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This Week’s Releases: Oct. 29, 2013

New stuff

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Trace Adkins “The King’s Gift” (Christmas album of Celtic carols; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Caliburn)
Arcade Fire “Reflektor” (producer: James Murphy; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Merge)
Daniel Avery (U.K. producer) “Drone Logic” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Phantasy / Because Music)
Bad Religion “Christmas Songs” (first single: “American Jesus”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Epitaph)
Boban & Marko Markovic Orchestra “Gipsy Manifesto” (Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Punch Drunk Piranha)
Body Parts (L.A.-based experimental pop group) “Fire Dream” (first single: “Desperation”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Father/Daughter)
Botany (a.k.a. Spencer Stephenson) “Lava Diviner (Truestory)” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Western Vinyl)
Boy George “This Is What I Do [MP3]” (his first album of original material in 18 years; producer: Richie Stevens; guests: DJ Yoda, Kitty Durham, Ally McErlaine, MC Spee, Nizar Al Issa; first single: “King of Everything”; Hear here) (‘Very Me’ Record Label / Kobalt Label Services, Oct. 28)
Susan Boyle “Home For Christmas” (includes a virtual duet with Elvis Presley on “O Come, All Ye Faithful”; she also duets with Johnny Mathis on a remake of his 1976 hit “When a Child Is Born”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Syco / Columbia)
Cash Cash “Overtime EP [MP3]” (six songs; guests: Kerli, Bebe Rexha; Hear here) (Big Beat / Atlantic)
Kelly Clarkson “Wrapped in Red” (her first Christmas album; producer: Greg Kurstin; first single: “Underneath the Tree”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (RCA)
Cowboy Troy “King of Clubs” (first single: “Drink Drank Drunk,” feat. Big & Rich and Big Smo; Hear here) (Warner Nashville)
The Devil Makes Three (rootsy trio) “I’m a Stranger Here” (producer: Buddy Miller; first single: “Stranger”; Hear here; LP + MP3; MP3) (New West)
Ebone East “Shake what cha momma gave ya” (producer: Ebone Leroy East; first single: “Shake what cha momma gave ya”; Hear here) (Table)
Jace Everett “Terra Rosa” (based on Bible stories; producer: Brad Jones; Hear here; MP3) (Haywood Group Productions)
Eye Empire “Evolve [MP3]” (Hear here) (Bulldog Productions)

The 5 Browns “The Rite of Spring: Live at the Arthur Zankel Music Center” (recorded May 29, 2013, at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; producer: Adam Abeshouse; Hear here; MP3) (Steinway & Sons)
The Flaming Lips “Peace Sword [MP3]” (new song from the movie “Ender’s Game,” plus five new tracks; Hear here) (Warner)
The Flower Kings (Swedish prog-rock legends) “Desolation Rose” (Hear here; MP3) (Inside Out Music)
Chris Forsyth “Solar Motel” (four-part suite; producers: Forsyth, Jeff Zeigler; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Paradise of Bachelors / Redeye)
The Grand Opening (Swedish indie band) “Don’t Look Back Into the Darkness” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Tapete)
Gyptian “Sex Love & Reggae” (guests: Estelle, Melanie Fiona, Major Lazer, Angela Hunte, Bunji Garlin, Kes The Band; Hear here; MP3) (VP)
Hellogoodbye “Everything Is Debatable” (producers: Joe Chiccarelli, Carlos De La Garza, frontman Forrest Kline; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Old Friends)
Mick Hucknall “American Soul” (all-covers album, including “I Only Have Eyes For You,” “That’s How Strong My Love Is,” “I’d Rather Go Blind,” “Turn Back the Hands of Time,” etc.; released in the U.K. in February 2013; Hear here; See here; MP3 Deluxe Edition) (Razor & Tie)
David Kanaga (Oakland-based composer) “DYAD Original Game Soundtrack” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Software Recording Co.)
Toby Keith “Drinks After Work” (Hear here; MP3) (Show Dog / Universal)
Ed Kowalczyk (former Live singer) “The Flood and the Mercy” (producer: Jamie Candiloro; guests: Peter Buck, Rachael Yamagata; first single: “Seven”; Hear here; MP3) (Soul Whisper / Harbour / Caroline)
Lily & Madeleine “Lily & Madeleine” (first single: “Back to the River”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Asthmatic Kitty)
Linkin Park “Recharged” (new interpretations of songs from the previous album, “Living Things”; first single: “A Light That Never Comes”; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Machine Shop Recordings / Warner)
Los Lobos “Disconnected in New York City [CD/DVD]” (recorded live last December at the City Winery to celebrate their 40th anniversary; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (429)
Nick Lowe “Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection For All the Family” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Yep Roc)
Johnny Mathis “Sending You a Little Christmas” (featuring duets with Billy Joel, Natalie Cole, Gloria Estefan, Susan Boyle, Vince Gill and Amy Grant, etc.; producer: Fred Mollin; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Columbia)
Minor Alps (Juliana Hatfield and Nada Surf’s Matthew Caws) “Get There” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Barsuk)
Moonface (aka Canadian singer-keyboardist Spencer Krug, formerly of Wolf Parade and Sunset Rubdown) “Julia With Blue Jeans On” (first single: “Everyone Is Noah, Everyone Is the Ark”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl) (Jagjaguwar)
Neurotic November (South Florida deathcore band) “Annunaki” (first single: “Nonchalant”; Hear here; MP3) (Victory)
Paper Tiger (Leeds-based hip hop, space jazz outfit) “Laptop Suntan” (Hear here; MP3) (Wah Wah 45s)
Protest the Hero “Volition” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Razor & Tie)
Thomas Rhett “It Goes Like This” (producers: Jay Joyce, Michael Knox, Luke Laird; Hear here; MP3) (Valory Music Group)
Julie Roberts “Good Wine and Bad Decisions” (producers: Sorted Noise, Thad Beaty; guests: Vince Gill, Buddy Miller; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Sun / Red River Entertainment)
ShitFucker (Michigan-based thrash metal band) “Suck Cocks in Hell” (Hear here; MP3) (Hell’s Headbangers)
Shy Girls “Timeshare [MP3]” (six-song EP; first single: “Still Not Falling”; Hear here; See here) (Hit City U.S.A.)
Son Lux (aka post/rock, hip-hop producer-composer Ryan Lott) “Lanterns” (first single: “Lost It to Trying”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Joyful Noise Recordings)
The Sounds (Swedish indie rockers) “Weekend” (producer: Alex Newport; first single: “Shake Shake Shake”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Arnioki / INgroove)
The Swellers (punk band from Flint, Mich.) “The Light Under Closed Doors” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (No Sleep)
Toxic Holocaust (Portland, Ore., punk metal group) “Chemistry of Consciousness” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Relapse)
Upset (pop-punk trio led by former Best Coast member Ali Koehler and Hole’s Patty Schemel) “She’s Gone” (first single: “Oxfords and Wingtips”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Don Giovanni)
Various artists “The Best Man Holiday [Film soundtrack]” (comedy-drama film, directed and written by Malcolm D. Lee, is a sequel to the 1999 film, “The Best Man”; opens Nov. 15; newly written material, as well as holiday classics, performed by R. Kelly, Jordin Sparks, Mario, Fantasia, Monica, Marsha Ambrosius & Anthony Hamilton, John Legend, Emeli Sandé, etc.; See here; MP3) (RCA)
Various artists “The Songs of Tony Sly: A Tribute” (profits from the CD benefit the family of the late No Use For A Name frontman; contributors: Rise Against, NOFX, Yellowcard, Simple Plan, Bad Religion, The Bouncing Souls, Frank Turner, etc.; Read here; MP3) (Fat Wreck Chords)
Leslie West “Still Climbing” (producers: West, Mike “Metal” Goldberg; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Provogue / Mascot Label Group)
Widowspeak “The Swamps” (six-song EP; first single: “Calico”; Hear here; LP + MP3) (Captured Tracks)
Yuna (Malaysian-born singer-songwriter) “Nocturnal” (producers: Robin Hannibal, Chris Braide, Michael Einziger; first single: “Falling”; Hear here; MP3) (Verve)

More Releases for the Week of Oct. 29, 2013 Widgets


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
ABBA “Ring Ring: Deluxe Edition [MP3]” (1973 album; remastered, with 13 bonus tracks; Read here; CD) (Universal)
Any Trouble “The Complete Stiff Recordings 1980-1981 [Box set]” (three CDs, 129 tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Cherry Red, Oct. 28)
Bananarama “Deep Sea Skiving: Deluxe Edition” (1983 album; remastered, with bonus tracks, a second CD of more bonus material and a DVD; Read here), “Bananarama: Deluxe Edition” (1984 album; remastered, with bonus tracks, a second CD of more bonus material and a DVD), “True Confessions: Deluxe Edition” (1986 album; remastered, with bonus tracks, a second CD of more bonus material and a DVD), “Wow!: Deluxe Edition” (1987 album; remastered, with bonus tracks, a second CD of more bonus material and a DVD), “Pop Life: Deluxe Edition” (1991 album; remastered, with bonus tracks, a second CD of more bonus material and a DVD), “Please Yourself: Deluxe Edition” (1993 album; remastered, with bonus tracks, a second CD of more bonus material and a DVD) (U.K. – Edsel, Oct. 28)
Beck “Sea Change [Blu-ray Audio]” (2002 album; remastered) (Geffen / UMe)
Belfegore “Belfegore” (1984 album; remastered, with six bonus tracks; Read here) (Real Gone Music)
Belleruche “Best Of” (two CDs, 28 tracks; See here) (Tru Thoughts)
Billy Bragg “Life’s a Riot with Spy v Spy (30th Anniversary Edition)” (1983 album; remastered, with a second CD containing “Live at Union Chapel,” recorded in June 2013; Read here; Vinyl) (Cooking Vinyl)
Bros “Push: Deluxe Edition” (1988 album; remastered, with two CDs containing 21 bonus remixes and B-sides; See here; Read here) (U.K. – Cherry Pop, Oct. 28)
Buckcherry “The Best of Buckcherry” (12 tracks; MP3) (Eleven Seven Music)
John Coltrane “A Love Supreme [Blu-ray Audio]” (1965 album; remastered) (Impulse! / UMe)
Bobby Darin “The 25th Day of December with Bobby Darin” (1960 album; remastered, with a bonus track, “Christmas Auld Lang Syne”; Read here) (Real Gone Music)
Miles Davis “Ascenseur pour l’échafaud [Blu-ray Audio]” (1957 soundtrack album; remastered) (Fontana / UMe)
Nick Drake “Five Leaves Left [Blu-ray Audio]” (1969 album; remastered) (Island / UMe)
Eagles “The Studio Albums 1972-1979 [Vinyl box set]” (six-LP collection includes all their Asylum Records albums; Read here; MP3) (Rhino)
The Emotions “Come Into Our World: Expanded Edition” (1979 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks) (U.K. – Big Break, Oct. 28)
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong “Ella and Louis & Ella and Louis Again [Blu-ray Audio]” (1956, 1957 albums; remastered) (Verve / UMe)
Flash featuring Peter Banks “Flash in Public” (Jan. 21, 1973, concert at Kansas City’s Cowtown Ballroom; Banks died just days before finishing the final mix in March 2013; See here; MP3) (AdequatEsounds)
Foxy “Foxy: Expanded Edition” (1976 album; remastered, with six bonus tracks) (U.K. – Big Break, Oct. 28)
Marvin Gaye “What’s Going On [Blu-ray Audio]” (1971 album; remastered) (Motown / UMe)
Stan Getz / João Gilberto “Getz/Gilberto [Blu-ray Audio]” (1964 album; remastered) (Verve / UMe)
Tompall and the Glaser Brothers “Lovin’ Her Was Easier / After All These Years” (1981, 1982 albums on one CD; remastered; Read here) (Real Gone Music)
Goodie Mob “Playlist: The Very Best of Goodie Mob” (Arista / Legacy)
Eydie Gorme and the Trio Los Panchos “Navidad means Christmas” (1966 album; remastered; Hear here) (Real Gone Music)
Steve Hackett “Genesis Revisited: Live at Hammersmith [Box set]” (2013 album “Genesis Revisited II” is expanded to three CDs and two DVDs, with 5.1; recorded on May 10 in London; guests: Nik Kershaw, John Wetton, Jakko Jakszyk, Amanda Lehmann, Steve Rothery; Hear here; MP3) (InsideOut Music)
Emmylou Harris “Original Albums Series” (five discs, featuring “Pieces of the Sky,” “Elite Hotel,” “Luxury Liner,” “Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town” and “Blue Kentucky Girl”) (Warner / Rhino)
Loleatta Holloway “Love Sensation: Expanded Edition” (1980 album; remastered, with six bonus tracks) (U.K. – Big Break, Oct. 28)
Humble Pie “Performance: Rockin’ the Fillmore – The Complete Recordings [Box set]” (four CDs, 22 songs; Read here) (Omnivore Recordings)
Jethro Tull “Benefit: A Collector’s Edition” (1970 album; two CDs, one audio DVD; remastered, in 5.1 surround, with bonus tracks; Read here; MP3) (Chrysalis)
Quincy Jones “Big Band Bossa Nova [Blu-ray Audio]” (1962 album; remastered) (Mercury / UMe)
Chaka Khan “Original Albums Series” (five discs, featuring “Chaka,” “Chaka Khan,” “I Feel For You,” “Naughty” and “What Cha’ Gonna Do For Me”) (Warner / Rhino)
Kool & The Gang “Celebrate!: Expanded Edition” (1980 album; remastered, with five bonus tracks) (U.K. – Big Break, Oct. 28)
Diana Krall “The Look of Love [Blu-ray Audio]” (2001 album; remastered) (Verve / UMe)
Mike + The Mechanics “The Singles 1986-2013” (18 songs) (U.K. – Universal, Oct. 28)
Roger Miller “20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Roger Miller [MP3]” (1999 compilation; 12 songs) (Mercury Nashville / UMe)
Nirvana “Nevermind [Blu-ray Audio]” (1991 album; remastered), “In Utero [Blu-ray Audio]” (1993 album; remastered) (Verve / UMe)
Patti Page “Christmas with Patti Page” (1955 album; remastered, with six bonus tracks; Read here) (Real Gone Music)
Poco “Legend / Indian Summer” (1977, 1978 albums on one CD; remastered) (U.K. – BGO, Oct. 28)
The Pretenders “Original Albums Series” (five discs, featuring “Pretenders,” “Pretenders 2,” “Get Close,” “Last of the Independents” and “Learning To Crawl”) (Sire / Rhino)
Ramones “The Sire Years 1976-1981 [Box set]” (six CDs, featuring the albums “Ramones,” “Leave Home,” “Rocket to Russia,” “Road to Ruin,” “End of the Century” and “Pleasant Dreams”; MP3) (Sire / Rhino)
Otis Redding “Original Albums Series” (five discs, featuring “Dictionary of Soul,” “Otis Blue,” “Pain In My Heart,” “Sings Soul Ballads” and “The Soul Album”) (Atlantic / Rhino)
Lionel Richie “Can’t Slow Down [Blu-ray Audio]” (1983 album; remastered) (Motown / UMe)
Todd Rundgren “Todd [180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl]” (1974 album; remastered) (Friday Music)
The Salsoul Orchestra “Magic Journey: Expanded Edition” (1977 album; remastered, with five bonus tracks; Hear here) (U.K. – Big Break, Oct. 28)
Boz Scaggs “The Essential Boz Scaggs” (two CDs, 33 songs, spanning 1969 to 2013, including 23 Columbia Records single and album tracks, plus cuts from Virgin and 429; MP3) (Columbia / Legacy)
Seether “Seether 2002-2013” (two CDs, 27 songs, including three new tracks and rare B-sides; first single: “Seether,” a cover of Veruca Salt’s 1994 hit; MP3) (Wind-up)
Howard Shore “Ed Wood: Original Soundtrack – Collector’s Edition Vol. 3” (1994 album; remastered, with four bonus tracks; Hear/read here; MP3) (Howe)
Bunny Sigler “Let Me Party With You: Expanded Edition” (1978 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks) (U.K. – Big Break, Oct. 28)
Nina Simone “I Put a Spell On You [Blu-ray Audio]” (1965 album; remastered) (Verve / UMe)
S.O.S. Band “Diamonds in the Raw: Tabu Re-born Expanded Edition” (1989 album; remastered, with five bonus tracks) (U.K. – Tabu, Oct. 28)
Soul Coughing “Lust in Phaze: The Best of Soul Coughing [MP3]” (2002 compilation; 20 songs) (Rhino / Slash)
The Staple Singers “Let’s Do It Again [MP3]” (1975 soundtrack album; music by Curtis Mayfield) (Rhino)
Steely Dan “Going Mobile: Classic 1974 Live Radio Broadcast [Vinyl]” (two LPs; Hear here; CD) (U.K. – Let Them Eat Vinyl, Oct. 28)
James Taylor “The Essential James Taylor” (two CDs, 30 songs, spanning his five-decade career; MP3) (Columbia / Legacy)
Randy Travis “Original Albums Series” (five discs, featuring “Storms of Life,” “Always & Forever,” “Old 8×10,” “No Holdin’ Back” and “High Lonesome”) (Warner / Rhino)
Dave Van Ronk “Down in Washington Square: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection” (three CDs, 54 tracks, including 16 previously unreleased recordings, with 40-page booklet; See here; Read here; MP3) (Smithsonian Folkways)
Various artists “Funky Christmas” (1976 compilation from the Cotillion label; includes Luther Vandross fronting his namesake quintet Luther; remastered; Read here) (Real Gone Music)
Various artists “Oh Yes We Can Love: The History of Glam Rock [Box set]” (five-disc, 91-song compilation includes tracks by Little Richard, The Kinks, David Bowie, T.Rex, Mott the Hoople, Slade, Mud, Suzi Quatro, The Runaways, Blondie, Adam & The Ants, etc.; Read here) (U.K. – Universal, Oct. 28)
Various artists “12” Disco: The Collection” (three CDs, 34 songs; Hear here) (U.K. – Rhino, Oct. 28)
Andy Williams “The Complete Christmas Recordings” (two CDs, 42 songs; Read here) (Real Gone Music)
Wu-Tang Clan “The Essential Wu-Tang Clan” (two CDs, 29 tracks; MP3) (RCA / Legacy)
Yes “Original Albums Series” (five discs, featuring “Going for the One,” “Tormato,” “Drama,” “90125” and “Big Generator”) (Atlantic / Rhino)

More Releases for the Week of Oct. 29, 2013 Widgets

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Billy Crystal, John Goodman “Monsters University [DVD]” (2013 film; Blu-ray + DVD; Collector’s Edition) (Disney Pixar)
Lady Antebellum “Lady Antebellum Live: On This Winter’s Night [DVD]” (filmed at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center; See here; Blu-ray) (Eagle Rock)
Chris O’Dowd “Family Tree: The Complete First Season [DVD]” (HBO series; See here) (HBO Home Video)
Bruce Springsteen “Springsteen & I [DVD]” (2013 documentary, directed by Baillie Walsh; See here; Blu-ray) (Black Dog Films)
Various artists “Move Me Brightly: Celebrating Jerry Garcia’s 70th Birthday [DVD]” (documentary/concert film recorded at Bob Weir’s TRI Studios in San Rafael, Calif.; featuring Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, Donna Jean Godchaux, Carlos Santana, Sammy Hagar, Mike Campbell, Perry Farrell and Stephen Perkins; See here; Blu-ray) (Eagle Rock)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of Oct. 29, 2013

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Johnny Cash “Johnny Cash: The Life [Hardcover]” (author: Robert Hilburn; Kindle) (Little, Brown and Company)
Deep Purple “Wait for the Ricochet: The Story of the Band’s Classic Album [Paperback]” (authors: Simon Robinson, Stephen Clare; Read here) (Easy on the Eye Books, Oct. 28)
Corey Feldman “Coreyography: A Memoir [Hardcover]” (Kindle; Read here) (St. Martin’s Press)
Jon Savage, Stuart Baker “Punk 45: Original Punk Rock Singles Cover Art [Paperback]” (Soul Jazz Records Publishing, Oct. 31)
Sparks “In the Words of Sparks … Selected Lyrics [Paperback]” (TamTam Books, Oct. 31)
Throwing Muses “Purgatory/Paradise [Hardcover/CD]” (Read here) (The Friday Project Limited)

More Music-Book Releases for the Week of Oct. 29, 2013

Video games

Subject: Title: Media/Due date:
LEGO “LEGO: Marvel Super Heroes” (available on PS3, X360, Nintendo DS, DS 3D, Wii U) (Warner Bros., Oct. 31)

Next week: Nov. 5

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