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New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Bo Burnham “INSIDE (The Songs)” (soundtrack to his Emmy-nominated Netflix musical comedy special; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download released on June 10; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Bo Burnham / IMPERIAL)
Elbow “Flying Dream 1” (written remotely in the band’s home studios before coming together at an empty Brighton Theatre Royal to perfect, perform and record the songs; producer: Chris Potter; Read here; Vinyl; Download released on Nov. 19; Amazon UK; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Polydor)
NCT “Universe” (with one booklet, one photo card [random out of 21], one folded poster, one postcard and a sticker; new singles: “Universe [Let’s Play Ball]” and “Beautiful”; Hear here; Download) » BUY NOW (SM Entertainment, Dec. 14)
Various artists “Sing 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (featuring Bono as the voice of Clay, plus tracks by U2, Billie Eilish, Halsey, Pharrell Williams, Anitta, etc., with performances by cast members Tori Kelly, Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon, etc.; new single: “Your Song Saved My Life” by U2; Hear here; Trailer; Double Vinyl out Jan. 28, 2022; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Republic)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Bootstrap Boys “New Beginnings” (six-song EP; producers: The Bootstrap Boys; guests: members of the Grand Rapids Symphony; first single: “Magic Answer”; Hear here) » BUY NOW (The Bootstrap Boys)
Nathan Gray (of BoySetsFire) “Rebel Songs” (producer: Brian McTernan; guest: Tim McIlrath of Rise Against!; Hear here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (End Hits)
Roddy Ricch “LIVE LIFE FAST” (new single: “late at night”; Hear here; Read here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Atlantic)

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Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
James Blunt “The Stars Beneath My Feet (2004-2021)” (30-track compilation, featuring four new songs; Read here; Clear Vinyl and Download released on Nov. 19) » BUY NOW (Atlantic)
The Communards “Communards (35 Year Anniversary Edition)” (1986 album, featuring “Don’t Leave Me This Way,” which spent four weeks at No. 1 in the U.K.; remastered, with 20 rarities, fan favorites and previously unreleased material; Read here; Double Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (London)
John Fogerty “The Blue Ridge Rangers” (1973 debut solo album, featuring “Jambalaya [On the Bayou]”; remastered) » BUY NOW (Warner Music Group)
Merle Haggard and the Strangers “Branded Man / Sing Me Back Home / Okie From Muskogee” (1967, 1968 and 1970 albums on two CDs; remastered) » BUY NOW (BGO)
Richard Harris “Jonathan Livingston Seagull / I, In the Membership of My Days / The Prophet” (1973 and 1974 albums on two CDs; remastered) » BUY NOW (Classics France)
Johnny Mathis “Up, Up & Away / Love Is Blue / Those Were the Days / Sings the Music of Bert Kaempert” (1967, 1968 and 1970 albums on two CDs; remastered) » BUY NOW, “Love Story / You’ve Got a Friend / The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face / Song Sung Blue” (1971 and 1972 albums on two CDs; remastered) » BUY NOW (BGO)
Gwen McCrae “Rockin’ Chair” (1975 album, featuring “Rockin’ Chair”; remastered) » BUY NOW (Solid)
Nektar “Retrospektive 1969-1980” (two-CD collector’s edition; Hear here) » BUY NOW (Purple Pyramid / Cleopatra)
The Presidents “5-10-15-20-25-30 Years of Love + 1” (1970 album; remastered, with one bonus track, “The Sweetest Thing This Side of Heaven”; Hear here) » BUY NOW (Solid)
Steppenwolf “Magic Carpet Ride: The Dunhill / ABC Years 1967-1971” (eight-CD box set; Read here) » BUY NOW (Esoteric Recordings / Cherry Red)
Various artists “Brunswick Singles Collection: Brothers of Soul” (compilation features Little Richard, Major Lance, Jackie Wilson, Gene Chandler, Walter Jackson, Isaac Hayes, Otis Clay, Chuck Jackson, etc.) » BUY NOW, “Brunswick Singles Collection: Sisters of Soul” (compilation features Barbara Acklin, LaVern Baker, Linda Hopkins, Dana Valery, Sugar Pie DeSanto, etc.) » BUY NOW, “Brunswick Singles Collection: Soul Groups” (compilation features The Chi-Lites, The Lost Generation, Young-Holt Unlimited, Johnny Jones and the King Casuals, etc.) » BUY NOW (Solid)
Various artists “CUBA: Music and Revolution – Culture Clash in Havana: Experiments in Latin Music 1975-85 Vol. 2” (two CDs, 22 songs; Vinyl) » BUY NOW (Soul Jazz Records)
Various artists “NOW Yearbook Extra 1983 (Collectors Edition)” (60 songs on three CDs; Track List; Amazon UK) » BUY NOW (NOW Music)
Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention “200 Motels (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [50th Anniversary Edition]” (1971 album; six-CD box set; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; Merch) » BUY NOW (Zappa Records / UMe)

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Reissues (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Chuck Berry “Live From Blueberry Hill” (performances recorded at the St. Louis venue between July 2005 and January 2006; Hear here; CD out Dec. 24; Vinyl out April 15, 2022; Apple Music; Merch) » BUY NOW (Dualtone)

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