New Releases — July 7, 2014 at 12:12 am

New releases: Midge Ure, Marc Almond, Ministry, Durutti Column, The Gun Club

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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.


Midge UreMidge Ure

RELEASE: Fragile
BACKSTORY: The Ultravox frontman returns with his first new solo album in more than a decade. It’s out digitally in the U.S. and on CD and digital in the U.K. An American CD release is expected in August (see full tracklist).


Marc AlmondMarc Almond

RELEASE: Ten Plagues: A Song Cycle
BACKSTORY:  The ex-Soft Cell singer releases a one-man song cycle written for him by playwright Mark Ravenhill. The U.K. 2-disc set includes studio recordings on one CD and a live performance on DVD. U.S. release is digital.


Ministry Last Tangle in ParisMinistry

RELEASE: Last Tangle in Paris: Live 2012
BACKSTORY:  Al Jourgensen this week releases a new live album/video combo that features performances from Ministry’s 2012 DeFiBrilLaTouR reunion tour, recorded in Paris and elsewhere (see full tracklist).


Durutti ColumnThe Durutti Column

RELEASE: Chronicle LX : XL
BACKSTORY:  The Durutti Column’s Vini Reilly this week releases a two-disc set featuring the two different versions of the autobiographical Chronicle album that he recorded a few years ago.


The Gun ClubThe Gun Club

RELEASE: Fire of Love
BACKSTORY:  A remastered edition of the Gun Club’s classic 1981 debut is released on CD this week. Includes the songs “Sex Beat,” “Preaching the Blues,” “She’s Like Heroin to Me” and more.



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