New stuff

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Blur “Parklive” (their Hyde Park show during the closing weekend of the London Summer Olympics; Hear here; MP3; DVD; 4-CD+DVD Deluxe Edition) (Virgin, Dec. 4, 2012)
The Cellophane Flowers (London-based quirky pop quartet) “Staring At the World [MP3]” (producer: Dave Allen; Hear here) (Minor Fall, Dec. 3, 2012)
Gavin DeGraw “Sweeter Live [CD/DVD]” (recorded and filmed in Lancaster, Calif., at Antelope Valley Fairgrounds in August 2012; guest: Colbie Caillat; See here; MP3; Blu-ray) (RCA, Dec. 4, 2012)
Danny Elfman “Hitchcock [Film soundtrack]” (movie starring Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren opens Nov. 23; See here) (Sony Masterworks, Dec. 4, 2012)
El Perro del Mar (Swedish pop artist Sarah Assbring) “Pale Fire” (first single: “Walk On By”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (The Control Group, Dec. 4, 2012)
Paloma Faith (27-year-old singer-songwriter) “Fall to Grace” (producers: Nellee Hooper, Jake Gosling, Al Shux, David Arnold; first single: “Picking Up the Pieces”; Hear here; MP3) (RCA, Dec. 4, 2012)
Florida Georgia Line (country duo) “Here’s to the Good Times” (producer: Joey Moi; first single: “Cruise”; Hear here; MP3) (Republic Nashville, Dec. 4, 2012)
Glee Cast “Come See About Me [MP3],” “Let’s Have A Kiki / Turkey Lurkey Time [MP3]” (feat. Sarah Jessica Parker), “Whistle [MP3]” (Columbia, Dec. 4, 2012)
Hinder “Welcome to the Freakshow” (producers: Kevin Churko, Cody Hanson; first single: “Save Me”; Hear here; MP3) (Republic, Dec. 4, 2012)
Susanna Hoffs “From Me to You [MP3]” (three-song EP, covers of The Jaynetts’ “Sally Go ‘Round the Roses,” The Beatles’ “All I’ve Got to Do” and The Zombies’ “This Will Be Our Year”; Hear here) (Baroque Folk/Welk Music Group, Dec. 4, 2012)
Ke$ha “Warrior” (collaborators: will.i.am, Max Martin, Benny Blanco, Cirkut, Bonnie McKee, Wayne Coyne, Iggy Pop, Patrick Carney, Ben Folds, Greg Kurstin, Kojak, Ammo, Billboard; first single: “Die Young,” co-written by Dr. Luke and fun.’s Nate Ruess; Hear here; Read here; Deluxe edition; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (Kemosabe/RCA, Dec. 4, 2012)
Wiz Khalifa “O.N.I.F.C.” (titled “Only Nigga in First Class”; producers: I.D. Labs, Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, Harry Fraud, Benny Blanco, StarGate, etc.; guests: Cassie, 2 Chainz, 50 Cent, Curren$y, Cam’ron, The Weeknd, etc.; first single: “Work Hard, Play Hard”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Atlantic, Dec. 4, 2012)
James Levy and The Blood Red Rose “Pray to Be Free” (producer: Coldplay’s Guy Berryman; guest: Allison Pierce of the Pierces; first single: “Hung to Dry”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Heavenly Recordings/Cooperative Music, Dec. 4, 2012)
The Longwalls (American alt-pop group) “Kowloon [MP3]” (eight-song EP; Hear here) (Static Motor Recordings, Dec. 4, 2012)
Mia Maestro (L.A. singer-songwriter) “Blue Eyed Sailor [MP3]” (three-song EP; producer: Valgeir Sigurðsson; guests: Damien Rice, Thomas Bartlett; Hear here; See here) (Vapor, Dec. 4, 2012)
Lisa Matassa “Somebody’s Baby [MP3]” (producer: Tony Bruno; first single: “Somebody’s Baby”; Hear here; CD) (It Is What It Is, Dec. 4, 2012)

BTW: “No one would think a girl from Long Island would want to sing country music, but I live on an island with almost 8 million people, and there are so many country music fans now that the timing just seems right,” Matassa tells P&P.

“I want people to say, okay, here’s a woman who is not your typical 20-something, country music recording artist — she’s actually singing about what happens after you meet your Prince Charming, after you walk through that fairy tale of a relationship and you realize okay, now you’re married and now there are children and now there are bills and things you have to do. I really wanted to have songs that people can relate to on a different level.

“I hope they enjoy what I call ‘Long Island Country’ — best of country storytelling with New York edginess.”

Memory Tapes “Grace/Confusion” (producer: frontman Dayve Hawk; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Carpark, Dec. 4, 2012)
Merchandise (Tampa post-punk band) “Children of Desire” (six-song EP; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Jagjaguwar, Dec. 4, 2012)
Positive (Trinidadian gospel-reggae artist) “Forever My King [MP3]” (producers: Positive, Dwayne “Supa Dups” Chin-Quee, Precision Productions, Jamplified Records, Jermaine Edwards, J-Vibe Productions; guests: DJ Nicholas, Niki Rymple, Jermaine Edwards; new single: “Mama You’re Beautiful”; Hear here) (Fox Fuse, Dec. 4, 2012)
Eros Ramazzotti (Italian singer-songwriter) “Noi [MP3]” (producers: Ramazzotti, Luca Chiaravalli; guests: Nicole Scherzinger, Hooverphonic, Club Dogo, Giancarlo Giannini; Hear here) (Universal, Dec. 4, 2012)
Snuff (U.K. punk group) “5-4-3-2-1 … Perhaps? [MP3]” (their first album since 2003, with two bonus acoustic tracks; Hear here) (Fat Wreck Chords, Dec. 4, 2012)
Sam Sparro (Grammy-nominated German dance-pop star) “Return to Paradise [MP3]” (with eight bonus tracks; Hear here) (Capitol, Dec. 4, 2012)
Superhuman Happiness “How to Survive a Plague [MP3]” (original motion picture score with Kronos Quartet; See here) (The Royal Potato Family, Dec. 4, 2012)
Scott Walker “Bish Bosch” (his first album in six years; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (4AD, Dec. 4, 2012)
Wayne Wonder “My Way” (guests: Shaggy, Mya; Hear here; MP3) (Singso Music, Dec. 4, 2012)


Reissues

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Bachman-Turner Overdrive “Freeways [MP3]” (1977 album) (Mercury/UMe, Dec. 4, 2012)
The Bar-Kays “Animal [MP3]” (1989 album) (Mercury/UMe, Dec. 4, 2012)
Johnny Cash “The Complete Columbia Album Collection [Box set]” (59 original albums on 63 CDs) (Columbia/Legacy, Dec. 4, 2012)
Chevelle “Stray Arrows: A Collection of Favorites” (Track list; MP3) (Epic/Legacy, Dec. 4, 2012)
Coldplay “4CD Catalogue Set [Box set]” (four-disc, Amazon-exclusive collection includes “Parachutes,” A Rush of Blood to the Head,” “X&Y,” “Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends”) (Capitol, Dec. 4, 2012)
Alice Cooper “Old School 1964-1974 [Box set]” (four CDs, 85 tracks; MP3), “Along Came a Spider” (2008 album; MP3) (Hip-O, Dec. 4, 2012)
Nick Drake “Pink Moon [Vinyl box set]” (1972 album; remastered, with digital download voucher; Read here) (Island/UMe, Dec. 4, 2012)
Marianne Faithfull “Broken English [Vinyl]” (1979 album; remastered) (Audio Fidelity, Dec. 4, 2012)
Ella Fitzgerald “Best of the BBC Vaults [CD/DVD]” (U.K. – Universal, Dec. 3, 2012)
Flash & The Pan “The 12 Inch Mixes” (two CDs, 24 songs; Read here) (U.K. – Repertoire, Dec. 3, 2012)
Grateful Dead “Dick’s Picks 26: 4/26/69 Electric Theater Chicago” (two CDs, 17 tracks) (Real Gone Music, Dec. 4, 2012)
Gene Harris “Gene Harris/Three Sounds * Gene Harris of the Three Sounds” (1971, 1972 albums on one CD; remastered) (Real Gone Music, Dec. 4, 2012)
John Hartford “Aereo-Plain/Morning Bugle: The Complete Warner Bros. Recordings” (two CDs; 1971 and 1972 albums) (Real Gone Music, Dec. 4, 2012)
Murray Head “Nigel Lived” (1972 album; remastered; MP3), “Say It Ain’t So” (1975 album; remastered; MP3), “My Back Pages” (1979 album; remastered; MP3), “Between Us” (1979 album; remastered; MP3), “Voices” (1981 album; remastered; MP3), “Find the Crowd” (1981 album; remastered; MP3), “Shade” (1983 album; remastered; MP3) (Culture Factory, Dec. 4, 2012)
Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra “More Friends: Small World Big Band Volume Two [MP3]” (2002 album; 22 tracks, feat. Bono, Jimmy Cliff, George Benson, Tom Jones, Chrissie Hynde, Ray Davies, etc.; See here) (Rhino, Dec. 4, 2012)
The Hooters “Nervous Night/One Way Home/Zig Zag” (1985, 1987, 1989 albums on two CDs; remastered) (U.K. – BGO, Dec. 3, 2012)
Bobbi Humphrey “Dig This!” (1972 album; remastered) (Real Gone Music, Dec. 4, 2012)
The Impressions “The Greatest Hits [MP3]” (16 tracks) (Geffen/UMe, Dec. 4, 2012)
Tom Jones “Love Is on the Radio [MP3]” (1984 album), “Tender Loving Care [MP3]” (1985 album), “The Lead and How to Swing It [MP3]” (1994 album) (Interscope/UMe, Dec. 4, 2012)
Quincy Jones “The Essential Early Recordings” (two CDs, 40 tracks; Track list) (U.K. – Primo, Dec. 3, 2012)
KISS “The Casablanca Singles 1974-1982 [Box set]” (29 discs, containing singles and B-sides; Read here) (Mercury/ Casablanca/ UMe, Dec. 4, 2012)
Lady Antebellum “On This Winter’s Night [Ornament USB]” (2012 album; see related DVD below) (Capitol Nashville, Dec. 4, 2012)
Lenny LeBlanc “Anthology [MP3]” (13 tracks) (in:ciite, Dec. 4, 2012)
Love “Forever Changes [180 gram vinyl]” (1968 album; remastered) (Elektra/Rhino, Dec. 4, 2012)
Lowen & Navarro “Pendulum [MP3]” (1995 album) (Mercury/UMe, Dec. 4, 2012)
The Mills Brothers “All Time Greatest Hits [MP3]” (16 tracks) (Geffen/UMe, Dec. 4, 2012)
Mogwai “A Wrenched Virile Lore” (remix album; Hear here; Read here) (Sub Pop, Dec. 4, 2012)
The Monkees “Selections From The Headquarters Sessions [Vinyl]” (1967 recordings) (Rhino Handmade, Dec. 4, 2012)
The Moody Blues “Days of Future Passed [180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl]” (1967 album; 45th anniversary limited edition, gatefold cover) (Friday Music, Dec. 4, 2012)
Motorpsycho (Norwegian band) “Blissard [Box set]” (1996 album; remastered; four CDs, 22 of the 48 tracks are previously unreleased; Hear here; MP3) (Rune Grammofon, Dec. 4, 2012)
Peter and Gordon “Peter and Gordon/In Touch With Peter and Gordon/Hurtin’ Is Lovin’/Peter and Gordon” (1964, 1964 albums on two U.K. CDs; remastered) (U.K. – BGO, Dec. 3, 2012)
Flip Phillips “Flip Wails: The Best of the Verve Years [MP3]” (20 tracks) (Verve, Dec. 4, 2012)
The Prodigy “The Fat of the Land (Expanded Edition)” (1997 album; remastered, with bonus tracks; Vinyl; MP3) (XL Recordings, Dec. 4, 2012)
Linda Ronstadt “Heart Like a Wheel [Vinyl]” (1974 album; remastered) (RockBeat, Dec. 4, 2012)
Sade “Promise [180 Gram Vinyl]” (1985 album; remastered) (Audio Fidelity, Dec. 4, 2012)
Gil Scott-Heron “The Revolution Begins: The Flying Dutchman Masters [MP3]” (contains the three albums he recorded on the Flying Dutchman label, 1970-71; Read here; CD) (U.K. – Ace, Dec. 3, 2012)
The Smashing Pumpkins “Mellon Collie & the Infinite Sadness [Box set]” (1995 album; remastered and expanded in a five-CD, one-DVD deluxe box set, with 64 bonus tracks; Vinyl; MP3) (Virgin, Dec. 4, 2012)
Georg Solti “The Legacy 1937-1997” (two CDs, 26 songs; Read here; MP3) (Decca, Dec. 4, 2012)
Sparks “Real Extended: The 12 Inch Mixes” (two CDs, 24 songs; Read here) (U.K. – Repertoire, Dec. 3, 2012)
Spirit “The Mercury Years [MP3]” (47 songs) (Mercury/UMe, Dec. 4, 2012)
The Statler Brothers “Atlanta Blue [MP3]” (1984 album), “Four for the Show [MP3]” (1986 album), “All American Country [MP3]” (1991 album) (Mercury Nashville/UMe, Dec. 4, 2012)
Styx “Man of Miracles [MP3]” (1974 album) (Hip-O/UMe, Dec. 4, 2012)
Television “Marquee Moon [180 Gram Vinyl]” (1977 album; remastered) (Rhino, Dec. 4, 2012)
T. Rex “The Slider: 40th Anniversary Box Set” (two CDs, one DVD, 180-gram vinyl LP, three 7-inch singles, 48-page book, more; 1972 album; remastered; Hear here) (U.K. – Edsel, Dec. 3, 2012)
Various artists “The Best of 2012 [MP3]” (15-song collection from the reissues label; Read here) (BBE, Dec. 3, 2012)
Various artists “Coal Miner’s Daughter [MP3]” (1980 soundtrack album) (MCA Nashville/UMe, Dec. 4, 2012)
Various artists “Here Comes the Hurt: Soul Ballads From King, Federal, Deluxe” (24 songs; Read here) (U.K. – Kent, Dec. 3, 2012)
Mary Wells “Something New: Motown Lost & Found” (two CDs, 47 songs; Read here; MP3) (Motown/Hip-O Select, Dec. 4, 2012)
The Who “The Studio Albums [Vinyl box set]” (180-vinyl set contains all 11 Who albums; Read here) (Geffen/UMe, Dec. 4, 2012)
Hank Williams “Lost Highway: December 1948-March 1949, Volume III [MP3]” (1986 compilation; 21 songs) (Mercury Nashville/UMe, Dec. 4, 2012)


DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Ed Asner, Christopher Plummer “Up [Five-Disc Combo: Blu-ray/DVD]” (2009 film) (Disney-Pixar, Dec. 4, 2012)
Christian Bale “The Dark Knight Rises [Blu-ray/DVD Combo/UltraViolet Digital Copy]” (2012 film; DVD/UltraViolet Digital Copy), “The Dark Knight Trilogy [DVD]” (three-disc set includes “Batman Begins,” “The Dark Knight,” “The Dark Knight Rises”; Blu-ray) (Warner Bros., Dec. 4, 2012)
Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres “Finding Nemo: Collector’s Edition [Blu-ray/DVD]” (2003 film; Ultimate Collector’s Edition, five discs) (Disney-Pixar, Dec. 4, 2012)
Lady Antebellum “Own the Night World Tour [DVD]” (See here; Blu-ray) (Eagle Rock, Dec. 4, 2012)
Led Zeppelin “Live At Knebworth 1979 [DVD]” (See here) (Eagle Rock, Dec. 4, 2012)
Pearl Jam “Pearl Jam Twenty [Blu-ray Deluxe Edition]” (three discs; 2011 rockumentary, directed by Cameron Crowe; DVD Deluxe Edition) (Columbia, Dec. 4, 2012)
Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones “Hope Springs [DVD]” (2012 film; Blu-ray) (Sony, Dec. 4, 2012)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Daniel Bukszpan “The Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal: Completely Revised and Updated [Paperback]” (foreword by Ronnie James Dio) (Sterling, Dec. 4, 2012)
Alan Light “The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the Unlikely Ascent of ‘Hallelujah’ [Hardcover]” (Kindle) (Atria/Simon & Schuster, Dec. 4, 2012)
Donald S. Passman “All You Need to Know About the Music Business [Hardcover]” (eighth edition) (Free Press, Dec. 4, 2012)
The Smiths “A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of The Smiths [Hardcover]” (author: Tony Fletcher; Kindle) (Crown Archetype, Dec. 4, 2012)

Next week: Dec. 11, 2012

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