In our second installment of Release Rewind, we’re revisiting albums that came out the week of Aug. 1-7, 1970.

New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist:Title:Label:
Canned Heat“Future Blues” (producers: Skip Taylor, Canned Heat; guests: Dr. John, Ernest Lane; first single: a cover of Wilbert Harrison’s “Let’s Work Together”; See here) » BUY NOW (Liberty)
Judy Collins“Whales & Nightingales” (producer: Mark Abramson; first single: “Amazing Grace,” arranged and adapted by Collins and recorded a cappella in St. Paul’s, the chapel at Columbia University; Hear here) » BUY NOW (Elektra)
Donovan“Open Road” (producer: Donovan Leitch; first single: “Riki Tiki Tavi”; Hear here) » BUY NOW (Epic)
Little Richard“The Rill Thing” (his first album in three years; producer: Little Richard; first single: “Freedom Blues”; Hear here) » BUY NOW (Reprise)
The Moody Blues“A Question of Balance” (recorded at Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London; producer: Tony Clarke; first single: “Question”; Hear here; See here) » BUY NOW (Threshold)
Pearls Before Swine“The Use of Ashes” (their big-label debut; producer: Peter H. Edmiston; first single: “The Jeweler”; Hear here) » BUY NOW (Reprise)
The Bob Seger System“The Mongrel” (includes a cover of “River Deep, Mountain High”; producers: Punch Andrews, Seger; first single: “Lucifer”; See here) » BUY NOW (Capitol)
Stevie Wonder“Signed, Sealed & Delivered” (producers: Wonder, Henry Cosby, Ron Miller, Steve Marcel Bega; backup vocals by The Andantes, The Originals Wonderlove [Lynda Laurence, Venetta Fields and Syreeta Wright]; instrumentation by The Funk Brothers; new single: “”Signed, Sealed, Delivered [I’m Yours]”; See here) » BUY NOW (Tamla / Motown)

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