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Published on December 7th, 2017 | by Gerry Galipault


New Releases: Dec. 8, 2017

New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Luke Bryan “What Makes You Country” (producers: Jeff Stevens, Jody Stevens; new single: “Light It Up”; Hear here;; Amazon UK; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Capitol Nashville)
Jim Brickman “A Joyful Christmas” (CD/DVD set; guests: Dick Van Dyke, Leslie Odom Jr., Jane Lynch, Russell Watson, Five for Fighting, Luke McMaster; See here;; Amazon UK; Download; On Tour) (BMG Rights Management)
Collective Soul “Collective Soul Live” (Hear here;; Amazon UK; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Suretone)
Michael Crimson (singer-guitarist) “Medusa” (new single: “Weeping Window”; Hear here;; Amazon UK; Download; iTunes) (GAIN Music Entertainment / Sony Music)
Alexandre Desplat “The Shape of Water (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (featuring Renée Fleming on “You’ll Never Know”; directed by Guillermo del Toro and written by del Toro and Vanessa Taylor; See here; Hardcover Book, out Feb. 27;; Amazon UK; Download; iTunes; In Theaters) (Decca)
Diablo Swing Orchestra (Swedish avant-metallers) “Pacifisticuffs” (Hear here;; Amazon UK; Download; eBay; Merch) (Candlelight / Spinefarm)
Danny Elfman, et al “Justice League (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (superhero film opens Nov. 17; Hear here;; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; In Theaters; Merch) (WaterTower Music)
Robert Finley (soul/blues singer) “Goin’ Platinum!” (co-written and produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach; guests: Duane Eddy, Preservation Hall horn players, keyboardist Bobby Woods, drummer Gene Chrisman; first single: “Medicine Woman”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Easy Eye Sound / Nonesuch)
Jake Gyllenhaal, Annaleigh Ashford, et al “Sunday in the Park with George (2017 Broadway Cast Recording)” (producer: Bart Migal; Hear here;; Amazon UK; Download) (Arts Music / Warner Music Group)
Keith Harkin (former Celtic Thunder member) “In the Round” (recorded and filmed in summer 2017 at Full Circle in Venice Beach, Calif.;; Amazon UK; Download; On Tour) (Blue Élan)
Walker Hayes “boom.” (guest: Nicolle Galyon; first single: “You Broke Up With Me”; Hear here;; Amazon UK; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Monument)
Jim James (My Morning Jacket frontman) “Tribute To 2” (featuring covers of songs by The Beach Boys, Sonny & Cher, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, etc.; Hear here;; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; see related reissue below) (ATO)
Brett Kissel (Canadian country singer-songwriter) “We Were That Song” (he won male artist of the year at the 2017 Canadian Country Music Awards; producers: Luke Wooten, Bart McKay, Kissel; guests: Charley Pride, Dave Mustaine; first single: “We Were That Song”; Hear here;; Amazon UK; On Tour) (BAK 2 BAK Entertainment / Warner Music Canada)
K. Michelle “KIMBERLY: The People I Used To Know” (guests: Chris Brown, Jeremih; Hear here;; Amazon UK; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Atlantic)
QTY “QTY” (producer: Suede guitarist Bernard Butler; Hear here;; Amazon UK; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Dirty Hit)
Shovels & Rope “Busted Jukebox Volume 2” (guests: Brandi Carlile, Rhett Miller, Hayes Carll, Nicole Atkins, John Moreland, Matthew Logan Vasquez, John Fullbright, Lera Lynn;; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (New West)
Strawbs “The Ferryman’s Curse” (their first album of new material in eight years; producer: Chris Tsangarides; Hear here;; Amazon UK; Download) (Esoteric Antenna / Cherry Red)
Barbra Streisand “Barbra: The Music … The Mem’ries … The Magic! (Live in Concert)” (recorded in Miami on the last stop of her 13-city 2016 tour; Hear here; Read here; Deluxe Edition, featuring the entire concert and all of her dialogue;; Amazon UK; Download; Digital Deluxe Edition; iTunes; eBay; Merch) (Columbia)
Chris Thile “Thanks for Listening” (new studio recordings of songs written for performance on “A Prairie Home Companion,” which he has hosted since October 2016; producer: Thomas Bartlett; guests: Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan, Gaby Moreno; first single: “Thank You, New York”; Hear here; Read here;; Amazon UK; Download; On Tour) (Nonesuch)
Various artists “The Greatest Showman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (movie musical about PT Barnum, directed by Michael Gracey, with original music from Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul; stars Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zendaya, Zac Efron and Rebecca Ferguson; See here;; Amazon UK; Download; In Theaters on Dec. 25) (Atlantic)
Wiki “No Mountains In Manhattan” (released digitally on Aug. 25; producers: Sporting Life, Tony Seltzer, Kaytranada, Earl Sweatshirt, Wiki; guests: Ghostface Killah, Lakutis, ACAB, Slicky Boy, Your Old Droog, etc.; Hear here;; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (XL Recordings)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Skrizzly Adams “Atlantic City” (four-song EP; Hear here) (Skrizzly Adams)
Belle and Sebastian “How To Solve Our Human Problems (Part 1)” (five-song EP; Part 2 will arrive Jan. 19 and Part 3 is due Feb. 16; the EP trilogy will be compiled for a CD and a limited edition vinyl box set later; Hear here; Vinyl; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Matador)
Alex Bloom (L.A. singer-songwriter) “Blue Room” (first single: “Sunrise”; Hear here; See here) (Alex Bloom)
Juicy J “Rubba Band Business: The Album” (guests: A$AP Rocky, Travis Scott, Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, etc.; Hear here; See here; Read here; CD, out Dec. 29) (Kemosabe / Columbia)
Kalu & The Electric Joint “Time Undone” (producer: Brett Orrison; first single: “Too Low To Get High”; See here; On Tour) (Spaceflight)
Mabel Greer’s Toyshop (a precursor to Yes) “The Secret” (guest: the late Peter Banks; See here; iTunes) (Hagger Bayley Music Limited)
Moderate Rebels (London post-psych collective) “The Sound of Security” (new single: “When the Costs Have No Value”; Hear here) (Everyday Life Recordings)
G Perico (South Central L.A. rapper) “2 Tha Left” (producers: Poly Boy, Polyester, Westside Webb, Cardo, etc.; guests: Curren$y, TeeCee4800, AD, Polyester, Nef The Pharaoh, Mozzy, etc.; new single: “Affiliated”; Hear here; iTunes) (So Way Out / Priority)
Neal Schon “Ave Maria EP” (four songs) (Neal Schon Music)
Statik Selektah (hip-hop producer/DJ) “8” (guests: G-Eazy, Wiz Khalifa, Run the Jewels, 2 Chainz, Action Bronson, Wale, Curren$y, Prodigy, B-Real, Everlast, etc.; new single: “Ain’t a Damn Thing Change”; Hear here; iTunes; On Tour) (Showoff / Duck Down)
Various artists “The Goldbergs Mixtape” (14 songs from the ABC hit series; See/read here; DVD; iTunes) (Madison Gate, Dec. 6)

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The Best Books of 2017 »

Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Pepper Adams “The Complete Albums Collection 1957-1961” (eight albums on four CDs;; Amazon UK) (Enlightenment)
Luther Allison “A Legend Never Dies: Essential Recordings 1976-1997” (11-disc box set, with an 88-page coffee table book;; Amazon UK) (Ruf)
Les Baxter “The Les Baxter Collection 1943-62” (four-CD, 107-song set;; Amazon UK) (Acrobat)
Beastie Boys “The In Sound from Way Out! [Vinyl]” (1996 compilation of instrumental music composed and performed by the trio;; Amazon UK), “To the 5 Boroughs [Vinyl]” (2004 album; double LP;; Amazon UK), “Hot Sauce Committee Part Two [Vinyl]” (2011 album; double LP;; Amazon UK; eBay; Merch) (Capitol / UMe)
Jeff Beck “Truth [Hybrid SACD]” (1968 album; remastered;; Amazon UK) (Audio Fidelity)
Debby Boone “You Light Up My Life (40th Anniversary Expanded Edition)” (1977 album; remastered, with 14 bonus tracks;; Amazon UK) (Real Gone Music)
Bing Crosby “New Tricks: 60th Anniversary Deluxe Edition” (1957 album; remastered, with 11 bonus tracks;; Amazon UK), “Among My Souvenirs: More Treasures from the Crosby Archive” (two CDs, 35 songs; Read here;; Amazon UK) (Bing Crosby Enterprises / UMe)
Deep Purple “inFinite (Gold Edition)” (2017 album, with “The inFinite Live Recordings, Vol. 1,” recorded at Hellfest 2017 in France; See here;; Amazon UK), “The inFinite Live Recordings, Vol. 1 [Vinyl]” (three-LP 180-gram gatefold edition;; Amazon UK; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (earMUSIC)
Victor de Sabata “Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon and Decca” (four-CD box set;; Amazon UK) (Deutsche Grammophon)
John Fogerty “Premonition” (1997 live album; remastered;; Amazon UK) (BMG Rights Management)
Georgia Gibbs “The Georgia Gibbs Collection 1946-58” (two CDs, 56 songs;; Amazon UK) (Acrobat)
Woody Herman “The Woody Herman Collection 1937-56” (two CDs, 44 songs;; Amazon UK) (Acrobat)
Jim James “Tribute To” (2009 EP; remastered, with one bonus track, a cover of “If Not For You”;; Amazon UK; Vinyl) (ATO)
Thad Jones “The Complete Albums Collection 1954-1959” (four CDs;; Amazon UK) (Enlightenment)
Johnny Mathis “The Voice of Romance: The Columbia Original Album Collection” (68-CD box set features 62 remastered albums, including the previously unreleased “I Love My Lady” with Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards, plus two discs containing 40 previously unreleased songs; Read here;; Amazon UK; eBay; On Tour) (Columbia / Legacy)
Roy Milton “The Roy Milton Collection 1945-61” (two CDs, 55 songs;; Amazon UK) (Acrobat)
Motion City Soundtrack “Even If It Kills Me (10th Anniversary Edition) [Vinyl]” (the original 2007 album, with a five-song acoustic EP, a Japanese bonus track, plus eight unreleased live tracks and demo;; Amazon UK; Download; iTunes; eBay; Merch) (Epitaph)
Jimmy Reed “Big Boss Man” (12-song best-of;; Amazon UK; Download) (Innovation 360)
The Searchers “Another Night: The Sire Recordings 1979-1981” (two CDs, 29 songs; Read here;; Amazon UK) (Omnivore Recordings)
Chip Taylor “Last Chance: The Warner Bros. Years” (three-disc set includes 1972’s “Last Chance,” 1974’s “Some of Us” and 1975’s “This Side of the Big River” and a DVD; Hear here; Amazon UK) (Train Wreck)
Hank Thompson “The Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys Collection 1946-62” (two CDs, 46 songs;; Amazon UK) (Acrobat)
Various artists “Christmas Songs” (three CDs, 57 songs, featuring David Bowie & Bing Crosby, David Essex, Andy Williams, Boney M, Destiny’s Child, Elvis Presley, Il Divo, Johnny Mathis, Perry Como, Whitney Houston, etc.; Track list; Hear here; Amazon UK) (Crimson / Demon Music Group)
Various artists “Harry Potter: Original Motion Picture Soundtracks I-V [Vinyl]” (10-LP picture disc box set;; Amazon UK; Filmography; eBay; Merch) (Rhino / Warner)
Various artists “That’ll Flat … Git It! Vol. 28: Rockabilly & Rock ‘n’ Roll From the Vaults of Warner Reprise” (30 songs; Track list;; Amazon UK) (Bear Family)
Jimmy Webb “Angel Heart: 35th Anniversary Expanded Edition” (1982 album; remastered;; Amazon UK) (Real Gone Music)

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DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label:
Count Basie “Count Basie At Carnegie Hall [DVD]” (March 20, 1981, concert featuring Sarah Vaughan, Tony Bennett, George Benson and Joe Williams; See here; Amazon UK) (S’More Entertainment)
Culture Club “Live At Wembley: World Tour 2016 [DVD + CD]” (Blu-ray + DVD + CD;; Amazon UK; Download; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Cleopatra)
Terry Kath “Chicago: The Terry Kath Experience [DVD]” (2017 documentary, directed by Kath’s daughter Michelle Kath Sinclair; See here; Blu-ray; (FilmRise)

More Upcoming DVD / Blu-ray Releases »

Next Week: Dec. 15, 2017

Oct. 27 / Nov. 3 / Nov. 10 / Nov. 17 / Nov. 24 / Dec. 1

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