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Published on January 5th, 2014 | by Gerry Galipault

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This Week’s Releases: Jan. 7, 2014

New stuff (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Kat DeLuna “Viva” (first single: “Wanna See U Dance [La La La]”; Hear here; See here) (Mass Appeal Entertainment / eOne Music)
Kid Ink “My Own Lane” (producers: Boi-1da, Cardiak, Devin Cruise, DJ Mustard, Jahlil Beats, KB, M-Millz, Lifted, Ned Cameron, N4, Pharrell Williams, Sham Joseph, T-Minus; guests: Chris Brown, Tyga, Pusha T, Maejor Ali, Elle Varner, etc.; first single: “Show Me”; Hear here) (Tha Alumni Music Group / 88 Classic / RCA)
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks “Wig Out At Jagbags” (producers: Malkmus, Remko Schouten; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Matador)
John Newman “Tribute” (released in his native U.K. in October 2013; producers: Ant Whiting, Newman, Steve Booker, Mike Spencer; Hear here; See here) (Universal Republic)
Various artists “August: Osage County [Film soundtrack]” (black comedy-drama film, starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, opened Dec. 27; See here; MP3) (Columbia)

New stuff (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Aziza & the Cure (symphonic soul pop group) “Through All Our Fears [MP3]” (Hear here) (MondoTunes)
Butterfly Valve “Conoco [MP3]” (producer: Tommy Sweeney; first single: “Shoreline”; Hear here) (Butterfly Valve, Jan. 6)

“Conoco is my first solo album,” Sweeney tells P&P. “It is a collection of songs reflecting on too many late-night, long-distance motorcycle trips and the wandering thoughts that follow you. This is music is for driving. Play it loud in your car. Stay awake. Drink gas station coffee.”

Natalia Damini (Brazilian singer) “Beautiful [MP3]” (guests: Nicki Minaj, Jim Jones, Gucci Mane, Rezzo, Cory Jones, etc.; Hear here) (Concore Entertainment, Jan. 10)

More Releases for the Week of Jan. 7, 2014

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Anberlin “ICON” (best-of) (Universal Republic / UMe)
Blood, Sweat & Tears “Blood, Sweat & Tears: The Complete Columbia Singles” (two CDs, 32 songs) (Real Gone Music)
Keni Burke (original Five Stairsteps member) “Keni Burke” (1977 album; remastered) (Solaris)
Felix Cavaliere (of The Rascals) “Castles in the Air” (1979 album; remastered) (Beatball Music)
The Clark Sisters “ICON” (best-of) (EMI Gospel / UMe)
Colton Dixon (“American Idol” season 11 finalist) “A Messenger (Expanded Edition)” (2013 album) (Sparrow / Universal)
Eagles “Selected Works 1972-1999 [Box set]” (four-CD compilation, originally released in 2000; MP3) (Rhino)
David Essex “The Collection” (two CDs, 31 songs) (U.K. – Music Club Deluxe, Jan. 6)
Eternity’s Children “Sunshine & Flowers” (1969 album; remastered; Hear here) (Beatball Music)
Peter Gabriel “Scratch My Back & I’ll Scratch Yours” (his 2010 album of covers, paired with the 2013 all-star covers of Gabriel songs; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Real World)
Rob Galbraith “Nashville Dirt” (1970 album; remastered; Hear here) (Beatball Music)
Grateful Dead “Dick’s Picks, Vol. 10 – Winterland Arena, December 29, 1977” (three CDs, 25 tracks) (Real Gone Music)
Andy Griffith “ICON” (best-of) (Sparrow / UMe)
Robert Kraft (former president of Fox Music) “Retro Active” (1982 album; remastered; Hear here) (Beatball Music)
Kutless “ICON” (best-of) (Tooth & Nail / UMe)
Omar & The Howlers “Essential Collection” (two CDs, 30 tracks; MP3) (Big Guitar Music)
Gary Portnoy (co-wrote and sang the theme song to “Cheers”) “Gary Portnoy” (1980 album; remastered) (Beatball Music)
Rebecca St. James “ICON” (best-of) (ForeFront / UMe)
Stairsteps (a later version of The Five Stairsteps) “2nd Resurrection” (1976 album; remastered) (Solaris)
Stryper “ICON” (best-of) (Hollywood / UMe)
Bettye Swann “Bettye Swann: The Complete Atlantic Recordings” (23 tracks) (Real Gone Music)
Johnnie Taylor “Best of the Old and the New: The Complete Beverly Glen Music Sessions” (Solaris)
Underoath “ICON” (best-of) (Tooth & Nail / UMe)
John Valenti “I Won’t Change” (1981 album; remastered) (Beatball Music)

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Dr. Feelgood “Brilleaux [MP3]” (1986 album) (Razor & Tie)
Incredible Bongo Band “40 Years of the Incredible Bongo Band [MP3]” (25 tracks) (Mr. Bongo, Jan. 6)
The Style Council “Our Favourite Shop [MP3]” (1985 album) (Polydor)
Tenpole Tudor “Eddie, Old Bob, Dick and Gary / Let the Four Winds Blow: The Stiff Anthology [MP3]” (the English punk band’s first two albums, with single versions, B-sides and unreleased live recordings; 40 songs) (Razor & Tie)
Various artists “Pump It Up: New You Workout [MP3]” (24 tracks) (Ministry of Sound Recordings, Jan. 5)
Tammy Wynette “‘Til I Can Make It on My Own [MP3]” (1976 album) (Epic / Legacy)

More Releases for the Week of Jan. 7, 2014

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Dana Delany, Megan Gallagher, et al “China Beach: Season 2 [DVD]” (1988-89 season; Read here) (StarVista / Time Life)
Rob Morrow, Janine Turner, John Corbett, et al “Northern Exposure: Season Three [DVD],” “Northern Exposure: Season Four [DVD],” “Northern Exposure: Season Five [DVD],” “Northern Exposure: Season Six [DVD]” (Universal Studios)
Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, et al “Coal Miner’s Daughter [Blu-ray + Digital UltraViolet]” (1980 film; See here) (Universal Studios)
Chaim Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon, et al “Fiddler on the Roof [Blu-ray]” (1971 film; See here) (MGM)
Denzel Washington, et al “The Hurricane [Blu-ray + Digital UltraViolet]” (1999 film; See here) (Universal Studios)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of Jan. 7, 2014

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
The Beatles “TIME – The Beatle Invasion: The inside story of the two-week tour that rocked America [Hardcover]” (author: Bob Spitz) (Time)
Howard Goodall “The Story of Music: From Babylon to the Beatles: How Music Has Shaped Civilization [Hardcover]” (Kindle) (Time)
Angélique Kidjo “Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music [Hardcover]” (co-author: Rachel Wenrick; foreword by Desmond Tutu; Kindle) (Harper Collins)

More Book Releases for the Week of Jan. 7, 2014

Next week: Jan. 14, 2014

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