,” “Glow in the Dark” and more.
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 LP; the CD versions were released last week.