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Release Round-Up: Week of November 27

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Rage Against the Machine, Rage Against the Machine XX (Epic/Legacy)

Take the power back! The rock icons’ debut LP is greatly expanded with rare and unreleased audiovisual material. Available as a 2CD/2DVD/1LP box set (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.), a 2CD set with highlights DVD (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.), a single-disc remaster with live B-sides (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.) and vinyl reissue (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.).

Various Artists, Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968 (Elektra/Rhino)

The original, influential compilation comes back to CD (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.) and vinyl (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.) with new liner notes.

T. Rex, The Slider: 40th Anniversary Edition (Edsel)

A most beloved classic of the glam genre is given the red-carpet CD/DVD/vinyl/book/swag treatment from Demon Music Group! (Amazon U.K. / Amazon U.S.)

St. Etienne, Casino Classics: Deluxe Edition (Universal U.K.)

This 1996 remix double-album from the indie-dance geniuses is now expanded to four discs. (Amazon U.K. / Amazon U.S.) (A new two-disc remaster is also available as well – Amazon U.K. / Amazon U.S.)

The House of Love, The House of Love: Deluxe Edition / The Blow Monkeys, Limping for a Generation / Animal Magic: Deluxe Editions (Cherry Red)

Some ’80s alt-rock/sophisti-pop classics coming to the U.K. from the Cherry Red label this week. Many demos, B-sides and archival material appended to these sets; three discs for The House of Love (Amazon U.K. / Amazon U.S.) and two apiece for Limping for a Generation (Amazon U.K. / Amazon U.S.) and Animal Magic (Amazon U.K. / Amazon U.S.)

Written by Mike Duquette

November 27, 2012 at 07:39

Cherry Red Rebuilds The House of Love on Three-Disc Expansion

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One of London’s most preeminent indie bands of the 1980s, The House of Love, are partnering with Cherry Red for a triple-disc reissue of their first album in November.

The House of Love, originally released on Creation Records in 1988 after a clutch of critically-acclaimed singles, will now feature two discs of additional material culled from various singles and compilations, as well as 23 unreleased cuts, including live tracks, demos and alternate mixes.

During their tenure with Creation Records, The House of Love were widely touted to be the next great stadium rock act in England. Creative tensions, however, derailed the group during their major-label move to Fontana – shortly thereafter, the band’s core members, singer Guy Chadwick and guitarist Terry Bickers, had split, with Bickers leaving the band midway through a tour – and by 1993 the group was defunct. However, the reconciled Chadwick and Bickers reformed the band some time later, releasing Days Run Away to critical plaudits in 2005 and continuing to write and tour throughout.

This remastered package, featuring new sleeve notes and unreleased photography, is available in the U.K. November 26. Order it on Amazon U.K. or Amazon U.S., and hit the jump for a full track list.

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Written by Mike Duquette

October 24, 2012 at 11:58