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This Week’s Releases: July 15, 2014

New stuff (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
About a Mile (brother trio from Butler, Pa.) “About a Mile” (producers: Ian Eskelin, Howard Benson; first single: “Satisfied”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Word)
The Acid (led by Grammy-nominated DJ/producer Adam Freeland) “Liminal” (Hear here; See here; MP3) (Mute)
Marsha Ambrosius “Friends & Lovers” (producers: Ambrosius, Pop & Oak, Da Internz, Eric Hudson, The Justice League; guests: Dr. Dre, Charlie Wilson, Skye, Lindsey Stirling; Hear here; MP3; Fan Bundle, with poster) (RCA)
Big Wreck “Ghosts” (producers: Nick Raskulinecz, Eric Ratz; first single: “Ghosts”; Hear here) (Anthem / Warner)
Bleachers (aka Jack Antonoff) “Strange Desire” (producers: Antonoff, John Hill, Vince Clarke; guests: Yoko Ono, Grimes; new single: “Shadow”; Hear here; See here; Collector’s Vinyl Bundle, orange vinyl, limited signed art print; MP3) (RCA)
Cowboy Jack Clement “For Once and For All” (his final album, recorded before the producer-songwriter’s death on Aug. 8, 2013, at age 82; guests: Dan Auerbach, T Bone Burnett, Bobby Bare, Dickey Lee, Dierks Bentley, Rodney Crowell, Duane Eddy, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Leon Russell, etc.; Hear here; Read here) (I.R.S. Nashville)
Richard Elliot “Lip Service” (Hear here; MP3) (Heads Up)
Katie Garibaldi (country Americana singer-songwriter) “Follow Your Heart” (guests: Magik*Magik Orchestra; Hear here; MP3) (Living Dream Music)
Hercules & Love Affair “The Feast of the Broken Heart” (producer: founder Andy Butler; guests: John Grant, Rouge Mary, Krystle Warren, Gustaph; Hear here; MP3) (Big Beat / Atlantic)
John Hiatt “Terms of My Surrender” (producer: his longtime guitarist Doug Lancio; Hear here; Amazon-exclusive CD/DVD; Vinyl; MP3) (New West)
Peter Himmelman “The Boat That Carries Us” (producer: Sheldon Gomberg; guests: Jim Keltner, Lee Sklar, David Steele, Will Gramling; Hear here; Read here) (Himmasongs)
Jungle (London-based collective) “Jungle” (Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (XL Recordings)
Kidz Bop Kids “Kidz Bop 26” (Razor & Tie)
Landlady “Upright Behavior” (first single: “The Globe”; Hear here) (Hometapes / ADA)
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver “Open Carefully, Message Inside” (Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Mountain Home)
Little Daylight (Brooklyn alt-pop trio) “Hello Memory” (new single: “My Life”; Hear here; Vinyl + Digital Album) (Capitol)
Loverboy “Unfinished Business” (their first album of all-new original material in seven years; first single: “Counting the Nights”; Hear here; MP3) (Loverboy Music / Redeye)
Audra McDonald “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill (Original Broadway Cast Recording)” (recorded during the May 27-31 performances; producer: Tommy Krasker; Hear here; Read here) (PS Classics)
Morrissey “World Peace Is None of Your Business” (his first album since 2009; producer: Joe Chiccarelli; first single: “World Peace Is None of Your Business”; Hear here; Read here; Morrissey Official Store) (Harvest / Capitol)
Jason Mraz “YES!” (with pop-rock all-girl band Raining Jane; first single: “Love Someone”; Hear here; MP3) (Atlantic)
Pennywise (with Jim Lindberg back on lead vocals) “Yesterdays” (first single: “Violence Never Ending”; Hear here; See hereVinyl; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition, with one bonus track) (Epitaph)
Plastikman (aka Richie Hawtin) “EX” (his first album release since 2003’s “Closer” was live at the Guggenheim in New York; Hear here) (Mute)
Puss N Boots (Norah Jones with Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper) “No Fools, No Fun” (with two Amazon-exclusive bonus tracks; Hear here; MP3) (Blue Note)
Raffi “Love Bug” (his first album of new material in more than a decade; Hear here; MP3) (Rounder)
Rise Against “The Black Market” (producers: Bill Stevenson, Jason Livermore; first single: “I Don’t Want To Be Here Anymore”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Interscope)
Trampled By Turtles “Wild Animals” (first single: “Lucy”; Hear here; MP3) (BanjoDad)
Various artists “Wish I Was Here (Music From The Motion Picture)” (comedy drama film directed by and starring Zach Braff; opens July 18; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Columbia)
Woman’s Hour (London quartet) “Conversations” (Hear/read here; Vinyl) (Secretly Canadian)
Wunder Wunder (Australian producers Aaron Shanahan and Benjamin Plant) “Everything Infinite” (first single: “Coastline”; See here) (Dovecote)
“Weird Al” Yankovic “Mandatory Fun” (Hear here; MP3; The Weird Al Store) (RCA)

More Releases for the Week of July 15, 2014

New stuff (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
ATAU “And They Are Us [MP3]” (Hear here; See here) (Multipass)
Big Deal “Sakura EP [MP3]” (four songs; Hear here) (Mute)
Buben Vs. Konno “In Depths of Silence [MP3]” (Groove Butta, July 14)
Chiffon Ma-ry “Outta Ya Mind [MP3]” (ReverbNation) (Hood Hip Bottoms Entertainment, July 14)
Dead Fingers “Big Black Dog [MP3]” (producers: Bruce Watson, Taylor Hollingsworth; Hear here) (Pipe & Gun / Communicating Vessels)
Louie Fresco (Mexican DJ/producer) “Autophobia [MP3]” (guests: Luna, Aquarius Heaven; first single: “So Good”; Hear here; CD) (No.19 Music)
Louise Goffin “Songs From the Mine [MP3]” (guests: Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp; first single: “Good Life”; Hear here) (Majority of One)
James Bond “Thunderballs [MP3]” (producer: Steve Deutsch; first single: “Nothing to Lose”; Hear here) (James Bond)
MOTOFIGHTR (L.A.-based duo) “Pacific Post Highway [MP3]” (five-song EP) (MOTOFIGHTR)
My Brightest Diamond “None More Than You [MP3]” (five-song EP; Hear here) (Asthmatic Kitty)
The Red Rails “A Living Fiction [MP3]” (producers: The Red Rails; first single: “On the Line”; Hear here) (Wolf Stomp)
Spaceship Days (alterna-pop quarter from Durham, N.C.) “Saving the Universe [MP3]” (five-song EP; ReverbNation) (MondoTunes, July 18)
Stereosparks (Nashville-based pop rockers) “The Secret EP [MP3]” (three songs; producer: Chad Carlson; first single: “Secret [Say You’ll Stay]”; ReverbNation) (Stereosparks, July 14)
Wray (noise-pop trio) “Wray [MP3]” (producer: Daniel Farris; Hear here) (Communicating Vessels)

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Atlantic Family “The Atlantic Family Live at Montreux” (1978 album; remastered; two discs) (Wounded Bird)
Average White Band “All the Pieces: The Complete Studio Recordings 1973-2003” (19 discs, including two CDs of bonus material) (U.K. – Edsel, July 14)
Bionic Boogie “Hot Butterfly (Expanded Edition)” (1977 album; remastered, with four bonus remixes) (Funky Town Grooves)
Cocteau Twins “Blue Bell Knoll [Vinyl]” (1988 album; remastered) (4AD)
John Coltrane “Sideman: Trane’s Blue Note Sessions” (three CDs, 29 songs) (Blue Note)
The Contours and Dennis Edwards “Just a Little Misunderstanding: Rare and Unissued Motown 1965-68” (26 songs; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Kent / Ace, July 14)
Duke Ellington “Contrapuntal Riposte” (a rare stereo recording of Ellington’s Rainbow Room Octet, captured at a private party in New Jersey during the summer of 1968; MP3) (Squatty Roo)
Jerry Garcia Band “Garcia Live, Volume 4: March 22nd, 1978 Veteran’s” (two CDs; See here) (ATO)
Half Japanese “Volume One: 1981-1985” (three CDs, 52 tracks; Hear/read here; MP3) (Fire)
Steve Lawrence “Walking Proud: The Teen/Pop Sides 1959-1966 with Eydie Gorme” (33 tracks; remastered) (U.K. – Teensville, July 14)
Hubert Laws “Hubert Laws: The San Francisco Concert” (1977 album, featuring Bob James and Harvey Mason; remastered) (Wounded Bird)
Melanie “Photograph (Double Exposure)” (1976 album; remastered, with a second disc of bonus material) (Wounded Bird)
Monty Python “Monty Python Sings” (1989 album; remastered; standard reissue), “Monty Python Sings (again) (Deluxe Edition)” (1989 album; remastered, with six bonus tracks; Read here) (Virgin / UMe)
Graham Parker & The Rumour “Don’t Ask Me Questions: The Best of Graham Parker + The Rumour” (18 tracks; Track list; Deluxe Edition) (U.K. – Spectrum Audio, July 14)
The Prodigy “Their Law: The Singles 1990-2005 [2xLP + MP3]” (2005 compilation; 15 tracks) (XL Recordings)
Bonnie Raitt “Nick of Time: 25th Anniversary [Vinyl]” (1989 album; remastered from the original analog tapes, overseen by producer Don Was and engineer Ed Cherney; released on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl) (Capitol / UMe)
Rush “Presto [Hybrid SACD]” (1989 album; remastered) (Audio Fidelity)
Sam & Dave “The Nashville Soul Sessions” (Varese Sarabande)
Various artists “Country Funk II 1967-1974” (17 songs; Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Light in the Attic)
Various artists “Eccentric Soul: The Way Out Label” (Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (The Numero Group)
Various artists “Extended 80s: The Definitive 12″ Collection” (three CDs, 38 songs, featuring original remixes of Peter Gabriel, The Cure, Talk Talk, Scritti Politti, Japan, Art of Noise, Wham!, Dead or Alive, Nik Kershaw, Propaganda, OMD, Alison Moyet, Kirsty MacColl, etc.; Track list) (U.K. – Union Square Music, July 14)
Various artists “The 80s Part 2” (four-CD, 80-song collection featuring hits by Queen, Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac, Adam & The Ants, Lionel Richie, Whitney Houston, Soft Cell, Diana Ross, Erasure, Foreigner, etc.) (U.K. – Sony, July 14)
Various artists “Night Walker: The Jack Nitzsche Story Volume 3” (26 songs; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Ace, July 14)
Various artists “Rock Anthems: The Ultimate Collection [Box set]” (five CDs, 100 songs; Track list) (U.K. – Ultimate Collection, July 14)
Weather Report “Weather Report Live in Tokyo” (1972 album, originally released in Japan only; remastered; two discs) (Wounded Bird)

More Releases for the Week of July 15, 2014

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
David Cassidy “Cassidy Live! [MP3]” (1974 album), “Gettin’ It in the Street [MP3]” (1976 album), “Romance [MP3]” (1985 album) (Arista / Legacy)
Dr. John “Babylon [MP3]” (1969 album) (Rhino / Atlantic)
Rebbie Jackson “Reaction [MP3]” (1986 album; with seven bonus tracks) (Columbia / Legacy)
Stonewall Jackson “Stonewall Jackson’s Greatest Hits [MP3]” (24 tracks) (Columbia / Legacy)
Various artists “Cherry Red Singles Club: 1978-1979 [MP3]” (20-song collection includes The Runaways, The Tights, Destroy All Monsters, Staa Marx, Morgan Fisher and Hollywood Brats), “Cherry Red Singles Club: 1980-1981 [MP3]” (21-song collection includes Dead Kennedys, Marc Bolan, Eyeless in Gaza, Richard Strange, etc.) (Cherry Red, July 14)
Various artists “Mongolia: Traditional Music [MP3]” (30-track collection of Mongolian traditional music including bongino duu [short songs] and music played on metal and bamboo Jew’s harps, flutes, vieles [violins], lutes and zithers) (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / Auvidis-UNESCO)
Various artists “Symphony of Nature [MP3]” (19-track collection presents songs from Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania and the Caribbean invoking and honoring the natural world) (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / Auvidis-UNESCO)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label:
Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman, Charles Laughton, et al “Arch of Triumph [DVD]” (1948 film; Blu-ray) (Olive Films)
Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, et al “Rio 2 [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray + DVD) (20th Century Fox)
Scarlett Johansson “Under the Skin [DVD]” (2013 film; Blu-ray) (Lionsgate)
Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, et al “Orphan Black: Season Two [DVD]” (three discs; Blu-ray) (BBC Home Entertainment)
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band “Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band: Live in New York City [Amazon Instant Video]” (2001 documentary directed by Chris Hilson; recorded during their 10-night stand at Madison Square Garden in 2000 and aired on HBO in 2001) (The Orchard)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of July 15, 2014

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
Bob Dylan “Dylan: The Biography [Paperback]” (author: Dennis McDougal; Kindle) (Wiley)
Greg Prato “Overlooked/Underappreciated: 354 Recordings That Demand Your Attention [Paperback]” (Kindle) (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)
The Rolling Stones “Rocks Off: 50 Tracks That Tell the Story of the Rolling Stones [Paperback]” (author: Bill Janovitz; Kindle) (St. Martin’s Griffin)
Bob Stanley “Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!: The Story of Pop Music from Bill Haley to Beyoncé [Hardcover]” (Kindle) (W.W. Norton & Company, July 14)

More Book Releases for the Week of July 15, 2014

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