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Nov. 27, 2012

New stuff

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Harold Budd “Bandits of Stature” (with the Formalist Quartet; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Darla, Nov. 27, 2012)
Judy Collins “Judy Collins Live at The Metropolitan Museum of Art at the Temple of Dendur” (PBS special; guests: Shawn Colvin, Ani DiFranco, Kenny White, Jimmy Webb; Read here; MP3) (Wildflower, Nov. 27, 2012)
Diamond Version “EP2 [MP3]” (three songs; Hear here; See here) (Mute, Nov. 27, 2012)
Freeway “Diamond in the Ruff” (producers: Jake One, Needlez, Bink!; guests: Wale, Styles P, Marsha Ambrosius, Musiq Soulchild, etc.; Hear here) (Babygrande, Nov. 27, 2012)
Glee Cast “Glee the Music: Season 4, Volume 1 [TV soundtrack]” (13 songs; MP3) (Columbia, Nov. 27, 2012)
Incan Abraham (indie rock group) “Springhouse [MP3]” (three-song EP; Hear here) (JAXART, Nov. 27, 2012)
The Iveys (sibling pop-rock trio) “The Iveys Christmas [MP3]” (producers: Charles Godfrey, Justin Leeah; Hear here) (Mile 45, Nov. 27, 2012)
Junkie XL “Synthesized” (guests: Curt Smith, Tommie Sunshine, Isis Salam; first single: “Gloria,” feat. Fredrik of Datarock; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Nettwerk, Nov. 27, 2012)
Alicia Keys “Girl On Fire” (producer: Swizz Beatz; guests: Nicki Minaj, Maxwell; first single: “New Day”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (RCA, Nov. 27, 2012)
Lone Wolf “The Lovers” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (It Never Rains, Nov. 27, 2012)
Nektar (prog-rock legends) “A Spoonful of Time” (covers of The Doors, Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, Blind Faith, Steve Miller, 10cc, etc.; producers: Nektar, Billy Sherwood; guests: Geoff Downes, Derek Sherinian, Steve Howe, Billy Sheehan, Rod Argent, Ginger Baker, Rick Wakeman, Patrick Moraz, etc.; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Cleopatra, Nov. 27, 2012)
Outasight “Nights Like These” (guests: Chiddy Bang, RJ; Hear here; MP3) (Warner, Nov. 27, 2012)
The Shins “No Way Down / Fall of ’82 (Swift Sessions) [MP3]” (Aural Apothecary/Columbia, Nov. 27, 2012)
Solange (younger sister of Beyoncé) “True [MP3]” (seven-song EP; producer: Dev Hynes; Hear here) (Terrible, Nov. 27, 2012)
The Tea Party “Live From Australia: The Reformation Tour 2012” (two CDs, 17 songs; MP3) (Linus Entertainment, Nov. 27, 2012)
Matt Tolfrey “Word of Mouth” (Hear here) (Leftroom/Redeye, Nov. 27, 2012)
Brooke White “White Christmas [MP3]” (eight holiday standards, with three original songs; producers: White, Chris Seefried; Hear here) (June Baby, Nov. 27, 2012)
Wu-Block (Ghostface Killah and Sheek Louch) “Wu-Block” (guests: Method Man, Raekwon, GZA, Masta Killah, Jadakiss, Styles P; Hear here; MP3) (eOne Music, Nov. 27, 2012)


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
The Blow Monkeys “Limping For a Generation: Deluxe Edition” (1984 album; remastered, with a second CD of 16 bonus tracks; Read here), “Animal Magic: Deluxe Edition” (1986 album; remastered, with a second CD of bonus tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Cherry Red, Nov. 26, 2012)
Charlie Christian “The Complete Columbia Collection [Box set]” (Columbia/Legacy, Nov. 27, 2012)
Climax Blues Band “Drastic Steps” (1988 album; remastered), “Blues From the Attic” (1993 album; remastered), “Live Big Blues” (2003 album; remastered) (U.K. – Repertoire, Nov. 26, 2012)
Arthur Conley “Shake, Rattle & Roll [MP3]” (1967 album) (Atlantic/Rhino, Nov. 27, 2012)
Curved Air “AirWaves” (13-song collection featuring “Live at the BBC Remastered/The John Peel Sessions 1970-71” and “Live at the Paris Theatre featuring Stewart Copeland 1976”; MP3) (Cleopatra, Nov. 27, 2012)
Delegation “Eau De Vie” (1979 album; remastered), “Delegation II” (1981 album; remastered; Hear here) (U.K. – Big Break, Nov. 26, 2012)
Dexys Midnight Runners “Dexys Midnight Runners At The Royal Court” (two discs) (Audio Visual Fidelity/Redeye, Nov. 27, 2012)
Ani DiFranco “Little Plastic Castle Remixes [MP3]” (1998 album; remastered; Vinyl) (Righteous Babe, Nov. 27, 2012)
Future (Atlanta rapper) “Pluto 3D” (2012 album, with three new songs and two remixes; Hear here; MP3) (A1 / Freebandz / Epic, Nov. 27, 2012)
Steve Goodman “Steve Goodman/Somebody Else’s Troubles” (1971, 1972 albums on one CD; remastered) (U.K. – BGO, Nov. 26, 2012)
Great Big Sea “XX [Box set]” (marking their 20th anniversary; three CDs, one DVD, 100-page book, 2013 calendar, stickers, posters, etc.; two CDs; MP3) (Great Big Sea/Redeye, Nov. 27, 2012)
The House of Love “The House of Love: Deluxe Edition [MP3]” (1988 album; remastered, with two CDs of previously unreleased bonus tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Cherry Red, Nov. 26, 2012)
Il Divo “The Greatest Hits” (18 tracks, including four new songs; Hear here) (U.K. – Syco Music/Columbia, Nov. 26, 2012)
Wanda Jackson “Rockin’ With Wanda Jackson” (two CDs, 63 songs; recordings from 1956-61) (El Toro, Nov. 27, 2012)
Norah Jones “… Little Broken Hearts Remix EP [MP3]” (four remixes by David Andrew Sitek) (Blue Note, Nov. 27, 2012)
KC and the Sunshine Band “Part 3” (1976 album, including “[Shake, Shake, Shake] Shake Your Booty,” “I’m Your Boogie Man,” “Keep It Comin’ Love,” “I Like to Do It”; remastered) (U.K. – Big Break, Nov. 26, 2012)
The Lemonheads “Favorite Spanish Dishes [MP3]” (1991 EP) (Atlantic/Rhino, Nov. 27, 2012)
George McCrae “George McCrae” (1975 album; remastered) (U.K. – Big Break, Nov. 26, 2012)
McFly “Memory Lane: The Best of McFly” (21 tracks, including new tracks “Do Whatcha” and “Cherry Cola”; first single: “Love Is Easy”; Hear here) (U.K. – Island, Nov. 26, 2012)
Mike + The Mechanics “Mike + The Mechanics [24 KT + Gold CD]” (1985 album; remastered) (Audio Fidelity, Nov. 27, 2012)
Ned’s Atomic Dustbin “Anthology [CD/DVD]” (21-song best-of, with the concert film “Nothing Is Cool”; Read here) (U.K. – Cherry Red, Nov. 26, 2012)
The Radiators “The Last Watusi” (three-CD live album, 37 songs, marking the group’s final shows, recorded in June 2011 at Tipitina’s in New Orleans; See here; Read here; MP3) (Radz/Redeye, Nov. 27, 2012)
Rage Against the Machine “Rage Against The Machine — XX (20th Anniversary Edition)” (1992 album; remastered, with three bonus live tracks; CD/DVD deluxe edition; CD/DVD/LP box set) (Epic/Legacy, Nov. 27, 2012)
Skyy “Skyy Line” (1981 album; remastered, with bonus tracks; See here) (U.K. – Big Break, Nov. 26, 2012)
The Soup Dragons “20 Golden Greats” (Read here) (U.K. – Cherry Red, Nov. 26, 2012)
Johnnie Taylor “Eargasm” (1976 album, including “Disco Lady”; remastered) (U.K. – Big Break, Nov. 26, 2012)
Various artists “The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club [MP3]” (a 19-track compilation from the BBC 6 disc jockey; Hear here; CD) (Freestyle, Nov. 26, 2012)
Various artists “The Dimension Dolls [MP3]” (20-song 1963 compilation featuring tracks by Carole King, Little Eva and The Cookies) (Rhino, Nov. 27, 2012)
Various artists “Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From the First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968” (1972 compilation, 27 songs; Vinyl; MP3) (Rhino, Nov. 27, 2012)
Various artists “Reggae Anthology, Vol. 2 [MP3]” (68 songs) (Wagram Music, Nov. 26, 2012)
Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton “Playlist: The Very Best of Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton” (RCA/Legacy, Nov. 27, 2012)
X “The Masterpiece Collection [Vinyl box set]” (four LPs) (Porterhouse, Nov. 27, 2012)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Pitbull “Pitbull: Live at Rock in Rio [DVD]” (RCA, Nov. 27, 2012)
The Pogues “The Pogues in Paris: 30th Anniversary Concert At The Olympia [DVD]” (See here; Blu-ray; CD) (Universal, Nov. 27, 2012)
Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston “Sparkle [DVD + UltraViolet Digital Copy]” (2012 film remake; Blu-ray + UltraViolet Digital Copy) (Sony Pictures, Nov. 30, 2012)
Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones “Men in Black 3 [DVD]” (2012 film; Blu-ray) (Sony, Nov. 30, 2012)
Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck “ParaNorman [DVD]” (2012 film; Blu-ray) (Universal, Nov. 27, 2012)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Jeff Gold “101 Essential Rock Records [Hardcover]” (Gingko Press Inc., Nov. 30, 2012)
Whitney Houston “Whitney: Tribute to an Icon [Hardcover]” (photo tribute book featuring the donated work of 22 renowned photographers with essays from Pat Houston, Clive Davis and Randee St. Nicholas; Kindle) (Atria Books, Nov. 27, 2012)
Whitney Houston “Whitney Houston: The Voice, the Music, the Inspiration [Hardcover]” (author: Narada Michael Walden, with Richard Buskin; foreword by Chaka Khan) (Insight Editions, Nov. 27, 2012)
Dolly Parton “Dream More: Celebrate the Dreamer in You [Hardcover]” (Kindle) (Putnam Adult, Nov. 27, 2012)

Next week: Dec. 4, 2012

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