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New Releases: Sept. 4, 2015

New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Against Me! “23 Live Sex Acts” (live album recorded over the band’s yearlong world tour in 2014; producer: Marc Jacob Hudson; Hear here; MP3) (Total Treble / INgrooves)
a-ha “Cast in Steel” (the group’s 10th album and first since 2009; producers: Alan Tarney, a-ha, Steve Osborne; first single: “Under the Makeup”; Hear here; Vinyl) (Europe – We Love Music / Universal)
Amorphis (Finnish melodic metal band) “Under the Red Cloud” (producer: Jens Bogren; Hear here) (Nuclear Blast)
The Arcs (Dan Auerbach’s new side project) “Yours, Dreamily,” (first single: “Stay In My Corner”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; MP3) (Nonesuch)
Lou Barlow “Brace the Wave” (his first solo release in six years; Hear here; See here) (Joyful Noise Recordings)
Dan Bern “Hoody” (producers: Bern, Greg Prestopino; guests: Lulu, Willie Watson, Eric Kufs; Hear here; MP3) (BFD / RED)
Broken Flesh (Oklahoma City death metal quintet) “Broken Flesh” (producer: As They Sleep’s Nick Morris; first single: “Unworthy”; Hear here; MP3) (Luxor)
Kim Burrell “A Different Place” (first single: “Thank You Jesus [That’s What He’s Done]”; Hear here; MP3) (Shanachie)
Ron Carter and the WDR Big Band “My Personal Songbook” (Hear here; MP3) (In+Out)
Dave Davies “Rippin’ Up New York City: Live At The City Winery” (culled from two shows in November 2014; Hear here; MP3) (Red River Entertainment / Sony / RED)
The Dear Hunter “Act IV: Rebirth In Reprise” (Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Cave & Canary Goods / Equal Vision)
Diane Coffee (aka Shaun Fleming of Foxygen) “Everybody’s a Good Dog” (first single: “Everyday”; Hear here; MP3) (Western Vinyl)
Family of the Year (L.A. indie-folk quartet) “Family of the Year” (producer: Wally Gagel; new single: “Give a Little”; Hear here; MP3) (Nettwerk)
Fidlar “Too” (producer: Jay Joyce; first single: “40oz. On Repeat”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Mom+Pop Music)
Five Finger Death Punch “Got Your Six” (producers: Kevin Churko, Five Finger Death Punch; first single: “Jekyll and Hyde”; Hear here; MP3) (Prospect Park)
Kevin Gordon (Louisiana poet-songwriter) “Long Time Gone” (half acoustic, half electric; Hear here) (Crowville Media)
Iron Maiden “The Book of Souls” (producer: Kevin Shirley; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Sanctuary Copyrights / BMG)
K Camp (Atlanta hip-hop artist) “Only Way Is Up” (producer: Big Fruit; guests: Snoop Dogg, French Montana, T.I., Jeremih, Genius, Yo Gotti, Bun B; new single: “Change”; Hear here; Deluxe Edition; iTunes) (Family Ties / 4.27 / Interscope)
Tommy Keene “Laugh in the Dark” (first single: “All Gone Away”; Hear here; MP3) (Second Motion)
k-os “Can’t Fly Without Gravity” (new single: “Spaceship”; Hear here; MP3) (Dine Alone Music)
James Leg (aka John Wesley Myers of the Black Diamond Heavies) “Below the Belt” (mixed by producer/engineer Jim Diamond; Hear here; MP3) (Alive Naturalsound)
John Mayall “Find a Way to Care” (producers: Mayall, Eric Corne; Hear here; MP3) (Forty Below)
The Nightowls (Austin-based 10-piece band) “Fame Sessions” (recorded at the at the iconic FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Ala.; producers: David Hood, Spooner Oldham; first single: “Get Up!”; Hear here; See here) (Super Sonic Sounds)
Once Human (led by former Machine Head/Soulfly guitarist Logan Mader) “The Life I Remember” (Hear here; MP3) (earMUSIC )
Painted Palms “Horizons” (producer: Reese Donohue; first single: “Disintegrate”; Hear here; MP3) (Polyvinyl)
Public Image Ltd. “What the World Needs Now …” (first single: “Double Trouble”; Hear here) (PiL Official / Redeye)
Max Richter “from SLEEP” (a one-hour adaptation of the German-born British composer’s “eight-hour lullaby”; Hear here) (Deutsche Grammophon)
Riverside (Warsaw rock band) “Love, Fear and the Time Machine” (Hear here; MP3) (InsideOut Music)
Cécile McLorin Salvant (jazz singer) “For One to Love” (Hear here; See here; NPR First Listen; Read here; MP3) (Mack Avenue)
Scarface “Deeply Rooted” (guests: John Legend, Rick Ross, CeeLo Green, Nas, Avant, etc.; Hear here; MP3) (BMG Rights Management)
Travis Scott (Houston hip-hop artist-producer) “Rodeo” (producers: Scott, Kanye West, WondaGurl, Eestbound, Apex Martin, etc.; guests: West, Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, Chief Keef, 2 Chainz, etc.; Hear here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (Grand Hustle / Epic)
Sarah Kirkland Snider “Unremembered” (13-part song cycle for seven voices, chamber orchestra and electronics, inspired by poems and illustrations by writer and visual artist Nathaniel Bellows; Hear here; See here) (New Amsterdam)
Lisa Stansfield “Live in Manchester” (recorded at Bridgewater Hall on Sept. 7, 2014 ; Hear here; DVD; Blu-ray; MP3) (earMUSIC)
Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats “The Night Creeper” (Hear here) (Rise Above)
Widowspeak “All Yours” (producer: Jarvis Taveniere; Hear here; MP3) (Captured Tracks)
The Wonder Years “No Closer to Heaven” (producer: Steve Evetts; first single: “Cardinals”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Hopeless)
Lizz Wright “Freedom & Surrender” (includes covers of “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” and “To Love Somebody”; producer: Larry Klein; guests: J.D. Souther, Gregory Porter, Maia Sharp; Hear here; MP3) (Concord)

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New Releases (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Branko (Buraka Som Sistema co-founder) “Atlas” (first single: “Let Me Go,” feat. Mr. Carmack & Nonku Phiri; Hear here) (Enchufada)
Findlay Brown “Slow Light” (first single: “Ride Into the Sun”; Hear here; See here) (DPC)
Fleurie (Nashville-based indie-pop artist) “Arrows” (five-song EP; producer: Matt Stanfield; new single: “Sparks”; Hear here) (Fleurie)
Jon Foreman (Switchfoot singer) “The Wonderlands: Darkness” (seven-song EP; Hear here) (Word Entertainment)
The Karpinka Brothers (from Saskatoon) “You Can Count On Me” (Hear here) (The Karpinka Brothers)
John Lodge “In My Mind” (three-song EP) (Esoteric Antenna)
Motives (Cleveland rock quintet) “This World, Not Dead, Merely Sleeping” (new single: “Operator”; See here) (InVogue)
Painted Fish “Painted Fish” (producer: Amber Lynn Nicol; first single: “Stoned in San Francisco”; Hear here) (Jerzey Girl Music, Sept. 5)
Roadside Graves “Acne / Ears” (first single: “Gospel Radio”; Hear here) (Don Giovanni)
Scooter Island (multi-artist project led by Matt FX Feldman, the music supervisor for Comedy Central’s “Broad City”) “Scooter Island” (five-song EP; guests: S’natra, Synead, Junglepussy, Zoe Penina, Salomon Faye; first single: “Breezy”; Hear here) (Amuse-Bouche)
Dan Wilson (Cubical frontman) “All Love is Blind” (first single: “All Love is Blind”; Hear here) (Halfpenny)

More Digital Releases for Sept. 4, 2015

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Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Ashford & Simpson “Send It: Expanded Edition” (1977 album; remastered, with four bonus tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Big Break / Cherry Red)
Brian Auger “Back to the Beginning: The Brian Auger Anthology” (two CDs, 24 songs; Hear here; MP3) (Freestyle)
Tony Bennett “Original Album Classics” (five-CD box set includes the albums “MTV Unplugged,” I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” “Perfectly Frank,” “Steppin’ Out” and “Here’s to the Ladies”) (U.K. – Sony Music)
JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound “Beat of Our Own Drum” (2009 album; Hear here) (Vampisoul)
Paul Butterfield “Live 1970” (two CDs, 10 songs; MP3) (RockBeat)
JJ Cale “Cajun Moon” (New Year’s Eve 1975 show in his hometown of Tulsa, Okla., taped for FM broadcast) (Keyhole)
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band “Live in Cowtown Kansas City 22nd April 1974” (Gonzo)
Destiny’s Child “Original Album Classics” (three-CD box set includes the albums “Destiny’s Child,” “The Writing’s On the Wall” and “Survivor”) (U.K. – Sony Music)
The Doors “Full Circle / Other Voices” (1971, 1972 post-Jim Morrison albums, with the bonus track “Get Up and Dance”; remastered; Hear here), “Full Circle [Vinyl],” “Other Voices [Vinyl]” (Rhino)
Everything But the Girl “Walking Wounded (Deluxe Edition)” (1996 album; remastered, with a second CD of bonus demos and remixes; See here; Read here), “Temperamental (Deluxe Edition)” (1999 album; remastered, with a second CD of remixes; Read here) (U.K. – Edsel / Demon Music Group)
Falco “Original Album Classics” (five-CD box set, featuring the albums “Einzelhaft,” Junge Roemer,” “Falco 3,” “Falco Symphonic” and “Donauinsel Live”) (U.K. – Sony Music)
Peter Frampton “Now” (2003 album; remastered; Read here) (Omnivore Recordings)
Gloria Gaynor “I’ve Got You: Expanded Edition” (1976 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Big Break / Cherry Red)
Eydie Gormé “An American Treasure” (three-CD, 34-song collection of rarities; Read here) (Real Gone Music)
Katherine Jenkins “The Platinum Collection” (two CDs, 40 songs; Track list) (U.K. – Decca)
Al Kooper “Original Album Classics” (five-CD box set includes the albums “I Stand Alone,” “You Never Know Who Your Friends Are,” “Easy Does It,” “New York City [You’re a Woman]” and “Naked Songs”) (U.K. – Sony Music)
Talib Kweli “Train of Thought: Lost Lyrics, Rare Releases + Beautiful B-Sides, Volume One” (10 tracks; Hear here) (Javotti Media)
John Lee’s Barclay James Harvest “Legacy: Live At The Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London 2006” (CD/DVD; Read here) (Esoteric Recordings / Cherry Red)
Dean Martin “Original Album Classics” (five-CD box set includes the albums “Dream With Dean,” “Everybody Loves Somebody,” “The Door Is Still Open To My Heart,” “Houston” and “The Dean Martin TV Show”) (U.K. – Sony Music)
Steve Morse Band “The Introduction / Stand Up” (1984, 1985 albums on one CD; remastered) (U.K. – BGO)
Michael Nesmith “Original Album Classics” (five-CD box set includes the albums “Magnetic South,” “Loose Salute,” “Nevada Fighter,” “Tantamount to Treason” and “And the Hits Just Keep On Comin'”) (U.K. – Sony Music)
Ohio Players “Mr. Mean / Gold” (1976, 1977 albums on one CD; remastered) (U.K. – BGO)
Wilson Pickett “Mr. Magic Man: The Complete RCA Studio Recordings” (two CDs, 42 songs; Track list) (Real Gone Music)
Quicksilver Messenger Service “New Year’s Eve 1967” (recorded at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco) (Purple Pyramid / Cleopatra)
Quiet Riot “Original Album Classics” (five-CD box set includes the albums “Quiet Riot,” “Metal Helath,” “Condition Critical,” “Quiet Riot III” and “Setlist: Quiet Riot”) (U.K. – Sony Music)
Rumer “B Sides & Rarities” (17 songs; Track list) (U.K. – Night Owl Music)
Saga “The Security of Illusion” (1993 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks; MP3) (earMUSIC)
Tom Scott “Desire / Target” (1982, 1983 albums on one CD; remastered) (U.K. – BGO)
Paul Simon “Original Album Classics” (five-CD box set includes the albums “Paul Simon,” “Songs From Capeman,” “Hearts and Bones,” “You’re the One” and “There Goes Rhymin’ Simon”) (U.K. – Sony Music)
Snow Patrol “Songs for Polarbears” (1998 album, with nine bonus tracks), “When It’s All Over We Still Have to Clear Up” (2001 album, with four bonus tracks) (Republic of Music)
Suede “Dog Man Star. 20th Anniversary Live. Royal Albert Hall” (the British group plays their 1994 album in its entirety in March 2014, benefiting Teenage Cancer Trust; Hear here; MP3) (Edsel / Demon Music Group)
Supergrass “I Should Coco (20th Anniversary Edition)” (1995 album; remastered; three-CD set includes B-sides and live performances; LP + 7-inch) (Parlophone)
3 (Keith Emerson, Carl Palmer, Robert Berry) “Live in Boston 1988” (two CDs, 13 songs; MP3) (RockBeat)
Various artists “All Aboard! 25 Train Tracks Calling At All Musical Stations” (Hear/read here) (U.K. – Ace)
Various artists “The Best Ever: Sixties” (two CDs, 36 tracks; Track list) (U.K. – Rhino)
Various artists “The London American Label Year By Year – 1966” (28 tracks, featuring The Vogues, Bobby Fuller Four, Judy Collins, Sir Douglas Quintet, The Righteous Brothers, The Association, Love, etc.; Track list) (U.K. – Ace)
Various artists “Masterpieces of Modern Soul, Volume 4” (23 tracks; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Kent / Ace)
Various artists “Sources: The P&P Records Funk & Rap Anthology” (three CDs, 42 songs; compiled by Bill Brewster; Track list) (U.K. – Harmless)
Various artists “Reaching Out: Chess Records at FAME Studios” (24 tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Kent / Ace)
Various artists “The Wrecking Crew!” (four-CD, 74-song box set celebrating the studio musicians behind some of the biggest hits of the 1960s and early ’70s; featuring hits by The Beach Boys, The 5th Dimension, The Monkees, Sam Cooke, Glen Campbell, Cher, Seals & Crofts, etc.; Track list; MP3) (RockBeat)
Zapp and Roger “The Best of Zapp and Roger” (11 tracks) (Thump)

More Releases for Sept. 4, 2015

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Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Hoyt Axton “Hoyt Axton Explodes!” (1964 album; remastered; Hear here) (Essential Media Group)
The Cash Box Kings “The Essential Cash Box Kings” (12 tracks) (Blind Pig)
The Clientele “Alone and Unreal: The Best of the Clientele” (11 songs; Deluxe Edition, with 10 bonus tracks; Vinyl, with digital download) (Merge)
Micky Dolenz “The MGM Singles Collection” (15 tracks) (7A)
Earth, Wind & Fire “The Columbia Masters” (15 complete albums) (Columbia / Legacy)
Gloria Estefan “Soy Mujer” (15-song collection of her Spanish-language hits) (Sony Music Latin)
George Hamilton IV “Mister Sincerity … A Tribute to Ernest Tubb” (1965 album) (RCA / Legacy)
The Hues Corporation “Rockin’ Soul” (1974 album), “Love Corporation” (1975 album; with one bonus track) (SMCMG)
Willie Hutch “Soul Portrait” (1965 album) (RCA / Legacy)
The Anita Kerr Singers “Mellow Moods of Love” (1965 album) (RCA / Legacy)
Buddy Morrow, His Orchestra & Chorus “The New International Dance Craze: The Bostella!” (1965 album) (Epic / Legacy)
Peter Nero “Peter Nero Plays a Salute to Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass” (1965 album) (RCA / Legacy)
Various artists “Blind Pig Presents: Slide” (12-song compilation) (Blind Pig)
Johnny Winter “About Blues” (1970 compilation; remastered) (Essential Media Group)

More Digital Releases for Sept. 4, 2015

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label:
Aerosmith “Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014 [DVD]” (filmed during their headlining set at Download Festival; See here; Read here; Blu-ray) (Eagle Rock)
Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere, et al “Nashville: The Complete Third Season [DVD]” (Walt Disney Studios, Sept. 1)
Glen Campbell “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me [DVD]” (2014 documentary; See here) (Virgil Films and Entertainment, Sept. 1)
Reverend Gary Davis “Harlem Street Singer: The Reverend Gary Davis Story [DVD]” (2014 documentary, directed by Simeon Hutner and Trevor Laurence; Read here; See here) (Acoustic Traditions Films)
Zoey Deschanel, Max Greenfield, et al New Girl: The Complete Fourth Season [DVD]” (20th Century Fox, Sept. 1)
Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, et al “Mad Max: Fury Road [DVD]” (2015 film; Blu-ray + DVD) (Warner Home Video, Sept. 1)
Mary Martin, Cyril Ritchard “Peter Pan [DVD]” (the historic 1956 telecast; Blu-ray Collector’s Edition) (Video Artists Int’l)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for Sept. 1, 2015

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Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
Carolyn Abbate and Roger Parker “A History of Opera” (Paperback) (W.W. Norton & Company)
Daniel B. Cornfield “Beyond the Beat: Musicians Building Community in Nashville” (Hardcover) (Princeton University Press)
Dixie Chicks “All About the Dixie Chicks” (Kindle; author: Ace Collins) (St. Martin’s Griffin)
Bob Dylan “The Dead Straight Guide to Bob Dylan” (Paperback; author: Nigel Williamson) (Clarksdale)
Curtis Fornadley “Tone Wizards: Interviews With Top Guitarists and Gear Gurus On the Quest For The Ultimate Sound” (Paperback) (BookBaby, Sept. 10)
Lesley Gore “You Don’t Own Me: The Life and Times of Lesley Gore” (Hardcover; author: Trevor Tolliver) (Backbeat Books)
Chrissie Hynde “Reckless: My Life as a Pretender” (Hardcover; Kindle) (Doubleday)
Al Jourgensen “Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen” (Kindle) (Da Capo Press)
John Lennon “John Lennon: A Celebration of His Life and Legacy” (Paperback; editor: Ben Nussbaum) (i5 Press)
Steve Marriott “Steve Marriott: All Too Beautiful” (Kindle; authors: Paolo Hewitt, John Hellier) (Dean Street Press, Sept. 7)
Benny Moré “Wildman of Rhythm: The Life and Music of Benny Moré” (Paperback; author: John Radanovich) (University Press of Florida)

More Book Releases for the Week of Sept. 4, 2015

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