New releases

Published on July 28th, 2017 | by Gerry Galipault

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New Releases: Feb. 9, 2018

New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Ruby Boots (Australian-born, Nashville-based artist) “Don’t Talk About It” (featuring The Texas Gentlemen as her backing band; producer: Beau Bedford; first single: “It’s So Cruel”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Bloodshot)
Wade Bowen “Solid Ground” (new single: “Acuña”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Bowen Sounds)
Toni Braxton “Sex & Cigarettes” (first single: “Deadwood”; Hear here; See here; Amazon UK; eBay) (Def Jam)
Beth Nielsen Chapman “Hearts of Glass” (P&P Archive Interview; Amazon UK; On Tour) (BNC)
Caroline Cotter “Home on the River” (producers: Cotter, Jeff Oehler; See here; On Tour) (Bella Blue)
Dashboard Confessional “Crooked Shadows” (their first full-length album since 2009; first single: “We Fight”; Hear here; Read here; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Fueled By Ramen)
Lara Downes “For Lenny” (a tribute to Leonard Bernstein in honor of his centennial celebration, on Aug. 25, 2018; guests: Rhiannon Giddens, Thomas Hampson, Kevin “K.O.” Olusula of Pentatonix, clarinet prodigy Javier Morales-Martinez; See here; Read here; iTunes) (Sony Classical)
David Duchovny “Every Third Thought” (On Tour) (King Baby / GMG)
Dwarves “Take Back the Night” (Vinyl; Cassette) (Greedy / Burger)
Brian Fallon (former Gaslight Anthem singer) “Sleepwalkers” (first single: “Forget Me Not”; Hear here; Download; On Tour) (Island)
Franz Ferdinand “Always Ascending” (producer: Philippe Zdar; first single: “Always Ascending”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Domino)
Ezra Furman “Transangelic Exodus” (new single: “Love You So Bad”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Bella Union)
Melody Gardot “Live in Europe” (two-CD set, recorded during tours in 2012 and 2016; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay) (Verve)
Good Tiger “We Will All Be Gone” (producer: Forrester Savell; first single: “The Devil Thinks I’m Sinking”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Blacklight Media / Metal Blade)
Holy Motors (Estonian rock group) “Slow Sundown” (producer: Merchandise’s Carson Cox; first single: “Honeymooning”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Vinyl) (Wharf Cat)
Emily James (L.A.-based pop singer-songwriter) “Til the Morning” (producer: Ryan Hadlock; first single: “Lion’s Den”) (Emily James)
Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert “The Ledges” (first single: “Wouldn’t Be the First Time”; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Dead Reckoning)
Legend of the Seagullmen (supergroup feat. Danny Carey of Tool and Brent Hinds of Mastodon) “Legend of the Seagullmen” (Hear here;
Vinyl; Download; iTunes)
(Dine Alone)
MGMT “Little Dark Age” (the psych-pop duo’s first album since 2013; producers: MGMT, Patrick Wimberly, Dave Fridmann; first single: “Little Dark Age”; See here; iTunes; eBay; Merch) (Columbia)
Nana Mouskouri “Forever Young” (Vinyl; On Tour) (Wrasse)
Palm “Rock Island” (first single: “Pearly”; Hear here; Read here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Cassette; Download; On Tour) (Carpark)
Fernando Perdomo “Out to Sea” (instrumental progressive rock album by the guitarist and bassist of The Dave Kerzner Ban; produced, written and performed by Perdomo at his Reseda Ranch Studios; drums on “The Dream” by Eddie Zyne; mixed and mastered by Grammy winner Zach Ziskin; cover art by Paul Whitehead, who designed covers for the Genesis albums “Trespass,” “Nursery Cryme” and “Foxtrot”) (Forward Motion)
Calee Reed “Believer” (Shadow Mountain)
Son Lux “Brighter Wounds” (first single: “Dream State”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (City Slang)
Steve Tyrell “A Song for You” (guest: Judith Hill; eBay; On Tour) (Arts Music)
Various artists “Black Panther: The Album” (14-track soundtrack to the Marvel Studios film, which opens Feb. 16; soundtrack was curated and produced by Lamar and Top Dawg CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith; first single: “All the Stars,” Kendrick Lamar & SZA; Hear here; Download; iTunes) (Top Dawg Entertainment / Aftermath / Interscope)
Various artists “Fifty Shades Freed Official Soundtrack” (sequel opens in theaters Feb. 9; first single: “For You [Fifty Shades Freed],” Liam Payne & Rita Ora; Hear here; See here; In Theaters) (Republic)
Valerie Vigoda & Wade McCollum “Ernest Shackleton Loves Me (Original Cast Recording)” (written by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, with music composed by Brendan Milburn and lyrics by Vigoda; directed by Obie Award winner Lisa Peterson; See here; Read here) (Broadway)
The Wombats “Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life” (first single: “Lemon to a Knife Fight”; Hear here; Amazon UK; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (The Wombats / Kobalt Music Recordings)

New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Dave Barnes “Who Knew It Would Be so Hard to Be Myself” (Hear here; iTunes) (50 Year Plan)
Joan As Police Woman “Damned Devotion” (first single: “Warning Bell”; Hear here; iTunes) (PIAS America)
The Maggie Valley Band (North Carolina-based Americana group) “The Hardest Thing” (producer: David Mayfield; first single: “Cold Water”; Hear here) (The Maggie Valley Band)
Norma “Things That Are Coming” (producers: Love Martinsen, Norma; first single: “Lies”; Hear here) (Novoton)
Quicksilver Daydream (Brooklyn-based experimental psychedelic-folk band led by Adam Lytle) “A Thousand Shadows, A Single Flame” (five-song EP; new single: “Ferryman”; Hear here) (Quicksilver Daydream)
Sister Hazel “Water” (seven-song EP; producers: Sister Hazel; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Croakin’ Poet)
Lauren Ruth Ward (L.A.-based rock singer-songwriter) “Well, Hell” (first single: “Did I Offend You?”; Hear here; On Tour) (Weekday / Sony)
Wetware “Automatic Drawing” (first single: “Frequent Dreamlands”; Hear here) (Dais)

Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Otis Blackwell “The Songs & Recordings of Otis Blackwell 1952-62” (two CDs, 62 songs; Read here; eBay) (Acrobat)
Teresa Brewer “The Singles Collection 1949-62” (two CDs, 57 songs; Read here; eBay) (Acrobat)
Jonathan Butler “Sarah Sarah: The Anthology” (two CDs, 32 songs; Read here; eBay) (SoulMusic / Cherry Red)
Car Seat Headrest “Twin Fantasy” (2011 album; with a 10-song bonus CD) (Matador)
John Coltrane “The Classic Collaborations 1957-1963” (four CDs; eBay) (Enlightenment)
Jimmy Dorsey “The Jimmy Dorsey Hits Collection 1935-57” (five CDs, 105 songs; Read here; eBay) (Acrobat)
The Four Lads “The Singles Collection 1952-62” (two CDs, 57 songs; Read here; eBay) (Acrobat)
Michael Henderson “Take Me I’m Yours: The Buddah Years Anthology” (two CDs, 36 songs; Read here; eBay) (SoulMusic / Cherry Red)
Chris Hillman “The Asylum Years” (20 songs; eBay; On Tour) (Omnivore Recordings)
Jethro Tull “Heavy Horses: New Shoes Edition” (1978 album; Steven Wilson stereo mix, with two live discs from May 1978 and two DVDs featuring DD/DTS 5.1 Surround and 96/24 PCM Stereo and more extras; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Rhino / Parlophone)
John Kay & Steppenwolf “Steppenwolf at 50” (three CDs; eBay) (Rainman)
Mitch Miller “Sentimental Sing Along With Mitch / Rhythm Sing Along With Mitch” (1960 albums on one CD; remastered) (Sepia)
Nazz “Evolution: From Woody’s Truck Stop To Nazz 1966-1968” (18-song compilation) (S’more / MVD)
Oscar Peterson “Oscar Peterson Plays” (10 original albums on five CDs; remastered; eBay) (Verve / UMe)
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers “San Francisco Serenades” (three-CD set capturing a live FM broadcast at The Fillmore in 1997, featuring a mix of hits, rarities and covers, and a special guest, blues legend John Lee Hooker; eBay; Merch) (Video Music, Inc.)
Timothy B. Schmit “Playin’ It Cool” (1984 album; remastered; On Tour, with Eagles) (Friday Music)
Nina Simone “Mood Indigo: The Complete Bethlehem Singles” (14 songs; Vinyl; eBay) (Bethlehem)
Spirit “Clear [Hybrid SACD]” (1969 album; remastered; eBay) (Audio Fidelity)
Third World “Live In Boston 1976” (entire WBCN-FM broadcast, recorded at Paul’s Mall; eBay) (Klondike)
Toto “Greatest Hits: 40 Trips Around the Sun” (17 songs, including three new songs; first single: “Alone”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Columbia / Legacy)
Various artists “Revolutionary Spirit: The Sound of Liverpool 1976-1988” (five-CD box set, with 55-page book, featuring classics, rarities, album tracks and previously unreleased cuts from Echo & The Bunnymen, Teardrop Explodes, OMD, The La’s, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Dead or Alive, China Crisis, A Flock of Seagulls, etc.; Read here; Amazon UK) (Cherry Red)
Muddy Waters “Live At Rockpalast” (two-CD, two-DVD set, recorded on Dec. 10, 1978, at Westfalenhalle Dortmund; See here; Vinyl; eBay) (Made in Germany Music)
Doc Watson “Doc Watson, Live At Club 47” (previously unreleased recording from Feb. 10, 1963, issued with the help of the Southern Folklife Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries; Vinyl; Download) (Yep Roc)
Barry White “Love’s Theme: The Best of the 20th Century Records Singles (1973-1979)” (Deluxe Edition; Vinyl; eBay) (Mercury / UMe)
Andy Williams “The Complete Singles As & Bs 1954-62” (two CDs, 56 songs; Read here; eBay) (Acrobat)
Jackie Wilson “The Complete Singles As & Bs 1952-62” (two CDs, 55 songs; Read here; eBay) (Acrobat)
Phil Woods “The Classic Albums Collection 1954-1961” (eight original albums on four CDs; eBay) (Enlightenment)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist(s)/cast: Title: Studio/label:
Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters “Live at David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption [DVD]” (recorded in October 2016 at Ace Hotel Theater in Los Angeles, benefiting the David Lynch Foundation; include stripped-down and acoustic renditions of Led Zeppelin staples; See here) (Eagle Vision)

Next Week: Feb. 16, 2018

Dec. 29 / Jan. 5 / Jan. 12 / Jan. 19 / Jan. 26 / Feb. 2

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