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


Wire 2Wire

RELEASE: Document and Eyewitness
BACKSTORY: Wire’s fourth album, released in 1980, and comprised mostly of live material recorded the year before, is reissued this week in the U.K as an expanded 2CD set with unreleased tracks. It’s out in the U.S. next week.
BUY: Amazon.co.uk


Scruffy the CatScruffy the Cat

RELEASE: Time Never Forgets: The Anthology (’86-’88)
BACKSTORY: The Boston college-radio favorites are celebrated with a new 38-track set that encompasses their Relativity Records output — two albums and two EPs — released digitally this week by Sony Music’s Legacy Recordings.
BUY: Amazon.com


Midge UreMidge Ure

RELEASE: Fragile
BACKSTORY: The Ultravox frontman’s first new solo album in more than a decade gets a U.S. CD release this week. It’s been out digitally in the U.S. and on CD and digital in the U.K. since early July (see full tracklist).
BUY: Amazon.com





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