New releases

Published on February 7th, 2019 | by Gerry Galipault

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New Releases: Feb. 8, 2019

New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Michael Bolton “A Symphony of Hits” (a collection of his greatest hits newly recorded with a symphony orchestra; Hear here; Download; iTunes) (Montaigne / eOne Music)
Busted “Half Way There” (producer: Gil Norton; Vinyl; On Tour) (East West)
Michael Chapman “True North” (producer: Steve Gunn; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Paradise of Bachelors)
Jeremy Denk “c.1300-c.2000” (the pianist’s double album covers 700 years of music from 24 different composers, from Guillaume de Machaut to György Ligeti; See here; NPR First Listen; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Nonesuch)
Galactic “Already Ready Already” (guests: Princess Shaw, Miss Charm Taylor, David Shaw, Nahkom Boyfriend, Erica Falls; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Tchoup-zilla / Thirty Tigers)
Ariana Grande “thank u, next” (producers: Tommy Brown, Charles Anderson, Michael Foster, Max Martin, “Pop” Wansel, Happy Perez; See here; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Republic)
HEALTH (L.A. industrial noise-rock group) “Vol. 4 :: Slaves of Fear” (first single: “Slaves of Fear”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Loma Vista Recordings / Concord)
LCD Soundsystem “Electric Lady Sessions [Vinyl]” (recorded live at New York’s famous Electric Lady Studios; Hear here; Download; iTunes) (DFA / Columbia)
The Lemonheads “Varshons II” (all-covers album; producer: Matthew Cullen; first single: “Can’t Forget”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay) (Fire)
Cass McCombs “Tip of the Sphere” (first single: “Sleeping Volcanoes”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Vinyl; Deluxe Vinyl Edition; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (ANTI- / Epitaph)
Mercury Rev “Bobbie Gentry’s The Delta Sweete Revisited” (a complete cover of the 1968 album; guests: Norah Jones, Hope Sandoval, Rachel Goswell, Vashti Bunyan, Beth Orton, Marissa Nadler, Lucinda Williams, Margo Price, etc.; first single: “Sermon”; Hear here; NPR’s All Songs Considered; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Partisan)
Bob Mould “Sunshine Rock” (first single: “Sunshine Rock”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Merge)
Panda Bear (Animal Collective founding member Noah Lennox) “Buoys” (producers: Lennox, Rusty Santos; first single: “Dolphin”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Domino)
Jessica Pratt “Quiet Signs” (first single: “This Time Around”; NPR First Listen; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Mexican Summer)
Mavis Staples “Live in London” (recorded at the Union Chapel; first single: “No Time For Cryin'”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (ANTI- / Epitaph)
AJ Tracey (London rapper) “AJ Tracey” (first single: “Doing It”; Hear here; Download; iTunes) (AJ Tracey)
Various artists “Music Inspired by the Film Roma” (the drama, which began streaming on Netflix in December 2018, received 10 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Foreign Language Film; Hear here; NPR First Listen; See here; Download; iTunes) (Columbia)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
C.J. Boyd “Kin Ships” (concept album contains 51 songs, each one recorded in a different sate, and features 186 guest musicians; Hear here) (Joyful Noise Recordings)
Analea Brown “Queendom” (guests: Junyer King, Dada Yute; first single: “Turn Up”; See here; iTunes) (Mensch House)
Downfall of Gaia “Ethic of Radical Finitude” (first single: “As Our Bones Break to the Dance”; Hear here; iTunes) (Metal Blade)
Ed Drewett (singer-songwriter, who wrote One Direction’s “Best Song Ever” and “History”) “Ten” (first single: “The Unfortunate Gent”; iTunes) (Pickle Music / Universal)
Radiant Baby (Montreal electro-pop artist Felix Mongeon) “Restless” (new single: “Firecracker”; Hear here; iTunes) (Lisbon Lux)
Jason Ringenberg “Stand Tall” (Hear here; On Tour) (Courageous Chicken Entertainment)

More Digital Releases for Feb. 8, 2019 »

Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
John Anderson “40 Years and Still Swingin'” (two-CD, 40-song compilation; Hear here; On Tour, with Blake Shelton) (Bayou Boys Music Group)
Dave Brubeck “Seven Classic Albums” (four-CD set of complete remastered albums from the 1960s; Hear here; eBay; Merch) (Enlightenment)
Alex Chilton “From Memphis To New Orleans” (collection of tracks from his hard-to-find 1980s albums “Feudalist Tarts,” “No Sex,” “High Priest” and “Blacklist”; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) , “Songs From Robin Hood Lane” (his 1990s-era interpretations of mostly jazz standards he first heard as a child in a Memphis suburb, when his family lived on Robin Hood Lane; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Bar/None)
The Farm “All Together Now That’s What I Call
The Farm”
(CD + DVD compilation; See here; Track list)
(Secret)
Andrew Gold “The Essential Collection” (two CDs, 35 songs, featuring “Lonely Boy,” “Thank You For Being a Friend,” “Never Let Her Slip Away,” “Right Between the Eyes,” etc.; See here) (Music Club Deluxe)
Laura Nyro “Spread Your Wings and Fly: Live at the Fillmore East, May 30, 1971” (recorded in 1971 but not released until 2004; Hear here) (Retroworld)
Prince “Musicology” (2004 album; remastered; See here; Vinyl), “3121” (2006 album; remastered; See here; Vinyl), “Planet Earth” (2007 album; remastered; See here; Vinyl; eBay; Merch) (NPG / Columbia / Legacy)
Jimmy Smith “The Classic Verve Albums Collection” (eight albums on four CDs; remastered) (Enlightenment)
Robin Trower “The Studio Albums 1973-1983” (10-CD box set; Amazon UK; eBay; On Tour) (Chrysalis)

More Releases for Feb. 8, 2019 »

Reissues (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Metronomy “Nights Out (10th Anniversary Edition)” (2008 album; with nine bonus tracks; Hear here; Vinyl; On Tour) (Because Music)

More Digital Releases for Feb. 8, 2019 »

Next Week: Feb. 15, 2019

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Gerry Galipault debuted Pause & Play online in October 1997. Since then, it has become the definitive place for CD-release dates — with a worldwide audience.



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