New stuff

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Sara Bareilles “Love Is Christmas [MP3 Download]” (holiday single; producer: Sam Farrar; Hear here) (Epic, Nov. 21, 2011)
Big Time Rush “Elevate” (producers: Ryan Tedder, Tricky & The Dream, JR Rotem, Toby Gad, etc.; guests: Mann, Iyaz; first single: “Music Sounds Better With U”; Hear here; See here; MP3 Download) (Columbia/Nickelodeon, Nov. 21, 2011)
Jeff Black “Plow Through the Mystic [MP3 Download]” (producer: Black; guests: Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Matraca Berg, Gretchen Peters, Kim Richey; Hear here) (Lotus Nile Music, Nov. 22, 2011)
Mary J. Blige “My Life II … The Journey Continues (Act I)” (producers: Danja, Kanye West, Stargate, Swizz Beatz, The Underdogs; first single: “Someone to Love Me [Naked]”; Hear/read here; Deluxe edition; MP3 Download) (Matriarch/Geffen, Nov. 21, 2011)
Breton “Edward the Confessor [MP3 Download]” (double A-side with “Kensington System”; Hear here; See here) (FatCat, Nov. 22, 2011)
Kate Bush “50 Words For Snow” (guests: Elton John, Stephen Fry; Hear here; Full stream; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Fish People/EMI, Nov. 21, 2011)
Vanessa Carlton “Hear the Bells [MP3 Download]” (four-song holiday EP, including an acoustic version of “A Thousand Miles”; Hear here) (Razor & Tie, Nov. 21, 2011)
Javier Colón (2011 winner of NBC’s “The Voice”) “Come Through For You” (Hear here; Deluxe edition; MP3 Download) (Universal Republic, Nov. 21, 2011)
Chris Cornell “Songbook” (a 16-track collection of live recordings from his 2011 acoustic tour; includes covers of Led Zeppelin’s “Thank You” and John Lennon’s “Imagine”; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Universal, Nov. 21, 2011)
Daughtry “Break the Spell” (producer: Howard Benson; first singles: “Renegade” and “Crawling Back to You”; Hear here; Deluxe edition; MP3 Download) (19 Recordings/RCA, Nov. 21, 2011)
James Durbin (“American Idol” finalist) “Memories of a Beautiful Disaster” (producer: Howard Benson; guest: Mick Mars; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download) (Wind-up, Nov. 21, 2011)
Janeene Lavelle (Christian singer-songwriter) “The Joy of Christmas” (Hear here) (West Coast, Nov. 21, 2011)
Loom, The (New York chamber-folk band) “Teeth” (producer: Allen Farmelo; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Crossbill, Nov. 22, 2011)
Beverly McClellan (finalist on the first season of “The Voice”) “Fear Nothing” (producer: David Z; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Oarfin/eOne, Nov. 21, 2011)
Mobb Deep “Black Cocaine” (five-song EP; Hear here) (Infamous/RED, Nov. 21, 2011)
Willie Nelson “Remember Me, Vol. 1” (covers of 14 country classics; Hear here; MP3 Download) (R&J, Nov. 22, 2011)
New London Fire “The Dirt The Blood The Faith [Vinyl]” (producer: band member D. James Goodwin; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Paper Tiger, Nov. 22, 2011)
Nickelback “Here and Now” (producers: Nickelback; first singles: “When We Stand Together” and “Bottoms Up”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Roadrunner, Nov. 21, 2011)
Rihanna “Talk That Talk” (first single: “We Found Love”; Hear here; Read here; Deluxe edition; MP3 Download) (Island Def Jam, Nov. 21, 2011)
Michael W. Smith “Glory” (his second instrumental project, recorded with a 65-piece orchestra at London’s AIR Studios; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download) (Provident, Nov. 21, 2011)
Snow Patrol “Fallen Empires” (producer: Garret “Jacknife” Lee; first single: “Called Out in the Dark”; Hear here; Deluxe edition) (U.K. – Fiction/Interscope, Nov. 21, 2011)
Various artists “The Muppets [Film soundtrack]” (movie starring Jason Segel and Amy Adams opens Nov. 23; soundtrack includes songs and dialogue; See here; MP3 Download) (Walt Disney, Nov. 21, 2011)
Various artists “Punk Goes Pop Volume 4” (Fearless, Nov. 21, 2011)


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Ed Ames “Christmas With Ed Ames/Christmas Is the Warmest Time of the Year” (1967, 1970 albums on one disc; remastered) (Real Gone Music/Razor & Tie, Nov. 21, 2011)
Calexico “Selections from Road Atlas 1998-2011” (16 songs; Hear here; MP3 Download, with a bonus track) (Quarterstick, Nov. 21, 2011)
Glen Campbell “Christmas with Glen Campbell [MP3 Download]” (1995 album) (Cobra Entertainment, Nov. 22, 2011)
Cerrone “Cerrone 3: Supernature” (1977 album; remastered) (U.K. – BBR, Nov. 21, 2011)
Death Cab For Cutie “Keys and Codes Remix EP” (seven songs; Hear here) (Atlantic, Nov. 21, 2011)
Doobie Brothers, The “Cycles/Brotherhood” (1989, 1991 albums on one CD; remastered) (U.K. – BGO, Nov. 21, 2011)
Grateful Dead “Dick’s Picks Vol. 34: Community War Memorial, Rochester, NY 11/5/77 [Box set]” (3 CDs), “Dick’s Picks Vol. 35: San Diego, CA 8/7/71, Chicago, IL 8/24/71 [Box set]” (4 CDs), “Dick’s Picks, Vol. 36: The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA [Box set]” (1972 performance; 4 CDs) (Real Gone Music/Razor & Tie, Nov. 21, 2011)
Vince Guaraldi and various artists “The Charlie Brown Collection [Box set]” (4 CDs) (Fantasy, Nov. 21, 2011)
Hollywood Undead “American Tragedy Redux” (2011 album, featuring new remixes by Jonathan Davis, Andrew WK, KMFDM, etc.; Hear here; MP3 Download) (A&M/Octone, Nov. 21, 2011)
Michael Jackson “Immortal” (a reimagining of Jackson recordings, produced by Kevin Antunes; Hear/read here; Deluxe edition; MP3 Download) (Epic, Nov. 21, 2011)
B.B. King “Best of RPM & Kent Recordings” (1975 album) (Rockbeat, Nov. 22, 2011)
Lady Gaga “Born This Way: The Remix” (Hear here; see related DVD and book below; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Steamline/Kon Live/Interscope, Nov. 21, 2011)
Adam Lambert “Beg For Mercy” (pre-“American Idol” recordings; Deluxe edition, with three bonus tracks; MP3 Download) (Colwel Platinum Entertainment, Nov. 21, 2011)
Little Feat “The Last Record Album [MP3 Download]” (1975 album) (Rhino/Warner, Nov. 21, 2011)
James McCartney (son of Paul and Linda McCartney) “The Complete EP Collection” (2 CDs, 16 songs; combines James’ first two digital releases, “Available Light” and “Close at Hand,” with five new tracks; producers: David Kahne, Paul McCartney; Hear/read here) (Engine Company, Nov. 22, 2011)
Rhett Miller (of Old 97’s) “The Interpreter Live at Largo” (recorded in April 2008; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Maximum Sunshine, Nov. 22, 2011)
New Riders of the Purple Sage “Instant Armadillo Blues: Best of 1971-1975” (2 CDs, 42 songs; Read here) (Raven, Nov. 21, 2011)
Nirvana “Bleach [Vinyl]” (1989 album; remastered) (Sub Pop, Nov. 21, 2011)
Don Ray “The Garden of Love” (1978 album; remastered) (U.K. – BBR, Nov. 21, 2011)
Rolling Stones, The “Some Girls [Deluxe edition]” (1978 album; remastered, with bonus tracks; also available in Super-Deluxe Edition and MP3 Download; see related DVD below) (Universal, Nov. 21, 2011)
David Rose “The David Rose Christmas Album” (1968 album; remastered) (Real Gone Music/Razor & Tie, Nov. 21, 2011)
Rush “Sector 1 [Box set]” (5 CDs, containing “Rush,” “Fly By Night,” “Caress of Steel,” “2112” and “All the World’s a Stage,” DVD of “Fly By Night”), “Sector 2 [Box set]” (5 CDs, containing “A Farewell to Kings,” “Hemispheres,” “Permanent Waves,” “Moving Pictures” and “Exit … Stage Left,” DVD of “A Farewell to Kings”), “Sector 3 [Box set]” (5 CDs, containing “Signals,” “Grace Under Pressure,” “Power Windows,” “Hold Your Fire,” “A Show of Hands,” DVD of “Signals”) (Mercury/UMe, Nov. 21, 2011)
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band “Ultimate Hits: Rock and Roll Never Forgets” (2 CDs, 26 songs; MP3 Download) (Capitol/EMI, Nov. 21, 2011)

BTW: Disc One: 1. “Old Time Rock and Roll”; 2. “Hollywood Nights”; 3. “Night Moves”;
4. “Mainstreet”; 5. “Roll Me Away”; 6. “Turn the Page”; 7. “Her Strut”; 8. “Still the Same”; 9. “You’ll Accomp’ny Me”; 10. “We’ve Got Tonight”; 11. “Like a Rock”; 12. “Fire Lake”; 13. “Tryin’ to Live My Life Without You.”

Disc Two: 1. “Rock and Roll Never Forgets”; 2. “Against the Wind”; 3. “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man”; 4. “The Fire Down Below”; 5. “Travelin’ Man (Live)”; 6. “Beautiful Loser (Live)”; 7. “Shakedown”; 8. “Shame On the Moon”; 9. “Katmandu”; 10. “Little Drummer Boy”; 11. “Wait For Me”; 12. “Hey Hey Hey Hey (Going Back to Birmingham)”;
13. “Downtown Train.”

Nina Simone “The Complete RCA Albums Collection [Box set]” (9 CDs; Read here) (U.K. – RCA/Legacy, Nov. 21, 2011)
Styx “Pieces of Eight [180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl]” (1978 album; remastered) (Friday Music, Nov. 21, 2011)
Taylor Swift “Speak Now World Tour Live [CD/DVD]” (Big Machine, Nov. 21, 2011)
Wayman Tisdale “The Wayman Tisdale Story [CD/DVD]” (13-song best-of album and full-length documentary on the life of the late NBA star/jazz musician; See here; MP3 Download) (Rendezvous, Nov. 22, 2011)
Various artists “Ruff Ryders: Past Present Future” (14-song label retrospective, feat. DMX, Eve, Swizz Beatz, etc.; MP3 Download) (Ruff Ryders, Nov. 21, 2011)
Various artists “Vee-Jay: Celebrating 40 Years of Classic Hits 1953-1993” (3 CDs, 75 songs) (Vee-Jay/The Orchard, Nov. 22, 2011)
Various artists “Strictly the Best Volume 44” (feat. Beres Hammond, Tarrus Riley, Gyptian, Queen Ifrica, Freddie McGregor, Etana, etc.), “Strictly the Best Volume 45” (feat. Mavado, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Sean Paul, Bounty Killer, Tifa, Laza Morgan, etc.) (VP, Nov. 21, 2011)
Yes “Yesshows” (1980 album; remastered, with bonus versions of “I’ve Seen All Good People” and “Roundabout”) (Friday Music, Nov. 21, 2011)
Warren Zevon “Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School” (1980 album; remastered) (Friday Music, Nov. 21, 2011)


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Beyoncé “Live At Roseland [DVD]” (26-song concert in August; Read here) (Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia, Nov. 21, 2011 – exclusive to Walmart)
Lady Gaga “Lady Gaga Presents The Monster Ball Tour At Madison Square Garden [DVD]” (See here; Read here; see related book below) (Steamline/Kon Live/Interscope, Nov. 21, 2011)
New York Dolls “New York Dolls: Lookin’ Fine On Television [DVD]” (rare live clips and interviews filmed by Bob Gruen and Nadya Beck; See here) (MVD Visual, Nov. 22, 2011)
Rolling Stones, The “Rolling Stones: Some Girls Live in Texas [DVD]” (previously unreleased 1978 concert in Fort Worth; See here; DVD/CD; Blu-ray) (Eagle Rock, Nov. 21, 2011)
Britney Spears “Britney Spears Live: The Femme Fatale Tour [DVD]” (Blu-ray) (RCA, Nov. 21, 2011)
Talking Heads “Talking Heads: Chronology [DVD]” (Eagle Rock, Nov. 21, 2011)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Lady Gaga “Gaga [Hardcover]” (behind-the-scenes photographs by Terry Richardson) (Grand Central Publishing, Nov. 22, 2011)

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