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New Releases: Dec. 8, 2023

New Releases (CDs + Vinyl)

Bryan Adams “Into the Fire (Live at the Royal Albert Hall)” (three-CD, one-Blu-ray box set, featuring three nights of albums played in their entirety in 2022: “Cuts Like a Knife” [night 1], “Into the Fire” [night 2] and “Waking Up the Neighbours” [night 3]; See here; Vinyl, five-LP box set; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Badams Music Limited / BMG Rights Management
Atreyu “The Beautiful Dark of Life” (their ninth album combines their EPs “A Torch in the Dark,” “The Hope of a Spark” and “The Moment You Find Your Flame”; Glow-in-the-Dark Clear Vinyl; On Tour) Spinefarm
Tate McRae “Think Later” (Canadian pop star’s second album; producer: Ryan Tedder; new single: “greedy”; See here; Amazon UK; On Tour) RCA
Nicki Minaj “Pink Friday 2” (her fifth album and her first in five years; Electric Blue Vinyl) Young Money / Republic
Michael Nau “Accompany” (his fifth full-length album; producer: Adrien Olsen; new single: “Shapeshifting”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) Karma Chief / Colemine
Neil Young “Before + After” (new acoustic versions of old songs; Hear here; Vinyl; Download) Reprise

New Releases (Downloads)

Thomas Bartlett“Standards Vol. 1” (solo piano renditions of 12 songs; new single: “Tenderly”; Hear here; Vinyl) Modern Recordings / BMG Rights Management
Breeze“Sour Grapes” (Toronto post-punk group’s fourth album; producer: Josh Korody; new single: “Have You Suffered”; See here; Crushed Grape Vinyl; Apple Music) Hand Drawn Dracula
Dream Drop“Acne Superstar” (Gothenburg-based alt-metal band’s third album; new single: “Nudes”; See here) GAIN / Fifth Island Music
Bill Engvall“Here’s Your Sign It’s Finally Time My Last Show” (his last standup special; See here) Comedy Dynamics
IAMTHELIVING“Nebra Sky, Pt. 1” (London-born, Vancouver-based alt-R&B singer-songwriter’s seven-song EP; new single: “Make It Home Alive,” feat. Jake Isaac; Hear here; Apple Music) Nettwerk
Night Lovell“I HOPE YOU’RE HAPPY” (guests: Freddie Dredd, ZillaKami; new single: “FREAK”; See here) G59 Records
Kylie Minogue“Extensions (The Extended Mixes)” (22 songs; Hear here; Double Vinyl out Dec. 15; Apple Music) BMG Rights Management

Reissues (CDs + Vinyl)

Dan Hartman“It Hurts to Be in Love” (1981 album; remastered by Vic Anesini from the original master tapes, with two bonus tracks and new liner notes) Iconoclassic
Ink Spots“The Hits Collection 1939-1951” (two CDs, 48 songs) Acrobat
The Killers“Rebel Diamonds” (20-track best-of, including new single “Spirit”; See here; Double Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Island / UMe
Mott the Hoople“All the Young Dudes (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)” (1973 album, produced by David Bowie; five-disc box set includes two LPs, two CDs and a 12-inch single with rare “Unlocked Cars” version of “All the Young Dudes” and the U.K. B-side “One of the Boys,” plus a 72-page hardback book, etc.; See here; Double Orange Vinyl) Madfish Music
Various artists“Warren Haynes Presents: The Benefit Concert Volume 20” (three-CD, one-Blu-ray set featuring Haynes’ 30th annual Christmas Jam, held at U.S. Cellular Center in the guitarist’s hometown of Asheville, NC, in December 2018; guests: Dave Grohl, Grace Potter, Eric Church, Joe Bonamassa, Jim James, et al; Double Vinyl Sets, in four different colors) Provogue / Mascot Label Group
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