New stuff

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Aaradhna (New Zealand R&B singer Aaradhna Patel)“Treble & Reverb” (released in New Zealand in November 2012; Hear here; See here)(RBC)
Active Child“The Rapor EP” (six songs; first single: “Subtle,” feat. Mikky Ekko; Hear here)(Vagrant)
AFI“Burials” (producer: Gil Norton; first single: “I Hope You Suffer”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Republic)
Best Coast“Fade Away [EP]” (seven songs; producer: Wally Gagel; Hear here; Vinyl)(Jewel City)
Black Hearted Brother (Slowdive’s Neil Halstead, Seefeel’s Mark Van Hoen
and Nick Holton of Holton’s Opulent Oog)
“Stars Are Our Home” (first single: “[I Don’t Mean To] Wonder”; Hear here; MP3)(Slumberland)
The Black Hollies (Jersey City psychedelic rock band)“Somewhere Between Here and Nowhere” (Hear/read here; MP3)(Ernest Jenning Record Co.)
Andrea Bocelli“Love in Portofino [CD/DVD]” (concert in Portofino, Italy, on Aug. 11, 2012, accompanied by David Foster and a 40-piece orchestra; guests: Chris Botti, Caroline Campbell, Sandy Veronica Berti, Helen Fischer; See here; MP3)(Verve)
Bombay Dub Orchestra“Tales From the Grand Bazaar” (Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Six Degrees)
Shauna Burns (Celtic vocalist)“Violet” (producers: Burns, James Clark, Sean O’Dwyer; first single: “Little Song”; Hear here; MP3)(Red Rock Music Group)
Brandy Clark“12 Stories” (producer: Dave Brainard; first single: “Stripes”; Hear here; MP3)(Slate Creek)
David Dallas (New Zealand hip-hop artist)“Falling Into Place [MP3]” (producers: Fire & Ice; first single: “Runnin'”; Hear here; See here; Read here)(Outlier / Dawn Raid Ent. / Dirty Records / Duck Down Music)
Def Leppard“VIVA! Hysteria” (live at the Joint in Las Vegas in March 2013; Hear here; DVD; Blu-ray; MP3)(Frontiers / Universal)
Brett Dennen“Smoke and Mirrors” (producer: Charlie Peacock; first single: “Wild Child”; Hear here; MP3)(F-Stop Music / Atlantic)
Fifth Harmony (girl group formed during the second season of “The X Factor USA”)“Better Together” (five-song EP; first single: “Miss Movin’ On”; Hear here; MP3)(Syco Music / Epic)
Lita Ford“The Bitch Is Back … Live”(Steamhammer / SPV)
Hot Since 82 (aka U.K. producer Daley Padley)“Little Black Book [MP3]” (first single: “Shadows”; Hear here)(Moda Black / Ultra)
Il Volo“Buon Natale: The Christmas Album” (PBS holiday special; See here; MP3)(Rentor / Interscope)
Cody Karey“Cody Karey” (Hear here; MP3)(Verve)
Motörhead“Aftershock” (their 21st album; producer: Cameron Webb; Hear here; MP3)(UDR Music / ADA)
Katy Perry“Prism” (collaborators: Max Martin, Dr. Luke, Greg Wells, etc.; Hear here; Read here; Deluxe edition; Vinyl; MP3)(Capitol)
Poliça (Minneapolis indie-pop band)“Shulamith” (first single: “Tiff,” feat. Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Mom+Pop Music)
Polly Scattergood“Arrows” (new single: “Wanderlust”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Mute)
Anoushka Shankar (sitar player-composer is the daughter of the late Ravi Shankar)“Traces of You” (producer: Nitin Sawhney; half-sister Norah Jones appears on three songs; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Deutsche Grammophon)
Spindrift (L.A. psychedelic rock band)“Ghost of the West” (Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3)(Tee Pee)
Steve B.I.K.O.“Worldwide: Dare To Struggle, Dare To Win!” (producers: Steven Thomas, Caleb DePolis, DaGuttman540; guests: Deb K, San’aa Sultan, Within Our Gates; first single: “World On Fire”; Hear here)(Backward Never Publishing, Oct. 21)
Linda Thompson“Won’t Be Long Now” (her first album in six years; guests: Richard Thompson, Teddy Thompson, Muna Thompson, Amy Helm, Sami Amidon, John Doyle, Martin Carthy, Eliza Carthy, Dave Swarbrick, Tony Trischka; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3)(Pettifer Sounds)

More Releases for the Week of Oct. 22, 2013


Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Backstreet Boys“The Essential Backstreet Boys” (two CDs, 29 songs; MP3)(RCA / Legacy)
David Bowie“Sorrow (40th Anniversary Picture Disc) [Vinyl]” (single from his 1973 “Pin Ups” album, backed with a live version of “Sorrow” recorded at the Pacific National Coliseum, Vancouver, from his “Serious Moonlight Tour” on Sept. 12, 1983)(Parlophone)
Peter Brown“Back to the Front (Expanded Edition)” (1983 album; remastered, with four bonus tracks)(Funkytowngrooves)
Norman Connors“Slew Foot / Love From the Sun” (1974 albums on one CD; remastered; Hear/read here), “Saturday Night Special” (1975 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks; Hear/read here), “You Are My Starship / Aquarian Dream” (1976, 1995 albums on one CD; remastered, with two bonus tracks; Hear/read here), “Romantic Journey” (1977 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks; Hear/read here), “Invitation” (1979 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks; Hear/read here), “Take It to the Limit” (1980 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks; Hear/read here)(Funkytowngrooves)
Randy Crawford“Everything Must Change + Miss Randy Crawford” (1976, 1977 albums; remastered), “Raw Silk + Now We May Begin” (1979, 1980 albums; remastered), “Secret Combination + Windsong” (1981, 1982 albums; remastered), “Nightline + Abstract Emotions” (1983, 1986 albums; remastered), “Rich and Poor + Through the Eyes of Love” (1989, 1992 albums; remastered)(U.K. – Edsel, Oct. 21)
Crow“The Best of Crow” (16 tracks, including “Evil Woman”; Hear/read here; Vinyl)(Sundazed)
Mac Davis“Hard to Be Humble: The Best of Mac Davis” (22 songs; Read here)(Hux)
James Griffin (the former Bread member died in 2005)“Just Like Yesterday: The Solo Anthology 1974-78” (21 tracks, including two previously unreleased BBC live tracks; Read here)(Hux)
Woody Guthrie“Woody Guthrie: American Radical Patriot [Box set]” (six-CD collection, with 78-rpm vinyl record, DVD and 60-page booklet; Read here; MP3)(Rounder)
Wynton Marsalis“The Spiritual Side of Wynton Marsalis” (collection of spiritually inspired works recorded 1988-2002, originally released on Columbia Records and Sony Classical; Read here; MP3)(Columbia / Sony Classical / Legacy)
Dean Martin“Greatest Hits,” “ICON 2: The Essential Dean Martin”(Capitol)
Van Morrison“Moondance: Expanded Edition” (1970 album; remastered, with a second disc of bonus material; Deluxe edition, with four CDs and one Blu-ray audio disc, with high-resolution 48K 24 bit PCM stereo and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound audio of original album; Standard edition; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition; MP3)(Warner)
Ted Nugent“Ultralive Ballisticrock [CD/DVD]” (recorded by seven cameras in 5.1 audio mix on the “I Still Believe Tour” at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe, Pa., on Aug. 14, 2011; MP3)(Frontiers)
Laura Nyro“Smile” (1976 album; remastered, with bonus demos; Hear here)(Iconoclassic)
Pearl Jam“The Essential Pearl Jam” (two CDs)(Epic / Legacy)
Pixies“Trompe Le Monde [Hybrid SACD – DSD]” (1991 album; remastered)(Mobile Fidelity)
Ray Price“Welcome to My World: The Love Songs of Ray Price” (21 songs; Read here)(Hux)
Spoons“Arias & Symphonies [MP3]” (1982 album; includes “Nova Heart”), “Bridges Over Borders [MP3]” (1986 album)(R.D.E.G.)
The Strawberry Alarm Clock“Incense and Peppermints / Wake Up … It’s Tomorrow” (1967, 1968 albums on one CD; remastered, with a 16-page booklet)(U.K. – Tune-In / Cherry Red, Oct. 21)
Donna Summer“Love to Love You Donna” (remixes of her hits by Giorgio Moroder, Frankie Knuckles, Eric Kupper, Chromeo & Oliver and Hot Chip; producers: Dahlia-Ambach Caplin, Randall Poster; first single: “Love Is In Control (Finger On the Trigger),” remixed by Chromeo & Oliver; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Verve)
Tears For Fears“The Hurting: Deluxe Edition” (1983 album; remastered; Read here; Box set; four-disc deluxe 30th anniversary edition contains remixes, B-sides, radios sessions and a live DVD; MP3 Deluxe Edition; MP3 Super Deluxe Edition)(Mercury / UMe)
Robin Trower“State to State: Live Across America 1974-1980” (two CDs; Read here)(Chrysalis)
Big Joe Turner“Big Joe Turner Live 1983” (MP3)(RockBeat)
Randy VanWarmer“The Things That You Dream [MP3]” (1983 album)(Rhino)
Various artists“Surf Age Nuggets Vol. 1” (Vinyl; MP3)(RockBeat)
Various artists“Virgin Records: 40 Years of Disruptions” (three CDs, 46 tracks; See here; Track list)(U.K. – Virgin, Oct. 21)
Various artists“’60s Wild Guitar Instrumentals” (14 tracks; MP3)(RockBeat)
Voodoo Dolls“Voodoo Dolls” (MP3)(RockBeat)

More Releases for the Week of Oct. 22, 2013

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Sara Bareilles“Brave Enough: Live at the Variety Playhouse [DVD/CD]” (filmed in Atlanta in May 2013; MP3)(Universal)
Steve Carell, Maya Rudolph, Toni Collette, Liam James“The Way Way Back [DVD]” (2013 film; See here; Blu-ray)(Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Hugh Laurie“Hugh Laurie: Live on the Queen Mary [DVD]” (aired on PBS in August 2013; See here; Read here; Blu-ray)(Eagle Rock)
Bruce Lee“Bruce Lee: The Legacy Collection [Blu-ray + DVD]” (four Blu-ray and seven DVD discs; includes “The Big Boss,” “Fist of Fury,” “Way of the Dragon” and “Game of Death” and other extras; See here; Read here)(Shout! Factory)
Morrissey“25 Live [DVD]” (concert film shot at Hollywood High School in Los Angeles on March 2, 2013; See here; Blu-ray)(Eagle Rock)
Various artists“The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert [DVD]” (three discs; expanded version of the all-star show at London’s Wembley Arena, filmed on April 20, 1992; See here; Blu-ray)(Eagle Rock)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of Oct. 22, 2013

Music books

Subject/ Author(s):Title:Publisher/Due date:
The Beatles“All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Beatles Release [Hardcover]” (authors: Philippe Margotin, Jean-Michel Guesdon)(Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers)
Harold Bronson (co-founder of Rhino)“The Rhino Records Story: The Revenge of the Music Nerds [Hardcover]” (publication date coincides with Rhino Records’ 40th anniversary; Read here)(SelectBooks)
Miles Davis & John Coltrane“Clawing at the Limits of Cool: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and the Greatest Jazz Collaboration Ever [Kindle]” (author: Salim Washington)(Thomas Dunne Books)
Donald Fagen“Eminent Hipsters [Hardcover]” (Kindle)(Viking Adult)
Lisa S. Johnson“108 Rock Star Guitars [Hardcover]” (Read here)(Glitterati Incorporated, Oct. 20)
Robert Plant“Robert Plant: A Life [Hardcover]” (author: Paul Rees; Kindle)(It Books)
Questlove“Soul Train: The Music, Dance, and Style of a Generation [Hardcover]” (foreword by Gladys Knight)(Harper Design)
Cody Simpson“Welcome to Paradise: My Journey [Hardcover]” (Kindle)(HarperCollins)
Alisa Solomon“Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of Fiddler on the Roof [Hardcover]” (Kindle)(Metropolitan Books)

More Music-Book Releases for the Week of Oct. 22, 2013

Next week: Oct. 29