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New Releases: Nov. 3, 2023

Christine McVie

New Releases (CDs + Vinyl)

AJR“The Maybe Man” (brother trio’s fifth album; new single: “Yes I’m a Mess”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) AJR Productions / Mercury / Republic
Jason Aldean“Highway Desperado” (new single: “Let Your Boys Be Country”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Macon Music / Broken Bow
Joey Alexander“Continuance” (20-year-old pianist/composer’s seventh album includes a cover of Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me”; Vinyl; Download) Mack Avenue
Bad Wolves“Die About It” (L.A. rock band’s fourth album; new single: “Bad Friend”; See here; White Vinyl; Amazon UK; Cassette; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Better Noise Music
Jimmy Buffett“Equal Strain On All Parts” (his final album and his first since 2020; producers: Michael Utley, Mac McAnally; guests: Paul McCartney, Emmylou Harris, Angelique Kidjo, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Will Kimbrough, Lennie Gallant; See here; Read here; Electric Blue Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; Merch) Mailboat / Sun Label Group
Casting Crowns“Lifesongs: A Celebration of the First 20 Years” (21 songs and 21 guest artists who have taken a Casting Crowns song and re-recorded them in their own reimagined versions; new single: “All Because of Mercy”; Hear here; Download released on Sept. 29; On Tour) Provident Label Group
Cold War Kids“Cold War Kids” (their 10th album; new single: “Run Away With Me”; See here; Download; Apple Music) AWAL Recordings
Dirty Honey“Can’t Find the Brakes” (new single: “Won’t Take Me Alive”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) Dirt
Micky Dolenz“Dolenz Sings R.E.M.” (four-song covers EP; producer: Christian Nesmith; new single: “Shiny Happy People”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; On Tour) 7a Records
Drop Nineteens“Hard Light” (shoegaze band’s first album in 30 years; new single: “Scapa Flow”; See here; Crystal Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) Wharf Cat
Michael Franti & Spearhead“Big Big Love” (their 13th album; See here; Vinyl out Dec. 8; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Boo Boo Wax / Thirty Tigers
Fuming Mouth“Last Day of Sun” (death metal/hardcore band’s second album; new single: “The Silence Beyond Life”; See here; Smoke Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) Nuclear Blast
Ian Sweet“Sucker” (indie-pop singer-songwriter Jilian Medford’s fourth album; new single: “Your Spit”; See here; Read here; Transparent Red Vinyl; Amazon  UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Polyvinyl
Shooter Jennings“Shooter Jennings and the Werewolves of Los Angeles Do Zevon” (13-song tribute album, recorded at Monterey, CA’s Rebels & Renegades Music Festival; See here; Vinyl; Download) BCR Media
Cody Johnson“Leather” (country singer-songwriter’s third album; producer: Trent Willmon; new singles: “Work Boots” and “Watching My Old Flame Go Out”; See here; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) COJO Music / Warner Music Nashville
Jung Kook“GOLDEN” (BTS member’s full-length debut album; guests: Jack Harlow, Latto; new single: “3D”; See here; Apple Music) BIGHIT MUSIC
Heather Anne Lomax“The Doman Tracks” (L.A.-based singer-songwriter’s third album; recorded years ago with the late Michael Doman as producer, contributing guitarist and vocalist; new single: “Heavy Load”; See here; Download) Blackbird Record Label
Bonnie Montgomery“River” (producers: Montgomery, Kevin Skria; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) Gar Hole
Van Morrison“Accentuate the Positive” (his 45th studio album, paying homage to his favorite early rock classics; guests: the late Jeff Beck, Chris Farlowe, Taj Mahal; first single: “Shakin’ All Over”; Hear here; Double Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Exile Productions
Cliff Richard“Cliff with Strings – My Kinda Life” (British legend marks his 65th year in music with a compilation of his biggest hits and favorite tracks, with orchestral arrangements from composer Chris Walden; Read here) East West / Rhino
Semisonic“Little Bit of Sun” (Grammy-nominated trio’s first full-length album in more than 20 years; guests: Jason Isbell, Jim James; new single: “The Rope”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Pleasuresonic Recordings
Marnie Stern“The Comeback Kid” (guitar virtuoso’s first album in 10 years; new single: “Til It’s Over”; See here; Vinyl; Cassette; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Joyful Noise Recordings
The Struts“Pretty Vicious” (British rockers’ fourth album; producers: The Struts, Julian Raymond; new single: “Too Good At Raising Hell”; See here; Violet Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) John Varvatos Records / Big Machine
Lol Tolhurst x Budgie x Jacknife Lee“Los Angeles” (their first collaborative album; guests: The Edge, Bobby Gillespie, Isaac Brock, James Murphy, Mary Lattimore, et al; new single: “Los Angeles”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) PIAS
Sylvia Tyson“At the End of the Day” (Canadian folk legend says this will be her final album; producer: Danny Greenspoon; new single: “Sweet Agony”; See here; Download) Stony Plain
Jaime Wyatt“Feel Good” (producer: Black Pumas’ Adrian Quesada; new single: “World Worth Keeping”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) New West

New Releases (Downloads)

Kevin Abstract “Blanket” (former BROCKHAMPTON rapper’s third solo album; producer: Romil Hemnani; new single: “Gum”; See here; Apple Music Video Store / RCA
All Get Out “All Get Out” (South Carolina-based indie/folk-rock band’s fourth album; new single: “Come Back Around”; Hear here; Apple Music; On Tour) Equal Vision
Atreyu “A Torch in the Dark” (four-song EP, combined with previous EPs “The Hope of a Spark” and “The Moment You Find Your Flame”; Apple Music; On Tour) Spinefarm
bar italia “The Twits” (London-based trio’s second album of 2023; new single: “my little tony”; See here; Apple Music; On Tour) Matador
The Beatles “Now and Then” (group’s final song, written and sung by John Lennon; Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison had worked on the song over the years, but it recently got completed with a little help from AI; B-side is the band’s first single, 1962’s “Love Me Do”; See here; Read here; 7-Inch Vinyl; Clear Vinyl; Light Blue Vinyl; 12-Inch Vinyl; Amazon UK; Apple Music; Merch Apple / Capitol / UMe
Brigitte Calls Me Baby “This House Is Made of Corners” (Chicago-based indie band’s five-song debut EP; producer: Dave Cobb; new single: “Impressively Average”; See here; Apple Music) ATO
Lee Gallagher and the Hallelujah “The Falcon Ate the Flower” (SF/Nashville artist’s third album; producer: Jason Soda) Lee Gallagher
Housefires “How to Start a Housefire (Pt. III)” (producers: Jonathan Jay, Norman Gyamfi; new single: “The Place Where I Belong”; See here; Apple Music) Capitol CMG / TRIBL Records
In the Pines “Painting By Numbers” (new single: “Let It Slide”; Hear here; Orange Vinyl; Apple Music) Soul Step
Isla Rico “eternal optimist” (Manchester indie-pop trio’s five-song debut EP; new single: “Naranjá”; Hear here) Isla Rico
JudyAnne Jackson “Dear Me” (15-year-old Tampa country singer-songwriter’s five-song EP; Hear here) JAJAX MUSIC
Jean-Michel Jarre “OXYMOREWORKS” (collaborations with other artists, including Martin Gore, Brian Eno, Armin van Buuren, NSDOS, et al; new single: “ZEITGEIST TAKE 2”; Hear here; Apple Music Music Affair Entertainment / Sony Music
Light Beams “Wild Life” (DC dance punks’ second album; new single: “Coming Our Way”; See here) Dischord Records / Mud Memory
Matmos “Return to Archive” (Baltimore-based duo’s 14th album, developed exclusively from sampling the “non-musical” recordings originally published by Folkways in the mid-20th century; released to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the founding of Folkways Records by Moses Asch and Marian Distler; See here; CD out Jan. 26, 2024; Apple Music) Smithsonian Folkways
Holly Munro “Up Against Your Nature” (Irish singer-songwriter’s four-song debut EP; producer: Luke Potashnick; new single: “Open Ended”; See here) Kartel Music Group
Pendulum “Anima” (four-song EP, including “Halo,” feat. Bullet For My Valentine’s Matt Tuck; See here) Liberator Music
Rachel Tucker “… you’re already home” (star of the London revival of “Sunset Boulevard” tackles songs from “My Fair Lady,” “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie,” “Waitress,” “The Bridges of Madison County,” and other covers; Read here) Westway Music / Absolute

Reissues (CDs + Vinyl)

The Blasters“Mandatory: The Best of The Blasters” (20-song collection includes tracks from their first four albums, with deep cuts and two songs originally featured on the soundtrack to the 1984 cult film, “Streets of Fire”; Download) Liberation Hall
Garth Brooks“The Limited Series” (seven-CD box set includes a new 10-track, self-produced album, “Time Traveler,” sold exclusively at Bass Pro Shops; Read here; On Tour) Pearl, Nov. 7
The Dave Brubeck Quartet“The Dave Brubeck Quartet: Live From the Northwest, 1959” (recorded at the Multnomah Jazz Club and Clark College, both in Portland, OR, captured by audio engineer Wally Heider; Download) Brubeck Editions
Cher“Believe (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)” (1998 album, featuring the title track and “Strong Enough”; with a second disc of newly remastered remixes from the era; Triple Vinyl, pressed on clear, sea blue and light blue LPs; Amazon UK) Rhino / Warner
Chicago“Greatest Christmas Hits” (13-song collection; Vinyl; On Tour) Rhino
The Chick Corea Elektric Band“The Future Is Now” (two-CD collection of live recordings from 2016-2018, compiled and completed by Corea before his death in February 2021; mastered by Bernie Grundman; Triple Vinyl; Download) Candid
Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose“Very Best of Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose” (21 tracks from their only two albums on one CD, plus three bonus cuts, featuring “Treat Her Like a Lady,” “It’s Too Late to Turn Back Now” and “Don’t Ever Be Lonely [A Poor Little Fool Like Me]”) Classics
Bob Marley and the Wailers“Catch a Fire (50th Anniversary Edition)” (1973 album; remastered, with “Live at the Paris Theatre in London” and a third CD of alternate, extended and instrumental Jamaican tracks, plus three live tracks from Sundown Theatre in Edmonton, England; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl, three LPs; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; Merch) Tuff Gong / Island / UMe
Johnny Marr“Spirit Power: The Best of Johnny Marr” (16-track collection includes non-album singles, two new songs and a cover of Depeche Mode’s “I Feel You”; new single: “Somewhere”; See here; Double Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) BMG Rights Management
Christine McVie“Christine McVie” (1984 album, featuring “Got a Hold on Me” and “Love Will Show Us How”; remastered; Vinyl)
“In the Meantime” (2004 album, her third and final solo LP; remastered; nephew Dan Perfect created a new stereo and Dolby ATMOS mix of the album; Read here; Vinyl)
Rhino / Warner
Willie Nelson“Greatest Hits” (22-song, career-spanning collection; Double Vinyl; Download; On Tour) Legacy Recordings
New Kids on the Block“The Block Revisited (Deluxe Edition)” (Double CD; 2008 comeback album, featuring “Summertime,” “Single” and “2 in the Morning”; with bonus tracks and remixes, including “Dirty Dancing” feat. Joshua, DK & Dino of SEVENTEEN; Hear here; Double Vinyl; Amazon-Exclusive Grape Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Interscope / UMe
Todd Rundgren“At the BBC 1972-1982” (three-CD, one-DVD box set) Esoteric Antenna
Kenny Thomas“The Best of Kenny Thomas” (16-song collection includes rare mixes and two previously unreleased tracks; Vinyl, 11-song LP; Amazon UK; Download; On Tour) Chrysalis

Reissues (Downloads)

Snail Mail“Valentine Demos” (five-song EP of stripped-down versions of songs from her 2021 album; Hear here; Vinyl; Apple Music) Matador
The Tragically Hip“Phantom Power (Deluxe)” (1998 album; with five unheard tracks from the original recording sessions, plus a live show at The Metropol in Pittsburgh in October 1998, along with seven alternate versions; Hear here; 3-CD, 1-Blu-ray Box Set and 5-LP, 1-Blu-ray Box Set; out Nov. 17; Apple Music) Universal Music Canada
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