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


XTC, 'Skylarking'XTC

RELEASE: Skylarking: Corrected Polarity Edition
BACKSTORY: Four years after reissuing Skylarking on vinyl “as it was intended to sound, but never has due to human error,” the “corrected polarity” edition of the album finally arrives on CD this week in the U.K.
BUY: Amazon.co.uk


Spider-ManHans Zimmer and The Magnificent Six featuring Pharrell Williams and Johnny Marr

RELEASE: The Amazing Spider-Man 2
BACKSTORY: The ex-Smiths guitarist re-teams with composer Hans Zimmer on the score for the new “Spider-Man” sequel alongside Pharrell Williams.
BUY: Amazon.com


The FixxThe Fixx

RELEASE: Live at Rockpalast
BACKSTORY: The Fixx’s 17-song performance on Feb. 22, 1985, for the famed West German television program is released this week, in the U.K., as a CD/DVD set. Features “Red Skies,” “Saved By Zero,” “Stand or Fall” and more.
BUY: Amazon.co.uk


The GodfathersThe Godfathers

RELEASE: The Godfathers: Remastered & Reloaded
BACKSTORY: The British modern-rock act this week reissues, in the U.S., its long-out-of-print 1993 self-titled album (aka ‘The Orange Album’) in an expanded and remastered double-disc set. This title came out in the U.K. last fall.
BUY: Amazon.com





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