New releases

Published on January 25th, 2014 | by Gerry Galipault

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This Week’s Releases: Jan. 28, 2014

New stuff (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
The Autumn Defense (Wilco’s Patrick Sansone and John Stirratt) “Fifth” (producers: Josh Shapera, The Autumn Defense; first single: “None of This Will Matter”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Yep Roc)
Laura Cantrell “No Way There From Here” (producers: Cantrell, Mark Nevers; guests: Jim Lauderdale, Kenny Vaughan, Michael Cerveris, Caitlin Rose, William Tyler, Paul Niehaus, Paul Burch; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Thrift Shop Recordings / Redeye)
Casting Crowns “Thrive” (producer: Mark A. Miller; Hear here; MP3) (Beach Street / Reunion)
Latice Crawford (finalist on BET’s “Sunday Best”) “Latice Crawford” (first single: “Joshua’s Anthem”; MP3) (RCA Inspiration)
David Crosby “Croz” (his first studio album in more than 20 years; guests: Wynton Marsalis, Mark Knopfler, Leland Sklar, Steve Tavaglione; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Blue Castle / ADA)
Dum Dum Girls “Too True” (producers: Richard Gottehrer, The Raveonettes’ Sune Rose Wagner; first single: “Lost Boys & Girls Club”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Sub Pop)
Ebone East “F**k You” (producer: DJ Battle Cat; guest: Young Truth; first single: “F**k You”; Hear here) (Table)
Albert Hammond Jr. (of The Strokes) “AHJ [Vinyl]” (four-song EP; Hear here; MP3) (Cult)
Angélique Kidjo “Eve” (producer: Patrick Dillett; guests: ASA, Dr. John, Kronos Quartet, Rostam Batmanglij, Trio Teriba, Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Yvonne Kidjo; first single: “Eva”; Hear here; MP3) (429)
The Lawrence Arms “Metropole” (the Chicago punk band’s first album in eight years; producers: The Lawrence Arms, Matt Allison; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Epitaph)
Eleni Mandell (of The Living Sisters) “Let’s Fly a Kite” (recorded with Nick Lowe’s band; producer: Neil Brockbank; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Yep Roc)
Iain Matthews “The Art of Obscurity” (his first domestic U.S. release in more than 15 years, and he says it will likely be his last; producer: Bradley Kopp; Hear here; MP3) (Omnivore Recordings)
The New Mendicants (Joe Pernice with Teenage Fanclub’s Norman Blake and The Sadies’ Mike Belisky) “Into the Lime” (Hear here; MP3) (Ashmont)
Of Mice & Men “Restoring Force” (producer: David Bendeth; first single: “You’re Not Alone”; Hear here; Read here; LP + CD; MP3) (Rise)
Tara Jane O’Neil “Where Shine New Lights” (first single: “Wordless in Woods”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Kranky / Carrot Top)
The Pack A.D. (Canadian garage rock duo) “Do Not Engage” (first single: “Big Shot”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Nettwerk)
Quilt “Held in Splendor” (producer: Jarvis Taveniere; first single: “Arctic Shark”; Hear here; MP3) (Mexican Summer)
Amy Ray (of Indigo Girls) “Goodnight Tender” (Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Daemon)
Red Dragon Cartel (led by former Ozzy Osbourne and Badlands guitarist Jake E. Lee) “Red Dragon Cartel” (producer: R. Bernard Mann; guests: Robin Zander, Paul Di’Anno, Rex Brown, Todd Kearns, Brent Fitz, Scott Reeder, Maria Brink, Jeremy Spencer; Hear here; MP3) (Frontiers / Universal)
Sleepy Sun (Northern California psych-rock band) “Maui Tears” (Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Dine Alone)
Helen Sung (Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance grad) “Anthem for a New Day” (guests: Regina Carter, Paquito D Rivera; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Concord Jazz)
Transatlantic (prog-rock supergroup: Mike Portnoy, Neal Morse, Roine Stolt and Pete Trewavas) “Kaleidoscope” (Hear here) (Inside Out Music)
Rhonda Vincent “Only Me” (guests: Willie Nelson, Daryle Singletary; Hear here; MP3) (Upper Management Music)
Leif Vollebekk (Montreal songwriter) “North Americana” (Hear here; MP3) (Missing Piece)
You Me At Six “Cavalier Youth” (producer: Neal Avron; Hear here; MP3) (Astralwerks)

New stuff (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Jon Alkalay “Jon Alkalay [MP3]” (producer: Alkalay; first single: “Putting Myself First”; Hear here) (Jon Alkalay)
Dave Barnes “Golden Days [MP3]” (first single: “Good”; Hear here) (50 Year Plan)
Erica Blinn “Lovers in the Dust [MP3]” (producer: Mike Landolt; guest: Devon Allman; first single: “Whiskey Kisses”; Hear here; See here) (Curry House)
Cities Aviv “Come to Life [MP3]” (producers: RPLD GHSTS, Alexander O’Dell, B_L_A_C_K_I_E_, Cities Aviv; Hear here; See here; Vinyl) (Young One)
Living Deäd Lights (L.A.-based multicultural alt-rockers) “Black Letters [MP3]” (first single: “This Is Our Evolution”; Hear here) (GB Sound Label, Jan. 27)
The Noise FM “Attraction [MP3]” (first single: “Every Other Word”; Hear here) (The Record Machine)
Thulium (alt-rock band from London) “Sixty Nine [MP3]” (Hear here; See here) (Record Union, Feb. 1)

More Releases for the Week of Jan. 28, 2014

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Alabama “The Box Set Series” (four CDs) (RCA / Legacy)
Tony Bennett “The Classics (Deluxe Edition)” (two CDs, 30 songs; Single CD; MP3) (Columbia / Legacy)
Blue Öyster Cult “The Box Set Series” (four CDs) (Columbia / Legacy)
Johnny Cash “The Box Set Series” (four CDs) (Columbia / Legacy)
Cheap Trick “The Box Set Series” (four CDs) (Epic / Legacy)
Miles Davis “The Box Set Series” (four CDs) (Columbia / Legacy)
John Denver “The Box Set Series” (four CDs) (RCA / Legacy)
Earth, Wind & Fire “The Box Set Series” (four CDs) (Columbia / Legacy)
Dan Fogelberg “The Box Set Series” (four CDs) (Epic / Legacy)
The Gaslight Anthem “The B-Sides” (Vinyl; MP3) (SideOneDummy)
Merle Haggard “The Box Set Series” (four CDs) (Epic / Legacy)
Daryl Hall & John Oates “The Box Set Series” (four CDs) (RCA / Legacy)
Hard-Fi “Best of 2003-2014” (19 songs; Track list) (U.K. – Rhino, Jan. 27)
Leon Haywood “Naturally” (1980 album; remastered, with four bonus tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Big Break, Jan. 27)
The Isley Brothers “The Box Set Series” (four CDs) (Epic / Legacy)
Jefferson Airplane “The Box Set Series” (four CDs) (RCA / Legacy)
Waylon Jennings “The Box Set Series” (four CDs) (RCA / Legacy)
George Jones “The Box Set Series” (four CDs) (Epic / Legacy)
Judas Priest “The Box Set Series” (four CDs) (Columbia / Legacy)
Kansas “The Box Set Series” (four CDs) (Epic / Legacy)
Kenny G “The Box Set Series” (four CDs) (Arista / Legacy)
Gladys Knight & The Pips “The Box Set Series” (four CDs) (Buddha / Legacy)
Kool & The Gang “The Force” (1977 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks; Read here), “Everybody’s Dancin'” (1978 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Big Break, Jan. 27)
KoRn “The Box Set Series” (four CDs) (Epic / Legacy)
Barry Manilow “The Box Set Series” (four CDs) (Arista / Legacy)
The Marshall Tucker Band “Live at Raceway Park 9/3/77” (Ramblin’ / Shout! Factory)
Dean Martin “Essential Love Songs” (16 songs; MP3) (Capitol / UMe)
The Mills Brothers “Cab Driver: The Dot & Paramount Years 1958-1972” (27 tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Poker / Cherry Red, Jan. 27)
Ronnie Milsap “The Box Set Series” (four CDs) (RCA / Legacy)
Willie Nelson “The Box Set Series” (four CDs) (Columbia / Legacy)
Roy Orbison “The Box Set Series” (four CDs) (Columbia / Legacy)
Dolly Parton “The Box Set Series” (four CDs) (RCA / Legacy)
Teddy Pendergrass “The Box Set Series” (four CDs) (Columbia / Legacy)
Paul Potts “The Greatest Hits” (16 songs; MP3) (Syco Music / Columbia)
Elvis Presley “The Box Set Series” (four CDs) (RCA / Legacy)
Run-D.M.C. “The Box Set Series” (four CDs) (Arista / Legacy)
Frank Sinatra “Sinatra, With Love” (16 songs) (Capitol / UMe)
Rachel Sweet “B-A-B-Y: The Complete Stiff Recordings 1978-1980” (two CDs, 31 songs; Hear here; Read here) (U.K. – RPM, Jan. 27)
Uncle Tupelo “No Depression: Legacy Edition” (1990 album; remastered; two CDs, with 22 bonus tracks; MP3) (Columbia / Legacy)
Various artists “The Joy of Christmas” (four CDs) (Columbia / Legacy)
Dionne Warwick “Presenting Dionne Warwick / Anyone Who Had a Heart / Make Way For Dionne Warwick / The Sensitive Sound of Dionne Warwick” (1963, 1964, 1965 albums on two CDs; remastered, with bonus tracks), “Here I Am / Live in Paris / Here Where There Is Love / On Stage and In the Movies” (1965, 1966, 1967 albums on two CDs; remastered, with bonus tracks), , “The Windows of the World / Dionne Warwick in Valley of the Dolls / Promises, Promises / Soulful … Plus” (1967, 1968, 1969 albums on two CDs; remastered, with bonus tracks), “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again / Very Dionne / Dionne / Just Being Myself” (1970, 1972, 1973 albums on two CDs; remastered, with bonus tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Edsel, Jan. 27)

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Brick “Good High [MP3]” (1976 album; includes “Dazz”), “Brick [MP3]” (1977 album; includes “Dusic”), “Stoneheart [MP3]” (1979 album), “Waiting On You [MP3]” (1980 album), “Summer Heat [MP3]” (1981 album) (Epic / Legacy)
Elton John “Elton John (Deluxe Edition) [MP3]” (1970 album; with 20 bonus tracks; reissued on CD in 2008) (Island Mercury / UMe)
Billy Joe Shaver “The Complete Columbia Recordings (’81-’87) [MP3]” (31 tracks) (Columbia / Legacy)
The Style Council “Café Bleu [MP3]” (1984 album) (Polydor)

More Releases for the Week of Jan. 28, 2014

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
James Cromwell “Babe [Blu-ray + Digital UltraViolet]” (1995 film; See here) (Universal Studios)
Tom Cruise “Born on the Fourth of July [Blu-ray + DVD + Digital UltraViolet]” (1989 film) (Universal Studios)
Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, et al “Spartacus [Blu-ray + Digital UltraViolet]” (1960 film) (Universal Studios)
Griffin Dunne, David Naughton, et al “An American Werewolf in London [Blu-ray + DVD + Digital UltraViolet]” (1981 film) (Universal Studios)
Bill Hader, Anna Faris, et al “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 [DVD]” (2013 animated film; See here; Blu-ray) (Sony Pictures)
Tom Hanks, Ed Harris, et al “Apollo 13 [Blu-ray + Digital UltraViolet]” (1995 film) (Universal Studios)
Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, et al “Les Misérables [Blu-ray + DVD + Digital UltraViolet]” (2012 film) (Universal Studios)
Johnny Knoxville “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa [DVD]” (2013 film; See here; Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) (Paramount)
Metallica “Metallica: Through the Never [DVD]” (2013 thriller concert film; See here; Blu-ray) (Blackened Records)
Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, et al “Jaws [Blu-ray + DVD + Digital UltraViolet]” (1975 film) (Universal Studios)
Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, et al “Snow White & the Huntsman [Blu-ray + DVD + Digital UltraViolet]” (2012 film) (Universal Studios)
Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, et al “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial [Blu-ray + DVD + Digital UltraViolet]” (1982 film) (Universal Studios)
Various artists “Classic Archive: Collector’s Edition 1 – STRINGS [Blu-ray]” (more than 20 hours of performances from great violinists and cellists of the past, including Henryk Szeryng, Isaac Stern, Nathan Milstein, Christian Ferras, etc.; Read here) (EuroArts)
Various cast “Treme: The Complete Series [Blu-ray]” (15 discs; HBO series premiered on April 11, 2010, and concluded on Dec. 29, 2013) (HBO Studios)
Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis “Ted (Unrated Version) [Blu-ray + DVD + Digital UltraViolet]” (2012 film) (Universal Studios)
Naomi Watts, Jack Black, et al “King Kong [Blu-ray + Digital UltraViolet]” (2005 film) (Universal Studios)
Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, et al “Bridesmaids [Blu-ray + Digital UltraViolet]” (2011 film) (Universal Studios)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of Jan. 28, 2014

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Louis Armstrong “Louis Armstrong: Master of Modernism [Kindle]” (author: Thomas Brothers) (W.W. Norton & Company, Jan. 27)
Deep Purple “Wait for the Ricochet: The Story of the Band’s Classic Album [Paperback]” (authors: Simon Robinson, Stephen Clare) (Easy on the Eye Books)
Pat Morgan “Motown Artist by Artist: A Compilation of the Top 100 Motown Artists [Hardcover]” (G2 Entertainment, Feb. 1)
UFO “High Stakes & Dangerous Men: The UFO Story [Paperback]” (author: Neil Daniels) (Soundcheck Books, Feb. 1)

More Book Releases for the Week of Jan. 28, 2014

Next week: Feb. 4, 2014

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