New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Terry Adams (of NRBQ) “Talk Thelonious” (his own arrangements of Thelonious Monk compositions; guests: members of NRBQ and the Whole Wheat Horns; Hear here; MP3) (Clang!)
Adele “25” (her first new music since the Oscar-winning single “Skyfall” in 2012; first single: “Hello”; Hear here; See here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes) (XL Recordings / Columbia)
Lynn Anderson (the “Rose Garden” singer died on July 31) “Bridges” (the country legend’s final album was issued digitally in June; guests: The Oak Ridge Boys, The Martins; Hear here; MP3) (Center Sound)
Arca (Kanye West and Björk collaborator) “Mutant” (Hear here; See here; MP3) (Mute)
Craig Armstrong “Victor Frankenstein (Original Motion Picture Score)” (20th Century Fox film, starring Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jessica Brown Findlay, Andrew Scott and Freddie Fox, opens Nov. 25; See here; MP3) (La-La Land)
Blue October “Things We Do at Night (Live From Texas)” (recorded Nov. 28-29, 2014, at House of Blues in Dallas; Blu-ray; MP3) (Up/Down / Brando)
BoySetsFire “BoySetsFire” (Hear here; MP3) (Bridge Nine)
The Carburetors (Norwegian quintet) “Laughing in the Face of Death” (Hear here) (Steamhammer / SPV)
Club 8 (Swedish duo) “Pleasure” (first single: “Love Dies”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Labrador)
Mychael Danna and Jeff Danna “The Good Dinosaur (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (Disney Pixar film opens Nov. 25; See here; MP3) (Walt Disney)
Enya “Dark Sky Island” (producer: Nicky Ryan; first single: “Echoes in Rain”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (Warner)
Falling Edge “Convergence at Fossil Falls” (producer: Chris Rupert; first single: “The Lost Journal”; Hear here) (Falling Edge, Nov. 23)
Fourplay “Silver” (25th anniversary album; first single: “Silverado”; Hear here; MP3) (Heads Up / Concord)
Freddie Gibbs “Shadow of a Doubt” (producers: Boi-1da, Mike Dean, Kaytranada, Blair Norf, etc.; guests: E-40, Gucci Mane, The Roots’ Black Thought; first single: “Fuckin’ Up the Count”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (ESGN)
Grateful Dead “Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead” (July 5, 2015, concert at Chicago’s Soldier Field, marking the original members’ last-ever performance together; Box set, four CDs, two DVDs; DVD; Blu-ray) (Rhino)
Holly & Ken (Holly Muñoz and Ken Stringfellow) “The Record” (country concept album; guests: Matthew Caws, Vicki Peterson, Shelby Earl, Keren Ann; Hear here) (Outer Sunset)
Honeymoon Disease (Swedish rock quartet) “The Transcendence” (Hear here; MP3) (Napalm)
Jadakiss “Top 5 Dead or Alive” (guests: Puff Daddy, Akon, Future, Swizz Beatz, Lil Wayne, Ne-Yo, Wiz Khalifa, Nas, etc.; second single: “Ain’t Nothin New”; Hear here; MP3) (D-Block / Def Jam)
Krayzie Bone “Chasing the Devil” (producers: Jermaine Dupri, Krayzie Bone, Pozition, Damizza, Wes Nile The a Genius, LR The King, DJ Sean Daly; guests: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony; first single: “Head Hunters”; Hear here; MP3) (RBC)
Lettuce “Crush” (producers: Lettuce; first single: “Phyllis”; Hear here) (Lettuce)
Ottmar Liebert “Waiting n Swan” (reggae versions of a few of his songs, with nine covers of Bob Marley; Hear here; MP3) (Spiral Subwave)
Shawn Mendes “Handwritten Revisited” (2015 album, with four new songs and five live recordings from his Aug. 16 show at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, packaged with a “Live From The Greek Theater” DVD and commemorative tour poster print; Hear here) (Island)
Paradise Lost “Symphony of the Lost” (double live album; MP3) (Century Media)
Punch Brothers “The Wireless” (five-song EP; producer: T Bone Burnett; See here; MP3) (Nonesuch)
Rush “R40 Live” (recorded and filmed over two sold-out shows in the band’s hometown of Toronto at the Air Canada Centre on June 17 and 19, 2015; concert set list spans their 40-year career; See here; CD + DVD; CD + Blu-ray; DVD; Blu-ray; MP3) (Rounder)
St. Paul’s Cathedral Choir “Carols With St. Paul’s Cathedral Choir” (under the direction of Andrew Carwood; See here; Read here) (Decca)
Shovels & Rope “Busted Jukebox Volume 1” (all-covers album; guests: The Milk Carton Kids, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Shakey Graves, Lucius, J Roddy Walston, Butch Walker; Hear/read here) (Dualtone)
Tech N9ne Collabos “Strangeulation Vol. II” (producer: Seven; Hear here; MP3) (Strange Music)
Various artists “Empire: Original Soundtrack, Season 2 Volume 1” (MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (Columbia)
Various artists “Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Mix Vol. 1 (Music From the Animated Series)” (12-song cassette tape) (Hollywood)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Music! 92” (two CDs, 46 songs; Track list) (U.K. – NOW!)
Lexi Walker (13-year-old YouTube singing star) “Merry Christmas” (seven-song EP; guest: Alex Boye; Hear here; MP3) (Portrait / Sony Music Masterworks)
Leslie West “Soundcheck” (his 16th solo album; producers: West, Mike “Metal” Goldberg; guest: Brian May, Peter Frampton, the late Jack Bruce, Max Middleton, Bonnie Bramlett, Bobby Whitlock; Hear here; MP3) (Provogue / Mascot Label Group)

More Releases for Nov. 20, 2015

New Releases (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Cavanaugh (hip-hop duo: Open Mike Eagle and Serengeti) “Time and Materials” (guests: P.O.S., Hemlock Ernst, Busdriver; first single: “Screen Play”; Hear here; See here) (Mello Music Group)
Martin Crane “Physical Therapy” (first single: “Gadesco”; Hear here) (INSCAPE)
The Damned and Dirty (Dutch blues duo) “Hoodoo Down” (guests: pianist Hans Vroomans of Metropole Orchestra, saxophonist Rinus Groeneveld, violinist Joep van Beijnum, Marlou Vriens; Hear here) (Fuck Yeah!)
Drennon Davis & Karen Kilgariff “I Don’t Care, I Like It” (L.A. duo’s comedy music album; Hear here) (aspecialthing)
Fine Fine Titans (Grand Rapids-based post-hardcore outfit) “Renaissance” (first single: “Mistress”; Hear here; See here) (CI)
The Flavr Blue “Love Notes” (first single: “Majesty”; Hear here) (Flavr)
Ludwig Göransson “Creed (Original Motion Picture Score)” (“Rocky” spin-off, starring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone, opens Nov. 25; See here; CD, out Dec. 18) (WaterTower Music)
Tony Hadley (of Spandau Ballet) “The Christmas Album” (first single: “Shake Up Christmas”; Hear here; Import CD) (Verve)
James Clark Hangover “James Clark Hangover” (producer: Jordon Zadorozny; first single: “Maria”; Hear here; See here) (Sonny Jim)
Renaissance Fair (Nashville indie-pop quartet) “Renaissance Fair” (four-song EP; Hear here) (Spartan)
Sheer (Simi Valley, Calif., quartet) “Uneasy” (first single: “Ojai”; Hear here) (The Native Sound)
Guy Valarino “Oceans EP” (six songs; Hear here) (Valamusic)
WatchTheDuck (electronic-soul trio from Montgomery, Ala.) “The Trojan Horse EP” (seven songs; guests: Pharrell Williams, Afrojack, Steve Aoki, T.I., ScHoolboy Q, Candice Pillay, DJ E-Feezy; Hear here) (Epic)
We Are Ardent (Canadian alt-rock quartet) “Bright Shadows From Dark Lights” (six-song EP; producer: Mike Langford; first single: “The Time Is Now”; Hear here) (We Are Ardent)
We the Kings “Strange Love” (first single: “Love Again”; Hear here; See here) (Ozone Entertainment)

More Digital Releases for Nov. 20, 2015

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Anthrax “Spreading the Disease (Deluxe Edition)” (1985 album; remastered, with a second CD containing unreleased live and studio material; MP3) (Island / UMe)
Atomic Kitten “Whole Again: The Best of Atomic Kitten” (U.K. – Spectrum Audio)
The Beach Boys “The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album” (1964 album; CD deluxe, vinyl-replica red disc; remastered) (LMLR)
The Beach Boys “Beach Boys’ Party! Uncovered and Unplugged” (1965 album; two-CD expanded edition, with 81 total tracks; Read here; Vinyl) (Capitol / UMe)
James Brown “A Soulful Christmas” (1968 album; CD deluxe, vinyl-replica red disc; remastered) (LMLR)
Liz Callaway “The Essential Liz Callaway” (18-song collection; Hear/read here) (Working Girl)
Joe Castro “Lush Life: A Musical Journey” (six-CD box set; Hear here; MP3) (Sunnyside)
Tracy Chapman “Greatest Hits” (18 tracks; MP3) (Rhino / Elektra)
Guy Clark “Boats to Build + Dublin Blues” (1992, 1995 albums on one CD; remastered; Read here) (U.K. – Morello / Cherry Red)
John Coltrane “A Love Supreme: The Complete Masters” (1964 album; remastered; two-CD deluxe edition; Super Deluxe Edition; MP3) (Verve)
Creed “With Arms Wide Open: A Retrospective” (three-CD collection includes hits, non-album studio tracks, previously unreleased demos and studio and live acoustic versions; MP3) (The Bicycle Music Company)
Kiki Dee “Loving & Free” (1973 album; remastered), “I’ve Got the Music in Me” (1974 album; remastered) (U.K. – EMI)
Lana Del Rey “Honeymoon” (CD box set; 2015 album is housed inside an artworked box with a hardbound photo book and four exclusive lithograph prints) (Interscope)
Scott Fagan “South Atlantic Blues” (lost psych-folk debut album from 1968; Hear here; MP3) (Saint Cecilia Knows)
Morgan Frazier (“The Voice” season 9 contestant) “The Best” (10-song compilation of her Curb recordings; Hear here; MP3) (Curb)
Golden Earring “50 Years Anniversary Album” (four-CD, one-DVD box set salutes the Dutch rock legends; Track list) (Red Bullet Productions)
Andy Grammer “Magazines or Novels (Deluxe Edition)” (2014 album; with two bonus tracks; MP3) (S-Curve)
Guided By Voices “Suitcase Four: Captain Kangaroo Won the War” (four-CD box set of rarities, demos, alternate versions, outtakes and discards; Vinyl; MP3) (GBV Inc)
Jo Jo Gunne “Live 1971 & 1973” (two-CD, 19-song set includes their first-ever concert, at the Hollywood Palladium from 1971; MP3) (RockBeat)
Los Angeles Philharmonic “Frank Zappa: 200 Motels (The Suites)” (double album captures the Oct. 23, 2013, performance of Zappa’s 1971 masterwork at Walt Disney Concert Hall by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Los Angeles Master Chorale, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen; Read here) (Zappa Records / UMe)
Melanie “Candles in the Rain / Leftover Wine / Gather Me” (1970, 1971 albums on two CDs; remastered, with a bonus full-length version of “Lay Down [Candles in the Rain]” with the Edwin Hawkins Singers; Hear here; Read here) (Raven)
Lee Michaels “Lee Michaels: The Complete A&M Album Collection” (seven-CD box set, featuring his A&M albums cut from 1968-73), “Heighty Hi: The Best of Lee Michaels” (20-song compilation; MP3) (Manifesto)
The Mickey Finn “Garden of My Mind: The Complete Recordings 1964-1967” (17 tracks; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (U.K. – RPM / Cherry Red)
Anna Moffo “The Complete RCA Recital Albums” (12 CDs) (RCA Red Seal)
Art Pepper “Live At Fat Tuesday’s” (never-before-released concert from the New York club, recorded on April 15, 1981; MP3) (Elemental Music)
Queen “A Night At The Odeon” (Hammersmith Christmas concert from 1975; box set contains four CDs, a DVD, Blu-ray and 12-inch vinyl; Standard CD; Vinyl; DVD; Blu-ray) (Hollywood)
Bonnie Raitt “The Glow” (1979 album; remastered), “Green Light” (1982 album; remastered), “Nine Lives” (1986 album; remastered) (Friday Music)
Tim Rose “The Musician / The Gambler” (1975, 1977 albums on two CDs; remastered; Read here) (U.K. – RPM / Cherry Red)
Dee Dee Sharp “The Best of Dee Dee Sharp” (two CDs, 40 songs; Track list) (One Day Music)
Carly Simon “Songs from the Trees: A Musical Memoir Collection” (an audio companion piece to her “Boys in the Trees: A Memoir,” out Nov. 24; two CDs, 31 songs; Read here; MP3) (Rhino / Elektra)
Frank Sinatra “Frank Sinatra: A Voice On Air (1935-1955)” (100-plus-track, four-CD deluxe box set culled from a collection of rare radio broadcasts and rehearsals; MP3) (Columbia / Legacy)
Spock’s Beard “The First Twenty Years” (two-CD, 15-song retrospective) (InsideOut Music)
Status Quo “Accept No Substitute! The Definitive Hits” (three CDs, 54 songs; Read here) (U.K. – UMTV)
Underworld “Second Toughest in the Infants” (1996 album; remastered; four-CD super deluxe edition, featuring singles, B-sides, remixes, previously unreleased tracks and live performances; Read here; Vinyl) (Universal Music Enterprises)
The Undisputed Truth “Method to the Madness & Smokin'” (1976, 1979 albums on two CDs; featuring “You + Me = Love” and “Let’s Go Down to the Disco”; Read here) (U.K. – Cherry Red)
Various artists “The Complete Harvey Records Singles” (21 songs) (U.K. – Hallmark)
Various artists “Sources – The Streetwise Records Anthology” (three-CD set compiled by Bill Brewster), “Sources – The Trax Records Anthology” (three-CD set compiled by Bill Brewster) (U.K. – Harmless)
The Velvet Underground “The Complete Matrix Tapes” (four-CD box set; recorded Nov. 26-27, 1969, in San Francisco; Read here) (Polydor / UMe)
Roger Waters “Roger Waters The Wall” (from his sold-out 2010-2013 “The Wall Live” tour; producer: Nigel Godrich; Vinyl; MP3; film version on DVD and Blu-ray scheduled for Dec. 1) (Columbia / Legacy)
Weather Report “The Legendary Live Tapes: 1978-1981” (four-disc box set of previously unreleased live concert performances, featuring the classic lineup of Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius, Peter Erskine and Robert Thomas Jr.; MP3) (Legacy Recordings)
The Who “Live in Hyde Park [CD/DVD]” (CD/Blu-ray; Vinyl/DVD) (Eagle Rock)
Phil Woods “The New Phil Woods Album” (1976 album; remastered), “Floresta Canto” (1976 album, with Chris Gunning and Orchestra; remastered; Hear here) (U.K. – Sony Music)
Timi Yuro “Something Bad On My Mind + The Unreleased & Rare Liberty Recordings” (1968 album, with a compilation of a previously unreleased tracks and three songs off her 1976 “The Timi Yuro Album”; Read here) (U.K. – Morello / Cherry Red)

More Releases for Nov. 20, 2015

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Bucks Fizz “Ten Best” (Enterprise Music and Distribution, Nov. 23)
Creedence Clearwater Revival “Green River (40th Anniversary Edition)” (1969 album, with three bonus tracks) (Fantasy)
“Little” Jimmy Dickens “May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose” (1965 album) (Columbia / Legacy)
Dollar “Ten Best” (including “Shooting Star” and “Who Were You With in the Moonlight”) (Enterprise Music and Distribution, Nov. 23)
Fingerprintz “Ten Best” (Enterprise Music and Distribution, Nov. 23)
Jerry Goldsmith “Logan’s Run (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (1976 album; Deluxe Edition; DVD) (WaterTower Music)
Buddy Greco “Modern Sounds of Hank Williams” (1965 album) (Epic / Legacy)
Taylor Hicks “In Your Time (Deluxe Edition)” (1997 debut album) (Modern Whomp, Nov. 19)
Lake “Ten Best” (including “Time Bomb”) (Enterprise Music and Distribution, Nov. 23)
Lindisfarne “Ten Best” (including “Run For Home”) (Enterprise Music and Distribution, Nov. 23)
Hank Locklin “Once Over Lightly” (1965 album) (RCA / Legacy)
The Main Ingredient “Tasteful Soul” (1970 album), “Bitter Sweet” (1972 album), “Rolling Down a Mountainside” (1975 album), “Shame on the World” (1975 album), “Music Maximus” (1977 album) (RCA / Legacy)
Nine Inch Nails “Pretty Hate Machine (Remastered)” (1989 album) (The Bicycle Music Company)
The Polish Ambassador “Future, Sex, Computers” (2011 compilation of remixes and B-sides) (Jumpsuit)
Poor Righteous Teachers “Pure Poverty” (1991 album) (RCA / Legacy)
Marty Robbins “My Woman, My Woman, My Wife” (1970 album), “The Legend” (1983 album) (Columbia / Legacy)
Kate Smith “A Touch of Magic” (1965 album) (RCA / Legacy)
Tammy Wynette “Tammy’s Touch” (1970 album) (Epic / Legacy)

More Digital Releases for Nov. 20, 2015

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist/cast: Title: Label/studio:
Gene Autry “Gene Autry Collection 12 [DVD]” (two discs) (Shout! Factory / Timeless Media)
Robert Blake, Scott Wilson, et al “In Cold Blood (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]” (1967 film, with bonus features; Read here) (Criterion Collection, Nov. 17)
Ernest Borgnine, Tim Conway, et al “McHale’s Navy: The Complete Series [DVD]” (21 discs) (Shout! Factory, Nov. 17)
Jeff Dunham “Jeff Dunham: Unhinged in Hollywood [DVD]” (Blu-ray) (Universal)
5 Seconds of Summer “How Did We End Up Here? 5 Seconds of Summer Live At Wembley Arena [DVD]” (See here; Blu-ray) (Capitol)
Green Day “Heart Like a Hand Grenade: The Making of the Album American Idiot [DVD]” (the John Roecker-directed documentary debuts on Vimeo on Demand; See here) (Reprise)
Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, et al “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (Extended Edition) [DVD]” (2014 film; five discs; Blu-ray), “The Hobbit: Motion Picture Trilogy 3D [Blu-ray]” (New Line Home Video)
Ron Perlman, Daniel Emilfork, et al “The City of Lost Children (20th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray]” (1995 film) (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
The Rolling Stones “From the Vault: Live in Leeds 1982 [DVD]” (Blu-ray) (Eagle Rock)
Various artists “The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki [Blu-ray]” (13-disc, Amazon-exclusive box set) (Walt Disney Studios)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
Stuart Baker “Cuban Music in Revolution: 70 Years of Cuban Record Cover Art” (Hardcover) (Soul Jazz Books)
The Beatles “This Bird Has Flown: The Enduring Beauty of Rubber Soul, Fifty Years On” (Paperback; author: John Kruth) (Backbeat Books)
Jerry Garcia “Jerry on Jerry: The Unpublished Jerry Garcia Interviews” (Hardcover; edited by longtime Grateful Dead publicist Dennis McNally; foreword by Trixie Garcia) (Black Dog & Leventhal)
David Hamsley “To Disco, with Love: The Records That Defined an Era” (Hardcover) (Flatiron Books)
Scott Ian “I’m the Man: The Story of That Guy from Anthrax” (Paperback; co-author: Jon Wiederhorn; foreword by Kirk Hammett) (Da Capo Press)
Glyn Johns “Sound Man: A Life Recording Hits with The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, the Eagles , Eric Clapton, the Faces …” (Paperback) (Plume)
George Jones “The Legend of George Jones: His Life and Death” (Paperback; author: Charles Montgomery) (Heritage Builders)
Tom Jones “Tom Jones – The Life” (Paperback) (HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.)

More Book Releases

Cool Stuff

Manufacturer: Product: Release Date:
Electronic Arts “Star Wars Battlefront” (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC; Deluxe Edition) (Nov. 17)

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