This week’s new releases include brand-new music from The The, Jimmy Somerville (Bronski Beat, The Communards) and Marc Almond (Soft Cell), plus a new best-of from Julian Cope (The Teardrop Explodes) that collects material of his from the past 15 years.
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The The mastermind Matt Johnson spent the first decade of the 2000s musically inactive and moved on to issue scores to independent films under his old band’s moniker for the past few years. Now, though, he’s finally doing what fans have been clamoring for: he’s recording a proper new The The album.
This week’s new releases include the 30th anniversary vinyl reissue of The The’s ‘Soul Mining,’ a second brand-new album from Brian Eno and Karl Hyde, a reissue of X’s ‘More Fun in the New World,’ a collection from Steve Wynn called ‘Sketches in Spain,’ a Blow Monkeys reissue and a Cabaret Voltaire best-of.
Next week, the classic 1983 debut album from The The will receive a slightly belated 30th anniversary reissue in the form of a deluxe 2LP set that will include the newly remastered album on one 180-gram vinyl platter and six remixes and B-sides on the other.
He may be releasing an expanded vinyl reissue of 1983’s Soul Mining next month, but Matt Johnson isn’t only looking backward: He’s recorded not one but two new film soundtracks under the The The banner, new music composed for the independent films “Hyena” and “Penthouse North.”
The 1983 debut from The The — Soul Mining, featuring the singles “Uncertain Smile” and “This is the Day” — will receive a 30th anniversary reissue this summer in the former of a deluxe 2LP set that will include the remastered album on one 180-gram vinyl platter and six remixes and B-sides on the other.