Categories: New releases

New Releases: Nov. 1, 2019

New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Jon Batiste (bandleader on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”) “Chronology of a Dream: Live At The Village Vanguard” (recorded in the fall of 2018, this is a companion piece to the August release of “Anatomy of Angels: Live at the Village Vanguard”; new single: “SOULFUL,” a tribute to Roy Hargrove; Hear here; Download) (Verve)
Black Stone Cherry “Black to Blues, Vol. 2” (six-song EP; See here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Mascot / Mascot Label Group)
Black Violin (classical-meets-hip-hop duo) “Take the Stairs” (first single: “Showoff”; See here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Di Versatile Music Group)
Apollo Brown “Sincerely, Detroit” (producer: Brown; guests: Royce Da 5’9″, Crown Nation, Black Milk, Trick Trick, Elzhi, Slum Village, etc.; new single: “God Help Me”; Vinyl; Download) (Mello Music Group)
Rocky Burnette “Rock Solid” (two-CD set includes a new studio album and a previously unreleased NYC concert from 1981) (Sunset Blvd.)
Chris Catalena “Chris Catalena” (producer: Kyle Mullarky; first single: “Little Thread”; See here) (Spaceflight)
Cold War Kids “New Age Norms 1” (first volume of a three-album trilogy; producer: Lars Stalfors; new single: “Waiting For Your Love”; See here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (CWKTWO / AWAL)
Fire From the Gods “American Sun” (recorded, engineered and mixed by Erik Ron; guests: P.O.D.; new single: “Make You Feel It”; See here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour, with Five Finger Death Punch, Three Days Grace and Bad Wolves) (Eleven Seven Music / Rise)
Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra “I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This” (guests: Fiona Apple, Sharon Van Etten, Gregory Porter, Inara George, Anna Calvi, Gina Saputo; first single: “Let’s Face the Music and Dance”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download) (Eleven Seven Music / Rise)
Travis Greene “Broken Record” (guests: Steffany Gretzinger, D’Nar Young, Taylor Poole, Trinity Anderson; new single: “Good & Loved”; See here; Download; On Tour) (RCA Inspiration)
Hootie & the Blowfish “Imperfect Circle” (their first album together in more than a decade; producers: Frank Rogers, Jeff Trott; first single: “Rollin'”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour; Merch) (Capitol Nashville)
Miranda Lambert “Wildcard” (producer: Jay Joyce; guest: Maren Morris; new single: “Bluebird”; Hear here; Download; Merch) (Vanner / RCA Nashville)
Jeff Lynne’s ELO “From Out of Nowhere” (first single: “From Out of Nowhere”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour; Merch) (Columbia)
Josh Rouse “The Holiday Sounds of Josh Rouse” (first single: “Mediterranean X-Mas”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download) (Yep Roc)
Signe Marie Rustad (Norwegian-American folk singer-songwriter) “When Words Flew Freely” (producer: Kenneth Ishak; first single: “Die With Your Boots On”; Hear/read here; Vinyl; Download) (Die With Your Boots On)
Various artists “Hadestown (Original Broadway Cast Recording)” (40 songs; Anaïs Mitchell wrote the book, score and lyrics for the musical; producers: David Lai, Todd Sicakfoose; See/read here; Vinyl, out Nov. 29; Download, released on July 26; On Broadway) (Sing It Again)
Various artists “Jay & Silent Bob Reboot (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (26-track collection features 13 dialog clips and 13 musical tracks, including Moby Rich, Nappy Roots, REO Speedwagon, P.M. Dawn, the tenth, Mary Born, etc.; the film will be shown on more than 600 screens as a two-night Fathom event on Oct. 15 and Oct. 17; See here; Download; Fandango) (eOne Music)
Leif Vollebekk (Canadian folk singer-songwriter) “New Ways” (first single: “Hot Tears”; See here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Secret City)

New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Deer (“psychotropic folk” band from Austin) “Do No Harm” (new single: “Confetti to the Hurricane”; Hear here; On Tour) (Keeled Scales / Secretly Distribution)
Highly Suspect (Grammy-nominated rock trio) “MCID” (guests: Gojira, Nothing But Thieves, Young Thug, Tee Grizzley, etc.; new single: “Tokyo Ghoul”; Hear here; On Tour) (300 Entertainment)

Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Blinky (R&B singer most famous for singing the theme song for the sitcom “Good Times”) “Heart Full of Soul: The Motown Anthology” (two-CD, 46-song collection; Hear here) (Real Gone Music)
Garth Brooks “Garth Brooks: The Legacy Collection” (a collection of three box sets: Limited Edition, Original Analog Edition and Digitally Remixed/Remastered Edition, featuring seven vinyl LPs and seven CDs, with bonus tracks; it has already sold more than 1 million in preorders on his website; also available: Limited Edition Numbered Series and Original Analog Numbered Series; Read here; On Tour; Merch) (Pearl)
Mariah Carey “Merry Christmas (Deluxe Anniversary Edition)” (1994 album, featuring “All I Want for Christmas Is You”; remastered, with a second CD of remixes, previously unreleased live tracks from her 1994 St. John the Divine concert, etc.; See here; Download; Las Vegas Residency; Merch) (Columbia / Legacy)
Nat King Cole “Hittin’ the Ramp: The Early Years (1936-1943)” (seven-CD, 108-track box set of pre-Capitol recordings released in partnership with the Cole Estate, culled from transcription tape reels and private collector copies, with 60+-page booklet; Vinyl, 10-LP box set) (Resonance)
The Damned “Black Is the Night: The Definitive Anthology” (two CDs, 39 songs; See here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour; Merch) (BMG Rights Management)
Bob Dylan “Travelin’ Thru, 1967-1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 15” (three-CD set features dozens of previously unavailable recordings made with Johnny Cash and unreleased tracks from the “John Wesley Harding,” “Nashville Skyline” and “Self Portrait” sessions; Read here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Columbia / Legacy)
The Pop Group “Y (Definitive Edition)” (1979 album; remastered and cut at half-speed at Abbey Road Studios for enhanced sound quality; box set includes the original album, the 12-inch of “She Is Beyond Good & Evil” and two additional albums, “Alien Blood” and “Y Live”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download) (Mute)
R.E.M. “Monster (25th Anniversary Edition)” (1994 album, featuring “What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?,” “Crush With Eyeliner,” “Star 69” and “Bang and Blame”; remastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound; five-CD, one-Blu-ray deluxe box set includes the original album, a special 2019 remix from producer Scott Litt, a CD of previously unreleased demos and a complete live 1995 performance captured in Chicago, etc.; See here; Vinyl; Download; Merch) (Craft Recordings / Concord)
The Rolling Stones “Let It Bleed (50th Anniversary Limited Deluxe Edition)” (1969 album; 2LP/ 2 HybridSuper Audio CD box set, with lithographs, poster, 80-page hardcover book with an essay by David Fricke, etc.; remastered in stereo and mono by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Merch) (ABKCO)
Social Distortion “Mommy’s Little Monster [Vinyl]” (1983 debut album), “Mainliner (wreckage from the past) [Vinyl]” (1995 compilation of early singles and rare B-sides), “Sex, Love and Rock ‘n’ Roll [Vinyl]” (2004 album; On Tour, with Flogging Molly; Merch) (Craft Recordings / Concord)
Sparks “Past Tense: The Best of Sparks” (three CDs, 58 songs; See here; Vinyl; Merch) (BMG Rights Management)
Van Halen “The Japanese Singles 1978-1984 [Vinyl]” (45rpm 7-inch replicas of the 13 singles and B-sides released exclusively in Japan; See here; Merch) (Rhino / Warner)

Reissues (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Murderdolls “The Complete Albums” (39-song collection) (Warner Music Group / X5 Music Group)
Simple Minds “40: The Best Of – 1979-2019” (career retrospective includes a cover of King Creosote’s 2014 song, “For One Night Only”; remastered at Abbey Road studios; See here; Read here; Digital Deluxe Edition, 40-song collection; CD and Vinyl out Nov. 22; Amazon UK; On Tour; Merch) (Virgin / UMe)

Next Week: Nov. 8, 2019

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