Categories: New releases

This Week’s Releases: July 30, 2013

New stuff

Artist:Title:Label:
The Aristocrats (rock/fusion power trio)“Culture Clash” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Boing! Music)
Backstreet Boys“In a World Like This” (producer: Martin Terefe; first single: “Permanent Stain”; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(BMG Rights Management)
Chimaira“Crown of Phantoms” (new single: “No Mercy”; Hear here; MP3)(eOne Music)
Ebone East“Get Low, Get Nasty [MP3]” (producer: Ebone Leroy East; first single: “Shake what cha momma gave ya”; Hear here)(Table)
Emblem3 (Sequim, Wash., alt-hip-hop/pop trio finished fourth on the second season of “The X Factor USA”)“Nothing to Lose” (producer: Savan Kotecha; first single: “Chloe [You’re the One I Want]”; Hear here; Deluxe edition; MP3)(Syco Music / Columbia)
Five Finger Death Punch“The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Volume 1” (first single: “Lift Me Up,” feat. Rob Halford; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Prospect Park)
Michael Franti & Spearhead“All People” (guests: K’Naan, Gina René, Ethan Tucker; first single: “I’m Alive [Life Sounds Like]”; Hear here; Deluxe edition; MP3)(Capitol)
David Garrett (German classical crossover violinist)“Music” (guests: David Foster, Arturo Sandoval, Syd Duran, The European Community Choir; Hear here; MP3)(Verve)
Gas House Gorillas (jump blues band)“Punk Americana” (Hear here; MP3)(Lanark)
Vince Gill & Paul Franklin“Bakersfield” (a tribute to Buck Owens and Merle Haggard; Hear here; MP3)(MCA Nashville)
Buddy Guy“Rhythm & Blues” (two CDs; producer: Tom Hambridge; guests: Kid Rock, Keith Urban, Gary Clark Jr., Beth Hart and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(RCA)
Heaven (Brooklyn-based dream pop outfit)“Telepathic Love” (first single: “Colors in the White of Your Eyes”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3)(Goodnight)
The Heavy Blinkers (Canadian orchestrated-pop group)“Health [MP3]” (their first recordings since 2005; 16 songs; Hear here)(Zunior)
Jennifer Holliday“Love Me By Name” (her first album in 19 years is a fully orchestrated set of pop and jazz standards)(Shanachie)
Russell Howard (Charlotte, N.C.-based singer-songwriter)“City Heart +” (an expanded edition of his EP; Hear here; MP3)(Rock Ridge Music)
Ethan Johns (British musician-producer)“If Not Now Then When?” (producer: Johns; his father, legendary producer Glyn Johns, mixed the record at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles; first single: “Don’t Reach Too Far”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3)(Three Crows)
Earl Klugh“HandPicked” (guests: Vince Gill, Bill Frisell, Jake Shimabukuro; Hear here; MP3)(Heads Up)
Chanté Moore“Moore Is More” (producers: Midi Mafia, Antwanne Frost, Chris “Big Dog” Davis; Hear here; MP3)(Shanachie)
Moreland & Arbuckle“7 Cities” (producer: Matt Bayles; Hear here; MP3)(Telarc)
Kendra Morris“Mockingbird” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Wax Poetics)
T. Hardy Morris (Athens, Ga., musician is frontman of Dead Confederate)“Audition Tapes” (producers: Justin Collins, Adam Landry; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Dangerbird)
Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk“Dirty Word” (guests: Art Neville, Trombone Shorty, Ani DiFranco, Flea, Rebirth Brass Band, Skerik; Hear here; MP3)(Louisiana Red Hot)
The Oak Ridge Boys“40th Anniversary: Celebrating Faith, Family & Freedom” (Hear here)(Gaither Music)
Roomful of Blues“45 Live” (live album to mark their 45th anniversary; Hear here; MP3)(Alligator)
Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants“All Hat and No Cattle” (classic honky-tonk covers and one original; Hear here; MP3)(SideOneDummy)
Darden Smith“Love Calling” (producers: Jon Randall Stewart, Gary Paczosa; Hear here; MP3)(Compass)
Soft Swells (L.A. indie-pop band)“Lifeboats [MP3]” (five-song EP, including a cover of T. Rex’s “Children of the Revolution”; producer: Dave Lynch; Hear here)(Modern Outsider)
Tech N9ne“Something Else” (guests: T. Pain, Serj Tankian, Kendrick Lamar, Game, Wiz Khalifa, B.o.B., Cee Lo Green, etc.; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Strange Music)
Robin Thicke“Blurred Lines” (guests: T.I., Pharrell, Kendrick Lamar; first single: “Blurred Lines”; Hear here; Deluxe edition; MP3)(Star Trak / Interscope)
Various artists“NOW That’s What I Call Music! 85” (two CDs, 39 songs; Track list)(U.K. – Universal, July 29)


Reissues

Artist:Title:Label:
Blues Traveler“ICON” (best-of)(A&M / UMe)
Boogie Down Productions“Ghetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip Hop” (1989 album; remastered, with four bonus tracks)(Razor & Tie)
Bobby Brown“ICON” (best-of)(Geffen / UMe)
Tyrone Brunson“Sticky Situation” (1983 album; remastered, with seven bonus tracks)(Razor & Tie)
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds“Murder Ballads [MP3]” (2011 compilation)(Mute, Aug. 1)
Stanley Clarke“Time Exposure” (1984 album; remastered, with bonus tracks)(Razor & Tie)
Natalie Cole“ICON” (best-of)(Capitol / UMe)
Nat King Cole“ICON” (best-of)(Capitol / UMe)
Eydie Gorme“Blame It On the Bossa Nova” (1963 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks)(Real Gone Music)
Great White“ICON” (best-of)(Capitol / UMe)
Honey Ltd.“The Complete LHI Recordings” (their 1968 debut album, with three bonus tracks; remastered; Vinyl; MP3)(Light in the Attic)
The Human League“Octopus [MP3]” (1995 album)(Rhino)
Billy Idol“ICON” (best-of)(Capitol / UMe)
Freddie Jackson“ICON” (best-of)(Capitol / UMe)
Millie Jackson“An Imitation of Love” (1986 album; remastered, with six bonus tracks)(Razor & Tie)
Al Jarreau“We Got By / Glow” (1975, 1976 albums on one CD; remastered)(Friday Music)
George Jones“ICON” (best-of)(Capitol Nashville / UMe)
Johnny Kemp“Johnny Kemp” (1986 album; remastered, with seven bonus tracks)(Razor & Tie)
Steve Lawrence“Sings of Love and Sad Young Men / Portrait of Steve” (1967, 1972 albums on one CD; remastered)(Real Gone Music)
Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme“Cozy / A Man and a Woman” (1961, 1970 albums on one CD; remastered)(Real Gone Music)
Cheryl Lynn“In Love” (1979 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks)(Razor & Tie)
Maze featuring Frankie Beverly“ICON” (best-of)(Capitol / UMe)
Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.“The Two of Us” (1977 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks), “Marilyn & Billy” (1978 album; remastered, with a bonus 12-inch single mix of “Shine On Silver Moon”)(Real Gone Music)
Nilsson“The RCA Albums Collection [Box set]” (17-disc set; 14 original albums, expanded with 65 bonus tracks, including 26 previously unreleased songs, plus three CDs of 58 tracks, 29 of them previously unreleased; P&P Feature)(RCA / Legacy)
Peaches & Herb“Remember” (1983 album; remastered)(Razor & Tie)
Ponderosa Twins Plus One“2+2+1 = Ponderosa Twins Plus One [MP3]” (1971 album)(Rhino)
Q-Tips (Paul Young was a member of this U.K. soul-rock band)“Q-Tips” (1980 album; remastered, with five bonus tracks; See here; Read here)(U.K. – RPM, July 29)
Sly & The Family Stone“There’s a Riot Goin’ On: Gold Edition” (1971 album; 24k audiophile gold disc with a 48-page hard cover book filled with photos and liner notes; Hear/read here)(Get On Down)
Al Stewart“Zero She Flies / Orange” (1970, 1972 albums on one CD; remastered)(Friday Music)
George Thorogood and the Destroyers“George Thorogood and the Destroyers” (1977 album; remastered), “Move It On Over” (1978 album; remastered)(Rounder)
Three Dog Night“Suitable For Framing [MP3]” (1969 album), “Around the World With Three Dog Night [MP3]” (1973 album), “Coming Down Your Way [MP3]” (1975 album), “American Pastime [MP3]” (1976 album)(Geffen / UMe)
Tonto’s Expanding Head Band“Zero Time” (1971 album; remastered)(Real Gone Music)
Various artists“Goody Goody Gems from the Reprise Vaults 1961-1962” (three CDs, 60 songs; Read here)(Not Now Music)
Various artists“Looking Good: 75 Femme Mod Soul Nuggets” (three CDs, 75 tracks; Hear/read here)(U.K. – RPM, July 29)
Various artists“Putumayo Presents World Reggae” (Hear here)(Putumayo)
Various artists“Putumayo Kids Presents Reggae Playground” (Hear here)(Putumayo Kids)
Various artists“The Songs of Burt Bacharach” (three CDs, 60 songs; Track list)(Not Now Music)
Dionne Warwick“The Complete Warner Bros. Singles” (21 tracks), “We Need to Go Back: The Unissued Warner Bros. Masters” (19 tracks)(Real Gone Music)
Steve Winwood“ICON” (best-of)(Island / UMe)
Bobby Womack“ICON” (best-of)(Capitol / UMe)


DVD / Blu-ray

Artist:Title:Label:
Bee Gees“One Night Only [Blu-ray]” (concert filmed at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Nov. 14, 1997; See here)(Eagle Rock)
Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell“Teen Beach Movie [DVD]” (Disney Channel original movie, with behind-the-scenes rehearsal footage; See here)(Disney)
Scorpions“Moment of Glory: Berliner Philharmoniker Live [Blu-ray]” (recorded in 2000 as part of Berlin’s millennium celebrations; See here)(Eagle Rock)

Music books

Subject/ Author(s):Title:Publisher/Due date:
The Beatles“When They Were Boys: The True Story of the Beatles’ Rise to the Top [Hardcover]” (author: Larry Kane; Kindle)(Running Press)
Grateful Dead“Grateful Dead: A 16-Month 2014 Calendar [Calendar]”(Day Dream / Rhino Entertainment, Aug. 1)
Kennedy (1990s-era MTV VJ)“The Kennedy Chronicles: The Golden Age of MTV Through Rose-Colored Glasses [Hardcover]” (Kindle)(Thomas Dunne Books)
The Ramones“Gabba Gabba Hey! The Graphic Story of the Ramones [Paperback]” (illustrators: Jim McCarthy, Brian Williamson)(Omnibus Press, Aug. 1)
Neil Young“Waging Heavy Peace [Paperback]”(Plume)

Next week: Aug. 6

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