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Published on October 26th, 2017 | by Gerry Galipault


New Releases: Oct. 27, 2017

New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title:

Appice (brothers Carmine and Vinny Appice) “Sinister” (Download) (Steamhammer / SPV)
Ashes Remain “Let the Light In” (new single: “Rise”; Hear here; Download; iTunes) (BEC Recordings)
Julien Baker “Turn Out the Lights” (producer: Baker; first single: “Appointments”; Hear here; NPR Songs We Love; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Matador)
Big K.R.I.T. “4eva Is A Mighty Long Time” (two CDs, 22 songs; new single: “Confetti”; Hear here; Download; iTunes) (BMG Rights Management)
Butcher Babies “Lilith” (producer: Steve Evetts; first single: “Lilith”; Hear here; Download; On Tour) (Century Media)
Kenny Chesney “Live in No Shoes Nation” (30 performances from stadium concerts over the past decade, featuring duets with Taylor Swift, Eric Church, Dave Matthews, Zac Brown Band, etc.; Read here; Download; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Blue Chair / Columbia Nashville)
Kelly Clarkson “Meaning of Life” (collaborators: Jason Halbert, Jesse Shatkin, Greg Kurstin, Mick Schultz, The Monarch, Nick Ruth, etc.; first single: “Love So Soft”; Hear here; See here; Read here; Download) (Atlantic)
Bootsy Collins “World Wide Funk” (the funk legend’s first album in six years; guests: Snoop Dogg, Stanley Clarke, Buckethead, Victor Wooten, Eric Gales, Doug E. Fresh, Big Daddy Kane, Chuck D, Musiq Soulchild, Bernie Worrell, etc.; first single: “Worth My While”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; Merch) (Mascot)
Complete Failure (Steel City hardcore band) “Crossburner” (Hear here; Download; iTunes) (Season of Mist)
Dirty Fences (Brooklyn rock quartet) “Goodbye Love” (first single: “Teen Angel”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Greenway)
Ronnie Fauss “Last of the True” (producer: Fauss; first single: “Saginaw Paper Mill,” feat. Ben Kweller; Hear here; Download; iTunes) (Normaltown / New West)
for KING & COUNTRY “A for KING & COUNTRY Christmas | LIVE in Phoenix” (On Tour) (Fervent)
Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble “RETURN” (Hear here; NPR First Listen; Download) (Innova Recordings)
Hanson “Finally It’s Christmas” (features four original tracks and eight holiday covers; producers: Steve Greenberg, Mark Hudson; On Tour) (3CG / S-Curve)
Curtis Harding (longtime Black Lips collaborator and former CeeLo Green backup singer) “Face Your Fear” (producers: Harding, Sam Cohen, Danger Mouse; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (ANTI- / Epitaph)
Joe Henry “Thrum” (Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (earMUSIC)
Hollywood Undead “Five” (first single: “California Dreaming”; Hear here; See here; Best Buy-Exclusive CD, with bandana; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Dove & Grenade Media / BMG)
Henry Jamison (Burlington, Vt., folk singer-songwriter) “The Wilds” (Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Akira)
King Crimson “Official Bootleg: Live In Chicago, June 28th, 2017” (two CDs, 21 songs; eBay; On Tour) (DGM)
Left Behind (West Virginia metal quintet) “Blessed by the Burn” (first single: “Tough Love”; See here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Unbeaten)
Daniele Luppi & Parquet Courts “MILANO” (first single: “Soul and Cigarette”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Columbia)
John Maus (synth-pop experimentalist ) “Screen Memories” (first single: “The Combine”; Hear here; See here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Ribbon Music)
Ne Obliviscaris (Australian progressive/extreme metal band) “Urn” (Hear here; See here; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Season of Mist)
112 “Q Mike Slim Daron” (guests: Jagged Edge; first single: “Dangerous Games”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (eOne Music)
Simon Phillips “Protocol 4” (with Greg Howe, Ernest Tibbs and Dennis Hamm; On Tour) (Phantom Recordings / AMPED)
The Piano Guys “Christmas Together” (guests: The King’s Singers, Placido Domingo, David Archuleta, Peter Hollens, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Sony Masterworks)
Courtney Pine “Black Notes From the Deep” (Hear here; Download) (Virtual Label Group)
Rachel Platten “Waves” (collaborators: Ryan Tedder, Stargate, Jason Evigan, Ian Kirkpatrick, Nate Cyphert, Jon Levine; first single: “Broken Glass”; Hear here; Target-Exclusive CD, with three extra songs; Download) (Columbia)
Popa Chubby “Two Dogs” (Hear here; Vinyl; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (earMUSIC)
Gregory Porter “Nat ‘King’ Cole & Me” (featuring the London Studio Orchestra and Terence Blanchard; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Deluxe Edition; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Blue Note)
Powerman 5000 “New Wave” (first single: “Sid Vicious in a Dress”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Pavement Music)
The Professionals “What in the World” (the first album from drummer Paul Cook’s post-Sex Pistols band in 35 years; producers: Dave Draper, Cook and Professionals singer-guitarist Tom Spencer; guests: original Professionals member Steve Jones, Duff McKagan, The Clash’s Mick Jones, Billy Duffy, Marco Pirroni, Phil Collen, Chris McCormack, Terri Cook; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (The End)
Quatro, Scott & Powell (Suzi Quatro, Sweet’s Andy Scott and Slade’s Don Powell) “Quatro, Scott & Powell” (See here; Vinyl) (Rhino)
RED “Gone” (producer: Rob Graves; first single: “Still Alive”; Hear here; Download; Digital Deluxe Edition, with seven extra songs; iTunes; On Tour) (Essential / Provident)
Kyle Riabko (Canadian actor-singer starred on Broadway in “Spring Awakening” and “Hair”) “Richard Rodgers Reimagined” (producer: Riabko; Hear here; Read here; Download; iTunes) (Ghostlight)
Saràyah (New Orleans singer-songwriter) “Feel the Vibe” (first single: “Give Me Love”; Hear here; See here; Download) (Basin Street)
The Seven Fields of Aphelion (Pittsburgh-based musician and songwriter Maureen “Maux” Boyle) “Keep the Ocean Inside” (Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Rad Cult)
Granger Smith “When the Good Guys Win” (first single: “Happens Like That”; Hear here; Read here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Wheelhouse)
SOJA “Poetry in Motion” (Hear here; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (ATO)
Stillborn “Nocturnals” (first single: “Lorelei”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; Download) (Black Lodge)
10 Years (Knoxville alt-rock band) “(how to live) AS GHOSTS” (producer: Nick Raskulinecz; first single: “Novacaine”; Hear here; Vinyl, with download card; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Mascot)
Theory of a Deadman “Wake Up Call” (producer: Martin Terefe; first single: “Rx”; Hear here; See here; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Roadrunner)
Ty Dolla $ign “Beach House 3” (producers: DJ Mustard, Twice as Nice, Skrillex, etc.; guests: Lil Wayne, The-Dream, Damian Marley, Skrillex, Jeremih, etc.; first single: “Love U Better”; Hear here; See here; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Atlantic)
The Used “The Canyon” (producer: Ross Robinson; first single: “Over and Over Again”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Hopeless)
Various artists “American Made (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (Tom Cruise suspense-thriller opens Sept. 29; features classic hits by The Allman Brothers Band, Townes Van Zandt, Linda Ronstadt, etc., and three original score suites composed by Christophe Beck; In Theaters) (Varèse Sarabande)
Various artists “The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson” (all-star tribute from March 16, 2016, at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, featuring Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Rosanne Cash, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Jessi Colter, Emmylou Harris, Shooter Jennings, Alison Krauss, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Darius Rucker, etc.; See here; Deluxe Edition, two-CD, one-DVD combo; Download; iTunes) (Blackbird Presents)
Various artists “Stranger Things: Music from the Netflix Original Series” (30 tracks; Read here; Download; iTunes; Merch) (Legacy Recordings)
The Wailin’ Jennys “Fifteen” (covers album; first single: Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Red House)
Wanting (Vancouver-based, China-born singer/songwriter Wanting Qu) “LLL (Love Loss Latitude)” (producer: Justin Gray; first single: “Kissing Paradise”; Hear here) (Nettwerk)
Weezer “Pacific Daydream” (new single: “Mexican Fender”; Hear here; See here; Read here; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Crush Music / Atlantic)
Winds of Plague “Blood of My Enemy” (new single: “Never Alone”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (eOne Music / Good Fight Music)
Lee Ann Womack “The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone” (producer: husband Frank Liddell; first single: “All the Trouble”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (ATO)
Yelawolf “Trial By Fire” (Hear here; See here; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Slumerican / Shady / Interscope)
Yo Gotti “I Still Am” (guests: Nicki Minaj, French Montana, Chris Brown, Meek Mill, 21 Savage, YFN Lucci; new single: “Juice”; Hear here; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Epic)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Balsam Range (IBMA award-winning bluegrass band from North Carolina) “It’s Christmas Time” (six-song EP; producers: Balsam Range; guests: Nashville Recording Orchestra; iTunes; On Tour) (Mountain Home)

“We wanted the orchestra to become a true part of us for this outing – and not be just a backdrop,” Balsam Range lead vocalist-bassist Tim Surrett tells P&P. “We had to take a bit of a different approach to make it work, but I think the result was worth the effort.”

Bee Bee Sea (Italian psych-rock band) “Sonic Boomerang” (first single: “D.I. Why Why Why”; Download) (Dirty Water, Nov. 1)
Black Tie Stereo (Scranton, Pa., rock quartet) “DoYOU” (five-song EP; producer: Mark Mazzetti; See here; On Tour) (Shammone!, Oct. 31)
Chris Brown “Heartbreak on a Full Moon” (45-song double album; guests: Usher, Gucci Mane, Kap G, Fetty Wap, Lil Yachty, DeJ Loaf; See here; Read here; CD, out Nov. 3; On Tour) (RCA, Oct. 31)
Billy Burnette “Crazy Like Me” (includes a few covers, among them the Rock ‘N Roll Trio’s “Tear It Up,” plus several new original songs; his memoir, “Crazy Like Me: From Memphis and the Rock ‘n Roll Trio to Fleetwood Mac,” was released in July; Hear here; Read here; On Tour) (Rock & Roll With It)
Johnny Clegg “King of Time” (producers: Denholm Harding, John Paul De Stefani; guests: Angélique Kidjo, Jesse Clegg; Hear here; iTunes; On Tour) (Universal South Africa)
Gord Downie (of The Tragically Hip) “Introduce Yerself” (his final album, finished before his death on Oct. 17; producer: Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew; Hear here; CD, out Dec. 15; Vinyl; iTunes) (Arts & Crafts)
The Flavr Blue (Seattle-based trio) “Blue Dream” (new single: “Picture Perfect”; Hear here; On Tour) (The Flavr Blue)
The Ghost of Paul Revere (Maine holler-folk quartet) “Monarch” (first single: “Montreal”; Hear here; On Tour) (Kobalt Music Recordings)
Ben Lorentzen (Norwegian singer-songwriter based in the U.S.) “Pains & Pleasures of Intimacy” (Hear here; See here; Read here) (Nordic)
Majid Jordan “The Space Between” (first single: “One I Want,” feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR; Hear here; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (OVO Sound / Warner)
MOBS (Melbourne pop quartet) “You Want Beauty?” (four-song EP; first single: “Say Anything”; Hear here; iTunes) (MOBS)
The Paranoid Style “Underworld USA” (six-song EP; backing band includes Peter Holsapple, Bruce Bennett of the A-Bones and William Matheny of the Strange Constellations; first single: “Dominoes In Drag”; Hear here; iTunes) (Bar/None)
Pretty Yende (South African soprano) “Dreams” (Hear here; CD, out Nov. 10; iTunes) (Sony Classical)
Professor Louie and The Crowmatix “The Lost Band Tracks” (producer: Aaron “Professor Louie” Hurwitz; first single: “River of Honey”; Hear here; iTunes; On Tour) (Funzalo / Woodstock)

“The Lost Band Tracks,” written and originally recorded in 1991 by Jules Shear and The Band members Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Garth Hudson, Stan Szelest, Jim Weider and Randy Ciarlante, were intended for The Band’s comeback album on Columbia Records.

Longtime The Band cohort, creative aide, producer, engineer and fellow performer Aaron “Professor Louie” Hurwitz was the man behind those original sessions, so it only makes sense he brings them back to life re-recording a number of the Shear / The Band songs collaborations with his group Professor Louie and The Crowmatix.

Shear explained it was producer Rick Chertoff who first called him at his Woodstock home and told him to go cross town and pay a visit to The Band and offer his services as a songwriter. It was 1991, and the remaining members of The Band were trying to convince record labels they could soldier on without Robbie Robertson and Richard Manuel. Chertoff, a fan of The Band, commissioned demos on behalf of Columbia Records and dispensed Shear to meet with them. Sadly, in the middle of the sessions, Chertoff left Sony Music and the tapes sat in limbo.

“It’s like coming full circle for me,” Hurwitz says. “At the time, nobody at the major labels thought The Band could carry on without Robbie. These songs, which they co-wrote with Jules prove that’s simply not true. They were reinventing themselves and now we can hear that.”

Raising Cadence (Orlando alt pop-rock quintet) “Take Me Higher” (five-song EP; producer: Randall Karriker; new single: “Never Tell Me the Odds”; Hear here) (Raising Cadence)
Scouting For Girls (U.K. pop-rock band) “Ten Add Ten: The Very Best of Scouting For Girls” (10 new songs, with 10 tracks from their back catalog; On Tour) (Sony Music Entertainment)
A Shadow of Jaguar (Boulder, Colo., rock duo) “Raw” (second single: “Veruca Bath Salts”; Hear here) (A Shadow of Jaguar, Oct. 28)
Snoop Dogg “Make America Crip Again” (guests: Chris Brown, O.T. Genasis, Ha Ha Davis, October London, DesignerFlow, Shon Lawon; first single: “M.A.C.A.”; Hear here; Read here; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Doggystyle / EMPIRE)
Trampolene (U.K. alt-rock trio) “Swansea to Hornsey” (producers: singer-guitarist Jack Jones, engineer Josh Green; Hear here; iTunes) (Mi7)
Rob Williams (Richmond, Va.-based Americana/folk/rock singer-songwriter) “An Hour Before Daylight” (Hear here; On Tour) (Evertone)

More Digital Releases for Oct. 27, 2017 »

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Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Leonard Bernstein “Leonard Bernstein: The Remastered Edition” (100-CD box set) (Sony Classical)
The Black Crowes “The Black Crowes: The Lost Crowes” (two-CD compilation, originally released in 2006) (Silver Arrow)
Bread “The Elektra Years: The Complete Albums Box” (six-CD box set) (Rhino / Elektra)
Clarence Carter “Testifyin’ & Patches” (1969, 1970 albums on one CD; remastered, with three bonus tracks; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Kent / Ace)
Peter Case “On the Way Downtown: Recorded Live on FolkScene” (18 previously unissued live performances from 1998 and 2000; Read here) (Omnivore Recordings)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer “Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Fanfare 1970-2010” (22-CD box set; Hear here; Read here; eBay; Merch) (BMG Rights Management)
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong “Classic Album Collection” (1956’s “Ella & Louis” and 1957’s “Ella & Louis Again,” with bonus tracks) (Europe – Universal)
Frankie Goes to Hollywood “Welcome to the Pleasuredome (Deluxe Edition)” (1984 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks; Vinyl; Merch) (BMG Rights Management)
Funkadelic “Funkadelic – Reworked By Detroiters” (17 songs remixed by Detroit-area producers; Hear/read here; Download) (Westbound / Ace)
The Richie Furay Band “I’ve Got a Reason / Dance a Little Light / I Still Have Dreams” (1976, 1978 and 1979 albums on two CDs; remastered; Track list) (BGO)
Norah Jones “Day Breaks (Deluxe Edition)” (2016 album; second CD contains an October 2016 show recorded at the Sheen Center’s Loreto Theater in New York; Vinyl, two-LP 180g silver foil-cover disc) (Blue Note)
The Meters “A Message from The Meters – The Complete Josie, Reprise & Warner Bros. Singles 1968-1977 [Vinyl]” (three LPs, 40 songs) (Real Gone Music)
Motörhead “Motörhead (40th Anniversary Edition)” (1977 album; remastered, with seven previously unheard recordings from the original album sessions; Hear/read here; eBay; Merch) (U.K. – Ace)
Willie Nelson “Teatro – The Complete Sessions” (1998 album; remastered, with bonus tracks and DVD; eBay; On Tour) (Modern Classics)
Leslie Odom Jr. “Simply Christmas (Deluxe Edition)” (2016 album, with four new songs; On Tour) (S-Curve)
Phil Seymour “Prince of Power Pop: His Very Best” (24-song collection includes 11 never-before-heard tracks; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Big Beat / Ace)
Carly Simon “Coming Around Again: 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition” (1987 album; two CDs; remastered, with six bonus tracks and the 11-song “Carly in Concert – Coming Around Again”; Read here) (Hot Shot / Cherry Red)
Sixx:A.M. “The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack (10th Anniversary Edition)” (2007 album; PledgeMusic) (Eleven Seven Music)
Various artists “All Day Thumbsucker Revisited: The History of Blue Thumb Records” (1995 compilation; two CDs, feat. Leon Russell, Ike & Tina Turner, Pointer Sisters, Dave Mason, Mark-Almond, The Crusaders, Gerry Rafferty, etc.) (Verve / UMe)
Various artists “Blind Pig 40th Anniversary Collection” (two-CD, 34-song label retrospective; Download) (Blind Pig)
Various artists “Can You Feel the Force? The John Luongo Disco Mixes” (two CDs, 21 songs; featuring 12-inch extended remixes of hits by The Jacksons, Dan Hartman, Patti LaBelle, Johnny Mathis, Real Thing, Melba Moore, Santana, Gladys Knight & The Pips, etc.; Hear here) (Groove Line)
Various artists “Hard To Find 45s On CD, Volume 18 – 70s Essentials” (21 songs; Hear/read here), “Hard To Find 45s On CD, Volume 19 – More 70s Essentials” (21 songs; Hear/read here) (Eric)
Various artists “Harper Valley P.T.A. (Original Soundtrack Recording)” (1978 film; features the original hit by Jeannie C. Riley as well as songs by the film’s star, Barbara Eden, as well as songs by Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash and the original score by Nelson Riddle) (Varѐse Sarabande)
Various artists “Twelve Inch Nineties: Feels Like Heaven” (three-CD, 32-song set featuring extended and alternate mixes by Groove Armada, Backstreet Boys, Five, Boney M., Steps, Gloria Estefan, etc.; Track list), “Twelve Inch Nineties: Moving On Up” (three CDs, 30 songs, featuring remixes by M People, Faithless, New Kids On The Block, Christina Aguilera, etc.; Track list) (Crimson)
The Who “Maximum As & Bs: The Complete Singles” (five-CD box set featuring 86 tracks from the Brunswick, Reaction, Track and Polydor labels; Download; Amazon UK) (Geffen / UMe)
Gary Wright “Greatest Hits” (eBay; On Tour) (Varèse Sarabande)

More Releases for Oct. 27, 2017 »

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist(s)/cast: Title: Studio/label:
The Jimi Hendrix Experience “The Jimi Hendrix Experience Live at Monterey (The Definitive Edition) [DVD]” (Blu-ray) (Experience Hendrix / Legacy)
L7 “L7: Pretend We’re Dead [DVD]” (documentary includes interviews with Exene Cervenka, Shirley Manson, Joan Jett, Brody Dalle, Lydia Lunch, Allison Robertson, Louise Post, etc.; See here; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (MVD Visual)
Donny Osmond “Donny Osmond: One Night Only! [DVD]” (February 2017 performance at the Birmingham NEC; See here; CD; Download; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Gonzo Multimedia)

More Upcoming DVD / Blu-ray Releases »

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