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