New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Alberta Cross (Brooklyn-based English rock band) “Alberta Cross” (producers: lead singer-guitarist Petter Ericson Stakee, Claudius Mittendorfer; first single: “Ghost of Santa Fe”; Hear here; MP3) (Dine Alone Music)
Alvin and the Chipmunks “We’re the Chipmunks” (13 original songs from their new Nickelodeon series; MP3) (Rhino)
Beach House “Thank Your Lucky Stars” (surprise new album comes just a few months after the Aug. 28 release of their fifth album, “Depression Cherry”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Sub Pop)
Olga Bell “Incitation” (five-song EP; producer: Bell; Hear here; See here; MP3) (One Little Indian)
The David Benoit Trio “Believe” (Christmas album with Jane Monheit and The All American Boys Chorus) (Concord)
Alex Bleeker and The Freaks (Bleeker is bassist of Real Estate) “Country Agenda” (first single: “The Rest”; Hear here; MP3) (Sinderlyn)
BØRNS (indie-pop artist Garrett Borns) “Dopamine” (producers: Tommy English, Emile Haynie, Jeff Bhasker; first single: “The Emotion”; Hear here) (Interscope)
Joe Budden “All Love Lost” (guests: Marsha Ambrosius, Jadakiss, Royce Da 5’9, Eric Bellinger, Yummy Bingham, Emanny, Felicia Temple; Hear here; MP3) (eOne Music)
Buika (Spanish-born singer) “Vivir Sin Miedo” (translation: “To Live Without Fear”; producers: Buika, Martin Terefe; guest: Jason Mraz; first single: “Carry Your Own Weight”; Hear here; See here) (Warner Music Latina)
Sam Butler (Blind Boys of Alabama guitarist) “Raise Your Hands!” (Severn)
!!! (chk chk chk) “As If” (Hear here; MP3) (Warp)
Christine and the Queens (aka French synthpop star Héloïse Letissier) “Christine and the Queens” (3x platinum French album; guests: Tunji Ige, Perfume Genius; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Neon Gold / Atlantic)
Circle II Circle (Tampa heavy metal band) “Reign of Darkness” (first single: “Victim of the Night”; Hear here; MP3) (earMUSIC)
Coheed and Cambria “The Color Before the Sun” (first single: “You Got Spirit, Kid”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (300 Entertainment)
Counting Days (London metalcore quintet) “Liberated Sounds” (producer: Fredrik Nordstrom; new single: “Burned by Faith”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group)
Crack the Sky “The Beauty of Nothing” (Hear here) (Aluminum Cat Recordings)
The Charlie Daniels Band “Live At Billy Bob’s Texas” (14-song CD/DVD set, recorded Feb. 20, 2015; guests: Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Gary Stewart, David Allan Coe, Pat Green, Randy Rogers Band, Stoney LaRue, Charlie Robison; Hear here; DVD) (Smith Music Group)
Deerhunter “Fading Frontier” (first single: “Snakeskin”; Hear here; See here) (4AD)
EL VY (The National’s Matt Berninger and Brent Knopf of Ramona Falls and Menomena) “Return to the Moon” (first single: “Return to the Moon (Political Song for Didi Bloome to Sing, with Crescendo)”; Hear here; MP3) (4AD)
42 Decibel (rock band from Argentina) “Rolling in Town” (Hear here; Vinyl) (Steamhammer / SPV)
Jeffrey Foucault “Salt As Wolves” (Hear here; MP3) (Blueblade)
A Fragile Tomorrow (Charleston, S.C., rock quartet) “Make Me Over” (producer: Malcolm Burn; guests: Joan Baez, Indigo Girls, Mark Hart of Crowded House, Vicki Peterson, John Cowsill; Hear here) (MPress)
Girls in Airports (Danish group) “Fables” (Hear here; MP3) (Edition)
Danny Gokey “Christmas Is Here” (producer: Keith Thomas; first single: “Lift Up Your Eyes”; Hear here; MP3) (BMG Rights Management)
\\GT// (Birmingham, Ala., psych-rock trio ) “Beats Misplaced” (first single: “Something’s Wrong With My Mind”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Communicating Vessels)
Chris Hadfield (Canadian astronaut) “Space Sessions: Songs From a Tin Can” (11-song collection recorded aboard the International Space Station; producers: Paul Mills, Robbie Lackritz; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Warner Music Canada)
Shana Halligan (L.A. singer-songwriter, formerly of Bitter:Sweet) “Back to Me” (first single: “So Crazy”; Hear here; MP3) (Plug Research Music)
Here We Go Magic “Be Small” (producer: Nigel Godrich; first single: “Falling”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Secretly Canadian)
Nikki Hill (R&B rocker) “Heavy Hearts, Hard Fists” (first single: “Struttin'”; Hear here; MP3) (Deep Fryed)
Indie.Arie & Joe Sample “Christmas With Friends” (guests: Tori Kelly, Brandy, Michael McDonald, KEM, Trombone Shorty, Dave Koz, etc.) (Motown)
The Innocence Mission “Hello I Feel the Same” (the alt-rock band’s first album in five years; producers: The Innocence Mission; first single: “Hello I Feel the Same”; Hear here; MP3) (Korda)
The Jokers (Liverpool rock quartet) “Hurricane” (producer: Tom Size; Hear here; Vinyl) (Steamhammer / SPV)
Tom Jones “Long Lost Suitcase” (the third in a trilogy of all-covers albums in which he visits his musical roots; producer: Ethan Johns; guest: Imelda May; Hear here; Vinyl) (U.K. – Virgin EMI)
John Jorgenson “Divertuoso” (all-new full-length albums – “Returning,” “From the Crow’s Nest” and “Gifts From the Flood” – featuring three of the former Elton John guitarist’s band configurations: gypsy jazz, bluegrass and electric; Hear here; MP3) (Cleopatra)
KC and the Sunshine Band “A Sunshine Christmas” (MP3) (BFD)
Keep Shelly In Athens (chillwave duo from Greece) “Now I’m Ready” (first single: “Now I’m Ready,” feat. Ocean Hope; Hear here; MP3) (Friends of Friends)
Kidz Bop Kids “Kidz Bop 30” (15 covers; first single: “Bad Blood”; MP3) (Razor & Tie)
Stoney LaRue “Us Time” (11 fan-requested tracks, including covers of “Wichita Lineman” and “Into the Mystic”; first single: “Easy She Comes”; Hear here; MP3) (eOne Music)
Jamie Lawson “Jamie Lawson” (the first artist signed by Ed Sheeran to his new label; Hear here; MP3) (Gingerbread Man / Warner)
Lisa Loeb “Nursery Rhyme Parade!” (35 familiar nursery rhymes and songs; producer: Rich Jacques; guest: Renee Stahl; Hear here; MP3) (Furious Rose Productions)
Demi Lovato “Confident” (producers: Max Martin, Ali Payami, Ilya Salmanzadeh; guests: Iggy Azalea, Sirah; first single: “Cool for the Summer”; Hear here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (Hollywood / Island / Safehouse)
Machine Gun Kelly “General Admission” (guests: Kid Rock, Lzzy Hale, Leroy Sanchez, Victoria Monet; first single: “A Little More”; Hear here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition, with three extra tracks) (Bad Boy / Interscope)
Magenta (Norwegian industrial/alt-rock band) “Songs for the Dead” (first single: “Ghost”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Cleopatra)
Majical Cloudz (Montreal duo) “Are You Alone?” (first single: “Silver Car Crash”; Hear here; MP3) (Matador)
Mannheim Steamroller “Mannheim Steamroller LIVE” (CD, Blu-ray and DVD collection; captured in state-of-the-art high definition at Orpheum Theater in Omaha, Neb.; Hear here; DVD; Blu-ray; MP3) (American Gramaphone)
The Mantles (Bay Area garage-pop band) “All Odds End” (producer: Jason Quever; first single: “Doorframe”; Hear here; MP3) (Slumberland)
Maritime (Milwaukee quartet) “Magnetic Bodies/Maps of Bones” (first single: “Satellite Love”; Hear here; MP3) (Dangerbird)
Mint Condition “Healing Season” (holiday album; Hear here; MP3) (Mint Condition Music)
Neon Indian (aka Alan Palomo) “VEGA INTL. Night School” (first single: “Slumlord”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; MP3) (Mom+Pop Music)
The Oh Hellos (Texas siblings Maggie and Tyler Heath) “Dear Wormwood” (first single: “Bitter Water”; Hear here; MP3) (Elektra)
OMI (Jamaican-born singer Omar Samuel Pasley) “ME 4 U” (producer: Clifton “Specialist” Dillon; new single: “Hula Hoop”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Ultra / Louder Than Life / Columbia)
Pentatonix “Pentatonix” (guest: Jason Derulo; first single: “Can’t Sleep Love”; Hear here; Deluxe Edition; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition, with four bonus tracks) (RCA)
Princess Century (aka electronic artist Maya Postepski) “Progress” (first single: “Sunscream”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Paper Bag)
Prof (Minneapolis rapper) “Liability” (producers: Ant (Atmosphere), Aesop Rock, Big Chocolate, Mux Mool, Curtiss King; guests: Tech N9ne, Waka Flocka Flame, Petey Pablo; first single: “Ghost”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Rhymesayers Entertainment)
Raury (Atlanta singer-rapper) “All We Need” (producers: Raury, Malay, Danger Mouse, Jacknife Lee, Daytrip, DJ Kahlil; guests: Tom Morello, Big K.R.I.T., RZA, Key!; first single: “Friends”; Hear here; MP3) (LoveRenaissance / Columbia)
LeAnn Rimes “Today Is Christmas” (guests: Gavin DeGraw, Aloe Blacc; first single: “Celebrate Me Home”; Hear here; MP3) (Prodigy Entertainment / Kobalt)
Josh Ritter “Sermon on the Rocks” (producer: Trina Shoemaker; first single: “Getting Ready to Get Down”; Hear here; Deluxe Version; Autographed Deluxe Version; MP3) (Pytheas Recordings)
Tom Robinson “Only the Now” (his first album in 20 years; producer: Gerry Diver; guests: Billy Bragg, John Grant, Ian McKellen, Martin Carthy, Lee Forsyth Griffiths, Swami Baracus; first single: “Don’t Jump, Don’t Fall”; Hear here; MP3) (Castaway Northwest Recordings)
Saxon “Battering Ram” (producer: Andy Sneap; the British heavy metal quintet’s 21st album; first single: “Battering Ram”; Hear here; See here; iTunes) (UDR Music)
The Brian Setzer Orchestra “Rockin’ Rudolph” (their first Christmas album in 10 years; producer: Peter Collins; Hear here; MP3) (Surfdog)
Maia Sharp “The Dash Between the Dates” (producers: Sharp, Linda Taylor; guests: Dave Stewart, Lizz Wright, Gabe Dixon, Arnold McCuller; first single: “Nothing But the Radio”; Hear here; MP3) (eOne Music)
Mishka Shubaly (author, musician and songwriter) “Coward’s Path” (first single: “New Jersey Valentine’s Day Orphan Blues”; Hear here) (Invisible Hands Music)
A Silent Film (alt-rock band from Oxford, U.K.) “A Silent Film” (producers: band members Robert Stevenson and Spencer Walker, with Matthew Wilcox; first single: “Something to Believe In”; Hear here) (Silent Songs)
Small Black (Brooklyn synthpop outfit) “Best Blues” (first single: “Boys Life”; Hear here; MP3) (Jagjaguwar)
Son Little (aka Philly singer/songwriter Aaron Livingston, former Roots and RJD2 collaborator) “Son Little” (See here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (ANTI- / Epitaph)
Michael Stanley “And Then …” (producer: mixed by producer/engineer Bill Szymczyk; backed by members of his road band The Resonators; Hear here; MP3; see related reissue below) (Line Level Music)
State Champs (Albany, N.Y., pop-punk band) “Around the World and Back” (producers: Kyle Black, singer Derek Discanio; first single: “Secrets”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Pure Noise)
Stryper “Fallen” (first single: “Yahweh”; Hear here; MP3) (Frontiers)
eTTo “SOULitarian” (producers: eTTo, The WoM, Philly Bluntz, AXM, JTheoryP, Shamrock, KIDFULLWOOD, Matt Cyphers; guests: Kezia, T’Swan, TyGold & PACxMan, Sierra Gamble, Ashley B, & Nero; first single: “Make-Up Remover”; Hear here) (Winner’s Circle Music Group)
Supersuckers “Holdin’ the Bag” (Hear here; MP3) (Acetate)
Sweet Spirit (Austin-based nine-piece group) “Cokomo” (producer: Mike McCarthy; first single: “Baby When I Close My Eyes”; Hear here; MP3) (Nine Mile)
Nik Turner (Hawkwind co-founder) “Space Fusion Odyssey” (guests: Billy Cobham, Robby Krieger, Steve Hillage, Gilli Smyth of Gong, Soft Machine’s John Etheridge, Amon Düül II founder John Weinzierl; Hear here; MP3) (Purple Pyramid / Cleopatra)
Tarja Turunen (Finnish singer fronted Nightwish for nine years) “Ave Maria – En Plein Air” (her classical solo debut, recorded in Lakeuden Risti Church in Seinäjoki, Finland; Hear here; See here) (earMUSIC)
Ugly Kid Joe “Uglier Than They Used Ta Be” (their first full-length album since 1991; guest: Motörhead’s Phil Campbell; Hear here) (Metalville)
Various artists “Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Mix Vol. 1 (Music from the Animated TV Series)” (12 songs; Read here; MP3) (Hollywood)
Various artists “Hamilton: An American Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording)” (currently playing at the Richard Rodgers Theatre; Hear here; MP3) (Atlantic)
Chris Walla (former Death Cab For Cutie member) “Tape Loops” (five-song EP; Hear/read here; MP3) (Trans)
Yacht “I Thought the Future Would Be Cooler” (first single: “I Thought the Future Would Be Cooler”; Hear here; MP3) (Downtown)
Young Rival (Hamilton, Ontario-based pop-rock trio) “Interior Light” (producer: Graham Walsh; first single: “Interior Light”; Hear here; MP3) (Paper Bag)

More Releases for Oct. 16, 2015

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New Releases (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Reverend Shawn Amos (blues singer and son of chocolate chip cookie magnate Wally “Famous” Amos) “The Reverend Shawn Amos Loves You” (producer: Mindi Abair; guests: Abair, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Missy Andersen; first single: “Bright Lights, Big City”; Hear here) (Put Together)
The Applejacks “The Applejacks” (all-new jazz album from rock pioneer Dave Appell, completed just before his death at age 92; producer: Billy Terrell; Hear here) (Dave Appell Music, Oct. 19)
Anthem Lights (male vocal quartet) “Best of the Year Medleys: 2007-2012” (six-song EP; Hear here) (YC)
The Cringe (led by Rachael Ray’s husband John Cusimano) “Blind Spot” (producer: Don Gilmore; first single: “Anything You Say”; Hear here) (Listen)
Gordon Duthie “Dunt Dunt Dunt Dunt” (producer: Duthie; guests: Hande Burdg, Efrat Darky, Hagar Dadonn, Ruthle, Tediyra Barton-Harris; Hear here) (Gordon Duthie)
The Everymen “Under the Covers With The Everymen” (an all-covers album from the New Jersey party-rockers, tackling songs by INXS, Midnight Oil, Neil Young, Billy Joel, The Band, ZZ Top, Billy Ocean, etc.; Hear here) (Ernest Jenning Record Co., Oct. 17)
For Esmé (Toronto dream-pop trio) “Sugar” (first single: “You”; Hear here; See here) (For Esmé)
14KT (aka producer/DJ Kendall Tucker) “Elelator” (first single: “Podium”; Hear here) (Karat Gold Music)
The Hurt Project “After the Storms” (four-song EP; producers: The Hurt Project; first single: “Dead Things”; Hear here) (The Hurt Project, Oct. 19)
Imari Tones (hard-rock band) “Revive the World” (producers: Imari Tones; first single: “Unknown Road”; Hear here) (Kitchen Knife, Oct. 14)
Jean-Michel Jarre “Electronica 1: The Time Machine” (featuring 16 collaborations, including Laurie Anderson, M83, Tangerine Dream, Vince Clark, Lang Lang, Gesaffelstein and 3D from Massive Attack; Hear here; See here; CD, out Nov. 6) (Ultra Music)
Jenny & Tyler (Nashville indie folk-pop husband and wife duo) “Of This I’m Sure” (producer: Gabe Scott; first single: “Song For You”; Hear here) (Residence Music / Caroline Distribution)
Stephanie Urbina Jones (Latin-infused country artist from San Antonio) “Fiery Angel” (producer: Glenn Rosenstein; first single: “Bring It Back to the Heartland”; Hear here) (Casa Del Rio)
Naytronix (tUnE-yArDs’ Nate Brenner’s solo project) “Mister Divine” (first single: “Back in Time”; Hear here) (City Slang)
Ozere (led by Toronto-based violinist Jessica Deutsch) “Finding Anyplace” (first single: “Back in Time”; Hear here) (Ozere, Oct. 19)
The Phantom Sound (indie rock band led by singer Marisa) “The Phantom Sound” (producer: Ken Stringfellow; guests: Blondie drummer Clem Burke, Pierre de Reeder; second single: “Release Me”; Hear here; See here) (The Phantom Sound)
The Subways “The Subways” (released in their native U.K. in February 2015; producer: lead singer Billy Lunn; Hear here) (Bodan Kuma Recordings)

More Digital Releases for Oct. 16, 2015

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Deborah Allen “Rockin’ Little Christmas” (2013 album; MP3) (BFD)
The Allman Brothers Band “Hollywood Bowl 1972 with Johnny Winter” (Hear here) (Smokin’)
Jeff Beck “Sweet Little Angel: Radio Broadcast 1968” (Hear here) (MVD)
Blondie “In the Flesh: FM Broadcast, San Francisco 1977” (16 tracks) (Sonic Boom)
Pat Boone “R&B Duet Hits” (reworked packaging of his 2006 duets album “We Are Family: R&B Classics,” featuring James Brown, Smokey Robinson, Earth, Wind & Fire, The Four Tops, KC & The Sunshine Band, etc.; Hear here; MP3) (Goldenlane / Cleopatra)
Lee Conway (Australian country singer) “I Just Didn’t Hear (The Early Roads 1969-1973)” (26 tracks; Read here) (Omni Recording Corp.)
Hugh Cornwell “The Fall and Rise of Hugh Cornwell” (12-song anthology of his post-Stranglers career, plus a new recording, “Live It And Breathe It”; Hear here; MP3) (Invisible Hands Music)
The Bob Crewe Generation “Music to Watch Girls By” (1967 album; remastered) (Japan – Warner, Oct. 14)
The Electric Prunes “The Electric Prunes” (1967 album; remastered) (Japan – Warner, Oct. 14)
Maynard Ferguson “It’s My Time / Hollywood” (1980, 1982 albums on one CD; remastered) (U.K. – BGO)
Gamma Ray “Heading For The East (Anniversary Edition)” (1990 concert album, recorded in Tokyo; two CDs, 12 songs; remastered by producer/sound engineer Eike Freese; Hear here; MP3) (earMUSIC)
Dexter Gordon “The Early Years 1944-52” (two CDs, 34 tracks) (Acrobat)
Herbie Hancock “Feets Don’t Fail Me Now (Expanded Edition)” (1979 album; remastered, with seven bonus tracks) (Funky Town Grooves)
Michael Hedges “Aerial Boundaries [Hybrid SACD]” (1984 album; remastered) (Audio Fidelity)
Jack’s Mannequin “Everything In Transit (10th Anniversary Edition)” (2005 album; remastered, with a second CD of bonus and live tracks; MP3) (Rhino / Warner)
Tommy James & The Shondells “Crimson & Clover” (1969 album; remastered) (Japan – Warner, Oct. 14)
Jefferson Airplane “White Rabbit: The Ultimate Collection” (three CDs, 45 songs; Hear here) (U.K. – RCA / Sony Music)
Lonnie Johnson “The Lonnie Johnson Collection 1925-52” (two CDs, 48 songs) (Acrobat)
George Jones “The Complete Starday & Mercury Singles 1954-62” (three CDs) (Acrobat)
King Crimson “Thrak” (1995 album; remastered; the lineup then included Robert Fripp, Adrian Belew, Tony Levin, Bill Bruford, Trey Gunn and Pat Mastelotto) (Discipline Global)
The Kinks “Sunny Afternoon: The Very Best of the Kinks” (two-CD, 48-track set of hits, rarities and interviews) (U.K. – BGO)
Loreena McKennitt “The Journey So Far: The Best of Loreena McKennitt (Collector’s Edition)” (four-CD box set contains all four of her albums) (Universal Music Enterprises)
Rod McKuen “In The Beginning … Rod McKuen Narrates His Poetry and Sings” (25-song compilation of his 1950s recordings) (El)
Joni Mitchell “A Woman in the East: The 1983 Tokyo Broadcast” (20 tracks) (All Access)
Thelonious Monk “The Complete Albums Collection 1954-57” (five CDs), “The Complete Albums Collection 1957-61” (five CDs) (Enlightenment)
Willie Nelson “The Essential Willie Nelson” (two CDs, 45 songs; MP3) (Columbia / Legacy)
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band “Hold On / Workin’ Band” (1987, 1988 albums on one CD; remastered) (U.K. – BGO)
Mike Oldfield “The Space Movie (The Original Soundtrack)” (originally commissioned by London Weekend Television and Virgin Films in 1979 to mark the 10th anniversary of the first landing on the moon; this edition features all the talk-back between the astronauts and ground control, as well as orchestral versions of Oldfield’s “Tubular Bells” and “Hergest Ridge,” along with a director’s cut bonus DVD of the movie; See here) (Gonzo Multimedia)
Carl Perkins “The Complete Singles And Albums 1955-62” (two CDs, 43 songs) (Acrobat)
The Professionals (punk-rock band formed by Steve Jones and Paul Cook after the Sex Pistols’ demise) “The Complete Professionals” (three CDs, 47 tracks) (U.K. – Sony Music)
Raydio “Raydio (Expanded Edition)” (1978 album, featuring “Jack & Jill”; remastered, with two bonus tracks), “Rock On (Expanded Edition)” (1979 album, featuring “You Can’t Change That”; remastered, with bonus 7-inch versions of “More Than One Way to Love a Woman” and “Rock On”) (Funky Town Grooves)
George Russell “The Complete Albums Collection 1956-1964” (five CDs) (Chrome Dreams)
Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels “Take a Ride” (1966 album; remastered), “Breakout …!” (1966 album; remastered) (Japan – Warner, Oct. 14)
Tom Scott “Apple Juice” (1981 album, recorded at New York’s Bottom Line; remastered) (U.K. – BGO)
The Shadows of Knight “Gloria” (1966 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks), “Back Door Men” (1966 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks) (Japan – Warner, Oct. 14)
Showaddywaddy “Showaddywaddy: The Complete Singles Collection 1974-1987” (89-track, 33-CD box set; Read here; MP3) (U.K. – Edsel / Demon Music Group)
Bruce Springsteen “The Essential Bruce Springsteen (2015 Edition)” (two CDs) (Columbia / Legacy)
Michael Stanley Band “Live At The Ritz NYC 1983” (two CDs, 28 tracks; MP3) (Classic Music Vault)
Luther Vandross “The Essential Luther Vandross” (two CDs) (Epic / Legacy)
Various artists “Psychedelic States: Florida in the 60s Vol. 4” (26 songs; Track list) (Gear Fab)
Stevie Ray Vaughan “Bumbershoot Arts Festival 1985” (with guest Bonnie Raitt) (Chrome Dreams)
Hank Williams Sr. “I Saw the Light: The Unreleased Recordings” (three-CD, 54-song, one-DVD box set) (Time Life)

More Releases for Oct. 16, 2015

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Jimmy Dean “The First Thing Ev’ry Morning” (1965 album) (Columbia / Legacy)
Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, et al “The Wizard of Oz: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Deluxe Edition)” (1939 album; 73 tracks) (WaterTower Music)
Hampton Grease Band “Music to Eat” (1971 album) (Columbia / Legacy)
Bert Jansch “Moonshine” (1973 album) (Earth Recordings)
Limmie & Family Cookin’ “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me” (1975 album) (Essential Media Group)
Johnny Mathis “You Light Up My Life” (1978 album, including “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late”), “The Best Days of My Life (Expanded Edition)” (1979 album, with five bonus tracks), “Mathis Magic” (1979 album) (Columbia / Legacy)
The McCoys “Hang On Sloopy” (1965 album) (Columbia / Legacy)
Pilot “Ten Best” (including “Magic,” “January” and “Just a Smile”) (Enterprise Music and Distribution, Oct. 19)
Marty Robbins “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” (1966 album), “Adios Amigo” (1978 album) (Columbia / Legacy)
Dottie West “Dottie West Sings” (1965 album) (RCA / Legacy)
Frankie Yankovic “Polkas & Waltzes: Just for Fun” (1965 album) (Columbia / Legacy)

More Digital Releases for Oct. 16, 2015

DVD / Blu-ray

Cast/actor(s): Title: Studio:
Adam Ant “The Blueblack Hussar [DVD]” (documentary film directed by Jack Bond; guests: Charlotte Rampling, Mark Ronson, Allen Jones, Jamie Reynolds of The Klaxons; See here) (Cadiz Music)
Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Anthony Michael Hall, et al “Edward Scissorhands: Ultimate Collector’s Edition [Blu-ray]” (1990 film) (20th Century Fox, Oct. 13)
Glen Campbell “The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour Christmas Special [DVD]” (guests include Anne Murray, Jerry Reed, George Gobel) (Shout! Factory)
George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, et al “Tomorrowland [DVD]” (2015 film; Blu-ray + DVD) (Walt Disney Studios, Oct. 13)
Steve Hackett “Steve Hackett: The Man, The Music [DVD]” (Wienerworld)
Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, et al “Mad Men: The Complete Collection [DVD]” (32 discs; Blu-ray + DVD) (Lionsgate, Oct. 13)
Joe Strummer “I Need a Dodge! Joe Strummer On The Run [DVD]” (2014 documentary film directed by Nick Hall; See here) (Cadiz Music)
Various artists “Giving Up the Ghosts: Closing Time At Doc’s Music Hall [Blu-ray]” (Robert Mugge’s feature-length documentary on physician/musician Dr. John Peterson and the music and arts venue he owned and helped operate in Muncie, Ind., from 1992 to 2012; See here) (Mug-Shot Productions, Oct. 13)
Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, et al “Aladdin: Diamond Edition [Blu-ray + DVD]” (1992 film) (Walt Disney, Oct. 13)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for Oct. 16, 2015

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Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
Travis Barker (of Blink-182) “Can I Say: Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums, Drums, Drums” (Hardcover; co-author: Gavin Edwards) (Atlantic Publishing / Croxley Green)
The Beatles “The Beatles Lyrics: The Stories Behind the Music, Including the Handwritten Drafts of More Than 100 Classic Beatles Songs” (Paperback; author: Hunter Davies) (Little, Brown and Company)
Miles Davis “Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: George Grella Jr.) (Bloomsbury Academic)
Kevin J. Donnelly “Magical Musical Tour: Rock and Pop in Film Soundtracks” (Paperback) (Bloomsbury Academic)
Mike Evans “Vinyl: The Art of Making Records” (Hardcover) (Sterling)
Calvin Harris “Calvin Harris: The $100 Million DJ – The Biography” (Paperback; author: Douglas Wight) (Black and White Publishing)
Jeff Lynne “Jeff Lynne: Electric Light Orchestra – Before and After” (Paperback) (Fonthill Media)
Tyler Oakley (pop-culture tastemaker) “Binge” (Hardcover; Kindle) (Gallery Books)
Joe Perry “Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith” (Paperback; co-author: David Ritz) (Simon & Schuster)
Phish “Phish’s A Live One (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Walter Holland) (Bloomsbury Academic)
Andy Powell “Eyes Wide Open: True Tales of a Wishbone Ash Warrior” (Paperback; co-author: Colin Harper) (Jawbone Press)
The Who “Before I Get Old: The Story of The Who” (Paperback; author: Dave Marsh) (Plexus Publishing)

More Book Releases for the Week of Oct. 16, 2015

Cool Stuff

Manufacturer: Product: Release Date:
Activision “Guitar Hero Live” (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360) (Oct. 20)

Next week: Oct. 23, 2015

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