New stuff (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Ryan Adams “Gimme Something Good [7″ Vinyl]” (producer: Glyn Johns; Hear here) (Blue Note)
Bad Suns (Southern California rock band) “Language & Perspective” (producer: Eric Palmquist; first single: “Cardiac Arrest”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Vagrant)
Corrosion of Conformity “IX” (producers: Corrosion of Conformity, John Custer; first single: “On Your Way”; Hear here; MP3) (Candlelight)
Electric Citizen (Cincinnati heavy-rock quartet) “Sateen” (Hear here; MP3) (EasyRider)
Eno • Hyde “High Life” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Warp)
Every Time I Die “From Parts Unknown” (producer: Kurt Ballou; Hear here; MP3) (Epitaph)
Colt Ford “Thanks For Listening” (guests: Keith Urban, Chase Rice, Lee Brice, Justin Moore, Jerrod Niemann, Randy Houser, etc.; first single: “The High Life,” feat. Chase Rice; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Average Joes Entertainment)
Neil Patrick Harris “Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Original Broadway Cast Recording)” (producers: “Hedwig” composer Stephen Trask, Tim O’Heir, Justin Craig; See here; Read here; MP3) (Atlantic)
Kobra and The Lotus “High Priestess” (producer: Johnny K; Hear here; MP3) (Titan Music)
Jim Lauderdale “I’m a Song” (Hear here) (Sky Crunch)
Corb Lund (Canadian roots artist) “Counterfeit Blues” (recorded live at Sun Studio in Memphis; Hear here; See here; Deluxe edition; MP3) (New West)
MAGIC! “Don’t Kill the Magic” (first single: “Rude”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Latium / RCA)
My Fictions (rock quartet from Lowell, Mass.) “Stranger Songs” (first single: “Stubborn”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Topshelf)
Old Crow Medicine Show “Remedy” (producer: Ted Hutt; first single: “Sweet Amarillo”; Hear here; MP3) (ATO)
Marcus O’Neill (former Big Strides frontman) “Way Beyond the Sugar Beet” (first single: “Regrets, Secrets”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Tall Order)
Red Wanting Blue “Little America” (producer: Jamie Candiloro; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Fanatic)
Jeff Russo “Fargo (An Original MGM / FXP Television Series)” (Hear here; MP3) (Sony Masterworks)
Seether “Isolate and Medicate” (producer: Brendan O’Brien; first single: “Words As Weapons”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (The Bicycle Music Company / Concord)
Trey Songz “Trigga” (producers: DJ Mustard, Soundz, The Insomniaks; new single: “Smart Phones”; Hear here; MP3) (Songbook Entertainment / Atlantic)
Robin Thicke “Paula” (first single: “Get Her Back”; Hear/read here; MP3) (Star Trak / Interscope)
Various artists “Game of Thrones, Season 4: Music from the HBO Series” (scored by Ramin Djawadi; Hear/read here; MP3) (WaterTower Music)

More Releases for the Week of July 1, 2014

New stuff (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Emmy Bachmann (pop singer from Stow, Ohio) “Stranger [MP3]” (five-song EP; ReverbNation; See here) (Emmy Bachmann, July 4)
George Cahill “Songs of Redemption [MP3]” (ReverbNation) (George Cahill, June 28)
Hotel Books “I’m Almost Happy Here But I Never Feel At Home [MP3]” (new single: “Cult Leader”; See here) (InVogue)
Bubby Jackson (indie rocker from Elkton, Md.) “Wanna Know [MP3]” (ReverbNation) (Bubby Jackson, July 4)
King Hookiss (aka EDM artist John Matthew Patrick) “To the Edges of the Earth Mixes [MP3]” (ReverbNation) (Hooki-Sonic Recordings, July 4)
NONONO (Swedish alt-pop trio) “We Are Only What We Feel [MP3]” (first single: “Pumpin Blood”; Hear here) (Warner)
Octopus Syng “Reverberating Garden No. 7 [MP3]” (producer: Jaire Pätäri; first single: “Listen to the Moths”; Hear here) (Mega Dodo, June 30)
Maxi Priest “Easy to Love [MP3]” (producers: Colin “Bulby” York, Handel Tucker, Red Boyz, Andre “GC” Fennell, Livingstone Brown; guests: Sly & Robbie, Shabba Ranks, Beres Hammond; first single: “Easy to Love”; Hear here; See here; CD) (VP)
Rocket (L.A. alt-rock band) “Hey Baby [MP3]” (ReverbNation) (Rocket)
Run Jenny (all-female pop/rock quintet based in New Haven, Conn.) “Therapy Sessions [MP3]” (producers: Run Jenny, Phil Greene; guest: tenor sax player Michael Antunes; first single: “Goodbyes”; ReverbNation) (Run Jenny)
Various artists “Hooki-Sonic Recordings Summer Sampler [MP3]” (30-song compilation includes King Hookiss, Viper, Eygency, Nemato, Echoplex Twins, etc.; Hear here) (Hooki-Sonic Recordings, June 30)
Jackie Venson (Austin soul singer) “The Light In Me [MP3]” (ReverbNation) (Jackie Venson, June 29)

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Bad Company “Bad Company [180-gram vinyl]” (1974 album; remastered), “Straight Shooter [180-gram vinyl]” (1974 album; remastered) (Rhino)
Bombadil “Tarpits and Canyonlands [Vinyl]” (2009 album) (Ramseur)
Bon Jovi “New Jersey (Deluxe Edition)” (1988 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks and a second CD of “Sons of Beaches” demos; Read here; Single CD; Super Deluxe Edition; MP3) (Island / UMe)
Cabaret Voltaire “#7885 (Electropunk to Technopop 1978-1985)” (Vinyl) (Mute)
Gal Costa “Gal Costa” (1969 album; remastered) (Real Gone Music / Dusty Groove)
Deep Purple “Deep Purple In Concert ’72 [180-gram vinyl]” (1972 album; remastered) (Rhino / Parlophone)
Ronnie Dove “The Complete Original Chart Hits 1964-1969” (21 tracks; Read here; MP3) (Real Gone Music)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer “Brain Salad Surgery (Deluxe Edition)” (1973 album; remastered, with two discs containing the Alternate Album Mix and a DVD-A of Super Stereo Mixes) (Razor & Tie)
Grateful Dead “Dick’s Picks Vol. 17: Boston Garden 9/25/91” (three CDs, 24 songs) (Real Gone Music)
The Levon Helm Band “The Midnight Ramble Sessions, Vol. 3” (2005-2010 performances; guests: Elvis Costello, Allen Toussaint, Chris Robinson; Read here; Vinyl) (Vanguard / Levon Helm Studios)
The Jayhawks “Sound of Lies (Deluxe Edition)” (1997 album; remastered, with five bonus tracks and expanded booklet), “Smile (Deluxe Edition)” (2000 album; remastered, with six bonus tracks and expanded booklet), “Rainy Day Music (Deluxe Edition)” (2003 album; remastered, with six bonus tracks and expanded booklet; Read here) (American Recordings / UMe)
Jethro Tull “A Passion Play: An Extended Performance [CD/DVD]” (1973 album; remastered, with earlier Château d’Hérouville sessions, mixed to 5.1 surround sound and new stereo mixes by Steven Wilson; Vinyl; MP3) (Rhino)
B.B. King “Blues Is King” (1967 live album; remastered; see related DVD below) (Traffic Entertainment)
Lulu “The Atco Sessions 1969-1972” (two CDs, 39 tracks) (Real Gone Music)
Bob Marley and the Wailers “Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers – 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition [CD + Blu-ray Pure Audio Disc]” (1984 album; mixed in 5.1 by Bob Clearmountain; with bonus tracks; Vinyl) (Island / Tuff Gong / UMe)
Pink Floyd “The Division Bell: 20th Anniversary Collector’s Box Set” (1994 album; features six discs, including three replica colored or clear vinyl discs, 5 collectors’ prints, a Blu-ray disc, the 2011 Discovery CD version and, for the first time, Andy Jackson’s 5.1 audio mix; See here; Vinyl) (Capitol / UMe)
Jenni Rivera “1969 – Siempre, En Vivo Desde Monterrey Parte 2” (more songs that she performed at her last concert on Dec. 9, 2012, before she was killed in a plane crash) (Fonovisa Inc.)
Spanky and Our Gang “The Complete Mercury Singles” (21 tracks; MP3) (Real Gone Music)
the The “Soul Mining: 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition [Vinyl]” (1983 album; two LPs; remastered at Abbey Road Studios by Matt Johnson; an extra 12-inch gatefold vinyl features alternative versions and remixes; Read here; The The Official Store) (Epic / Legacy)
Frankie Valli “Selected Solo Works [Box set]” (eight discs, 76 songs; MP3) (Rhino)
Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons “The Classic Albums Box” (18 discs, 199 songs; MP3) (Rhino)
Various artists “Audio With a G: Sounds of a Jersey Boy, The Music of Bob Gaudio” (two-CD, 36-song compilation, featuring tracks by the Four Seasons, Royal Teens, Jerry Butler, Boys Town Gang, The Tremeloes, Walker Brothers, Cher, etc.) (Rhino)
X “More Fun in the Real World (Expanded & Remastered Edition)” (1983 album; remastered, with four bonus tracks) (Real Gone Music)

More Releases for the Week of July 1, 2014

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Delaney & Bonnie & Friends “To Bonnie From Delaney (Mono) [MP3]” (1970 album) (Rhino / Atlantic, June 30)
Carl Douglas “Crazy Feeling [MP3]” (Hear here) (Acid Jazz)
Taylor Swift “Unreleased [MP3]” (13 outtakes and demos; Hear here) (MCA Nashville / RCA / Big Machine)
Various artists “Canada: Inuit Games and Songs [MP3]” (22 tracks) (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / Auvidis-UNESCO)
Various artists “Country Funk Volume II 1967-1974 [MP3]” (17 tracks; featuring Willie Nelson, Hoyt Axton, Bob Darin, Billy Swan, Jackie DeShannon, Dolly Parton, JJ Cale, etc.; Hear/read here; CD) (Light in the Attic)
Various artists “Lullabies and Children’s Songs [MP3]” (20 tracks; documents the sounds of playtime and bedtime from Africa, Portugal, the Middle East, Mongolia, Japan, Solomon Islands, and the Nunavut Territory of Canada) (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / Auvidis-UNESCO)
Various artists “21 American Icons [MP3]” (includes Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, Miles Davis, Dolly Parton, Carole King, Sly & The Family Stone, Tony Bennett, etc.) (Columbia / Legacy)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label:
Adam Ant “Adam Ant: The Blueblack Hussar [Blu-ray]” (documentary directed by Jack Bond; See here) (Sunrise Pictures International)
Guns N’ Roses “Appetite For Democracy 3D: Live at the Hard Rock Casino, Las Vegas [DVD]” (directed by Kerry Asmussen; See here; Blu-ray) (Rock Fuel Media / UMe)
Elton John “The Million Dollar Piano [DVD]” (filmed during his residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas; Blu-ray) (Eagle Rock)
B.B. King “B.B. King: The Life of Riley [DVD]” (2012 documentary film by Jon Brewer, narrated by Morgan Freeman; featuring Bono, Bill Cosby, Eric Clapton, Bill Cosby, Dr. John, Bruce Willis, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, President Obama, etc.; See here; Blu-ray) (MVD Visual)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of July 1, 2014

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
David Bowie “David Bowie: Album By Album [Hardcover]” (author: Paolo Hewitt) (Insight Editions)
James Brown “Say It Loud! The Life of James Brown, Soul Brother No. 1 [Paperback]” (author: Don Rhodes; Kindle) (Lyons Press)
George Clinton “George Clinton & The Cosmic Odyssey of the P-Funk Empire [Hardcover]” (author: Kris Needs; Kindle) (Omnibus Press)
Dead Kennedys “Dead Kennedys: Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables – The Early Years [Paperback]” (author: Alex Ogg; Kindle) (PM Press)
Andy Fry “Paris Blues: African American Music and French Popular Culture, 1920-1960 [Paperback]” (Kindle) (University Of Chicago Press, July 4)
Jimi Hendrix “The Experience [Hardcover]” (author: Gered Mankowitz) (Insight Editions)
Ja Rule “Unruly: The Highs and Lows of Becoming a Man [Hardcover]” (Kindle) (Amistad)
Tommy Lee “The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band [Kindle]” (It Books)
Bob Marley “Soul Rebel: An Intimate Portrait of Bob Marley [Hardcover]” (photos by David Burnett) (Insight Editions)
Freddie Mercury “Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender – A Life in Pictures [Hardcover]” (compiled by photographer/designer Richard Gray) (Insight Editions)
Elvis Presley “Elvis [Paperback]” (photos by Alfred Wertheimer) (Insight Editions)
The Rolling Stones “Rolling Stones 50 x 20 [Hardcover]” (author: Chris Murray) (Insight Editions)
Daniel Siwek “House of Blues: A Backstage Pass to the Artists, Music, and Legends [Hardcover]” (foreword by Dan Aykroyd) (Insight Editions)
Trisha Yearwood “Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen: Recipes from My Family to Yours [Paperback]” (Clarkson Potter)

More Book Releases for the Week of July 1, 2014

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