New releases

Published on December 27th, 2014 | by Gerry Galipault

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This Week’s Releases: Dec. 30, 2014

New stuff (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Studio/label:
Tommy Von (Denver-based indie-rock artist) “What You Say” (Hear here) (Buddha Tone)

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Blood, Sweat & Tears “Blood, Sweat & Tears” (Hybrid SACD 4.0 Multichannel; 1968 album; remastered) (Audio Fidelity)
The Guess Who “The Best of The Guess Who” (Hybrid SACD 4.0 Multichannel; 1971 album; remastered) (Audio Fidelity)
Curtis Mayfield “Curtis” (1970 album; remastered, with nine bonus tracks) (Rhino, Dec. 29)
Various artists “Blue Note Records 75th Anniversary 40 LP Set” (first 40 LPs from Blue Note’s essential jazz series plus a 10-inch version of Thelonious Monk’s “Genius of Modern Music Vol. 1”) (Blue Note)
Various artists “Dance Anthems Classics – The Collection” (three CDs, 50 songs; Track list) (U.K. – Rhino, Dec. 29)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Studio/label:
Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer “Elsa & Fred [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray) (Millennium)
Denzel Washington “The Equalizer [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray) (Sony Pictures)

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
Jason Hanley “Music Lab: We Rock! A Fun Family Guide for Exploring Rock Music History” (Paperback) (Quarry Books, Jan. 1)
Norman Jopling “Shake It Up Baby! Notes From a Pop Music Reporter 1961-1972” (Paperback) (RockHistory Ltd., Jan. 1)
Elvis Presley “Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley,” “Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley” (Kindle; author: Peter Guralnick) (Little, Brown and Company)
Tony Rettman “NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980–1990” (Paperback) (Bazillion Points)
The Who “Pretend You’re in a War: The Who & the Sixties” (Hardcover; author: Mark Blake) (Aurum Press, Jan. 1)

Next week: Jan. 6, 2015

Dec. 2 / Dec. 9 / Dec. 16  / Dec. 23

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