Categories: New releases

New Releases: March 20, 2020

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New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist:Title:Label:
Kelsea Ballerini“kelsea” (new single: “la”; See here; Vinyl; Urban Outfitters-Exclusive Opaque White Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Black River Entertainment)
Delta Rae (Nashville-based alt-Americana sextet)“The Light” (first single: “Take Me There”; Hear/read here; On Tour) (Delta Rae)
The Dirty Knobs (rock quartet led by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell)“Wreckless Abandon” (producers: Campbell, George Drakoulias; guests: Chris Stapleton, Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench; first single: “Wreckless Abandon”; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (BMG Rights Management)
Alex Dixon (grandson of blues legend Willie Dixon)“The Real McCoy” (first single: “Nothing New Under the Sun”; Hear/read here)(Dixon Landing)
Roger Eno and Brian Eno“Mixing Colours” (their first album together; first single: “Celeste”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) (Opal Music / Deutsche Grammophon)
Conan Gray (21-year-old pop singer-songwriter)“Kid Krow” (new single: “The Story”; See here; Vinyl; Urban Outfitters-Exclusive Cassette; Download; Apple Music) (Republic)
Alicia Keys“ALICIA” (new single: “Underdog”; See here; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (RCA)
Adam Lambert“Velvet” (new single: “Roses,” feat Nile Rodgers; Hear here; Read here; Target-Exclusive CD, with two photo cards; Download; Apple Music; On Tour, solo; On Tour, with Queen) (More Is More LLC / EMPIRE)
Gordon Lightfoot“Solo” (his first album of new material in more than 15 years features 10 rediscovered tracks that he re-recorded with just his guitar; first single: “Oh So Sweet”; Hear here; Read here; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Rhino)
Missing Persons featuring Dale Bozzio“Dreaming” (their first album in six years is a mixture of covers and original songs; producer: Adam Hamilton; Hear here; Vinyl) (Cleopatra)
Morrissey“I Am Not a Dog On a Chain” (producer: Joe Chiccarelli; first single: “Bobby, Don’t You Think They Know?,” feat. Thelma Houston; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; Merch) (BMG Rights Management)
Carla Olson“Have Harmony, Will Travel 2” (producer: Olson; guests: Timothy B. Schmit, Peter Noone, Terry Reid, Mare Winningham, Stephen McCarthy, Vince Melouney, etc., plus archival recordings with Percy Sledge and Gene Clark; Hear/read here) (Sunset Blvd.)
Sultans of String (Canadian quintet)“Refuge” (an album of collaborations with 30 musicians, many of whom fled their native lands for their safety and artistic freedom; guests: Iraqi violinist Imah Al Taha, Béla Fleck, Somali poet Ifrah Mansour, Iranian santur master Amir Amiri, etc.; Hear here; Download) (Sony / RED)
Tower of Power“Step Up” (first single: “Step Up”; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Artistry Music)
The Weeknd“After Hours” (new single: “After Hours”; Hear here; See here; Download; Apple Music; Merch) (XO / Republic)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist:Title:Label:
Eliza & The Delusionals (Aussie indie rock quartet)“A State of Living in an Objective Reality” (five-song EP; new single: “Pull Apart Heart”; Hear here; Apple Music; On Tour) (Cooking Vinyl)
Zebra Katz“LESS IS MOOR” (producers: Sega Bodega, Tony Quattro, Torus; guests: Shygirl, S. Ruston; new single: “ISH”; Hear here; Apple Music) (BMG Rights Management)
Sea Wolf (aka Alex Brown Church)“Through a Dark Wood” (his first album in six years; first single: “Fear of Failure”; See here; Vinyl; Apple Music) (Dangerbird)

Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist:Title:Label:
Def Leppard“The Early Years 79-81” (five-CD box set includes the band’s first two albums, 1980’s “On Through the Night” and 1981’s “High ‘N’ Dry,” both remastered, along with B-sides, rarities, Radio One sessions, “Live From Reading” and a previously unreleased Oxford show from 1980; Download; Apple Music; Target; On Tour this summer with Mötley Crüe, Poison and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts; Merch) (Mercury / UMe)
The Primitives“Bloom! The Full Story 1985-1992” (five-CD clamshell set, including albums, B-sides, cover versions, demos, BBC sessions and live recordings; Read here; Amazon UK; On Tour) (Cherry Red)
Sister Sledge“Thinking of You: The Atco / Cotillion / Atlantic Recordings (1973-1985)” (six-CD, 97-track box set containing eight full albums, bonus tracks and remixes; Read here; Amazon UK) (SoulMusic / Cherry Red)

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