New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Alessia Cara “The Pains of Growing” (producers: Cara, Pop & Oak, No I.D., Ricky Reed, Rick Nowels, Click’N’Press, Jon Levine; new single: “Trust My Lonely”; See here; Target-Exclusive CD, with five extra songs; Download; iTunes; On Tour, as part of Jingle Ball Tour) (Def Jam)
Will Downing “The Promise” (his first gospel album; first single: “Look At Yourself [In the Mirror]”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Shanachie)
Bryan Ferry and His Orchestra “Bitter-Sweet” (Ferry’s new album was inspired by his work on the Sky Atlantic/Netflix series “Babylon Berlin,” putting a 1920s-era twist on familiar Roxy Music and solo tracks; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (BMG Rights Management)
GospelbeacH (California-based folk rock group) “Another Winter Alive” (five previously unreleased studio tracks recorded during the band’s sessions for last year’s “Another Summer of Love,” plus five live songs recorded in London during their California Fantasy tour; new single: “Down South”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Alive Naturalsound)
Beth Hart “Beth Hart – Live At The Royal Albert Hall” (two-CD, 23-song set, recorded before a sellout crowd on May 4, 2018; See here; DVD; Blu-ray; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Provogue / Mascot Label Group)
Light Years (Cleveland pop-punk quartet) “Afterlife” (producer: Will Yip; first single: “Back Then”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Rude)
Blake Mills “Look” (Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (New Deal / Verve)
Dolly Parton “Dumplin’ (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (musical comedy film, starring Danielle Macdonald and Jennifer Aniston, premieres Dec. 7 on Netflix; based on the young adult novel by Julie Murphy; guests: Elle King, Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert, Sia, Mavis Staples, Rhonda Vincent; new single: “Girl in the Movies”; Hear here; Download; iTunes) (Dolly Records / RCA Nashville)
Dennis Quaid & The Sharks “Out of the Box” (Quaid originals and covers of The Doors, Van Morrison, etc.; producers: Quaid, Jamie James of The Kingbees; Hear here) (Omnivore Recordings)
Reverend Horton Heat “Whole New Life” (first single: “Whole New Life”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Victory)
Daniel Romano “Finally Free” (new single: “All the Reaching Trims”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (New West)
Earl Sweatshirt “Some Rap Songs” (guests: Navy Blue, Standing On The Corner, Cheryl Harris, Keorapetse Kgositsile; new single: “The Mint”; Hear here; Vinyl; Cassette; Download; iTunes) (Tan Cressida / Columbia)
The 1975 “A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships” (first single: “Give Yourself a Try”; See here; Read here; Target-Exclusive CD, with poster; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Dirty Hit / Interscope)
Jeff Tweedy “WARM” (first single: “Some Birds”; NPR’s All Songs Considered; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (dBpm)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Music! 101” (two CDs, 46 songs; Amazon UK) (U.K. – NOW Music)
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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Andy Browne Troupe “Elephants” (producer: Neil Fried; first single: “England”; Hear here) (Swing Hard, Dec. 1)
Clean Bandit “What Is Love?” (producers: Grace Chatto, Mark Ralph, Steve Mac, Fred Gibson; guests: Demi Lovato, Ellie Goulding, Rita Ora, Marina, Luis Fonsi, Zara Larsson, Sean Paul, Big Boi, Craig David, Julia Michaels, etc.; See here; CD, out Dec. 14; Vinyl; Digital Deluxe Edition, with four extra songs; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Atlantic)
Ebone East “Hate Crime” (producer: E.L.E.P.H.A.N.T.; guests: Niko Rashad, Mighty Joe Young, King Truth, Block Runnas, etc.; first single: “Fuck the Police”) (Table)
Herrick “Christmas With Herrick” (five-song EP; producers: Donna Herrick, Kerry Herrick, David Van Walker; first single: “O Holy Night”; Hear here; iTunes) (Breakaway Entertainment, Dec. 1)
Tupelo Conjure “Leptons” (first single: “Cut Us Down”; Hear here) (Tupelo Conjure, Dec. 5)

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Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Big Brother & The Holding Co. “Sex, Dope & Cheap Thrills” (1968 album “Cheap Thrills,” reissued under its original title, featuring 25 unreleased studio outtakes and a previously unreleased live performance of “Ball and Chain,” recorded live at Winterland Ballroom on April 12, 1968; Read here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Columbia / Legacy)
David Bowie “Glastonbury 2000” (complete 21-song set from the U.K. festival; See here; CD + DVD; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; Merch) (Rhino / Parlophone)
The Boy Least Likely To “The Greatest Hits” (17-song collection includes a new cover of George Michael’s “Faith” and new track “One of These Days”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Young and Stupid)
Kate Bush “Kate Bush – Remastered Part I” (seven-CD box set, feat. “The Kick Inside,” “Lionheart,” “Never for Ever” and “The Dreaming”; Amazon UK; Vinyl), “Remastered Part II” (four-CD box set, feat. “Hounds of Love,” “The Sensual World” and “The Red Shoes”; Amazon UK; Vinyl), “Remastered in Vinyl III” (four-LP box set, feat. “Aerial,” “Director’s Cut” and “50 Words For Snow”; Amazon UK), “Remastered in Vinyl IV” (four-LP box set, feat. a new rarities collection of 12-inch mixes, remixes, B-sides and covers; Read here; Amazon UK) (Rhino / Parlophone)
C.J. & Co. “Ain’t It Amazing: The Unreleased Westbound Masters” (12-song collection includes their biggest hit, “Devil’s Gun”; Hear/read here) (Westbound / Ace)
Creedence Clearwater Revival “The Studio Albums Collection [Vinyl]” (seven-LP box set, mastered at half-speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios; See here; eBay; Merch) (Craft Recordings / Concord)
Def Leppard “The Story So Far: The Best Of” (17-song collection; Vinyl, with a bonus 7-inch single, with “Personal Jesus” and a new song, “We All Need Christmas”; Download; Digital Deluxe Edition, with 18 extra songs; iTunes), “Hysteria: The Singles [Vinyl]” (10 7-inch singles from the 1988 album, each with a B-side rarities; See here; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Mercury / UMe)
Neil Diamond “50th Anniversary: Collector’s Edition” (six-CD box set, featuring 115 songs, including 15 previously unreleased tracks; Hear here; Read here; Download; iTunes; eBay; Merch) (Capitol / UMe)
The Fall “58 Golden Greats” (three-CD box set; Read here; Amazon UK) (Cherry Red)
Franke & The Knockouts “The Complete Collection” (three-CD set contains all three original albums, plus 11 rarities and demos, and a bonus live bootleg disc; remastered by Joe Reagoso, with new liner notes from Franke Previte; Hear here; See here) (Friday Music)
Howard Jones “Human’s Lib (Expanded Edition)” (1984 album; remastered, with a bonus track, “China Dance”; See here; Super Deluxe Box Set, featuring three CDs, two DVDs, one LP and one cassette; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) , “Dream Into Action (Super Deluxe Box Set)” (1985 album; remastered, featuring three CDs, two DVDs, one LP and one cassette; See here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Cherry Red)
Toby Keith “Should’ve Been a Cowboy (25th Anniversary Edition)” (1993 debut album; remastered, with three bonus tracks; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Mercury Nashville / UMe)
The Long Ryders “State of Our Union (Expanded Edition)” (1985 album; three-CD deluxe edition containing the remastered original album, plus demos from the band’s archive and a show from London’s Mean Fiddler; See here; Read here; Amazon UK; eBay) (Cherry Red)
Elvis Presley “Elvis: ’68 Comeback Special (50th Anniversary Edition)” (1968 album; remastered seven-disc box set, featuring all the known audio recordings from RCA’s vault, all the videotaped NBC-TV performances on Blu-ray and an 80-page book; Download; iTunes; eBay; Merch) (RCA / Legacy)
Re-Flex “The Politics of Dancing (Expanded Edition)” (remastered, two-CD edition of the 1983 album, with 12-inch mixes and B-sides; See here; Read here; Amazon UK) (Cherry Red)
Supergrass “I Should Coco” (1995 album; remastered), “In It for the Money” (1997 album; remastered), “Road to Rouen” (2005 album; remastered), “Diamond Hoo Ha” (2008 album; remastered; See here) (The Echo Label Limited)
Tower of Power “You Ought to Be Havin’ Fun: The Columbia / Epic Anthology” (two CDs, 35 songs; Hear here; Read here; Amazon UK; eBay; On Tour) (SoulMusic / Cherry Red)
Neil Young “Songs for Judy” (23 live songs recorded from his 1976 tour; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; Merch) (Reprise)
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Reissues (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Bob James “Foxie” (1983 album) (evosound)
Zero 7 “Simple Things (Special Edition)” (2001 album, with 11 bonus tracks; See here; iTunes) (New State Music)

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