New stuff

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Angels & Airwaves “Love Album Parts One & Two” (producer: frontman Tom DeLonge; Hear here; See here; Deluxe edition) (Rocket Science/RED, Nov. 8, 2011)
A Band of Bees “Every Step’s a Yes” (released in the U.K. in October 2010; U.S. version contains five bonus tracks; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (ATO, Nov. 8, 2011)
Camille Bloom “Never Out of Time” (producer: Martin Feveyear; Hear here) (Camille Bloom, Nov. 8, 2011)

BTW: “The album sort of wrote itself, without a direct intention,” Bloom tells P&P. “But after the album was written, I realized that there is a common thread that holds it all together. The theme is that ‘you are never out of time to do the things you want in this life’. In the last few years, I have said goodbye to many habits and people who didn’t serve me energetically. I weeded my friendship garden — and also purged a lot of self-judgment. I also stopped trying to save other people. The record speaks to all of these journeys.”

Les Brown Jr. & Neal McCoy “Music of Your Life with Les Brown Jr. and His Band of Renown, Starring Neal McCoy, and Special Guests Charley Pride and Janie Fricke” (recorded live at the Motor City Soundboard in Detroit; See here; Read here; DVD; MP3 Download) (DPTV Media, Nov. 8, 2011)
Judy Collins “Bohemian” (guests: Shawn Colvin, Ollabelle; Hear here; Read here) (Wildflower, Nov. 8, 2011)
Chris Connelly “Artificial Madness” (producer: Sanford Parker; first single: “Wait For Amateur”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Relapse, Nov. 8, 2011)
Jonathan Coulton “Artificial Heart” (producer: John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants; guests: Suzanne Vega, Sara Quin, John Roderick of The Long Winters; Hear here) (Jonathan Coulton, Nov. 8, 2011)
The Dear & Departed “Every Waking Moment” (producer: New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Equal Vision, Nov. 8, 2011)
Caithlin de Marrais (former vocalist-bassist for Rainer Maria) “Red Coats [MP3 Download]” (Hear here) (End Up, Nov. 8, 2011)
Four Year Strong (rock/beard-punk band from Worcester, Mass.) “In Some Way, Shape, or Form.” (producer: David Bendeth; first single: “Just Drive”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Decaydance/Universal Republic, Nov. 8, 2011)
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds “Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds” (producers: Gallagher, David Sardy; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Sour Mash/Mercury, Nov. 8, 2011)
Greg Ginn and The Royal We “We Are Amused” (Hear here; MP3 Download) (SST, Nov. 8, 2011)
Il Divo “Wicked Game” (producers: Per Magnusson, David Krueger, Richard “Biff” Stannard; Hear here; See here; Read here; MP3 Download) (SYCO/Columbia, Nov. 8, 2011)
Etta James “The Dreamer” (her final album after a 50-year career; includes covers of Otis Redding’s “Cigarettes and Coffee,” Ray Charles’ “In the Evening” and Guns N’ Roses’ “Welcome to the Jungle”; Read here; MP3 Download) (Verve Forecast, Nov. 8, 2011)
Kaskade “Fire & Ice” (2 CDs; producer: Kaskade; new single: “Turn It Down”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Ultra, Nov. 8, 2011)
Lateef the Truthspeaker “FireWire [MP3 Download]” (producers: Chief Xcel, DJ Shadow, Dan the Automator, Somehow at Sea, Headnodic; guests: Lyrics Born, Del the Funky Homosapien, The Grouch; first single: “Testimony”; Hear here) (Quannum Projects, Nov. 8, 2011)
David Lynch (filmmaker) “Crazy Clown Time” (14 songs written, performed and produced by Lynch; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Sunday Best Recordings/PIAS, Nov. 8, 2011)
Makossa + Megablast “Soy Como Soy” (Hear here; MP3 Download) (Luv Lite Recordings, Nov. 8, 2011)
Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music guitarist) “Corroncho” (a Spanish-language collaboration with Colombian artist/sculptor Lucho Brieva; guests: Chrissie Hynde, Annie Lennox, Robert Wyatt, Paul Thompson, Enrique Bunbury, Quimi Portet and Gilad Atzmon, Aldo Lopez Gavilan; Hear here; See here; MP3 Download) (Expression, Nov. 8, 2011)
Maysa “Motions of Love” (guests: Stevie Wonder, Dwele; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Shanachie, Nov. 8, 2011)
John Mark McMillan “Economy” (Hear here; MP3 Download) (Integrity, Nov. 8, 2011)
Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood “MSMW Live: In Case The World Changes Its Mind” (2 CDs; MP3 Download) (Indirecto, Nov. 8, 2011)
Mac Miller (Pittsburgh rapper) “Blue Slide Park” (producers: I.D. Labs, Ritz Reynolds, Clams Casino, D-True, Young L, Mansions On the Moon; new single: “Party on Fifth Ave.”; Hear here) (Rostrum, Nov. 8, 2011)
Valérie Milot, Antoine Bareil “Old Friends: Simon & Garfunkel — Classical Tribute * Hommage” (Hear here; See here; MP3 Download) (Analekta, Nov. 8, 2011)
Meshell Ndegeocello “Weather” (producer: Joe Henry; Hear/read here; MP3 Download) (Naïve, Nov. 8, 2011)
Joe Nichols “It’s All Good” (first single: “Take It Off”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Show Dog Universal Music, Nov. 8, 2011)
Ralfe Band “Bunny and the Bull [Film soundtrack]” (British comedy directed by Paul King; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Ghost Ship/Redeye, Nov. 8, 2011)
Rascal Flatts “The Best of Rascal Flatts LIVE” (MP3 Download) (Hollywood, Nov. 8, 2011)
Stalley “Lincoln Way Nights” (guests: Rick Ross, Rashad; Hear here; MP3 Download) (SMC/Fontana, Nov. 8, 2011)
Summer Camp (London electro-pop duo) “Welcome to Condale” (producer: producer Steve Mackey of Pulp; first single: “Better Off Without You”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Apricot/Moshi Moshi, Nov. 8, 2011)
Tech N9ne Collabos “Welcome to Strangeland” (album is being released on Tech N9ne’s 40th birthday; guests: Krizz Kaliko, Kutt Calhoun, Jay Rock, Brotha Lynch Hung, Prozak, Stevie Stone, Irv Da Phenom, Ces Cru, Liz Suwandi, Bernz, Wrekonize, etc.; first single: “The Nerve”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Strange Music, Nov. 8, 2011)
Transfer (San Diego rock quartet) “Future Selves” (Hear here; MP3 Download) (Cool Green Recordings, Nov. 8, 2011)
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Music! 40” (20 songs; MP3 Download) (Capitol/EMI, Nov. 8, 2011)
Laura Veirs “Tumble Bee” (a collection of folk songs for children; producer: Tucker Martine; Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Raven Marching Band, Nov. 8, 2011)
Fay Wolf (L.A.-based singer-songwriter and pianist) “Spiders [MP3 Download]” (producers: Billy Mohler, Joshua Ostrander; Hear here) (Fay Wolf, Nov. 8, 2011)
Zenith Myth “Zenith Myth” (producer: Blinker the Star’s Jordon Zadorozny; guests: Meshell Ndegeocello, Paul D’Amour, Mellisa Auf Der Maur, Mike Bloom, Sam Goldberg; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Vibra Cobra, Nov. 8, 2011)


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Beatles, The “The Beatles With Tony Sheridan: First Recordings — 50th Anniversary Edition” (1961 album; 2 CDs; deluxe packaging includes rare photos by Astrid Kirchherr, signed contracts and personal bios handwritten by each member in 1961) (Time Life, Nov. 8, 2011)
Eric Carr (KISS drummer died in 1991) “Unfinished Business” (17 rarities, live tracks and interview clips) (Autorock/MVD, Nov. 8, 2011)
John Coltrane “Essential Albums [Box set]” (4 CDs, featuring “Lush Life,” “Soultrane,” “Stardust” and “Burrell & Coltrane”) (Prestige, Nov. 8, 2011)
Ry Cooder “Jazz [MP3 Download]” (1978 album) (Rhino/Warner, Nov. 8, 2011)
Damned, The “The Chiswick Singles — And Another Thing” (24 tracks; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Chiswick/Ace, Nov. 7, 2011)
Deep Purple “The BBC Sessions 1968-1970” (2 CDs, 27 tracks; Read here; See here; Vinyl; see related DVD below) (U.K. – EMI, Nov. 7, 2011)
Disturbed “The Lost Children” (16-song B-sides collection; first single: “Hell”; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Reprise, Nov. 8, 2011)

BTW: Track list for “The Lost Children” — “Hell,” “A Welcome Burden,” “This Moment,” “Old Friend,” “Monster,” “Run,” “Leave It Alone,” “Two Worlds,” “God of the Mind,” “Sickened,” “Mine,” “Parasite,” “Dehumanized,” “3,” “Midlife Crisis,” “Living After Midnight”

Shelby Flint “The Complete Valiant Singles” (Read here) (Real Gone Music, Nov. 8, 2011)
Tennessee Ernie Ford and The Billy Liebert Band “On the Air, Volume One [MP3 Download]” (14 songs; Hear here), “On the Air, Volume Two [MP3 Download]” (14 songs; both CDs recorded in 1953 at the Western Recorders on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood; Hear here) (New West, Nov. 8, 2011)
Isaac Hayes “Essential Albums [Box set]” (4 CDs, featuring “Hot Buttered Soul,” “Black Moses,” “Shaft”) (Stax, Nov. 8, 2011)
Steve Howe “Beginnings [MP3 Download]” (1975 album), “The Steve Howe Album [MP3 Download]” (1979 album) (Rhino/Atlantic, Nov. 8, 2011)
Billy Joel “Piano Man [Legacy Edition]” (1974 album; remastered, with a second disc containing an unreleased 1972 live radio concert, 33 songs; MP3 Download) (Columbia/Legacy, Nov. 8, 2011)
Legendary Stardust Cowboy, The “For Sarah, Raquel and David: An Anthology” (2 CDs, 42 songs, including six previously unreleased tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Cherry Red, Nov. 7, 2011)
Manic Street Preachers “National Treasures: The Complete Singles” (2 CDs, 38 songs; Read here; Deluxe edition; MP3 Download) (U.K. – Columbia, Nov. 7, 2011)
Gilbert O’Sullivan “Himself [MP3 Download]” (1971 album; 14 tracks) (Union Square Music, Nov. 7, 2011)
Pablo Cruise “It’s Good to Be Live!” (best-of live album, recorded in July 2010; includes new studio recordings of “A Place in the Sun” and “Love Will Find a Way”; See here; Read here; MP3 Download) (Red Red/BDG/RED Distribution, Nov. 8, 2011)
Pink Floyd “Wish You Were Here: Experience Version” (1975 album; 2 CDs; remastered; MP3 Download), “A Foot in the Door: The Best of Pink Floyd” (16 tracks; MP3 Download) (Capitol/EMI, Nov. 8, 2011)
Connie Stevens “The Complete Warner Bros. Singles” (2 CDs, 36 songs) (Real Gone Music, Nov. 8, 2011)
George Strait “ICON” (2-CD, 22-song best-of) (MCA Nashville/UMe, Nov. 8, 2011)
Joanie Sommers “The Complete Warner Bros. Singles” (2 CDs, 38 songs) (Real Gone Music, Nov. 8, 2011)
Joan Sutherland “The Art of the Prima Donna” (3 CDs, 25 songs, with 80-page booklet; MP3 Download) (Decca, Nov. 8, 2011)
Various artists “The Girls From Petticoat Junction: Sixties Sounds” (featuring the Hooterville Honeys, stars of the 1960s hit TV series Linda Kaye Henning, Lori Saunders and Meredith MacRae) (Real Gone Music, Nov. 8, 2011)


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Leonard Cohen “Live in London [DVD]” (Sony, Nov. 8, 2011)
Deep Purple With Orchestra “Live at Montreux 2011 [DVD]” (See here; Blu-ray) (Eagle Rock, Nov. 8, 2011)
Celine Dion “Live in Las Vegas: A New Day … [DVD]” (2 discs; See here; Blu-ray) (Columbia, Nov. 8, 2011)
Martina McBride “Greatest Hits [DVD]” (11 music videos, with interview footage) (RCA, Nov. 8, 2011)
Neil Peart “Taking Center Stage: A Lifetime of Live Performance [DVD]” (3 discs; See here) (Hudson Music, Nov. 8, 2011)
Rush “Time Machine: Live in Cleveland 2011 [DVD]” (Blu-ray) (Zoé/Rounder, Nov. 8, 2011)
Amy Winehouse “Faded to Black 1983-2011 [DVD]” (unauthorized documentary) (Intergroove Media, Nov. 8, 2011)
“Weird Al” Yankovic “Alpocalypse HD [Blu-ray]” (Volcano, Nov. 8, 2011)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Daniel Lanois “Soul Mining: A Musical Life [Paperback]” (Hardcover; Kindle) (Faber & Faber, Nov. 8, 2011)
Queen “40 Years of Queen [Hardcover]” (author: Harry Doherty) (St. Martin’s Press, Nov. 8, 2011)
Frank Sinatra “Frank Sinatra, The Boudoir Singer: All the Gossip Unfit to Print from the Glory Days of Ol’ Blue Eyes [Hardcover]” (authors: Darwin Porter, Danforth Prince) (Blood Moon Productions, Nov. 8, 2011)

Music Games

Subject: Title: Media/Due date:
Michael Jackson “Michael Jackson the Experience 3D [Nintendo 3DS]” (Ubisoft, Nov. 8, 2011)

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