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This Week’s Releases: Sept. 9, 2014

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) (
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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