Categories: New releases

This Week’s Releases: Dec. 30, 2014

New stuff (MP3s)

Tommy Von (Denver-based indie-rock artist)“What You Say” (Hear here)(Buddha Tone)

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Blood, Sweat & Tears“Blood, Sweat & Tears” (Hybrid SACD 4.0 Multichannel; 1968 album; remastered)(Audio Fidelity)
The Guess Who“The Best of The Guess Who” (Hybrid SACD 4.0 Multichannel; 1971 album; remastered)(Audio Fidelity)
Curtis Mayfield“Curtis” (1970 album; remastered, with nine bonus tracks)(Rhino, Dec. 29)
Various artists“Blue Note Records 75th Anniversary 40 LP Set” (first 40 LPs from Blue Note’s essential jazz series plus a 10-inch version of Thelonious Monk’s “Genius of Modern Music Vol. 1”)(Blue Note)
Various artists“Dance Anthems Classics – The Collection” (three CDs, 50 songs; Track list)(U.K. – Rhino, Dec. 29)

DVD / Blu-ray

Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer“Elsa & Fred [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray)(Millennium)
Denzel Washington“The Equalizer [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray)(Sony Pictures)

Music books

Subject/ Author(s):Title:Publisher:
Jason Hanley“Music Lab: We Rock! A Fun Family Guide for Exploring Rock Music History” (Paperback)(Quarry Books, Jan. 1)
Norman Jopling“Shake It Up Baby! Notes From a Pop Music Reporter 1961-1972” (Paperback)(RockHistory Ltd., Jan. 1)
Elvis Presley“Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley,” “Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley” (Kindle; author: Peter Guralnick)(Little, Brown and Company)
Tony Rettman“NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980–1990” (Paperback)(Bazillion Points)
The Who“Pretend You’re in a War: The Who & the Sixties” (Hardcover; author: Mark Blake)(Aurum Press, Jan. 1)

Next week: Jan. 6, 2015

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