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New Releases: Sept. 11, 2015

New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Beirut “No No No” (first single: “No No No”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (4AD)
Bring Me the Horizon “That’s the Spirit” (producers: band members Oli Sykes, Jordan Fish; new single: “Throne”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Columbia)
The California Honeydrops (Oakland quintet) “A River’s Invitation” (producers: frontman Lech Wierzynski, Ben Malament, Johnny Bones, Lorenzo Loera, Beau Bradbury; first single: “When It Was Wrong”; Hear here) (Tubtone)
Gary Clark Jr. “The Story of Sonny Boy Slim” (producer: Clark; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Warner)
Shemekia Copeland “Outskirts of Love” (producer: Oliver Wood; guests: Billy Gibbons, Robert Randolph, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Will Kimbrough, Pete Finney; Hear here; MP3) (Alligator)
Chick Corea & Béla Fleck “Two” (double live album, culled from eight years of shows; Hear here) (Concord Jazz)
Colton Dixon “The Calm Before the Storm” (remixed and acoustic versions of fan favorites; Hear here; See here) (Sparrow)
Duran Duran “Paper Gods” (producers: Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson, Josh Blair, Mr Hudson; guests: John Frusciante, Kiesza, Mr Hudson, Davidé Rossi, Lindsay Lohan; first single: “Pressure Off,” feat. Janelle Monáe; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (Warner)
Brett Eldredge “Illinois” (producers: Ross Copperman, Eldredge; first single: “Lose My Mind”; Hear here; MP3) (Atlantic Nashville)
Empress Of (aka Lorely Rodriguez) “Me” (new single: “Kitty Kat”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Terrible / XL Recordings)
Craig Finn (Hold Steady frontman) “Faith in the Future” (producer: Josh Kaufman; first single: “Newmyer’s Roof”; Hear here; MP3) (Partisan)
Ben Folds “So There” (eight chamber rock songs with yMusic, plus his Concert for Piano and Orchestra with the Nashville Symphony; first single: “Phone in a Pool”; Hear here; MP3) (New West)
Girls’ Generation (K-pop phenoms) “You Think” (See here) (SM Entertainment)
Jess Glynne (English singer-songwriter) “I Cry When I Laugh” (released in her native U.K. in August 2015; producers: Starsmith, Knox Brown, Big Shizz, Bless Beats, Grace Chatto, Clean Bandit, Gorgon City, Rowan Jones, Naughty Boy, Jack Patterson, The Six, Steve Mac, TMS; guests: Emeli Sandé, Clean Bandit; new single: “Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself”; Hear here; MP3) (Atlantic)
Grey Lands (Canadian indie-rock trio) “Right Arm” (producers: Wayne Petti, Ryan Haslett, Graham Walsh; first single: “False Alarm”; Hear here; See here) (Paper Bag)
Richard Hawley “Hollow Meadows” (producers: Hawley, Shez Sheridan, Colin Elliot; first single: “Which Way”; Hear here; MP3) (Warner)
Jewel “Picking Up the Pieces” (producer: Jewel; guests: Dolly Parton, Rodney Crowell; first single: “My Father’s Daughter”; Hear here; Read here; MP3; see releated book below) (Sugar Hill)
Kagoule (Nottingham trio) “Urth” (producers: Ross Orton, Pete Fletcher; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Earache)
Leona Lewis “I Am” (first single: “Fire Under My Feet”; Hear here; See here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition, with five bonus tracks) (Island)
The Libertines “Anthems for Doomed Youth” (their first album in 11 years; producer: Jake Gosling; first single: “Gunga Din”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Harvest)
Low “Ones and Sixes” (producers: Low, BJ Burton; first single: “No Comprende”; Hear here; MP3) (Sub Pop)
John Mark Nelson (Minneapolis musician) “I’m Not Afraid” (producers: Nelson, Jacob Hanson; first single: “Dream Last Night”; Hear here; MP3) (GNDWIRE Records / Thirty Tigers)
Austin Plaine (Minneapolis singer-songwriter) “Austin Plaine” (producer: Jordan Schmidt; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Washington Square / Razor & Tie)
Plainsong “Reinventing Richard: The Songs of Richard Fariña” (Read here; MP3) (Omnivore Recordings)
Scorpions “Return to Forever” (their 19th album across a 50-year career; producers: Mikael Nord Andersson, Martin Hansen; first single: “We Built This House”; Hear here; MP3) (Legacy Recordings)
Shannon & the Clams “Gone by the Dawn” (producer: Sonny Smith; first single: “Corvette”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Hardly Art)
Cody Simpson “Free” (producer: Cisco Adler; guests: G. Love, Donavon Frankenreiter; new single: “Happy Lil’ Hippie”; Hear here; released digitally in July) (Bananabeat / Coast House)
Slayer “Repentless” (producer: Terry Date; first single: “Repentless”; Hear here; Vinyl; Deluxe Edition; MP3) (Nuclear Blast)
Stereophonics “Keep the Village Alive” (producers: lead singer-guitarist Kelly Jones, Jim Lowe; first single: “C’est la Vie”; Hear here; See here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition, with six bonus tracks) (Ignition)
Superhumanoids “Do You Feel OK?” (producer: Terry Date; first single: “Anxious in Venice”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Innovative Leisure)
The View “Ropewalk” (producers: Albert Hammond Jr., Gus Oberg; first single: “Marriage”; Hear here; See here) (Cooking Vinyl)

More Releases for Sept. 11, 2015

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New Releases (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Jeff Beal “House of Cards: Season 3 (Music From The Netflix Original Series)” (Varese Sarabande)
Foo Fighters “Songs From the Laundry Room” (four-song EP, originally released on Record Store Day; Hear here) (RCA)
Infected Mushroom “Converting Vegetarians II” (first single: “Fields of Grey,” feat. Sasha Grey; Hear here; CD, available Oct. 9) (Dim Mak)
Jesus Sons (L.A. rock-soul quintet) “Bring It on Home” (first single: “Randy’s Blues”; Hear here) (Mock)
Louie Shelton (session guitarist and longtime Seals & Crofts producer) “Souvenir” (Hear here) (New World Jazz, Sept. 14)
Francesco Yates (19-year-old Canadian musician) “Francesco Yates” (six-song EP; producers: Robin Hannibal, Pharrell Williams; first single: “Honey I’m Home”; Hear here) (Atlantic)

More Digital Releases for Sept. 11, 2015

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Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Allman Brothers Band “Original Album Classics” (five-CD box set featuring “Seven Turns,” “Shades of Two Worlds,” “An Evening With The Allman Brothers Band: First Set,” “Where It All Begins” and “An Evening With The Allman Brothers Band: Second Set”) (U.K. – Sony Music)
James Blunt “I’ll Take Everything: The Platinum Collection” (four-CD box set containing all of his albums) (Australia – Warner)
The Buckinghams “The Buckinghams: The Complete Hit Singles” (Varese Sarabande)
Captain & Tennille “The Secret of Christmas” (2007 album) (SBME Special Markets)
The 4 Seasons “Sherry & 11 Others” (1962 debut album; remastered), “Big Girls Don’t Cry and Twelve others …” (1963 debut album; remastered) (Real Gone Music)
The Fresh & Onlys “Early Years Anthology” (12 tracks; Hear/read here; remastered; Vinyl; MP3) (Castle Face)
Marvin Gaye “Marvin Gaye – Volume One 1961-1965” (seven-CD box set of his earliest albums) (Motown / UMe)
Paul Hardcastle “19 (The 30th Anniversary Mixes)” (14 versions of his 1985 anti-war hit; MP3) (Nusic Sounds LLP)
Bill Hicks “The Complete Collection” (box set contains 12 CDs, six DVDs and a photo book) (Comedy Dynamics)
Flaco Jimenez “The Complete Arista Recordings” (20 tracks) (Real Gone Music)
London Symphony Orchestra and Chambre Choir “Tommy” (1972 album, with guest soloists Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey and John Entwistle, along with Rod Stewart, Ringo Starr, Steve Winwood, Merry Clayton, Richie Havens, Sandy Denny, Maggie Bell, Graham Bell and actor Richard Harris; remastered at 24/192 bitrate; Vinyl) (Ode Sounds & Visuals)
Ricci Martin (son of Dean Martin) “Beached (Expanded Edition)” (1977 album, co-produced by Carl Wilson; guests includes members of The Beach Boys, Chicago, America and Wings; remastered, with four bonus tracks) (Real Gone Music)
Roger Miller “Singer/Songwriter: The Early Years 1957-1962” (two-CD, 52-song collection of his own recordings and songs he wrote but were covered by other artists) (Jasmine Music)
Texas Tornados “A Little Bit Is Better Than Nada: Prime Cuts 1990-1996” (two CDs, 39 songs) (Real Gone Music)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Halloween” (18 hits, jams and instrumentals, from John Carpenter’s “Halloween Theme” to Rockwell’s “Somebody’s Watching Me”; MP3) (Legacy Recordings)
Tianwa Yang (violinist) “The Best of Tianwa Yang” (20 songs; Track list; MP3) (Naxos Classical)

More Releases for Sept. 11, 2015

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Doris Akers “Highway to Heaven” (1965 album) (RCA / Legacy)
Lauren Bacall, Harry Guardino, et al “Woman of the Year (The Original Broadway Cast)” (1981 album) (Masterworks Broadway)
The Back Porch Majority “Live from Ledbetter’s” (1965 album) (Epic / Legacy)
The Brothers Four “Try to Remember” (1965 album), “Beatles Songbook: The Brothers Four Sing Lennon-McCartney” (1966 album) (Columbia / Legacy)
The Buffalo Bills “Remembering Time” (1965 album) (RCA / Legacy)
Chad and Jeremy “Before and After” (1965 album) (Columbia / Legacy)
Hank Cochran “Hits from the Heart” (1963 album) (RCA / Legacy)
Floyd Cramer “Hits from the Country Hall of Fame” (1965 album) (RCA / Legacy)
Wild Bill Davis “Free, Frantic and Funky” (1965 album) (RCA / Legacy)
“Little” Jimmy Dickens “Handle With Care” (1965 album) (Columbia Nashville / Legacy)
Kirby Griffin “That Griffin Sound: Great Song of the 60s” (1965 album) (Columbia / Legacy)
Alex Hassilev “Affairs of the Heart” (1965 album) (RCA / Legacy)
Tommy Leonetti “Tommy Leonetti Sings the Winners” (1965 album) (RCA / Legacy)
Love “Black Beauty (Deluxe Version)” (unreleased full-length studio album from 1973; with six bonus tracks; digital download features a PDF booklet with an essay by rock journalist Ben Edmonds, plus never-before-published photos of Arthur Lee and the “Black Beauty” band; CD) (High Moon / Redeye)
Bob McGrath (longtime “Sesame Street” cast member) “Mitch Miller Presents Bob McGrath” (1965 album) (Columbia / Legacy)
Jerry Murad’s Harmonicats “Harmonica Rhapsody” (1965 album) (Columbia / Legacy)
The Randy Newman Orchestra “Original Music from Peyton Place” (1965 album) (Epic / Legacy)

More Digital Releases for Sept. 11, 2015

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DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label:
Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, et al “Homeland: The Complete Fourth Season [DVD]” (four discs) (20th Century Fox)
Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Kathy Baker, Harrison Ford, Ellen Burstyn “The Age of Adaline [DVD]” (2015 film; Blu-ray) (Lionsgate)
Jeff Lynne’s ELO “Live in Hyde Park [DVD]” (features the full-length concert from September 2014 and the documentary “Mr. Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne and ELO”; also available on Blu-ray and digital formats; See here; Blu-ray) (Eagle Rock)
Ian McKellan, Derek Jacobi “Vicious: The Complete Second Season [DVD]” (PBS)
Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, et al “Gotham: The Complete First Season [DVD]” (six discs; Blu-ray) (Warner Home Video)
Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, et al “Supernatural: The Complete Tenth Season [DVD]” (six discs; Blu-ray) (Warner Home Video)
George Segal, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Sean Giambrone, et al “The Goldbergs: The Complete Second Season [DVD]” (three discs) (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
Various artists “The Hee Haw Collection [DVD]” (three discs; featuring appearances by Merle Haggard, Hank Williams Jr., Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, Conway Twitty, etc.) (Time Life)
Various comics “Misery Loves Company [DVD]” (documentary about comedy, co-written and directed by Kevin Pollak) (Cinedigm)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for Sept. 8, 2015

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Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
The Beatles “The Beatles: Photographs from the Set of Help!” (Hardcover; photographer: Emilio Lari; introduction by Richard Lester) (Rizzoli)
George Carlin “A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up with George” (Hardcover; author: daughter Kelly Carlin; Kindle) (St. Martin’s Press)
Ricardo Cavolo (illustrator) “101 Artists To Listen To Before You Die” (Hardcover) (Nobrow Press)
Patty Farmer “Playboy Swings: How Hugh Hefner and Playboy Changed the Face of Music” (Hardcover; contributor: Will Friedwald; forewords by George Wein and Victor Lownes) (Beaufort Books)
Sammy Hagar “Are We Having Any Fun Yet? The Red Rocker’s Guide to Eating, Drinking, and Rockin’ with Friends” (Hardcover; Kindle) (Dey Street Books)
Darren Henley “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Classical Music” (Hardcover; Kindle) (Elliott & Thompson)
Jewel “Never Broken: Songs Are Only Half the Story” (Hardcover; Kindle) (Blue Rider Press)
Chad Johnson “How to Record at Home on a Budget” (Paperback) (Hal Leonard, Sept. 14)
Dave Kinzer “The 80s Music Compendium” (Kindle) (Amazon Digital Services)
Jerry Lee Lewis “Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story” (Paperback; author: Rick Bragg) (Harper Paperbacks)
Los Lobos “Los Lobos: Dream in Blue” (Hardcover; author: Chris Morris) (University of Texas Press)
David Maraniss “Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story” (Hardcover; Kindle) (Simon & Schuster)
Greil Marcus “The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Ten Songs” (Paperback) (Yale University Press)
Sean MacLeod “Leaders of the Pack: Girl Groups of the 1960s and Their Influence on Popular Culture in Britain and America” (Hardcover) (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Sept. 16)
Eilon Paz “Dust & Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting” (Hardcover; foreword by RZA; Kindle) (Ten Speed Press)
Domenic Priore “Riot On Sunset Strip: Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Last Stand In Hollywood (Revised Edition)” (Paperback; foreword by Arthur Lee) (Jawbone Press)
Tracey Thorn (of Everything But the Girl) “Naked at the Albert Hall: The Inside Story of Singing” (Hardcover) (Virago UK)
Various editors “Blues Unlimited: Essential Interviews from the Original Blues Magazine” (Paperback) (University of Illinois Press)
Robert Wyatt “Different Every Time: The Authorized Biography of Robert Wyatt” (Paperback; author: Marcus O’Dair) (Soft Skull Press)

More Book Releases for the Week of Sept. 11, 2015

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