New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Big Big Train “A Stone’s Throw From the Line” (double live album, recorded at the band’s shows at London’s Kings Place in August 2015; Hear here) (Giant Electric Pea)
Kane Brown “Kane Brown” (Hear here; MP3; On Tour; Merch) (RCA Nashville / Zone 4)
Kate Bush “Before the Dawn” (live album recorded during her 2014 residency at London’s Hammersmith Apollo, her first live shows since 1979; producer: Bush; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3; Merch) (Concord)
Childish Gambino ” ‘… Awaken, My Love!'” (first single: “Me and Your Mama”; Hear here; MP3; Merch) (Glassnote)
deadmau5 “W:/2016ALBUM/” (pronounced as “w drive 2016 album”; Hear here; MP3; On Tour; Merch) (mau5trap Recordings / Kobalt Label Services)
Peter Doherty “Hamburg Demonstrations” (producer: Johann Scheerer; first single: “I Don’t Love Anyone [But You’re Not Just Anyone]”; Hear here; MP3) (BMG / Clouds Hill)
Enuff Z’Nuff “Clowns Lounge” (guests: James Young, the late Jani Lane; Hear here; MP3; Merch) (Frontiers Music s.r.l.)
John Legend “Darkness and Light” (guests: Brittany Howard, Chance the Rapper, Miguel; first single: “Love Me Now”; See here; Read here; MP3; iTunes; Target Exclusive, with three extra tracks) (Columbia)
Night Ranger “35 Years and A Night in Chicago” (two-CD, one-DVD combo; Blu-ray; MP3; On Tour; Merch) (Frontiers Music s.r.l.)
The Rolling Stones “Blue & Lonesome” (covers album is a return to their blues roots; producers: Don Was, The Rolling Stones; guest: Eric Clapton; Hear here; Read here; Deluxe Box Set; MP3; Merch) (Universal)
Sister Hazel “Unplugged from Daryl’s House Club” (live CD/DVD combo; Hear here; MP3; On Tour; Merch) (Croakin’ Poet / Average Joes Entertainment)
Smoke DZA & Pete Rock “Don’t Smoke Rock” (guests: Rick Ross, Royce da 5’9″, Wale, Mac Miller, Dave East, etc.; Hear here; MP3) (Babygrande)
Soviet Soviet (Italian post-punk trio) “Endless” (Hear here; MP3) (felte)
UB40 “UB40 Featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey Mickey: Unplugged” (Hear here; Read here; Deluxe Edition, packaged with “Greatest Hits”; On Tour; Merch) (UMe)
Grace VanderWaal “Perfectly Imperfect” (five-song debut EP from the 12-year-old season 11 champion of “America’s Got Talent”; See here; MP3) (Syco Music / Columbia)
Various artists “Hairspray LIVE! Original Soundtrack of the NBC Television Event” (airs Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET; cast includes newcomer Maddie Baillio, Kristin Chenoweth, Harvey Fierstein, Ariana Grande, Derek Hough, Jennifer Hudson, Martin Short, etc.; See here; MP3; iTunes) (Masterworks Broadway / Epic)
Various artists “The Hamilton Mixtape” (collection of remixes and covers of songs from the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton”; feat. Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson, The Roots, Sia, John Legend, Regina Spektor, Usher, Jimmy Fallon, etc.; Hear here; MP3) (Atlantic)

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New Releases (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Adventure Club (Montreal electronic music duo) “Red // Blue” (guests: Sara Diamond, Hunter Siegel, ELEA, Ben Stevenson, Delaney Jane, Leah Culver, Terravita, Zak Waters; first single: “Firestorm”; Hear here; On Tour) (BMG Rights Management)
Eat the Apple “A Glimmer of Hope or Skin or Light: The Soundtrack” (dance/theater/cabaret/glam-rock musical created by choreographer/director KT Niehoff; See here) (Eat the Apple)
David and Brittany Farkas “Smilin'” (producers: Larry Samson, Dennis Woodard; first single: “Smilin'”; Hear here) (gofarkas)

“Brittany and I are a husband-and-wife songwriting team and the ‘Smilin” album is very personal to us,” David Farkas tells P&P. “The ‘As We Pray’ song is the song I wrote to propose to Brittany about a year and a half ago. We wrote ‘Love Forever’ while planning our wedding. The title track, ‘Smilin’,’ was written by Brittany after meeting and chatting with a gentleman recovering from a stroke.

“I am also a TV/film actor and the instrumental ‘Final Crossroad’ was a song I wrote for a film that I was starring in. Unfortunately, the film’s director and producer had a heart attack in the middle of the shooting and we were never able to finish the film. He was a good friend of mine and I was going to surprise him with the song I wrote, but he never got to hear it. I think he’d really like it.”

Artist: Title: Label:
Golden Rusk “What Will Become of Us?” (See here) (Golden Rusk, Dec. 1)
Jean-Michel Jarre “Oxygene 3” (parts 14-20 played with the original instruments of 1976; Hear here; see related reissue below) (Sony Music)
Dave Jeanes (Bristol, U.K., singer-songwriter) “A Six and Two Threes” (Hear here) (Dave Jeanes)
Tony Moran “Moodswings” (Hear here) (Mr. Tanman Music)
Permit (Bloomington, Ind., based duo) “Vol. 1” (six-song EP; first single: “Track #1”; Hear here) (Fat Possum)
Snow Angel (Bay Area all-female rock quintet) “Snow Angel” (first single: “Big Group Hug”; See here) (Snow Angel)
Aly Tadros “Hungry Ghost” (producers: Kevin Salem, Tadros; Hear here) (Lost Ridge)
Phil Vassar “American Soul” (the country star’s first album in seven years; producers: Vassar, Jeffery Smith; Hear here; On Tour) (American Soul / The Orchard)

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Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Avenged Sevenfold “The Best of 2005-2013” (two CDs, 18 songs; Merch) (Warner)
Kathleen Battle “Kathleen Battle: The Complete Sony Recordings” (10-CD box set) (Sony Classical)
Beck “Odelay [Vinyl]” (1996 album), “Sea Change [Vinyl]” (2002 album), “Guero [Vinyl]” (2005 album; Read here; Merch) (UMe)
Archie Bell & The Drells “Let’s Groove: The Archie Bell & The Drells Story (50th Anniversary Collection)” (two CDs, 42 songs; Read here) (U.K. – Big Break / Cherry Red)
Andrea Bocelli “Romanza (20th Anniversary Edition)” (1996 album; remastered, with four bonus tracks; MP3; On Tour; Merch) (Verve)
Johnny Bristol “Modern Soul Classics 1974-1981” (Play Back)
The Clean “Getaway (Deluxe Edition)” (2001 album; remastered, with an 18-song bonus CD that compiles the tour-only releases “Syd’s Pink Wiring System” and “Slush Fund”; Hear here; Vinyl + CD; MP3) (Merge)
Bob Dylan “The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert!” (two CDs; Hear here; Read here; MP3; On Tour; Merch) (Columbia / Legacy)
Fred Eaglesmith “Things Is Changin'” (1993 album; remastered), “Balin” (2000 album; remastered), “Ralph’s Last Show: Live In Santa Cruz” (2001 album; remastered), “Falling Stars and Broken Hearts” (2002 album; remastered), “Dusty” (2004 album; remastered), “Milly’s Cafe” (2006 album; remastered), “Tinderbox” (2008 album), “Cha Cha Cha” (2010 album), “6 Volts” (2011 album), “Tambourine” (2013 album; On Tour) (Independent Label Services, Inc.)
Frankie & The Spindles “Count to Ten: The Complete Singles Collection 1968-77” (Play Back)
The Jackson 5 “5 Classic Albums” (five-CD set includes “Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5,” “ABC,” “Third Album,” “Maybe Tomorrow” and “Lookin’ Through the Windows”; Merch) (U.K. – Motown / UMC)
The Magnetic Fields “The Wayward Bus / Distant Plastic Trees [Vinyl]” (1992, 1991 albums; remastered; Hear here; MP3; On Tour) (Merge)
Bob Marley “The Legend Live – Santa Barbara County Bowl: November 25th 1979” (two CDs, 39 songs; MP3; Merch) (Trojan)
John Martyn “May You Never: Essential John Martyn” (three CDs, 58 songs) (U.K. – Island / UMC)
The Mills Brothers “Wonderful Words of Life: The Inspirational Recordings” (16 songs) (Real Gone Music)
Alan Parsons Project “Tales of Mystery and Imagination – Edgar Allan Poe (40th Anniversary Edition)” (1976 album; remastered; On Tour; Merch) (Mercury / UMe)
Vivian Reed “Yours Until Tomorrow: The Epic Years” (20 songs; Read here) (U.K. – SoulMusic / Cherry Red)
Social Distortion “Independent Years: 1983-2004 [Vinyl]” (four-LP box set; Merch) (The Bicycle Music Company)
Trivium “Ember to Inferno: Ab Initio” (2003 debut album; remastered, with 13 bonus tracks; MP3) (Cooking Vinyl)
Various artists “The Eighties Album (The Album of the Decade)” (three CDs, 60 songs, feat. Queen and David Bowie, a-ha, Whitney Houston, Rick Astley, New Order, Spandau Ballet, Duran Duran, etc.) (U.K. – Rhino)
Various artists “50 Classical Masterworks” (three CDs) (Deutsche Grammophon)
Karyn White “Karyn White (Deluxe Edition)” (1988 album; remastered, with 19 bonus tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Big Break / Cherry Red)
Deniece Williams “Black Butterfly: The Essential Niecy” (two CDs, 35 songs; See here; Read here) (U.K. – Big Break / Cherry Red)
Stevie Wonder “Talking Book [Vinyl]” (1972 album; Merch) (Motown / UMe)

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Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Paul Anka “Strictly Nashville” (1966 album) (RCA / Legacy)
Sonny James “The Singles Collection 1952-62” (61 songs) (Acrobat)
Jean-Michel Jarre “Oxygene Trilogy” (includes parts 1-20; Hear here; CD and Vinyl, out Jan. 20) (Sony Music)
Kate Miller-Heidke “The Best of Kate Miller-Heidke: Act One” (37 songs) (Sony Music)

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DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label:
Heart “Heart: Live At The Royal Albert Hall With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra [DVD]” (filmed in June 2016; Blu-ray; CD; Merch) (Eagle Rock)
Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, et al “The Secret Life of Pets [DVD]” (2016 film; Blu-ray + DVD; 3D + Blu-ray) (Universal Studios Home Entertainment)
Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, et al “Jason Bourne [DVD]” (2016 film; Blu-ray + DVD; 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray; Target Exclusive: Blu-ray + DVD + Bonus Content) (Universal Studios Home Entertainment)
Various artists “T.A.M.I. Show / The Big T.N.T. Show (Collector’s Edition) [Blu-ray]” (featuring performances by The Rolling Stones, James Brown, Chuck Berry, The Beach Boys, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Bo Diddley, The Supremes, Ike & Tina Turner, The Ronettes, The Byrds, Ray Charles, etc.; See here; DVD) (Shout! Factory)

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Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
Sebastian Bach “18 and Life on Skid Row” (Hardcover; Kindle) (Dey Street Books)
David Bowie “The Complete David Bowie (Revised and Updated 2016 Edition)” (Paperback; author: Nicholas Pegg; Kindle; Free Preview) (Titan Books)
Bob Dylan “Counting Down Bob Dylan: His 100 Finest Songs” (Paperback; author: Jim Beviglia) (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers)
Naomi Judd “River of Time: My Descent into Depression and How I Emerged with Hope” (Hardcover; co-author: Marcia Wilkie; Kindle) (Center Street)
Jenna Miles “The Beginner’s Guide to Vinyl: How to Build, Maintain, and Experience a Music Collection in Analog” (Paperback) (Adams Media)
Randy Newman “Maybe I’m Doing It Wrong: The Life and Times of Randy Newman” (Hardcover; authors: David & Caroline Stafford) (Overlook-Omnibus)

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