Pause & Play

New Releases: Oct. 27, 2023

New Releases (CDs + Vinyl)

Black Pumas“Chronicles of a Diamond” (Grammy-nominated duo’s second album; producer: band member Adrian Quesada; new single: “More Than a Love Song”; See here; Read here; Amazon-Exclusive Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) ATO
James Blunt“Who We Used to Be” (British singer-songwriter’s seventh album; producers: Jonny Coffer, Red Triangle, Jack & Coke, Steve Robson, The Six; new single: “Beside You”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Recycled Vinyl; Download; Deluxe Download, with four extra tracks; Apple Music; On Tour) Atlantic
The Cadillac Three“The Years Go Fast” (country rockers’ sixth album; producer: group member Jaren Johnston; new single: “Double Wide Grave”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Big Machine
Chayanne“Bailemos Otra Vez” (Puerto Rican singer-songwriter’s 16th album and first in nine years; See here; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) RCA
DJ Shadow“Action Adventure” (his eighth album; new single: “Ozone Scraper”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Cassette; Download; Apple Music) Mass Appeal / Liquid Amber
Duran Duran“Danse Macabre” (their 16th album is a mixture of originals and covers inspired by Halloween; founding member Andy Taylor appears on several tracks; guests: Nile Rodgers, Måneskin‘s Victoria De Angelis, Mr. Hudson, Warren Cuccurullo; Hear here; Read here; Double Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour; Merch) Tape Modern / BMG Rights Management
Robert Finley“Black Bayou” (Louisiana blues-soul artist’s fourth album; producer: Dan Auerbach; new single: “What Goes Around [Comes Around]”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Easy Eye Sound / Concord
Elliott Fullam“End of Ways” (18-year-old New Jersey singer-songwriter’s second album; new single: “End of Ways”; See here; Opaque Orange Vinyl; Download released on Sept. 1; Apple Music) Kill Rock Stars
The Gaslight Anthem“History Books” (New Jersey-bred band’s sixth album and first in nearly a decade; producer: Pete Katis; new single: “History Books,” feat. Bruce Springsteen; See here; Vinyl; Pink Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Rich Mahogany Recordings / Thirty Tigers
Mayer Hawthorne“For All Time” (his fifth album; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) P&L Records
In This Moment“Godmode” (producers: Kane Churko, Tyler Bates; new single: “The Purge”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) BMG Rights Management
The Kills“God Games” (new single: “103”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Domino
Laufey“Bewitched” (Icelandic-Chinese artist’s second album; new single: “Bewitched”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download released on Sept. 8; Apple Music; On Tour) AWAL Recordings
Sean Mason“The Southern Suite” (jazz pianist/composer’s debut album; new single: “Closure”; See here; Download) Blue Engine
The Mountain Goats“Jenny from Thebes” (producer: Trina Shoemaker; guests: Kathy Valentine, Matt Nathanson, Alicia Bognanno, Matt Douglas; new single: “Clean Slate”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Merge
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark“Bauhaus Staircase” (their first album in six years and their 14th overall; new single: “Bauhaus Staircase”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) White Noise
Poppy“Zig” (producer: Ali Payami; new single: “Motorbike”; See here; Mint Green with Black & White Marble Vinyl, with download card and poster; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Sumerian
SEVENTEEN“SEVENTEENTH HEAVEN” (K-pop group’s 11th mini album; See here) PLEDIS Entertainment
Taylor Swift“1989 (Taylor’s Version)” (reworking of her 2014 album will feature 21 songs, including five previously unreleased “vault tracks”; Read here; Target-Exclusive Aquamarine Green CD, with poster; Target-Exclusive Rose Garden Pink CD, with poster; Target-Exclusive Sunrise Boulevard Yellow CD, with poster; Double Crystal Skies Blue Vinyl; Target-Exclusive Tangerine Vinyl; Amazon UK; Cassette; Download; Apple Music; On Tour; Merch)  Republic
Taking Back Sunday“152” (producer: Tushar Apte; new single: “S’old”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Fantasy / Concord
Various artists“NOW That’s What I Call Music! 88” (18 songs, plus five “NOW What’s Next!” tracks; Download)  Universal Music Group / Sony Music Entertainment
Various artists“A Tribute to The Judds” (all-star lineup includes Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Wynonna, Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, LeAnn Rimes, Jelly Roll, Lainey Wilson, et al; Hear here; Read here; Clear Vinyl; Download; Apple Music)  Broken Bow
Video Age“Away From the Castle” (New Orleans rock group’s fourth album; new single: “Away From the Castle”; See here; Vinyl; Cassette; Download; Apple Music) Winspear
WARGASM“Venom” (London-based duo’s debut album; new single: “Modern Love”; Hear here; Camouflage Picture Disc; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) slowplay / Republic
Year of the Knife“No Love Lost” (album’s initial release was delayed after the Delaware-based band was involved in a serious car accident on June 28; all members were injured when their car collided with an 18-wheeler; new singles: “Wish” and “Last Laugh”; Hear/Read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) Pure Noise

New Releases (Downloads)

Baby Tate “Baby Tate Presents – Sexploration: The Musical” (five-song EP; producer: Justin Tranter; See here; Apple Music) Warner
CASISDEAD “Famous Last Words” (London-based rapper/producer’s 27-track debut album; guests: Neil Tennant, Connie Constance, Kamio, Desire; new single: “Venom”; See here; Amazon UK; Apple Music) XL Recordings
Flyte “Flyte” (British indie-folk duo’s third album; guest: Laura Marling; new single: “Speech Bubble”; Hear here; Apple Music; On Tour) Nettwerk
Dylan Gossett “No Better Time” (Austin-based singer-songwriter’s six-song debut EP; new single: “Beneath Oak Trees”; Hear here; Apple Music) Dylan Gossett, LLC
Samara Joy “A Joyful Holiday” (six-song EP; producer: Matt Pierson; new single: “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”; See hereApple MusicOn Tour)  Verve
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard “The Silver Cord” (their 25th album; See here; Read here; Apple Music; On Tour) KGLW
Laila “Heart Doesn’t Work Like That” (six-song debut EP; Hear here) Big W Records
Rocket “Versions of You” (L.A. band’s seven-song debut EP; Hear here)  Rocket
Bryan Ruby “Diamonds Are Forever” (country singer-songwriter, also a professional baseball player based in Nashville, won season 7 of “Nashville Rising Song”; six-song debut EP; producer: Smith Curry; guest: Ty Herndon; Hear here) Rubies in the Rough Music
Wild Nothing “Hold” (Jack Tatum’s first album in five years; guests: wife Dana, Hatchie, Molly Burch, Becca Mancari, Tommy Davidson; See here; Read here; new single: “Headlights On”; Amazon UK; Apple Music; On Tour) Captured Tracks

Reissues (CDs + Vinyl)

Altered Images“Bite (40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)” (1983 album, featuring “Don’t Talk to Me About Love” and “Bring Me Closer”; with a bonus disc containing three non-album B-sides, two extended 12-inch versions, a live track and three single edits, plus an eight-page booklet with lyrics and credits; Vinyl; Amazon UK) Edsel / Demon Music Group
Billy Bragg“The Roaring Forty | 1983-2023” (two-CD collection of hits and rarities; Read here; Vinyl, three-LP box set in different shades of green; Orange Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; On Tour) Cooking Vinyl
Bucks Fizz“The Land of Make Believe: The Definitive Collection” (five-CD, 82-song digipak, featuring hits, B-sides, original extended mixes, backing tracks and unreleased extended mixes; Read here; Amazon UK) Cherry Pop
Cidney Bullens“Little Pieces” (rerelease of his 2020 album “Walkin’ Through This World” with additional new tracks; first single: “Not With You,” a duet with Beth Nielsen Chapman; See here; Read here; Opaque Red Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) Kill Rock Stars Nashville
Astrud Gilberto“Great Women of Song: Astrud Gilberto” (14 songs, including “The Girl from Ipanema”; Vinyl; Download) Verve / UMe
Bruce Hornsby“Spirit Trail (25th Anniversary Edition)” (1998 album; with four previously unreleased tracks and 10 live recordings; mastered by Bob Ludwig; Hear here; Triple Vinyl, lacquers cut by Chris  Muth; On Tour) Zappo Productions / Thirty Tigers
Kirsty MacColl“See That Girl 1979-2000” (eight-CD, 161-track box set includes 47 previously unreleased recordings, including her never-released second album, “Real,” from 1983; Hear here; See here; Amazon UK) Universal Music Recordings
Mötley Crüe“Shout at the Devil (40th Anniversary)” (1983 album, featuring “Looks That Kill” and “Too Young to Fall in Love”; box set includes remastered CD, Orange Marble Vinyl + “Rarities,” “Shout at the Demos & Rarities” White & Red Marble Vinyl, cassette, etc., plus devil candle holder, felt pouch and bandana, band member tarot cards and more; Standard CD, limited-edition LP replica; Picture Disc; On Tour, with Def Leppard; Merch) BMG Rights Management
Nirvana“In Utero (30th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition)” (five-CD box set contains the newly remastered 1993 album, plus five B-sides and additional tracks , two complete concerts from Los Angeles ’93 and Seattle ‘94 and six additional live songs from the tour; also in the box set: an angel-on-acrylic panel, 48-page book with unreleased photos, new 20-page fanzine, L.A. gig poster litho, etc.; Deluxe Edition, two-CD set, with 14 previously unreleased live tracks from the ‘93/’94 In Utero tour; Vinyl, eight-LP box set; Double Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; Merch) Geffen / UMe
Prince & The New Power Generation“Diamonds and Pearls” (1991 album, featuring the title track, “Gett Off,” “Cream” and “Insatiable”; remastered by Bernie Grundman; Hear here; See here; Read here; Super Deluxe Edition, seven-CD, one-Blu-ray box set, featuring 47 previously unreleased tracks, plus previously unreleased two hours of video concert performances; Vinyl, four-LP box set; Super Deluxe Vinyl Edition, 12-LP, one-Blu-ray box set; Digital Super Deluxe Edition, 75 songs; Apple Music; Merch) NPG / Legacy / Warner
Frank Sinatra“Sinatra Platinum” (newly remastered two-CD, 44-song collection marking the 70th anniversary of Ol’ Blue Eyes signing to Capitol Records; Vinyl, four-LP box set; Amazon UK; Download) Capitol / UMe
Candi Staton“I’m Just a Prisoner” (1970 debut album; remastered, with booklet featuring a new interview with Staton conducted by Ace’s Ian Shirley; Hear/Read here; Amazon UK)
“Stand By Your Man” (1970 album; remastered; Hear/Read here; Amazon UK; Vinyl)
Kent / Ace
Barbra Streisand“YENTL: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition” (1983 soundtrack album; with a second CD of demos she recorded in her living room on a stereo cassette deck, with narration, and accompanied by Michel Legrand on piano; Download) , “Evergreens: Celebrating Six Decades on Columbia Records” (32 songs on two CDs, hand-selected by Streisand, most of which never appeared on her previous compilations; Double Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) Columbia / Legacy
Superchunk“Misfits & Mistakes: Singles, B-Sides and Strays 2007-2023” (two CDs, 50 songs; Hear here; Vinyl, four-LP box set; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Merge
B.J. Thomas“Anthology Volume 2: Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” (four albums on two CDs, including six non-LP bonus cuts)
“Anthology Volume 3: Rock and Roll Lullaby” (four albums on two CDs)
“Anthology Volume 4: Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song” (four albums on two CDs)
Various artists“NOW That’s What I Call Music! 25th Anniversary Volume 1” (17 highlights from the U.S. “NOW” series over the past 25 years; Double Silver Vinyl; Download) Legacy Recordings
Exit mobile version