New releases

Published on August 2nd, 2017 | by Gerry Galipault


New Releases: Dec. 1, 2017

New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Danielle Bradbery (season 4 winner of “The Voice”) “I Don’t Believe We’ve Met” (first single: “Sway”; See here; Read here; Download; iTunes) (Big Machine)
Action Bronson “Blue Chips 7000” (released digitally on Aug. 25; guests: Rick Ross, Big Body Bes, Mayhem Lauren, Jah Tiger; Hear here) (Atlantic)
Grayson Capps “Scarlett Roses” (his first new studio album in six years; first single: “Hold Me Darlin'”; Hear here; Vinyl) (The Royal Potato Family)
Tav Falco “A Tav Falco Christmas” (recorded at Memphis’ Sam Phillips Recording Service, backed by bassist Mike Watt, drummer Toby Dammit, guitarist/producer Mario Monterosso and pianist Francesco D’Agnolo) (ORG Music / FRENZI Music & Films)
Andy Grammer “The Good Parts” (guest: LunchMoney Lewis; new single: “Smoke Clears”; Hear here; Target-Exclusive CD, with two extra songs; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (S-Curve)
Miguel “War & Leisure” (new single: “Told You So”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (ByStorm Entertainment / RCA)
Morbid Angel “Kingdoms Disdained” (producers: Morbid Angel, Erik Rutan; Hear here; Vinyl; iTunes; On Tour) (Silver Lining Music)
Van Morrison “Versatile” (his second studio album in less than three months is a mixture of jazz standards and new originals; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Legacy Recordings)
Operation: Mindcrime (fronted by former Queensrÿche vocalist Geoff Tate) “The New Reality” (eBay; Merch) (Frontiers Music s.r.l.)
Chris Stapleton “From a Room: Volume 2” (producers: Dave Cobb, Stapleton; first single: “Millionaire”; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Mercury Nashville)
U2 “Songs of Experience” (producers: Jacknife Lee, Ryan Tedder, Steve Lillywhite, Andy Barlow, Jolyon Thomas; new single: “You’re the Best Thing About Me”; Hear here; Read here; Deluxe Edition; CD/2-LP Box Set; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Digital Deluxe Edition; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Interscope)
Various artists “Insecure, Season 2: Music from the HBO Original Series” (Vinyl; Download; Streaming) (RCA)
Various artists “Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (Music From The Netflix Original Series)” (30 tracks; Download; eBay; Merch) (Shout! Factory)
Cindy Wilson (of The B-52’s) “Change” (first single: “Mystic”; Hear here; Download) (Kill Rock Stars)
Neil Young + Promise of the Real “The Visitor” (first single: “Already Great”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Reprise)

New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Jonathan Cavier (Phoenix singer-songwriter) “Blue Room Remix” (all-new mixes of his 2017 album by engineer NicoEssig, remastered with Cavier at Capitol Studios, with two new tracks; Hear here) (Jonathan Cavier)
Hans Chew (rock pianist/guitarist) “Open Sea” (six-song EP; Hear here; On Tour) (At the Helm)
Intervals (Canadian progressive metal act) “The Way Forward” (new single: “Touch and Go”; Hear here; iTunes; On Tour) (Intervals)
Shanghai Restoration Project (Brooklyn electronic duo) “R.U.R.” (first single: “Spooky Party”; Hear here; iTunes; On Tour) (Undercover Culture Music)

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Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Claudio Abbado “Claudio Abbado: The Opera Edition” (60-CD box set) (Deutsche Grammophon)
Atomic Rooster “Sleeping for Years: The Studio Recordings 1970-1974” (four-CD clamshell box set; Read here; Amazon UK) (Esoteric Recordings / Cherry Red)
Debby Boone “You Light Up My Life (40th Anniversary Expanded Edition)” (1977 album; remastered, with 14 bonus tracks) (Real Gone Music)
John Denver “The Windstar Greatest Hits [Vinyl]” (11 songs; Download) (Windstar Productions)
Ella Fitzgerald “Ella At Zardi’s” (previously unreleased live album, recorded at the Hollywood nightclub on Feb. 2, 1956, two days before her sessions for Verve’s first official LP release, “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Songbook”) (Verve / UMe)
Five Finger Death Punch “A Decade of Destruction” (16-song best-of, including two new songs; new single: “Trouble”; Hear here; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Prospect Park)
Daryl Hall & John Oates “Beauty on a Back Street” (1977 album; remastered; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Friday Music)
Marillion “Misplaced Childhood (2017 Remaster)” (1985 album; remastered; Vinyl; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Rhino / Parlophone)
The Alan Parsons Project “Eye in the Sky (35th Anniversary Edition)” (box set includes the 1982 remastered album, with bonus tracks, Eric Woolfson’s “Songwriting Diaries,” previously unreleased bonus material, a 5.1 Surround Sound and Stereo HD version of the album on Blu-ray, two vinyl LPs, etc.; Read here) (Arista / Legacy)
Pitbull “Greatest Hits” (13 songs, including the new track, “Jungle,” feat. Stereotypes, E-40 & Abraham Mateo; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Polo Grounds / Mr. 305 / RCA)
Minnie Riperton “Perfect Angel (Deluxe Edition)” (1974 album; remastered, with 10 bonus tracks; Download) (Capitol / UMe)
The Rolling Stones “On Air” (BBC radio recordings, circa 1963-65; Read here; Deluxe Edition; Vinyl; Download; Digital Deluxe Edition; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (UMe)
Rush “A Farewell To Kings (40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)” (1977 album; remastered at Abbey Road studios and mixed by Terry Brown, with four new cover songs from Dream Theater, Big Wreck, The Trews and Alain Johannes, plus the complete Hammersmith Odeon February 1978 show and new cover art; Super Deluxe Edition; Vinyl; Download; eBay; Merch) (Mercury / UMe)
Sex Pistols “Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition” (1977 album; four-disc box set features the original remastered album, B-sides, a disc of outtakes and one disc of live material, plus a DVD containing 1977 footage of the band playing live from the infamous boat party held on the River Thames in London and other live performances; eBay; Merch) (USM / UMC)
George Strait “Strait Out of the Box: Part 2” (three-CD set, exclusive to Walmart in 2016) (MCA Nashville / UMe)
UFO “The Complete Studio Albums 1974-1986” (10-CD box set) (Chrysalis)
Various artists “To the Outside of Everything: A Story of UK Post Punk 1977-1981” (five-CD, 110-song box set; Read here; Amazon UK) (Cherry Red)
Wilco “A.M. (Deluxe Edition)” (1995 album; remastered, with eight bonus tracks; Vinyl; Download), “Being There (Deluxe Edition)” (1996 album; remastered; five-CD box set; Read here; Vinyl; Download) (Rhino)
John Williams “Star Wars: A New Hope (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition [Vinyl]” (1977 album; 3-LP, 3D Death Star Hologram Box Set; eBay; Merch) (Walt Disney)

Next Week: Dec. 8, 2017

Oct. 20 / Oct. 27 / Nov. 3 / Nov. 10 / Nov. 17 / Nov. 24

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