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New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
August Burns Red “Death Below” (producers: Carson Slovak, Grant McFarland; guests: Spencer Chamberlain, Jesse Leach, Jason Richardson, JT Cavey; new single: “Ancestry”; See here; Sun Wave Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (SharpTone)
BABYMETAL “THE OTHER ONE” (each of the 10 songs on the concept album represent “a unique theme based on 10 separate parallel worlds that they have discovered,” according to the band; new single: “Divine Attack – Shingeki”; Vinyl; On Tour; Merch) » BUY NOW (Cooking Vinyl)
Eric Bibb “Ridin'” (producer: Glen Scott; guests: Taj Mahal, Harrison Kennedy, Jontavious Willis, Russell Malone, Amar Sundy, Habib Koité; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Repute Records / Stony Plain)
Luke Combs “Gettin’ Old” (two-CD, 18-song album; producers: Combs, Chip Matthews, Jonathan Singleton; new single: “Love You Anyway”; See here; Amazon-Exclusive Double Opaque White Vinyl; Cassette; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (River House Artists / Columbia)
Matt Corby “Everything’s Fine” (Australian singer-songwriter’s first album in five years; recorded at his Rainbow Valley Studios with Chris Collins; new single: “Big Smoke”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Communion)
Lana Del Rey “Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd” (her ninth studio album; producers: Mike Hermosa, Jack Antonoff, Drew Erickson, Zach Dawes, Benji; guests: Jon Batiste, Bleachers, Father John Misty, Judah Smith, Tommy Genesis, SYML; new single: “Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd”; Hear here; Read here; Target-Exclusive CD, with poster and alternate artwork; Vinyl; Amazon-Exclusive Light Pink Vinyl, with alternate cover; Target-Exclusive Dark Pink Vinyl, with poster and alternate artwork; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; Merch) » BUY NOW (Interscope)
Depeche Mode “Memento Mori” (their 15th album; producer: James Ford; new single: “Ghosts Again”; See here; Read here; Amazon-Exclusive Double Crystal Clear Vinyl; Download; On Tour; Merch) » BUY NOW (Columbia)
Fall Out Boy “So Much (for) Stardust” (new single: “Love From the Other Side”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Fueled by Ramen / Elektra)
Ellie Goulding “Higher Than Heaven” (producers: Greg Kurstin, Jessie Shatkin, Koz, Andrew Wells; new single: “Let It Die”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Interscope)
Sophie B. Hawkins “Free Myself” (her seventh album; new single: “Better Off Without You”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Lightyear)
Jimin “FACE” (six-song debut EP from the BTS member; Target-Exclusive CD, with postcard) » BUY NOW (BIGHIT MUSIC)
Katie Melua “Love & Money” (producer: Leo Abrahams; recorded at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios; new single: “Golden Record”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (BMG Rights Management)
Nickel Creek “Celebrants” (their first album since 2014; producer: Eric Valentine; guest: Mike Elizondo on bass; new single: “Strangers”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Repair Records / Thirty Tigers)
Carly Pearce “29: Written in Stone (Live From Music City)” (recorded at Marathon Music Works in Nashville; guests: Lee Brice, Ashley McBryde, The Isaacs, Matthew West, Jenee Fleenor; Hear here; Download; Apple Music; On Tour, with Blake Shelton) » BUY NOW (Big Machine)
The Reds, Pinks & Purples “The Town That Cursed Your Name” (new single: “The Town That Cursed Your Name”; Hear here; Seaglass Blue Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (Slumberland / Tough Love)
Billy Valentine and the Universal Truth “Billy Valentine and the Universal Truth” (producer: Bob Thiele Jr.; Hear here; Vinyl) » BUY NOW (Acid Jazz / Flying Dutchman)
Ally Venable “Real Gone” (producer: Tom Hambridge; guests: Buddy Guy, Joe Bonamassa; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Ruf)
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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
JakoJako (Berlin-based modular synthesist Sibel Koçer) “Verve” (four-song EP; new single: “Opak”; Hear here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Mute)
Darren Jessee “Central Bridge” (singer-songwriter co-wrote Ben Folds Five’s “Brick”; producer: Alan Weatherhead; new single: “Love and Thanks”; See here) » BUY NOW (Bar/None)
Danny Kuttner (Tel Aviv-based artist) “Purple” (eight-song EP; new single: “Chasing Myself”; See here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Kartel Music Group)
Alana Springsteen “TWENTY SOMETHING: Messing It Up” (six-song EP; new single: “you don’t deserve a country song”; See here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Columbia)

Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Whitney Houston “I Go to the Rock: The Gospel Music of Whitney Houston” (posthumous collection includes six previously unreleased tracks; Hear here; Read here; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Gaither Music Group)
Elton John “Honky Château 50th Anniversary” (1972 album, featuring “Rocket Man” and “Honky Cat”; two-CD set includes the original album, outtakes from the original session tapes, plus eight live recordings from the Royal Festival Hall show in 1972, where the tracks receive their live debut, and a 40-page booklet containing rare photos, memorabilia and interviews; Amazon UK; Double Vinyl; On Tour; Merch) » BUY NOW (Mercury / UMe)
The Kinks “The Journey Part 1” (two-CD, 36-track compilation celebrating the band’s 60th anniversary; Read here; Amazon UK; Double Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (BMG Rights Management)
New Musik “From A to B: The Sony Years” (four-CD box set, featuring three full albums, B-sides, single edits and remixes; Read here; Amazon UK) » BUY NOW (Lemon / Cherry Red)
Jessye Norman “Jessye Norman – The Unreleased Masters” (three-CD set, featuring six unreleased Philips recordings of works by Britten, Haydn, Berlioz, R. Strauss and Wagner; Hear here; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Decca)
Pink Floyd “The Dark Side of the Moon (50th Anniversary Deluxe Remaster)” (1973 album; box set contains two CDs and two LPs, both featuring “The Dark Side of the Moon – Live At Wembley Empire Pool, London, 1974,” plus two Blu-ray audio discs, one DVD audio, 160-page hardcover book, 76-page music book and replicas of two 7″ singles of “Money” and “Us and Them,” with B-sides; Amazon UK; Merch) » BUY NOW (Pink Floyd Records)
Peter Schilling “Coming Home: 40 Years of Major Tom” (four-CD box set; Amazon UK) » BUY NOW (Rhino / Warner)
Various artists “Dance Craze: The Best of British Ska … Live! (Deluxe Edition)” (soundtrack to the 1981 concert film; remastered and expanded to 42 tracks, with the original poster; Triple Vinyl, with the original poster) » BUY NOW (Chrysalis)
Various artists “The Greatest Soul/Funk & Disco 12″ Singles of the ’70s & ’80s” (four CDs, 42 songs; Track List; Read here; Amazon UK) » BUY NOW (Robinsongs / Cherry Red)

Next Week: March 31, 2023

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