New stuff (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Big Ups “Eighteen Hours of Static” (new single: “Wool”; Hear here) (Dead Labour)
David Broza “East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem” (Palestinian and Israeli musicians recorded this album in the Palestinian side of Jerusalem; producers: Steve Earle, Steve Greenberg; guests: Earle, Wyclef Jean, Jerusalem Youth Choir; first single: “[What’s So Funny ‘Bout] Peace, Love, and Understanding”; Hear here; See here; Read here) (S-Curve)
Mary Chapin Carpenter “Songs From the Movie” (Hear here; MP3) (Zoë / Rounder)
Rosanne Cash “The River & The Thread” (songs about the American South; producer: husband John Leventhal; guests: Kris Kristofferson, Tony Joe White, Rodney Crowell, John Prine, Derek Trucks, Cory Chisel, Allison Moorer, John Paul White, Amy Helm, Gabe Witcher; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Deluxe edition, with three bonus tracks; MP3) (Blue Note)
The Crystal Method “The Crystal Method” (their first album since 2009; first single: “Over It,” feat. Dia Frampton; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Tiny e Records)
De La Tierra (featuring members of Sepultura and Maná) “De La Tierra” (producers: De La Tierra; first single: “Maldita Historia”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Roadrunner)
Dave Edmunds “… Again” (his first album of new material in two decades; See here; Read here; MP3) (U.K. – RPM / Cherry Red, Jan. 13)
Tinsley Ellis “Midnight Blue” (Hear here; MP3) (Heartfixer Music)
Ed Harcourt “Time of Dust” (28-minute long mini-album; first single: “The Saddest Orchestra [It Only Plays For You]”; Hear here; MP3) (U.K. – CCCLX Music, Jan. 13)
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings “Give the People What They Want” (first single: “Retreat!”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Daptone)
Kidz Bop Kids “Kidz Bop 25” (19 tracks; Hear here; MP3) (Razor & Tie)
James Vincent McMorrow “Post Tropical” (producer: McMorrow; first single: “Cavalier”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Vagrant)
Mindless Self Indulgence “Fuck Machine!” (Hear here; MP3) (Metropolis)
Jennifer Nettles (of Sugarland) “That Girl” (includes a remake of Bob Seger’s “Like a Rock”; producer: Rick Rubin; first single: “That Girl”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Mercury Nashville)
Painted Palms “Forever” (first single: “Spinning Signs”; Hear here; Vinyl) (Polyvinyl)
Jon Pardi (country singer) “Write You a Song” (producers: Pardi, Bart Butler; Hear here; MP3) (Capitol Nashville)
Railroad Earth (newgrass band from Stillwater, N.J.) “Last of the Outlaws” (first single: “Chasin’ a Rainbow”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Black Bear)
Bruce Springsteen “High Hopes” (first single: “High Hopes”; guest: Tom Morello; Read here; Vinyl; CD/DVD; MP3) (Columbia)
Supersuckers “Get the Hell” (their first studio album in five years also marks their 25th anniversary; Hear here) (Acetate)
Switchfoot “Fading West” (Hear here; See here; MP3) (Atlantic / Word)

More Releases for the Week of Jan. 14, 2014

New stuff (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Johnny Beauford “A Pig Eating Past Love [MP3]” (seven-song EP; Hear here) (St. Cait)
Club America (sibling synth-pop duo from Brazil) “To Get There [MP3]” (first single: “Girls”; Hear here; See here) (Sonovibe)
Charlie Farley (hick-hop artist) “Hog Heaven [MP3]” (Hear here) (Average Joes Entertainment / BackRoad)
Katey Laurel “Periscope [MP3]” (producer: Warren Huart; first single: “Hurricane”; Hear here) (Roaring Twenties)

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
The Blasters “The Slash Recordings” (two CDs) (Wounded Bird)
Lynda Carter (TV’s “Wonder Woman”) “Portrait” (1978 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks; See here) (Wounded Bird)
Crazy Horse “Scratchy: The Complete Reprise Recordings” (2005 compilation; two CDs, 33 songs) (Rhino Handmade)
Creedence Clearwater Revival “Bayou Country [Vinyl]” (1969 album; remastered), “Cosmo’s Factory [Vinyl]” (1970 album; remastered) (Fantasy)
Howe Gelb “Little Sand Box” (eight CDs, containing six solo albums and bonus material; Read here) (Bronzerat)
Buddy Guy & Junior Wells “Buddy Guy & Junior Wells Play the Blues” (1970 album; remastered; two discs) (Friday Music)
Dan Hartman “Relight My Fire” (1979 album; remastered, with six bonus tracks; Hear here; Read here) (U.K. – Hot Shot / Big Break, Jan. 13)
Kick Axe “Vices” (1984 album; remastered), “Welcome to the Club” (1985 album; remastered) (Wounded Bird)
Mark Lanegan “Has God Seen My Shadow? An Anthology 1989-2011” (two CDs, including 12 previously unreleased tracks; Vinyl; MP3) (Light in the Attic)
Hubert Laws “Carnegie Hall” (1973 live album, featuring Bob James, Ron Carter and Billy Cobham; remastered), “The Chicago Theme” (1975 album; remastered), “Say It With Silence” (1978 album; remastered), “How to Beat the High Cost of Living” (1980 soundtrack album, with Earl Klugh; remastered) (Wounded Bird)
Lone Justice “This Is Lone Justice: The Vaught Tapes, 1983” (12 songs recorded live in 1983, including nine previously unissued performances; recorded directly to 2-track tape by engineer David Vaught, with no overdubs; Vinyl, with the first pressing on translucent red vinyl; MP3) (Omnivore Recordings / UMe)
Long John Baldry “Boogie Woogie: The Warner Bros. Recordings” (two CDs; his two Warner albums, with 10 bonus tracks) (Wounded Bird)
Taj Mahal “Sing a Happy Song: The Warner Bros. Recordings” (2005 compilation; 33 tracks) (Rhino Handmade)
Midnight Oil “Diesel and Dust” (1988 album; paper sleeve, vinyl replica CD), “Blue Sky Mining” (1990 album; paper sleeve, vinyl replica CD) (Culture Factory USA)
Danny O’Keefe “Classics” (22 tracks) (Rhino Handmade)
Billy Paul “Feelin’ Good At The Cadillac Club” (1968 album; remastered, Read here) (U.K. – Big Break, Jan. 13)
Point Blank “Point Blank” (1976 album; remastered), “Second Season” (1977 album; remastered) (Wounded Bird)
Iggy Pop “New Values” (1979 album; paper sleeve, vinyl replica CD), “Soldier” (1980 album; paper sleeve, vinyl replica CD), “Party” (1981 album; paper sleeve, vinyl replica CD) (Culture Factory USA)
Sheryl Lee Ralph (original Broadway cast member of “Dreamgirls”) “In the Evening” (1984 album; remastered, with five bonus tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Big Break, Jan. 13)
Doug Sahm “Genuine Texas Groover: Complete Atlantic Recordings” (two CDs) (Wounded Bird)
Peter Schilling “Error in the System / Fehler Im System” (English and German versions of his 1983 album, which includes his Top 20 hit “Major Tom [Coming Home]”; remastered) (Wounded Bird)
John Sebastian “Faithful Virtue: The Reprise Recordings” (three CDs, 70 songs) (Rhino Handmade)
Self “Subliminal Plastic Motives” (1995 album; remastered; Vinyl; MP3) (Fat Possum)
Tangerine Dream “Thief” (1981 soundtrack album; remastered; see related DVD/Blu-ray below) (Perseverance)
38 Special “38 Special” (1977 album; paper sleeve, vinyl replica CD), “Special Delivery” (1978 album; paper sleeve, vinyl replica CD) (Culture Factory USA)
Various artists “Penthouse Records 25 Years: The Journey Continues [CD/DVD]” (the two CDs include past hits, new tracks from its current roster and two unreleased tracks from Garnett Silk; the DVD is a label retrospective, hosted by founder Donovan Germain) (VP)
Alan White “Ramshackled” (Yes drummer’s debut solo album from 1976; remastered) (Wounded Bird)
Lucinda Williams “Lucinda Williams (Deluxe Edition)” (1988 album; remastered; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Lucinda Williams Music)

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Eric Andersen “Be True to You [MP3]” (1974 album) (Arista / Legacy)
Leroy Carr “The Essential Leroy Carr [MP3]” (40 tracks) (Columbia / Legacy)
Desmond Dekker “Black and Dekker [MP3]” (1980 album) (Razor & Tie)
Blind Willie Johnson “The Essential Blind Willie Johnson [MP3]” (30 tracks) (Columbia / Legacy)
George Jones “George Jones [MP3]” (1972 album) (Epic / Legacy)
Mint Juleps “One Time [MP3]” (1985 album) (Razor & Tie)
The Plasmatics “New Hope for the Wretched [MP3]” (1980 album; with seven bonus tracks) (Razor & Tie)
The Romantics “In Heat [MP3]” (1983 album; includes “One in a Million” and “Talking in Your Sleep”) (Columbia / Legacy)
Bessie Smith “The Essential Bessie Smith [MP3]” (36 tracks) (Columbia / Legacy)
Various artists “Richard O’Brien’s The New Rocky Horror Show – 25 Years Young [MP3]” (1998 live recordings, which includes Jason Donovan as Frank N Furter) (Razor & Tie)
ZZ Top “Greatest Hits [MP3]” (1992 compilation; 18 tracks) (Warner)

More Releases for the Week of Jan. 14, 2014

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Tony Bennett “For Once in My Life [DVD]” (recorded live for television in the 1970s) (IMV / Blueline Productions)
James Caan, et al “Thief (Criterion Collection [Blu-ray/DVD]” (1981 film, directed by Michael Mann) (Criterion Collection)
Michael Douglas, et al “A Chorus Line [Blu-ray]” (1985 film, directed by Richard Attenborough; music by Marvin Hamlisch) (MGM)
Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer, Kevin Durand, et al “Fruitvale Station [DVD]” (2013 film; Blu-ray) (Anchor Bay)
Various artists “20 Feet From Stardom [DVD]” (2013 documentary film; See here; Blu-ray) (Starz / Anchor Bay)
Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, et al “Lee Daniels’ The Butler [DVD]” (2013 film; Blu-ray) (Weinstein Company / Anchor Bay)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of Jan. 14, 2014

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Aretha Franklin “I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You: Aretha Franklin, Respect, and the Making of a Soul Music Masterpiece [Kindle]” (author: Matt Dobkin) (St. Martin’s Press)
Phish “The Phish Companion: 3rd Edition [Paperback]” (Backbeat Books)

More Book Releases for the Week of Jan. 14, 2014

Next week: Jan. 21, 2014

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