New releases

Published on January 19th, 2017 | by Gerry Galipault

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New Releases: June 9, 2017

New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
alt-J “Relaxer” (first single: “3WW”; Hear here; Vinyl, with digital download; MP3; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Canvasback / Atlantic)
Anathema “The Optimist” (producer: Tony Doogan; first single: “Springfield”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (Kscope)
Chuck Berry “CHUCK” (his first new album in nearly 40 years; the rock ‘n’ roll pioneer died on March 18 at age 90; first single: “Big Boys”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3; eBay; Merch) (Dualtone)
The Birthday Massacre “Under Your Spell” (Hear here; On Tour; Merch) (Metropolis)
Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow “Live in Birmingham 2016” (two-CD set of full audio from their show at the Genting Arena at the NEC, Birmingham) (Eagle Rock)
Katie Buchanan (NYC-based indie pop troubadour) “Who We Are When We’re Standing” (producer: Buchanan; first single: “Floating”; Hear here; On Tour) (Katie Buchanan)
Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie “Lindsey Buckingham / Christine McVie” (first single: “In My World”; Read here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (Rhino)
Glen Campbell “Adiós” (the ailing singer’s final studio album, but it’s unclear when it was recorded; producer: Carl Jackson; guests: Willie Nelson, Vince Gill; Read here; MP3) (UMe)
Ani DiFranco “Binary” (guests: Jenny Scheinman, Ivan Neville, Maceo Parker, Justin Vernon, Gail Ann Dorsey; Hear/read here; On Tour) (Righteous Babe)
Fyfe “The Space Between” (guest: Kimbra; new single: “Belong”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Benvolio Music)
Jim Gaffigan “Cinco” (his fifth stand-up special debuted on Netflix; See here; Vinyl; MP3; On Tour) (Comedy Dynamics, June 13)
Gov’t Mule “Revolution Come … Revolution Go” (producers: frontman Warren Haynes, Gordie Johnson, Don Was; first single: “Stone Cold Rage”; Hear/read here; Vinyl; Deluxe Edition; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (Fantasy)
Kronos Quartet “Folk Songs” (guests: Natalie Merchant, Rhiannon Giddens, Sam Amidon, Olivia Chaney; first single: “The Butcher’s Boy”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (Nonesuch)
Lady Antebellum “Heart Break” (producer: busbee; first single: “You Look Good”; Hear here; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Capitol Nashville)
Lola Marsh (Tel Aviv-based indie duo) “Remember Roses” (first single: “Wishing Girl”; Hear/read here) (Anova Music)
London Grammar “Truth Is a Beautiful Thing” (producer: Paul Epworth; first single: “Truth Is a Beautiful Thing”; Hear here; On Tour) (Ministry of Sound)
Nickelback “Feed the Machine” (producers: Nickelback, Chris Baseford; first single: “Feed the Machine”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (BMG Rights Management)
The Secret Sisters “You Don’t Own Me Anymore” (producers: Brandi Carlile, Tim and Phil Hanseroth; first single: “Tennessee River Runs Low”; See here; Read here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (New West)
Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, James McAlister “Planetarium” (first single: “Saturn”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (4AD)
Various artists “Anastasia (Original Broadway Cast Recording)” (score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, based on a book by Terrence McNally; directed by Tony winner Darko Tresnjak; opening night was set for April 24, 2017; cast includes Christy Altomare, Ramin Karimloo, Derek Klena, John Bolton, Caroline O’Connor and Mary Beth Peil) (Broadway)

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New Releases (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Big Thief “Capacity” (first single: “Mythological Beauty”; See here; iTunes; On Tour) (Saddle Creek)
Shannon McNally “Black Irish” (producer: Rodney Crowell; first single: “Banshee Moan”; Hear here; iTunes; On Tour) (Compass)
Voodoo Monk “Dub Side EP” (producers: Mahlatse Mokoena, aka Voodoo Monk, G. Poulias; Hear here) (Rearl LTD, June 8)

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Lynn Castle “Rose Colored Corner” (previously unreleased 1966 recordings with Jack Nitzsche; originally released on Lee Hazlewood’s label; remastered; Hear/read here; Vinyl) (Light in the Attic)
Patsy Cline “The Complete Releases 1955-62” (three CDs, 75 songs) (Acrobat)
John Coltrane “Trane: The Atlantic Collection” (nine-song compilation) (Rhino / Atlantic)
Derek and the Dominos “Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs [Hybrid SACD]” (1970 album; remastered; Merch) (Mobile Fidelity)
Benny Golson “The Classic Albums Collection 1957-1962” (four-CD box set) (Enlightenment)
Merv Griffin “Merv Griffin’s Dance Party!” (1960 album; remastered) (Sepia)
J.J. Johnson “The Columbia Albums Collection 1956-1961” (four-CD box set) (Enlightenment)
The Pursuit of Happiness “Brave New Waves Session” (recorded in 1990, in CBC Studio 13, Montreal; never commercially released; remastered at Grey Market Mastering in Montreal by Harris Newman) (Artoffact)
Del Shannon “The Dublin Sessions” (11 songs; Vinyl; MP3) (RockBeat)
Dinah Shore “All the Hits and More 1939-60” (four CDs, 100 songs) (Acrobat)
Various artists “Iconic Performances From the Monterey International Pop Festival” (Ode Sounds & Visuals)
Doc Watson “Live From Chicago, March, 1964: Vol. 1” (18-song set; MP3) (RockBeat)
Chuck Willis “The Complete Singles As & Bs 1951-59” (two CDs, 57 songs) (Acrobat)

Next Week: June 16, 2017

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