New Releases — July 31, 2023 at 7:26 am

Out this week: Depeche Mode, JAMC, David Sylvian, Fun Boy 3, Ultravox, The Smiths + more

Depeche Mode

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 coming Friday unless noted. May also include some other titles released in recent weeks but not previously featured.


Depeche Mode

RELEASE: Sounds of the Universe: The 12″ Singles
DETAILS: The synthpop legends continues their series of deluxe box sets collecting 12-inches with a new 7LP set centered around the singles released off of their 2009 album: “Wrong,” “Peace” and the double A-side “Fragile Tension”/”Hole to Feed.”


The Jesus and Mary Chain

RELEASE: Sunset 666: Live at the Hollywood Palladium
DETAILS: The brothers Reid this week release a 17-track live album that was recorded at the Hollywood Palladium during the band’s 2018 tour opening for Nine Inch Nails. Features Isobell Campbell on “Sometimes Always” and “Black and Blues.”


David Sylvian

RELEASE: Do You Know Me Now?
DETAILS: The former Japan frontman this week releases a 10CD box set collecting the solo albums released on his label samadhisound between 2003 and 2014, plus albums recorded with collaborators, as well as a compilation of non-albums tracks.


Fun Boy 3

RELEASE: The Complete Fun Boy 3, vinyl reissues
DETAILS: The output of the post-Specials trio formed by Terry Hall, Lynval Golding and Neville Staple is collected in a new 5CD/DVD box set that includes the group’s two studio albums, plus singles, B-sides, remixes, live material and previously unreleased outtakes. Also out this week: newly remastered, colored-vinyl pressings of 1982 debut The Fun Boy Three (red) and 1983’s David Byrne-produced Waiting (blue).



RELEASE: Quartet: Deluxe Edition
DETAILS: The third Ultravox album with Midge Ure on vocals is reissued this week in a 7-disc box set with 70 tracks, 47 or which are previously unreleased recordings. Includes new stereo mixes, B-sides, rehearsal  recordings and a 1982 concert.


The Smiths

RELEASE: The Smiths, The Queen is Dead
DETAILS: Rhino Records’ remastered vinyl pressings of The Smiths’ first and third albums, released in 1984 and 1986, respectively, are back in print this week. (Meat Is Murder and Strangeways, Here We Come were reissued last month.)


General Public

RELEASE: All the Rage, Hand to Mouth
DETAILS: The first two albums by the post-English Beat combo formed by Dave Wakeling and Ranking Roger — with The Clash’s Mick Jones, though he left during the recording of the first album — are reissued this week on vinyl.




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