New stuff

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Belcea Quartet “Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets, Vol. 1 [MP3]” (36 songs; Hear here) (Zig-Zag Territoires, Dec. 17, 2012)
Capital Cities (L.A.-based duo) “Capital Cities [MP3]” (five-song EP; first single: “Safe and Sound”; Hear here) (Capitol, Dec. 18, 2012)
Chief Keef (Chicago rapper) “Finally Rich” (producer: Young Chop; guests: 50 Cent, Wiz Khalifa, French Montana, Young Jeezy, Lil Reese; Hear here; MP3) (Glory Boyz Entertainment / Interscope, Dec. 18, 2012)
Dido “Let Us Move On [MP3]” (new single, feat. Kendrick Lamar; Hear here) (RCA, Dec. 18, 2012)
Matt Duke “Love On a Major Scale [MP3]” (six-song EP; producers: Jason Spiewak, Dave Pittenger; Hear here) (Rock Ridge Music, Dec. 18, 2012)
Chesney Hawkes “Real Life Love [MP3]” (guests: Nik Kershaw, Robbie Nevil, Tears For Fears’ Curt Smith; Hear here) (Sargent Poppy, Dec. 17, 2012)
Office Romance “I Love the Holidays [MP3]” (three-song EP; Hear/read here) (Frenchkiss, Dec. 18, 2012)
Jenni Rivera (Grammy-nominated Mexican-American singer was killed in a plane crash on Dec. 9) “La Misma Gran Señora [MP3]” (Hear here; CD) (Fonovisa, Dec. 18, 2012)
Snuff (U.K. punk group) “5-4-3-2-1 … Perhaps?” (their first album since 2003, with two bonus acoustic tracks; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Fat Wreck Chords, Dec. 18, 2012)
The-Dream “Terius Nash: 1977” (Hear here; MP3) (Def Jam, Dec. 18, 2012)
T.I. “Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head” (guests: R. Kelly, Cee Lo Green, Andre 3000, P!nk, etc.; new single: “Like That”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Grand Hustle/Atlantic, Dec. 18, 2012)
Tiga (Montreal electronic DJ/producer) “Tiga Non Stop” (his first mix CD since 2005; Hear here) (Different Recordings/[PIAS] America, Dec. 18, 2012)
Various artists “Django Unchained [Film soundtrack]” (23 songs from the Quentin Tarantino movie, which opens Christmas Day; stars Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, Kerry Washington and Samuel L. Jackson; Hear here; MP3) (Universal Republic, Dec. 18, 2012)
Various artists “Les Misérables: Highlights From the Motion Picture Soundtrack” (British musical drama starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried opens Christmas Day; See here; MP3) (Universal, Dec. 21, 2012)
Various artists “Not Fade Away [Film soundtrack/MP3]” (David Chase-directed movie opens in select theaters Dec. 21; executive producer and musical supervisor is Steven Van Zandt; Hear here; Read here) (ABKCO, Dec. 18, 2012)


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Carl Anderson “An Act of Love [MP3]” (1988 album) (Universal/UMe, Dec. 18, 2012)
Syd Barrett “Crazy Diamond (The Complete Recordings) [MP3]” (58 songs) (EMI, Dec. 18, 2012)
The Beau Brummels “Magic Hollow [MP3]” (113-track collection of their 1960s recordings; originally released on CD via Rhino Handmade in 2005) (Rhino/Warner, Dec. 18, 2012)
Bee Gees “Spicks and Specks [MP3]” (1996 album) (Bee Gees/Reprise, Dec. 18, 2012)
Kurtis Blow “Kingdom Blow [MP3]” (1986 album), “Back By Popular Demand [MP3]” (1988 album) (Mercury/UMe, Dec. 18, 2012)
Michael Brecker “The Very Best of Michael Brecker [MP3]” (2006 compilation) (Verve/UMe, Dec. 18, 2012)
Jack Bruce “Out of the Storm [MP3]” (1974 album, with five bonus tracks) (Polydor/UMe, Dec. 18, 2012)
Canned Heat “Boogie With Canned Heat” (1968 album; remastered, with six bonus tracks) (Iconoclassic, Dec. 18, 2012)
Dina Carroll “Only Human [MP3]” (1996 album) (Mercury/UMe, Dec. 18, 2012)
Eric Clapton “Slowhand 35th Anniversary” (1977 album; remastered; Read here; Super Deluxe Edition, featuring the album, with bonus tracks, a Hi-Res Stereo & 5.1 Surround Sound DVD-audio only, “Live At Hammersmith Odeon, April 27, 1977,” “Live At Hammersmith Odeon, April 27, 1977 Continued” and a vinyl LP; Vinyl; MP3; MP3 Super Deluxe) (Polydor/UMe, Dec. 18, 2012)
Commodores “United [MP3]” (1986 album), “Rock Solid [MP3]” (1988 album) (Universal/UMe, Dec. 18, 2012)
Julian Cope “Floored Genius: The Best of Julian Cope and The Teardrop Explodes 1979-91 [MP3]” (1992 album; 20 songs) (Island/UMe, Dec. 18, 2012)
Fefe Dobson “Sunday Love [MP3]” (2006 album) (Mercury/UMe, Dec. 18, 2012)
Nate Dogg (rapper died in 2011 from multiple strokes at age 41) “Hits [MP3]” (10 tracks) (Merlin Media Ltd/X5 Music Group, Dec. 18, 2012)
Fugees “Rumble in the Jungle [MP3]” (1996 EP) (Mercury, Dec. 18, 2012)
Buddy Guy “Live At Legends” (the blues legend’s final live recordings from his now-shuttered original Legends blues club in Chicago, captured during his January residency there in 2010; MP3) (Silvertone/RCA, Dec. 18, 2012)
Hellogoodbye “Would It Kill You?” (2010 album, with three live tracks and the previously unreleased B-side “Not Ever Coming Home”) (Old Friends/RED, Dec. 18, 2012)
Eddie Hinton “Hard Luck Guy [MP3]” (1999 album) (Mercury/UMe, Dec. 18, 2012)
The Jam “Greatest Hits [MP3]” (1991 album; 19 songs) (Polydor/UMe, Dec. 18, 2012)
Garland Jeffreys “Garland Jeffreys [MP3]” (1973 album) (Rhino/Atlantic, Dec. 18, 2012)
Quincy Jones “Mellow Madness [MP3]” (1975 album) (Verve/UMe, Dec. 18, 2012)
Kool & The Gang “Sweat [MP3]” (1989 album) (Island/UMe, Dec. 18, 2012)
Level 42 “Level 42 [MP3]” (1981 album) (Polydor/UMe, Dec. 18, 2012)
Barrington Levy “Reggae Anthology: Sweet Reggae Music” (two CDs, 40 songs, highlighting his recording career from 1979-1984; MP3) (VP, Dec. 18, 2012)
The Lilac Time “Paradise Circus [MP3]” (1989 album) (Mercury/UMe, Dec. 18, 2012)
Mach Five “Mach Five [MP3]” (1998 album) (Island/UMe, Dec. 18, 2012)
Madonna “Nothing Really Matters + Remix” (1998 single) (Warner, March 26, 2012)
The Marshall Tucker Band “Still Holdin’ On [MP3]” (1988 album) (Mercury Nashville/UMe, Dec. 18, 2012)
The Marvelettes “The Marvelous Marvelettes [MP3]” (1963 album) (Motown/UMe, Dec. 18, 2012)
Mazzy Star “Flowers in December” (1996 EP) (Rhymes of an Hour, Dec. 18, 2012)
Metric “Synthetica Deluxe” (2012 album, with five bonus acoustic tracks; MP3) (MMI/Mom + Pop, Dec. 18, 2012)
Roger Miller “The Best of Roger Miller Volume Two: King of the Road [MP3]” (1992 compilation; 20 songs) (Mercury/UMe, Dec. 18, 2012)
Motörhead “The Complete Early Years [Box set]” (16 discs, with photo book) (Sanctuary/UMe, Dec. 18, 2012)
Patti Page “Just a Closer Walk With Thee [MP3]” (1995 compilation) (Mercury Nashville/UMe, Dec. 18, 2012)
Graham Parker “12 Haunted Episodes [MP3]” (1995 album) (Razor & Tie, Dec. 18, 2012)
Edith Piaf “Edith Piaf 1937-1938 [MP3]” (1988 compilation; 23 songs) (Mercury/UMe, Dec. 18, 2012)
The Pogues feat. Kirsty MacColl “Fairytale of New York [MP3]” (1987 hit, with instrumental version and music video) (Rhino/Warner, Dec. 18, 2012)
The Pogues “The Pogues in Paris: 30th Anniversary Concert At The Olympia” (two discs; See here) (Universal, Dec. 18, 2012)
The Rolling Stones “The Brussels Affair [Box set]” (limited-edition, Amazon-exclusive version of the 1973 concert; Read here) (Bravado, Dec. 18, 2012)
Rush “2112 [CD + Audio DVD Deluxe Edition]” (1976 album; remastered; Read here; CD + Audio Blu-ray Deluxe Edition; CD + Audio Blu-ray Super Deluxe Edition; MP3) (Mercury/UMe, Dec. 18, 2012)
Sea Level “On the Edge [MP3]” (1978 album) (Mercury/UMe, Dec. 18, 2012)
Shalamar “Friends [MP3]” (1982 album, featuring “A Night to Remember”), “Wake Up [MP3]” (1990 album) (Unidisc, Dec. 18, 2012)
Jules Shear “The Great Puzzle [MP3]” (1992 album), “Healing Bones [MP3]” (1994 album) (Mercury/UMe, Dec. 18, 2012)
Showbiz & A.G. “Showbiz & A.G. [MP3]” (1992 album) (Island/UMe, Dec. 18, 2012)
Soft Cell “This Last Night In Sodom [MP3]” (1984 album) (Mercury/UMe, Dec. 18, 2012)
The Stranglers “Live At The Hope & Anchor [MP3]” (1992 album) (EMI, Dec. 18, 2012)
Swirl 360 “Ask Anybody [MP3]” (1998 album) (Island/UMe, Dec. 18, 2012)
Sybil “Doin’ It Now! [MP3]” (1993 album) (Mercury/UMe, Dec. 18, 2012)
The Temptations “My Girl [MP3]” (20-song best-of) (Motown/UMe, Dec. 18, 2012)
10cc “How Dare You! [MP3]” (1976 album), “Deceptive Bends [MP3]” (1977 album, containing “The Things We Do For Love” and “Good Morning Judge”) (Mercury/UMe, Dec. 18, 2012)
Various artists “Motown Unreleased 1962: Gospel [MP3]” (26 tracks), “Motown Unreleased 1962: Guys, Vol. 1 [MP3]” (25 tracks), “Motown Unreleased 1962: Guys, Vol. 2 [MP3]” (22 tracks), “Motown Unreleased 1962: Jazz, Vol. 1 [MP3]” (12 tracks), “Motown Unreleased 1962: Jazz, Vol. 2 [MP3]” (16 tracks) (Motown/UMe, Dec. 18, 2012)
Various artists “Motown Year By Year: The Sound of Young America 1987 [MP3]” (16 songs) (Motown/UMe, Dec. 18, 2012)
Various artists “Ultra 2013” (two CDs, 24 songs; MP3) (Ultra, Dec. 18, 2012)
Muddy Waters “You Shook Me: The Chess Masters, Volume 3 (1958-1963)” (two CDs, 49 songs; MP3) (Geffen Select, Dec. 18, 2012)
Wet Willie “Wet Willie II [MP3]” (1972 album), “Dixie Rock [MP3]” (1975 album) (Mercury/UMe, Dec. 18, 2012)
Hank Williams “Let’s Turn Back the Years July 1951-June 1952 Volume VII [MP3]” (1987 compilation; 21 songs), “The Hits, Volume Two [MP3]” (1995 compilation; 12 songs) (Mercury Nashville/UMe, Dec. 18, 2012)
Jah Wobble “Heaven & Earth [MP3]” (1995 album) (Island/UMe, Dec. 18, 2012)
Frank Zappa “Mothermania: The Best of the Mothers [MP3]” (1969 album; remastered), “Baby Snakes [MP3]” (1977 Halloween concert), “Jazz From Hell [MP3]” (1986 album), “Ahead of Their Time” (1993 album; remastered; MP3), “The Yellow Shark” (1993 album; remastered; MP3), “The Lost Episodes” (1994 album; remastered; MP3), “Läther” (1996 album; remastered; MP3), “Finer Moments” (double album of live recordings; Vinyl; MP3), “Understanding America [MP3]” (31-track compilation) (Zappa Family Trust/UMe, Dec. 18, 2012)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Colin Farrell “Total Recall [DVD]” (2012 film; Blu-ray, Extended Director’s Cut) (Sony, Dec. 18, 2012)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt “Premium Rush [DVD]” (2012 film; Blu-ray) (Sony, Dec. 21, 2012)
Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow “Pitch Perfect [DVD]” (2012 film; Blu-ray) (Universal, Dec. 18, 2012)
Nana Mouskouri “Live at the Royal Albert Hall [DVD]” (Blu-ray) (Universal, Dec. 18, 2012)
Rihanna “Rihanna Loud Tour Live at the O2 [DVD]” (Blu-ray) (Def Jam, Dec. 18, 2012)
Toots & the Maytals “Live! [DVD]” (CD; MP3) (Island, Dec. 18, 2012)
Various artists “We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston [DVD]” (hourlong all-star special airs on CBS on Nov. 16, feat. Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Usher, etc.; See here; Read here) (RCA, Dec. 18, 2012)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
The Beatles “The Beatles, God & The Bible [Hardcover]” (author: Ray Comfort) (WND Books, Dec. 18, 2012)
John Holmstrom (cartoonist, writer and co-founder of Punk Magazine) “The Best of Punk Magazine [Hardcover]” (It Books, Dec. 18, 2012)

Next week: Dec. 25, 2012

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