New stuff (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Aesthetic Perfection (electro-alternative group) ” ‘Til Death” (Hear here; MP3) (Metropolis)
Frankie Ballard “Sunshine & Whiskey” (producer: Marshall Altman; first single: “Helluva Life”; Hear here; See here) (Warner)
Band of Horses “Acoustic at the Ryman” (recorded in April 2013; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl) (Brown)
Blondfire (electropop-n-roll sibling duo) “Young Heart” (producers: Blondfire; Hear here; See here; Vinyl) (Tender Tender Rush)
Cashmere Cat “Wedding Bells [Vinyl]” (Hear here; See here) (LuckyMe)
The Casket Girls “True Love Kills the Fairy Tale” (Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Graveface)
Eric Church “The Outsiders” (first single: “The Outsiders”; Hear here; MP3) (Capitol Nashville)
Cibo Matto “Hotel Valentine” (the Japanese duo’s first album in 15 years; Hear here; Read/see here; Vinyl) (Chimera Music)
Clan of Xymox “Matters of Mind, Body and Soul “ (Hear here; MP3) (Metropolis)
Walter Egan “Myth America” (Hear here) ( / MVD)
Robert Ellis “The Lights From the Chemical Plant” (producer: Jacquire King; guests: Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith, Deer Tick’s Rob Crowell; first single: “Only Lies”; Hear here; LP + MP3) (New West)
Mary Fahl (former lead singer of October Project) “Love and Gravity” (first single: “Exiles [The Wolves of Midwinter]”; Hear here; MP3) (Rimar)
Neil Finn “Dizzy Heights” (producers: Finn, Dave Fridmann; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl) (Lester)
The Fleshtones “Wheel of Talent” (first single: “Remember the Ramones”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Yep Roc)
The Glitch Mob “Love Death Immortality” (guests: Aja Volkman, Sister Crayon, Yaarrohs, Metal Mother; first single: “Can’t Kill Us”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl) (Glass Air)
Tim Halperin (“American Idol” season 10 finalist) “Heart Tells Your Head” (Hear here) (Tim Halperin / MVD)
Hollow & Akimbo (electro-pop duo) “Hollow & Akimbo” (first single: “Singularity”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Quite Scientific)
Jamestown Revival “Utah” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Wild Bunch)
Katy B “Little Red” (producers: Jacques Greene, Joker, George FitzGerald, Route 94, Artwork, Geeneus; guests: Jessie Ware, Sampha; new single: “5 AM”; Hear here; Read here; Deluxe edition) (U.K. – Rinse / Columbia, Feb. 10)
Irene Kelley “Pennsylvania Coal” (the veteran Nashville songwriter’s first album of original material in more than 10 years; producer: Mark Fain; guests: Trisha Yearwood, Rhonda Vincent, Carl Jackson, Claire Lynch, Dale Ann Bradley, Darren Vincent, Stuart Duncan, etc.; Hear here) (Patio)
Stacey Kent “The Changing Lights” (Hear here; See here) (Warner)
Greg Laswell “I Was Going to Be an Astronaut” (re-imagined versions of his past songs and fan favorites; Hear here; Read here) (Vanguard)
Steve Lawrence “When You Come Back to Me Again” (his first album in 11 years is dedicated to his wife, Eydie Gormé, who died at age 84 in August 2013) (Curb)
Nina Persson (of The Cardigans) “Animal Heart” (producers: Persson, husband Nathan Larson, Eric D. Johnson; See here; MP3) (The End)
Dianne Reeves “Beautiful Life” (her first album in five years includes covers of Bob Marley’s “Waiting in Vain,” Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams,” Marvin Gaye’s “I Want You” and Ani DiFranco’s “32 Flavors”; producer: Terri Lyne Carrington; guests: Esperanza Spalding, Richard Bona, Gregory Porter, Lalah Hathaway,Robert Glasper, Gerald Clayton and Reeves’ cousin and longtime collaborator, the late George Duke; Hear here; MP3) (Concord)
Sam Roberts Band “Lo-Fantasy” (producer: Youth; first single: “We’re All in This Together”; Vinyl) (Paper Bag)
Solvent (recording alias of Toronto’s Jason Amm) “New Ways: Music From The Documentary I Dream of Wires” (See/read here; Vinyl) (Suction)
Sun Kil Moon (aka Mark Kozelek) “Benji” (producer: Kozelek; guests: Steve Shelley, Jen Wood, Will Oldham, Owen Ashworth; Hear here) (Caldo Verde)
Various artists “Big Fish [Original Broadway Cast Recording]” (musical starring Norbert Leo Butz, Kate Baldwin and Bobby Steggert; music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and based on the book by John August; See here; MP3) (Broadway)
Various artists “The LEGO® Movie: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” (music by Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh; the first full-length LEGO film, which opens Feb. 7, features the voices of Chris Pratt, Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson and Nick Offerman; See here) (WaterTower Music)
Various artists “A Night With Janis Joplin [Original Broadway Cast Recording]” (musical starring Mary Bridget Davies; See here; Read here; MP3) (Broadway)
Various artists “Vampire Academy [Film soundtrack]” (features tracks by Katy Perry, Goldfrapp, Sky Ferreira, CHVRCHES, etc.; in theaters Feb. 14; See here) (Universal Music Enterprises)
Ace Young & Diana DeGarmo (married former “American Idol” stars) “Samson & Delilah: A Love Story – 2014 Concept Recording” (music and lyrics by Ron Yatter, a former William Morris agent) (Broadway)

More Releases for the Week of Feb. 11, 2014

New stuff (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Big Gigantic “The Night Is Young [MP3]” (guest: Cherub; first single: “Touch the Sky”; Hear here; See/read here) (Big Gigantic)
The Civil Wars “Between the Bars [MP3]” (four-song EP; Hear here) (Sensibility Recordings / Columbia)
Imperial Sons (Chicago rock band) “For Sleeping or Falling [MP3]” (five-song EP; ReverbNation) (Imperial Sons)
Maggie McClure (L.A. singer-songwriter) “Time Moves On [MP3]” (producer: Justin Glasco; first single: “Time Moves On”; Hear here) (Maggie McClure Music)
Speedy Ortiz “Real Hair [MP3]” (four-song EP; producer: Paul Q. Kolderie; Hear here; See here; Vinyl) (Carpack)
Various artists “Girls Volume 2: All Adventurous Women Do … Music From the HBO Original Series [MP3]” (new tracks from Beck, Lily Allen and Christina Perri, as well as recent favorites and classics by Vampire Weekend, Oasis, M Ward, Father John Misty, Daniel Johnston, etc.; See here; Read here) (Atlantic)

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
John Barry / Donna Summer “The Deep” (1977 soundtrack album; remastered; Read here) (U.K. – Hot Shot / Big Break, Feb. 10)
James Brown “The Popcorn” (Deluxe Vinyl Replica; 1969 album; remastered), “Ain’t It Funky” (Deluxe Vinyl Replica; 1970 album; remastered) (Culture Factory)
The Desert Rose Band “The Best of The Desert Rose Band” (Curb / Atlantic)
The Dominoes “The Dominoes Collection 1951-59” (three CDs, 87 songs; Read here) (Acrobat)
David Frizzell & Shelly West “Carryin’ on the Family Names + The David Frizzell & Shelly West Album” (1981, 1982 albums on one CD; remastered; Read here) (U.K. – Morello / Cherry Red, Feb. 10)
Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, et al “The Wizard of Oz: 75th Anniversary Anthology” (features four versions of “Over the Rainbow,” including one with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra recorded to sell government war bonds; Read here) (Sepia Recording)
Steve Holy “The Best of Steve Holy” (Curb / Atlantic)
Brian Hyland “Sealed With a Kiss and All the Great Hits 1960-1962” (two CDs, 50 songs; Read here) (U.K. – Jasmine Music, Feb. 14)
Lynyrd Skynyrd “Nuthin’ Fancy [Hybrid SACD]” (1975 album; remastered) (Analogue Productions)
Arthur Prysock “They All Say I’m the Biggest Fool: The Complete Recordings With Buddy Johnson 1946-1952” (25 songs; Read here) (U.K. – Jasmine Music, Feb. 14)
Rainbow “The Rainbow Singles Box” (19 CD singles; Read here) (Polydor / UMe)
Diana Ross “Ross” (Deluxe Vinyl Replica; 1978 album; remastered) (Culture Factory)
The Runaways “Live in Japan” (Deluxe Vinyl Replica; 1977 album; remastered) (Culture Factory)
Dusty Springfield “The Early Years: Featuring The Lana Sisters and The Springfields” (two CDs, 65 songs; Read here) (U.K. – Jasmine Music, Feb. 14)
Dusty Springfield “Dusty in Memphis [Hybrid SACD – DSD]” (1969 album; remastered) (Analogue Productions)
Rod Stewart “The Rod Stewart Album” (Deluxe Vinyl Replica; 1969 album; remastered) (Culture Factory)
The Temptations “All Directions” (Deluxe Vinyl Replica; 1972 album; remastered) (Culture Factory)
Various artists “Dusty Heard Them Here First” (24 original versions of songs that Dusty Springfield covered during her career; Read here) (U.K. – Ace, Feb. 10)
Various artists “Sweet Soul Music: 26 Scorching Classics From 1971” (26 tracks; Read here), “Sweet Soul Music: 25 Scorching Classics From 1972” (25 tracks; Read here), “Sweet Soul Music: 23 Scorching Classics From 1973” (23 tracks; Read here), “Sweet Soul Music: 23 Scorching Classics From 1974” (23 tracks; Read here), “Sweet Soul Music: 24 Scorching Classics From 1975” (24 tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Bear Family, Feb. 10)
Various artists “Vamps Et Vampire: The Songs of Serge Gainsbourg” (25 songs; Read here) (U.K. – Ace, Feb. 10)
Clay Walker “The Best of Clay Walker” (Warner Bros. Nashville)

More Releases for the Week of Feb. 11, 2014

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Gun Hill Road “First Stop [MP3]” (1971 album) (Mercury / UMe)
Davy Jones “The Bell Recordings 1971-72 [MP3]” (his 1971 self-titled debut album, with six bonus tracks) (Legacy)
George Jones & Tammy Wynette “We’re Gonna Hold On [MP3]” (1973 album) (Epic / Legacy)
Julian Lennon “The Secret Value of Daydreaming [MP3]” (1986 album), “Mr. Jordan [MP3]” (1989 album) (Rhino / Atlantic)
Sylvia “Just Sylvia [MP3]” (1982 album) (RCA / Legacy)
Stevie B “In My Eyes [MP3]” (1988 album), “Love & Emotion [MP3]” (1990 album; includes “Because I Love You [The Postman Song]”) (Rhino)
Paul Weller “Wild Wood (Deluxe Edition) [MP3]” (1993 album; with 28 bonus tracks, demos, B-sides, mixes, alternative versions, BBC tracks and unreleased songs) (Island / UMe)
Kim Wilde “Another Step [MP3]” (1986 album; featuring “You Keep Me Hangin’ On”) (Island / UMe)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
John Abbott, Bruce Reitherman, Sebastian Cabot, et al “The Jungle Book (Diamond Edition) [DVD]” (1967 animated film; Blu-ray + DVD) (Walt Disney)
Monica Calhoun, Morris Chestnut, Melissa De Sousa, et al “The Best Man Holiday [DVD]” (2013 film; Blu-ray + DVD) (Universal Studios)
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young “Fifty By Four [DVD]” (includes archive and exclusive interviews, with classic and rare performances; Read here) (Pride / Chrome Dreams)
Lenny Kravitz “Are You Gonna Go My Way [Blu-ray Audio]” (High Fidelity Pure Audio; 1993 album; Hear/see here; Read here) (Virgin / UMe)
John Lennon “Imagine [Blu-ray Audio]” (High Fidelity Pure Audio; 1971 album; Hear/see here; Read here) (Capitol / UMe)
Pussy Riot “Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer [DVD]” (HBO documentary film; See here) (Docurama)
Robert Redford “All Is Lost [DVD + Digital Copy]” (2013 film; See here; Blu-ray + Digital HD) (Lions Gate)
Sylvester Stallone “Rocky Heavyweight Collection [Blu-ray]” (six-disc box set features all six “Rocky” films) (MGM)
Tears For Fears “The Hurting [Blu-ray Audio]” (High Fidelity Pure Audio; 1983 album) (Mercury / UMe)
Various artists “Festival Express [DVD]” (multi-city concert tour in 1970 featured Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, The Band, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Buddy Guy, etc.; See here; Read here; Blu-ray) (Shout! Factory)
The Velvet Underground “White Light/White Heat [Blu-ray Audio]” (High Fidelity Pure Audio; 1968 album) (Universal / UMe)
Yes “Owner of a Lonely Heart: Special Collectors Edition [DVD]” (live performances) (Laser Media)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of Feb. 11, 2014

Next week: Feb. 18, 2014

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