Because December is the slowest time of year for album releases and reissues, we are combining New Music Fridays for Dec. 9, 16, 23 and 30 onto one page. Visit our Amazon Storefront for holiday gift ideas.

New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, Idina Menzel, et al “Disenchanted (Original Soundtrack)” (Trailer; Download released on Nov. 18) » BUY NOW (Walt Disney, Dec. 9)
Cerrone “Cerrone by Cerrone” (Cerrone hits reworked and mixed by Cerrone to celebrate his 50th year in music; guests: Dimitri From Paris, The Reflex, Mercer, Joey Negro, Brendan Reilly; Double Blue Vinyl) » BUY NOW (Because Music, Dec. 9)
Jimmy Cliff “Refugees” (his first album in 10 years; guests: Dwight Richards, Cliff’s daughter Lilty Cliff, Wyclef Jean; Download released on Aug. 12) » BUY NOW (UMe, Dec. 9)
David Crosby & The Lighthouse Band “Live at the Capitol Theatre” (CD + DVD; recorded at the Port Chester, NY, venue in 2018; See/Read here; Download) » BUY NOW (BMG Rights Management, Dec. 9)
††† (Crosses) “PERMANENT.RADIANT” (side project of Deftones frontman Chino Moreno and multi-instrumentalist and producer Shaun Lopez, their first new music together in nearly a decade; six-song EP; first single: “Vivien”; See here; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Warner, Dec. 9)
Hugh Jackman, Sutton Foster, et al “The Music Man (The 2022 Broadway Cast Recording)” (Download released on Sept. 23) » BUY NOW (MM Recordings, Dec. 9)
Journey “Live in Concert at Lollapalooza” (July 31, 2021, performance in Chicago, originally streamed live on Hulu; See here; Triple Vinyl; Blu-ray; Download; Apple Music; On Tour, with Toto; Merch) » BUY NOW (Frontiers Music s.r.l., Dec. 9)
Mount Westmore (Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Too $hort, and E-40) “SNOOP CUBE 40 $HORT” (new single: “Too Big”; See here; Download) » BUY NOW (Mount Westmore / MNRK Music Group, Dec. 9)
Weezer “SZNZ: Winter” (seven-song EP is the final installment of the band’s 2022 SZNZ Project; See here; Download; On Tour; Merch) » BUY NOW (Crush Music / Atlantic, Dec. 23)
John Williams “The Fabelmans (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (Steven Spielberg-directed and co-written film opened on Nov. 11; Trailer; Download; Fandango) » BUY NOW (Sony Classical, Dec. 16)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Ab-Soul “HERBERT” (his first full-length album since 2016; new single: “Gang’Nem”; See here; Read here) » BUY NOW (Top Dawg Entertainment / RCA, Dec. 16)
Luke De-Sciscio “If one thing were different, nothing would be the same” (Hear here) » BUY NOW (Folk Boy, Dec. 16)
Engelbert Humperdinck “All About Love” (five-song covers EP; new single: “How Can You Bend a Broken Heart”; Hear here) » BUY NOW (OK!Good Records, Dec. 9)
SZA “S.O.S.” (her first album since 2017’s “Ctrl”; producers: Carter Lang, Loshendrix, Nascent, Robert Bisel, ThankGod4Cody, Dylan Patrice, Darkchild, Freaky Rob; guests: Phoebe Bridgers, Don Toliver, Travis Scott, Ol’ Dirty Bastard; new single: “Shirt”; See here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Top Dawg Entertainment / RCA, Dec. 9)

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Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Alabama Shakes “Boys & Girls (10 Year Anniversary Edition)” (2012 debut album, featuring the Grammy-nominated “Hold On”; with a bonus live set recorded for KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” from January 2012; Cloudy Clear Vinyl; Amazon-Exclusive Silver & Black Splatter Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (ATO, Dec. 9)
The Allman Brothers Band “Syria Mosque: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania January 17, 1971” (eight songs; Download) » BUY NOW (Allman Brothers Band Recording Company, Dec. 16)
Fred Astaire “All the Hits and More: The Singles Collection 1923-42” (three-CD, 75-track set includes release on the HMV, Columbia, Victor, Brunswick and Decca labels) » BUY NOW (Acrobat, Dec. 9)
Donald Byrd “Live: Cookin’ with Blue Note at Montreux” (unreleased July 5, 1973 performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival; Hear here; Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (Blue Note / UMe, Dec. 9)
Cheap Trick “Live at the Whisky 1977” (four-CD box set featuring complete shows recorded at the L.A. venue that summer; Read here; Merch) » BUY NOW (Real Gone Music, Dec. 16)
Culture Club “Japanese Singles Collection: Greatest Hits” (CD + DVD; Amazon UK; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Universal Japan, Dec. 23)
Echo & The Bunnymen “Evergreen (25 Year Anniversary Edition)” (1997 album; remastered and expanded, featuring B-sides, live and acoustic sessions and previously unreleased versions across 33 tracks; White Vinyl; Amazon UK) » BUY NOW (London, Dec. 9)
Halestorm “Back From the Dead (Deluxe Edition)” (2022 album; with seven bonus tracks; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Atlantic, Dec. 16)
Kansas “Another Fork in the Road: 50 Years of Kansas” (three-CD, 39-track career-spanning box set) » BUY NOW (InsideOutMusic, Dec. 16)
Little River Band “Ultimate Hits” (two CDs, 25 songs) » BUY NOW, “Masterpieces” (two-CD, 26-track collection of fan favorites; Triple Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (Capitol, Dec. 9)
Spice Girls “Spiceworld 25 (Deluxe Edition)” (1997 album, featuring “Spice Up Your Life”; two-CD set, with 15 bonus tracks, including “Step to Me [7″ Mix],” B-sides, live versions, five remixes and a 15-minute “Spice Girls Party Mix”; See here; Read here; Picture Disc; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; Merch) » BUY NOW (Virgin / UMe, Dec. 16)
Van Stephenson “China Girl (Deluxe Edition)” (1981 album, featuring “You’ve Got a Good Love Coming”; remastered, with four unreleased demos, and 15 previously unreleased on a second CD) » BUY NOW, “Van’s Versions” (two-CD, 41-track compilation of songs written or co-written by Stephenson and previously recorded and released elsewhere) » BUY NOW (Melodic Rock Classic, Dec. 16)
Various artists “George Martin – A Painter in Sound: Pre-Beatles Productions and Classical Influences” (four-CD, 76-song box set; Read here; Amazon UK) » BUY NOW (El Records / Cherry Red, Dec. 16)
Frank Zappa “Waka/Wazoo” (four-CD, one-Blu-ray box set featuring the 1972 concept albums “Waka/Jawaka” and “The Grand Wazoo,” with outtakes and oddities and a December 1972 live show from Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco, plus unreleased George Duke demos) » BUY NOW (Zappa Records, Dec. 16)

Next Week: Jan. 6, 2023

Oct. 28 | Nov. 4 | Nov. 11 | Nov. 18 | Nov. 25 | Dec. 2

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