New stuff

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.“Son of a Bitches Brew” (two discs; Hear here; Vinyl)(Important, July 3, 2012)
Asia (reunion of the original lineup)“XXX [CD/DVD]” (producer: Mike Paxman; first single: “Face on the Bridge”; Hear here; See here; Deluxe edition; MP3 Download)(Frontiers, July 3, 2012)
Atlantic Avenue“When the Lights Go Down” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Eulogy Recordings, July 3, 2012)
Chris Brown“Fortune” (producers: The Underdogs, Polow da Don, Brian Kennedy, The Runners, Danja, The Messengers, Fuego, etc.; guests: Big Sean, Wiz Khalifa, Nas, Kevin McCall, Sevyn, Sabrina Antoinette; new single: “Don’t Wake Me Up”; Hear here; Deluxe edition; MP3 Download)(RCA, July 3, 2012)
Drop the Lime“Enter the Night [MP3 Download]” (Hear here)(Ultra Music, July 3, 2012)
Dub Pistols“Worshipping the Dollar [MP3 Download]” (guests: Red Star Lion, Akala, Dan Bowskill, Rodney P, Kitten, The Hip, Darrison, Sir Real, TK Lawrence, Lindy Layton, Bunna; first single: “Alive”; Hear here)(Sunday Best Recordings, July 2, 2012)
Flo Rida“Wild Ones” (producers: Dr. Luke, Cirkut, soFLY & Nius, DJ Frank E, David Glass, Glass Axwell; guests: Jennifer Lopez, Sia, Georgi Kay, Redfoo; new single: “Whistle”; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download)(IMG/Poe Boy/Atlantic, July 3, 2012)
Gold Motel“Gold Motel” (Hear here; See here; MP3 Download)(Good As Gold/Thirty Tigers, July 3, 2012)
Johnny Hickman (of Cracker)“Tilting [MP3 Download]” (Hear here)(Campstove, July 3, 2012)
James Horner“The Amazing Spider-Man [Film soundtrack]” (sequel opens in theaters July 3; See here)(Sony Classical, July 3, 2012)
Stevie Jackson (Belle & Sebastian guitarist)“(I Can’t Get No) Stevie Jackson” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Banchory Recordings, July 3, 2012)
Nile“At the Gate of Sethu” (producer: Neil Kernon; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Nuclear Blast, July 3, 2012)
Prodigy of Mobb Deep“H.N.I.C. 3” (producers: The Alchemist, S.C., Young L, Sid Roams, Ty Fyffe, Beat Butch; guests: Wiz Khalifa, T.I., Havoc, Willie Taylor of Day 26; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Infamous, July 3, 2012)
Jay Shepard“Harsh Mistress [MP3 Download]” (producers: Matty Amendola, Shepard; Hear here)(825, July 3, 2012)
Noah Stewart (American opera singer is the first black performer to top the British classical music charts)“Noah” (Hear here; See here; Read here; MP3 Download)(Verve, July 3, 2012)
Sufis, The (Nashville band)“The Sufis” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(Ample Play/Burger, July 3, 2012)
Jimmie Van Zant (cousin of late Lynyrd Skynyrd singer Ronnie Van Zant)“Feels Like Freedom” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(CYA/Sony/RED, July 3, 2012)
Various artists“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter [Film soundtrack]” (action horror film opens June 22; See here)(Sony Masterworks, July 3, 2012)
Various artists“American Idol Season 11 Top 10 Highlights”(Interscope, July 3, 2012)
Various artists“Science Fair” (exclusive kid-appropriate tracks from 18 artists, including Mates of State, Laura Veirs, Elizabeth Mitchell, Babe the Blue Ox, Frances England, and more; producers: Elizabeth Mitchell, Dean Jones, Molly Ledford, Bill Childs; first single: Mates of State’s cover of Guided By Voices’ “I Am a Scientist”; Read here; MP3 Download)(Spare the Rock, July 3, 2012)
Russell Watson“Anthems: Music to Inspired a Nation” (guest: Dame Vera Lynn; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Sony UK, July 3, 2012)
Keller Williams with The Travelin’ McCourys“Pick” (Hear here; MP3 Download)(SCI Fidelity, July 3, 2012)



Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Beach Boys, The“Pet Sounds (Mono) [MP3 Download]” (1966 album)(Capitol, July 3, 2012)
Blasters, The“Fun on a Saturday Night” (hits compilation)(Rip Cat, July 3, 2012)
Bronski Beat“The Age of Consent/Hundreds & Thousands” (1985 album and 1985 remix album; two CDs)(U.K. – Edsel, July 2, 2012)
Solomon Burke“Solomon Burke’s Greatest Hits [MP3 Download]” (1962 album)(Rhino/Atlantic, July 3, 2012)
Byron Cage“Playlist: The Very Best of Byron Cage [MP3 Download]” (12 songs)(Gospocentric/Legacy, July 3, 2012)
Glen Campbell“10 Great Songs”(Capitol, July 3, 2012)
Champaign“How ‘Bout Us” (1981 album; remastered)(Funkytowngrooves, July 3, 2012)
Christian Death“Death Box [CD/DVD]” (five CDs, one DVD; featuring three full-length studio albums, the “Original Shadow Project EP,” remixes, live tracks and solo Rozz Williams recordings; the DVD contains the band’s 10th anniversary show in Los Angeles in 1993)(Cleopatra, July 3, 2012)
James Luther Dickinson and North Mississippi Allstars“I’m Just Dead, I’m Not Gone” (posthumou collection from the Memphis producer and musician; Vinyl)(Memphis International, July 3, 2012)
Bob Dylan“Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits [24 KT + Gold CD]” (1967 album; remastered)(Audio Fidelity, July 3, 2012)
Bob Dylan“Playlist: The Very Best of Bob Dylan ’70s [MP3 Download]”(Columbia/Legacy, July 3, 2012)
Every Mother’s Son“Come on Down: The Complete MGM Recordings” (23 songs; Track list)(U.K. – Now Sounds, July 2, 2012)
Five For Fighting“Playlist: The Very Best of Five For Fighting [MP3 Download]”(Columbia/Legacy, July 3, 2012)
Crystal Gayle“10 Great Songs”(Capitol, July 3, 2012)
Grateful Dead“Dick’s Picks Vol. 29: 5/19/77 Fox Theatre Atlanta, GA / 5/21/77 Lakeland Civic Center Arena Lakeland, FL” (six CDs), “Dick’s Picks Vol. 30 — Academy of Music, New York City, NY 3/25 & 3/28/72” (four CDs, 36 songs; Read here), “Dick’s Picks Vol. 31 — 8/4-5 Philadelphia Civic Center, Philadelphia, PA 8/6/74, Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, NJ” (four CDs, 31 songs; Read here)(Real Gone Music, July 3, 2012)
Merle Haggard“10 Great Songs”(Capitol, July 3, 2012)
Donny Hathaway“Live [MP3 Download]” (1972 album), “The Best of Donny Hathaway [MP3 Download]” (1978 album), “In Performance [MP3 Download]” (1980 album)(Rhino/Atlantic, July 3, 2012)
Jellyfish“Live at Bogart’s 1991” (Track list)(Omnivore Recordings, July 3, 2012)
George Jones“10 Great Songs”(Capitol, July 3, 2012)
KC and The Sunshine Band“KC and The Sunshine Band (Expanded Edition)” (1975 album; remastered, with bonus single versions of “Get Down Tonight” and “That’s the Way [I Like It]” and a Tom Moulton mix of “Get Down Tonight”; Hear here; Read here)(U.K. – Big Break, July 2, 2012)
Lonesome River Band“Chronology, Volume Two” (compilation marks the bluegrass band’s 30th anniversary; MP3 Download)(Rural Rhythm, July 3, 2012)
The Mamas & The Papas“People Like Us” (1971 album, the group’s fifth and final studio album; remastered, with nine bonus tracks, including John Phillips’ solo hit “Mississippi”; Hear here; Read here)(U.K. – Now Sounds, July 2, 2012)
Marillion“Best.Live” (two CDs, 20 songs)(Madfish, July 3, 2012)
Harvey Mason“Earthmover [MP3 Download]” (1976 album)(Arista/Legacy, July 3, 2012)
George McCrae“Rock Your Baby” (1974 album; remastered)(U.K. – Big Break, July 2, 2012)
Eddie Money“Take Me Home Tonight: The Best of Eddie Money” (including three acoustic bonus tracks; MP3 Download)(Cleopatra, July 3, 2012)
múm“Early Birds” (a compilation of rare recordings by the experimental Icelandic collective; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download)(Morr Music, July 3, 2012)
Peter Nero“I’ve Gotta Be Me [MP3 Download]” (1969 album), “Summer of ’42 [MP3 Download]” (1973 album)(Columbia/Legacy, July 3, 2012)
Alan O’Day“Appetizers” (1977 album, including his No. 1 “Undercover Angel”; remastered, with one bonus track)(Fuel, July 3, 2012)
Our Lady Peace“Playlist: The Very Best of Our Lady Peace [MP3 Download]”(Columbia/Legacy, July 3, 2012)
Ray Parker Jr.“Two Places At the Same Time (Expanded Edition)” (1980 album, with Raydio; remastered, with a bonus 12-inch version of “It’s Time to Party Now”), “A Woman Needs Love (Expanded Edition)” (1981 album, with Raydio; remastered, with three bonus tracks), “The Other Woman (Expanded Edition)” (1982 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks), “Woman Out of Control (Expanded Edition)” (1983 album; remastered, with a bonus extended version of “Jack and Jill”)(Funkytowngrooves, July 3, 2012)
Gram Parsons“Grievous Angel [Super Audio CD]” (1972 album; remastered)(Mobile Fidelity, July 3, 2012)
Petra“More Power to Ya: 30th Anniversary Edition” (1982 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks; Read here; MP3 Download), “This Means War: 25th Anniversary Edition” (1987 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks; MP3 Download)(Star Song, July 3, 2012)
Wilson Pickett“In the Midnight Hour [MP3 Download]” (1965 album), “I’m in Love [MP3 Download]” (1968 album)(Rhino/Atlantic, July 3, 2012)
Pointer Sisters“Contact [MP3 Download]” (1985 album)(RCA/Legacy, July 3, 2012)
Otis Redding & Carla Thomas“King & Queen [MP3 Download]” (1967 album)(Rhino/Atlantic, July 3, 2012)
Buddy Rich Band, The“Very Alive at Ronnie Scott’s [MP3 Download]” (1971 album; remastered)(RCA/Legacy, July 3, 2012)
Searchers, The“Hearts in Their Eyes: Celebrating 50 Years of Harmony & Jangle [Box set]” (four CDs, 121 tracks)(U.K. – Sanctuary/Universal, July 2, 2012)
Marvin Sease“The Real Deal [MP3 Download]” (1989 album)(Island, July 3, 2012)
Sham 69“Set List: The Anthology” (19 tracks; Vinyl)(U.K. – Secret, July 2, 2012)
Small Faces“Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake” (1968 album; remastered, with mono and stereo editions and a third CD of rarities and alternate versions)(Snapper Music Group, July 3, 2012)
Spinners, The“Truly Yours: Their First Motown Album” (1967 album; remastered, with 14 bonus tracks)(U.K. – Kent/Ace, July 2, 2012)
the The“Playlist: The Very Best of the The [MP3 Download]” (14 songs)(Epic/Legacy, July 3, 2012)
Tyrese“Playlist: The Very Best of Tyrese [MP3 Download]” (14 songs)(RCA/Legacy, July 3, 2012)
Various artists“All Kinds of Highs: A Mainstream Pop-Psych Compendium 1966-1970” (two CDs, 52 songs; Read here)(U.K. – Big Beat/Ace, July 2, 2012)
Various artists“Have Mercy! The Songs of Don Covay” (26 Covay songs covered by Aretha Franklin, Solomon Burke, Wilson Pickett, Chubby Checker, Connie Francis, Little Richard, etc.)(U.K. – Ace, July 2, 2012)
Various artists“Meditation: The Beautiful Music of Massenet” (19-song collection marks the 100th anniversary of French composer Jules Massenet’s death; featuring performances by Luciano Pavarotti, Joan Sutherland, Jonas Kaufmann, Renée Fleming, Joseph Calleja, Angela Gheorghiu and Marilyn Horne; Hear here; MP3 Download)(Decca, July 3, 2012)
Young Flowers (1960s Danish rock group)“Take Warning: The Complete Studio Recordings” (two CDs, 20 songs; Hear here)(U.K. – RPM, July 2, 2012)


Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Danko Jones“Bring On the Mountain” (two-disc set includes the short film documentary “The Ballad of Danko Jones,” plus 19 music videos; See here)(Megaforce, July 3, 2012)
Grateful Dead“The Grateful Dead Movie” (Hear here; Blu-ray)(Shout! Factory, July 3, 2012)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s):Title:Publisher/Due date:
David Browne“Fire and Rain: The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY, and the Lost Story of 1970 [Paperback]” (Read here)(Da Capo Press, July 3, 2012)
Jim Croce“I Got a Name: The Jim Croce Story [Hardcover]” (authors: Ingrid Croce, Jimmy Rock; Kindle)(Da Capo Press, July 3, 2012)
Freddie Mercury“Mercury: An Intimate Biography of Freddie Mercury [Hardcover]” (author: Lesley-Ann Jones; Kindle)(Touchstone, July 3, 2012)
Corey Taylor (of Slipknot and Stone Sour)“Seven Deadly Sins: Settling the Argument Between Born Bad and Damaged Good [Paperback]” (Kindle)(Da Capo Press, July 3, 2012)

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