New Releases — February 10, 2014 at 10:47 am

New releases: Camper Van Beethoven, Neil Finn, Devo, Clan of Xymox, ZTT Records

Camper Van Beethoven 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.


Camper Van BeethovenCamper 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).


Neil FinnNeil Finn

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).


Devo DVDDevo

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 XymoxClan 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 HollywoodFrankie 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.


ZTTVarious Artists

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.


ZTT 2Various Artists

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.


The BongosThe Bongos

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.


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 LP; the CD versions were released last week.




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