New stuff

Artist: Title: Label:
Alabama “Alabama & Friends” (new versions of their past hits with such artists as Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, etc., plus “All American,” their first new song in more than 10 years; Hear here; MP3) (Show Dog / Universal Music)
AlunaGeorge (London electronic duo) “Body Music” (Hear here; See here; MP3) (Vagrant)
Avenged Sevenfold “Hail to the King” (producer: Mike Elizondo; Hear here; Read here; Deluxe edition; MP3) (Warner)
Barbez “Bella Ciao” (inspired by ancient Roman Jewish melodies and the Italian Resistance during World War II; producer: guitarist Dan Kaufman; guests: Dawn McCarthy, Fiona Templeton, Dan Coates; Hear here; MP3) (Tzadik)
Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys “What a Dream It’s Been” (the band re-interprets some of its favorite original tunes to celebrate its 25th anniversary; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Cow Island Music / Razor & Tie)
Big Sean “Hall of Fame” (producers: Kanye West, Da Internz, DJ Camper, DJ Mano, Hit-Boy, KeY Wane, No I.D., REO, Rob Kinelski, Young Chop; guests: West, Nas, Tyga, Common, Kid Cudi, Lil Wayne, Juicy J, 2 Chainz, Jhené Aiko; new single: “Beware”; Hear here; MP3) (G.O.O.D. Music / Def Jam)
Blackfield “IV” (producer: frontman Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree; guests: Brett Anderson, Jonathan Donahue of Mercury Rev, Vincent Cavanagh of Anathema; Hear here; MP3) (Kscope)
Black Joe Lewis “Electric Slave” (producers: Stuart Sikes, John Congleton; first single: “Skulldiggin”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Vagrant)
DevilDriver “Winter Kills [CD/DVD]” (producer: Mark Lewis; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Napalm)
Disappears (Chicago quartet) “Era” (producer: John Congleton; first single: “Power”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Kranky, Aug. 26)
The Dodos (indie-rock duo) “Carrier” (Hear here; LP + MP3) (Polyvinyl)
Everlast “The Life Acoustic” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Martyr Inc)
Franz Ferdinand “Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action” (their first album since 2009; Hear here; Read here; Deluxe edition; LP + MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (Domino)
Alejandro Fernandez “Confidencias” (producer: Phil Ramone, the final album he produced before his death on March 30, 2013; guests: Rod Stewart, Christina Aguilera, Vicente Fernandez; Hear here; MP3) (Universal Music Latino)
Shane Filan (former Westlife singer) “Everything To Me [MP3]” (four-song EP; producer: Martin Terefe; Hear here) (Virgin)
Roberto Fonseca (Cuban-born pianist/composer) “Yo” (producers: Fonseca, Daniel Florestano; guests: Baba Sissoko, Étienne M’Bappé, Munir Hossn, Sekou Kouyate, Joel Hierrezuelo, Ramsés Rodríguez, Felipe Cabrera, Faudel, Fatoumata Diawara, Assane Mboup, Mike Ladd; Hear/read here; MP3) (Concord Jazz)
Robbie Fulks “Gone Away Backward” (producer: Steve Albini; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Bloodshot)
Goodie Mob (reunion of Atlanta hip-hop group includes Cee-Lo Green) “Age Against the Machine” (guests: T.I., Janelle Monáe; first single: “Understanding”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Elektra)
Ellie Goulding “Halcyon Days” (10-song EP, a repackaged edition of her second album “Halycon,” with some new songs; first single: “Burn”; Hear here; See here; Read here; MP3) (Cherrytree / Interscope)
Marques Houston “Famous” (first single: “Give Your Love a Try”; Hear here; MP3) (Shanachie)
Jars of Clay “Inland” (producer: Tucker Martine; first single: “After the Fight”; Hear here) (Gray Matters / Tone Tree)
Juicy J “Stay Trippy” (producers: Mike Will, Timbaland, Lex Luger, Young Chop, Crazy Mike, Baby E, I.D. Labs productions, Danny Boy, The Weeknd; guests: Wiz Khalifa, Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, A$AP Rocky, Wale, 2 Chainz, Trey Songz, Young Jeezy, Big Sean, Trina, etc.; new single: “Bounce It”; Hear here; MP3) (Taylor Gang / Kemosabe / Columbia)
Mike Keneally (former Zappa guitarist) “You Must Be This Tall” (guests: Marco Minnemann, Bryan Beller, Joe Travers, Rick Musallam, Missy Andersen, Andy Partridge; Hear here; MP3) (Exowax Recordings)
King Krule (London-based singer/producer/songwriter Archy Marshall) “6 Feet Beneath the Moon” (producers: Marshall, Rodaidh McDonald; first single: “Easy, Easy”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (True Panther Sounds / XL Recordings)
Little River Band “Cuts Like a Diamond” (first single: “The Lost and the Lonely”; Hear here; MP3) (Frontiers)
Jeff Lorber Fusion “Hacienda” (producers: Lorber, bassist Jimmy Haslip; guests: Jean-Luc Ponty, Larry Koonse, Paul Jackson, Jr., Vinnie Colaiuta, Dave Weckl, Lenny Castro, David Mann; Hear here; MP3) (Telarc)
Austin Lucas (alt-country singer) “Stay Reckless” (producer: Mark Nevers; first single: “So Much More Than Lonely”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (New West)
Mandisa (“American Idol” alum) “Overcomer” (first single: “Overcomer”; Hear here; MP3) (Sparrow)
Michael Monroe (former frontman of Hanoi Rocks) “Horns and Halos” (new single: “Eighteen Angels”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Spinefarm)
Clara Moto (Austrian DJ-producer) “Joy Departed [MP3]” (five-song EP, including a cover of Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game”; guests: Mimu, Lee Burton; Hear here) (InFiné Music)
Puscifer “All Re-Mixed Up” (an all-remix re-imagining of “Conditions of My Parole”; Hear here; MP3) (Puscifer Entertainment)
The Rides (Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Barry Goldberg) “Can’t Get Enough” (first single: “Don’t Want Lies”; Vinyl; MP3) (429)
Carly Ritter (daughter of the late John Ritter) “Carly Ritter” (producers: Joachim Cooder, Juliette Commagere; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Vanguard)
Aaron Sprinkle “Aaron Sprinkle” (Hear here) (Tooth & Nail)
Foy Vance (Irish singer-songwriter) “Joy of Nothing” (producer: Michael Keeney; guests: Bonnie Raitt, Ed Sheeran; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Glassnote)
Weiss / Cameron / Hill (all-drummer supergroup) “Drumgasm [MP3]” (Janet Weiss of Quasi, Wild Flag and Sleater Kinney, with Matt Cameron of Pearl Jam/Soundgarden and Zach Hill of Hella and Death Grips; Hear/read here; Vinyl) (Jackpot)
Yoshiki (Japanese rock icon) “Yoshiki Classical [MP3]” (features collaborations with Sir George Martin, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tokyo City Philharmonic Symphony and the Quartet San Francisco; Hear here; CD) (X Project)


Artist: Title: Label:
America “Original Album Series [Box set]” (five CDs, containing the albums “America,” “Homecoming,” “Hat Trick,” “Holiday” and “Hearts”) (Rhino Flashback)
Bad Company “Dangerous Age / Holy Water” (1988, 1990 albums; remastered, with three bonus tracks) (Friday Music)
Bad Manners “Rare & Fatty: Unreleased Recordings 1976-1997” (15 tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Pressure Drop, Aug. 26)
The Beach Boys “Made in California [Box set]” (six-CD, 174-cut career retrospective, which includes more than 60 previously unreleased tracks; MP3) (Capitol / UMe)
Belle and Sebastian “The Third Eye Centre” (collection of rarities, collectibles and non-LP tracks, including new track “Your Cover’s Blown [Miaoux Miaoux remix]”; Hear here; MP3) (Matador)
Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow “Black Masquerade” (live at Philipshalle, Dusseldorf, Germany, in 1995; See here; MP3; DVD) (Eagle Rock)
Blue Öyster Cult “Original Album Classics [Box set]” (five CDs; contains the albums “On Your Feet or On Your Knees,” “Some Enchanted Evening,” “Cultosaurus Eructus,” “Fire of Unknown Origin” and “The Revolution By Night”), “Original Album Classics #2 [Box set]” (five CDs; contains the albums “Blue Öyster Cult,” “Tyranny and Mutation,” “Secret Treaties,” “Agents of Fortune” and “Mirrors”) (Columbia / Legacy)
Brick “Waiting On You” (1980 album; remastered, with bonus tracks) (Razor & Tie)
The Byrds “Original Album Classics [Box set]” (five CDs) (Columbia / Legacy)
Belinda Carlisle “Heaven on Earth: Deluxe Edition” (1987 album; remastered, with a second CD of bonus material and a DVD of music videos), “Runaway Horses: Deluxe Edition” (1989 album; remastered, with a second CD of bonus material and a DVD of music videos), “Live Your Life Be Free: Deluxe Edition” (1991 album; remastered, with a second CD of bonus material and a DVD of music videos), “Real: Deluxe Edition” (1993 album; remastered, with a second CD of bonus material and a DVD of music videos; Read here) (U.K. – Edsel, Aug. 26)
Chic “The 12” Singles Collection [MP3]” (10 songs) (Rhino / Atlantic)
Jim Croce “The Lost Recordings” (previously unreleased live performances and home recordings) (Croce Music Group)
Miles Davis “Original Album Classics [Box set]” (five CDs) (Columbia / Legacy)
Bob Dylan “The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 – Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)” (two CDs, 35 songs; unreleased recordings, demos and alternate culled mostly from the 1970 studio recording sessions for “Self Portrait” and “New Morning” albums; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Deluxe edition box set, which includes the entire performance by Dylan and The Band from the Isle of Wight Festival on Aug. 31, 1969; MP3) (Columbia)
Nick Gilder “Rock America [MP3]” (1980 album), “Nick Gilder [MP3]” (1985 album) (R.D.E.G.)
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins “The Singles Collection” (two CDs, 37 tracks) (Not Now Music)
Hans Werner Henze (German composer died in October 2012) “Hans Werner Henze: The Complete Deutsche Grammophon Recordings [Box set]” (16 CDs) (Deutsche Grammophon)
The Isley Brothers “Original Album Classics [Box set]” (five CDs) (T-Neck / Legacy)
Etta James “Original Album Classics [Box set]” (five CDs) (RCA / Legacy)
Jefferson Airplane “Original Album Classics [Box set]” (five CDs) (RCA / Legacy)
Jefferson Starship “Original Album Classics [Box set]” (five CDs) (RCA / Legacy)
Ministry “Enjoy the Quiet: Live at Wacken 2012” (See here; Vinyl; MP3; Blu-ray) (UDR)
Naked Eyes “Fuel for the Fire: Expanded Edition” (1984 album; remastered, with seven bonus tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Cherry Red, Aug. 26)
Willie Nelson “Original Album Classics [Box set]” (five CDs) (Columbia / Legacy)
Randy Newman “Original Album Series [Box set]” (five CDs, containing the albums “Randy Newman,” “12 Songs,” “Sail Away,” “Good Old Boys” and “Little Criminals”) (Rhino Flashback)
Ted Nugent “Original Album Classics [Box set]” (five CDs) (Epic / Legacy)
Roy Orbison “In Dreams: Greatest Hits” (1987 album; remastered; see related DVD below) (Sony Legacy)
Quicksilver Messenger Service “Live At The Old Mill Tavern – March 29, 1970” (two CDs; with guest James Cotton; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Purple Pyramid / Cleopatra)
Raspberries “Raspberries Best [Vinyl]” (1976 compilation; remastered) (Mobile Fidelity)
David Sanborn “Original Album Series [Box set]” (five CDs, containing the albums “Taking Off,” “Sanborn,” “Heart to Heart,” “Hideaway” and “Voyeur”) (Rhino Flashback)
Boz Scaggs “Original Album Classics [Box set]” (five CDs) (Columbia / Legacy)
Simply Red “Original Album Series [Box set]” (five CDs, containing the albums “Picture Book,” “Men and Women,” “A New Flame,” “Stars” and “Life”) (Rhino Flashback)
Sly & The Family Stone “Higher! [Box set]” (five-disc compilation, exclusive to Amazon; 77 songs, 17 previously unreleased tracks, including mono single mixes, live recordings, studio outtakes, instrumentals and more, plus a 104-page book; Vinyl box set; MP3), “Higher!” (single CD, 16 songs), “Original Album Classics [Box set]” (five CDs) (Epic / Legacy)
Snow Patrol “Greatest Hits” (14 tracks; MP3) (Island)
Swing Out Sister “It’s Better To Travel (Expanded Edition) [MP3]” (1987 album; remastered, with 15 bonus tracks; Read here) (Mercury / UMe)
James Taylor “Original Album Classics [Box set]” (five CDs) (Columbia / Legacy)
The Three Degrees “Standing Up for Love” (1977 album; remastered, with bonus tracks) (Razor & Tie)
Various artists “Dub Rockers Vol. 1” (10-track collection combines Jamaica’s top artists with popular U.S. and Euro-based reggae acts; See here; Read here) (Dub Rockers / VP)
Various artists “Eccentric Soul: The Forte Label” (21-song compilation; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl, with seven bonus tracks; MP3) (Numero)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Leonardo DiCaprio “The Great Gatsby [DVD]” (2013 film; Blu-ray) (Warner Home Video)
Roy Orbison “Black & White Night [DVD]” (1988 Cinemax special, originally broadcast on Jan. 3, 1988; See here) (Sony)
Graham Parker & The Rumour “This Is Live [Blu-ray / DVD]” (Judd Apatow’s 2012 concert film, captured at Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles; contains some songs not included in Apatow’s comedy film “This Is 40”) (Shout! Factory)
Pink Floyd “Classic Albums: The Making of The Dark Side of the Moon [Blu-ray]” (See here) (Eagle Rock)
The Rolling Stones “Stones in Exile [Blu-ray]” (2010 documentary on the group’s struggles recording “Exile on Main St.” in France in 1971; See here) (Eagle Vision)

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Peter H. Conners “JAMerica: The History of the Jam Band and Festival Scene [Hardcover]” (Da Capo Press)

Video games

Subject: Title: Media:
Electronic Arts “Madden NFL 25” (available on PS3 and X360) (Electronic Arts)

Next week: Sept. 3