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Published on May 25th, 2022 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: May 25, 2022



“Save Me,” Empress Of – June 24

“DRILL MUSIC IN ZION,” Lupe Fiasco – June 24

“Hour of Green Evening,” Goon – July 15

“From the New World,” Alan Parsons – July 15

“Blood Harmony,” Larkin Poe – Nov. 11

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“Soul Serenade: King Curtis and His Immortal Saxophone,” King Curtis – Oct. 15

“Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story,” Bono – Nov. 1

“Biblical: Rob Halford’s Heavy Metal Scriptures,” Rob Halford – Nov. 1

“Chuck Berry: An American Life,” RJ Smith – Nov. 8

“The Creative Act,” Rick Rubin – Jan. 10, 2023

“The Art of the Straight Line,” Lou Reed & Laurie Anderson – March 15, 2023


“Charmed: The Complete Series,” Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Brian Krause, et al – June 28

“The A-Team: The Complete Series,” George Peppard, Dwight Schultz, Mr. T, Dirk Benedict, et al – June 28

“Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore,” Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Ezra Miller, et al – June 28

“Paramount Presents: Back to the Beach,” Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, et al – Aug. 9

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

Don’t Forget, Sky Ferreira |
Slaughterhouse, Chat Pile |
Anything Was Better, The Interrupters |
Bad Spell, Larkin Poe |
Deepest Darkness, Ocean Alley |
Dive Deep Down / This Is Going South, Dull
I’m Afraid I’ll Go To Heaven, Moon Walker


Jessi Colter (79)
Leslie Uggams (79)
Charlie Harper [UK Subs] (78)
Frank Oz (78)
Klaus Meine (75)
Jean Millington [Fanny] (73)
Paul Weller (64)
Daz Dillinger (49)
Guy Lawrence [Disclosure] (31)


Herb Jefferies (1913-2014)

Clarence Burke Jr. [The Five Stairsteps] (1949-2013)

Marshall Lytle [Bill Haley & His Comets] (1933-2013)

Desmond Dekker (1941-2006)

Domenic Troiano [The Guess Who] (1946-2005)

Brad Nowell (1968-1996)

Eric Gale (1938-1994)

Gustav Holst (1874-1934)

 RELEASED ON MAY 25 … IN 1973 

“Tubular Bells,” Mike Oldfield (his debut album, when he was only 19 years old, featuring the title track; it sold modestly until it was used as the theme for the horror film “The Exorcist”; it stayed in the Top 10 on the U.K. chart for a full year, and later would reach No. 3 on the Billboard 200; it was also the first album released for a new label called Virgin Records; producers: Tom Newman, Simon Heyworth, Oldfield)


Christine Ann Dickinson (music book author and former pop music critic for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch)


> Harry Styles’ New Album ‘Harry’s House’ Breaks A Vinyl Sales Record | Forbes

> Walmart Heirs to Launch Woodstock-Like Music Festival | The Wall Street Journal

> ABBA Say ‘Voyage’ Is Their Final Album | American Songwriter

> The All-Female Band Fanny Made History. A New Doc Illuminates It. | The New York Times

> Best Albums of 2022 (So Far) Podcast | Stereogum

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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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