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New Releases: Oct. 9, 2015

New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Alex G (Philly indie-pop singer-songwriter Alex Giannascoli) “Beach Music” (first single: “Bug”; Hear here; See here; Read here; MP3) (Domino)
Jason Boland and the Stragglers (Red Dirt band from Stillwater, Okla.) “Squelch” (Hear here; MP3) (Proud Souls Entertainment)
Boy & Bear (Australian quintet) “Limit of Love” (producer: Ethan Johns; first single: “Walk the Wire”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Nettwerk)
Alison Brown “The Song of the Banjo” (guests: Indigo Girls, Keb’ Mo’, Colin Hay, Jake Shimabukuro, Steve Gadd, Stuart Duncan, John Doyle, etc.; Hear here; MP3) (Compass)
Ann Hampton Callaway “The Hope of Christmas” (Hear here) (MCG Jazz)
City and Colour (Canadian singer-songwriter Dallas Green) “If I Should Go Before You” (first single: “Woman”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Dine Alone Music)
The Decemberists “Florasongs” (five-song EP; first single: “Why Would I Now?”; Hear here; MP3) (Capitol)
Dilly Dally (Toronto soft-grunge quartet) “Sore” (producers: Josh Korody, Leon Taheny; first single: “Desire”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Partisan)
Faithless “Faithless 2.0” (special remix album marks the band’s 20th anniversary; includes an Avicii remix of “Insomnia”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Cheeky / Sony Music)
Matt Forbes (Canadian pop crooner) “Coulda Woulda Shoulda” (recorded at the historic Capitol Studios in Hollywood with composer-arranger Callum Au; guest: Adrian Mustain; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Old Bag)
Bob Forrest (former lead singer of Thelonious Monster and The Bicycle Thief) “Survival Songs” (producer: Ian Brennan; first single: “Truth, Chaos and Beauty”; Hear here; MP3) (Six Degrees)
Donnie Fritts (Muscle Shoals legend) “Oh My Goodness” (producers: John Paul White, formerly of the Civil Wars, and Ben Tanner of
The Alabama Shakes; guests: Brittany Howard of The Alabama Shakes, Jason Isbell, John Prine, Amanda Shires, The Secret Sisters, Spooner Oldham, etc.; first single: “Errol Flynn”; Hear here; iTunes)
(Single Lock)
The Game “The Documentary 2” (producers: Bongo The Drum Gahd, Dr. Dre, DJ Premier, Scott Storch, Cool & Dre, Kanye West,, etc.; guests: Kendrick Lamar, Diddy, Ice Cube, Kanye West, Future, Snoop Dogg,, Fergie, etc.; second single: “Dedicated”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (eOne Music)
David Garrett “Explosive” (includes covers of Ed Sheeran, Eminem, David Guetta and Metallica; guests: Nicole Scherzinger, Xavier Naidoo, Valentina Babor; first single: “Dangerous”; Hear here; See here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (Decca)
Selena Gomez “Revival” (first single: “Good For You”; Hear here; See here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition, with three extra tracks; iTunes) (Interscope)
John Grant “Grey Tickles, Black Pressure” (producer: John Congleton; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Partisan)
Iration “Hotting Up” (producer: David Manzoor; first single: “Reelin”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Three Prong / Caroline)
Toby Keith “35 mph Town” (producers: Keith, Bobby Pinson; first single: “Drunk Americans”; Hear here; MP3) (Show Dog Nashville / Universal)
Jana Kramer “thirty one” (first single: “I Got the Boy”; Hear here; Read here; MP3; iTunes) (Elektra Nashville)
Lang Lang “Lang Lang in Paris” (performing Chopin and Tchaikovsky, including Tchaikovsky’s “Seasons”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Sony Classical)
Little May (female trio from Sydney) “For the Company” (producer: The National’s Aaron Brooking Dessner; first single: “Home”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Dew Process / Capitol)
Corb Lund (Alberta-based country artist) “Things That Can’t Be Undone” (producer: Dave Cobb; first single: “Weight of the Gun”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (New West)
Jesse Malin “Outsiders” (producer: Don DiLego; first single: “You Know It’s Dark When the Atheists Start To Pray”; Hear here; See here; MP3; iTunes) (One Little Indian / Velvet Elk)
Mayday Parade “Black Lines” (first single: “Keep in Mind, Transmogrification Is a New Technology”; Hear here; MP3) (Fearless)
Jon McLaughlin “Like Us” (first single: “Before You”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Razor & Tie)
Glenn Mercer (founding member of The Feelies) “Incidental Hum” (the guitarist’s first solo album since 2007; 15 instrumentals; producer: Mercer; MP3) (Bar/None)
MercyMe “MercyMe, It’s Christmas!” (producer: Brown Bannister; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Fair Trade Services / Columbia)
Michael Monroe (former Hanoi Rocks frontman) “Blackout States” (producer: Chips Kiesbye; first single: “Old King’s Road”; Hear here; MP3) (Spinefarm)
New Found Glory “Resurrection: Ascension” (2014’s “Resurrection,” with two new songs; first single: “Vicious Love,” feat. Hayley Williams; See here; MP3; iTunes) (Hopeless)
of Montreal “Snare Lustrous Doomings” (double live album, recorded at San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall and Portland’s Wonder Ballroom; MP3; iTunes) (Polyvinyl)
Outasight “Big Trouble” (first single: “The Wild Life”; See here) (RPM MSC Distribution)
R. City (songwriting/production duo) “What Dreams Are Made Of” (guests: Adam Levine, Chloe Angelides; first single: “Locked Away”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Kemosabe / RCA)
Reverend and the Makers “Mirrors” (producer: Dave Sanderson; first single: “Black Widow”; Hear here; See here; MP3; iTunes) (Cooking Vinyl)
St Germain “St Germain” (the French house icon’s first album in 15 years; first single: “Real Blues”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Nonesuch)
Bob Schneider “King Kong Vol. III” (the final installment of his EP series “The King Kong Suite”; Hear here; MP3) (Shockorama)
Duncan Sheik “Legerdemain” (his first album of original material since 2009; first single: “Photograph”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Kobalt Music)
Jake Shimabukuro “Travels” (Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (eOne Music)
Various artists “Cry-Baby: The Musical (Original Studio Cast Recording)” (cast includes James Snyder, Elizabeth Stanley, Alli Mauzey, Harriet Harris, Chester Gregory II, Christopher J. Hanke; MP3) (Broadway)
Various artists “It Shoulda Been You (Original Broadway Cast Recording)” (cast includes Tyne Daly, Harriet Harris, Sierra Boggess, etc.; directed by David Hyde Pierce; producers: Kurt Deutsch, Joel Moss; MP3) (Ghostlight)
Various artists “The Light Princess (Original Cast Recording)” (musical from Tori Amos and Samuel Adamson, featuring the original London cast recorded entirely under studio conditions, plus two songs from the musical performed by Amos; Hear here; MP3) (Mercury Classics / Universal Music Classics)
Joe Louis Walker (Blues Hall of Fame inductee) “Everybody Wants a Piece” (producer: Paul Nelson; Hear here; MP3) (Provogue / Mascot Label Group)
W.A.S.P. “Golgotha” (first single: “Last Runaway”; Hear here; MP3) (Napalm)
Ann Wilson “The Ann Wilson Thing! – #1” (four-song EP; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Rounder)
The Zombies “Still Got That Hunger” (their U.S. “Odyssey & Oracle 2015 Tour” opens Sept. 30 in Dallas and ends Oct. 27 in San Francisco; producer: Chris Potter; first single: “Moving On”; Hear here; Read here; MP3; iTunes) (The End)

More Releases for Oct. 9, 2015This Week’s Vinyl Releases

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New Releases (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Unnveig Aas (Norwegian singer) “Love EP” (three songs; first single: “Run”; Hear here; See here) (Furuberget)
Baha Men “Ride With Me” (first single: “Night & Day”; See here) (Sony Music)
Weyes Blood “Cardamom Times” (four-song EP; first single: “Cardamom”; Hear here) (Mexican Summer)
Cuñao (L.A.-based Latin folk group) “Sangre y Arena” (Hear here) (Ides of March, Oct. 6)
Korey Dane “Youngblood” (first single: “Jules Verne”; Hear here; See here) (Innovative Leisure)
The Del Zorros “Wilmington” (Hear here) (The Del Zorros)
Gary Douglas (blues rocker) “Keepin’ Faith” (first single: “To Be With You”; Hear here) (Gary Douglas)
Danny Elfman “Goosebumps (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (movie opens in theaters Oct. 16; CD, out Oct. 23) (Madison Gate)
Fever High (Brooklyn indie-pop duo) “All Work EP” (four songs; producer: Fountains of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger; first single: “Tantalized”; Hear here) (Fever High)
Fine Times (Vancouver pop duo) “Bad::Better” (four-song EP; first single: “Bad::Better”; Hear here) (Light Organ)
The Garden (twin-brother punk duo) “haha” (first single: “All Smiles Over Here :)”; Hear here; See here) (Epitaph)
Houston in the Blind (Athens, Ga., band features members of Dead Confederate, Butch Walker, Ponderosa) “Limbs” (producer: Kalen Nash; Hear here) (Houston in the Blind)
The Infamous Stringdusters “Undercover” (five-song EP; featuring covers of The Highwaymen, Pink Floyd, Johnny Cash, Tom Petty and Bob Dylan; Hear here) (Lumenhouse Recordings)
Kelela “Hallucinogen” (six-song EP; first single: “Rewind”; See here) (Cherry Coffee Music)
Monster Magnet “Cobras and Fire (The Mastermind Redux)” (a re-imagining of 2010’s “Mastermind”; first single: “Mastermind ’69”; Hear here) (Napalm)
Israel Nash “Israel Nash’s Silver Season” (new single: “The Fire & the Flood”; Hear here; See here) (Loose Music / Thirty Tigers)
Oberhofer “Chronovision” (first single: “Memory Remains”; Hear here) (Glassnote)
October Sky (Montreal rock duo) “Rise” (seven-song EP; producer: Paul Milner; new single: “The Moment”; Hear here) (October Sky)
Jon Stickley Trio “Lost At Last” (producer: Dave King; Hear here; See here) (Jon Stickley Trio, Oct. 6)
Various artists “Big Stone Gap (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (author Adriani Trigiani wrote and directed the film, opening Oct. 9; starring Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson, Jenna Elfman, Whoopi Goldberg, etc.; music composed by Rosanne Cash; See here) (Lakeshore)
Various artists “A Gift From Men United” (charity album features contributions from Nik Kershaw, Paul Carrack, Chris Difford, Go West, Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders, etc.) (Prostate Cancer UK)
Vulfpeck “Thrill of the Arts” (producer: Jack Stratton; Hear here) (Vulf)

More Digital Releases for Oct. 9, 2015

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Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Byrds “Turn! Turn! Turn! The Byrds Ultimate Collection” (three CDs, 49 songs; Track list) (U.K. – Columbia)
Sanford Clark “Son of a Gun: Anthology 1956-1962” (34 songs, featuring all his singles recorded for Dot, Jamie, Trey and Project) (Jasmine)
Elvis Costello “Unfaithful Music & Soundtrack Album” (two-CD, 38-song musical companion piece to his new memoir, “Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink,” listed below; compiled and sequenced by Costello) (Universal)
Beverly Crawford “The Essential Beverly Crawford” (JDI)
Damita Jo “Love Laid It’s Hand On Me 1952-1962” (three complete albums, plus 12 bonus tracks; remastered) (Jasmine)
The 4 Seasons “The 4 Seasons Greetings” (limited mono mini LP sleeve edition; 1963 album; remastered) (Real Gone Music)
Glenn Gould “Glenn Gould Remastered: The Complete Columbia Album Collection” (81-disc box set; See here; iTunes) (Sony Classical)
Joe Perry “Joe Perry’s Merry Christmas” (four-song EP from 2014; producers: Bruce Witkin, Ryan Dorn; guest: Johnny Depp; Hear here; MP3) (Roman / Unison Music Group)
Bobby Rydell “Return of the Original American Idol: All the Albums 1961-1962” (two CDs, 51 songs; remastered) (Jasmine)
Sanctus Real “Best of Sanctus Real” (15 songs) (Sparrow)
The Small Faces “The Decca Years” (five-CD box set; among the 91 tracks, circa 1965-1967, are rarities, alternative versions and BBC sessions; MP3) (Polydor / UMe)
The Soulful Strings “The Magic of Christmas” (1968 album; remastered) (Real Gone Music)
The String Cheese Incident “Rhythm of the Road, Vol. 2: Live in Las Vegas” (three CDs, 22 songs; recorded at the Aladdin Theatre on July 27-28, 2001; Hear here) (SCI Fidelity)
Suede “Dog Man Star” (1994 album; remastered; presented in a mini replica vinyl gatefold sleeve) (Edsel Classics)
Leon Thomas “Full Circle” (1973 album; remastered; Hear/read here) (U.K. – BGP / Ace)
Toto “Hold the Line: The Ultimate Collection” (three CDs, 45 songs; Track list) (U.K. – Columbia)
Various artists “The Birth of Surf, Volume 3” (26 tracks; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Ace)
Various artists “Gussie Clarke – From the Foundation” (two-CD, 34-song, one-DVD retrospective of one of reggae’s most successful producers; hits from Augustus Pablo, Big Youth, Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown,The Mighty Diamonds, Bunny Wailer, J.C. Lodge, Shabba Ranks, Sizzla, etc.; Vinyl) (17 North Parade / VP)
Various artists “Martians, Demons and Fools Like Me: The MCI Records Story 1954-1961” (Read here) (Bear Family / City Hall)
Andy Williams “The Complete Columbia Chart Singles Collection” (two CDs, 50 songs) (Taragon)

More Releases for Oct. 9, 2015This Week’s Vinyl Releases

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Fats Domino “The Complete Hits 1950-62, Vol. 1” (57 songs), “The Complete Hits 1950-62, Vol. 2” (28 songs) (Acrobat)
Elephant’s Memory “Songs from Midnight Cowboy” (1969 album; Hear here), “Elephant’s Memory” (1972 album, produced by John Lennon and Yoko Ono) (Legacy Recordings)
Eminem “Encore” (2006 album) (Aftermath / Interscope)
The Fray “Covers” (2012 five-song EP) (Epic / Legacy)
Lefty Frizzell “The Complete Columbia Recording Sessions, Volume 4 – 1955-1957” (27 songs), “The Complete Columbia Recording Sessions, Volume 5 – 1957-1958” (26 songs), “The Complete Columbia Recording Sessions, Volume 6 – 1959-1963” (27 songs) (Columbia / Legacy)
Robert Goulet “Summer Sounds” (1965 album) (Columbia / Legacy)
Bobbi Humphrey “Tailor Made” (1977 album), “The Good Life (Expanded Edition)” (1977 album; with two bonus 7-inch versions) (Columbia / Legacy)
Elmore James “The Complete Singles As & BS 1951-62” (54 songs) (Acrobat)
Henry Mancini “The Second Time Around and Others” (1965 album) (RCA / Legacy)
André Previn “The Popular Previn: André Previn Plays Today’s Big Hits” (1965 album) (Columbia / Legacy)
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros “Live In No Particular Order: 2009-2014” (cuts taken from the band’s shows, festivals, and studio sessions; See here; Vinyl box set) (Community Music)
Various artists “Retrospective: The Music of Mad Men (Original Series Soundtrack)” (24 tracks) (Chop Shop / Republic)
Charlie Walker “Born to Lose” (1965 album) (Epic / Legacy)
Lenny Welch “Since I Fell For You” (1963 album) (Columbia / Legacy)

More Digital Releases for Oct. 9, 2015

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label:
Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, et al “Home Alone: 25th Anniversary Edition [DVD]” (1990 film; Blu-ray + DVD; Blu-ray Ultimate Collector’s Edition, containing “Home Alone 25th Anniversary Edition” “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York”), Home Alone 2: Lost in New York [DVD]” (1992 film; Blu-ray + DVD) (20th Century Fox, Oct. 6)
Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, et al “Spartacus: Restored Edition [Blu-ray]” (1960 film) (Universal Studios, Oct. 6)
Pee-wee Herman (Paul Reubens) “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse: Christmas Special [DVD]” (aired on Dec. 21, 1988; guests: Frankie Avalon, Charo, The Del Rubio Triplets, Annette Funicello, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Whoopi Goldberg, Magic Johnson, Grace Jones, k.d. lang, Little Richard, Joan Rivers, Dinah Shore, Oprah Winfrey; Blu-ray) (Shout! Factory)
Martin Landau, Peter Graves, Greg Morris, et al “Mission: Impossible – The Original Television Series [DVD]” (46-disc box set) (Paramount)
Michael Landon, Melissa Gilbert, et al “Little House on the Prairie: The Complete Series – Deluxe Remastered Edition [DVD]” (48-disc box set) (Lionsgate)
Dylan McDermott, Evan Peters, et al “American Horror Story: Freak Show [DVD]” (four discs; Blu-ray) (20th Century Fox)
Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, et al “Bewitched: The Complete Series [DVD]” (254 episodes on 22 discs) (Mill Creek Entertainment)
River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves “My Own Private Idaho (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]” (1991 film; Read here) (Criterion Collection)
Fred Savage, Danica McKellar, et al “The Wonder Years: Complete Series! [DVD]” (26-disc box set) (Time Life)
Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, et al “Magic Mike XXL [DVD]” (2015 film; Blu-ray + DVD; iTunes) (Warner Home Video, Oct. 6)
Various artists “The Midnight Special [DVD]” (11-disc box set containing nearly 10 hours of musical performances, plus interviews and featurettes, and a bonus disc featuring comedians who appeared on the NBC weekly late-night show; Read here) (Time Life, Oct. 6)

Complete DVD/Blu-ray Release Schedule

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Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
The Beatles “The Beatles Collected” (Paperback; subtitled “A fan’s guide to six decades of Beatles memorabilia”; authors: Pete Nash, David Roberts, Brian Southall) (Clarksdale)
Peter Bebergal “Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll” (Paperback) (Tarcher)
Bobby Braddock (Country Music Hall of Fame songwriter) “Bobby Braddock: A Life on Nashville’s Music Row” (Hardcover; Read here) (Vanderbilt University Press / Country Music Foundation Press, Oct. 15)
John Broven “Rhythm and Blues in New Orleans” (Paperback; revised and updated) (Pelican Publishing, Oct. 15)
Elvis Costello “Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink” (Hardcover; Kindle; see related CD reissue above) (Blue Rider Press)
Grateful Dead “The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics: 50th Anniversary Edition” (Hardcover; annotations by David Dodd; foreword by Robert Hunter) (Simon & Schuster)
Grateful Dead “The Grateful Dead: Travel Through the Decades with the Original Jam Band” (Paperback; author: Ben Nussbaum) (i5 Press)
KISS “Shout It Out Loud: The Story of Kiss’s Destroyer and the Making of an American Icon” (Paperback; author: James Campion) (Backbeat Books)
John Lennon “John Lennon: The New York Years” (Hardcover; author: Bob Gruen) (Abrams)
Jimmy Page “No Quarter: The Three Lives of Jimmy Page” (Hardcover; author: Martin Power) (Omnibus Press)
Dave Rubin “Inside Rock Guitar: Four Decades of the Greatest Electric Rock Guitarists” (Paperback) (Hal Leonard, Oct. 16)
John Scanlan “Easy Riders, Rolling Stones: On the Road in America, from Delta Blues to 70s Rock” (Paperback) (Reaktion Books, Oct. 15)
Shea Serrano “The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed” (Paperback; foreword by Ice-T) (Abrams Image)
Sting “Sting and The Police: Walking in Their Footsteps” (Hardcover; author: Aaron West) (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Oct. 16)
Teflon (commercial artist/graphic designer) “This Art 2 Tone” (Paperback; Kindle) (Omnibus Press, Oct. 12)
Van Halen “Van Halen Rising: How a Southern California Backyard Party Band Saved Heavy Metal” (Paperback; author: Greg Renoff; Kindle) (ECW Press)

More Book Releases

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