New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Jason Becker“Triumphant Hearts” (guests: Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Neal Schon, Jake Shimabukuro, Steve Morse, Paul Gilbert, Joe Bonamassa, Uli Jon Roth, Richie Kotzen, etc.; first single: “Valley of Fire”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Music Theories)
Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, et al“Mary Poppins Returns (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (sequel to the 1964 classic opens Dec. 19; music by Marc Shaiman; See here; Download; iTunes; Fandango; Merch) (Walt Disney)
Coldplay“Live in Buenos Aires” (the band’s final concert of its A Head Full of Dreams Tour, on Nov. 15, 2017; See here; Amazon UK; Vinyl Box Set, three LPs, 180-gram gold vinyl, and two DVDs, featuring the concert film, “Live in São Paulo,” and new “A Head Full of Dreams” career-spanning documentary; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Atlantic / Parlophone)
LP“Heart to Mouth” (new single: “Recovery”; See here; Download; iTunes) (Vagrant / BMG)
John Mellencamp“Other People’s Stuff” (10-song set culled from albums, compilations, unearthed sessions and documentaries, plus a new version of “Eyes on the Prize”; first single: “Eyes on the Prize”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Republic)
Van Morrison“The Prophet Speaks” (14-song album includes eight covers and six new original songs; it’s his fourth album in the past 18 months; first single: “The Prophet Speaks”; Read here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay) (Caroline International)
Various artists“White Lace and Promises: The Songs of Paul Williams” (contributors: Cait Brennan, The Davenports, Cliff Hills, The Corner Laughers, Andrea Perry, etc.; Hear here)(Curry Cuts)
Brett Young“Ticket to L.A.” (guest: Gavin DeGraw; first single: “Here Tonight”; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour, with Thomas Rhett and Midland) (Big Machine)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Chris Carsaydi“Dance” (producer: Joseph Evert Sanchez; guests: Izzy, Young Pac; first single: “Dance”; Hear here) (Table, Dec. 9)
Jimmy Charles“Hard Way to Go” (producers: Paul David, Lawrence ” Boo ” Mitchell; first single: “I Am Not Alone”; Hear here) (Osprey Sky)
Falling Edge (Canadian progressive rock band)“FE3” (producer: Chris Rupert; first single: “Seventeen”; Hear here) (Falling Edge, Dec. 10)
Eddie Palmieri (multi-Grammy Award-winning pianist)“Mi Luz Mayor” (guests: Carlos Santana, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Herman Olivera; first single: “Sun Sun Babaé”; Hear here; iTunes; On Tour) (Uprising Music / Ropeadope)
Silent Servant (producer, DJ and art director Juan Mendez)“Shadows of Death and Desire” (new single: “Damage”; Hear here; CD, out Dec. 14) (Hospital Productions)
Paul van Dyk“Music Rescues Me” (guests: Plumb, Delta One, Steve Dekay, Project 8, Lostly, etc.; first single: “Music Rescues Me [PvD Club Mix]”; See here; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Vandit)

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Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Carpenters“Carpenters With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra” (Richard Carpenter conducted new orchestral arrangements and recorded at Abbey Road Studios; Hear here; Target-Exclusive CD, with one extra song; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; Merch) (A&M / UMe)
Cher“Believe [Vinyl]” (1998 album; released for the first time on vinyl; See here; eBay; Las Vegas Residency; Merch) (Warner)
Cold War Kids“Cold War Kids” (two-CD compilation of singles, rarities and unreleased tracks, circa 2005-2015; Vinyl; Download; eBay; On Tour) (Downtown)
Danny and the Juniors“The Complete Releases 1957-62” (two CDs, 35 songs; Download) (Acrobat)
Vanessa Daou“Zipless (Songs from the Works of Erica Jong) [Vinyl]” (1994 album; heavyweight 180-gram black vinyl LP, with download card, fold-out poster and lyric sheet insert; Hear here) (Daou / KID Recordings)
Marlene Dietrich“The Marlene Dietrich Collection 1930-62” (two CDs, 51 songs; Download) (Fabulous)
Aretha Franklin“Atlantic Records 1960s Collection [Vinyl]” (six-LP box set, featuring five studio albums plus and an LP of rare studio tracks; eBay) (Rhino / Atlantic)
The Bobby Fuller Four“Magic Touch: The Complete Mustang Singles Collection” (21 songs; See here; Read here; Amazon UK) (Now Sounds / Cherry Red)
Roy Hamilton“The Singles Collection 1954-62” (three CDs, 80 songs; Download) (Acrobat)
Harry James“The Hits Collection 1938-53” (three CDs, 71 songs; Download) (Acrobat)
Manic Street Preachers“This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours: 20 Year Collectors’ Edition” (1998 album; three-CD set includes the remastered original album, unheard demos, live rehearsal recordings, B-sides and remixes; See here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Epic / Legacy)
Paul McCartney / Wings“Wild Life (Special Edition)” (1971 album; remastered, with bonus home recordings, B-sides, single edits, alternate mixes, etc.; Hear here; Box Set, three CDs and one DVD, featuring acoustic home videos, rehearsals, etc.; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) , “Red Rose Speedway (Special Edition)” (1973 album; three-CD, two-DVD, one-Blu-ray box set featuring the remastered 1973 LP with a reconstructed version of their scrubbed double album, plus B-sides, alternate mixes and previously unreleased tracks; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (MPL / Capitol / UMe)
Marilyn Monroe“The Marilyn Monroe Collection 1949-62” (two CDs, 34 songs; Download) (Fabulous)
Morrissey“Low in High School (Deluxe Edition) [Vinyl]” (2017 album; with nine bonus tracks, including a new cover of The Pretenders hit, “Back on the Chain Gang”; See here; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (BMG Rights Management)
Simple Minds“Rejuvenation 2001-2014 [Vinyl]” (six-LP box set contains “Neon Lights,” “Cry,” “Black & White 050505,” “Graffiti Soul” and “Big Music,” all on colored 180-gram vinyl; See here; Amazon UK; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Demon)
Various artists“Come Join My Orchestra: The British Baroque Pop Sound 1967-1973” (three CDs, 80 songs; Read here)(Grapefuit / Cherry Red)
Various artists“Feelin’ Right Saturday Night: The Ric & Ron Anthology” (28-song collection celebrating the 60th anniversary of pioneering New Orleans R&B label Ric Records and its sister label Ron Records)(Craft Recordings)

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DVD / Blu-ray

The Go-Betweens“The Go-Betweens – Right Here [DVD]” (part memoir, part concert film, directed by Kriv Stenders; See here) (Cadiz Music)
Suggs (lead singer of Madness)“Suggs: My Life Story [DVD]” (indie film musical biopic directed by Julien Temple; See here) (Cadiz Music)

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Next Week: Dec. 14, 2018

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