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This Week’s Releases: Oct. 8, 2013

New stuff

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Alter Bridge “Fortress” (producer: Michael “Elvis” Baskette; first single: “Addicted to Pain”; Hear here; MP3) (Roadrunner)
The Answer (Northern Irish hard rock band) “New Horizon” (producer: Little Angels frontman Toby Jepson; Hear here; Vinyl) (Napalm)
Iggy Azalea (Australian-born, Atlanta-based hip-hop artist) “Change Your Life” (six-song EP; guests: T.I., Wale; Hear here; MP3) (Island)
Danny Brown (Detroit rapper) “Old” (guests: A$AP Rocky, Schoolboy Q, Charli XCX, Purity Ring, etc.; Hear here) (Fool’s Gold)
V V Brown “Samson & Delilah” (producer: Dave Okumu; new single: “The Apple”; Hear here; MP3) (YOY)
Cage the Elephant “Melophobia” (producer: Jay Joyce; first single: “Come a Little Closer”; Hear here; MP3) (RCA)
Miley Cyrus “Bangerz” (producers: Mike Will Made It, Pharrell Williams, Dr. Luke,; guests: Nelly, Future; first single: “We Can’t Stop”; Hear here; Deluxe edition; MP3) (RCA)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. (Detroit duo) “The Speed of Things” (producers: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Ben West; first single: “If You Didn’t See Me [Then You Weren’t On the Dancefloor]”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Warner)
Dance Gavin Dance “Acceptance Speech” (producer: Matt Malpass; new single: “Jesus H. Macy”; Hear here; MP3) (Rise)
The Defibulators “Debt’ll Get’em” (producers: The Defibulators, Brian Bender; Hear here; MP3) (PigCow)
Duologue (U.K. quartet) “Song & Dance [MP3]” (producer: Jim Abbiss; Hear here; See here) (Killing Moon)
Echosmith (L.A.-based alt-pop quartet) “Talking Dreams” (producer: Mike Elizondo; first single: “Talking Dreams”; Hear here; See here; MP3, with two bonus tracks) (Warner)
Deap Vally (L.A. rock duo) “Sistrionix” (first single: “Bad For My Body”; Hear here) (Cherrytree / Communion / Interscope / Island)
Electric Six “Mustang” (producer: Johnny Nashinal; Hear here; MP3) (Metropolis)
Andy Fairweather Low & The Lowriders “Zone-A-Tone (Hear here; MP3) (Proper American)
Flagship (Charlotte, N.C., quintet) “Flagship” (first single: “Are You Calling”; Hear here; Vinyl) (Bright Antenna)
Samantha Fish (Blues Music Award winner) “Black Wind Howlin’ [MP3]” (producer: Mike Zito; guests: Paul Thorn, Johnny Sansone, Bo Thomas; Hear here) (Ruf)
The Fratellis “We Need Medicine!” (the Glasgow indie-rock band’s first album in five years; producers: Jon Fratelli, Stuart McCredie; first single: “Seven Nights, Seven Days”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (BMG Rights Management)

Diego Garcia “Paradise” (first single: “Sunnier Days”; Hear here; Vinyl) (Concord)
Glasser (a.k.a. Cameron Mesirow) “Interiors” (producers: Glasser, Van Rivers; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (True Panther Sounds / ADA)
Joe Grushecky “Somewhere East of Eden” (producers: Grushecky, Rick Witkowski; Hear here; MP3) (Schoolhouse / Warner Bros. Nashville)
Haken (U.K. prog-metal group) “The Mountain” (Hear here; MP3) (InsideOutMusic)
Dave Hause (Philly singer-songwriter and member of The Loved Ones) “Devour” (producers: Andrew Alekel, Mitchell Townsend; first single: “We Could Be Kings”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Rise)
Lyfe Jennings “Lucid” (first single: “Boomerang”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Mass Appeal Entertainment)
Joey + Rory “Made to Last” (Hear here; MP3) (Farmhouse Recordings)
Kodaline (Irish quartet) “In a Perfect World” (first single: “All I Want”; Hear here; See here) (RCA)
KoRn “The Paradigm Shift” (co-founding guitarist Brian “Head” Welch returns to the band for the first time since 2003; producer: Don Gilmore; Hear here; Vinyl; Deluxe edition) (Prospect Park / Universal)
Amos Lee “Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song” (producer: Jay Joyce; Hear here; Deluxe edition; Vinyl) (Blue Note)
Lissie (California-based singer/songwriter) “Back to Forever” (producer: Garret “Jacknife” Lee; first single: “Further Away [Romance Police]”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Columbia)
Mayday Parade (Tallahassee pop/rock quintet) “Monsters in the Closet” (producers: Kenneth Mount, Zack Odem; Hear here; MP3) (Fearless)
New Found Glory “Kill It Live” (live album recorded at the Chain Reaction in Anaheim, Cali., in March 2013; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl) (Bridge Nine / Violently Happy)
Joe Nichols “Crickets” (first single: “Sunny and 75”; Hear here; MP3) (Red Bow)
Steve Nieve (original keyboardist for Elvis Costello and the Attractions) “ToGetHer” (duets with Costello, Sting, Vanessa Paradis, Laurie Anderson, Glenn Tilbrook, Ron Sexsmith, etc.; Hear here; MP3) (429)
of Montreal “Lousy With Sylvianbriar” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Polyvinyl)
Lindi Ortega (Toronto singer-songwriter) “Tin Star” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Last Gang)
Anders Osborne “Peace” (Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Alligator)
Panic! At the Disco “Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die!” (producer: Butch Walker; first single: “Miss Jackson”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Fueled By Ramen / Decaydance / Atlantic)
PAPA (San Francisco indie-rock band) “Tender Madness” (Hear here; See here; Vinyl) (Republic)
Parquet Courts (Brooklyn punk rock band) “Tally All the Things That You Broke” (five-song EP; Hear here; MP3) (What’s Your Rupture? / Mom+Pop Music)
PigPen Theatre Co. “The Way I’m Running [MP3]” (five-song EP; Hear here) (The PigPen Company LLC)
Cassadee Pope (2012 winner of “The Voice”) “Frame By Frame” (producers: Dann Huff, Nathan Chapman, Max Martin, Shellback; Hear here; MP3) (Republic Nashville)
Pusha T “My Name Is My Name” (producers: DJ Mano, Don Cannon, Hit-Boy, Hudson Mohawke, Joaquin Phoenix, Just Blaze, No I.D., Nottz, Pharrell Williams, Rico Beats, S1, Sham, Swizz Beatz, The-Dream, The Neptunes, Travi$ Scott, Young Chop; guests: Pharrell, Kelly Rowland, 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown, Rick Ross, The-Dream, Jeezy, Big Sean, etc.; new single: “Sweet Serenade”; Hear here; MP3) (G.O.O.D. Music / Def Jam)
Lee Ranaldo and The Dust “Last Night on Earth” (with fellow Sonic Youth member Steve Shelley, Alan Licht, Tim Lüntzel; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3, with a bonus track) (Matador)
Kenny Rogers “You Can’t Make Old Friends” (his first country album since 2006; the title track is a duet with Dolly Parton; producers: Kyle Lehning, Warren Hartman, Dann Huff; guest: Buckwheat Zydeco; Hear here; MP3) (Warner)
St. Lucia (Brooklyn-based synth-pop outfit) “When the Night” (producers: band leader Jean-Philip Grobler, Chris Zane, Rich Costey, Andy Baldwin; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Neon Gold / Columbia)
William Shatner “Ponder the Mystery” (producer: Billy Sherwood; guests: Mick Jones, Steve Vai, Robby Krieger, Al Di Meola, Rick Wakeman, Vince Gill, Nik Turner, Simon House, Dave Koz, the late George Duke, Edgar Winter, etc.; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Cleopatra)
Sleigh Bells “Bitter Rivals” (producer: guitarist Derek Miller; first single: “Bitter Rivals”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl) (Mom+Pop Music)
Lucy Spraggan (British singer-songwriter was a contestant on “The X Factor UK”) “Join the Club” (producer: Will Farley; new single: “Last Night [Beer Fear]”; Hear here; See here; Deluxe edition; Vinyl) (U.K. – Columbia, Oct. 7)
Devon Sproule & Mike O’Neill “Colours” (first single: “You Can’t Help It”; Hear here; Vinyl) (Tin Angel)
Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington “High Rise” (five-song EP; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Play Pen LLC)
Jay Stolar (rock/soul singer) “More Than We Think [MP3]” (first single: “Like You Do”; Hear here) (Kingston)
Suburban Legends (Orange County, Calif.-based third wave ska vets) “Dreams Aren’t Real But These Songs Are” (six-song EP; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Rock Ridge Music)
Turin Brakes “We Were Here” (first single: “Time and Money”; Hear here) (Cooking Vinyl / Red River Entertainment)
Various artists “CBGB: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” (biopic about the former New York music venue, with Alan Rickman as the club’s owner Hilly Kristal, Malin Akerman as Debbie Harry, Taylor Hawkins as Iggy Pop, Mickey Sumner as Patti Smith and Rupert Grint as Dead Boys’ Cheetah Chrome; opens Oct. 11; See here; Vinyl) (Omnivore Recordings)
Various artists “Filth: Music From the Motion Picture [MP3]” (British crime comedy-drama; See here; Read here) (Universal)
Vertical Horizon “Echoes from the Underground” (guest: Neil Peart; first single: “Broken Over You”; Hear here; MP3) (Outfall)
Gretchen Wilson “Christmas In My Heart” (Hear here; MP3) (Redneck) Widgets


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Paula Abdul “ICON” (best-of) (Geffen / UMe)
Alabama “The Classic Christmas Album” (16 tracks) (RCA / Legacy)
Gato Barbieri “Fenix” (1971 album; remastered; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Beat Goes Public / Ace, Oct. 7)
Tony Bennett “Tony Bennett Live At The Sahara: Las Vegas, 1964” (available a stand-alone release for the first time, originally issued on 2011’s “Tony Bennett – The Complete Collection”; 24 songs; MP3) (RPM / Columbia / Legacy)
The Beta Band “The Regal Years (1997-2004) [Box set]” (six discs; Read here) (U.K. – Parlophone, Oct. 7)
Boney M. “Platinum Hits” (two CDs, 34 tracks) (U.K. – Music Club Deluxe, Oct. 7)
Jim Brickman “Love” (2010 album; Hear here) (Somerset)
The Eric Burdon Band “Sun Secrets/Stop [MP3]” (1974, 1975 albums) (Avenue / UMe)
Johnny Cash “The Classic Christmas Album” (16 tracks) (Columbia / Legacy)
Alex Chilton “Electricity by Candlelight” (impromptu acoustic performance after the power went out during his show at New York’s Knitting Factory on Feb. 13, 1997; Vinyl; MP3) (Bar/None)
Circle Jerks “Golden Shower of Hits [MP3]” (1983 album) (Avenue / UMe)
Commodores “ICON” (best-of) (Motown / UMe)
Larry Coryell “Barefoot Boy” (1972 album; remastered; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Beat Goes Public / Ace, Oct. 7)
Neil Diamond “The Classic Christmas Album” (12 tracks) (Columbia / Legacy)
Dire Straits “Brothers in Arms [Hybrid SACD – DSD]” (1984 album; remastered) (Mobile Fidelity)
Doris Duke “A Legend In Her Own Time [Vinyl]” (1971 album; remastered; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Kent / Ace, Oct. 7)
Five Star “The Collection” (two CDs, 34 tracks) (U.K. – Music Club Deluxe, Oct. 7)
Flamin’ Groovies “At Full Speed … The Complete Sire Recordings [MP3]” (2006 compilation; 46 tracks) (Rhino / Warner)
King Floyd “I Feel Like Dynamite: The Early Chimneyville Singles and More 1970-74” (25 tracks; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Kent / Ace, Oct. 7)
FM (Canadian prog-rock band) “Direct to Disc” (1978 album; remastered; Read here; MP3) (Esoteric Recordings / Cherry Red)
Crystal Gayle “ICON” (best-of) (Capitol Nashville / UMe)
Patty Griffin “Silver Bell” (unreleased album from 2000, produced by Glyn Johns; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (A&M / Universal Music Enterprises)
George Jones & Tammy Wynette “The Classic Christmas Album” (16 tracks) (Epic / Legacy)
Tom Jones “ICON” (best-of) (Polydor / UMe)
The Kinks “Muswell Hillbillies: Deluxe Edition” (1971 album; remastered, with a second CD of 13 bonus tracks; Read here) (U.K. – Sanctuary / Universal, Oct. 7)
Gladys Knight & The Pips “The Classic Christmas Album” (14 tracks) (Buddah / Legacy) Widgets

Dean Martin “ICON” (best-of) (Capitol / UMe)
Martina McBride “The Classic Christmas Album” (16 tracks) (RCA / Legacy)
Nektar “… Sounds Like This” (1973 album; remastered; with a bonus disc of rare radio versions and live material; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Purple Pyramid / Cleopatra)
Ricky Nelson “ICON” (best-of) (Capitol / UMe)
New Riders of the Purple Sage “Live [MP3]” (1982 recording) (Avenue / UMe)
Olivia Newton-John “ICON” (best-of) (Geffen / UMe)
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band “ICON” (best-of) (MCA Nashville / UMe)
Dan Penn “The Fame Recordings [Vinyl]” (two LPs, 24 songs; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Ace, Oct. 7)
Propaganda “The Best of Propaganda” (two CDs, 24 tracks) (U.K. – Metro Select, Oct. 7)
The Rat Pack “ICON” (best-of) (Capitol / UMe)
Redbone “Cycles [MP3]” (1977 album) (Avenue / UMe)
Kenny Rogers “ICON” (best-of; 11 tracks) (Capitol Nashville / UMe)
The Selecter “Indie Singles Collection 1991-96” (two CDs, 35 tracks; Read here; MP3) (Cherry Red)
Frank Sinatra “ICON” (best-of) (Capitol / UMe)
The Stranglers “Skin Deep: The Collection” (two CDs, 29 tracks) (U.K. – Music Club Deluxe, Oct. 7)
Barbra Streisand “The Classic Christmas Album” (16 tracks) (Columbia / Legacy)
Donna Summer “I Feel Love: The Collection” (two CDs, 26 songs) (U.K. – Spectrum Audio, Oct. 7)
Leon Thomas “The Leon Thomas Album” (1970 album; remastered; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Beat Goes Public / Ace, Oct. 7)
Timmy Thomas “Why Can’t We Live Together” (1975 album; remastered) (U.K. – Big Break, Oct. 7)
Various artists “Live At The Watts Jazz Festival Volume 1 [MP3]” (1977 album) (Avenue / UMe)
Various artists “NOW Christmas” (two CDs, 36 songs; MP3) (Capitol)
Various artists “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (1975 soundtrack) (Ode Sounds & Visuals)
Various artists “Where the Girls Are 8” (25 songs, featuring the Blossoms, the Orlons, the Sherrys, Dee Dee Sharp, Jan Bradley, Little Eva, etc.; Hear/read here) (U.K. – Ace, Oct. 7)
Various artists “XXX: Three Decades of Roadrunner Records [Box set]” (four CDs, 54 songs; Read here) (Roadrunner)
War “Anthology 1970-1994 [MP3]” (1994 compilation, 32 tracks) (Avenue / UMe)
Orson Welles “The War of the Worlds: The Definitive 75th Anniversary Collection 1938-2013” (two-CD set includes the complete 1938 and 1955 broadcasts) (Stardust / Cleopatra)
Whitesnake “ICON” (best-of) (Geffen / UMe)
Andy Williams “The Classic Christmas Album” (16 tracks) (Columbia / Legacy)
Wilson Phillips “ICON” (best-of) (Geffen / UMe) Widgets

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Linda Blair, Ellen Burstyn, Max Von Sydow, et al “The Exorcist: 40th Anniversary [Blu-ray]” (1973 film; music by Mike Oldfield; three-disc set includes Extended Director’s Cut, Original Theatrical Version and other special features; Blu-ray) (Warner Bros.)
Pierce Brosnan “Pierce Brosnan 007 Collection [Blu-ray]” (three-disc set includes “Goldeneye,” “The World Is Not Enough,” “Die Another Day”) (20th Century Fox)
Sean Connery “Sean Connery 007 Ultimate Edition, Volume 2 [Blu-ray]” (three-disc set includes “Thunderball,” “You Only Live Twice,” “Diamonds Are Forever”) (20th Century Fox)
Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis “The Hangover Part III [DVD]” (2013 film; Blu-ray) (Warner Bros.)
Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Hayden Christiansen, Ewan McGregor, et al “Star Wars Trilogy Episodes I-III [Blu-ray + DVD]” (six discs), “Star Wars Trilogy Episodes IV-VI [Blu-ray + DVD]” (six discs) (20th Century Fox)
Levon Helm “Ain’t In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm [DVD]” (director Jacob Hatley’s 2010 documentary traces Helm’s 2007 comeback; See here; Blu-ray) (Kino Lorber)
Jonah Hill, Russell Brand “Get Him to the Greek: Unrated & Theatrical Versions [Blu-ray]” (2010 film) (Universal Studios)
William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger, et al “Stalag 17 [Blu-ray]” (1953 film) (Paramount)
Veronica Lake, Fredric March “I Married a Witch (The Criterion Collection) [DVD]” (1942 film; Blu-ray) (Criterion Collection)
Monty Python “Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life: 30th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray]” (1983 film) (Universal Studios)
Diana Rigg, Patrick Macnee “The Avengers: The Complete Emma Peel Megaset [DVD]” (16 discs) (Lionsgate)
Will Smith, Jaden Smith “After Earth [DVD]” (2013 film; Blu-ray) (Sony Pictures)
Status Quo “The Frantic Four Reunion 2013: Live at Wembley Arena [DVD]” (Blu-ray) (Universal)
Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan “Mamma Mia! The Movie [Blu-ray]” (2008 film) (Universal Studios)

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Lisa S. Johnson “108 Rock Star Guitars [Hardcover]” (foreword by Les Paul) (Glitterati Incorporated)

Techie stuff

Maker: Product: Due date:
Soul Electronics Soul Combat Bolt Green Headphones, Soul Combat Electric Blue Headphones, Soul Combat Storm Black Headphones (Soul Electronics, Oct. 7)

Next week: Oct. 15