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New Releases: March 31, 2017

New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Trace Adkins “Something’s Going On” (first single: “Lit”; Hear here; MP3) (Wheelhouse)
Lydia Ainsworth (Toronto-based experimental-pop singer-composer) “Darling of the Afterglow” (first single: “The Road”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Arbutus)
British Sea Power “Let the Dancers Inherit the Party” (first single: “Bad Bohemian”; Hear here) (Golden Chariot)
Body Count “Bloodlust” (producer: Will Putney; new single: “Black Hoodie”; See here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (Century Media)
Rodney Crowell “Close Ties” (producers: Kim Buie, Jordan Lehning; guests: ex-wife Rosanne Cash, Sheryl Crow, John Paul White; first single: “It Ain’t Over Yet”; See here; NPR First Listen; Read here; Vinyl, with download card; MP3) (New West)
Dailey & Vincent “Patriots & Poets” (guests: Steve Martin, Doyle Lawson, TaRanda Greene, David Rawlings; Hear here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (Dreamlined Entertainment Group)
Dave Davies & Russ Davies (The Kinks guitarist and his son) “Open Road” (Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Red River Entertainment)
Demon Hunter “Outlive” (producer: Jeremiah Scott; first single: “Cold Winter Sun”; Hear here; Deluxe Edition; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Solid State)
Drake “More Life” (released digitally on March 18; producers: 40, Frank Dukes, Boi-1da, Murda Beatz, T-Minus, Nineteen85, Kanye West, etc.; guests: Kanye West, Young Thug, Giggs, Quavo, Travis Scott, 2 Chainz, PartyNextDoor; new single: “Passionfruit”; Hear here; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (OVO Sound / Young Money Entertainment / Cash Money / Republic)
Bob Dylan “Triplicate” (a triple album of covers, thematically titled and arranged: Disc 1, “‘Til the Sun Goes Down,” Disc 2, “Devil Dolls” and Disc 3, “Comin’ Home Late”; Hear/read here; NPR First Listen; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes; eBay; Merch) (Columbia)
Jackie Evancho “Two Hearts” (double album; producers: Dina Fanai, Heather Holley; first single: “Caruso”; Hear here; See here; MP3; Walmart-Exclusive CD, with three extra tracks; iTunes; On Tour) (Portrait / Sony Masterworks)
Richard Edwards (of Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s) “Lemon Cotton Candy Sunset” (producer: Rob Schnapf; first single: “Disappeared Planets”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl) (Joyful Noise Recordings)
Nelly Furtado “The Ride” (producer: John Congleton; first single: “Pipe Dreams”; Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3; Merch) (Nelstar Entertainment)
Goldfrapp “Silver Eye” (first single: “Anymore”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes; Merch) (Mute)
Hauschka (German pianist Volker Bertelmann) “What If” (Hear here; NPR First Listen; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (Temporary Residence)
Heavy Tiger (Stockholm trio) “Glitter” (producer: Rikard Löfgren; first single: “Devil May Care”; MP3) (Wild Kingdom)
Jamiroquai “Automaton” (the British band’s first album since 2010; producers: frontman Jay Kay, keyboardist Matt Johnson; first single: “Automaton”; Hear here; MP3; Merch) (Virgin)
The Knights (chamber orchestra from Brooklyn) “Golijov: Azul” (with Yo-Yo Ma; NPR First Listen; MP3; On Tour) (Warner Classics)
Dame Vera Lynn (who turns 100 on March 20) “Vera Lynn 100” (newly re-orchestrated versions of her songs alongside her original vocals, including a previously unreleased version of “Sailing” and duets with Alfie Boe, Alexander Armstrong, Aled Jones and the RAF Squadronaires; Hear here) (Decca)
Aimee Mann “Mental Illness” (NPR First Listen; Vinyl; MP3; Merch) (SuperEgo)
Mastodon “Emperor of Sand” (producer: Brendan O’Brien; first single: “Sultan’s Curse”; Hear here; MP3; On Tour; Merch) (Reprise)
The Mavericks “Brand New Day” (first single: “Brand New Day”; Hear here; MP3) (Mono Mundo Recordings)
Erin Mckeown “Mirrors Break Back” (six-song EP; Hear/read here; MP3; On Tour) (TVP)
MercyMe “Lifer” (Hear here; MP3; On Tour) (Fair Trade Services / Columbia)
Orchestra Baobab “Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng” (the iconic West Africa dance band’s first album in nearly a decade pays homage to one of its original vocalists, who died in November 2016; Hear here; NPR First Listen; MP3; iTunes; On Tour) (World Circuit)
Pile (Boston quartet) “A Hairshirt of Purpose” (first single: “Texas”; Hear here; MP3) (Exploding in Sound)
Saturn (Swedish heavy metal band) “Beyond Spectra” (first single: “Still Young”; See here; MP3) (Rise Above)
Stone Foundation “Street Rituals” (producer: Paul Weller; guests: Weller, William Bell, Bettye LaVette; first single: “Your Balloon Is Rising”; Hear here; MP3) (100%)
Sumo Cyco (Canadian punk metal band fronted by Skye Sweetnam) “Opus Mar” (producers: guitarist Matt Drake, James Loughrey; guest: Benji Webbe of Skindred; new single: “Move Mountains”; See here; MP3; On Tour) (Radio Ghost Music)
George Winston “Spring Carousel” (15 solo piano compositions, written by Winston while he was in recovery from a bone marrow transplant for Myelodysplastic Syndrome at City of Hope; proceeds will benefit cancer research; Hear here) (RCA)

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New Releases (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
As I May (Finnish metal band) “Speak No Evil” (Hear here) (As I May)
Freddie Gibbs “You Only Live 2wice” (producers: Aaron Bow, Sid “Speakerbomb” Miller, Teddy Walton, BADBADNOTGOOD, Kaytranada; first single: “Crushed Glass”; See here; iTunes; On Tour) (ESGN / Empire)
Tom Hickox “Monsters in the Deep” (Hear here) (Family Tree)
ÌFÉ (Puerto Rican band) “IIII+IIII” (Hear here; NPR First Listen; iTunes) (Discos Ifá)
Richard Lynch “Mending Fences” (producers: Edgel Groves, Randall Griffith; guest: Rhonda Vincent; first single: “Cut and Paste”; Hear here) (Fence Row, April 1)
Sheepy (Liverpool pop-punk band) “Alarm Bells” (producer: Jon Clayton; new single: “Home”; See here; CD, out April 14) (Blang, March 30)
Jon Stevens (lead singer of INXS from 2000-2003) “Starlight” (producer: Dave Stewart; first single: “Hold On”; See here; On Tour) (BMG Rights Management)
You’ll Never Get to Heaven (Canadian ambient-pop duo) “Images” (first single: “Images”; Hear here) (Yellow K)

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Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Joan Armatrading “Love and Affection: The Essential Joan Armatrading” (U.K. – Spectrum Audio)
Asleep At the Wheel “Ten / Western Standard Time / Keepin’ Me Up Nights / Live & Kickin'” (1987, 1988, 1990 and 1992 albums on two CDs; On Tour; Merch) (Floating World)
Leonard Bernstein “Leonard Bernstein – The Composer” (25 CDs in LP-sized special edition with book) (Sony Classical)
Big Country “Wonderland: The Essential Big Country” (U.K. – Spectrum Audio)
The Byrds “Live At The Fillmore February 1969” (Floating World)
Neil Diamond “Neil Diamond 50 – The 50th Anniversary Collection” (three-CD, 50-song collection spanning his entire career; Read here; On Tour; Merch) (UMC / CMG)
The Doors “The Doors (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)” (1967 album; three-CD set includes the original stereo mix, original mono mix, an LP-version of the mono mix, a March 1967 concert at The Matrix in San Francisco and a hardcover book; MP3; Merch) (Rhino)
50 Cent “Best of 50 Cent” (18 tracks; MP3) (Shady / Interscope)
Fleetwood Mac “Tango in the Night (Expanded Edition)” (1987 album; remastered, with a second CD of B-sides, demos, early versions, alternate versions, etc.; Deluxe Edition, featuring three CDs, one DVD and one LP; MP3; Merch) (Rhino / Warner)
Paul Kantner & The Windowpane Collective “Venusian Love Songs” (two-CD project that the late Jefferson Airplane founder began in 2011) (Floating World)
Phish “St. Louis ’93” (six-CD box set featuring two concerts at American Theater; On Tour; Merch) (JEMP)
Uriah Heep “Look at Yourself” (1971 album; two-CD deluxe edition, with 11 alternative mixes), “Demons and Wizards” (1972 album, featuring “Easy Livin'”; two-CD deluxe edition, with 13 alternative versions), “The Magician’s Birthday” (1972 album, featuring “Sweet Lorraine”; two-CD deluxe edition, with 15 alternative versions; all remastered; eBay; Merch) (BMG / Sanctuary)
Various artists “More From the Other Side of the Trax: Volt 45rpm Rarities 1960-1968” (24 songs; Track list) (U.K. – Kent / Ace)
Various artists “To Love Somebody: The Songs of the Bee Gees 1966-1970” (24 songs; Track list) (U.K. – Ace)
Various artists “Twelve Inch Seventies: Boogie Wonderland” (three CDs, 31 songs, featuring remixed hits from Evelyn “Champagne” King, Boney M, G.Q., Vicki Sue Robinson, The O’Jays, The Isley Brothers, Odyssey, etc.; Hear here) (U.K. – Crimson)
Various artists “Twelve Inch Seventies: More More More” (three CDs, 32 songs, featuring remixed hits from The Jacksons, Andre True Connetion, The Three Degrees, Earth, Wind & Fire, etc.; Hear here) (U.K. – Crimson)
The Vibrators “The Epic Years 1976-78” (four-CD box set includes BBC sessions; Read here) (Anagram / Cherry Red Punk)
Wiener Philharmoniker “Wiener Philharmoniker 175th Anniversary Edition” (44-CD, one-DVD box set) (Deutsche Grammophon)

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