New releases

Published on February 26th, 2013 | by Gerry Galipault


Feb. 26, 2013

New stuff

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Joan Armatrading “Starlight” (released in the U.K. in May 2012; Hear here; MP3) (429, Feb. 26, 2013)
Atoms For Peace “AMOK” (Thom Yorke’s side project includes Flea, producer Nigel Godrich, Joey Waronker and Mauro Refosco; Hear here; Vinyl; Deluxe edition; MP3) (XL Recordings, Feb. 26, 2013)
Michael Bolton “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: A Tribute to Hitsville U.S.A.” (guests: Kelly Rowland, Melanie Fiona, Michael Lington; Hear here; MP3) (Montaign, Feb. 26, 2013)
BOY (Hamburg female pop duo) “Mutual Friends” (first single: “Little Numbers”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Nettwerk, Feb. 26, 2013)
Amanda Brecker (daughter of Brazilian pianist/singer Eliane Elias and trumpeter Randy Brecker) “Blossom” (producer: Jesse Harris; Hear here; MP3) (Emarcy/Decca, Feb. 26, 2013)
The Civil Wars & T Bone Burnett “A Place at the Table: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [MP3]” (documentary about hunger, in theaters and on-demand on March 1; producer: Burnett; See/read here; CD) (sensibility music LLC, Feb. 26, 2013)
Darkthrone (Norwegian metal band) “The Underground Resistance [MP3]” (Hear here; CD) (Peaceville, Feb. 26, 2013)
Doldrums (project of Montreal producer Airick Woodhead) “Lesser Evil [MP3]” (guests: Guy Dallas, Sami Nacomi; Hear here; See here; CD) (Arbutus, Feb. 26, 2013)
Jaida Dreyer (country singer-songwriter) “I Am Jaida Dreyer [MP3]” (first single: “Half Broke Horses”; Hear here) (Streamsound, Feb. 26, 2013)
The Chris Duarte Group “My Soul Alone” (Hear here) (Blues Bureau International, Feb. 26, 2013)
El Sportivo & The Blooz “Nights & Weekends [MP3]” (producer: Lewis Pesacov; first single: “Waking World”; Hear here; Vinyl) (White Iris, Feb. 26, 2013)
Etana (Jamaican-born, Miami-based singer-songwriter) “Better Tomorrow” (producer: Shane C. Brown; first single: “Reggae”; Hear here) (VP, Feb. 26, 2013)
The Fabulous Thunderbirds “On the Verge” (Hear here; MP3) (Severn, Feb. 26, 2013)
Gold Fields (Australian quintet) “Black Sun” (first single: “Dark Again [Lights Out]”; Hear here; MP3) (Astralwerks, Feb. 26, 2013)
Herbert Gröenemeyer (German singer-actor) “I Walk” (guests: Bono, Antony Hegarty of Antony and The Johnsons, James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers; Hear here) (Groenland Deutschland/EMI Label Services, Feb. 26, 2013)
Marika Hackman (U.K. singer-songwriter) “That Iron Taste [MP3]” (producers: Johnny Flynn, Adam Beach; new single: “Mountain Spines”; Hear here; See here) (Dirty Hit, Feb. 25, 2013)
Wayne Hancock “Ride” (producers: Hancock, Lloyd Maines; first single: “Ride”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl) (Bloodshot, Feb. 26, 2013)
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell “Old Yellow Moon” (Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Nonesuch, Feb. 26, 2013)
Justin Hayward “Spirits of the Western Sky” (The Moody Blues singer’s first solo album since 1996; Hear here; MP3) (Eagle Rock, Feb. 26, 2013)
Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors “Good Light” (first single: “Tennessee”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Good Time/Magnolia Music, Feb. 26, 2013)
The James Hunter Six (British funk-soul singer-songwriter) “Minute By Minute” (his first album since 2008; producer: Daptone Records’ Gabriel Roth; Hear here; MP3) (Fantasy, Feb. 26, 2013)
Isaac Delusion (Paris-based duo) “Early Morning [MP3]” (five-song EP; Hear here) (Cracki, Feb. 26, 2013)
Ivan & Alyosha “All the Times We Had” (producers: Ivan & Alyosha, Chad Copelin; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Missing Piece/Dualtone Music Group, Feb. 26, 2013)
KMFDM “Kunst” (producer: frontman Sascha Konietzko; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (KMFDM/Metropolis, Feb. 26, 2013)
Johnny Marr “The Messenger” (producer: Marr; Hear here; LP + MP3) (Sire/ADA, Feb. 26, 2013)
The Mavericks “In Time” (their first studio album in 10 years; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Valory Music Group, Feb. 26, 2013)
Andrea McArdle “70s and Sunny: Live at 54 BELOW” (recorded in July 2012 at the New York venue) (Broadway, Feb. 26, 2013)
Bret Michaels “Good Songs & Great Friends” (producers: Michaels, Pete Evick; guests: Loretta Lynn, Jimmy Buffett, Joe Perry, Leslie West, Edwin McCain, Miley Cyrus, Michael Anthony, Ace Frehley, etc.; Hear here; MP3) (Poor Boy, Feb. 26, 2013)
Mount Moriah (North Carolina folk rockers) “Miracle Temple” (guests: Amy Ray, Daniel Hart, Casey Toll; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Merge, Feb. 26, 2013)
Newsong “Swallow the Ocean” (producers: Seth Mosely, Chris Stevens, Paul Mills; Hear here; MP3) (NewSong Ministries, Feb. 26, 2013)
NEXT Collective “Cover Art” (interpretations of songs by such contemporary artists as Bon Iver, Drake, N.E.R.D, Jay-Z, Drake, Little Dragon, etc.; producers: Chris Dunn, NEXT Collective; guest: Christian Scott; MP3) (Concord Jazz, Feb. 26, 2013)
Alice Sara Ott (German-Japanese classical pianist) “Pictures” (recorded during the White Nights Festival; Hear here; MP3) (Deutsche Grammophon, Feb. 26, 2013)
Player “Too Many Reasons” (the “Baby Come Back” group’s first new album in nearly 20 years; producer: frontman Peter Beckett; Hear here; MP3) (Frontiers, Feb. 26, 2013)
Plumb “Need You Know” (guest: Dan Haseltine of Jars of Clay; first single: “Drifting”; Hear here; MP3) (Curb/Warner, Feb. 26, 2013)
Popstrangers (Aussie alt-rock band) “Antipodes” (first single: “Heaven”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Carpark, Feb. 26, 2013)
Sally Shapiro (Swedish electro-pop duo) “Somewhere Else” (guests: Electric Youth, Anoraak, Le Prix; first single: “What Can I Do”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Paper Bag, Feb. 26, 2013)
Saxon “Sacrifice” (their 20th studio album; producer: frontman Biff Byford; Hear here; MP3) (Europe – UDR, Feb. 25, 2013)
Shout Out Louds “Optica” (producers: Shout Out Louds; first single: “Blue Ice”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Merge, Feb. 26, 2013)
W.E.T. “Rise Up” (first single: “Red Rover, Red Rover”; Hear here; MP3) (Frantic, Feb. 26, 2013)
Steven Wilson (of Porcupine Tree) “The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories)” (engineered by Alan Parsons; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3; Blu-ray) (Kscope, Feb. 26, 2013)
Woodpigeon (aka Mark Andrew Hamilton) “Thumbtacks and Glue” (first single: “Red Rover, Red Rover”; Hear here; MP3) (Boompa/Fierce Panda, Feb. 26, 2013)


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Azari & III (Toronto electronic group) “Remix Album [MP3]” (compilation of classic AZARI & III remixes; Hear here) (Dim Mak, Feb. 26, 2013)
Breathe “All That Jazz (Deluxe Edition)” (1988 album; remastered; two CDs, with 22 bonus mixes and B-sides; Read here) (U.K. – Cherry Pop, Feb. 25, 2013)
Benjamin Britten “The Very Best of Benjamin Britten” (three discs) (Virgin Classics, Feb. 26, 2013)
Cat Mother and the All Night Newsboys “The Street Giveth … And the Street Taketh Away” (1969 album, co-produced by Jimi Hendrix; remastered) (Real Gone Music, Feb. 26, 2013)
Fanny “Fanny” (1970 album; remastered) (Real Gone Music, Feb. 26, 2013)
The Jeff Healey Band “House on Fire: The Jeff Healey Band Demos & Rarities” (recordings from 1992-95) (Eagle Rock, Feb. 26, 2013)
The Hello People “Fusion” (1968 album; remastered) (Real Gone Music, Feb. 26, 2013)
J Period & Kanye West “G.O.O.D. Music: Remixed & Unreleased” (34 tracks; MP3) (G.O.O.D. Music/Universal, Feb. 26, 2013)
Freddie King “The Complete King Federal Singles” (two CDs, 54 songs) (Real Gone Music, Feb. 26, 2013)
Gladys Knight & The Pips “If I Were Your Woman [MP3]” (1971 album) (Motown/UMe, Feb. 26, 2013)
Kool & The Gang “Kool & The Gang Spin Their Top Hits [MP3]” (1978 album) (Mercury/UMe, Feb. 26, 2013)
Kutless “The Worship Collection” (14 songs; MP3) (BEC Recordings, Feb. 26, 2013)
Kirsty MacColl “A New England: The Very Best of Kirsty MacColl [MP3]” (14 tracks; see related reissue below) (Salvo, Feb. 25, 2013)
Nektar “Journey to the Centre of the Eye” (1972 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks; Vinyl) (Cleopatra, Feb. 26, 2013)
Britt Nicole “Gold” (2012 album, originally released on Sparrow, includes new mixes; Hear here) (Capitol, Feb. 26, 2013)
NRBQ “NRBQ at Yankee Stadium [MP3]” (1978 album) (Mercury/UMe, Feb. 26, 2013)
Joe Pass “Capitol Vaults Jazz Series [MP3]” (Blue Note, Feb. 26, 2013)
Otis Redding “Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul [MP3]” (1965 album) (Rhino/Atlantic, Feb. 26, 2013)
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas “Greatest Hits [MP3]” (1987 compilation) (Motown/UMe, Feb. 26, 2013)
Diana Ross & The Supremes “Captured Live On Stage! [MP3]” (their final performance on Jan. 14, 1970) (Motown/UMe, Feb. 26, 2013)
Sweet Honey in the Rock “Sweet Honey in the Rock: A Tribute — Live! Jazz at Lincoln Center” (drawn from two shows in April 2011; two CDs, 23 songs; Hear/read here; MP3) (Appleseed, Feb. 26, 2013)
The Temptations “Masterpiece [MP3]” (1973 album) (Motown/UMe, Feb. 26, 2013)
Various artists “Born to Be Together: The Songs of Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil” (26-song collection features The Everly Brothers, The Monkees, The Drifters, The Righteous Brothers, Gene Pitney, Lou Rawls, Scott Walker, etc.; Read here) (U.K. – Ace, Feb. 25, 2013)
Various artists “A Concert for Kirsty MacColl” (2010 tribute show, featuring Alison Moyet, Andrea Corr, Billy Bragg, Ellie Goulding, etc.; MP3) (U.K. – Salvo, Feb. 25, 2013)
Various artists “Hard to Get: The Challenge Story” (50 original recordings from 1957-1962, two CDs; Track list) (One Day Music, Feb. 26, 2013)
Various artists “Putumayo Presents Vintage France” (12 songs; MP3) (Putumayo, Feb. 26, 2013)
Various artists “Phil Spector: The Anthology ’59-’62” (three CDs, 75 songs) (Not Now Music, Feb. 26, 2013)
Watts Prophets “When the ’90s Came [MP3]” (1996 album) (Mercury/UMe, Feb. 26, 2013)
Mary Wells “Greatest Hits [MP3]” (1987 compilation) (Motown/UMe, Feb. 26, 2013)
Whitesnake “Trouble [MP3]” (1978 album) (Geffen/UMe, Feb. 26, 2013)
Andy Williams “Moon River & Other Great Movie Themes” (Hallmark, Feb. 25, 2013)
Hank Williams Sr. “The Greatest Hits Live, Volume 2” (Time Life, Feb. 26, 2013)
Yes “Yessongs [MP3]” (1973 album) (Rhino/Atlantic, Feb. 26, 2013)
The Zombies “Extended Versions” (2012 live recordings) (Sony Music, Feb. 26, 2013)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Clannad “Clannad: Live at Christ Church Cathedral [DVD]” (filmed in 2004; See here; CD) (Arc Music, Feb. 26, 2013)
Eagles “The Eagles: Farewell 1 Tour – Live From Melbourne [Blu-ray]” (filmed in 2004; See here) (Rhino, Feb. 26, 2013)

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Gregg Allman “My Cross to Bear [Paperback]” (co-author: Alan Light; Hardcover; Kindle) (William Morrow, Feb. 26, 2013)
The Rolling Stones “50 Licks: Myths & Stories from Half a Century of the Rolling Stones [Paperback]” (author: Peter Fornatale; Kindle) (Bloomsbury USA, Feb. 26, 2013)
The Smiths “Songs That Saved Your Life: The Art of The Smiths 1982-87 [Paperback]” (revised edition; author: Simon Goddard; Kindle) (Titan Books, Feb. 26, 2013)
Jeremy Thompson and Mary Blount “Wired Up!: Glam, Proto Punk, and Bubblegum European Picture Sleeves 1970-1976 [Hardcover]” (Wired Up! Media, Feb. 28, 2013)

Next week: March 5

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