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New Releases: Dec. 15, 2023

Willie Nelson

New Releases (CDs + Vinyl)

ARTIST TITLE LABEL
Big Wreck “Pages” (six-song EP; producer: Nick Raskulinecz; new single: “Bail Out”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download released on Nov. 24; Apple Music; On Tour) Sonic Unyon
Jekalyn Carr “JEKALYN” (Grammy-nominated and Stellar Award-winning singer’s sixth album; guests: Tauren Wells, Kierra Sheard, Papa San, Tim Bowman Jr., Kirk Franklin, Pastor Mike Jr., Mike Teezy, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Blanca, Elevation Rhythm; See here; Download) WayNorth Music
Jason Crabb “Good Morning Mercy” (producer: Jay DeMarcus; guests: Dylan Scott, Rachel Wammack; See here; Download) Red Street
Riley Green “Ain’t My Last Rodeo” (Alabama country artist’s second album; guests: Jelly Roll, Luke Combs; new single: “Mississippi or Me”; See here; Vinyl out Jan. 19, 2024; Download released on Oct. 13; Apple Music; On Tour) Big Machine
Josh Groban, Annaleigh Ashford, et al “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2023 Broadway Cast Recording)” (two-CD set, with 40-page booklet with full libretto, production photos, and an essay by Peter Mark; Vinyl out on March 1, 2024; Download) Arts Music / Reprise
Amos Lee “Honeysuckle Switches: The Songs of Lucinda Williams” (Hear here; Download released on Nov. 24) Hoagiemouth Records, LLC / Thirty Tigers
Therion “Leviathan III” (Swedish symphonic metal band’s 19th album; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) Napalm
Various artists “Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90” (two-CD, one-Blu-ray set captures highlights from the all-star tribute at the Hollywood Bowl on April 29-30 this year, featuring Keith Richards, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones, Chris Stapleton, Kris Kristofferson, Rosanne Cash, et al, performing on their own or alongside Nelson; Double Vinyl) Legacy Recordings

New Releases (Downloads)

ARTISTTITLELABEL

Ambrose Akinmusire

“Owl Song” (guests: Bill Frisell, Herlin Riley; Hear here) Nonesuch
Wishy“Paradise” (Indiana band’s five-song debut EP; Hear here) Winspear

Reissues (CDs + Vinyl)

ARTISTTITLELABEL
Fred Astaire“Stereo Anthology, Volume 1 (1930s-1940s)” (to CDs, 55 songs)
“Stereo Anthology, Volume 2 (1940s-1950s)” (to CDs, 52 songs)
Classics
The Black Crowes“The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion (Deluxe Edition)” (1992 album, featuring “Remedy,” “Thorn In My Pride,” “Sting Me” and “Hotel Illness”; two-CD set includes the bonus “Best of the Box,” featuring nine rare and unreleased tracks from the Super Deluxe box set; remastering overseen by Chris and Rich Robinson and producer George Drakoulias, sourced from the original 1/4″ production master tape; Super Deluxe Edition, three-CD box set containing two studio recordings, B-sides, a live February 1993 show and unreleased live in-studio performances, plus a hymn book, sheet music and four lithographs; Vinyl; Super Deluxe Vinyl Edition, four-LP box set; Download; Apple Music; On Tour, with Aerosmith) American Recordings / UMe
Rosanne Cash“The Wheel (30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)” (Double CD; 1993 album; remastered, with 11 additional tracks from “Live From Austin City Limits 7/26/1993” and “Live From The Columbia Records Radio Hour 5/16/1993”; Vinyl, first time on vinyl; On Tour) RumbleStrip / Thirty Tigers
Gogi Grant“The Wayward Wind: Stereo Singles Collection and More” (two CDs, 57 tracks) Classics
Carole King“The Right Girl: Complete Recordings 1958-1966” (two CDs, 57 tracks, including 31 unreleased songs) Classics
Les McCann“The Pacific Jazz Collection” (eight original albums on four CDs; Amazon UK) Enlightenment
The Murmaids“Popsicles & Icicles: Stereo Singles Collection and More” (21 tracks) Classics
The Sandpipers“A Gift of Song / Spanish Album” (1971 and 1969 albums on one CD) Classics
Various artists“The British Invasion, Volume One” (two CDs, 61 songs)
“The British Invasion, Volume Two” (two CDs, 60 songs)
Classics
Various artists“The Memphis Blues Box: Original Recordings First Released On 78s and 45s, 1914-1969” (20-CD, 534-track box set, with 360-page hardcover book; Hear/Read here; Amazon UK)Bear Family
Al Wilson“Stereo Singles Collection” (23 songs, including “The Snake,” “Show and Tell,” “Touch and Go” and “La La Peace Song”) Classics

Reissues (Downloads)

ARTIST TITLE LABEL
Johnny Winter “The Johnny Winter Story (The GRT/Janus Recordings)” (33 songs; first-ever collection of the compilation albums “The Johnny Winter Story” [1969], “About Blues” [1969] and “Early Times” [1970]; newly remastered by Michael Graves; See here; Apple Music) Omnivore Recordings
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