New stuff

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Justin Bieber “Under the Mistletoe” (guests: Boyz II Men, Usher; Hear here; Deluxe edition; MP3 Download) (RBMG/Island, Nov. 1, 2011)
Blouse “Blouse” (Hear here; MP3 Download) (Captured Tracks, Nov. 1, 2011)
Susan Boyle “Someone to Watch Over Me” (producer: Steve Mac; Hear here; MP3 Download) (SYCO/Columbia, Nov. 1, 2011)
Brite Futures (Seattle quintet, formerly known as Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head) “Dark Past” (producer: vocalist-guitarist Luke Smith; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Turnout, Nov. 1, 2011)
Courage My Love (Kitchener, Ontario, pop-punk trio) “For Now [MP3 Download]” (producer: Chris Perry; Hear here) (Homeskool Prom/Warner, Oct. 31, 2011)
Florence + The Machine “Ceremonials” (producer: Paul Epworth; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Deluxe edition; MP3 Download) (Universal Republic, Nov. 1, 2011)
Girl in a Coma “Exits & All the Rest” (producer: D’Amour; Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Blackheart, Nov. 1, 2011)
Hawk Nelson “Christmas” (producer: Jonathan Steingard; Hear here; MP3 Download) (BEC Recordings/Tooth & Nail, Nov. 1, 2011)
Idle Warship (Talib Kweli and singer Res) “Habits of the Heart” (guests: Jean Grae, John Forte, Michelle Williams, Chester French; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download) (Blacksmith/Element 9/Fontana, Nov. 1, 2011)
Carole King “A Holiday Carole” (producer: daughter Louise Goffin; MP3 Download) (Hear Music, Nov. 1, 2011)
Miranda Lambert “Four the Record” (Read here; Deluxe edition; MP3 Download) (Epic Nashville, Nov. 1, 2011)
Linda Lavin (Tony Award winner) “Possibilities [MP3 Download]” (producer: John Brown; musical direction, arrangements and piano accompaniment by Billy Stritch; Hear here; CD, due Nov. 29) (Sh-k-Boom/Ghostlight, Nov. 1, 2011)
Libera (all-boy English vocal group) “The Christmas Album” (producers: Ian Tiley, Robert Prizeman; directed and conducted by Prizeman; Hear here; Deluxe edition; MP3 Download) (EMI Classics, Nov. 1, 2011)
Loom, The (New York chamber-folk band) “Teeth [MP3 Download]” (producer: Allen Farmelo; Hear here; CD) (Crossbill, Nov. 1, 2011)
Mazzy Star “Common Burn [MP3 Download],” “Lay Myself Down [MP3 Download]” (first new material in 15 years; fourth studio album expected in 2012; Read here) (Rhymes of an Hour, Oct. 31, 2011)
John Mark McMillan “Economy [MP3 Download]” (Hear here; CD) (Integrity, Nov. 1, 2011)
Megadeth “Th1rt3en” (group’s 13th album marks the return of bassist Dave Ellefson; producer: Johnny K; first single: “Public Enemy No. 1”; MP3 Download) (Roadrunner, Nov. 1, 2011)
Midnite (roots reggae band from St. Croix) “Kings Bell” (first single: “Mongst I & I”; Hear/read here) (I Grade, Nov. 1, 2011)
Mr. President “The Best Is Yet to Come [MP3 Download]” (six-song EP, featuring the title track and five remixes; See here) (Favorite Recordings, Oct. 31, 2011)
Nero (North West London producers, remixers, DJs and artists Dan Stephens and Joe Ray) “Me and You [MP3 Download]” (three-song EP; See here) (Cherrytree/Interscope, Nov. 1, 2011)
Mike Patton “Music From The Film and Inspired By the Book The Solitude of Prime Numbers (La Solitudine Dei Numeri Primi)” (Hear here; MP3 Download) (Ipecac Recordings, Nov. 1, 2011)
Vanessa Peters “The Christmas We Hoped For [MP3 Download]” (producer: Rip Rowan; Hear here) (Vanessa Peters, Nov. 1, 2011)
Parker Roads “Youngblood [MP3 Download]” (Hear here; See here) (A-Reaction Music Group, Nov. 1, 2011)

BTW: “I wanted to go back to my roots on this one,” Roads tells P&P. “When I was younger, I was writing country/folk music and now that I’m a little bit older, my goal was to — not really re-do but — put more focus on what I’m doing and make it better. I also wanted the album to sound organic and have that front-porch feel instead of a big, massive production. I’m really happy with the way it turned out.”

PYYRAMIDS (OK Go’s Tim Nordwind and singer Drea Smith) “Human Beings [MP3 Download]” (five-song EP; Hear here) (Paracadute, Oct. 31, 2011)
Lou Reed & Metallica “Lulu” (collaboration inspired by German expressionist writer Frank Wededkind’s plays “Earth Spirit” and “Pandora’s Box”; Hear here; Vinyl) (Warner, Nov. 1, 2011)
Steel Panther (glam metal band) “Balls Out” (producer: Jay Ruston; guests: Dane Cook, Chad Kroeger, Nuno Bettencourt; first single: “17 Girls in a Row”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Universal Republic, Nov. 1, 2011)
Three Metre Day (Toronto trio) “Coasting Notes [MP3 Download]” (Hear here) (3MD, Nov. 1, 2011)
Tyrese “Open Invitation” (guests: Ludacris, Rick Ross, Jay Rock, Candice; new single: “Too Easy”; Hear here; See here; MP3 Download) (Voltron, Nov. 1, 2011)
Various artists “The Sing-Off: Songs of the Season” (MP3 Download) (Epic, Nov. 1, 2011)
Various artists “Tears of Heaven: The Concept Recording” (producers: Frank Wildhorn, Jeremy Roberts; project features Linda Eder, Morgan James, Christiane Noll, James Barbour, Rob Evan, etc.; MP3 Download) (GlobalVision, Nov. 1, 2011)
Suzanne Vega “Close-Up, Vol. 3, States of Being [MP3 Download]” (16 songs; Hear here) (Amanuensis Productions, Nov. 1, 2011)
Wale “Ambition” (producers: J. Cole, Lex Luger, T-Minus, Beat Billionaire, Cool & Dre, Lil’ Lody, Tone P., Mark Henry, DJ Toomp, Plain Pat, Southside, Diplo, etc.; guests: Kid Cudi, Rick Ross, Jeremih, Ne-Yo, Miguel, Lloyd, Big Sean, Meek Mill; first single: “Focused”; Hear here; Sampler; MP3 Download) (Maybach Music/Warner, Nov. 1, 2011)


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Association, The “Insight Out (Deluxe Expanded Mono Edition)” (1967 album, featuring “Windy” and “Never My Love”; remastered, with 10 bonus tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Now Sounds, Oct. 31, 2011)
Beach Boys, The “The Smile Sessions [Box set]” (9 discs; Read here; 2 CDs; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Capitol/EMI, Nov. 1, 2011)
Dave Brubeck Quartet, The “Their Last Time Out: The Unreleased Live Concert, December 26, 1967” (2 CDs, 15 songs; MP3 Download) (Columbia/Legacy, Nov. 1, 2011)
Damned, The “The Damned Live [MP3 Download]” (18 songs) (Orange Leisure, Oct. 31, 2011)
Dear Hunter, The “The Color Spectrum: Complete Collection [Box set]” (Triple Crown, Nov. 1, 2011)
Decemberists, The “Long Live the King” (six-song EP features outtakes from “The King Is Dead” recording sessions, including a cover of Grateful Dead’s “Row Jimmy”; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Capitol, Nov. 1, 2011)
Jethro Tull “Aqualung: 40th Anniversary Special Edition” (1971 album; remastered; 2 CDs, 25 songs, with some previously unreleased new stereo mixes; Vinyl box set; MP3 Download) (Chrysalis/EMI, Nov. 1, 2011)
Journey “Greatest Hits 2” (17 songs, spanning singles and album tracks recorded from 1978 to 1996; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download), “Greatest Hits/Greatest Hits 2” (33 songs; MP3 Download) (Columbia/Legacy, Nov. 1, 2011)
Knack, The “Get the Knack” (1979 album; remastered) (Capitol/EMI, Nov. 1, 2011)
Manic Street Preachers “National Treasures: The Complete Singles [MP3 Download]” (38 songs) (Columbia, Oct. 31, 2011)
Nellie McKay “Obligatory Villagers” (2007 album) (Hungry Mouse, Nov. 1, 2011)
Muppets, The “A Green and Red Christmas” (2006 album, with two bonus tracks) (Walt Disney, Nov. 1, 2011)
Gram Parsons “Gram Parsons: The Early Years [Box set]” (two CD, one DVD, a picture disc vinyl LP and four posters; Read here) (Sierra, Nov. 1, 2011)
Steve Perry “Street Talk [Vinyl]” (1984 album; remastered) (Columbia/Legacy, Nov. 1, 2011)
Pink Martini “A Retrospective” (21 tracks; MP3 Download) (Heinz, Nov. 1, 2011)
Queen “Queen 40 Limited Edition Collector’s Box Set Volume 3 [Box set]” (10 CDs; MP3 Download) (Hollywood, Nov. 1, 2011)
Slipknot “Iowa: 10th Anniversary Edition [CD/DVD]” (1991 album; remastered; second CD features full, live audio from the “Disasterpieces” DVD; the DVD includes “Goat,” a new film directed by M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan, featuring never-before-seen interviews, rare footage and four music videos; MP3 Download) (Roadrunner, Nov. 1, 2011)
Joe Tex “Singles A’s & B’s, Vol. 4 – 1973-1976” (18 tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Shout, Oct. 31, 2011)
U2 “Achtung Baby (20th Anniversary Edition)” (1991 album; remastered, with unreleased material, video, remixes, B-sides and documentary footage, plus a full album of demo and early versions; Read here; Vinyl; CD; Super Deluxe Edition; Uber Deluxe; MP3 Download) (Island/UMe, Nov. 1, 2011)
Various artists “The Best of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum Live [Box set]” (3 CDs, 51 songs; includes performances by Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Aerosmith, Al Green, Chuck Berry, Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Who, Metallica, Billy Joel, John Fogerty, James Brown, the Allman Brothers Band, Cream, Lynryd Skynyrd, The Ronettes, etc.) (Time Life, Nov. 1, 2011)
Various artists “Greensleeves Dubstep Chapter 1” (Hear/read here) (U.K. – Greensleeves, Oct. 31, 2011)
Hank Williams (Sr.) “Honky Tonkin’ [MP3 Download]” (19-song compilation) (Orange Leisure, Oct. 31, 2011)
Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention “Carnegie Hall [Box set]” (previously unreleased October 1971 shows, featuring Mark Volman, Howard Kaylan, Ian Underwood, Don Preston, Jim Pons and Aynsley Dunbar; 4 CDs) (Vaulternative, Oct. 31, 2011)


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Lindsey Buckingham “Songs From the Small Machine: Live in L.A. [DVD]” (See here; DVD/CD; Blu-ray) (Eagle Rock, Nov. 1, 2011)

BTW: Track list — 1) “Shut Us Down”; 2) “Go Insane”; 3) “Trouble”; 4) “Never Going Back Again”; 5) “Big Love”; 6) “Under the Skin”; 7) “All My Sorrows”; 8) “In Our Own Time”; 9) “Illumination”; 10) “Second Hand News”; 11) “Tusk”; 12) “Stars Are Crazy”; 13) “End of Time”; 14) “That’s the Way Love Goes”; 15) “I’m So Afraid”; 16) “Go Your Own Way”; 17) “Turn It On”; 18) “Treason”; 19) “Seeds We Sow.”

Chicago “Live in Concert [DVD]” (Blu-ray) (Image, Nov. 1, 2011)
Grateful Dead “The Grateful Dead Movie [DVD/Blu-ray]” (1977 film, co-directed by Jerry Garcia; more than 95 minutes of bonus concert footage; Read here) (Shout! Factory, Nov. 1, 2011)
Michael Jackson “Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon [DVD]” (Blu-ray) (Universal Studios, Nov. 1, 2011)
Kings of Leon “Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon [DVD]” (documentary includes personal home videos, unedited interviews and behind-the-scenes footage of the band’s journey from their small-town beginnings in Oklahoma to rock stardom; Blu-ray) (RCA, Nov. 1, 2011)
Michael McDonald “A Tribute to Motown Live/Michael McDonald Live [DVD]” (Image, Nov. 1, 2011)
Bill Murray, David Johansen, et al “Scrooged [Blu-ray]” (1988 film) (Paramount, Nov. 1, 2011)
Placebo “Placebo: We Come in Pieces [DVD]” (Blu-ray) (Eagle Rock, Nov. 1, 2011)
Rolling Stones, The “The Rolling Stones: All 6 Ed Sullivan Shows [DVD]” (2 discs; See here) (SOFA Entertainment, Nov. 1, 2011)
Usher “OMG Tour: Live From London [DVD]” (Eagle Rock, Nov. 1, 2011)
Steve Winwood “Live in Concert [DVD]” (Blu-ray) (Image, Nov. 1, 2011)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Beatles, The “If You Like the Beatles … Here Are Over 200 Bands, Films, Records, and Other Oddities That You Will Love [Paperback]” (author: Bruce Pollock) (Backbeat, Nov. 1, 2011)
Doors, The “The Doors FAQ [Paperback]” (author: Rich Weidman) (Backbeat, Nov. 1, 2011)
David King Dunaway, Molly Beer “Singing Out: An Oral History of America’s Folk Music Revivals [Paperback]” (Hardcover; Kindle) (Oxford University Press, Nov. 1, 2011)
Ace Frehley “No Regrets: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Memoir [Hardcover]” (co-authors: Joe Layden, John Ostrosky; Kindle) (VH1 Books, Nov. 1, 2011)
Glenn Hughes “Glenn Hughes: The Autobiography — From Deep Purple to Black Country Communion [Paperback]” (co-author: Joel McIver) (Jawbone, Nov. 1, 2011)
Tony Iommi “Iron Man: My Journey through Heaven and Hell with Black Sabbath [Hardcover]” (Kindle) (Da Capo Press, Nov. 1, 2011)
Michael Jackson “Man in the Music: The Creative Life and Work of Michael Jackson [Paperback]” (author: Joseph Vogel) (Sterling, Nov. 1, 2011)
Jay-Z “Decoded [Paperback]” (Kindle) (Spiegel & Grau, Nov. 1, 2011)
Kinks, The “You Really Got Me: The Story of the Kinks [Hardcover]” (author: Nick Hasted) (Omnibus Press, Nov. 1, 2011)
Led Zeppelin “Whole Lotta Led: Our Flight With Led Zeppelin [Kindle]” (authors: Ralph Hulett, Jerry Prochnickyn) (Citadel, Nov. 1, 2011)

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