Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted.
RELEASE: Shadows and Reflections
BACKSTORY: The former Soft Cell frontman’s latest solo album features “sumptuous orchestral arrangements of iconic torch songs and ’60s orchestral pop,” as well as two new original compositions.
BUY: Amazon.co.uk, iTunes
RELEASE: A Sentimental Education, A Place of Greater Safety
BACKSTORY: Dean Wareham’s band this week releases a 10-song covers album called A Sentimental Education (The Cure, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Mercury Rev) and a 6-song instrumental EP titled A Place of Greater Safety.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, iTunes
RELEASE: Out of Silence
BACKSTORY: The Crowded House frontman this week releases, in the U.K., the CD edition of his new solo album, which was recorded live on the internet earlier late last month. The U.S. CD release will follow on Sept. 29.
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- This week’s new releases: Gary Numan, Lee Ranaldo, ‘Gary Crowley’s Punk and New Wave’
- This week’s new releases: Sparks, Waterboys, The Dream Syndicate, Living Colour
- New releases: OMD, Crowded House’s Neil Finn, The Sisters of Mercy, Alien Sex Fiend
- New releases: Peter Buck, Alex Chilton, The Fall, Nick Lowe, Devo, Mock Turtles, Sex Pistols