New stuff (CDs / vinyl)

Jimmy Barnes“Hindsight” (the Australian legend’s 15th studio album since leaving Cold Chisel 30 years ago; producer: Kevin Shirley; guests: Jonathan Cain, Neal Schon, The Living End, Tina Arena, Steven Van Zandt, Joe Bonamassa, etc.; Hear here; Vinyl)(Provogue / Mascot Label Group)
T. Graham Brown“Forever Changed” (producers: Brown, Mark L. Carman; guests: Leon Russell, The Oak Ridge Boys, Vince Gill, Sonya Isaacs, Steve Cropper, etc.; Hear here; MP3)(Provident / Mansion Entertainment / Sony RED)
The Charlatans“Modern Nature” (their first album since the death of drummer Jon Brookes; New Order’s Stephen Morris, Factory Floor’s Gabe Gurnsey and The Verve’s Pete Salisbury were used in his place; producers: The Charlatans, Jim Spencer; new single: “So Oh”; Hear here; See here)(U.K. – BMG Chrysalis, Jan. 26)
Jamie Cullum“Interlude” (producer: Benedic Lamdin; guests: Laura Mvula, Gregory Porter; first single: “Good Morning Heartache”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Blue Note)
Corey Dargel“OK It’s Not OK” (guests: Cornelius Dufallo, James Moore, Eleonore Oppenheim, Wil Smith; first single: “There’s Nothing There”; Hear here; MP3)(New Amsterdam)
Dengue Fever“The Deepest Lake” (their first album since 2011; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(TUK TUK)
Doomtree (Minneapolis hip-hop collective)“All Hands” (first single: “Gray Duck”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Doomtree)
Engel (Swedish metal group)“Raven Kings” (producer: In Flames’ Niclas Engelin; first single: “Salvation”; Hear here; MP3)(Gain Music / MRI)
George Ezra“Wanted on Voyage” (released in his native Britain in June 2014; producer: Cam Blackwood; Hear here; MP3)(Columbia)
Hey Rosetta! (Canadian seven-piece indie rock band led by Tim Baker)“Second Sight” (first single: “Kintsukuroi”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Sonic / ATO)
Howlin’ Rain (San Francisco blues-rock group)“Mansion Songs” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Easy Sound)
Invisible Familiars“Disturbing Wildlife” (producers: Michael Leonhart, Invisible Familiars; new single: “Heavenly All”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Other Music Recording Co.)
Paul Kelly“Paul Kelly Presents The Merri Soul Sessions” (guests: Clairy Browne, Vika Bull, Linda Bull, Dan Sultan, Kira Puru; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Gawd Aggie Recordings)
Kenny G“Brazilian Nights” (Hear here; MP3)(Concord)
Bettye LaVette“Worthy” (producer: Joe Henry; Hear here; MP3)(Cherry Red)
The Lone Bellow“Then Came the Morning” (producer: The National’s Aaron Dessner; first single: “Fake Roses”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Descendant)
Tony Lucca“Tony Lucca” (first single: “Delilah”; Hear here; MP3)(Off The Record Music)
Menace Beach (Leeds indie-rock group)“Ratworld” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Memphis Industries)
Milo Greene“Control” (producer: Jesse Shatkin; guest: Joey Waronker; first single: “White Lies”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3)(Elektra / Chop Shop)
Ne-Yo“Non-Fiction” (guests: Juicy J, Pitbull, David Guetta, Jeezy, Charisse Mills, Schoolboy Q, T.I., Candice; first single: “She Knows”; Hear here; MP3)(Motown / Compound Entertainment)
Papa Roach“F.E.A.R.” (producers: Kane Churko, Kevin Churko; guests: Royce da 5’9″, Maria Brink; first single: “Face Everything and Rise”; Hear here; MP3)(Eleven Seven Music)
Natalie Prass (Richmond, Va.-based country-soul singer-songwriter)“Natalie Prass” (first single: “Bird of Prey”; Hear here; See here; MP3)(Spacebomb / Columbia)
Punch Brothers“The Phosphorescent Blues” (producer: T Bone Burnett; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Nonesuch)
Sweet & Lynch (Michael Sweet and George Lynch)“Only to Rise” (Hear here; See here; MP3)(Frontiers)
Pat Travers Band“Live at the Iridium NYC” (Hear here; MP3)(Frontiers)
2Cellos“Celloverse” (with a bonus DVD containing seven music videos; guest: Lang Lang; Hear here; MP3)(Portrait / Sony Masterworks)
Jim White vs The Packway Handle Band (Athens roots-grass outfit)“Take It Like a Man” (Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3)(Yep Roc)
Charlie Wilson“Forever Charlie” (guests: Shaggy, Snoop Dogg; first single: “Touched By an Angel”; Hear here; MP3)(RCA)

More Releases for the Week of Jan. 27, 2015

New stuff (MP3s)

Alan G.“The Legend of Little Bro Billy” (the next album in his “Billy Saga,” a country album which tells the stories of young gay hero Billy Brennan; producers: Alan G., Gary Tharp, George Reich, Larry Beaird; guest: Roy Samuelson; first single: “Tell Your Story”; Hear here)(NAPA FunLand)
Bengal Blue“CollecTion” (six-song EP; producers: Bengal Blue, Alex Lockwood; first single: “Famous & Fine”; Hear here)(Bengal Blue)
Dodos (San Francisco duo)“Individ” (first single: “Competition”; Hear here)(Polyvinyl)
Glee Cast“Glee: The Music – The Hurt Locker” (four songs)(Columbia)
Pond (offshoot of Tame Impala)“Man It Feels Like Space Again” (producer: Kevin Parker; new single: “Zond”; Hear here; See here)(Modular Recordings)
Purple (Beaumont, Texas, party rock band)“409” (producer: Chris “Frenchie” Smith; Hear here)(PIAS America)
Mandy Rain“Riot EP” (seven songs; first single: “Riot”; Hear here)(Mandyland / Empire)
Suburban Living (aka Philadelphia-based Wesley Bunch)“Suburban Living” (first single: “New Strings”; Hear here)(PaperCup Music)
Various artists“From Cover to Cover: 30 Years at Nettwerk” (covers compilation celebrates the label’s 30th anniversary; Read here)(Nettwerk)
Various artists“Music from The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” (featuring three songs by N.E.R.D.)(Columbia)
The Well Pennies“Endings” (first single: “Drive”; Hear here)(The Well Pennies)
Jamie Woodfin Jr.“Tha Jams’ Rock” (Hear here)(Jamie Woodfin Jr.)

More Digital Releases for the Week of Jan. 27, 2015

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Gov’t Mule featuring John Scofield“Sco-Mule” (two-disc set spotlighting a pair of 1999 shows; Read here; Vinyl; MP3)(Evil Teen)
Al Hudson and the Soul Partners“The Atco Years”(U.K. – Passion Music, Jan. 26)
The Hues Corporation“Rockin’ Soul / Love Corporation” (1974, 1975 albums on one CD; remastered, with bonus tracks)(Funky Town Grooves)
Johnny Mathis“You Light Up My Life / Mathis Magic” (1978, 1979 albums on one CD; includes “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late,” his No. 1 duet with Deniece Williams; remastered), “The Best Days of My Life (Expanded Edition)” (1979 album; remastered, with six bonus tracks)(Funky Town Grooves)
Milli Vanilli“Girl You Know It’s True: The Best of Milli Vanilli” (budget-priced 16-song collection)(Arista / Sony)
Ron Nagle“Bad Rice” (1970 album, co-produced by Jack Nitzsche, Tom “Big Daddy” Donahue and Nagle; remastered, with alternative mixes and outtakes and a second disc of period demos)(Omnivore Recordings)
Billy Ocean“Billy Ocean (Expanded Edition)” (1976 album; remastered, with five bonus tracks)(Funky Town Grooves)
Elvis Presley“Elvis Love Songs” (three-CD, 75-song collection)(Not Now Music)
Primitives“Galore (Deluxe Edition)” (1991 album; remastered, with a second CD of B-sides and rarities; Read here)(U.K. – Cherry Red, Jan. 26)
The Shadows of Knight“Live 1966” (16-song set recorded at The Cellar in Chicago; Hear/read here; Vinyl)(Sundazed Music)
Joe Simon“The Chokin’ Kind: The Sound Stage 7 Collection” (two CDs, 36 songs)(Airline)
The Soul Stirrers“Joy in My Soul: The Complete SAR Recordings” (two CDs, 33 tracks; MP3)(ABKCO)
The Standells“Live on Tour – 1966!” (recorded at the University of Michigan; Hear/read here; Vinyl)(Sundazed Music)
The Valentinos“Lookin’ For a Love: The Complete SAR Recordings” (23 tracks; MP3)(ABKCO)
Various artists“Aka Pygmy Music,” “Cameroon: Baka Pygmy Music”(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)
Johnny Winter“Gangster of Love: The Essential Early Years” (two CDs, 36 songs)(Airline)
Wynd Chymes“Pretty Girls, Everywhere (Expanded Edition)” (1983 album, produced by Larry Graham; remastered, with two bonus 12-inch versions)(Funky Town Grooves)

More Releases for the Week of Jan. 27, 2015

Reissues (MP3s)

Aretha Franklin“Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics: Dance Remixes”(RCA)
Hugo Montenegro & His Orchestra“The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” (featuring their 1965 and 1966 albums of theme music)(RCA / Legacy)
Billy Joe Royal“The Best of Billy Joe Royal”(Legacy Recordings)

More Digital Releases for the Week of Jan. 27, 2015

DVD / Blu-ray

Hugh Bonneville, Dame Maggie Smith, et al“Downton Abbey Season 5 [DVD]” (three discs; Blu-ray)(PBS)
Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, et al“The Judge [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray + DVD)(Warner Home Video)
Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, et al“Before I Go to Sleep [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray)(20th Century Fox)
Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith, et al“My Old Lady [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray)(Universal Studios)
Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, et al“The Book of Life [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray + DVD)(20th Century Fox)
Brad Pitt“Fury [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray)(Sony Pictures)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of Jan. 27, 2015

Music books

Subject/ Author(s):Title:Publisher:
Marion Jacobson“Squeeze This! A Cultural History of the Accordion in America” (Paperback)(University of Illinois Press, Jan. 30)
Pat Morgan“Motown Artist By Artist” (a compilation of 100 Motown artists; Hardcover)(G2 Entertainment, Jan. 26)
Lou Reed“Lou Reed: The Last Interview and Other Conversations” (Hardcover; Kindle)(Melville House)
Randy Weston“African Rhythms: The Autobiography of Randy Weston “ (Paperback)(Duke University Press Books, Jan. 30)
Deborah Voigt (operatic soprano)“Call Me Debbie: True Confessions of a Down-To-Earth Diva” (Hardcover; Kindle)(Harper)

More Music Books for the Week of Jan. 27, 2015

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