Jesus & Mary Chain - Damage and Joy

Chart Watch and New Releases: 24 March 2017

Depeche Mode maintain their record of reaching the top ten with each of their studio albums as Spirit enters at number 5 this week (read our review here), backed up by the return of their 2006 compilation The Best Of Depeche Mode Vol. 1 at 57. Their single Where’s The Revolution is still hanging on at number 2 on the physical singles chart, behind David Bowies No Plan EP at number 1, while Blondies new single Long Time enters at 18.

The Jesus & Mary Chain return with their first album in almost two decades! Damage and Joy is out today, as is Triboluminescence, a new album by Police guitarist Andy Summers. The Paul McCartney Archive Collection continues with a new deluxe edition of his 1989 set Flowers in the Dirt while A Flock of Seagulls have two CDs worth of Remixes & Rarities mopped up by Cherry Pop. A companion piece to last year’s deluxe edition of Bridge of Spies, The Virgin Anthology includes remasters of the second and third T’Pau albums Rage (1988) and The Promise (1991) plus a disc of singles, and another of remixes and B-sides. Former Bauhaus vocalist Peter Murphy issues a live album Bare-Boned & Sacred, Squeeze’s Chris Difford releases a box set of his solo work Chris to the Mill and Samson’s The Polydor Years compiles their Before the Storm (1982) and Don’t Get Mad – Get Even (1984) albums with numerous bonus tracks. Imagination’s first two albums Body Talk and In the Heat of the Night are reissued, while Anthrax’s 2016 set For All Kings is now available as a wallet-troubling box set of ten 7″ singles.