New stuff

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Aloha Input (Bavarian experimental pop trio) “Anysome” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Morr Music)
Ancient Sky (Brooklyn psych rockers) “All Get Out [MP3]” (first single: “Master Cleanse”; Hear here) (Wharf Cat)
Blue Rodeo “In Our Nature” (their first album in four years; Hear here; MP3) (Telsoul)
Tamar Braxton “Winter Loverland” (guest: Trina Braxton; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Streamline / Epic, Nov. 11)
Counting Crows “Echoes of the Outlaw Roadshow” (live album; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Underwater Sunshine, Nov. 11)
Casey Darnell “Casey Darnell” (producer: Ian Eskelin; Hear here; MP3) (North Point Music / Universal, Nov. 11)
deadmau5, et al “We Are Friends. Vol 2 [MP3]” (new music from deadmau5 and a hand-picked selection of his label’s artists; Hear here) (Mau5trap, Nov. 11)
Fred Eaglesmith “Tambourine [MP3]” (his 20th album; Hear here) (Fred Eaglesmith)
Randy Ellefson “Now Weaponized! [MP3]” (producer: Ellefson; first single: “Keeping Page”; Hear here) (Guitarosity)
Erasure “Snow Globe” (a collection of original compositions and seasonal classics; first single: “Gaudete”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Mute, Nov. 11)
Glee Cast “Applause [MP3],” “Marry the Night [MP3]” (feat. Adam Lambert), “Roar [MP3]” (feat. Demi Lovato and Adam Lambert), “Wide Awake [MP3]” (Hear here) (Columbia)
Grace & Tony (“punkgrass” duo from Loretto, Tenn.) “November” (producers: Lloyd Aur Norman, Stephen D. Jones; Hear here) (Rock Ridge Music, Nov. 11)
Mason Jennings “Always Been” (producer: Bo Ramsey; guests: Iris Dement, Neil Young drummer Chad Cromwell; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Thirty Tigers)
Lady Gaga “ARTPOP” (guests: R. Kelly, T.I., Too $hort, Twista; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Kon Live / Cherrytree / Interscope, Nov. 11)
Less Than Jake “See the Light” (producer: bassist Roger Lima; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Fat Wreck Chords)
Little Mix (British girl group formed on the U.K. “X Factor” and won in 2011) “Salute” (producers: TMS, Future Cut, Fred Ball, MNEK, Nathan Duvall, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis; first single: “Move”; Hear here; Deluxe edition) (U.K. – Syco Music / Columbia, Nov. 11)
Los Campesinos! (Welsh indie-pop outfit) “No Blues” (producers: Tom Campesinos!, John Goodmanson; Hear here; MP3) (Wichita Recordings)
Anne-Sophie Mutter “Dvořák [CD/DVD]” (with Berliner Philharmoniker and conductor Manfred Honeck, music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; See here; Read here; MP3) (Deutsche Grammophon, Nov. 11)
Casey Neill and The Norway Rats “All You Pretty Vandals” (producer: Chris Funk; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Incident Recordings / Redeye)
Psapp (London-based experimental electronica band) “What Makes Us Glow” (first single: “Everything Belongs to the Sun”; Hear here; Vinyl) (The state51 Conspiracy, Nov. 11)
Kellie Pickler “The Woman I Am” (producers: Frank Liddell, Luke Wooten; Hear here; MP3) (Black River Entertainment, Nov. 11)
Psyclon Nine “[Order of the Shadow: Act I]” (Hear here; MP3) (Metropolis)
James Tristan Redding “Walking Into Brooklyn [MP3]” (producer: Redding; guest: Trevor Sadler; first single: “Irony Is Not a Type of Metal”; Hear here) (James Tristan Redding)
Cliff Richard “The Fabulous Rock ‘N’ Roll Songbook” (first single: “Rip It Up”; Hear here; Read here) (U.K. – Rhino, Nov. 11)
Katey Sagal “Covered” (the “Sons of Anarchy” actress’ first studio album in nine years, includes a duet with Jackson Browne on Steve Earle’s “Goodbye”; she is joined by The Forest Rangers, the “house band” on “Sons of Anarchy”; Hear here; MP3) (eOne Music, Nov. 11)
Sapphire Slows (Japanese electronic artist) “Allegoria” (first single: “Dry Fruits”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Not Not Fun)
’77 (Spanish hard rockers) “Maximum Rock N’ Roll [MP3]” (producers: Fred Estby, Nicke Andersson; Hear here) (Listenable, Nov. 15)
State Faults (post hardcore/screamo band from Northern California) “Resonate/Desperate” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (No Sleep, Nov. 11)
Strange Daze (Minneapolis modern rock band) “Shine Through” (producers: 38 Special keyboardist Bobby Capps, 3 Doors Down guitarist Chris Henderson, engineer Brian Johnson; Hear here; MP3) (Rock Ridge Music, Nov. 11)
Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs “Under the Covers, Vol. 3” (covers of 1980s songs; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Shout! Factory, Nov. 11)
Roger Taylor (of Queen) “Fun On Earth” (the drummer’s first solo album in 15 years; guest: Jeff Beck; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl) (U.K. – Virgin, Nov. 11)
Tindersticks “Across Six Leap Years” (producer: frontman Stuart A. Staples; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Lucky Dog / City Slang)
Tough Age “Tough Age” (producers: Tough Age; first single: “Sea of White”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Mint)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Music! 48” (20 songs; MP3) (Universal, Nov. 11)
Various artists “12 Years A Slave (Music From and Inspired By the Motion Picture) [Film soundtrack]” (new music from John Legend, Alicia Keys, Alabama Shakes, Gary Clark, Jr., Chris Cornell with Joy Williams of The Civil Wars, and more, plus selections of the original movie score by Hans Zimmer; See here; MP3) (Columbia, Nov. 11)
Weekender (Philadelphia quartet) “Spanish Peaks [MP3]” (producer: Kyle “Slick” Johnson; Hear here) (PaperCup Music)

More Releases for the Week of Nov. 12, 2013


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Duane Allman “Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective [Box set]” (seven CDs, 129 tracks; Read here) (Rounder, Nov. 11)
The Allman Brothers Band “5 Classic Albums” (Polydor / UMe, Nov. 11)
America “The Complete WB Collection 1971-1977 [MP3]” (their first seven albums) (Rhino / Warner, Nov. 11)
The Beatles “On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2” (two CDs of previously unreleased recordings of the band from mid-1960s appearances on BBC radio; Hear/read here; See here; Vinyl), “Live at the BBC” (two CDs; originally released in 2001; Vinyl), “Live At The BBC: The Collection [Box set]” (four-CD compilation includes both volumes; 132 tracks) (Capitol, Nov. 11)
Jimmy Buffett “5 Classic Albums” (Universal / UMe, Nov. 11)
Candlebox “The Candlebox Collection [MP3]” (three albums) (Rhino / Warner, Nov. 11)
Chic “The Studio Album Collection 1977-1992 [MP3]” (eight albums) (Rhino / Atlantic, Nov. 11)
Ry Cooder “Ry Cooder: 1970-1987 [Box set]” (11 discs) (Rhino)
Creedence Clearwater Revival “Creedence Clearwater Revival [Box set]” (six-disc collection, originally released in 2001; contains all nine CCR albums, plus rarities and previously unreleased tracks) (Fantasy, Nov. 11)
Sheryl Crow “5 Classic Albums” (A&M / UMe, Nov. 11)
Miles Davis “Miles Davis: The Original Mono Recordings [Box set]” (nine discs, including two rare albums, 1958’s “Jazz Track” and 1964’s “Miles & Monk At Newport”) (Columbia / Legacy, Nov. 11)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer “Live in Montreal 1977”(13 songs; MP3) (Razor & Tie, Nov. 11)
Roger Eno “Little Things Left Behind (1988-1998)” (two CDs) (All Saints / Redeye, Nov. 11)
Fiction Factory “Feels Like Heaven (The Best) [MP3]” (14 tracks) (R.D.E.G.)
The Four Tops “Indestructible: Expanded Edition” (1988 album; remastered, with six bonus tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Soulmusic, Nov. 11)
Marvin Gaye “5 Classic Albums” (Motown / UMe, Nov. 11)
Grizzly Bear “Shields: Expanded” (2012 album, with eight B-sides, remixes and demos; Read here; Vinyl) (Warp)
Josh Groban “The Josh Groban Collection [MP3]” (five albums) (Rhino / Reprise, Nov. 11)
Buddy Guy “This Is the Beginning: The Artistic, Cobra & U.S.A. Sessions” (Fuel, Nov. 11)

More Releases for the Week of Nov. 12, 2013

Herbie Hancock “Herbie Hancock: The Complete Columbia Album Collection 1972-1988 [Box set]” (34 discs, from 1973’s “Sextant” to 1988’s “Perfect Machine”; Read here) (Columbia / Legacy)
Kevin Hart “Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain” (soundtrack to the 2013 stand-up concert film, featuring music by Erick Sermon, Snoop Dogg, Method Man, Krayzie Bone, Lisette Love, etc.; MP3; DVD; Blu-ray) (eOne Music / Artist Live, Nov. 11)
Donny Hathaway “Never My Love: The Anthology [Box set]” (four discs, includes “Overview: Young, Gifted & Black The Life & Music of Donny Hathaway,” “Unreleased Studio Recordings,” the previously unreleased “Live at The Bitter End 1971” and “Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway Duets”; MP3) (Rhino / Atlantic, Nov. 11)
John Hiatt “Here to Stay: Best of 2000-2012” (17 songs; MP3) (New West, Nov. 11)
Brenda Holloway “The Artistry of Brenda Holloway” (1968 compilation, initially released in the U.K.; remastered, with eight bonus tracks from the Motown vaults; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Kent / Ace, Nov. 11)
Honeymoon Suite “Honeymoon Suite” (1984 album; remastered), “The Big Prize” (1986 album; remastered; See here) (Rock Candy)
Ice Cube “The Complete Sire Albums 1987-1991 [MP3]” (four albums) (Rhino / Warner, Nov. 11)
INXS “INXS Collection 1980-1993 [MP3]” (their first nine albums) (Rhino / Atlantic, Nov. 11)
Jewel “The Jewel Collection [MP3]” (her first five albums) (Rhino / Atlantic, Nov. 11)
Keane “The Best of Keane” (20 greatest hits and B-sides, including two new songs; Deluxe edition; Amazon-exclusive Super Deluxe; MP3) (Interscope, Nov. 11)
Sammy Kershaw “Big Hits Volume One” (12 songs; MP3) (Big Hit, Nov. 11)
The Killers “Direct Hits” (15 greatest hits, plus two new studio tracks, “Just Another Girl” and “Shot at the Night”; CD/DVD; MP3) (Island, Nov. 11)
KISS “5 Classic Albums” (Mercury / UMe, Nov. 11)
Lamb of God As the Palaces Burn (10th Anniversary Edition)” (2003 album; with three bonus tracks; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Razor & Tie, Nov. 11)
Led Zeppelin “The Complete Led Zeppelin [MP3]” (nine albums) (Rhino / Atlantic, Nov. 11)
The Lords of the New Church “The Lords of the New Church” (1982 album; remastered), “Is Nothing Sacred?” (1983 album; remastered), “The Methods to Our Madness” (1984 album; remastered; Read here) (Real Gone Music)
Lynyrd Skynyrd “5 Classic Albums” (Geffen / UMe, Nov. 11)
Matchbox Twenty “The Matchbox Twenty Collection [MP3]” (their first five albums, 54 songs) (Emblem / Atlantic, Nov. 11)
Reba McEntire “5 Classic Albums” (Mercury / UMe, Nov. 11)
John Mellencamp “John Mellencamp: 1982-1989 [Box set]” (five discs, 57 songs; Track list) (Mercury / UMe, Nov. 11)
Mr. Bungle “The Studio Album Collection [MP3]” (three albums) (Rhino / Warner, Nov. 11)
Needtobreathe “The Studio Album Collection [MP3]” (53 songs) (Rhino / Atlantic, Nov. 11)
The New Christy Minstrels “Merry Christmas! The Complete Columbia Christmas Recordings 1963-1966” (features the albums “Merry Christmas” and “Christmas with the Christies,” with five bonus tracks; remastered; Read here) (Real Gone Music)
The Notorious B.I.G. “The Collection [MP3]” (three albums) (Rhino / Atlantic, Nov. 11)
OXO “OXO [MP3]” (1983 album, featuring “Whirly Girl”) (R.D.E.G.)
Phish “Niagara Falls” (Dec. 7, 1995, concert at the Niagara Falls Convention Center; Hear/read here; MP3) (JEMP, Nov. 11)
Saâda Bonaire (German synth duo) “Saâda Bonaire” (compiles two songs from their original EMI single, “You Could Be More As You Are,” plus 11 unreleased songs recorded between 1982 and 1985; Hear here; Vinyl) (Captured Tracks, Nov. 11)
Shinedown “The Studio Album Collection [MP3]” (48 songs) (Rhino / Atlantic, Nov. 11)
Songs: Ohia (the late Jason Molina) “The Magnolia Electric Co.” (2003 album; with a second CD of rarities; Vinyl) (Secretly Canadian, Nov. 11)
Sugar Ray “The Sugar Ray Collection [MP3]” (five albums) (Rhino / Atlantic, Nov. 11)
The Temptations “5 Classic Albums” (Motown / UMe, Nov. 11)
Various artists “Disney Classics [Box set]” (four discs, titled “Timeless Classics,” “Modern Classics,” “Television Classics” and “Theme Park Classics”; MP3) (Walt Disney, Nov. 11)
Various artists “Ellen’s I’m Gonna Make You Dance Jams” (12 songs) (WaterTower Music, Nov. 11)
Various artists “The Party Mix – 60s” (three CDs, 57 songs), “The Party Mix – 70s” (three CDs, 58 songs), “The Party Mix – 80s” (three CDs, 55 songs), “The Party Mix – 90s” (three CDs, 54 songs), “The Party Mix – 80s Dancefloor” (three CDs, 57 songs), “The Party Mix – Classic Soul” (three CDs), “The Party Mix – Dance Anthems” (three CDs, 60 songs), “The Party Mix – Disco” (three CDs, 57 songs), “The Party Mix – New Year’s Eve” (three CDs, 58 songs), “The Party Mix – Rock” (three CDs, 58 songs) (U.K. – Crimson / Demon Music Group, Nov. 11)
Various artists “UK Records: 80 Great Hits from the 60s & 70s [MP3]” (80 songs; including original hits by 10cc, Jonathan King, First Class, Genesis, Lobo, Freddie & The Dreamers, etc.) (Revvolution, Nov. 11)
The Waterboys “Fisherman’s Box: The Complete Fisherman’s Blues Sessions 1986-1988 [Box set]” (Read here) (U.K. – Parlophone, Nov. 11)
The Who “Tommy: Deluxe Edition” (1969 album; two CDs, 42 songs; remastered; Track list; Super Deluxe Edition; Vinyl; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition; MP3 Super Deluxe Edition) (Geffen / UMe, Nov. 11)
Yes “The Studio Albums 1969-1987 [MP3]” (77 songs; CD) (Rhino / Atlantic, Nov. 11)

More Releases for the Week of Nov. 12, 2013

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Henry Cavill, Diane Lane, et al “Man of Steel [DVD]” (2013 film; Blu-ray) (Warner)
Charlie Chaplin “City Lights [Blu-ray / DVD]” (1931 film) (Criterion Collection)
Michael Cole, Peggy Lipton, Clarence Williams III “The Mod Squad: The Complete Collection [DVD]” (ABC drama, 1968-73; 39 discs; Read here) (Visual Entertainment Inc.)
Kevin Costner, Kevin Bacon “JFK: 50 Year Commemorative Ultimate Collector’s Edition [Blu-ray]” (1991 film) (Warner Bros.)
Michael J. Fox, Meredith Baxter Birney, Michael Gross, et al “Family Ties: The Complete Series [DVD]” (NBC sitcom, 1982-89; 29 discs) (Paramount)
Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, Adam Driver “Frances Ha (Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray / DVD]” (2013 film) (Criterion Collection)
Sharon Gless, Tyne Daly “Cagney & Lacey: The Complete Collection [DVD]” (CBS drama, 1981-88; 39 discs, including four TV movies) (Visual Entertainment Inc.)
Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Pierre Jalbert, Jack Hogan “Combat! The Complete Series [DVD]” (ABC war drama, 1962-67; 40 discs) (Image Entertainment)
Elvis Presley “Elvis!: Lights! Camera! Elvis! Collection [DVD]” (eight-disc set includes his movies “King Creole,” “G.I. Blues,” “Blue Hawaii,” “Roustabout,” “Girls! Girls! Girls!,” “Fun in Acapulco,” “Paradise, Hawaiian Style,” “Easy Come, Easy Go”) (Paramount)
Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Maya Rudolph, et al “Turbo [DVD]” (2013 animated film; Blu-ray) (DreamWorks Animation)
The Rolling Stones “Sweet Summer Sun: Hyde Park Live [DVD]” (2013 performance; See here; Read here; Blu-ray) (Eagle Rock)
Max Schreck “Nosferatu: 2-Disc Deluxe Remastered Edition [Blu-ray]” (1922 film; DVD) (Kino Classics)
Barbra Streisand, Seth Rogen “The Guilty Trip [DVD]” (2013 film) (Paramount)
Jerry Van Dyke “My Mother The Car: The Series [DVD]” (NBC sitcom, 1965-66; five discs) (TGG Direct, LLC)
Various artists “Best of Sesame Street: DVD Collection [DVD]” (seven discs) (Sesame Street)
Various artists “Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation [DVD]” (documentary film narrated by Susan Sarandon; See here) (Kino Lorber)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of Nov. 12, 2013

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
The Beatles “The Beatles Collected [Paperback]” (subtitled “A fan’s guide to six decades of Beatles memorabilia”; author: Pete Nash) (Clarksdale)
Malcolm Dome, Martin Popoff “The Art of Metal: Five Decades of Heavy Metal Album Covers, Posters, T-Shirts and More [Hardcover]” (foreword by Lemmy; See here) (Voyageur Press, Nov. 15)
Little Feat “Willin’: The Story of Little Feat [Hardcover]” (author: Ben Fong-Torres) (Da Capo Press)
Nirvana “Nirvana: The Complete Illustrated History [Hardcover]” (authors: Charles Cross, Gillian Gaar, Bob Gendron, Mark Yarm, Todd Martens) (Voyageur Press, Nov. 15)
The Replacements “The Replacements: Waxed-Up Hair and Painted Shoes: The Photographic History [Hardcover]” (authors: Jim Walsh, Dennis Pernu) (Voyageur Press, Nov. 16)
Howard Sounes “27: A History of the 27 Club through the Lives of Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, and Amy Winehouse [Hardcover]” (Kindle) (Da Capo Press)
Stephen Tropiano “Saturday Night Live FAQ [Paperback]” (subtitled “Everything Left to Know About Television’s Longest Running Comedy”) (Applause Theatre & Cinema Books)

More Music-Book Releases for the Week of Nov. 12, 2013

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