New stuff (CDs / vinyl)

Artist:Title:Label:
Ryan Adams“Ryan Adams” (producer: Glyn Johns; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Blue Note)
Jhené Aiko“Souled Out” (producers: Jhené Chilombo, No I.D., Key Wane, Fisticuffs, Thundercat, Dot Da Genius, Clams Casino; guests: Common, Namiko; new single: “The Pressure”; Hear here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition)(Def Jam)
American Hi-Fi“Blood & Lemonade” (producers: American Hi-Fi, John Fields; their first album since 2010; new single: “Golden State”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3)(Rude)
Rich Aucoin“Ephemeral” (first single: “Want to Believe”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3)(Young Enthusiastic Americans Records)
Banks (L.A. singer-songwriter)“Goddess” (producer: Lil Silva; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3; BANKS Official Store)(Harvest)
Better Than Ezra“All Together Now” (producer: Tony Hoffer; first single: “Crazy Lucky”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(The End)
Lee Brice“I Don’t Dance” (producer: Brice; first single: “I Don’t Dance”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Curb)
Billy Childs“Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro” (guests: Renée Fleming, Yo-Yo Ma, Esperanza Spalding, Alison Krauss, Ledisi, Wayne Shorter, Dianne Reeves, Shawn Colvin, etc.; Hear here; MP3)(Sony Masterworks)
Chick Corea Trio“Trilogy” (recorded live with bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade; Hear here; MP3)(Stretch / Concord)
Paul Collins (formerly of The Nerves and The Beat)“Feel the Noise” (producer: Jim Diamond; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Alive Naturalsound)
Deacon Blue“A New House” (producer: Paul Savage; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3)(U.K. – Medium Wave, Sept. 8)
Death From Above 1979“The Physical World” (producer: D. Sardy; first single: “Trainwreck 1979”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Last Gang / Warner)
Delta Spirit (roots rockers)“Into the Wide” (producer: Ben Allen; first single: “Push It”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3)(Dualtone)
Justin Townes Earle“Single Mothers” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Vagrant)
Greensky Bluegrass (Americana group from Kalamazoo, Mich.)“If Sorrows Swim” (Hear here; See here; MP3)(Big Blue Zoo / Thirty Tigers)
In Flames“Siren Charms” (producers: Daniel Bergstrand, Roberto Laghi, In Flames; first single: “Rusted Nail”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Epic Deutschland / Sony RED)
Interpol“El Pintor” (first single: “All the Rage Back Home”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3)(Matador)
Karen O (of Yeah Yeah Yeahs)“Crush Songs” (first single: “Rapt”; See here; Read here; Vinyl)(Cult / Kobalt Label Services)
Gladys Knight“Where My Heart Belongs” (Hear here)(Shadow Mountain)
The Kooks“Listen” (first single: “Around Town”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; Deluxe Edition, with signed poster; MP3)(Astralwerks)
Lecrae (Christian rapper, who is suing Katy Perry for copyright infringement over “Dark Horse”)“Anomaly” (first single: “Nuthin”; Hear here; MP3)(Reach)
Levin Brothers“Levin Brothers” (bassist Tony Levin and keyboardist Pete Levin team for original cool-jazz; includes a cover of King Crimson’s “Matte Kudasai”; guests: Steve Gadd, Jeff Siegel, David Spinozza, Erik Lawrence; with two bonus tracks; Hear here)(Lazy Bones Recordings)
Lewis & Clarke“Triumvirate” (Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3)(La Société Expéditionnaire / MVD)
Dustin Lynch“Where It’s At” (first single: “Where It’s At [Yep, Yep]”; Hear here; See here; Read here; MP3)(Broken Bow)
Sergio Mendes“Magic” (producer: Mendes; guests: John Legend, Janelle Monáe, etc.; Hear here; MP3)(OKeh / Sony Music Masterworks)
Odesza (Seattle electronic duo)“In Return” (guests: Madelyn Grant, Zyra, Shy Girls, Jenni Potts, Py, Monsoonsiren, Briana Marela; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Counter)
Pere Ubu“Carnival of Souls” (Hear here; See here; Vinyl)(Fire)
Robert Plant“lullaby and … The Ceaseless Roar” (recorded with his Sensational Space Shifters band; producer: Plant; first single: “Rainbow”; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Nonesuch / Warner)
Rittz“Next to Nothing” (guests: Twista, Mike Posner, B.o.B, Trae Tha Truth, etc.; ReverbNation; See here; MP3)(Strange Music)
Simian Mobile Disco“Whorl” (first single: “Tangents”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3)(ANTI- / Epitaph)
Sloan“Commonwealth” (double album features solo sides by each member; first single: “Keep Swinging [Downtown]”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3)(Yep Roc)
Tennis (Denver indie-pop duo)“Ritual in Repeat” (producers: The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney, Spoons’ Jim Eno, The Shins’ Richard Swift; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Communion)
Meghan Trainor“Title” (four-song EP; first single: “All About That Bass”; Hear here; MP3)(Epic)
Tricky“Adrian Thaws” (collaborators: Francesca Belmonte, Nneka, Mykki Blanco, Bella Gotti, Tirzah, Blue Daisy, Oh Land; first single: “Nicotine Love”; Hear here; MP3)(False Idols / !K7)
Vance Joy (aka Melbourne-based singer-songwriter James Keogh)“Dream Your Life Away” (first single: “Riptide”; Hear here; MP3)(F-Stop / Atlantic)
Various artists“Take Me To The River: Music From the Motion Picture” (the documentary follows the recording of a new album featuring legends from Stax Records and Memphis mentoring and passing on their wisdom to today’s stars; Hear/read here)(Stax)
Loudon Wainwright III“Haven’t Got the Blues (Yet)” (producer: David Mansfield; guests: Aoife O’Donovan, Martha Wainwright; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(429)
Michelle Williams (of Destiny’s Child)“Journey to Freedom” (guests: Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, Fantasia, Lecrae, Tye Tribbett, etc.; Hear here; MP3)(Light / eOne Music)
The Young Presidents (NYC rock band)“Coalition” (producer: Rob Fraboni; guests: Corey Glover, Blondie Chaplin, Ivan Neville, Anton Fig, Adam Ezra; Hear here; MP3)(Water Music)

More Releases for the Week of Sept. 9, 2014

New stuff (MP3s)

Artist:Title:Label:
Cookies“Music For Touching [MP3]” (first single: “Music For Touching”; Hear here; Read here)(Cookies)
Duologue“Never Get Lost [MP3]” (producers: Duologue; first single: “Drag & Drop”; Hear here)(Wild Game)
G. Love“Bloodshot & Blue [MP3]” (six-song EP, originally released on Record Store Day; Hear here)(Brushfire / Republic)
Grand Theft Culture“Grand Theft Culture [MP3]” (four-song EP; ReverbNation)(Grand Theft Culture)
Caleb Hawley (soul singer)“Side 2 [MP3]” (six-song EP; Hear here)(Asterisk Music)
Let It Happen“Cause + Effect [MP3]” (producer: Bryan Beeler; first single: “Lonely One”; Hear here)(InVogue)
Bill Madden“New Religion [MP3]” (producer: Billy Mohler; first single: “Deluge”; Hear here)(MADMUSE)
Heath Millett (singer-songwriter from Riegelsville, Pa.)“Sail Away [MP3]” (ReverbNation)(Heath Millett, Sept. 10)
Jas Patrick (Nashville-based rock/blues/Americana artist)“Live at Osa Madre Studios [MP3]” (producer: Patrick; first single: “Harpy”; Hear here; See here)(Tiny Lion, Sept. 12)
Photay (21-year-old electronic artist Evan Shornstein)“Photay [MP3]” (Hear here)(Astro Nautico)
P Reign (rapper from Toronto)“Dear America [MP3]” (five-song EP; guests: Drake, Waka Flocka Flame, Future, Meek Mill, A$AP Rocky, PARTYNEXTDOOR; first single: “DnF”; Hear here)(Reps / RCA)
Mike Rimbaud (New York rocker)“Put That Dream in Your Pipe and Smoke It [MP3]” (ReverbNation)(Subway Sun)
Teenanger (Toronto quartet)“E P L P [MP3]” (Hear here)(Telephone Explosion)
John Christopher Thomas“Age of the Wandering Sand [MP3]” (producer: Thomas; guests: Paul Bursiewicz, John Friemeyer; first single: “Fair Enough”; Hear here)(JCT)

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist:Title:Label:
The Beatles“The Beatles in Mono [Vinyl Box Set]” (14 LPs; See here), “Mono Masters [Vinyl Box Set]” (three LPs; remastered), “Please Please Me [Mono Vinyl]” (1964 album; remastered), “With the Beatles [Mono Vinyl]” (1964 album; remastered), “A Hard Day’s Night [Mono Vinyl]” (1964 album; remastered), “Beatles For Sale [Mono Vinyl]” (1965 album; remastered), “Help! [Mono Vinyl]” (1965 album; remastered), “Rubber Soul [Mono Vinyl]” (1965 album; remastered), “Revolver [Mono Vinyl]” (1966 album; remastered), “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band [Mono Vinyl]” (1967 album; remastered), “Magical Mystery Tour [Mono Vinyl]” (1967 album; remastered), “The Beatles (White Album) [Mono Vinyl]” (1968 album; remastered; two LPs)(Capitol / UMe)
Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper & Stephen Stills“Super Session [Hybrid Multichannel SACD]” (1968 album; Multichannel SACD 5.1 mix by Kooper; Multichannel SACD 5.1 mastering by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studios, and stereo CD and SACD mastering by Steve Hoffman at Stephen Marsh Mastering; Read here)(Audio Fidelity)
Donald Byrd“The Definitive Classic Blue Note Collection” (10 complete albums on five CDs; Read here)(Enlightenment / MVD)
Belinda Carlisle“A Woman and a Man” (1996 album; remastered, with a second disc of rarities and a DVD containing promo videos), “Voila” (2007 album; remastered, with bonus tracks)(U.K. – Edsel, Sept. 8)
Carpenters“ICON” (best-of)(A&M / UMe)
Paul Carrack“The Best of Paul Carrack”(Carrack UK / Proper Music)
Cock Robin“Cock Robin: Expanded Edition” (1985 album; remastered, with eight bonus tracks; See here; Read here), “After Here Through Midland: Expanded Edition” (1987 album; remastered, with three previously unreleased non-album B-sides and five remixes and alternate mixes; Read here)(U.K. – Cherry Red, Sept. 8)
Eddie Condon“The Eddie Condon Collection 1927-61” (two CDs, 46 songs; Read here; MP3)(Acrobat)
Cathy Dennis“Move To This: Remastered Expanded Edition” (1990 album; remastered, with nine bonus tracks and a second CD of mixes; Read here)(U.K. – Universal, Sept. 8)
Grateful Dead“Wake Up To Find Out: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY 3/29/1990 [Box set]” (three discs; MP3)(Rhino)
Donny Hathaway“The Best of Donny Hathaway [180-gram vinyl]” (1978 compilation; remastered)(Friday Music)
Tubby Hayes“Without a Song: Rare Live Recordings 1954-73” (three CDs, 22 songs; Read here; MP3)(Acrobat)
INXS“All the Voices [Vinyl box set]” (10 complete albums; remastered; Read here)(U.K. – Universal, Sept. 8)
John Lennon“ICON” (11-song best-of)(Capitol / UMe)
Julian Lennon“Everything Changes: Limited Edition Box Set” (his recent studio release, “Everything Changes,” with studio, acoustic and instrumental versions, plus the documentary, “Through the Picture Window,” a 36-page booklet and a two-picture vinyl disc set)(Music From Another Room, Ltd., Sept. 10 – his mother’s birthday)
Kenny Loggins“High Adventure / Vox Humana” (1982, 1985 albums; remastered)(U.K. – BGO, Sept. 8)
Ian Matthews“Stealin’ Home” (1978 album, featuring “Shake It”; remastered, with nine bonus live tracks; Hear here; Read here)(Omnivore Recordings)
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones“ICON” (best-of)(Island / UMe)
Chanté Moore“ICON” (best-of)(Geffen / UMe)
The Ocean Blue“Waterworks” (a reissue of their 2004 EP, with three new songs; Hear here; MP3)(Korda)
Ohio Players“ICON” (best-of)(Mercury / UMe)
Peter, Paul and Mary“Folk Routes: The First Two Albums” (1962, 1963 albums “Peter, Paul and Mary” and “Moving” on one CD; remastered)(U.K. – Jasmine Music, Sept. 8)
Iggy Pop“ICON” (best-of)(Virgin / UMe)
Charley Pride“Christmas In My Home Town” (1970 album; remastered, with three bonus tracks)(Music City / MVD)
Queen“Queen: Live at the Rainbow ’74” (recorded by Roy Thomas Baker and filmed on March 31, 1974, in the legendary London venue; Box set; MP3; DVD; Blu-ray)(Eagle Rock / Hollywood)
Neil Sedaka“The Complete US Singles & EPs As & Bs 1956-62” (two CDs, 47 songs; Read here; MP3)(Acrobat)
Slaughter“ICON” (11-song best-of)(Interscope / UMe)
Hank Snow“The Complete US Country Hits 1949-62” (two CDs, 48 songs; Read here; MP3)(Acrobat)
The Specials“The Best of The Specials”(Rhino)
Michael Stanley Band“Michael Stanley” (1972 solo album; remastered; Hear here), “Friends & Legends” (1973 solo album; remastered; Hear here), “You Break It … You Bought It!” (1975 album; remastered; Hear here), “Ladies Choice” (1976 album; remastered; Hear here), “Cabin Fever” (1978 album; remastered; Hear here), “Greatest Hints” (1979 album; remastered; Hear here)(ItsAboutMusic.com)
Ringo Starr“ICON” (11-song best-of)(Capitol / UMe)
James Taylor“Feel the Moonshine: The Classic 1976 Radio Broadcast” (19 tracks, with sideman David Lindley)(All Access)
Tesla“ICON” (best-of)(Geffen / UMe)
Josh Turner“ICON” (two-CD best-of)(MCA Nashville / UMe)
Various artists“Pure … 80s Remixes” (four CDs, 47 tracks; Track list)(U.K. – Sony, Sept. 8)
Various artists“She Did It! The Songs of Jackie DeShannon Volume 2” (26 tracks; Track list)(U.K. – Ace, Sept. 8)
T-Bone Walker“The Ultimate Collection 1929-57” (five CDs; Read here; MP3)(Acrobat)

More Releases for the Week of Sept. 9, 2014

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist:Title:Label:
Bobby Darin“The Complete US & UK A & B Sides 1956-62 [MP3]” (60 tracks; CD)(Acrobat, Sept. 8)
Allan Ganley“The Complete Quartet & Jazzmakers Sessions 1957-59 [MP3]” (16 tracks; CD)(Acrobat, Sept. 8)
Montell Jordan“Montell Jordan [MP3]” (2002 album)(Mercury / UMe)
The Platters“The Complete A & B Sides 1953-62, Vol. 2 [MP3]” (24 tracks; CD)(Acrobat, Sept. 8)
Train“The Collection [MP3]” (six complete albums)(Columbia / Legacy)
Paul Weller“Classic Album Selection Vol. 1 [MP3]” (five complete albums)(Mercury / UMe)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist:Title:Label:
Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, et al“Captain America: The Winter Soldier [DVD]” (2014 film; Blu-ray)(Walt Disney)
Morrissey“Introducing Morrissey [DVD]” (1995 concert film, recorded at Sheffield City Hall and the Winter Gardens, Blackpool; See here)(Rhino)
Anthony Quinn, Yaphet Kotto, et al“Across 110th Street [Blu-ray]” (1972 film; music by Bobby Womack; DVD)(Kino Lorber films)
Santana“Corazón, Live From Mexico: Live It To Believe It [Blu-ray / CD]” (concert originally aired in early May on HBO Latino; guests: Gloria Estefan, Juanes, Miguel; See here; Read here; DVD)(RCA)
Dusty Springfield“You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me: In Concert [DVD]”(Laser Media)
Various artists“The Midnight Special: Collector’s Edition [DVD]” (six discs; Hear here)(Time Life)
Various artists“One For the Road: Ronnie Lane Memorial Concert: 8th April 2004 [DVD]” (Royal Albert Hall show featuring Pete Townshend, Paul Weller, Ronnie Wood, Midge Ure, Ocean Colour Scene, etc.; See here)(Angel Air)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of Sept. 9, 2014

Music books

Subject/ Author(s):Title:Publisher:
Jake Brown“Nashville Songwriter: The Inside Stories Behind Country Music’s Greatest Hits [Paperback]”(BenBella Books)
Bob Dylan“Another Side of Bob Dylan: A Personal History on the Road and Off the Tracks [Hardcover]” (authors: Victor Maymudes, Jacob Maymudes; Kindle)(St. Martin’s Press)
Joni Mitchell“Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words [Hardcover]” (culled from conversations with musician and broadcast journalist Malka Marom; Kindle)(ECW Press)
Graham Nash“Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life [Paperback]”(Three Rivers Press)
Keith Richards“Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar [Hardcover]” (art by daughter Theodora Richards; includes an audio CD with bonus book content)(Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

More Book Releases for the Week of Sept. 9, 2014

Next week: Sept. 16, 2014

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