New Releases — November 27, 2017 at 9:09 am

This week’s new releases: U2’s ‘Songs of Experience,’ Midge Ure, Cindy Wilson, Sex Pistols

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: Songs of Experience
BACKSTORY: U2 returns this week with its companion to 2014’s Songs of Innocence, a 13-song collection that includes “The Blackout” and “American Soul.” It’s being released in several formats, including a deluxe CD/vinyl set.
BUY:,, iTunes


Midge Ure

RELEASE: Orchestrated
BACKSTORY: The Ultravox frontman this week releases a new album on which he revisits some of that band’s classics, and his own, with new orchestrated re-recordings. Includes “Dancing With Tears in My Eyes” and “Vienna.”
BUY:, iTunes


Cindy Wilson

BACKSTORY: The B-52’s vocalist this week releases her debut solo album on the Kill Rock Stars label. The electro-flavored 10-song album features “No One Can Tell You,” “Mystic” and “On the Inside.”
BUY:,, iTunes


Sex Pistols

RELEASE: Never Mind the Bollocks: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
BACKSTORY: The four-disc CD/DVD expanded edition of the Pistols’ album that originally was released in 2012 is reissued this week in the U.K. with the same contents, just housed in more compact packaging.






  1. U2 should do a Christmas album and call it quits.

    • OR, maybe a duets album with Rod Stewart. Sorry, don’t want to be a downer, but U2 stopped making sense to me after Achtung Baby.

  2. Michael in SoCal

    Any word on a release from the Joshua Tree tour? Didn’t feel like seeing U2 at the Rose Bowl, but I’m sure a DVD and the audio would be great.

  3. Ken, Please explain.
    If millions (or even just hundreds of thousands) enjoy new U2 material, why should they call it quits?

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