New releases

Published on September 28th, 2017 | by Gerry Galipault

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New Releases: Sept. 29, 2017

New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Herb Alpert “The Christmas Wish” (his first holiday album in nearly 50 years was recorded at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, with a 10-piece rhythm section, a 45-piece orchestra and a 32-member choir; Download; iTunes) (Herb Alpert Presents)
Black Stone Cherry “Black to Blues” (six-song EP; first single: “Built for Comfort”; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Mascot)
Belinda Carlisle “Wilder Shores” (chant-inspired album, influenced by her use of Kundalini yoga; Download; On Tour; See related reissue below) (Edsel)
Celtic Thunder “Celtic Thunder Inspirational” (a collection of Christian classics and standards; producer: Sharon Browne; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Legacy Recordings)
Barns Courtney (U.K. singer-songwriter) “The Attractions of Youth” (first single: “Golden Dandelions”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Capitol)
David Crosby “Sky Trails” (includes songs co-written with Michael McDonald and Joni Mitchell; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (BMG Rights Management)
Miley Cyrus “Younger Now” (producers: Cyrus, Oren Yoel, etc.; guest: Dolly Parton; new single: “Younger Now”; Hear here; See here; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (RCA)
Ramin Djawadi “Game of Thrones (Music From The HBO Series Season 7)” (Download; “Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season” out on DVD and Blu-ray on Dec. 12) (WaterTower Music)
The East Pointers (Juno Award-winning Canadian contemporary folk trio) “What We Leave Behind” (producer: Gordie Sampson; Hear here; iTunes; On Tour) (The East Pointers)
Neil Finn “Out of Silence” (the Split Enz/Crowded House member broadcast the recording of his album live via Facebook over four days; first single: “More Than One of You”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; released digitally on Sept. 1) (Lester)
Jeff Foxworthy & Larry the Cable Guy “We’ve Been Thinking” (Netflix comedy special recorded in Minneapolis; See here; Download; On Tour) (Comedy Dynamics)
Ben Frost “The Centre Cannot Hold” (producer: Steve Albini; Hear here; See here; Download) (Mute)
Keyon Harrold (Grammy-winning trumpeter) “The Mugician” (guests: Gary Clark Jr., Bilal, Big K.R.I.T., Pharoahe Monch, Robert Glasper, etc.; See here; Download; iTunes) (Legacy / Mass Appeal)
Hedley “Cageless” (producers: lead singer Jacob Hoggard, Brian Howes, Jason “JVP” VanPoederooyenat; first single: “Love Again”; Hear here; See here; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Universal Music Canada)
Hurts “Desire” (first single: “Beautiful Ones”; See here) (Columbia)
Ibeyi (French-Cuban twin sisters) “Ash” (producer: XL head Richard Russell; guests: Meshell Ndegeocello, Chilly Gonzales, Kamasi Washington, Mala Rodriguez; new single: “Deathless”; Hear here; See here; Download; On Tour) (XL Recordings)
Iglooghost (U.K.-based producer and visual artist) “Neō Wax Bloom” (producer: Iglooghost; guests: Mr. Yote, Cuushe; first single: “Bug Thief”; Hear here) (Brainfeeder)
Jag Panzer (Colorado power metal band) “The Deviant Chord” (Hear here; Download; iTunes) (Steamhammer / SPV)
Kitty, Daisy & Lewis (London-based siblings) “Superscope” (first single: “Down On My Knees”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Sunday Best Recordings)
Dave Koz & Friends “Dave Koz & Friends 20th Anniversary Christmas” (with David Benoit, Rick Braun and Peter White; guests: Jeffrey Osborne, Javier Colon, Kenny Lattimore, Selina Albright, Gabriel Orengo, the West European Symphony Orchestra; On Tour) (Concord)
Kublai Khan (Texas metalcore band) “Nomad” (first single: “The Hammer”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Rise)
Loney Dear (Swedish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Emil Svanängen) “Loney Dear” (Hear here; NPR First Listen; Download; iTunes) (Real World)
Demi Lovato “Tell Me You Love Me” (See here; Read here; Deluxe Edition; Target-Exclusive CD, with two extra songs; Download; Digital Deluxe Edition, with three extra songs; eBay; Merch) (Island / Hollywood)
Tim Lovelace “Living in a Coffee World” (live at Lee University; DVD; Hardcover; On Tour) (StowTown / Provident)
Matt Maher “Echoes” (first single: “Your Love Defends Me”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Essential / Provident)
Makeout (Massachusetts pop-punk quartet) “The Good Life” (producer: John Feldmann; See here; Download; iTunes) (Rise)
Johnny Mathis “Johnny Mathis Sings The Great New American Songbook” (producers: Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Clive Davis; guest: Kenny G; first single: a cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Columbia)
Jessica Lea Mayfield “Sorry Is Gone” (producer: John Agnello; first single: “Sorry Is Gone”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; See here; Download) (ATO)
Ronnie Montrose featuring Ricky Phillips and Eric Singer “10×10” (Montrose’s final project before his death in 2012 was intended to feature 10 different singers on 10 songs; Phillips enlisted some of Montrose’s friends to finish the album; guests: Sammy Hagar, Rick Derringer, Glenn Hughes, Tommy Shaw, Mark Farner, Joe Bonamassa, Gregg Rolie, Brad Whitford, Phil Collen, Steve Lukather, etc.; Download; iTunes; eBay; Merch) (Rhino)
Pearl Jam “Let’s Play Two: Pearl Jam Live at Wrigley Field” (music from the Danny Clinch film, recorded and filmed in August 2016; See here; Vinyl; Download; eBay; Merch) (Pearl Jam / Republic)
Primus “The Desaturating Seven” (first single: “The Seven”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Prawn Song / ATO)
Protomartyr (Detroit post-punk band) “Relatives In Descent” (first single: “A Private Understanding”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Domino)
Radio Moscow (Southern California psych-blues trio) “New Beginnings” (producer: frontman Parker Griggs; See here; On Tour) (Century Media)
Chris Rea “Road Songs for Lovers” (first single: “The Road Ahead”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (The End / BMG Rights Management)
Matt Redman “Glory Song” (first single: “Gracefully Broken,” feat. Tasha Cobbs Leonard; Hear here; Download; eBay; On Tour) (sixstepsrecords / Sparrow)
Rittz (Atlanta MC) “Last Call” (first single: “Indestructible”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Strange Music)
Marvin Sapp “Close” (producer: Aaron Lindsey; guests: Erica Campbell, Izze Williams; new single: “Close”; Hear here; Download; On Tour) (Verity / RCA Inspiration)
36 Crazyfists “Lanterns” (Hear here; Download; On Tour) (Spinefarm)
TORRES (Brooklyn-based Mackenzie Scott) “Three Futures” (producer: Rob Ellis; Hear here; See here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (4AD)
Nik Turner “Life in Space” (Hear here) (Purple Pyramid / Cleopatra)
Shania Twain “NOW” (first single: “Life’s About To Get Good”; Download; Digital Deluxe Edition; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Mercury Nashville)
UFO “The Salentino Cuts” (the British rock legends’ first all-covers album, featuring versions of “Ain’t No Sunshine,” John Mellencamp’s “Paper in Fire,” ZZ Top’s “Just Got Paid,” etc.; Hear here; Download) (Cleopatra)
Kamasi Washington (jazz saxophonist) “Harmony of Difference” (six-song EP; See here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Young Turks)
Lucinda Williams “This Sweet Old World” (a re-recording of her 1992 album “Sweet Old World,” re-sequenced with four bonus tracks; Hear here; Read here; Pink Vinyl; Download; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Highway 20 / Thirty Tigers)
Wolf Alice “Visions of a Life” (new single: “Don’t Delete the Kisses”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Dirty Hit / RCA)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
ALASKALASKA (art-pop six-piece from London) “ALASKALASKA” (new single: “Patience”; Hear here; On Tour) (Marathon Artists)
Joey Alexander (14-year-old pianist) “Joey.Monk.Live!” (live tribute to Thelonious Monk; See here; Read here; On Tour) (Motéma Music)
Anson (L.A. alt-rock trio) “To Be or Nothing at All” (four-song EP; producer: Andrew D’Angelo; new single: “Hailey”; See here) (Anson)
Moxi Beidenegl & Juan María Solare “Otro lugar, otro tango” (producer: Solare; guests: Pedro Lastra, Astor Piazzolla, Horacio Ferrer, Luis Alposta, Ricardo Bruno; first single: “Meditación de Teseo”; Hear here) (Janus Music & Sound, Oct. 1)
Joel Madison Blount (Birmingham, Ala.-based Americana/folk singer-songwriter) “Our New Moon” (producer: Brian T. Murphy; first single: “Beauty That Remains”; Hear here) (Stark Raving Black Productions)
The Blow (Brooklyn duo) “Brand New Abyss” (producers: The Blow; Hear here; iTunes; On Tour) (The Blow)
Breaking Samsara “Light of a New Beginning” (first single: “Ochra”; Hear here) (Boersma-Records)
Brokenchord (Lithuanian producer-composer Ernestas Kaušylas) “Endless Transmission” (first single: “Ochra”; Hear here) (Black Acre)
Chams (French producer) “Lettre d’Amort” (six-song EP; Hear here) (Abîme, Sept. 28)
Jarrod Dickenson (Texas-born, NYC-based singer-songwriter) “Ready the Horses” (See here; iTunes) (Decca)
Echosmith (now a trio) “Inside a Dream” (seven-song EP; See here; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Warner)
Five of the Eyes (progressive/indie rock band from Portland, Maine) “The Venus Transit” (producer: Jonathan Wyman; first single: “Mirrors”; Hear here; On Tour) (Iris Media Group)
Bebel Gilberto “Bebel Gilberto Live at the Belly Up” (recorded in summer 2016 at the nightclub in Solana Beach, Calif.; Hear here) (Belly Up Live)
Keep Shelly In Athens “Philokalia” (Aussie award-winning novelist/poet Jessica Bell becomes the Greek chillwave band’s new singer; Hear here) (Athenian Aura Recordings)
Larkin Poe “Peach” (first single: “Preachin’ Blues”; Hear here; iTunes; On Tour) (Tricki-Woo)
Little Feather “Little Feather” (lead vocalist Liz Sharpe is a second cousin of Loretta Lynn and Patty Loveless and guitarist Shannon Campbell is the son of Glen Campbell; first single: “Hillbilly Love Song [Hey Y’all]”; Hear here; See here; iTunes) (Curb)
Marah in the Mainsail “Bone Crown” (producers: Austin Durry, Jarod Hadaway; “Everybody Knows”; Hear here) (Last Triumph, Oct. 3)
Masta Killa “Loyalty Is Royalty” (producers: 9th Prince, Dame Grease, P.F. Cuttin’; guests: GZA, Inspectah Deck, RZA, the late Sean Price, Prodigy, The Young Dudes, Cappadonna, AB, JR Boy Backs, Moe Roc, etc.; Hear here; CD, out Oct. 6) (Nature Sounds)
Tony Ozier (Portland-based multi-instrumentalist, producer) “AutoTone” (guests: Jae Lava, Rasheed Jamal, Key2C; Hear here; iTunes) (Beatsgalore)
Dolly Parton “I Believe in You” (proceeds from her children’s album will benefit Parton’s Imagination Library; producer: Parton; Hear here; CD, out Oct. 13; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Dolly / RCA Nashville)
Pure Phase Ensemble 6 feat. Anton Newcombe “Live at SpaceFest!” (new single: “Balwan”; Hear here; See here) (Nasiono)
Queens County Roots “Vintage” (producers: Queens County Roots; first single: “Vintage”; Hear here) (Queens County Roots, Oct. 2)
Rising Appalachia (sister-led roots band) “Alive” (11-song live album; Hear here; On Tour) (Rising Appalachia)

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Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Association “The Association ‘Live'” (1970 album; remastered) (Varѐse Sarabande)
Bodast (short-lived 1960s band featuring Steve Howe) “Towards Utopia” (1969 recordings; remastered; Read here) (Esoteric Recordings / Cherry Red)
David Bowie “A New Career In A New Town (1977-1982)” (11-CD box set, featuring five studio and live albums, including “Low,” “Heroes” and “Lodger,” plus “Re:Call 3,” a collection of single mixes and B-sides, etc.; Read here; Vinyl; eBay; Merch) (Rhino / Parlophone)
Bobby Byrd “Help For My Brother: The Pre-Funk Singles 1963-68” (24 songs; Hear/read here) (BGP / Ace)
Belinda Carlisle “Heaven On Earth (30th Anniversary) [Vinyl]” (four-LP box set includes the original 1987 album, 7-inch single versions and 12-inch single mixes; remastered; On Tour) (Edsel)
Paul Carrack “The Singles Collection 2000-2017” (two CDs, 35 songs; On Tour) (Carrack UK / Proper)
Rick Derringer “Joy Ride: Solo Albums 1973-1980” (four-CD box set, with bonus material; Hear here; Read here) (Cherry Red)
The Detroit Emeralds “I Think of You: The Westbound Singles 1969-75” (23 songs; Hear/read here) (Westbound / Ace)
Steve Earle “Jerusalem” (2002 album; Vinyl), “Just an American Boy” (2003 live album; Vinyl, three LPs), “The Revolution Starts Now” (2004 album; Vinyl) (Warner)
Ella Fitzgerald “Someone To Watch Over Me” (with newly orchestrated and arranged performances by the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by James Morgan and Jorge Calandrelli and recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London; includes a virtual duet with Gregory Porter on “People Will Say We’re In Love”; Hear here; Download; iTunes) (Verve / UMe)
The Flock “Truth: The Columbia Recordings 1969-1970” (two CDs, 25 songs; Hear here; Read here) (Esoteric Recordings / Cherry Red)
David Gilmour “Live At Pompeii” (two-CD set, filmed on July 7-8, 2016; Deluxe Box Set, with the two-CD album, Blu-ray and bonus content; See here; Vinyl; DVD; Blu-ray) (Columbia)
Glenn Gould “Glenn Gould: The Goldberg Variations – The Complete Unreleased Recording Sessions” (seven-CD, one-LP box set; Read here) (Sony Classical)
Ariana Grande “The Best” (18 songs; Deluxe Edition) (Japan – Universal, Sept. 27)
Chuck Jackson “Big New York Soul: Wand Records 1961-1966” (24 songs; Hear/read here) (Kent / Ace)
Michael Jackson “Scream” (13-song collection of some of his more darker songs, including a new five-song mash-up,
“Blood on the Dance Floor X Dangerous (The White Panda Mash-Up)”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; eBay; Merch)
(Epic / Legacy)
Anne Murray “The Ultimate Collection” (20 songs; Deluxe Edition; Download; iTunes) (Unison Music Group / Universal)
Mungo Jerry “The Dawn Albums Collection” (five-CD, 81-song box set; Read here) (7T’s / Cherry Red)
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band “Anthology” (two CDs, 39 songs; Download; iTunes) (Capitol Nashville / UMe)
Art Pepper “Art Pepper Presents West Coast Sessions Vol. 5: Jack Sheldon,” “Art Pepper Presents West Coast Sessions Vol. 6: Shelly Manne” (eBay) (Omnivore Recordings)
Lee “Scratch” Perry & The Upsetters “The Trojan Albums Collection (1971-1973)” (two CDs, 53 songs) (Trojan)
Spirit “Time Circle (1968-1972)” (two CDs, 41 songs) (Floating World)
Stone Temple Pilots “Core (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)” (1992 album; remastered, with unreleased demos, B-sides and songs from three live shows; Read here; Standard CD; Super Deluxe Edition, four CDs, one DVD and one LP; Digital Super Deluxe Edition) (Rhino / Atlantic)

More Releases for Sept. 29, 2017 »

Reissues (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Various artists “Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives” (2017 documentary soundtrack) (Arista / Legacy)

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DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label:
Various artists “Hype! (Collector’s Edition) [DVD]” (1997 film about the Seattle music scene, with outtakes, new interviews, etc.; See here; Blu-ray) (Shout! Factory)

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Next Week: Oct. 6, 2017

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