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Aug. 7, 2012

New stuff

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Antibalas “Antibalas” (producer: Gabe Roth; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Daptone, Aug. 7, 2012)
Antony and the Johnsons “Cut the World” (live album, recorded last September in Europe; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Secretly Canadian, Aug. 7, 2012)
David Archuleta “Begin.” (all-covers album; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Highway, Aug. 7, 2012)
Apache Dropout “Bubblegum Graveyard” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Trouble in Mind, Aug. 7, 2012)
Atlas Genius (Aussie indie-rock band) “Through the Glass [MP3 Download]” (four-song EP; Hear here) (Warner, Aug. 7, 2012)
Beat Connection (electro-pop quartet) “The Palace Garden” (first single: “The Palace Garden, 4am”; Hear here; See here) (U.K. – Tender Age/Moshi Moshi, Aug. 6, 2012)
Birdy “Live in London [MP3 Download]” (eight-song collection captures the British singer-songwriter’s at The Tabernacle on April 12, 2012; Hear here; See here) (Warner, Aug. 7, 2012)
Blonds “The Bad Ones [MP3 Download]” (producer: Nicolas Vernhes; first single: “Run”; Hear here; See here) (Gluck Music, Aug. 7, 2012)
Buffalo Killers “Dig. Sow. Love. Grow.” (first single: “Get It”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Alive Naturalsound, Aug. 7, 2012)
Colt Ford “Declaration of Independence” (guests: Jason Aldean, Boyz II Men, Kix Brooks, Montgomery Gentry, Darius Rucker; first single: “Back,” with Jake Owens; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download) (Average Joe’s Entertainment, Aug. 7, 2012)
Graham Gouldman (of 10cc) “Love and Work” (his first solo album in 12 years is dedicated to his former Wax band mate Andrew Gold; Gold appears on the album, playing piano and Dobro on “Cryin’ Time Again”; producer: Chris Braide; first single: “Daylight”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (U.K. – Rosala, Aug. 6, 2012)
Bruce Hornsby “Red Hook Summer: Music From The Original Motion Picture [MP3 Download]” (Spike Lee film opens in New York on Aug. 10 and nationwide in successive weeks; See here) (429, Aug. 7, 2012)
Ivan & Alyosha “All the Times We Had” (guest: Aimee Mann; Hear here) (Missing Piece, Aug. 7, 2012)
Nik Kershaw “Ei8ht [MP3 Download]” (first single: “The Sky’s the Limit”; Hear here; CD) (U.K. – Shorthouse, Aug. 6, 2012)
Lianne La Havas (U.K. folk-soul singer) “Is Your Love Big Enough?” (producer: Matt Hales; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Nonesuch, Aug. 7, 2012)
Los Straitjackets “Jet Set” (producer: Janne Haavisto; guests: The Basic Cable Horns from the “Conan” show, Irina Bjorklund; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Yep Roc, Aug. 7, 2012)
Branford Marsalis Quartet “Four MFs Playin’ Tunes” (Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download) (Marsalis Music, Aug. 7, 2012)
Marcus Miller “Renaissance” (Hear here; MP3 Download) (Concord Jazz, Aug. 7, 2012)
Tak Matsumoto (guitarist for the Japanese pop/rock group B’z) “Strings of My Soul” (includes a cover of “Sukiyaki,” with Larry Carlton; producers: Matsumoto, Paul Brown, Robert Williams; Hear here; MP3 Download) (335, Aug. 7, 2012)
MuteMath “Odd Soul Live In DC [MP3 Download]” (Hear here) (Teleprompt/Warner, Aug. 7, 2012)
Niki and The Dove (Swedish duo) “Instinct” (Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Sub Pop, Aug. 7, 2012)
Redd Kross “Researching the Blues” (their first album in 15 years; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Merge, Aug. 7, 2012)
The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band “Between the Ditches” (producers: The Rev. Peyton, Paul Mahern; first single: “Devils Look Like Angels”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (SideOneDummy, Aug. 7, 2012)
Sixpence None the Richer “Lost in Transition” (first full-length album in 10 years; producer: Jim Scott; first single: “Radio”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Tyger Jim, Aug. 7, 2012)
So Many Wizards (L.A. quartet) “Warm Nothing” (Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download) (JAXART/French Kiss Label Group, Aug. 7, 2012)
10 Years “Minus the Machine” (first single: “Backlash”; Hear here; See here; MP3 Download, with three bonus tracks) (Palehorse/ILG, Aug. 7, 2012)
Trishas, The (country quartet) “High, Wide & Handsome [MP3 Download]” (group Savannah Welch is the daughter of Kevin Welch; Hear here; Read here) (The Trishas Music, LLC, Aug. 7, 2012)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Music! 43” (20 songs; Track list; MP3 Download) (Capitol, Aug. 7, 2012)
Elle Varner “Perfectly Imperfect” (producers: Varner, Pop & Oak; guests: J. Cole, T-Pain, Kirko Bangz, Bei Major; new single: “I Don’t Care”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (MBK/RCA, Aug. 7, 2012)

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Reissues

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Cannonball Adderley “The Very Best of Cannonball Adderley” (10 songs; MP3 Download) (Fantasy, Aug. 7, 2012)
Archers of Loaf “All the Nations Airports” (1996 album; remastered, with a second CD of 19 demos and rarities; Vinyl; MP3 Download), “White Trash Heroes” (1998 album; remastered, with a second CD of 13 demos and rarities; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Merge, Aug. 7, 2012)
Blancmange “The Very Best of Blancmange” (two CDs, 34 songs; Track list) (U.K. – Music Club Deluxe, Aug. 6, 2012)
Dave Brubeck “The Very Best of Dave Brubeck: The Fantasy Era (1949-1953)” (15 songs; MP3 Download) (Fantasy, Aug. 7, 2012)
Johnny Cash “The Greatest: Country Classics” (14 songs; MP3 Download), “The Greatest: Duets” (14 songs; MP3 Download), “The Greatest: Gospel Songs” (14 songs; MP3 Download), “The Greatest: The Number Ones” (19 songs; see related DVD/Blu-ray below) (Columbia/Legacy, Aug. 7, 2012)
Bob Dylan “Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits [24 KT + Gold CD]” (1967 album; remastered) (Audio Fidelity, Aug. 7, 2012)
Bill Evans Trio, The “The Very Best of The Bill Evans Trio” (MP3 Download) (Fantasy, Aug. 7, 2012)
Fastway (British hard-rock supergroup) “Fastway” (1983 album; remastered) (Rock Candy/Redeye, Aug. 7, 2012)
David Grant “David Grant” (1983 album; remastered) (U.K. – Big Break, Aug. 6, 2012)
Vince Guaraldi “The Very Best of Vince Guaraldi” (14 songs; MP3 Download) (Fantasy, Aug. 7, 2012)
High Strung, The “These Are Good Times” (2003 album) (Paper Thin, Aug. 7, 2012)
Jesus Jones “The Collection” (two CDs, 36 songs; Track list) (U.K. – EMI, Aug. 6, 2012)
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force “Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force” (1985 album; remastered, with five bonus tracks; See here) (U.K. – Big Break, Aug. 6, 2012)
Lynyrd Skynyrd “Southern Surroundings: The Ultimate Skynyrd Collection [CD/DVD]” (14-song best-of CD, with a DVD of BBC performances from Nov. 11, 1975, and a DVD-Audio/Video-compatible disc of hits, in 96kHz/24-bit 5.1 Surround mixed by producer Elliot Scheiner) (UMe, Aug. 7, 2012 – sold exclusively at Walmart)
Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes “Talk It Up (Tell Everybody) (Expanded Edition) [MP3 Download]” (1984 album; remastered, with 13 bonus tracks; Read here) (Essential Media Group, Aug. 7, 2012)
Thelonious Monk “The Very Best of Thelonious Monk” (10 songs; MP3 Download) (Fantasy, Aug. 7, 2012)
Melba Moore “Peach Melba” (1975 album; remastered), “Melba” (1976 album; remastered), “A Portrait of Melba: Expanded Edition” (1977 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks), “Dancin’ With Melba” (1979 album; remastered, with one bonus track) (Funkytowngrooves US, Aug. 7, 2012)
Paris (mini-supergroup founded by Bob Welch, Jethro Tull bassist Glenn Cornick and Nazz drummer Thom Mooney) “Paris” (1976 album; remastered) (U.K. – Rock Candy, Aug. 6, 2012)
Graham Parker “Live At Rockpalast 1978 + 1980” (two CDs, 34 songs; DVD; MP3 Download) (Made in Germany Music, Aug. 7, 2012)
Elvis Presley “Loving You: The Alternate Album” (1957 album; with 10 alternate tracks; Track list), “King Creole: The Alternate Album” (1958 album; with 16 alternate tracks; Track list), “Fame and Fortune: Lost in the Sixties” (Track list) (Flashlight/Redeye, Aug. 7, 2012)
Mitch Ryder “Live At Rockpalast 1979 + 2004” (three discs, 31 songs; DVD; MP3 Download) (Made in Germany Music, Aug. 7, 2012)
Sanford-Townsend Band “Smoke From a Distant Fire/Nail Me to the Wall” (1977, 1979 albums on one CD; remastered) (Real Gone Music, Aug. 7, 2012)
Sparks “Extended: The 12 Inch Mixes (1979-1984)” (two CDs, 17 songs; remastered; Track list) (U.K. – Repertoire, Aug. 6, 2012)
Specials, The “More … or Less. The Specials Live” (two CDs, 26 songs, recorded during their 2011 reunion tour; Read here; Vinyl) (U.K. – EMI, Aug. 6, 2012)
Sugarhill Gang, The “Sugarhill Gang [MP3 Download]” (1979 album), “8th Wonder [MP3 Download]” (1981 album) (Rhino, Aug. 7, 2012)
Ten Years After “Essential Ten Years After [MP3 Download]” (14 songs) (Chrysalis/EMI, Aug. 7, 2012)
Vangelis “The Collection” (31 film themes and album cuts) (U.K. – Rhino, Aug. 6, 2012)
Vangelis “Chariots of Fire: The Play — Music From the Stage Show” (15 songs; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Decca, Aug. 7, 2012)
Johnny Van Zant “Round Two” (1981 album; remastered), “The Last of the Wild Ones” (1982 album; remastered) (U.K. – Rock Candy, Aug. 6, 2012)
Various artists “Girls on 45” (26-song collection of girl groups, girlie pop and soulful ladies, 1963-1968; MP3 Download) (Teensville, Aug. 7, 2012)
Various artists “I Am What I Am: Yep Roc Year 15” (16-song collection celebrating Yep Roc’s 15th anniversary; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Yep Roc, Aug. 7, 2012)
Various artists “Isles of Wonder: Music for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games” (two CDs, 38 songs) (U.K. – Universal, Aug. 6, 2012)
Various artists “Jesus Christ Superstar [MP3 Download]” (original studio cast from 1970, featuring Ian Gillan, Murray Head, Yvonne Elliman, etc.; remastered; CD) (Verve, Aug. 7, 2012)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Party Anthems” (18 hits, featuring LMFAO, Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Katy Perry, Gotye, Lady Gaga, etc.; Track list; MP3 Download) (Capitol, Aug. 7, 2012)
Various artists “Perez Hilton presents Pop Up! #1” (18-track compilation highlighting Perez Hilton’s favorite upcoming artists; MP3 Download) (Opus Label, LLC, Aug. 7, 2012)
Chely Wright “Woman in the Moon [MP3 Download]” (1994 album) (Mercury Nashville, Aug. 7, 2012)
Rob Zombie “Mondo Sex Head” (remix collection; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Geffen/UMe, Aug. 7, 2012)
The Zombies featuring Colin Blunstone & Rod Argent “Live in Concert at Metropolis Studios, London [CD/DVD]” (recorded in January 2011) (Conveyor, Aug. 7, 2012)


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DVD/Blu-ray

 

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
John Cusack, Jack Black “High Fidelity [Blu-ray]” (2000 film) (Touchstone/Disney, Aug. 7, 2012)
Stanley Kubrick “Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket: 25th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray Book Packaging]” (1987 film; two discs) (Warner Home Video, Aug. 7, 2012)
Bob Marley “Marley: A Film By Kevin MacDonald [DVD]” (2012 documentary; See here; Blu-ray) (Magnolia Home Entertainment, Aug. 7, 2012)
One Direction “The Only Way Is Up [DVD]” (See here) (eOne Music, Aug. 7, 2012)
Mira Sorvino, Lisa Kudrow “Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion: 15th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray]” (1997 film) (Touchstone/Disney, Aug. 7, 2012)
Various artists “We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash [DVD/CD]” (recorded and film April 20, 2012, at The Moody Theater in Austin, Texas; producer: Don Was; contributors: Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Kris Kristofferson, Brandi Carlile, Shelby Lynne, Pat Monahan, Buddy Miller, Rhett Miller, Shooter Jennings; Hear/see here; Blu-ray) (Legacy, Aug. 7, 2012)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Scott Walker “No Regrets: Writings on Scott Walker [Hardcover]” (author: Rob Young) (Orion, Aug. 7, 2012)

Next week: Aug. 14, 2012

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