New stuff (CDs / vinyl)

Blind Guardian“Beyond the Red Mirror” (producer: Charlie Bauerfeind; first single: “Twilight of the Gods”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Nuclear Blast)
Breakfast in Fur (Hudson Valley quintet)“Flyaway Garden” (producers: Breakfast in Fur; first single: “Shape,” co-produced by Kevin McMahon; Hear here; Vinyl)(Bar/None)
Jeremy Camp“I Will Follow” (producer: Seth Mosley; first single: “He Knows”; Hear here; MP3)(Sparrow)
John Carpenter (legendary film director, composer)“Lost Themes” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Sacred Bones)
The Church“Further/Deeper” (their 25th studio album and their 35th anniversary; Powderfinger’s Ian Haug takes Marty Willson-Piper’s place on guitar; first single: “Pride Before a Fall”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl)(Unorthodox)
Dailey & Vincent“Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers” (Hear here)(Rounder)
Bob Dylan“Shadows in the Night” (Sinatra covers album; producer: Jack Frost; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes)(Columbia)
Tinsley Ellis“Tough Love” (Hear here; MP3)(Heartfixer Music)
Fifth Harmony“Reflection” (guests: Daylight, Joe London, Ricky Reed; first single: “BO$$”; Hear here; Limited Edition Artist-Signed, Amazon-exclusive; MP3; iTunes)(Syco Music / Epic)
Aaron Gillespie (frontman for The Almost)“Grace Through the Wandering” (his second full-length worship album; first single: “Praise Him”; Hear here)(BEC Recordings)
H. Hawkline (aka Huw Gwynfryn Evans)“In the Pink of Condition” (producer: Cate le Bon; first single: “Moons In My Mirror”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Heavenly Recordings)
Kid Ink“Full Speed” (first single: “Body Language,” feat. Usher and Tinashe; Hear hereMP3)(Tha Alumni Music Group / 88 Classic / RCA)
Diana Krall“Wallflower” (a collection of songs from the late 1960s to the present that have inspired Krall, including “Desperado,” “California Dreamin’,” “Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word,” etc.; includes an unreleased composition from Paul McCartney, “If I Take You Home Tonight”; producer: David Foster; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3)(Verve)
Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King“Fat Man’s Shine Parlor” (Hear here; MP3)(Blind Pig)
Murder By Death“Big Dark Love” (producers: Murder By Death, Kevin Ratterman; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Bloodshot)
Ty Segall“Live in San Francisco” (recorded at The Rickshaw Stop; Hear here; MP3)(Castle Face)
Cody Shuler“Cody Shuler” (producer: Shuler; Hear here)(Rural Rhythm)
John Tejada“Signs Under Test” (Hear here; Vinyl)(Kompakt)
The Temperance Movement (U.K. rock quintet)“The Temperance Movement” (Hear here; MP3)(Fantasy / Concord)
Two Gallants“We Are Undone” (first single: “We Are Undone”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(ATO)
U.D.O. (former Accept member Udo Dirkschneider)“Decadent” (producers: Dirkschneider, Mattes; first single: “Decadent”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3)(AFM)
Various artists“NOW That’s What I Call Music! 53” (21 tracks; MP3)(Sony Legacy)
Various artists“WOW Gospel 2015” (two CDs, 30 songs; MP3; DVD)(RCA Inspiration)
Butch Walker“Afraid of Ghosts” (producer: Ryan Adams; guests: Johnny Depp, Bob Mould; first single: “Chrissie Hynde”; Hear here; MP3)(Dangerbird)
Kenny Wheeler“Songs For Quintet” (the Canadian-born trumpet-flugelhorn legend’s final album; he died in September 2014 at age 84; Read here; MP3)(ECM)
Wolfheart“Winterborn” (Hear here; MP3)(Spinefarm)

More Releases for the Week of Feb. 3, 2015

New stuff (MP3s)

Cary Brothers“Lovin’ On You” (four-song EP; Hear here)(Procrastination Music)
Hayley Kiyoko (indie-pop artist)“This Side of Paradise” (five-song EP; new single: “Given It All”; Hear here)(Procrastination Music)
Gurf Morlix“Eatin’ At Me” (Hear here; CD)(Rootball)
Richard Sax Ross (member of Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti)“The Man From the Nearly Recent Future” (five-song EP; guest: Ariel Pink; Hear here)(JesusWarhol, Feb. 1)

More Digital Releases for the Week of Feb. 3, 2015

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Kiki Dee“Loving & Free / I’ve Got the Music in Me” (1973, 1974 albums; remastered), “Kiki Dee / Stay With Me” (1977, 1978 albums; remastered)(U.K. – Edsel, Feb. 2)
John Fahey“Record Plant, Sausalito CA, September 9th 1973”(Keyhole)
Grateful Dead“Dick’s Picks Volume Twelve: Providence” (three CDs, 26 songs)(Real Gone Music)
John Hall“Power” (1979 album; remastered, with one bonus track, “Plutonium Is Forever”)(Real Gone Music)
Jimmy Holiday“Spread Your Love: The Complete Minit Singles 1966-1970” (26 tracks; Hear/read here)(U.K. – Kent / Ace, Feb. 2)
Elton John“Legendary Covers ’69 / ’70” (MP3)(Purple Pyramid / Cleopatra)
George Jones & Tammy Wynette“Songs of Inspiration” (26 tracks)(Real Gone Music)
Ray Kennedy“Ray Kennedy (Expanded Edition)” (1980 album, produced by David Foster; remastered, with four bonus tracks)(Real Gone Music)
Bobby Lance (co-wrote Aretha Franklin’s “The House That Jack Built”)“First Peace / Rollin’ Man” (1971, 1972 albums on one CD; remastered)(Real Gone Music)
Joni Mitchell“Newport Folk Festival 19th July 1969”(Keyhole)
Motörhead“Iron Fist (Deluxe Edition)” (1982 album; remastered, with a second CD of B-sides, alternate versions, outtakes and live tracks)(Sanctuary / UMe)
Renaissance“DeLane Lea Studios 1973” (guests: Al Stewart, Wishbone Ash’s Andy Powell; MP3)(Purple Pyramid / Cleopatra)
LeAnn Rimes“All-Time Greatest Hits” (20 tracks; MP3)(Curb)
Soft Machine“Switzerland 1974” (captured at the Montreux Jazz Festival)(Cuneiform)
Tyrannosaurus Rex“My People Were Fair and Had Sky in Their Hair … (Deluxe Edition)” (1968 debut album, in stereo and mono versions; remastered, with 12 tracks recorded for John Peel’s “Top Gear” show, four songs from the Joe Boyd sessions, seven Tony Visconti home demos and two Marc Bolan interviews), “Prophets, Seers & Sages: Angels of the Ages (Deluxe Edition)” (1968 album; remastered, featuring alternate takes, eight songs recorded for John Peel’s “Top Gear,” two songs recorded for the BBC’s “Voice of Pop” program and 30 alternate takes), “Unicorn (Deluxe Edition)” (1969 album; remastered, with 12 bonus non-album single A and B-sides; five songs recorded for John Peel’s “Top Gear” and 26 alternate takes)(U.K. – Universal, Feb. 2)
Various artists“Apollo Saturday Night / Saturday Night at the Uptown” (two live albums from 1964 on one CD; remastered)(SoulMusic / Real Gone Music)
Various artists“The Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singles: 1972-1975 [Box set]” (10 CDs)(Stax / Fantasy)
Various artists“NOW That’s What I Call Movies” (18 songs; MP3)(Sony Legacy)
Tony Joe White“The Complete Warner Bros. Recordings” (two CDs, 38 songs; Track list)(Real Gone Music)
White Lion“Anthology ’83-’89” (two CDs, 30 songs, compiled by frontman Mike Tramp)(Cleopatra)
Zakary Thaks (Texas ’60s garage-rock kings)“It’s The End: The Definitive Collection” (22 songs; Hear/read here)(Big Beat / Ace)

More Releases for the Week of Feb. 3, 2015

Reissues (MP3s)

Brooklyn Bridge“Brooklyn Bridge” (1968 album; includes “Worst That Could Happen,” which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard chart in 1969)(Buddah / Legacy)
Barbra Streisand“The Collection” (10 complete albums)(Columbia / Legacy)

More Digital Releases for the Week of Feb. 3, 2015

DVD / Blu-ray

Kristin Chenoweth“Coming Home [DVD]” (the Emmy- and Tony Award-winning singer-actress’ show at the Kristin Chenoweth Theatre in the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center in her hometown of Broken Arrow, Okla.)(Concord)
Cyndi Lauper“Front and Center Presents Cyndi Lauper [Blu-ray]” (2014 show at New York City’s Highline Ballroom to celebrate the 30th anniversary of “She’s So Unusual”; See here)(Front and Center Entertainment)
James Marsden, Michelle Monaghan, Luke Bracey, et al“The Best of Me [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray + DVD)(20th Century Fox)
Nas“Nas: Time Is Illmatic [DVD]” (documentary chronicles his evolution from a young street poet to a visionary MC)(Kino Lorber)
Richard Pryor“Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic [DVD]” (new documentary directed by Marina Zenovich; Blu-ray)(Magnolia Home Entertainment)
Keanu Reeves, Willem Dafoe, et al“John Wick [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray + DVD)(Lionsgate)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of Feb. 3, 2015

Music books

Subject/ Author(s):Title:Publisher:
Robert Gordon“Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion” (Paperback; foreword by Booker T. Jones)(Bloomsbury USA)
Andrew Grant Jackson“1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music” (Hardcover; Kindle)(Thomas Dunne Books)
Paul McCartney & Wings“Wings Over New Orleans: Unseen Photos of Paul and Linda McCartney, 1975” (Hardcover; author: John Taylor)(Pelican Publishing, Feb. 1)
Stevie Nicks“Stevie Nicks: Visions, Dreams & Rumours” (Hardcover; author: Zöe Street Howe)(Overlook Hardcover, Feb. 5)
Michelle Primi“Tragedies and Mysteries of Rock ‘n’ Roll” (Hardcover)(White Star Publishers)

More Music Books for the Week of Feb. 3, 2015

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