New stuff (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
… And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead “IX” (Hear here; MP3) (Superball Music, Nov. 10)
Jeff Bates “Me and Conway” (six original tunes and six Conway Twitty classics; Hear here; MP3) (Red River Entertainment, Nov. 10)
The Birthday Massacre “Superstition” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Metropolis)
Garth Brooks “Man Against Machine” (first single: “People Loving People”; Hear here; Read here; Limited Black Edition) (Pearl / RCA Nashville, Nov. 10)
Celestial Shore (rock trio) “Enter Ghost” (first single: “Gloria”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Hometapes)
Cool Ghouls “A Swirling Fire Burning Through the Rye” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Empty Cellar)
Dream Police (Nick Chiericozzi and Mark Perro, the founding members of The Men) “Hypnotized” (Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Sacred Bones, Nov. 10)
Foo Fighters “Sonic Highways” (producers: Foo Fighters, Butch Vig; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Roswell / RCA, Nov. 10)
Heart “Heart & Friends: Home for the Holidays (Deluxe Edition CD/DVD)” (TV special airs on AXS TV on Christmas Night; guests: Shawn Colvin, Sammy Hagar, Richard Marx, Pat Monahan; Read here; Blu-ray; MP3) (Frontiers, Nov. 10)
The Jazz June “After the Earthquake” (the indie rock/emo band’s first album in more than 12 years; producer: Evan Weiss; Vinyl; MP3) (Topshelf, Nov. 10)
Job for a Cowboy (Arizona death-metal band) “Sun Eater” (producer: Jason Suecof; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Metal Blade, Nov. 10)
Nick Jonas “Nick Jonas” (first single: “Chains”; Hear here; Read here; Deluxe Bundle; MP3) (Safehouse / Island)
Knife Party (Australian electro house duo) “Abandon Ship” (new single: “Begin Again”; Hear here; MP3) (Earstorm / Big Beat, Nov. 10)
Machine Head “Bloodstone & Diamonds” (producers: Robb Flynn, Juan Urteaga; Hear here; MP3) (Nuclear Blast, Nov. 10)
Irvin Mayfield & The New Orleans Jazz Playhouse Revue “A New Orleans Creole Christmas” (first single: “O Tannenbaum [O Christmas Tree]”; Hear here; MP3) (Basin Street, Nov. 10)
The New Basement Tapes “Lost On the River: The New Basement Tapes” (Elvis Costello, Carolina Chocolate Drops’ Rhiannon Giddens, Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, Jim James, Marcus Mumford and T Bone Burnett have created music for recently discovered lyrics written by Bob Dylan in 1967; the project will be accompanied by a Showtime documentary, “Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued,” directed by Sam Jones; Hear/read here; See here; Vinyl; Deluxe Edition; MP3) (Electromagnetic Recordings / Harvest / Capitol, Nov. 10)
Pink Floyd “The Endless River” (starting with unreleased keyboard performances by the late Richard Wright, David Gilmour and Nick Mason created new material based from 1993’s “The Division Bell” sessions; described as a “four-sided instrumental album,” with one song, “Louder Than Words,” with new lyrics by Polly Samson; producers: Gilmour, Phil Manzanera, Youth, Andy Jackson; Hear here; CD/Blu-ray; Vinyl; MP3) (Columbia, Nov. 10)
Damien Rice “My Favourite Faded Fantasy” (the Irish folk star’s first album in eight years; Hear here; MP3) (Warner, Nov. 10)
Röyksopp “The Inevitable End” (the Norwegian electronic music duo says this will likely be their last studio album; guests: Robyn, Ryan James of Man Without Country, Jamie Irrepressible, Susanne Sundfør; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Cherrytree / Interscope, Nov. 10)
Status Quo “Aqoustic (Stripped Bare)” (25 reworked Quo hits and fan favorites; Hear here) (Eagle Rock, Nov. 10)
Tenth Avenue North “Cathedrals” (producer: John Fields; first single: “No Man Is an Island”; Hear here; MP3) (Reunion, Nov. 10)
2:54 (London-based sisters) “The Other I” (producers: James Rutledge, 2:54; first single: “In the Mirror”; Hear here; MP3) (Bella Union, Nov. 10)
Various artists “Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever (Official Soundtrack)” (TV special premieres on Lifetime on Nov. 29; “Parks and Recreation” star Aubrey Plaza lends her voice to Grumpy Cat; soundtrack includes original and traditional songs by KT Tunstall, Chris Mann, The Bird and the Bee, The Brian Seltzer Orchestra, etc.; See here; MP3) (Palm Oaks Entertainment / Caroline, Nov. 10)
Various artists “Miss Saigon” (two-CD deluxe edition of the London cast recording, featuring the entire show; released to coincide with the 25th Anniversary of the original production; See here; MP3) (Verve, Nov. 10)
Various artists “Wild: Official Motion Picture Soundtrack” (bio-drama film starring Reese Witherspoon opens Dec. 5; See here; MP3) (Legacy Recordings, Nov. 10)
The Voyeurs (formerly known as Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs) “Rhubarb Rhubarb” (producer: Edwyn Collins; first single: “Stunners”; Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Heavenly, Nov. 10)

More Releases for the Week of Nov. 11, 2014

New stuff (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Desert Ships (London trip-tonic trio) “Skyliner [MP3]” (four-song EP; producer: Ride’s Mark Gardener; Hear here) (Desert Ships)
Drippin (Norwegian producer) “Silver Cloak [MP3]” (seven-song EP; Hear here) (Lit City Trax)
Eleven Past One (Canadian pop-rock quintet) “The World Is Ours [MP3]” (producers: Ryan Williams, Ryan Stewart, Andy Stochansky, Goo Goo Dolls’ John Rzeznik; first single: “I’m Ready”; Hear here; See here) (Warner Music Canada, Nov. 10)
Cariad Harmon (U.K.-born, NYC-based singer-songwriter) “Cariad Harmon [MP3]” (producers: Oli Rockberger, Chris Abell; guests: Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of Lucius, Mike Savino of Tall Tall Trees; Hear here) (Cariad Harmon)
Honduras (Brooklyn indie trio) “Break [MP3]” (three-song EP; Hear here) (Black Bell, Nov. 10)
KAVA “Transmissions [MP3]” (producer: Ryan Behling; first single: “Elevation Repair”; Hear here; See here) (DIY)
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard “I’m in Your Mind Fuzz [MP3]” (first single: “Cellophane”; Read here; Vinyl; CD) (Castle Face)
The Living Kills “Odd Fellows Hall [MP3]” (Hear here; See here) (The Living Kills, Nov. 14)
Mark McGuire “Noctilucence [MP3]” (five-song EP; Hear/read here; Vinyl) (Dead Oceans)
Alison Moyet “minutes and seconds – live [MP3]” (13-song live album; Hear here; CD, out Jan. 13) (Cooking Vinyl / Metropolis)
Oh Land (electro-pop singer-songwriter, producer Nanna Øland Fabricius) “Earth Sick [MP3]” (first single: “Head Up High”; Hear here) (Tusk or Tooth / Kobalt Label Services, Nov. 10)
Saving Abel (new members: singer Scotty Austin and drummer Steven Pulley) “Blood Stained Revolution [MP3]” (producer: Justin Rimer; first single: “Blood Stained Revolution”; Hear here) (eOne Music)
Various artists “Cut Copy Presents: Oceans Apart [MP3]” (19-track continuous DJ-mixed spotlight on Melbourne’s underground dance music scene and club culture, mixed by the band; Hear here) (Cutters, Nov. 10)
Yaarrohs “Flesh & Blood [MP3]” (six-song EP; first single: “Amber”; Hear here) (Glass Air)

More Digital Releases for the Week of Nov. 11, 2014

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Antony and the Johnsons “Turning [CD/DVD]” (concert film documentary, shot during their European tour in the fall of 2006; MP3) (Secretly Canadian, Nov. 10)
Chris Bell “I Am the Cosmos [Dual Disc]” (recorded in 1974-75 but eventually released in 1992; with a second disc of rare and unreleased music recorded between 1970-76; Read here; MP3) (Rhino, Nov. 10)
Big & Rich “Greatest Hits” (10 tracks; MP3) (Big & Rich / Warner Music Nashville, Nov. 10)
Ed Blackwell “The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul Note [Box set]” (eight CDs) (Black Saint / Soul Note)
Blood, Sweat & Tears “Child Is Father to the Man [5.1 Hybrid SACD]” (1968 album; remastered; Read here) (Audio Fidelity)
Jackson Browne “Live at the Main Point: September 7th 1975” (three-CD set includes the entire WMMR-FM broadcast, with David Lindley, from Bryn Mawr, Pa.; Hear here) (Klondike)
Zac Brown Band “Greatest Hits So Far …” (14 tracks; MP3) (Atlantic, Nov. 10)
Eric Clapton “Pilgrim [Hybrid SACD]” (1998 album; remastered; Read here) (Audio Fidelity)
Gene Clark “Two Sides To Every Story (Deluxe Edition)” (1977 album; remastered, with bonus tracks) (High Moon / Forced Exposure)
Creedence Clearwater Revival “The Complete Studio Albums [Vinyl box set]” (seven LPs) (Fantasy, Nov. 10)
Hélène Grimaud “Hélène Grimaud: The Warner Recordings [Box set]” (six CDs; Hear here) (Warner Classics)
Chico Hamilton “The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul Note [Box set]” (five CDs) (Black Saint / Soul Note)
John Lee Hooker “Boogie Chillun [Vinyl]” (1962 album; two LPs) (Fantasy / Concord, Nov. 10)
Whitney Houston “Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances [CD/DVD]” (producer: Clive Davis; includes her 1983 performance of “Home” on “The Merv Griffin Show”; CD; MP3) (Legacy Recordings, Nov. 10)
The Kinks “Muswell Hillbillies (Legacy Edition) [Dual Disc]” (1971 album; remastered, with nine bonus tracks and 12 previously unreleased live performances on DVD previously unreleased in the U.S.; MP3) (RCA / Legacy, Nov. 10)
Kutless “The Ultimate Collection” (two CDs, 24 songs) (Capitol Christian Music Group, Nov. 10)
Steve Lacy “The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul Note [Box set]” (10 CDs) (Black Saint / Soul Note)
Love “Black Beauty” (1973 album; remastered; Deluxe Hard Bound Eco-Book, with bonus tracks; Vinyl) (High Moon / Forced Exposure)
Jimmy Lyons “The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul Note [Box set]” (five CDs) (Black Saint / Soul Note)
Bill Medley “Damn Near Righteous” (2007 album) (Varese Sarabande, Nov. 10)
Megadeth “Peace Sells … But Who’s Buying? [Picture Disc Vinyl]” (1986 album), “So Far, So Good … So What! [Picture Disc Vinyl]” (1988 album), “Rust in Peace [Picture Disc Vinyl]” (1990 album), “Countdown to Extinction [Picture Disc Vinyl]” (1992 album), “Youthanasia [Picture Disc Vinyl]” (1994 album) (Capitol / UMe, Nov. 10)
Ingrid Michaelson “Lights Out (Deluxe)” (2014 album; with six bonus tracks and new packaging; MP3) (Cabin 24 / Mom+Pop Music)
Laura Pausini “20 – The Greatest Hits / Grandes Exitos 2014” (English and Spanish versions of her hits) (Warner Music Latina, Nov. 10)
Shawn Phillips “Infinity” (1989 album; remastered) (Varese Sarabande, Nov. 10)
Queen “Queen Forever” (collection of hits, classic tracks and new versions of fan favorites, along with three unheard tracks featuring frontman Freddie Mercury, including “There Must Be More To Life Than This,” a collaboration with Michael Jackson; Hear here; MP3) (Hollywood, Nov. 10)
Lisa Stansfield “Affection (Deluxe Edition)” (1989 album; remastered, with bonus tracks and a DVD), “Real Love (Deluxe Edition)” (1991 album; remastered, with bonus tracks and a DVD), “So Natural (Deluxe Edition)” (1993 album; remastered, with bonus tracks and a DVD), “Lisa Stansfield (Deluxe Edition)” (1997 album; remastered, with bonus tracks and a DVD), “Face Up (Deluxe Edition)” (2001 album; remastered, with bonus tracks and a DVD), “Seven (Deluxe Edition)” (2014 album; remastered, with bonus tracks), “People Hold On … The Remix Anthology” (three CDs) (U.K. – Edsel, Nov. 10)
Sun Ra “The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul Note [Box set]” (four CDs) (Black Saint / Soul Note)
Roger Taylor (of Queen) “The Lot” (his total solo output in a 12-CD, one-DVD box set; Read here) (Omnivore Recordings, Nov. 10)
Tears For Fears “Songs From the Big Chair [Super Deluxe Edition]” (1985 album; remastered; four CDs, a DVD and a Blu-ray Audio disc; Vinyl; MP3) (Mercury / UMe, Nov. 10)
Thousand Foot Krutch “The Ultimate Collection” (two CDs, 24 songs) (Capitol Christian Music Group, Nov. 10)
Gianluigi Trovesi “The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul Note [Box set]” (nine CDs) (Black Saint / Soul Note)
Various artists “Clerks: Music From the Motion Picture [Vinyl]” (20th anniversary of the 1994 album, making its debut on vinyl; remastered; two LPs) (SRCvinyl)
Whitesnake “Live In ’84: Back to the Bone Deluxe Edition [CD/DVD]” (the lineup of David Coverdale, John Sykes, Cozy Powell and Neil Murray at the Super Rock Festival in Japan; See here; DVD) (Frontiers)

More Releases for the Week of Nov. 11, 2014

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Glen Campbell “The 12 String Guitar of Glen Campbell [MP3]” (1966 album) (StarPointe, Nov. 10)
Flatt & Scruggs “Nashville Airplane [MP3]” (1968 album) (Columbia / Legacy, Nov. 10)
Aretha Franklin “Take a Look: Complete on Columbia [MP3]” (expanded editions of the Queen of Soul’s seven original Columbia albums and other bonus material; Read here) (Columbia / Legacy, Nov. 10)
The Edwin Hawkins Singers “Peace Is Blowin’ in the Wind [MP3]” (1972 album) (Buddha / Legacy, Nov. 10)
Homer & Jethro “A Cool Crazy Christmas [MP3]” (1968 album) (RCA / Legacy, Nov. 10)
Gladys Knight “Gladys Knight (Expanded Edition) [MP3]” (1979 album; remastered, with nine bonus tracks) (Columbia / Legacy, Nov. 10)
Chieng Mai Sankhit Ensemble “Thailand: The Music of Chieng Mai [MP3]” (Auvidis-UNESCO / Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)
Hank Snow “Christmas With Hank Snow [MP3]” (1967 album) (RCA / Legacy, Nov. 10)
Various artists “Laos: Traditional Music of the South [MP3]” (Auvidis-UNESCO / Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)
Various artists “The Waltons’ Christmas Album [MP3]” (1974 album) (Columbia / Legacy, Nov. 10)

More Digital Releases for the Week of Nov. 11, 2014

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, et al “How to Train Your Dragon 2 [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray + DVD) (20th Century Fox)
The Beatles “Uncut: The Long and Winding Road [DVD]” (four-disc book set) (eOne Music)
Bing Crosby “Bing Crosby: The Silver Screen Collection [DVD]” (24 films on 11 discs, plus the Dec. 2 PBS special “American Masters: Bing Crosby Rediscovered”) (Universal Studios)
Timothy Daly, Steven Weber, et al “Wings: The Complete Series [DVD]” (16 discs) (Mill Creek Entertainment)
James D’Arcy, Jake Johnson, Rob Riggle, et al “Let’s Be Cops [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray) (20th Century Fox)
The Doors “Feast of Friends [DVD]” (previously unreleased documentary produced by the band, originally shelved due to lead singer Jim Morrison’s legal issues; with bonus footage from the British documentary called “The Doors Are Open”; Blu-ray) (Eagle Rock, Nov. 10)
Colt Ford “Crank It Up! Colt Ford Live At Wild Adventures [DVD]” (filmed in HD on Aug. 2, 2014, in Valdosta, Ga.; See here) (Eagle Rock / Average Joes Entertainment, Nov. 10)
Michael J. Fox, Meredith Baxter-Birney, Michael Gross, et al “Family Ties: The Complete Series [DVD]” (28 discs) (Paramount Home Video)
Linda Hamilton, Ron Perlman, et al “Beauty and the Beast: The Complete Series [DVD]” (Paramount Home Video)
Judd Hirsch, Danny DeVito, et al “Taxi: The Complete Series [DVD]” (17 discs) (Paramount Home Video)
Michael Landon, Victor French, et al “Highway to Heaven: The Complete Series [DVD]” (23 discs) (Mill Creek Entertainment)
Bruce Lee “The Bruce Lee Premiere Collection [Blu-ray]” (four discs, feat. “The Big Boss,” “Fist of Fury,” “The Way of the Dragon” and “Game of Death”) (Shout! Factory)
Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, et al “Tammy [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray + DVD) (Warner Home Video)
Alyssa Milano, Holly Marie Combs, Shannen Doherty, et al “Charmed: The Complete Series [DVD]” (48 discs) (Paramount Home Video)
Monty Python “Monty Python Live (mostly) – One Down Five to Go [DVD]” (filmed in high definition during their 2014 reunion shows at The O2, London, in July; Blu-ray) (Eagle Rock)
Pink Floyd “Pink Floyd: 50 Years on the Dark Side [DVD]” (four discs) (eOne)
Rush “R40 [DVD]” (10-disc box set includes “Rush in Rio,” “R30,” “Snakes & Arrows Live,” “Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland” and “Clockwork Angels Tour,” with a bonus disc of previously unseen and unreleased live material from 1974-2013 – including a seven-part version of “2112”; Blu-ray) (Concord, Nov. 10)
David Soul, Paul Michael Glaser, et al “Starsky & Hutch: The Complete Series [DVD]” (16 discs) (Mill Creek Entertainment)
Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet, et al “Christmas in Connecticut [Blu-ray]” (1945 film) (Warner Home Video)
Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, et al “Wedding Crashers [Blu-ray]” (2005 film) (New Line Home Video)
Adam West, Burt Ward, et al “Batman: Complete Television Series [Blu-ray]” (120 episodes of the 1966-1968 show; includes a Hot Wheels Replica Batmobile; See here; DVD) (Warner Home Video)
“Weird Al” Yankovic “UHF: 25th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray]” (1989 film; See here), “The Compleat Al [DVD]” (1985 mockumentary; See here) (Shout! Factory)
John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, et al “Jersey Boys [DVD]” (2014 film, directed by Clint Eastwood; Blu-ray + DVD) (Warner Home Video)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of Nov. 11, 2014

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
The Beatles & The Rolling Stones “Beatles vs. Stones [Paperback]” (author: John McMillian) (Simon & Schuster)
Jeff Beck “Jeff Beck: Hot Wired Guitar [Hardcover]” (author: Martin Power; Kindle) (Omnibus Press, Nov. 10)
Kurt Cobain “Kurt Cobain: The Last Session [Hardcover]” (photographer: Jesse Frohman; previously unpublished images taken during Nirvana’s last formal photo session before Cobain’s suicide in 1993; includes Jon Savage’s original interview, which appeared with Frohman’s photographs in the London Observer) (Thames & Hudson, Nov. 12)
Marianne Faithfull “Marianne Faithfull: A Life on Record [Hardcover]” (photo book; co-author: Salman Rushdie) (Rizzoli)
Richard Havers “Blue Note: Uncompromising Expression [Hardcover]” (a 75th-anniversary look at the record company) (Chronicle Books)
The Jesus and Mary Chain “The Jesus and Mary Chain: Barbed Wire Kisses [Hardcover]” (author: Zoë Howe; Kindle) (St. Martin’s Press)
Glyn Johns “Sound Man: A Life Recording Hits with The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, Eric Clapton, The Faces … [Hardcover]” (Kindle) (Blue Rider Press, Nov. 13)
Peggy Lee “Is That All There Is? The Strange Life of Peggy Lee [Hardcover]” (author: James Gavin; Read here; Kindle) (Atria Books)
Joni Mitchell “Joni Mitchell: Both Sides Now [Hardcover]” (author: Malka Marom; Kindle) (Omnibus Press, Nov. 10)
Elvis Presley “Elvis Presley: A Southern Life [Hardcover]” (author: Joel Williamson) (Oxford University Press, Nov. 13)
Gil Scott-Heron “Gil Scott-Heron: Pieces of a Man [Hardcover]” (author: Marcus Baram; Read here; Kindle) (St. Martin’s Press)

More Book Releases for the Week of Nov. 11, 2014

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