New releases

Published on December 20th, 2014 | by Gerry Galipault

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This Week’s Releases: Dec. 23, 2014

New stuff (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Funkadelic “First Ya Gotta Shake the Gate” (33 tracks on three discs to mark 33 years since the band’s last release, 1981’s “The Electric Spanking of War Babies”; producer: George Clinton; guests: Sly Stone, El DeBarge, DeWayne “Blackbyrd” McKnight, Lili Hadyn, Del the Funky Homosapien, Danny Bedrosian, Soul Clap; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (The C Kunspyruhzy)

More Releases for the Week of Dec. 23, 2014

New stuff (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Fabolous “The Young OG Project” (guests: Chris Brown, Kevin Hart, French Montana, etc.; Hear here; iTunes) (Fabolous / Desert Storm / Def Jam, Dec. 25)

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Carpenters “ICON” (best-of) (A&M / UMe, Dec. 24)
Steven Curtis Chapman “The Ultimate Collection” (two CDs, 25 songs; MP3; iTunes) (Sparrow)
Daft Punk “Alive 1997 + Alive 2007” (four-LP colored vinyl with digital download) (Rhino / Parlophone)
George Duke “George Duke Collection” (Telarc)
B.B. King & Joan Baez “Live at Sing Sing” (three CDs and one DVD) (ZYX Music, Dec. 19)
Supertramp “Crime of the Century (Deluxe Edition)” (1974 album; remastered, with the previously unreleased concert from London’s Hammersmith Odeon from March 1975; MP3; Vinyl; Blu-ray Audio; iTunes) (A&M / UMe)
T. Rex “The Vinyl Collection” (all eight studio albums on heavyweight vinyl) (U.K. – Demon Music Group, Dec. 22)

More Releases for the Week of Dec. 23, 2014

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Ace of Base “The Sign” (1993 album; remastered, with one bonus track; iTunes) (Playground Music, Dec. 24)
Various artists “Solomon Islands: Fataleka and Baegu Music from Malaita” (iTunes), “Switzerland: Zäuerli, Yodel of Appenzell” (iTunes) (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / Auvidis-UNESCO)

Next week: Dec. 30, 2014

Dec. 2 / Dec. 9 / Dec. 16

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