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This Week’s Releases: Jan. 13, 2015

New stuff (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Black Light White Light (Danish psychedelic rock group) “Gold Into Dreams” (producer: Chris “Frenchie” Smith; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Target)
California X “Nights in the Dark” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes) (Don Giovanni)
Kat Dahlia “My Garden” (producers: Frankie Storm, Glass John, J. Dens, Missy Elliott, Naughty Boy, Salaam Remi, Step, Rico Love, Timbaland, Tricky Stewart; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Vested in Culture / Epic)
DMX “Redemption of the Beast” (guests: Rampage, Freeway, Jannyce; MP3) (Seven Arts Entertainment)
Justin Townes Earle “Absent Fathers” (Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Vagrant)
The Expendables “Sand in the Sky” (first single: “Starry Night; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes) (Controlled Substance Recordings)
Guster “Evermotion” (producer: Richard Swift; first single: “Never Coming Down”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes) (Ocho Mule / Nettwerk)
Ella Henderson (sixth-place on “X Factor” in the U.K. in 2012) “Chapter One” (her first album debuted at No. 1 in the U.K. in October 2014; producers: Steve Mac, Steve Robson, Toby Smith, Ryan Tedder, TMS, Dapo Torimiro, Noel Zancanella; first single: “Ghost”; Hear here; See here; MP3; iTunes) (Syco Music / Columbia)
Kidz Bop Kids “Kidz Bop 27” (MP3; iTunes (Razor & Tie)
Alison Moyet “minutes and seconds – live” (13-song live album; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Cooking Vinyl / Metropolis)
Donny Osmond “The Soundtrack of My Life” (Hear here; Deluxe Edition; MP3; iTunes) (Verve)
Palisades (electronic hardcore band) “Mind Games” (producer: Erik Ron; guests: blackbear, Champs, Garret Rapp; See here; iTunes) (Rise)
Panda Bear (of Animal Collective) “Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper” (first single: “Mr. Noah”; See here; Deluxe Edition; MP3; iTunes) (Domino)
Chris Potter Underground Orchestra “Imaginary Cities” (producer: Manfred Eicher; Hear here) (ECM)
Mark Ronson “Uptown Special” (producers: Ronson, Jeff Bhasker; guests: Bruno Mars, Mystikal; first single: “Uptown Funk”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (RCA)
Jonathan Rundman (Minneapolis-based singer/songwriter) “Look Up” (producer: Matt Patrick; guests: Dr. Daniel Levitin, Parthenon Huxley, Brent Bourgeois, Walter Salas-Humara; first single: “Prioritize Us”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Salt Lady)
Jazmine Sullivan “Reality Show” (producers: Key Wane, Salaam Remi, Da Internz, Joe Gallagher, etc.; guest: Meek Mill; first single: “Dumb”; Hear here; Read here; MP3; iTunes) (RCA)
Meghan Trainor “Title” (producer: Kevin Kadish; new single: “Lips Are Movin”; Hear here; Deluxe Edition; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition; iTunes) (Epic)
Various artists “Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of ‘Inside Llewyn Davis'” (34 tracks, featuring Elvis Costello, Jack White, Marcus Mumford, Joan Baez, The Avett Brothers, Punch Brothers, etc.; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes) (Nonesuch)
Various artists “Boardwalk Empire Volume Three: Music From the HBO Original Series” (MP3) (ABKCO)
Various artists “Full Court Press, Vol. 1” (project celebrating the start of the 2014-15 NBA season features new music from T-Pain, Future, Snoop Dogg, Soulja Boy, Maino, etc., sharing the mic with NBA stars Lamar Odom, Shawn “Matrix” Marion, Carlos Boozer, Iman Shumpert, etc.; Hear here; See here) (The Cherry Party)
Various artists “Honeymoon in Vegas: The Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording)” (stars Rob McClure, Brynn O’Malley and Tony Danza; producers: Jason Robert Brown, Jeffrey Lesser; Hear here; MP3) (Universal Music Enterprises)
Various artists “Paddington (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (music by Nick Urata; MP3) (Decca)
Sonya Yoncheva “Paris, mon amour” (rising Bulgarian soprano star’s debut album; Hear here; See here; MP3; iTunes) (Sony Classical)

More Releases for the Week of Jan. 13, 2015

New stuff (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Borgore “The Buygore Album” (collaborations with artists signed to the rapper-singer-producer’s label; first single: “Lindsay Lohan”; Hear here; See here; iTunes) (Buygore)
Brian Culbertson “Brian Culbertson Live – 20th Anniversary Tour” (recorded at Yoshi’s in Oakland, Calif., on Sept. 11-14, 2014; producer: Culbertson; Hear here; iTunes) (BCM Entertainment, Inc., Jan. 12)
Glee Cast “Glee: The Music – Homecoming” (five songs; iTunes) (Columbia)
Nate Green “Road Map” (seven-song EP; Hear here; iTunes) (Conway / GMV Nashville)
Kryptic (Melbourne, Australia, hip-hop artist Jackson Wright) “The Soundtrack” (guests: Kassidy Wright, Flip Simmons, Copywrite, DJ Jai K, Diktion One, Jordan Creely; Hear here) (Kryptic)
Marios Papalexis “Love Paths” (producer: Papalexis; first single: “Let Me Be With You”; Hear here) (Marios Papalexis, Jan. 17)
The Veitch Boys “The Veitch Boys E.P.” (producers: Michael Veitch, Julie Last; guests: Jerry Marotta, Pete Levin, Steve Holley, Eric Parker, Kyle Esposito, Mark Dann, Mike Lindauer, Madeline Veitch; first single: “August Nights”; Hear here) (Burt Street)

More Digital Releases for the Week of Jan. 13, 2015

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Mose Allison “The Mose Allison Collection 1956-62 [Box set]” (four CDs; iTunes) (Acrobat)
Clifford Brown “13 Classic Albums: 1954-1960 [Box set]” (six CDs) (Enlightenment)
Neal Hefti “The Neal Hefti Collection 1944-62 [Box set]” (four CDs; iTunes) (Acrobat)
It’s a Beautiful Day “Workin’ the Goldmine: Live 2000” (with four bonus tracks; Hear here) (Classic Music Vault)
Jefferson Airplane “Last Stand At Winterland: 1970 Radio Broadcast” (Leftfield Media)
Level 42 “Something About You: The Collection” (U.K. – Spectrum Audio, Jan. 12)
Jerry Lee Lewis “The Complete US & UK Singles As & Bs, EPs & LPs 1956-62” (two CDs, 56 songs; MP3) (Acrobat)
Little Feat “Hellzapoppin’: The 1975 Halloween Broadcast” (All Access)
The Moody Blues “The Magnificent Moodies” (50th anniversary remastered and expanded version; 1965 album; with a second CD containing 15 bonus tracks; Read here; MP3) (Esoteric Antenna / Cherry Red)
Lou Reed “Hassled In April: Live in Chicago 1978” (Smokin’)
Sonny Rollins “The Prestige Years [Box set]” (nine complete albums on five CDs) (Enlightenment)
Siouxsie and the Banshees “Spellbound: The Collection” (U.K. – Spectrum Audio, Jan. 12)
Various artists “Billboard #1 Gospel Hits” (two CDs, 20 songs; MP3) (eOne Music)
Various artists “Essential Radio Hits of the 60s Volume 5” (15 songs; Track list) (
Various artists “The Legacy Collection: Fantasia” (Walt Disney)
Johnny Winter “Remembrance Volume 1” (three-CD set features “Live Bootleg Series,” “Live Bootleg Special Edition” and “Live Rarities”) (Friday Music)

More Releases for the Week of Jan. 13, 2015

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Ace of Base “Happy Nation” (their 1992 debut album; remastered, with one bonus track) (Playground Music, Jan. 16)
Woody Allen “The Stand-Up Years 1964-1968” (31 tracks) (Razor & Tie)
James Cotton “The Best of James Cotton: The Alligator Records Years” (17 tracks) (Alligator, Jan. 14)
Tinsley Ellis “The Best of Tinsley Ellis” (16 tracks) (Alligator, Jan. 14)
Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials “The Best of Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials” (20 tracks) (Alligator, Jan. 14)
Eric Lindell “The Best of Eric Lindell” (20 tracks) (Alligator, Jan. 14)
Lonnie Mack “The Best of Lonnie Mack: The Alligator Records Years” (15 tracks) (Alligator, Jan. 14)
Coco Montoya “The Best of Coco Montoya: The Alligator Records Years” (17 tracks) (Alligator, Jan. 14)
Carl Smith “The Essential Carl Smith” (40 tracks) (Columbia Nashville / Legacy)
Gary Stewart “The Essential Gary Stewart” (40 tracks) (RCA / Legacy)
Various artists “The First US Hot 100 August 1958, Vol. 1” (50 tracks), “The First US Hot 100 August 1958, Vol. 2” (50 tracks) (Acrobat, Jan. 12)

More Digital Releases for the Week of Jan. 13, 2015

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Studio/label:
Trace Adkins “Live Country! [DVD]” (Eagle Rock)
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young “So It Goes: The Story of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (CSNY) [DVD]” (told through interviews, live clips and more) (Laser Media)
Deep Purple “Deep Purple: Into the Fire [DVD]” (two-disc book set collectors limited edition) (eOne Music)
Genesis “Sum of the Parts [DVD]” (career-spanning documentary, directed by John Edginton, features contributions from Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, Mike Rutherford and Anthony Phillips; includes previously unseen archive material and rare performance footage; See here; iTunes) (Eagle Vision)
Guided By Voices “The Electrifying Conclusion [DVD]” (New Year’s Eve 2004 concert in Chicago) (MVD Visual)
Charlotte Rae, Nancy McKeon, Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn, et al “The Facts of Life: The Complete Series [DVD]” (26 discs) (Shout! Factory)
Rye Coalition “The Story of the Hard Luck 5 [DVD]” (Matzorific)
Clark Terry, Justin Kauflin “Keep on Keepin’ On [DVD]” (2014 documentary; See here) (Anchor Bay)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of Jan. 13, 2015

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
Marky Ramone “Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone [Hardcover]” (co-author: Richard Herschlag; Kindle; iTunes) (Touchstone)

More Book Releases for the Week of Jan. 13, 2015

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