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Published on October 25th, 2018 | by Gerry Galipault


New Releases: Oct. 26, 2018

New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers “All I Got For Christmas Is the Blues” (Download; On Tour) (Pretty Good for a Girl)
Francesca Battistelli “Own It” (new single: “Royalty”; Hear here; See here; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Curb / Word)
Andrea Bocelli “Sì” (his first album of all-new material in 14 years; producer: Bob Ezrin; first single: “If Only”; Hear here; Target-Exclusive CD, with two extra songs; Deluxe Edition; Vinyl; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Sugar / Decca)
Boy George and Culture Club “Life” (their first album in 19 years; first single: “Let Somebody Love You”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Cassette; eBay; On Tour, with Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey; Merch) (BMG Rights Management)
The Browning (Kansas City hard rock band) “Geist” (first single: “Carnage”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Spinefarm)
Dillon Carmichael (nephew of John Michael Montgomery and Montgomery Gentry’s Eddie Montgomery) “Hell On An Angel” (producer: Dave Cobb; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Riser House)
Celtic Woman “Ancient Land” (first album with new member Megan Walsh; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Manhattan)
David Crosby “Here If You Listen” (Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (BMG Rights Management)
Jessie James Decker “On This Holiday” (first single: “Baby! It’s Christmas”; Hear here; Target-Exclusive CD, with one extra song; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Epic)
Devour The Day “Signals” (first single: “The Censor”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Razor & Tie)
Barbara Dickson “Through Line” (with the Carducci String Quartet; producer: John O’Hara, the orchestral conductor, pianist, keyboardist and accordion player for Ian Anderson & Jethro Tull; Amazon UK) (Gonzo Multimedia UK)
Laura Gibson “Goners” (producers: Gibson, John Askew; first single: “Tenderness”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Barsuk)
Lukas Graham “3 (The Purple Album)” (first single: “Love Someone”; See here; Download; iTunes) (Warner)
Julia Holter “Aviary” (first single: “I Shall Love 2”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Domino)
Jessie J “This Christmas Day” (producers: David Foster, Rodney Jerkins, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis; guests: Babyface, Boyz II Men; On Tour, with Ro James and Kiana Ledé) (Lava / Republic)
Kaia Kater “Grenades” (concept album explores her Canadian and Grenadian heritage; producer: Erin Costelo; first single: “New Colossus”; See here; Read here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Smithsonian Folkways)
KMFDM “Live in the USSA” (live album recorded during the band’s U.S. tour in late 2017; Hear here; Download; iTunes; eBay) (earMUSIC)
John Legend “A Legendary Christmas” (six of the 14 tracks are new original songs; executive producer: Raphael Saadiq; guests: Stevie Wonder, Esperanza Spalding; Target-Exclusive CD, with two extra songs; Vinyl; eBay; On Tour) (Columbia)
Mike Love “Reason for the Season” (guests: Hanson, Ambha Love, Christian Love, All Love, Brian Love; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour, with The Beach Boys) (BMG Rights Management)
Ingrid Michaelson “Ingrid Michaelson’s Songs for the Season” (guests: Christina Perri, Leslie Odom Jr., Grace VanderWaal, Bess Rogers, Will Chase, Allie Moss; first single: “Looks Like a Cold, Cold Winter”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Cabin 24)
Tom Odell “Jubilee Road” (guest: Alice Merton; first single: “If You Wanna Love Somebody”; See here; Amazon UK; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Columbia)
Oh Pep! (Aussie indie-pop duo) “I Wasn’t Only Thinking About You …” (producer: Joel Quartermaine; new single: “Your Nail and Your Hammer”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (ATO)
Pentatonix “Christmas Is Here!” (first single: “Making Christmas”; See here; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (RCA)
Robyn “Honey” (her first album since 2010’s “Body Talk”; new single: “Honey”; Hear/see here; Read here; Download; iTunes; eBay) (Konichiwa / Interscope)
Mitch Ryder “Christmas (Take a Ride)” (Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Cleopatra)
Saves The Day “9” (their first album in five years; first single: “Rendezvous”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour, with Kevin Devine and An Horse; Merch) (Equal Vision)
William Shatner “Shatner Claus: The Christmas Album” (guests: Judy Collins, Billy F Gibbons, Brad Paisley, Rick Wakeman, Iggy Pop, Todd Rundgren, Elliot Easton, Henry Rollins, Joe Louis Walker; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Cleopatra)
Tasha “Alone at Last” (first single: “Kind of Love”; Hear here; NPR’s All Songs Considered; Vinyl; Download) (Father/Daughter)
Chris Tomlin “Holy Roar” (producers: Ed Cash, Bryan Fowler; guests: Pat Barrett, Nicole Serrano; Download; iTunes; Hardcover Book; eBay; On Tour) (Sparrow)
Josh Turner “I Serve a Savior” (a collection of gospel hymns, including “Amazing Grace,” “How Great Thou Art” and “I Saw the Light”; See here; Read here; DVD; Download; On Tour) (MCA Nashville)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Music! 68” (21 songs; Download; iTunes; eBay; Merch; see related reissue below) (NOW / UMG / Sony)
Joe Louis Walker, Bruce Katz and Giles Robson “Journeys to the Heart of the Blues” (producers: Walker, Katz and Robson) (Alligator)
Roland White and Friends “Roland White and Friends: A Tribute to The Kentucky Colonels” (producers: Ty Gilpin, Jon Weisberger; guests: Brooke Aldridge, Darin Aldridge, Jeremy Darrow, Nick Dauphinais, Gina Furtado, avid Grier, Brittany Haas, Josh Haddix, Drew Matulich, Patrick McAvinue, Jon Stickley, etc.; first single: “If You’re Ever Gonna Love Me”; eBay) (Mountain Home Music Company)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
BETS (indie-pop singer Betsy Hershey) “Future Color” (first single: “Another Night”; Hear here; iTunes) (BETS)
Black Eyed Peas “Masters of the Sun Vol. 1” (producer:; guests: Nas, Slick Rick, Phife Dawg, Nicole Scherzinger, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Posdnuos, Esthero, CL; new single: “Big Love”; See here; iTunes; eBay; Merch) (Interscope)
Bruce (aka British techno artist Larry McCarthy) “Sonder Somatic” (first single: “Æon”; Hear here; iTunes) (Hessle Audio)
Yu Han (Bremen, Germany-based instrumental/ neoclassical artist) “Images of Elsewhere” (four short pieces for sax solo, and all of them in an additional version for sax and other sounds; producer: Juan María Solare; guest: Solare; first single: “Quintaesencia”; Hear here; iTunes) (Janus Music & Sound)
Kimbra “Songs from Primal Heart: Reimagined” (four-song EP; Hear here; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Warner)
Danielle Lyndsay (Washington, D.C., native and R&B singer/songwriter) “From the Ashes” (five-song EP; producers: ShoCase & Kosmick; first single: “Lie to Me”; Hear here; iTunes) (Danielle Lyndsay)
The Skiffle Players “Skiff” (featuring Cass McCombs, Neal Casal, Farmer Dave Scher, Dan Horne and Aaron Sperske; first single: “Local Boy”; Hear here; iTunes) (Spiritual Pajamas)
Sultry Dogs “Sultry Dogs” (five-song EP; Hear here; iTunes) (Sultry Dogs, Oct. 25)
Roger Waters “Stravinksky’s The Soldier’s Tale” (with new narration adapted and performed by Waters, with the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival Orchestra; Amazon UK; CD, out Nov. 9; eBay) (Sony Classical)

More Digital Releases for Oct. 26, 2018 »

Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Action (1960s mod band, produced by George Martin) “Shadows and Reflections: The Complete Recordings 1964-1968” (four CDs, 86 songs; Read here; Amazon UK) (Grapefruit / Cherry Red)
Barry Adamson “Memento Mori (Anthology 1978-2018)” (17-song compilation; Hear here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download) (Mute)
Anathema “Internal Landscapes: The Best of Anathema 2008-2018” (13 songs; Hear here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Kscope)
Bronski Beat “The Age of Consent (Expanded Edition)” (1984 album, including “Smalltown Boy”; remastered, with four bonus tracks and a second CD of demos, remixes, BBC sessions and previously unheard material; See here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Because Music / London Music Stream)
Chevelle “12 Bloody Spies: B-Sides and Rarities” (Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Epic)
Chicago “Live At The Isle of Wight Festival [Vinyl]” (two LPs; Aug. 28, 1970, performance includes extended free-form versions of “I’m a Man,” “25 or 6 to 4,” “Introduction,” etc.; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Rhino)
The Crazy World of Arthur Brown “The Crazy World of Arthur Brown (Deluxe Edition)” (1968 album, featuring “Fire”; remastered and expanded with rare singles, a BBC Radio One season from April 1968, alternate mono mixes and a version of “Nightmare” from the 1968 film “The Committee”; See here; Read here; eBay) (Esoteric Recordings / Cherry Red)
Dinosaur Jr. “Ear Bleeding Country: The Best of Dinosaur Jr.” (two CDs, 38 songs; Hear here; Read here; Amazon UK; Vinyl) (Cherry Red)
The Kinks “The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society” (1968 album; remastered; Deluxe Edition, with bonus stereo and mono mixes; Super Deluxe Box Set, with the original LP and CD, plus unreleased bonus material, reproduced 7-inch singles, hardback photo book, etc.; Vinyl; Download; Digital Deluxe Edition; iTunes; eBay; Merch) (Sanctuary / BMG Rights Management)
98° “Let It Snow (Deluxe Edition)” (2017 album; Target-Exclusive CD, with two extra songs, packaged with “The Collection [Greatest Hits]”; eBay) (UMG Recordings)
Pixies “Come On Pilgrim … It’s Surfer Rosa” (30th anniversary deluxe edition of their 1987 debut EP and 1988 album, with the bonus 1986 radio concert “Live From The Fallout Shelter”; Amazon UK; Vinyl) (4AD)
Procol Harum “Procol Harum Live: In Concert With the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra” (1972 album; remastered, with five bonus tracks; Read here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Esoteric Recordings / Cherry Red)
Diana Ross “Wonderful Christmas Time” (1994 album, originally titled “A Very Special Season,” plus six songs from her 1994 Hallmark release “Diana Ross Making Spirits Bright”; Hear here; eBay; On Tour) (Motown / UMe)
Semisonic “Feeling Strangely Fine (20th Anniversary Edition)” (1998 album, featuring “Closing Time”; remastered, with four bonus tracks; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay) (Geffen / UMe)
Gwen Stefani “You Make It Feel Like Christmas (Deluxe Edition)” (2017 album, with five new songs; Target-Exclusive CD, with poster; Deluxe White Vinyl; eBay; Residency at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas) (Interscope)
Various artists “Bach 333 – J.S. Bach: The New Complete Edition” (222-CD, one-DVD box set commemorating 333 years since Bach’s birth includes 10 hours of new recordings and seven world premieres; See here; Read here; Amazon UK) (Deutsche Grammophon / Decca Classics / Leipzig Bach Archive)
Various artists “Harmony In My Head: UK Power Pop & New Wave 1977-1981” (three CDs, 151 songs; featuring tracks by Elvis Costello, Squeeze, Buzzcocks, Eddie & The Hot Rods, Nick Lowe, The Jags, Wreckless Eric, etc.; Read here; Amazon UK) (Cherry Red)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Music! 20th Anniversary” (two-CD, 20-song compilation; See here; Download; eBay; Merch) (NOW)
Various artists “The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Music From the Original Soundtrack) [Vinyl]” (1975 album; DVD; eBay; Merch) (Ode Sounds and Visuals)
Barry White “The 20th Century Records Albums (1973-1979)” (nine-CD box set; Vinyl; eBay) (Mercury / UMe)

This Week’s Vinyl Releases »Exclusive Urban Outfitters Vinyl »Barnes & Noble »

More Releases for Oct. 26, 2018 »

Reissues (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Bullet For My Valentine “Gravity (Deluxe Edition)” (2018 album; with five bonus tracks; See here; On Tour) (Spinefarm)
Lisa Stansfield “Deeper Deluxe” (15 remixed, extended and live versions of songs from her 2018 album; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (earMUSIC)

More Digital Releases for Oct. 26, 2018 »

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