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New Releases: Aug. 21, 2015

New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Tracy Bonham “Wax & Gold” (her first full-length album since 2010; producer: Kevin Salem; Hear here; MP3) (A Woody Hollow)
Bon Jovi “Burning Bridges” (first single: “We Don’t Run”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Island)
Buckcherry “Rock ‘N’ Roll” (first single: “Bring It On Back”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (F-Bomb / Caroline)
Cocksure “Corporate_Sting” (Hear here; MP3) (Metropolis)
The Devil Wears Prada “Space” (six-song EP; first single: “Supernova”; Hear here; MP3) (Rise)
Disturbed “Immortalized” (their first album in four years; producer: Kevin Churko; first single: “The Vengeful One”; Hear here; See here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (Reprise)
Dr. Dre “Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre” (making its CD debut after being released Aug. 7 exclusively on Apple Music and the iTunes Store; it sold 295,000 copies in its first week; Hear here; MP3) (Aftermath / Interscope)
The Fratellis “Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied” (producer: Tony Hoffer; first single: “Me and the Devil”; Hear here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (Cooking Vinyl)
Gardens & Villa (L.A. duo) “Music For Dogs” (producer: Jacob Portrait; first single: “Fixations”; Hear here; MP3) (Secretly Canadian)
Ghost “Meliora” (producer: Nick Raskulinecz; first single: “Cirice”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Loma Vista Recordings)
Jackie Greene (a member of Trigger Hippy) “Back to Birth” (his first studio album in five years; producer: Steve Berlin; Hear here; MP3) (Yep Roc)
Imperial State Electric (Swedish rock quartet) “Honk Machine” (first single: “All Over My Head”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Psychout)
Jason James “Jason James” (producers: John Evans, Keith Gattis; first single: “I’ve Been Drinkin’ More”; Hear here; MP3) (New West)
Carly Rae Jepsen “E⋅MO⋅TION” (first single: “I Really Like You”; Hear here; See here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (604 / School Boy / Interscope)
Lynch Mob “Rebel” (first single: “Automatic Fix”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Frontiers)
Briana Marela “All Around Us” (producer: Alex Somers; first single: “Surrender”; Hear here; MP3) (Jagjaguwar)
Method Man “The Meth Lab” (producers: Ron Browz, Allah Mathematics, J57, 4th Disciple; guests: Redman, Raekwon, Hanz On, Streetlife, Inspectah Deck, etc.; See here; MP3) (Hanz On Music / Tommy Boy)
Mother Falcon (Austin-based indie orchestra) “Good Luck Have Fun” (new single: “Water”; Hear here) (Bit Candy)
MYRKUR (Danish black-metal singer) “M” (first single: “Onde Børn”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Relapse)
Monk Parker (formerly of The Low Lows) “How the Spark Loves the Tinder” (Hear here; MP3) (Bronze Rat)
Teddy Pendergrass “Duets – Love & Soul” (12 new studio tracks recorded posthumous duet style with Angie Stone, Shuggie Otis, The Stylistics, Ohio Players, Martha Reeves, Jody Watley, etc.; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Goldenlane / Cleopatra)
P.O.D. “The Awakening” (producer: Howard Benson; guests: Maria Brink of In This Moment, Lou Koller of Sick of It All; first single: “This Goes Out To You”; Hear here; Read here; Autographed CD; MP3) (T-Boy / UMe)
Pop Evil (rock quintet) “Up” (producer: Adam Kasper; first single: “Footsteps”; Hear here; Deluxe Edition; MP3) (eOne Music)
Sean Price (Brooklyn rapper died suddenly on Aug. 8 at age 43) “Songs in the Key of Price” (eight-song mixtape; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Duck Down Music)
Publicist UK (post-punk quartet) “Forgive Yourself” (first single: “Levitate the Pentagon”; Hear here; MP3) (Relapse)
Radkey “Dark Black Makeup” (producer: Ross Orton; Hear here; MP3) (Strange Loop)
Raise Hell (Swedish thrash metal band) “Written in Blood” (Hear here; MP3) (Black Lodge)
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (Denver-based indie folk-rock band) “Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats” (producer: Richard Swift; first single: “S.O.B.”; Hear here; MP3) (Stax)
Lee Ritenour “A Twist of Rit” (Hear here; MP3) (Concord)
Paul Smith and The Intimations (Maxïmo Park frontman) “Contradictions” (first single: “Break Me Down”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Billingham)
Jordin Sparks “Right Here Right Now” (guests: Shaggy, 2 Chainz, Elijah Blake, B.o.B, J-Doe; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Louder Than Life / Sony Music)
Spock’s Beard “The Oblivion Particle” (producers: Rich Mouser, Alan Morse, John Boegehold; guests: David Ragsdale, violin on “Disappear”; Hear here; See here) (Inside Out Music)
The Sword (Austin heavy metal band) “High Country” (producer: Adrian Quesada; Hear here; MP3) (Razor & Tie)
Jack Tempchin (wrote “Peaceful Easy Feeling” and “Already Gone” for the Eagles) “Learning to Dance” (Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Blue Élan)
Rob Thomas “The Great Unknown” (his first solo album since 2009; producers: Matt Serletic, Ricky Reed, Ryan Tedder; first single: “Trust You”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Emblem / Atlantic)
Various artists “The Blacklist: Music From The Television Series” (featuring tracks by Dolly Parton, Gordon Lightfoot, Hozier, Bobby Darin, Timber Timbre, etc.; MP3) (Madison Gate)
Barrence Whitfield & The Savages “Under the Savage Sky” (Hear here; MP3) (Bloodshot)
The White Buffalo “Love and the Death of Damnation” (Hear here; MP3) (Unison Music Group)
Wilco “Star Wars” (making its CD debut after being self-released for free on July 16; producers: Tom Schick, frontman Jeff Tweedy; Hear here; MP3) (ANTI- / Epitaph)

More Releases for Aug. 21, 2015

New Releases (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Christian Rich (L.A.-based sibling production duo) “FW14” (concept album inspired by Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” and Phillip K. Dick’s “VALIS Trilogy” and “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale,” with a female main character narrating the interludes; guests: Jay Sean, Vince Staples, Steve Arrington, Aleali May, Angela McCluskey, etc.; Hear here; Import CD) (Good Luck Chuck)
Ray Goren (15-year-old singer/guitar prodigy) “Songs for You” (five-song EP; producer: Steve Jordan; first single: “Those Days”; Hear here) (Jay Vee)
Herbcraft “Wot Oz” (six-song EP; Hear here) (Woodsist)
High Tides (synth duo) “High Tides” (Hear here) (Rad Cult)
Holly Golightly “Slowtown Now!” (her first solo album since 2004; producer: Ed Deegan; Hear here) (Damaged Goods)
Mick Jenkins (Chicago rapper) “Wave[s]” (guests: Sean Deaux, Saba, TheMind, etc.; Hear here; NPR First Listen) (Cinematic Music / Free Nation / Good Years)
Jupiter in Velvet “The World Didn’t Start With U” (Hear here; See here) (Free 2b Free)
Kid Cadaver (L.A. trio) “Roam” (five-song EP; new single: “Keep Well”; Hear here) (Kid Cadaver)
Lost Film (aka Northampton musician Jimmy Hewitt) “Imago” (first single: “Something’s Missing”; Hear here) (The Native Sound)
Kip Moore “Wild Ones” (first single: “I’m to Blame”; Hear here; See here; T-shirt/Autographed CD) (MCA Nashville)
Rubikon (Boston blues/hard-rock quintet) “Delta” (producer: Marti Frederiksen; first single: “Live That Lie”; Hear here) (Round Hill)
Yawn (Chicago psych-pop band) “Day Trip” (five-song EP; Hear here; See here) (Old Flame / FeelTrip)

More Digital Releases for Aug. 21, 2015

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Jeff Beck Group “Jeff Beck Group [Hybrid SACD]” (1972 album; with 4.0 multichannel mastering by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio) (Audio Fidelity)
Dickey Betts & Great Southern “Bottom Line 1977: The New York Broadcast” (Good Ship Funke)
Belinda Carlisle “The CD Singles 1986-2014” (box set containing 29 CD singles in individual card sleeves and a 24-page booklet) (U.K. – Edsel)
Clear Light “Clear Light” (1967 album; remastered; Read here) (Leemoon)
Marshall Crenshaw “#392: The EP Collection” (a compilation of songs from his six 10 EPs released over the past three years, with some new mixes and two previously unreleased bonus tracks) (Red River Entertainment)
A.J. Croce “That’s Me in the Bar (20th Anniversary Edition)” (1995 album; remastered, with the previously unreleased bonus track, “If You Want Me to Stay”; MP3) (Compass)
Connie Francis “The Singles Collection” (three CDs, 60 songs; Track list) (U.K. – Not Now Music)
The Gap Band “The Gap Band/The Gap Band II/The Gap Band III” (1979, 1980 albums on two CDs; remastered) (U.K. – BGO)
Gamma Ray “Heading For Tomorrow (Anniversary Edition)” (1989 album; remastered, with B-sides and a second CD of live recordings, demos, alternative versions and recent studio and live recordings; Read here; MP3) (earMUSIC)
Brian Hyland “The Very Best of Brian Hyland” (two CDs, 36 songs) (U.K. – One Day Music)
The Isley Brothers “The RCA Victor and T-Neck Album Masters (1959-1983)” (23-CD box set; remastered, with 84 rarities and previously unreleased tracks; Read here; MP3) (Legacy Recordings)
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis “Live in Cuba” (two CDs of American jazz and Afro-Cuban music over three nights at Havana’s Mella Theatre in October 2010; MP3) (Blue Engine)
Kool & The Gang “In the Heart (Expanded Edition)” (1983 album, featuring “Joanna” and “Tonight”; remastered, with six bonus tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Big Break / Cherry Red)
Nicolette Larson “Lotta Love: The Very Best of Nicolette Larson” (16 tracks) (Varese Sarabande)
Mahavishnu Orchestra “Birds of Fire [Hybrid SACD]” (1973 album; with 4.0 multichannel mastering by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio) (Audio Fidelity)
Randy Newman “Live at the Boarding House ’72” (Orbit)
Tom Paxton “Peace Will Come / New Songs for Old Friends” (1972, 1973 albums, both produced by Tony Visconti, on one CD; remastered; Read here) (U.K. – Cherry Red)
Carl Perkins & Friends (Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Dave Edmunds) “Blue Suede Shoes: A Rockabilly Session [Hybrid SACD]” (a televised concert held at London’s Limehouse Studios on Oct. 21, 1985; See here) (Madfish)
Jim Reeves “Songs of Love / Nashville ’78” (1975, 1978 albums on one CD; remastered; Read here) (U.K. – Hux)
Johnny Rodriguez “Rodriguez / Through My Eyes” (1979, 1980 albums on two CDs; remastered; Read here) (U.K. – Hux)
Linda Ronstadt “Classic Linda Ronstadt: Just One Look” (two CDs, 30 songs; MP3) (Rhino / Elektra)
Tom Scott “Desire / Target” (1982, 1983 albums on one CD; remastered) (U.K. – BGO)
Connie Smith “Downtown Country / Connie in the Country” (1967 albums on one CD; remastered; Read here) (U.K. – Hux)
The Three Tenors (Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, José Carreras) “The Three Tenors in Concert: 25th Anniversary Edition” (limited-edition CD/DVD digipak; the best-selling classical album in history, it features the July 7, 1990, concert in Rome with the orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and the orchestra of Teatro dell’Opera di Roma under Zubin Mehta; See here) (Decca)
Various artists “Groove & Grind Rare Soul 1963-1973” (four-CD, 112-song box set; Read here; MP3) (Rockbeat)
Various artists “Sources: The P&P Records Soul/Disco Anthology” (three CDs, 37 songs, compiled by Bill Brewster; Track list) (U.K. – Harmless)

More Releases for Aug. 21, 2015

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Paul Butterfield “Live 1970” (10 tracks) (RockBeat)
José Feliciano “The Voice and Guitar of José Feliciano” (1965 album) (RCA / Legacy)
Buddy Morrow and His Orchestra “Campus After Dark” (1965 album) (Epic / Legacy)
Norma Jean “Pretty Miss Norma Jean” (1965 album) (RCA / Legacy)
Claus Ogerman and His Orchestra “Soul Searchin'” (1965 album), “Watusi Trumpets” (1965 album) (RCA / Legacy)
Rainbow “Down to Earth Tour 1979” (19 tracks) (Purple Pyramid / Cleopatra)
Porter Wagoner and The Blackwood Brothers Quartet “The Grand Old Gospel” (1965 album) (RCA / Legacy)
Paul Young “Tomb of Memories: The CBS Years 1982-1994” (65 tracks; Import CD) (Sony Music UK)

More Digital Releases for Aug. 21, 2015

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label:
Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Léaud, et al “Day for Night (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]” (1973 film; DVD) (Criterion Collection)
Kurt Cobain “Soaked in Bleach [DVD]” (2015 documentary film, with re-enactments; directed by Benjamin Statler) (MVD Visual)
Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, et al “The Hunger [Blu-ray]” (1983 film) (Warner Archive Collection)
Angelina Jolie, Jonny Lee Miller, et al “Hackers (20th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray]” (1995 film) (Shout! Factory)
Various artists “Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection [Blu-ray]” (two discs) (Walt Disney)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for Aug. 18, 2015

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
Bill Medley “The Time of My Life: A Righteous Brother’s Memoir” (Paperback) (Da Capo Press)
Bryan Ray Turcotte “It All Dies Anyway: L.A., Jabberjaw, and the End of an Era” (Hardcover) (Rizzoli)

More Book Releases for the Week of Aug. 21, 2015

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