New stuff (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Adrenaline Mob “Dearly Departed” (producers: vocalist Russell Allen, guitarist Mike Orlando; Hear here; MP3) (Century Media)
Jeff Austin (of Yonder Mountain String Band) “The Simple Truth” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Yep Roc)
Blackberry Smoke “Holding All the Roses” (producer: Brendan O’Brien; Hear here; MP3) (Southern Ground / Rounder)
Michelle Chamuel (finished second on season 4 of “The Voice”) “Face the Fire” (new single: “Golden”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (The End / ADA)
The Dreaming (led by former Stabbing Westward members Christopher Hall and Walter Flakus) “Rise Again” (first single: “Alone”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Metropolis)
Father John Misty “I Love You, Honeybear” (producer: Jonathan Wilson; first single: “Bored in the USA”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Sub Pop)
Rhiannon Giddens (of Carolina Chocolate Drops) “Tomorrow Is My Turn” (producer: T Bone Burnett; Hear here; Vinyl, with bonus CD; MP3; iTunes) (Nonesuch)
Louise Goffin “Appleonfire” (a six-song EP featuring a previously unreleased song co-written with her late father Gerry Goffin; Hear here) (Majority of One)
Brandon Heath “No Turning Back” (producers: Ed Cash, Heath; Hear here; MP3) (Reunion / Monomode / Sony)
Vijay Iyer Trio “Break Stuff” (producer: Manfred Eicher; Hear here) (ECM)
Robert Earl Keen “Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions” (producer: Lloyd Maines; guests: Lyle Lovett, Natalie Maines, Peter Rowan; Hear here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition; iTunes) (Dualtone)
Melissa Manchester “You Gotta Love the Life” (her 20th album, her first in more than 10 years, features a variety of classics and original songs; producers: Manchester, Terry Wollman; guests: Stevie Wonder, Dionne Warwick, Al Jarreau, Dave Koz, the late Joe Sample; first single: “Feelin’ For You”; Hear here; MP3) (Long Run Entertainment / MRI / RED)
Ricky Martin “A Quien Quiera Escuchar” (his 10th studio album; English: “To Those Who Want to Listen”; producers: Jesse “Belief” Shatkin, Yotuel Romero, Antonio Rayo, Enrique, Martin Morales; guest: Yotuel; Hear here; Autographed Edition; MP3) (Sony Music Latin)
Bear McCreary “Outlander The Series (Original Television Soundtrack, Vol. 1)” (MP3) (Madison Gate)
JD McPherson “Let the Good Times Roll” (producers: Mark Neill, McPherson; first single: “Let the Good Times Roll”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Rounder)
Gretchen Peters “Blackbirds” (guests: Jerry Douglas, Jason Isbell, Jimmy LaFave, Will Kimbrough, Kim Richey, Suzy Bogguss; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Scarlet Letter)
Prima Donna (L.A.-based punk/glam rock band) “Nine Lives and Forty-Fives” (includes covers of Dwight Twilley Band’s “I’m On Fire,” The Rubinoos’ “Rock and Roll Is Dead” and Blondie’s “Rip Her To Shreds”; producers: Mark Neill, McPherson; first single: “Pretty Little Head”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Alive Naturalsound)
Martin Sexton “Mixtape of the Open Road” (first single: “Remember That Ride”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (KTR / Redeye)
SisQó “Last Dragon” (guests: Waka Flocka Flame, Dru Hill; Hear here; MP3) (Massenburg Media)
6 String Drag “Roots Rock ‘N’ Roll” (their first album in 16 years; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (The Royal Potato Family)
The Subways “Blackbirds” (producer: lead singer Billy Lunn; Hear here; Vinyl) (U.K. – YFE / Cooking Vinyl, Feb. 9)
Robin Trower “Something’s About To Change” (producer: Livingstone Brown; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Manhaton / V12)
Steve Tyrell “That Lovin’ Feeling” (an album of standards by Carole King, Burt Bacharach, Leiber and Stoller, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, and Jeff Barry; producer: Tyrell; guests: Dave Koz, Neil Sedaka, Bill Medley, Judith Hill, B.J. Thomas, Barry Mann, Lauren Tyrell; Hear here) (Concord)
Various artists “Fifty Shades of Grey (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (16-track album includes songs by Beyoncé, Sia, Annie Lennox, The Weeknd, Jessie Ware, etc.; composed by Danny Elfman; movie opens Feb. 13; See here; MP3), “Fifty Shades of Grey (Original Motion Picture Score)” (music by Danny Elfman) (Fifty Shades of Grey / Republic)
The Vespers (two pairs of siblings from Nashville) “Sisters and Brothers” (Hear here; MP3) (Tone Tree)

More Releases for the Week of Feb. 10, 2015

New stuff (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Bob Moses (Canadian electronic duo) “All in All” (Hear here) (Domino, Feb. 9)
Generichrist (Tampa punk death/thrashers) “Taste of Death” (guest: horror icon Bill Moseley; Hear here) (Horror Pain Gore Death Productions)
Glee Cast “Glee: The Music – What the World Needs Now Is Love” (eight songs) (Columbia)
Jesse Harris (Norah Jones collaborator) “No Wrong No Right” (a collaboration with experimental NYC duo Star Rover; Hear here; CD) (Dangerbird)
Jeremy and the Harlequins (NYC rock band) “American Dreamer” (new single: “You’re My Halo”; Hear here) (Harlequins)
Margeaux Jordan “Margeaux Jordan” (first single: “Let Love In”; Hear here; See here) (Margeaux Jordan, Feb. 8)
Rumer “Into Colour” (released in the U.K. in November 2014; the U.S. version will contain the bonus track “Frederick Douglas”; includes three songs co-written with Stephen Bishop; Hear here; iTunes) (Atlantic)
The Taking (electro-rock quartet from San Antonio) “The Taking” (producers: Jeff Blue, Mike Gonsolin; Hear here) (The Taking, Feb. 7)

More Digital Releases for the Week of Feb. 10, 2015

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Paul Anka “5 Original Albums” (three-CD set includes albums released from 1958-61, with 16 bonus tracks) (Documents)
Blood, Sweat & Tears “Blood, Sweat & Tears [Hybrid SACD]” (1968 album; remastered) (Audio Fidelity)
Johnny Burnette “The Complete US & UK Singles and EPs As & Bs 1956-62” (two CDs, 62 songs; MP3) (Acrobat)
Mario Lanza “Greatest Operatic Recordings” (19 songs, from 1947-1958; Read here) (Sepia Recordings)
Ramsey Lewis “Sun Goddess” (1974 album; remastered) (Funky Town Grooves)
Mike + The Mechanics “Living Years” (1988 album; remastered, with a second CD of live material and a 2014 version of “The Living Years”) (Atlantic)
Kylie Minogue “Kylie: Special Edition” (1988 album; remastered, with eight bonus tracks; Deluxe Edition), “Enjoy Yourself: Special Edition” (1989 album; remastered, with nine bonus tracks; Deluxe Edition), “Rhythm of Love: Special Edition” (1990 album; remastered, with five bonus tracks; Deluxe Edition), “Let’s Get To It: Special Edition” (1991 album; remastered, with eight bonus tracks; Deluxe Edition) (U.K. – PWL, Feb. 9)
Eddie Money “Where’s the Party?” (1983 album; remastered), “Can’t Hold Back” (1986 album, including “Take Me Home Tonight,” his Top 5 duet with Ronnie Spector; remastered) (Rock Candy)
Lee Morgan “The Complete Recordings 1956-1962” (six-CD box set) (Enlightenment)
Paul Revere & The Raiders featuring Mark Lindsay “The Complete Columbia Singles” (three-CD, 66-song compilation, originally released on Collectors’ Choice in 2010) (Friday Music)
Marty Robbins “The Complete US Hits 1952-62” (two CDs, 34 songs; MP3) (Acrobat)
Art Shaw “The Art Shaw Collection 1932-54” (two CDs, 24 songs) (Fabulous)
Horace Silver “12 Classic Albums: 1953-1962” (six-CD box set) (Enlightenment)
Grace Slick “Welcome to the Wrecking Ball! / Software” (1981, 1984 albums on one CD; remastered; Read here) (U.K. – BGO, Feb. 9)
Tease “Tease (Expanded Edition)” (1983 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks) (Funky Town Grooves)
Various artists “The Big Hits of Yesterday 2” (32 original hits by The Lettermen, Shelley Fabares, Brian Hyland, Dickey Lee, Dodie Stevens, Chubby Checker, etc.; Read here) (Sepia Recordings)
Various artists “Walt Disney Records – The Legacy Collection: Pinocchio” (1940 soundtrack album; remastered, with five bonus tracks) (Walt Disney)
Pia Zadora “When the Lights Go Out” (1988 album; remastered, with a second CD of bonus mixes) (Funky Town Grooves)

More Releases for the Week of Feb. 10, 2015

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Circus of Power “Circus of Power” (1988 album) (RCA / Legacy)
Crazy Elephant “Crazy Elephant” (1969 album, including the Top 15 hit “Gimme Gimme Good Lovin'”) (RCA / Legacy)
John Hartford “Looks At Life” (1967 album), “Earthwords & Music” (1967 album) (RCA / Legacy)
Eddie Kendricks “Vintage ’78” (1978 album) (Arista / Legacy)
St. Vincent “St. Vincent (Deluxe Edition)” (2014 album, with bonus tracks) (Concord / Loma Vista)
Various artists “Japan: Ainu Songs” (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / Auvidis-UNESCO)
Various artists “Love Songs” (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / Auvidis-UNESCO)
Various artists “New Orleans Brass Bands: Through the Streets of the City” (15 tracks) (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)

More Digital Releases for the Week of Feb. 10, 2015

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label:
Alan Arkin, Carl Reiner, Eva Marie Saint, et al “The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming [DVD]” (1966 film; Blu-ray) (Kino Lorber)
Jeff Beck “A Man For All Seasons: Jeff Beck in the 1960s [DVD]” (documentary directed by Tom O’Dell; See here) (Sexy Intellectual / MVD)
Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Ed Oxenbould, et al “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray) (Walt Disney Studios)
Devo “Devo – Hardcore Live! [DVD]” (Blu-ray) (MVD Visual)
Jake Gyllenhaal, Bill Paxton, et al “Nightcrawler [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray + DVD) (Universal Studios)
Various artists “Pirates of the Airwaves: The WSOU Story [DVD]” (documentary on the history of WSOU 89.5 FM Seton Hall University’s Pirate Radio; See here) (2121 Productions)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of Feb. 10, 2015

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
Kate Bush “Under the Ivy: The Life & Music of Kate Bush” (Paperback; author: Graeme Thomson; Kindle) (Omnibus Press, Feb. 9)
Paul Edwards “The Concise Guide to Hip-Hop Music: A Fresh Look at the Art of Hip Hop, from Old-School Beats to Freestyle Rap” (Paperback; Kindle) (St. Martin’s Griffin)
Ruby Elzy “Black Diva of the Thirties: The Life of Ruby Elzy” (Paperback) (University Press of Mississippi, Feb. 12)
Brian Eno “On Some Faraway Beach: The Life and Times of Brian Eno” (Paperback; author: David Sheppard) (Orion, Feb. 12)
Mario Lanza “Mario Lanza: Singing to the Gods” (Paperback; author: Derek Mannering) (University Press of Mississippi, Feb. 12)
Mike Rutherford “The Living Years: The First Genesis Memoir” (Hardcover; Kindle) (Thomas Dunne Books)
Steely Dan “Steely Dan: Reelin’ in the Years” (Kindle; author: Brian Sweet) (Omnibus Press, Feb. 9)
The Who “The Who: Experience the Band That Defined a Generation” (Hardcover; author: Chris Welch) (Carlton Books, Feb. 12)

More Music Books for the Week of Feb. 10, 2015

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