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New Releases: Nov. 3, 2017

New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
a-ha “MTV Unplugged – Summer Solstice” (guests: Alison Moyet, Ian McCulloch, Lissie, Ingrid Helene Håvik; first single: “This Is Our Home”; See here; Vinyl; Download; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Swinglong / UMe)
Annihilator “For the Demented” (See here; Vinyl; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Neverland Music / Silver Lining Music)
Anti-Flag “American Fall” (producers: Anti-Flag, Good Charlotte’s Benji Madden; first single: “American Attraction”; See here; Amazon UK; Download; iTunes) (Spinefarm)
Kelsea Ballerini “Unapologetically” (Hear here; Download; On Tour) (Black River Entertainment)
Bibio “Phantom Brickworks” (Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Warp)
Big Head Todd and the Monsters “New World Arisin'” (first single: “Damaged One”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Big Records)
Blitzen Trapper “Wild and Reckless” (producers: singer Eric Earley, bassist Michael Van Pelt; first single: “Rebel”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (LKC Recordings)
Tracy Bonham “Modern Burdens” (a re-imagining of her 1996 debut album, “The Burdens of Being Upright”; guests: Kay Hanley, Rachael Yamagata, Tanya Donelly, Angie Hart, Nicole Atkins, Kathryn Calder, Sadie Dupius; Vinyl; Download; eBay; On Tour) (Second Motion)
Billy Bragg “Bridges Not Walls” (six-song EP; Download; On Tour) (Cooking Vinyl)
Lee Brice “Lee Brice” (guests: Warren Hayes, Edwin McCain; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Curb)
Chris Brown “Heartbreak on a Full Moon” (45-song double album; guests: Usher, Gucci Mane, Kap G, Fetty Wap, Lil Yachty, DeJ Loaf; See here; Read here; Download, released on Oct. 31; On Tour) (RCA)
Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown (Nashville rockers) “Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown” (producer: John Fields; first single: “Heartland”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Snakefarm / Spinefarm)
Cannibal Corpse “Red Before Black” (producer: Erik Rutan; first single: “Code of the Slashers”; See here; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Metal Blade)
The Contenders (Americana/folk-rock duo) “Laughing With the Reckless” (first single: “Line Across the Water”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Rock Ridge Music)
Converge “The Dusk In Us” (first single: “Under Duress”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download) (Epitaph)
Tommy Emmanuel & David Grisman “Pickin'” (On Tour) (Acoustic Disc)
Feral Conservatives “Better Lives [Vinyl]” (producer: Jon Auer of the Posies; Hear here; Download; On Tour) (EggHunt)
Samantha Fish “Belle of the West” (producer: Luther Dickinson; Hear here; Download; On Tour) (Ruf)
Robert Francis (Americana singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist) “Indian Summer” (producers: Francis, Marc Gabor; first single: “Burn Out”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download) (Aeronaut)
Lalah Hathaway “Honestly” (guests: Lecrae, Tiffany Gouché; Hear here; Target-Exclusive CD, with two extra songs; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Hathaway Entertainment)
Mark “Porkchop” Holder (founding member of punk/blues band Black Diamond Heavies) “Death and the Blues” (new single: “Captain Captain”; Hear here; Download) (Alive Naturalsound)
Human Nature “Jukebox: The Ultimate Playlist” (Australian vocal group covers 17 classics from the 1950s and ’60s; Download; On Tour) (Legacy Recordings)
Bobby Junior (Rusted Root member) “Warm Winds” (producers: Justin Tocket, Junior; guests: Marc Broussard, Ben Alleman, Steve Duerst, Chad Gilmore, DJ Raymond; Hear here; Download; On Tour) (Kingston)
Kansas “Leftoverture Live & Beyond” (two CDs, 19 songs, recorded last spring during their “Leftoverture” 40th anniversary tour; producer: Jeff Glixman; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (InsideOutMusic)
Kid Rock “Sweet Southern Sugar” (country/classic rock album recorded in Nashville; new single: “Tennessee Mountain Top”; Hear here; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Top Dog / BMG Rights Management)
Liima “1982” (producers: Liima, Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear; first single: “1982”; Hear here; Download; iTunes) (City Slang)
Like Moths to Flames “Dark Divine” (producer: Erik Ron; first single: “Nowhere Left To Sink”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Rise)
Bruno Major (R&B/pop songwriter from North London) “A Song For Every Moon” (Hear here; Download; iTunes) (Kobalt Music)
Maroon 5 “Red Pill Blues” (producers: Adam Levine, The Arcade, Ben Billions, Benny Blanco, Jason Evigan, Jacob Kasher, Phil Paul, John Ryan; guests: Kendrick Lamar, Future, SZA, A$AP Rocky, LunchMoney Lewis, Julia Michaels; new single: “What Lovers Do”; Hear here; Target-Exclusive CD, with four extra songs and a poster; Download; Digital Deluxe Edition, with five extra songs; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (222 / Interscope)
Shawn Mendes “MTV Unplugged” (recorded at L.A.’s Ace Theater on Aug. 29, 2017; Hear here; See here; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Island)
Moonspell (Portuguese gothic metal band) “1755” (first single: “Todos Os Santos”; Hear here; Download) (Napalm)
Anne-Sophie Mutter / Daniil Trifonov “Franz Schubert: Forellenquintet /Trout Quintet” (live recording with Hwayoon Lee, Maximilian Hornung and Roman Patkoló; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Deutsche Grammophon)
Thomas Newman “Thank You for Your Service (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (war drama starring Miles Teller, Haley Bennett, Beulah Koale and Amy Schumer opened In Theaters on Oct. 27; See here; Download; iTunes) (Sony Classical)
Polaris (South Sydney rock quintet) “The Mortal Coil” (Hear here; Download) (SharpTone / Resist)
Primitive Race “Soul Pretender” (Download) (Metropolis)
Shamir “Revelations” (See here; NPR First Listen; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Father/Daughter)
Blake Shelton “Texoma Shore” (first single: “I’ll Name the Dogs”; Hear here; Download; eBay; Merch) (Warner)
Sleeping Romance “Alba” (first single: “Where the Light Is Bleeding”; Hear here; See here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Napalm)
Sleep On It “Overexposed” (first single: “Distant”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Equal Vision)
Sam Smith “The Thrill of It All” (new single: “Pray”; Hear here; See here; Special Edition; Target-Exclusive CD, with two extra songs; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Capitol)
Sniff ‘n’ the Tears “Random Elements” (their first album since 2011) (Chapel Productions)
Stereophonics “Scream Above the Sounds” (first single: “All In One Night”; Hear here; Deluxe Edition; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; Merch) (Parlophone)
Tierra (Latin R&B legends) “¡Ya Llegó!” (Hear here; Download; On Tour) (Music Access, Inc.)
Trupa Trupa (Gdansk post-punk-psych band) “Jolly New Songs” (first single: “Coffin”; Hear here; Vinyl) (Blue Tapes / X-Ray)
Vandenberg’s MoonKings “MK II” (Hear here; Vinyl; Download) (Mascot)
Grace VanderWaal “Just the Beginning” (full-length debut album from the “America’s Got Talent” season 11 champion; collaborators: Ido Zmishlany, Kinetics & One Love, Greg Wells, Gregg Wattenberg, Sean Douglas; new single: “So Much More Than This”; Hear here; Target-Exclusive CD, with two extra songs; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Columbia)
Various artists “Call Me By Your Name (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (romantic coming-of-age drama film, starring Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer, opens In Theaters on Nov. 24; featuring music from composer Ryuichi Sakamoto and features three original Sufjan Stevens songs; See here) (Sony Classical)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Music! 64” (22 songs; See here; Read here; Download) (NOW / UMe)
Various artists “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (Original Soundtrack)” (21-minute animated short will open in theaters Nov. 22, showing before Disney/Pixar’s full-length animated feature “Coco”; See here; Target-Exclusive CD, with two collectible cards; Download; In Theaters; Merch) (Walt Disney)
Various artists “Served Like a Girl (Music From and Inspired By the Documentary Film)” (film about five female veterans creating a shared sisterhood to help the rising number of homeless female veterans; first single: “Dancing Through the Wreckage,” Pat Benatar; See here; Download) (We Are Hear)
Lexi Walker (15-year-old singer) “Inspire” (guests: The Piano Guys, Kurt Bestor, Jenny Oaks Baker, GENTRI; first single: “Tiny Voice”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Portrait / Sony Masterworks)
The Walls Group (family gospel soul group from Houston) “The Other Side” (producers: Warryn Campbell, Eric Dawkins; first single: “My Life”; Hear here; Download; iTunes) (Fo Yo Soul / RCA Inspiration)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Billy Momo (Swedish pop/rock band) “Umbrellas, wings and magic things” (three-song EP; Hear here; iTunes) (Mo Better Music)
Jessica Boudreaux (of Summer Cannibals) “No Fury” (producer: The Thermals’
Hutch Harris; new single: “Ask Me To Stay”; Hear here)
(New Moss)
Casper Skulls (Toronto quartet) “Mercy Works” (first single: “You Can Call Me Allocator”; Hear here; iTunes; On Tour) (Buzz)
Doralice (Bay Area gypsy jazz duo) “Doralice II” (new single: “Radio Habana”; Hear here) (Broke Leg Music)
Ryan Farish “Primary Colors” (Hear here; iTunes) (Black Hole Recordings)
Feral Conservatives (Virginia Beach, Va., indie pop quartet) “Better Lives” (producer: Jon Auer of The Posies and Big Star; Hear here; Vinyl; iTunes) (EggHunt)
James Holden & The Animal Spirits “The Animal Spirits” (first single: “Pass Through the Fire”; Hear here) (Border Community)
Jennifer Hanson “Under the Tree” (four-song Christmas EP, her first new in nine years; iTunes) (Jennifer Hanson Music)
Holy Wars “Mother Father” (six-song EP; new single: “Cruel World”; Hear here; See here) (Holy Wars)
iNcelta (Fort Worth-based Cody Cannefax) “Music Time Capsule” (producer: iNcelta; first single: “Bad Bad Dreams”; Hear here) (iNcelta Productions)
Robin Jackson (Portland, Ore., singer/multi-instrumentalist) “Dark Stars” (producer: Chet Lyster; first single: “Drifting At Sea”; Hear here; On Tour) (Robin Jackson)
Todd Kessler (folk-rock singer-songwriter) “About Memory” (producers: Marc Daniel Nelson, Ran Jackson; Hear here; On Tour) (Todd Kessler)
Null + Void (aka NYC producer Kurt Uenala) “Cryosleep” (guests: Dave Gahan, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Shannon Funchess, The Big Pink; Hear here; Vinyl) (HFN Music)
Jon O’Bergh “Christmas Moods for Piano” (producer: O’Bergh; first single: “O Christmas Tree”) (Timescape, Nov. 7)
Plumb “God Help Me EP” (five songs; Hear here; eBay; On Tour) (Plumb Music)
Anna St. Louis (L.A.-based singer-songwriter) “First Songs” (first single: “Fire”; Hear here) (Mare / Woodsist)
Peter Simpson (leader of Australia’s The Dubrovniks) “Return of the Dilettante” (five-song EP; producer: Dom Simpson; Hear here) (Verified, Nov. 6)
TobyMac “Light of Christmas” (guests: Owl City, Relient K, Jamie Grace, Leigh Nash, Nirva Ready; Hear here; On Tour) (Forefront)
Maylee Todd (Toronto singer-songwriter) “Acts of Love” (producer: Todd; Hear here; NPR First Listen; See here; iTunes) (Do Right! Music)

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Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Bryan Adams “Ultimate” (21-song collection features his biggest hits, with two new songs; first single: “Please Stay”; Hear here; Read here; Download; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (UMe)
The Ames Brothers “There’ll Always Be a Christmas (60th Anniversary Deluxe Mono Edition)” (1957 album; remastered) (Real Gone Music)
Francesca Battistelli “Greatest Hits: The First Ten Years” (14 songs) (Fervent)
Alan Burn “A Whirlpool Of Sound: The Complete Studio Recordings [1963-1967]” (Arf)
Johnny Cash “Cash Unearthed [Vinyl]” (nine-LP box set, with 60-page coffee table book; Read here; eBay; Merch) (American Recordings)
Curved Air “The Best of Curved Air” (Download) (Curved Air)
Vic Damone “The Hits Collection 1947-62” (two CDs, 50 songs; Track list) (Acrobat)
Bob Dylan “Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 13 / 1979-1981” (two CDS, 30 songs; NPR First Listen; Deluxe Edition; Vinyl; Download; Digital Deluxe Edition; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Columbia / Legacy)
Duke Ellington “His Classic Collaborations 1956-1963” (four CDs) (Enlightenment)
Percy Faith and His Orchestra “Music of Christmas (Expanded Edition)” (1959 album; remastered, with seven bonus tracks) (Real Gone Music)
The Flamingos “The Flamingos Collection 1953-61” (three CDs, 80 songs; Track list) (Acrobat)
The Four Preps “The Things We Did Last Summer and More” (1958 album; remastered) (Sepia)
Stan Freberg “The Singles Collection 1947-60” (two CDs, 45 tracks; Track list) (Acrobat)
Josh Groban “Noël (10th Anniversary Edition)” (2007 album; remastered, with six bonus tracks, including four new songs; Download; eBay; Merch) (Reprise)
Daryl Hall & John Oates “Along the Red Ledge” (1978 album; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Friday Music)
Major Harris “My Way” (1975 album, featuring “Love Won’t Let Me Wait”; remastered) (Friday Music)
Lee Hazlewood & Ann-Margret “The Cowboy & The Lady” (1969 album; remastered, with bonus tracks; Hear/read here; Vinyl) (Light in the Attic)
King Crimson “Sailors’ Tales (1970-1972)” (limited-edition 27-disc box set, featuring 21 CDs, four audio Blu-rays and two audio DVDs; contains Steven Wilson and Robert Fripp stereo mixes of 1970’s “In the Wake of Poseidon” and “Lizard” and 1971’s “Islands,” plus additional tracks, live recordings, etc.; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (DGM)
Peggy Lee “Peggy Lee With The Benny Goodman Orchestra 1941-47” (two CDs, 44 songs; Track list) (Acrobat)
Little Richard “Here’s Little Richard (60th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)” (1957 album; remastered, with a second CD of demos and alternate takes; Hear/read here) (Craft Recordings)
Mr. Mister “Welcome to the Real World” (1985 album, featuring “Kyrie,” “Broken Wings” and “Is It Love”; remastered) (Friday Music)
The Monkees “Headquarters Stack-O-Tracks (50th Anniversary Edition) [Vinyl]” (1967 album, with original backing tracks and instrumental versions; 180-gram audiophile clear vinyl; eBay; Merch) (Friday Music)
Roy Orbison “A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra” (producers: Don Reedman, Nick Patrick; Vinyl; eBay; Merch) (Legacy Recordings)
Sepultura “Roots (Expanded Edition)” (1996 album; remastered; Read here; Vinyl) (Rhino / Atlantic)
The Robert Shaw Chorale “Robert Shaw Presents Christmas Hymns and Carols Volume II” (1952 album; remastered) (Real Gone Music)
Connie Smith “Joy to the World (Expanded Edition)” (1975 album; remastered, with one bonus track, a duet with Willie Nelson on “Silent Night, Holy Night”) (Real Gone Music)
The Supremes “The Ultimate Merry Christmas” (expanded edition of 1965’s “Merry Christmas,” featuring the original mono and stereo mixes and new 2017 mix, with previously unreleased bonus tracks; Read here) (Second Disc / Real Gone Music)
The Sylvers “The Sylvers” (1972 album; remastered, with four bonus tracks), “The Sylvers II” (1973 album; remastered), “The Sylvers III” (1974 album; remastered) (Japan – Warner)
Various artists “At the Louisiana Hayride Tonight …” (20-CD box set, with 224-page hardcover book, featuring rare performances by Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, June Carter, Kitty Wells, George Jones, Webb Pierce, etc.; Hear/read here) (Bear Family)
Various artists “Best of De-Lite: Can You Feel It” (15-song label retrospective, featuring Crown Heights Affair, Coffee, Leon Bryant, The Dynamics, Motivation, etc.; Track list) (Japan – Octave)
Various artists “Best of Roadshow: Have Some Fun” (15-song label retrospective, featuring B.T. Express, Enchantment, Al Wilson, Winners, etc.; Track list) (Japan – Octave)
Various artists “The Hit Factory Ultimate Collection” (three CDs, 50 songs; Amazon UK) (Union Square)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call the 00s” (18 songs; See here; Read here; Download; iTunes) (NOW / UMe)
Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas / Christmas Time” (1955 albums; remastered) (Real Gone Music)
Weather Report “The Columbia Studio and Live Recordings” (19-disc box set) (Columbia / Legacy)

More Releases for Nov. 3, 2017 »

Reissues (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Last Legion “Edge of the World” (2013 album; Hear here) (Gravel Entertainment, Oct. 31)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist(s)/cast: Title: Studio/label:
Various artists “Free To Rock: How Rock & Roll Brought Down The Wall [DVD]” (documentary narrated by Kiefer Sutherland and directed by Jim Brown; See here) (MVD Visual)
ZZ Top “Groovy Little Hippy Pad: ZZ Top Live in Concert [DVD]” (filmed in 2012; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Laser Media)

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