New Releases — March 16, 2020 at 6:44 am

New releases: Cocteau Twins, Game Theory, Heaven 17, The Damned, Primitives, Morrissey

Cocteau Twins | Photo by Chris Garnham

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.


Cocteau Twins

RELEASE: Garlands, Victorialand
BACKSTORY: 4AD this week releases remastered editions of the Cocteaus’ first and fourth studio albums on 140-gram black vinyl, completing the effort to put all of the band’s studio albums back in print on vinyl.


Game Theory

RELEASE: Across the Barrier Of Sound: PostScript
BACKSTORY: Omnivore Recordings this week releases a new collection of almost entirely unreleased material recorded by Game Theory’s final lineup in 1989 and 1990, with Michael Quercio of The Three O’Clock.


Heaven 17

RELEASE: Another Big Idea (1996-2015)
BACKSTORY: Deluxe 9CD box set contains three studio albums (Bigger Than America, Before After, Naked As Advertised), a previously unreleased album (Space Age Space Music), live and remix albums, plus 48 bonus tracks.


The Primitives

RELEASE: Bloom! The Full Story 1985-1992
BACKSTORY: Cherry Red Records this week releases a five-disc box set that collects The Primitives’ three original studio albums, a raft of singles and related B-sides, demos, covers, material recorded in BBC sessions, and live cuts.


The Damned

RELEASE: Fiendish Shadows
BACKSTORY: The Damned release a “full restored” reissue of their 1985 live album with several tracks left off the original and all new artwork and liner notes. Expanded CD or 2LP pressing on either red or blue vinyl.



RELEASE: Love Life
BACKSTORY: Rubellan Remasters reissues 1984’s Love Life from the original master tapes and expands the album with three bonus tracks, including the original 12” dance remixes of “No More Words” and “Dancing In Berlin.”



RELEASE: I Am Not a Dog on a Chain
BACKSTORY: Morrissey this week follows up last year’s California Son covers record with his 13th studio album, an 11-song collection preceded by lead single “Bobby, Don’t You Think You Know.”





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  1. Waiting for a Moon and the Melodies remaster…still.

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