New stuff

Artist: Title: Label:
Herb Alpert “Steppin’ Out” (wife Lani Hall is featured on several tracks; producers: Alpert, Hall, Randy “Badazz” Alpert, Jeff Lorber; first single: “Puttin’ on the Ritz”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Shout! Factory)
Bear Grillz “The High Grade [MP3]” (four-song EP; Hear here) (Firepower)
Blood Orange (aka British singer Dev Hynes) “Cupid Deluxe” (producer: Hynes; first single: “Chamakay”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Domino)
Booka Shade (Berlin electronic duo) “Eve” (first single: “Love Inc”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Embassy One / Blaufield Music)
Jake Bugg “Shangri La” (producer: Rick Rubin; first single: “What Doesn’t Kill You”; Hear here; MP3) (Island)
CFCF (Montreal producer) “Outside” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Paper Bag / Dummy)
Daughtry “Baptized” (producer: Martin Johnson; first single: “Waiting For Superman”; Hear here; Deluxe edition; MP3) (19 Recordings / RCA)
Daytona “Daytona” (producer: Ari Picker; Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Ernest Jenning Record Co.)
Death Grips “No Love Deep Web” (producers: Zach Hill, Flatlander; Hear here; MP3) (Harvest)
Five Finger Death Punch “The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 2” (first single: “Battleborn”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Prospect Park / Universal)
Glee Cast “Blurred Lines [MP3],” “If I Were a Boy [MP3],” “On Our Way [MP3],” “Wrecking Ball [MP3],” “You Are Woman, I Am Man [MP3]” (Hear here) (Columbia)
The Grascals “When I Get My Pay” (guest: Dierks Bentley; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Mountain Home Music)
Samantha Kushnick (cellist, singer-songwriter) “One Room [MP3]” (Hear here) (Samantha Kushnick)
LA Font (California garage-rock band) “Diving Man [MP3]” (producer: Eric Palmquist; Hear here) (New Professor Music)
M83 “You and the Night [MP3]” (soundtrack to the Yann Gonzalez film; Hear here; See here) (Mute)
Matthew Morrison (of “Glee”) “A Classic Christmas [MP3]” (six-song EP; producer: Phil Ramone; Hear/read here) (222)
Laura Pausini “20 The Greatest Hits – Grandes Exitos” (new collaborations and rerecordings of hits; MP3) (Warner Music Latina)
Sariah (dance/pop artist) “Holiday Heart [MP3]” (Hear here) (Reigning Hearts)
The Sunshine Dreamers (indie pop-rock band from Wichita, Kan.) “Good Morning Afternoon [MP3]” (Hear here) (The Sunshine Dreamers)
George Thorogood & The Destroyers “George Thorogood & The Destroyers: Live At Montreux 2013” (Hear here; DVD; Blu-ray; MP3) (Eagle Rock)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Music! 86” (two CDs) (U.K. – Universal, Nov. 18)
Various artists “The Del Shannon Tribute: Songwriter, Volume 1” (16 tracks; contributors: Randy Bachman, Marshall Crenshaw, Frank Black, Dave Smalley, Marti Jones, Don Dixon, etc.; Read here; MP3) (S’more Entertainment / RockBeat)
Various artists “Rockin’ Legends Pay Tribute to Jack White” (featuring Big Jay McNeely, Sonny Burgess, Gary U.S. Bonds, Bobby Vee, Walter Lure of Johnny Thunders’ The Heartbreakers, Knox of The Vibrators, etc.; Hear/read here; MP3) (Cleopatra)
VNV Nation (Irish/English electronic music duo) “Transnational” (Hear here; MP3) (Anachron)
Robbie Williams “Swings Both Ways [MP3]” (guests: Lily Allen, Kelly Clarkson, Michael Bublé, Olly Murs, Rufus Wainwright; Hear here; Read here; CD) (Robbie Williams P&D)
Yo Gotti “I Am” (guests: T.I., Jeezy, YG; first single: “King Shit”; Hear here; CD) (CMG / Epic)

More Releases for the Week of Nov. 19, 2013


Artist: Title: Label:
Bryan Adams “5 Classic Albums” (five discs) (A&M / UMe)
Trace Adkins “5 Classic Albums” (five discs) (MCA Nashville / UMe)
Eddy Arnold “The Essential Eddy Arnold [MP3]” (40 songs) (RCA / Legacy)
Fred Astaire “The Early Years at RKO”(37 songs; MP3) (Sony Masterworks)
AWOLNATION “Megalithic Symphony Deluxe” (2011 album; with 18 bonus tracks; Hear here; MP3) (Red Bull)
Bobby Bare “The Essential Bobby Bare [MP3]” (40 songs) (Columbia / Legacy)
The Beach Boys “5 Classic Albums” (five discs) (Capitol / UMe)
The Blasters “Live 1986 [Vinyl]” (RockBeat)
The Bottle Rockets “The Bottle Rockets / The Brooklyn Side” (1993, 1995 albums on two CDs, with 19 previously unreleased tracks; MP3) (Bloodshot)
Luke Bryan “4 Album Collection [Box set]” (Capitol Nashville / UMe)
Glen Campbell “5 Classic Albums” (five discs) (Capitol / UMe)
The Carter Family “The Essential Carter Family [MP3]” (40 songs) (RCA / Legacy)
Johnny Cash “The Very Best of Johnny Cash” (three CDs, 75 songs, featuring original hit recordings from 1956-1962) (Not Now)
Ray Charles “The Ultimate Collection” (three CDs, 75 songs) (Not Now)
Collage “Collage” (1971 album; remastered) (Gear Fab)
Deep Purple “Live in Birmingham 1993” (two discs), “Live in Stuttgart 1993” (two discs) (Hear No Evil)
Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters, Little Walter “Super Blues” (1967 album; remastered; Hear here) (Get On Down)
The Fantastic Four “Best of the Fantastic Four” (Japan – Universal)
Fleetwood Mac “Boston” (three CDs; recorded at the Boston Tea Party venue over three nights in February 1970; Vinyl; MP3) (Madfish / Snapper Music Group)
FM (Canadian prog-rock band) “Black Noise” (1977 album; remastered; Read here; MP3), “Surveillance” (1979 album; remastered; Read here; MP3), “City of Fear” (1980 album; remastered; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Esoteric Recordings / Cherry Red)
Terri Gibbs “The Best of Terri Gibbs [MP3]” (10 songs, including “Somebody’s Knockin'”) (MCA Nashville / UMe)
Merle Haggard “5 Classic Albums” (five discs) (Mercury / UMe)
Elton John “5 Classic Albums” (Universal / UMe)
Ben E. King “The Very Best of Ben E. King [MP3]” (1998 compilation of 19 Drifters and solo hits) (Rhino / Atlantic)

More Releases for the Week of Nov. 19, 2013

Manfred Mann “Manfred Mann EP Collection [Box set]” (seven discs of material from the 1960s) (Active Distribution Ltd.)
Dean Martin “The Reprise Years [MP3]” (40 songs) (Columbia / Legacy)
John Mayer “The Collection: 5 Complete Albums [MP3]” (Columbia / Legacy)
Nektar “Retrospektive 1969-1980” (two CDs, 30 songs; MP3) (Cleopatra)
Nickelback “The Best of Nickelback Volume 1” (19 tracks; MP3) (Roadrunner)
Ohio Players “Live 1977” (10 tracks; Vinyl; MP3) (Cleopatra)
A Perfect Circle “Three Sixty” (13-track greatest hits, including the new track “By and Down”; Hear here; Deluxe edition; MP3) (Virgin / UMe)
Tom Petty “5 Classic Albums” (five discs, featuring “Damn the Torpedoes,” “Hard Promises,” “Southern Accents,” “Full Moon Fever” and “Into the Great Wide Open”) (Universal / UMe)
Quicksilver Messenger Service “Live At The Winterland Ballroom – December First, 1973” (Vinyl; MP3) (Purple Pyramid / Cleopatra)
REO Speedwagon “Live at Moondance Jam (Deluxe Edition CD/DVD)” (recorded at the Moondance Jam festival in Walker, Minn., in 2010; Hear here; Blu-ray; MP3) (Frontiers)
Jimmie Rodgers “The Essential Jimmie Rodgers [MP3]” (40 songs) (RCA / Legacy)
David Lee Roth “Greatest Hits: The Deluxe Edition [CD/DVD]” (Friday Music)
Rush “5 Classic Albums” (five discs, featuring “A Farewell to Kings,” “2112,” “Signals,” “Fly By Night” and “Moving Pictures”; see related DVD below) (Mercury / UMe)
Scherrie & Susaye (latter-day Supremes members Scherrie Payne and Susaye Greene) “Partners” (1979 album; remastered; Hear here) (Japan – Universal)
Tom Scott “Master of Funk: The Essential Albums 1974-1977” (two CDs, 32 tracks; featuring songs from “Tom Scott and the L.A. Express,” “Tom Cat,” “New York Connection” and “Blow It Out”; Read here) (Raven)
Frank Sinatra “Duets: Twentieth Anniversary – Deluxe Edition” (1993 album; remastered, with “Duets II” and bonus tracks; Vinyl; Super Deluxe Edition, contains remastered and expanded “Duets” and “Duets II” on CD and LP, featuring rarities and unreleased tracks, with a DVD of new interviews and promo video, plus a 20-page booklet; MP3), “Best of Duets” (14 songs) (Capitol / UMe)
Snoop Dogg “5 Classic Albums” (five discs) (Capitol / UMe)
Hank Snow “The Essential Hank Snow [MP3]” (40 songs) (RCA / Legacy)
George Strait “5 Classic Albums” (five discs) (MCA Nashville / UMe)
Styx “5 Classic Albums” (five discs, featuring “The Grand Illusion,” “Pieces of Eight,” “Paradise Theater,” “Kilroy Was Here” and “20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection”) (A&M / UMe)
Soundgarden “5 Classic Albums” (A&M / UMe)
Various artists “Amazing Early 60s Box: 88 Hard-To-Find Hits” (three CDs; 25 songs make their CD debut; Track list) (Complete 60s)
Various artists “Any Day Now: The Quality Records Story” (three CDs, 75 songs), “Foolin’ Around: Gems from the Capitol UK Vaults 1960-1962” (three CDs, 75 songs), “Legends of the Acoustic Guitar: Laid Back Lyrics & Playful Picks” (three CDs, 75 songs), “Love and Fury: Gems from the Decca Vaults 1961-1962” (three CDs, 75 songs), “Midnight Special: The Oriole Records Story 1956-1962” (three CDs, 75 songs) (One Day)
Various artists “Decca Sound: The Analogue Years [Box set]” (54 discs; Hear here; Vinyl), “Decca Sound: The Analogue Years 1954-1968 [MP3],” “Decca Sound: The Analogue Years 1969-1980 [MP3]” (Decca)
Various artists “5 Classic Soundtracks” (five discs) (Universal / UMe)
Various artists “LateNightTales: Bonobo [MP3]” (22 songs selected by the musician, producer and DJ; CD; Vinyl) (LateNightTales)
Various artists “1960s Psychedelic Radio Commercials” (62 tracks; MP3) (RockBeat)
Various artists “The RPM Blues Story” (two CDs, 40 songs) (One Day)
Jerry Jeff Walker “It’s a Good Night for Singin’ & Contrary to Ordinary … Plus” (1976, 1978 albums; remastered) (Raven)
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys “The Essential Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys [MP3]” (40 songs) (Columbia / Legacy)
Link Wray “The Rumbling Guitar Sound of Link Wray” (two CDs, 38 songs) (Not Now)

More Releases for the Week of Nov. 19, 2013

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Edie Adams “Here’s Edie: The Edie Adams Television Collection [DVD]” (four-disc box set features 12 hours of never-seen-since-broadcast episodes of the early 1960s series “Here’s Edie” and “The Edie Adams Show”; guests include Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Stan Getz,Sammy Davis Jr., Bobby Darin, Johnny Mathis, Bob Hope, Rowan & Martin, Peter Falk, Zsa Zsa Gabor, etc.; Read here) (Ediad Productions / MVD)
Carlos Alazraqui, Val Kilmer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, et al “Planes [Blu-ray + DVD]” (2013 animated film; 3D Blu-ray + DVD; DVD) (Walt Disney)
Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, et al “We’re the Millers [DVD]” (2013 film; Blu-ray) (New Line Home Video)
Leonard Bernstein “Leonard Bernstein’s Young People’s Concerts with the New York Philharmonic, Volume 2 [DVD]” (nine discs; Read here) (Kultur)
Judy Collins “Christmas At The Biltmore Estate [DVD]” (Wildflower / Cleopatra)
Bing Crosby, Ingrid Bergman “The Bells of St. Mary’s [DVD]” (1945 film; Blu-ray) (Olive Films)
The Gourds “All The Labor: The Story of The Gourds [DVD]” (documentary by Montana filmmaker Doug Hawes-Davis; See here) (High Plains Films / MVD Visual)
Vivien Leigh “The Vivien Leigh Anniversary Collection [DVD]” (two-disc set, marking what would have been her 100th birthday on Nov. 5, 1913, includes “Fire Over England,” “Dark Journey,” “Storm In a Teacup” and “St. Martin’s Lane”; Blu-ray) (Cohen Media Group)
Pearl Jam “See No Evil Hear No Evil [DVD]” (documentary film) (Chrome Dreams)
Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, et al “The World’s End [DVD]” (2013 film; Blu-ray), “The World’s End / Hot Fuzz / Shaun of the Dead Trilogy [DVD]” (Blu-ray) (Universal Studios)
Lori Petty, Ice-T, Naomi Watts, Malcolm McDowell “Tank Girl: Collector’s Edition [Blu-ray + DVD]” (two discs; 1995 film) (Shout! Factory)
Queen “Live at Wembley Stadium: 25th Anniversary Edition / Queen Rock Montreal / Live In Rio / On Fire: Live at the Bowl [DVD]” (four concerts, six discs, with bonus material) (Eagle Rock)
Cliff Richard “Still Reelin’ and A-Rockin’ – Live In Sydney [DVD]” (filmed in early 2013; See here; Blu-ray) (Eagle Rock)
Rush “Clockwork Angels Tour [DVD]” (Blu-ray; CD) (Roadrunner)
Emeli Sandé “Live At The Royal Albert Hall [DVD]” (Blu-ray) (Capitol)
Rod Serling “The Twilight Zone: The Complete Series [DVD]” (CBS sci-fi/fantasy anthology series, 1959-64; 25 discs; includes all 156 episodes) (Image Entertainment)
Various artists “Crossroads: Eric Clapton Guitar Festival [DVD]” (two discs; filmed April 12-13 at Madison Square Garden, feat. Clapton, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Keith Richards, The Allman Brothers Band, Jeff Beck, John Mayer, Booker T., Los Lobos, The Robert Cray Band, Keith Urban, Vince Gill, Taj Mahal, Beth Hart, etc.; Blu-ray; CD) (Rhino)
Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg “2 Guns [DVD]” (2013 film; Blu-ray + DVD) (Universal Studios)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of Nov. 19, 2013

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Martin Aston “Facing the Other Way: The Story of 4AD [Hardcover]” (Kindle) (The Friday Project)
Chris Buono “Guitarist’s Guide to Music Reading: Bridging the Gap Between the Neck and Notation [Paperback]” (Hal Leonard, Nov. 21)
Ron Burgundy (aka Will Ferrell) “Let Me Off at the Top! My Classy Life and Other Musings [Hardcover]” (Kindle) (Crown Archetype)
Metallica “Metallica: 30 Years of the World’s Greatest Heavy Metal Band [Paperback]” (authors: the editors of Guitar World) (Time Home Entertainment)
Buck Owens “Buck ‘Em! The Autobiography of Buck Owens [Hardcover]” (co-author: Randy Poe; Kindle) (Backbeat Books)
Chas Smith “Welcome to Paradise, Now Go to Hell: A True Story of Violence, Corruption, and the Soul of Surfing [Hardcover]” (Kindle) (It Books)

More Music-Book Releases for the Week of Nov. 19, 2013

Next week: Nov. 26

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