New releases

Published on February 7th, 2012 | by Gerry Galipault


Feb. 7, 2012

New stuff

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
AIR “Le Voyage Dans La Lune” (an original modern soundtrack to the restored 1902 silent film “Le Voyage Dans La Lune [A Trip to the Moon]”; guests: Au Revoir Simone and Victoria Legrand of Beach House; Hear here; CD/DVD; MP3 Download) (Astralwerks, Feb. 7, 2012)
Dierks Bentley “Home” (guests: Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild, Sam Bush, Tim O’Brien; first single: “Am I the Only One”; Read here; MP3 Download) (Capitol Nashville, Feb. 7, 2012)
Blondes “Blondes [MP3 Download]” (Hear/read here) (RVNG Intl., Feb. 7, 2012)
Die Antwoord (South African rap-rave crew) “Ten$ion” (first single: “Fok Julle Naaires”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (ZEF/Downtown, Feb. 7, 2012)
Dr. Dog “Be the Void” (first single: “That Old Black Hole”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (ANTI-/Epitaph, Feb. 7, 2012)
Drunken Prayer (alt-country/folk-rock band) “Into the Missionfield [MP3 Download]” (Hear here) (Fluff & Gravy, Feb. 7, 2012)
Emma-Lee (Canadian singer-songwriter) “Backseat Heroine [MP3 Download]” (guests: Nicole Atkins, Jill Barber, Luke Doucet; Hear here) (Special Agent, Feb. 7, 2012)
Escape Club “Celebrity” (producers: guitarist John Holliday, frontman Trevor Steel; first single: “God’s Own Radio”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Whipped Cream/Redeye, Feb. 7, 2012)
Roberta Flack “Let It Be Roberta: Roberta Flack Sings The Beatles” (her first album in 13 years; producers: Sherrod Barnes, Jerry Barnes, Barry Miles; first single: “We Can Work It Out”; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download) (RAS/429, Feb. 7, 2012)
Fray, The “Scars & Stories” (producer: Brendan O’Brien; first single: “Heartbeat”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Epic, Feb. 7, 2012)
Garland Green “I Should’ve Been the One” (his first album of all new material in 30 years; first singles: “I’m the One That Should’ve Been” and a new version of his 1969 hit “Jealous Kind of Fella”) (Special Soul Music, Feb. 7, 2012)
Larkin Grimm “Soul Retrieval [MP3 Download]” (producer: Tony Visconti; Hear here) (Bad Bitch, Feb. 7, 2012)
Ahmad Jamal “Blue Moon [MP3 Download]” (Hear here; See here; Read here) (Jazz Village, Feb. 7, 2012)
Ben Kweller “Go Fly a Kite” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (The Noise Company/ADA, Feb. 7, 2012)
Mark Lanegan Band “Blues Funeral” (Lanegan’s first album since 2004’s “Bubblegum”; producer: Alain Johannes; guests: Jack Irons, Greg Dulli, Josh Homme, etc.; first single: “The Gravedigger’s Song”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (4AD, Feb. 7, 2012)
The Light (led by Peter Hook) “1102/2011 [EP]” (nine songs, including four Joy Division re-recordings; See here; MP3 Download) (Hacienda, Feb. 7, 2012)
Paul McCartney “Kisses on the Bottom” (pop-standards album, with two new McCartney compositions; producer: Tommy LiPuma; guests: Diana Krall and her band, Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Hear Music/Concord, Feb. 7, 2012)
Olivia Newton-John, various artists “A Few Best Men [Film soundtrack]” (Newton-John stars and sings in this buddy road-flick, which opens in Australia on Jan. 26; See here) (Australia – Universal, Feb. 6, 2012)
of Montreal “Paralytic Stalks” (first single: “Dour Percentage”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Polyvinyl, Feb. 7, 2012)
Patrice O’Neal (stand-up comic died of complications from a stroke on Nov. 29, 2011) “Mr. P” (recorded in April 2011 at the DC Improv; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download) (BSeen Media, Feb. 7, 2012)
Pretty Good Dance Moves (Brooklyn electro-pop band) “Limo [MP3 Download]” (guest: Brazilian Girls’ Sabina Sciubba; Hear here; Vinyl) (MAD Dragon/Township, Feb. 7, 2012)
Prima Donna “Bless This Mess” (producer: Chris Dugan; first single: “Feral Children”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Acetate, Feb. 7, 2012)
Chuck Prophet “Temple Beautiful” (Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Yep Roc, Feb. 7, 2012)
Psycroptic (Australian death/grind band) “The Inherited Repression” (producer: guitarist Joe Haley; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Nuclear Blast, Feb. 7, 2012)
Red Hot Rebellion (Ohio punk ‘n’ roll band) “Red Hot Rebellion [MP3 Download]” (accompanied by a comic book; Hear here) (Red Hot Rebellion, Feb. 7, 2012)
Royal Baths “Better Luck Next Life” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Kanine, Feb. 7, 2012)
Seether “Remix EP [MP3 Download]” (Hear here) (Wind-up, Feb. 7, 2012)
Shaggy “Summer in Kingston” (guests: Tarrus Riley, Kat DeLuna, Jaiden, Assassin aka Agent Sasco; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Ranch Entertainment, Feb. 7, 2012)
Silverstein “Short Songs” (22 songs; 11 originals and 11 covers, including Dead Kennedys, Orchid, Gorilla Biscuits, The Promise Ring, NOFX, Green Day, etc.; producer: Jordan Valeriote; Hear here; See here; Vinyl) (Hopeless, Feb. 7, 2012)
Sunshone Still “ThewaytheworldDies [MP3 Download]” (Hear here) (Potato Eater, Feb. 7, 2012)
Twilight Sad, The (Scottish indie-rock band) “No One Can Ever Know” (producer: Andrew Weatherall; first single: “Sick”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (FatCat, Feb. 7, 2012)
2 Bears, The “Be Strong” (first single: “Work”; Hear here; See here) (U.K. – DFA, Feb. 6, 2012)
Steve Tyrell “I’ll Take Romance” (guest: Judith Hill; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Concord, Feb. 7, 2012)
Sharon Van Etten “Tramp” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Jagjaguwar, Feb. 7, 2012)
Van Halen “A Different Kind of Truth” (first album with David Lee Roth since 1984; producer: John Shanks; first single: “Tattoo”; Hear here; Read here; Deluxe edition; MP3 Download) (Interscope, Feb. 7, 2012)
Various artists “The Music Inside: A Collaboration Dedicated to Waylon Jennings, Volume II” (contributors: Jennings’ widow Jessi Colter, Dierks Bentley, Justin Moore, Hank Williams Jr., Montgomery Gentry, Jewel, Jack Ingram, Colt Ford, Josh Thompson, Pat Green, Wyatt McCubbin) (Scatter/Average Joes Entertainment, Feb. 7, 2012)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Music! 41” (20 songs; MP3 Download) (Capitol, Feb. 7, 2012)
Various artists “Ultra Dance 13” (24 songs; MP3 Download) (Ultra, Feb. 7, 2012)
Various artists “The Vow [Film soundtrack]” (movie starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum opens Feb. 10; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Rhino, Feb. 7, 2012)
Jenny Owen Youngs “An Unwavering Band of Light [MP3 Download]” (Hear here) (Jenny Owen Youngs Music, Feb. 7, 2012)
Martin Zellar & The Hardways (former lead singer of the Gear Daddies) “Roosters Crow [MP3 Download]” (his first album of solo material in 10 years; producer: Pat Manske; Hear here) (Owen Lee Recordings, Feb. 7, 2012)


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Tony Bennett “Isn’t It Romantic?” (love-song collection; 15 tracks; MP3 Download) (Concord Jazz, Feb. 7, 2012)
David Bowie “The Platinum Collection [MP3 Download]” (2006 album; 57 songs) (Virgin/EMI, Feb. 7, 2012)
Glen Campbell “Meet Glen Campbell” (2008 album) (Capitol, Feb. 7, 2012)
Harry Chapin “Dance Band on the Titanic + Living Room Suite” (1977, 1978 albums on 2 CDs; remastered) (U.K. – Edsel, Feb. 6, 2012)
John Coltrane “Selflessness Featuring My Favorite Things” (1965 album; remastered), “Live in Seattle” (1965 album; remastered), “Coltrane Live at the Vanguard Again!” (1966 album; remastered), “Concert in Japan” (1966 album; remastered), “Expression” (1967 album; the title track was Coltrane’s last studio recording before he died on July 17, 1967; remastered), “Om” (1968 album; remastered), “Cosmic Music” (1968 album; remastered), “Transition” (1970 album; remastered), “Sun Ship” (1971 album; remastered), “Infinity” (1972 album; remastered) (Impulse!/Verve Select, Feb. 7, 2012)
Andrew Gold “Andrew Gold [MP3 Download]” (1975 album; with six bonus tracks), “What’s Wrong With This Picture? [MP3 Download]” (1976 album; with five bonus tracks) “All This and Heaven Too [MP3 Download]” (1978 album; with five bonus tracks), “Whirlwind [MP3 Download]” (1980 album; with four bonus tracks) (Rhino/Elektra, Feb. 7, 2012)
Goldfrapp “The Singles” (12 hits, plus two new songs, “Yellow Halo” and “Melancholy Sky”; See here; MP3 Download) (Astralwerks, Feb. 7, 2012)
Eddie Holland “It Moves Me: The Complete Recordings 1958-1964” (two CDs, 56 songs; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Ace, Feb. 6, 2012)
Jo Jo Gunne “Jo Jo Gunne/Bite Down Hard/Jumpin’ the Gunne/So … Where’s the Show?” (1972, 1973, 1974 albums on 2 CDs; remastered) (U.K. – Edsel, Feb. 6, 2012)
Manhattan Transfer “Live & Extensions” (1978, 1979 albums on 2 CDs; remastered) (U.K. – Edsel, Feb. 6, 2012)
Richard Marx “Stories to Tell [CD/DVD]” (live show from Shepherd’s Bush in London and a CD of his greatest hits, originally sold in 2011 at Walmart stores; MP3 Download) (TourDForce Productions/Fontana, Feb. 7, 2012)
Johnny Otis “On With the Show — The Johnny Otis Story Volume 2, 1957-1974” (24 songs; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Ace, Feb. 6, 2012)
Pet Shop Boys “Format: B-Sides and Bonus Tracks, 1996-2009” (38 tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Parlophone, Feb. 6, 2012)

BTW: Track list – Disc 1: “The Truck Driver and His Mate,” “Hit and Miss,” “In the Night” (1995), “Betrayed,” “Discoteca (New Version),” “How I Learned to Hate Rock ‘n’ Roll,” “The Calm Before the Storm,” “Confidential (Demo for Tina),” “The boy Who Couldn’t Keep His Clothes On,” “Delusions of Grandeur,” “The View From Your Balcony,” “Disco Potential,” “Silver Age,” “Screaming,” “The Ghost of Myself,” “Casting a Shadow,” “Lies,” “Sexy Northerner.”

Disc 2: “Always,” “Nightlife,” “Searching for the Face of Jesus,” “Between Two Islands,” “Friendly Fire,” “We’re the Pet Shop Boys,” “Transparent,” “I Didn’t Get Where I Am Today,” “The Resurrectionist,” “Girls Don’t Cry,” “In Private” (7-inch mix): Pet Shop Boys with Elton John; “Blue on Blue,” “No Time for Tears” (7-inch mix), “Bright Young Things,” “Party Song,” “We’re All Criminals Now,” “Gin and Jag,” “After the Event,” “The Former Enfant Terrible,” “Up and Down.”

Plimsouls, The “Beach Town Confidential: Live at the Golden Bear 1983” (17 songs, recorded in Long Beach, Calif., on Aug. 13, 1983; Track list; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Alive/Redeye, Feb. 7, 2012)
Queen “The Works” (1984 album; remastered, with a bonus six-song EP; MP3 Download), “A Kind of Magic” (1986 album; remastered, with a bonus seven-song EP; MP3 Download), “The Miracle” (1989 album; remastered, with a bonus six-song EP; MP3 Download), “Innuendo” (1991 album; remastered, with a bonus five-song EP; MP3 Download), “Made in Heaven” (1995 album, the group’s final one with Freddie Mercury; remastered, with a bonus six-song EP; MP3 Download) (Hollywood, Feb. 7, 2012)
Roachford “Roachford” (1988 album; remastered, with a second disc of non-album B-sides, live tracks and 12-inch mixes), “Get Ready! … Plus” (1991 album; remastered, with a second disc of non-album B-sides and 12-inch mixes) (U.K. – Edsel, Feb. 6, 2012)
Todd Rundgren “A Cappella + Nearly Human + Second Wind” (1985, 1989 and 1991 albums on two CDs; remastered) (U.K. – Edsel, Feb. 6, 2012)
Richard & Linda Thompson “Shoot Out the Lights: Deluxe Edition” (1982 album; with a second CD of 11 previously unreleased tracks; Hear/read here) (Rhino Handmade, Feb. 7, 2012)
Various artists “The London American Label — Year By Year: 1957” (28 songs; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Ace, Feb. 6, 2012)
Various artists “Smash Boom Bang! The Songs and Productions of Feldman-Goldstein-Gottehrer” (26 tracks, including The McCoys, The Strangeloves, Dion, Chubby Checker, The Angels, etc.; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Ace, Feb. 6, 2012)
Various artists “Smooth Jazz Hits: For Lovers” (12 tracks; MP3 Download) (Concord, Feb. 7, 2012)



Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Lindsey Buckingham “SoundStage Presents Lindsey Buckingham with Special Guest Stevie Nicks: Live [DVD]” (2009 performance; See here; Blu-ray) (Image, Feb. 7, 2012)
Jennifer Hudson, Beyoncé, et al “Dreamgirls [Blu-ray]” (2006 film) (DreamWorks, Feb. 7, 2012)
Owl City “Owl City: Live From Los Angeles [DVD]” (21-song concert filmed on July 21, 2011, at Los Angeles’ Club Nokia; See here; Blu-ray) (Eagle Rock, Feb. 7, 2012)
Umphrey’s McGee “Umphrey’s McGee Live [DVD]” (Blu-ray) (Image, Feb. 7, 2012)
Various artists “The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall [DVD]” (in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic musical; Blu-ray) (Decca, Feb. 7, 2012)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Gary Calamar, Phil Gallo “Record Store Days: From Vinyl to Digital and Back Again [Paperback]” (foreword: Peter Buck) (Sterling, Feb. 7, 2012)
Prodigy “My Infamous Life: The Autobiography of Mobb Deep’s Prodigy [Paperback]” (co-author: Laura Checkoway) (Touchstone, Feb. 7, 2012)
Barbra Streisand “Barbra: A Retrospective [Hardcover]” (author: Allegra Rossi) (Sterling, Feb. 7, 2012)

Next week: Feb. 14, 2012

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