New Releases — October 19, 2017 at 4:45 pm

This week’s new releases: The Smiths, The The, The Jam and Pet Shop Boys

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.


The Smiths

RELEASE: The Queen is Dead
BACKSTORY: This week sees the release of the 3CD/1DVD deluxe reissue of the band’s seminal 1986 album, featuring unreleased demos and a full never-before-heard live album. It’s also being released in 2CD and 5LP sets.
BUY:,, iTunes


The The

RELEASE: Radio Cineola Trilogy
BACKSTORY: Matt Johnson this week releases a 3-disc box set on CD and vinyl chronicling his 12-hour “Radio Cineola” live broadcast in 2015. It includes spoken word, interviews, soundscapes and The The’s new single.


The Jam

BACKSTORY: The year of The Jam’s birth is celebrated this week with a new 5CD box set featuring the band’s first two albums, a disc of demos, a collection of Peel session recordings and live tracks, and a DVD of TV appearances


Pet Shop Boys

RELEASE: Yes, Elysium 
BACKSTORY: Two more Pet Shop Boys albums are reissued this week in expanded multi-disc “Further Listening” reissues with bonus material. The Yes set is spread over 3 discs, while Elysium is just 2 discs.






  1. Human Cobras

    So bored about hearing about The Smiths or Morrissey. I like them but it’s just too much

  2. That guy sucks

    Thank you for taking the time to tell people your bored. You must be great at parties

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