New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Any Trouble “Present Tense” (British rock group’s first album since 2007; first single: “Glen Campbell”; See here; MP3) (Cherry Red)
Archie and the Bunkers (Cleveland organ/drums duo) “Archie and the Bunkers” (Hear here; MP3) (Dirty Water)
Danny Barnes “Got Myself Together (Ten Years Later)” (his first album in six years; Hear here; MP3) (Eight 30)
Circles Around the Sun (led by guitarist Neal Casal) “Interludes for the Dead” (their psychedelic jams were played during the intermissions of Grateful Dead’s Fare Thee Well concerts; Read here; Vinyl) (Rhino)
The Corrs “White Light” (their first album in 10 years; Hear here) (U.K. – label TBA)
Danzig “Skeletons” (his first album since 2010 features covers of The Everly Brothers, ZZ Top, The Troggs, Elvis Presley, etc.; Hear here) (Evilive / Nuclear Blast America)
Janet Devlin (Irish singer-songwriter) “December Daze” (holiday-themed EP, with two originals, two Christmas standards and a cover of Joni Mitchell’s “River”; Hear here; MP3) (OK! Good)
Dirty Streets (Memphis-based power-trio) “White Horse” (producers: Lande, Bobfather; Hear here; MP3) (Alive Naturalsound)
The Gloria Story (Swedish old-school rock quintet) “Greetings From Electric Wastelands” (producers: The Gloria Story, Otto Wellton; Hear here; MP3) (Wild Kingdom)
Nigel Hall “Ladies & Gentlemen … Nigel Hall” (producer: Eric Krasno; guests: Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson, Ivan Neville, Krasno, Adam Deitch, Alecia Chakour; first single: “Gimme a Sign”; Hear here; Vinyl) (Feel Music / Round Hill)
Hurricane#1 “Find What You Love and Let It Kill You” (their first album in 16 years; Hear here; Vinyl) (Tapete)
Greg Lake & Geoff Downes “Ride the Tiger” (seven-song EP; Read here; MP3) (Manticore / Cherry Red)
Patent Pending “Riot Hearts Rebellion” (first single: “NSFW (.)(.)”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Rude)
Pope Francis “Wake Up!” (Vatican-approved pop-rock album that’s paired with an audio recording of the pope speaking in South Korea last year; producer: Don Giulio Neroni; first single: “Wake Up! Go! Go! Forward!”; Hear here; MP3) (Believe Digital)
Rihanna “Anti” (released on other formats on Dec. 4; producers: Kanye West, Alex da Kid, Jeff Bhasker, Deputy, Paul McCartney, Mike Dean, Dave Longstreth, Noah Goldstein, Kuk Harrell, Travis Scott, DJ Mustard, David Guetta, Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins; first single: “FourFiveSeconds”; Hear here) (Roc Nation / Westbury Road)
Slaves “Routine Breathing” (producer: Cameron Mizell; Hear here; MP3) (Artery Recordings)
They Might Be Giants “Why?” (featuring a collection of new songs from their 2015 Dial-A-Song re-launch; See here; MP3) (Idlewild Recordings)
Various artists “To Love the Bee Gees: A Tribute To the Brothers Gibb” (producers: Todd Bisson, Bennett Freed; contributors: Isobel Campbell, Emitt Rhodes, Kinky, Chris Price, Martin Carr, Elayna Boynton, Mary Margaret O’Hara, etc.; Hear here; MP3; Deluxe Edition) (80 Proof Media)
Dweezil Zappa “Via Zammata'” (his first album in 10 years; Hear here) (MRI Associated)

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New Releases (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Barren Womb (Norwegian noise rock band) “Nique Everything” (producer: Håkon Gebhardt; first single: “White Raven”; Hear here) (Spartan)
The Brainstems (St. Louis rock quartet) “No Place Else” (first single: “Redline”; Hear here; Vinyl) (Bad Diet)
James Durbin (“American Idol” season 10 alum) “A Thrill of Hope” (five-song holiday EP; guests: Austin Nickel, Damien Walter, Jeremy Cross, Dillon Baiocchi) (James Durbin)
Foo Fighters “Saint Cecilia EP” (five free songs) (RCA, Nov. 23)
Matt Lande (former guitarist for StorySide: B) “Glow” (producers: Lande, Bobfather; Hear here) (Matt Lande Music, Dec. 1)
Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets “The Quality Holiday Revue (Live)” (See here) (Yep Roc)
Michael McQuaid “Glasshouse” (six-song EP; Hear here) (Michael McQuaid)
Message to Venus (Latin Rock Award nominees from Miami) “Victims & Villains” (producer: Leo Alvarez; Hear here; See here) (3Thirteen Entertainment Group / eOne Music)
Parquet Courts “Monastic Living” (Hear here; Vinyl) (Rough Trade)
Practical Lovers (synth-pop duo) “Agony” (first single: “Inside Job”; See here) (I’m Not From London)
PUJOL “Kisses” (producers: Daniel Pujol, Zach Prosser; guests: Zach Prosser, Brett Rosenberg, Benji Coale, Matt Rowland, Alice Buchanan; first single: “Sleepy Doni”; Hear here; See here) (University of Bartertown Press / Bartertown Co-Op)
Brian Regan “Brian Regan: Live From Radio City Music Hall” (the first live stand-up special in Comedy Central history, filed on Sept. 26; See here) (Comedy Central)
The Spook School (Scottish indie-pop quartet) “Try to Be Hopeful” (first single: “I Want To Kiss You”; See here; MP3) (Fortuna Pop)
The Vamps (U.K. pop quartet) “Wake Up” (first single: “Wake Up”; Hear here; See here; MP3 Deluxe Edition, with three bonus tracks; CD, out Dec. 4) (Island)
Stephen Young & The Union (Irish alt-country quintet) “Eagle Fort Rumble” (new single: “Shadowman”; Hear here) (Ragged Company Recordings)

More Digital Releases for Nov. 27, 2015

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Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
John Barry “Soundtracks and Singles 1963-1966” (three CDs) (Fantastic Voyage)
Bibio “Fi” (2005 album; remastered; See here; Vinyl) (Warp)
Cilla Black “The Very Best of Cilla Black” (26-song compilation, with a DVD containing her 1966 TV special “Cilla at the Savoy”; See here) (U.K. – Rhino)
Cerrone “Love in C Minor” (1976 album; remastered; See here), “Supernature” (1977 album; remastered; See here), “Cerrone IV : The Golden Touch” (1978 album; remastered; Hear here) (Because Music)
Judy Dyble “Anthology: Part One” (15 rare and unreleased tracks; MP3) (Earth Recordings)
The Flaming Lips “Heady Nuggs 20 Years After Clouds Taste Metallic 1994-1997” (deluxe 20th anniversary box set edition of the group’s 1995 album “Clouds Taste Metallic,” with rarities, B-sides and bonus tracks; Vinyl; MP3) (Warner)
Goo Goo Dolls “A Boy Named Goo: 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition” (1995 album; remastered, with seven previously unreleased tracks, all recorded live at The Academy in New York in November 1995; LP + MP3; MP3) (Warner / Metal Blade)
Hot Tuna “The CD Vinyl Replica Collection” (eight-CD box set, featuring “Hot Tuna” to “Double Dose,” with a 28-page booklet) (Culture Factory / RCA)
Jefferson Airplane “The CD Vinyl Replica Collection” (eight-CD box set, featuring “Jefferson Airplane Takes Off” to “Thirty Seconds Over Winterland,” with a 28-page booklet) (Culture Factory / RCA)
Jethro Tull “Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll: Too Young To Die! (The TV Special Edition)” (1976 TV soundtrack album and five original LP tracks; remixed to stereo by Steven Wilson; Super Deluxe Edition; MP3) (Chrysalis)
B.B. King “Here’’s One You Didn’t Know About: From the RPM & Kent Vaults” (25 tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Ace)
Klaatu “3:47 EST” (1976 album, featuring “Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft” and “Sub-Rosa Subway”; remastered; the album was renamed “Klaatu” when it was released in the United States by Capitol Records; Read here) (Conveyor / MVD)
Jerry Lee Lewis “Jerry Lee Lewis At Sun Records: The Collected Works” (18-CD box set, with two 300-page books; Read here) (Bear Family)
Love “Reel-to-Real (Deluxe Edition)” (the group’s final studio album, from 1974, makes its CD and digital debuts; remastered, with 12 bonus tracks; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (High Moon)
Don McLean “Live … The Bottom Live April ’74” (originally broadcast on WNYU-FM) (Rox Vox)
Meco, et al “Christmas in the Stars: Star Wars Christmas Album” (1980 album; remastered; features Jon Bon Jovi, credited credited as John Bongiovi, on lead vocals on “R2-D2 We Wish You a Merry Christmas”; Hear here) (LMLR)
The Murmaids “A Few of the Things We Love: The Chattahoochee Recordings and More” (21 tracks, including “Popsicles and Icicles”; Hear here; Read here) (U.K. – Ace)
Édith Piaf “Intégrale 2015 Limited Edition Box Set” (20-disc box set celebrates what would have been the French cabaret singer’s 100th birthday on Dec. 19; remastered in high definition from the original master tapes; more than 350 tracks and 20 hours of music, with a 30-page book and a 10-inch vinyl; Read here) (Rhino / Parlophone)
Quicksilver Messenger Service “The CD Vinyl Replica Collection” (seven-CD box set, featuring 1968’s “Quicksilver Messenger Service” to 1972’s “Comin’ Thru,” with a 28-page booklet) (Culture Factory)
Raspberries “Classic Album Box Set” (four CDs, featuring all four albums recorded for Capitol Records; remastered, with 20-page booklet) (Caroline International)
Lou Reed “Never Said It Was Nice: Orpheum Theater, Boston MA ’76” (two CDs, 15 songs; Read here) (Echoes)
Billy Joe Royal “The Complete Early Recordings 1961-1966” (31 tracks; Track list) (Dynamic Voice)
Bobby Rush “Chicken Heads: A 50-Year History of Bobby Rush” (four-CD collection, 74 tracks; Read here; MP3) (Omnivore Recordings)
Ty Segall “Ty Rex” (his T. Rex covers album was originally released on Record Store Day 2011; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Goner)
Simply Red “Big Love – Greatest Hits Edition: 30th Anniversary” (two CDs, 30 songs) (U.K. – Rhino)
The Sons of Champlin “Live San Rafael, CA 1975” (Hear/read here) (Echoes)
Supergrass “I Should Coco (20th Anniversary Collector’s Edition)” (1995 album; remastered, with B-sides, demos, live recordings, etc.; MP3) (Rhino / Parlophone)
The Telescopes “Splashdown: The Complete Creation Recordings 1990-1992” (two CDs, 36 songs; Read here; MP3) (U.K. – Cherry Red)
Various artists “Cruising (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Hybrid SACD]” (1980 William Friedkin film starring Al Pacino, featuring music from Willy DeVille, John Hiatt, Rough Trade, The Cripples, Mutiny, The Germs; the score was compiled by the late Jack Nitzsche) (Audio Fidelity)
Various artists “Bobby Gillespie Presents Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down” (20-song compilation, selected by the Primal Scream lead singer, features tracks by the 13th Floor Elevators, the Beach Boys, the Byrds, Gene Clark, Kris Kristofferson, Ronnie Wood, Willie Nelson, Jerry Lee Lewis, etc.; Read here; Vinyl) (U.K. – Ace)
Various artists “Say I’m Your Number One: The Stock Aitken Waterman Singles Box Set” (30-disc CD singles collection, featuring Bananarama, Rick Astley, Donna Summer, Dead or Alive, Kylie Minogue, etc., with 12-inch mixes, rare B-sides and bonus cuts; more than 250 tracks in total; Read here) (U.K. – Edsel)
Bob Welch “Classic Album Box Set” (four CDs, featuring four albums he recorded for Capitol Records; remastered, with 20-page booklet) (Caroline International)
John Williams “Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Hybrid SACD]” (1977 album; remastered) (Audio Fidelity)

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Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Ace “Five-A-Side” (1974 album; includes “How Long”) (Union Square Music)
George Baker Selection “Ten Best” (including “Little Green Bag” and “Paloma Blanca”) (Enterprise Music and Distribution, Nov. 30)
Marcia Ball “Soulful Dress” (1983 album) (Rounder)
The Bamboos “The Best of the Tru Thoughts Years” (15 songs) (Tru Thoughts)
Rory Block “High Heeled Blues” (1981 album) (Rounder)
British Sea Power “The Compleat British Sea Power, Vol. 1: The Decline of British Sea Power” (57 tracks) (Golden Chariot)
The Carter Family “The Best of the Carter Family” (1965 album) (Columbia / Legacy)
Cheap Trick “The Epic Archive, Vol. 2 (1980-1983)” (16 tracks), “The Epic Archive, Vol. 3 (1984-1992)” (16 tracks) (Epic / Legacy)
Bing Crosby “At the Movies, Vol. 2” (24 songs) (Ideal Music)
Ronnie Dyson “The More You Do It” (1976 album; See here), “Love in All Flavors” (1977 album; Hear here) (Columbia / Legacy)
Electric Light Orchestra “The Classic Albums Collection” (11 complete albums) (Epic / Legacy)
Robert Gordon “Robert Gordon With Link Wray” (1977 album), “Fresh Fish Special” (1978 album, with Link Wray), “Are You Gonna Be the One” (1981 album, with nine bonus tracks) (RCA / Legacy)
John Hall “Power (Expanded Edition)” (1979 album, with one bonus track, “Plutonium Is Forever”) (Columbia / Legacy)
John Hammond “Frogs for Snakes” (1981 album) (Rounder)
Paul Hardcastle “Perceptions of Pacha VIII (Deluxe Edition)” (2012 album, with two bonus tracks; Hear here) (Hardcastle Music)
Bill Hicks “Bill Hicks: Arizona Bay Extended” (posthumously released in 1997, with bonus material; Hear here) (Comedy Dynamics)
Isley Jasper Isley “Broadway’s Closer to Sunset Boulevard” (1984 album, with a bonus extended mix of “Kiss and Tell”) (Epic / Legacy)
Leftover Salmon “25” (compilation of 25 songs from 2013-14 live shows to commemorate their 25th year) (LoS)
Rancid “… And Out Come the Wolves (20th Anniversary Reissue)” (1995 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks) (Epitaph)
Rockets “Ten Best” (including their Top 30 cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Oh Well”) (Enterprise Music and Distribution, Nov. 30)
Roomful of Blues “Turn It On! Turn It Up!” (1996 album) (Rounder)
Diana Ross “Diana Ross Sings Songs From The Wiz” (unreleased album from 1979; Hear/read here) (Motown / UMe)
Todd Rundgren & Utopia “Live at the Old Waldorf San Francisco – August 1978 (Deluxe Edition)” (Import CD; Read here) (Esoteric Recordings / Cherry Red)
Starcastle “Ten Best” (including “Lady of the Lake”) (Enterprise Music and Distribution, Nov. 30)
Transvision Vamp “Ten Best” (including “Tell That Girl to Shut Up”) (Enterprise Music and Distribution, Nov. 30)
Marion Williams “The Great Gospel Voice of Marion Williams” (1965 album) (Epic / Legacy)

More Digital Releases for Nov. 27, 2015

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label:
Bob Dylan “Don’t Look Back (The Criterion Collection) [DVD]” (1967 film, directed by D.A. Pennebaker; See here; Read here; Blu-ray) (Criterion Collection, Nov. 24)
Judy Garland, Burt Lancaster “A Child Is Waiting [Blu-ray]” (1963 film) (Kino Classics, Nov. 24)
The Melvins “Across the USA in 51 Days: The Movie! [DVD]” (51 shows in 51 days, in every state and D.C., shot entirely with mobile phones) (Ipecac Recordings)
Jaco Pastorius “JACO: The Film [DVD]” (documentary on the bass guitar phenomenon was produced by Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo and directed by Paul Marchand and Stephen Kijak; features interviews with Joni Mitchell, Sting, Wayne Shorter, Flea, Herbie Hancock, Geddy Lee; See here; CD; MP3; Blu-ray) (Iron Horse Entertainment)
Amy Schumer “Inside Amy Schumer: Season 3 [DVD]” (two discs) (Comedy Central, Nov. 24)
Scorpions “Forever and a Day [DVD]” (documentary directed by filmmaker Katja von Garnier; See here; Blu-ray) (MVD)
Meryl Streep, Rick Springfield, et al “Ricki and the Flash [DVD]” (2015 film; Blu-ray) (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Nov. 24)
Various artists “Shaun the Sheep Movie [DVD]” (2015 film; Blu-ray) (Lionsgate, Nov. 24)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
Andy Bradley and Roger Wood “House of Hits: The Story of Houston’s Gold Star/SugarHill Recording Studio” (Paperback) (University of Texas Press)
George Hurchalla “Going Underground: American Punk 1979–1989” (Paperback, second edition) (PM Press)
John Mayall “John Mayall: The Blues Crusader” (Hardcover; author: Dinu Logoz) (Edition Olms)
Pink Floyd “The Complete Pink Floyd: The Ultimate Reference” (Hardcover; author: Glenn Povey) (Carlton Books)
Russell Senior “Freak Out the Squares: My Life In a Band Called Pulp” (Hardcover) (Aurum Press)
Carly Simon “Boys in the Trees: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Kindle) (Flatiron Books, Nov. 24)
Paul Slade “Unprepared To Die: America’s Greatest Murder Ballads And The True Crime Stories That Inspired Them” (Paperback) (Soundcheck Books LLP)
Ben Yagoda “The B-Side: The Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Rebirth of the Great American Song” (Paperback) (Riverhead Books)
Neil Young “Special Deluxe: A Memoir of Life & Cars” (Paperback) (Penguin Books)

More Book Releases

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