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New Releases: Nov. 6, 2015

New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Josh Abbott Band “Front Row Seat” (producer: Dwight A. Baker; first single: “Amnesia”; Hear here; MP3) (Thirty Tigers)
Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes Del Rancho (the lead singer of the popular norteño group died in a car crash on Feb. 25) “Hablemos” (Hear here; MP3) (DEL)
Sara Bareilles “What’s Inside: Songs From Waitress” (featuring songs from the upcoming Broadway musical “Waitress,” for which she wrote both music and lyrics; it opens in April 2016 at Brooks Atkinson Theatre; producer: Neal Avron; guest: Jason Mraz; Hear here; Deluxe Edition; MP3) (Epic)
Eric Bibb and JJ Milteau “Lead Belly’s Gold: Live at the Sunset and More” (11 live tracks recorded at the famed Paris jazz club, as well as five new studio recordings; Hear here; See here; Read here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (Stony Plain)
The Cadillac Three (Nashville country-rock trio) “The Cadillac Three” (first single: “White Lightning”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Big Machine)
Celldweller (electronic rock artist/producer) “End of an Empire” (Hear here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (FiXT)
Cool Uncle (feat. Bobby Caldwell and Jack Splash) “Cool Uncle” (guests: CeeLo Green, Deniece Williams, Mayer Hawthorne, Jessie Ware, Eric Biddines, JD8; first single: “Breaking Up”; Hear here; MP3) (Fresh Young Minds)
The Count Basie Orchestra “A Very Swingin’ Basie Christmas!” (direction of longtime Basie trumpeter Scotty Barnhart; producer: former Basie drummer Gregg Field; guests: Johnny Mathis, Ledisi, Ellis Marsalis, Carmen Bradford; MP3) (Concord Jazz)
Coasts (Bristol, England, rock band) “Coasts” (producers: Mike Spencer, Mark Crew, Elliot James, Fraser T. Smith, Duncan Mills, James Rushent; Hear here; Deluxe Edition, with six extra tracks; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (Capitol)
Drive-By Truckers “This Weekend’s the Night!” (Vinyl; highlights from “It’s Great to Be Alive!”) (ATO)
Steve Forbert “Compromised” (his 16th studio album; producers: Forbert, John Simon; Hear here; MP3) (Rock Ridge Music / ADA)
Larry Gatlin and The Gatlin Brothers “The Gospel According to Gatlin” (guests: Charlie Daniels, Gaither Vocal Band; Hear here; MP3) (Curb)
Ghost Town “Evolution” (first single: “Spark”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Fueled By Ramen)
Billy Gibbons and the BFG’s “Perfectamundo” (the ZZ Top guitarist-vocalist’s solo debut album; producers: Gibbons, Joe Hardy; first single: a cover of Roy Head’s “Treat Her Right”; See here; Read here; MP3) (Concord)
Ellie Goulding “Delirium” (producers: Max Martin, Ali Payami, Calvin Harris; first single: “On My Mind”; Hear here; MP3) (Interscope)
Sara Groves “Floodplain” (first single: “I’ve Been Here Before”; Hear here; MP3) (Fair Trade Services / Columbia)
Deitrick Haddon “Masterpiece” (first single: “Restore Me Again”; Hear here; MP3) (eOne Music)
Hunter Hayes “The 21 Project” (three-CD set features seven songs performed differently: acoustic, studio and live; guests: Lady Antebellum; Hear here) (Atlantic Nashville)
Talib Kweli & 9th Wonder “Indie 500” (guests: Problem, Slug, Rapsody, Pharaoh Monch, Brother Ali, Hi-Tek, NIKO IS, etc.; first single: “Every Ghetto”; See here; Vinyl) (It’s a Wonderful World Music Group)
Library Voices “Lovish” (second single: “Zzyzx”; Hear here; MP3) (Nevado Music)
Little Mix (British girl group won U.K. “X Factor” in 2011) “Get Weird” (first single: “Black Magic”; Hear here; MP3) (Syco Music / Columbia)
Made of Oak (Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso) “Penumbra” (five-song EP; Hear here; MP3) (Partisan)
Bill Madison “Rogues” (producer: Madison; first single: “Old Oak Tree”; Hear here) (Saloon, Nov. 7)
Tim McGraw “Damn Country Music” (producers: McGraw, Byron Gallimore; guests: Big & Rich, daughter Gracie McGraw; first single: “Top of the World”; Hear here; Read here; Deluxe Edition; MP3) (Big Machine)
MC Lars “The Zombie Dinosaur LP” (producers: Lars, Jim Greer, Damondrick “D.J.” Jack; guests: Watsky, Kool Keith, Spose, Roger Lima of Less than Jake, STZA Crack of Leftöver Crack, Brian Mazzaferri of I Fight Dragons; Hear here; MP3) (Horris)
Natalie Merchant “Paradise is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings” (all-new recordings revisiting her 1995 solo debut album, “Tigerlily”; accompanied by a documentary DVD containing live performances, archival footage and interviews; Hear here; MP3) (Nonesuch)
Candice Night (of Blackmore’s Night) “Starlight Starbright” (Hear here; See here; MP3) (Minstrel Hall)
Old Dominion (Nashville country-rock quintet) “Meat and Candy” (producer: Shane McAnally; first single: “Break Up With Him”; Hear here; MP3) (RCA Nashville)
Pieces of a Dream “All In” (Hear here; MP3) (Shanachie)
Sam Robson “A Cappella Christmas” (See here; MP3) (Stone)
Bill Ryder-Jones (formerly of The Coral) “West Kirby County Primary” (producer: Ryder-Jones; first single: “Two to Birkenhead”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Domino)
Seal “7” (producer: Trevor Horn; first single: “Every Time I’m With You”; Hear here; MP3) (Warner)
Billy Sherwood (currently the bass player for Yes) “Citizen” (Hear here; MP3; see related reissue below) (Frontiers)
Angie Stone “Dream” (producer: Walter Millsap III; guest: Dave Hollister; first single: “2 Bad Habits”; Hear here; MP3) (Shanachie)
The Undead (led by former Misfits guitarist Bobby Steele) “The Morgue … The Merrier” (producers: Bobby Steele, Diana Steele; first single: “Be My Ghoul”; See here) (Post Mortem, Nov. 3)
Various artists “Songs From The Martian” (Amazon-exclusive CD; includes Harry Gregson-Williams’ “The Martian Score Suite”; Deluxe Edition; MP3) (Columbia)
Visage “Demons to Diamonds” (their fifth and final studio album features songs that Steve Strange was working before his unexpected death in February 2015; includes a cover of David Bowie’s “Loving the Alien”; first single: “Lost in Static”; Hear here; Vinyl) (U.K. – Blitz Club / Control Room)
Brenna Whitaker “Brenna Whitaker” (producer: David Foster; Hear here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (Verve)
Jamie Woon “Making Time” (first single: “Sharpness”; Hear here; MP3) (PMR)
W-X (aka Tim Presley) “W-X” (first single: “Brazilian Worm Band”; Hear here; MP3) (Castle Face)
Mike Zito & The Wheel “Keep Coming Back” (producer: Trina Shoemaker; Hear here; MP3) (Ruf)

More Releases for Nov. 6, 2015

  “The Complete Peanuts 1995-1998 Gift Box Set”“Runner’s World Meals on the Run”“100 Years of the Best American Short Stories”Christmas Store [holiday decorating and entertaining]

New Releases (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
William Alexander (Long Beach-based singer/songwriter) “Strangest Things” (first single: “Lost in the Fire”; Hear here) (Yellow K)
Björk “Vulnicura Strings” (acoustic strings version of her 2015 album “Vulnicura”; producer: Björk; Hear here; CD, out Nov. 27) (One Little Indian)
Marc Broussard “Magnolias & Mistletoe” (holiday-themed album, featuring two original songs; Hear here) (G-Man Inc.)
Rob Carona (Sacramento country-pop singer) “Drive” (six-song EP; Hear here; See here) (Heart Songs for Veterans)
French Horn Rebellion “Foolin’ Around” (six-song EP; guest: Spencer Ludwig; Hear here) (Ensemble)
Golden Ivy (aka Swedish composer-producer Ivar Lantz) “To Elvira from Ivy with Love” (six-song EP; Hear here) (Music For Dreams)
Michael Monroe Goodman (currently starring in the Chicago production of “Ring of Fire,” a musical about Johnny Cash) “The Flag, The Bible, & Bill Monroe” (Hear here) (Mammerjam, Nov. 10)
Grimes “Art Angels” (guests: Janelle Monáe, Aristophanes; first single: “Flesh Without Blood”; Hear here; Vinyl; CD, out Dec. 11) (4AD)
The Japanese House “Clean” (four-song EP; first single: “Clean”; Hear here) (Dirty Hit / Interscope)
Henry Mansfield “The View from Radio Towers” (five-song EP; producer: Jason Suko; first single: “Right Above From Where You Are”; Hear here) (Henry Mansfield)
The Muscadettes (Montreal twin-sister duo) “Side B” (six-song EP; first single: “Earthquake”; Hear here) (PaperCup Music)
Nick Noro “Cut” (producers: Noro, Betamaxx, Miami Nights 1984, Khayree; guest: Flipside; first single: “Laura Croft”; Hear here) (Nick Noro, Nov. 10)
Soldiers of Fortune (featuring members of Oneida, Interpol, Chavez, etc.) “Early Risers” (guests: Stephen Malkmus, Cass McCombs; first single: “Nails”; Hear here) (Mexican Summer)
Thus Owls (Montreal-based band) “Black Matter” (six-song EP; first single: “Turn Up the Volumes”; Hear here; Vinyl) (Secret City)

More Digital Releases for Nov. 6, 2015

  “Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology,” Leah Remini“50 Classics For Relaxation”“If I Can Dream,” Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic OrchestraFire, 7″ Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GBEntertainment WeeklyFallout 4Cards Against Humanity

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Anastacia “Ultimate Collection” (19 songs; MP3) (U.K. – Sony Music UK)
Lynn Anderson “The Christmas Album (Expanded Edition)” (1971 album; remastered, with four bonus tracks) (Real Gone Music)
The Beatles “1” (CD/Blu-ray; 2000 compilation of every No. 1 single released in the United Kingdom and United States from 1962-70; CD, 2015 remix/remaster; CD/DVD; DVD; Blu-ray), “1+” (CD/DVD Deluxe Edition); “1+ (CD/Blu-ray Deluxe Edition; 27 tracks, with bonus video content; See here; Read here) (Apple / Capitol / UMe)
Harry Belafonte “Island in the Sun: The Harry Belafonte Hits Collection 1953-1962” (24 tracks; Read here) (Jasmine)
Maxine Brown “If I Knew Then What I Know Now: Complete Singles As & Bs 1960-1962” (22 tracks; Read here) (Jasmine)
Glen Campbell “Complete Capitol Christmas Recordings” (18 songs) (Real Gone Music)
Patsy Cline “Crazy: The Collection” (two CDs) (Music Club Legends)
Nat “King” Cole “Unforgettable: The Collection” (two CDs) (Music Club Legends)
Darts “The Complete Collection” (six-CD box set contains all their albums, plus a bonus disc of 24 rare and unreleased recordings) (U.K. – Edsel)
Jimmy Dean “Jimmy Dean’s Christmas Card: The Complete Columbia Christmas Recordings” (15 tracks) (Real Gone Music)
John Denver “Rocky Mountain Christmas” (1975 album; 180-gram audiophile translucent blue vinyl, gatefold cover) (Friday Music)
Bob Dylan “The Best of the Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12” (two CDs; Read here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (Columbia / Legacy)
Connie Francis “Lipstick On Your Collar: The Collection” (two CDs) (Music Club Legends)
Hilary Hahn “Hilary Hahn: The Complete Sony Recordings” (five-CD box set; Hear here; MP3) (Sony Classical)
Etta James “At Last: The Collection” (two CDs) (Music Club Legends)
Al Jarreau “Breakin’ Away: Expanded Edition” (1981 album; remastered, with five bonus tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Big Break / Cherry Red)
Brenda Lee “Sweet Nothin’s: The Collection” (two CDs) (Music Club Legends)
Julie London “Cry Me a River: The Collection” (two CDs) (Music Club Legends)
Dean Martin “Volare: The Collection” (two CDs) (Music Club Legends)
Johnny Mathis “The Complete Christmas Collection 1958-2010” (27 songs) (Real Gone Music)
Garnet Mimms “The Early Years Featuring The Gainors: The Complete Recordings 1958-1961” (22 songs; Read here) (U.K. – Jasmine)
Jim Nabors “The Complete Columbia Christmas Recordings” (19 tracks) (Real Gone Music)
Ricky Nelson “Hello Mary Lou: The Collection” (two CDs) (Music Club Legends)
New Order “Singles” (2005 compilation; remastered; two CDs, 32 songs) (Rhino / Warner)
The Outlaws “Outlaws Live: Los Angeles 1976” (Vinyl) (Purple Pyramid / Cleopatra)
The Alan Parsons Project “The Turn of a Friendly Card (Deluxe Anniversary Edition)” (1980 album; remastered, with 10 bonus tracks, a second CD featuring 17 previously unreleased and rare tracks and a 20-page booklet; See here; Track list) (Arista / Legacy)
Ray Price “The Original Outlaw: The Early Albums Collection Plus Bonus Hits” (two CDs, 58 songs; Read here) (Jasmine)
Rancid “B sides and C sides” (2007 compilation of 16 B-sides plus five unreleased songs; remastered) (Rancid)
Billy Sherwood “Collection” (nine songs, including two previously unreleased tracks; Read here) (Cherry Red)
Sam Smith “In the Lonely Hour (Drowning Shadows Edition)” (2014 album, with a second CD of new music, covers, live performances and collaborations; MP3) (Capitol)
Ronnie Spector “The Very Best of Ronnie Spector” (19 songs, including two tracks recorded with The E Street band in 1977 and “Try Some, Buy Some,” written and co-produced by George Harrison) (U.K. – Sony Music UK)
The Spinners “Spinners (Expanded Edition)” (1973 album, featuring the hits “I’ll Be Around,” “Could It Be I’m Falling in Love,” “One of a Kind [Love Affair]” and “Ghetto Child”; remastered, with eight bonus tracks, including two Tom Moulton mixes; Hear here; Read here) (U.K. – Big Break / Cherry Red)
Tracey Thorn (of Everything But the Girl) “Solo: Songs and Collaborations 1982-2015” (two CDs, 34 songs; MP3) (Caroline)
T’Pau “Bridge of Spies (Remastered Expanded Edition)” (1987 album; including the Top 5 hit “Heart and Soul”; with a second CD of B-sides and remixes and DVD featuring promo videos and “T’Pau Live in concert – Hammersmith Odeon, March 1988”; Read here; MP3) (U.K. – Virgin)
Various artists “Relaxin’, Jazzin’ and Chillin’: Instrumental Hits 1957-1962” (30 songs; Read here) (Jasmine)
Bobby Vinton “A Very Merry Christmas: The Complete Epic Christmas Collection” (19 tracks) (Real Gone Music)
Porter Wagoner “The First Ten Years 1952-1962: Original Albums and Selected Singles” (two CDs, 53 songs; Read here) (Jasmine)
Andy Williams “The Andy Williams Christmas Album” (1963 album; 180-gram audiophile translucent red vinyl, gatefold cover) (Friday Music)
John Williams “The Best Selection” (Decca)
The Winans “Classic 3” (three complete albums; MP3) (Intersound)

More Releases for Nov. 6, 2015

  Best-Selling Christmas AlbumsThe Best-Selling Albums of All TimeNew & Notable

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Tony Carey & Planet P Project “Ten Best” (including “Why Me,” “A Fine, Fine Day” and “The First Day of Summer”) (Enterprise Music and Distribution, Nov. 9)
Steve Cauthen “… and Steve Cauthen Sings too!” (1977 album) (Essential Music Group)
City Boy “Ten Best” (including “”) (Enterprise Music and Distribution, Nov. 9)
Creedence Clearwater Revival “Cosmo’s Factory (40th Anniversary Edition)” (1970 album, with three bonus tracks) (Fantasy)
Clive Gregson & Christine Collister “Home and Away (Deluxe Edition)” (1986 album; remastered, with bonus live performances; Read here; Import CD) (Cherry Tree / Cherry Red)
Tom Lehrer “The Tom Lehrer Collection 1953-60” (47 tracks; CD out Jan. 15) (Acrobat)
Sad Café “Ten Best” (including “Run Home Girl”) (Enterprise Music and Distribution, Nov. 9)
Frank Sinatra “The Complete Hits 1939-42” (with the Harry James and Tommy Dorsey orchestras), “The Complete Hits 1943-62, Vol. 1,” “The Complete Hits 1943-62, Vol. 2,” “The Complete Hits 1943-62, Vol. 3” (Acrobat)

More Digital Releases for Nov. 6, 2015

  “Best of Enemies: Buckley vs. Vidal” [DVD/Blu-ray]“Black Sails: The Complete Second Season”

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist/cast: Title: Label/studio:
Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley “I Love Lucy: The Complete Series [DVD]” (34-disc box set) (Paramount, Nov. 3)
James Brown “Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown [DVD]” (Peabody Award-winning documentary film, directed by Alex Gibney and co-produced by Mick Jagger; See here; Read here; Blu-ray) (UMe)
David Duchovny, Evan Handler, et al “Californication: The Complete Series [DVD]” (14-disc box set) (Paramount, Nov. 3)
En Vogue “An En Vogue Christmas [DVD]” (2014 Lifetime movie) (Lionsgate, Nov. 3)
Topher Grace, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, Laura Prepon, et al “That ’70s Show: The Complete Series [Blu-ray]” (18 discs, with bonus features) (Mill Creek Entertainment, Nov. 3)
Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, et al “Toy Story That Time Forgot [DVD]” (Blu-ray) (Walt Disney Studios, Nov. 3)
Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, et al “Vacation [DVD]” (2015 film; Blu-ray + DVD) (Warner Home Video, Nov. 3)
Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Bill Hader, et al “Inside Out [DVD]” (2015 film; Blu-ray + DVD) (Walt Disney Studios, Nov. 3)
Jason Segel, Jesse Eisenberg, et al “The End of the Tour [DVD]” (2015 film; Blu-ray + DVD) (Lionsgate, Nov. 3)
William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, et al “Star Trek: The Original Series – The Complete Series [DVD]” (25-disc box set) (Paramount, Nov. 3)
Owen Wilson, Imogen Poots, Kathryn Hahn, Jennifer Anniston, Will Forte “She’s Funny That Way [DVD]” (2015 film; Blu-ray) (Lionsgate, Nov. 3)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for Nov. 3, 2015

  “Trashed,” Derf Backderf … by the best-selling author of “My Friend Dahmer” (2012)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
Bob Dylan “Another Side of Bob Dylan: A Personal History on the Road and off the Tracks” (Paperback; authors: Victor Maymudes, Jacob Maymudes) (St. Martin’s Griffin)
Grateful Dead “This Is All a Dream We Dreamed: An Oral History of the Grateful Dead” (Hardcover; authors: Blair Jackson, David Gans; Kindle) (Flatiron Books)
The Hollies “The Road Is Long … The Hollies Story” (Paperback; author: Brian Southall) (Red Planet)
Michael Jackson “Michael Jackson FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the King of Pop” (Paperback; author: Kit O’Toole) (Backbeat Books)
Jas Obrecht “Early Blues: The First Stars of Blues Guitar” (Hardcover) (University of Minnesota Press, Nov. 9)
Donald S. Passman “All You Need to Know About the Music Business: Ninth Edition” (Hardcover) (Simon & Schuster)
Tom Petty “Petty: The Biography” (Hardcover; author: Warren Zanes, a member of the Del Fuegos; Kindle) (Henry Holt and Co.)
Sam Phillips “Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll” (Hardcover; author: Peter Guralnick; Kindle) (Little, Brown and Company)
The Who “The Who: 50 Years of My Generation” (Hardcover; author: Mat Snow) (Race Point Publishing)

More Book Releases for the Week of Nov. 6, 2015

Cool Stuff

Manufacturer: Product: Release Date:
Activision “Call of Duty: Black Ops III” (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360) (Nov. 6)

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