New Releases — December 10, 2018 at 6:17 am

New releases: This Mortal Coil, Kate Bush, Morrissey, Howard Jones, David Bowie, Xymox

This Mortal Coil, Blood

This is 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. (Since we missed the last couple weeks’ round-ups, this includes titles that came out in recent weeks.)


This Mortal Coil

RELEASE:  It’ll End in TearsFiligree & ShadowBlood
BACKSTORY:The three albums released by the 4AD Records collective — led by label founder Ivo Watts-Russell and featuring vocals by Liz Fraser and others — were reissued last week in deluxe CD and LP editions.


Kate Bush

RELEASE: Remastered Part II, Remastered in Vinyl III, Remastered in Vinyl IV
BACKSTORY: The second half of Kate Bush’s new remastered box sets has now arrived, an 11CD set and a 4- and 6LP sets compiling her first later albums. The first CD box and two more vinyl boxes came out earlier in November.



RELEASE: Low in High School: Deluxe Edition
BACKSTORY: Morrissey’s most recent studio album is reissued as a deluxe 2LP vinyl set, with a second disc featuring studio and live recordings, including Moz’s recent cover of The Pretenders’ “Back on the Chain Gang.”


Howard Jones

RELEASE: Human’s Lib, Dream Into Action
BACKSTORY: The synthpop favorite’s first two studio albums each have been reissued in six-disc super-deluxe editions that include the remastered albums, remixes, unreleased demos, DVDs, vinyl pressings and more.


David Bowie

RELEASE: Glastonbury 2000
BACKSTORY: The late rock legend’s headlining appearance at the Glastonbury festival in 2000 is released in a variety of multi-disc formats, including a CD/DVD package and a 3LP vinyl pressing.



RELEASE: Twist of Shadows
BACKSTORY: Clan of Xymox’s 1989 album — released while the band used the Xymox moniker — has been reissued as a double LP with five bonus tracks and a 2CD set with 10 total bonus tracks, including remixes.


Bryan Ferry and his Orchestra

RELEASE: Bitter-Sweet
BACKSTORY: The former Roxy Music frontman re-records songs from that band and his own solo catalog with his jazz orchestra. Includes “Sign of the Times,” “Zamba,” “Reason or Rhyme,” “Alphaville” and “Boys and Girls.”


Simple Minds

RELEASE:  Rejuvenation 2001-2014
BACKSTORY: Simple Minds releases a vinyl box set that collects the six albums the band released between 2001 and 2014 — after leaving their major labels — with each pressed on 180-gram audiophile vinyl in a different color.


Joy Division & New Order

RELEASE: Total: From Joy Division to New Order
BACKSTORY: The 2011 best-of that covered both the careers of Joy Division and New Order has been released on vinyl for the first time in a 2LP pressing. Features “She’s Lost Control,” “Transmission,” “Ceremony” and more.


Gary Numan

RELEASE: Savage: Live at Brixton Academy
BACKSTORY: Gary Numan this week releases a 2CD/1DVD live package recorded last year in London and featuring performances of material off his new album Savage plus favorites like “Cars,” “Metal” and “Are ‘Friends’ Electric?”


Transvision Vamp

RELEASE: I Want Your Love
BACKSTORY: The three albums released by the Wendy James-fronted group between 1988 and 1991 — Pop Art, Velveteen and Little Magnets Versus the Bubble of Babble — are pressed on colored, 180-gram vinyl in this 3LP box set.


Black Needle Noise

RELEASE: Before the Tears Came
BACKSTORY: This Mortal Coil’s John Fryer, an engineer who worked with Love and Rockets, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails and more, is releasing a signed, colored-vinyl edition of his 2016 album with Black Needle Noise.
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  1. Xymox “Twist of Shadows” is cheaper directly at Pylon Records’ site. Use 20PYLON code to get 20% off until mid-January 2019 (you’re welcome).

    Thank you MOZ for the vinyl only release. I have thousands of CDs and won’t need to repurchase now- hoping you go the same route with the upcoming covers album as it’s always a good idea in this streaming/download age to shoot yourself in the foot and limit your sales based on offering only one format [especially one that is specific to the smallest segment of music purchasers = VINYL].

  2. It comes with a download code…

  3. Let’s crowdfund 120seconds a record player

  4. “crowdfund”? Really Dan, you could loose your Trolling License for that one. Hipsters know GoFundMe is where it’s at (got two turntables and a microphone)

  5. Well aren’t you the hypocritical troll pot calling the kettle black. Are you so fucking clueless you don’t know GoFundMe IS crowd funding? Worse, you are also somehow ignorant that CDs are dying and vinyl is way hotter (for at least the last DECADE) but I guess you wouldn’t know that hiding under your bridge. By all means though, take out your empty, bitter life frustrations on the rest of the world. Get a clue then get a life (the first clue is only sad sacks think of themselves as hipsters).

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