New stuff

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Lurrie Bell (Chicago blues singer-guitarist)“The Devil Ain’t Got No Music” (Hear here)(Aria B.G., April 17, 2012)
Big Daddy Weave“Love Comes to Life” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(Fervent, April 17, 2012)
Chris Botti“Impressions” (guests: Herbie Hancock, Andrea Bocelli, Vince Gill, Caroline Campbell, David Foster, Mark Knopfler; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Columbia, April 17, 2012)
Butterfly Boucher“Butterfly Boucher” (producers: Jamie Kenney, Boucher; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Situation Operation, April 17, 2012)
Jon Cleary (English-born funk/R&B musician, based in New Orleans)“Occapella” (includes covers of “Southern Nights” and “What Do You Want the Girl to Do”; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download)(FHQ/Redeye, April 17, 2012)
DragonForce (new singer: Marc Hudson)“The Power Within” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(Roadrunner, April 17, 2012)
Dry the River (U.K. band)“Shallow Bed” (producer: Peter Katis; Hear here; Vinyl)(RCA, April 17, 2012)
Marvin Etzioni (multi-instrumentalist, co-founder of Lone Justice)“Marvin Country!” (22 songs; guests: former bandmate Maria McKee, Lucinda Williams, Richard Thompson, Steve Earle, Buddy Miller, John Doe, The Dixie Hummingbirds; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Roadrunner, April 17, 2012)
Forecast, The (Peoria, Ill., indie rock band)“Everybody Left” (producer: John Naclerio; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Clifton Motel/Redeye, April 17, 2012)
Forty Nineteens, The“No Expiration Date [MP3 Download]” (producer: David Newton; guests: Newton, Kevin McCourt; first single: “Turn It Around”; Hear here)(Heyday, April 17, 2012)
Future (American rapper)“Pluto” (producers: K.E. On Tha Track, Will A Fool, Sonny Digital, Mike WiLL Made It, DJ Spinz, Southside On Tha Track, Lex Luger; guests: Drake, T.I., R. Kelly, Snoop Dogg, etc.; new single: “Magic”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Epic, April 17, 2012)
Garrison Hawk with Sly & Robbie“Survive” (producer: Bill Laswell; first single: “Wild”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(M.O.D. Technologies/Redeye, April 17, 2012)
High Strung, The“?Posible o’ Imposible? [MP3 Download]” (first single: “On Your Way Up”; Hear here)(Paper Thin, April 21, 2012)
Eric Hutchinson“Moving Up Living Down” (producers: Mike Elizondo, Martin Terefe; first single: “Watching You Watch Him”; Hear here; See here; MP3 Download)(Warner, April 17, 2012)
Peter Karp & Sue Foley“Beyond the Crossroads” (producers: Karp, Foley; Hear here)(Blind Pig, April 17, 2012)
Lightships (led by Teenage Fanclub singer-bassist Gerard Love)“Electric Cable” (first single: “Sweetness in Her Spark”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl)(Domino, April 17, 2012)
Maps & Atlases“Beware and Be Grateful” (producer: Jason Cupp; Hear here; Vinyl)(Barsuk, April 17, 2012)
Molice (Japanese sci fi/alt-rockers)“Neugravity [MP3 Download]” (Hear here; See here)(Good Charamel, April 17, 2012)
Jason Mraz“Love Is a Four Letter Word” (producer: Joe Chiccarelli; first single: “I Won’t Give Up”; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download)(Atlantic, April 17, 2012)
Neon Trees (alt-rock band from Provo, Utah)“Picture Show” (producer: Justin Meldal-Johnsen; first single: “Everybody Talks”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Mercury, April 17, 2012)
Our Lady Peace“Curve” (producers: Jason Lader, frontman Raine Maida; first single: “Heavyweight”; Hear here)(Coalition Entertainment, April 17, 2012)
Spiritualized“Sweet Heart Sweet Light” (Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download)(Fat Possum/RED, April 17, 2012)
SWV“I Missed Us” (female vocal trio’s first album in 14 years; producers: Bryan M. Cox, Jazze Pha; Hear here; MP3 Download)(eOne Music, April 17, 2012)
John Tesh“Big Band [MP3 Download]” (Hear here)(Garden City Music, April 17, 2012)
Thousand Foot Krutch“The End Is Where We Begin” (producers: Aaron Sprinkle, Trevor McNevan; Hear here; MP3 Download)(New Day, April 17, 2012)
Train“California 37” (producers: Butch Walker, Espionage; first single: “Drive By”; Hear here; See here; Read here; MP3 Download)(Aware/Columbia, April 17, 2012)
Umbrella Tree“To the Memory of a Once Great Man [MP3 Download]” (about the life and death of Napoleon Bonaparte; Hear here)(Cephalopod, April 17, 2012)
Various artists“Treme, Season 2: Music From the HBO Original Series” (18 songs, featuring Dr. John, Tom McDermott, David Torkanowsky, Galactic, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Subdudes, Iguanas, Juvenile, etc.; MP3 Download)(Rounder, April 17, 2012)
Loudon Wainwright III“Older Than My Old Man Now” (the 22nd studio album for the 65-year-old singer-songwriter; producer: Dick Connette; guests: Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Dame Edna Everage, Chris Smither, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Suzzy Roche, John Scofield, Martha & Rufus Wainwright; Hear here; MP3 Download)(2nd Story Sound, April 17, 2012)
Wave Pictures, The“Long Black Cars” (first single: “Eskimo Kiss”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Moshi Moshi/Redeye, April 17, 2012)
Dar Williams“In the Time of Gods” (producer: Kevin Killen; guests: Larry Campbell, Charley Drayton, Gerry Leonard, Rob Hyman; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Razor & Tie, April 17, 2012)
Hank Williams III“Long Gone Daddy” (guest: Joey Allcorn; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Curb, April 17, 2012)
Yanni“Live at El Morro, Puerto Rico [CD/DVD]” (recorded in December 2011; Hear here; DVD; MP3 Download)(Sony Masterworks, April 17, 2012)




Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Dave Alvin“Eleven Eleven Expanded [CD/DVD]” (2011 album, with bonus live tracks and three unreleased original songs from the sessions)(Yep Roc, April 17, 2012)
Battles (NYC experimental rock group)“Dross Glop” (reworked versions of songs from the 2011 album “Gloss Drop”; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Warp, April 17, 2012)
William Bell“Live in NYC” (MP3 Download)(Wilbe, April 17, 2012)
Blue Öyster Cult“The Essential Blue Öyster Cult” (two CDs, 31 songs; MP3 Download)(Columbia/Legacy, April 17, 2012)
Brooks & Dunn“The Essential Brooks & Dunn” (two CDs, 30 songs; MP3 Download)(Arista Nashville/Legacy, April 17, 2012)
Climax Blues Band“Shine On” (1978 album; remastered), “Real to Reel” (1979 album; remastered), “Flying the Flag” (1980 album, including “I Love You”; remastered), “Lucky For Some” (1981 album; remastered), “Sample and Hold” (1983 album; remastered)(U.K. – Repertoire, April 16, 2012)
Cowboy Copas“Complete Hit Singles A’s & B’s” (two CDs, 30 tracks; Read here)(Real Gone Music, April 17, 2012)
Cowboy Junkies“The Nomad Series [Box set]” (contains all four albums from the series, plus a fifth disc of previously unreleased material; MP3 Download)(Blind Pig, April 17, 2012)
Donovan“The Essential Donovan” (two CDs, 36 songs; Track list; MP3 Download)(Epic/Legacy, April 17, 2012)
Flaming Lips, The“The Soft Bulletin [MP3 Download]” (1999 album; Vinyl)(Warner, April 17, 2012)
Fleetwood Mac“Fleetwood Mac: Deluxe Edition [Vinyl]” (1975 album)(Warner, April 15, 2012)
Aretha Franklin“Who’s Zoomin’ Who? Deluxe Edition” (1985 album; remastered, with four bonus tracks and a second disc of 13 bonus mixes)(Funkytowngrooves, April 17, 2012)
Rodney Franklin“Marathon” (1984 album; remastered)(Funkytowngrooves, April 17, 2012)
Grand Funk Railroad“Mark, Don & Mel 1969-71” (1972 album; remastered)(Iconoclassic, April 17, 2012)
Burl Ives“Sweet, Sad & Salty” (Nashville recordings from 1962-72)(Omni Recording Corp., April 17, 2012)
Alan Jackson“The Essential Alan Jackson” (two CDs, 37 songs; MP3 Download)(Arista/Legacy, April 17, 2012)
Jack Johnson“Jack Johnson & Friends: Best of Kokua Festival” (culled from six years of benefit concerts for the Kokua Hawai’i Foundation; guests: Willie Nelson, Jackson Browne, Dave Matthews, Ziggy Marley, G. Love, Eddie Vedder, Ben Harper, etc.; Hear/read here; See here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Brushfire, April 17, 2012)
David Jones (Davy Jones of The Monkees)“David Jones [MP3 Download]” (1965 album; 13 songs)(Rhino, April 17, 2012)
Janis Joplin“The Pearl Sessions” (1971 album; remastered; two CDs, featuring the original album and original mono singles and a second disc of outtakes, song demos and alternate takes; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Columbia/Legacy, April 17, 2012)
Johnny Kemp“Secrets of Flying: Expanded Edition” (1987 album; remastered, with four bonus tracks)(Funkytowngrooves, April 17, 2012)
Lisa Lampanelli (comedian stars on the current season of “The Celebrity Apprentice”)“Equal Opportunity Offender: The Best of Lisa Lampanelli” (14 tracks; MP3 Download)(Warner, April 17, 2012)
Gordon Lightfoot“All Live” (May 25, 2011, concert at Massey Hall in Toronto; MP3 Download)(Rhino, April 17, 2012)
Little Richard“Here’s Little Richard” (1957 album; remastered, with five bonus tracks; Read here; MP3 Download)(Concord, April 17, 2012)
Little Willie John“Complete Hit Singles A’s & B’s” (two CDs, 32 tracks; Read here)(Real Gone Music, April 17, 2012)
Bob Marley & The Wailers“Marley: The Original Soundtrack [Film soundtrack]” (documentary directed by Oscar winner Kevin Macdonald; in theaters and on demand April 20; See here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Tuff Gong/Island, April 17, 2012)
Hank Mobley“Newark 1953” (two CDs, recorded live at the Picadilly in Newark, N.J.)(Uptown Jazz, April 17, 2012)
Mtume“You, Me and He: Expanded Edition” (1984 album; remastered, with six bonus tracks; Hear here)(Funkytowngrooves, April 17, 2012)
Pinetop Perkins“Heaven” (previously unreleased studio recordings from 1986; MP3 Download)(Blind Pig, April 17, 2012)
Priests, The“Then Sing My Soul: The Best of The Priests” (1976 album)(Sony Masterworks, April 17, 2012)
Mitch Ryder“Never Kick a Sleeping Dog” (1983 album, produced by John Cougar Mellencamp; remastered)(U.K. – Repertoire, April 16, 2012)
Pete Seeger“The Complete Bowdoin College Concert 1960” (2 CDs, 35 songs; MP3 Download)(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, April 17, 2012)
Sinbad“Afros and Bellbottoms [MP3 Download]” (1993 album)(Comedy Central/CodeBlack, April 17, 2012)
Trans-Siberian Orchestra“Beethoven’s Last Night [MP3 Download]” (2000 album; deluxe, narrated version; 42 tracks)(Rhino/Atlantic, April 17, 2012)
Luther Vandross“Hidden Gems” (15 songs; MP3 Download)(Epic/Legacy, April 17, 2012)
Various artists“The Best of Perception & Today Records” (Read here; Vinyl)(BBE, April 17, 2012)
Various artists“Philadelphia International Records: The 40th Anniversary Box Set” (10 CDs; Read here)(U.K. – Harmless, April 16, 2012)
Various artists“Ragga Ragga Ragga 2012” (compilation features top hits from British emerging artists like Gappy Ranks, Stylo G and Lea Ann, as well as Jamaica’s leading dancehall stars, such as Popcaan, I-Octane and Mavado; See here; MP3 Download)(Greensleeves, April 17, 2012)
Various artists“Royal Grooves: Funk and Groovy Soul From the King Records Vaults” (23 songs; Hear/read here)(U.K. – BGP, April 16, 2012)
Various artists“Sun Record Company 60th Anniversary” (two CDs, 60 songs; featuring Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, B.B. King, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Conway Twitty, Carl Perkins, etc.)(Curb, April 17, 2012)
Deniece Williams“I’m So Proud: Expanded Edition” (1983 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks), “Hot on the Trail: Expanded Edition” (1983 album; remastered, with four bonus tracks)(Funkytowngrooves, April 17, 2012)
ZZ Top“Tejas [MP3 Download]” (1976 album)(Warner, April 17, 2012)


Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Grateful Dead“Grateful Dead — All the Years Combine: The DVD Collection [DVD]” (14-disc set includes “The Grateful Dead Movie,” “The Closing of Winterland,” “Dead Ahead,” “So Far,” etc.; Read here)(Shout! Factory, April 17, 2012)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s):Title:Publisher/Due date:
Various artists“American Idol: Where Are They Now? — Every Finalist From the First 10 Years! [Paperback]” (authors: editors of People Magazine)(People, April 17, 2012)

Next week: April 24, 2012

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