New stuff (CDs)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Brendan Benson “You Were Right” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Readymade)
Childish Gambino “because the internet” (producers: Gambino, Christian Rich, Thundercat, Ludwig Goransson, etc.; guests: Chance The Rapper, Jhene Aiko, Azealia Banks; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Glassnote)
Evergreen Terrace “Dead Horses” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Rise)
Krystal Keith (daughter of Toby Keith) “Whiskey & Lace” (producer: Nathan Chapman; Hear here; MP3) (Show Dog Universal)
R. Kelly “Black Panties” (first single: “Cookie”; Hear here; Read here; Deluxe edition; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (RCA)
Shelby Lynne “Thanks” (five-song EP; producers: Lynne, Ben Peeler; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Everso)
Parmalee “Feels Like Carolina” (first single: “Carolina”; Hear here; MP3) (Stoney Creek / Broken Bow)
SCNTST (Berlin-based techno artist Bryan Muller) “Self Therapy” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Boysnoize)
7 Days of Funk (feat. producer Dâm-Funk and Snoopzilla, aka Snoop Dogg) “7 Days of Funk” (producer: Dâm-Funk; guests: Kurupt, Steve Arrington; first single: “Faden Away”; Hear/read here; Vinyl) (Stones Throw)
Howard Shore “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” (Peter Jackson-directed sequel opens in theaters Dec. 13; See here; Special Edition; MP3) (WaterTower Music)
Christopher Titus (actor-comedian) “Voice In My Head” (Comedy Central special; See here; MP3) (Comedy Central)
Various artists “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom [Film soundtrack]” (new film, starring Idris Elba, chronicles Nelson Mandela’s journey from chilhood in a rural South African village to elected president of his homeland; opens nationwide on Nov. 29; first single: U2’s “Ordinary Love”; See here; MP3) (Decca)
Various artists “The Music of Nashville Original Soundtrack, Season 2 / Volume 1” (MP3) (Big Machine)
Donna Vivino (star of Broadway’s “Wicked”) “Beautiful Dreamer” (Hear here; MP3) (Ghostlight)

More Releases for the Week of Dec. 10, 2013

New stuff (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Beyoncé “Beyoncé [MP3]” (14 tracks and music videos for each song; Hear here; Read here) (Columbia / Parkland Entertainment, Dec. 13)
Zac Brown Band “The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1 [MP3]” (producer: Dave Grohl; first single: “Day for the Dead”; Hear/see here) (Southern Ground)
Cherub (electro-pop duo) “Antipasto [MP3]” (four-song EP; Hear here) (Columbia)
City Lights (Columbus, Ohio, quintet) “The Way Things Should Be [MP3]” (producer: Nick Ingram; Hear/read here) (InVogue)
The Civil Wars “Bare Bones EP [MP3]” (six acoustic songs; Hear here) (Sensibility Recordings / Columbia, Dec. 9)
Coone (Belgian hardstyle producer/musician/DJ) “Global Dedication [MP3]” (Hear here) (Dim Mak)
Guerilla Toss (Boston art-rock group) “Gay Disco [MP3]” (first single: “Trash Bed”; Hear here; Read here) (NNA Tapes)
Mastodon “Mastodon Live At Brixton [MP3]” (recorded at London’s O2 Academy on Feb. 11, 2012; 24 songs; Hear here) (Warner)
Peter Morén (of Peter, Bjorn & John) “Broken Swenglish, Vol. 1 [MP3]” (four-song EP; Hear here) (INGRID, Dec. 9)
Various artists “American Hustle: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [MP3]” (crime drama film directed by David O. Russell opens Dec. 18; stars Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams; See here; CD) (Legacy Recordings)
The Younger Lovers (singer-songwriter Brontez Purnell) “Sugar in My Pocket [MP3]” (Hear here; See here) (Southpaw)

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Badfinger “Timeless … The Musical Legacy” (16 tracks; Vinyl; MP3) (Capitol / UMe)
Chet Baker Quintette “Chet Baker Quintette” (1956 album; remastered; Hear/read here) (Boplicity)
Chuck Berry “After School Session With Chuck Berry: The Deluxe Anniversary Edition [180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl]” (1957 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks; Read here) (Friday Music)
Eric Clapton “Give Me Strength: The ’74/’75 Recordings [Box set]” (five-CD, one-Blu-ray set includes tracks from “461 Ocean Boulevard,” “There’s One in Every Crowd” and “E.C. Was Here,” plus previously unheard rehearsal outtakes and live performances; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Polydor / UMe)
Norman Connors “Dance of Magic / Dark of Light” (1973, 1974 albums on one CD; remastered) (Funkytowngrooves USA)
Ella Fitzgerald “Ella Fitzgerald: The Voice of Jazz [Box set]” (10 CDs, with more than 200 songs) (Verve)
Chico Hamilton “Chico Hamilton with Paul Horn” (1956 album; remastered; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Boplicity, Dec. 9)
Coleman Hawkins “The Hawk Swings” (1960 album; remastered; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Boplicity, Dec. 9)
George Jackson “Old Friend: The Fame Recordings Volume 3” (24 tracks; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Kent / Ace, Dec. 9)
Jellyfish “Radio Jellyfish” (Vinyl) (Omnivore Recordings)
Kleer “I Love to Dance: Expanded Edition” (1979 album; remastered, with seven bonus tracks) (Funkytowngrooves USA)
Mass Production “Turn Up the Music” (1981 album; remastered) (Funkytowngrooves USA)
Pleasure “Special Things” (1980 album; remastered; Hear/read here) (U.K. – BGP, Dec. 9)
Lou Reed, John Cale & Nico “Le Bataclan Paris Jan 29 72” (originally broadcast by French TV; See here; Vinyl) (Keyhole)
Sniff ‘N’ the Tears “No Damage Done” (1992 album; remastered) (U.K. – Chapel Productions, Dec. 9)
Various artists “The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 12B: 1972” (five CDs, 100 songs; MP3) (Motown / Hip-O)
Various artists “I Heard the Angels Singing: Electrifying Black Gospel From the Nashboro Label, 1951-1983” (four CDs, 60 songs; Hear here) (Tompkins Square)
Various artists “Soul in Harmony: Vocal Groups 1965-1977” (24 tracks, feat. The Imaginations, The Dramatics, The Joneses, Moon & Mars, the Mad Lads, etc.; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Kent / Ace, Dec. 9)
Various artists “The Sound of America: The Singles Collection [Box set]” (five-CD label retrospective, 100 songs; MP3) (Verve)
The Velvet Underground “White Light/White Heat (45th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)” (1968 album; remastered, with previously unreleased material; two CDs; Read here; Super Deluxe Edition; Vinyl; MP3) (Polydor / UMe)
Neil Young “Live At The Cellar Door” (recorded Nov. 30 and Dec. 2, 1970, at the Washington, D.C., venue; Vinyl; MP3) (Reprise)

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
ABC “Alphabet City [MP3]” (1987 album, with three bonus tracks), “Up [MP3]” (1989 album, with three bonus mixes) (Mercury / UMe)
April Wine “Stand Back [MP3]” (1975 album) (Rhino / Atlantic)
Chevelle “The Collection [MP3]” (four complete albums) (Epic / Legacy)
Ry Cooder “1970-1987 [MP3]” (11 complete albums) (Rhino / Warner)
Sonny Fortune “Sterengeti Minstrel [MP3]” (1977 album) (Rhino / Atlantic)
Russ Giguere “Hexagram 16 [MP3]” (1971 album) (Rhino / Warner)
Tammy Grimes “Tammy Grimes [MP3]” (1962 album) (Columbia / Legacy)
Hootie & the Blowfish “Hootie & the Blowfish [MP3]” (2003 album) (Rhino / Atlantic)
The Jam “Sound Affects: Deluxe Edition [MP3]” (1980 album; with 22 bonus tracks) (Polydor / UMe)
Elton John “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: Deluxe Edition [MP3]” (1973 album), “Lady Samantha [MP3]” (1980 U.K. compilation) (Island Mercury / UMe)
Paul Revere & The Raiders featuring Mark Lindsay “A Christmas Present … And Past [MP3]” (1967 album) (Columbia / Legacy, Dec. 9)
Blake Shelton “The Blake Shelton Collection [MP3]” (nine complete albums) (Warner Nashville)
Soft Cell “The Art of Falling Apart [MP3]” (1983 album) (Mercury / UMe)
Barbra Streisand “The Classic Christmas Album [MP3]” (2013 compilation; 15 tracks) (Columbia / Legacy)
Andy Williams “Days of Wine and Roses and Other TV Requests [MP3]” (1963 album) (Columbia / Legacy)
ZZ Top “La Futura: Deluxe Edition [MP3]” (2012 album, with two bonus tracks) (American Recordings / Republic)

More Releases for the Week of Dec. 10, 2013

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, et al “Mary Poppins: 50th Anniversary Edition [DVD + Digital Copy]” (1964 film; See here; Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) (Walt Disney)
Tom Hanks, Robert Loggia “Big: 25th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray]” (1988 film; See here) (20th Century Fox)
Nightwish “Showtime, Storytime [Blu-ray/CD]” (four discs, recorded live at the Wacken Open Air in Wacken, Germany, on Aug. 3, 2013; See here) (Nuclear Blast America)
Various artists “Sample This: The Birth of Hip Hop [DVD]” (2013 documentary film, narrated by Gene Simmons; See here) (Kino Lorber)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of Dec. 10, 2013

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe “Yé-Yé Girls of ’60s French Pop [Paperback]” (Feral House)
Legs McNeil & Gillian McCain “Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk [Kindle]” (Grove Press)
P!nk “Split Personality: The Story of P!nk [Paperback]” (author: Paul Lester; updated edition) (Omnibus Press)
Lou Reed “Lou Reed: The Life [Hardcover]” (author: Mick Wall) (Orion)
UFO “High Stakes & Dangerous Men: The UFO Story [Paperback]” (author: Neil Daniels) (Soundcheck Books LLP, Dec. 15)

More Book Releases for the Week of Dec. 10, 2013

Next week: Dec. 17

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