Categories: New releases

New Releases: Oct. 25, 2019

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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) (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)
David Byrne “David Byrne’s American Utopia on Broadway (Original Cast Recording)” (theatrical concert features songs from his 2018 album of the same name, along with hits from his time as Talking Heads frontman and throughout his solo career, alongside an eclectic group of international musicians; directed by Alex Timbers and choreographed by Annie-B Parson; opens Oct. 20 at the Hudson Theatre, booked through Jan. 19; On Broadway) (Nonesuch)
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)
FKA twigs “Magdalene” (producers: FKA twigs, Nicolas Jaar, Skrillex, Jack Antonoff; new single: “holy terrain,” feat. Future; Hear here; Read here; Target-Exclusive CD, with sticker sheet; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Young Turks Recordings)
Gallant “Sweet Insomnia” (new single: “Sleep On It”; Hear here; On Tour) (Mind of a Genius / Warner)
Iguana Death Cult “Nude Casino” (new single: “Bright Lights”; See here; Vinyl; Download) (Innovative Leisure)
King Princess “Cheap Queen” (new single: “Ain’t Together”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Zelig / Columbia)
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; 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)
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; 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 “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)

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)
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)

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)
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)
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; 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 “Everything Is Gonna Be Alright: Celebrating 50 Years of Westbound Soul & Funk” (24-song collection, featuring Funkadelic, Ohio Players, Denise LaSalle, Detroit Emeralds, Dennis Coffey, Fantastic Four, CJ & Co., etc.; Read here) (Westbound / Ace)
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” (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!)

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)
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)
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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