New Releases — February 17, 2014 at 12:01 am

New releases: R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, Suzanne Vega, The Verlaines, Shane MacGowan

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


Peter BuckPeter Buck

RELEASE: I Am Back To Blow Your Mind Once Again
BACKSTORY: Former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck returns this week with his second solo effort, which is once again being released only on limited-edition vinyl through specialty imprint Mississippi Records (more details).


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.” (U.S. release)


The VerlainesThe Verlaines

RELEASE: Hallelujah All the Way Home
BACKSTORY: As part of its new deal with Catpured Tracks, New Zealand’s Flying Nun this eek reissues the 1985 debut album from the indie-rock outfit in newly remastered form.


Shane MacGowanShane MacGowan & The Popes

RELEASE: Live at Montreux 1995
BACKSTORY: This ’95 live set from the once an future Pogues frontman is reissued this week as a CD/DVD set, and features solo cuts and Pogues classics, and much more.




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