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Published on August 29th, 2021 | by Gerry Galipault

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Pause & Play Today: Aug. 29, 2021

 UPDATES / ADDITIONS 

NEW RELEASES

“The Bridge,” Sting – Nov. 19

“Unexpected,” Marie Osmond – Dec. 10

Kindle Unlimited. »

REISSUES

“The Anthology 1972-1997,” The Real Thing – Sept. 24

“Between Us,” Little Mix – Nov. 12

VINYL

“Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (The Original TV Soundtrack),” various artists – Oct. 29

“Travelling Without Moving (25th Anniversary Edition),” Jamiroquai – Dec. 17

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“Donda,” Kanye West (27 tracks; guests: Jay-Z, The Weeknd, Young Thug, Jay Electronica, The Lox, Travis Scott, etc.; Hear/Read here; Apple Music; Getting Out Our dreams II LLC / Def Jam)

“Infinity,” Nicky Jam (new single: “Magnum”; Hear here; Apple Music; Sony Music Latin)

“Only Honest on the Weekend,” Becky Hill (the dance singer-songwriter’s debut studio album; guests: David Guetta, 220 Kid, Banx & Ranx, Ella Eyre, Shift K3Y, S1mba, Sigala, Topic; Hear here; Eko Records / Polydor)

“Frontiers,” The JVM Collective (producer: Denny Jiosa; Hear here; Blue Canoe)

“The Girls Are Back in Town,” Chapel Hart (producer: Jeff Glixman; Hear here; Apple Music; Chapel Hart)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

Chevy Van, Chris Roberts
You, Irene Diaz |
Su Amor, Biancallove feat. Bri Smilez
Thicc, Project BEXX
Majan, Kutiman |
Lost Balloons, Fintan McKahey |
Vampyre, TROPHIE |
Longsands, Sam MacAdam
The Hunger, Vampyrëan

 TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS 

Chris Copping [Procol Harum] (76)
Dan Truman [Diamond Rio] (65)
Eddi Reader (62)
Jerry Fehily [Hothouse Flowers] (58)
Elizabeth Fraser [Cocteau Twins] (58)
Meshell Ndegeocello (53)
Carl Martin [Shai] (51)
Kyle Cook [matchbox twenty] (46)
David Desrosiers [Simple Plan] (41)
Liam Payne (28)

 IN REMEMBRANCE 

David “Honeyboy” Edwards (1915-2011)

Jumpin’ Gene Simmons (1933-2006)

Barry Cowsill (1954-2005)

Charlie Feathers (1932-1998)

Jimmy Reed (1925-1976)

 RELEASED ON AUG. 29 IN … 1977 

“Lust for Life,” Iggy Pop (featuring the title track, “Success” and “Passenger”; producers: David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Colin Thurston; RCA)

 R.I.P. 

Ron Bushy (Iron Butterfly drummer)

Lee “Scratch” Perry (reggae / dub legend)

George Horn (mastering engineer)

Sheila Bromberg (harpist played on The Beatles’ “She’s Leaving Home”)

 MUSIC HEADLINES 

> 55 Years On From The Beatles’ Final-Ever Public Concert | Far Out Magazine

> Don McLean Reveals 15 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘American Pie’ (and His Career) | AARP

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Gerry Galipault debuted Pause & Play online in October 1997. Since then, it has become the definitive place for CD-release dates — with a worldwide audience.



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