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New Releases: Nov. 18, 2016

New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Jon Batiste (Stephen Colbert’s bandleader) “Christmas with Jon Batiste” (Amazon-exclusive; guests: Aloe Blacc, Judith Hill, Jason Marsalis, Lee England Jr., Infinity Song, Eric Gales, Sean Jones; Hear/read here; MP3) (Naht Jona, LLC)
Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons “Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons” (five-song EP; producer: son Todd Campbell; Hear here; MP3) (Motörhead Music)
Jack Carty (Australian troubadour) “Home State” (first single: “All At Once”; See here; MP3) (Gilded Lily)
Celtic Woman “Voices of Angels” (featuring the 72-piece Orchestra of Ireland; first single: “Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes; Target Exclusive, with two extra songs; On Tour) (Celtic Woman / Manhattan)
Churchwood (Austin-based experimental/avant-garde blues band) “Hex City” (Hear/read here; MP3) (Saustex)
Andra Day “Merry Christmas from Andra Day” (five-song EP; guests: Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Nettles; Hear here; MP3; On Tour) (Warner)
Disturbed “Live at Red Rocks” (recorded in August 2016; Hear here; MP3; Merch) (Reprise)
DNCE “DNCE” (Hear here; Read here; MP3; iTunes; Target Exclusive, with three extra tracks; On Tour; Merch) (Joseph Jonas / Republic)
E-40 “The D-Boy Diary: Book 1,” “The D-Boy Diary: Book 2” (guests: Gucci Mane, Lil B, G-Eazy, Nef The Pharaoh, Droop-E, Jay Rock, Kid Ink, B-Legit, Mistah F.A.B., Mozzy, K Camp, Ezale, etc.; Hear here; On Tour; Merch) (Heavy On The Grind Entertainment)
ESP Ohio (new Robert Pollard-led group) “Starting Point of the Royal Cyclopean” (new single: “Lithuanian Bombshells”; Hear here) (Guided By Voices)
Michael Giacchino “Doctor Strange (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (MP3) (Hollywood)
Highly Suspect “The Boy Who Died Wolf” (first single: “My Name Is Human”; Hear here; MP3; On Tour) (300 Entertainment)
High Valley (Canadian country brother duo) “Dear Life” (first single: “Make You Mine”; See here; MP3; On Tour) (Atlantic Nashville)
James Newton Howard “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (J.K. Rowling film opens Nov. 18; Urban Outfitters-exclusive Vinyl; MP3) (WaterTower Music)
Justice (French electronic music duo) “Woman” (first single: “Safe and Sound”; Hear here; MP3) (Because Music)
Robert Earl Keen “Live Dinner Reunion” (two-CD sequel to his 1996 album “No. 2 Live Dinner”; guests: Lyle Lovett, Joe Ely, Bruce Robison, Cory Morrow, Cody Canada; Read here; MP3; On Tour) (Dualtone)
Bobby Kimball (original Toto vocalist) “We’re Not in Kansas Anymore” (producers: John Zaika, Dave Barnett, Brian Bromberg; guest: Derek Sherinian; Hear here; On Tour) (Japan – King)
Miranda Lambert “The Weight of These Wings” (24-song double album; producers: Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf, Eric Masse; first single: “Vice”; See here; Read here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (RCA Nashville)
Lamb of God “The Duke” (five-song EP; Hear here; MP3; Merch) (Epic)
Little Mix “Glory Days” (first single: “Shout Out To My Ex”; See here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Concert Film Edition; On Tour; Merch) (Syco Music)
Man & The Echo “Man & The Echo” (producer: Neil Comber; first single: “Distance Runner”; Hear here; MP3) (PIAS America)
Bruno Mars “24K Magic” (first single: “24K Magic”; Hear here; See here; Read here; MP3; iTunes; On Tour; Merch) (Atlantic)
Metallica “Hardwired … To Self-Destruct” (two-CD, two-vinyl set; their first album since 2008; producer: Greg Fidelman; first single: “Hardwired”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Vinyl Box Set; MP3; iTunes; Merch) (Blackened Recordings)
Blake Neely “Blindspot (Original Television Soundtrack: Season 1)” (La-La Land / WaterTower Music)
NewSong “The Best Christmas Ever!” (material from past holiday albums, plus five new studio tracks; guests: Bethany Cruz, Jodi King; Hear here) (HHM / Word Distribution)
The Outlaws “Legacy Live” (two CDs; Hear here; MP3; On Tour; Merch) (Steamhammer / SPV)
Ginny Owens “Love Be the Loudest” (producers: Rusty Varenkamp, Josh Bronleewe; guests: All Sons & Daughters, Andrew Bergthold, Meredith Andrews, Andrew Greer, Mike Weaver; Hear here; MP3) (ChickPower Music)
Pink Martini “Je dis oui!” (a collection of songs sung in French, Farsi, Armenian, Portuguese, Arabic, Turkish, Xhosa and English; producers: Thomas Lauderdale, Kyle Mustain; guest vocalists include Ari Shapiro, Ikram Goldman, Kathleen Saadat and Rufus Wainwright; Hear here; NPR First Listen; MP3; On Tour) (Heinz)
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats “A Little Something More From” (Hear here; On Tour; Merch) (Stax)
Royal Teeth (Louisiana indie-pop band) “Amateurs” (seven-song EP; first single: “Kids Conspire”; Hear here; On Tour) (Round Hill)
Jane Siberry “Angels Bend Closer” (her first album in five years; recorded with engineer Michael Verdick; guest: k.d. lang; Hear here; MP3) (Sheeba Music)
Brian Simpson “Persuasion” (Hear here) (Shanachie)
Solange “A Seat at the Table” (the R&B star’s first album in eight years, released digitally on Sept. 30; guests: Q-Tip, Kelly Rowland, The-Dream, BJ The Chicago Kid, Kelela, Tweet, Moses Sumney, Sampha, Sean Nicholas Savage, Nia Andrews, etc.; Hear here; Vinyl; Urban Outfitters-exclusive Purple Vinyl; MP3; Merch) (Columbia)
Juan María Solare (Argentine musician based in Germany) “Music Box Music” (producer: Solare; first single: “Kate Crackernuts”; Hear here) (Janus Music & Sound, Nov. 19)
Doug Stanhope “No Place Like Home” (Seeso comedy special, recorded live in his hometown of Bisbee, Ariz.; See here; MP3; On Tour; Merch) (Comedy Dynamics)
Thee Oh Sees “An Odd Entrances” (Hear here; NPR First Listen; MP3; On Tour; Merch) (Castle Face)
TobyMac “Hits Deep Live” (CD/DVD; Hear here; On Tour; Merch) (ForeFront)
A Tribe Called Quest “We got it from Here … Thank You 4 Your service” (guests: André 3000, Kendrick Lamar, Elton John, Jack White, Busta Rhymes; first single: “Nutshell”; Hear here; Read here; released on MP3 on Nov. 11; iTunes; Merch) (Epic)
Various artists “Moana (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (the animated film, featuring the voices of Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson and Nicole Scherzinger, opens Nov. 23; “Hamilton” creator and Tony Award-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote all the film’s songs with Mark Mancina; See here; Deluxe Edition; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition; iTunes; Target Exclusive, with two collectible cards; Merch) (Walt Disney)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Music! 95” (two CDs) (U.K. – NOW / UMD)
Hannah Williams & The Affirmations (U.K. soul band) “Late Nights & Heartbreak” (producer: Malcolm Catto; first single: “Tame in the Water”; Hear here) (Record Kicks)
Rita Wilson “The Christmas Sessions” (guest: Richard Marx; MP3) (Sing It Loud)
Mike Zito “Make Blues Not War” (producer: Tom Hambridge; Hear here; On Tour) (Ruf)

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New Releases (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
D∆WN (aka Dawn Richard, formerly of Danity Kane) “Redemption” (Hear here; NPR First Listen) (Local Action / Our Dawn Entertainment)
Johnnie Guilbert “Lost” (six-song EP; first single: “My Mind”; See here; On Tour) (Talent Shoppe)
Patrick Joseph (L.A.-based indie singer-songwriter) “Hindsight” (new single: “Sorry”; Hear here) (Incline, Nov. 22)
Lanikai (new project from Imaginary Cities’ Marti Sarbit) “Lanikai” (five-song EP; first single: “I’m Glad”; Hear here) (Hidden Pony)
Makari (Tampa-based progressive-rock outfit) “Elegies” (five-song EP; new single: “Blossom”; Hear here) (InVogue)
Bridgit Mendler “Nemesis” (four-song EP; first single: “Atlantis,” feat. Kaiydo; See here; Merch) (Black Box)
Protest the Hero “Pacific Myth” (Hear here; On Tour; Merch) (Protest the Hero / Razor & Tie)
Soft Cyanide “Soft Cyanide” (first single: “Surrender”; See here) (Soft Cyanide, Nov. 17)
Travis Tritt “A Man and His Guitar: Live from the Franklin Theatre” (guests: Marty Stuart, James Otto; Read here; On Tour; Merch) (Post Oak Recordings)
Various artists “Kitsuné Maison Compilation 18: The Hysterical Advisory Issue” (16 songs) (Maison Kitsuné)

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Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Roy Acuff & The Smoky Mountain Boys “The King of Country Music: The Complete Foundation Recordings Complete 1936-1951” (nine-CD, one-DVD box set; Read here) (Bear Family)
Tori Amos “Boys for Pele (Deluxe Edition)” (1996 album; remastered, with a second CD of B-sides, rare recordings and four previously unreleased tracks; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes; Merch) (Rhino / Atlantic)
The Avengers (1960s pop-psych band from New Zealand) “Everyone’s Gonna Wonder: Complete Singles … PLUS” (27 tracks; Read here) (U.K. – RPM / Cherry Red)
Blue Zone (fronted by Lisa Stansfield) “Big Thing (Deluxe Edition)” (1988 album; remastered and expanded, with rare tracks and remixes; See here; Read here) (U.K. – Edsel / Demon Music Group)
Tim Buckley “Wings: The Complete Singles 1966-1974” (21 songs) (Omnivore Recordings)
Detective (1970s rock band led by Michael Des Barres) “It Takes One to Know One” (1977 album; remastered; Read here), “Live From the Atlantic Studios” (1978 recordings, part of a promo-only series on Swan Song Records but never released commercially; Read here) (U.K. – Cherry Red)
Sammy Hagar “This Is Sammy Hagar: When the Party Started” (a collection of 14 post-Van Halen songs handpicked by Hagar; Merch) (Mailboat)
Faith Hill “Deep Tracks” (13 songs; MP3; On Tour; Merch) (Warner)
The Human League “A Very British Synthesizer Group” (two CDs of hits, a third CD of 17 previously unreleased mixes, a DVD containing 21 music videos, BBC performances and a 58-page hardbound book; Merch) (U.K. – UMC)
Keith Jarrett “A Multitude of Angels” (four-CD box set of solo concerts in Italy in October 1996) (ECM)
Jethro Tull “Stand Up (The Elevated Edition)” (three-disc set includes the original 1969 album and bonus tracks remixed to stereo and 5.1 surround by Steven Wilson, plus a DVD featuring a January 1969 concert in Sweden; Merch) (Chrysalis / Parlophone)
Gidon Kremer “Complete Concerto Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon” (22-CD box set) (Deutsche Grammophon)
Bob Marley & The Wailers “The Legend Live: Santa Barbara County Bowl: November 25th 1979” (CD/DVD combo; See here; Merch) (Trojan)
Randy Meisner “One More Song / Randy Meisner” (1980 and 1982 albums on one CD; remastered; See here) (U.K. – BGO)
Nektar “Journey to the Centre of the Eye [Super Audio CD]” (1972 debut album; remastered; three CDs) (Purple Pyramid / Cleopatra)
Prince “Prince 4Ever” (two-CD, 40-song best-of, with a previously unreleased song called “Moonbeam Levels,” recorded during the “1999” sessions; includes a 12-page booklet of never-before-seen photos by acclaimed photographer Herb Ritts; MP3; also available at Target; Merch) (NPG / Warner, Nov. 22)
R.E.M. “Out of Time (25th Anniversary Edition)” (1991 album; remastered, with unreleased demos, rare live performance, Blu-ray versions of music videos, “Time Piece” promo film and more; Vinyl; three-LP set; three CDs + Blu-ray; Standard CD; MP3; Merch) (Concord Bicycle)
Soundgarden “Badmotorfinger (Deluxe Edition)” (1991 album; remastered; two CDs, 28 tracks; Super Deluxe Edition, four CDs, two DVDs and one Blu-ray Audio disc, with 109 tracks total: 79 tracks, videos and mixes are previously unreleased; Vinyl, 180-gram audiophile black vinyl edition; Standard CD; MP3; Merch) (A&M / UMe)
George Strait “Strait Out of the Box: Part 2” (Walmart-exclusive three-CD box set features 56 songs spanning 1996-2016, including 36 hits and 26 No. 1s, along with two new tracks; Merch) (MCA Nashville)
Donna Summer “The Ultimate Collection” (19 songs; Deluxe Edition, three CDs, 54 songs; See here; Merch) (U.K. – Driven By The Music / Crimson)
Various artists “Shaping the Century Vol. 1 (1900-1949)” (28-CD box set) (Decca)
Various artists “Space Rock: An Interstellar Traveler’s Guide” (six-CD box set, featuring Hawkwind, Amon Düül II, Gong, Can, Guru Guru, Tangerine Dream, Ozric Tentacles, Popol Vuh, Alice Cooper, Nektar, Chrome, etc.; MP3) (Purple Pyramid / Cleopatra)
Baby Washington “That’s How Heartaches Are Made: 1958-1962 Recordings” (Soul Jam)
The Who “My Generation” (1965 album; five-CD box set featuring demos, mono mixes, new stereo mixes, etc.; Read here; Vinyl, out Feb. 10; Merch) (Geffen / UMe)

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Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Columbo “We Know Who You Are” (unreleased 1999 album; See here) (Banoffeesound)

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DVD / Blu-ray

Artist(s)/Cast: Title: Studio/Label:
The Beatles “Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years [DVD Deluxe]” (2016 documentary film, directed by Ron Howard; two discs; See here; Blu-ray Deluxe; Standard DVD; Standard Blu-ray; Merch) (Apple / Universal)
Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow “Memories in Rock – Live in Germany [DVD + 2CD]” (filmed in June 2016; Standard Blu-ray; MP3; Merch) (Eagle Rock)
Depeche Mode “Video Singles Collection [DVD]” (three discs, with 55 newly restored music videos; Merch) (Columbia / Legacy)
Elton John “To Russia … With Elton [DVD]” (documentary about his 1979 tour of Russia, the first Western pop star invited to perform there) (Shout! Factory)
Gregory Porter “Live in Berlin [DVD + 2CD]” (May 16 concert at the Philharmonie Berlin; See here; Blu-ray) (Eagle Rock)
Rush “Time Stand Still [DVD]” (2016 documentary film chronicles the band’s final major tour; See here; Blu-ray; Merch) (Rounder)
Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Ralph Fiennes, et al “Kubo and the Two Strings [DVD]” (2016 film; Blu-ray + DVD; Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray) (Universal Studios Home Entertainment)

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Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
Matthew Annis “The Music Scene: The History of Modern Music” (Paperback) (Franklin Watts)
DJ Khaled “The Keys” (Hardcover; Kindle) (Crown Archetype)
Richard Ehrlich “Richard Ehrlich: Face the Music” (Hardcover) (Steidl)
Freddie Mercury “Somebody to Love: The Life, Death and Legacy of Freddie Mercury” (Hardcover; authors: Matt Richards, Mark Langthorne) (Blue Streak)
Prince “Prince: Purple Reign” (Hardcover; author: Mick Wall; Kindle; Free Preview) (Trapeze)
Stephen M. Shutts “Raiders of Rock: The Pursuit of Rock and Roll Memorabilia in America” (Hardcover) (Heritage Builders)
Patti Smith “Patti Smith Collected Lyrics, 1970-2015” (Paperback) (Ecco)
Hank Williams “Hank: The Short Life and Long Country Road of Hank Williams” (Hardcover; author: Mark Ribowsky; Kindle) (Liveright)
Amy Winehouse “Back To Black: Amy Winehouse’s Only Masterpiece” (Paperback; author: Donald Brackett) (Backbeat Books)

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Cool Stuff

Manufacturer: Product: Release Date:
Electronic Arts “Star Wars Battlefront Ultimate Edition [Xbox One]” (PlayStation 4; also available via Target; Merch) (Nov. 18)

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