New stuff

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
The Bamboo Trading Co. “From Kitty Hawk to Surf City” (guests: Dean Torrence, Probyn Gregory, Alan Boyd; Hear here; Read here) (Steelsurf / Real Gone Music)
Black Flag (Greg Gin, Ron Reyes and Gregory Moore) “What the … [MP3]” (22-track album is their first since 1985; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; CD) (SST)
Boston “Life, Love & Hope” (their first album since 2002’s “Corporate America”; includes some vocals from the late Brad Delp; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Frontiers)
Marshall Crenshaw “Driving and Dreaming [MP3]” (four-song EP), “I Don’t See You Laughing Now [MP3]” (four-song EP; Hear here) (Red River Entertainment, Dec. 2)
Vanessa Daou “Light Sweet Crude (Act One: Hybrid) [MP3]” (producers: André Baum, Bopa King Carré, Da Poet, Grat Devio, DJ Hen Boogie, DJ Timka, Charles Lindsay, Ganga, Lem Springsteen; first single: “Danger Ahead”; Hear here; See here) (Daou Records / KID Recordings)
The Delay in the Universal Loop (Italian electronic artist Dylan Iuliano) “Disarmonia [MP3]” (Hear here) (Factum Est)
Glee Cast “Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Volume 4 [MP3],” “Cheek to Cheek [MP3],” “The Fox [MP3]” (feat. Demi Lovato and Adam Lambert), “Into the Groove [MP3]” (feat. Demi Lovato and Adam Lambert), “Nasty / Rhythm Nation [MP3],” “You’re My Best Friend [MP3]” (Hear here) (Columbia)
Glen Hansard (of The Frames and The Swell Season) “Drive All Night” (four-song EP; guests: Eddie Vedder, Jake Clemons; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (ANTI- / Epitaph)
Hedley “Anything [MP3]” (five-song EP; first single: “Anything”; Hear here; See here) (Capitol)
Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas (Detroit-based gypsy pop artist) “Demons” (five-song EP; Hear here) (Instant – Richard Gottehrer’s label)
Leona Lewis “Christmas, With Love” (seasonal classics and three new originals; first single: “One More Sleep”; Hear here) (Syco / RCA)
Joey Molland (of Badfinger) “Return to Memphis” (producer: Carl “Blue” Wise; Hear here) (U.K. – Gonzo Multimedia, Dec. 2)
Jake Owen “Days of Gold” (first single: “Days of Gold”; Hear here) (RCA Nashville)
Simple Plan “Get Your Heart On – The Second Coming! [MP3]” (seven-song EP; producer: Brian Howes; Hear here) (Atlantic)
Britney Spears “Britney Jean” (producers: William Orbit, Otto Knows,, Naughty Boy, etc.; first single: “Work Bitch!”; Hear here; Read here; Deluxe edition; MP3) (RCA)
Carrie Underwood “The Sound of Music (Music From the NBC Television Event)” (three-hour live broadcast airs on Dec. 5; Hear here) (Sony Masterworks)
Various artists “Sons of Anarchy – Songs of Anarchy: Vol. 3 [TV soundtrack]” (13 songs; Read here; MP3) (Columbia)

More Releases for the Week of Dec. 3, 2013


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
a-ha “Scoundrel Days [MP3]” (1986 album), “Headlines and Deadlines: The Best of a-ha [MP3]” (1991 compilation; 16 tracks) (Rhino / Warner)
Detroit Emeralds “Let’s Get Together” (1978 album; remastered, with a bonus Tom Moulton remix of “I Just Don’t Know About This Girl of Mine”; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Westbound / Ace, Dec. 2)
Jay Ferguson “All Alone in the End Zone + Thunder Island + Real Life Ain’t This Way” (1976, 1978, 1979 albums on two CDs; remastered; See here) (U.K. – Edsel / Demon Music Group, Dec. 2)
Wanda Jackson “Before the Music Died: The Complete Recordings 1954-1962” (83 songs) (Chrome Dreams)
Gladys Knight & The Pips “I Feel a Song: Expanded Edition” (1974 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks), “In the Beginning: Expanded Edition” (1974 compilation, with bonus tracks), “2nd Anniversary: Expanded Edition” (1983 album; remastered, with four bonus tracks), “The One and Only …: Expanded Edition” (1978 album; remastered, with six bonus tracks), “Gladys Knight: Expanded Edition” (1979 solo album; remastered, with eight bonus tracks), “Visions: Deluxe Edition” (1983 album; remastered; two CDs, with 23 bonus tracks) (Funkytowngrooves USA)
Lynyrd Skynyrd “Gimme Back My Bullets [180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl]” (1976 album; remastered) (Friday Music)
Randy Newman “Good Old Boys (Deluxe Reissue) [MP3]” (1974 album, with 14 bonus tracks) (Rhino / Warner)
The Orb “History of the Future [MP3]” (19 tracks) (Universal)
Roy Orbison “The Last Concert: 25th Anniversary Edition [CD/DVD]” (Dec. 4, 1988, show at the Front Row Theater in Cleveland; See here) (Roy Orbison / Legacy)
Lou Reed “Playlist: The Very Best of Lou Reed” (RCA / Legacy)
Jenni Rivera “1969 – Siempre, En Vivo Desde Monterry Parte 1 [CD/DVD]” (featuring her last live performance at the Arena Monterrey; Read here) (Universal Music Latin Entertainment / Fonovisa)
Boz Scaggs “Boz Scaggs & Band [MP3]” (1971 album, with two bonus tracks) (Columbia / Legacy)
Rocky Sharpe and the Replays “If You Wanna Be Happy: The Polydor & RAK Masters & More” (26 songs; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Chiswick / Ace, Dec. 2)
Sparks “New Music for Amnesiacs: The Essential Collection” (two CDs, 50 songs; Read here) (U.K. – Lil Beethoven, Dec. 2)
Two Two “Bikini Atoll” (1984 album; remastered, with non-LP tracks and a previously unissued recording; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Chiswick / Ace, Dec. 2)
Vangelis “Albedo 0.39: Remastered Edition” (1976 album; remastered) (U.K. – Esoteric Recordings, Dec. 2)
Various artists “Dust My Rhythm & Blues: The Flair Records R&B Story 1953-55” (two CDs, 50 songs, feat. Elmore James, Richard Berry, Shirley Gunter, Mercy Dee, Big Duke, The Flairs, etc.; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Ace, Dec. 2)
The Who “Endless Wire [MP3]” (2006 album, with seven bonus live tracks) (Universal)
Hank Williams “Long Gone Lonesome Blues (August 1949-December 1950), Volume V [MP3]” (1987 compilation; 22 tracks) (Mercury Nashville / UMe)

More Releases for the Week of Dec. 3, 2013

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick, Betty White “Hot in Cleveland: Season Four [DVD]” (2012-13 season; three discs; Read here) (TVLand / Comedy Central )
Keith Carradine, Karen Black, et al “Nashville (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray + DVD]” (Robert Altman’s 1975 film; three-disc set includes new documentary on the making of the film, behind-the-scenes footage, trailer, demos of Carradine singing songs for the film, etc.; See here; Read here) (Criterion Collection)
Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong “Hungover Trilogy [DVD]” (all three films and a documentary on four discs) (Warner Home Video)
Deep Purple “Legends of Rock: Deep Purple – A Retrospective [DVD]” (six discs) (Upfront Entertainment)
David Essex “The Secret Tour Live [Blu-ray]” (concert at Bournemouth’s BIC in 2009; See here) (Wienerworld)
Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (The ‘Rich Mahogany’ Edition) – Unrated [Blu-ray]” (2004 film; Read here) (DreamWorks)
Hugh Jackman “The Wolverine [DVD]” (2013 film; Blu-ray) (20th Century Fox)
Freda Kelly (longtime Beatles secretary) “Good Ol’ Freda [DVD]” (2013 documentary; See here; Blu-ray) (Magnolia)
Louise Lasser, Mary Kay Place, et al “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman: The Complete Series [DVD]” (38 discs; includes 10 bonus episodes of “Fernwood 2 Night”; See here; Read here) (Shout! Factory)
Muse “Live At Rome Olympic Stadium [Blu-ray/CD]” (filmed in July 2013, it’s the first concert to be shot in 4K Ultra HD; See here; Read here; DVD/CD; MP3) (Warner)
Stevie Nicks “Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams [DVD]” (2013 documentary directed by Nicks and Dave Stewart; See here) (Reprise)
P!nk “The Truth About Love Tour: Live From Melbourne [DVD]” (See here; Read here; Blu-ray) (Sony Music)
The Rutles “All You Need Is Cash [Blu-ray]” (1978 mockumentary; See here; Read here; Blu-ray/DVD) (Video Services Corp.)
The Stone Roses “Made of Stone [DVD]” (new documentary directed by Shane Meadows will be shown in select theaters this month; See here; Blu-ray) (MVD Entertainment Group)
Various artists “The Little Mermaid (Diamond Edition) [DVD]” (1989 film) (Walt Disney)
Various artists “The Simpsons: The Sixteenth Season [DVD]” (2004-2005 season; four discs; guests include Fantasia Barrino, Jason Bateman, Gary Busey, James Caan, Stephen Hawking, Eric Idle, Jane Kaczmarek, Lucy Liu, Liam Neeson, Amy Poehler, Ray Romano; Read here; Blu-ray; Collector’s Box) (20th Century Fox)
Various artists “US Festival 1983: Days 1-3 [DVD]” (features U2, the Clash, Judas Priest, Stevie Nicks, Scorpions, INXS, Men at Work, Stray Cats, Triumph, Missing Persons, etc.) (Video Music, Inc.)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of Dec. 3, 2013

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull “A Passion Play: The Story Of Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull [Paperback]” (author: Brian Rabey) (Soundcheck Books LLP)
Brian Epstein “The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story [Hardcover]” (graphic novel; authors: Vivek J. Tiwary and Andrew C. Robinson, with Kyle Baker; See here; Read here; Kindle) (Dark Horse Comics)
Gloria Gaynor “We Will Survive: True Stories of Encouragement, Inspiration, and the Power of Song [Hardcover]” (co-author: Sue Carswell; Paperback; Kindle; MP3 CD – Audiobook) (Grand Harbor Press, Dec. 1)
Kristin Hersh “Purgatory/Paradise [Hardcover/CD]” (It Books)
John Lennon “The Walrus and the Elephants: John Lennon’s Years of Revolution [Hardcover]” (author: James Mitchell; Kindle) (Seven Stories Press)
Questlove “Soul Train: The Music, Dance, and Style of a Generation [Kindle]” (Harper Design)
The Smiths “A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of the Smiths [Paperback]” (author: Tony Fletcher; Kindle) (Three Rivers Press)
Sherill Tippins “Inside the Dream Palace: The Life and Times of New York’s Legendary Chelsea Hotel [Hardcover]” (Kindle) (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

More Book Releases for the Week of Dec. 3, 2013

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