Categories: New releases

Nov. 1, 2011

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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