New stuff (CDs / vinyl)

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)

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)

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)

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

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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