New Releases — September 23, 2019 at 6:00 am

New releases: The Replacements, Ramones, Thurston Moore, KMFDM, Prefab Sprout, Midge Ure

The Replacements, ‘Dead Man’s Pop’

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. May also include some other titles released in recent weeks but not previously featured.


The Replacements

RELEASE: Dead Man’s Pop
BACKSTORY: The ‘Mats release a 4CD/1LP box set that features a “radically re-imagined” version of Don’t Tell a Soul, a new version of the album “mixed as it was originally intended” along with unheard tracks and a 1989 concert.



RELEASE: It’s Alive: 40th Anniversary Edition
BACKSTORY: Rhino Records this week releases an expanded 4CD/2LP 180-gram vinyl reissue of the Ramones’ classic live album, appending the original release with three more unreleased live sets from 1977.


Thurston Moore

RELEASE:  Spirit Counsel
BACKSTORY: The Sonic Youth founder releases a 3CD set of new work. Each disc features an extended composition recorded in 2018 or 2019, representing “a period of reflection on spiritual matters, collective musical friendships.”



RELEASE: Paradise
BACKSTORY: The German industrial group — still led by Sascha Konietzko — this week releases its 21st studio album, an 11-song collection featuring the songs “Oh My Goth,” “No Regret” and “Disturb the Peace.”


Prefab Sprout

RELEASE: Swoon, From Langley Park To Memphis, Jordan: The Comeback, A Life Of Surprises
BACKSTORY: Sony this week reissues, in the U.K., three studio albums from Paddy McAloon and Co., plus a 1991 best-of, on vinyl. Each title is remastered.


Midge Ure

RELEASE: Soundtrack: 1978-2019
BACKSTORY: This new U.K. 2CD/1DVD best-of features Midge Ure solo material, Ultravox songs and previously unreleased cuts. Includes “Dancing With Tears in My Eyes,” “Dear God,” “Vienna,” “Answers to Nothing” and more.





One Comment

  1. Andy Patterson

    Question: Is Dead Man’s Pop up for Reissue of the Year AND Album of the Year?! If so, it gets both of my votes. Can’t stop listening to this!

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