New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Josh Blue (2006 winner of “Last Comic Standing”) “Delete” (one-hour comedy special recorded in his hometown of Denver; See here; also available at Target) (Comedy Dynamics)
Garth Brooks “Gunslinger” (his 11th studio album; first single: “Baby, Let’s Lay Down and Dance”; Hear here; MP3; On Tour; Merch) (Pearl)
Jay Daniel (Detroit producer/DJ) “Broken Knowz” (Hear here; NPR First Listen; MP3) (Technicolour)
Amy Miller (Portland-based comedian) “Solid Gold” (See here; MP3) (Kill Rock Stars)
Moderat “Live” (recorded during a soldout show at Berlin’s Velodrome on June 5; See here; MP3; Merch; On Tour) (Mute / Monkeytown)
Rumer “This Girl’s In Love (A Bacharach & David Songbook)” (first single: “[They Long to Be] Close to You”; Hear here; MP3) (East West / Rhino)
Smash Into Pieces (Swedish rock/metal band) “Rise and Shine” (new single: “Higher”; Hear here) (Gain / Sony Music, Nov. 27)
Twenty One Pilots “Blurryface Live [Vinyl]” (three-LP picture disc vinyl; Read here; On Tour; Merch) (Fueled By Ramen)
The Weeknd “Starboy” (first single: “Starboy,” feat. Daft Punk; Hear here; MP3; On Tour; Merch) (The Weeknd XO, Inc. / Republic)

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New Releases (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
BrokenRail (Alabama rock quartet) “BrokenRail” (three-song EP; first single: “Walk Again”; Hear here) (BrokenRail)
Lewis Cancut “Indoor Rainforest” (six-song EP; guests: Hatsune Miku, Tigarah, Tshila; new single: “Ice Cream & Asphalt”; Hear here) (NLV, Nov. 24)
Julia Fordham “Live & Untouched” (guests: Jeff Young, Celia Chavez; Hear here) (Little Boo)
Half Hearted (Connecticut metal band) “Terrified” (six-song EP; See here) (Half Hearted)
Icon For Hire “You Can’t Kill Us” (Hear here) (Icon For Hire)
New Fries (Toronto experimental band) “More” (first single: “Mary Poppins’ Pockets”; Hear here) (Telephone Explosion)
Cait Pilkington “Water Colours” (four-song EP; producer: Pilkington; Hear here) (Touch)
Sister (Swedish metal band) “Stand Up, Forward, March!” (producer: Jona Tee; first single: “Carved in Stone”; See here) (Metal Blade)

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Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Afghan Whigs “Black Love (20th Anniversary Edition)” (1996 album; remastered, with a second CD containing nine previously unreleased recordings; MP3; On Tour; Merch) (Rhino / Elektra)
Basia “The Sweetest Illusion” (1994 album; remastered; three-CD deluxe edition, featuring 31 bonus tracks, 13 previously unreleased; Read here) (U.K. – Cherry Pop)
Pat Benatar “5 Classic Albums” (featuring “In the Heat of the Night,” “Crimes of Passion,” “Get Nervous,” “Tropico” and “Wide Awake In Dreamland”; On Tour; Merch) (U.K. – UMC)
Ron Dante “Anthology” (two CDs) (Sunset Blvd.)
Terry Dolan “Terry Dolan” (unreleased 1972 Warner Bros. album, produced by Nicky Hopkins and Pete Sears; guests included Neal Schon, Hopkins, The Pointer Sisters, Spencer Dryden, John Cipolina, Greg Douglass, Prairie Prince and Lonnie Turner; with six bonus tracks and 28-page, magazine-style LP booklet; remastered from the original analog tapes by Dan Hersch; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl) (High Moon)
Kenny Dorham “K.D. Is Here – New York City 1962 & 1966” (14 songs) (Uptown Jazz)
Slim Gaillard “Searching For You: The Lost Singles of McVouty 1958-1974” (15 songs; MP3) (Sunset Blvd.)
Linda Jones “Precious: The Anthology 1963-72” (24 songs; Read here) (U.K. – Kent / Ace)
Jack Lee (former frontman of The Nerves wrote “Hanging on the Telephone”) “Bigger Than Life: Anthology” (23 tracks; Hear here; Vinyl) (Alive)
Mötley Crüe “The End [Vinyl]” (12-LP box set; Merch) (Eleven Seven Music)
Alison Moyet “Alf (Deluxe Edition)” (1984 album; remastered, with a second CD of remixes, extended versions and live material; Read here; MP3), “Raindancing (Deluxe Edition)” (1987 album; remastered, with a second CD of remixes, extended versions, B-sides and live material; Read here; MP3), “Hoodoo (Deluxe Edition)” (1991 album; remastered, with a second CD of 12-inch remixes, B-sides and tracks previously released only on vinyl; Read here; MP3), “Essex (Deluxe Edition)” (1994 album; remastered, with a second CD of remixes, extended versions, B-sides and live material; Read here; MP3; Merch) (BMG Rights Management)
The Nolans “Chemistry: The Ultimate Collection” (21-song CD, with a DVD containing eight video clips; See here; Read here) (U.K. – Hot Shot / Cherry Red)
Wilson Pickett “In the Midnight Hour / The Exciting Wilson Pickett” (1965, 1966 albums on one CD; remastered, with three bonus tracks), “The Wicked Pickett / The Sound of Wilson Pickett” (1967 albums; remastered, with two bonus tracks), “I’m In Love / The Midnight Mover” (1967, 1968 albums on one CD; remastered, with three bonus tracks), “Hey Jude / Right On” (1969, 1970 albums; remastered, with eight bonus tracks), “Wilson Pickett in Philadelphia / Don’t Knock My Love” (1970, 1971 albums on two CDs; remastered, with 17 bonus tracks) (U.K. – Edsel)
Radiohead “A Moon Shaped Pool” (2016 album; deluxe two-LP, two-CD edition; Merch) (XL Recordings)
Santana “Lotus [Hybrid SACD]” (1974 live album; remastered; On Tour; Merch) (Audio Fidelity)
Various artists “Dim Mak 20th Anniversary” (21-song label retrospective; Vinyl, with download card; Merch) (Dim Mak)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call the 70s” (three CDs, 58 songs) (U.K. – NOW)
Various artists “Rhythm on the Radio: Oval Records Singles 1974-1987” (22 songs, featuring Lene Lovich, Holly & The Italians, Johnnie Allan, First Light, Helen Shapiro, etc.; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Ace)
Gillian Welch “Boots No. 1: The Official Revival Bootleg” (21 outtakes, alternate versions and demos from the making of her Grammy-nominated debut album “Revival,” marking its 20th anniversary; NPR First Listen; MP3; On Tour) (Acony)
Neil Young “Official Release Series Discs 8.5-12 [Vinyl]” (five-LP box set; Merch) (Reprise)

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Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Anthony Newley “Newley Recorded” (1966 album) (RCA / Legacy)
Tokyo Police Club “A Lesson in Crime (10th Anniversary Edition)” (2006 EP, with nine bonus tracks) (Paper Bag)
Various artists “80s Hits” (27-song collection) (Warner / X5 Music Group)

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DVD / Blu-ray

Artist(s)/cast: Title: Studio:
Don Cheadle, Kristen Bell, et al “House of Lies: The Final Season [DVD]” (two discs) (Paramount)
Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, et al “Back to the Future: The Complete Adventures [DVD]” (nine-disc box set includes all three movies, the complete animated series, two bonus discs and a 64-page book; Blu-ray) (Universal Studios Home Entertainment)
Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Oakes Fegley, et al “Pete’s Dragon [DVD]” (2016 film, directed by Richard Lester; Blu-ray + DVD) (Walt Disney Studios)
Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, et al “The BFG [Blu-ray + DVD]” (2016 film, directed by Steven Spielberg) (Walt Disney Studios)
Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, et al “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie [DVD]” (2016 film; Blu-ray + DVD) (20th Century Fox)
Various artists “Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music [DVD]” (eight-episode PBS series, produced by the late George Martin, features interviews with Paul McCartney, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Joni Mitchell, Tony Bennett, Tom Petty, Annie Lennox, Smokey Robinson, Quincy Jones, etc.; See here; Blu-ray) (Acorn Media)

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Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
The Beatles “The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four” (Paperback; abridged edition; arranged alphabetically by entry, with some 360 topics ranging from “Abbey Road” to Zapple Records; author: Kenneth Womack; Kindle) (Greenwood)
David Bowie “The Complete David Bowie” (Paperback; revised and updated edition; author: Nicholas Pegg; Titan Books) (Titan Books)
Barney Hoskyns / Reuel Golden “75 Years of Capitol Records” (Hardcover) (Taschen)
Robert Johnson “Love In Vain: Robert Johnson 1911-1938, The Graphic Novel” (Hardcover; author: J.M Dupont; illustrator: Mezzo; Kindle) (Faber & Faber)
The Stooges “Total Chaos: The Story of the Stooges – As Told By Iggy Pop” (Hardcover; author: Jeff Gold) (Third Man Books)
Bruce Wexler “The History of Rock in Fifty Guitars” (Paperback) (The History Press)

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Cool Stuff

Manufacturer: Product: Release Date:
No Starch Press “Beautiful Minecraft” (Hardcover; author: James Delaney; also available at Target) (Nov. 15)

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