New releases

Published on March 24th, 2018 | by Gerry Galipault


New Releases: Sept. 21, 2018

New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Lauren Balthrop “This Time Around” (producer: Josh Kaufman; first single: “Down”; Hear here) (Lauren Balthrop Music)
Mandy Barnett “Strange Conversation” (eBay; On Tour) (Thirty Tigers)
The Blinders (British trio) “Columbia” (producer: Gavin Monaghan; first single: “L’etat C’est Moi”; See here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Modern Sky Entertainment)
Joe Bonamassa “Redemption” (producer: Kevin Shirley; See here; Target-Exclusive CD, with three extra songs; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (J&R Adventures)
Christine and the Queens “Chris” (guest: Dâm-Funk; new single: “Doesn’t matter”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Because Music)
Ashleigh Flynn & The Riveters “Ashleigh Flynn & The Riveters” (producer: Chris Funk) (Home Perm)
Billy F Gibbons (ZZ Top guitarist-vocalist) “The Big Bad Blues” (a collection of original songs, plus covers of some classic blues covers, including Muddy Waters’ “Rollin’ and Tumblin'” and “Standing Around Crying”; producers: Gibbons, Joe Hardy; first single: “Rollin’ and Tumblin'”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download) (Concord)
Jess Glynne “Always In Between” (first single: “I’ll Be There”; See here; Amazon UK; Download; Digital Deluxe Edition, with four bonus tracks; On Tour) (Atlantic)
Hélène Grimaud “Memory” (Hear/see here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Deutsche Grammophon)
Josh Groban “Bridges” (producers: Bernie Herms, Toby Gad, Steve Jordan, Dan Huff, etc.; new single: “Granted”; Target-Exclusive CD, with two extra songs; Deluxe Edition, with two bonus tracks; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour, with Idina Menzel) (Reprise)
Hardcore Superstar “You Can’t Kill My Rock ‘n Roll” (new single: “Electric Rider”; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (GAIN / Sony Music)
Amy Helm “This Too Shall Light” (producer: Joe Henry; first single: “This Too Shall Light”; Hear/read here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Yep Roc)
The London Suede “The Blue Hour” (producer: Alan Moulder; Hear here; Read here; Amazon UK; Download; iTunes; eBay; Merch) (Rhino)
Nashville Pussy “Pleased to Eat You” (first single: “We Want a War”; Download; iTunes) (earMUSIC)
Graham Parker “Cloud Symbols” (recorded with the Goldtops and the Rumour Brass; first single: “Every Saturday Nite”; See here; Amazon UK; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (100% Records)
St. Lucia (Brooklyn indie-pop group) “Hyperion” (producer: Rob Kirwan; mixed by Dave Sardy; first single: “Walking Away”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Columbia)
Sha La Das “Love in the Wind” (family soul act featuring members of The Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley and Menahan Street Band; producer: Thomas Brenneck; first single: “Open My Eyes”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Dunham / Daptone)
Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators “Living the Dream” (producer: Michael “Elvis” Baskette; See here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Snakepit / Roadrunner)
Supersuckers “suck it.” (rock band marks its 30th anniversary with its 12th studio album; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Acetate / MVD Entertainment Group)
Sam Sweeney (British alt-folk violinist) “The Unfinished Violin” (an album of instrumental music inspired by World War I; first single: “Highland Soldier”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Mighty Village / Island)
The Textones “Old Stone Gang” (the Carla Olson-led band’s first album in 31 years, with original member Kathy Valentine guesting on lead guitar on one track; eBay) (Blue Élan)
Villagers “The Art of Pretending to Swim” (first single: “A Trick of the Light”; See here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Domino)
Robert Walker’s 20th Congress “Spacesuit” (first single: “Current Futures”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Royal Potato Family)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Human Touch (Portland electro-pop singer-producer Natalia Rogovin) “Promise Not to Fall” (new single: “Living Young”; Hear here; iTunes) (Human Touch Music)
Tiny Deaths (Brooklyn-based electro-pop duo) “Magic” (new single: “Us”; Hear here; iTunes) (Handwritten)

Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Beta Band “The Best of The Beta Band” (2005 compilation; remastered) (Because Music)
Electric Light Orchestra “The UK Singles Volume One 1972-1978 [Vinyl]” (collector’s box set includes reproductions of 15 ELO original singles and B-sides, plus “The ELO EP,” on 7-inch black vinyl; eBay; On Tour, as Jeff Lynne’s ELO; Merch) (Legacy Recordings)
Johnny Hates Jazz “Turn Back the Clock (30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)” (1988 album, featuring “Shattered Dreams”; remastered; three-CD set contains alternate versions and 12-inch remixes; See here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; eBay; Merch) (Virgin / UMe)
KIX “Fuse 30 Reblown” (1988 album; remixed and remastered by Beau Hill, with 10 previously unreleased demos; eBay; On Tour) (Loud & Proud)
Marillion “Live in Glasgow” (1993 album; remastered; Download), “Brave Live 2013” (Download) (earMUSIC)
MC5 “Total Assault: 50th Anniversary Collection [Vinyl]” (triple vinyl box set features “Kick Out the Jams” on red vinyl, “Back in the USA” on white vinyl and “High Time” on blue vinyl; See here; eBay; Merch) (Rhino / Elektra)
Prince “Piano & A Microphone 1983” (nine previously unheard songs recorded at his home studio while he was putting together “Purple Rain”; Hear here; Read here; Amazon UK; Deluxe Edition, CD + LP; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; Merch) (Warner)
Ramones “Road To Ruin (40th Anniversary
Deluxe Edition)”
(1978 album; remastered; three-CD, one-LP box set contains two different mixes of the album, unissued rough mixes for every album track, and an unreleased 1979 concert recording in New York, packaged in a 12 x 12 hardcover book; Download; iTunes; eBay; Merch)
(Rhino / Warner)
Various artists “120 Years of Deutsche Grammophon – The Anniversary Edition” (122-CD box set) (Deutsche Grammophon)

Next Week: Sept. 28, 2018

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Gerry Galipault debuted Pause & Play online in October 1997. Since then, it has become the definitive place for CD-release dates — with a worldwide audience.

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