New Releases — August 4, 2014 at 12:01 am

New releases: Big Country, Rowland S. Howard, Elvis Costello & The Attractions

Big Country 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.


Big CountryBig Country

RELEASE: The Seer, Peace In Our Time
BACKSTORY:  Big Country’s third and fourth albums, originally released in 1986 and 1988, receive 2CD expanded reissues this week in the U.K., with bonus B-sides, remixes and more. A Steeltown reissue follows this fall.


Rowland S. HowardRowland S. Howard

RELEASE: Pop Crimes
BACKSTORY: The late Birthday Party guitarist’s second and final solo album, released in 2009 just months after his death, receives a reissue this week. The album features ex-bandmate Mick Harvey.


Elvis CostelloElvis Costello & The Attractions

RELEASE: All This Useless Beauty
BACKSTORY: Elvis Costellos’ 1996 album with The Attractions receives a 180-gram vinyl reissue this week from Music on Vinyl. The record includes “Little Atom,” “Shallow Grave,” “The Other End of the Telescope” and more.




One Comment

  1. Looking forward to the Steeltown reissue

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