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New Releases: Dec. 18, 2020

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New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Drive-By Truckers “The New OK” (producer: David Barbe; new single: “The New OK”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download, released on Oct. 2) » BUY NOW (ATO)
George Lynch & Jeff Pilson “Heavy Hitters” (featuring covers of Duran Duran’s “Ordinary World,” Prince’s “Kiss,” OneRepublic’s “Apologize,” Carole King’s “I Feel The Earth,” Oasis’ “Champagne Supernova,” etc.; Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (Deadline Music)
Branford Marsalis “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Music from the Netflix Film)” (starring Viola Davis and the late Chadwick Boseman; new single: “El Train”; Hear here; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Milan)
Paul McCartney “McCartney III” (recorded during the COVID-19 lockdown, McCartney plays all the instruments; producer: McCartney; See here; Read here; Songbook/CD; Vinyl; Smoky Tint Cassette; Download; Merch) » BUY NOW (Capitol)
Meg Myers “Thank U 4 Taking Me 2 The Disco, I’d Like to Go Home Now” (her last two EPs combined on one CD; new single: “Any Way You Wanna Love”) » BUY NOW (Sumerian)
Taylor Swift “Evermore” (a surprise sister album to her 2020 LP “folklore”; guests: Bon Iver, Haim, The National; first single: “Willow”; Read here; Download, released on Dec. 11; Apple Music; Merch) » BUY NOW (Republic)
Various artists “The Prom (Music From the Netflix film)” (musical comedy starring Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman, etc.; See here; Vinyl, out March 19; Download, released Dec. 4) » BUY NOW (Sony Masterworks)

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Other Notable Releases

Katherine Jenkins Inquisition Dan Tompkins
Snowy White The Parson Red Heads Jason Robert Brown
Iced Earth Buju Banton Saucy Santana

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Femegades (London punk/grunge band) “Pornsick” (five-song EP; producers: Femegades; first single: “Pornsick”; Hear here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (2457064 Records DK)
Kevin Godley “Muscle Memory” (the former 10cc / Godley & Creme member’s first solo album; See here) » BUY NOW (The state51 Conspiracy)
Jeff Symonds “riverrun” (producer: Keith Carroll; guests: James DePrato, Megan Slankard, Rich Price, Matt Jaffe; first single: “Kissimee”; Hear here) » BUY NOW (Huddled Masses)
Tycho “Weather Remixes” (reimagined collection of songs from their 2018 album, “Weather”; new single: “No Stress [Com Truise Remix]”; Hear here) » BUY NOW (Mom+Pop / Ninja Tune)
Various artists “Cyberpunk 2077: Radio, Vol. 2 (Original Soundtrack)” (featuring Grimes’ “Delicate Weapon”; Hear here) » BUY NOW (Lakeshore)

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Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Black Keys “Brothers (Deluxe Remastered Anniversary Edition)” (2010 album; remastered, with three previously unreleased bonus tracks and new liner notes by David Fricke; Vinyl; 7″ Box Set; Download; Merch) » BUY NOW (Nonesuch)
Frankie Goes to Hollywood “Welcome to the Pleasuredome” (1984 album, featuring “Relax,” “Two Tribes” and “The Power of Love”; Vinyl, out Jan. 22) » BUY NOW, “Liverpool” (1986 album, featuring “Rage Hard”; Vinyl, out Jan. 22) » BUY NOW “Bang! … The Greatest Hits of Frankie Goes to Hollywood” (1993 compilation; Vinyl, out Jan. 22; Merch) » BUY NOW (Republic / UMe)
The Hollies “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother / What Goes Around …” (1969 and 1983 albums on one CD; remastered) » BUY NOW (Classics France)
Iggy and the Stooges “From KO To Chaos: The Complete Skydog Iggy Pop & The Stooges Collection” (eight-disc box set includes “Metallic KO,” their last live show in 1976, plus two full source shows, etc.; See here; Read here; Vinyl) » BUY NOW (Jungle)
Ali Akbar Khan “Bear’s Sonic Journals: That Which Colors The Mind” (May 29, 1970, live performance at Family Dog at the Great Highway, San Francisco; Download) » BUY NOW (Owsley Stanley Foundation)
Mansun “Closed For Business: Ultimate Mansun Collection” (25th anniversary deluxe box set contains 24 CDs, one DVD, a book, etc.) » BUY NOW (Kscope)
Maggie Rogers “Notes From The Archive: Recordings 2011-2016” (16-track collection; Marigold Vinyl; Download; Download, with commentary; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Debay Sound)
George Thorogood and The Destroyers “Live In Boston 1982: The Complete Concert” (expanded with 12 previously unreleased tracks, newly remastered by Paul Blakemore; Vinyl, four-LP box set; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Craft Recordings / Concord)
Various artists “Down Home Blues: Miami, Atlanta, and the South Eastern States: Blues in the Alley” (three-CD, 83-song box set, featuring remastered tracks by Ray Charles, Richard Armstrong, Willie [W.C.] Baker, Willie Brown, John Bullard, Earl Hooker, Tommy Malone, Jerry McCain, Poor Jim, Jimmy Wilson, etc., with a 78-page book of essays, photos, etc.; Track list) » BUY NOW (Wienerworld)

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