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This Week’s Releases: Nov. 18, 2014

New stuff (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Adaliah (Bradenton, Fla.-based metal/melodic hardcore group) “Shedding Skin” (producer: Kenny Gil; See here; MP3; iTunes) (Mediaskare, Nov. 17)
Art Department (underground Canadian duo) “Natural Selection” (guests: Seth Troxler, Aquarius Heaven; Hear here; Read here; iTunes) (No. 19 Music)
Buzzcocks “The Way” (producers: Buzzcocks, Dave M Allen; first single: “It’s Not You”; Hear here; iTunes) (1-2-3-4 GO!)
Jonathan Byrd (country/folk/rock songwriter) “You Can’t Outrun the Radio” (producers: Byrd, Corin Raymond; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Waterbug)
James Carothers “Honky Tonk Land” (producer: Carothers; first single: “I Must Be Alive”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Renegade Mountain)
Kristin Chenoweth “Coming Home” (on her PBS special, airing Nov. 28, “Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home,” she will perform a career-spanning concert in her hometown of Broken Arrow, Okla.; Hear here; iTunes) (Concord, Nov. 17)
Crying (power trio) “Get Olde Second Wind” (Hear here; Vinyl; iTunes) (Run For Cover, Nov. 17)
Exit Verse (Chicago group) “Exit Verse” (first single: “Seeds”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes) (Ernest Jenning Record Co.)
Bryan Ferry “Avonmore” (producers: Ferry, Rhett Davies; guests: Johnny Marr, Nile Rodgers, Marcus Miller, Flea, Ronnie Spector, Mark Knopfler, Maceo Parker; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes) (BMG Rights Management, Nov. 17)
In This Moment “Black Widow” (producer: Kevin Churko; first single: “Sick Like Me”; Hear here; iTunes) (Atlantic, Nov. 17)
Sam Llanas (formerly of the BoDeans) “The Whole Night Thru” (producer: Gary Tanin; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Llanas Music / OARFIN / eOne, Nov. 17)
Manchester Orchestra “Hope” (a re-imagination of “Cope,” their most recent album; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes) (Loma Vista / Republic)
Nickelback “No Fixed Address” (producers: Nickelback; first single: “Edge of a Revolution”; Hear here; See here; iTunes) (Republic, Nov. 17)
One Direction “Four” (first single: “Fireproof”; Hear here; Exclusive Fan Bundles; Deluxe Edition; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition; iTunes) (Syco Music / Columbia, Nov. 17)
The Outta Sites (L.A. retro-rock quartet) “Rock & Roll Dance Party” (producers: lead singer/guitarist Chris “Sugarballs” Sprague, drummer Pete Curry; Hear here; Vinyl; iTunes) (Spinout)
Ariel Pink “Pom Pom” (first single: “Put Your Number In My Phone”; Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes) (4AD, Nov. 17)
P.O.D. “SoCalSessions” (12-song acoustic album; Hear here; iTunes) (T-Boy / UMe, Nov. 17)
R.F.C. (rap group fronted by Smoke DZA) “The Outsiders” (producers: 183rd, DJ Relly Rell, Cardo, Skit, WhyteBone, V-Don, Lee Bannon, Jahlil Beats, Brady, Ski Beatz, Weez Beats; new single: “Malverde”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (R.F.C. Music Group / iHipHop Distribution, Nov. 17)
Rich Robinson (former Black Crowes guitarist) “Woodstock Sessions Vol. 3” (Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Woodstock Sessions)
The Roys “Bluegrass Kinda Christmas” (Hear here; MP3; iTunes) (Rural Rhythm, Nov. 17)
Siena Root (stoner-rock band from Stockholm) “Pioneers” (first single: “The Way You Turn”; Hear here; See here; MP3; iTunes) (Cleopatra)
TV on the Radio “Seeds” (the band’s first record since the death of bassist-producer Gerard Smith in April 2011; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes) (Harvest, Nov. 17)
Various artists “Annie: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” (remake opens in theaters on Dec. 19; stars Quvenzhané Wallis as Annie, along with Cameron Diaz and Jamie Foxx; first single: “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile” by Sia; See here; iTunes) (Roc Nation / Overbrook Entertainment / Madison Gate / RCA, Nov. 17)
Various artists “The Art of McCartney” (covers of McCartney songs, backed by McCartney’s longtime band; producer: Ralph Sall; contributors: Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Brian Wilson, Smokey Robinson, Roger Daltrey, Jeff Lynne, Alice Cooper, Def Leppard, The Cure, Dr. John, Yusuf, KISS, Chrissie Hynde, etc.; Hear here; Deluxe Edition; Super Deluxe Edition; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes) (Kobalt Label Services, Nov. 17)
Various artists “Christmas at Downton Abbey” (45-track double CD includes seven recordings by members of the cast; MP3; iTunes) (Warner, Nov. 17)
Various artists “Punk Goes Pop Vol. 6” (Hear/read here; iTunes) (Fearless, Nov. 17)
Hans Zimmer “Interstellar: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” (sci-fi film starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine opens Nov. 5; See here; iTunes) (WaterTower Music)

More Releases for the Week of Nov. 18, 2014

New stuff (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Acid Baby Jesus (Greek psycho-rockers) “Selected Recordings [MP3]” (Hear here; Vinyl) (Slovenly Recordings, Nov. 17)
Dirt Dress (L.A. post-punk trio) “Revelations [MP3]” (four-song EP; first single: “12 Pictures”; Hear here; iTunes) (Future Gods)
Sara Evans “At Christmas [MP3]” (includes a version of “12 Days of Christmas” with two of her daughters, 12-year-old Olivia and 10-year-old Audrey; Hear here; iTunes) (RCA Nashville, Nov. 17)
Forgotten Species (noise-pop band led by Blake Smith, formerly of Fig Dish and Caviar) “Hades Fades [MP3]” (five-song EP; first single: “Running Out of Face”; Hear here; iTunes) (Long Nights Impossible Odds)
Brooke Fraser (New Zealand singer) “Brutal Romantic [MP3]” (producer: David Kosten; Hear here; See here; iTunes) (Vagrant)
Girlpool (L.A. duo) “Girlpool [MP3]” (seven-song EP; Hear here; Vinyl; CD; iTunes) (Wichita Recordings)
Hippo Campus (Minnesota quartet) “Bashful Creatures [MP3]” (six-song EP; producer: Low’s Alan Sparhawk; Hear here) (Halocline)
My My My “Tigers on the Dance Floor [MP3]” (producers: Benjamin Balcom, My My My; first single: “Bleeding”; Hear here) (My My My)
Kathleen Smith “Love Superstar [MP3]” (producers: Trina Shoemaker, Smith; first single: “Fire in My Heart”; Hear here) (Revolutionary Heart)
SQÜRL “EP #3 [MP3]” (three songs; Hear/read here; Vinyl) (ATP Recordings, Nov. 17)
Cole Swindell “Down Home Sessions [iTunes]” (five-song EP; Hear here; MP3) (Warner, Nov. 17)
Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil (Nashville rock quartet) “Goliath [MP3]” (first single: “Standing in Line”; Hear here; See here; iTunes) (Splint Entertainment)
Dwight Twilley “Always [MP3]” (Hear here) (Big Oak)
Til Willis & Erratic Cowboy “Cars Etcetera [MP3]” (Hear here; iTunes) (Lemon Zephyr Music)
Wintersong “Christmas Shopping [MP3]” (producer: Patrick Ovenden; first single: “Christmas Shopping”; Hear here) (Yorick, Nov. 21)

More Digital Downloads for the Week of Nov. 18, 2014

Reissues (CD / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
David Bowie “Nothing Has Changed.” (career-spanning collection, from 1964 to 2014, with bonus tracks and a new song, “Sue (or In a Season of Crime),” produced by Tony Visconti; Read here; Deluxe Edition; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes) (Columbia / Legacy, Nov. 17)
Pattie Brooks “Love Shook / Our Ms. Brooks” (1977, 1978 albums on one CD; remastered) (Funky Town Grooves)
Captain Beefheart “Sun Zoom Spark: 1970 to 1972 [Box set]” (four CDs, including three complete albums and a disc containing 14 previously unreleased tracks; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes) (Rhino, Nov. 17)
Albert Collins “Funky Blues Live 1973” (RockBeat)
Depeche Mode “Depeche Mode Live in Berlin [CD + DVD + Blu-ray]” (filmed at the O2 World Berlin on Nov. 25 and 27, 2013 during their “Delta Machine” tour; CD) (Columbia, Nov. 17)
Al Di Meola “Al Di Meola Collection” (Telarc, Nov. 17)
Ronnie Dyson “Lady in Red: The Columbia Sides Plus” (23 tracks; Read here) (U.K. – SoulMusic / Cherry Red, Nov. 17)
Foghat “Drivin’ Wheels: Best of 1972-1982” (two CDs, 32 tracks; Track list) (Raven, Nov. 17)
Fugazi “First Demo” (11 lost songs from 1988; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Dischord)
Genesis “Nursery Cryme” (1971 album; remastered; 2008 mixes by Nick Davis and Genesis), “Foxtrot” (1972 album; remastered; 2008 mixes by Nick Davis and Genesis), “Selling England By the Pound” (1973 album; remastered; 2008 mixes by Nick Davis and Genesis), “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway” (1974 album; remastered; 2008 mixes by Nick Davis and Genesis) (Atlantic, Nov. 17)
Gentle Giant “Gentle Giant Live at the Bicentennial” (recorded on July 3, 1976, at the Calderone Theater in Hempstead, Long Island) (Alucard Music / Caroline, Nov. 17)
Emmylou Harris “Songbird: Rare Tracks & Forgotten Gems [Box set]” (four-CD, 78-song compilation, originally released in 2007) (Rhino / Warner, Nov. 17)
Helix “Long Way to Heaven” (1985 album; remastered) (Culture Factory)
The Jones Girls “On Target (Expanded Edition)” (1983 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks) (Funky Town Grooves, Nov. 17)
L.A. Guns “Boston 1989” (Cleopatra, Nov. 17)
Henry Mancini “The Classic Soundtrack Collection [Box set]” (18 original Mancini soundtrack albums on nine discs, with bonus tracks) (RCA / Columbia / Legacy, Nov. 17)
The Manhattans “There’s No Good in Goodbye (Expanded Edition)” (1978 album; remastered, with seven bonus tracks) (Funky Town Grooves, Nov. 17)
The Manhattans “After Midnight” (1980 album, includes “Shining Star,” which reached No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100; remastered, with bonus tracks) (Razor & Tie, Nov. 17)
Johnny Mathis “The Complete Global Albums Collection [Box set]” (13 discs, featuring albums released in 1963-67, with previously unreleased material; MP3; iTunes) (Columbia / Legacy, Nov. 17)
Old 97’s “Hitchhike to Rhome” (1994 album; remastered, with a second disc of 12 unreleased tracks; Read here; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes) (Omnivore Recordings, Nov. 17)
John Prine “Angels From Montgomery: 4 Essential Albums 1971-1975” (two CDs, featuring his Atlantic Records albums “John Prine,” “Diamonds in the Rough,” “Sweet Revenge” and “Common Sense”) (Raven, Nov. 17)
Rare Earth “Live in Chicago” (1974 album; remastered) (Culture Factory)
Chris Rea “Whatever Happened to Benny Santini?” (1978 album; remastered) (Culture Factory)
Redbone “Message From a Drum” (CD Deluxe Vinyl Replica; 1971 album; remastered, with one bonus track, “Chant: 13th Hour,” which was the B-side of “The Witch Queen of New Orleans”) (Culture Factory)
Arturo Sandoval “Arturo Sandoval Collection” (Concord, Nov. 17)
Christian Scott “Christian Scott Collection” (Concord, Nov. 17)
Bruce Springsteen “The Album Collection, Vol. 1 1973-1984 [Box set]” (eight complete albums, newly remastered by Bob Ludwig and Toby Scott, with a 60-page book; Read here; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes) (Columbia / Legacy, Nov. 17)
Syretta “Set My Love in Motion (Expanded Edition)” (1981 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks) (Funky Town Grooves, Nov. 17)
Otis Taylor “Otis Taylor Collection” (Telarc, Nov. 17)
Various artists “Complete Pop Instrumental Hits of 1959” (two CDs, 66 songs; Track list) (Complete 60s)
Various artists “Putumayo Presents French Christmas” (iTunes) (Putumayo, Nov. 17)
Various artists “Scrooged: Music From the Motion Picture” (1988 album; remastered, with bonus tracks; Read here) (La-La Land)
Various artists “While No One Was Looking: Toasting 20 Years of Bloodshot Records” (two CDs, 38 songs; Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3; iTunes) (Bloodshot)
Ian Whitcomb “The Golden Age of Tin Pan Alley” (two CDs) (Rivermont)
Wilco “Alpha Mike Foxtrot: Rare Tracks 1994-2014 [Box set]” (four CDs of rare studio and live recordings; Vinyl + MP3; MP3; iTunes), “What’s Your 20? Essential Tracks 1994-2014” (two CDs, 38 tracks; MP3; iTunes) (Nonesuch, Nov. 17)
Trisha Yearwood “PrizeFighter: Hit After Hit” (10 hits with six new songs, including the title track, a duet with Kelly Clarkson; Read here) (Sony Music Nashville, Nov. 17)
Adrian Younge “Black Dynamite (Original Motion Picture Score) (Deluxe Edition)” (2009 Michael Jai White comedy, with the full set of instrumentals on a second disc and four bonus tracks; iTunes) (Linear Labs)

More Releases for the Week of Nov. 18, 2014

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Jessica Alba, Powers Boothe, et al “Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray; iTunes) (Anchor Bay)
Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, et al “Frozen: Sing Along Edition [DVD]” (2013 film; iTunes) (Walt Disney)
Nick Cave “20,000 Days on Earth [DVD]” (award-winning rock documentary; See here; iTunes) (Drafthouse Films / Cinedigm)
Cher, Sandy Dennis, Karen Black, et al “Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean [DVD]” (1982 film; Blu-ray) (Olive Films)
Michael Douglas, Michael Keaton, et al “And So It Goes [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray; iTunes) (20th Century Fox)
Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, et al “It Happened One Night (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]” (1934 film) (Criterion Collection)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Krasinski, et al “The Wind Rises [DVD]” (2014 Japanese animated film, written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki; Blu-ray + DVD) (Walt Disney)
Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, et al “22 Jump Street [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray; iTunes) (Sony Pictures)
Billy Joel “The Last Play at Shea: The Documentary Film [Blu-ray + DVD]” (filmed in July 2008, narrated by Alec Baldwin) (Virgil Films and Entertainment)
Chloe Grace Moretz, Jamie Blackley, et al “If I Stay [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray; iTunes) (MGM)
Chris Pratt, Lee Pace, Zoe Saldana, et al “Guardians of the Galaxy [Amazon Instant Video]” (2014 film; iTunes) (Marvel)
The Rolling Stones “From The Vault: L.A. Forum – Live In 1975 [DVD]” (two-and-a-half-hour show on July 12, 1975; CD; Vinyl; iTunes) (Eagle Rock, Nov. 17)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of Nov. 18, 2014

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
Cerys Matthews (former Catatonia singer) “Hook, Line & Singer: A Sing-a-Long Book [Paperback]” (Penguin Books, Nov. 20)
Red Hot Chili Peppers “Red Hot Chili Peppers: Fandemonium” [Paperback]” (photographs and interviews by David Mushegain; introduction by Anthony Kiedis; Kindle) (Running Press)
Will Romano “Prog Rock FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About Rock’s Most Progressive Music [Paperback]” (Backbeat Books)

More Book Releases for the Week of Nov. 18, 2014

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