New releases

Published on December 21st, 2013 | by Gerry Galipault


This Week’s Releases: Dec. 24, 2013

New stuff (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Various artists “American Hustle: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” (crime drama film directed by David O. Russell opened Dec. 18; stars Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams; See here; MP3) (Legacy Recordings)

New stuff (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Beyoncé “Beyoncé [MP3]” (released Dec. 13 exclusively via iTunes; producers: Ammo, Boots, Detail, Jerome Harmon, Hit-Boy, Key Wane, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash, Caroline Polachek, Rey Reel, Noah “40” Shebib, Ryan Tedder, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams; guests: Jay-Z, Drake, Frank Ocean, Blue Ivy, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; Hear here; Read here) (Parkwood Entertainment / Columbia, Dec. 20)

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Jay & The Techniques “Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie: Best of Jay & The Techniques” (Traditions Alive)
Yes “The Studio Albums 1969-1987 [Box set]” (12 CDs; MP3) (Rhino / Atlantic)

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
The Doors “The Complete Studio Albums [MP3]” (eight complete albums) (Rhino / Elektra)
The Flamin’ Groovies “Backtracks [MP3]” (1999 compilation; 15 songs) (R.D.E.G.)
Sailcat “Motorcycle Mama [MP3]” (1972 album) (Rhino / Elektra)
Mort Shuman “My Death [MP3]” (1969 album) (Rhino / Warner)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Patrick Wilson, Ty Simpkins “Insidious: Chapter 2 [DVD]” (2013 film; Blu-ray) (Sony Pictures)

Next week: Dec. 31

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