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New Releases: Dec. 4, 2015

New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Babyface “Return of the Tender Lover” (his first solo studio album in seven years; guests: El DeBarge, After 7; first single: “We’ve Got Love”; Hear here; MP3) (Def Jam)
Coldplay “A Head Full of Dreams” (producers: Rik Simpson, Davide Rossi; guests: Beyoncé, Tove Lo, Noel Gallagher, etc.; first single: “Adventures of a Lifetime”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Parlophone / Atlantic)
Curren$y “Canal Street Confidential” (guests: Future, Floyd, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, K Camp, Ty Dolla $ign, August Alsina; See here; MP3) (Atlantic)
G-Eazy “When It’s Dark Out” (producers: G-Eazy, Christoph Andersson, Boi-1da, Southside, DJ Spinz, Kane Beatz, Remo; first single: “Me, Myself & I,” feat. Bebe Rexha; Hear here; See here; MP3) (BPG / RVG / RCA)
Jesse & Joy (Mexican brother and sister) “Un Besito Mas” (producers: Fraser T. Smith, Martin Terefe, Juan Luis Guerra, Jesse; guests: Alejandro Sanz, Tommy Torres, Juan Luis Guerra; first single: “Ecos de Amor”; See here; Read here; MP3) (Warner)
Tom Jones “Long Lost Suitcase” (released in the U.K. in mid-October; the third in a trilogy of all-covers albums in which he visits his musical roots; producer: Ethan Johns; guest: Imelda May; Hear here; MP3) (S-Curve)
Lil BUB (celebrity cat) “Science & Magic: A Soundtrack to the Universe” (full-length concept album written by a magical space cat; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Joyful Noise Recordings)
Mister Sir (Russian progressive post-hardcore trio) “Sleep” (producer: Anton Serov; guests: Anton Serov, Andrew Triphonov, Sergey Rokhmanyuk; first single: “Oh, The Payday!”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Sunset Recordings, Dec. 8)
Placebo “MTV Unplugged” (recorded on Aug. 19, 2015, in London; See here; Vinyl; MP3; DVD; Blu-ray) (UMe)
Punchline “Thrilled” (producer: Marc McClusky; Hear here; MP3) (InVogue)
Rick Ross “Black Market” (guests: Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, John Legend, CeeLo Green, Nas, Future, DJ Premier, Chris Brown; Hear here; MP3) (Def Jam)
Jonatan Sanchez “Mi Primera Vez” (Hear here; See here; MP3) (Sony U.S. Latin)
Troye Sivan “Blue Neighbourhood” (guests: Betty Who, Broods, Allday; new single: “Talk Me Down”; Hear here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (Capitol)
Daniel Taylor / The Trinity Choir “Four Thousand Winter” (Hear here) (Sony Classical)
Various artists “Chi-Raq (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (directed by Spike Lee and written by Lee and Kevin Willmott, distributed by Amazon Studios; featuring tracks by R. Kelly, Jennifer Hudson, Nick Cannon, Mali Music, etc.; opens in theaters in limited release on Dec. 4, with the film premiering on Amazon Instant Video shortly thereafter; See here; MP3) (RCA)
Various artists “Point Break (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (soundtrack to a new re-imagination of the 1991 cult classic film; music includes Dig the Kid’s “Still Breathing,” plus tracks by Steve Aoki with Headhunterz, Justin Young, MRKTS, SG Lewis, Genevieve and Andrew Watt; opens in theaters on Christmas Day; See here; MP3) (Alcon Sleeping Giant Music Group / Caroline)
Various artists “School of Rock – The Musical (Original Cast Recording)” (starring Alex Brightman; album features the songs in the stage production, as well as three songs from the 2003 film. All original songs are written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Glenn Slater; producers: Rob Cavallo, Lloyd Webber; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Warner)

More Releases for Dec. 4, 2015

New Releases (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Brothertiger (aka electronic musician/producer John Jagos) “Out of Touch” (third single: “Beyond the Infinite”; Hear here) (Brothertiger)
The Kooks “Hello, What’s Your Name?” (first single: “Creatures of Habit”; Hear here; Import CD) (Virgin)
Emily Kopp (Florida-based soul-rocker) “Making Sense Of” (four-song EP; first single: “Chasing Streetlights”; Hear here; See here) (E.G. Kopp Touring)
Christina Milian “4U” (four-song EP; guests: Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne; Hear here) (Milianheiress Music 2)
Twista “Livin’ Legend” (seven-track EP; guests: Jeremih, Fedarro; first single: “Models & Bottles”; Hear here) (Get Money Gang Entertainment)
Walk the Moon “Different Colors EP” (featuring two previously unreleased songs and two remixes by Lost Kings and The Griswolds; Hear here) (RCA)

More Digital Releases for Dec. 4, 2015

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Allman Brothers Band “Idlewild South (Deluxe Edition)” (1970 album; remastered, with 12 bonus live tracks, studio cuts and outtakes; three-CD, Blu-ray combo; Hear here; Read here) (Mercury / UMe)
Dave Brubeck “The Best of … 1952-1962” (four CDs) (Real Gone Jazz)
Glen Campbell “Love Songs” (RockBeat)
Johnny Cash “Man In Black: Live In Denmark 1971” (with guests June Carter Cash, The Carter Family, Carl Perkins, The Statler Brothers; See here; Read here; MP3) (Columbia / Legacy)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds “B-Sides and Rarities” (three CDs) (Mute)
The Choir of King’s College Cambridge / David Willcocks “The Complete Argo Recordings” (29-disc box set; Read here) (Decca)
Nat King Cole “Stardust: The Rare Television Performances” (two CDs, 35 songs; remastered by Mike Milchner; featuring songs from NBC’s “The Nat King Cole Show,” as well a 1963 appearance on Australian television; MP3) (Real Gone Music)
John Coltrane “The Best of … 1957-1962” (four CDs) (Real Gone Jazz)
Cream “The Singles 1967-1970” (vinyl box set contains 10 7-inch singles; Read here) (Polydor / UMe)
Dick Dale “Live on the Santa Monica Pier” (two-CD, 30-song set was recorded over two nights in the mid-1990s; MP3) (RockBeat)
Danny & The Juniors “Greatest Hits” (two CDs, 30 songs) (Not Now Music)
The Dictators “Go Girl Crazy! 40th Anniversary Remastered & Expanded Edition” (1975 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks) (Real Gone Music)
Europe “War of Kings (Special Edition)” (2015 album, with a bonus DVD of the group’s performance at Wacken Open Air Festival 2015; CD + DVD + Blu-ray + Photobook) (UDR)
Fleetwood Mac “Tusk (Expanded Edition)” (1979 album; remastered, with two additional CDs containing session outtakes, demos and remixes; Standard CD; Deluxe Edition, featuring five CDs, one DVD and one LP; MP3 Expanded Edition; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (Rhino / Warner)
Selena Gomez “Revival” (2015 album; four-disc box set, with a 32-page hard-cover album book, a poster, five image prints, etc.; Vinyl) (Interscope)
Gong “The Radio Gnome Invisible Trilogy” (four-CD box set, featuring “Flying Teapot,” “Angels Egg” and “You” and a bonus CD of rarities; Hear here; Vinyl) (BYG / Charly)
Grateful Dead “Dick’s Picks Vol. 3 Pembroke Pines, Florida 5/22/77” (two CDs, 16 tracks) (Real Gone Music)
Hardwell (Dutch big room house producer) “United We Are (Remixed)” (2015 album; Hear here) (Ultra)
Bobby Hart “The First Bobby Hart Solo Album” (1980 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks, 24-page booklet, unseen pics and exclusive interview; Hear here) (U.K. – 7A Records, Dec. 7)
King Crimson “Thrak (20th Anniversary Edition)” (1995 album; remastered, with a DVD-Audio featuring 5.1 Surround Sound and Hi-Res stereo mixes) (DGM)
King Curtis “The Complete Atco Singles” (three CDs, 66 songs) (Real Gone Music)
Johnny Marr “Adrenalin Baby – Johnny Marr Live” (recorded on his 2014 “Playland” tour; Vinyl; MP3) (New Voodoo)
Bette Midler “A Gift of Love” (18-song collection of love songs; MP3) (Rhino / Atlantic)
Charles Mingus “The Best of … 1954-1962” (four CDs) (Real Gone Jazz)
Nashville Cast “The Music of Nashville: Original Soundtrack Season 4 Volume 1” (Big Machine)
Neville Brothers “Neville-ization: Expanded Version” (1982 album; remastered, with a second disc featuring a 1985 concert in Germany) (RockBeat)
Roy Orbison “There Is Only One Roy Orbison” (1965 album; remixed and remastered), “The Orbison Way” (1966 album; remixed and remastered), “The Classic Roy Orbison” (1966 album; remixed and remastered), “Roy Orbison Sings Don Gibson” (1967 album; remixed and remastered), “Cry Softly Lonely One” (1967 album; remixed and remastered), “The Fastest Guitar Alive” (1967 soundtrack album; remixed and remastered), “Roy Orbison’s Many Moods” (1969 album; remixed and remastered), “One of the Lonely Ones” (previously unreleased 1969 album; remixed and remastered), “Hank Williams The Roy Orbison Way” (1970 album; remixed and remastered), “Big O” (1970 album, originally not released in the U.S.; remixed and remastered), “Roy Orbison Sings” (1972 album; remixed and remastered), “Milestones” (1973 album; remixed and remastered), “Roy Orbison: The M-G-M Years 1965-1973” (13-CD box set; MP3) (Roy Orbison)
Poco “Ghost Town / Inamorata” (1982, 1984 albums; remastered; Read here) (U.K. – BGO)
Lloyd Price “The Essential Recordings” (two CDs, 40 songs; Track list) (Primo / Proper Music)
Simple Minds “Once Upon a Time (30th Anniversary Edition)” (1985 album; remastered; two-CD deluxe edition, with a second disc of 12-inch versions, remixes, etc., along with “Don’t You [Forget About Me]”; Standard CD; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition; MP3 Super Deluxe Edition) (Virgin / UMe)
Jeremy Spencer “Jeremy Spencer (Expanded Edition)” (1970 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks) (Real Gone Music)
Bruce Springsteen “The Ties That Bind: The River Collection” (1980 album; remastered; 52 tracks on four CDs with unreleased material and four hours of never-before-seen video on three DVDs; Hear here; Read here; CD/Blu-ray box set; MP3) (Columbia / Legacy)
Them “The Complete Them 1964-1967” (three CDs, 69 songs; Read here; MP3) (Legacy Recordings)
Allen Toussaint “Life, Love and Faith / Southern Nights / Motion” (1972, 1973 and 1978 albums on two CDs; remastered; Read here) (U.K. – BGO)
Various artists “American Roots Music: Pre War Blues, Country & Folk” (box set) (RockBeat)
Various artists “The Birth of British Blues” (four-CD, 89-song box set, featuring Chris Barber, Ken Collyer, Lonnie Donegan, Cyril Davies, Alexis Korner, etc.; Read here) (Proper Box)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Classical” (three CDs, 57 songs; Track list) (U.K. – NOW!)
Bobby Vee “The Essential Recordings” (two CDs, 40 songs; Track list) (Primo / Proper Music)
Alan Vega, Alex Chilton, Ben Vaughn “Cubist Blues” (1996 album; remastered; includes download card for live show at Trans Musicales, France, Dec. 7th, 1996; Hear/read here; Vinyl) (Light In The Attic)

More Releases for Dec. 4, 2015

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Beach Boys “Beach Boys’ Party! Uncovered and Unplugged” (1965 album; remastered, with 69 more songs and dialog tracks culled from all of “Party!” recording sessions; Read here) (Capitol / UMe)
Kenny Burrell “Kenny Burrell + Swingin'” (1956, 1957 albums) (Classic Standard)
Graham Chapman (of Monty Python fame) “Spot the Loony” (rare live performance from April 15, 1988, at Sayles Hall, Brown University, Rhode Island; he died a year later; CD version out Feb. 12) (Right Recordings)
Ray Conniff “Christmas with Conniff” (1959 album) (Columbia / Legacy)
Sarah Connor “Ten Best” (Enterprise Music and Distribution, Dec. 7)
Dave & Sugar “Ten Best” (including “The Door Is Always Open,” “Tear Time” and “Golden Tears”) (Enterprise Music and Distribution, Dec. 7)
Eurogliders “Ten Best” (including “Heaven [Must Be There]” and “We Will Together”) (Enterprise Music and Distribution, Dec. 7)
Vince Guaraldi Trio “Vince Guaraldi Trio + A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing” (1956, 1957 albums) (Classic Standard)
Holly Knight “Ten Best” (including hits with Device and Spider) (Enterprise Music and Distribution, Dec. 7)
Greg Lake “Greg Lake” (his 1981 solo debut album) (Manticore)
The Louvin Brothers “The Louvin Brothers Collection 1949-62” (56 songs; CD version out Feb. 12) (Acrobat)
Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s “The Bride on the Boxcar: A Decade of Margot Rarities: 2004-2014” (five-LP box set, with unreleased album tracks, demos, bedroom recordings and alternate versions; Hear here; See here) (Joyful Noise Recordings)
Moon Martin “Ten Best” (including “Rolene”) (Enterprise Music and Distribution, Dec. 7)
Amos Milburn “The Best of the Aladdin Years 1946-57” (52 songs; CD version out Feb. 12) (Acrobat)
Mitch Miller “Christmas Sing-Along with Mitch” (1958 album) (Columbia / Legacy)
Van Morrison “Born to Sing: No Plan B” (2012 album), “The Essential Van Morrison” (38 songs) (Legacy Recordings)
New York Philharmonic / Leonard Bernstein “Roy Harris: Symphony No. 3 / William Schuman: Symphony No. 3” (recorded live in Avery Fisher Hall in December 1985; Hear here) (Deutsche Grammophon)
Amos Milburn “The Best of the Aladdin Years 1946-57” (52 songs; CD version out Feb. 12) (Acrobat)
Dolly Parton “The Collection” (10 complete albums) (RCA / Legacy)
Ben Pollack “The Ben Pollack Collection 1923-50” (49 songs; CD version out Feb. 12) (Fabulous)
Earnest Pugh “Hidden Treasures & Collaborations” (12 songs) (PMan Music)
Jo Stafford “The Jo Stafford Collection Vol. 1, 1939-62” (51 songs; Read here), “The Jo Stafford Collection Vol. 2, 1939-62” (52 songs) (Acrobat)
Various artists “Downton Abbey: The Ultimate Collection” (36 songs, featuring musical highlights from all six seasons; original music by John Lunn, with the Chamber Orchestra of London; CD version out Jan. 15) (Decca)
Various artists “The Hit Songs of Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller 1952-62” (58 songs) (Acrobat)
Various artists “Winter” (44-song label compilation, featuring Fleet Foxes, First Aid Kit, The Black Keys, Eels, Slow Club, etc.) (PIAS America)

More Digital Releases for Dec. 4, 2015

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label:
Dr. Maya Angelou, Vince Gill, Graham Nash, Joel Osteen, et al “I Hope You Dance: The Power and Spirit of Song [DVD]” (Virgil Films and Entertainment, Dec. 1)
Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, et al “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation 25th Anniversary [Blu-ray + DVD]” (1989 film) (Warner Home Video, Dec. 1)
Burl Ives, James Farentino, et al “The Bold Ones: The Lawyers: The Complete Series [DVD]” (eight discs) (Shout! Factory / Timeless Media, Dec. 1)
Robert Redford, Gene Hackman, et al “Downhill Racer (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]” (1969 film; Read here) (Criterion Collection, Dec. 1)
Amy Winehouse “Amy [DVD]” (2015 documentary film; Blu-ray) (Lionsgate, Dec. 1)
Various artists “TCM Greatest Classic Films: That’s Entertainment [DVD]” (Warner Home Video, Dec. 1)
Roger Waters “Roger Waters The Wall [DVD]” (from his sold-out 2010-2013 “The Wall Live” tour; producer: Nigel Godrich; Blu-ray; Vinyl; MP3; CD) (Columbia / Legacy, Dec. 1)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
Bob Dylan “Time Out of Mind: The Lives of Bob Dylan” (Paperback; author: Ian Bell) (Pegasus, Dec. 7)
Andrew S. Guthrie “Paul’s Records: How a Refugee from the Vietnam War Found Success Selling Vinyl on the Streets of Hong Kong” (Paperback) (Blacksmith Books, Dec. 7)
Herbie Hancock “Herbie Hancock: Possibilities” (Paperback; co-author: Lisa Dickey) (Penguin Books, Dec. 8)
Michael Hutchence “Michael In Pictures: A Celebration of the Life of Michael Hutchence 1960-1997” (Hardcover; author: Richard Simpkin) (New Holland Australia, Dec. 8)
Jim Morrison “Mr. Mojo: A Biography of Jim Morrison” (Paperback; author: Dylan Jones) (Bloomsbury USA, Dec. 8)
Jim West “The Sound of Phoenix: A History of Twang & Rockabilly in Arizona” (Paperback) (Arcadia Publishing, Dec. 8)
James Westbrook “An Illustrated History and Directory of Acoustic Guitars” (Paperback; subtitled “A Visual Guide to More Than 150 Guitars From the Early 16th Century Up to the Modern Day”) (Southwater, Dec. 7)

More Book Releases

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