New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
David Bowie “★” (his 25th album, pronounced “Blackstar,” will be released on his 69th birthday; first single: “Blackstar”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Columbia)
The Grascals “and then there’s this …” (Hear here; MP3) (Mountain Home Music Company)
Janine Jansen (Dutch classical violinist) “Brahms Bartok 1” (recorded with Antonio Pappano, the Orchestra dell Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and the London Symphony Orchestra; Hear here; MP3) (Decca)
Jan Lisiecki (20-year-old Canadian pianist) “Schumann” (recorded with Antonio Pappano and Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Deutsche Grammophon)
Bob Margolin “My Road” (producer: Michael Freeman; Hear here; MP3) (Steady Rollin’ / VizzTone Label Group)
Villagers “Where Have You Been All My Life?” (producer: Richard Woodcraft; first single: “Memoir”; Hear here; MP3) (Domino)

More Releases for Jan. 8, 2016

New Releases (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Kristina DeBarge (daughter of James DeBarge) “Thinkin Out Loud” (producer: Adonis Shropshire; guests: Problem, Iamsu!; Hear here) (Krissy D Ent. / Beatstreet Inc., Jan. 7)
Harvest Thieves (Austin folk-rock band) “Rival” (first single: “Bob Dylan’s 78th Hangover”; Hear here) (Holy Mountain Sounds)
Sacha Korn (Neue Deutsche Härte musician) “Feuer” (Terence Trent D’Arby’s brother Daren D’Arby sings on several tracks; Hear here; See here) (Sacha Korn)
Robby Johnson “Don’t Look Back” (producer: James Stroud; guest: Vince Gill; first single: “Hate Me Tonight”; Hear here) (Contrast Music)
Gary Lucas & Jann Klose “Stereopticon” (producers: Dr. Tre [Lucas, Klose, Dan Beck]; See here) (Cosmic Trigger / The Orchard)
Maybe Frank (Manchester, U.K.-based acoustic duo) “Closer” (five-song EP; first single: “Semaphore”; Hear here; See here) (Maybe Frank, Jan. 9)
Van Norden with Aubrey Richmond “The Space Between” (Hear here; See here) (Gate 5 Media Ltd., Jan. 10)
Puff Daddy & The Family “MMM” (“Money Making Mitch,” a free mixtape, was first released on Dec. 18, 2015, originally in an edited form; guests: Big Sean, Travis Scott, Ty Dolla $ign, Wiz Khalifa, French Montana, Future, Jadakiss, Styles P, etc.; Hear here) (Bad Boy / Epic)
Patti Rothberg “Ulterior Motives” (producer: Lyle Puente; first single: “Hollywood Ending”; Hear here; See here) (Double On Tundra)

More Digital Releases for Jan. 8, 2016

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Tommy Bolin “The Ultimate: Redux” (three-CD, 31-song box set; newly remastered by Joe Reagoso) (Friday Music)
Candlebox “Lucy” (1995 album; remastered) (Friday Music)
The Everly Brothers “Walk Right Back: The Singles Collection 1956-1962” (two CDs, 52 songs) (Jasmine)
Adam Faith “What Do You Want? The Singles Collection 1958-1962” (36 songs) (Jasmine)
Emil Gilels “The Complete Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon” (24-CD box set) (Deutsche Grammophon)
The Law (feat. Paul Rodgers and Kenney Jones) “The Law” (1991 album; remastered, with one bonus track, “That’s When You Fall In Love”) (Friday Music)
The Mamas & the Papas “The Complete Singles: 50th Anniversary Collection” (two CDs, 52 songs, featuring group and solo hits) (Real Gone Music)
Jimmy Martin “Good ‘N’ Country & Country Music Time” (two 1960s albums on one CD; remastered) (Jasmine)
The Monkees “Changes: The Deluxe Edition” (1970 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks) (Friday Music)
Alexander O’Neal “Complete Single Collection” (Tabu)
Sviatoslav Richter “Richter: The 100th Anniversary Edition” (50-CD box set) (Melodiya)
Benjamin Schmid “Johann Sebastian Bach: Complete Works for Violin” (five-CD box set) (Oehms Classics)
Irmin Schmidt (a founding member of Can) “Electro Violet” (a 12-CD box set of the avant-garde composer’s solo works; Hear here) (Mute / Spoon)
Helen Shapiro “You Don’t Know: All the Hits 1961-1962” (30 songs) (Jasmine)
S.O.S. Band “Complete Single Collection” (Tabu)
J.D. Souther “John David Souther” (1971 album; remastered, with seven bonus tracks; Read here) (Omnivore Recordings)
John Williams “Star Wars: The Ultimate Soundtrack Collection” (10-CD, one-DVD box set; Vinyl; MP3) (Sony Classical)

More Releases for Jan. 8, 2016

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Slaid Cleaves “No Angel Knows” (1997 album) (Rounder)
Duke Ellington “Duke Ellington” (18-song compilation) (Lucas RecordsDigital)
Ella Fitzgerald “Ella Fitzgerald” (12-song compilation) (Lucas RecordsDigital)
Isaac Hayes “Isaac Hayes: Live At The Sahara Tahoe” (1986 album) (Stax)
The Kennedys “Angel Fire” (1998 album) (Rounder)
B.B. King “Live At The Regal” (1964 album) (Lucas RecordsDigital)
Patty Larkin “Step Into the Light” (1985 album) (Rounder)
Pure Prairie League “If the Shoe Fits” (1976 album), “Live! Takin’ the Stage” (1977 album), “Can’t’ Hold Back” (1979 album) (RCA / Legacy)
Various artists “Dim Mak Greatest Hits 2015” (32 tracks) (Dim Mak)

More Digital Releases for Jan. 8, 2016

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist(s)/cast: Title: Studio:
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, et al “The Walk [DVD]” (2015 film; Blu-ray; 3D Blu-ray) (Sony Pictures)
Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Danny DeVito, et al “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Complete Season 10 [DVD]” (two discs) (20th Century Fox)
Idris Elba, Rose Leslie, Laura Haddock, et al “Luther: Season 4 [DVD]” (one disc) (BBC Home Entertainment)
Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams, et al “True Detective: The Complete Second Season [DVD]” (three discs; Blu-ray) (HBO Studios)
David Walliams, Jessica Raine, et al “Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime [DVD]” (two discs; Blu-ray) (Acorn Media)
Scott Wolf, Mathew Fox, Neve Campbell, et al “Party of Five: The Complete Series [DVD]” (all 142 episodes on 24 discs) (Mill Creek Entertainment)

Complete List of Upcoming DVD / Blu-ray Releases

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
David Bowie “Psychedelic Suburbia: David Bowie and the Beckenham Arts Lab” (Paperback; author: Mary Finnigan) (Jorvik Press)
Sarah Hill “San Francisco and the Long 60s” (Paperback) (Bloomsbury Academic)
Sylvia Massey “Recording Unhinged: Creative and Unconventional Music Recording Techniques” (Paperback) (Hal Leonard)
Coreen Sheehan and Anika Paris “Five Star Music Makeover: The Independent Artist’s Guide for Singers, Songwriters, Bands, Producers, and Self-Publishers” (Paperback) (Hal Leonard)
Lindsey Stirling “The Only Pirate at the Party” (Hardcover; co-author: Brooke S. Passey) (Gallery Books)
Amy Winehouse “Loving Amy: A Mother’s Story” (Hardcover; author: Janis Winehouse) (Thomas Dunne Books)

More Book Releases

Next week: Jan. 15, 2016

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