New releases

Published on March 22nd, 2011 | by Gerry Galipault

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March 22, 2011

New stuff

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Acid House Kings “Music Sounds Better With You” (Swedish indie pop band’s first album since 2005; first single: “Are We Lovers or Are We Friends?”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Labrador, March 22, 2011)
Art of Dying (Vancouver rock band) “Vices and Virtues” (first single: “Die Trying”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Intoxication/Reprise, March 22, 2011)
Richard Ashcroft (of The Verve) “United Nations of Sound” (released in 2010 in his native U.K.; producer: No I.D.; first single: “Are You Ready?”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Razor & Tie, March 22, 2011)
Federico Aubele “Berlin 13” (collaborators: Natalia Clavier, Ka, Mauro Refosco, Jesse Harris; Hear here; MP3 Download) (ESL Music, March 22, 2011)
Bing Ji Ling “Shadow to Shine” (producers: Embassy Sound Productions; guests: members of the Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Scissor Sisters, Antibalas and Phenomenal Handclap Band; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Tummy Touch, March 22, 2011)
Joe Bonamassa “Dust Bowl” (producer: Kevin “Caveman” Shirley; guests: John Hiatt, Vince Gill; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download) (J&R, March 22, 2011)
Chris Brown “F.A.M.E.” (producers: Benny Benassi, DJ Frank E, Diplo, Jim Jonsin, Kevin McCall, Polow da Don; guests: Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Ludacris, Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes, etc.; new single: “Look At Me Now”; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download) (Jive, March 22, 2011)
Solomon Burke & De Dijk (Dutch band) “Hold On Tight” (the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s last album before his death in October 2010; Hear/read here; MP3 Download) (Verve, March 22, 2011)
Edwyn Collins “Losing Sleep” (released in the U.K. in September 2010; songs co-written with Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos and Nick McCarthy, Magic Numbers’ Romeo Stodart, the Cribs’ Ryan Harman, The Drums, Johnny Marr; producers: Collins, Sebastian Lewsley; guests: Aztec Camera’s Roddy Frame; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Heavenly Recordings/Cooperative Music USA/Downtown, March 22, 2011)
Duran Duran “All You Need Is Now [CD/DVD]” (originally released Dec. 21 via iTunes; CD version contains five bonus tracks; producer: Mark Ronson; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download) (S-Curve/Tape Modern, March 22, 2011)
Sky Ferreira “As If! [MP3 Download]” (five-song EP; first single: “Sex Rules”; Hear here) (Capitol, March 22, 2011)
Kirk Franklin “Hello Fear” (producers: Franklin, Shaun “Harold” Martin; guests: Rance Allen, Beverly Crawford, Marvin Sapp, Marvin Winans; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download) (Gospo Centric, March 22, 2011)
Grasstowne “Kickin’ Up Dust [MP3 Download]” (producers: Steve Gulley, Alan Bibey; guests: Steve Gulley, Alan Bibey, Justen Jenkins, Adam Haynes, Kameron Keller; first single: “Kickin’ Up Dust”; Hear here) (Rural Rhythm, March 22, 2011)
Green Day “Awesome As F**k [CD/DVD]” (live album, recorded during the band’s Tokyo shows in January 2010; See here; Read here) (Reprise, March 22, 2011)
Gucci Mane “The Return of Mr. Zone 6” (guests: Waka Flocka Flame, OJ Da Juiceman, Birdman, Wale, Master P, Webbie, 8ball, Rocko, Wooh the Kid; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Warner, March 22, 2011)
Jennifer Hudson “I Remember Me” (collaborators: Alicia Keys, Ryan Tedder, Swizz Beatz, Rich Harrison, Ne-Yo, Stargate; first single: “Where You At”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Arista, March 22, 2011)
If By Yes “Salt On Sea Glass” (features David Byrne, Petra Haden, Cibo Matto’s Yuka Honda, experimental Japanese artists Yuko Araki and Hirotaka Shimizu; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Chimera, March 22, 2011)
Immortal Dominion “Primortal [MP3 Download]” (producer: Sterling Winfield; Hear here) (427, March 22, 2011)
Josh Kelley “Georgia Clay” (Hear here; Read here) (MCA Nashville, March 22, 2011)
Keren Ann “101” (first single: “My Name Is Trouble”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Blue Note, March 22, 2011)
Adam Lambert “Glam Nation Live [CD/DVD]” (recorded at Clowes Hall in Indianapolis in August 2010; Hear here; Read here) (19 Recordings/RCA, March 22, 2011)
Lonely Forest, The “Arrows” (producer: Death Cab for Cutie’s Chris Walla; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Trans, March 22, 2011 – Walla’s label)
Panic! at the Disco “Vices & Virtues” (producers: John Feldmann, Butch Walker; first single: “The Ballad of Mona Lisa”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Decaydance/Fueled by Ramen/Atlantic, March 22, 2011)
Pet Shop Boys “The Most Incredible Thing: Original Score” (a 2-disc collaboration with Sadler’s Wells dance theater in London, choreographed by Javier De Frutos and based on a Hans Christian Andersen story adapted by playwright-director Matthew Dunster; See here; MP3 Download) (Astralwerks, March 22, 2011)
Protest the Hero (Canadian progressive metal band) “Scurrilous” (producer: Julius Butty; first single: “C’est La Vie”; Hear here) (Vagrant, March 22, 2011)
Roys, The “Lonesome Whistle” (producers: The Roys, Andy Leftwich; guests: Mark Fain, Justin Moses, Randy Kohrs, Cody Kilby, Andy Leftwich; first single: “Coal Minin’ Man”; Hear here) (Rural Rhythm, March 22, 2011)
Saliva “Under Your Skin” (producer: Howard Benson; first single: “Nothing”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Island, March 22, 2011)
Tommy Shaw (Styx singer-guitarist) “The Great Divide” (his first bluegrass album; guests: Alison Krauss, Dwight Yoakam, Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, Rob Ickes, Stuart Duncan, etc.; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Pazzo Music/Fontana, March 22, 2011)
Strokes, The “Angles” (first single: “Under Cover of Darkness”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (RCA, March 22, 2011)

BTW: Track list – 1. “Machu Picchu”; 2. “Under Cover of Darkness”; 3. “Two Kinds of Happiness”; 4. “You’re So Right”; 5. “Taken For a Fool”; 6. “Games”; 7. “Call Me Back”; 8. “Gratisfaction”; 9. “Metabolism”; 10. “Life Is Simple in the Moonlight.”

Sway Machinery, The “The House of Friendly Ghosts, Vol. 1” (Hear here; MP3 Download) (JDub, March 22, 2011)
Various artists “Sucker Punch [Film soundtrack]” (action-fantasy movie opens March 25; described by director Zack Snyder as “Alice in Wonderland with machine guns”; features songs by Queen, Emiliana Torrini, Björk and the film’s stars, Emily Browning, Carla Gugino and Oscar Isaac, Hear here; MP3 Download) (WaterTower Music, March 22, 2011)
Yellowcard “When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes” (producer: Neal Avron; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Hopeless, March 22, 2011)

Reissues

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys “Best of Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys” (16 tracks) (Rockbeat, March 22, 2011)
Peabo Bryson “Reaching for the Sky/Crosswinds” (1978 albums on two CDs; remastered) (U.K. – Soulmusic.com, March 21, 2011)
Chicago “Chicago VI [Vinyl]” (1973 album; remastered) (Friday Music, March 22, 2011)
CKY “B-Sides & Rarities” (12 songs; Read here; MP3 Download) (Mighty Loud/ Universal/Fontana, March 22, 2011)
Billy Currington “ICON: Best of Billy Currington” (11 songs; MP3 Download) (Mercury/UMe, March 22, 2011)
A Flock of Seagulls “Dream Come True” (1986 album; remastered, with five bonus tracks) (U.K. – Cherry Pop, March 21, 2011)
Aretha Franklin “Take a Look: Aretha Franklin Complete on Columbia [Box set]” (11 CDs, 1 DVD; Read here) (Columbia/Legacy, March 22, 2011)
Jennifer Holliday “I’m On Your Side” (1991 album; remastered) (U.K. – Soulmusic.com, March 21, 2011)
Janis Ian “Between the Lines (Gold Disc Master)” (1975 album; remastered; featuring “At Seventeen”) (BoxStar, March 22, 2011)
Ke$ha “I Am the Dance Commander + I Command You to Dance: The Remix Album” (10 songs; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download) (Kemosabe/RCA, March 22, 2011)
Pointer Sisters “Contact” (1985 album; remastered, with eight bonus tracks) (U.K. – BBR, March 21, 2011)
Billy Preston “Everybody Likes Some Kind of Music” (1973 album, including “Space Race”; remastered) (U.K. – Soulmusic.com, March 21, 2011)
Rainbow “Down to Earth: Deluxe Edition” (1976 album; remastered; 2 CDs, with previously unreleased rough mixes and three tour rehearsal versions; MP3 Download), “Rising: Deluxe Edition” (1976 album; remastered; 2 CDs, with previously unreleased rough mixes and three tour rehearsal versions; MP3 Download) (Polydor/UMe, March 22, 2011)
Red Box “Motive: Expanded Edition” (1990 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks) (U.K. – Cherry Pop, March 21, 2011)
Sam the Sham and The Pharaohs “The MGM Singles” (28 songs, including the hits “Wooly Bully” and “Lil’ Red Riding Hood”; Vinyl) (Sundazed, March 22, 2011)
Sir Douglas Quintet “The Mono Singles ’68-’72” (22 songs, including “Mendocino”; Vinyl) (Sundazed, March 22, 2011)
Soundgarden “Live on I-5” (17-song live album, featuring material recorded in 1996; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (A&M/Interscope, March 22, 2011)
James Taylor “Walking Man [24 KT + Gold CD]” (1974 album; remastered) (Audio Fidelity, March 22, 2011)
Josh Turner “ICON” (11-song best-of; MP3 Download) (MCA Nashville/UMe, March 22, 2011)
Wadsworth Mansion “Sweet Mary” (1971 album) (Varese Sarabande, March 22, 2011)
Deniece Williams “My Melody” (1981 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks) (U.K. – BBR, March 21, 2011)

DVD/Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
James Brown “Body Heat: Live in Monterey 1979 [DVD]” (Wienerworld, March 22, 2011)
Carl Palmer “Carl Palmer Drum Solos [DVD]” (instructional drum session; Read here) (MVD Visual, March 22, 2011)
Various artists “Concert for George [Blu-ray]” (Rhino, March 22, 2011)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Beatles, The “The Lost Beatles Photographs: The Bob Bonis Archive, 1964-1966 [Hardcover]” (author: Larry Marion) (Scribner, March 22, 2011)
Alice Echols “Hot Stuff: Disco and the Remaking of American Culture [Paperback]” (Hardcover; Kindle) (W.W. Norton & Company, March 21, 2011)
Edith Piaf “No Regrets: The Life of Edith Piaf [Hardcover]” (author: Carolyn Burke; Kindle) (Knopf, March 22, 2011)


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Gerry Galipault debuted Pause & Play online in October 1997. Since then, it has become the definitive place for CD-release dates — with a worldwide audience.



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