New Releases — March 26, 2018 at 8:26 am

This week’s new releases: The Cars reissues, plus The Mission, The Damned, The Essence

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 Cars

RELEASE: Shake It Up, Heartbeat City
BACKSTORY:  Rhino Records this week reissues the fourth and fifth albums from The Cars on CD, vinyl and digitally, paring remastered editions of each record with bonus B-sides  and previously unreleased early takes.
BUY:,, iTunes


The Mission

RELEASE: For Ever More: Live At London Shepherd’s Bush Empire
BACKSTORY: Cherry Red Records this week releases a 5CD box set collecting live discs recorded during The Mission’s 2008 run of full-album shows in London, including performances of Children, Carved in Sand and more.


The Damned

RELEASE: The Stiff Singles 1976-1977
BACKSTORY: This box set collects replica 7-inches of five early singles on the Stiff Records label from the punk legends, including “New Rose,” “Neat Neat Neat,” “Problem Child” and more.  Features 11 songs in all, with B-sides.


The Essence

RELEASE: 35: Collection 1985-2015
BACKSTORY: Cherry Red Records this week releases a career-spanning 5-disc box set celebrating the Dutch post-punk group, compiling five full albums along with “the best of their B-sides and alternative versions.”





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