New stuff (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
B.o.B “Underground Luxury” (guests: Chris Brown, T.I., 2 Chainz, Future, Ester Dean, Priscilla, Playboy Tre, Mike Fresh, etc.; Hear here; MP3) (Grand Hustle / Rebel Rock / Atlantic)
Shaggy “Out Of Many One Music: Sly and Robbie Presents Shaggy” (Hear here; ; Full stream) (Ranch Entertainment)
Various artists “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues – Music From The Motion Picture” (Will Ferrell sequel opens Dec. 20; includes cameos by Drake, Kanye West and Green Day; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Universal Republic)
Various artists “Austin & Ally: Turn It Up [TV soundtrack]” (MP3) (Walt Disney)
Various artists “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: Music From and Inspired By The Motion Picture [Film soundtrack]” (Ben Stiller/Kristen Wiig movie, which opens Christmas Day, features music from Jack Johnson, David Bowie, Rogue Wave, Of Monsters and Men, José González, etc.; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Universal Republic)

New stuff (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Various artists “The Wolf of Wall Street: Music From the Motion Picture [MP3]” (directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, opens Christmas Day; Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, who appear in the film, do a cover of “Goldfinger”; also includes 7Horse’s “Meth Lab Zoso Sticker,” plus classics by Bo Diddley, Billy Joel, Howlin’ Wolf, Eartha Kitt, Malcolm McLaren, Romeo Void, The Lemonheads, Allen Toussaint, etc.; Hear here; CD, out Jan. 7) (Virgin)
Lewis Watson “Some Songs With Some Friends [MP3]” (four-song EP; producers: Mike Crossey, Richard Wilkinson; guests: Hudson Taylor, Gabrielle Aplin, Kimberly Anne; Hear here) (Warner)

More Releases for the Week of Dec. 17, 2013

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
The Association “Greatest Hits! [180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl]” (1968 album; remastered) (Friday Music)
Blossom Dearie “The Complete Verve Albums 1957-1961” (three CDs, 60 songs) (Not Now)
Cabaret Voltaire “#8385 (Collected Works 1984-1985) [Box set]” (six CDs, four LPs and two DVDs, culled from their mid-1980s albums; the DVDs contain “Cabaret Voltaire Live,” featuring two shows from 1984, and “Gasoline In Your Eyes,” their 1985 experimental video; Hear here) (Mute)
The Everly Brothers “Songs Our Daddy Taught Us / Songs Our Daddy Learned” (1958 album; remastered, with a second CD of early or original versions of the songs that the Everlys learned from their father; Read here) (Bear Family)
The Jerry Garcia Band “Fall 1989: The Long Island Sound from The Jerry Garcia Band featuring Bob Weir and Rob Wasserman” (Read here) (ATO)
Grateful Dead “Birth of the Dead: Volume One (The Studio Sessions) [Vinyl]” (2003 compilation; remastered) (Friday Music)
John Lee Hooker “The Vee-Jay Singles Collection” (two CDs, 40 songs) (Not Now)
Billy Joel “The Complete Albums Collection [Box set]” (14 complete albums; MP3) (Columbia / Legacy)
King Crimson “USA (40th Anniversary Edition) [CD/DVD]” (1974 album; remastered) (Discipline US)
Carmen McRae “Carmen McRae: A Collection of Her Finest Decca Recordings 1955-1958” (three CDs, 75 songs) (Not Now)
John Mellencamp “John Mellencamp 1978-2012 [Box set]” (19 discs, containing all of his albums; Read here) (Universal Music Enterprises)
Anita O’Day “Anita O’Day: The Verve Years – A Collection of Her Finest Verve Recordings 1957-1962” (three CDs, 75 songs) (Not Now)
Boz Scaggs “Boz Scaggs [Hybrid SACD – DSD]” (1969 album; remastered) (Audio Fidelity)
Various artists “Action: The Apex Records Story” (two CDs, 50 songs), “Book of Love: The Argo Records Story” (two CDs, 50 songs), “Chills & Fevers: The Dot Records Story” (three CDs, 75 songs), “For You Alone: The Carlton Records Story” (three CDs, 75 songs), “This Is the Night: The End Records Story” (two CDs, 50 songs) (One Day)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Club Hits” (three CDs, 62 songs; Track list) (U.K. – EMI TV, Dec. 16)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Disney 2” (20 songs; MP3) (Capitol / UMe)
Warren Zevon “Excitable Boy [Hybrid SACD – DSD]” (1978 album; remastered) (Audio Fidelity)
The Zombies “The Zombies in Stereo [Box set]” (four CDs, 81 songs; Read here) (U.K. – Repertoire, Dec. 16)

More Releases for the Week of Dec. 17, 2013

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Anthrax “Aftershock: The Island Years 1985-1990 [MP3]” (54 songs) (Island / UMe)
Aquariana “Aquariana [MP3]” (1974 album; Vinyl; Read here) (Drag City)
Atlas Genius “So Electric: When It Was Now (The Remixes) [MP3]” (2013 album) (Warner)
David Bowie “David Bowie Narrates Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf [MP3]” (Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra with the Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra; 1978 album) (RCA Red Seal)
Lorde “Pure Heroin (Extended) [MP3]” (2013 album; with five bonus tracks) (Lava Music / Republic, Dec. 16)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer “The Lone Ranger [DVD]” (2013 film; Blu-ray + DVD) (Walt Disney)
Harrison Ford “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark [Blu-ray]” (1981 film), “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom [Blu-ray]” (1984 film), “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade [Blu-ray]” (1989 film) (Paramount)
The Gaslight Anthem “Live in London [DVD]” (filmed over two nights at The Troxy in March 2013) (Mercury)
One Direction “One Direction: This Is Us [DVD]” (2013 documentary; Blu-ray + DVD; 3D Blu-ray + DVD) (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
Carrie Underwood “The Sound of Music Live! [DVD]” (broadcast on NBC on Dec. 5; See here) (Universal Studios)

More DVD Releases for the Week of Dec. 17, 2013

Next week: Dec. 24

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