New releases

Published on January 23rd, 2017 | by Gerry Galipault


New Releases: April 21, 2017

New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Ricardo Arjona (Guatemalan singer-songwriter) “Circo Soledad” (Hear here; eBay) (Sony U.S. Latin)
Actress (British musician-producer) “AZD” (first single: “X22RME”; See here; iTunes) (Ninja Tune / Redeye)
Big Star “Thank You, Friends: Big Star’s Third Live … and More” (2016 show in Glendale, Calif., was filmed for a documentary, directed by Benno Nelson; performed by a collective featuring members of Big Star, the Posies, R.E.M., Semisonic, Wilco, the dB’s, Let’s Active, the Old Ceremony, Yo La Tengo with Kronos Quartet, Skylar Gudasz, Brett Harris, Robyn Hitchcock, Jessica Pratt; See/read here; CD/DVD; CD/Blu-ray) (Concord Bicycle Music)
The Black Angels “Death Song” (producer: Phil Ek; first single: “Currency”; Hear here; MP3; On Tour) (Partisan)
Cait Brennan “Third” (recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis; producers: Brennan, Fernando Perdomo; guests: Memphis power pop legend Van Duren, Continental Drifter Robert Maché; Hear here) (Omnivore Recordings)
Sheryl Crow “Be Myself” (producer: Jeff Trott; first single: “Halfway There,” feat. Gary Clark Jr.; See here; Barnes & Noble-Exclusive Vinyl; Target-Exclusive CD, with three extra tracks; MP3; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Warner)
Ray Davies “Americana” (The Jayhawks are the backing band on his first solo album since 2008; producers: Davies, John Jackson, Guy Massey; first single: “Poetry”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Legacy Recordings)
Jason Eady “Jason Eady” (producer: Kevin Welch; guests: Vince Gill, Tammy Rogers, Eady’s wife Courtney Patton; first single: “Why I Left Atlanta”; Hear here; MP3) (Thirty Tigers)
Joe Goddard (of Hot Chip) “Electric Lines” (first single: “Lose Your Love”; See here; MP3) (Greco-Roman / Domino)
Robyn Hitchcock “Robyn Hitchcock” (producers: Hitchcock, Brendan Benson; first single: “I Want to Tell You About What I Want”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Yep Roc)
Incubus “8” (first streaming singles: “Glitterbomb” / “Nimble Bastard”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Island)
Daye Jack (Nigeria-born, Atlanta-raised rapper-singer) “No Data” (first single: “Raw”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Warner)
Junkyard “High Water” (their first album in 26 years; producer: guitarist Tim Mosher; Hear here; On Tour) (Acetate)
Barry Manilow “This Is My Town: Songs of New York” (includes a virtual duet with the late Mel Tormé on “The Brooklyn Bridge”; first single: “This Is My Town”; Hear here; Barnes & Noble-Exclusive Vinyl; ; MP3; Merch) (Verve)
Maxïmo Park “Risk to Exist” (producer: Tom Schick; first single: “Risk to Exist”; Hear here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition, with seven extra tracks; Merch) (Daylighting / Cooking Vinyl)
Brad Paisley “Love and War” (producers: Paisley, Luke Wooten; first single: “Today”; See here; On Tour; Merch) (Arista Nashville)
Angaleena Presley “Wrangled” (featuring collaborations with Wanda Jackson, the late Guy Clark, Chris Stapleton, Yelawolf, Morgane Stapleton and her Pistol Annies bandmates Miranda Lambert and Ashley Monroe; producers: Presley, Oran Thornton; Hear here; On Tour) (Mining Light Music / Thirty Tigers)
Procol Harum “Novum” (their first album in 14 years marks their 50th anniversary; producer: Dennis Weinreich; Read here) (Eagle)
Quiet Riot “Road Rage” (new lead singer is “American Idol” alum James Durbin; Hear here; Read here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Frontiers Music s.r.l.)
Ron Sexsmith “The Last Rider” (producers: Sexsmith, Don Kerr; Hear here; On Tour) (Compass)
Steps “Tears on the Dancefloor” (the British dance-pop group’s first album in five years; first single: “”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (Steps Music LLC)
Texas “Jump On Board” (producers: guitarist Johnny McElhone, lead singer Sharleen Spiteri; first single: “Let’s Work It Out”; See here; MP3) (Liberator Music / BMG Rights Management)
Charlie Worsham “Beginning of Things” (producers: Frank Liddell, Eric Masse; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Warner Music Nashville)

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New Releases (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Deryl Dodd “Long Hard Ride” (guests: Pat Green, Cody Jinks, Wade Bowen, Stoney La Rue, Radney Foster, etc.; Hear here) (Little Red Truck Music)
Talib Kweli / Styles P “The Seven” (guests: Common, Sheek Louch, Jadakiss, NIKO IS, Little Vic, Rapsody, Chris Rivers; See here; iTunes; On Tour) (Javotti Media / 3D)

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Ry Cooder “Paradise and Lunch [Super Audio CD]” (1974 album; remastered) (Mobile Fidelity)
Humble Pie “Official Bootleg Box Set Volume 1” (three CDs, 33 songs; Read here) (Hear No Evil / Cherry Red)
The Knack “Get the Knack [Super Audio CD]” (1979 album; remastered) (Mobile Fidelity)
Major Lance “Ain’t No Soul (In These Old Shoes): The Complete OKeh Recordings 1963-67” (two CDs, 53 songs; Read here) (Cherry Tree)
Ralph McTell “All Things Change: The Transatlantic Anthology 1967-1970” (two CDs, 51 songs; Read here) (Cherry Tree)
Various artists “Honeybeat: Groovy 60s Girl Pop” (19-song collection compiled by girl group expert Sheila Burgel, who was given full access to Sony’s vaults; Hear here) (Real Gone Music)
Various artists “Strictly 80s” (three CDs, 60 hits, featuring Elton John, Cyndi Lauper, Cyndi Lauper, Simple Minds, Spandau Ballet, Tears For Fears, ABC, Soft Cell; Track list) (U.K. – UMD)

Next Week: April 28, 2017

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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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