New stuff

Artist: Title: Label:
Blanche Blanche Blanche (art pop/post-punk band from Brooklyn) “Breaking Mirrors [MP3]” (new single: “Fisted”; Hear here) (Wharf Cat)
James Blunt “Moon Landing” (producers: Tom Rothrock, Martin Terefe, Ryan Tedder; first single: “Bonfire Heart”; Hear here; MP3) (Custard / Atlantic)
Cut Copy “Free Your Mind” (producer: frontman Dan Whitford; mixed by Dave Fridmann; first single: “Free Your Mind”; Hear here; MP3) (Loma Vista / Modular / Universal Republic)
Michael Des Barres (glam-rock icon) “Hot ‘n Sticky [MP3]” (live album recorded at the Viper Room in Hollywood; Hear here) (MDBimmedia)
Celine Dion “Loved Me Back to Life” (her first English-language album in six years; guests: Stevie Wonder, Ne-Yo; first single: “Loved Me Back to Life”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Columbia)
Eminem “The Marshall Mathers LP 2” (first single: “Berzerk”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Aftermath / Interscope / Shady)
Europe “Live At Sweden Rock: 30th Anniversary Show” (filmed and recorded at Sweden Rock Festival in June 2013; See here; DVD; Blu-ray) (Talent Trust / MVD)
The Exploding Boy (Swedish post-punk quartet) “Four” (new single: “Street Cliche”; Hear here; See here) (Artoffact)
Sky Ferreira “Night Time, My Time [MP3]” (collaborators: Greg Kurstin, Jon Brion, Ariel Rechtshaid, Blake Mills; Hear here; See here) (Capitol)
Ellen Foley “About Time [MP3]” (her first album in 30 years; producer: Eric Ambel of The Del-Lords; Hear here) (Urban Noise / Sands Foley Entertainment)
Lita Ford “The Bitch Is Back …” (live at The Canyon Club in Agoura, Calif.; Hear here; MP3) (Steamhammer / SPV)
Howe Gelb (founder of Giant Sand) “The Coincidentalist” (producer: Gelb; first single: “Vortexas”; Hear here; LP + MP3) (New West)
Il Divo “A Musical Affair” (subtitled “The Greatest Songs From the World’s Favourite Musicals”; guests: Barbra Streisand, Nicole Scherzinger, Heather Headley, Kristen Chenoweth, Michael Ball; Hear here; MP3) (Syco Music / Columbia)

The Launderettes (Norwegian garage-rock band) “Getaway [MP3]” (Hear here; CD) (Wicked Cool)
Avril Lavigne “Avril Lavigne” (producers: Lavigne, husband Chad Kroeger, Martin Johnson, David Hodges; guests: Kroeger, Marilyn Manson; new single: “Rock N Roll”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Epic)
Luscious Jackson “Magic Hour [MP3]” (their first album since 1999; producers: Jill Cunniff, Gabby Glaser, Adam Horovitz; Hear here; Read here) (City Song)
The Melvins “Tres Cabrones” (1983 lineup reunites for 30th anniversary album and tour; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Ipecac Recordings)
M.I.A. “Matangi” (collaborators: The Weeknd, Switch, Hit-Boy, Danja, The Partysquad, Surkin, etc.; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Interscope)
Midlake “Antiphon” (their first album since the 2012 departure of frontman Tim Smith; first single: “Antiphon”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (ATO)
Jake Miller (hip-hop/pop artist) “Us Against Them” (guest: Jeremy Thurber; new single: “A Million Lives”; Hear here; MP3) (eOne Music)
The Movements (Swedish space/psych rockers) “Like Elephants 1” (first single: “The Death of John Hall D.Y.”; Hear here; See here) (Cleopatra)
My Midnight Heart (singer-songwriter Angélica Marie) “Chest of Hearts [MP3]” (three-song EP; Hear here) (MNRCH)
Sky Architect (Dutch prog rockers) “A Billion Years of Solitude [MP3]” (Hear here; CD) (Galileo, Nov. 4)
Scott Stapp (of Creed) “Proof of Life” (producer: Howard Benson; mixed by Chris Lord-Alge; first single: “Slow Suicide”; Hear here; MP3) (Wind-up)
Status Quo “Back2SQ.1 – The Frantic Four Reunion” (the original lineup reunited for a nine-date U.K. tour in March 2013; See here; Vinyl; MP3; Blu-ray + CD) (Eagle Rock)
Stryper “No More Hell to Pay” (producer: frontman-guitarist Michael Sweet; Hear here; MP3) (Frontiers)
Fay Victor Ensemble “Absinthe & Vermouth” (Hear here) (Green Avenue Music)
The Wanted “Word of Mouth” (producers: Antonyo Smith, Steve Mac, Dr. Luke, Cirkut, Electric, Ki Fitzgerald, Chris Young, Gary Clark, Fraser T Smith, Harry Sommerdahl, DEEKAY; new single: “Show Me Love [America]”; Hear here; Read here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (Mercury)
Yancey Boys “Sunset Blvd.” (with beats built around previously unheard tracks created by Illa J’s brother, the late J Dilla; a second disc contains instrumental versions; guests: Common, Talib Kweli, Dezi Paige, Dank, Vice, J Rocc, etc.; Hear here; Vinyl) (Delicious Vinyl)
Mat Zo “Damage Control” (guests: Chuck D, Porter Robinson, Rachel K. Collier, Linnea Schossow, Janai, Eyes That Lie, Pete Josef; first single: “Pyramid Scheme”; Hear here; MP3) (Astralwerks)

More Releases for the Week of Nov. 5, 2013


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force “Planet Rock: The Album [MP3]” (1986 album, a collection of previous singles) (Rhino)
Karla Bonoff “Karla Bonoff / Restless Nights / Wild Heart of the Young” (1977, 1979, 1982 albums on two CDs; remastered) (U.K. – BGO, Nov. 4)
David Bowie “The Next Day Extra” (expanded edition of his 2013 album; a second disc features four new studio tracks, a bonus song, “God Bless the Girl,” and two new remixes; a DVD contains four music videos; Read here; MP3) (ISO / Columbia)
Bright Eyes “A Christmas Album” (2002 album) (Saddle Creek)
Clarence Carter “The Fame Singles Volume 2, 1970-73” (22 tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Kent / Ace, Nov. 4)
David Allan Coe “The Mysterious David Allan Coe: 4 Classic Albums 1974-1978” (two CDs, featuring 1974’s “The Mysterious Rhinestone Cowboy,” 1974’s “Once upon a Rhyme,” 1976’s “Longhaired Redneck” and 1977’s “Rides Again”; remastered; Read here) (Raven)
George Duke “Brazilian Fusion” (16-song collection of Brazilian-flavored tracks) (Wounded Bird)
Bob Dylan “The Complete Album Collection, Vol. One [Box set]” (47 discs), “The Complete Album Collection, Vol. One [Collector’s Harmonica USB Stick]” (contains 35 studio titles, six live albums, the “Side Tracks” compilation and a digital booklet; Read here), “The Complete Album Collection – The 60’s [MP3]” (Columbia / Legacy)
Eek A Mouse “Eek-Ology: Reggae Anthology” (two CDs, 33 songs, with a DVD containing “Live at Reggae Sunsplash 1982”; Read here) (17 North Parade / VP)
Euclid Beach Band “Euclid Beach Band [MP3]” (1981 album, produced by Eric Carmen; includes the regional hit “There’s No Surf in Cleveland”; Hear here) (Epic / Legacy)
Gerry and the Pacemakers “Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying/Second Album/I’ll Be There!/Girl On a Swing” (1964, 1965 and 1966 albums on two CDs; 48 tracks; remastered) (U.K. – BGO, Nov. 4)
Robert Goulet “Always You [MP3]” (1962 album) (Columbia / Legacy)
Daryl Hall & John Oates “No Goodbyes [MP3]” (1972 album) (Rhino / Atlantic)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience “Jimi Hendrix Experience: Miami Pop Festival” (previously unavailable recordings from 1968; Read here; Vinyl; MP3; see related DVD below) (Experience Hendrix LLC / Legacy)
Little Feat “American Cutie” (1973 album; remastered) (Chrome Dreams)
Mr. Bungle “Mr. Bungle [MP3]” (1991 album) (Rhino / Warner)

Joni Mitchell “The Studio Albums 1968-1979 [MP3]” (10-album collection, originally released in the U.K. in October 2012, contains everything from “Song to a Seagull” to “Mingus”; Read here) (Rhino / Warner)
Randy Newman “12 Songs [MP3]” (1970 album), “Little Criminals [MP3]” (1977 album) (Rhino / Warner)
Nu Shooz “Poolside [MP3]” (1986 album; includes “I Can’t Wait” and “Point of No Return”) (Rhino / Atlantic)
Buck Owens “Buck ‘Em: The Music of Buck Owens (1955-1967)” (two CDs, 50 songs; Read here; MP3) (Omnivore Recordings)
Ray Price “The Ray Price Christmas Album [MP3]” (1969 album) (Columbia / Legacy)
Rational Youth “Live 1983” (two CDs, 27 tracks; Read here) (Artoffact)
Paul Revere & The Raiders featuring Mark Lindsay “Something Has Happened! 1967-1969” (two CDs, 48 tracks; Read here) (Raven)
Saga “Spin It Again! Live in Munich” (See here; MP3; Blu-ray) (earMUSIC / Eagle Rock)
The Seeds “Fallin’ Off the Edge [Vinyl]” (1977 compilation; remastered) (GNP Crescendo)
Sham 69 “The Punk Singles Collection 1977-80” (26 songs; Hear/see here) (Cleopatra)
The Subdudes “Lucky [MP3]” (1991 album) (Rhino / Atlantic)
Talking Heads “More Songs About Buildings and Food [180 Gram Vinyl]” (1978 album; remastered), “The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads [180 Gram Vinyl]” (1982 album; remastered) (Rhino)
Tiny Tim “God Bless Tiny Tim: Deluxe Expanded Mono Edition” (1968 album; remastered, with nine bonus tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Now Sounds, Nov. 4)
The Vapors “New Clear Days” (1980 album, including “Turning Japanese”; remastered, with eight bonus tracks) (Cleopatra)
Various artists “Book a Trip 2: More Psych Pop Sounds of Capitol Records” (24 tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Now Sounds, Nov. 4)
Various artists “The First US Top 100: 12th November 1955” (four-CD set, 102-track, including two double A-sides, features songs from the first Billboard Top 100 chart; MP3) (Acrobat)
Various artists “Moon River: Great Instrumental Hits of the ’60s” (three CDs, 75 songs) (Dynamic)
Various artists “¡Released! The Human Rights Concerts 1986-1998” (highlights of past Amnesty International shows, featuring Bruce Springsteen, U2, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman, Bryan Adams, Jackson Browne, Jimmy Page & Robert Plant, The Police, Radiohead, etc.; MP3; DVD) (Shout! Factory)
Yes “Close to the Edge [MP3]” (1972 album), “Tales From Topographic Oceans [MP3]” (1973 album), “Relayer [MP3]” (1974 album) (Rhino / Atlantic)

More Releases for the Week of Nov. 5, 2013

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
The Cockney Rejects “East End Babylon: The Story of the Cockney Rejects [DVD]” (documentary directed by Richard England; See here; Read here) (Cadiz Recording Co. / MVD Visual)
James Dean “East of Eden: Two-Disc Special Edition [DVD]” (1955 film; with extras), “Rebel Without a Cause: Two-Disc Special Edition [DVD]” (1955 film; with screen tests and outtakes), “Giant: Two-Disc Special Edition [DVD]” (1956 film; with extras) (Warner)
Dream Theater “Dream Theater: Live At Luna Park [DVD]” (160-minute show filmed in Buenos Aires in August 2012, with bonus material; See here; Blu-ray) (Eagle Rock)
Foals “Live at the Royal Albert Hall [Blu-ray]” (recorded at the historic London venue on March 28, 2013) (New Line Home Video)
Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, et al “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Extended Edition) [Blu-ray + Digital Copy]” (2012 film) (New Line Home Video)
Jimi Hendrix “Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin’ [DVD]” (expanded home video edition of the new two-hour documentary which airs on PBS’ “American Masters” on Nov. 5; includes 13 previously unseen performances; Blu-ray) (Experience Hendrix LLC / Legacy)
Arif Mardin “The Greatest Ears In Town: The Arif Mardin Story [DVD]” (2010 Grammy-nominated documentary features interviews with Sir George Martin, Bette Midler, Bee Gees, Hall & Oates, Phil Collins, Norah Jones, Barbra Streisand, etc.; See here) (13 Amp)
Kenny Rogers “The Gambler [Blu-ray + DVD]” (1980 TV film; See here) (Shout! Factory / Timeless Media)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of Nov. 5, 2013

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
The Beatles “The Beatles: The BBC Archives: 1962 to 1970 [Hardcover]” (author: Kevin Howlett) (Harper Design)
Cher “Cher: Strong Enough [Paperback]” (author: Josiah Howard) (Plexus Publishing)
Clive Davis “The Soundtrack of My Life [Paperback]” (co-author: Anthony DeCurtis) (Simon & Schuster)
Michael Doyle & Nick Bowcott “The History of Marshall Amps: The First Fifty Years [Paperback]” (Hal Leonard Books, Nov. 4)
Richard Havers “Verve: The Sound of America [Hardcover]” (Thames & Hudson, Nov. 4)
Jon Pareles “Keeping Time: The Photographs of Don Hunstein [Hardcover]” (Insight Editions)
John Shaw “This Land that I Love: Irving Berlin, Woody Guthrie, and the Story of Two American Anthems [Hardcover]” (PublicAffairs)

More Music-Book Releases for the Week of Nov. 5, 2013

Next week: Nov. 12

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