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New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Airbourne (Aussie rockers) “Boneshaker” (producer: Dave Cobb; first single: “Boneshaker”; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Spinefarm)
Jan Akkerman (founding member of Focus) “Close Beauty” (the Dutch guitarist’s first studio album in eight years; first single: “Tommy’s Anniversary”; See here; Download) (Music Theories Recordings / Mascot Label Group)
Bad Wolves “N.A.T.I.O.N.” (new single: “Killing Me Slowly”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Eleven Seven Music)
Black Marble “Bigger Than Life” (new single: “One Eye Open”; See here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Sacred Bones)
James Blunt “Once Upon a Mind” (producers: Steve Robson, Jimmy Hogarth, TMS, etc.; first single: “Cold”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Custard / Atlantic)
Joe Bonamassa “Live At The Sydney Opera House” (first single: “This Train”; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (J&R Adventures)
Jim Brickman “A Christmas Celebration” (guests: Five For Fighting, Luke McMaster, John Trones, Kathy Phillips; Hear here; On Tour) (Gaither Music Group)
Phil Campbell (former Motörhead guitarist) “Old Lions Still Roar” (guests: Alice Cooper, Rob Halford, Dee Snider, Mick Mars, Joe Satriani, Whitfield Crane, Nick Oliveri, Benji Webbe, Leon Sanford, Ben Ward, Nev MacDonald, former Slipknot percussionist Chris Fehn; first single: “These Old Boots”; See here; Download) (Nuclear Blast)
Celtic Woman “The Magic of Christmas” (15-song set includes a cover of Enya’s “Amid the Falling Snow”; Hear here; Download; On Tour) (Craft Recordings / Concord)
Cigarettes After Sex (Texas ambient trio) “Cry” (first single: “Heavenly”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Partisan)
Harry Connick Jr. “True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter” (producer: Connick Jr.; first single: “Just One of Those Things”; Hear here; See here; Target-Exclusive CD, with expanded booklet and bonus photos; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Verve)
Mikal Cronin “Seeker” (backed by Ty Segall’s Freedom Band; first single: “Show Me”; See here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Merge)
Gallant “Sweet Insomnia” (new single: “Sleep On It”; Hear here; Download; On Tour) (Mind of a Genius / Warner)
Danny Gokey “The Greatest Gift: A Christmas Collection” (10 tracks, including three new songs written by Gokey; On Tour, with Natalie Grant) (Sparrow)
Guided By Voices “Sweating the Plague” (producer: Travis Harrison; first single: “Heavy Like the World”; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (GBV)
Iguana Death Cult “Nude Casino” (new single: “Bright Lights”; See here; Vinyl; Download) (Innovative Leisure)
Little Kruta “Justice” (the ensemble led by Kristine Kruta reinvents Metallica’s 1988 album “… And Justice For All” for a classical orchestra, recorded in a single day in a decommissioned Brooklyn church; first single: “One”; See here) (Chesky)
Longwave “If We Ever Live Forever [Vinyl]” (new single: “If We Ever Live Forever”; See here; Download; On Tour, with Blue October) (Bodan Kuma Recordings)
Lea Michele “Christmas in the City” (producers: Adam Anders, Peer Astrom; guests: Darren Criss, Jonathan Groff, Cynthia Erivo; first single: “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”; Hear here; Download; iTunes) (Sony Masterworks)
Allison Moorer “Blood” (her first solo album in four years coincides with the Oct. 29 release of her book “Blood: A Memoir”; first single: “The Rock and the Hill”; Hear here; Download) (Autotelic / Thirty Tigers)
Van Morrison “Three Chords & the Truth” (producer: Morrison; guest: Bill Medley; first single: “Dark Night of the Soul”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour; Merch) (Exile Productions)
Negativland “True False” (their first studio album in five years, with three tracks “sung” by The Weatherman, aka founding member David Wills; producers: Negativland; guests: Prairie Prince, M.C. Schmidt, Ava Mendoza, Nava Dunkelman; Vinyl; On Tour) (Seeland)
Norma Jean “All Hail” (producer: Fit For An Autopsy guitarist Will Putney; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour, with The Devil Wears Prada) (Solid State)
The Oak Ridge Boys “Down Home Christmas” (their eighth Christmas album; producer: Dave Cobb; Download; On Tour) (Lightning Rod)
Old Dominion “Old Dominion” (producers: Shane McAnally, Old Dominion; new single: “One Man Band”; See here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (RCA Nashville)
Grace Potter “Daylight” (producer: husband Eric Valentine; first single: “Love Is Love”; Hear/read here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Fantasy / Concord)
Anthony Ramos (played the dual roles of John Laurens and Philip Hamilton in the Broadway smash “Hamilton”) “The Good & The Bad” (new single: “The Good & The Bad”; See here; Download; On Tour) (Republic)
Reuben and the Dark “un | love” (producers: Reuben and the Dark, Marcus Paquin; new single: “rising”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Arts & Crafts)
Rex Orange County “Pony” (first single: “10/10”; See here; Vinyl; Urban Outfitters-Exclusive Yellow Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Rex Orange County / Sony Music Entertainment)
Saint Asonia “Flawed Design” (producer: Brian Sperber; guests: Sully Erna, Sharon den Adel; new single: “This August Day”; Hear here; Download; On Tour) (Spinefarm)
Bruce Springsteen “Western Stars – Songs From The Film” (in his self-directed film, which opens in theaters on Oct. 25, The Boss performs songs from “Western Stars” in his 100-year-old barn, along with a cover of “Rhinestone Cowboy,” plus new interviews and archival footage; See here; Vinyl; Download; Merch) (Columbia)
Ringo Starr “What’s My Name” (includes a cover of John Lennon’s “Grow Old With Me,” with Paul McCartney on bass and backup vocals; first single: “What’s My Name”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download) (Ringo Starr / UMe)
Swans “leaving meaning.” (producer: Michael Gira; new single: “The Hanging Man”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Young God)
Underworld “DRIFT SONGS” (new single: “Soniamode [Aditya Game Version]”; Hear here; Amazon UK; On Tour; Merch) (Smith Hyde Productions)
Various artists “Moulin Rouge! The Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording)” (based on Baz Luhrmann‘s 2001 film, the musical opened July 25 at Al Hirschfeld Theatre; the score includes 13 original mash-ups, incorporating parts of 70 different pop tracks; cast includes Karen Olivo, Aaron Tveit, Danny Burstein and Sahr Ngaujah; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download, released on Aug. 30; On Broadway) (House of Iona / RCA)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Music! 72” (21 songs; Track list; Download) (NOW Music)
Walk Off the Earth “HERE WE GO!” (new single: “Home Alone”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Golden Carrot / RED MUSIC)
Conchita Wurst (Austria’s 2014 Eurovision champion, aka Tom Neuwirth) “Truth Over Magnitude” (producer: Wurst; new single: “Trash All the Glam”; See here; Download; On Tour) (RCA Group)
Neil Young & Crazy Horse “Colorado” (their first new music since 2011’s “Psychedelic Pill”; Crazy Horse members: guitarist Nils Lofgren, drummer Ralph Molina and bassist Billy Talbot; producers: Young, John Hanlon; first single: “Milky Way”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour; Merch) (Reprise)

Other Notable Releases

“Prokopton,” Aephanemer (Napalm)
“Brightness,” Brightness (I OH YOU)
“First Place,” The Brook & The Bluff (The Brook & The Bluff)
“In Memory,” The Cordial Sins (Diversion)
“Away,” Drifting in Silence (Labile)
“Bloom Innocent,” Fink (R’COUP’D)
“The Sea of Tragic Beasts,” Fit For An Autopsy (Nuclear Blast)
“Beautifully Awkward,” FKAjazz (Purpose Music Group/ NIA Music Distribution)
“Diagonal Fields,” GON (CEN)
“Trouble,” Julia Haltigan (Julia Haltigan)
“Macro,” Jinjer (Napalm)
“Numb Tongues,” The King Dukes (Paratone)
“All Out,” Locket (Fearless)
“Daemon,” Mayhem (Century Media)
“Black Cat,” McQueen (aspecialthing)
“MLC,” Modern Love Child (AllPoints)
“Moove to the Moozika!,” Moozika! (Ruminator)
“Call Me Up,” Most People (Most People)
“Numb,” Ness Heads (Ness Heads Music)
“50 – Just Warming Up!,” Lucky Peterson (Jazz Village)
“Uprising,” The Restarts (Pirates Press)
“Gold Dust,” Calvin Richardson (Shanachie)
“Dark Thoughts,” The Shivas (Tender Loving Empire)
“Venomous,” Skinlab (Art is War)
“All This Will Be Yours,” Bruce Soord (Kscope)
“Alice By Heart (Original Cast Recording),” various artists (Ghostlight)
“new skin,” Vérité (Vérité)
“Serotonin II,” Yeule (Bayonet)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Anna of the North “Dream Girl” (guest: Charlie Skien; first single: “Dream Girl”; Hear here; On Tour) (Honeymoon / +1 Records / 300 Entertainment)
Art Block “Acoustic Sessions” (recorded at The Premises studio in Hackney, London; mastered by Pete Maher; producer: Block; first single: “Lighthouse”; Hear here) (Distrokid, Oct. 26)
King Princess “Cheap Queen” (new single: “Ain’t Together”; Hear here; CD and Vinyl out Nov. 1; On Tour) (Zelig / Columbia)
Langston Hughes III (Charleston, S.C., rap group) “Dream Expedited” (See here; Read here; iTunes) (30 Global)
Stereophonics “Kind” (producers: frontman Kelly Jones, George Drakoulias; new single: “Bust This Town”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; On Tour) (Parlophone)
Tank “ELEVATION” (guests: Keith Sweat, Chris Brown, JoJo, Shawn Stockman, Carvena Jones, Candice Boyd, etc.) (R&B Money / Atlantic)
Sam Weber “Everything Comes True” (producer: Tyler Chester; first single: “It’s All Happening”; See here; CD and Vinyl out Dec. 6; iTunes) (Sonic Unyon)
Kanye West “Jesus Is King” (producers: West, Pi’erre Bourne, WEM, Ronny J, Timbaland, etc.; guests: Nicki Minaj, Clipse Ty Dolla $ign, Kenny G, Fred Hammond, Ant Clemons, etc.; See here; iTunes) (GOOD Music / Def Jam)

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Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Gary Allan “Smoke Rings in the Dark (Deluxe Edition) [Vinyl]” (1999 album; remastered, with one bonus track, the previously unreleased “Long Year”; See here; Download; On Tour) (MCA Nashville / UMe)
Rick Astley “The Best of Me” (20-song compilation includes the new song “Every One of Us”; Hear here; See here; Deluxe Edition, with 10 extra tracks; Vinyl; Download) (BMG Rights Management)
Big Star “In Space” (2005 album; remastered, with six bonus tracks; Vinyl) (Omnivore Recordings)
James Brown “Live At Home With His Bad Self” (50th anniversary of legendary show at Bell Auditorium in Augusta, Ga.; newly mixed with seven unreleased performances that even include two live instrumentals; Vinyl; Download; Merch) (Republic / UMe)
Editors “Black Gold: Best of Editors” (two CDs, 22 songs; Vinyl; Download) (PIAS America)
Fleetwood Mac “Rumours (Deluxe Edition)” (1977 album; remastered, with B-side “Silver Spring” and three discs of unreleased live recordings, demos and early takes and “Sessions, Roughs & Outtakes”; On Tour; Merch) (Rhino / Warner)
Toby Keith “Greatest Hits: The Show Dog Years” (16-track compilation includes four new songs; See here; Download; On Tour; Merch) (Show Dog)
The Kinks “Arthur or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire (50th Anniversary Edition)” (1969 album; remastered; available in Deluxe Box Set, 2LP, 2CD and Digital formats, featuring newly remastered stereo and mono versions of the original album, plus new doo wop choir recordings, “The Great Lost Dave Davies Solo Album,” new Ray Davies remixes, many previously unreleased tracks, including “The Future,” a softback book, etc.; Hear here; Merch) (BMG Rights Management)
Zubin Mehta “Zubin Mehta: The Complete Columbia Album Collection” (97-CD box set) (Sony Masterworks)
Motörhead “Overkill (40th Anniversary Edition)” (1979 album; remastered, with the bonus “Live at Aylesbury Friars, 31st March 1979”; Vinyl), “Bomber (40th Anniversary Edition)” (1979 album; remastered, with the bonus “Live at Le Mans, 3rd November 1979”; Vinyl; Merch) (Sanctuary)
Mighty Baby “At a Point Between Fate and Destiny: The Complete Recordings” (six-CD box set; Read here; Amazon UK) (Grapefruit / Cherry Red)
Gary Numan “Replicas: The First Recordings” (two CDs, 24 songs; Vinyl), “The Pleasure Principle: The First Recordings” (27 demos and BBC Peel Sessions; See here; Vinyl; On Tour; Merch) (Beggars Banquet)
Pentatonix “The Best of Pentatonix Christmas” (featuring four new songs; Vinyl; On Tour; Merch) (RCA)
Jim Sullivan “If the Evening Were Dawn” (previously unheard 1969 solo acoustic studio session; Hear/read here; Vinyl), “Jim Sullivan [Vinyl]” (1972 album; long out of print; mastered from the original analog tapes; Hear/read here) (Light in the Attic)
Various artists “Across the Great Divide: Getting It Together in the Country 1968-74” (three-CD, 64-song compilation, featuring tracks from Rod Stewart, Matthews Southern Comfort, Fairport Convention, Traffic, McGuinness Flint, The Faces, etc.; Read here; Amazon UK) (Grapefruit / Cherry Red)
Various artists “The Bakersfield Sound: 1940-1974” (10-CD, 299-track box set with 224-page hardcover book, featuring Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Don Rich, Ferlin Husky, Dallas Frazier, Jean Shepard, Wynn Stewart, Tommy Duncan, Red Simpson, etc.; Hear here; See here; Read here) (Bear Family)
Various artists “Goodbye, Boys, Goodbye! Girl Pop Gems Obscure & Unreleased (1963-1967)” (35 tracks; Read here) (Teensville)
Various artists “NOW 100 Hits Forgotten 90s” (five CDs, 100 songs; Track List; Amazon UK) (NOW Music)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call 80s Hits & Remixes” (18 songs; Download) (NOW Music)
Various artists “Protobilly: The Minstrel and Tin Pan Alley DNA of Country Music 1892-2017” (three CDs, 81 tracks; Read here) (JSP)
Vice Squad “The Albums 1981-84” (five-CD box set; Amazon UK) (Captain Oi!)
Frank Zappa “Halloween 73” (two complete shows recorded at Chicago’s Auditorium Theater; four-CD set includes rehearsals from the night before, plus a 40-page booklet, mask and special Zappa gloves; Download; Merch) (Frank Zappa Catalog / UMe)

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Reissues (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Rex Allen “Rex Allen – America’s Last Singing Cowboy” (15-song collection, consisting of tracks that have not been heard for decades and never commercially released, originally made at Radio Recorders’ California studios with the Cliffie Stone Band and the Sons of the Pioneers; the masters date from 1950 to 1965) (Country Rewind / Select-O-Hits)
Doris Day “Doris Day with Love” (rare recordings from 1952 and 1953, with The Page Cavanaugh Trio, not previously available for release and were originally created for radio broadcast use) (Hindsight / Select-O-Hits)
Al Jarreau “The Complete Reprise & Warner Albums” (129 songs, including “We’re in This Love Together,” “Breakin’ Away” and “Mornin’,” plus “Live in London, 1984” and “Live, 1993”; See here) (Warner Music Group / X5 Music Group)
Tracy Lawrence “The Complete Albums 1991-2001” (83 songs; On Tour) (Warner Music Group / X5 Music Group)
Kenny Rogers “The Love of God (Deluxe Edition)” (2011 album; includes the previously unreleased “The Gospel Truth,” feat. the Oak Ridge Boys; iTunes) (John 3:16)
Texas Tornados “Adios Mexico: The Reprise Years” (49 songs) (Warner Music Group / X5 Music Group)
Travis Tritt “Blue Collar Man: The Complete Albums 1990-1998” (On Tour) (Warner Music Group / X5 Music Group)
Clay Walker “The Complete Albums 1993-2002” (76-song collection; On Tour) (Warner Music Group / X5 Music Group)

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