New releases

Published on October 25th, 2011 | by Gerry Galipault


Oct. 25, 2011

New stuff

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Boyz II Men “Twenty” (new versions of their hits, to mark their 20th anniversary; producers: Babyface, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Dallas Austin, Tim & Bob; Read here; MP3 Download) (MSM Music/Benchmark Entertainment, Oct. 24, 2011)
Michael Bublé “Christmas” (guests: Shania Twain, Thalía, The Puppini Sisters; Hear here; MP3 Download) (143/Reprise, Oct. 24, 2011)
Kelly Clarkson “Stronger” (first single: “Mr. Know It All”; Hear here; Read here; Deluxe edition; MP3 Download) (RCA, Oct. 24, 2011)
Coldplay “Mylo Xyloto” (pronounced “my-lo zy-letoe”; producers: Markus Dravs, Daniel Green, Rik Simpson, with additional composition by Brian Eno; guest: Rihanna; new single: “Paradise”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Capitol, Oct. 24, 2011)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. “My Love Is Easy: Remixes Pt. 1 [MP3 Download]” (four-song EP; Hear here) (Warner, Oct. 24, 2011)
Deer Tick “Divine Providence” (producers: Adam Landry, Justin Collins; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Partisan, Oct. 24, 2011)
DJ Cam “Seven” (first single: “Swim”; Hear here; See here; MP3 Download) (Inflamable, Oct. 24, 2011)
Thomas Dolby “A Map of the Floating City” (his first new studio album in 20 years; producer: Dolby; guests: Mark Knopfler, Regina Spektor, Imogen Heap, Natalie MacMaster, Bruce Woolley; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download) (Lost Toy People, Oct. 25, 2011)
Dub Trio “Dub Trio IV” (producer: Joel Hamilton; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (ROIR, Oct. 25, 2011)
El Rego (African soul legend) “El Rego” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Daptone, Oct. 25, 2011)
Michael Feinstein “The Sinatra Project II: The Good Life” (Hear here; MP3 Download) (Concord, Oct. 24, 2011)
Vince Gill “Guitar Slinger” (first single: “Threaten Me With Heaven”; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download) (MCA Nashville, Oct. 24, 2011)
Good Natured, The (London-based synth-noir pop trio) “Skeleton [MP3 Download]” (seven-song mini-album; producer: Patrik Berger; Hear here; See here) (Astralwerks, Oct. 24, 2011)
Gringo Star “Count Yer Lucky Stars” (producer: Ben Allen; first single: “Shadow”; Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Gigantic Music, Oct. 25, 2011)
honeyhoney (indie roots duo) “Billy Jack” (producer: Raymond Richards; first single: “Turn That Finger Around”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (honeyhoney/Lost Highway, Oct. 24, 2011)
Jedi Mind Tricks “Violence Begets Violence” (guests: Demoz, Blacastan, King Magnetic, Young Zee, Pacewon, Chip Fu; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Enemy Soil, Oct. 25, 2011)
Juan Maclean, The “Everybody Get Close [MP3 Download]” (Hear/read here) (DFA, Oct. 24, 2011)
Justice “Audio, Disco, Video” (first single: “Civilization”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Ed Banger/Elektra, Oct. 24, 2011)
Toby Keith “Clancy’s Tavern” (first single: “Made in America”; Hear here; Read here; Deluxe edition; MP3 Download) (Show Dog/Universal, Oct. 24, 2011)
Lights Resolve (Long Island rock trio) “Feel You’re Different” (producer: Mike Sapone; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Rock Ridge Music, Oct. 24, 2011)
Little Red “Midnight Remember [MP3 Download]” (Hear here) (True Panther Sounds, Oct. 25, 2011)
Russell Moore & IIrd Tyme Out “Prime Tyme” (Hear here; MP3 Download) (Rural Rhythm, Oct. 24, 2011)
Popa Chubby “Back to New York City” (producer: Popa Chubby; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Mascot/Provogue, Oct. 24, 2011)
John Prine “The Singing Mailman Delivers” (Hear here; MP3 Download) (Oh Boy/Redeye, Oct. 25, 2011)
Anoushka Shankar “Traveller” (producer: Javier Limón; Hear here) (U.K. – Deutsche Grammophon, Oct. 24, 2011)
She & Him “A Very She & Him Christmas” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Merge, Oct. 24, 2011)
Skinny Puppy “HanDover” (Hear here; MP3 Download) (Synthetic Symphony, Oct. 24, 2011)
Surfer Blood (indie rock band from West Palm Beach) “Tarot Classics” (six-song EP; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Kanine, Oct. 25, 2011)
Tender Mercies (featuring Counting Crows guitarist Dan Vickrey) “Tender Mercies” (Hear here; MP3 Download) (Collective Sounds, Oct. 24, 2011)
Tom Waits “Bad As Me” (first single: “Bad As Me”; Hear here; Vinyl; Deluxe edition; MP3 Download) (Anti-/Epitaph, Oct. 24, 2011)
Scott Weiland “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” (holiday standards done in a variety of styles, including pop, big band, reggae and bossa nova; Hear here; MP3 Download) (Rhino, Oct. 24, 2011)
Brian Wilson “In the Key of Disney” ( exclusive; producer: Wilson; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download) (Disney Pearl, Oct. 24, 2011)
Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile “The Goat Rodeo Sessions” (guest: Aoife O’Donovan of Crooked Still; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download) (Sony Masterworks, Oct. 24, 2011)


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Autograph “The Anthology” (2 CDs, 30 songs; MP3 Download) (Cleopatra, Oct. 24, 2011)
Deftones “Deftones: The Vinyl Collection, 1995-2011 [Box set]” (seven-LP retrospective containing the band’s six studio albums and the limited edition 2011 Record Store Day release “Covers”) (Reprise, Oct. 25, 2011)
Electric Light Orchestra “The Essential Electric Light Orchestra” (2 CDs, 37 songs; MP3 Download) (Epic/Legacy, Oct. 24, 2011)
Elf (feat. Ronnie James Dio) “And Before Elf … There Were Elves” (a collection of early recordings; Read here) (Niji Entertainment, Oct. 24, 2011)
Lee Greenwood “ICON” (best-of) (MCA Nashville/UMe, Oct. 24, 2011)
Howlin’ Wolf “Smokestack Lightning: The Complete Chess Masters 1951-1960 [Box set]” (4 CDs, 97 songs; MP3 Download) (Hip-O Select, Oct. 24, 2011)
Human Switchboard “Who’s Landing in My Hangar? Anthology 1977-1984” (1981 album, with singles, EP tracks, demos and an unreleased 1983 album recorded at CBGBs; Hear here; See here; MP3 Download) (Bar/None, Oct. 24, 2011)
Gregory Isaacs “Reggae Anthology: The Ruler 1972-1990” (2 CDs, 40 songs; See here; MP3 Download) (17 North Parade/VP, Oct. 24, 2011)
Paul Kelly “Paul Kelly’s Greatest Hits: Songs From the South, Volumes 1 & 2” (2 CDs, 40 songs, covering 1985-1997 and 1998-2008) (Gawdaggie Music/RED, Oct. 25, 2011)
Sammy Kershaw “ICON” (best-of) (Mercury Nashville/UMe, Oct. 24, 2011)
Patty Loveless “ICON” (best-of) (MCA Nashville/UMe, Oct. 24, 2011)
The Mamas and the Papas “If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears” (1966 album, includes “Monday, Monday” and “California Dreamin'”; remastered) (Sundazed, Oct. 24, 2011)
Metric “Fantasies Flashbacks [Vinyl box set]” (fan-created remixes of songs from the band’s 2009 album “Fantasies”; Hear here) (METRIC Music International/Mom + Pop Music Co., Oct. 24, 2011)
Monkees, The “Head [Vinyl]” (1968 soundtrack album; remastered) (Rhino, Oct. 25, 2011)
Mumford & Sons “Sigh No More [CD/DVD]” (2009 album; 2 CDs, 1 DVD; includes a bonus track and a 12-song live album, along with the DVD documentary “Gentlemen of the Road”) (Glassnote, Oct. 24, 2011)
Nirvana “Nevermind [Super Deluxe Edition]” (20th anniversary edition of the 1991 album, with four CDs and DVD, featuring rarities, B-sides and live tracks; Read here) (Geffen/UMe, Oct. 25, 2011)
Diana Ross & The Supremes “50th Anniversary: The Singles Collection, 1961-1969” (3 CDs, 82 songs; MP3 Download) (Motown/UMe, Oct. 24, 2011)
Paul Simon “One Trick Pony” (1980 album; remastered, with four bonus tracks), “Hearts & Bones” (1983 album; remastered, with four bonus tracks), “Graceland” (1986 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks), “Rhythm of the Saints” (1990 album; remastered, with four bonus tracks), “Songwriter” (2-CD, 32-song collection handpicked by Simon; MP3 Download) (Columbia/Legacy, Oct. 24, 2011)

BTW: “Songwriter” track list – Disc 1 1. “The Sound of Silence (Live at Webster Hall 2011)” – new unreleased; 2. “The Boxer,” Paul Simon – Live Central Park; 3. “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” Aretha Franklin – studio version; 4. “Mother and Child Reunion”; 5. “Tenderness”; 6. “Peace Like a River”; 7. “American Tune”; 8. “Kodachrome”; 9. “Something So Right”; 10. “Late in the Evening”; 11. “Train in the Distance”; 12. “Hearts and Bones”; 13. “Rene and Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After the War”; 14. “Still Crazy After All These Years”; 15. “Diamonds On the Soles of Her Shoes”; 16. “The Boy in the Bubble”; 17. “Graceland.”

Disc 2 – 1. “Obvious Child”; 2. “Further to Fly”; 3. “The Cool, Cool River”; 4. “Spirit Voices”; 5. “Born in Puerto Rico”; 6. “Quality”; 7. “Darling Lorraine”; 8. “Look At That”; 9. “Senorita With a Necklace of Tears”; 10. “That’s Me”; 11. “Another Galaxy”; 12. “Father and Daughter”; 13. “Rewrite”; 14. “Love and Hard Times”; 15. “So Beautiful or So What.”

Strawberry Alarm Clock “Incense and Peppermints” (1967 album; remastered) (Sundazed, Oct. 24, 2011)
Temptations, The “50th Anniversary: The Singles Collection, 1961-1971” (3 CDs, 81 songs; MP3 Download) (Motown/UMe, Oct. 24, 2011)
Various artists “The Essential Phil Spector” (2 CDs, 17 songs) (Phil Spector/Legacy, Oct. 24, 2011)
Various artists “Factory Dance [MP3 Download]” (25 rare remixes from the Factory Records label, circa 1980-87; Read here; CD) (Strut, Oct. 25, 2011)
Various artists “Phil Spector Presents The Philles Album Collection [Box set]” (7 CDs, featuring The Crystals albums “The Crystals Twist Uptown,” “He’s a Rebel,” “The Crystals Sing the Greatest Hits, Volume 1,” Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans’ “Zip-A Dee-Doo-Dah,” “Philles Records Presents Today’s Hits,” “Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes featuring Veronica” and “Phil’s Flipsides,” by the Phil Spector Wall of Sound Orchestra) (Phil Spector/Legacy, Oct. 24, 2011)
Various artists “36 Oldies Goldies [MP3 Download]” (36 tracks) (C.R. Digital Contents, Oct. 25, 2011)
Yes “9012Live — The Solos” (1984 album, with two bonus tracks) (Friday Music, Oct. 24, 2011)
Youngbloods, The “This Is The Youngbloods” (1972 compilation; remastered) (Wounded Bird, Oct. 24, 2011)


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Elvis Costello “Spectacle: Elvis Costello with … — The Complete Series [DVD]” (See here; Blu-ray) (Video Service Corp., Oct. 25, 2011)
Europe “Live! at Shepherd’s Bush, London: Balls ‘N’ Banners Tour 2011 [DVD]” (See here; Blu-ray) (Talent Trust, Oct. 25, 2011)
Peter Gabriel “New Blood: Live in London [DVD]” (recorded at London’s Hammersmith Apollo on March 23, 2011, as he performed orchestral reinterpretations of many of his songs; Blu-ray) (Eagle, Oct. 24, 2011)
Steve Howe “Remedy Live [DVD]” (filmed during his 2004 European tour; See here) (MVD Visual, Oct. 25, 2011)
Glenn Hughes “Live in Wolverhampton 2: Official Bootleg [DVD]” (recorded in June 2009, featuring Deep Purple and Trapeze songs; See here) (Thompson Music, Oct. 25, 2011)
Cyndi Lauper “To Memphis With Love [DVD]” (guests: Allen Toussaint, Tracy Nelson, Jonny Lang; See here) (Megaforce, Oct. 25, 2011)
Lydia Lunch “The Gun Is Loaded [DVD]” (1989 film; See here) (MVD Visual, Oct. 25, 2011)
Nazareth “Nazareth Live [DVD]” (See here) (IMV Blueline, Oct. 25, 2011)
Pearl Jam “Pearl Jam Twenty [DVD]” (Cameron Crowe documentary; See here; Blu-ray) (Sony, Oct. 24, 2011)
Various artists “The Bridge School Concerts 25th Anniversary Edition [DVD]” (3 discs; 2 CDs; MP3 Download) (Reprise, Oct. 24, 2011)
Various artists “CD Highway: The Complete First & Second Seasons [DVD]” (PBS music series; six DVDs; See here) (Standing Room Only, Oct. 25, 2011)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Led Zeppelin “Led Zeppelin [Hardcover]” (author: Ray Tedman) (Titan Books, Oct. 25, 2011)
Bob Marley “Bob Marley: Conquering Lion of Reggae [Paperback]” (author: Stephen Davis) (Plexus Publishing, Oct. 25, 2011)
Craig Marks, Rob Tannenbaum “I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution [Hardcover]” (Kindle) (Dutton Adult, Oct. 27, 2011)
Paul McCartney “Fab: An Intimate Life of Paul McCartney [Kindle]” (author: Howard Sounes) (Da Capo Press, Oct. 26, 2011)
Prince “Prince: Inside the Music and the Masks [Hardcover]” (author: Ronin Ro; Kindle) (St. Martin’s Press, Oct. 25, 2011)
Mike Seeger “Music from the True Vine: Mike Seeger’s Life and Musical Journey [Hardcover]” (author: Bill C. Malone) (The University of North Carolina Press, Oct. 24, 2011)

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