New stuff

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Artillery (Danish thrash metal band) “Legions” (Hear here; MP3) (Metal Blade, Nov. 25)
Gary Barlow “Since I Saw You Last” (producers: Barlow, Steve Power, Mark “Spike” Stent; first single: “Let Me Go”; Hear here; See here) (U.K. – Polydor, Nov. 25)
Billie Joe + Norah (Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones) “Foreverly” (their cover of the Everly Brothers’ 1958 album “Songs Our Daddy Taught Us”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Reprise, Nov. 25)
Blurry (multi-instrumentalist) “Lulls [MP3]” (producer: Allen Farmelo; Read here; Vinyl; CD) (Butterscotch)
Danielle Bradbery (season 4 winner of NBC’s “The Voice”) “Danielle Bradbery” (producer: Brett James; first single: “The Heart of Dixie”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Big Machine, Nov. 25)
Bright Light Bright Light “In Your Care [MP3]” (five-song EP; Hear here) (Self Raising, Nov. 24)
Liz Callaway (Broadway veteran) “Merry and Bright [MP3]” (five-song holiday EP; guests: Ann Hampton Callaway, Nicholas Callaway Foster; Hear here) (
Paul Carrack “Rain or Shine” (his 16th solo album features five new songs and five covers; Hear here; MP3) (U.K. – Carrack UK, Nov. 25)
Cheap Time (Nashville punk group) “Exit Smiles” (producer: frontman Jeffrey Novak; Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3) (In the Red)
Bill Cosby “… far from finished” (his first TV concert special in 30 years airs on Nov. 24; MP3; DVD; Blu-ray) (Comedy Central)
A Day to Remember “Common Courtesy” (producers: Jeremy McKinnon, Andrew Wade, Chad Gilbert; first single: “Right Back At It Again”; Hear here; MP3) (A Day to Remember, Nov. 25)
Deicide “In the Minds of Evil” (producer: Jason Suecof; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Century Media, Nov. 25)
Frances and the Lights (aka singer-songwriter Francis Farewell Starlite) “Like a Dream [MP3]” (four-song EP; first single: “If They Don’t Come Tomorrow”; Hear here) (Good Years Recordings, Nov. 25)
Gloria Gaynor “We Will Survive” (companion piece to her new autobiography, “We Will Survive: True Stories of Encouragement, Inspiration, and the Power of Song,” out Dec. 1; MP3) (MRI, Nov. 25)
The KVB “Minus One” (Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (A Recordings)
NOFX “Stoke Extinguisher” (six-song EP; Hear here; MP3) (Fat Wreck Chords, Nov. 25)
One Direction “Midnight Memories” (new single: “Best Song Ever”; Hear here; Read here; Deluxe edition; MP3; MP3 Deluxe) (Syco / Columbia, Nov. 25)
Puscifer “What Is …” (soundtrack to comedy show/concert film; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3; DVD) (Puscifer Entertainment)
Saxon “Unplugged and Strung Up [MP3]” (new arrangements and mixes of 14 classic songs; Hear here; Vinyl; CD) (UDR Music, Nov. 25)
Barbra Streisand “Back to Brooklyn” (October 2012 concert at the Barclays Center in Streisand’s hometown of Brooklyn; guests: Il Volo, Chris Botti; Hear here; CD/DVD; MP3) (Columbia, Nov. 25)
Various artists “Darkside” (a radio play written by Academy Award-winning playwright Tom Stoppard for BBC Radio 2, incorporating the music from Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of the Moon”; it was commissioned to mark the album’s 40th anniversary; the play follows Emily, a philosophy student, through a series of thought experiments; characters portrayed by Bill Nighy, Rufus Sewell and others; See here; MP3) (Parlophone / Warner Music Group / ADA, Nov. 25)
Various artists “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire [Original Motion Picture Score]” (sequel starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson opens Nov. 22; score by James Newton Howard; See here; Original Soundtrack) (Island / Universal Republic, Nov. 25)
Various artists “Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas Album [Film soundtrack]” (holiday movie opens Dec. 13; See here) (Motown, Nov. 25)
Various artists “Ultra 2014” (two CDs, 24 songs; MP3) (Ultra, Nov. 25)
The Warlocks “Skull Worship” (their first album in five years; first single: “Dead Generation”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl) (Zap Banana / Cargo Distribution)
Emily Jane White “Blood / Lines” (Hear here) (Important)

More Releases for the Week of Nov. 25-26, 2013


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
The Animals “The Mickie Most Years and More [Box set]” (five CDs, 61 songs, featuring their first four U.S. albums, with bonus material and an extra-large T-shirt) (Real Gone Music)
Daniel Ash “Anthology” (three CDs, 51 songs, containing the Bauhaus/Love and Rockets guitarist’s solo albums “Coming Down” and “Foolish Thing Desire,” plus a bonus disc of rarities, B-sides and demos; Read here) (U.K. – Cherry Red, Nov. 25)
Joe Bataan “Salsoul: Expanded Edition” (1973 album; remastered, with five bonus tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Big Break / Cherry Red, Nov. 25)
Beachwood Sparks “Desert Skies” (previously unreleased 1998 debut album; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Alive Naturalsound)
Big Star “Playlist: The Very Best of Big Star” (14 studio tracks, rehearsal takes and rare live performances; MP3; see related DVD/Blu-ray below) (Columbia / Legacy, Nov. 25)
Billy Talent “10th Anniversary Rarities [MP3]” (10 songs) (Warner, Nov. 25)
Harold Budd “Buddbox [Box set]” (collects seven albums from the 1980s and ’90s; Read here) (All Saints)
Chic “C’est Chic [180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl]” (1977 album; remastered) (Friday Music, Nov. 25)
Dido “Greatest Hits” (18 songs, including the new track, “NYC,” produced by Greg Kurstin; Hear here; MP3) (RCA, Nov. 25)
The Fabulous Thunderbirds “The Bad and Best of … The Fabulous Thunderbirds” (27 songs; Read here) (U.K. – Repertoire, Nov. 25)
Lisa Fischer “So Intense (Deluxe Edition)” (1991 album; remastered, with four bonus versions of “Save Me”) (Real Gone Music, Nov. 25)
Florida Georgia Line “Here’s To the Good Times: This Is How We Roll [CD/DVD]” (2012 album, with five new songs and a DVD of music videos and behind-the-scenes footage; MP3) (Republic Nashville, Nov. 25)
Herbie Hancock “The Acoustic Collection [MP3],” “The Electric Collection [MP3]” (Columbia / Legacy, Nov. 25)
Lee Hazlewood “There’s a Dream I’ve Been Saving: Lee Hazlewood Industries 1966-1971 [Box set]” (four CDs, 107 tracks, with the 1970 film “Cowboy in Sweden” on DVD, a 172-page hardcover book and other extras; Hear/read here; MP3) (Light in the Attic)
LaToya Jackson “You’re Gonna Get Rocked! (Deluxe Edition)” (1988 album, produced by Full Force; remastered, with a second CD of bonus material; See here; Read here) (U.K. – Cherry Pop, Nov. 25)
Chris Jasper “Superbad: Expanded Edition” (1987 album; remastered, with four bonus tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Big Break / Cherry Red, Nov. 25)
Kool & The Gang “Something Special: Expanded Edition” (1981 album; remastered, with seven bonus tracks; Read here), “As One: Expanded Edition” (1982 album; remastered, with six bonus tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Big Break / Cherry Red, Nov. 25)
Madness “One Step Beyond … [Vinyl]” (1979 album; remastered), “Absolutely [Vinyl]” (1980 album; remastered) (Yep Roc)
Thelonious Monk “Paris 1969 [CD/DVD]” (recorded at the Salle Pleyel concert hall on Dec. 15, 1969, with a never-released live DVD; Read here; CD; Vinyl; MP3) (Blue Note, Nov. 25)
Peter Murphy “Love Hysteria (Expanded Edition)” (1988 album; remastered, with a second CD of home demos and rare B-sides; Read here) (U.K. – Cherry Red, Nov. 25)
Anita O’Day “Have a Merry Christmas With Anita O’Day” (1970s-era compilation; remastered; MP3) (Kayo Stereophonic / RED, Nov. 25)
Pitbull “Global Warming: Meltdown” (deluxe edition of his 2012 album; includes “Timber,” feat. Ke$ha, and four previously unreleased tracks; MP3), “Meltdown EP” (five songs; MP3) (Mr. 305 / Polo Grounds Music / RCA, Nov. 25)
Poco “From the Inside” (1971 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks) (Iconoclassic)
Pure Prairie League “Bustin’ Out / Two Lane Highway” (1972, 1975 albums on two CDs; remastered), “If the Shoes Fits / Just Fly / Dance” (1976, 1978 albums on two CDs; remastered) (U.K. – Floating World, Nov. 25)
The Salsoul Orchestra “Heat It Up: Expanded Edition” (1982 album; remastered, with five bonus tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Big Break / Cherry Red, Nov. 25)
Santana “Santana’s Greatest Hits [180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl]” (1974 album; remastered), “Lotus [180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl]” (1974 live album; remastered) (Friday Music, Nov. 25)
Soundgarden “Screaming Life / Fopp” (the band’s first two EPs, from 1987-88, released as a compilation in 1990; Vinyl; MP3) (Sub Pop, Nov. 25)
The Stained Glass “A Scene In-Between 1965-1967” (24 tracks; Hear here) (U.K. – Big Beat, Nov. 25)
Tower of Power “Hipper Than Hip (Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow): Live on the Air & in the Studio 1974” (two CDs, 16 songs) (Real Gone Music, Nov. 25)
Various artists “Wicked: Original Broadway Cast Recording – Deluxe Edition” (2003 album, with nine bonus tracks, including the single “Popular Song” by MIKA feat. Ariana Grande; Read here; MP3) (Verve / UMe, Nov. 25)
The Village Stompers “The Original Washington Square [MP3]” (1963 album), “More Sounds of Washington Square [MP3]” (1964 album) (Epic / Legacy)
Wet Wet Wet “Step By Step: The Greatest Hits [MP3]” (17 hits, plus three new tracks; Read here; CD) (Mercury, Nov. 25)

More Releases for the Week of Nov. 25-26, 2013

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Beyoncé “Beyoncé: Life Is But a Dream [DVD]” (documentary includes “Live in Atlantic City”; Blu-ray) (Columbia, Nov. 25)
Big Star “Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me [DVD]” (2013 documentary; See here; Blu-ray) (Magnolia Pictures)
Black Sabbath “Black Sabbath: Live … Gathered in Their Masses [Blu-ray/CD]” (recorded on April 29 and May 1, 2013, in Melbourne, Australia; See here) (Vertigo / Republic, Nov. 25)
Joe Bonamassa “Tour de Force: Live In London [DVD]” (four discs; Blu-ray) (J&R Adventures, Nov. 25)
George Carlin “George Carlin: Life Is Worth Losing [Blu-ray]” (his 13th HBO special from 2005) (MPI Home Video)
Bryan Cranston “Breaking Bad: The Final Season [DVD]” (three discs; Blu-ray), “Breaking Bad: The Complete Series [Blu-ray]” (with UltraViolet Digital Copy and a two-hour documetary, all housed in a collectible replica money barrel) (Sony Pictures)
Joel Hodgson, Michael J. Nelson, Bill Corbett “Mystery Science Theater 3000: 25th Anniversary Edition [DVD]” (five discs housed in a limited-edition collector’s tin box; See here; Read here) (Shout! Factory)
Ashton Kutcher “Jobs [DVD]” (2013 film; Blu-ray) (Universal Studios)
Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren “Reds 2 [DVD]” (2013 film; Blu-ray) (Summit Entertainment)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of Nov. 25-26, 2013

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Many Ameri, Torsten Schmidt “For the Record: Conversations with People Who Have Shaped the Way We Listen to Music [Hardcover]” (Gestalten)
Bobbie Brown (the object of Warrant lead singer Jani Lane’s desires) “Dirty Rocker Boys: Love and Lust on the Sunset Strip [Hardcover]” (co-author: Caroline Ryder; Kindle) (Gallery Books)
Elton John “Love Is the Cure: On Life, Loss, and the End of AIDS [Paperback]” (Kindle) (Back Bay Books)
Dennis Loren “Classic Rock Posters [Paperback]” (Hardcover) (Metro Books)
Stephen Tropiano “Saturday Night Live FAQ [Paperback]” (subtitled “Everything left to Know About Television’s Longest Running Comedy”) (Applause Theatre & Cinema Books)

More Book Releases for the Week of Nov. 25-26, 2013

Next week: Dec. 3

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